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VIDEOS

This page contains links to individual videos or video directories/portals
that have been recommended by educators for students, teachers & parents

COLLEGE & CAREER

  • Videos from College.gov- "Inspiration and stories from real students to help you achieve your college dream. Sponsored by college.gov from the U.S. Department of Education."

ENVIRONMENT

  • Learning to Protect Biodiversity- Straightforward video produced by UNESCO that graphically illustrates the need for sustainability education.
  • The Story of Stuff- Annie Leonard's original video is a down to earth, funny, and ultimately highly-compelling introduction to the materials economy, and the need for sustainable development. She has produced many other instructional videos since.

GENERAL

  • Charlie Rose- Talk-show host who tends to ask and answer his own questions. But, he has great guests. Often gathers a roundtable of experts to address some fascinating themes, e.g.- the latest advances in medicine.
  • DocumentaryZ- Free documentaries on a wide array of subjects.
  • Expert Village- "Every detail counts when you're learning-- clear picture quality videos, so you dont miss the essential information."
  • New York Times Videos- Covering current events & topics
  • NPR Radio Pictures: Videos and Photos- "NPR-produced videos and audio slideshows."
  • PBS Video- Full-length videos produced by PBS.
  • The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce)- "The RSA: meeting 21st century challenges by showcasing ideas, undertaking innovative research and building civic capacity around the world."
  • Vlog Brothers YouTube Channel- "If you are looking for lively, fast paced and slightly frenetic History and Biology videos you can’t go wrong with the Vlog Brothers‘Crash Course’ channel on YouTube. One brother (John) teachers World History and the other (Hank) Biology.These videos are very entertaining and keep your attention using nice visuals and anecdotes, and are not only great for supplementing teaching, but also to give you ideas for your own classroom." Anyone who can make the national debt compelling has my vote.
  • WatchKnowLearn- Educational videos for all ages. Spanish versions are also available.

HISTORY

  • New York Historical Society- "The New-York Historical Society is home to both New York City's oldest museum and one of the nation's most distinguished independent research libraries."
  • U.S. National Archives- "The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by us forever."

STEM

  • Jeri Ellsworth- "Jeri Ellsworth documents her amateur science experiments."
  • Periodic Videos- "Your ultimate channel for all things chemistry. A video about each element on the periodic table. And we upload new videos every week about science news, interesting molecules and other stuff from the world of chemistry."
  • ScienceHack- Every video has been vetted by a scientist.
  • TWIT Netcast Network- All things technology.
  • VideoLectures.net- "VideoLectures.NET is an award-winning free and open access educational video lectures repository. The lectures are given by distinguished scholars and scientists at the most important and prominent events like conferences, summer schools, workshops and science promotional events from many fields of Science. The portal is aimed at promoting science, exchanging ideas and fostering knowledge sharing by providing high quality didactic contents not only to the scientific community but also to the general public."
  • Wellcome Film- "The Wellcome Library's Moving Image and Sound Collection now has over 800 films, videos and audio materials online relating to health and welfare."

TEACHERS

  • TeacherTube- "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. "
  • TeachingChannel- "Teaching Channel is a video showcase—on the Internet and TV—of inspiring and effective teaching practices in America's schools. We have a rapidly growing community of registered members who trade ideas and share inspiration from each other."