Rock, Paper, Scissors-Settling Classroom Disputes
I have open discussions with students about settling simple disputes. For example, we talk about when two people arrive in line at the same time, what usually happens? Sometimes an argument will start, maybe some pushing or shoving. Then we discuss other strategies to help solve the conflict fast one way is by playing "Rock, Paper, Scissor shoot". Then I show the video clip using a LCD projector. When the clip is over I pass out a card from a deck of cards and ask the kids to find a p
Lugosi teaches math - Positive series2
Béla Lugosi teaches advanced mathematical concepts in this video. This video shows a variety of tests to prove positive series. He begins with what is called a comparison test and formulates proofs. Lugosi's hidden love for mathematics is illuminated by his animated teaching style. This video is geared to older, advanced mathematics learners.
Air Masses and Fronts - by StudyJams
The Earth has four major air masses, two cold ones and two warm ones. When those air masses run into each other, the place where they meet is called a front. Fronts are resposible for all kinds of weather like snow and storms. Learn more about air masses and fronts with this computer animation from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
" Snowball Fight"- A Song About Letters and Sounds
In this computer-animated video, the letters of the alphabet each appear on a snowball one at a time. The name of each letter is said along with the sound it makes. ( 3:06)
How to Write Bubble Letters
In this clip learn how to make bubble letters. The craftswoman shows how to write rounded like bubbles, squared-off shape letters, or in a block shape. Stylize bubble letters can be use for a decorative touch.
Latte art or coffee art
Latte art or coffee art refers to designs created on the tops of espresso based drinks by a barista. These designs are usually created in one of two ways and sometimes using a combination of both. This is a fun video to watch and to encourage students to see art as an extension of life. Three minutes of wonderment.
How to Make a Book for Younger Children
A two minute video on how younger children can write, draw, and decorate a homemade book. Very easy to follow.
How to Make a Christmas Bow
This is a six minute video that explains how to make a holiday bow for a tree.
Orchid Bees - Euglossa
The relationship between Orchid Bees (genus Euglossa)and Orchids is remarkable. This video shows male Orchid Bees collecting fragrance from a Mexican Orchid, Mormodes badia.
Filmed at Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens.
How are Planets Formed?
See how the Webb Space Telescope studies planetary bodies using the solar system and planets orbiting other stars. This video has excellent computer-animated images to show how planets may have formed. (05:51)
The History of St. Patrick's Day
This professionally made video contains a narrator detailing the history and celebration of St. Patrick's Day. The video contains photos of history of St. Patrick and videos of actual celebrations. (Video does contain images of men drinking beer in celebration and is shown in context of being able to do so during Lent.) (3:33)
60 Prepositions Chant
This slide show clip chants 60 prepositions. The prepositions are presented in alphabetical order. Goal is to help memorize the list. No teaching of what the words mean. (1:24)
Small Simplest Motor - The Electromagnet
See a small simple motor made out of just a wire, battery, and magnet -- creating mechanical motion. No narration. Does not explain how to make it, just an example of one. Run time 1:50
Dr. Loopy's Blinding you with Science #5: Magnetism and electromagnets
This is #5 in the series of Blinding you with Science videos was produced to help elementary students with sceince concepts. In this episode Dr. Loopy and his friends look at how magnets work and do experiments with magnetism.
The Dust Bowl: A Story of Survival
The Dust Bowl immigrants of the 1930s. A story of survival in The Great Depression. (AMateur video with slides and narration)
Newsreel - Kennedy Inspects Missile Center [11-18-1963]
News broadcast of President Kennedy viewing a missile launching demonstration at an Air Force base in Florida.
How an Electric Water Heater Works
An electric water heater is basically a piece of wire that has
a high resistance and that must be kept from coming in direct contact
with water. Find out how silica makes an electric water heater safe with information from a science teacher in this video.
Symphony No 2, 3rd movement by Mahler
This is a live stage performance of Valery Gergiev conducting the London Symphony Orchestra performing Mahler's second symphony. It was recorded in April, 2008. The picture and sound quality are excellent. (4:40)
Handwriting Repair with Kate Gladstone - Making Handwriting Make Sense
This video explores why students may have trouble with penmanship. The video is a slide show with music. Video does not follow the 'standard' practice of how to write in cursive, but the video may have value to stuggling cursive writers.
How to Write Calligraphy: Small Letters
This just shows an artist making the letters. It does not tell how to hold the writing instrument or provide any other instruction. However, it clearly shows the lower case letters.