Art History Genres : The Life of Johannes Vermeer
The life of Johannes Vermeer consisted of creating relatively small paintings of everyday life that were enhanced through the use of a camera obscura. Learn about Vermeer's artistic life with information from an art historian, critic and curator in this video on art.(2:02)
Expert: Dr. Betty Ann Brown
Bio: Betty Ann Brown is an art historian, critic and curator.
Filmmaker: Jared Drake
Fractions and Proportions : Simple Ways to Do Fractions
A basic way to learn fractions is by using them in ways that can be related to, such as scenarios involving currency. Discover how to use food to learn about uncommon denominators.
Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz
Fractions and Proportions : Easy Ways to Learn Fractions
In order to learn fractions the easy way, pick out scenarios that that can be used in everyday life. Use monetary amounts to help learn fractions.
Fraction Arithmetic, Part 2 of 2
This is Part 2 of 'Pre-Fraction' Math in which the instructor demonstrates how to use special times tables charts to do fraction arithmetic. Many examples are shown on the interactive white board. (9:53)
Basic Math Fractions
This is a brief overview of fractions explained in simple terms.
The Importance of Fractions
This video shows how we use fractions in everyday life. She shows what a fraction looks like and how to convert them to percentages.
Comparing and Ordering Fractions
This teacher created video demonstrates comparing/ordering fractions by showing fractions on a white board with a corresponding figure showing their sizes to aide in placing them in order. ( The fractions shown have unlike denominators; this video does not demonstrate rewriting fractions with common denominators to compare.) ( 1:45)
Identifying Fraction Parts with Sal Khan
This video helps identify the different parts of a fraction. Story problems and pictures are used to help reinforce the concept. The instructor, in his conversational tone, uses a black screen as a 'chalkboard.' Different colors and pictures are used for clarification. (02:47)
Introduction to Decimals Part II
This video reviews how to say and write decimals when given a fraction. Additional examples are done. Then the video moves on to fractions that do not have a denominator that is not a 10, 100, 1000, etc. They show how to divide a fraction, thus converting to a decimal. Another example is done. Video is good quality and good for all students as a review or initial learning of the topic.
Comparing and Ordering Decimals
Instructor uses a white board to demonstrate how to order decimals. Example models lining up the given decimal numbers in a column and comparing each place to order from least to greatest.
10ths and Decimals
In this video segment from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad is trying
to get to the Mother’s Day Harvest on the Madre Bonita Express train.
However, Hacker has ripped out a piece of the train track, and the
Cybersquad must use what they know about fractions, measurement and decimals to find a way to repair the track. Run time 03:12.
Why Deep-Sea Creatures Glow
This professionally made video addresses the mysteries of why and how many animals in the deep sea emit light, known as bioluminescence, continue to puzzle scientists studying the evolution of this natural glow. Run time 01:20.
Watch Hippos Cozying Up to Crocodiles in This National Geographic Video
This short video shows hippos living with crocodiles without being attacked (Running Time 1:04).
Flying Snake and Lizard
In this professionally made video, you can watch as a "flying" snake tries to attack a flying lizard, but the lizard gets away because it flies too. This video could be used on a unit about snakes, predators, or animal adaptations. Run time 01:47.
Animal Adaptations by StudyJams
Through adaptations, organisms develop special features that aid in their survival. That pass these adaptations on to future generations in a process called natural selection. Learn more about physical and behavioral adaptations with this cartoon animation from StudyJams. Other key words include: migration, camouflage, instinct, hybernation, and predator. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
A simple video from the Basic Spanish Vocabulary Series about Colors. It is a slide show naming colors and showing the word in spanish.
Colors in Spanish and English
This is a great video that teaches how to say colors in both, English and Spanish.
At the Airport (En el Aeropuerto)
This video is a slideshow presenting vocabulary about airports. There are images and the words and phrases are written and read out both in English and in Spanish.
Traveling by Taxi (Viajando en Taxi)
This video presents vocabulary to be used when traveling by taxi. The phrases are presented in English and some time is given before the Spanish phrase is given. The words and phrases are written on the screen.
Useful Phrases Used at a Hotel - Beginner Spanish
This is a presentation introducing phrases in Spanish that can be used at a hotel. The phrases are shown both in English and in Spanish and the Spanish pronunciation is repeated several times.