America's Native Prisoners of War
Aaron Huey's effort to photograph poverty in America led him to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where the struggle of the native Lakota people -- appalling, and largely ignored -- compelled him to refocus. Five years of work later, his haunting photos intertwine with a shocking history lesson in this bold, courageous talk from TEDxDU.
Seismologists Find Large Earthquakes Can Trigger Smaller Ones
Seismologists found that L-waves, slow-moving seismic surface waves, from larger earthquakes can trigger smaller earthquakes as they travel through the ground. Different from aftershocks because they can happen farther away and hours or days later, the triggered tremors rate much lower on the magnitude scale. This 1:34 long video shows how earthquakes thousands of miles away can cause land movement.
Biography of Rosa Parks
This 4:40 minute long video is about the life of Rosa Parks. It provides some insights into her choices and the impact they have had on history and Civil Rights. There isn't much depth in the video, but it useful as a reminder to students about the importance of getting involved.
What Causes Earth's Seasons?
This professionally-made video from Ignite Learning uses computer animation and simple terms to explain what causes the Earth's seasons. Video discribes the Earth's axis and the tilt of the Earth. This is a great teaching resource for a lesson/unit on the Earth and/or weather. It would also be a wonderful companion resource for the Common Core Curriculum Language Arts Unit-Grade 2, Unit 1. Content is appropriate for elementary and middle school students. (02:17)
"Ben Cleans Up"- An Animated Storybook
In this computer-animated storybook, Ben, the mouse, and his animal friends work hard to improve the environment by cleaning up a polluted beach. This story could be used to teach young children about protecting the environment and recycling. The words of the story appear on each page and are highlighted as they are read. (8:50)
The Nervous System - by StudyJams
All day long, electrical impulses are being sent throughout your entire body by way of the nervous system. The central components of the nervous system that make it all work are the brain, spinal cord, and nerve endings. Learn more about the nervous system with this cartoon animation from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
If You Wanna' Get the Teacher's Attention Song
This two minute musical shows students the ways to get the teacher's attention by reviewing the "good stuff" with graphics and lyrics.
Tribute to Mia Hamm: Soccer Player
This is a four minute video showing highlights of Hamm's career. Some of the material is out of focus and there isn't any narration. At best, this is a video that could be used to show some of her skills. Music can be muted.
Basketball Guard Skill Development Exercises
Nike Skill Academy Instructor Kevin Sutton presents innovative drills to develop skills for basketball guards. The 6:40 long video is basically about dribbling. Some good ideas are presented.
Teacher Made Writing Video-Rule of 3 Mini Lesson
This Mini Lesson was done by Aimee Buckner, but today it is taught by Katie Strickland. This video teaches students how to use the rule of three to enhance their writing lesson. She uses the example of Alexander and the No Good, Horrible, Very Bad Day to show how the author uses 3 specific details to describe the big idea. Good resource to enhance a writing curriculum. (9:05)
Winston Churchill Biography, Part 1
In this 4:21 minute video, is about the life of the former British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill. It tells of the events he was involved, especially those surrounding World War Two and the German Nazi invasion of Europe and the bombing of England and building of concentration camps that saw millions of Jews killed. The images of Churchill are good, but a timeline is needed to help the students place his actions properly.
Wind Energy Basics
This video provides an overview of the National Wind Technology Center and its research. "We have been harnessing the wind's energy for hundreds of years. From old Holland to farms in the United States, windmills have been used for pumping water or grinding grain. Today, the windmill's modern equivalent—a wind turbine—can use the wind's energy to generate electricity." (05:49)
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
Diane Ravitch on education reform and misguided reformers - part 1
In an interview with TOP-Ed co-host Kathy Baron, Ravitch, author of The Death and Life of the Great American School System, blasts No Child Left Behind, as well as excessive testing. A must watch for teachers who want to hear what a researcher and former member of the Republican Party's education insider group says in this eight minute video.
The Photosynthesis Song! Learn How Plants Make their Food
In this video, students will learn about photosynthesis through a cute song with illustrations. When we breathe, we take in oxygen and give out carbon dioxide and water vapor. Nature has a wonderful way to maintain equilibrium to make sure there is always enough oxygen to keep us alive. This is how plants help us through a process called photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is the process by which plants use up carbon dioxide from the surrounding air and water in the presence of sunligh
Degenerate Perturbation Theory
helium revisited, two-fold degeneracy, and a short-cut
The Skeletal System by StudyJams
Your skeleton gives your body a supporting frame and protects your internal organs. The skeletal system is attached to the muscular system, and they work together, allowing your body to move. Learn more about the skeletal system with this slide show from StudyJams. Detailed images are set to music while information is written under each photo. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
Integer row row row your boat song
This is a short video that uses the song in the title to help teach students a simple way to memorize working with integers and signs.
Eric Whitacre: A Virtual Choir 2,000 Voices Strong
In a moving and madly viral video last year, composer Eric Whitacre led a virtual choir of singers from around the world. He talks through the creative challenges of making music powered by YouTube, and unveils the first 2 minutes of his new work, "Sleep," with a video choir of 2,052. The full piece premiered on YouTube. (14:35)
Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir 2.0, 'Sleep'
The 2011 Virtual Choir video features 2052 performances of 'Sleep' from 1752 singers in 58 countries, individually recorded and uploaded to YouTube between September 2010 and January 2011.
Eric Whitacre is one of the most performed composers of his generation. After creating and conducting the "virtual choir" in 2010 -- hundreds of voices from around the world singing together on YouTube -- he's back with a larger, even more ambitious work: "Sleep." His inspriational story from TED