Beginner's Guide to FTP
If you're interested in setting up your own website, you'll need to upload files to your hosting company. This film explains what uploading and FTP are, and how to do it.
Your website's files aren't hosted on your computer; they're hosted on a server which is probably miles away from you. You need to get your website's files up to the server in order for your website to go live.
This is done by ftp, which stands for “File Transfer Protocol”. Through the control pane
" Fern Meets Some Indian Animals"- An Animated Storybook
This computer-animated storybook shows the travels of Fern the Fox through an Indian jungle. She meets and learns characteristics of each of the following animals: elephant, tiger, peacock, rhinoceros, and crocodile. ( 2:34)
" Fern's Baby Animals"- An Animated Storybook
In this computer-animated storybook, Fern the Fox sees many kinds of baby animals and tells the readers the names of each animal. The animals named are deer (fawn), squirrel ( kit), hare ( leveret), badger ( cub), possum ( joey), and owl (owlet). The words of the story appear on each page and are highlighted as they are read.
Iterative Fractals - A Virtual Manipulative
Using this virtual manipulative you may draw any of six iterative fractals. Each is created by using a random probability process. There are directions to the right of the manipulative.
Learn About the Earth's Four Seasons
Learn about the Earth's Four Seasons in this computer-animated video. There are words/phrases that highlight that narrator's comments. (03:29) The video has time-lapse photography that shows part of a six-month day and a six-month light.
The Drinking Bird
Find out why this toy is a "wonderful piece of physics". Fun video for kids to watch, this is one of those birds that perches on the edge of a glass and puts it beak into the water and then goes back up. This action continues without any help from a person. The explanation is interesting. Video is of good quality. Run time 04:45.
This seven minute video is about bombs and explosives. It deals with both bombs and how they are dealt with by authorities. Students should be reminded that they should never touch something that has been left and to call the authorities. Good instructions about not touching blasting caps as well. Teachers should always remind students of the dangers involved.
The Story of Movies: Understanding Films and Filmmaking
This well-produced video introduces a curriculum designed to introduce middle school students to the practice of critically analyzing film and other forms of visual storytelling. It features classroom scenes, as well s interviews with Martin Scorsese, classroom teachers, and the curriculum writer.
How to Make Things Levitate
The Levitron spins and surfs on magnetic waves! Pass your hand above,
underneath, and around the top. It will continue to spin and float only
touching air! The LEVITRON floats free in space, supported only by the
repelling magnetic force produced by permanent magnets.
History in Pictures, Part 1
A slideshow for small children explaining what things "looked like" in the past (mostly medieval Europe). One simple sentence, or part of a sentence, followed by an illustrative picture. (Amateur video)
History Slideshow with Vocabulary Words
This slideshow is great for early readers or ESL (English as Second Language) readers. Words such as peasants, farmers, etc. are followed by an image to illustrate the word. The words are large and can easily be seen if using this slideshow in a classroom. A teacher could stop the film at intervals and ask students if they can spell the words. run time 3:10
Christian the Lion: Release and Reunion
This video contains actual film footage of Christian the Lion being released in Africa and the emotional reunion with his owners. The song " I Will Always Love You" plays in the background. This would be a good video to show as students are reading the final chapters of Christian the Lion books. ( 4:44)
Emperors of the Antarctic – Emperor Penguins
Emperor Penguins are the largest species of penguin
and they live exclusively in Antarctica. These birds stand about 4 feet
tall and are all black with a white patch on their chest which usually
also has hints of yellow. The most amazing thing about these birds is
the commitment they have towards their eggs and their offspring.
Every year, a pair of penguins come together, mate, and once the
female lays the egg; she passes it on to the male. The male peng
In this professionally-made video, an animal researcher presents factual information about penguins while actual footage of penguin activity is being shown. Throughout the video, facts are shown in type along with footage of animals. ( 2:40)
Cheetahs hunting in pairs
Cheetahs use partner hunting tactics to bring down a Wildebeest. Live action video (some graphic content). Video shows hunting skill, speed, and strength of cheetahs in the wild.
Introduction to Video Production (#1)
All you really need is a computer, a camera and some video editing tools. You will learn skills needed to create a video. You will work through pre-production, production and post-production.
Video Production-Project Introduction (#2)
A project is the best way to learn! Work with this crew to see what they did, and it will help you to create your own video without making some of the usual mistakes and maybe even help you add a few special features. (7:09)
Video Production:Scripts (#3)
In this video you will learn the basics of putting your scripts together. The first thing you need is a good idea-something to make your video about. Think about actions as well as words to put into your video. There are software applications to help you brainstorm ideas for your script.
How to Upload A Video to YouTube
A very easy video tutorial on how to upload a video to YouTube. It can't be more than 10 minutes or larger than 1 gig. You must have a You Tube account-click on the upload button and off you go!
Picnik Tutorial (How To Get Started, Etc)
Picnik is a web 2.0 tool that you can use to edit photos or create collages. You need to set up a free account, then upload your pictures. This tutorial walks you throught the steps. No talking-steps are written out. (9:12)