How To Quickly Change Directions on the Soccer Field
Soccer Coach Sean Carlisle demonstrates an effective footwork drill for learning how to quickly change direction on the soccer field during a game. (1:30)
Improving Basketball Skills : How to Dunk a Basketball
There are many ways to dunk a basketball; however, the fundamental rule when dunking the ball is to start jumping three to five feet before the basket. This 2:12 video reviews how to hold the ball and the jump. Too basic and lacking insights such as take-off leg, how to hold the ball, and landing.
How To Shoot Three Pointers In Basketball
This 1:24 minute video has some quality issues, but offers a brief overview of how to take a three point shot. Too brief to help most students and does not show the proper way to hold the ball or how to aim or follow-through. Best used as an introduction.
What Students Want: Teaching from a Student's Perspective
Teachers often make assumption about what motivates, excites or frustrates their students. But how do students themselves view teaching? This video is from college students, but has applications for other levels as well. This 1:37 video is best used as an example of what teachers might do to improve by asking students who have left their classroom for a few years what helped them the most. I have done this and it is most valuable.
The Present Perfect Tense - Part 1
A teacher starts the video talking about a situation that is then shown in written in order to refer to the examples of the present perfect. Then she explains how the present perfect is formed and why it is used. There are some sentences to complete at the end. Depending on the level of your students, you might need to pause the video so that the students may answer the practice questions. (07:13)
Using Nature to Grow Batteries
Inspired by an abalone shell, Angela Belcher programs viruses to make elegant nanoscale structures that humans can use. Selecting for high-performing genes through directed evolution, she's produced viruses that can construct powerful new batteries, clean hydrogen fuels and record-breaking solar cells. At TEDxCaltech, she shows us how it's done. (10:26)
How to Stop a Crying Baby : Infant Massage to Stop a Crying Baby
This one minute video goes through some basic methods of stopping a child from crying.
Parenting Tips : How to Be a Good Parent
This 1:30 video reviews the most important elements in being a good parent. A basic guide of common sense ideas.
Berlin Divided After the War
This three minute video uses maps and interviews to show why and how Berlin was divided into several parts, and the Berlin Wall was built after World War Two. The differences between the Russian sectors and the others is explained and the problems that developed because of the differences in economics. Some photos may be offensive.
John Adams Presidency and the Alien and Sedition Acts
This video discusses John Adams and the passage of the Alien and Sedition Acts as well as the Kentucky & Virginia Resolutions and packing the courts. The five minute video does an excellent job of explaining these acts and adds insights into John Adams and the Federalist Party.
How to Divide Polynomials
The instructor uses a small whiteboard in this short two-and-a-half-minute tutorial to demonstrate how to divide polynomials. He just uses one problem for demonstration. The video goes step-by-step and is easy to understand.
Galileo Galilei - A Biography
Galileo Galilei was born on February, 15, 1564 in the old Italian town of Piza and his biography is explained in this seven minute video. Uses good quotes and images to help explain his decisions. He is the father of modern physics and, in fact, of all modern natural
sciences. His trial is an important part of this video and is a good point of discussion for students when debating religion and science.
Muscle and Motion - Anatomy of the Muscular System
This 2:36 video is a dynamic visual resource that makes musculoskeletal anatomy and kinesiology easier to understand. There isn't a narrator and so the teacher can stop the video as the muscles and movements are shown. Excellent graphics.
Louisa May Alcott, The Woman Behind Little Women
This two minute video tells about the darker side of Alcott, or once wrote children's books, and how she tried to give her novels a deeper side. Good insights and excellent for students how are starting to read her book and also who may want to become writers.
The Butterfly Circus (Part One)
This is a short Christian film starring Nick Vujicic about a man who learns how to overcome adversity and to be accepted by his peers. The setting is in the Depression era with a traveling circus. (The 'limbless' man may be difficult for younger children to watch.) (10:01)
The Butterfly Circus (Part Two)
This is a short Christian film starring Nick Vujicic about a man who learns how to overcome adversity and to be accepted by his peers. The setting is in the Depression era with a traveling circus. (The 'limbless' man may be difficult for younger children to watch.) (10:01) The movie won an award for 'Best Film Short'.
Visualizing the Medical Data Explosion
Today medical scans produce thousands of images and terabytes of data for a single patient in mere seconds, but how do doctors parse this information and determine what's useful? At TEDxGöteborg, scientific visualization expert Anders Ynnerman shows us sophisticated new tools -- like virtual autopsies -- for analyzing this myriad data, and a glimpse at some sci-fi-sounding medical technologies in development. This talk contains some graphic medical imagery.
VoiceThread in a 1st-grade Classroom
Think your students are too young for digital tools? Watch 1st-grade teacher Jennifer Orr use VoiceThread to get her students thinking about the Founding Fathers in this three minute video. It has a script, too. This video shows how a teacher uses data acquisition for younger children based. A good video to introduce this style of learning activities to younger students. Well worth watching.
Internet Safety (lesson for very young children)
This narrated video (or slideshow) discusses internet safety tips for children. (04:47)
Alzheimer's Association Education Video
Do you know the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's Disease? Are you aware of the plight of caregivers -- the friends and loved ones who care for Alzheimer's patients. This eight minute video goes through the basic warning signs of those who have Alzheimers. A must watch for adults, but also for students who may be helping those with such a condition. The data is dramatic and heart rendering.