Summarization Strategy - Reciprocal Teaching, Part 1 of 2
In this segment, the teacher begins by reviewing the process of reciprocal teaching, a powerful comprehension strategy. The students, in guided reading group, work through the four stages of reciprocal teaching with non-fiction text: predicting, clarifying, questioning and summarizing. In this collaborative environment, students lead each other to develop greater understanding of the text through discussion and reflect
Tommy Two Thumbs - King County Library System
In this video, a librarian recites the fingerplay "Tommy Two Thumbs".
Apple Computers through the ages
A video of apple computer throughout time starting with the Apple Lisa and ending with the Macbook Air. It begins with the Apple Logo which was used from 1976 to 1998. You see a picture of Lisa which was introduced in 1983. Statistics are given about the computers and what they would cost in modern day prices. (2:35)
Pronounciation and Phonetics
This lesson presents the phonetic alphabet in British English. The British presenter explains why phonetics may be helpful. Some people think that this is a helpful tool for improving spoken English, while others feel that phonetics slows down the process of learning the language. There are examples for each sound and you can see the phonetic symbol and the words on the screen.
Being safe when you cross the road
A one minute cartoon that shows students what precautions to use before crossing a street. The stop, look, and listen message are given. A good introduction to this topic.
African-American Pioneers of California
(Note: Many videos on other sites start with a very brief ad.) African American Pioneers of California - Learn about the history of African American pioneers and their achievements in California. This video includes vintage photos of the era. (07:12)
Day of Infamy, Pearl Harbor Raid on Dec 7, 1941
Pearl Harbor Raid December 7, 1941.(Newreel)
Types of Clouds
This is a short slide show of various cloud types that is accompanied by music (the song Stormy Weather).
Rounding Word Problem About Markers
This short video shows students demonstrating how to solve a math word problem involving rounding. The students show how to solve the problem by writing it on the white board and also explain the steps needed.
Rounding Word Problem About Paperclips
The short video explains how to solve a rounding word problem about paperclips. Students explain and show the steps necessary to correctly solve the problem using a white board.
Rounding Word Problem About Fish Food
This short video explains how to solve a word problem involving rounding and addition using a fish tank. It is hard to hear the original word problem when the students read it out loud. The students in the video show to steps necessary to correctly complete the problem.
Life Cycle of a House Fly
This is a short, animated narrated video (01:43) that offers an overview about the life cycle of a house fly. Some of the narration is accompanied by English captions.
The History of Santa Claus
This video moves too quickly to read, so hit the pause button until you finish reading. It is a brief history of Santa Claus, his origins and how he got to be what he is today. (Amateur video)
Finding the Surface Area of a Cone
The instructor uses an electric chalkboard to demonstrate how to find the surface area of a cone. The formula is given and a step-by-step approach is modeled showing what values to plug in for the radius and height and the computational steps are shown. (03:23)
How to Find the Volume of a Rectangular Prism
This is a brief tutorial of how to find the volume of a rectangular prism. John, a math instructor, uses a small whiteboard for demonstration. The teacher explains the steps clearly. (02:40)
A Healthy School Lunch
In this video, students will learn about Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in Berkely, CA who is taking a unique, creative approach to healthy school lunches. Students work together with all areas of school to create meals that are sustainable, healthy, and tasty. It is a community project where everyone demands quality, healthy food for their children. This is a good resource for a lesson/unit on healthy habits, food groups, etc. (4:01)
Publishing Advice for Writers
Writers who seek to be published need to remain professional when submitting work, take rejection well, as it is inevitable, and keep records of where work as been submitted. Get publishing advice from a published author and English professor in this video on writing where he shares his knowledge and insights with you. Great advice for those young writers who would like to start their writing careers while still in school!
Underlining Titles of Books & Poems
The titles of books and poems should be underlined if the book or
the poem is large. Learn about underlining title novels and epic poetry with help from a certified tutor in this video clip.
Nonfiction Text Features
Mr. Salsich's class produced a video about the text features in nonfiction text that help readers understand the information in the text. A slide shows an example of a text feature as students explain how the text feature helps them understand. Heading, caption, photographs, diagrams, charts, maps, glossary, bold type, and index are defined.
The Korean War 1950 - 1953 Map
The Korean War 1950 - 1953 Map. A short history of the Korean conflict with maps, narration, and close captioning.