The Twitter Experiment - "Twistory" in the Classroom
This five minute video wanted to know how she could reach and include more students in the class discussion. She had heard of Twitter. This video provides insights into her "Twitter Experiment" in the classroom with comments from students about the experience of using Twitter in a traditional University learning environment. This video could be used as a justification for other teachers to try using a similar technology. There are a lot of ideas in this video.
INTERACTIVE LOOK AT THE AMERICAN GOTHIC WITH A WHITEBOARD
THIS IS A BRIEF LOOK AT A FEW INTERACTIVE SLIDES MADE WITH MIMIO STUDIO SOFTWARE FOR USE WITH AN INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARD. THE VIDEO LASTS THREE MINUTES AND DISPLAYS VARIOUS WAYS TO USE THE PAINTING TO CREATE INTEGRATED UNITS OF STUDY. A GOOD WAY TO GET STUDENTS TO THINK ABOUT ART IN DIFFERENT WAYS.
Amelia Earhart Biography
This ten minute video is about the aviator, Amelia Earhart. There are video clips that reveal her personality. She became one of the greatest female pilots of the twentieth century. She was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic in 1928 and the first person to have flown both oceans. In 1937, at the height of her career she mysteriously disappeared while trying to circumnavigate the glove from the equator. This is a good video to show students the rewards of risk taking and the consequences.
Learn About the Explorer Marco Polo
Learn About the Explorer Marco Polo during this slideshow with narration- Learn about the famous explorer and voyages of Marco Polo and his years of traveling around the world. (02:12)
The Senses: Hearing - by StudyJams
The ear is specially designed to change sound waves into signals that the brain can understand, allowing you to hear. That is not all they do, though. Your ears also help you balance. Learn more about your sense of hearing with this cartoon animation from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
How to Study Effectively
A two minute video that quickly reviews tips to study better from getting the right equipment, place, and materials before you start. This video has lots of good ideas and is well worth showing students. Visualizing is also stressed as a form of mentally preparing for a test as the Greeks did.
I'm a Paleontologist Song
Students will enjoy this cute song and video describing the job of a paleontologist. Content is appropriate for upper elementary. (2:58)
Chef Barton Seaver presents a modern dilemma: Seafood is one of our healthier protein options, but overfishing is desperately harming our oceans. He suggests a simple way to keep fish on the dinner table that includes every mom's favorite adage -- "Eat your vegetables!" (09:26)
Volcanoes from Around the World
This video shows photographs of volcanoes from around the world. It is set to music and each photo gives the location of the volcano. It shows both dormant and erupting volcanoes. Music may be a bit distracting to the viewer. (06:07)
Soccer Beat the Man Move - Step Over Turn
This selection contains a video of a soccer coach teaching a player the beat the man move which helps players get past close-guarding opponents during play on the soccer field. ( 2:18)
The Andes: Ecuador's Rainforests
A five minute video about a trip from the Andes to the Amazon
John Vidal reports on the Ecuadorian rainforest tribes and the tremendous amount of plant and animal diversity is located there. This video provides data that shows how the development of this area is impacting the people and the environment. A good video for a debate.
How To Read Aloud 'Chicka Chicka Boom Boom'
by Julie Fowlkes, the lead trainer from BMABF reads aloud to students with the fun book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. The illustrations are not easily seen and would not make for a good read-aloud in a classroom. However it is a good resource for effective strategies of implementing read-alouds in the classroom. (7:01)
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)
How to Find Mean for a Data Set
How to find mean for a data set - The instructor demonstrates, using computer software, how to be able to find the mean for a data set. (04:50)
A line segment is part of a line, has fixed endpoints, and contains all of the points between the two endpoints. One of the most common building blocks of Geometry, line segments form the sides of polygons and appear in countless ways. Therefore, it is crucial to understand how to define and correctly label line segments. (01:18)
The Shoemaker and The Elves There was once a shoemaker, who worked very hard and was very honest, but he could not earn enough to make a living. All he had in the world was gone, just leather enough to make one pair of shoes. He cut out his leather, all ready to make up the next day. In the morning he sat himself down to his work, but there stood the shoes all ready-made. The man did not know what to say or think. &n
There was once a shoemaker, who worked very hard and was very honest, but he could not earn enough to make a living. All he had in the world was gone, just leather enough to make one pair of shoes. He cut out his leather, all ready to make up the next day. In the morning he sat himself down to his work, but there stood the shoes all ready-made. The man did not know what to say or think. &n
Time Lesson for Young Learners
This is a short video (01:26) that shows young learners how to tell time.
Three Types of Volcanoes
A student centered 1:30 video that shows the three types of volcanoes and student made examples of these is shown.
Using Nature to Grow Batteries
Inspired by an abalone shell, Angela Belcher programs viruses to make elegant nanoscale structures that humans can use. Selecting for high-performing genes through directed evolution, she's produced viruses that can construct powerful new batteries, clean hydrogen fuels and record-breaking solar cells. At TEDxCaltech, she shows us how it's done. (10:26)
National Geographic-Jellyfish Have No Brains, No Heart, and No Blood
These magical floating marine creatures, which consist of 90% water,
have fascinated people for centuries! Jellyfish are not actually fish,
and are scientifically known as Cnidarians. What is truly remarkable
about these animals is that they are have no structured organ systems, heart, brain, or breathing apparatus! Yet they move like silent mysterious ghosts in oceans all over the world and survive by stinging and killing prey with their lethal tentacles and digesting them