Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wednesday Web of the Week: Fancast

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Usually, in this web of the week post I focus on great educational sites, well today the focus is more fun.  Fancast is a website like many that are out there that broadcasts Television archives.  You can catch up your favorite TV shows.

It also has features that allow you to login and keep track of shows you like, and allows you to watch full length movies.

So, now for the obligatory educational purpose.  Since you can watch full length movies and some of the movies are educational this could be a source of materials for out of class work.  With so much available in on demand video it seems like a good time to start using it outside of class.  There is simply so much out there that we can't share it all in class, but as homework or enrichment to class Teachers can suggest topics, or videos that would help in class and allow students to report on them in class or turn in synopses or summaries of them for credit.
Disclaimer: The content on this site is commercial and does have some video that could be deemed age inappropriate for younger children.  Please use your own good judgment in determining whether to use this site in your specific situation.

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