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Week Nine:

The World in a Song
Great way to learn where nations are in the world...all in 1 min 47 seconds too!
Week Eight:

60-Second Adventures in Thought
This is really heavy stuff, made easier to understand by the humour and the imagery of the animations. Give this clip a go in your class at the end of the school year and watch the brains weep out of the kids ears...
Week Seven:

Seconds Of Beauty - 1st round compilation from The Beauty Of A Second on Vimeo.


1 Second Movie Montage
This clip is a montage of all the really good entries in the 1 second movie contest. Really amazing clips here for creativity.
Week Six:

10 Quirky Science Stunts
Science is so hard to inspire kids with if you aren't interested in the world from a scientific perspective. Thats why i love these videos. Follow the links from the clip to see the other science stunt clips that you can easily do in the class.
Week Five:

The Power of Green
This clip is a glimpse into how much of the world of movies is done using Green Screen technology...the same technology you have the potential to use in the classroom. Amazing stuff.
Week Four:

Persistence
When you hear one of your students complaining that something is too hard or they want to give up, then show them this video. Or just get them to work out how much money is involved...
Week Three:

The Worlds Population
So we cracked 7 Billion...nice work humans.
This video gives a really good visual explanation of how humans have become so plentiful.
Week Two:

The Divided Brain
I love these RSA videos because they are always rather complex but 'the pictures' help me understand. Beautifully done, this video looks at our brains. Something that we generally know very little about.
Week One:

Our World Champion All Blacks! from Jared Brandon Productions on Vimeo.


What it's like to be an All Blacks Fan
In NZ we are celebrating our first Rugby World Cup win for 24 years. To say that rugby means a bit to our country is a pretty big understatement and we have just hosted the World Cup...so it all means quite a bit to win.
It was a very close win. 8-7.
A great video to get the feeling of tension that majority of NZers watching the game felt.
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This is the last week of term 3 in NZ. That calls for animal vids...

1. "Kittens vs Angry Vacum Monster"
2. " When Penguins Attack"
Week Nine:

'Changing Faces with a Smile'
A quick video that clearly shows the impact of change on a wee girl.
Week Eight:

Awesome Time-Lapse from the Space Station
(Watch in HD on fullscreen)
"A time-lapse taken from the front of the International Space Station as it orbits our planet at night. This movie begins over the Pacific Ocean and continues over North and South America before entering daylight near Antarctica. Visible cities, countries and landmarks include (in order) Vancouver Island, Victoria, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Fransisco, Los Angeles. Phoenix. Multiple cities in Texas, New Mexico and Mexico. Mexico City, the Gulf of Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula, Lightning in the Pacific Ocean, Guatemala, Panama, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, and the Amazon. Also visible is the earths ionosphere (thin yellow line) and the stars of our galaxy."
Week Seven:

1980's Mobile Phone Commercial
If only the kids knew about what it was like for us back in the day eh...
Week Six:

Spider Cat
Been a while since a funny pet video was placed on here.
Week Five:


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How Hurricanes are Named
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100 Years of History of East London Fashion in 100 seconds
A quick, cool look at how fashion styles have changed through the miracle of stop motion video...even if it is to advertise a shopping mall it's worth a look!
Week Five:

Fire From Ice
I love this clip. It's pretty much the reason why You Tube is a great thing. An amateur looking clip worth persisting with as the result is quite impressive!
Week Four:

Say Something Nice
What would happen if you put a loud haler in a public square in New York and asked people to only say nice things?
Week Three:

A Real Floating Island
This is a pitch to get funding from a group of 'kick-starters' (investors on the web) but it is truly amazing what one man can achieve with so much rubbish.
Week Two:

Urban Park at its most creative...
In Manhattan, New York, an unused railway line in a key economic area is saved from demolition and turned into a park...with amazing results.
Taken from http://www.ted.com/
Week One:

Welcome to Term Three!
What better way to start the NZ schools Term 3 than 2 dancing twins. Awesome!
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Week Eleven:

The Moral Here is...

a) Never go fishing without a shirt on
b) Carp are nasty fish that suck the like from waterways due to their poisonous being
Week Ten:

Putting an End to the Myth that Old Cars were Stronger
We've all heard the cause of so much death on the roads is partly due to the fact cars are made cheaply and not up to the standard of the 50s and 60s...wrong!
Week Nine:



Coffee
We all drink it, many of us study its effects during Globalisation/Trade topics with our students...a really good resource.

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The Future of Grocery Shopping?
This took place in South Korea and there are huge implications for how it will effect our lifestyle choices.
Week Eight



Rock n Roll baby!
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Fly eats Fly in Slo Mo!
Week Seven

Painting - Mind your step
Week Six



Space through the eyes of an Astronaut...some beautiful footage here.

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Low Flying Aircraft...
Even Tom Cruise wouldn't have got away with this in Top Gun
Week Three, Four and Five:



NZ BMXer makes History


The Pirated Music/Video debate.
A really interesting topic for debate in your class...here's one angle of course.


Awesome Short Film: What Music Are You Listening To?
A great idea, shot in NYC.
Week Two:

Google Music
Its already happening in the US. Could it be the future?
Week One:

The Kahn Academy
A hedge fund broker from the US puts videos up on YouTube to help kids get mathematics, science and history. His videos have become a hit worldwide. An interesting clip about how it all started.

Never Give Up
This clip is a bit inspiring really... Fast forward the race to 50 seconds.

Life is Symmetry
A fascinating short film.
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Week Eleven:

e-Book Readers in Developing Countries
A look at the effect e-readers are having on kids in developing African nations.

SF to Paris in Two Minutes from Beep Show on Vimeo.


Time Lapse Photography of Long Haul Flight
A passenger made a time lapse movie of his trip to Paris from San Fransisco. Some awesome imagery of the northern lights. Spot the Arctic!
Week Ten:

Public Service Announcement (The Indian Village Way)
A really interesting BBC clip on how people are informed in the villages of rural India.

Classic Interactive Advertising!
Follow the instructions on the clip...
Week Nine:

Aurora - The Northern Lights
I recommend watching this in HD on you tube. Awesome science discussion to follow!
Week Eight:

The Amazing Lung Fish of Africa
Tenacity at it's greatest.
Week Eight:

Recycling Can Pay Off
This clip is in French but you don't have to know the language to get the point!
Week Seven:

The Most Inspiring You tube Clip Ever!
So many possibilities to do with this clip in the classroom.
Week Six:

Innovative Thinking at its Best:
Cant surf a river? Look what people can do when they think outside the square!
Week Five

The World's Most Typical Person
Made by National Geographic, a statistical overview of the world's population.
Week Four

A Day Made Of Glass
A futuristic look at the way glass could/will be used in our future. Fascinating!
Week Three



Congratulations, You Just Broke Physics.
An excellent look at Escher's Waterfall in real life. Is this real?


The Man With The Bionic Arm:
Future based medicine and astonishing technology all wrapped up in 50 seconds.
Week Two

Uncontacted Tribes in the Amazon:
A photo was published worldwide last week showing a tribe of people still living in the Amazon rain forest and the effect that illegal logging is having on the area. This video is a fascinating look at them and talks about the dangers they face.
Week One

Make Life Easier
There's enough going on in your lives as teachers as it is. So with the start of the new school year, why not attempt to make life easier in some facets of your life? Some real gold here!
Week One

Impressive Moon Comparison
If other planets were as close to Earth as the moon, what would they look like?
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