Japan has one of the most successful school systems in the world. It is also one of the most demanding school systems. In this video from Wide Angle, Ken Higashiguchi, a first-grader in a Japanese school, started preschool when he was only one year old. In the video, Ken is experiencing his second day of first grade. He has no problem reading the words of the school song with all of the other children. Ken’s teachers and parents have high expectations for him to be independent and to work
TechBloom : Cell Evolve
The evolution of the cell phone
Verizon Droid Demo
The official Verizon Wireless walk through of the DROID by Motorola. http://droiddoes.com
Educational iPod touch apps for students and teachers
Using an Elmo document camera, three iPod touch apps for students (iWriteWords, Wikipanion, PreSchool Adventure), and 3 apps for teachers are discussed. Contains Google Apps, too. A lot of good ideas, but difficult to see. Best if you follow along with your own iPod or Google phone. (4:28)
iPod Touch Digitizer Screen Take Apart Install Repair Guide
A four minute, step by step video on how to work on an iPod. Not for the faint of heart. Parent permission really needed before this is attempted for younger viewers.
Geography of East Asia
Learn the geography of East Asia in a fun and memorable way! A song that teaches about the geography of Asia .
Learn about Christmas Trees
Christmas trees are a beautiful addition to many of our home this time of year. Did you know that the tree was original decorated with large, red apples as a symbol of Adam and Eve? Learn more about the origins of the Christmas tree with this video. Allen Smith shares more on this symbol of the holiday. Run time 01:39.
Writing the Equation of a Line
Instructor uses white board and marker to teach students how to write the equation of a line in slope-intercept form using a table of ordered pairs.
Review of Slope-Intercept Form
Instructor uses a white board to review the concept of Slope-Intercept Form. Examples include creating an equation given a slope and a point.
Using Point-Slope Form of the Equation of a Line
Instructor uses a white board to explain how to use point-slope form of a linear equation to write the equation of a line in slope-intercept form and then graph the given line. Examples include being given a point and slope and also being given two points.
Determine the Y-Intercept Given an Equation in Point-Slope Form
The instructor demonstrates how to find the y-intercept of an equation of a line that is given in point slope form. One example is modeled using a step by step approach.
This video explains how to use point-slope form when writing a linear equation. Point-slope form can be written using one point and the slope or when given two points since we can calculate the slope from the two points. Once we have an equation in point-slope form, it can be rewritten in slope-intercept or standard form. (1:12)
Measuring Volume of an Odd Shaped Object
It is more difficult to measure the volume of an odd shaped object. This videos explains how to measure the volume of a marble by using water displacement. Run time 01:44.
A Rare View of Polar Bears
Bob Simon reports on the latest "spy-cam" techniques used by wildlife filmmakers to show animals - in this case, polar bears - up-close. This 14 minute video was done by a unique hidden camera type of "spy" devise. Students will get to know more about these endangered animals which are still being allowed to be killed by the Canadian government despite their status. Students will learn about how the bears live. Also a good career video.
The Marriage of Anne Hathaway and William Shakespeare
Anne Hathaway and William Shakespeare - Learn about the marriage of Anne Hathaway and William Shakespeare in this four-minute video clip.
Electrical Switches, Part 3, Pushbutton and Selector Switches
This five-minute video describes pushbutton switches and selector switches, including different configurations and terminology.
Herodotus and Part 1
This is a school project about the history of Herodotus and the Battle of Thermapylae. The skit takes the viewer back in time to conduct an interview with Herodotus. (Amateur video)
Picking a Song for Dance Choreography
Picking a Song for Dance Choreography. Part of the series: Beginning Choreography for Hip Hop Dancing. Dancing is all about the music. Get tips for picking the right song for your choreography in this free video clip from professional hip hop dance choreographer.
The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe Audio Reading
The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe in audio format
Madison Interviews Ponce de Leon
A scurvy reporter from PNN (Pirate News Network) interviews famed explorer Ponce de Leon. Amateur video that is humorous but informative.