Understanding the Comma
This lesson opens with a brief introduction to the history of punctuation. Seven basic rules for using the comma correctly are presented and explained through humorous examples and illustrations. The original song, "Throw a Comma Down,"completes the lesson and reviews the seven rules. (03:23)
How To Add Explosive Power To Your Soccer Moves
Soccer Coach Mike Hefron demonstrates how to add explosive power to your beat-the-man moves on the soccer field in just 6 weeks.
"The Tell Tale Heart," short story by Edgar Allan Poe - Animated
This is an animated short 1953 film, with music, adapted from Edgar Allan Poe's short story, "The Tell Tale Heart." Narratied by James Mason, the film has good sound quality and graphic animation (though the screen is black, except for the pinpoint light of one eye, from 3:20 - 4:10). Appropriate for middle and high school students. The film is introduced with the following subtitles: "The film that you are about to see is based on a story told a hundre
Hands-On Science with Squishy Circuits
In a zippy demo at TED U, AnnMarie Thomas shows how two different kinds of homemade play dough can be used to demonstrate electrical properties -- by lighting up LEDs, spinning motors, and turning little kids into circuit designers. This video could also be used to inspire a science fair project (04:09)
The Andes: Ecuador's Rainforests
A five minute video about a trip from the Andes to the Amazon
John Vidal reports on the Ecuadorian rainforest tribes and the tremendous amount of plant and animal diversity is located there. This video provides data that shows how the development of this area is impacting the people and the environment. A good video for a debate.
How to Find Mean for a Data Set
How to find mean for a data set - The instructor demonstrates, using computer software, how to be able to find the mean for a data set. (04:50)
Immigration Through Ellis Island (Island of Hope, Island of Tears) Award Winning Documentary Video Film. Ellis Island was the port of entry for millions of European immigrants. Between 1892 and the early 1950s, nearly 15 million people streamed through Ellis Island in search of a new life. This video contains the stories of extraordinary immigrants, largely in their own poignant words. From 1892 to 1954, over twelve million immigrants entered the United States through the portal of Ellis Island,
Award Winning Documentary Video Film. Ellis Island was the port of entry for millions of European immigrants. Between 1892 and the early 1950s, nearly 15 million people streamed through Ellis Island in search of a new life. This video contains the stories of extraordinary immigrants, largely in their own poignant words. From 1892 to 1954, over twelve million immigrants entered the United States through the portal of Ellis Island,
Three Types of Volcanoes
A student centered 1:30 video that shows the three types of volcanoes and student made examples of these is shown.
Learn About Ludwig van Beethoven
Learn about the famous German composer, Ludwig van Beethoven, in this very brief video. He first performed as a pianist at the age of eight. (00:52)
Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata (Animated Score, 1st mvt.) Piano Solo
Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata as Seen Through Data
This video shows Stephen Malinowski playing the first movement of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. The sheet music scrolls by at the bottom, and a bar graph scrolls across the top. The colors indicate the "pitch class" of the notes; that is, every C# is a certain color (blue), every E is a certain color (olive green), etc. The piece is in the key of C# minor, so there's lots of blue and green, especially at the beginning and end. (07:33)
History's Turning Points - 1347 AD The Black Death
NOTE: There is brief frontal nudity at approximately 11:35 (old paintings). It's actually a little difficult to see--the instructor may choose to skip past this point. When a plague-ridden ship landed in Venice in 1347, it was immediately put into quarantine...but no one could stop the rats from corning ashore. Within three years, a third of Western Europe's population was dead. It was the greatest calamity in history. A 25-minute video that is well-acted and written. A great le
Civil War's Greatest Myth (2:41)
The causes of the Civil War are debated. The myth is that the South was fighting for a noble cause, but this not one that is justified in this video. Slavery is said to be the overlying cause, not tariffs, not states' rights, but the benefits the South had in using slaves to make their economy grow.
Galileo Galilei - A Biography
Galileo Galilei was born on February, 15, 1564 in the old Italian town of Piza and his biography is explained in this seven minute video. Uses good quotes and images to help explain his decisions. He is the father of modern physics and, in fact, of all modern natural
sciences. His trial is an important part of this video and is a good point of discussion for students when debating religion and science.
IPICK - Selecting Books that are "Just Right!"
When we are selecting books to read in our 2nd grade classroom, we remember the acronym, I PICK. Listen are we explain what each letter means. (1:57)
Earthquake Safety Tips
A seismologist and chief scientist of the United States Geological Survey Multi-Hazards Project, says that when it comes to earthquakes, it's not a matter of if - it's a matter of when and thus this 2:27 long video and what to do during an earthquake are examined. Having water, fire extinguishers, and more tips are offered. A must watch for students in areas of danger. For more earthquake lessons go to http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/earthquake.html
7 Ways Games Reward the Brain
We're bringing gameplay into more aspects of our lives, spending countless hours -- and real money -- exploring virtual worlds for imaginary treasures. Why? As Tom Chatfield shows, games are perfectly tuned to dole out rewards that engage the brain and keep us questing for more. Tom Chatfield thinks about games -- what we want from them, what we get from them, and how we might use our hard-wired desire for a gamer's reward to change the way we learn. (16:30)
Government - The Three Branches
This is a single page - not a video, nor a slideshow. However, it does have some merit as the page points out the three branches of government.
West African Civilizations
Dated yet relevant documentary on the history of ancient African art and civilizations is the subject of this six minute video. It covers the major learning centers and the development of various cultures. A good video that provides an overview using images that include objects found by archaeology.
How to Find the Surface Area of a Triangular Prism
Looking for an informative video on how to get the surface area of a triangular prism? This useful tutorial explains exactly how it's done in four minutes. The instructor uses a small whiteboard for demonstration.
How to Measure Circumference
The two minute video is about circumference. This video explains that one way to seperate circles is by their circumference, different size circles have differecnt size circumference. Circumference is the distance around a circle. The ratio of the circumference of a diameter is pi= c/d. The video moves slowly and students should be able to follow it after the terms have been explained and practice.