Best of Inventors Fair
This four minute video reviews student created inventions and includes an interview with some of these inventors years later. Should be motivating for students.
Benefits of Space: Inventions
This four minute video is full of the many inventions that shows how the space program has resulted in numerous inventions as well as bringing to students the opportunity to dream. Students might want to do a research project on this inventions or write to their federal officials about funding for the space program.
Women in Film: A Short History of Women's Faces in Film
A succession of women's faces morphing into each other, covering film styles from the Silent Film era to the 21st century. There is no text to explain who these women are. (2:26)
TV story on silent film pianist Ben Model at MoMA on Vimeo
Ben Model, silent film accompanist at the Museum of Modern Art in NY, is interviewed for a feature story in January 2000 on NY1 about playing music for silent movies.
Meredith Viera Discusses the Word Hibernate
Meredith Viera discusses the definition of hiberate. Ms. Viera is joined at the end of this brief video by examples of hibernating animals (represented by puppets).
Gimp Tutorial - Clone Photomanipulation
This tutorial teaches you tips for photography as well as how to clone a photo. It shows step by step instructions with screen shots of how to work through this process. (9:44)
Internet Safety Rules
There are rules that you need to follow to be safe in the cyberworld. These rules are stated in this video.
Noun Eater Song
This simple music video sings about nouns while it shows pictures of simple nouns. (person, place or thing) Run time 02:01.
Introduction: Getting Started with Google SketchUp
Take a tour of Google SketchUp and learn how to make a 3D model of a house using components, shapes, push/pull, materials, and shadows. Model anything you can think of.
Speed Reading Practice #1
This clip leads you through a technique to help increase your speed reading skills. Learn simple exercises that will help to accelerate the reading speed you already have. You will need a piece of paper and pen for this exercise.
Gymnastics & Tumbling : Pro Tips on How to do a Handstand Flip
Each video in the series starts off on how to properly stretch to get ready to do the skill. A handstand flip, or a front handspring, has many elements, including a handstand and a handstand pop. Land tightly at the bottom when doing a handstand flip with help from a gymnastics coach in this free video on gymnastics and tumbling.
Anarchists in the 1936 Spanish Civil War
Anarchism has historically gained the most support and influence in Spain, especially in the seventy or so years before Francisco Franco's victory in the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939. 'The Spanish Civil War was a major conflict that devastated Spain from 17 July 1936 to 1 April 1939' (Spanish Civil War, Wikipedia, 2009). This documentary is suitable for high school students. The story is told through commentary, narration, and several images from the period.
Moscow 1941 - 3/6
With the invasion of the Soviet Union, the systematic murder of the Jews. Jews were hunt down and taken prisoners.
Benjamin Franklin, Part II
Animation of the later life of Benjamin Franklin. This video is part of the Discovery Education series.
Inventions by Ben Franklin
This 2:25 long video is a "Ben Franklin" talking to a second grade class. The essence is a listing and explanation of some of Franklin's inventions.
Benjamin Franklin Biography
This four minute video is about Benjamin Franklin, the American founding father, scientist, inventor, activist, statesman, diplomat and author. It uses painting and a narrator to help tell his story. A good overview.
The War for Independence: The Last Battle in Yorktown
This 1:14 video gives a quick view of the battlefield and the preparations made by the French, English and Americans. A map would be of help for students as well as a timeline ending with the formal peace treaty.
How email works
How private is email? Where does it go? These questions and others explained in this video.
JFK Inaugural Address
President John F. Kennedy's inaugural address, January 20th.
Ram Upgrades Demystified
In episode 21, Andy and Sean discuss how memory upgrades help improve your computer's performance and the pitfalls you should avoid. The most powerful upgrade you can do is to add RAM, most computers come with the least amount needed to run the operating system. Adding memory can give up to a 30% increase in performance.