Author Sarah Dessen Interview for her book, Lock and Key - Penguin
Teen author Sarah Dessen discusses her book, Lock and Key. She talks about the people and places that inspired the character and setting of the book. In this video she drives and walks through the streets of Carrboro and Chapel Hill to explain the setting of her books. (2:54)
Judy Blume - 2009 National Book Festival
A smiling Judy Blume speaks at the National Book Festival in Washington, DC, in 2009. She says she was a shy and timid child and is still afraid of storms with thunder and lightning. She tells how her stories came into her mind, and how she kept them to herself until she grew up. Her most autobiographical book is Starring Sally J. Field As Herself. She answers questions from the audience. Judy Blume has sold more than 80 million cop
There's An Alligator Under My Bed, picture book by Mercer Mayer
Written, drawn and told by Mercer Mayer. Video of Mercer Mayer telling his picture book, There's An Alligator Under My Bed. Footage of the author interspersed with illustrations from the book. Great verbal and nonverbal expression and sound effects! This is undoubtedly a true story from his childhood, perhaps embellished. A charmed group of listening children respond. Dial Books published this favorite title in 1987. (4:50)
There's a Nightmare in my Closet, picture book by Mercer Mayer
The picture book There's a Nightmare in my Closet by Mercer Mayer is read by Billy Crystal, with music. Popular story and author. (1:59)
The Missing Piece, a picture book by Shel Silverstein
The picture book, The Missing Piece, by children's poet and writer Shel Silverstein is accompanied by background piano music. The simple line-drawing black-on-white picture book is presented page by page for the viewer to read with the music playing gently in the background. Silverstein as philosopher. Simply beautiful. (4:24)
The Missing Piece Meets the Big O - picture book by Shel Silverstein
The Missing Piece Meets the Big O story by Shel Silverstein about a wedge trying to fit in somewhere. A slide show of the words and pictures in the book with music in the background. Simple graphic illustrations and text are shown on screen. This story is open to many interpretatations for young and old and equally enjoyed by all. No narration. (6:25)
Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type, picture book by Doreen Cronin
Illustrated by Betsy Lewin. Read by a young teacher, as she shows the pages. So you think you've got problems! What is Farmer Brown to do when he finds out that his cows are typing him messages announcing that they will no longer produce milk unless he gives them electric blankets. It gets even worse when the hens declare that they, too, need electric blankets - or Farmer Brown will get no eggs. In the end, even the ducks get involved in the action. (3:17)
Pottery How to Guide (pt 7)
A How to Guide to Pottery. In this video ceramic pottery is shown and different types of pottery are discussed. This piece used mid-fired red clay. Just like there are different types of wood there are different types of clay that can be used.
3-D MRI Human Brain Anatomy
Series of actual MRI images show the brain from all angles. Allows you to see inside the skull. No sound and black and white. Grades 7-12. 2:21 min.
Anatomy of the Lens
Description of the anatomy of the lens of the eye. Short animation of a diagram with text and computer generated narration. Grades 9-12. 45 sec.
Anatomy of the Human Eye - Cornea
This is a short, animated video (01:25) that offers information about the eye's cornea.
Anatomy of the Human Eye - The Ciliary body
This is a short, computer-animated narrated video (01:27) that offers information about the function and structure of the ciliary body of the human eye. Some of the narration is accompanied by English captions.
Ophthalmology Lecture - Eye Anatomy, Part 1
This lecture clip (from a larger segment) covers basic eye anatomy. This is the first 6 minutes of the PowerPoint, which can be viewed in its entirety at Ophthobook.com. In this video eyelid and external eye structures are discussed. (06:44)
Getting into College: An Insider's Guide
Douglas Christiansen, Vanderbilt University Dean of Admissions, helps clarify some of the mystery and misconceptions surrounding the admissions process through a series of short and direct video clips. In this video, Christiansen tackles questions about preparing for college essays, financial aid, college application, and extracurricular activities. (23:22)
Sign Language Lessons: Common Phrases : Basic Sign Language for Telephone, Book, Radio
Learn how to sign telephone, book, radio, car, and story with American Sign Language (ASL) tips in this free online sign language video tutorial clip.
Anatomy of a Kidney
There is a very brief video with still images of the kidney. This is a quote from the video:
"This cross section of a kidney, almost three times life-size, shows its blood supply and one of the filter tubules, a nephron, highly magnified. The nephron is a highly specialized coiled tubule measuring up to one inch in length. There are more than one million nephrons in each kidney. They function as the kidney's filter units. The kidneys filter unwanted materials from the blood and regulate th
Updated Food Pyramid Guide
The new twist on the USDA food guide pyramid. This message appears to be created by the USDA and while it serves as an advertisement for the government website listed at the end, it has some great basic nutrition information. (1:40)
Human Anatomy - Blood Vessels
This is a computer-animated video (04:13) that describes how blood vessels work. This video has English captions at the bottom of the screen. This may be good for big classrooms where sound may not travel well.
Note: There is static as the narrator appears to be too close to the microphone while speaking.
Choosing the Right Book to Read Aloud
Pick out a book that will teach your child the importance of reading with a purpose; learn how to teach a child to read by reading aloud in this child development video from Expert Village. Choosing the right book is as important as how you read it.
Choosing the Right Book to Read Aloud
An award winning teacher talks about how to teach a child to read
by reading aloud in this video. In the clip the teacher talks about how to pick out a book that will teach your child the importance of reading with a purpose.