Computer Basics : What Is ISO?
ISO, or the International Standards Organization, sets the standards for computer file formats related to images and files. Archive files onto a CD or optical disk as an ISO image with help from a certified computer technician in this free video on computers.
True Mud - Rhyming Words
Learn about rhyming words in a spoof of True Blood. What rhymes with mud? You'll find out! This skit is great for young children to watch with their parents. Run time 02:20.
This four minute video is about the adult life on Disney. A few tidbits about his life, but nothing in depth. More of a "puff piece."
Biography: Albert Einstein, Part 1
There are six parts to this series. This five minute video shows his life with photos. It explores his married life and first wife. Video does mention his marrying his cousin. His sons are shown and their problems explained. The video ends with his becoming famous and the first super star of the scientific world at that time.
STORY OF THOMAS ALVA EDISON
This is a slow loading 30 minute video that tells the life of Edison. The sound quality is poor and the music may be off putting to some students. The video is a simplified biography and the students can hear his voice provide insights into his beliefs.
Clara Barton and the Founding of the Red Cross
A 1:45 video of Clara Barton who was a teacher, but suffered a nervous breakdown and went back to school and turned to helping others who were injured and sick at a time before women had rights. Good images.
How Religious Were the Founding Fathers?
Gordon Brown gives a lecture about this topic. A good insight into the part religion played in the early part of America as the people were religious and how various groups grew. However, some major leaders were not religious. Well worth watching.
History of Kwanzaa
Energy Quest: Interactive Game
A highly entertaining and educational site where the students click on various objects to learn about them and their energy sources. Lots of information, but although the site is designed for younger students, the content is mainly for grades 4 and up.
Giraffe conservation - BBC wildlife conservation
Joanna Lumley begins her adventures in the exotic world of the wild giraffes. She goes on an African safari in search of this beautiful wildlife to discover how to help conserve it. From the BBC.
Sign Language Phrases: See You Later
In this clip learn how to sign the phrase 'See You Later' using the American Sign Language symbols. Talk with a deaf person in sign language with the basic conversational phrases taught by a signing expert.
Garage Band Tutorial: Magic GarageBand, Part 1
This explains what MAGIC is, and how to begin using it. It is narrated by Bill Macpherson of Expert Village. (1:18)
An Introduction to Voicethreads
This video shows what a VoiceThread is and how to use it.
Our brains remember things by association. Cognitive science studies memory. Memories may be improved via repetition - which strengthens neural connections.
The Code of Hammurabi: Early Civilizations
This video explains the 280 laws in this code. It does a good job of explaining what the Code was and what made it unique and important. The video opens the way for some excellent discussions including what an eye for an eye means and also do all people have the same punishment based on their social rank. This four minute video goes slowly and has good graphics.
Subtraction With Regrouping
This video is an interactive whiteboard presentation demonstrating how to subtract using regrouping (called trading). The video demonstrates subtracting with 10 rods and unit cubes. Very visual learning model. Sound is a bit scratchy. (3:38)
Easy Way for Putting on a Coat - Crawford the Cat
Before going outside on a cold day, Crawford puts on his coat. He used to have trouble doing this, but not anymore. He has discovered an easy way to get the job done. And it’s fun to do, too! Includes a song to sing. (05:03)
Ulysses S. Grant-Documentary of His Last Days
A segment on President Ulysses S. Grant from the 2008 WMHT documentary 'Presidents in Our Backyard' which focuses on the last weeks of Grant's life.
Dan Phillips Phoenix Commotion Paradigm (1 of 3)
Dan Phillips of Huntsville, Texas is a catalyst for a new
way of building houses for low-income populations out of recycled building materials.
His organization, Phoenix Connection, has brought back homesteading for many poor people to increase security, pride of accomplishment, and quality of life, while saving the environment.
Going Green with Dan Phillips (1 of 4)
A story about Dan Phillips of Phoenix Commotion, a company that helps the working poor build houses out of recycled materials.