They Might Be Giants-"The Vowel Family" Song
Young learners will enjoy the cute, animated puppets in this video. Students will learn about the different vowels. Some of the lyrics include. "Vowels are important letters. There are vowels in every word." Content is appropriate for early readers in elementary and/or for special education. (2:11)
Garageband Tutorial - How to use Garageband to make Music
In this ten minute Apple Garageband tutorial the various ways students and others can use Garageband to make presentations. The video moves rapidly and so it would be of benefit to stop the video after each element is explained.
Animal Cells by StudyJams
Animal cells have many functions that support the life of the animal. Animal cells also have lots of different parts, including the cell body, cytoplasm, mitochondria, nucleus, vacuole, and cell membrane. Learn more about the parts of a cell with this slide show from StudyJams. Vibrant images are set to music while information is written under each photo. A short, self-checking quiz is also included in this link.
Show Me the Money- (children's coin song by Jack Hartmann)
This two minute musical video uses graphics and a song to help the students understand the value of coins as relative to other coins.
Learn Biology: How to Draw a Punnett Square
This 4:21 video carefully explains human genetics and how to draw a square that helps explains what happens dominate and recessive genes meet. The teacher needs to review this video first as there are some terms that may need to be explained more carefully.
Heredity By StudyJams
Heredity is the passing of traits, or features, from parents to offspring through genes. Genes, which are found inside cells, are shared from one generation to the next, passing on all kinds of characteristics like eye color, dimples, freckles, and height. Learn more about heredity with this cartoon animation from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
Improving Basketball Skills : How to Dunk a Basketball
There are many ways to dunk a basketball; however, the fundamental rule when dunking the ball is to start jumping three to five feet before the basket. This 2:12 video reviews how to hold the ball and the jump. Too basic and lacking insights such as take-off leg, how to hold the ball, and landing.
Counting Sheep by 1's to 50 Song
This cute animated video will help young learners practice counting by ones to 50. The numbers appear on the screen as they are said. Sheep jump across the screen with each number to 50. Students will enjoy this cute video. The lyrics repeat themselves a couple of times. (2:15)
Immigration Through Ellis Island (Island of Hope, Island of Tears) Award Winning Documentary Video Film. Ellis Island was the port of entry for millions of European immigrants. Between 1892 and the early 1950s, nearly 15 million people streamed through Ellis Island in search of a new life. This video contains the stories of extraordinary immigrants, largely in their own poignant words. From 1892 to 1954, over twelve million immigrants entered the United States through the portal of Ellis Island,
Award Winning Documentary Video Film. Ellis Island was the port of entry for millions of European immigrants. Between 1892 and the early 1950s, nearly 15 million people streamed through Ellis Island in search of a new life. This video contains the stories of extraordinary immigrants, largely in their own poignant words. From 1892 to 1954, over twelve million immigrants entered the United States through the portal of Ellis Island,
How To Keep Your Children Safe On The Internet
This 3:15 video is ideal for parents to use it as offers a step-by-step plan to prepare a student to use the Internet.
Hip Hop Around the Clock (Telling time to the hour w/ Jack Hartmann)
Hip-Hop Around the Clock Song by: Jack Hartmann Video by: Mr. Harry Telling time to the hour as we hippppp-hopppp!!!!! The clock shows different times and while person is singing. (However, the 'tick-tocks' don't match the time. Maybe they are not supposed to, but that was a little distracting for this WK panelist.)
Three Types of Volcanoes
A student centered 1:30 video that shows the three types of volcanoes and student made examples of these is shown.
Wind Energy Basics
This video provides an overview of the National Wind Technology Center and its research. "We have been harnessing the wind's energy for hundreds of years. From old Holland to farms in the United States, windmills have been used for pumping water or grinding grain. Today, the windmill's modern equivalent—a wind turbine—can use the wind's energy to generate electricity." (05:49)
Shel Silverstein-"The Giving Tree" In Sign Language-Student Created Video
Student-Created Video- The popular children's book, The Giving Tree, is told in American Sign Language as part of class assignment. No voice, text or illustrations are used in the story. (04:32)
The Economic Injustice of Plastic
Van Jones lays out a case against plastic pollution from the perspective of social justice. Because plastic trash, he shows us, hits poor people and poor countries "first and worst," with consequences we all share no matter where we live and what we earn. At TEDxGPGP, he offers a few powerful ideas to help us reclaim our throwaway planet. (12:50)
How to Make a Chocolate Fudge Cake
This six minute how to British video is about how to make a chocolate fudge cake. This could be one in class, but the project is a bit complicated for most students and the amount of ingredients is sometimes left out. Probably best used at home.
John Adams Presidency and the Alien and Sedition Acts
This video discusses John Adams and the passage of the Alien and Sedition Acts as well as the Kentucky & Virginia Resolutions and packing the courts. The five minute video does an excellent job of explaining these acts and adds insights into John Adams and the Federalist Party.
Causes Of The American Civil War
This video is accompanied by rap music that explains the causes.
Diabolo Tricks (Chinese YoYo) For Beginners
Eight Diabolo tricks are shown with good instructions. No narration. This is a good video to start students thinking about this type of hobby as it improves concentration, fine motor coordination and helps with risk taking.
How to Troubleshoot and Fix Computer Audio Problems
This three minute video shows how to correct some common audio problems with computers and speakers.