Imaging: Irfanview - Selection Tools
Video: Imaging: Irfanview - Selection Tools Episode 23 (of a 25-part series) This Nortel LearniT tutorial reviews the process for using the selection tools on Irfanview.
Wow! Giant Octopus - Extreme Animals
Watch this amazing footage as Steve Leonard gets up close and personal with a giant octopus in the freezing sea waters. Would you be happy to get this close to an Extreme Animal with giant eyes? This professional video includes narration. (02:24)
The Death of Stonewall Jackson: The Civil War
Stonewall Jackson was shot by his own men, but he didn't die for days. Why? Medical Investigator Shiya Ribowsky discovers the brutal truth behind Stonewall's death and how the three bullets in him were removed and how the primitive Southern medical practices resulted in his death-not from his wounds. May be too intense for younger students.
Ulysses S. Gran: Overcoming Failures
Ulysses S. Grant overcomes a lifetime of failures to lead the Union Army to victory in the Civil War. This short video shows how his strategy helped win the war with his relentless methods. Quotes from Lincoln and photos help add depth to this biography.
Robert E Lee: A Short Biography
This two minute video does a good job of reviewing his life and his activities during the Civil War.
Earth in Motion: Seasons - Interactive Site
Earth's orbit around the Sun, together with the tilt of its axis, results in periodic climate changes around the globe known as seasons. Different locations experience different types of climate changes. For example, some places have extreme seasonal changes in temperature, while others have little temperature change but may have rainy and dry seasons. This interactive activity from the Adler Planetarium explains why Earth experiences seasons and has users properly place Earth in its orbit for p
How to Quote Something or Someone
When quoting something or someone, always use quotation marks, credit the individual who said it and include a context of time and place to help clarify its relevance. Use basic copyrighting and citation rules when quoting someone is the focus of this 1:21 minute long video. No examples are shown in this talking head video. At best, a basic guide to what a quote is with the teacher left to explain how to make quote marks and where to place them.
How to Draw Facial Hair on Cartoons
When drawing facial hair on cartoons, concentrate more on the shape and pattern that the hair creates rather than drawing each individual hair follicle. Create stylized facial hair for a cartoon character. (3:36)
Aa kinesthetic approach to teaching phonics. (:30)
Drawing Cartoon Insects : Drawing Cartoon Butterflies
Begin with a caterpillar body, draw wings, arms, and legs to make a butterfly. Watch and learn from the artist's drawing. . Step-by-step narration by artist Danny Page. English captions. (2:35)
A Night in the Coral Reef
This video segment, adapted from NOVA, explores how a coral reef ecosystem changes over the course of a day. When the sun is up, colorful fish and other plant-eating animals are active and dominate the reef. At night, the plant-eaters take shelter and are replaced by nocturnal carnivores, some of which exhibit special adaptations that enable them to successfully hunt in complete darkness. Closed captioning included. Run time 02:49.
The Lion and The Mouse - Shadow Theatre
This version of the fable The Lion and the Mouse is animated with the technique of shadow theatre. There are lively dialogues and background music. The fable teller changes voices to represent the characters. (05:31)
"The Fury of Overshoes" Poem by Anne Sexton
Sexton reads a poem from the last collection of her poetry released in her lifetime. (1:14)
NASA Director Predicts Mars Settlement by 2060
Science fiction may become reality. NASA Director Predicts Mars Settlement by 2060 - Long Conversation, an epic relay of one-to-one conversations among some of the Bay Area's most interesting minds, took place over six hours in San Francisco on Saturday, October 16, 2010. (01:48)
Inca, Part 1
This is the first of six (24:30) clips in this series about the Incas. Producer uses a variety of film reenactments, footage of modern-day Incan descendants, and primary source photos and video footage to give a comprehensive view of not just the Incan civilization but their predecessors (most notably the Nazca and Moche). Endings are abrupt (often ending mid-sentence!), but pick up on next clip in the series. This first one begins with a dramatic (violent) reenactment of the end of the Incan ci
It's So Cold
This Electric Company animated cartoon teaches the phrase "It's so cold" and other phrases. (:51)
The Weather Song
Cartoon slide show names weather in all seasons. Song written and performed by Peter Weatherall. Some pop-up ads during the song. (1:17)
The Four Seasons
This brief video is for beginnng learners who are learning about the four weather seasons.
Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Lively cartoon drawings and photographs accompany the song. Children's choir sings. The words representing the animal sounds are written on the slides. The repetition is fun for children especially when they accompany the song with hand movements. (2:10)
This is the nursery rhyme about a farmer named McDonald and his animals.