Folklore and Cultural Films Database

Screen Shot 2018-10-18 at 11.06.24 AMThis is a great database for independent documentary films on traditional American cultures.  Check out their library of films: http://www.folkstreams.net/films.php

And while you are visiting, take a look at the feature documentary done by the Director of the Digital Design Studio, Scott Kecken.

We Are Arabbers | Folkstreams

We Are Arabbers follows the horse-and-wagon produce vendors along the streets of Baltimore, Maryland as they struggle to make a living and maintain their unique culture.

 

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Expert speakers in your classroom

Bringing experts from your field into your classroom is a tried and true method for giving students exposure to real-world scenarios. You’d be surprised how many people are willing to come and share their knowledge. Here is an example from the Business department at West LA College who brought in Dr. Sarita Jackson to talk about her recent visit to Cuba. Enjoy and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Living History in your classroom

Here’s a great example of making history come to life in your classroom. There are clubs and organizations out there that reenact everything from the Renaissance to the U.S. Civil War. Here is one such group, Legion VI Historical Foundation doing a presentation for Humaities 60, People and their World: Technology and the Humanities taught by Anne Winter, adjunct Humanities professor at West LA College.

New DDS Project – The West Student

Check out our latest series, The West Student.

The West Student story archive preserves, recognizes, and honors the diversity of the West student experience.  The project provides the opportunity for West students to record and share their stories.  At the same time, it creates an archive for future generations.

Here are our first 10 stories:

 

We’re really proud of our work, please subscribe and leave us a comment or two.

 

eduCanon Premium Free for the Summer!

eduCanon is an easy-to-use app that allows you to turn any YouTube video into an interactive quiz for your students. This summer is the perfect time to check it out.

If summer couldn’t get any better, you now have ALL eduCanon premium features free. We’ve extended to you all of our features until August 30.

I know during the school year you sometimes feel like this:

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BUT NO MORE. Summer is here. Time to relax and recoup.

If summer couldn’t get any better, you now have ALL eduCanon premium features free. We’ve extended to you all of our features until August 30. That means you can download any lesson from our 150,000+ teacher-created lesson database or create a lesson from scratch with higher order question types. And of course, we’ll never limit access to the bulbs you download or create.

Hopefully now you feel a bit more like this:

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100+ Video Sites Every Educator Should Bookmark

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By: Alvina Lopez

Bringing multimedia into the classroom is a great way to engage students in learning. Supplementing lessons, opening up new interests, and offering inspiration, online videos make for an incredible teaching tool.

Educational Video Collections

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Specifically designed for education, these collections make it easy to find video learning resources.

  1. TeacherTube: This YouTube for teachers is an amazing resource for finding educationally-focused videos to share with your classroom. You can find videos uploaded by other teachers or share your own.
  2. Edutopia: An awesome place to find learning ideas and resources, Edutopia has videos, blogs, and more, all sorted into grade levels.
  3. YouTube EDU: A YouTube channel just for education, you can find primary and secondary education, university-level videos, and even lifelong learning.
  4. Classroom Clips: Classroom Clips offers media for educators and students alike, including video and audio in a browseable format.
  5. neoK12: Find science…

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