Semiotics: the study of signs
This is a short educational animated film; an introduction to the study of semiotics .  The video appears to be a high quality, student-made project.  Run time 03:26.
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William Shakespeare: A Short Biography
A short Power Point biography with subtitles gives facts and identifies some of his most famous plays. Set to music (theme from the film Love Story) with no narration.  Random illustrations from books, films, productions.  No sources given.  (1:52)
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Media Smarts: Kids Learn How to Navigate the Multimedia World
Students in grades 3-12 spend eight-1/2 hours daily using media.  (Generation M., Kaiser Family Foundation, 2010)  Filmmaker/George Lucas Educational Foundation chair George Lucas thinks it's time to change "English" class into "Communication" class.  National Association for Media Literacy Education members believe, "By learning to skillfully interpret, analyze, and create messages, media literacy empowers people to be both critical thinkers and creative producers of messages using image,
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Cook Islands - Traditions of Oceania in the Pacific Rim
This is a non-narrated film about some of the native activities on the Cook Islands. It has music in the background but, unless you have discussed the topic, the video is merely entertaining.

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Humorous phases of funny faces
Blackton (with only his arm showing on film) "draws" a series of funny faces, including a line drawing of two faces, a man with an umbrella, a line drawing of two faces in profile, a clown, faces of "Coon and Cohen," the profile of a seated man, and a bottle of Medoc. This video is from the Library of Congress Collection.
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Band Drill
Appearing: Frank Baldwin (Steele Ayers, the bandmaster), Fred W. Boardman, William Cushing, Ad. Dorsch, E.P. Brown, J.F. Boardman, George Goddard, E.F. Balch, Paul Pfarr.
Camera, William Heise.
Duration: 0:20 at 30 fps.  1894
According to Edison film historian C. Musser, this film featured the cast of the musical burlesque, "A milk white flag," by Charles Hoyt. Sometime after the farce's New York premiere on Oct. 8, 1894, its cast traveled to the Edison studio and appeared i

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Buffalo Bill's wild west parade
The film shows a parade down Fifth Avenue, New York. In the foreground many children, both black and white, can be seen following alongside the parade. The participants in the parade include cowboys, Indians, and soldiers in the uniform of the United States Cavalry on horseback and riding horse-drawn coaches. Buffalo Bill can be seen on horseback, lifting his hat to the crowd [Frame: 1397].

Photographed April 1, 1901. Location: Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y.
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The skyscrapers of New York
This melodrama was filmed during the actual construction of a skyscraper in New York City, and includes several scenes of real work crews:. The story involves a construction foreman who fires one of his crew for fighting, which leads the disgruntled employee to steal. He causes the blame to be put on the foreman, who is finally exonerated when the thief is exposed. All of this conflict is woven in and around the actual construction of the building as the work is in progress. There is even one sc
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An Evening with Oliver Stone: Dialogue on Classic Filmmaking
Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone discusses his recent film "Alexander" with UC Berkeley dean and professor of classics Ralph Hexter. Stone speaks to the lure, the responsibility, and the challenges inherent in his role as filmmaker. The evening's dialogue centers on representing ancient history and society to a broad modern audience. Oliver Stone has been nominated for 11 Academy Awards as a screenwriter, director, and producer, winning the Oscar three times, twice for Directing and o
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Megan Follows: The Many Mauds: The Life and Times of Lucy Maud Montgomery (1996)
Megan Follows, the actress who played Anne in the "Anne of Green Gables" movies, talks about Lucy Maud Montgomery, the author of the books on which the movies are based. The actress details her intellectual, emotional and psychological empathy with the author in the historical period in which Ms. Montgomery lived: L.M. Mongomery "allowed a child to have a voice that was of equal importance to the grownups around her."  Photos of the author, clips of animated film and live action film base
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Adding and Subtracting Negative Numbers
A teacher-made video that shows a virtual video while using a classroom board along with an instructor. Run time 06:42.
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Time Dependent Perturbation Theory
time dependent sinusoidal perturbations, quantum teleportation
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Photosynthesis: The Rap Music Video
This is a educational film about photosynthesis. Rapping about Photosynthesis. With awesome cellular diagrams to aid your learning experiences.
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The Electronic Coach
[Recorded: circa 1959] "The Electronic Coach" is a short film made by IBM describing the use of computers in the management of a university basketball team. The film features computer science legend Don Knuth, then a junior at Case Institute of Technology. For all four of his undergraduate years at Case (1956-60), Knuth was manager of the basketball team and sought ways to improve his team's play by analyzing a series of special statistics he captured during games. The scoring method was unusual
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Today in Britain (1964) - extract
Narrated by the journalist James Cameron, 'Today in Britain' offers a snapshot of the United Kingdom in the year that Harold Wilson became Prime Minister on the back of his "white heat of technology" speech (although he never actually uttered that specific phrase). There's much emphasis on Britain's inventive genius, not just in the atomic era but also throughout its history, as seen here in this whistle-stop, partly-animated guided tour. (Michael Brooke) The complete film is one of 32 include
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The 54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 13
On Day 13, we spoke to another range of filmmakers at the The May Fair Hotel, including Julie Moggan (Guilty Pleasures). On the red carpet, actor turned director Diego Luna discussed his second film, Abel, and Sabina Guzzanti presented her latest work, Draquila - Italy Trembles. The day concluded with the UK premiere of The Kids Are Alright, the MOFILM Gala, attended by director Lisa Cholodenko, and stars Mark Ruffalo and Julianne Moore. http://www.bfi.org.uk/live
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Lab Safety Rap
A rap on lab safety rules simple explanation of lab safety acted out by students. The original lyrics and song are from Rhythm, Rhyme, and Results.  Lyrics are included at the bottom of the screen. Run time 03:24.

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History Slideshow with Vocabulary Words
This slideshow is great for early readers or ESL (English as Second Language) readers. Words such as peasants, farmers, etc. are followed by an image to illustrate the word. The words are large and can easily be seen if using this slideshow in a classroom. A teacher could stop the film at intervals and ask students if they can spell the words. run time 3:10
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Steps in Long Division
This video shows students performing a rap, accompanied by hand motions, which lists the steps of long division.  A division problem is then solved step-by-step to demonstrate the steps. (01:19)
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Visual Directions
'Visual Directions' is a website designed to assist students in producing sketchbooks and engage in reflective writing
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