Podcast Recording Tips
When recording in Audacity wait at least 2-3 seconds before you start speaking. A second tip is to keep the microphone away from your lips so that it doesn't sound like you are spitting.
Black Holes..........Monsters in Space
Video explains what a Black Hole is. It is the ultimate unknown. There is no way to find out what is in there. Black Holes themselves cannot be observed directly, but they do possess gravity. Astronomers have found that when material is packed tightly around a black hole it makes a ringing sound. Astronomers believe that black holes have no volume but are infinitely dense. Video shows how a star is pulled into the black hole. There i
A Lesson on Adverbs
An adverb adds to the verbs. Definitions and examples are presented by students about adverbs in sentences. The lesson ends at 2 minutes, 25 seconds with slides that summarize the adverb lesson. The remainder of the video includes very cute outtakes. (4:11)
Dangers of College Alcohol Abuse - Research Channel
Vivian Baltz, mother of a former University of Virginia student, tells the story of her daughter's untimely death after drinking too much alcohol at a college party. She discusses what parents need to be aware of when their children go off to school — and what to tell children when they start drinking alcohol. Applies to all teen drinkers. Grades 9-12. 28:58 min.
Teacher explains how he learned to read unfamiliar words in comic books by using context clues. For some reason, it has an extra 30 seconds of blank video. 2:30 min.
One Year in 40 Seconds
A video of a scenic spot that goes through the transformation of the four seasons. It takes about 40 seconds to "travel" through all four seasons. Lovely video that provides a quick glimpse of each of the seasons. Run time 0:46.
Life in the Oceans
This short but thorough video describes several animals and plants found in the ocean's environment. Starting with the tiniest creatures, plankton, and continuing through the food chain in the open sea like fish and whales. It also discusses organisms in the polar seas, such as cod, seals, and halibut and continues on to the warm coral reefs in the tropical seas with animals like the lobsters. They address animals living in the shallow waters and tidal pools, such as barnacles, muscles, and
Georges-Pierre Seurat Slideshow
WARNING: Brief female frontal nudity from 4:00-4:24 [24 seconds]
Features several close-ups of his work. This is suitable for middle school, and high school students. 'His large work A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (1884-1886), his most famous painting, altered the direction of modern art by initiating Neo-impressionism, and is one of the icons of 19th century painting' (Georges-Pierre Seurat, Wikipedia, 2009). Accompanied by classical music.
Challenger - The Final Voyage Part 5 of 6
Discovery Channel Video. At takeoff plus one minute the Challenger is four miles high, everything seems normal. Then there is an explosion. NASA analyzes the debris and flight data. In June 1986, a full account of events is published. On ignition the O rings on the booster had disintegrated. At 59 seconds, Challenger
How Telescopes Work - Ways to Gather Light
This is an episode of "The Star Party," a video guide to amateur astronomy from the crew of Orion Telescopes & Binoculars. This video explains how telescopes gather light to aid the human eye to see objects that are light years away and is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students.
The Stars - Special Tricks to See More With Telescopes
This is a fascinating short video that instructs the viewer about the stars and how to identify them. There's an amazing range of color in the stars - from subtle to striking. Here's how to best see distant suns. This is an episode of "The Star Party," a video guide to amateur astronomy from the crew of Orion Telescopes & Binoculars. Suitable for upper elementary, middle, and high school students.
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.
The Star Party - Fascinating Objects in the Night Sky (Telescopes)
This is a short video enticing you to explore the skies above. There are a great many wonders to see in the night sky. A telescope is your magic carpet, your time machine and much more. This is an episode of "The Star Party," a video guide to amateur astronomy from the crew of Orion Telescopes. Suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students.
Basic WiFi Troubleshooting Tips
Basic WiFi Troubleshooting Tips - If you are having problems with your WiFi connection, Molly Wood has a pile of tips to help you out. If your network was working fine and is now giving you issues CNET suggests first unplugging your router for 30 seconds. Next check that the date and time are all the same on all computers. Sometimes you need to update the drivers or the firmware. (2:37)
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Video clip shows a microscopic blood vessel only one cell layer thick, so that individual blood cells must move through single file. Grades 5-12. 13 seconds.
Reducing Fractions To Simplest Form
This video, which even features a disco ball, is from The Math Party National Standards Program and features a catchy tune to help students remember the rules for reducing fractions.
Line, Ray, Line Segment, Plane, Point Song
This video is from The Math Party National Standards Program and features a catchy tune to help students remember lines, rays, line segments, and planes.
How to divide any number by 9 really really fast
As the title says, this video explains, with examples, an amazing method for dividing any number by 9 really really fast--in six seconds! If you have any doubt, check your work with a calculator. It really works. "Extra credit" for advanced math students: explain why the method works. Just a screencast of large type with a voiceover by a person with a rather heavy Indian accent. Run time 03:59.
What is Communism?
Educational video presented by Herbert A. Philbrick, former undercover agent for the FBI, author of "I Led 3 Lives." Herbert Philbrick, a Boston advertising executive who infiltrated the U.S. Communist Party on behalf of the FBI in the 1940s, wrote a bestselling book on the topic, I Led Three Lives: Citizen, 'Communist', Counterspy (1952). "I Led Three Lives" was an American television show which was syndicated by Ziv Television Programs from 1953 to 1956 and lasted 117 episodes. The part of Phi
The Attempted Assassination of Vladimir Lenin
On August 30, 1918, Fanya Kaplan, a member of the Socialist Revolutionary Party, approached Lenin after he had spoken at a meeting and was on the way to his car. He had his foot on the running board. She called out to Lenin, who turned to answer. She immediately fired three shots hitting Lenin twice: one bullet, relatively harmless, lodged in the arm; the second round, more seriously entering at the juncture of Lenins jaw and neck, the third shot striking a woman who was talking with Lenin when