I just learned about a site called Remix America from the Free Technology For Teachers blog.

You might want to read Richard Byrne’s post about it to learn more, but it basically allows you to take historical clips and make your own “remix” of them.

I have to say I have questions about how much value is added to student learning by the remixing part of the site (at least for English Language Learners) — it seems to me more trouble than it’s worth (though the site does seem to try to make it as easy as possible).

However, the site does have a good collection of useful videos. If Remix America isn’t blocked by school district content filters, those short videos could be very useful. And you don’t have to register or sign-in to view them. You only have to register if you want to create remixes.