15 fascinating TED talks for physics students

February 9, 2012

I don’t post many of these “best of” lists anymore, though they’re popular, because I’m not sure about sending traffic to these online university sites.  However, this one really caught my eye, and is a nice compilation of physics-related TED talks with short synopses: 15 fascinating TED talks for physics students. It’s got luminaries like […]

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The science of the winter olympics

January 15, 2010

NBC Learn has a bunch of free online educational videos, such as word roots and documentaries.  Now, with the NSF, they also have a set of videos all about the winter olympic games!  The science of snowboarding, hockey, figure skating, and more!  I took a look and was favorably impressed — they’re about 5 minutes […]

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Video resources for your classroom

November 10, 2009

I feel like I keep posting these, I should compile them. Currki :  Currki, an open source website for educational materials k-12 has over 80,000 members who are educators and teachers. TeacherTube TeacherTube is a video sharing website based on YouTube. It is designed to allow those in the educational industry, particularly teachers, to share […]

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Al Gore’s speech to AAAS

June 3, 2009

Al Gore spoke to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and gave an updated and truncated version of his “Inconvenient Truth” speech.  I recommend taking a look at it (you can watch it over breakfast if you’re like me and don’t like to sit and watch videos on your computer… I get […]

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The Periodic Table of Videos

March 25, 2009

This is so charming I can’t stand it.  You get the periodic table, and on each element, you can click to get a video with a little experiment on that element, performed by a guy with a cute British accent.  Check it out — The Periodic Table of Videos. Here is their YouTube channel. Here’s […]

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Downloading videos from YouTube (for schools with blocked internet access)

February 3, 2009

I’ve been meaning to write a post forEVah about all the wonderful ways there are to download YouTube (and other) videos to watch offline. This is particularly helpful if you’re at a school with blocked internet access so you can’t show streaming video, but it’s also just useful if you want to archive a certain […]

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