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35+ Best Websites for Free Educational Videos

What are the best websites to watch educational videos? Here are over 35 websites to watch thousands of educational videos covering business, science, health, technology, math, social studies, arts and more. Please bookmark this page or share it if you find this article useful.

1. 5min

Offers short, practical how to videos, instructional videos and DIY solutions.

2. Academic Earth

A large collection of educational video lectures from the world’s top scholars.

3. Big Think

Blogs, articles and videos from the world’s top thinkers and leaders.

4. BrainPOP

Animated science, health, technology, math, social studies, arts & music videos. Subscription required.

5. Brightstorm

Offers thousands of free math and science videos.

6. Charlie Rose

Features interviews with America’s best thinkers, writers, politicians, entertainers, business leaders, scientists and more.

7. Cosmeo

30,000 video segments from Discovery Education. Subscription required.

8. CosmoLearning

Provides video lectures, courses, documentaries, books, quizzes, lecture notes and much more.

9. Edublogs.tv

Aggregator and host of thousands of educational videos covering numerous subjects.

10. Fora

Educational videos drawn from live events, lectures, interviews, and debates going on all the time at top universities.

11. Futures Channel

Deliver hands-On, real world math and science educational videos for the classrooms.

12. Howcast

Professional and user-generated how-to educational videos.

13. How Stuff Works

Offers thousands of educational videos covering auto, computer, electronics, science and more.

14. Internet Archive

A wide range of collections of free historical and educational videos, including many academic ones.

15. iTunes U

Free lectures, language lessons, educational videos, audiobooks, and more accessible via Apple iTunes.

16. KHAN ACADEMY

Providing free world-class educational videos to anyone anywhere.

17. Learner.org

Professionally developed educational video programs with print materials for K-12 classrooms.

18. Math TV

Educational video lessons in math. Covers basic math through calculus.

19. MIT Open CourseWare

The most popular open course program across the world. Some courses offers videos along with printable materials.

20. MIT’s Video Gateway

Video at MIT: the gateway to online educational video collections.

21. MIT World

Features videos of the most recent speakers and guests from across the campus and around the world.

22. NeoK12

Educational videos, lessons and games for K-12 School Kids.

23. ResearchChannel

Provides more than 3,500 educational videos from distinguished researchers and scholars.

24. PBS

Free educational videos from your favorite PBS programs, including NOVA and Frontline.

25. ScholarSpot

Aggregator of free educational videos covering politics, self growth, science, technology and more.

26. SchoolTube

A very popular website for teachers and students to share educational videos online.

27. SnagFilms

Watch full-length documentary films for free.

28. TeacherTube

A popular online aggregator of educational videos.

29. teacherfind

Offers more than 3500 educational videos with a friendly interface.

30. teachersmedia

Offers a free library of over 3500 high-quality videos to help you and your team develop your professional skills

31. The NYTimes Video Library

Includes news, opinions, investigative reporting, national and international coverage.

32. TED

Fascinating presentations by the world’s leading thinkers and entrepreneurs.

33. Videojug

Offers more than 60,000 free, professionally-produced ‘how to’ videos and guides.

34. WatchKnow

Comprehensive online directory of educational videos aggregated from across the Web.

35. WonderHowTo

Search, Browse and Discover the best how to videos across the web.

36. Open Yale Courses

Provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses at Yale University.

37. YouTube EDU

The education channel of the most popular video website Youtube, offers thousands of educational videos from hundreds of universities.

38. Cousera

Higher education that overcomes the boundaries of geography, time and money!

39. Top Documentary Films

Watch free, streaming, online documentary films and movies. Collection of stunning, eyeopening, interesting, controversial, full-length documentaries.



Best Websites for Free Downloads

Are you still searching around to download things like free eBook, free music, free software and free videos/movies from the internet. I have done it so, and I am still doing it. In this post I am going to share my experience on how to download them for free.

Websites to Download Free EBooks and Magazines

Many websites which claim to offer free eBook are either ads farms or scams. You can refer to Top 10 Best Free Online Libraries . Besides that, I have found the other two great sources to download free eBooks.

1. Ebookee has a large collection of eBooks links, ranging from literature to computer to fashion magazines. I am really impressed by their vast collections.

2. Sina Share is founded by the Chinese internet giant Sina Corporation. Search your keywords and see if any eBook match. Click the link and you will see a blue button which means “Download”. Click it and the download will automatically begin.

3. EBook 3000 is nother one of my favorite websites to download free eBooks. The reason I like it is that it provides real download link, click and wait for a few minutes then you will get the book.

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What’s New!

Update 6/30/2011: another great website to download free ebooks,

eBookDB: offers thousands of free online ebooks covering various topics.

Update 7/12/2011: two websites to download free ebooks and free magazines!

The National Academies Press: As of June 2, 2011, all PDF versions of books published by National Academies Press will be downloadable to everyone free of charge. There are more than 4000 books plus future reports produced by the NAP.

Magazines Download is a regularly updated website offering hundreds of high quality PDF version of magazines for free download.

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Websites to Download Free Softwares and Games

4. Download.com offers content in four major categories: software , music, games, and videos, offered for download via FTP from Download.com’s servers or third-party servers.

5. Tucows is perhaps best known for its popular website directory of shareware, freeware, and demo software packages available to download.

6. FileHippo is an internet download website. It offers Open Source and freeware as well as shareware programs, but does not accept user uploaded files.

7. GameSpy, which is a division of IGN Entertainment, which operates a network of game websites and provides online video game-related services and software.

8. Gamers Hell is an online magazine dedicated to cataloging and reviewing video games. A large number of freeware games can be downloaded from Gamers Hell and reviews of most popular games can be found there.

Websites to Download Free Music

9. Jamendo: The music available is free to download and licensed through Creative Commons and Free Art licenses. Over 32,000 albums are available to download.

10. The Free Music Archive: The site describes itself as “a social music website built around a curated library of free, legal audio.” It currently hosts over 22,000 songs.

11 Internet Archive’s Audio Archive: The Audio Archive is a sub-project of the Internet Archive and the music collection numbers over 50,000 recordings all available for free download.

12. Artist Direct: You can get Free Music Downloads, watch new music video, view your favorite band or recording artist photos, read breaking international music news and more.

Websites to Download Free Videos and Movies

First search the video or movie you want with Google video search, see if it’s on some video sharing sites like youtube. If yes, then you can either watch it online or download it. If no, please read my article, Top 15 Most Popular Torrent Search Engine Sites . I strongly advice you that do not download any copyrighted material without the consent of the copyright owner.

 



Top 10 Best Free Online Libraries

What are the best online libraries to read and download ebooks for free? After enormous searching and checking I have picked these following top 10 best free libraries to read and download ebooks for free. All these websites are ads free and most of them don’t require registration. Check them out and happy reading.

1. Internet Archive: the largest digital library to download free ebooks.

2. Project Gutenberg: offers over 33000 free ebooks to read online and download.

3. Google Books: search full preview books then google will give you a link to download the ebook if it’s not copyrighted.

4. University of Pennsylvania Books Page: lists over 1 million free books to read and download.

5. Open Library: over 1 million classic literature free ebooks to download.

6. eBooks at Adelaide: the online library of the University of Adelaide, offers free classic literature, philosophy, science and medicine ebooks.

7. Bartleby: provides the encyclopedia of world history and Harvard classics.

8. Bibliomania: offers over 2000 free electronic documents, as well as research results.

9. The New York Public Library: offers thousands of free ebooks in various formats.

10. ManyBooks: ads free library to download over 29,000 free ebooks.

Update:

11. Open J-Gate is the world’s biggest Open Access English Language Journals Portal, you can search and download papers from 8571 open access journals.



Top 15 Most Popular Torrent Search Engine Sites

What are the top torrent search engine sites?  Here are the top 15 most popular torrent search engine  sites based on a combination of Alexa Rank, content richness, users’ reviews and freshness. It would be great if you could add your favorite torrent search engine sites to the list or write some reviews of them.

1. Mininova.org


One of the largest torrent search engine sites and directory on the web with thousands of torrents.  Covering a wide categories of movies, TV shows, Games, Music, Software and more.

2. Torrentz.com

One of the most popular torrent search engines which features search, music, movies, software, Hindi movies, Pc games and more.

3. The Private Bay

A great torrent search engine site available in 35 languages, featuring music, movies, games, TV shows, software, top 100 and more. This torrent search engine is also customizable. YOu can set your preferences.

4. isoHunt


A canadian site which claims to be the most advanced torrent search engine. With cross-referenced trackers statistics for all of the torrents indexed updated hourly, also providing an awesome P2P community to share comments and ratings in discovering new media.

5. Torrent Scan

An easy and simple torrent search engine. You type your keywords, click “enter” then the search results will be loaded above the page. Users can also customize this torrent search engine with the small icons on the top left corner.

6. Torrent Reactor

One of oldest and most reliable search engine for torrents. Find and download movies, music, software, games, and more easily. Claims to have over 2057300 torrents online.

7. BT Junkie

A large and advanced torrent search engine with more than 2,500,000 active torrents and from thousands of torrents added daily.  Indexes both public and private trackers and scours all the web with a automated crawler.

8. Entertane

A multi-option torrent search engine site which allows you search 16 torrent search engine sites like isoHunt, BTjunkie, Torrent Portal, mininova and more.  The search results will display in a framed interface.

9. Demonoid

One of the most popular torrent search engine sites with a turbulent history.  Demonoid offers registration to the public periodically.  Its registration is currently closed.  But you can register with a invitation code.

10. Seed Peer

Another popular torrent search engine which formerly known as Meganova.  I checked the site and found its load speed is pretty impressive.  The interface is quite neat and intuitive.

11. Vertor

Short for verified torrents, this torrent search engine claims to be a new generation torrent site which offers users with verified torrent files.  All files are verified and 100 percent safe to download.

12. Fenopy

A popular torrent search engines which offering search, music, movies, software, books, games, tv shows and more.

13. Extra Torrent


One of the world’s largest torrent search engine sites. Providing music, movies, games, software, iPod, anime and more.

14. Torrent Finder


Featuring torrent search engine.  Users can search over 169 best torrent websites and trackers from it.  Compare among torrents, read comments and find the best ones to download.

15. Monova

A nice torrent search engines providing torrent search, music, movies, software, TV shows and more. I guess this website would be making some money for maintenance by its ads and popups.



Top 10 Best Image Hosting Sites

Here are the top 10 best image hosting sites based on a combination of Alexa Rank, content richness, users’ reviews and freshness.  You can store your photos on them as a web album or host your blog image on them to save the traffic. The good news is that all of them are FREE, or at least offer an free service plan.

1. Flickr

Flickr is the most popular image and video hosting and sharing website as well as a excellent social networking community.  Billions of images have been uploaded to it by its millions of users.

2. Fotki


Fotki is an image and video hosting website as well as a social networking service.  The limit for free accounts is now 50 MB.  It claims to offer free unlimited photo hosting for sites, blogs.

3. Fotolog


One of the oldest and most popular photo and image sharing and hosting sites which was available in world major languages.  Free users can upload one image a day while paying members are able to upload six images a day.

4. Photobucket

Photobucket is also a video and image hosting website which enable its free users to upload images or videos upto 300M.  I am using Photobucket image hosting service, easy to use and works very well up to today.

5. ImageShake

A popular website provides image hosting, photo and video sharing.  Image and flash file size is limited to 1.5 MB.  User can also upload images or videos even without an account.

6. Picasa WebAlbum

A image hosting and sharing service launched by the internet Big Boss Google.  Users can upload and store up to 1 GB on professional and enjoy Google servers completely free of charge.  Also you can use the software Picasa to edit images as well as upload them.

7. Panoramio

Popular geolocation-based photo sharing and hosting website owned by google.  The feature is that it is combined with Google Map.

8. TinyPic

One of the most popular image sharing and hosting websites which allows users to upload images without an account.  Advantage of tinypic is that it will give you a relatively shorter URL.

9. Webshots


An old but still popular image hosting site which was created in 1995. There are free members and premium members.  As a free member you can upload upto 1000 photos + 100 more each month of membership.

10. shutterfly

This image hosting site is listed here partly because it claims that “picture storage is free and unlimited. We never delete photos.  We securely store your images at full resolution.”