The Story of Nicola Tesla, Part 7 (Re-enactment)
Our lives today are dependent upon a bewildering amount of technology, much of which we take for granted. Indeed, some of that technology is so pervasive that we forget it even is technology.
Perhaps that's one reason why so many have forgotten the name of Serbian-born inventor Nikola Tesla.
Tesla endured a frightening number of injustices during his life. This is a story about Tesla, one of his inventions, and his extraordinary generosity, in hopes that he will not fa
Economics Scarcity and Opportunity Cost
This is a two minute video that explains what opportunity cost is and what it means. Very good explanation, but the sound is a bit weak. A good video to show students when explaining this economic concept. I use it to also teach decision making in terms of homework and other obligations as well as needs and wants.
Two fourth grade students discuss the many features and facts of the state of Tennessee.
First Look: President Bush (CBS News)
President Bush held a news conference in the Rose Garden on Thursday. Jim Axelrod offers a roundup of the conference. (CBSNews.com)
Short " A" Song - Hooked on Phonics
A catchy rock and roll song accompanies this animated cartoon video from "Hooked on Phonics". It focuses on the short vowel "a." (:45)
Sound of Short E Song - Hooked on Phonics
This short animated song presents the sound of short "e" in the context of words. Words include egg, elephant, and elk. Pictures of the words are shown on the screen as they are mentioned in the song. (:52)
Childhood Obesity Epidemic - ABC News
News short on the childhood obesity epidemic. One in five children in the United States is diagnosed with obesity. About 1/4 of kids in the US don't exercise on a regular basis. For the first time in history, this generation may be sicker and die younger than their parents. Grades 5-12. 1:37 min.
How Camcorders Work
This brief video explains how the three main components of a camcorder work together to take a series of still pictures and how these pictures are played back to simulate motion. (1:22)
Video Production: Lighting
To shoot quality videos there are a few key pieces of equipment you will need. Lights are very important. Learn about basic lighting setups and how to vary them for a variety of effects. Make sure you have a shot list and storyboard that describes where you will need lighting.
Video Production: Digital Videotapes
You will probably be recording onto a Digital Video tape. These tapes come in different sizes-many use a mini tape. Check them out before you start shooting. (3:48)
How To Use Green Screen To Improve Video
This is a video about chroma key (green screen), including what chroma key is and how it works. Good tips are given on chroma key muslins (cheap and expensive) and how to light your green screen background. Grades 5-12. 8 min.
Yosemite National Park
A student made video of Yellowstone. This 2:30 minute video is best used as an example of what younger students can do when it comes to making a video. I would suggest using it to introduce a video making assignment.
Land Of The Tiger - Mountains Of The Gods part 4
This documentary, which is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students, explores the wildlife lives on and around the highest mountain range on earth (Himalayas). 9:50
High Speed Life in Slow Motion
A fantastic demo video of the High Speed High definition SprintCam Video Camera which shoots over 1000 frames per second. The quality is astounding and the final shot of a falling jelly/jello cube is simply mesmerising. My Physics classes of all ages loved this (as did my kids age 6 and 9). A great end of lesson clip - around 3 minutes runtime.
The Tropical Grasslands
This video is a student geography project. It is about the Tropical Grasslands. 3:14
Trail of Tears Slideshow
Slideshow of images of the Trail of Tears. President Andrew Jackson's Indian Removal Act of 1830 forced the removal of the Cherokee Nation to Oklahoma in 1838. Nearly a quarter of the Cherokee died during the Trail of Tears. This video is suitable for middle and high school students.
How to Use Fingers to Paint
The expert cautions, that if using oil paints, you MUST wash your hands with extra care to remove the oil paints. Put the paint on your fingertips and tap, then drag to push the paint around the canvas-getting great blending techniques. (1:42)
Writing like Eric Carle, the "Picture Writer"
Students are introduced to Eric Carle, learn about the process he follows to write a book, and generate ideas for their own story. The internet is a wonderful tool to get to know authors. Although this video uses Eric Carle's website, the concept could be applied other websites. Run time 03:34.
Using Eric Carle's FAQ page
This video gives tips on how to interview someone. The teacher uses the FAQ section of Eric Carle's website to help teach this lesson. The techniques could be applied to other FAQ website pages as well. (02:44)
Using Eric Carle's Biography Page
The video gives tips on how to keep students interested while working on an online biography. This video specifically addresses Eric Carle's biography page on the website but the tips could be used for any website. Run time 02:06.