Sugata Mitra: The child-driven education
Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education -- the best teachers and schools don't exist where they're needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how people think about teaching. This 17 minute video has ramifications for teachers in that he is advocating empowering students.
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Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
Excellent audio/visual version of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address as recited by Jeff Daniels. Audio is heard over slideshow of Gettysburg and Civil War era images. Run time 02:49
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.
Garage Band Tutorial: Magic GarageBand, Part 1
This explains what MAGIC is, and how to begin using it. It is narrated by Bill Macpherson of Expert Village. (1:18)
MISERERE sung by Andrea Bocelli and Zucchero Fornaciari
Italian singing sensation Andrea Bocelli and Italian rock singer Zucchero Fornaciari sing "Miserere," which Zucchero co-wrote with U2's Bono.
Hubble Space Telescope - Chapter 8
These are a series of videos produced by the ESA for public distribution about the Hubble Space Telescope. This video is copyright-free material with some restrictions. This documentary is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students. (6:07)
Visit the Gulf Coast of Mississippi
Mississippi has over three million residents. Take a trip to visit the Gulf Coast of Mississippi with this professional video. The video also addresses the destruction and rebuilding process after hurricane Katrina in 2005. Some of the Mississippi people/places in this video include: Ocean Springs, Artist Walter Anderson, Shearwater Pottery, Biloxi, Biloxi's casinos, Jefferson Davis' home and library - Beauvoir, and Pass Christian. Run time 06:41.
3-D video animation of a normal vaginal birth using a time-lapse effect. Music in background is not necessary. Shows the baby moving through the birth control while simultaneously in another small window it is showing the baby's head moving through the mother's pelvic outlet. Grades 6-12. 47 sec.
The Seven Continents
A video using Google Earth to display the seven continents on Earth.
How to Teach Piano to Kids: How to Teach Children About the Music Staff
Expert Village video. This lesson is taught by Hope Wells. Video teaches the music staff to children, including tips for making it fun. Video teaches children how to read sheet music. Good quality video. Video would be good for any age student who is learning to play the piano.
The Giants of Philosophy - Arthur Schopenhauer - 09/18
'Arthur Schopenhauer (22 February 1788 – 21 September 1860) was a German philosopher known for his atheistic pessimism and philosophical clarity' (Arthur Schopenhauer, Wikipedia, 2009). He was influenced by Plato and Kant, and he, in turn, inlfuenced Einstein, Freud, and Jung among others. Suitable for high school students. Video consists of one still image and narration.
Converting Pints to Gallons
A math teacher show how to convert pints to gallons. He explains to to divide by eight because there are eight pints in a gallon. Examples are shown on a whiteboard of how to convert pints to gallons and making a conversion chart.
Customary Units Of Capacity
This brief video is from The Math Party National Standards Program and features a rap song to help students remember U.S. units of capacity.
Real Life Comparisons of Customary Capacity
The video gives real-life comparisons and demonstrates common conversions of customary capacity (cups, pints, quarts, and gallons).
Cups, Pints, and Quarts
Students will be shown how cups, pints and quarts differ. The slides model how these measure compare in capacity. 2 cups=1 pint, 2 pints=1 quart, 4 cups=1 quart. User clicks through the slides.
King George-Cups, Pints, Gallons
The video begins like Star Wars and it provides a strategy that will help students remember liquid conversions. They may know how many cups are in a Pint, but they may have trouble identifying how many cups are in a Gallon. Use this strategy, draw it out and practice at home. This is a great teaching resource for elementary students and/or special education students (1:57)
Big G (King George) = Gallon
Four Queens = 4 Quarts in a Gallon
2 Prince & Princesses = 2 Pints
We Know the Measurement Song
In this video the words to the measurement song are displayed on the screen with matching pictures (example 2 cups=1 pint). No one sings but music is played to the tune "Farmer in the Dell". (0:50)
How to Convert Units of Measure
Your Tutor Online Video. This video shows how to convert one unit of measure to another using a chart. Video shows conversion using a chart as an extra help. Video is good quality and good for all students as a review or initial learning of the topic.
Customary Unit Conversions
Students learn the following customary units of measurement: inch, foot, ounce, ton, fluid ounce, pint, gallon, yard, pound, cup, quart, and so on. Students also learn to convert from one customary unit of measurement to another using the following conversion factors: 60 seconds = 1 minute, 7 days = 1 week, 3 feet = 1 yard, 16 ounces = 1 pound, 4 quarts = 1 gallon, and so on. Students are then asked to solve problems using conversion factors, such as 18 feet = ____ inches. Video is good qu
Metric Unit Conversions
Students learn that in the metric system, all measures of length are based on meters. For example, a centimeter is 1/100 of a meter. And all measures of weight are based on grams. For example, a kilogram is 1000 grams. And all measures of volume are based on liters. For example, a milliliter is 1/1000 of a liter. Students are then asked to solve problems using conversion factors, such as 4,500 milligrams = ____ grams.