Educrate is a browser-based organizational tool developed for K-12 teachers to curate educational media from the web. Teachers can create and search for “crates,” collections of educational videos which can be shared and organized based on the curriculum. Educrate is free to use.
After a teacher has created an account with Educrate, he or she can begin creating, organizing, and sharing “crates,” which can be implemented into the curriculum or classroom for students. Teachers can create these crates by adding the “Crate It” bookmarklet to their browser’s bookmark toolbar. Teachers can then browse online, and once a desired video is found, teachers can click the “Crate It” bookmarklet and either add the video to a new crate or an existing one. Multiple teachers can work on and share one crate. Teachers will also receive notifications when another user follows them or favorites their crate, when a user the teacher follows creates a new crate, and when additional content is added into the teacher’s crate.
A couple of restrictions apply when making crates. Currently, Educrate only supports video media from Dailymotion, YouTube, Vimeo, and the Internet Archive. Users may not upload their personal media and cannot change the description of other media they have found.
Any user can visit Educrate’s website and have access to the premade “crates.” Curated crates may have a star rating or an apple icon. The star rating indicates that Educrate has reviewed the crate itself and the apple icon indicates that the crate was created by an Educrator, an instructor that has been recruited by Educrate. Users can choose crates to use as a teaching supplement.
Educrate is browser-based and mobile optimized. The program works best with Chrome, Safari, or Firefox.
Educrate is free to use.
WHO IS USING IT
Educrate is used by over 500 teachers.
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