Dust Bowl Narratives
This video clip contains stories, music and images from the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression. (02:11)
Is it Alive?
Despite technological advances that have produced machines with lifelike qualities, most people can easily distinguish between what is living and nonliving. Or can they? This video includes some "fuzzy" examples that will make students question the meaning of life. Words are listen on the screen and video is set to music. No narration. Run time 03:02.
Ingredients for Life - Water
Earth provides a comfortable and temperate environment for a wide variety of living organisms. However, in the past few decades, scientists have discovered unusual life forms thriving in areas where the majority of living things on Earth could never survive, such as by deep sea vents or in dry deserts. This video segment, adapted from NOVA, explores extreme forms of life on Earth, the importance of liquid water, and the possibilities of life elsewhere in the solar system. Closed captioning inclu
Nina Jablonski Breaks the Illusion of Skin Color
Nina Jablonski says that differing skin colors and pigmentations are simply our bodies' adaptation to varied climates and levels of UV exposure. Charles Darwin disagreed with this theory, but she explains, that's because he did not have access to NASA. Nina Jablonski is author of Skin: A Natural History, a close look at human skin’s many remarkable traits: its colors, its sweatiness, and the fact that we decorate it. Run time 14:46.
Throughout the writing process, peer response can help young adolescents develop as thinkers and writers. In this session, participants explore strategies for structuring peer interactions and for teaching students to respond positively and productively to each other’s work. (58:25)
Teachers Demonstrate Effective Descriptive Feedback to Their Class Using Moon Journals-Part 1 of 2
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 into how to give and receive descriptive feedback. They reflect on the demonstration and co-create success criteria for effective feedback sessions. This is a great teaching resource to enhance a writing curriculum and to create a literacy rich environment. The teachers provide
Pasta alla Norma (pasta with eggplant and ricotta salata)
In this video, there is a clear and easy description, in Italian, of how to make Pasta alla Norma. All the ingredients are named and shown and the recipe is demonstrated for this typical Sicilian dish.
Ground Hog Day
This video questions what Ground Hog Day is and why it is celebrated. People are interviewed about what Ground Hog Day means to them and why they celebrate it.
Going Hiking with Your Kids
Tips to make hiking a fun and safe way to learn about nature.
Science Fair Project Ideas
When choosing a science fair project, it's important to choose a
project that can be followed through with and that is of personal
interest. Discover ideas for science fair projects that are
age-appropriate with help from a science teacher.
Charles Drew - Inventor of the Blood Bank
Commentary, still images, and narration about Charles Drew. Commentary is provided by Dr. Lester Rodney of Morehouse Colllege. Drew did research 'in the field of blood transfusions, developing improved techniques for blood storage, and applied his expert knowledge in developing large-scale blood banks early in World War II, saving thousands of allied lives' (Wikipedia, 2009).
Overview of Du Bois' Life and Time
Short, well-produced film documentary is provided by OAASS&P and Conscious Collective.
Freedom Ride Inspires Participants to Create Change
This video won the 2007 Emmy for Advanced Media Documentary and is from Vanderbilt University. Students and several original Freedom Riders retrace the Freedom Rides of 1961, which were part of the movement that led to the end of segregation in the South.
Mixing with Audacity
Learn how to extract audio clips from a longer recording and mix them back into a new music track. Learn how to extract audio clips from a longer recording and mix them back into a new music track. Download Audacity for free from http://audacity.sourceforge.net . Grab the zoom tool and the selection tools to be able to do this.
Means of Transport and their Descriptions
A cartoon video showing means of transportation. The name of the transport is accompanied by a short description of their main use. British pronunciation and spelling are used. For example, aeroplane for airplane. (5:24)
Identify and Sort Solid Shapes
Slide show names shapes and describes their characteristics. The off-screen narrator describes how shapes with flat surfaces can slide and shapes with curves can roll.
Geometrical Shapes in the Real World
How many shapes can you find??? This slide show presentation shows several pictures and asks the learner if the can find shapes in these pictures.
Shapes on the Playground
Slideshow of shapes student would find on the on the playground. Musical accompaniment. Some fuzzy images.
Sesame Street - I'm Six Years Old Today!
This is a classic Sesame Street video about an excited kid who turns six years old.
How To Remember the Parts Of the Cell
Video on how to remember the parts of a cell using a diagram, analogy, candy, the internet (optional) and cake or gelatin.