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 Activity - Find and Share a Video Resource
In this Discussion Forum, share one video clip. Please include a link to the material, explain why you selected it, and how you would include this resource in your blended class.    View and comment on other posts.

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Composition of function math video
by YANILDA ESPINAL (yespinal) at 3/7/2009 6:20 PM

I found this video of composition of functions in teacher tube


The Elements
by SHEILA GABY (sgaby) at 3/2/2009 11:22 PM
I really like video resources. Two of the biology courses I teach begin with simple chemistry and move on to a survey of macromolecules in organic chemistry. At the beginning of the first lecture on chemistry I always show Tom Lehrer singing his song, "The Elements" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYW50F42ss8). This is probably the most entertaining Periodic Table you'll run across.
share a video
by CAROLINA LORENZO (clorenzo) at 3/2/2009 1:43 PM

Just today my students were talking about the various genocides to have plagued the world since the Holocaust, in particular, Darfur. Although I had not thought of it before, this is a great way to bring the world to our students.


edited by rberger on 3/2/2009 3:23 PM
Re: share a video
by RHONDA BERGER (rberger) at 3/2/2009 3:24 PM
How timely.. thanks for sharing.
Re: share a video
by SHEILA GABY (sgaby) at 3/2/2009 11:29 PM
I've mined the video sites for orignial footage of Mt. St. Helens and Krakatoa to use in my Environmental and Ecology courses. I also embed live-cams such as those from various  habitats. It's a great way to get away from static materials to active visuals.
Social Science - History (video source)
by FLYNN MARTINS (fmartins) at 3/1/2009 12:18 PM


Above is the link to a news clip on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  I use it in class with the comments section off screen (avoiding offensive language, irrelevant information, etc.).  I usually bring it up while covering World War I and I fill-in explanation that is missing from the clip. 

Looking around the video sites listed, yes there was good material available but by no means are they scholarly sources.  With "A Brief History of Mankind" (#12 on the "100 Best YouTube Videos" link) most of their facts are incorrect and have no basis in truth.

by JESSE NEMOYER (jnemoyer) at 2/27/2009 2:40 PM
I've noted a number of excellent videos on mathematics on youtube before.  It's a subject that's very easy to incorporate into videos with an electronic whiteboard or similar resource.  Here's an example on using the quadratic equation from teachertube.
Philosophy: Socrates
by ALLEN MCPHEE (amcphee) at 2/27/2009 11:02 AM

This is a great introduction to the philosopher Socrates. In a blended course, it can be used as a visual introduction to the historical aspect of the course, which usually involves merely reading.



Embedding Video
by RHONDA BERGER (rberger) at 2/26/2009 1:13 PM

Don't forget to look at the How to Embed Video instructions.  It will allow you to embed the video directly in a Web page without having all the distractions that are displayed when you link to the YouTube or TeacherTube page.   This technique is also NOT downloading the video; it is still just linking, but it appears whereever you place the code in your page and looks really good.   

edited by rberger on 3/1/2009 2:12 PM
Re: Embedding Video
by FLYNN MARTINS (fmartins) at 3/1/2009 12:06 PM
This looks really useful but the window keeps closing once I open it.
Re: Embedding Video
by RHONDA BERGER (rberger) at 3/1/2009 2:14 PM
I'm not sure what window you mean, but I just changed the link in the message above to open in it own window.   See  if that works.  It is also linked under Content in the course map.  
Re: Re: Embedding Video
by FLYNN MARTINS (fmartins) at 3/3/2009 8:57 PM
Whether it is your change or the fact that I am on a different computer, the link is working great now.  Thank you again. 
Find and share a video resource
by BETH CLOUES (bcloues) at 2/25/2009 8:27 PM
I found a video in Google Video on how to search a library catalog (link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WHRA0Ne3I0&eurl=http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=library&emb=0&aq=f&feature=player_embedded) . It was done by Pima County Community College (PCCC) as part of a series on information literacy. This 7 minute video would be useful as a supplementary link to the lesson on online catalogs and how to use them. Even though PCCC's catalog is used, the librarian mentions things that can apply to any library catalog. I will look at the other videos in the series to see if any others would be useful in the LIS 1001 course.
You Tube video from AP Trinidad Arguelles
by TRINIDAD ARGUELLES (targuell) at 2/25/2009 6:23 PM


I found this video in U-tube.  I normally would not download anything from web, but would post something that is a part of the book resource materials in my course.

This video is about a testimony of a Congressman Waxman regarding the Salmonella scare with the Peanuts factory. I thought the quality (visual and sound) of the video was excellent.


Trinidad Arguelles


teacher tube videos for nursing
by BARBARA POPOLA (bpopola) at 2/25/2009 3:38 PM


I choose this video because all nursing students need to be able to identify breath sounds.

Video Sharing Site
by JOAN TULLOCH (jtulloch) at 2/25/2009 2:20 PM

I found a video that would be excellent for teaching/ reinforcing a lesson on prepositions. The link is  http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=teaching+english+grammar&www_google_domain=www.google.com&emb=0&aq=0&oq=teaching+english+gr#q=english+grammar+clip&emb=0&start=10

All too often, bilingual students don't understand which preposition to use in their sentences. This video clip demonstrates in a succint way how prepositions are to be used.

Video Resource--You tube
by PAULINE KERR (pkerr) at 2/25/2009 12:54 PM
 http://www.wallpaper.com/video . I choose -Wallpaper : sliding house. This is a real nice video that gives the nursing students a first hand look (hear) of real English culture. Seeing that nurses have to care for all --this is great knowledge for them . More importantly, is the fact that this house was bulit by having a vision, allowing it to materialize and incorporating others to get the job done.This is team work . Nurses must work as a team . This would be a great discussion piece for my senior students, who are on their way to the real world of work. Great video.  
Re: Video Resource--You tube
by RHONDA BERGER (rberger) at 2/26/2009 1:08 PM
Very creative use of an interesting video.
EMT Basic Skills from youtube
by CAROL GROSECLOSE (cgrosecl) at 2/24/2009 2:16 PM

This a useful video for demonstrating how to take vital signs and sample history in my Basic Emergency Care course


Another video for ESL pronunciation
by JOHN KOSTOVICH (jkostovi) at 2/24/2009 1:16 PM

Here's another video for ESL pronunciation. It's not funny but helpful as a review of stress patterns: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wbs5aoqFtVQ


Video Sharing Sites
by LENNIE COOPER (lcooper2) at 2/23/2009 5:22 PM

http://vimeo.com/2113071   "Hacker Ehics"

This is a video (From VIMEO) currently in the making.  Extremely useful in "Professional Ethics" course in the FALL, where "computer hacking" is discussed. 

Video - Packet Tracer
by LONNIE POLLARD (lpollard) at 2/23/2009 5:06 PM



There is a very useful tool called Packet Tracer that students can use to setup virtual networks and actually configure and run all of the virtual equipment they add in to their network.  There is a slight learning bump at the beginning, so I will incorporate these videos as additional resources for students.

smart teaching online videos
by RENEE ZELDEN (rzelden) at 2/23/2009 2:10 PM


This is a youtube video on Models. There are some great videos on grammar issues that students have.

smart teaching online  through you tube has a lot of teaching English videos. Just search smart teaching online

Funny video for ESL pronunciation
by JOHN KOSTOVICH (jkostovi) at 2/23/2009 2:09 PM
I found a really funny video that can be used as a funny "ice breaker" in one of my  ESL pronunciation classee I'll be teaching this summer as a blended class http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvpikUEIaLI. I'll look for other videos at the sites listed and post more.
Re: Funny video for ESL pronunciation
by RHONDA BERGER (rberger) at 2/23/2009 7:51 PM
Love this one...  :)
Re: Re: Funny video for ESL pronunciation
by JOHN KOSTOVICH (jkostovi) at 2/24/2009 1:22 PM

I actually used this funny video on learning and teaching pronunciation in a homework activity I just put together for my Accent Reduction students. I used the video as a spring board for a Discussion Forum giving students  a series of questions to answer about the video. They have to make New Posts and Replies through audio recordings sent as attachments. They have to monitor their speech for stress, thought groups, etc. I'll see how they respond to it. It's due this Sunday.

Re: Re: Re: Funny video for ESL pronunciation
by RHONDA BERGER (rberger) at 2/26/2009 1:10 PM
I'd love to hear how this went.  What a great activity!
Re: Funny video for ESL pronunciation
by FLYNN MARTINS (fmartins) at 3/1/2009 11:48 AM
Very funny.  I had heard references to it before but now I see why.
video from teachertube
by DANIEL DELGADO (ddelgad1) at 2/23/2009 11:41 AM


The link above show how to convert from the decimal system to the binary which is the one used by computers. This topic is cover in the operating systems class as well.

Re: video from teachertube
by LENNIE COOPER (lcooper2) at 2/24/2009 12:38 PM
Thuis one will also be useful in the MAD1100 "Discrete Math" class where students convert to several number bases.
Philosophy Video
by BARRON BROWN (bbrown1) at 2/21/2009 2:21 PM

I've used YouTube videos for a while.  Even for technical academic subjects, they seem to have more and better sources than anything else I've found.

However, here is an interesting short lecture introducting philosophy I found on Google Video:


edited by rberger on 2/22/2009 8:09 AM
Re: Philosophy Video
by RHONDA BERGER (rberger) at 2/22/2009 8:17 AM

I agree.  It is amazing what you can find - some bad, some really good and some amazing things on most any subject.   You probably already do this, but if not (or if anyone else is reading) be sure to see the hint on embedding the videos in a web page.  Embed Video in a Web Page .  

edited by rberger on 2/22/2009 8:24 AM edited by rberger on 2/22/2009 9:12 PM
Re: Re: Philosophy Video
by CARLOS CANAS (ccanas) at 2/22/2009 12:22 PM
you are right , the video is funny
Re: Philosophy Video
by TRINIDAD ARGUELLES (targuell) at 2/23/2009 1:27 PM

How should we deal with copyright issues?  I am almost paranoid to share or post videos unless they are part of the resources for the books I use.

Please advice.




Re: Re: Philosophy Video
by RHONDA BERGER (rberger) at 2/26/2009 1:15 PM
Since you are just linking to public Web pages - you are okay.    It would be a different story if you decided to actually download and republish the material.  
Re: Re: Re: Philosophy Video
by FLYNN MARTINS (fmartins) at 3/1/2009 11:40 AM

Thank you for raising the issue of copyrights Trinidad.  I am glad that our instructor has given us the green light on linking to public webpages.  I would really like to have a whole workshop on the issue of what we can and can't use, and for what purposes. 

The best historical images I've seen have always been on Flicker.  However, these are people's private photos so I don't know if I should even be downloading and saving them (it is not as convenient to pull up the links during class).

What you CAN do...
by RHONDA BERGER (rberger) at 3/2/2009 3:25 PM
Article on what you CAN do on Resource Page...
Re: Philosophy Video
by TRINIDAD ARGUELLES (targuell) at 2/25/2009 6:29 PM

This website is excellent. Thanks for the link.  I might start using some of these videos too.


video on ppdcasting
by CARLOS CANAS (ccanas) at 2/21/2009 1:28 PM

Excellent, there are many lesson on blogs and podcasting on youtube. The link out podcasting 101 then other follwo to more advce topics.


Re: video on ppdcasting
by TRINIDAD ARGUELLES (targuell) at 2/23/2009 1:30 PM

Very interesting!  I actually never thought about how to go about doing that.

It is quite interesting.

"We can always videotape a lecture" and post it.


Trinidad Arguelles

Re: video on ppdcasting
by JOHN KOSTOVICH (jkostovi) at 2/23/2009 2:13 PM
Carlos, this is an excellent video for all of us to learn from. I know it will help me to put together a podcast video. Thanks.
Re: video on ppdcasting
by LENNIE COOPER (lcooper2) at 2/24/2009 12:37 PM
Thanks, I need to view this video.
Great sharing
by RHONDA BERGER (rberger) at 2/24/2009 10:06 PM
Thanks !
Re: video on ppdcasting
by RENEE ZELDEN (rzelden) at 2/25/2009 10:16 PM
I loved this video thatnks. I am going to look for more of this guys videos to learn more. Any of our students can learn from this video
Re: video on ppdcasting
by RHONDA BERGER (rberger) at 2/26/2009 1:27 PM
BTW - FYI  - CTD has workshops on Podcasting and Windows MovieMaker.. 
Explaining the infinite
by GONZALO AGUERREVERE (gaguerre) at 2/19/2009 6:04 PM

I want to share with you this video showing a mathematical way to explain the concept of the infinite.


Best regards,

Gonzalo Aguerrevere

Re: Explaining the infinite
by CARLOS CANAS (ccanas) at 2/21/2009 1:33 PM
This is an excellent video as far as content. I was also impress with fact that you can upload to youtube video of that size (32 minutes)
Shared Video Resource and Its Uses
by CARY SER (cser) at 2/13/2009 7:45 PM
This is a filmed adaptation of the story, in less than 6 minutes, in a modern setting.  It changes the story drastically, to such an extent that if you haven't read the story you will not understand what the video is about.  This can be discussed F2F after students watch it online, with the gist of the conversation focusing on how important concrete details are in Chopin's story to convey the main character's feelings, and how the film creates a very general impression which is neither graphic nor effective.
by FRANCIA TORRES (ftorres1) at 2/13/2009 4:20 PM

In going through this certification, I realized that videos are a good tool to use as a prompt for essay writing. For my ESOL students, I decided that I would use a video of a song to learn helping verbs. I found two videos that I will use in my classes.


This video will be used in as the prompt for a Process Writing essay. (How to cook Indian Butter Chicken)


This second video is the helping verb song.

Find and Share
by JUDITH TARVER (jtarver) at 2/12/2009 9:55 PM
MLA Style Overview



This ten- minute video can be used to introduce the requirements for the research paper in ENC 1102 because the video provides a clear overview of MLA citation style (what it is, how it compares to other citation styles, and how to use it).   It will have to be revised in accordance with the updates published at the end of this term.

Video Share
by MARTA MAGELLAN (mmagella) at 2/7/2009 5:39 PM
 I found this absolutely fantastic clip on Google. It's an Italian site, and it used clips from the animated Alice of the most important scenes in the story with "Go Ask Alice" by the Jefferson Airplane as the backgroun music.  I would like to show this before a lecture on Alice.


edited by rberger on 2/8/2009 9:14 AM edited by rberger on 2/8/2009 9:14 AM
Re: Video Share
by RHONDA BERGER (rberger) at 2/8/2009 9:21 AM

What fun.  I also sound the embed code on this video site, so you could include this clip on a Web Page without having to link to it - cleaner.. 

See the Embed Video tip if you want to try this later...  (I also have this article in the ANGEL group )

edited by rberger on 2/8/2009 9:23 AM
Find and Share - Accounting
by COLLEEN CHUNG (cchung) at 2/6/2009 10:10 PM

The best videos for accounting were on YouTube.  I like the ones by Susan Crosson as it is similar to having an interesting face-to-face session. I will use a couple of them to reinforce the more difficult concepts.

Re: Find and Share - Accounting
by RHONDA BERGER (rberger) at 2/7/2009 10:41 AM

Do have a link?

Re: Re: Find and Share - Accounting
by COLLEEN CHUNG (cchung) at 2/8/2009 6:29 PM

yes, here is the link:


Find and Share a Video
by MARTHA CAVALARIS (mcavalar) at 2/5/2009 2:49 PM

Found a very beneficial video in YouTube relating to accounting as a career.  Student often enter my classes without any notion of the profession nor knowing what a CPA can do.  This video gives many examples.



Re: Find and Share a Video
by RHONDA BERGER (rberger) at 2/6/2009 11:46 AM
Great idea for an intro.
Embed rather than link
by RHONDA BERGER (rberger) at 2/5/2009 2:19 PM
If you are considering using a YouTube or TeacherTube video in a lesson, you can easily embed it in a page, rather than linking to it. -- much cleaner.   See how. edited by rberger on 2/5/2009 2:19 PM
Java Videos and yet another site
by GREGORY BALLINGER (gballing) at 2/4/2009 11:20 PM

I agree that it takes a LOT of searching to separate the wheat from the chaff. Last year while looking for good material for my VC class, I found LOTS of introductory videos but most were awful -- either poor production quality or poor content. Finally I figured that it would be faster to create my own and so I did for two or three topics.

I finally found a sample on YouTube from a longer series that was posted on the author'c company's site. Unfortunately it used an unusual codec and my instructional designer discouraged their use. In any case the "author" moved his videos to a new site using standard codecs. And that leads me to this site, it has an international flavor and a clean interface -- you might want to look here as well: http://vimeo.com/

Oh yes here is the Java series: http://vimeo.com/channel17296

by RHONDA BERGER (rberger) at 2/5/2009 12:49 PM

Wow - the quality of some of these videos is amazing.   I will add this site to the Video Sharing Activity - thanks....

Teacher Tube
by NANCY DAVIES (ndavies) at 2/4/2009 4:23 PM


This address will take you to a video about famous quotes, something every teacher can use in a writing class.  I had never heard of Teacher Tube.

Re: Teacher Tube
by RHONDA BERGER (rberger) at 2/5/2009 12:43 PM
Teacher Tube is great.  I've even posted a lesson or two for my class.  Seems like a good place to host short videos.  
The Story of Stuff - Full Version
by GAIL HAWKS (ghawks) at 2/4/2009 11:46 AM

This is a very compelling short video on the production of ipods from the extraction to disposal processes.  It points out many economic concepts and can be used to target many discussion points from ethical views of production to global political tensions.  I love this video!


edited by ghawks on 2/4/2009 11:50 AM edited by ghawks on 2/4/2009 11:53 AM
Health Assessment
by ANDREW FRADOS (afrados) at 2/3/2009 1:22 PM

Well this exercise was not as worthwhile as the others. I have seen many films on youTube and as it is not a regulated site, there are plenty of films that are garbage. I had to sift through the naughty nurse videos and other related films to finally find a video unrelated to what I was looking for. I was able to find a video made of a conference about pediatric obesity that I think I would like to incorporate into my online VC Pediatric Nursing course. The only problem with it is that it was too long. The talk encompasses a full 55 minutes and I don't know whether students would want to watch for that long. Maybe I could tell them to watch the first 5 or 10 minutes?


Re: Health Assessment
by RHONDA BERGER (rberger) at 2/3/2009 2:54 PM
I'm sure there are some diamonds worth digging for somewhere in YouTube or Teacher Tube space...  thanks for the smile.
The History of the World (in under 7 minutes)
by VICTOR CALDERIN (vcalderi) at 2/3/2009 11:44 AM


  I selected this clip for its brilliant combination of the use of humor and the misuse of allusions.  In my blended course, I intend to use this clip when discussing how narrative functions and how allusions can be used.  Students can also analyze tone, as the narrator in the video is reassuringly confident in his presentation of the world's skewed timeline.  This video is an effective teaching tool because it uses humor to covertly teach the power of narrative.

by MIRIAM DEL CAMPO (mdelcamp) at 2/2/2009 6:49 PM

This is the most awesome classification lesson!  I could never teach this sequence of terms to my students in such a short time.  By remembering this very catchy rap song students can learn the classification categories in the correct sequence very promptly.  I would use this f2f and let the class rap along!


For greater details about classification, I would follow the f2f rap lesson with the following videos to be enjoyed at home.





edited by mdelcamp on 2/2/2009 6:50 PM
by RHONDA BERGER (rberger) at 2/3/2009 2:47 PM
I like your response --  "awesome".     
by SUZANNE BUTLER (sbutler) at 2/4/2009 7:42 AM
Great, Miriam! I really like these videos, particularly the rap. I will probably incorporate them into my BSC2011 class. Thanks.
Integrals by substitution
by NELSON DE LA ROSA (ndelaro1) at 2/2/2009 4:34 PM

There is no doubt that techniques of integration is a constant difficulty students have to face frequently in higher level math classes. The site


is a vivid example of how to use the technique. I would include it is my class because it explains is simple details of substitution technique.

Re: Integrals by substitution
by ELIANE KEANE (ekeane) at 2/2/2009 11:47 PM


Do you really like that video on integration?

Re: Re: Integrals by substitution
by NELSON DE LA ROSA (ndelaro1) at 2/5/2009 7:37 AM


Indeed I do not like it, I LOVE IT. It explains in all details how use substitution to find integrals.

I am not stating that this is the best for that, but in my opinion is a very good one.

Video to share
by MARCIA CASSIDY (mcassidy) at 2/2/2009 4:12 PM

The following video from YouTube is interesting as learning material for a reading and/or listening course for ESL students...I think it lends itself to the following language-learning tasks:

students would view the entire video and answer some questions (e.g. what are the 7 steps outlined) that would summarize the video...they could also be asked to write two sentences that they hear (dictation) to see if they are attuned to the sounds of the language...or a dialect in this case!  Questions regarding the speaker's point of view, purpose and tone would also be relevant questions to enhance their reding/listening skills

"Real-life" situations and language is always a concern for text-based languge courses..this somewhat addresses that issue and students who normally would not be exposed to this language-use would get a chance to really test their levels of comprehension...




graphing polynomials
by ELIANE KEANE (ekeane) at 2/1/2009 10:05 PM
I had never searched for videos to use in math classes because I always used MLS which already came equipped with videos. Both MMLab and MZone have an entire collections of content videos for math. But now I am hooked on these new possibilities and will certainly include some of them in my blended course. Searched a site on Teacher Tube. There must be many others there that are worth it too... will make time to search for these
Re: graphing polynomials
by NELSON DE LA ROSA (ndelaro1) at 2/2/2009 4:34 PM
I do agrre 100%.
T00 easy to get lost in time at these sites
by SUZANNE BUTLER (sbutler) at 2/1/2009 1:48 PM
I really find these sites easy to get lost in, just like I did the Merlot and Florida Orange Grove Digital Library. I love them all and get so involved I do not know where the time goes.

Here are a couple of video picks. The first "Spirochetes" is one I use in Microbiology to show students the type of microscopy, the shape of the organism and to discuss a couple of other topics in micro. From YouTube:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7BV4IOVKyg&feature=PlayList&p=7706216C55C932B7&index=0&playnext=1
Next is a good video introduction to the skeleton for my AandP students.
From Google: http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=skeleton+dance&emb=0&aq=3&oq=skel#q=skeleton&emb=0&start=10
edited by rberger on 2/1/2009 2:09 PM
Re: T00 easy to get lost in time at these sites
by RHONDA BERGER (rberger) at 2/1/2009 2:13 PM
I know what you mean.  I'm having so much fun looking at the great stuff you guys are finding.    Tip:  - If you make your link appear in a new window (Target Tab) -- it is easier to view from a Discussion.   (I edited yours to make this change.)    
Microsoft Office 2007
by ANNE NOWLAND (anowland) at 1/31/2009 9:47 PM

A very good google video with an introduction tutorial on using Microsoft Word 2007 Ribbon: 
http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=microsoft+word+2007+tutorial&www_google_domain=www.google.com&emb=0&aq=2&oq=microsoft+word+2007# Teachertube had a tutorial on creating a table in Word but the sound was not consistent:

Re: Microsoft Office 2007
by GREGORY BALLINGER (gballing) at 2/4/2009 10:29 PM

Outlining is not one of the competencies of CGS1060, but it is a great tool for students. I try to fit it in some semesters and I always direct students to the Microsoft Training site http://office.microsoft.com/training/training.aspx?AssetID=RC061050921033&pid=CR061958171033 but that is for 2003.

Anne you inspired me to check and here is a pretty-good video from YouTube I'll suggest to my students as an enhancement but not part of the course: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dU0Bs6eYHSg

Video Find and Share Activity
by ILIANA HAKES-MARTINEZ (ihakesma) at 1/30/2009 4:26 PM

Watching the student video in the introduction of this activity finally cemented the realization that we are in a new era--the technological era--into my consciousness.   Thank you for sharing it with us.

In my College Prep Writing Classes, after introducing and exploring the five-paragraph essay, I use this video as a means to re-enforce the material.  The video recaps the most important points of five-paragraph essay writing, clearly and succintly.



edited by ihakesma on 1/30/2009 4:28 PM
Netiquette Video
by MARIA CASADO (mcasado) at 1/30/2009 12:49 PM
I've found this video in Youtube.  I use it in the section "Internet Communication Netiquette."  Students learn about netiquette.  They choose  five rules they consider most important and explain why.
I can use this
by RHONDA BERGER (rberger) at 1/31/2009 4:52 PM
Pronunciation Tutor....TH - voiced and voiceless
by HELEN ROLAND (hroland) at 1/29/2009 3:54 PM

You Tube has a wealth of videos for those of us who teach ESL.  I particularly like this video which has a very clear and somewhat amusing practice session for the "th" sound in English. 

I would present the sound in my F2F session, but of course students couldn't be expected to master these sounds without lots of practice and "tutoring." This video could  be used for extra practice and review in the blended sessions.  I would have students watch this video, take notes on it, and then make lists of th words that they could put in a discussion board.

This would be a great time to use a Wimba discussion board if the bugs are worked out of it.


edited by hroland on 2/1/2009 7:23 PM
Re: Pronunciation Tutor....TH - voiced and voiceless
by RHONDA BERGER (rberger) at 1/31/2009 4:55 PM
Great way to bring life to your "blend".
video resource . . . science
by RENE REVUELTA (rrevuelt) at 1/29/2009 1:32 PM
. . . yes, video would be an excellent option . . .

for ecology module . . . or genetics . . . or a world population . . . part of a face-to-face introductory session . . . this resource would be good . . . (please copy as paste in a new window)


. . . I found in YouTube and Google Video . . . it is about an ongoing scientific project . . . and it would engage student's attention . . . what this project  is studying can be linked to various parts of a biology course . . . Thank you, Rene
edited by rberger on 1/29/2009 4:15 PM edited by rberger on 1/29/2009 4:25 PM
Re: video resource . . . science
by RHONDA BERGER (rberger) at 1/29/2009 4:28 PM
Good video.   BTW - you can make a link in a Discussion Board be in a new Window.    Highlight the link and choose Target from the Link button, then choose New Window.   Hope you don't mind; I edited yours.
Re: Re: video resource . . . science
by RENE REVUELTA (rrevuelt) at 1/29/2009 4:35 PM
. . . thank you . . . I will try it

Re: Re: video resource . . . science
by SUZANNE BUTLER (sbutler) at 2/4/2009 7:31 AM
This is a good video, and an interesting project.  The project focuses on very narrow groups, but there is a kit for sale for anybody who would like to have their DNA tested. I had the pleasure of meeting Spencer Wells when he was the keynote speaker at a meeting I attended.  
Re: Re: Re: video resource . . . science
by RENE REVUELTA (rrevuelt) at 2/12/2009 11:39 AM
. . . excellent opportunity and experience . . . thank you
Mathematics Video Resource
by NELSON DE LA ROSA (ndelaro1) at 1/29/2009 9:04 AM

I teach at least 2 section of Calculus every semester. I have found that in most of the cases they understand the calculus concepts without much trouble. However, there is something that always deprive them for obtaining the right answer, the order of operation.

With these 3 videos ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZD3OCliBuY, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPGWkCbqDAM, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3CZ_JBQ0do) they refresh those basic arithmetic steps. I include them in all my classes because they are short and captivating.

Social Networking in Plain English
by CRISTI MITCHELL (cmitchel) at 1/27/2009 4:44 PM
This might be an interesting video for them to watch and then write about in a writing class, or speak about in a speech class.  It explains in very simple terms, with illustrations, what social networking is all about.  I could think of some great writing assignments to come from watching this video.video.google.com/videosearch
Video Clip
by JOSE DONIS (jdonis) at 1/27/2009 3:58 PM

In the humanities, I cannot talk about art in the late 20th century without referring to the globalization of art.  Because we now live in a world of technology in which we communicate simultaneously and with just about anyone in this world, I have found some comic relief in showing students the whole idea of globalization.  This YouTube video shows how even jokes have become globalized, and how technology can incorporate plurality by creating comedic art with technological/electronic components and global views.

The video is PG rated, so it is OK to view it in your office and laugh out loud.

edited by rberger on 1/29/2009 9:01 AM
Re: Video Clip
by RHONDA BERGER (rberger) at 1/29/2009 9:04 AM

I remember seeing this awhile back and thought it was about the funniest thing ever... I watched it again from your link and it really is laugh out loud funny.    I also edited the link to appear in its own window (a really good technique sometimes).   You can do this from the Target Tab when creating a link -Choose New Window.

Re: Video Clip
by ILIANA HAKES-MARTINEZ (ihakesma) at 1/30/2009 4:01 PM
Thank you for sharing this.  LOL!!!!!
Re: Re: Video Clip
by VICTOR CALDERIN (vcalderi) at 2/3/2009 11:46 AM
Hilarious.  Katherine Tate's commitment to the skit is frightening.  Trivia Note:  Mrs. Tate played the Doctor's companion in the relaunch of Dr. Who in the UK.