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Web Site of the Week: The Futures Channel

Created in 1999, the goal of The Futures Channel (TFC) is to use “new media technologies to create a channel between the scientists, engineers, explorers and visionaries who are shaping the future, and today’s learners who will one day succeed them.” The site provides visitors with access to new movies and educator favorites at no charge, and visitors can also
purchase compilations of past programs online here as well. In the “Featured Movies” area, visitors can learn how baseball bats are tested, the intricacies involved with making dolls, and the daily life of a weather forecaster. On the right-hand side of the homepage, visitors can also sign up to receive the free weekly newsletter. Visitors looking for more specific short videos can click on one of the thirteen subject areas on the left-hand side of the homepage. The site is rounded out by some special features, like “Behind the Sound of TFC” which features an interview with Stephen Jay, the
composer of the music for these innovative films. [KMG]

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2011.
http://scout.wisc.edu/

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