Time saving tools, templates and ideas that I have written, trialled and tested, that work. Send in your best templates and ideas for teaching and I'll put them here to share.
Creativity & Inspiration
Videos Cleese, Jobs, Mitra, IB
Video2 Chomsky, Gilbert &
What if Money didn't matter ?
Video3 SHOCKING! The real purpose of your life!
FLOW, The SECRET to Happiness, How I fell in love with a FISH.
Video4 How a boy became an ARTIST
Infinite Thinking MACHINE
Video5 Shane Koyczan: "To This Day" ... for the bullied and beautiful.
Ken Robinson says SCHOOL KILLS CREATIVITY
What will be OBSOLETE in 2020
Video6 Dr Eric Topol & the SMART future Health care
Why Education in Finland Works
Finland's Revolutionary Education System
Flashmob, Jane Goodall
George Lucas Visual Literacy Martin Scorsese Visual Literacy
Video9 Ramsey Musallam Curiosity Comes First
Video10 Benjamin Zander: The transformative power of classical music
Articles & Seminars
The Future of Ray Tracing
Ray tracing is a rendering technique that can produce incredibly realistic lighting effects. Essentially, an algorithm can trace the path of light, and then simulate the way that the light interacts with the virtual objects it ultimately hits in the computer-generated world.
9 Awesome Science Tricks Using Static Electricity!
An alternative to the traditional paper plane, a hoop flier uses rings as wings instead. This simple project allows students to create a prototype, test it out and continue to make changes until their miniature flier soars successfully.
How to Do the Paper Book Tower Experiment A great STEM Challenge
GREAT STEM VIDEO CHANNEL
Research types of bridges. Then build a bridge.
A Brief History of the Internet
General Science Sites
Great Science Video Site check out Can We Genetically Improve Intelligence?
P E R I O D I C V I D E O S
Created by the Periodic Videos team using the TED-Ed platform. A new interactive periodic table - FABULOUS - It's sooo addictive. View the videos, these are backed up by full TEED lessons. With questions, extra links and a spot to add your comments.
Online realtime interactive FROG Dissection WOW!
Fantastic Video on Frog Dissection
Anatomy of a grass frog, part 1. External anatomy and a quick look at the skin (Part 2 shows remaining internal anatomy). Phylum Chordata, Class Amphibia.
The MacOrganism's 2 Channel has a lot more anatomy Videos including:-
Shark Anatomy, Rat Anatomy, Bony Fish, Fetal Pig, Grasshopper , Crayfish, Earthworm, Sea Star, Bivalve, Squid and Round
If you are into really amazing pictures of anatomy, these are the sites for you. These images are not to be viewed while eating lunch.
Human anatomy online contains diagrams and good descriptive text.
All about Eyes
The Human Eye - Fabulous interactive
The eye is the organ which regulates the sense of sight, allowing us to interpret the shapes, colours and dimensions of our surroundings by processing the light they reflect or emit. This guide will take you through each step of the visual process, defining the role of the various parts and their link to each other.
Can You Trust Your Eyes? Great Video from ASAP Science
Pupil Dilation is increased in the dark, more light smaller pupils
Fantastic Video of live honey bees
See the waggle dance, one of the 7 wonder of the of the Animal behaviour world.
Fabulous site by the Melbourne Museum
How do bugs see, taste, smell, touch or hear? How do bugs get around? How do they find their mates and reproduce? Explore the amazing life cycles of bugs and the ways they interact with the world around them.
Great Teacher downloadable pdfs for K-12 with worksheets and lots more. Great site.
Fabulous MIINIBEASTS Video
With some of the best bug images I have seen. Great to start a Unit on Minibeasts
MiniBeast Website some fabulous images and ideas. These are the guys that made the Video and if you live in Melbourne you can arrange for them to visit your school.
Scary Spider that eats bugs
NASA Solar System
Great site with Planet, Missions, Amazing Images, Your weight in Space( I think I'll go to Mars)
Games and more.
View the Earth from Space
View either a map of the Earth showing the day and night regions at this moment, or view the Earth from the Sun, the Moon, the night side of the Earth, above any location on the planet specified by latitude, longitude and altitude, from a satellite in Earth orbit, or above various cities around the globe.
Here is my favourite page on this site.
Night and Day Around the World - I love this
The Biggest Stars in the Universe
A Truly inspiring Video on the size of the universe. Astronomy has some amazing videos.
Build a Rocket Balloon - VT Rocket Page
"Science Bob" Bob Pflugfelder has been a fan of science since he was just six years old. Over the years, he has been exploring the scientific world with thousands of students. He also encourages parents and teachers to practice "Random Acts of Science" by providing instructions and videos for interactive science experiments on his web site, as well as public presentations and workshops that help make science come alive.
Cola fountains: a nucleation spectacular
What happens when you drop Mentos candy into a bottle of cola? Surface area, candy glaze, carbon dioxide, and a small amount of time all make a difference.
Refraction Explanation and Experiment Bend a Straw with Your Eyes
A domino can knock over another domino about 1.5x larger than itself. A chain of dominos of increasing size makes a kind of mechanical chain reaction that starts with a tiny push and knocks down an impressively large domino.
Massive Rube Goldberg This video shows a massive chain of dominoes (Rube Goldberg) where different clips are put together to make it seem like one big domino chain!
Also take a look at the RUBE Goldberg APP on the VT Apps page