Learner dot Org
has advanced video learning for all ages, and other educational resources. While Video on Demand (VoD)
is only streamed to North American (USA and Canada) internet locations, OTHER locations in the World MAY be able to receive The Annenberg Channel
via Ku-band satellite ....VoD master list: http://www.learner.org/resources/browse.html A Software Santa Pick
AKA ... Annenberg Media
has educational resources for Teachers.
Advancing Excellent Teaching in American Schools
Annenberg Media uses media and telecommunications to advance excellent teaching in American schools. This mandate is carried out chiefly by the funding and broad distribution of educational video programs with coordinated Web and print materials for the professional development of K-12 teachers. It is part of The Annenberg Foundation and advances the Foundation's goal of encouraging the development of more effective ways to share ideas and knowledge.
Annenberg Media's multimedia resources help teachers increase their expertise in their fields and assist them in improving their teaching methods. Many programs are also intended for students in the classroom and viewers at home. All Annenberg Media videos exemplify excellent teaching.
Distribution and Audiences
Annenberg Media video programs reach their audiences in three ways. First, they are distributed to schools and other non-commercial community agencies on the organization's own digital satellite channel, called the "Annenberg Channel." Second, they are streamed on demand on the Learner.org Web site. Third, they are distributed for purchase on videocassette and DVD through 1-800-LEARNER and online ordering here at Learner.org.
The Annenberg Channel
The Annenberg Channel is a free satellite channel for schools, colleges, libraries, public broadcasting stations, public access channels, and other non-commercial community agencies. It runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and airs the video programs funded by Annenberg Media. It is available free to any agency with a Ku-band satellite dish and a DigiCipher II satellite receiver.
You can contact Annenberg Media staff by phone, mail, email, or fax. If you would like to order videocassettes, DVDs, or print, please visit our online catalog.
They've got their own Satellite?!?
Good stuff for Teachers and Home educators! Go Snag some courses!http://learner.org/
Software Santa likes these self learning courses ... and Many MORE!!! For Grown-Ups Software Santa might recommend:
Against All Odds: Inside Statistics Shows students the relevance of statistics in real-world settings. Video series for college and high school classrooms and adult learners. American Cinema Over 150 Hollywood insiders document American culture through film. Video series for college and high school classrooms and adult learners.
American Passages: A Literary Survey American literary movements and authors in the context of history and culture. A video course for college and professional development. Art of the Western World View outstanding examples of Western art and architecture in this video series for college and high school classrooms and adult learners. Bridging World History This video course for high school and college teachers illustrates interrelationships in history across time and place. Death: A Personal Understanding Develop a greater understanding of rituals surrounding death and the dying and grieving process in this video series for college and high school classrooms and adult learners. Earth Revealed Explore the complex processes that shape our planet. Video instructional series for college and high school classrooms and adult learners.Exploring the World of Music Learn the essentials of music theory and how music expresses culture in this video instructional series for college and high school classrooms. The Habitable Planet: A Systems Approach to Environmental Science Learn about Earth's natural systems and environmental science with this course for high school teachers and college level instruction.
Mathematics Illuminated This course for high school teachers and college level instruction explores mathematical concepts as tools for understanding real-world phenomena. The Mechanical Universe...and Beyond This video instructional series for college and high school classrooms and adult learners demystifies physics through real-world examples. Planet EarthDynamic footage illustrates the foundation of Earth science in this video series for college and high school classrooms and adult learners. Rediscovering Biology: Molecular to Global Perspectives This video course explains recent advances in the field to teachers of high school biology. Seasons of Life Investigate the stages of life - from infancy to late adulthood - in this video series for college and high school classrooms and adult learners.
Unseen Life on Earth: An Introduction to Microbiology Learn about the diverse roles of microbes in the world with this video series for college and high school classrooms and adult learners.