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Use Your Brain!! HippoCampus is a great resource for anyone who wants a dynamic learning experience for their classroom.

The feature I like best is the ability for the site to host just about any type of media. PRO- Endless possibilities for publishing resources. CON- Teacher may have to set up various "classes" to provide less options for struggling students; because may be a bit overwhelming with so many choices.
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Site for all subjects!

I really liked this site. It offers help in social science, natural science, math and humanities. Each section is categorized based on topic and source such as presentations, simulations, test prep and examples. I would say that this site is geared towards middle to high school teachers/students based on the topics and information it gives. The site is a little overwhelming at first but once you explore and spend some time on it you will begin to navigate much easier. I would suggest not waiting until the last minute to use this but to make sure you devote time to explore and find the appropriate material.
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Good way to improve depth of knowledge

I would not use this often, but it is worth a try. I actually like that it pulls in from other sites.
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Just getting started but it looks clear and taught very well.

I will be back soon for more exploration.
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Looks like a good resource for teachers, but may be difficult for younger students to navigate.

I have not used this website in my classroom, however I can invision how HippoCampus could be useful in my instruction. It appears that you can easily create an account with HippoCampus to help organize your videos into a playlist. Then, you can share your lists with other users. This is a great way to organize helpful videos. However, to simply watch videos, it does not appear that you need to sign up for an account. After exploring the site, I would imagine that this website was designed for older students rather than younger ones. Perhaps middle school or high school students would find the most this website most helpful. My elementary students would likely have some difficulty navigating the site. When I most recently explored this site, I found video content to be organized into four categories: Math, Natural Science, Social Science, and Humanities. The majority of videos that I watched provided solid explanation, but little if any actual practice for students. Also, some videos required users to download them. This extra step could be less inviting for some students. Finally, I found some of the videos to be outdated and dry. These videos quickly lost my interest, as they would students' interests.
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