Shakespeare's Rap - Much Ado About Nothing
Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare's tales of tangled love. The plot is complicated--but that was the point.
This rap breaks the story down for you, with Shakespeare as your very own emcee. Lyrics to the song are also located on the Flocabulary website. (04:20)
Benefits of Reading for Pleasure
The benefits of reading for pleasure include teaching children to
love books, relaxation and being introduced to new ideas. Connect with other people and have things to talk about because of reading. Advice from a writing instructor on reading for pleasure in this clip.
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From Dragonfly TV. After watching a news report on the destruction caused by a tornado in Siren, Wisconsin, Melissa and Elizabeth were curious about how tornado experts study tornado damage. So they asked permission from Siren city officials to visit the town and examine the evidence. Their question to be investigated: How do you determine the strength of a tornado?
Is it Alive?
Despite technological advances that have produced machines with lifelike qualities, most people can easily distinguish between what is living and nonliving. Or can they? This video includes some "fuzzy" examples that will make students question the meaning of life. Words are listen on the screen and video is set to music. No narration. Run time 03:02.
The Po river
This video has footage of the river Po. A speaker talks about the benefits of it's fertile banks and shows how the towns, fields and factories are effected by flooding.
How to Study for an English Exam
An instructor gives lots of tips and advice on how to study for an English exam. Some tips she offers are to designate specific blocks of time for studying, allowing plenty of time before the test to absorb the information efficiently and review previous exams, papers and books to study for an English exam.
Traits of Top Students
This video highlights the 4 quadrants that students end up in and gives
you some tips that the “top students” already follow. The student who
knows exactly what to focus on and precisely what action to take. This is an eight minute video. The audio is weak and the explanations may need more examples in the classroom to gain a better perspective of this method.
Irish Traditional Dance Music by The Tribes Celtic Band
The Tribes Band is from Co. Galway, Ireland. Left to right, and round the back again. They are playing a selection of 3 Irish Traditional Dance Jigs at the Senior Ceilidh Band Contest in 2007.
Pirate Girls Nine
This video podcast is from the They Might Be Giants series. Sock puppets sing a song about counting to nine and sets of nine pirate girls. Ends at 2:09. The second part of the video has the ZYX song in which the alphabet is sung backwards. (4:34 total run time)
5 Little Ducks Sing-a-long
This is a cute version of 5 Little Ducks. The words appear at the bottom of the screen and are highlighted as each word is sung. This is a good teaching resource for beginning subtraction and/or word recognition. Young learners will enjoy singing along with this video (1:33).
Dr. Alice and Miss A
Dr Alice tries to cure Miss A by giving her things that begin with /a/.
How to Teach Children to Read : Favorite Children's Authors
Learn about popular authors for children's books from a professional librarian, Debbie Noah, in this children's video. Parents, this video is a great tool to use to help you choose great books that your children will love.
Colors in Greek
Learn the color in Greek. The English word and Greek word on shown and then spoken in English and Greek.
Ted the Ant - Beginning Reader
This video is like a beginning reading book. Simple sentences contain 2-5 words consisting of short vowel words, sight words, and repetitive words. The words are shown at the bottom of the screen and are highlighted in purple as they are read. This video focuses on short vowel words. Excellent for shared reading. (1:35)
The Life of General George Thomas: Civil War Leader
This video is about the biography of perhaps the most successful general of the Civil War, George H. Thomas, who never lost a battle, and who is little known today is discussed. Explained is the fact, unlike General Lee, he decided that nation was above state and Thomas worked for the Union. This could be a good research project for students and, perhaps, a debate between Lee and Thomas and which one really did the most for the nation.
Charles Darwin David Attenborough BBC Documentary Part 6
In this BBC documentary, David Attenborough discusses Darwin and his theory of evolution and is suitable for high school students. Run 08:37.
A Darwinian Theory of Beauty
TED collaborates with animator Andrew Park to illustrate Denis Dutton's provocative theory on beauty -- that art, music and other beautiful things, far from being simply "in the eye of the beholder," are a core part of human nature with deep evolutionary origins. (15:33)
Life in the Oceans
This short but thorough video describes several animals and plants found in the ocean's environment. Starting with the tiniest creatures, plankton, and continuing through the food chain in the open sea like fish and whales. It also discusses organisms in the polar seas, such as cod, seals, and halibut and continues on to the warm coral reefs in the tropical seas with animals like the lobsters. They address animals living in the shallow waters and tidal pools, such as barnacles, muscles, and
Oil Paint Instruction, Still Life Lesson
The instructor is artist Lee Bivens from artlee.com. This is part of a larger lesson, but the viewer can learn by watching the steps of the process and the instruction is for the beginner and the expert artist. Commentary is provided by the artist.
Basketball Dribbling Tips & Tricks
A speed dribble, or dribbling the basketball while running full speed down the court, requires a slightly different form than a low speed dribble is the subject of this 1:50 video. It does not use slow motion and is at best an overview.