Videos for Education

I've built a Wiki at for a middle school technology grant in Connecticut. Below is one of the pages from that Wiki that has links to a lot of videos that you can use for training or just for your entertainment.

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 from You Tube (narrated with photos)
Shift Happens from Teacher Tube (text and photos with music in background)
Did You Know 2.0
Did You Know III-Updated June 2007
Lost Generation

Need a Laugh?
The following links will send you to videos that are related to education or learning:
Abbott and Costello's Math Problem
Father Guido Sarducci's Five Minute University
Jerry 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
Everything's Amazing and Nobody's Happy

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