Coaster Creator-Promo video
Coaster Creator is a fun, free, online game that allows students to explore kinetic and potential energy. Free registration at jason.org allows teachers to download worksheets that can be used with the video game to help students generate and analyze energy data. This short, promotional clip with music and words could be a nice introduction to a unit on energy. Run time 01:24.
This photostory deals with the 19th Amendment to the Constitution and the events leading up to it. Very little insight into the groups. At best an introduction.
Grand Canyon Time Lapse
A series of time lapses around the amazing Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. The beautiful images are set to music. Wonderful illustration of a canyon. Run time 01:36.
Edition 4: Spanish Slang
A quick look at some key Spanish slang vocabulary words used in Mexico, Latin America, and Spain.
Law of Cosines
Introduction to the law of cosines to solve for a side of a triangle when 2 sides and an angle are known. In an easy conversational tone, the instructor uses the computer screen as his 'blackboard' and different colors to emphasis his points. For high school students.
This is an introduction to "cloud computing" through Google Apps. English Captions.
Stories of the New World intrigued French rulers. Although they wanted a share of the American gold and silver, they were more interested in finding a westward route to Asia. In 1524, the French king commissioned Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazano to search for a passageway through the New World. Verrazano spotted the coast of South Carolina and sailed north as far as Nova Scotia, but found no such water route or valuable treasure.
A decade later, French navigator Jacque Cartier led t
African-American Soldiers in the Civil War
'This is a brief introduction to the history of slavery and the black soldiers who fought in the civil war. Abolitionists had been pressing to put blacks into battle since the first shots were fired. Congress authorized their recruitment in 1862.' (Well-done amateur video with many slides and text, but no narration.)
Computer Basics Terminology: What is a Hard Drive, What Is RAM?
First, the lecturer offers a brief introduction, then, discusses two commonly confused computer terms. A hard drive stores all your information and RAM stands for Random Access Memory. (10:00)
The Cove Film: A Call To Action Against Dolphin Killings
A two minute video about the slaughter of dolphins in a small community in Japan. A review of the dramatic video, The Cove. A good introduction and a call to action for students since the entire movie might be too much for younger students. Teachers should emphasis that dolphins do eat fish and that they threaten the fishermen's income. A map of Japan would be good. A good start for a service learning project.
Semiotics: the study of signs
This is a short educational animated film; an introduction to the study of semiotics . The video appears to be a high quality, student-made project. Run time 03:26.
Mythbusters Guys Talk Computer History
Watch this video about the speed of Intel's new Centrino microprocessor on HowStuffWorks. Science gurus Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman race through speed and time to show the explosive wonders of Moore's Law, which is at the core of advances in computer technology. This video was created to celebrate the introduction of Intel Centrino Duo and Intel Centrino Pro processor technology in May 2007, and is presented courtesy of PodTech.net. (1:41)
Lightweight Isotruss Bike Using Carbon Fibers
Engineers used elements of architecture and geometry to create a strong but lightweight triangle-based isotruss bicycle frame. The isotruss is first wound with carbon fiber using a sheet that holds the tension constant. The engineers then hand-wind Kevlar strands over the isotruss. Students might be suprised that geometry is being used in making bike frames. It is also a good introduction into the triangle and its strengths.
Essay Introductions, pt. 1
This video captures the lecture and discussion on writing
introductions for literary analysis essays. The teacher asks students questions about the introduction to the essay and student responses are recorded and discussed.
This video is an introduction to trigonometric identities. In an easy conversational tone, the instructor uses the computer screen as his 'blackboard' and different colors to emphasis his points. For high school students.
William Shakepeare, a biographical documentary
A short biography of William Shakespeare with narration and still images of Shakespeare, his father, his town, Queen Elizabeth, folios, drawings, sketches, paintings, still images from films, sculpture relief, accompanied by Elizabethan period music. Narrated by a single male voice. Well written, succinct introduction to the world's most famous English playwright. (3:30)
Ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt
This video explains the political, social, and economic activity of the Ancient Egyptians and Mesopotamians. This video provides a introduction to the worlds first civilizations. (Amateur video that has good information and moving very quickly)
Medieval Woman (1)
The vision of European medieval women that has emerged in the popular imagination is one of idealized caricature. These women were, instead,
full participants in life, good and bad.Aprofessional video with slides and narration.
Roosevelt Corollary To the Monroe Doctrine
This video is accompanied by text. "Around the turn of the twentieth century, Latin American nations began defaulting on massive loans from European powers such as Germany and England. Many of these “Banana Republics,” including Venezuela and the Dominican Republic, had borrowed heavily and had no way or intention of repaying their debts. This issue came to the forefront in 1903, when German warships sank two Venezuelan vessels and bombarded a Venezuelan town. Their intention was to intimida
A short photostory of the incredible illustrator, Quentin Blake.
Suitable for use in the primary classroom as an introduction to his
work and his contribution to the work of Roald Dahl.