Henry David Thoreau - Excerpts from "Life Without Principle"
Using quotes from Thoreau's work, this video shows insights into this author's beliefs and character. A good video for those starting to read his work and for raising discussions in class about nature, work, and the human condition.
How to find the Perimeter of a Square, Rectangle ,and a Circle
This teacher-created video defines perimeter and demonstrates how to find the perimeter of a square, rectangle, and circle ( known as circumference). ( 1:23)
The Benefits of Social Networking in Schools
How texting improved attendance and having students better prepared for school. A Portland study.
On a Meaningful Life: The Dalai Lama
October 14, 2010 - His Holiness the Dalai Lama presents the 2010 Rathbun Lecture, sharing his reflections on how to lead a fulfilling life of purpose and moral values. He focuses on how one can be a valuable member of society and life a live filled with compassion even in the modern world.
The Rathbun Lecture was part of the Dalai Lama's 2010 trip
to Stanford. In addition to the Rathbun lecture, His Holiness gave two
other public speeches to members of the Stanford comm
King Tut's Tomb
This 3:50 minute video is a recreation of the life of King Tut and the mystery of what caused his death. A mystery format. Students are going to like this video and it shows what science can do to solve such mysteries.
Mac vs PC
Watch this video about Macs and PCs on HowStuffWorks. Andy and Sean show you the pros and cons to both the Mac and the PC in this video from LabRats.tv/
Niagara Falls, Canada/USA
Some great pictures of this natural wonder of the world.
Introduction to Present Value - Khan Academy
Looks at present value - as being a choice between - money now and its value later. This production is demonstrated with computer software and a calculator. The explanation is clear and understandable. Author: Salman Khan
Social Networking: An Evolution in Communication Media
Most public schools block social networking websites. I put this video together to get a little perspective. It is an attempt to see the forest from the trees. Basically, my thesis is that the internet is a social network and a communication medium. Communication media are only fully used to their potential if it is a two-way medium. Teaching students how to use the internet without letting them publish, blog, tweet, etc. is like teaching them how to read without allowing them to write.
Elephants Lullaby (Danish) 1of 7
This video uses cartoon animation to illustrate the Danish song "Elephants Lullaby". The Danish lyrics are also highlighted at the bottom of the screen. Run time 04:04.
How to Wish a Happy New Year in Korean
This is a three minute video that also uses phonics to help say the words correctly. There are other phrases, too. Goes slowly, but you may have to play this several times for most students.
Einsteins Theory of Special Relativity
This student made video uses computer animation and narration to help you see how the different views, of different observers, see reality in different ways. This video addresses the speed of light and the laws of physics. Run time 02:00.
Velocity and Time
Unlike Lorentz, Albert Einstein was motivated to perfect the central ideas of physics rather than to explain the Michelson-Morley experiment. The result was a wholly new understanding of the meaning of space and time, including such matters as the transformation of velocities, time dilation, and the twin paradox.
Einstein's Theory of Relativity Explained
Einstein's theory of relativity states that light always travels at the same speed, regardless of an individual's frame of reference. Find out why Einstein's theory of relativity is essentially a combination of two theories with help from a science teacher in this video on the theory of relativity. (1:56)
Bees Collecting Nectar
This video provides live footage of bees collecting nectar from flowers in a garden. This video can help build background knowledge and it would work well in conjunction with a lesson/unit on insects and/or flowers. Elementary and middle school students will enjoy watching the bees (1:27)
The Shark's Diet
This short video clip compares the almost boundless diet of the tiger shark to the more discriminating eating habits of the nurse shark. Run time (02:43)
The Great White Shark- T-Rex of the Sea
Even though the great white is one of the most feared sharks in the
sea, it is also the most endangered. The large, silent predator has no
natural enemies other than human beings who hunt it for its fins, teeth, and jaws.
Great whites can reproduce once they reach about 15 years of age, and often live long lives, living up to 85 years. These sharks live in
almost all coastal waters and detect prey using their extremely
sensitive apparatus called the ‘Ampullae
Calendars in the Night Sky
This video explores the use of constellations as a calendar in the night sky. Astronomers have used them in this way for a long time (From "The Universe" series.) Run time 09:48.
This short astronomy video introduces the constellation Orion and M42, the Orion Nebula. Interesting stars in and around the constellation. Video discusses how to find the stars.
Find out how we group stars into constellations. This is a student made video.