How a Computer CD Rom Works
This is a very brief (00:26) video that has information about how a Computer CD-ROM works.
Summarization Strategy - Reciprocal Teaching, Part 2 of 2
In part 1, the teacher reviewed the reciprocal teaching strategy, Working in guided reading groups, students use reciprocal teaching process with a nonfiction text. The students work through the four stages of reciprocal teaching: predicting, clarifying, questioning and summarizing. (7:42)
"Snowball Fight!"-Alphabet Letters and Sounds
This video is a cute video students will enjoy about alphabet letters and sounds. It goes over each letter of the alphabet and its sound. This would be a good teaching resource for a quick, different way to review alphabet letters and sounds. It would be beneficial for young students and/or for special education students (3:08)
Tip 03: Keyboard Shortcuts
Watch Tip 03: Keyboard Shortcuts. Give your mouse a rest. Mac OS X gives you dozens of simple keyboard shortcuts and makes it just as easy to customize your own keyboard shortcuts.
Granville T. Woods
Inventor and businessman who improved the railway and telephone system. (01:46)
Life of Sojourner Truth: Ain't I A Woman (clip)
Despite being born without any advantages and being unable to either read or write, Isabella, self-named Sojourner Truth at age 30, became a famous orator. (01:33)
The NAACP and Civil Rights History
This 2:25 long video starts with Brown vs. Kansas Topeka Board of Education and continues through the major historic events that led to the passing of Civil Rights legislation.
The Life and Death of Malcolm X
Beware of the ad at beginning of this five minute video about Malcolm X. It moves rapidly and uses many excerpts of speeches that he gave and why he changed his name to X. He was in opposition to the Civil Rights movement and his comments about President Kennedy. A good video to gain insights into his beliefs. Three Nation of Islam member were convicted of his murder.
Two Puppies are Rescued From Dump
Two puppies are found abandoned in a dump. Both dogs are in need of serious medical attention. This short, profession video is part of a series on dog behaviors aired by National Geographic. Run time 02:11
Michael Palin at the Valley of the Kings (Egypt) - BBC
Michael Palin's Pole to Pole adventure. He reaches the Nile and has a guided tour around the Valley of the Kings.
The Arctic Circle Polar Bears
This video has no words or facts but is instead a wonderful look into animals of the Arctic Circle in their natural habitats. The most viewed animal is the polar bear including a mother and her 2 cubs. Some other animals briefly seen include the Arctic Fox, two different types of birds, and reindeer. This video would be fun for pre-learners to see these animals outside of a zoo setting, but older learners could follow the lesson underneath the video to answer the following questions:
Giant Panda Bear Does Handstand! BBC Wildlife
The giant panda bear leaves its scent in the forest and does handstand in this scenting ritual narrated by David Attenborough for the BBC.
American Black Bears are Unwanted House Guests - BBC Wildlife
American black bears are unwanted house guests in their search for food in this David Attenborough narrated video from BBC wildlife. The video (03:37) shows bears eating dog food set out for pets and going through garbage cans.
Underlining Titles of Books & Poems
The titles of books and poems should be underlined if the book or
the poem is large. Learn about underlining title novels and epic poetry with help from a certified tutor in this video clip.
Journey to the Edge of the Universe
This video will humble its viewer. The video takes you on a tour of the known cosmos, traveling at the speed of light (186,000 miles a second)...until you are ten billion light years away. It is narrated and has music.
Brief Overview of Gerunds and How They Are Used
This brief video shows a teacher explaining what gerunds are using a white board. He tells the viewer that gerunds can be used as nouns and can be the subject of a sentence. Often, they come after prepositions in a sentence. Examples of gerunds are given in the video. The video is a little dark and it can be hard to see what is being written.
Manhattan: What Henry Hudson Saw in 1609
This video from National Geographic gives us a peek at what Manhattan would have looked like when Henry Hudson discovered it. (Professional video that shows scenes of NYC without the buildings, bridges, and such)
This video is an excerpt from a half-hour documentary that tells the story of a group of poets in the early 20th century who set out to prove that the South could produce highly intellectual art. Of the 16-member group of poets known as The Fugitives, four members went on to become professional men of letters. John Crowe Ransom, Donald Davidson, Allen Tate and Robert Penn Warren made tremendous contributions to the art of poetry through their individual voices, their influence on the art form, a
The History of American Literature-Poe and Hawthorne
This program that explores the work of of famous American Authors in history. In the years just before the Civil War major literary figures Poe and Hawthorne are explored along with their literary works in this clip.
A Tour of the White House with Jackie Kennedy (Pt. 2)
A black and white video tape of Jackie Kennedy in the White House from CBS in 1962.