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Find DVDs in the Education Library

In QCAT, search video? using keyword Boolean and limit to the Education Library.

e.g. ecology and video?    e.g. "creative writing" and video?

Faculty of Education restricted collections 

Teacher Candidates have access to many video-streaming collections. Some are password-protected for use by the Faculty of Education only. Others are licensed for the entire Queen's campus. All passwords for Teacher Candidates and Concurrent Education Students are an encrypted Passwords file. The password to open this file was distributed via the TC list. For help, ask at the library, email education.library@queensu.ca, or call 613 533-2191.

Learn360: http://learn360.ca

  • 8,300 videos, video clips, audio files, speeches, images, newsreels, & articles from Encyclopedia Britannica.
  • Licensed  by Ontario Ministry of Education (via OSAPAC) for publicly-funded schools, First Nations schools, and Ontario Faculties of Education. Has Ontario curriculum correlations.
  • Password is needed.

Lingoview:Go to http://www.lingoview.com or http://www.tralcoplus.com/lingoview/index.php

Created by the Hamilton Ontario publisher Tralco specializing in French second language materials. Videos have optional subtitles and downloadable transcripts with language-building activities in the same window. Covers grammatical and vocabulary skills (word-matching - gap-fill -  multiple choice). Teacher and student can check progress. Password needed.

TumbleBookLibrary: http://www.tumblebooklibrary.com

An online collection of animated, talking picture books created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. Password needed.

TumbleBookCloud: http://www.tumblebookcloud.com

Collection of read-alongs for elementary, middle, and high school students with online text and audio narration. Sentences are highlighted as they are  read and pages turn automatically or manually.  Features chapter books, graphic novels, early readers, YA/teen novels, high-interest low-reading levels plus classics of American and English Literature. Password needed.

Queen's video-streaming resources

Curio: http://curio.ca

On campus: http://library.queensu.ca >> Databases >> curio

Off campus: http://library.queensu.ca >> Connect from Off-Campus >> Net ID  >> http://curio.ca

CBC and Radio-Canada. Documentaries from television and radio, news reports, archival material, stock shots and more — thousands of programs and resources can be accessed on this site. Includes English and French language content. Includes News in Review series that presents news from The National in more depth than given in the broadcast.

Films on Demand - Humanities and Social Sciences Video Collection: http://digital.films.com

On campus: http://library.queensu.ca >> Databases >> Films on Demand

Off campus: http://library.queensu.ca >> Connect from Off-Campus >> Net ID  >> http://digital.films.com

National Film Board Videos Online: http://nfb.ca

Over 1000 NFB films are free to all Canadians. Queen’s Library also has an additional account giving access to 3,000 films for classrooms.  Follow the access information in D2L to make your own account, search by grade and subject, access downloadable teaching materials, and create playlists and chapters. Also check the NFB teaching guides.

News in Review: channel at http://curio.ca

News in Review series presents news from The National in more depth than given in the broadcast.

On Core: http://www.on-core.ca/on-core-list

A Canadian content collection of video clips aligned with the Ontario k-12 curriculum. Content can be accessed by subject, grade, course and strand.

Open Access Video-streaming (free)

Khan Academy: http://www.khanacademy.org/

Over 1200 videos lessons covering everything from basic arithmetic and algebra to differential equations, physics, chemistry, and biology.

TVO: http://ww3.tvo.org/

Click the magnifying glass to search or browse titles under the Documentaries or Program tab. Essential for Ontario topics.

TED-Ed: http://ed.ted.com/lessons

Videos recorded by experts and then animated for teaching purposes. Each one includes a follow-up quiz and open-ended questions. Responses to these questions can be tracked to help you gauge students' learning as a result of watching the video. You can also "flip" a video that you would like to share with your students and add your own review questions. Students are directed to a unique URL where responses can also be monitored.

Annenburg Learning: http://www.learner.org

Distributes more than 100 multimedia courses and workshops to help teachers keep current on the content they teach including research on the most effective teaching strategies along with their connection to national education content standards, and examples of these principles applied in real classrooms. The video components are paired with extensive Web sites that include online texts, course and workshop guides, and extensive background information to enhance the learning experience.

EduGains: http://www.edugains.ca/newsite/index.html

 EduGAINS provides resources to support Mathematics, Literacy, Differentiated Instruction, Assessment and Evaluation, English Language Learners and International Languages (Elementary). Go here to access video, web pages, and resources including CLIPS (interactive web-based mathematics learning objects), STEP resources for ELL, the Think Literacy library, Growing Success with extensive video supports, etc.

YouTube / for teachers: http://www.youtube.com/user/teachers

Given the changes in copyright law in Canada as of December 2012, any video on YouTube can now be shown in class for educational purposes.

and more:


 Steve Spangler Science Channel

Museum of Modern Art

BioEd Online

PBS Learning Media

Smart Songs

Collection of hip hop that covers topic taught in the classroom.

create tracks that cover topics taught in the classroom.  They provide a fun twist to lesson plans, and most importantly, they help kids learn.  Many students have listened to our songs when studying for their tests and experienced positive results. - See more at: http://smartsongs.org/songs#sthash.fmoFqjrI.dpuf
provide kids and teachers with positive, educational hip hop, that would help make learning fun. - See more at: http://smartsongs.org/about#sthash.U8NmcQZ8.dpuf
provide kids and teachers with positive, educational hip hop, that would help make learning fun. - See more at: http://smartsongs.org/about#sthash.U8NmcQZ8.dpuf


Sick Science

 EduTube.org offers a search index that measures popularity, ranking and educational value.

ViHart’s Channel:

uses  doodling to capture the imagination and spark creative thinking about mathematical concepts.

U.S. National Archives has series including Tracing World War II

 BackPack.TV is a video curation site with quality video content searchable by subject, playlist or textbooks.
 60 Second Recap features summaries of popular novels  Bozeman Biology: a high school science teacher’s video site explaining and demonstrating concepts. PatrickJMT: math videos

 Vsauce: explanations that link mysteries of the human body with biological explanations.

Other sites to try:

Classroom Clips - Common Sense Media - Cosmo Learning - Education Television - Edutopia - EduTube - Encyclomedia - English in a Snap: 68 One-Minute English Usage Videos - eSchool News - Explo.TV - Internet Archive - Math Train - Math Videos Online - Math Webcast - MathTV - Meet Me at the Corner - NASA's Educational Media Archive - National Geographic Video - NeoK12 - Open Video Project - Research Channel - Scholar Spot - School Tube - Schools Tube - Sqool Tube - Teacher Training Videos - Teacher Tube - Teachers Domain - Teachers TV - WatchKnow

How to save videos

To save a video for screening in classes where there is no reliable internet connection, go to http://www.savetube.com and paste in the YouTube video so it can be downloaded for in-class screening. Or use KeepVid. If you search in Google Chrome, it has a downloading option. If you install RealPlayer, it also gives a downloading option.





Last Updated: 18 November 2015

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