Galileo: The Renaissance Man
This is a very general take on the biography of Galileo. It is an easy to follow retelling of some of the major events in the life of Galileo. This appears to be a student-made project, but quality is fairly good for a student project. Run time 06:16.
My Three Swamis
I came to India looking for a sage. I found it hidden in the souls of
three adolescent girls sold into slavery. Meet the Rescue Foundation, a
non-profit dedicated to freeing girls from Mumbai brothels.
Soulard, St. Louis, Missouri
In today's St. Louis, the Soulard neighborhood captures the city's soul.
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)
~Begins with a commercial~
How Guide Dogs Help the Disabled
Founded in 1981, MIRA provides service dogs to the visually impaired or otherwise disabled to help them live their lives independently. (02:45)
The Senses: Seeing - by StudyJams
There are many parts to the human eye, all of which work together to both perceive and respond to light. Impulses that they eye observe are sent through nerve fibers to the brain, where they are analyzed. Learn more about your sense of sight with this cartoon animation from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
Design in the Sense of Taste
We "taste"... But,how? This video shows how the tongue relates to what it tastes to the brain. The tongue also performs a task when we talk. The video talks about the salivary glands and how the tongue works. Taste buds are also discussed, how many we have, why we have this many, and where and why they were located where they are. 07:25.
Taste Buds is a hands-on, live action food adventure series for kids that encourages them to think about what they eat and explore cool foods from the world around them. Viewers learn and laugh as the Taste Buds hosts cook up kid-tailored recipes and go on fun food adventures. Taste Buds mixes heaps of laughs and spoonfuls of fun with positive messages about healthy eating, kitchen safety and environmental responsibility. Most importantly, Taste Buds lets kids be creative in the kitchen and beyo
Supertasters Taste Buds
Detailed video on how taste buds work. Video shows how saliva breaks down food so the taste buds can go to work. Discusses the differences between bitter, sweet, salty, or sour taste buds. The video shows the differences between a nontaster and a super taster. Run time 04:07.
The Sense of Taste
Do you have good taste? In this video segment, Dr. Linda Bartoshuk
explores the sense of taste in humans -- why we have it, and what
happens when we lose it. Learn why the sense of smell is also important to our experience of food. Footage from NOVA: "Mystery of the Senses: Taste." Closed captioning included. Run time 04:18.
How Do We Smell?
Did you ever wonder how your nose works? Did you know that the human nose can recognize about ten thousand different smells? Join twins Ingram and Everett as they learn about our sense of smell and parts of the nose. Run time 10:57.
The instructor uses a smartboard to demonstrate what overlapping triangles are and their properties. The room is dark, hence the video is a little dark. The instructor teaches grade 9 Geometry at Martin Luther High School in Maspeth, NY.
Sesame Street: Dancing With Triangles -- Shapes For Younger Learners
This is an amusing spoof of 'Dancing With the Stars'. This Sesame Street video shows a dance competition that is supposed to involve triangles, but the contestants are a little confused. Other shapes such as a hexagon and a square are introduced, in addition to the triangle.
Area of Diagonal-Generated Triangles of Rectangle are Equal
In this video, Mr. Khan draws a box and two intersecting lines that produce several triangles. Mr. Khan proves that the area of these diagonal-generated triangles of the rectangle are equal. He goes over the formula for finding the area of a triangle. Sal Khan is the recipient of the 2009 Microsoft Tech Award in Education. The screen gets busy (and dark)--the viewer may want to open to 'full screen' to see everything. The sound is a little low. (04:35)
Travel to Gnana, a village in north Ghana and home to a group of women accused of practicing black magic. Banished from their homes and shunned by their families, these former witches must live out their rest of their days in exile.
What the Ancients Knew: Roads of Ancient Rome
A good video showing how the Romans and their slaves fitted stones and ditches to make their roads last. Sudents would benefit from a map of Italy and the road network that was created in Roman times. Run time 01:00
Teachers Demonstrate Effective Descriptive Feedback to Their Class Using Moon Journals-Part 2
In part 2 of this video, the teachers allow the students to discuss on how the teachers gave feedback on the moon journals. The teacher charted what the students noticed on feedback the teachers gave each other. Then the teachers observe a peer feedback session between the students. Using appropriate and respectful vocabulary, two teachers share their own moon journals and give each other feedback. Students deepen their appreciation of the value of descriptive feedback and gain insight
How to Study Effectively
Effective studying is done by studying over time and avoiding cramming for tests is the purpose of this three minute video. Some good ideas, but no evidence that any of them are more effective than other methods. At best a good review for students at the beginning of the year.
Learn about Ancient India
A fast paced video that shows how India provided many major movements including religion, math, and others. Because it is only a little over a minute in duration, it is best used to provide students with an overview.
Podcast Recording Tips
When recording in Audacity wait at least 2-3 seconds before you start speaking. A second tip is to keep the microphone away from your lips so that it doesn't sound like you are spitting.