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Alice in Wonderland — An Interactive Adventure

Alice in Wonderland Interactive

Both Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass are classics in children’s literature.  Teaching (and reading) these novels can be fun and exciting, and more so if you choose to check out Ruthann Zaroff’s Alice in Wonderland Interactive Adventures.

Over 30 links are available on the Interactive Adventures that will allow any student, young reader, or adult to play games, read further into the story, or even cool the Queen of Heart’s Tarts!  Whether you use this for a class, yourself, or your own little ones discovering Alice for the first time, all of the games on the Interactive Adventures are a fun aside and further exploration of these great books!

Most of the Interactive Adventures require either a flash or a shockwave plug-in for your browser, so make sure you test them first.  Have fun and enjoy all of these little Interactive Adventures – you’ll be lost for hours!

 
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Posted by on January 22, 2013 in Websites

 

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Financial Football — Using Games to Teach Personal Finance

Financial Football

Teaching students about money and finances usually leads to lots of blank stares and confusion for all parties.  This leaves us with the challenge of finding new and exciting ways to deliver this important content, but not sounds like a news program to our students.  If you are in this same boat, you might want to try Financial Football, a great game that helps keep students interested and engaged while at the same time delivering relevant information.

Through a partnership with the NFL and Visa, Financial Football is essentially a series of videos and lessons themed for three levels ages 11 – adult that will teach students about personal finances.  At the end of these lessons, or as part of the lessons themselves, students can choose an NFL team to play as and then answer questions about what they’ve learned about their finances to move their team down field to score, or stop their opponent’s drive.  This aspect of Financial Football garners a healthy competition in students and encourages learning about this sometimes very dry subject.

Make sure that you check out the resources and lessons tabs as a teacher for good tools and readymade lesson plans for implementing and using Financial Football in your class.  Alternatively, set the students loose with this fun, yet very educational game that is sure to grab interest, especially in the midst of the NFL’s playoff season!

For those students not interested in the NFL or football, there is a similar game available that uses soccer as the platform that contains the same content as Financial Football.

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2013 in Websites

 

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Teaching Martin Luther King and Civil Rights – Resources

Teaching Martin Luther King and Civil Rights

Here is a great collection of resources and sites for teaching about the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement:

  • Beyond the Playing Field – Part of the National Archives’ Teaching With Documents series, this activity examines the integration of baseball using primary sources.
  •  Civil RightsFrom the Library of Congress, several lesson plans and activities that work with various collections to bring the Civil Rights Movement to life for students.
  • The Civil Rights Movement – Complete lesson plans, activities, and resources to give middle school students an overview of the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Civil Rights Webquest – From Kentucky Educational Television students take on seven different roles and work in teams to experience the Civil Rights Movement from very different viewpoints.
  • Making Connections – a 112-page printable pdf curriculum guide from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute that offers a comprehensive guide to instruction for K-12.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. ResourcesA collection of resources, lesson plans, activities, interactive, and multimedia for all grade levels K-12 to teach not only about MLK, but also the Civil Rights Movement and African American cultural legacies.
 
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Posted by on January 16, 2013 in Tips & Tricks, Websites

 

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Teaching the Presidential Inauguration — Resources

Teaching the Inauguration

On January 21, 2013, Barack Obama will take the oath of office to begin his second term as President of the United States.  Every four years, we see the peaceful transition of power take place (usually) on the steps of the US Capitol Building in Washington DC, but how many of our students understand the history behind and importance of these transitions?  Here are some resources that might help you with teaching them about the importance of Presidential power and the change of leadership:

  • “I do solemnly swear…” – From the Library of Congress, digital collections and presentations from Washington’s Inaugural in 1789 through Obama’s in 2009. They have also put together a site with lesson plans and other activities to teach with these collections.
  • Inaugural Words – An interactive timeline from the New York Times that created word clouds from past inaugural addresses to give an idea of their content.  A summary of each address and full text is also available.
  • Inauguration Quiz – The National Archives put together this short, 10-question quiz on past inaugurations.
  • Presidential Inaugurations – Ready-made lesson plans, materials, activities and multimedia resources from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
  • White House History – From the White House Historical Association, a collection of links and interactive sites highlighting different aspects of Inaugural traditions from 1789-2009.
 
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Posted by on January 15, 2013 in Tips & Tricks, Websites

 

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Teaching the Constitution — Interactives

US Constitution Interactives

American politics and the US Constitution seem to be on peoples’ minds more and more these days.  From debates about gun control, taxation, and governmental powers to procedural events such as the second inaugural of President Obama to new Cabinet nominations it is hard to avoid Constitutional questions today.  It is critical that we work hard to help our students not only understand these issues, but also the key documents continually referenced in the debated – the US Constitution and Bill of Rights.  The key is helping them understand the importance and relevance of documents that are over 225 years old in their daily lives in 2013.

Several sites are available that have great interactive lessons and games that can help you teach them the importance of these documents and how losing them, or any of the rights they protect and guarantee could affect your everyday life:

  • National Constitution Center – You can read through the Constitution and use hyperlinks throughout the text lead to exhibits at the Constitution Center in Philadelphia.  There are also lots of lesson plan ideas and activities for teaching specific aspects of the law, rights, and protections guaranteed to all citizens.
  • Constitution Facts – A collection of online quizzes, puzzles, word searches, dates, glossaries, and more for use in teaching the US Constitution.  The activities are broken down by grade levels from K through adult.
  • Celebrate the Constitution – From Scholastic, this is their Constitution Day activities page.  A great deal of information, primarily for upper elementary & middle school students is available that walks them through the writing and meaning of the Constitution as well as activities including a scavenger hunt at the Constitution Center, an online quiz, and the ability to write their own Bill of Rights.
  • Annenberg Classroom – Eight interactive, flash based games that allow students to work with not only the Constitution and Bill of rights as living documents, but that also allow them to try their hands at governing as the President of the United States or attempt to navigate the nation’s legal system from local courts all the way to the Supreme Court.
  • Bill of Rights Institute – Four flash based games are available where students can see what life would be like without certain protections of the Bill of Rights, where they can see all the ways in which their personal information and activities are monitored, where they can interview the Founders to reconstruct James Madison’s missing convention notes, and a quiz of Constitutional knowledge in which they can “duel” classmates.

These five sites are only the tip of the iceberg when looking to find great activities and web-based projects for learning and teaching the US Constitution.  If you know of anymore, please feel free to let me know, I would love to hear what you use!

 
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Posted by on January 10, 2013 in Tips & Tricks, Websites

 

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Solid Edge Garage — A Critical Thinking Game

Solid Edge Garage

Today I thought I would mix it up a little and bring you another game because I know it’s been a while since I’ve done that.  Put out by Siemens, Solid Edge Garage can be used in virtually any class, even though on the surface it lends itself very well to a physics or physical science class.   You may want to consider using Solid Edge Garage any time you want to break up your class or have students work on their collaboration skills, reasoning, problem solving, or critical thinking.

The idea behind the game in Solid Edge Garage is that there is a Rube Goldberg machine set up in the garage but it is not working.  You need to adjust the various parts of the machine to allow a ball bearing to pass through the machine and release a scooter that is parked in the Solid Edge Garage.  There are twelve components of the Solid Edge Garage machine that can be adjusted when a wrench icon is visible, but all twelve do not have to be tweaked to solve the puzzle.

The difficulty in the Solid Edge Garage arises when students need to start to think through and observe the mechanism as they begin to work on solving the puzzle.  After each unsuccessful attempt, the machine resets to its default, requiring students to observe and take notes about what did and did not work in each trial run.  Planning is essential to success in completing Solid Edge Garage.  Also, observation and deductive reasoning as well as critical thinking and logic are all tested in Solid Edge Garage.

There are hints provided along the way to help you solve the puzzle, but they will not provide the answer.  I think you might enjoy Solid Edge Garage more for the fun the students will have at being allowed to play a game while at the same time honing critical thinking and logic skills that are oftentimes neglected.

 
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Posted by on January 8, 2013 in Websites

 

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Truth in Advertising — Persuasive Writing

Truth in Advertising

Advertising surrounds us everywhere today and they are constantly telling us to buy something, visit somewhere, or vote for someone.   Why not use these easy to find tidbits to test our students’ reading and writing skills?   TV411.org has created a fantastic online interactive lesson that does just that – Truth in Advertising.

Truth in Advertising consists of three different interactive activities that students in grades 6-12 could complete with ease in a 40-minute class period.  The first activity is a test or reading comprehension as students answer six question based on different fictional ads presented to them.  The second activity in the Truth in Advertising lesson requires students to analyze the different persuasive writing tactics employed in these fictional advertisements.  After each question, students are given immediate feedback on their answers with gentle correction and reflection if one is missed.    The final activity in Truth in Advertising students are asked to read three short text based ads and then reflect on whether or not they would buy the product or do what the ad asked.  They can reflect on the persuasive techniques employed or say that they need more information to make a decision.

While the Truth in Advertising site would not make a complete lesson by any means, it can serve as a great introduction either to the use of advertising and various ad techniques or for persuasion and persuasive writing in general.  Try expanding the activities you encounter here into ad creation or analysis in your local media or perhaps as part of a greater project in persuasion techniques and writing.

 
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Posted by on January 7, 2013 in Tips & Tricks, Websites

 

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Interactivate — Interactive Math Activities

Interactivate

Are you looking for ready-made, interactive lessons for teaching math?  Of course, we all love interactive activities so give Interactivate a try.

Interactivate focuses solely on teaching mathematical concepts and drills using interactive games, lessons, and activities.  Interactivate is divided into two sections, one for teachers and one for learners.  The teacher side of the site contains almost 200 lessons already built that will allow you to use the site and design your own interactive, hands-on activities for the classroom.  Interactivate’s discussion boards will help you connect to other math instructors utilizing their tools as well as how the activities align to Common Core and several state standards for mathematics instruction.

The learner side of Interactivate has close to 300 activities that students can browse by name or subjects ranging from basic math through calculus! A built in dictionary allows students to use Interactivate as their own online glossary for math terms and operations as well as links to tutorials explaining several mathematical concepts.  Interactivate also has over 100 tools available to use to experiment with different mathematical concepts and operations and to play with number manipulation.

Interactivate can be a wonderful tool to “mix it up” in your lesson plans, either in a one-to-one device setting, in small groups with students or with your class as a whole.  Students will love the interaction with the activities on the site, and administrators and teachers will love the level of technology integration available on one site.

 
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Posted by on December 31, 2012 in Websites

 

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Becoming Human — Interactive Science & Anthropology

Becoming Human

Today I have a pair of interactive links in one site, both a timeline and a documentary.  The Institute of Human Origins has created both an interactive documentary and a timeline of human lineage on their site, Becoming Human.

Becoming Human is a history of the evolution of mankind beginning with the earliest known remains from about 6-7 million years ago through modern Homo Sapiens.  The interactive documentary is an online exhibit that is divided into five chapters: a prologue, evidence, anatomy, lineages, and culture.  Once loaded, the viewer can select any chapter to start, each has links to interactive exhibits and articles that can help explain each concept in more detail.  If you click on a exhibit, once you return to the video portion you will resume right where you left off, which is a fabulous feature!  In addition to streaming via a web browser on the Becoming Human site, there are download options for the video and links for both PC and Mac.   You will need Internet connectivity for the links, but your bandwidth will thank you for the download!

In Becoming Human’s timeline of human lineage, students are able to see artistic representations of the remains found in their respective locations in time.  Clicking on each image in the timeline will take the students to a separate page that provides information on the discovery of the remains and a secondary link will explain in depth the history of the species and genus represented in the fossil record.  This is a great starting point for students learning about the evolution of mankind or studying anthropology in a social studies setting.

BONUS: 

  • There is also a Quicktime video about Early Craftmanship and the creation of the first stone and bone tools and weapons, their discovery, and how early man used them.  If you let the video load in its entirety before playing, there is an option for chapter selection.  Unfortunately, there is no download option for this feature.
  • Building Bodies is an interactive lab where students can build both a chimpanzee and human skeleton to compare points of anatomy.  Lesson plans and materials for conducting this activity offline are also available.
  • Chromosome Connection brings the points of comparison between primates to the genetic level where students manipulate common chromosomes to show the similarities between four primates.  Offline plans and materials are also available for this activity.
 
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Posted by on December 28, 2012 in Websites

 

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100+ Great Video Sites for Educators

100+ Great Video Sites for Educators

Looking to bring more multimedia resources into your classroom but you either are not able to find what you like on YouTube or are not allowed to show YouTube in your district, why not try some of these fantastic video sites that have content specifically made for teachers and education.  This list was complied in 2012 by Edudemic and all sites have been checked and as of this posting are live and functioning.

Educational Video Collections

Specifically designed for education, these collections make it easy to find video learning resources.

  • TeacherTube: This YouTube for teachers is an amazing resource for finding educationally focused videos to share with your classroom. You can find videos uploaded by other teachers or share your own.
  • Edutopia: An awesome place to find learning ideas and resources, Edutopia has videos, blogs, and more, all sorted into grade levels.
  • YouTube EDU: A YouTube channel just for education, you can find primary and secondary education, university-level videos, and even lifelong learning.
  • Classroom Clips: Classroom Clips offers media for educators and students alike, including video and audio in a browseable format.
  • neoK12: Find science videos and more for school kids in K-12 on neoK12.
  • OV Guide: Find education videos on this site, featuring author readings and instructional videos.
  • CosmoLearning: This free educational website has videos in 36 different academic subjects.
  • Google Educational Videos: Cool Cat Teacher offers this excellent tutorial for finding the best of Google’s educational videos.
  • Brightstorm: On Brightstorm, students can find homework help in math and science, even test prep, too.
  • Explore.org: Explore.org shares live animal cams, films, educational channels, and more for your classroom to explore.
  • UWTV: Offered by the University of Washington, UWTV has videos in the arts, K-12, social sciences, health, and more.
  • Videolectures.net: With Videolectures.net, you’ll get access to browseable lectures designed for the exchange of ideas and knowledge, offering videos in architecture, business, technology, and many more categories.
  • TED-Ed: From a site that’s long been known for big ideas, you’ll find TED-Ed, videos specifically designed to act as highly engaging and fun lessons.
  • Zane Education: Zane Education offers resources for visual learning, including the very popular on demand-subtitled videos.
  • Backpack TV: In this educational video library, you’ll find a special interest in math, science, and other academic subjects.
  • MentorMob: Featuring learning playlists, MentorMob is a great place to find lessons you want to teach.
  • Disney Educational Productions: This resource from Disney is a great place to find videos for students at the K-12 level.

General Video Collections

Network TV, inspiring talks, and more are all available in these collections. Check out special categories and searches to find videos that will work in your classroom.

  • Hulu: A great place to find the latest TV shows, Hulu is also a source of educational videos. Documentaries, PBS, even Discovery videos are all available on the site.
  • Internet Archive: Find so much more than videos in the Internet Archive. Images, live music, audio, texts, and yes, historical and educational videos are all available on Archive.org.
  • TED: Share seemingly endless inspiration with your students through TED, a fountain of talks based on compelling ideas.
  • MIT Video: Online education giant MIT has an incredible video collection, offering more than 10,000 videos for science, technology, and more.
  • TVO: TVO is a really fun and useful online TV station, with great ways for kids, parents, and educators to learn about the world.
  • Big Think: Much like TED, Big Think offers videos (and more) from some of the world’s top thinkers and learners.
  • @Google Talks: On this YouTube channel, you’ll find talks from creators: authors, musicians, innovators, and speakers, all discussing their latest creations.
  • Metacafe: Find free video clips from just about anywhere, offering educational videos, documentaries, and more.
  • Link TV: On Link TV, you’ll find videos and broadcasts meant to connect you and your students to the greater world through documentaries and cultural programs.

Teacher Education

Featuring higher-level learning, these video sites are great resources for finding education that’s fit for teachers.

  • Academic Earth: Learn about science, justice, economics, and more from some of the world’s great universities. You can even earn a degree from this site!
  • Teacher Training Videos: Specifically created to teach educators, Teacher Training Videos is a great place to find online tutorials for technology in education.
  • Classroom 2.0: Check out Classroom 2.0′s videos to learn about Web 2.0, social media, and more.
  • Atomic Learning: Visit Atomic Learning to find resources for K-12 professional development.
  • iTunesU: Find university-level learning and more from iTunesU.
  • Videos for Professional Development: An excellent collection of professional development videos, Wesley Fryer’s post shares some of the best teacher videos available.
  • Learner.org: Annenberg Learner offers excellent teacher professional development and classroom resources for just about every curriculum available.
  • MIT Open CourseWare: The leader in Open CourseWare, MIT has free lectures and videos in 2,100 courses.

Lesson Planning

Put together your lesson plans with the help of these useful video sites. (Most are full videos that take up at least a full 40-minute period.)

  • Teachers’ Domain: Join the Teachers’ Domain, and you’ll get access to educational media from public broadcasting and its partners, featuring media from the arts, math, science, and more.
  • Meet Me at the Corner: A great place for younger kids to visit, Meet Me At the Corner has educational videos, and kid-friendly episodes, including virtual field trips and video book reviews by kids, for kids.
  • WatchKnowLearn: WatchKnowLearn is an incredible resource for finding educational videos in an organized repository. Sorted by age and category, it’s always easy to find what you’re looking for.
  • BrainPOP: On this education site for kids, you’ll find animated educational videos, graphics, and more, plus a special section for BrainPOP educators.
  • The KidsKnowIt Network: Education is fun and free on this children’s learning network full of free educational movies and video podcasts.
  • Khan Academy: With more than 3,200 videos, Khan Academy is the place to learn almost anything. Whether you’re seeking physics, finance, or history, you’ll find a lesson on it through Khan Academy.
  • Awesome Stories: Students can learn the stories of the world on this site, with videos explaining what it was like to break ranks within the Women’s Movement, the life of emperor penguins, and even Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “We Shall Overcome” speech.
  • Nobelprize: Cap off lessons about Nobel Prize winners with videos explaining their work and life, direct from the source on Nobelprize.org.
  • JohnLocker: JohnLocker is full of educational videos and free documentaries, including Yogis of Tibet and Understanding the Universe.

Science, Math, and Technology

You’ll find special attention for STEM subjects on these video sites.

  • Green Energy TV: On Green Energy TV, you’ll find learning resources and videos for the green movement, including a video version of the children’s book Living Green: A Turtle’s Quest for a Cleaner Planet.
  • BioInteractive: Find free videos and other resources for teaching “ahead of the textbook” from BioInteractive, part of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
  • ARKive: Share images and videos of the world’s most endangered species with your students, thanks to ARKive. These wildlife films and photos are from some of the world’s best filmmakers and photographers, sharing stunning images that everyone can appreciate.
  • MathTV: Students who need extra help with math can find support on MathTV. This site offers videos explaining everything from basic mathematics all the way to trigonometry and calculus.
  • The Vega Science Trust: A project of Florida State University, The Vega Science Trust shares lectures, documentaries, interviews, and more for students to enjoy and learn from.
  • The Science Network: Check out The Science Network, where you’ll find the world’s leading scientists explaining concepts including viruses and the birth of neurons.
  • PopTech: Bringing together a global community of innovators, PopTech has videos explaining economics, water, and plant-based fuels.
  • PsychCentral: Students can learn about what makes people tick through PsychCentral’s brain and behavior videos.
  • How Stuff Works: The video channel from How Stuff Works offers an in-depth look at adventure, animals, food, science, and much more.
  • Science Stage: Find science videos, tutorials, courses, and more streaming knowledge on Science Stage.
  • Exploratorium TV: Allow students to explore science and beyond with Exploratorium TV’s videos, webcasts, podcasts, and slideshows.
  • SciVee: SciVee makes science visible, allowing searchable video content on health, biology, and more.
  • The Futures Channel: Visit the Futures Channel to find educational videos and activities for hands-on, real world math and science in the classroom.
  • All Things Science: For just about any science video you can imagine, All Things Science has it, whether it’s about life after death or space elevators.
  • ATETV: Check out Advanced Technological Education Television (ATETV) to find videos exploring careers in the field of technology.

History, Arts, and Social Sciences

Explore history and more in these interesting video collections.

  • The Kennedy Center: Find beautiful performances from The Kennedy Center’s Performance Archive.
  • The Archaeology Channel: Students can explore human cultural heritage through streaming media on The Archaeology Channel.
  • Web of Stories: On Web of Stories, people share their life stories, including Stan Lee, writer, Mike Bayon, WWII veteran, and Donald Knuth, computer scientist.
  • Stephen Spielberg Film and Video Archive: In this archive, you’ll find films and videos relating to the Holocaust, including the Nuremberg Trials and Hitler speeches.
  • Culture Catch: Students can tune into culture with Dusty Wright’s Culture Catch.
  • Folkstreams: On Folkstream.net, a national preserve of documentary films about American roots cultures, you’ll find the best of American folklore films.
  • Digital History: A project of the University of Houston, Digital History uses new technology, including video, to enhance teaching and research in history.
  • History Matters: Another university project, this one is from George Mason University. Sharing primary documents, images, audio, and more, there’s plenty of historic multimedia to go around on this site.
  • Social Studies Video Dictionary: Make definitions visual with this video dictionary for social studies.
  • The Living Room Candidate: From the Museum of the Moving Image, The Living Room Candidate features presidential campaign commercials from 1952 to 2008.
  • Video Active: Find Europe’s TV heritage through Video Active, a collection of TV programs and stills from European audiovisual archives.
  • Media Education Foundation: The Media Education Foundation offers documentary films and other challenging media for teaching media literacy and media studies.
  • English Central: Video series to help learners of English as a second language.

Video Tools

Make it easy to find, share, and view videos with these tools.

  • DropShots: On DropShots, you’ll find free, private, and secure storage and sharing for video and photos.
  • Muvee: Using Muvee, you can create your own photo and video “muvees” to share privately with your class.
  • Tonido: Tonido makes it possible to run your own personal cloud, accessing video files on your computer from anywhere, even your phone.
  • Vidique: On Vidique, you’ll find a video syndication system where you can create your own channel of curated content for the classroom.
  • SchoolTube: On SchoolTube, you’ll find video sharing for both students and teachers, highlighting the best videos from schools everywhere.

Network and Program Videos

Check out these sites to find public broadcasting and other educational programs.

  • PBS Video: Watch and share PBS videos online with this site.
  • National Geographic: Find some of the world’s most amazing videos of natural life on National Geographic’s online video home.
  • NOVA Teachers: NOVA shares highly organized videos for teachers, with 1-3 hour programs divided into chapters, plus short 5-15 minute segments from NOVA scienceNOW.
  • Discovery Education: Use Discovery Education’s videos to inspire curiosity, bringing the Discovery channel into your classroom.
  • C-SPAN Video Library: Find Congressional and other political programs and clips in this digital archive from C-SPAN.
  • NBC Learn: Check out NBC Learn to find excellent resources for learning from NBC, including the science behind just about everything from the summer Olympics to hockey.
  • History.com: Watch full episodes, clips, and videos from the History channel.
  • Biography: Get the true story behind peoples’ lives from these videos from the Biography channel.
  • BBC Learning: BBC offers an excellent learning site, including learning resources for schools, parents, and teachers. One of BBC’s most impressive resources is a live volcano conversation discussing the world’s most active volcano in Hawaii.

Free Movies and Clips

Documentaries and other educational movies and clips are available on these sites.

  • Free Documentaries: On Free Documentaries, “the truth is free,” with a variety of documentary films available for streaming.
  • SnagFilms: On SnagFilms, you can watch free movies and documentaries online, with more than 3,000 available right now.
  • Top Documentary Films: Watch free documentaries online in this great collection of documentary movies.
  • TV Documentaries: This Australian site has excellent documentaries about child growth, historic events, and even animations about classical Greek mythology.

How-Tos

Satisfy students’ desire for knowledge and hands-on learning by sharing how-to videos from these sites.

  • 5min: If you’ve got five minutes, you can learn how to do something on this site. Check it out to find instructional videos and DIY projects.
  • Wonder How To: Learn everything about anything from Wonder How To’s show and tell videos.
  • Instructables: This community of doers shares instructions (often, video) for doing just about anything, from making secret doors to tiny origami.
  • Howcast: Find some of the best how-to videos online with Howcast.
  • MindBites: Check out MindBites to find thousands of video lessons, how-tos, and tutorials.
  • W3Schools: Through W3Schools’ web tutorials (video and otherwise), you can learn how to create your own websites.
  • Videojug: Videojug encourages users to “get good at life” by watching more than 60,000 available how-to videos and guides.

Government and Organizations

Offered as a service from government organizations and other groups, these are great places to find top-notch educational videos and often, historical treasures.

  • US National Archives: Explore US history in this YouTube channel from the US National Archives.
  • National Science Foundation: From the National Science Foundation, you’ll find a wealth of multimedia, including instructional and educational videos.
  • NASA eClips: NASA offers a great way for students and educators to learn about space exploration, with clips divided by grade level.
  • NASA TV: Tune in to NASA TV to watch launches, talks, even space station viewing.
  • Library of Congress: Through the Library of Congress, you can find videos and other classroom materials for learning about American history.
  • American Memory Collections: Search America’s collective memory to find videos and other multimedia from the American past, including film and sound recordings from the Edison Companies and 50 years of Coca-Cola TV ads.
  • Canadian National Film Bureau: Check out the Canadian National Film bureau to find hundreds of documentaries and animated films available online.

The original list of the 100 best videos for educators can be found at Accredited Online Colleges

 
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Posted by on December 26, 2012 in Blogs, Tips & Tricks

 

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