How Google evolved from 'page rank' - a mathematical algorithm. See the idea behind the Master Plan, and its 'Don't be Evil' philosophy. The question of privacy on Google is controversial - and addressed in this video. (3:15)
Formative Assessment: Benefits and Strategies for Using
This video features a teacher defining formative assessment, discussing types of formative assessment, and benefits of formative assessment. In contrast to end of unit tests, etc.,formative assessments are on-going. Exit tickets and individual dry erase boards are explained as methods of formative assessment. Student growth as been proven to increase with use of formative assessment. ( 10:00)
This video from the BBC shares information about these little known giant birds and their behaviour out at sea. Scientists are now beginning to track their arctic location. Steve Leonard braves Arctic winds to help tag an Albatross in order to discover more about this unusual animal.
Juneteenth celebration explores the importance of family history
This video is a documentary of artificats from early slave trade and how it relates to the celebration of Juneteenth.
Advanced Spanish - Indefinite Articles
This video describes the four forms of indefinite articles in Spanish. (1:33)
Rhyming in class Classic Muppets video, the Muppets are singing a rhyming song. They sing about words that rhyme with nose and pat. Video is good quality and good for preschool or kindergarten students.
Classic Muppets video, the Muppets are singing a rhyming song. They sing about words that rhyme with nose and pat. Video is good quality and good for preschool or kindergarten students.
Happy Holidays from Armstrong
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The Story of Stuff - Chapter 2
A seven part video explaining the life cycle of the products we buy and the ethical choices necessary presented with playful chalkboard diagrams and an energetic Annie Leonard. This second chapter gives an explanation of the extraction process in the cycle of creating materials. Chapter 1 introduces the life cycle and chapters 3-6 explain different parts of this cycle. Chapter 7 is a summary. Run time 02:05. Be advised that the U.S. will be charged with exploiting the world of its resourc
The Importance of River Water
The Importance of River Water - Learn about how vital the fresh water is coming from rivers. Also learn about the importance of river water for agriculture. A seven minute video that teaches students about the limited amount of fresh water available and the importance of rivers for transportation. Would be good if the students had maps of major rivers and know about the water cycle. Run time 07:15.
Jefferson Is Elected President
This video is accompanied by text. "As the presidential election of 1800 drew near, political maneuvering grew increasingly aggressive. The election was the first to feature the Federalists and Republicans as two national political parties. Federalists endured the wrath of angry Americans who viewed the Federalists as power-hungry bureaucrats with anti-liberty agendas. The Alien and Sedition Acts, coupled with large tax increases--which required a small army of administers to enforce--cast a dar
How To Communicate Your Strengths in a Job Interview
This video provides suggestions for highlighting strengths in job interviews such as relating strengths to job requirements, giving concrete examples of attributes, and turning negatives into positives.
President Coolidge, 1st Presidential Film (1924)
News coverage of President Coolidge as he speaks outside reading from paper notes.
Tornado Documentary Part 4/4
Learn about Tornadoes! How do they form? Where to they affect? What can you do to prepare?
Wright Brothers, Part II
This is an animated biography of the Wright Brothers (Orville and Wilbur) and their first 'controlled' flight from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children. Run time 4:32
Galileo used his telescope to gather data about the heavens, and his observations and theories sparked much controversy. Contrary to the popular belief of the time, Galileo suggested that Earth was not the center of the universe. In this video segment adapted from NOVA, the importance of unbiased scientific inquiry is demonstrated by Galileo's observations of sunspots. Closed captioning included. Run time 03:42.
How a Hurricane is Born - The Science Of Superstorms
A fascinating look at how a little girl walking in the sand of the African desert could cause a hurricane 4000 miles away in the USA. Some scenes may be too unsettling for very young children. Suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students.
Hurricanes: New Tools for Predicting
Hurricane Katrina, which struck New Orleans and other Gulf Coast communities on August 29, 2005, provided the worst kind of reminder of the importance of accurate hurricane prediction — and of heeding those predictions. This video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW a year before Katrina struck, describes the current state of research into what causes hurricanes and how scientists are now able to "see" inside the storms in their ongoing efforts to more accurately predict both the path and int
Cow Eye Dissection
This interactive activity adapted from the Exploratorium delves into the structure and function of the vertebrate eye. Follow a videotaped dissection of a cow eye and then compare and contrast what you've seen with an interactive diagram of the human eye.
Newsreel - Kennedy speech: Peace Corps [3-13-1961]
News broadcast announcing Kennedy's creation of the Peace Corps.
Meg's Pink Pig - Beginning Reader
This animated story book is like a beginning reading book. Simple sentences contain 2-7 words consisting of short vowel words, sight words, and repetitive words. The words are shown at the bottom of the screen and are highlighted in purple as they are read. This video focuses on short vowel words. (1:45)