Crocodiles in Love
With snout rubbing and bubble blowing, two saltwater crocodiles court one another. (02:26)
Using Clothes Hangers for Arts & Crafts Projects for Kids.com
This three minute video starts out as a commercial for a book and publisher, but once that is done it shows young children how to use clothes hangers to make a variety of arts and crafts projects. Many good tips on cutting and organizing too. Great for primary teachers.
Understanding the Comma
This lesson opens with a brief introduction to the history of punctuation. Seven basic rules for using the comma correctly are presented and explained through humorous examples and illustrations. The original song, "Throw a Comma Down,"completes the lesson and reviews the seven rules. (03:23)
"Ben Cleans Up"- An Animated Storybook
In this computer-animated storybook, Ben, the mouse, and his animal friends work hard to improve the environment by cleaning up a polluted beach. This story could be used to teach young children about protecting the environment and recycling. The words of the story appear on each page and are highlighted as they are read. (8:50)
The Kingdoms of Life by StudyJams
Scientists group organisms, or living things, with similar traits together. Kingdoms are the largest group, and there are five of them: plant, animal, fungus, protist, and bacteria. Grouping organisms into kingdoms helps scientists understand the similarities among living things. Learn more about the five kingdoms with this cartoon animation from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz and song are also provided on this link.
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)
This teacher-made video briefly explains nominal variables and provides a few examples. How do these differ from ordinal variables? (0:52)
How To Read Aloud 'Chicka Chicka Boom Boom'
by Julie Fowlkes, the lead trainer from BMABF reads aloud to students with the fun book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. The illustrations are not easily seen and would not make for a good read-aloud in a classroom. However it is a good resource for effective strategies of implementing read-alouds in the classroom. (7:01)
How to Do Multiplication with Fractions
The instructor uses a small whiteboard in this short two-minute tutorial to demonstrate how to multiply fractions. The video goes step-by-step and is easy to understand. The instructor does two problems. (Teacher also shows briefly how to reduce fractions.)
Polygons are closed plane figures formed by three or more line segments. If a figure is open or curved, it cannot be considered a polygon. Concave polygons have at least one diagonal that does not pass through the interior of the polygon; all of the diagonals in a convex polygon are contained within the figure. Equiangular polygons have all angles congruent; equilateral polygons have all sides congruent. (02:58)
How to Determine the Mean
This is a brief how-to video on how to determine the mean (average) that will improve your math skills. The instructor starts out with an easy problem, then moves on to a more complex problem. (05:49)
Miwa Matreyek's Glorious Visions
Using animation, projections and her own moving shadow, Miwa Matreyek performs a gorgeous, meditative piece about inner and outer discovery. Take a quiet 10 minutes and dive in. With music from Anna Oxygen, Mirah, Caroline Lufkin and Mileece. Miwa Matreyek creates performances where real shapes and virtual images trade places, amid layers of animation, video and live bodies. (11:00)
Flowers by StudyJams
Flowering plants have many parts that are required for reproduction. These parts, including the stamen, pistil, and ovary work together to make seeds through the process of fertilization. This cartoon animated video from StudyJams uses simple terms and clever animation to help teach about flowers. The video would be a nice addition to a lesson on pollination, fertilization, sexual reproduction, or the parts of a flower. A short quiz is also included in this link.
Introduction to Chemistry
This is one of the longer (but, excellent!) videos on WatchKnow, however, the viewer will see that the video is digestable in small chunks. The video has been cut into small 'segments' or 'chapters' on the side. This is one of the free videos on Educator.com; the rest require a subscription fee.
"This lecture is an Introduction to Chemistry. Instructor will go over Chemistry as an Experimental Science which studies changes in matter and Energy Distribution before delving into Propertie
Carnegie Observatories' Wendy Freedman On Hubble and Size of Universe
This spring, Director of the Carnegie Observatories Wendy Freedman spoke at the American Museum of Natural History's Hayden Planetarium about astronomer Edwin Hubble's discovery of the galaxies and the expansion of the universe, how astronomers measure vast distances, and how the Hubble Space Telescope is used to measure the size and age of the universe. Mike Shara, curator in the Department of Astrophysics, sat down with Freedman for an interview in the Hayden Planetarium to discuss the expansi
Leading@Google: Joseph Grenny
Joseph Grenny spoke to Googlers in Mountain View on April 14, 2011 about the book he co-authored: Change Anything: The New Science of Personal Success. About Change Anything: "A stunning new approach to how individuals can not only change their lives for the better in the workplace, but also their lives away from the office, including (but not limited to) finding ways to improve one's working relationship with others, one's overall health, outlook on life, and so on. For example, why is it th
Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Avraham Aviel
Avraham Aviel was born in 1929 in Dugalishok, a Jewish farming village (today in Belarussia), to Moshe David and Sarah Mina née Lipkunsky. Moshe David was a blacksmith and Sara Mina came from a rabbinical family in Eišiškis, Lithuania. At the end of 1941, the Jews of Dugalishok were sent to the Radun ghetto. On 10 May 1942, Avraham, his mother, his brothers and the rest of the ghetto residents were taken to a death pit near the cemetery in Radun. There, most of them, including Sara Mina and
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Arab youths, revolutions, and the rise of the ‘second society’
The patterns of revolutions tend to be similar, focusing on the rise and fall of their leaders, a plunge into lawlessness, and finally a new order. Today’s movement in the Arab world is different. Sami Mahroum, Director of INSEAD’s Innovation & Policy Initiative in Abu Dhabi, explains why.
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