The Power of Acknowledgement - Make a Difference
This video is about a project started by a teacher with her high school students. After telling them why each of them had made a difference that year for her and for the class, she asked them to choose a person in the community who they could acknowledge. They had to go talk to that person saying "Who you are makes a difference". They had to acknowledge their work. The video shows how this project ended up helping a teenager and his father to get closer. It explains the importance of acknowledgi
What are Gamma Rays? Part 2
Somewhere out in the vast depths of space, a giant star explodes with the power of millions of suns. As the star blows up, a black hole forms at its center. The black hole blows two blowtorches in opposite directions, in narrow jets of gamma rays. NASA's Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope, or GLAST, will catch about 200 of these explosions, known as gamma-ray bursts, each year. GLAST's detailed observations may give astronomers the clues they need to unravel the mystery of what exactly produce
What is GLAST? Gamma Rays Part 1
The Universe is home to numerous exotic and beautiful phenomena, some of which can generate inconceivable amounts of energy. GLAST will open a new window on this high-energy world. With GLAST, astronomers will have a superior tool to study how black holes, notorious for pulling matter in, can accelerate jets of gas outward at fantastic speeds. Physicists will be able to search for signals of new fundamental processes that are inaccessible in ground-based accelerators and observatories. GLAST's s
Swift and GLAST-Gamma Rays Part 3
What's the difference between the Swift and GLAST satellites? Both missions look at gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), but in different ways. Swift can rapidly and precisely determine the locations of GRBs and observe their afterglows at X-ray, ultraviolet, and optical wavelengths. GLAST will provide exquisite observations of the burst over the gamma ray spectrum, giving scientists their first complete view of the total energy released in these extraordinary events. Beyond GRB science, GLAST is a multipur
World War II - Battle of the Java sea Feb/March 1942
Veteran Seamen of several nationalities who participated give their perspectives of the February and March, 1942 battle of Java Sea. Color, with subtitles.
US Troops on Alaskan Front - 1942
This World War II footage follows reinforcements landing on Attu Island and "Flying Tigers" preparing for combat missions in the Pacific, as large crowds pray for the troops in Chicago.
What Rats Can Teach Us About Confidence
Kepecs uses rats to study the neurology of decision-making because their brains are evolutionarily similar to ours but much simpler. Likewise, if you wanted to learn how cars worked, you wouldn’t study a complicated Lexus; you’d study a Model T. This video is in lecture format. (07:41)
Exploring Wisconsin Our Home-Where We Came From
Where We Came From - People have immigrated to Wisconsin for many reasons. Some are "pushed" from their homes because of famines, wars, or poverty. Some are "pulled" to new areas because of greater opportunities, availability of land, and freedom from oppression. Although many Native American citizens' roots may extend through more than two centuries of Wisconsin's history, most of the people who settled Wisconsin were influenced by these push-pull factors. Immigration cycles create ethnic
Learning English - Lesson Twenty Five (Making a Speech)
This lesson is an informative and humorous lesson on making a speech, featuring a very bad speech and some very specific pointers on how not to make the same mistakes. This was directed at ESL learners but is suitable for anyone. It contains subtitles in English while the narrator speaks in British English. (7:53)
Public Speaking Tip for Kids - Using Your Voice Dynamically This video explains to why people should use vocal variety when speaking. Your voice should go up and down, change the pitch, speed up and slow down. This all adds excitement and emphasis to your speech. Public speaking is a great activity for kids of all ages. This video is of good quality and appropriate for elementary, middle and high school students.
This video explains to why people should use vocal variety when speaking. Your voice should go up and down, change the pitch, speed up and slow down. This all adds excitement and emphasis to your speech. Public speaking is a great activity for kids of all ages. This video is of good quality and appropriate for elementary, middle and high school students.
Public Speaking Tip for Kids - Stop saying ums and ahs
This video explains to kids how to stop saying ums and ahs. Saying um and ah is a habit, how to get out of this is to take a pause, close your mouth, and then go on to the next sentence. This will take work and practice. Public speaking is a great activity for kids of all ages. This video is of good quality and appropriate for elementary, middle and high school students.
How to Set the Style for a Speech
When setting the style for a speech, determine who your audience
is, decide on a suitable tone and determine whether or not you're
arguing for or against the topic. Create a well-balanced speech that
helps engage the audience with tips from a teacher in this video.
History of Thanksgiving
This video discussed the history of Thanksgiving when the pilgrims celebrated by having food to eat, and giving thanks to the Indians that helped them make it through their first winter in this new land they now call home. This could be a helpful resource to use in conjunction with non-fiction texts on holidays in the middle school classroom. (2:39)
Personal Space Social Story
Person space is something that is very important for all students. While it comes naturally for most children, some require direct instruction using social stories. This social story focuses on personal space- who needs it and how to get it.
Whispers Listening Game
This game really tests listening and speaking skills and encourages teamwork. To make it more enjoyable, add a competitive element. Split the class into teams, and the team that more closely matches the original phrase scores a point. Children in the video demonstrate how to play the game. (04:57)
Watch & Learn: Invented Spelling
In a Connecticut suburb, first grade teacher Carol Spinello turns a spelling lesson into something of a game. (4:42)
Where to Practice for the ACT & SAT for Free
This informative video features information from Brian Leaf, M.A., who is the author of McGraw-Hill's 'Top 50 Skills for SAT/ACT Success' series. (Note: A small ad appears before the video starts.)
Parts of Speech Rhyme
Learn the parts of speech with this cute rhyme. It includes nouns, adjectives, verbs, and adverbs.
One minute video about the Maasai, a tribal group of East Africa, known for their tall stature, signature red clothing, and highly energetic and athletic style of dancing. Both Tanzanian and Kenyan government have encouraged abandonment of the traditional semi-nomadic lifestyle, but they have successfully maintained many age-old customs. Very brief, but a good introduction. Run time 01:05
War of The Century - Part 20
This last part of the documentary shows that even after the Red army was victorious some soldiers looked for revenge. There were war crimes committed and there are accounts of some former soviets retelling what they did. There is footage of the Soviet parade celebrating victory. There is reference to Stalin's attitude towards army leaders who were popular. Most of them had to suffer their popularity. Stalin's rule was harsh.