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Curiosity Gets Ready to Rove Red Planet

"NASA's Mars Curiosity rover team member Jessica Samuels updates you on developments and status of the mission now that it's preparing to explore Gale Crater. Curiosity carries 10 science instruments with a total mass 15 times as large as the science payloads on NASA's Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity. Some of the tools, such as a laser-firing instrument for checking rocks' elemental composition from a distance, are the first of their kind on Mars. Curiosity will use a drill and scoop, which are located at the end of its robotic arm, to gather soil and powdered samples of rock interiors, then sieve and parcel out these samples into the rover's analytical laboratory instruments."
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The History of Keeping Time

Where did time-telling come from? What are time zones and why are there so many of them? Get the answers to these questions and more in this journey through the history of time -- from sundials to hourglasses to modern clocks.
Lesson by Karen Mensing, animation by Avi Ofer.

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Knowmia - Thousands of Video Lessons on Every Subject

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Search thousands of tutorial videos on any subject from the worlds best teachers. Before you know it, you'll know it.

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Great website for High School.
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Video: The Voice of the Active Digital Learner

This is a very cool video on the active digital learner. 


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Practical Ed Tech - PowToon Presentation

PD that's more than theory - created using PowToon http://www.powtoon.com/

 


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Matt Mills: Image recognition that triggers augmented reality | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Matt Mills and Tamara Roukaerts demonstrate Aurasma, a new augmented reality tool that can seamlessly animate the world as seen through a smartphone.

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10 TED Talks That Could Be Used As Course Titles

10 TED Talks That Could Be Used As Course Titles | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it

"In this day and age of short attention spans, flipping of classrooms, and rethinking of education… it’s time to rethink course titles. While some schools admittedly are starting to do a better job of making course titles a bit more attractive, most are not up to par.

In an effort to give school administrators and teachers a guidepost with which they can rethink current course titles (what better time than in July, right?), I offer up the idea being shared on Twitter this morning: that we take a page from TED and offer courses using their naming schema.

In other words, make the course titles sexier, the descriptions more attractive, and get students excited to attend a class before they even step foot in the classroom for the first time."

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film | story - Home

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The First interactive resource that lets you explore the complex relationship between history and film...

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The Film | Celebrate What's Right With the World

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"'Celebrate What’s Right with the World” is a film I [Dewitt Jones] made to help folks approach life with confidence, grace and celebration.

 

The stories and lessons it includes came from my years as a photographer with National Geographic. Those years gave me a perspective that changed my life and other lives as well.

 

Because it turns out that Celebrate has become one of the most successful training films ever produced. That’s not me, folks, that’s the message. That’s just a lot of people knowing in their hearts that there’s a better, more positive way of looking at the world. That celebration really can be a way of life. So, please, enjoy the film. Then go out and celebrate what’s right with the world!'"

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Paul Simon Takes Us Back

"A must-see documentary on the making of Simon’s classic “Graceland” album in South Africa in 1985 is a story about when art confronted politics."

"Recalling their world tour with Simon after Graceland became a hit, saxophonist Barney Rachabane remarks: 'In South Africa, we had no opportunity. We could only play in the townships. We couldn’t play in town in the beautiful nightclubs. You could have dreams, but they [could] never come true. It really destroys you. But Graceland opened my eyes and set a tone of hope in my life.'

Added guitarist, John Selolwane, 'I remember when we were on tour and especially in Europe during the winter times. Every time Black Mambazo went on that stage and started singing, I would feel tears coming. I’m like, ‘Here I am. I’m an African boy. I’m in the middle of the snow and ... there are 50,000 people filled up in the stadium,’ and I would be crying. I’m like, ‘Damn, we are really seeing the world.’ ”
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Michael Tilson Thomas: Music And Emotion Through Time

"In this epic overview, Michael Tilson Thomas traces the development of classical music through the development of written notation, the record, and the re-mix."
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Video Gaming in the Classroom: Case Studies

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This video playlist of three case studies of teachers integrating gaming into their classroom is worth a look if you are still wondering about the benefits of video game design. One teacher talks about using Minecraft; another, about how her traditional use of board games and design naturally shifted to video gaming when her school began to get computers and technology; and the other works at the Quest to Learn school that has a philosophical base built on gaming.


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ScienceCasts: Where Will Curiosity Go First?

Curiosity is safe on Mars and ready to roll. In this video from Science@NASA, project scientist John Grotzinger discusses where the rover might go first.
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Victor Wooten: Music as a Language

Music is a powerful communication tool--it causes us to laugh, cry, think and question. Bassist and five-time Grammy winner, Victor Wooten, asks us to approach music the same way we learn verbal language--by embracing mistakes and playing as often as possible.
Lesson by Victor Wooten, produced by TED-Ed.

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Voscreen

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This is an interesting tool for developing your understanding of different languages through the use of short video clips. Just watch the video clip and test your inderstanding.


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Juan Fernández's comment, August 21, 2012 11:05 AM
it´s a shame it is only for learners of English...
Ricard Garcia's comment, August 22, 2012 2:16 AM
Indeed, Juan, una pena... espero que alguien lo pueda adaptar...
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CCTV Learn Chinese

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This site has a collection of many hundreds of video lessons for learning Mandarin Chinese from China's national broadcaster. These videos introduce some Chinese culture and the first few programmes are for complete beginners, but by the end of the series, and after some hard work, your Mandarin will be 非常好.

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Mandarin+%26+Chinese+culture


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TED-Ed Website Tour

"The TED-Ed team provides an in depth look at the powerful features of the newly-launched TED-ED Beta website. You'll learn how TED-Ed videos are created, how they are arranged, about the learning materials that surround each video, and how you can create customized or "flipped" lessons based on any TED-Ed video or any video on YouTube."

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100+ Video Sites Every Educator Should Bookmark (Updated for 2012)

100+ Video Sites Every Educator Should Bookmark (Updated for 2012) | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
Read on, and you'll be able to check out the very best sources for educational videos on the web.

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52 Autism News Articles, Videos and Blog Posts you need to read

52 Autism News Articles, Videos and Blog Posts you need to read | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it

In case you missed it, here are 52 of the best news stories, videos and blog posts from Autism Awareness Month.


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25 Best Sites for Free Educational Videos

Directory of the Web's best educational video resources. Includes 5min, Academic Earth, BrainPOP, Brightstorm, iTunes U, YouTube EDU, and many more sites.
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Five Key TED Talks

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"In 1833, Ralph Waldo Emerson, a New England pastor who’d recently given up the ministry, delivered his first public lecture in America. The talk was held in Boston, and its nebulous-sounding subject (“The Uses of Natural History,” a title that conceals its greatness well) helped lay the groundwork for the nineteenth-century philosophy of transcendentalism. It also changed Emerson’s life. In a world that regarded higher thought largely as a staid pursuit, Emerson was a vivid, entertaining speaker—he lived for laughter or spontaneous applause—and his talk that day marked the beginning of a long career behind the podium. Over the next year, he delivered seven talks, Robert D. Richardson, Jr., tells us in his 1996 biography, “Emerson: The Mind on Fire.” By 1838, he was up to thirty. Then his career exploded. In the early eighteen-fifties, Emerson was giving as many as eighty lectures a year, and his reputation reached beyond the tight paddock of intellectual New England. The lecture circuit may not have shaped Emerson’s style of thinking, but it made that style a compass point of nineteenth-century American thought.

Whether Emerson has a modern heir remains an open question, but, more than a century after his death, the speaking trade he enjoyed continues to thrive. In this week’s issue of the magazine, I write about TED, a constellation of conferences whose style and substance has helped color our own moment in public intellectual life. As many media companies trading in “ideas” are struggling to stay afloat, TED has created a product that’s sophisticated, popular, lucrative, socially conscious, and wildly pervasive—the Holy Grail of digital-age production. The conference serves a king-making function, turning obscure academics and little-known entrepreneurs into global stars. And, though it’s earned a lot of criticism (as I explain in the article, some thinkers find TED to be narrow and dangerously slick), its “TED Talks” series of Web videos, which so far has racked up more than eight hundred million views, puts even Emerson to shame."
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Peggy Sheehy on Exploring Identity - Immersive Technology 4 Learning

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Peggy Sheehy speaks as her avatar, Maggie Marat, about exploring identity in virtual spaces.
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10th Grade Chemistry Project Becomes A Viral Video

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"A student's tuneful 10th grade chemistry class project has become a viral video."

 

"Give this kid an “A.” Eli Cirino, a 16-year-old high school student submitted the video above for extra credit for his 10th grade chemistry class. The reaction is probably far beyond what he expected.


The They Might Be Giants-like “Good Chemistry” explains chemical bonds via a boy-girl love story, which Cirino wrote, performed and filmed. The animation was created using construction paper. The video got a boost when Cirino’s father submitted it on Reddit. Tuesday morning, it was up to 250,000 views on YouTube.

 

The video’s so catchy that it might be churlish to point out — as many on Reddit did — that the melody seems to borrow a bit from Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” a bit. On the other hand, some Redditors gave Cirino props for making the video 'pi length' — 3 minutes and 14 seconds long."

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Foreign Languages - how to video tutorials

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This site has a wide range of videos which can help you learn a variety of languages from English to Vietnamese.


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