Boclips for Teachers is a video platform that offers an extensive library of engaging content to bring academic topics to life for all ages while deepening students’ understanding of a variety of subjects. Videos that support language learning across English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Mandarin, and Sign Language are available.
The platform is a school-safe alternative to consumer-focused video platforms that do not filter for age-appropriateness, can be clogged with ads or toxic comments, and are blocked by many schools and districts. By simply cutting and pasting links, educators can supplement lessons in any school subject with short video clips that capture and keep students’ attention. The platform gathers video clips from more than 120 partners, including Language Tree, Mazz Media, Extra English Practice, and Rachel’s English. New material is added daily and supports Common Core State Standards, and the archived news content going back 100 years provides real-world examples of classroom topics.
To find relevant material, educators simply type a topic into the search bar and then create collections of videos, each of which comes with a list of specific, intentional learning outcomes. Collected by a team of former educators, the videos are free of copyright issues and commercial content to keep the focus on what really matters: engaging students to deepen and advance learning.
The name Boclips comes from the story of Buddha. Buddha slept under the Bodhi tree, and when he woke up, he understood the world. The company’s mission is to live up to its name and provide enlightening clips that engage students and help them better understand the world they inhabit.