ON THE SUFFERINGS OF THE WORLD - Arthur Schopenhauer; Philosopher
'Arthur Schopenhauer (22 February 1788 – 21 September 1860) was a German philosopher known for his atheistic pessimism and philosophical clarity' (Arthur Schopenhauer, Wikipedia, 2009). He was influenced by Plato and Kant, and he, in turn, inlfuenced Einstein, Freud, and Jung among others. Suitable for high school students. Video consists of one still image and narration.
Distance, Time, and Velocity Time Calculations, Part 1
You will learn:How to calculate the velocity from a distance time graph, how to calculate acceleration from a velocity time graph, and how to calculate distance covered.
T Is for Triangle - Sesame Street
This classic Sesame Street snippet is a little blurry. It focuses on triangles and the letter t. It shows children dancing with the letter t and triangles. (:35)
Words Begiining With the Letter 'R'- Rocket-Doodle-Doo Song
This animated cartoon snippet from "Between the Lions" is a catchy rock and roll song featuring words beginning with the letter 'r.' The words of the song scroll along the bottom of the screen allowing viewers to read or sign along.Produced by PBSkids for the learn to read series, "Between the Lions." (1:14)
Blooms Taxonomy: A Slide Show
Slides only, this video attempts to show the various aspects of Bloom's taxonomy. However, there very little detail or examples. Would be good for a staff development meeting, but of little value without someone to flesh out the information. (3:30)
National Board of Professional Teaching Standards Introduction
A ten minute video that explains the purpose of the program and what it entails. This is a general video with few specifics.
Sand Fantasy - Art on sand
Ilana Yahav is a sand animation artist. Using only her fingers, Ilana draws with sand on glass table. Provides teachers with some ideas of what they can do with limited funds. Great for hand-eye coordination, too. 04:25 run time
Little Miss Muffet - read by Crispin Glover
Animated cartoon nursery rhyme, Little Miss Muffet read by actor, Crispin Glover. Words appear on the screen. Animation quality is fair. (:29)
Prefixes and Suffixes
The slide show presents a prefix or a suffix and the definition. The student narrator uses a word with the prefix in a sentence and simple animations clarify the sentence. (4:44)
Synonyms - Humongous Synonym Song
This song, in the style of old fashioned operettas, talks about the meaning of the word humongous and mentions a number of synonyms (and a few antonyms) for the word. Each word is spelled out on the screen as it is sung in the song. Produced by PBSkids for the learn to read series, "Between the Lions." (1:24)
Antonyms or Opposites
Slideshow of common household opposites. For example, one soft chair, a hard chai, then the two chairs are shown together. Words accompany the photos of opposites. (2:11)
Idioms Video explains what idioms are, they are expression that do not have a precise meaning. Learn these English expressions to make your speaking more colorful. Video gives examples of idioms and explains what they mean. The video uses a narrator and some graphics. Some of the explanations may be difficult for students to understand and need additional explanations.(2:54)
Video explains what idioms are, they are expression that do not have a precise meaning. Learn these English expressions to make your speaking more colorful. Video gives examples of idioms and explains what they mean. The video uses a narrator and some graphics. Some of the explanations may be difficult for students to understand and need additional explanations.(2:54)
English Vocabulary-Lesson 5-Idioms Related to Colors
This video discusses idioms and sayings related to colors-"pass with flying colors", "show one's true colors", and "to be in the red". This video not only explains what the idiom means but where it originated. The video narrator does not supply much depth to the lessons and images would be of value.(5:14)
English Vocabulary-Lesson 4-Idioms About Driving
Vocabulary for the advanced English language learner. Lesson 4 topic: Idioms and sayings about driving-"backseat driver", "road hog", and "running on empty" The narrator demonstrates the idioms, but does not offer much depth. (2:58).
Similes in Poetry
The short video features several examples of similes and is for fourth-grade students and older.
Simile, Metaphor, and Personification
The instructor uses a whiteboard and clip-art cut-outs to demonstate three types of figurative language. This video is suitable for third-grade students and older. (Note: The instructor dellberately has the first few seconds blurred.)
This is a photo slideshow with words (and instrumental music) that gives several examples of metaphors. Third-grade and older students would enjoy this video.
ThinkBlocks Tutorial: Metaphors and Similes
'Analogies are more than just things we might find on an SAT or college entrance exam. Analogies are foundational to our thinking. Using ThinkBlocks to reveal the structure and relationships of analogies, similes and metaphors will develop advanced thinking skills in children and adults.'
This video is a slide show and song about similes. The lyrics of the song are printed on the screen during the song as well as examples of similes. After the song is finished, several example similes are mentioned and explained.
Gradation within Christianity
This video shows the answer to the second question in the interview to George Gallup. "How would you parcel Amercian Religion experience, how would you divide the population?" Gallup explains the gradation of denomiations within Christianity.