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.
Earthquake Safety Tips
A seismologist and chief scientist of the United States Geological Survey Multi-Hazards Project, says that when it comes to earthquakes, it's not a matter of if - it's a matter of when and thus this 2:27 long video and what to do during an earthquake are examined. Having water, fire extinguishers, and more tips are offered. A must watch for students in areas of danger. For more earthquake lessons go to http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/earthquake.html
The NAACP and Civil Rights History
This 2:25 long video starts with Brown vs. Kansas Topeka Board of Education and continues through the major historic events that led to the passing of Civil Rights legislation.
Video Journey Into Nanotechnology
This 3:20 video shows how nanotechnology is being used to help cure cancer and how to can lower costs. An excellent video to show students how technology is impacting daily living.
7 Ways Games Reward the Brain
We're bringing gameplay into more aspects of our lives, spending countless hours -- and real money -- exploring virtual worlds for imaginary treasures. Why? As Tom Chatfield shows, games are perfectly tuned to dole out rewards that engage the brain and keep us questing for more. Tom Chatfield thinks about games -- what we want from them, what we get from them, and how we might use our hard-wired desire for a gamer's reward to change the way we learn. (16:30)
Government - The Three Branches
This is a single page - not a video, nor a slideshow. However, it does have some merit as the page points out the three branches of government.
West African Civilizations
Dated yet relevant documentary on the history of ancient African art and civilizations is the subject of this six minute video. It covers the major learning centers and the development of various cultures. A good video that provides an overview using images that include objects found by archaeology.
How to Find the Surface Area of a Triangular Prism
Looking for an informative video on how to get the surface area of a triangular prism? This useful tutorial explains exactly how it's done in four minutes. The instructor uses a small whiteboard for demonstration.
How to Measure Circumference
The two minute video is about circumference. This video explains that one way to seperate circles is by their circumference, different size circles have differecnt size circumference. Circumference is the distance around a circle. The ratio of the circumference of a diameter is pi= c/d. The video moves slowly and students should be able to follow it after the terms have been explained and practice.
" The Needs of a Plant"- Song About What Plants Need to Thrive
This computer-animated video contains a lively song which teaches young children the needs of a plant : water, soil, space, sun, and air. (1:04)
Helicopter/Rover Innovation Project
This successful innovation project at the Johnson Space Center was born from some Orion engineers and then joined by engineers from other programs. The innovation teams creation can save funds and be used effectively for Orion and other NASA programs.
ISS Update - April 25, 2011
The International Space Station video update for April 25, 2011.
Expedition 27 Crew Profile
Expedition 27 is the first long-duration spaceflight for each member of the International Space Station crew.
A state-of-the-art relative navigation system will be demonstrated on the STS-134 mission to the International Space Station called the Sensor Test for Orion Relative Navigation Risk Mitigation or STORRM. The goal of STORRM is to validate a new relative navigation sensor based on advanced laser and detector technology that will make docking and undocking to the International Space Station and other spacecraft easier and safer. The demonstration is a test-run of the technology, and the STS-134 cr