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.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch spreads across millions of miles in the Pacific Ocean and 80% of the garbage is plastic, which is NOT biodegradable. The "garbage patch" is caused by a series of currents that shoot all of the debris into a graveyard of never-ending trash. Run time 04:30.
Ancient Egyptian civilization is one of the greatest in the ancient world, Ancient Egyptian, Greek, Macedonian, Roman, Persian and few other civilizations match the accomplishments of these residents of the Nile River area. A good overview of the gods and the culture.
A Whistleblower You Haven't Heard!
world champion whistler Geert Chatrou performs the whimsical "Eleonora" by A. Honhoff, and his own "Fête de la Belle." In a fascinating interlude, he talks about what brought him to the craft. It all started as a practical joke: Geert Chatrou's sister-in-law entered him in the International Whistler's Convention in Louisburg, NC. To save face, he went … and won! (12:00)
Gymnastics Moves : How to Do a Back Walkover
A back walkover is a gymnastics move in which a good bridge is necessary, as well as a bridge kickover, in order to complete the move. This three minute video shows how the bridge is down with a slow demonstration. A good tutorial.
Gymnastics : How to Do a Back Handspring
When performing a back handspring, start with the arms up, place the knees over the feet and push through with the toes. This two minute video shows how this is done and how to avoid landing incorrectly.
Gymnosperms: Seeds in Cones by StudyJams
Gymnosperms are the oldest seed-bearing plants. There are four types of gymnosperms: gnetophytes, cycads, conifers, and gingkos. Learn about gymnosperms distinct appearances and unique lifestyle in this cartoon animated video from StudyJams.
9/11 Healing: The Mothers Who Found Forgiveness and Friendship
Phyllis Rodriguez and Aicha el-Wafi have a powerful friendship born of unthinkable loss. Rodriguez' son was killed in the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001; el-Wafi's son Zacarias Moussaoui was convicted of a role in those attacks and is serving a life sentence. In hoping to find peace, these two moms have come to understand and respect one another. (10:00)
Algebra II: Simplifying Polynomials
This is a ten minute demonstration. The teacher needs to be able to stop this video as each action is completed to make sure the student understands each operation.
Reform Movement in America
This five minute video is about the reform movement in the 19th
century. The music is off-putting and not necessary to the learning in this video. The video deals with the major movements and people briefly.
The Great Depression
Know About The Great Depression Of 1930 - The financial house of cards collapses and the overinflated stock market plunges into a Great Depression. It started in America, but practically overnight, an economic blizzard grips the world. (00:58)
THE COLD WAR - PART 1: From World War to Cold War
This ten minute video is about the continuing struggle between Soviet communism and Western democracy and capitalism. This is Part 1 - "From World War to Cold War" 1945. The video uses original footage. Interesting comments about Russia's knowledge of the bombs dropped on Japan. The importance of Potsdam is given as the starting point of the Cold War.
What was the Lincoln Conspiracy?
When John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln in Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865, he was a part of a larger conspiracy is part of this 3:32 video. This video goes through some interesting data that could be of interest to students. The video could motivate students to do their own research.
Counting By Twos Song
This animated video will help children learn to count by twos. The lyrics repeat themselves several times. The video practices counting to 100. Students will enjoy the cute monkey characters. Some of the lyrics include "We're gonna count by two's. Me and you. All numbers will be even. That's just what we do". The numbers appear on the screen as they are said. (2:53)