WatchKnowLearn and Reading Bear are Web projects of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, funded by an anonymous Memphis-area philanthropist.

The vision behind WatchKnowLearn (http://www.watchknowlearn.org/) is simple: free educational videos delivered over the Internet. Viewed any time, from anywhere. We believe that everyone should have the same opportunity to learn. The best way to make this possible, we believe, is to organize into one, super directory the hundreds of thousands of good videos currently available on the Internet.

Reading Bear (http://www.readingbear.org/) is the first free program online to teach beginning readers vocabulary and concepts while systematically introducing all the main phonetic patterns of written English, all using innovative rich media. We spent an enormous amount of time developing 50 presentations, covering over 100 phonics principles and illustrating over 1,200 vocabulary items. There is nothing else like it, free or otherwise.

Both projects were created by Wikipedia co-founder, Dr. Larry Sanger.