Video starts with review of the basics of square roots, showing symbols and how they are written. This video only covers perfect squares. Then they go through the perfect squares, from 0 to 6. Then a number of problems are done. From there they move to other problems that are not perfect squares. This information is used to solve the hypotenuse for right triangles. They give the formula and apply this to different triangles. They go on to show how to add, subtract, multiply, and dividing square
Digits and Place Value (Part 1)
This video indicates it is for pre-algebra, but it is good for all levels, beginning, for those who need extra help, or those who need to review. This video is good and contains humor along with the lesson. Reviews what digits are, then goes into what the different place values are. This also contains what the place values are on the other side of the decimal. Then examples are gone through, they also go through the written number (long word form). Video is good quality and good for all st
Digits and Place Value (Part 2)
This video indicates it is for Pre-Algebra, however this would be good for anyone who is reviewing or learning place value. In this video they talk about the expanded form of the number and how to read and write the number. They explain how to break down the number into expanded form, then they write it in expanded form. They do a few examples to help you understand. Then they write the number in expanded form and you have write the number in numerical form. Video is good quality and good
Introduction to Decimals, Part I
This is part one of a two-part video. This video starts with a review of place value, then proceeds to a decimal into a word statement, then writes the decimal as a fraction. Many examples are done. Then it moves on to whole numbers and decimals, writing them out, and showing the fraction equivalent. A few more examples are done. Video is good quality and good for all students as a review or initial learning of the topic.
Fossils and Plate Tectonics
NASA Sci Files segment explaining what fossils are and how plate tectonics work. Produced specifically for students and is suitable for elementary and older students.
(This is an Emmy award-winning series of instructional programs that introduces students in grades 3-5 to NASA and integrates mathematics, science, and technology through the use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), scientific inquiry, and the scientific method. The series seeks to motivate students to become critical thinkers
How People Learn: Introduction to Learning Theory
A thirty minute video about several teachers and how they encourage learning in their classroom. A lot of talking and a few glimpses of the classroom. This is part of a series. The subject matter is mainly elementary and middle school level.
Learning As We Grow: Development and Learning
This 30 minute program examines the concept of readiness for learning and illustrates how developmental pathways — including physical, cognitive, and linguistic — all play a part in students’ learning. Featured are a first-grade teacher, a seventh- and eighth-grade science teacher, and a senior physics teacher. Some classroom examples shown.
Different Kinds of Smart: Multiple Intelligences
This program delves into Harvard University professor Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences, describing how people have learning skills that differ in significant ways. Featured are teachers who share a class of five- through eight-year-olds, including several mainstreamed special needs students, and a ninth- and 10th-grade social studies teacher, with commentary from Howard Gardner.
Feelings Count: Emotions and Learning
This 27 minute video program introduces ways to create an emotionally safe classroom to foster learning and to deal effectively with emotions and conflicts that can be obstacles. Featured are a fifth-grade teacher and an eighth-grade band teacher, with commentary from Daniel B. Goleman, author of the book Emotional Intelligence, and Yale University Professor James P. Comer
Learning From Others: Learning in a Social Context
Based on Lev Vygotsky’s work, this program explores how learning relies on communication and interaction with others as communities of learners. The program features a fifth-grade teacher and a ninth- through 12-grade teacher, with commentary from Tufts University professor David Elkind, Yale University professor James P. Comer, and University of California at Santa Cruz professor Roland Tharp.
Thinking About Thinking: Metacognition
This 27 minute program explores how thinking about thinking helps students better manage their own learning and learn difficult concepts deeply. The program features a senior English teacher and a sixth-grade teacher, with commentary from University of Michigan professor Annemarie Sullivan Palincsar and Lee S. Shulman, president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Questons such as what we need to do next is just one of the areas explores. How to see yourself.
Expectations for Success: Motivation and Learning
Teachers can enhance their students’ motivation by encouraging them to be thoughtfully and critically engaged in the learning process, by supporting their drive for mastery and understanding, and by helping them become self-confident. This 27 minute program takes a second look at classrooms seen previously to show how motivational techniques work in concert with other learning theories. Stanford University School of Education Dean Deborah Stipek adds her insight to this program
Pulling It All Together: Creating Classrooms and Schools That Support Learning
This program discusses how schools can organize for powerful learning through a coherent, connected approach to teaching and learning that is reinforced and supported by structural features. This session features the staff and students of two schools: a public school in Michigan serving grades three through eight and a first-year charter school in California.
Exercise can Make You Smarter
Researchers are finding that exercise can not only keep you fit, but make you smarter. A school in Illinois has developed a program that gets students moving and learning. This 4 min. 17 seconds video goes. Interview at very well equipped high school that is said to show fitness helps the brain work as well.
Magic School Bus is Going Batty
The class is learning about nocturnal animals - creatures of the night. But it’s driving them batty! Ralphie thinks Ms. Frizzle is a vampire. And the Magic School Bus has grown wings! But after they hang around the castle for a while, the class finds out the truth about Ms. Frizzle, and learns everything they ever wanted to know about bats!
Run time 23:00.
Hints To Learn Jazz Tunes Faster
A narrated PowerPoint presentation that provides step by step instructions for learning and practicing jazz tunes on any instrument. There are no pictures, but rather a written list of hints and suggestions. The instruction is thorough and of high quality, but a little bland on the presentation. (5:16)
The Small Mammal Sengi Outwits a Hungry Lizard
In this short video clip, the unusual, small African rufous sangi uses an intricate network of hunting trails to outwit a lizard. This 2 ounce mammal is able to go the distance as the reptile runs out of steam. Shows predator/prey relationship. Run time (02:36)
The Days of the Week (song)
This video will help students learn the naming sequence - of the days in the week. The video repeats the days names several times - for repititious learning in a song.
Days of the Week Song
Learning the days of the week through song and pictures. White letters on black ground for days of the week. Chorus has children touch body parts. Also touches on definition of a day. Last 40 seconds (2:15 on) is a commercial. (2:52)
Colour & Shape Olympiad Interactive video. Kids are told what to spot and they point at it. This video keeps kids moving. Video is good, it keeps kids moving while they are learning. Video is appropriate for preschool and kindergarten children.
Interactive video. Kids are told what to spot and they point at it. This video keeps kids moving. Video is good, it keeps kids moving while they are learning. Video is appropriate for preschool and kindergarten children.