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How do we select our content for Boclips?

By Jen Cleary on Sep 11, 2019 3:33:43 PM

As an ex-teacher, it’s really important to me that videos work well for all the students in my class, if and when I’m going to use them. Learning time is precious, and it’s often hard to work out what does and doesn’t help a student to engage with a topic and make progress. Videos can be a great source of inspiration and a good way to visually convey difficult and dense information. That’s why at Boclips we apply some rigorous editorial standards to our video selection.

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The Challenges of Creating Curriculum With Educational Video

By boclipsEDU on Aug 24, 2019 8:02:00 AM

With 63% of teachers using technology with their students on a daily basis and video being the most common type of digital tool they use, it’s no wonder more curriculum developers are seeking out educational video to include in their courseware.

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Using Boclips for Teachers with Google Classroom: A Step-By-Step Tutorial

By Bethany Beaudrie on Aug 9, 2019 2:47:25 PM

If you’re using Google Classroom in your school or district, then you’ll love the Google Classroom share button available on Boclips for Teachers. Quickly and simply build out a dynamic course in your Google Classroom using content from Boclips for Teachers using the following steps:

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4 Updates to Boclips for Teachers

By Bethany Beaudrie on Jul 5, 2019 9:21:57 AM

Our team of engineers and developers have been busy rolling out summer updates, and we don’t want you to miss them. These updates are brand new and you’re among the first to know!

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Top 3 Takeaways from ISTE

By Bethany Beaudrie on Jul 3, 2019 9:59:53 AM

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference in Philadelphia has come and gone. In the aftermath, I’m left with conference takeaways and the anticipation of next year’s ISTE Conference in Anaheim, CA.

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Easily Discover Age-Appropriate Videos with Boclips

By boclipsEDU on Jun 13, 2019 9:10:00 AM

Different age levels require teachers to explain concepts with varying degrees of detail, language complexity and pace. Teachers have to approach the explanation of a chemical reaction or a historical event very differently to primary and upper-level students. Finding video clips that align with specific student age groups can be difficult, so we’ve highlighted a few content partners new to the platform dedicated to creating videos that spark learning and understanding tailored to select age levels.

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Find Relevant Educational Videos Faster with Boclips

By boclipsEDU on Jun 4, 2019 9:33:00 AM

Finding relevant and quality educational videos to use in your curriculum or classroom can be a challenge. It takes time and effort to cut through the clutter and clickbait to find videos that are truly useful for your courses. Specially curated content from trusted Boclips partners, brings viewers informative facts, accurate news and brilliantly engaging clips that encourage knowledge and learning. Search for educational videos on a distraction-free platform, and find vetted video clips from some of the highlighted content partners below.

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Explore Some of Our Latest Content Partners

By boclipsEDU on May 21, 2019 8:59:00 AM

Boclips is built on high quality educational video from some of the most globally respected educational brands. Our partnerships allow us to offer you access videos for your courseware or classroom, and we want to make sure you know when we bring on new partners and get new content.

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Challenges Teachers Face Finding and Using Classroom Videos

By boclipsEDU on May 16, 2019 2:43:06 PM

There’s nothing quite like seeing a concept finally “click” for a student. Teachers work hard every day to spark that learning and understanding, and often use educational videos as a powerful tool to help explain and illustrate topics. Unfortunately, finding and using an educational video in the classroom isn’t always a simple task.

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Using Boclips With Your Students is as Easy as 3-2-1

By Bethany Beaudrie on May 8, 2019 5:06:00 AM

Pairing the video content you find on Boclips for Teachers with best practices is a good way to engage students in learning. One favorite strategy that we'd like to share with you is the 3-2-1 Strategy. This strategy can be used with almost any video on the Boclips for Teachers platform.

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Organize Your Boclips Videos with Creative Collections

By boclipsEDU on Apr 11, 2019 9:08:00 AM

The ability to save and revisit your favorite content is an integral part of any good content platform. Internet browsers call this a ‘bookmark,’ music streaming services call this a ‘playlist,’ and here at Boclips, we call it a collection.

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Five Verified Benefits of Educational Video

By boclipsEDU on Apr 4, 2019 9:20:00 AM

Part of being a teacher is developing lessons to reach students where they are. With students spending  six to nine hours on average on media per day, it’s no surprise that educators would shift teaching methods to help adapt to the way students want to consume content. K-12, primary and secondary institutions are much more likely to report high levels of video usage by teachers; 56% report that the majority of teachers are incorporating video. Additionally, according to a recent study 89% of US higher ed faculty use online video platforms and services within the classroom. With these statistics in mind, consider some of the top benefits of using educational video in your classroom.

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Combat Fake News: 3 Ways to Use Video in Your Media Literacy Lesson Plans

By boclipsEDU on Mar 27, 2019 2:13:14 PM

Fewer than half of teenagers interviewed in a study by Common Sense Media felt that they were able to identify a fake news story from a real news story online. As digital platforms and social media sites continue to be a primary source for news and information across age groups, the need to be able to distinguish what news is true and what news is fake becomes all the more crucial.

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The Top 4 Ways Teachers Use Video to Engage Students and Improve Learning

By boclipsEDU on Mar 21, 2019 9:02:37 AM

Keeping students engaged in a lesson can be challenging. With shortening student attention spans and limited time for teachers to develop captivating lessons, more teachers are turning to educational videos to enhance and supplement learning than ever.

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Women's History Month

By Suzanna Taylor on Feb 27, 2019 10:34:57 AM

March is Women’s History Month and we are excited to be able recognise and celebrate women’s contributions to all aspects of society throughout history up to the present day. Before its introduction by Sonoma School District in 1978, women’s history was rarely taught in schools but now a wide range of resources make teaching about such an important topic easier than ever before.

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Beta Feedback Matters

By boclipsEDU on Feb 22, 2019 5:27:00 AM

We're happy to share that the feedback generated from teachers in the beta version of boclips for Teachers has been fantastic. Much of this feedback has helped to drive our product roadmap. As a result, we're excited to share new releases you'll see when logged in, items that we're currently working on, and what is coming in the future. 

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🙋 Support Chat Added: We’ve added customer support chat which appears as an orange chat icon in the lower right of your window. If you’re having trouble finding the right content or want a little help getting to grips with the site, click on the chat icon and a member of our support chat will be ready to help.

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Black History Month

By Suzanna Taylor on Feb 5, 2019 11:10:00 PM

We're excited to introduce you to a new content partner! Red Rock Films specializes in developing expertly researched educational videos that span the subjects of science, nature and history. These high quality educational short films are perfect as standalone learning pieces or used to spark discussion in the classroom. 

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Top 5 Takeaways from BETT 2019

By boclipsEDU on Jan 30, 2019 10:15:27 AM


Another year, another BETT show. This year was my 8th BETT show in a row, and after 4 action-packed days in the Excel Centre, here are my top 5 takeaways from the show.

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Media Literacy

By Andrea Tolley on Dec 29, 2018 9:58:00 AM

It is 2018 and we live in a time where media literacy is a crucial skill for students of all ages. Students must learn how to sort opinion from fact. Like most teachers, I have students from a variety of different backgrounds and as a result, they come to me with varying amounts of prior knowledge when it comes to media literacy.

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Introduce a Topic

By Victoria Mendoza on Dec 20, 2018 9:59:00 AM

Often, when I’m preparing for the start of a new unit or important section, I turn to videos as a means of engaging my students. Videos are a wonderful visual for English Language Learners, they captivate reluctant learners, and they incite the curiosity of all. Many of my students come to school with different backgrounds and experiences and videos have the opportunity to reach all students.

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Learn by Seeing

By Mike Jaber on Dec 11, 2018 3:57:44 PM

There are many diverse learning styles that educators need to reach. It is agreed upon by numerous research studies that 65% of the population consists of visual learners. In a Huffpost article from 2014, it states that video may be the best way to improve learning styles, especially when it comes to remembering key facts and figures. Forrester Research estimates one minute of online video equates to approximately 1.8 million written words. In addition, 90 percent of information transmitted to the brain is visual, and visuals are processed 60,000 times faster in the brain than text. This indicates visual education aids like video can improve learning styles and increase the rate at which we retain information. 

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Spark a Debate

By Jason Shelton on Dec 6, 2018 11:05:08 AM

Using boclips in the classroom has been very beneficial in sparking debates and getting students involved in classroom discussions. One activity that I have enjoyed involves the Revolutionary War. We began class by watching the video titled, The Events Leading to the Revolutionary War.

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Edchat Interactive

By Bethany Beaudrie on Nov 23, 2018 1:26:56 PM

We love to learn and grow, and we know that the teachers and course developers we work with love to learn and grow as well. One of our favorite places to learn and grow is in our individual Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) consisting of edchats, webinars, podcasts, and more. Through our participation at various events such as ISTE and local edcamps, we've come to personally meet many of the educators that use boclips in the classroom and as instructional technology coaches. Recently, we had the opportunity to coordinate with Edchat Interactive and Mitch Weisburgh and allow some of our boPROs that we've had the honor of working with share their use of boclips. We'd love to share the recorded sessions with you from Suzy Lolley and Dave Blanchard.

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Canvas and boclips

By Bethany Beaudrie on Oct 26, 2018 11:30:32 AM

There are Learning Management Systems (LMS) of all shapes and sizes. As a Partner Booster Program participant, we have a special relationship with Canvas.

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After Skool, Looking Glass Universe and Blockchain Central now on boclips

By Bethany Beaudrie on Oct 19, 2018 11:58:41 AM

We're excited to bring you three new YouTube partners: Blockchain CentralLooking Glass Universe and After Skool. 

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5 Ways to Appsmash Flipgrid and boclips

By Nisa Peek on Oct 12, 2018 11:05:53 AM

I am flipping over Flipgrid with boclips! I want to share some of the #flipgridfever and this is a fever you will want to catch. Below are my top 5 ways to appsmash Flipgrid and boclips.

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National Bullying Prevention Month

By Bethany Beaudrie on Oct 5, 2018 10:20:37 AM

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. A visit to stopbullying.gov reminds us that bullying can happen in a variety of ways. By definition, bullying is unwanted aggressive behavior; observed or perceived power imbalance; and repetition of behaviors or high likelihood of repetition.

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New on boclips: Thousands of standards aligned videos with Learnzillion

By boclipsEDU on Sep 20, 2018 3:44:30 AM

boclips is always growing and we are very excited to announce our newest content partner, Learnzillion, the curriculum resource trusted by 1 in 3 teachers in the US. Learnzillion brings over three thousand standards aligned videos to boclips, covering the Common Core curriculum for Math and ELA. These mini video lessons created by experts provide crystal clear explanations for simple and more complex concepts, allowing students to progress in their learning both in and outside of the classroom. Visit boclips now to explore teacher friendly top-tier curricula.

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Go Beyond the Classroom With New Documentary Shorts

By boclipsEDU on Sep 17, 2018 4:51:48 PM

Documentary material is perfect for presenting new perspectives and introducing students to people and places that they may never have the opportunity to see otherwise. We are excited to announce two new content partners with beautifully produced factual programs, which we have broken down into bite-sized videos for easy use in the classroom. Limomero Films is a straight-talking, international producer providing documentaries on some of the most fascinating figures in business and science. TVF International is the world's leading independent factual provider of premier documentary programmes on the wonders of planet earth and the cosmos. 

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Minecraft and boclips

By Andrea Tolley on Sep 12, 2018 11:49:12 AM

 

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3 Ways to Use Impossible Field Trips in the Primary Classroom

By Victoria Mendoza on Sep 7, 2018 5:03:34 AM

Primary classrooms are filled with little learners who are eager to explore and are amazed by the wonders of the world. What better way to harness that excitement than by expanding the learning outside the walls of your classroom! Impossible (or virtual) field trips allow you to forget about any physical limitations you have as you bring outside experiences into the classroom. Interested in taking your students on an impossible field trip, but not sure how you can incorporate it into your lessons? Here are three easy ways to get started using impossible field trips today!

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September 2018 Dates and Events with boclips

By boclipsEDU on Sep 1, 2018 10:31:39 AM

Schools across the United States are back in session. As we look ahead to the month of September, we have lots of traditional and non-traditional fall events to celebrate and observe. Our development team has been hard at work creating the best ever BETA version of boclips for teachers. We're getting closer and closer to our fall launch of boclips for Teachers as our development team is hard at work creating a platform just for teachers! With our launch in the near future, we wanted to share some of the great content on the boclips platform. 

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Three New YouTube Channels, Now Available To Watch On Boclips

By boclipsEDU on Aug 30, 2018 6:26:29 AM

Linguist? Historian? Cultural Enthusiast? You'll be as excited as we are to discover videos from our three new YouTube partners. Get to grips with English, journey across continents or travel through time with videos for high school and adult learners. 

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Launch Primary Students into STEM with New Content

By boclipsEDU on Aug 15, 2018 2:12:28 PM

boclips is always growing and we are excited to introduce three new partners bringing specialized STEM content for primary students. Ignite a love for math, science, and technology with videos that engage learners with music and colorful animations. 

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August 2018 Dates and Events with boclips

By boclipsEDU on Aug 6, 2018 6:02:35 PM

As we enter into the dog days of summer, we wanted to share a few highlights from the content in the boclips platform. Our development team has been hard at work creating the best ever BETA version of boclips for teachers. We're counting down the days to the fall launch, and we'd love for you to join us! Until we launch, check out some of these free resources available to you right now. 

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Introducing Reuters

By boclipsEDU on Jul 17, 2018 10:39:14 AM

 

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June YouTube Partner Updates

By boclipsEDU on Jul 3, 2018 1:01:29 PM

We are excited to announce four new YouTube partners for Science, Math and Humanities for K-12 students. Engage learners with bite-sized STEM and Humanities lessons that make tough-to-grasp topics simple through song, storytelling and snappy explanations. 
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Jill Bearup brings us three fantastic new channels: Stuff You Like, BrightSci and Plus Points. She presents engaging and educational videos on stuff you’ll like, including positive media analysis, critical thinking, science, and theology.

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Videos on natural history and technology with a focus on enthusing young people in STEM subjects, from a BAFTA award-winning producer.

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Mr. Beat is a social studies teacher who specializes in making history and geography more engaging through entertaining and easy to understand videos.

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Fortify your math knowledge with Math Fortress. Videos cover high school algebra, calculus and geometry with clear, bite-sized explanations.

Learn about more of our content partners and sign up for the fall BETA launch of boclips for Teachers!

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July 2018 Events with boclips

By boclipsEDU on Jun 29, 2018 12:45:05 PM

Happy July to all of our teachers! We know that for some of our teachers, it feels like the summer is just beginning. For others, it feels like it is rapidly coming to an end. Regardless of what school calendar you follow, we wanted to share some fun July events and resources you can use in your classrooms as we countdown to the launch of our BETA version of boclips for teachers this fall!

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Tutorial Series - Sharing a Video on boclips

By boclipsEDU on May 7, 2018 1:04:18 PM

You've found the perfect video on boclips. Now what?

It's time to share it!

  1. Find the desired video and select it.
  2. Click on the SHARE VIDEO button in the upper right-hand corner of the page and copy the link.
  3. Share the link with colleagues via email or with students via your LMS.

Watch our quick guide to learn how to share a video!

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boclips Brings the Best of YouTube EDU Onto its Video Platform

By boclipsEDU on Apr 23, 2018 1:34:36 PM

Perhaps as an educator, you’ve noticed the same thing we have at boclips, that the traditional model of teaching is being changed as it applies to the ‘Netflix generation.’ Furthermore, the acceleration of digital materials replacing print in the education market has resulted in education providers and instructors rushing to keep up with the demand for video in the classroom.

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Help Wanted - Teacher Advisory Panel

By boclipsEDU on Apr 13, 2018 12:32:58 PM

Have you ever struggled with finding just the right video to supplement lessons? Perhaps, you've found a video you've wanted to use and wondered about copyright and if you can use it. Or maybe you're worried about commercials and pop-up ads that may not be appropriate for your students. If any of these scenarios sound familiar, then boclips may be just what you are looking for.

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boclips adds TED content to bring ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’ into the classroom

By boclipsEDU on Mar 9, 2018 11:22:29 AM

The world’s largest video library for education now includes TED Talks and TED-Ed video content

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TeachPitch Partners with boclips

By boclipsEDU on Oct 4, 2017 5:59:41 AM

Team TeachPitch is very proud & happy to announce its partnership with boclips, the world’s largest video library, exclusively for education.

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boclips boosts its instructional content with four new libraries

By boclipsEDU on Sep 21, 2017 10:21:49 AM

The boclips video library continues to grow adding thousands more videos, produced specifically for education

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boclips continues to fight Fake News, adding three new respected and trusted sources

By boclipsEDU on Sep 14, 2017 11:55:57 AM

boclips continues to fight Fake News, adding three new respected and trusted sources

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boclips partners with Nahdet Misr Publishing House and Iesha Learning

By boclipsEDU on May 22, 2017 9:45:20 AM

 

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boclips further expands its specialist instructional library with the Institute of Arts and Ideas and Siren Films

By boclipsEDU on Apr 3, 2017 9:08:09 AM

 

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Do We Miss Trust?

By boclipsEDU on Mar 23, 2017 10:44:28 AM

 

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boclips further expands its science collection

By boclipsEDU on Mar 14, 2017 12:27:24 PM

 

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Knowledgemotion expands into China

By boclipsEDU on Jan 24, 2017 9:40:52 AM

XinHua, China’s official news agency, partners with Knowledgemotion to exclusively distribute its video content via boclips into the global education industry. Learning7 selects boclips to deliver 3D and VR learning solutions.

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boclips partners with Britlish to provide english language education videos

By boclipsEDU on Oct 26, 2016 7:03:15 AM

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What Is on the Horizon for Education Technology?

By boclipsEDU on Sep 29, 2016 5:57:48 AM

 

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Perfecting blended learning why video is the future of the classroom

By boclipsEDU on Sep 8, 2016 5:00:44 AM

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Blended learning - the reboot

By boclipsEDU on Jun 15, 2016 4:00:17 PM

The proliferation of social media and technology has changed the way educators teach, students learn, and teachers and students communicate. In a blended world that blurs the lines between physical and digital, students can, in part, control the time, pace, and place of their learning. They can ingest passive rote material at home, and free up classroom time for in-depth discussion. They can interact with peers and teachers instantly - and work more collaboratively. And teachers can use the abundance of data that is collected when learning takes place online to measure student performance, and respond rapidly to their changing needs.

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KNOWLEDGEMOTION PARTNERS WITH SEVEN MORE CONTENT PROVIDERS FOR BOCLIPS.COM

By boclipsEDU on Feb 24, 2016 6:48:28 AM

New content partnerships expand the curriculum-aligned video library to more than 1.85 million high quality videos and marks a move into corporate learning

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Why boclips, the next major ed:tech disruptor, could be the "Netflix for education"

By boclipsEDU on Jan 19, 2016 5:03:32 AM

Looking for tv programs and movies online, the average viewer is faced with a choice. Whilst subscription sites offer hours of high-quality content for streaming or download, the often tempting alternative is to hunt through acres of sub-standard or illegal material to avoid the cost.

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Knowledgemotion Joins Forces with Hodder Education to Inspire Young Linguists

By boclipsEDU on Dec 11, 2015 8:57:40 AM

 

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Knowledgemotion announces collaboration with Hatch Group to extend the reach of boclips

By boclipsEDU on Nov 24, 2015 4:10:46 AM

November 2015: Knowledgemotion announces collaboration with Hatch Group to extend the reach of boclips, a joint press release

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Knowledgemotion announces collaboration with Hatch Group

By boclipsEDU on Nov 18, 2015 11:09:56 AM

KNOWLEDGEMOTION BOLSTERS ITS LEADERSHIP TEAM WITH WORLD CLASS EDUCATION ADVISORS

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Zaption and Knowledgemotion join forces to integrate 1.7 million videos from boclips.com

By boclipsEDU on Oct 28, 2015 1:08:31 PM

ANNOUNCED AT EDUCAUSE 2015: FREE AND PREMIUM VIDEO COLLECTION NOW AVAILABLE FOR ZAPTION USERS TO FIND AND USE INSPIRING VIDEO TO SUPPORT BETTER LEARNING

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Knowledgemotion partners with Bloomsbury Publishing

By boclipsEDU on Oct 21, 2015 8:49:07 AM

Bloomsbury's Fairchild Books selects boclips.com to educate, engage and inspire the fashion designers of the future

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A Knowledgemotion whitepaper: Perfecting Blended Learning

By boclipsEDU on Sep 24, 2015 5:24:00 AM

An insight into blended learning in education, where video has an important part to play

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Why we need boclips

By boclipsEDU on Jul 20, 2015 7:08:14 AM

A fantastic new whitepaper which explains exactly why video has a big part to play in the future of education

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