A Bug Bugs Ben
This is a short video story for teaching new readers how to read better. It walks children through the story by highlighting the words on the bottom of the page as the narrator reads them. This is a great little story for beginning readers.
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Sesame Street - Big Bird sings a verbal noun song (1994)-Running Time 2:08
Big Bird sings a verbal noun song about flies flying. flowers flowering, etc.  Kids will be engaged by the music and words of the song. Running time-2:08.

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Helen Keller & Anne Sullivan (1928 Newsreel Footage with Open Captions and Audio Description)
This newsreel footage has been described for the blind and captioned for the deaf. Helen Keller's loss of vision and hearing in infancy made comprehension of the outside world next to impossible—or so it seemed. When teacher Anne Sullivan agreed to work with Keller, that world opened up, especially when Keller comprehended the function and purpose of language. Keller and Sullivan appear in this newsreel footage from 1928, in which Sullivan explains and then demonstrates the methodology use
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How to Pronounce English Words & Silent Letters in Words
This video deals with how to pronounce difficult words that have silent letters. The video gives several examples, but does not offer any help outside of some specific words and how they are pronounced.
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Challenging to Read: A Collection about Dealing with Reading Problems
An excellent series this details some of the problems students have in reading. This is not a one video and done series. It is especially important for teaching students with reading concerns of all types. Here is the main site: http://www.childrenofthecode.org/Tour/index.htm
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English in 30 Seconds: Words of Chinese Origin
There are just three Chinese words shown and explained in this video. It might be a video worth showing when the subject is the origin of English words.
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How Do Avalanches Form?
There are two basic elements to an avalanche: a steep, snow-covered slope and a trigger that causes a weak layer within the snow pack to collapse. This video segment adapted from NOVA reveals that the shape of the ice crystals of snowflakes within a snow pack is also a critical factor. How well the crystals bond together determines how strong a snow layer is and therefore how stable the snow pack is.  Closed captioning included.  Run time 04:03.
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Francis Bacon - Documentary part 2/6
Francis Bacon is widely held to be the greatest living painter in the world. He discusses his work, his methods, his views on life and lots more. (9:12)
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The Art of Francis Bacon - Part 1/6
No actual Bacon footage, but some good close-ups and quotes narrated by Derek Jacobi. Bacon lived from 1909-1992.  He was an Irish painter  who lived mostly in London.  In 1960 he painted portrait heads of his friends because he wanted to defeat death by leaving images.
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The Art of Francis Bacon - Part 2/6
Francis Bacon is widely held to be the greatest living painter in the world. No actual Bacon footage, but some good close-ups and quotes narrated by Derek Jacobi. No actual Bacon footage, but some good close-ups and quotes narrated by Derek Jacobi. Bacon lived from 1909-1992.  He was an Irish painter  who lived mostly in London.  In 1960 he painted portrait heads of his friends because he wanted to defeat death by leaving images.
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The Art of Francis Bacon - Part 3/6
Francis Bacon is widely held to be the greatest living painter in the world. No actual Bacon footage, but some good close-ups and quotes narrated by Derek Jacobi. No actual Bacon footage, but some good close-ups and quotes narrated by Derek Jacobi. Bacon lived from 1909-1992.  He was an Irish painter  who lived mostly in London.  In 1960 he painted portrait heads of his friends because he wanted to defeat death by leaving images.
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Brown vs Board of Education Thurgood Marshall
This ten minute video is about Brown vs. Board of Education and Thurgood Marshall. It is mainly talking heads and so is best used for older students who have some idea about the judical system. It covers a lot of history related to civil rights.
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Significance of Brown v. Board of Education
The landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal" was a watershed moment in the civil rights movement, paving the way for integration and the civil rights movement. This three minute video has some excellent orginial footage. Some footage may be "rough" for students to see.
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You Have the Right to Remain Silent...(Miranda v. Arizona, 1966)
This is an excellent presentation concerning this famous court case. The presentation is done in lecture style with images that accent the lecture. (08:34) This is a clip from a larger segment. This video talks about the Miranda warning.
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Searching the Internet
Instructional PowerPoint on best practices for searching the Internet. Target audience upper elementary and middle school. No sound-slides that can be paused for discussion or notes. (1:38)
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Internet Search: Tutorial 2: Site Operator
How to use the site operator to reduce search results when searching online.  This video discusses using Google to search domains to narrow your results.
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Bernd Kestler - Tutorial 1: Quoted Search
This shows how to use a quoted search to refine your results. Quoted searches look for the exact phrase in the quotations.
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How To Search In Internet Explorer 7
StepByStepIE7.com - Searching in Internet Explorer 7 explained...
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Search Engine Basics 101, Including Basic Computer Skill Tips
In this video you will see how you can go over to the right corner on a Google search page, hover over the search term and it will give you the defination for each term.
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Reading URLs
When you travel the internet the URL is the address of a specific site.  It is a resource found on the internet.  A collection of sites is searched to give you results.  When you find what you are looking for question is the site valid?  Look for the Author, is he/she an expert in their field, what evidence is there to support that the information is true? (1:21)
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