Educational Videos

There are are tens of thousands of videos on the World Wide Web. They are found on You Tube, Teacher Tube and other Web sites. Some videos on the Web are great and some are not. Click on the links below to view some videos that may educate you, entertain you or stimulate your thinking:

The following are links to videos that are related to how the world is changing:
Shift Happens - Did You Know? 4.0
Shift Happens from You Tube (narrated with photos)
Shift Happens from Teacher Tube (text and photos with music in background)
Did You Know from Teacher Tube
Did You Know 2.0
Did You Know III-Updated June 2007
Epic 2015 - Click on this link for a look into the future to view a video made by Robin Sloan for the Museum of Media History

Lost Generation - Click on this link for a You Tube video with a "reverse poem" about the children of today.
Lost Generation - This is the same video on Teacher Tube.
Vision of K-12 Students Today (on Teacher Tube)
Vision of K-12 Students Today (on You Tube)
When I Become a Teacher

Need a Laugh?
The following links will send you to videos that are related to education or learning:
Abbott and Costello's Math Problem
Everything's Amazing and Nobody's Happy
Father Guido Sarducci's Five Minute University
How Not to Use PowerPointJerry Seinfeld's History Lesson
Tom Chapin (Harry's brother, former host of ABC's Make a Wish) - "Not on the Test"
Walkthroughs and Learning Objectives
The Marshmallow Test is amusing, and a good example of the id and superego battling.
Life After Death by PowerPoint

Web 2.0 Tools
The following are links to videos about some of the free Web 2.0 tools that are available to all:
Blogs in Plain English
How to Create a Blog

Google Apps
Google Docs in Plain English
Making a Google My Map

Math Videos
Mr. Duey Raps the Fractions

Video Web Sites
Click on the following links to go to Web sites that are dedicated to posting videos:
FORA TV - According to their Web site, " delivers discourse, discussions and debates on the world's most interesting political, social and cultural issues, and enables viewers to join the conversation. It provides deep, unfiltered content, tools for self-expression and a place for the interactive community to gather online."
Teacher Tube - According to their Web site, "TeacherTube officially launched on March 6, 2007. Our goal is to provide an online community for sharing instructional videos. We seek to fill a need for a more educationally focused, safe venue for teachers, schools, and home learners. It is a site to provide anytime, anywhere professional development with teachers teaching teachers. As well, it is a site where teachers can post videos designed for students to view in order to learn a concept or skill."
YouTube - According to their Web site, "Founded in February 2005, YouTube is the leader in online video, and the premier destination to watch and share original videos worldwide through a Web experience. YouTube allows people to easily upload and share video clips on and across the Internet through websites, mobile devices, blogs, and e-mail."

Web 2.0 and the Future of Technology
Classroom of the Future
Classrooms for the Future
Web 2.0 Panel Discussion - Does the "Wiki" Model Work?

Wikis in Plain English
Communities of Practice Using Wiki by Dr. Brand Niemann
Creating a Class Wiki in Wikispaces
Teaching with Wiki

Learning to See
Learning to See
The Writing Resistance
Writing Playlist on You Tube

Games and Simulations for Learning and Assessment

Above is an embedded widget with the video entitled Games for Learning and Assessment. If you click on the link below, you can view the video and read more about this topic on Edutopia, the George Lucas Educational Foundation:

  1. You Tube is blocked through most schools' Internet filtering. Most schools allow teachers to request that educational sites be unblocked. Some schools will provide a temporary override to their Internet filter to teachers. Check with your district's IT Department for these procedures.
  2. Due to copyright laws, some videos get posted and then need to be removed from Web sites so some of these links may become broken in the future.