How Stuff Works
"HowStuffWorks, a wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Communications, is the award-winning source of credible, unbiased, and easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works. Founded by North Carolina State University Professor Marshall Brain in 1998, the site is now an online resource for millions of people of all ages.
From car engines to search engines, from cell phones to stem cells, and thousands of subjects in between, HowStuffWorks has it covered. No topic is too big or too small for our expert editorial staff to unmask ... or for you to understand. In addition to comprehensive articles, our helpful graphics and informative videos walk you through every topic clearly, simply and objectively. Our premise is simple: Demystify the world and do it in a simple, clear-cut way that anyone can understand. "
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Webcasts of European Central Bank press conferences
The ECB offers a live webcast of the press conference of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) about the their monetary policy decision for the euro area after every first meeting of the month. In the press conference, the President of the ECB explains the decision in an introductory statement, which is followed by a question-and-answer session with media representatives and a few hours later the transcript of the press conference is published on this website. Users can subscribe to receive automatically an RSS audio or video feed.
Video Education Resources
To promote nanoscience education, the Center for Probing the Nanoscale offers free videos of many Center classes and programs. In addition, the CPN has partnered with Stanford’s Office of Accessible Education on the Proteus Project to make many course materials available in alternative formats including searchable captioned videos and transcripts of the lectures.
Center for Digital Storytelling - listen deeply, tell stories
"The Center for Digital Storytelling is a California-based non-profit 501(c)3 arts organization rooted in the art of personal storytelling. We assist people of all ages in using the tools of digital media to craft, record, share, and value the stories of individuals and communities, in ways that improve all our lives.
Many individuals and communities have used the term "digital storytelling" to describe a wide variety of new media production practices. What best describes our approach is its emphasis on personal voice and facilitative teaching methods. Many of the stories made in our workshops are directly connected to the images collected in life's journey. But our primary concern is encouraging thoughtful and emotionally direct writing."
Managenergy.tv, European Commission webcast portal
The European Commission aims at promoting efficient multilingual communication with the high number of geographically dispersed in the enlarged Union using innovative solutions.
Since 2001, within the ManagEnergy program, the European Commission has been developing and using a combination of multimedia and Internet based streaming technologies to enable more people throughout Europe to benefit from its activities.
From within this portal, you will watch workshops, conferences, programme information days, contract negotiations and other events broadcast live on the Internet. These are combined at times with interactive chats enabling virtual participants to ask questions at the actual event and discuss related topics amongst themselves and with Commission staff.
After the events, online video-recordings provide an easy to use, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly resource.
Images are webcast within a user-friendly interface integrating video, audio, slides, speaker information, interactive chat, polling mechanism and other useful information on a single screen.
The information on this site is subject to Disclaimer, Copright and Private Policy Notice.
DG Enterprise and Industry Video Portal
This webcast portal shows videos from European-related Enterprise and Industry, SMEs, climate change, innovation, growth, ... In the forms of documentaries, presentational clips, web casts of forums, conferences, meetings, ...
Free Science and Video Lectures Online
This blog is a link repository to video lectures on a wide scale of subjects.
Some of the available Lectures
* Computer Science (CS)
* Electrical Engineering
* Mechanical Engineering
* Chemistry, Biology and Life Sciences
* Cognitive Sciences
* Economics and Economy
* Business and Management
* Anatomy and Physiology
iMovie in Teacher Education
In preparing the next generation of teachers, we need to take seriously the responsibility of empowering teachers with tools to assist them in their continued professional growth and pursuit of teaching excellence. Preservice teachers should understand the impact digital video can have in placing children's voices in the forefront of educational decisions. Pre-service and practicing teachers alike can easily learn how to incorporate digital video into their classroom instruction through the use of tools like iMovie. Below are four different applications of iMovie used in a single elementary science methods course to prepare future teachers of science.
1) Introducing external artifacts, 2) Modeling of alternative teaching strategies, 3) Reviewing and reflecting upon shared events, and 4) Documenting learning or presentation of personal accomplishment