LIGHT AS LANGUAGE
With the unlimited supply of electric light our surroundings very easily may be illuminated too strongly. Too much light is unpleasant for our eyes, and a high level of light in many cases disturbs the conception of form. Just as in a forest, we need shadows, contrasts and variation when we compose with light. If we focus on the term compose, it is natural to conceive our environment as a wholeness. In fact, this is not only aesthetically important, it is true in a physical context. Inspired by
Andy Puddicombe: "Get Some Headspace"
Meditation only works if we do it. We can talk about it, read about it and think about it, but only when we take the time to sit and practice will we experience meaningful and lasting change, for both ourselves and those around us. So find out how to make it part of your routine, learn how to overcome common obstacles, experiment with new techniques, and make a commitment to a happier, healthier and more enjoyable way of life. Andy Puddicombe is a former Tibetan Buddhist monk and the co-founder
The Hydro Logic Cycle
The speaker in this video explains that water never disappears -- it just reappears as a different state of matter. The background in the video is a bit distracting. (01:17)
Developing a new endoscopy laboratory with digital tools.
Tampere School of Architecture had to leave its old down-town building and move to the TU Tampere university campus in Hervanta, 10 km away. In this process, the 20 years old endoscopic system "The Urban Simulator" was one of the victims. Old mechanical parts and especially the original home-built microcomputer system were too old to compete with modern computer-aided methods. A new endoscopical system is now under construction, using all of the 20-year experience, new technical components and c
Constructing a Line Segment
This video explains how to construct a line segment. When constructing a line segment, we use a compass and straightedge to first draw a ray or line and then a point that will serve as an endpoint of the new segment. Next, we measure the given segment with a compass and make a mark with the pencil end. Without changing the spacing of the compass, place the sharp end of the compass on the point drawn on the new line/ray, and make a mark on the line/ray. This is our line segment.(2:02)
Recycling Aluminum Cans
This video from Sesame Street Video is for preschoolers about how to recycle aluminum cans. A preschooler explains how some things can be reused and how to recycle. (02:06)
Martin Luther King Jr.
In honor of MLK, Jr. Day, and the fact that I want new stuff to use to
teach my third graders, I made another video bio. This one is about
Martin Luther King, Jr.
History of the Mennonites Part 2
The history of the origins of the Mennonite faith.
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.
The Cult of Hades
This 2:35 video is aobut the followers of Hades, the Greek god of the Underworld, and that followers are believed to have worshipped at a cave site at Eleusis, Greece. Very good video. Excellent use of images.
Mathematics Professor Martin Jones Among "The Best 300 Professors" in the U.S.
The College of Charleston has two of the country's best undergraduate teachers, according to The Princeton Review's new book, The Best 300 Professors. Spanish professor Devon Hanahan and mathematics professor Martin Jones are two of 300 professors that represent the top .02% of the roughly 1.8 million post-secondary teachers instructing students at colleges and universities across the United States. They were chosen from an initial list of 42,000 professors. Martin Jones received his Ph.D. in M
What Is a Transgenic Plant?
This 2:45 minute long video explains that a transgenic plant is a plant that has been crossed with another plant and expresses qualities of a stronger, more drought-resistant plant. Students could try this type of experiment in class.
Prepositions and Conjunctions - Part One
Story Time | Literary Elements | Second Grade-The Crow and the Pitcher
Reading Comprehension Story: Adapted from a Native American legend. There are no moving images in this video; it just has narration. (02:39) Great for improving listening skills.
Setting Up Shop
This video is useful in teaching students how to count money. The students in the video have to buy items in a store without spending all of their money while still getting enough items for everyone.
The End of Reconstruction - Impeachment of Johnson
This video is accompanied by text. "In 1867, the political battle between President Johnson and Congress over southern Reconstruction came to a confrontation. The Radical Republicans in Congress were not content with curbing Johnson’s authority by overriding his vetoes--they wanted to remove him altogether. Under the laws of the time, removing Johnson meant that Ben Wade, the president pro tempore of the Senate, would become president.
While many considered Johnson to be an inadequate pr
Japanese Listening Comprehension for Absolute Beginners #5 - Looking At a Photograph from Japan
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Do you find yourself only understanding bits and pieces of Japanese conversations? Do you spend hours trying to figure out what that person said to you in Japanese? Then this Japanese Listening Comprehension for Absolute Beginners series is for you! In each lesson of this five-part series, you’ll see an image, [...]
Growth of a Nation
This ten minute video illustrates the growth of America from the original 13 Colonies in 1789 to the year 2000. Gives information to purchase the full length video.
How to make the best paper airplane in the world
This video teaches you how to make one of the best paper airplane in the world. The video is 3:22 shows how to make a plane that can be made to go longer or faster, or return to you. Clear directions are given.