The Greatest TED Talk Ever Sold
With humor and persistence, filmmaker Morgan Spurlock dives into the hidden but influential world of brand marketing, on his quest to make a completely sponsored film about sponsorship. And yes, onstage naming rights for this talk were sponsored too. By whom and for how much? He'll tell you. (19:28)
The different types of Roman gladiators are shown in this three minute video. The apparel and training of the gladiators are explained. The various names of each gladiator goes by quickly and for most students will not be able to understand them. This video is best as an overview without enough content to explain who they were and how the fights were actually staged.
Preview clip: Dude, Listen to This!-Boys' Writing Club Group
Ralph Fletcher examines what inspires boy writers. Are we creating life long writers? Are we teaching kids to write for pleasure? This short video addresses the need to encourage our students to work together in clubs and write for pleasure. (2:01)
Interactive Reading Lesson Through Rhythm and Rhyme-Old Black Fly
Bobbie Martel teaches components of Interactive Reading. Old Black Fly is the story used for this Interactive Reading lesson. Teachers will learn how to signal students when to get involved. This is a good resource for helping teachers to enhance reading instruction in the classroom. (4:04)
How to Determine the Mean
This is a brief how-to video on how to determine the mean (average) that will improve your math skills. The instructor starts out with an easy problem, then moves on to a more complex problem. (05:49)
Digital Storytelling in the Classroom
This 2:44 long video explains how an experienced social studies teacher started to use Digital Storytelling to engage her students in the classroom. There is little hands on examples and most of the information does not offer how the student work is evaluated or how it has improved their understanding of the topic.
An introduction to electromagnetic induction for students studying for International Bacc., but also useful for other students on higher-level courses. The presentation is supported by many experimental demonstration including the dynamo and motor effects, Faraday's Law and magnetic flux. (16:33)
Shel Silverstein-"The Giving Tree" In Sign Language-Student Created Video
Student-Created Video- The popular children's book, The Giving Tree, is told in American Sign Language as part of class assignment. No voice, text or illustrations are used in the story. (04:32)
Sexual selection and evolution
The Peacock's tale is used as an example of sexual selection is the essence of this four minute video. It shows how the long and elaborate tail of the tail of the male peacock was designed to attract the female. This video uses Darwin's theories to explain female choice. A good video to help explain evolution.
Natural Selection In Action: The Peppered Moth
This 2:24 minute video shows how evolution has changed the Peppered Moth through time. The evolution of the moth is shown as a reaction to the changes in air quality as well. Good video to show what evolution is about.
Ocean tides are the rising and falling of the sea due to variations in the gravitational pull of the moon on opposite sides of the Earth. Tides are a type of wave with regular frequencies and periods which echo the motion of the moon. (03:41)
They Might Be Giants-"How Many Planets?" Song
This cute, animated video will introduce students to the planets and solar system in a fun way. An illustration of each planet and its name is shown. Content is appropriate for elementary students and is a good companion teaching resource for studying about space, planets, and/or solar system. (1:58)
Government - The Three Branches
This is a single page - not a video, nor a slideshow. However, it does have some merit as the page points out the three branches of government.
West African Civilizations
Dated yet relevant documentary on the history of ancient African art and civilizations is the subject of this six minute video. It covers the major learning centers and the development of various cultures. A good video that provides an overview using images that include objects found by archaeology.
How to Measure Circumference
The two minute video is about circumference. This video explains that one way to seperate circles is by their circumference, different size circles have differecnt size circumference. Circumference is the distance around a circle. The ratio of the circumference of a diameter is pi= c/d. The video moves slowly and students should be able to follow it after the terms have been explained and practice.
ISS Update - April 22, 2011
The International Space Station video update for April 22, 2011.
ISS Update - April 25, 2011
The International Space Station video update for April 25, 2011.
Expedition 27 Mission Overview
Three crew members who will be aboard the International Space Station for the final flight of the space shuttle will also be on orbit to celebrate the shuttle's 30th birthday.
A state-of-the-art relative navigation system will be demonstrated on the STS-134 mission to the International Space Station called the Sensor Test for Orion Relative Navigation Risk Mitigation or STORRM. The goal of STORRM is to validate a new relative navigation sensor based on advanced laser and detector technology that will make docking and undocking to the International Space Station and other spacecraft easier and safer. The demonstration is a test-run of the technology, and the STS-134 cr
ISS Update - May 10, 2011
The International Space Station video update for May 10, 2011. For more about the station, visit http://www.nasa.gov/station