Critical Thinking for Children, Part 1
Introduction to some other videos about critical thinking, apparently based on a book, giving some very basic ideas about critical thinking. This instructional video was created from The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking for Children.
Introduction to the computer and Microsoft Windows, for teaching purposes. The computer is fairly old, but the video is still valid and this is a basic one good for novices.
In an easy conversational tone, the instructor uses the computer screen as his 'blackboard' and different colors to emphasis his points. As this is an introduction to division, this video is for elementary students.
Sherlock Holmes Museum
Blurring the line between fact and fiction, this six minute video shows the fictional home of Sherlock Homes as created in the Holmes Museum. It is intended to be part of a middle school unit of study:
Instructional Objective: After viewing this video students will be able to describe some of the items and characters from Sherlock Holmes mysteries, and discuss the question "What are the attributes which combine to make a person a world-famous legend?"
Special Relativity (Part 1 of 5)
This animation takes a simple look at the complex topic of Special Relativity. The two postulates examined in the video are: 1) All uniform motion is relative, and 2) The speed of light (in a vacuum) is the same for all observers. This simple and clear introduction to Einstein's Special Relativity, should help a learner better understand, this revolutionary scientific discovery and idea. Run time 07:12.
Action Hero (actions) - Hi 5
Begins with cartoon introduction. The song names lots of actions such jump, fly, etc.. The Hi5 group sings and dances. Children dance, sing and perform actions along with the group.
Don't Fear the Essay
Reminder of the challenges of writing. Song with video from Saturday Night Live. Would make a good introduction to writing at the beginning of the school year. Grades 5-12. 2:29 min.
An Introduction to Humanism
This video is from a lecture in Canada in 2008. It is a brief introduction to Humanism (a non believer, man centered person) and its varied aspects, including Athiesm, Freethought, Agnosticism, Transhumanism, and Skepticism. Humanists believe that they can be good without God. Recorded in left audio channel only. (7:57)
Introduction to Sikhism
Animated Introduction to Core Sikh beliefs. The music is taken from a track produced by the late Singh Kaur and Amar Singh. Singh Kaur was a talented vocal artist and Caucasian western convert to Sikhism. Her music has been compared to that of the the celtic sounds of enya. Sadly Singh Kaur passed away a few years ago (may waheguru bless her soul in eternal bliss).
July 4, 1776: U.S. Declares Independence
This day in history explains what happened on the Fourth of July in America. Very short video that briefly talks about the more interesting historical events that occured on the Fourth. Best used as an introduction to this day in history type assignments or as a timeline assignments
Me gusta and verb phrases
Learn how to use gustar along with an infinitive verb to talk about likes and dislikes. This video would be a great introduction to memorize how to use gustar as opposed to understanding the nuances between gustar and "to like" in English. Run time 03:25.
Personal (Subject) Pronouns
A great introduction to one of the most basic Spanish grammar lessons. Learn what these pronouns are in Spanish along with their English equivalents. This information is critical before students can learn how to work with verbs in Spanish.
This video clip provides an introduction to verbs. Live action and photos are used to show verb actions. Sentences are presented on the screen with the verbs highlighted. Professional quality. (1:01)
Lesson 3b - Prepositions - English Grammar
This is part 2 of a lesson on prepositions of location and direction. The list of prepositions is long, so this is meant to be a review and not an introduction. Level: high beginner - intermediate. Words and sentences are on the screen. (Upper elementary or ESL student)
Lesson 3c - Prepositions - English Grammar
This is part 3 of a lesson on prepositions of location and direction. The list of prepositions is long, so this is meant to be a review and not an introduction. For upper elementary and ESL students.
Introduction to Order of Operations
This video starts off with a black screen because the narrator uses it as a 'chalkboard'. In an easy, conversational tone, the instructor offers an introduction to the order of operations.
How To Use a Wiki
A simple explanation of how wikis work, using the example of a camping trip. Would be a good introduction before the class begins using a wiki for the first time. Suitable for all grade levels. 3:51 min.
DaVinci Remote Controlled Armored Car
Teacher discusses with students the origin of the DaVinci remote control car, the construction, and the programming involved. Would make a good introduction to a project on remote control cars. 5:09 min.
The Dangers of Plastic Bags
Learn about the dangers of plastic bags and what you can do to reduce this danger. This video is set to fast tempo music with many facts, statistics, and pictures. Run time 06:18.
A short video clip of an anatomy model in the proper anatomical position. Starts as a skeletal view and then overlays with muscle. This video could be a nice introduction to a lesson on the skeletal or muscular system and how the two systems work together for movement and support. No sound. Run time 0:59.