Thursday, December 10, 2009

Online Videos as a Resource

Many teachers now have access to computers and projectors to view videos and films on the larger screens. Early in my career, I attended a conference that asserted that if we are to show films, we should show clips that last no longer than ten minutes and use previewing and followup techniques to maximize educational benefit. The premise was that if students wanted to watch the entire video, s/he could rent it and watch it at home.

That said, the following is a list of online video resources that can be used in conjunction with a high school psychology course. If there are any I missed, please add them in the comment section.

From Annenberg Media
Discovering Psychology: Updated Edition

The World of Abnormal Psychology (caution, this used 1992 DSM-III diagnoses)

The Mind: Teaching Modules

The Brain: Teaching Modules

Seasons of Life (development)

Growing Old in a New Age
Death: A Personal Understanding

From PBS

Dying to Be Thin

Life's Greatest Miracle

Ape Genius

PBS Frontline Viewing Portal--for all shows

Inside the Teenage Brain

The Merchants of Cool

American Experience--Jonestown and others

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