Into the Wind (4 Part Series)
Into the Wind is a four-part film meant to excite young people about how they can interact with the wind while teaching the basic physics. Each section contains an activity young people can do themselves (fly a kite, sail a model sailboat, make a pinwheel). Animations explain the physics behind these real-world kid’s activities. These lessons lead to examples of more involved wind technologies such as hang gliding, sailing, windmills, and wind turbines. The film moves quickly, switching betwee
Influenza Pandemic of 1918
One of the worst natural disasters in recorded history was caused by a virus. The influenza pandemic of 1918 killed at least 20 million people killing more people than WW I. This is best used to show how the smallest germs are more powerful than man-made weapons. Original footage. Needs a word wall and map to make the lessons more important to students. Great for an exercise of comparing large such death numbers such as The Black Death.
Global Warming educational video
Music video produced by two of my students about global warming
Earth Hour - March 26, 2011
This Earth Hour 2011: 8.30pm, Saturday 26 March, celebrate your action for the planet with the people of world, and add more to your Earth Hour. From its inception as a single-city initiative -- Sydney, Australia - in 2007, Earth Hour has grown into a global symbol of hope and movement for change. Earth Hour 2010 created history as the world's largest ever voluntary action with people, businesses and governments in 128 countries across every continent coming together to celebrate an unambiguous
Garage Band Tutorial: Magic GarageBand, Part 1
This explains what MAGIC is, and how to begin using it. It is narrated by Bill Macpherson of Expert Village. (1:18)
What is a Cloud?
Some amount of the water in lakes, oceans, and even the water we use to cook, clean and drink at home; escapes into the atmosphere as water vapour. When this gaseous form of water cools down, or condenses, around tiny particulate matter like dust in the atmosphere, it forms little ice crystals that aggregate to form clouds.
The study of clouds is called nephology, and different kinds of clouds
are classified according to how ‘high’ they reach, or the length from
Juvenile Court: A Judge's Guide for Young Adults and Their Parents, book trailer
Each year, there are over 100,000 teens cited to court in Los Angeles County, United States, alone. Juvenile Court: A Judge's Guide for Young Adults and Their Parents uses real-life examples to show the court process. What happens when we don't follow the rules? The book includes tools to prepare for your court hearing. Music: "Roxxsteady" by the Noisemakers. (1:30)
Subtracting With Borrowing (Using Base-Ten Blocks)
This episode of Notepad Tutor is a part of the Pilot Math 4 series that explains how to subtract using borrowing. The examples utilize base 10 blocks to make the concept easier to understand.
Solving Equations with Square Roots
Many of the formulas for calculating volumes (prism volume, volume of cylinders, volume of cones formulas and volume of pyramids) require solving equations with square roots or cube roots. This video demonstrates how to solve these equations by using many of the same principals for solving equations with square roots in Algebra, such as isolating the unknown variable and simplifying. (5:01)
A Woman Called 'Moses' - Harriet Tubman
A 7th-grader presents the story of Harriet Tubman, using still images and audio.(Amateur video with lots of good information.)
Solar Water Heater made from Pipe and Plastic Bottle Waste (2 of 2)
In Portuguese, this video shows the materials necessary and the tools designed to simplify the process of creating a solar water heater from plastic bottles, TetraPaks, and PVC pipe.
Three Simple Songs
Using play and echo technique, finger matching and sight reading, three simple songs are introduced.
Left Hand Basics
In this lesson you focus on using the C position for the left hand. The numbering is reversed, your pinky is 5-thumb is 1. Proper hand position, duration of tone, andn technique is stressed.
This video shows examples of mountains, deserts, rivers, oceans, lakes, plains,rainforests, and islands. (Video has slides and music and a small amount of text)
Watch this Lab Rats video to better understand how a trojan horse virus works. Sean and Andy use a fruit basket to clearly illustrate how a trojan horse virus works and the damage it can cause your computer. (15:22)
How to Keep Your Computer Secure
How to Keep Your Computer Secure - This is a basic tutorial on how to keep your computer secure from viruses and other bugs. It discusses Firewalls, AntiVirus programs, and Antil Spyware, Maleware, Adware programs. Microsoft has a firewall built in-other options are given. You are shown how to download programs from download.com to take care of these programs. (4:12)
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How to Secure a New Computer
The tutorial focuses on three main areas:
Updating your WIndows Software
Updating your Windows Software
Run Windows Automatic Updates before you do anything else on your new computer. This will go out to Microsoft and install any Windows updates that affect system security and stability.
Click the Windows (Start) button, then select Control Panel from the menu. (10:37)
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Online Safety: Passwords
From the LearniT-TeachiT series, Online Safety, this look at how personal passwords are the most common method of hijacking online information. This video cuts off at the end before providing tips on how to keep your passwords safe. Run time 01:07.
Chinese Culture part 4: The Taklamakan Desert/The Silk Road
This film is a continuation of the BBC film series about China and the Great Wall. This one shows the wall at its least well kept, a beautiful fort built in the middle of the desert and the way that silk is made.
Important works of Italian artist Michelangelo
This video features the most important works of Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564). There are photos and music but no narration.