Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

Two sites on YouTube offer thousands of historical videos…

AP Archive “AP Archive is the film and video archive of The Associated Press, one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering.

View AP Archive’s videos via this channel – the collection offers 1.7 million global news and entertainment video stories, which date back to 1895. ”

British Movietone “British Movietone is arguably the world’s greatest newsreel archive, spanning the period 1895 to 1986.

Discover British Movietone’s newsreel archive, which contains many of the world’s enduring images and is rich in coverage of news events, celebrities, sports, music, social history, science, lifestyle and quirky, via this channel.”



Our school district has an extensive collection of VHS educational videos that are being retired.  With the incredible online video resources that exist, it was only a matter of time before we began the move to digital video resources.  Nevertheless, it takes time to discover quality online video that embeds into one’s curriculum.  The following are a few sites that I have found to be very useful.  Of course, the best videos would be the one’s you let your students make!!!

Sixty Symbols:  If you are looking for great science videos, you will find them here!  The University of Nottingham has all kinds of great videos on many subjects including this language arts gem – Words of the World.

Khan Academy:  Especially great Math and Science videos!

National Writing Project (YouTube site):  “The National Writing Project focuses the knowledge, expertise, and leadership of our nation’s educators on sustained efforts to improve writing and learning for all learners.”

Snag Learning:  “SnagLearning is dedicated to presenting high-quality documentary films as educational tools to ignite meaningful discussion within the learning community.”

WatchKnow:  “Hundreds of thousands of great short videos, and other media, explaining every topic taught to school kids,” with a handy age filter.

I know there are some who don’t like videos like these, but I’d have to say this is pretty fly!  I like it!  🙂

We spent part of Saturday at the Nebraskaland Days Parade.  The following is footage utilizing the new Kodak camera that we are trying out.  The NPHS band is the featured entry in the video!

Snow Day…

Posted: February 13, 2009 in Education, Just For Fun, Learning, Movie, Parenting, Service, Video

We learned some important lessons today as we provided service and shoveled our neighbors snow, played Rise of Nations, fixed up and prepared a small 2 cycle engine in a snowmobile, and of course extreme collaboration (see video):

Learning 24/7!!!

I have had the Flip Ultra and RCA Small Wonder digital camcorders since this past summer, and I like various features of both cameras; however, in the end I decided that the Small Wonder is the best of the two for educational purposes because of its ability to take digital still pictures as well as video.

The following is an introduction and getting started video that I created for staff members:

I also have a video tutorial on how to access video and pictures from the Small Wonder without utilizing the camera’s software as this is a better way for students and educators to get to their content without having to have software installed (The software is on the camera; so, it can be installed directly from the Small Wonder if needed.):

Getting to the media of the RCA Small Wonder

RCA Small Wonder EZ205 Spec Page

RCA Small Wonder Support Page