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Multiplication and Division
In this video lesson, Becca Sherman shows students that "a picture is worth a thousand words" to represent multiplication and division.

Collaborative Planning
An amusing look at collaboration and assessment from baldeagleization.

Ben Stein on America's Education Crisis
Author, economist and TV celebrity Ben Stein gives his take on the current state of education in the United States.

Where We Stand
American schools in the 21st Century. (Part 1)

Make a Difference
Discover the importance of getting to know your students.

Response to Intervention
RtI offers students multiple levels, or tiers, of evidence-based instruction and interventions.

The Beauty Bias
How physical attractiveness affects teachers' attitude, perceptions, and expectations.

Equal Access: Universal Design of Instruction
How to make instruction in a classroom or in a tutoring center accessible to all students.

Waiting for Superman
Katie Couric interviews Davis Guggenheim, director and producer of the new documentary about education in America, "Waiting for 'Superman.'"

Save the Bay Robotics Challenge
LabTV, a program of the National Defense Education Program, challenges students to build and program robots.

From Good to Outstanding -- Kath Morgan
Follow teacher Kath Morgan as she tries to go "from good to outstanding" in this Brittish series focusing on teacher improvement.

Implementing Games in the Classroom
Learn about the educational value of using games in the classroom.

Reading in the USA
Fifth graders from Sullivan, Missouri, Elementary School perform a flash mob dance for a motivational reading video.

Motivating Students
Great tips and strategies from a UNE course on motivational theory and classroom management.

How to Maintain Classroom Discipline
Good and bad ways of disciplining students -- a teacher-training video from 1947 that still teaches valuable lessons.

What Great Teachers Do Differently
Todd Whitaker describes the specific things that great teachers do ... that others do not.

Classroom Management
The Pennsylvania Department of Education presents this five-minute video exploring essential practices in classroom management.

Social Media in Plain English
Commoncrafts take on social media tools.

Anatomy of a Project:
Soil Superheroes

Seventh graders work with community experts to advance their understanding of bacteria in the environment -- and then share their findings.

Social Media in Plain English
Common Crafts take on social media tools.

Education Revolution Preview
Can kids with emotional/behavioral challenges be successfully included in regular education classes?

Academia 2.0
A short documentary about the impact of new technologies on academics.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
From the musical Planet Patrol, this video reminds viewers to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.

How Not to Use PowerPoint
A humorous yet insightful look at how people (teachers included) should not be using PowerPoint.

A tutorial for teachers who use a SMART Board in the classroom.

Gotta Keep Readin'
Ocoee (Florida) Middle School's flash-mob dance promoting reading is based on the Oprah/Black Eyed Peas flash-mob show.

Finding Time
Education guru John Bayley visits a teacher who's concerned about how to effectively teach his mixed ability class.

Random Acts of Kindness
Students at Chicago's Hibbard Elementary School create miles of paper chain from individual acts of kindness for Kindness Day. (Check out Hibbard's School Tube Page.)

Lost Generation
This video, based on the Argentinian Political Advertisement The Truth, placed second in the AARP U@50 video contest.

The Teacher Education Reform Song
A musical spoof of teacher education reform strategies.

Road to the Education Reform Superbowl Finale
Commentary on the New Orleans' Saints and Indianapolis Colt's prospects for education reform.

Google Docs
A five-minute introduction to Google Docs for teachers.

How to Be an Amazing Teacher
Steve Spangler teaches teachers how to create unforgettable learning experiences.

Paper or Plastic?
One of a series of videos from

Word of the Day
Students and staff at Deltona (Florida) High School discuss the school's "Word of the Day" program.

Good Vibrations
The story of how a jackhammer can trigger moral repercussions.

A Model for Better Schools
Arizona's Basis charter schools boast 100 percent college acceptance rate and world class academic standards.

Living With the Tics
A Florida teen lives with the tics of Tourette Syndrome.

Perimeter Rap
Mrs. Burk, the rapping math teacher, raps about learning area and perimeter.

A Healthy School Lunch
A middle school in Berkeley, California, serves up nutritious grub kids love.

The Importance of Education
"The Resident" videographer Lori Harfenist conducts on-the-street interviews about the importance of education.

Using Video Games in Your Classroom
Watch an expert teacher integrate the video game Coaster Creator to teach students the concepts behind potential and kinetic energy.

Top 10 Reason's to Use a Blog in the Classroom
The top 10 reason's to use a blog in the classroom as produced, written and directed by a high school communications technology class.

Fair Use for Media Literacy Education
Can you use popular culture to teach media literacy?: A code of best practices to guide teachers and students.

VoiceThread for Educators
Have you heard about VoiceThread for Educators? Learn how -- and why -- to use this fantastic Web 2.0 resource.

What Teachers Should Know About H1N1
A short video that compiles for teachers and students the most important information about the H1N1 virus.

Encouraging Teamwork Among Students
A teamwork-building activity from health educators at Learn to Be

President Obama's Message for America's Students
The President gives a speech directly to Americas students welcoming them back to school. He emphasizes their hope and potential but makes clear they will need to take responsibility for themselves and their education to reach that potential.

Sneeze PSA
Kids research how people cover their sneezes in this public service announcement from Maricopa County (Arizona) Public Health.

Twitter in Plain English
A quick and plain English intro to the micro-blogging service Twitter.

High School Tools is a weekly introduction into social/emotional literacy for high school students. This episode is called "Perseverance."

Privacy and Reputation Online
Two teens relay their experiences with positive and negative consequences of online actions.

Why Google Apps for Education?
Jeff and Sam from Google talk about Google Apps Education Edition.

Barack Obama on Education
Barack Obama talks about his plan for improving schools and making college more affordable.

The Story of Stuff
A 20-minute video about the effects of human consumption.

Brain Gain
New research and pilot fitness programs in schools are showing that exercise helps the human brain learn.

Liberty Tax Man
A timely news feature from the school news channel at Ladue Horton Watkins High School in St. Louis, Missouri.

Games in Education
The experts talk about the value of video games in the classroom.

Jing Along With Us
Introduction to a professional development session about Web 2.0 tools.

Using Excel to Create a Game
This 6-part tutorial explains how to create simple games using Microsoft Excel.
Part 1 demonstrates how to insert a background image.
Part 2 demonstrates how to resize cells.
Part 3 discusses the use of background and color.
Part 4 explains formatting text.
Part 5 demonstrates using conditional formatting.
Part 6 explains how to protect the worksheet.

Thinkering as a Mode of Knowledge Production
"I am what I create," says John Seely Brown addressing the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching -- Stanford, CA, Oct. 23-25, 2008

Teacher Movie
Created by Lesley Universitys Apple Teacher Institute, the video asks the questions What kind of teacher do you want to be?"

Men in Black
The "Men in Black" from Carpenters Middle School in Maryville,Tennessee, create enthusiasm for standardized testing by hunting for a middle school where students strive for excellence.

Dealing With Challenging Behavior
Tips to help teachers deal with challenging behavior.

Tools to Manage the Classroom
A video essay detailing one classroom teachers experiences using technology to manage classroom tasks.

Wikis in Plain English
A simple explanation of wikis that even the technology-challenged can understand.

Voice Thread
VoiceThread can be used as a digital note card for young readers, to improve math problem solving, to engage and teach ELL students effectively, and more.

Demonstrating a Lesson for Computer Books
How to address vocabulary, comprehension questions, and written/verbal retells in a computer book activity.

How To Maintain Classroom Discipline -- Good and Bad Methods
This 1947 instructional movie provides current classroom management lessons for todays teachers

Be Cyber Smart: Cyber Ethics and Bullying
Educators discuss the importance of teaching cyber ethics at home and at school.

How to Find and Use Podcasts for Educational Use
John Hendron presents on how to find and use podcasts and found multimedia for educational use.

The Monster Project
A third grade class in Bridgeport, Connecticut, builds their entry for The Monster Project.

What If the Kids of Room 204 Were President?
What a group of second graders would do if they were president.

Mary Scroggs Elementary School: A Wired Education
A school works on closing the digital divide by making every day a technology day.

Brave New Teacher: A Classroom Veteran Conquers Technophobia
In rural Freedom, Pennsylvania, a once-hesitant instructor is proving that even old dogs" can learn new tech tricks.

I Want to Be a Tech Coordinator
Following the monster dot com format, individuals explain why they want to become school tech coordinators.

Advising President Obama
Video Series

This short video series turns today's students into tomorrow's advisors to POTUS.

Digital Learners @ Analog Schools
Students speak out on what it means to be a digital student at an analog school.

Teacher and Librarian Collaboration
This parody of Blind Date is a clip from a project on classroom teacher and librarian collaboration.

Web 2.0 and Language & Learning
Presentation of Web 2.0 for educators interested in using the tools in their classrooms.

Electing a U.S. President in
Plain English

A short guide to understanding the U.S. election process.

Blogs in Plain English
A video for people who wonder why blogs are such a big deal..

Approaching Digital Students
A fifth-grade teacher shares techniques and strategies for integrating technology into intermediate learning standards. .

Chemistry Comes Alive
Sixteen quick chemistry demonstrations from The Journal of Chemical Education.

Tech in Real Life
Classes at Clearfield High School, in Clearfield, Utah, apply computers and diagnostic equipment across the curriculum to engage in authentic learning.

Three Steps for 21st Century Learning
How to teach the skills students must learn to be literate in the 21st Century.

Responsive Classroom Success
A report on one schools success with Responsive Classroom strategies.

Behavior and Grades Improve After Fred Jones Training
Granite Hills High School freshmen describe behavior and grades improvement after their teacher adopted Fred Joness Tools for Teaching.

We Didnt Start the Fire
A video of recent historical events set to Billy Joel's popular song.

Wise at the Olympics
A series of seven videos compares the performance of U.S. athletes at the Olympics with U.S. academic performance.

Basic Computer Components
A guided tour of basic computer hardware.

Games in Education
The value of games in education from the Orange County (CA) Department of Education's Educational Technology group.

The Connected Classroom
Designed to show teachers how to connect their classrooms to the world of information.

Language Learning and Web 2.0
An introduction to Web 2.0 for ESL and second language teachers.

Why Let Our Students Blog?
A presentation on the benefits of blogging in the classroom.

What Is Podcasting?
An introduction to the world of podcasting for educational purposes.

Technology Planning
Weighing the relationship between technology investments and student growth in the technology planning process.

What Teachers Make
Performance poet -- and former teacher -- Taylor Mali reads his poem What Teachers Make.

Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams
Professor Randy Pausch, whos dying of pancreatic cancer, advises students on how to achieve their goals.

Education in Second Life: Explore the Possibilities
An overview of the possible educational uses of Second Life.

What Is RSS and How Is It Useful?
Jimmy Ruska explains"the most useful thing nobody uses."

High Expectations
Discover how a focus on teamwork, individualized instruction, and ongoing assessment is improving ones high-poverty K-6 school.

SMART: World Teachers’ Day
The classroom uses of SMART Board interactive whiteboards

Excel Posters
Learn how to make classroom posters using Microsoft Excel.

A Private Universe
Why dont even the brightest students truly grasp basic science concepts?

No Gamer Left Behind
Computer simulations are natural learning tools for virtual game players.

10 Steps to Building a Professional Learning Community
What kind of community is it when people don't work together?

Did You Know?
Exploring issues of globalization in our newly connected world.

Using Cool Web Sites in Education
A look at a creative way to use a Web site to kick start kids' imagination.

Just Say Yes!
Multiple learning styles require different teaching styles. But how?