Plausible? Journeying Through Space and Time in a Wormhole
Journeying Through Space and Time in a Wormhole - Professor Ian Morison discusses time, one of the most mysterious concepts in our Universe. It is easy to describe how we define its passage and how we can make exceedingly accurate clocks but questions as to what determines the arrow of time and whether time travel is possible can tax the most brilliant minds! (03:43)
The Synesthetic World
Video describes synesthesia, which is the blending or mixing of senses. A synesthete, for example, might see colors when listening to music or taste flavors when hearing a word. Dr. David Eagleman of Baylor College of Medicine explains this strange condition, and four synesthetes explain how they perceive the world. Grades 7-12. 28:57 min.
Jet's Red Bike - Beginning Reader
This video is like a beginning reading book. Simple sentences contain 2-5 words consisting of short vowel words, sight words, and repetitive words. This video focuses on words with short "e" and words with silent "e" at the end. Excellent for shared reading. (1:28)
Somatic Cell Transfer
Shows how a skin cell nucleus is used to make an embryonic stem cell. 3-D color animation with narration. 54 sec.
How to make origami butterfly
A seven minute video on how to make an origami butterfly with good captions. Moves a bit fast for novices.
How to Set Up a Web Camera
In order to set up a Web camera, a person will need a camera, a USB port and the driver disc that comes with the camera. Find out why some drivers must be installed before plugging in a Web cam.
Imaging: Digital Images
Video: Imaging: Digital Images Episode 9 (of a 25-part series) This Nortel LearniT tutorial familiarizes students with Digital Images. Digital Images has changed the photography industry. There are many ways to change the images.
Create videos with Free Photo Story Software
This video gives you step by step instructions on how to use Microsoft Photo Story (free) to quickly create videos from your photographs. Run time 06:18.
Numbers in German
Learn to count from one to twenty in german by watching this video. You will hear the number in German and see the German word on the screen and then the word in English will appear on the screen. This is great for beginning language learners.
The Qing Dynasty, Part 2
This student-created video features information about the Qing Dynasty (which is not to be confused with the Qin Dynasty and is suitable for older middle school or high school students. "The Qing Dynasty (Chinese: 清朝; pinyin: Qīng cháo; Wade-Giles: Ch'ing ch'ao; Manchu: Daicing gurun; Mongolian: Манж Чин Улс), also known as the Manchu Dynasty, followed the Ming Dynasty in Chinese history, and was the last ruling dynasty of China, ruling from 1644 to 1912" (Qing Dynasty, Wikipedi
Tips on Applying for A Job
This video offers tips on how one should apply for jobs.
Using aperture to create a blurred or sharp photo background
This video shows how to change a photo by changing the aperture and lens. You may want to blur part of the picture to highlight what is important. (3:56)
Beluga Whales | Fact and Opinion
First, the narrator reads a non-fiction passage about Beluga whales. Then, the narrator pulls sentences from the story and asks if the sentences are fact or opinion. The narrator asks two general comprehension questions. The image is a still image only. Great for improving listening skills. (03:33)
Fact and Opinion
This brief slideshow shows the differences between fact and opinion. There is no narration--just music.
Sherman's Legacy: Hero or Monster?
An insightful video that explains how General Sherman became a hero to those in the North and in military history. Some considered him evil for burning Southern cities and farms. This video explains how he treated his troops and why he was a legend. It does not go into detail about his actions in the South or his famous "Forty Acres and a Mule" quote. Great for a debate.
LASIK or Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis is a surgical procedure intended to reduce a person's dependency on glasses or contact lenses. LASIK surgery is most commonly performed as a cure for myopia (nearsightedness), but can also be used to cure hyperopia (farsightedness) or astigmatism (corneal irregularities). 3-D animation shows how the procedure works. Grades 7-12. 1:18 min.
K-2 Literacy Centers- Hands on Learning
Teacher Created Slide Show Video- See descriptions and see literacy centers that can be used in the primary classrom: Magnet Names, Scribble Art, Books and Baskets, Making Words, Look, Think and Write, Science Center, Real or non-Sense, Stamp and Write. No audio. (2:16)
The Influenza Virus
3-D animation shows how the influenza virus invades the body, takes over cells, and spreads the infection. The infected cells burst and more cells become infected. Explains how the specific cells of the immune system work to attack the flu virus. 2:07 min.
Henry Cole (Victor Vito)
Henry Cole was once a beloved teacher (Science grades 1-5) , so much so that decades after he left teaching to pursue an illustrating career, Reading Rockets fondly recalled Henry Cole's influence on him. Talking head talks about the joy of exploring nature and identifying things, respect and love for nature. Then dicusses and shows example of sketching, which leads to final art. (4:49)
How to Paint with Watercolors
First of all, we will go through some of the basic skills, the building blocks of watercolors which would be wet on wet, wet on dry, glazing, graded washes and dry brush. Then we will hit some specifics in watercolor painting. We will learn how to paint black, how to preserve your whites, beautiful skies and how to paint flowers as well as green and finally how to bring a round object to life through glazing.
I want to talk about some of the tools that we use in watercolor painting. First