Comets: Crystals of Creation
Crystals of Creation or Comets: their beauties, their dangers, the places they came from, and their origins. It is believed that comets delivered the ingredients of life here on Earth. Half of the waters of our oceans are believed by some to have been delivered by comets over the eons. (09:18)
The Numeral Two
Excellent video for young learners about numeral 2 and how many objects it represents. The video features words and images of 2 objects. The words are big enough to be seen in a pre-school classroom. Some of the vocabulary and imagines are very advanced. There is no sound--just text and images. (5:15)
CVC Word Sounds and Silent E
This video from "Hooked on Phonics" focuses on long vowel sounds and words that use silent e. The words all follow the consonant-vowel- consonant-silent E pattern. The words appear on the screen and the narrator reads each word. Color is effectively used to highlight the sounds. There is also practice for the long sounds of each vowel. (3:16)
Part 1 - Books, Writing and Creativity
An Australian author explains how to encourage children to be creative and help them enjoy books and writing. He gives tips and ideas for learning activities for children. This is part 1 of 6 parts in the series. The web site is located at: www.writing-for-children.com
Using Literature to Teach Reading
Literature can be used to teach children how to read by involving them in activities that establish positive attitudes towards reading. Discover how literature can help to free a child's imagination so that they can make their own interpretation with help from an English specialist and president of a theater group in this video on reading.
Read more: Using Literature to Teach Reading: Reading
Basic Economics (pt. 2)
This series of lectures attempts to describe the basics of economics. This lecture concerns the marketplace and the exchange of goods and/or money for items available.
Economics Demand and Supply Curves
This video deals with both movements and shifts in demand and supply curves. Relatively well-produced video that uses computer graphics to explain supply and demand.
Modern Greek Lesson 2 - Combination Letters
Modern Greek Lesson 2 - Combination Letters. Learn the alphabet in Lesson 1 before proceeding to this lesson. In this lesson learn accent marks and combination letters.
What Are SNPs? - 23andMe
Learn about the variations in human DNA called SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms), and how they can be used to understand relationships between people. Animation simplifies a difficult concept. Grades 7-12. 1:53 min.
Oklahoma Flag and Anthem The Oklahoma state flag honors more than 60 groups of Native Americans and their ancestors. The blue field comes from a flag carried by Choctaw soldiers during the civil war. The center shield is the battle shield of an Osage warrior. It is made of buffalo hide and decorated with eagle feathers. Two symbols of peace lie across the shield. One is the calumet, or peace pipe. The other is an olive branch. Crosses on the shield are Native
The Oklahoma state flag honors more than 60 groups of Native Americans and their ancestors. The blue field comes from a flag carried by Choctaw soldiers during the civil war. The center shield is the battle shield of an Osage warrior. It is made of buffalo hide and decorated with eagle feathers. Two symbols of peace lie across the shield. One is the calumet, or peace pipe. The other is an olive branch. Crosses on the shield are Native
Kindergarten Cooties and Jealous Gentlemen
Several puzzle games in which students take turns placing characters in positions within a set of constraints, while trying to prevent the opposing player from being able to place the next character.
Computing Binomial Probabilities in Minitab
In this video learn how to compute Binomial probabilities, cumulative probabilities, and inverse cumulative probabilities. Examples are shown of how to solve probability.
3-D video animation of a normal vaginal birth using a time-lapse effect. Music in background is not necessary. Shows the baby moving through the birth control while simultaneously in another small window it is showing the baby's head moving through the mother's pelvic outlet. Grades 6-12. 47 sec.
Using Lines of Latitude and Longitude
This video reviews longitude, latitude, equator, Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Arctic Circle, and Greenwich Meridian. There is no commentary but uses maps and visual descriptions. A musical score plays throughout video. It would be very helpful for a teacher to pause the video and explain the map. Running Time says over 5 minutes but it really only plays for about 2:44.
The Seven Continents
A video using Google Earth to display the seven continents on Earth.
How To Fold an Origami Swan
Viewers are introduced to the art of Origami by watching this step-by-step video teaching how to create a simple swan. (01:55)
How to Make Paper Cranes
This 4:30 long video is a step-by-step overview of how to make a paper crane using origami. Moves slowly and easy to follow.
Routines in Everyday Math-- Frames and Arrows
This video helps teachers and parents work with students on the EDM routine. Run time 3:36.
How to Identify Narrative Style in Literature
Narrative style in literature refers to the storyteller or the narrator in a piece of writing, whether it be first, second or third person, omniscient or otherwise. Identify the narrative style of a piece of literature, while deciding whether or not to trust the narrator. The background in the video is a tad distracting, but the information is good.
David M. Harris has taught English at Vanderbilt University and elsewhere.
Filmmaker: Dimitri LaBarge
Learn German: German Colours
In this video you will learn the German words for different colors. You will hear the color in German and see the German word on the screen and then the word in English will appear on the screen. This is good for beginning language learners.