Spanish Indefinite Articles
Learn the difference between definite and indefinite articles and how to use them in Spanish. This is a great lesson for beginner learners. (3:21)
Percent Problems: The Percent Equation
This video starts with translating a word problem into a math equation. A number of examples are done. This equation is also done with percents of fractions. Video is good quality and good for all students as a review or initial learning of the topic.
Math Review-Percentage (What % of 36 is 81?)
Students learn to solve "percent" word problems, such as the following: What percent of 36 is 81?
Computer Basics : What Is ISO?
ISO, or the International Standards Organization, sets the standards for computer file formats related to images and files. Archive files onto a CD or optical disk as an ISO image with help from a certified computer technician in this free video on computers.
Google Reader in Plain English
How to use Google Reader to read all your favorite news sites and blogs in one place and share news with friends. Google Reader can be useful for students working on research papers.
Explaining Web 2.0
This video explains interpersonal computing, web services and software as a service (SaaS) as the the three key aspects of Web 2.0. There is an explanation of what Web 2.0 is and what the main uses are. There are examples of the different tools. (07:11)
The Making Of Best Practice Vignettes
The Making of is a step-by-step video guide on how we created this Lesson Study project. Here we show you how to create the video vignette--learn from the television production teacher, a school administrator, and the students involved about the planning, equipment, challenges, and rewards of creating video segments. Run time 08:10
World War I: Germans Attack U.S. Navy Boats
In this History Rewind video clip, take a step back in time to the beginning of World War 1. The repeated sinking of American ships caused President Wilson to declare war. Watch the historic black and white footage of some of the attacks, but there is no sound so it lacks depth.
American Revolutionary War
This is a classroom lesson with lots of visuals. It asks questions and later answers them. Might be of value as an after test for students.
Science Olympiad Scrambler Brakes
A common event at Science Olympiad competitions is the Scrambler. The Scrambler must be a vehicle designed to use a falling mass to transport an egg a particular distance that students will be informed of only at the time of the event. This video displays a fairly simple braking system that is very beneficial to student success. Run time :20
How to Build a Catapult
Building a catapult is simple, using a block of wood as a base, a plastic spoon as the arm, two push pins and a rubber band as the torsion energy. Assemble a simple catapult, using mini marshmallows as ammunition, with a demonstration from a science teacher in this video. Run time 01:20.
The Sun — Earth's main source of energy — appears to shine at a constant rate. However, the Sun's magnetic field is actually constantly changing, and this affects its energy output. These variations cause effects that extend throughout the solar system. In this video segment adapted from NOVA, learn about some of the effects that solar activity may have on Earth. Closed captioning included. Run time 02:20.
Youth Awareness - Ocean of Plastic Project with Artist Dianna Cohen
Working with American artist and environmentalist, Dianna Cohen, the students of Benjamin Franklin International School Elementary in Barcelona, Spain created a mural out of plastic bags to raise awareness about the problem of plastic pollution in our oceans.
This piece will be on display at the Museu Agbar de les Aigües in Cornellá del Vallés, Barcelona, from June 8th to 9th 2010.
Harvestmen (Daddy Long Legs)
This puppet in Saluki, the puppet, introduces some basic facts about harvestmen, with some neat video of a group of harvestmen breaking up. These arachnids are called either Opiliones, Harvestmen, or Daddy Long Legs. From http://TorridonKennel.com/ This video won a $500 WatchKnow "pre-contest" prize in 2008, when we were originally designing WatchKnow! (CAUTION: This video contains the mention of a male body part.) Run time 03:31
Turtle Excluder- Turtles are making a comback!
Endangered sea turtles are making a comeback thanks to the T.E.D.- the Turtle Excluder Device. In Texas a new kind of shrimp/fishing net is saving turtles from being accidentally caught and injured or killed. 02:49.
Greg Stone: Saving the Ocean One Island at a Time
Aboard Mission Blue, oceanographer Greg Stone tells the story of how he helped the Republic of Kiribati create an enormous protected area in the middle of the Pacific -- protecting fish, sealife and the island nation itself.
Frog Leg Dissection
This video demonstrates the dissection of a frog leg. It shows how the cuts are made to the skin on the thigh to reveal the underlying leg muscles. A professional video segment from The Digital Frog virtual dissection. Run time 01:13.
Dragonflies (Globe Skimmers) - The Longest Migratory Journey
While living and working as a marine biologist in Maldives, Charles Anderson noticed sudden explosions of dragonflies at certain times of year. He explains how he carefully tracked the path of a plain, little dragonfly called the globe skimmer, only to discover that it had the longest migratory journey of any insect in the world.
Charles Anderson studies marine life in the Maldives, a nation of coral atolls in the Indian Ocean.
GarageBand Tutorial on how to use effects on created tracks
An in depth tutorial that explains how to use the software "Garageband" to add effects to music tracks. It is narrated by Bill Macpherson of Expert Village and also has English captions. (1:41)
Language is a Virus: A Performance Art Piece
Laurie Anderson, perhaps one of the most well known performance artists presents "Language is a Virus" from her performance piece "Home of the Brave" Using music, video, performance, technology, spoken word, this piece is a great example of Anderson's work. (6:32)