From DragonflyTV. Katelyn and Blake are nuts about animals-especially reptiles! Katelyn is a junior volunteer at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science in their hometown of Jackson, Mississippi and knows a lot about reptiles. So she takes Blake to a swamp and an indoor exhibit at the museum to teach him more about reptiles, especially the alligator.
Prepositions and Conjunctions - Part One
How to Improve Your Vocabulary
This playwright in this video gives many ideas to improve one's vocabulary. Learning how to improve vocabulary can be done by reading difficult books and looking up words that are not understood. (02:10)
This video tutorial demonstrates how to use the handwriting recognition features of Notebook which convert block or cursive handwriting into text. (2:25)
Remove Computer Virus
This video in PowerPoint slide format discusses how to delete computer viruses if you have or do not have anitvirus software. (5:42)
Influenza Pandemic of 1918
One of the worst natural disasters in recorded history was caused by a virus. The influenza pandemic of 1918 killed at least 20 million people killing more people than WW I. This is best used to show how the smallest germs are more powerful than man-made weapons. Original footage. Needs a word wall and map to make the lessons more important to students. Great for an exercise of comparing large such death numbers such as The Black Death.
Building Simple Machines: Plant Quencher
How difficult can it be to water a plant? Pretty difficult when your objective is to build the most complicated machine possible to complete this simple task. In this video segment from ZOOM, Jillian demonstrates the use of ramps, wheels, pulleys, and other simple machines to construct her "plant quencher." Closed captioning included.
Simple Machines - by StudyJams
Simple machines decrease the force, or effort, needed to lift and move heavy objects. There are several different kinds of simple machines, including levers, wheels and axels, pulleys, inclined planes, wedges, and screws. Learn more about simple machines with this slide show from StudyJams. Detailed images are set to music while information is written under each photo. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
Body Systems Rap
A rap about the human body. Eleven systems are covered in one clean rap: circulatory, respiratory, skeletal, muscular, digestive, nervous, endocrine, lymphatic, reproductive, urinary, integumentary systems.
Anyone with a computer, a microphone and an internet connection can create a podcast. If you are using a Mac you have podcasting built right into your computer in garage band. You need a way to edit your podcast. Next you need a way to post your podcast. Create an RSS feed so people can subscribe to your podcast.
A brief biography of George Washington. Uses good quotes for the students to know. This three minute video highlights his accomplishments. An excellent video to introduce Washington to students.
Cultural Anthropology is a social science that explores how people understand and act in their world. But what, exactly, is it that Cultural Anthropologists do? How do they approach their research? In this short film, three members of MIT's Anthropology Department; Stefan Helmreich, Erica James, and Heather Paxson, talk about their current work and the process of doing fieldwork. (08:14)
Juvenile Court: A Judge's Guide for Young Adults and Their Parents, book trailer
Each year, there are over 100,000 teens cited to court in Los Angeles County, United States, alone. Juvenile Court: A Judge's Guide for Young Adults and Their Parents uses real-life examples to show the court process. What happens when we don't follow the rules? The book includes tools to prepare for your court hearing. Music: "Roxxsteady" by the Noisemakers. (1:30)
The Life of Charles Dickens: Charles Dickens Rescues Dr. Samuel Johnson's godchild
Charles Dickens' letter to Richard Greene, November 3, 1855. This video of spoken narrative and carefully-chosen still images tells the story of how Charles Dickens rallied the nation to save the goddaughter of Dr. Samuel Johnson from a life of poverty. Photographs of primary sources (letters), with drawings of the time, photographs, professional narration, choral music and orchestration. (6:30)
Uncle Sam - Who Was He?
Uncle Sam is a national icon in the United States, but where did he come from? Was he a real person? This video tells the history of this figure and how it spread from Troy, New York. Good video (Running Time 2:00).
Learn Italian - The Alphabet
This is a review of the 21-letter Italian alphabet (which is very similar to the English alphabet). (01:23) The alphabet may be said a little too quickly for beginning learners - it may help to pause and repeat the letters. This is a clip from a larger segment.
How to Create a Quiz in Moodle
This is a video tutorial on how to create a quiz in Moodle. It shows the steps to follow and there are some tips to take into account. (5:45)
Video Podcasting In Moodle
This video shows how you can use contrib code to deploy video podcasts inside your Moodle. The presenter gives tips to follow and examples of how it works. (4:20)
Auguste Rodin Documentary, Part 7 of 9
WARNING: Several representations of nude bodies. This is a black-and-white and color documentary on the life and work of Auguste Rodin.
Rodin lived from 1840-1917 and was a French sculpter, traditionally schooled. His work was publically criticized during his lifetime.
Engineering an Empire - France part 4/5
This video is about how France became a great Empire. It talks about the architecture of the country and the Royalty who had them the buildings built. Explosives were used to build the first tunnel It also talks about the fact the France pioneered new ways of fighting in war.(9:11)