Energy Quest: Interactive Game
A highly entertaining and educational site where the students click on various objects to learn about them and their energy sources. Lots of information, but although the site is designed for younger students, the content is mainly for grades 4 and up.
Idioms in ASL - From A to Z
English idioms are presented in American Sign Language through skits that demonstrate the meaning of the idiom. A project from Kentucky School for the Deaf. *Open captioned for hearing students. (0:33)
ABC News Report - Earth Day
What is Earth Day and how can you help? Environmental lifestyle expert Danny Seo shares ways to save the planet and how many companies are doing their part. (06:50)
Beautiful Butterflies - Photos
The Hydrologic Cycle
Water continuously travels between Earth's surface and the atmosphere via the hydrologic cycle. Through five main processes — condensation, precipitation, infiltration, runoff, and evapotranspiration — water is perpetually recycled. In this interactive resource adapted from NASA, explore the steps of the water cycle. This interactive site does not include any audio.
The Water Cycle
The water cycle illustrates evaporation and condensation as it occurs around the world to recycle the planet's water. Learn about the the earth's water usage with important facts from a science teacher. (01:33)
The Hydro Logic Cycle
The speaker in this video explains that water never disappears -- it just reappears as a different state of matter. The background in the video is a bit distracting. (01:17)
The Water Cycle - by StudyJams
The water cycle is the constant movement of water through the Earth and its atmosphere. Water on the ground evaporates, becoming water vapor. The vapor rises, becomes clouds, and then falls back to the Earth as rain, snow, sleet, or hail. Learn more about the water cycle with this cartoon animation from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
An Introduction to Voicethreads
This video shows what a VoiceThread is and how to use it.
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.
Khalil Gibran, Song of the Rain
Khalil Gibran's song of the rain is set to music by Bach and accompanied by images that are inspirational.
Performance Poetry Engages Students
Kids -- 12 and 13 years old -- pour their guts onto paper in verse. They spend weeks furiously writing, revising, and coaching each other, and revising again. When they are done, they stand alone in front of their peers and recite poetry, using voice and gesture to bring their words to life. A concept known as slam poetry is becoming common in classrooms across the country. In lower-income neighborhoods in cities like New York and Chicago, students are competing with words and then settling in
Discovery Education Video. Thomas Jefferson was one of the Founders of the United States of America. He wrote the Declaration of Independence. He was the Third President of the United States of America. He advanced America in many ways. He purchased the Louisiana area. He did many great things. This video takes a look at some of those things.
Introduction to the Xylophone
This video will give you a comprehensive introduction to the xylophone.
Percent and Decimals
In this video the view is walked through the process of expressing percentages as decimals and expressing decimals as percentages with examples with the Paint Program.
Subtraction Strategies with Regrouping
This is a classroom lesson on some strategies for double digit subtraction where you need to regroup (borrow). There are many variations of these strategies shown step by step on a piece of paper on the screen so that students can choose the best strategy for them.
Subtraction with Regrouping - by StudyJams
To find the difference between two numbers, sometimes you have to regroup, or borrow, from another number. Learn how to subtract using regrouping with this step-by-step, interactive video from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
Volume of a Cylinder
The Instructor uses an electronic sketchpad to demonstrate how to find the volume of a cylinder. This video gives the formula for finding the volume of a cylinder. It then applies the formula to two cylinders that are already drawn on the screen. Video is good quality and good for all students as review or initial learning of the concept.
Shape and Pattern Rap
A fun shape and pattern rap accompanied by pictures of young children. The rap describes attributes of squares, triangles and rectangles. Examples of patterns in children's clothing and in the classroom are shown.
How to Solve a Math Pattern
In order to solve a math pattern, a few numbers of the pattern need to be provided first. Learn about arithmetic and geometric sequences with help from a math teacher.