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SnagLearning (Snag quality films and instructional content)

I’ve been a fan of SnagFilms for a couple of years now.  The site offers convenient and free access to more than 2100 award-winning documentaries.  It has been among the most popular sites on our documentary film pathfinder.
I recently discovered Snag Learning, a version of the site designed for middle and high school use.
SnagLearning features carefully selected films from SnagFilms’ award-winning library of over 2,000 documentaries that are appropriate for students from middle school and up. Our titles cover nearly every classroom subject and many are produced by well-known educational sources, including PBS and National Geographic. The goal of this site is to highlight documentaries that make for engaging educational tools. We will also feature guest teacher bloggers as well as special programming stunts like Q&As with the filmmakers.

SnagLearning can be searched by content area,  grade level, or channel.  Entries include film descriptions, learning questions, and the opportunity to submit plans and engage in discussion. New films are added weekly.

Encourage teachers who use video to enhance their curricula to subscribe to the site’s email newsletter or follow the site on Facebook and Twitter.

Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza


  1. Joyce, I agree that Snag is a source of outstanding, free documentaries for educators. The NY Times Learning Network ran a week-long feature on Snag last week, grouping films by category. We’re so impressed that we plan to embed Snag films in our On This Day and other features. I’ve met Liz Cook and her team at Snag and they are eager to hear from educators about how to make their site and offerings educator-friendly.

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