Okay, Dan issued a challenge, and since I have spent some time this summer working on just this topic, I thought I would contribute. I have several different categories. Statistics, “Gateway”, Physics, Algebra, and DYAV & Personal Development. Some of these fall under more than one category, but I will only list them in one here.
I have most of these videos downloaded to iTunes and on my iPod. On my iPod they are sorted via playlists so I can find them easily. Connect the iPod component AV cable to my pod, and push play and my class is watching the video over my projector.
I am always looking for new videos, so this is not a complete list. It is current only through today.
It is a long list, so click for the whole thing.
Ryan Capes breaks world distance record jumping on a motorcycle – and a time lapse photo found here. Can you use geogebra and find the equation of the parabola?
Robbie Maddison jumps 360 feet (tons of math in this video!)
Gateway – Senior level class: Mathematics in Finance, Art, Technology, and Health
Ron Eglash – African Fractals from TED Talks
Robert Lang – Computers and Origami from TED Talks
In addition, I downloaded several videos from the Secret Code Breaker site.
Peter Donnelly – How Statistics fools juries from TED Talks
Michael Shermer – Believing strange things from TED Talks
Emily Oster – Aids in Africa from TED Talks
Chris Jordan – Shocking Statistics in Pictures from TED Talks
Hans Rosling – The Best Stats Visuals you will ever see from TED Talks == STRONGLY RECOMMEND!
Synchronization – Amazing video using metronomes
Traveling through the Earth through a tunnel – very interesting facts
DYAV and Personal [some of these I will use in the classroom, they just don’t fit the above categories]
Of course, DYAV is here – the channel from Vimeo
Funny Math Problems – Not classroom necessarily classroom safe unfortunately
Anthropological introduction to YouTube (amazing, but very long)
Randy Pausch Last Lecture (long)
Muppet Movie – Movin’ Right Along (end of year perhaps?)
Taylor Mali – What do teachers make (definitely not for learners)
Talor Mali – The Impotence of Proofreading (can be used for learners)
Gever Tully – 5 Dangerous things you should let your kids do from TED Talks
Sir Ken Robinson – Schools Kill Creativity from TED Talks