Friday, November 9, 2012

FreeBEE Friday - Watch Educational Movies And Shows For FREE

Jen, from Gricefully Homeschoolingand I team up, every Friday, to bring you a list of freebees...on both of our blogs.

PLUS...with the added bonus of this being a weekly link up...where you can showcase your freebies, things you've found online, and also, things you've received in the mail, totally FREE in the last week...or so. 


Homeschool FreeBEE Fridays
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I have mentioned this before we are HUGE movie buffs. And yes I use movies, shows and documentaries a lot in our homeschool. Just today we watched 3 great mythology documentaries. We DON'T have cable and I DON'T like spending money so anything we watch we either get at the library, watch over our Roku Box or watch online for FREE. There have been several times I have posted on social media about something we were watching and have had friends ask for the today I am sharing some of my favorite FREE online places to watch educational movies and shows. Be sure to also check out my FreeBEE Friday post - FREE Curriculum For Movies And Shows.

If we are watching something online gathering around the tiny laptop screen can be quite a pain so we hook up the laptop to the TV via an HDMI cable and wholla we can watch things on the big screen. Watch this video on Intel's website to find out how easy it is to do this.


-YouTube -  you can find all sorts of things on YouTube from short clips to full length movies and shows (don't forget to enable the safety controls located at the very bottom of the page to make YouTube safer - click safety controls to on)
-Discovery Streaming (FREE for GA, AL, SC, AR residents read more here and contact your local PBS station, if your in GA you can send me an email and I will be happy to reply to you with the information for the contact in GA)
-History Channel
-Discovery Channel
-PBS Learning Media
-PBS - some of our favorites like NOVA, Nature and History Detectives
-National Geographic
-Travel Channel
-Watch Movies Free - now with this website simply type in the movie you are looking for. On the moives page you will see several links that take you to other websites where you can view the movie. Sometimes these links don't work correctly. It will take some time to get used to the website and learning which links work better. The link I use most often if its available is PutLocker. These are normally good quality and work well. Vidxden and Movshare are also normally good links.
-Watch Cartoon Online - we watch Magic School Bus here
-Toon Jet - oh yes cartoons can be educational especially the old Disney cartoons
-Classic Cinema Online - you will find some oldy but goody educational shows here like Black Stallion and Treasure Island
-University Videos
-Pro Teachers Videos
-Science Hack - a fabulous resource for all sorts of fun, fantastic science videos
-Ustream - our favorite thing to do on here is watch animals in the wild, zoos and aquariums
-Animal Planet
-NeoK12 and Watch Know Learn - online directories of high-quality educational videos from around the Web
-Teacher Tube
-Brain Pop
-TED Talks
-Jaroo - we watch Liberty's Kids and a few others here
-OV Guide - we watch Animated Hero Classics here
-Snag Films - there are a few great ones here like the Nativity Story, Pocahontas Legend and more be sure to search the different categories 

Now I know that a Roku is not FREE but if you make the small one time investment there is a lot you can watch for FREE over the Roku player. And if you have a Netflix, Amazon Prime or Hula subscription they can all be streamed through the Roku player too.

Our favorite FREE Roku channels:
-Khan Academy
-Iggy. TV
-The Bazillions
-Kid Paint
-NASA - There are actually a few NASA channels
-Ocean Network
-iTunes Podcasts
-VuDu - some movies are FREE some you need to pay for
-Ocean Network
-Video Visits - 1,000s of destinations
-Smithsonian Channel
I hope you find these resources useful. If you ever have any questions feel free to leave me a comment or email me. Also be sure to follow my FB page where I post FreeBEEs daily.

Link up: FreeBEE Fridays with Kathy's Cluttered Mind and Gricefully Homeschooling

Remember when it comes to FREE resources the internet and a good search engine are your best friend.

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