Coaster Creator-Promo video
Coaster Creator is a fun, free, online game that allows students to explore kinetic and potential energy. Free registration at jason.org allows teachers to download worksheets that can be used with the video game to help students generate and analyze energy data. This short, promotional clip with music and words could be a nice introduction to a unit on energy. Run time 01:24.
This photostory deals with the 19th Amendment to the Constitution and the events leading up to it. Very little insight into the groups. At best an introduction.
How to Prepare a Speech
When preparing a speech, research important facts or statistics to
capture the attention of the audience, and practice speaking in front
of people to improve your delivery. Learn how to focus on the crowd as a whole to avoid stressing out during an important speech with help from a teacher in this video clip.
Grand Canyon Time Lapse
A series of time lapses around the amazing Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. The beautiful images are set to music. Wonderful illustration of a canyon. Run time 01:36.
Edition 4: Spanish Slang
A quick look at some key Spanish slang vocabulary words used in Mexico, Latin America, and Spain.
Law of Cosines
Introduction to the law of cosines to solve for a side of a triangle when 2 sides and an angle are known. 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.
Finding the five Values To Make a Box and Whisker Plot (Quartile Diagram)
This video shows how to make a quartile diagram using the 5 key values. An example is shown for finding 5 key values. This is geared for high school level statistics. A good, clear presentation is made using a computer software program and a curser moving and manipulating the data. To continue with this video on how to draw the diagram you must visit the link provided at the end of the video.
This is an introduction to "cloud computing" through Google Apps. English Captions.
Writing Polynomials in Standard Form
The instructor uses a white board to demonstrate how to write a polynomial in standard form by rearranging the expression in ascending order by degree. This is part of a larger video clip.
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.
Use Internet Explorer to download and run the file. Firefox installs on the system-agree to the license agreement. Use standard options for installing it. After it is installed run-it gives you the choice to set it as your default browser. Gives you step by step instructions to set this up.(3:08)
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.
Graphing an Equation in Standard Form
The instructor uses an electronic chalkboard to demonstrate how to graph an equation in standard form. One example is modeled using the approach of finding the x and y intercept and using these to points to plot on the coordinate plane.
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.
How to Make a Research Paper Outline
Learn how to make a research paper outline. First start with a main idea, list details about the idea underneath, and put supporting details below that. Use standard Roman numerals, letters and numbers to organize aresearch paper outline.