African-American Soldiers in the Civil War
'This is a brief introduction to the history of slavery and the black soldiers who fought in the civil war. Abolitionists had been pressing to put blacks into battle since the first shots were fired. Congress authorized their recruitment in 1862.' (Well-done amateur video with many slides and text, but no narration.)
Computer Basics Terminology: What is a Hard Drive, What Is RAM?
First, the lecturer offers a brief introduction, then, discusses two commonly confused computer terms. A hard drive stores all your information and RAM stands for Random Access Memory. (10:00)
The Cove Film: A Call To Action Against Dolphin Killings
A two minute video about the slaughter of dolphins in a small community in Japan. A review of the dramatic video, The Cove. A good introduction and a call to action for students since the entire movie might be too much for younger students. Teachers should emphasis that dolphins do eat fish and that they threaten the fishermen's income. A map of Japan would be good. A good start for a service learning project.
Semiotics: the study of signs
This is a short educational animated film; an introduction to the study of semiotics . The video appears to be a high quality, student-made project. Run time 03:26.
Mythbusters Guys Talk Computer History
Watch this video about the speed of Intel's new Centrino microprocessor on HowStuffWorks. Science gurus Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman race through speed and time to show the explosive wonders of Moore's Law, which is at the core of advances in computer technology. This video was created to celebrate the introduction of Intel Centrino Duo and Intel Centrino Pro processor technology in May 2007, and is presented courtesy of PodTech.net. (1:41)
Lightweight Isotruss Bike Using Carbon Fibers
Engineers used elements of architecture and geometry to create a strong but lightweight triangle-based isotruss bicycle frame. The isotruss is first wound with carbon fiber using a sheet that holds the tension constant. The engineers then hand-wind Kevlar strands over the isotruss. Students might be suprised that geometry is being used in making bike frames. It is also a good introduction into the triangle and its strengths.
Essay Introductions, pt. 1
This video captures the lecture and discussion on writing
introductions for literary analysis essays. The teacher asks students questions about the introduction to the essay and student responses are recorded and discussed.
This video is an introduction to trigonometric identities. In an easy conversational tone, the instructor uses the computer screen as his 'blackboard' and different colors to emphasis his points. For high school students.
William Shakepeare, a biographical documentary
A short biography of William Shakespeare with narration and still images of Shakespeare, his father, his town, Queen Elizabeth, folios, drawings, sketches, paintings, still images from films, sculpture relief, accompanied by Elizabethan period music. Narrated by a single male voice. Well written, succinct introduction to the world's most famous English playwright. (3:30)
Ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt
This video explains the political, social, and economic activity of the Ancient Egyptians and Mesopotamians. This video provides a introduction to the worlds first civilizations. (Amateur video that has good information and moving very quickly)
08 - Angular Momentum
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A short photostory of the incredible illustrator, Quentin Blake.
Suitable for use in the primary classroom as an introduction to his
work and his contribution to the work of Roald Dahl.
A Rotting Apple
This short, two-minute video is set to music and uses time lapse photography to show the process of an apple rotting. This video might be a nice introduction for decomposition or for the fungi kingdom. There are no words; the video is accompanied by soft piano music.
Teen Drug Abuse
This is a public service announcement on teen drug abuse. Be aware of it and help the problem stop. The video offers interestic statistics. (1:57)
Computer Dictionary - What Is An Operating System or OS?
After an introduction of who he is, the lecturer offers a simple, plain explanation of the computer term "operating system" (or OS). Windows Vista, DOS, Linux and Mac OSX are both examples of Operating Systems. Most common are Windows and Mac. Operating systems tell your computer what to do. Lecture. (9:43)
Animated History of Early Canadian Claims
This animated video shows a very basic explanation of the first Europeans that landed in what is now Canada. It explores a couple of the reasons Canada was so important and can provide an excellent primary introduction to Canadian history for younger viewers. (1:26)
The Light Reactions: An Introduction
Professor George Wolfe discusses an introduction to the light reactions in this video from Thinkwell's online Biology series. The video uses lecture format and a whiteboard to aid in the explanations. Run time 08:27.
Lipids: An Introduction
Professor George Wolfe gives an introduction to lipids in this video from Thinkwell's online Biology series. This video uses lecture format and a whiteboard to aid in the explanation of lipids. Run time 08:30.
The Heterotroph Hypothesis: An Introduction
Professor George Wolfe discusses an introduction to the heterotroph hypothesis in this video from Thinkwell's online Biology series. This video uses lecture format and a whiteboard to aid in the explanation of the heterotroph hypothesis. Run time 07:57.
8.282J Introduction to Astronomy (MIT)
Introduction to Astronomy provides a quantitative introduction to the physics of the solar system, stars, the interstellar medium, the galaxy, and the universe, as determined from a variety of astronomical observations and models.