Thomas Alva Edison
This is a 30 minute biography of the life of Thomas Alva Edison, (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) an American inventor, scientist and businessman who developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb.Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park" (now Edison, New Jersey) by a newspaper reporter, he was one of the firstinventors to apply the principles of mass production and
The Stuff of Genius: Safety Pin
With patents on everything from fountain pens to rifles, Walter Hunt has sometimes been called "America's forgotten inventor." However, his most successful invention was the safety pin.
How to do the Double Ready Hop
Be aware of violent ad at start of video. This tennis drill is designed to improve speed. The video is quite short, but does a good job of explaining the foot movements. run time 0:49
Magic Tips & Tricks 3 - How To Shuffle Cards
In this lesson students can learn how to do various shuffles.
The hindu shuffle, an overhand shuffle, and a riffle shuffle are shown. The video moves slowly so it is easy to follow.
PART 2 - Learn To Write the Alphabet N-Z
PART 2. PART 1. Kids learn how to write upper case letters of the alphabet. Finger strokes are shown making each letter and the narrator says the sound it makes and an animation is shown of something that starts with that letter.
Build-A-Word - Cake
In this short cartoon clip from "WordWorld", the WordFriends use the letters C, A, K, and E, to build the word cake. After the word is built, it transforms into a cake made of the letters used. (:56)
Short gimp video showing some of gimps functions. Gimp is a free image manipulation program that you download. This video shows some of the features to get you started editing your images. (4:17)
Caesar part 5 of 5 Final!
Caesar,part 5. In this part a group of senators, led by Marcus Junius Brutus, assassinated the dictator on the Ides of March (March 15) in 44 BC, hoping to restore the normal running of the Republic. However, the result was another Roman civil war, which ultimately led to the establishment of a permanent autocracy by Caesar's adopted
heir, Gaius Octavianus. In 42 BC, two years after his assassination, the Senate officially sanctified Caesar as one of the Roman deities.
This eight minute video is the second in a series, but stands by itself if needed. The video is about the haunting of northern Hawaii and what they believe. A good video to show for students reading or writing on the subject of the supernatural and setting. Also, a good video to motivate students to debate such experiences.
A moment in time: Louisa May Alcott
This three minute biography of Alcott provides insights into how she became a writer and the incidents and people who influenced her. A good background
The Wonders of the Hydrological Cycle (and Human Impact)
The Hydrologic Cycle (or the Water Cycle) is a cycle of evaporation, evapotranspiration, precipitation and infiltration. (02:18)
The sun heats bodies of waters such as oceans and lakes, which causes the water to evaporate and form water vapor. Water vapor is also transpired from trees and soil. The collection of water vapor condenses to form clouds, which move around the globe by air currents. With the right conditions, clouds precipitate; some of the water absorbs into the ground t
Henry Knox's Biography
Here is an animation of General Henry Knox talking about his life as a general working with Washington. Strange presentation, but useful in presenting a picture of what Know did during the Revolutionary War.
My Apple Computer History Collection
Over the years I have collected a number of Apple computers and items and today I decide to create a quick video showing my collection. This video shows many computers and give a little information about them. (6:35)
Beowulf: Pine-Richland High School English Project
This video was done by a group of students for their English class. The beginning is a take off on Star Wars. The video depicts their interpretation of Beowulf, the scene where Beowulf has to kill Mama (Running Time 3:49).
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)
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.
Trig Identities; Part 3
Continuation of the instructor 'playing around' (to use his words) with trig identities. In an easy conversational tone, the instructor uses the computer screen (Paint program) as his 'blackboard' and different colors to emphasis his points. For high school students.
The Power Of The Pyramid - Writing Descriptive, Detailed Sentence
This whiteboard demonstration with voice over shows 4 steps to improve basic sentence writing. Change a simple subject and predicate "dog ran" to "The beagle darted." What kind of? "The energetic beagle darted." How? "The energetic beagle quickly darted." When/where/why? "The energetic beagle quickly darted Author(s):
Electrical Switches, Part 2, Toggle Switches
This five-and-a-half minute video describes toggle switches, including different configurations and terminology.