Youth Awareness - Ocean of Plastic Project with Artist Dianna Cohen
Working with American artist and environmentalist, Dianna Cohen, the students of Benjamin Franklin International School Elementary in Barcelona, Spain created a mural out of plastic bags to raise awareness about the problem of plastic pollution in our oceans.
This piece will be on display at the Museu Agbar de les Aigües in Cornellá del Vallés, Barcelona, from June 8th to 9th 2010.
How to Reclaim Rain Water
This 6:20 tutorial shows how to reclaim rain water to re-use at home. It is mainly a member of Tree People talking about the importance of saving rain water.
Sign Language Phrases: See You Later
In this clip learn how to sign the phrase 'See You Later' using the American Sign Language symbols. Talk with a deaf person in sign language with the basic conversational phrases taught by a signing expert.
This video provides an illustration of the mechanism of actions within the human body. In great detail you will see an animated version of your nucleus. This video clip is not narrated. (1:34)
Brain simulation animation
Excellent video that enables students to make choices and even "handle" medical equipment. Students need a word wall or handout to keep track of the medical terms used.
Garage Band Tutorial: Magic GarageBand, Part 1
This explains what MAGIC is, and how to begin using it. It is narrated by Bill Macpherson of Expert Village. (1:18)
Using a Solar Still: Juice
In this video segment from ZOOM, two cast members repeat an experiment designed to separate fresh water from a liquid solution, this time using colored sugar water in one solar still and orange juice in another. The basic still design they employ traps water vapor that is created when the Sun's heat causes water to evaporate. As the vapor cools, it condenses and trickles down to a collection container. Were they successful in their experiment this time? A final taste test reveals all. This video
Blogs in Plain English
Explains in a simple way what blogs are and why they are such a big deal. The narrator discusses why they are important, what blog posts are, how people can post to a blog. (2:58)
How Wikis Work
A popular, simple explanation of how wikis work. Explains wiki concepts using the example of planning a camping trip. A "paperwork" video. (3:52)
Choosing a Microphone for Podcasting
In this video, I discuss choosing a microphone for your podcast. You can start with a logitec headset which is about $30 and has noise cancellation. You can use your build in mike on your laptop.
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.
How To Create A Podcast
This video will show you how to create and edit a podcast, the tools you will need, how to download Audacity(a free application to create your podcasts), downloading the MP3 encoder, exporting as an MP3 file, how to upload a podcast and submit it to a search engine. A very good and thorough video.
John Adams - A Tribute
This is a tribute to the 2nd President of the United States - John Adams. The Music features the main theme from the 2008 HBO Miniseries - "John Adams".
How to Properly Hold a Xylophone Mallet
This video will teach you how to properly hold your xylophone mallet.
How to Properly Strike a Xylophone
This video will teach you how to properly strike your xylophone with a mallet.
Introduction to the Xylophone
This video will give you a comprehensive introduction to the xylophone.
Opposites - Gender
A slide show with images of male vs female opposites. Mother/ father, Boy/ girl, bull, cow, etc. There is no narration for the antonym slide show. Nice musical background. (1:09)
Opposite of What I do Song - Sesame Street
A classic Sesame Street song with actions and their opposites. The Muppets dance and act the actions. (1:59)
Sesame Street -Bert & Ernie-Opposites-Heavy & Light
In this classic Sesame Street video, Bert and Ernie demonstrate the differences between heavy and light. Ernie holds a feather and cotton candy while Bert tries to hold a barbell, a boulder, and a piano. This is a great teaching resource for teaching an introductory lesson on measurement and/or opposites (3:43).
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.