Here’s the latest in my annual “The Best…” posts….

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The Best Videos For Educators In 2012 — Part One

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Part Two Of The Best Videos For Educators — 2010

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And you might also want to see The Best Funny Videos Showing The Importance Of Being Bilingual — Part OneThe Best Videos Illustrating Qualities Of A Successful Language Learner and The Best Fun Videos About Books & Reading.

Here are my choices for The Best Videos For Educators In 2012 — Part Two:

Here’s how the creators of this video describe it:

Some people with autism have difficulty processing intense, multiple sensory experiences at once. This animation gives the viewer a glimpse into sensory overload, and how often our sensory experiences intertwine in everyday life.

Created as part of Mark Jonathan Harris’ and Marhsa Kinder’s “Interacting with Autism.” Coming in January 1st 2013, IWA is a three-year transmedia project funded by the federal Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ). University Professor Marsha Kinder, the Executive Director of the Labyrinth Project at USC, and Mark Harris are heading a team of filmmakers and artists working to build an interactive, video intensive website that will focus on the best available treatments for autism.

I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Walking In Someone Else’s Shoes.

This amazingly creative and unique Rube Goldberg Machine was created by Red Bull. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Rube Goldberg Machines:

There used to be a Bloom’s and Star Wars video on YouTube, but that was taken down awhile ago. I just discovered this other version that was created by “baldmisery” (if you’re reading this on an RSS Reader, you’ll have to click through to see it), which I’m adding to The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom:

I’ve previously posted about a Robert Krulwich NPR column, “Let’s Play History As A List” and how I’ve applied it in my Social Studies classes. Simply put, students list a few words, along with their rationale, to describe an historical era. Melody Sheep produced an excellent video, Our Story in 1 Minute, which makes me think that a version of “history as a list” could be adapted for video, too. Obviously, a student-produce video wouldn’t be as slick as this one, but it could be used as a model. What do you think?

“Fail Again, Fail Better” is a useful video compilation of quotes about failure. Unfortunately, one of them — by Ernest Hemingway — is not quite classroom appropriate. Nevertheless, I’m adding it to The Best Posts, Articles & Videos About Learning From Mistakes & Failures.

I’m adding “Bloom’s Taxonomy according to Andy Griffith” to The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom. By the way, I’ve also replaced a couple of videos on that list that no longer worked, too.

NASA has released this video of an eruption on the sun. I’m adding it to The Best Images Taken In Space:

I’m adding this video mash-up from the Symphony Of Science to The Best Sites To Learn About Climate Change:

I learned about this 1947 video on classroom management from Michelle Henry. It’s a bit idyllic about how positive, not punitive, classroom management might always turn out, but teachers could do far worse than following the advice demonstrated in the second half of the video:

And here’s a fun one:

I love this video:

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