Photography: How to 'See' Like a Photographer
The secret is to be able to see images photographically and grab them with your camera. Edit your images to determine which images work-becareful not to become personally involved with your images. Critique the images critically.
This video defines the three main purposes authors have for writing: to inform, entertain, or persuade. Examples of each type of writing are shown. ( 2:39)
Fact and Opinion
This brief slideshow shows the differences between fact and opinion. There is no narration--just music.
Charles Darwin-David Attenborough-BBC Documentary; Introduction
In this BBC documentary, David Attenborough discusses Darwin and his theory of evolution and is suitable for high school students. Run time 03:12.
Video shows how the mind can play tricks on us as we concentrate on one thing, we may miss other thing. Grades 5-12. Includes closed captioning. 1:45 min.
Optical Illusions Show How We See
Beau Lotto's color games puzzle your vision, but they also spotlight what you can't normally see: how your brain works. This fun, first-hand look at your own versatile sense of sight reveals how evolution tints your perception of what's really out there. 16:31.
Gallery of Visual Illusions
This collection of visual illusions adapted from the University of Washington's Neuroscience for Kids Web site shows that, although we can trust our senses most of the time, our minds sometimes misinterpret the visual information our eyes receive. Interactive website.
Teacher Moderation Guided Reading/Guided Writing Pt1 of 2
Teacher-Created Video- During small-group guided lessons, students practice skills previously taught during read-aloud and shared reading sessions. (6:45)
Bulletin Board Slide Show
See a brief slide show of bulletin board ideas for elementary classrooms. Some good ideas. For more ideas go to http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/bulletin_board.html. Run time 0:34.
Lake Nyos Gas Density Demonstration
This is a great way to show students that carbon dioxide gas is heavier than air. It also helps them understand the unusual natural disaster at Lake Nyos in Africa. In 1986 a tremendous amount of carbon dioxide gas erupted from the lake, and then flowed down through a village, killing 1,700 people. The video is a narrative, step by step demonstration with explanations. Run time 03:59.
In this animated video Penny demonstrates quotation marks, the punctuation used when a person is quoted word for word. She is interrupted by Dark Marker, who has sent them a clue as to where he is hiding
How to Use Quotation Marks
VideoJug present you with a simple guide on how to properly use
quotation marks in your English writing. This great film will show you
everything you need to know about quotation marks including when and where to use them and use of double or single quotation marks.
Kary Mullis Celebrates the Experiment
Biochemist Kary Mullis talks about the basis of modern science: the experiment. Sharing tales from the 17th century and from his own backyard-rocketry days, Mullis celebrates the curiosity, inspiration and rigor of good science in all its forms. Kary Mullis won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing a way to copy a strand of DNA. Run time 29:30.
Space Shuttle - An Idea Born in Unsettled Times
NASA video narrated by William Shatner, the HD 720p version. An idea born in unsettled times becomes a feat of engineering excellence, the most complex machine ever built, to bring humans to and from space and eventually construct the next stop on the road to space exploration. (14:10)
Planets - Special Tricks to See More With Telescopes
This video episode shows how to best observe the other worlds of our Solar System by using proper settings and special filters. This is an episode of "The Star Party", a video guide to amateur astronomy from the crew of Orion Telescopes & Binoculars. Suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students.
ACT The Math Section, Part I
For high school students, this video helps with ACT Math.
Using the Library
The value of using the library. This is a fast paced overview which stresses the positive nature of library use. (1:31)
"L-Steps" Step Aerobics Exercise
Learn the aerobics exercise step called the L Step with a demonstration from an aerobics expert. Instructor slowly explains as she does the step, so it is easy to follow along. 1:54 min.
Plank Exercise for Core Muscle Toning & Strength
This one minute video shows how to use this method to strengthen the body without exercise equipment. The instruction is easy to follow and students will quickly pick it up. Run time 1:08
Cardio Kickboxing Jump Kicks - Expert Village
Do cardio kickboxing jump kicks like the jump snap and jump hook kick with knees up high and good height in the jump. Practice jump kicks with tips from a kickboxing instructor. 1:18 min.