My Apple Computer History Collection
Over the years I have collected a number of Apple computers and items and today I decide to create a quick video showing my collection. This video shows many computers and give a little information about them. (6:35)
Beowulf: Pine-Richland High School English Project
This video was done by a group of students for their English class. The beginning is a take off on Star Wars. The video depicts their interpretation of Beowulf, the scene where Beowulf has to kill Mama (Running Time 3:49).
A Rare View of Polar Bears
Bob Simon reports on the latest "spy-cam" techniques used by wildlife filmmakers to show animals - in this case, polar bears - up-close. This 14 minute video was done by a unique hidden camera type of "spy" devise. Students will get to know more about these endangered animals which are still being allowed to be killed by the Canadian government despite their status. Students will learn about how the bears live. Also a good career video.
Trig Identities; Part 3
Continuation of the instructor 'playing around' (to use his words) with trig identities. In an easy conversational tone, the instructor uses the computer screen (Paint program) as his 'blackboard' and different colors to emphasis his points. For high school students.
The Power Of The Pyramid - Writing Descriptive, Detailed Sentence
This whiteboard demonstration with voice over shows 4 steps to improve basic sentence writing. Change a simple subject and predicate "dog ran" to "The beagle darted." What kind of? "The energetic beagle darted." How? "The energetic beagle quickly darted." When/where/why? "The energetic beagle quickly darted Author(s):
Electrical Switches, Part 2, Toggle Switches
This five-and-a-half minute video describes toggle switches, including different configurations and terminology.
A Bouncing We Will Go
In video, a librarian sings "A Bouncing We Will Go", using a baby doll to demonstrate the appropriate motions. (:52)
Creeping Creeping Little Flea
In this rhyme, a librarian demonstrates the rhyme "Creeping Creeping Little Flea" using a baby doll to show the accompanying motions. (:36)
Hush Little Baby song
A colorful cartoon representation of the nursery rhyme. The lyrics appear on the screen as a children's choir sings the rhyme. The song repeats the structure "If .... Papa's gonna buy you...." (2:05)
Algebra Tiles - A Virtual Manipulatives
Add tiles to the workspace
Click on any of the buttons below the workspace to add a tile to the workspace. Drag the tile to the desired location on the workspace. Dragging a tile to the left or bottom axes will make it a factor of a product you are representing.
Move your mouse over the corner of a tile. A round dot will appear that can be used to rotate the tile by moving the mouse in a circular motion. When you release the mouse
Pentominoes - A Virtual Manipulative
Add a pentomino to the workspace
Click on the button of the shape you want. You can move a pentomino by clicking and dragging it to a new location. When you place a pentomino next to another one, their edges will snap together.
Click on the corner of the pentomino. Hold down the mouse button and move the mouse in a circular motion to rotate the pentomino. Then release the mouse button.
Secret Agent Coins- Matching Descriptions to Coins
In this animated video, students match descriptions to the coins they describe. The descriptions are the coin worth one cent, twenty-five cents, smallest in size, and picturing Thomas Jefferson. The detective's voice is difficult to understand in parts. ( 2:24)
English Vocabulary Lessons-Identifying Animals Flashcards
The aim of this video is to help to improve English vocabulary. Pictures of a variety of animals is shown on the screen with an "a" in the upper left hand corner. The commentator speaks the name of the animal with the "a" (a koala, a seal, a giraffe). This is a great teaching resource for our ELL students and for beginning readers. (1:52)
The Berenstain Bears-The Talent Show-Part 1 of 2
These videos are a great teacher resource to help the beloved characters, The Berenstain Bears, come to life. In this video based on the book "The Talent Show" Brother Bear is asked by his teacher to find talent for the talent show. This is part one of two (5:10).
Active Listening Skills
Active listening skills allow students to interact with information in a dynamic manner. Middle schoolers talk about active listening and paying attention. (3:16)
Conway's Game of Life - A Virtual Manipulative
Conway's Game of Life is played on a grid of cells with the topology used by the old "Asteroids" arcade game. Cells on the right edge are adjacent to cells on the left edge, and similarly for top and bottom. There are instructions to the right side of the Java applet.
The Yellow Song
This preschool video introduces the color yellow. Words to the song appear at the bottom of the screen and each word is highlighted as it is sung. Photographs that match song are shown on screen. Pictures include lemons, squash, flowers, and sun. Some of the lyrics include "Y-E-L-L-O-W, I can spell yellow. So can you." Content is appropriate for young learners (0:54)
Curious George Helps Teach How to Plant Peas
The children head to a farm to learn how to plant sugar snap peas. They return two other times to the farm to see the various stages of the plant's growth and at the end, are excited to eat the peas that they had planted in the spring.
Platonic Solids - A Virtual Manipulative
A Platonic solid is a polyhedron whose faces are identical regular polygons. The ancient Greeks were able to show that there are exactly five such Platonic solids. This virtual manipulative allows you to display, rotate, and resize Platonic solids. It also allows you to select vertices, edges, and faces, and observe that the number of vertices minus the number of edges plus the number of faces is always equal to 2 (Euler's formula).
The Story of Movies: Understanding Films and Filmmaking
This well-produced video introduces a curriculum designed to introduce middle school students to the practice of critically analyzing film and other forms of visual storytelling. It features classroom scenes, as well s interviews with Martin Scorsese, classroom teachers, and the curriculum writer.