Social Networking: An Evolution in Communication Media
Most public schools block social networking websites. I put this video together to get a little perspective. It is an attempt to see the forest from the trees. Basically, my thesis is that the internet is a social network and a communication medium. Communication media are only fully used to their potential if it is a two-way medium. Teaching students how to use the internet without letting them publish, blog, tweet, etc. is like teaching them how to read without allowing them to write.
Dia De Los Muertos / Day of the Dead Poetry Reading
This reading is done from the author Olivia Garcia. See vivid images that deal with the day of the dead celebration that takes place in Latin America. This video would be great for understanding the perspectives behind this holiday.
Rise of Black Power
The civil rights movement continued to make progress during the 1960s through the controversial implementation of forced busing and affirmative action measures. Most people viewed Martin Luther King, Jr., as the principle leader of the movement. King maintained a large following who supported his promotion of non-violent protest. King hoped to integrate all neglected and oppressed peoples into American society and to ensure the same equality for everyone. (Video is narrated with slides and speec
Renewable Energy Report from the European Union
Most of the energy we use today to help power industry, vehicles, and
appliances for everyday living come from the combustion of fossil
fuels. Fossil fuels release energy in the form of carbon. This carbon is
of organic origin, and dead organic matter, accumulating and forming
layers under the surface of the earth over millions of years, forms
fuels like petroleum. These sources of energy are called non-renewable
as they will not last forever and human bei
The Story of Bottled Water (2010)
The Story of Bottled Water shows the environmental problems created by water sold in plastic bottles. It is eight minutes in duration and points out how the bottled water industry created an industry based on fear. There is only one side to this video, but the facts presented are pretty overwhelming. This video would be best to raise awareness of recycling and question the need for such products. The video also addresses marketing tactics and manufactured demand and could jumpstart a nice classr
History of Hollywood: Part of a Series
This is the first part of 11 in a series that traces this history of Hollywood and the film industry. Uses orginial footage. Excellent for film appreciation classes and sociology lessons.
How Fast Does Light Travel?
Light is a form of electromagnetic radiation, which always travels
at a speed of 186,000 miles per second in a vacuum. Discover how light travels slower in transparent media with information from a science teacher in this video.
Chain Reaction: Water
Artists using using visual media to capture climate change in the act. The video begins with showing water bottles made from plastic which uses oil to produce the bottles, gas to transport the bottles and the entire planet's resulting consequences of global warming. Speeded up climate changes showing dying coral, rising water levels, hurricanes, ending with a challenge to be concious of the changes and "Sound the Alarm." Set to contemporary music.
As Harding's vice president, Calvin Coolidge took office for the final year of Harding's presidency. He then ran for president the next year. The election of 1924 was characterized by deep fragmentation of the Democratic Party over such issues as prohibition, progressivism, north/south sectionalism, urban/rural disffection, and immigration. The Democratic convention chose John W. Davis, a conservative Democrat, to counter Coolidge, but the liberals decamped to field their own candidate, Wisconsi
Utah Flag and Anthem The Utah flag is on a blue field, appears the state seal. In the center of the seal is a beehive, the state emblem, with a sego lily growing on either side. The sego lily stands for peace. The state motto "Industry" means steady effort. A national flag shows that Utah supports the United States. The eagle stands for protection in peace and war. The date 1847 represents the year that Brigham Young led a group of people to the Salt Lake
The Utah flag is on a blue field, appears the state seal. In the center of the seal is a beehive, the state emblem, with a sego lily growing on either side. The sego lily stands for peace. The state motto "Industry" means steady effort. A national flag shows that Utah supports the United States. The eagle stands for protection in peace and war. The date 1847 represents the year that Brigham Young led a group of people to the Salt Lake
Imaging: Digital Images
Video: Imaging: Digital Images Episode 9 (of a 25-part series) This Nortel LearniT tutorial familiarizes students with Digital Images. Digital Images has changed the photography industry. There are many ways to change the images.
The Importance of Geography/What is Geography?
This movie is about students of Geography in the Czech Republic. It is about the promotion of Geography, because Geography is amazing! Movie presents Geography as a school subject and as a part of our lives as well. The movie targets every one of us.
Finding the Main Idea with Mac and PC Commercials
This video shows a reading teacher explaining one strategy she used to help her students to recognize the main idea. First, she had them find the main idea of Mac and PC commercials. Then, they were able to transfer the skill to find the main idea in many different informational texts. In addition, this activity made them more media literate as well, allowing them to identify the main idea of many different commercials, TV shows, and video games.
How to Paint a Sunrise : Mixing Paints for Oil Painting Sunrise
Use a round brush to add oil paint colors. Use permanent rose and some media and white pigment to get a nice pink color. Mix with palate knife-take the round brush to add a thin layer of pink color. Avoid severe straight lines. English captions. (1:49)
The Chemistry of the Earth Geographic distribution of specific resources determines global economics. The program highlights how specific deposits of resources came to be located in specific places. Rare resources inspire the search for alternatives in industry. Silicon, a cornerstone of the high-tech industry, is one of the elements of the Earth highlighted in this program.
Geographic distribution of specific resources determines global economics. The program highlights how specific deposits of resources came to be located in specific places. Rare resources inspire the search for alternatives in industry. Silicon, a cornerstone of the high-tech industry, is one of the elements of the Earth highlighted in this program.
How Bacteria "Talk"
Bonnie Bassler discovered that bacteria "talk" to each other, using a chemical language that lets them coordinate defense and mount attacks. The find has stunning implications for medicine, industry -- and our understanding of ourselves. Bonnie Bassler studies how bacteria can communicate with one another, through chemical signals, to act as a unit. Her work could pave the way for new, more potent medicine. Run time 18:11.
Creative Writing Activities for Ages 9 to 11
Creative Writing Activities for Ages 9 to 11. Part of the series: Reading, Writing & Education. Creative writing activities for students between the ages of 9 and 11 could include workshop sessions with other children, having the kids write different forms of media. (2:01)
What Is a Computer Router?
A computer router is used to take the data being transmitted between computers and make sure it gets routed to the right computer using a scheme called addressing. Connect a network of computers using a wired or wireless router with tips from a certified computer technician in video on computers. (02:06) There are English captions at the bottom of the screen.
Expert: Jonathan Ayres
Bio: Jonathan Ayres has more than 25 years of computer industry experience with all types of com
Slow Motion Hummingbirds
A montage of HD and high speed footage showing these fascinating little birds from 1/4 to 1/40 actual (realtime) speed. Cameras placed in a number of different angles give some new perspectives, and a top-down angle shows the bird lapping-up the nectar with what appears to be a forked tongue! All scenes are set to music. Run time 03:02.
Some great chases and flying scenes round out this video.
Examples of Similes in Songs and Movies
NOTE: This video contains some rap songs. This video begins by explaining what a simile is, with a couple of written examples, then proceeds to show many examples, from different media, including concerts, music videos, and movies. Some examples include: mad as a bull, hungry like a wolf, quick as a whip, stings like a bee. Includes movie and concert clips. (4:04)