Wowzies Introduce the Calculator-Song
In this video, students will learn about calculators from the Wowzies. Some of the lyrics include."I'll can't talk. I'll see you later. Cause the fun adds up with a calculator". Using a calculator is a fun way of using numbers. The video explains how a calculator works. This is a great introductory math lesson for elementary students and/or special education students. (2:01)
Slave Resistance and the Underground Railroad
This video is accompanied by text. "During the 1850s, Americans witnessed a decade of sectional crises that threatened the very existence of the Union. Ralph Waldo Emerson was right in predicting that the Mexican Cession would reignite the explosive issue of slavery expansion. The newly acquired territory lay beyond the Louisiana Purchase and therefore was not part of the Missouri Compromise of 1820. Californians were clamoring for statehood, the residents of Utah and New Mexico deserved territo
History of Slavery
Following the arrival of the first captured Africans in 1916, the slavery system in America evolves into a nightmare of abuse and cruelty. This is a fast moving three minute video. It needs maps and other ancillary materials to help with the information mentioned.
The Great Awakening - Enlightenment
The Enlightenment brought logic and reason into the way colonists thought about the natural world. However, religion remained a critical aspect of each colonist’s daily life. The biggest issue the church faced at the beginning of the eighteenth century was the fact that many settlers lived outside the reach of organized churches.
Isolated from their seaboard peers, the pioneers were often too far away to attend churches and religious gatherings. It was a common opinion in the eastern se
The Mayflower II - Building a Replica
This is a short news reel showing the construction and launching of the Mayflower II. Built in 1955, it is still in use today. Video production and quality is old but information is good. Run time 01:00.
Charlie and the Cocolate Factory Reading- Chapter 13
Chapter 13. Illustration by Quentin Blake. Reading by Nance.
San Andreas Fault (Discovery Channel)
This short documentary is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students. Run time 03:02.
Earthquake Country, Thrust Faults in Los Angeles Area
There are other segments of this series on WatchKnow. This is the 'Earthquake Country' series which is suitable for middle school and high school students. Through live-action demonstrations and vivid animations, Dr. Pat Abbott explains how earthquakes have shaped the scenery and the character of the greater Los Angeles area. Dr. Abbott shows how faults capable of large earthquakes lie beneath most of the area, posing great risk to the millions of people living in earthquake country. Animations
Great Expectations 8/12
The movie based on the classic novel by Charles Dickens, Great Expectations. This is part 8 of 12 parts. Excellent fim.
What is "Authentic" Assessment?
A three minute video that explains what authentic assessment means according to Educators at New York's School of the Future. Gives specific examples and planning ideas on how to implement this assessment. A good professional development video.
Preventing Child Abductions - Risk Factors Part 1
Preventing Child Abductions - Risk Factors Part 1 - What age group and gender are most at risk for being abducted? This video tell show girls between 10 and 14 are most at risk. The video adds data and warns about possible problems with those that know the children. (1:45)
Teaching Students With Autism to Communicate Feelings
A short video showing how pictures can be used to help autistic students communicate and reduce stress. Part of a series that may have other helpful insights about dealing with autistic students.
Number of diagonals in a hexagon explanation
This is video using a computer monitor to show how many diagonals are in a hexagon. A hexagon has a total of 9 diagonals.
This video shows how to do an estimation activity with pre-school children. Put items in a ziplock bag and have children estimate the total number of items in the bag. Then have children count the items and see how close the estimate was to the real number. (2:44)
Tessellation Slideshow of Students Projects
A musical slide show of 7th grade students tessellation projects. There is a definition at the beginning of the video of tessellation and where you can find tessellation. The video then shows how the students took a square and moved it into action using three types of tesselations-translation, rotation, and reflection. (02:45)
M&M Color Bar Graph
This short video uses M&M Candies to illustrate the concept of a bar graph. It provides an explanation of sorting the data and putting the information into a bar graph.
How to Find the Perimeter of a Triangle
This is a very brief tutorial that focuses on solving the perimeter of a triangle. The teacher uses a small whiteboard for instruction. (01:51)
Graphing Systems of Linear Inequalities
In this video, the instructor goes through the steps needed to graph a system of linear inequalities. He discusses slope, shows how to draw the line on the coordinate plane, and explains what section of the graph should be shaded. There is some shadow on the white board which makes it a little more difficult to see at times during the instruction.
Step aside, bone diggers and fossil hunters. Scientists are now using computer modeling and a better understanding of living animals to bring dinosaurs back to life, virtually.