Educational Video

Educational Video Content

MovieThe following sites provide online video content that can support your classroom instruction.  These sites are not blocked by our internet content filter; however teachers should use their professional discretion when selecting any video content to use in the classroom.  Please ensure that you are following best practices for integrating video into your classroom.  The following content resources should not be used for posting video nor is contribution to any of these sites approved by CCPS.  Teachers should NOT utilize the playlist, teacher login, or student login functionality of these sites unless otherwise noted.  This portion of the video content site has not been approved for “click accept” agreements by CCPS.

Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines (related to multimedia content)

Copyright guidelines specify the amounts of different types of copyrighted materials from a single source that may be used in all multimedia projects created in the course of a term.  A student or teacher may not exceed a specific limit in a single year or term from any one video, book, audio recording, or database.

  • Motion media (film, video, television):  Up to 10 percent or 3 minutes, whichever is less, of an individual program.
  • Music, lyrics, and music video: Up to 10 percent but not more than 30 seconds from a single work (or combined from separate extracts of a work).  If a video clip has music in the background, and you can’t separate the music from the visual material, you will be restricted by the 30-second limitation for music.  (Consider using the royalty-free, copyright-friendly resources on the Copyright and Fair Use page for student projects)
  • Fair Use exemptions within the copyright law (Title 17) allow the use of certain copyrighted materials for legitimate educational and research use.  The burden of proving fair use falls to the educator using the material.  Educators should review the four factors of fair use for consideration.
  • The use of video for educator use must be for curriculum-based instruction.  Educational fair use of audiovisual materials requires that the use of video must be for direct teaching in class.  The use of audiovisual materials for reward, enrichment, and supplemental activities (unless directed by the teacher to the class) are NOT permitted.
  • Ensure that proper citation, attribution, and acknowledgement are included  for all works incorporated as part of the educational multimedia projects prepared by educators and students, including those prepared under fair use.

Russell, Carrie. Complete copyright for K-12 librarians and educators. Chicago: American Library Association, 2012. Print.

Simpson, Carol. Copyright for Schools: A Practical Guide. Santa Barbara, CA: Linworth, 2010. Print

Online Video Content Providers


Discovery Education Streaming Plus
provides access to more than 155,000 digital resources including instructional videos, skill builders, games, audio files, images, writing prompts, and digital techbooks!  CCPS has purchased Science Techbook for elementary and middle schools and Math Techbook for middle and high school students.

CCPS Video Channel (approved YouTube video content organized by content area) –
NOTE:  CCPS Video Channel is now available for teacher and high school student logins only. Since there is no function to search for a specific video within a playlist using the search field, you will need to select your content area playlist and then browse through the videos to locate any that you would like to use. Once you locate a video and begin to play it, you can Bookmark that URL for future reference.

WatchKnowLearn – Free Educational Videos. Organized. –

Academic Earth – –

Teacher Tube –
NOTE:  Teacher Tube is now available for teacher and High School student logins only.

School Tube –  A repository of user created videos vetted for K-12 students. CCPS teachers or staff can create an account and upload videos they create for instructional or professional development purposes. Once uploaded, a link to the video can be shared, or embed code can be copied to add to approved tools such as Edmodo groups, blogs, or websites. If SchoolTube videos are to be viewed by students, the Terms require that students 18 and under review the Terms with parents/guardians, and it is mandatory that students under 13 and their parents/guardians agree to the Terms for general usage. The ‘general usage” refers to viewing videos. Students are not approved to create their own SchoolTube accounts, but teachers may upload student projects as long as their parent has indicated otherwise and that no student personally identifiable information is used, and that the project complies with copyright guidelines. Staff accounts need to use their professional email address so your status as a school employee can be verified by SchoolTube. SchoolTube videos are available to all students and staff both on the network and on personal devices.


TedEd –


PBS Video –

Neo K12 –

PBS Frontline On Demand –

Math TV –

KHAN Academy –
NOTE:  If you have difficulty viewing the actual videos, click on the “Options wheel” below the video area and select “Download this video.”  In a few seconds, the video will play within a new window.

Annenberg Media –

Eyewitness Kids News, LLC –

New Media (Spanish) –

National Film Board of Canada –

WGBH Boston Video – short videos –

Brightstorm –


Please note that although contains many educational videos, it can not be unblocked NOR can individual Vimeo videos be unblocked.