Measures of Variability-- DEVIATION
The deviation tells you how far a measurement is from the mean or average of the set.  It tells you how much a value deviates from the average.  The formula to find the deviation is x minus x bar.  The value for x bar is the mean.
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This video introduces descriptive statistics and central tendency. Examples are shown on a black board of the average of central tendency: mean, median and mode.

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Statistical Calculation in Microsoft Powerpoint
In this video, six basic statistical calculations are presented in a Microsoft Powerpoint with accompanying narration.  The video explores how to find the mean, median, mode, standard deviation, z scores, and p-values.  examples are presented of data sets for concentration of product.

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Probability: ztheDefinition, Theory, Formula, and Statistics
Probability math is used in many ways in everyday life, and it has many definitions. Find out about the definitions of probability, such as counting definitions, permutations, and combinations.

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Florence Nightingale's Biggest Weapon: Statistics
Florence Nightingale was sent to Turkey by the British government during the Crimean War. She was intensely disturbed by the lack of sanitary conditions, and fought for years to improve the quality of care. One of her biggest weapons in the battle was statistics – she collected data with which she was able to show that many more soldiers died from illnesses contracted due to poor sanitation than from enemy fire. This brief clip could be used to introduce a discussion in statistics class or
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Statistician for The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World
Fred Hazelton, Statistician for the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World discusses his work with the guide and with touringplans.com on an Ottawa TV Morning Show. While he doesn’t discuss his specific methods, he does discuss the fact that he needs to use statistics because there are an infinite number of choices for your path through the park.  It is a great example of real-life application for statistics.  (04:20)
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Cute Pig - Drawing Tutorial
This video is a drawing tutorial for creating a cute cartoon pig.  It is narrated well, and the steps of the drawing are very simple to follow.  Any artist to be can follow the given steps and be successful.
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Cute Lamb - Drawing Tutorial
This video is a drawing tutorial for creating a cute cartoon lamb.  It is narrated well, and the steps of the drawing are very simple to follow.  Any artist to be can follow the given steps and be success ful.
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Cute Turtle - Drawing Tutorial
This video is a drawing tutorial for creating a cute cartoon turtle.  It is narrated well, and the steps of the drawing are very simple to follow.  Any artist to be can follow the given steps and be successful. (2:14)
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Cute Lion - Drawing Tutorial
This video is a drawing tutorial for creating a cute cartoon Lion.  It is narrated well, and the steps of the drawing are very simple to follow.  Any artist to be can follow the given steps and be successful. (4:04)
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Time, Clocks and Gears
This video is designed to support the teaching of gears at an introductory level by explaining the role that gears play in mechanical clocks. Tower clocks, like Big Ben, use an elaborate set of gears to display time. The video includes information about Foliot and Pendulum clock mechanisms.
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Gear Basics
This video is designed to provide a basic introduction to gears suitable for grades 4 to 9. Gear rotation, gear ratio, rates of rotation, mechanical advantage and examples of use are included. A second video, " Time, Clocks and Gears" explains how gears are used in mechanical clocks to control the hands on an analog clock.
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Gear and Wheels and How They Work, Part 1
This video discusses the history behind the wheel and how it was changed to make a gear.  The video also discusses gears, gear speed and direction, circumference, diameter, radius, combining different size gears, driver gear vs driven gear, gear trains, gear ratio, gear friction, gear pairs (compound gears), lever arm, torque, and rim force. (08:50)
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Gears and Wheels, Part 2
This ten-minute video continues with discussion of concepts associated with gears, gear speed and direction, circumference, diameter, radius, combining different size gears, driver gear vs driven gear, gear trains, gear ratio, gear friction, gear pairs (compound gears), lever arm, torque, and rim force.
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Common French Phrases for Shopping
Learn common French phrases for shopping. Stephanie Hourie Morrow is a native French speaker and has been giving language lessons for 10 years. Each sentence is pronounced in English and French while the French phrase appears on the screen. For beginning to intermediate learners. Good sound quality.
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The First People, Part II (Bluewater, Michigan)
This is a film documentary of the history of Native Americans in the Blue Water area of Michigan.

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Tech Award Video Presentation - Curriki
Video presentation of Curriki as a Tech Award Laureate 2008. Run time 01:09.
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Be Human Calculator
In just 4 minutes, this video shows how one can learn to calculate faster than any calculator. Your can power-up your weak Math muscle and turn it into a bulging bicep.  This video gives great directions on how to follow the steps given on the screen.  (02:45)
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Abolitionism in the 1800s
This video is accompanied by text. "The crusade against slavery was the most significant of the reform era movements. Slavery existed in all of the original 13 American colonies, but by the middle of the eighteenth century some Americans began to speak out against human bondage. The Society of Friends--the Quakers--became the first group to take a public stand in support of the abolition of slavery. The devotion of the Quakers was paralleled, in varying degrees, by other religions. As the Revolu
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Lincoln Issues the Emancipation Proclamation
The Emancipation Proclamation refocuses the purpose of the Civil War to address the issue of slavery. This 2:31 long video explains how Lincoln changed his objectives during the Civil War to end slavery from holding the Union together. This video helps students place the importance of the Emancipation and how Lincoln becomes an icon for America and Civil Rights and Human Rights. (02:31)
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