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Video Collections Available on the Internet
The Archaeology Channel
Exploring the human cultural heritage through streaming media.
Crash Course is the YouTube channel where John Green teaches you humanities and Hank Green teaches you sciences. The short videos are teriffic.
Films for Action
A community-powered alternative news center and learning library for people who want to change the world. Films for Action uses the power of film to raise awareness of important social, environmental, and media-related issues not covered by the mainstream news. The goal is to provide citizens with the information and perspectives essential to creating a more just, sustainable, and democratic society. Over 900 of the best films and videos that can be watched.
Films for the Humanities & Sciences
The leading provider of media for higher education, Films for the Humanities & Sciences creates and distributes world-class academic content for discerning educators. Films for the Humanities & Sciences is widely recognized as having the broadest and deepest range
of content available." (from web site)
"The Forum Network is a PBS and NPR public media service in collaboration with public stations and community partners across the United States. Through an expanding network of local public stations producing content with their community partners, we intend to bring a diverse range of perspectives on both local and global issues to audiences around the world. The Forum Network online library features thousands of lectures by some of the world's foremost scholars, authors, artists, scientists, policy makers and community leaders, available to citizens of the world for free."
Google Earth has fantastic video views of buildings, museums, places, physical structures and a host of other places on earth. To use Google Earth you must download the plug in. It is a great way to view places you are not able to see like the paintings in the Lascaux caves.
Library of Congress: Moving Image Research Center
Several hundred early motion pictures are viewable in the Library's American Memory collections.
Fun Facts, Interesting Tidbits, Fun Quizzes. This site has a wide range of interesting educational materials.
"Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience." Hosts Robert Krulwich and Jad Abumrad explore the big questions in science, philosophy and the human experience through compelling storytelling. Produced at WNYC it is one of NPR's most popular shows.
Podcasts of the fantastic science show on NPR hosted by Ira Flatow. Science Friday makes all science topics interesting and engaging.
This youtube channel hosted by Hank Green has fantastic short videos on all sorts of science topics. From The Terrifying Truth about Bananas, to What's Happening to Honeybees the SCI SHOW will keep you educated and entertained.
Ted Talks: Ideas Worth Spreading
TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences -- the TED Conference and TEDGlobal -- TED includes the award-winning TED Talks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.