21eTeacher: Explore video
A video about the second E in Nortel LearniT's lesson plan model. This is the section where the student investigates the topic more thoroughly. In these lessons the investigation takes the form of Internet research but it could equally include original research and the use of a variety of problem solving techniques. What is important is that the students are given the opportunity to "free wheel" their way through the materials and not be over directed. We all know however, that they will need so
"The Road Not Taken" Poem by Robert Frost
Here is a black and white virtual movie of the head (photograph) of Robert Frost "reading" probably his best known poem, "The Road Not Taken."
The Life and Works of Robert Frost
Frost's image as elder statesman is vividly contrasted with his vigorous, poetic exploration of the darker forces of nature and the human condition. Readings and interviews with the poet reveal compelling insights into his work. (57:15)
"Daddy" Poem by Sylvia Plath
This desperately angry and coldly bitter poem is read by the poet Sylvia Plath herself (1932 - 1963) in this video, accompanied by film and images, including family and personal photographs. Powerful. (3:56)
"If" Poem by Rudyard Kipling
How does one master the art of living? When can one say that the earth and everything in it is within one's grasp? When does a boy ever become a man? Rudyard Kipling provides the answers in this video that recites his poem "If" while showing his words on the screen, and photos of his life and times. List of sources. (3:12)
Phillis Wheatley - A documentary
Who was Phillis Wheatley? - American slave and poet. A documentary presented by a man who is directly sharing the information. You see the man on the screen as he shares information about Phillis Wheatley and her poetry. Some of the information he shares scrolls across the screen. (4:11)
Elephants shower Toot, a pink piglet, with water. Simple color animation with music, voices. Site includes tabs to more information on "Characters" and "Learning Goals." (0:46)
What causes auroras? (continued)
Part 2 What causes auroras? Jean-Pierre St-Maurice – University of Saskatchewan compares the auroras to the same process of the old television cathode ray tubes. He describes the process of this beautiful light radiation of the high energy physics. “I’m in there for the puzzle solving.” Run time 02:59.
What Changes and Affects Auroras?
What changes and affects auroras?" Josh Semeter – Boston University. Particles come streaming into the atmosphere at 30 to 40, 000 miles per hour. They bang into the gases of the neutral atmosphere in much the same phenomenon as a (manufactured product) neon light. What’s important in becoming a scientist? Imagination is much more important than knowledge (Einstein) so extrapolate that to mean that people come to it from all kinds of different ways. Run time 03:03
Words and Expressions to Talk about Technology
This video is about Technology and its effect on our lives. The presentation starts with some facts about how technology has changed in the recent years. There is a definition of TECHNOLOGY and several words related to it are listed. There is also some reference to the negative side of using technology.
This animated short clip shows how the heart works as a pump to deliver blood to all parts of the body. Animation shows the heart muscle and the cycle of blood through arteries and veins in various stages. (01:51)
Pelvis (Part 1) Tutorial
Video uses hand drawn diagrams to identify and discuss the structure and physiology of the pelvis. Focus on the pelvic girdle and joints. Good review for a test. Music in background is a little distracting, and video is a little blurry. Grades 9-12. 4:25 min.
This is a very simplified overview of the process of how DNA is copied to make a new strand. Animation with narration. Grades 5-12. This video includes closed captioning. (01:03)
Aquatic Ape 1 - BBC Documentary
This excellent documentary gives pros and cons of the so-called aquatic ape theory. Executive producer Moira Mann, narrated by Andrew Sachs. This documentary is suitable for high school students. Run time 09:54.
How Do You Find a Fossil?
Anthropologist Katerina Harvati explains how scientists from various
disciplines work together to find fossilized human remains in this 1:30 video. Does not show specifics of looking, just a general overview.
Elizabeth I - Documentary Part 10
After the conspiracy and death of her husband, Mary queen of Scots was involved in battle against Elizabeth. She was taken prisoner to England. She abdicated to her one-year-old son, James, who she never saw again. Elizabeth had to face more problems with Catholic groups. Mary escaped from her island prison. There was battle and she is defeated again. Mary was imprisoned again. Catholics in the north rebelled. Mary attempted once again, this time, she plotted with Lord Northfolk against Elizabet
Fench: The Past Tense, "Passe Compose"
This "passe compose"; compound tense is pretty simple. Included are the past participles and example conjugations. Video does a full conjugation chart for passe compose of acheter.