Do you need inspiration, or just a quick video to reinforce a subject? State and federal agencies regularly create educational videos. These range from regular podcasts, short animations to long academic lectures.
Why use these materials?
From Pedagogy in Action
There are many different formats of media that can be incorporated into lessons or just enjoyed. Here is a small sample:
Powerpoint and lecture: Climate Change in the Northern Rockies by Dr. Steve Running
An Audio Powerpoint Video (to be played in a computer)
Dr. Steve Running directs the College of Forestry and Conservation's Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group at the University of Montana in Missoula. His work as a lead author of the 2007 United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report - which presents strong evidence that humanity is artificially warming our world -- recently brought him a share of the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the IPCC committee and Al Gore. For more information, please visit http://www.ntsg.umt.edu/.
The Lolo Trail National Historic Landmark is a special place. The centuries-old travel corridor, first used by Niimiipuu (Nez Perce Indians), has since been followed by the Lewis and Clark Expedition, trappers, traders, miners and moder-day adventurers. Many who travel this rugged route today may not be aware that the natural and cultural resources along the Lolo Trail are deceptively delicate. Walking on Sacred Ground explains why this landsape – from its cultural importance to modern Nez Perce people, to its sensitive mountain habitats – is so remarkable. Viewers will learn a little of the history of the Lolo Trail National Historic Landmark and how to enjoy visiting the area while protecting the land and the culture that make it such a unique place.
Link to YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyoHIfVkc4A&feature=plcp
Podcast: Effects of Drought and Excess Precpitation on Fall Colors
Kelly van Frankenhuyzen talks with U.S. Forest Service experts about current condition and effects of drought and excess precptation on fall colors in the Northeast and Midwest.