World War II: Breaking the Deadlock in Chinese
A 49 minute video in Chinese about the First World War. This is number six in a series. It is called Breaking the Deadlock. Good for ESL Chinese classes, too.
History of Psychology-In Plain English
An amateur video that shows several key people who developed the field of psychology. Some of the examples are very good and easy to understand. (The narrator does not like Freud!)
What is Psychology Part I of 2
An introduction to psychology by a professor. This part of the video talks about the history of the definition of psychology, how psychology overlaps with other social sciences, how it fits with science, and the types of psychology. (Video shows slides with key words and narration.)
History of Hollywood: Part of a Series
This is the first part of 11 in a series that traces this history of Hollywood and the film industry. Uses orginial footage. Excellent for film appreciation classes and sociology lessons.
History of President James Garfield
A short summary of James Garfield's accomplishments and life history. President Garfield was the 20th President of the United States. Teachers have to register (free) to download the video. It highlights his life. Good for history classes who sometimes forget this rather interesting man.
Gift of Music
At the Kiran Centre in Varanasi, music classes for differently-abled
people serve to unlock their talents. Students not only discover a new
form of artistic and emotional expression, but many turn their new
skills into a way to support themselves.
This video is to help students in math and science classes learn the Greek alphabet. The pronunciation is the English way of saying the letters in an American accent. It is NOT meant for those actually trying to learn Greek as a foreign language.
Baby, Toddler Brain Map: Interactive site
Great site that allows the viewer to see the development of the human brain from birth to three. Click on the age and the part of the brain you are interested in and the site explains it in layman's terms. A must visit for parents and science classes dealing with brain developement.
Short Documentary on Albert Einstein
In this brief four-minute documentary,you'll learn that one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century was a mediocre student who cut classes. You'll also learn that Albert Einstein wrote to President Franklin Roosevelt to urge "watchfulness..and quick action to beat Germany to the atomic bomb". Run time -4:22
Ballet Lessons : When Is Too Late to Start Ballet?
Ballet classes should be started very young for dancers that want to be professionals, with many classes a week working toward point work. Consider taking an adult ballet classes for fun and exercise with tips from an experienced dance instructor in this free video ballet lesson. (1:02)
Increase Learning Time
In this professionally-produced video, get tips on the link between less time in class and lower academic performance. More learning time, and perhaps less sports and elective classes may be the answer for some.
Less Students, More Learning
In this professionally-produced video, get tips to increase your child's learning in a large class. Smaller classes help your child have more one on one with their teacher. Also, if your child is having a difficult time, request help at school, and provide help at home.
What Education Do I Need to Become a Chef?
Find out the education requirements of chefs from an
experienced chef. The chef explains that the education required to become a chef starts with sanitation and safety classes, and it graduates to basic cooking skills and specialty cooking skills.
The Arts in Every Classroom: Teaching Music
Two music specialists from arts–based schools demonstrate different approaches to serving diverse student populations. At Harmony Leland Elementary School in Mableton, Georgia, all 500 students study the violin. Their classes with Barrett Jackson become lessons in character and discipline. At Smith Renaissance School of the Arts in Denver, Sylvia Bookhardt and a class of fifth–graders explore the Renaissance through choral singing.
Industrializing American Unit 14
From factories in San Francisco to sweatshops in New York, productivity flourished — fed by waves of immigrants from Asia and Europe. This unit explores how growing urbanism contributed to changing social norms, from the working classes to the elite.
Introducing Our Literary Community Workshop 1
Meet the eight teachers and their schools featured in the video
programs. Learn the guiding principles through which they form their
classes into engaged literary communities. Dr. Langer weaves the
framework, talking about the ways effective readers interact with text
and the ways teachers can foster this kind of learner.
Teacher Student Conferences
This program features extensive footage of three effective
student/teacher conferences in one fifth-grade and two third-grade
classes. These conferences demonstrate how teachers use conferences to focus on instruction for individuals while helping students feel ownership of their work.
The Locus of Learning and Memory
In the history of psychology, the question of where learning and memory take place has occupied investigators for years. Recent work at the National Institute of Mental Health has brought scientists closer to resolving the issue. This module shows magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology being used to identify specific changes in the motor cortex of human subjects —
Yoga Eye Exercises
A seven minute video that deals with exercising your eyes in a specific manner. Students might not be able to follow the leader as the video does move fast and repeats itself so those with short attention spans may flounder. Would be ideal in part for computer classes where students spend a great deal of time in front of a screen or as a nice addition to physical education classes.
How to Make a Transcript When You Are Homeschooling
When making a transcript for a homeschool student, keep track of
grades, college level classes, GPA, SAT scores and extracurricular
activities. Create and update a quality level transcript with information from a home school teacher in this video.