Meet Mark Sertich. At 95 years old, he maintains his physical health to a level that still allows him to play hockey with the younger guys. Follows his daily routine, and is always ready to get on the ice with the firefighters in the local community. An awesome character who your students will love.
Many people have heard of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency but some are still a little unclear about how exactly it works. Educate your students on it using this short, but very clear, breakdown on the ins and outs of cryptocurrency. A hot topic today that will definitely stir up some good conversation about the evolution and future of money.
In this video you get to meet Sofia, a real humanoid robot, and one of her creators from Hanson Robotics. Sofia awakens and has a short, but philosophical conversation with her creator. In this lesson, you find out what kinds of questions your students would ask a humanoid robot and what they think about this advanced technology.
American start up, Vintage Electric, is determined to create hand-made electric bikes in the land where the car is king. The company wants to take a stand against planned obsolescence, designing timeless products that are built to last for generations.
The recent boom in vinyl record was an unforeseen development in a music industry ever changed by downloads and internet sales. When most factories switched to CDs in the 1990s, Zdenek Pelc believed in the material enough to hold onto his machinery and staff.
A hot lesson for your students about 'Smokin' Ed Currie and his prized possession - The Carolina Reaper. This is literally the hottest pepper in the world, breaking records on the Scoville Heat Unit scale. This thing looks just downright scary. Your students are sure to get a kick out of this one.
Blockbuster - the biggest video rental chain in the US was a big part of American culture back in the 80's, with thousands of stores making big profits across the country. When digital streaming came along, Blockbuster was forced into bankruptcy, but that doesn't mean it was completely wiped from the map. Show your students one of the last ones standing in Alaska!
A burger that looks, smells, tastes, and even "bleeds" like a beef burger, but made entirely from...plants? That's impossible, right? Well - not exactly. The Impossible Burger is a trendy plant-based burger now on the market, which creates the same exact sensory experience as eating a normal burger.
There are over 2 billion users on Facebook today. Social media continues to grow and evolve, and one of the next steps in the evolution has become "dead social" - a network that lets you program what happens to your online digital legacy beyond the grave. One woman even created an online "chat bot" of her friend, allowing her to communicate with her friend after he passed away! Find out what your students think about this.
Let's face it - we all know commuting isn't much fun and can be really stressful. Anyone who commutes long distances regularly knows how big of an impact it has on your lifestyle, but so many of us still continue to do it. How can we make the most of our daily commutes to work and school? This topic is guaranteed to bring a lot of interesting opinions, ideas, experience, and discussion from your students.
The World Cup of soccer is such a great global event not only because of the sport, but also because it builds intercultural bonds between people. Aziz Abu Sarah shows how race, religion, and language don't matter when it's time to play the world's most popular game.
As a boy, Nick Humphries dreamed of becoming a professional soccer player, but he faced a big challenge - he didn't even make the cut for his region's squad. Although he didn't make the team, he kept imagining what it must be like to play in the big leagues which pushed his will to succeed. With hard work, dedication, and passion he turned his dream into a reality.
Soccer is known to be the 'world's most popular sport.' Ever wonder why this isn't true in the USA? Teach your students about the evolution of American football compared to soccer and what differentiates it the most from soccer. Does soccer have a bright future in the US and will it ever be able to 'dethrone' American football?
Welcome to Camden, New Jersey - known as the most dangerous city in the USA. Bryan Morton, a resident of Camden, grew up and went through a big life struggle as a teenager - he used to deal drugs and then had to spend years in prison. When he got out, he wanted to give something positive back to the community. So he started a baseball league to help lead children away from crime and down a different path than his own. Share and enjoy this inspirational lesson with your students.
Will Smith seems to have a special attraction to Sophia the humanoid robot, so much that he takes her on a romantic date to the Cayman Islands. Things get awkward when wine, jokes, and the atmosphere of the island air get to Will Smith's head, and he decides to go in for the kiss. See how Sofia reacts.
A correspondent from Business Insider gets to meet Sofia for the first time, and he has some questions for her about her feelings, preferences, humans, as well as the hit TV series Black Mirror and Westworld. On the surface, Sofia seems to be a nice, caring, and compassionate humanoid robot. See if your students think the same.
Whoever thought the day would come where you could study marijuana in college? Take your students inside 'Oaksterdam University' where you learn about and discuss a range of marijuana-related topics as well as what exactly goes on inside a school like this.
Welcome to the 7th annual 'Dog Surfathon' which is a fun event designed for all different breeds but who have one thing in common - they are surfing dogs! A fun lesson that will give your students the chance to talk about dogs & pets in detail and even learn some extra, useful vocabulary terms related to them.
What does life look like with a new puppy? This guy finds and falls in love with a puppy in a heartbeat, picks him up, takes him home and begins his new life in 'Puppyhood.' We all talk to our puppies and pets - but like this guy? Find out how your students interact with their pets.
You know how the saying goes - 'Dogs are man's best friend.' But does this hold true the other way around? Find out from the perspective and thoughts of a dog with your students. Apparently humans overcomplicate everything!
Tomorrowland is a huge music festival in Belgium. In this video, you get to hear from one of the event organizers about what it takes to set everything up and see what kind of people visit the event. Have your students heard about Tomorrowland?
A CNN reporter explores the wild and luxurious atmosphere of Tomorrowland, one of Europe's largest music festivals. From the 'cave stage' to 'Dreamville', Tomorrowland offers it's guests a truly one-of-a-kind experience.
This video shows you what a premium music festival looks like. It'll blow your students' mind what luxuries, amenities, products, and services you can find at Europe's largest electronic dance music festival. A great summertime lesson that makes a fun classroom discussion topic.
Hop in a self-driving Google car with Steve Mahan, a blind man who gets to enjoy the luxury of riding in a self-driving car as a "driver." Explore the benefits of this type of technology and what the future of automobile transportation holds for society.
Uber comes to Pittsburgh with an innovative twist to the car-sharing economy - self-driving cars. Why Pittsburgh? How does a self-driving car work? How far away are we from this becoming a normal thing? How do Uber drivers feel about this? Hop in a ride and check out the answers with a CNN reporter and the director of Uber Advanced Technologies.
Pittsburgh's mayor says that innovation always comes before regulation, and he wants to give Pittsburgh the chance to become a leader in the field of automotive innovation. Meet a self-driving Uber - a car that could revolutionize transport as we know it.
A professor demonstrates a thought experiment on life and happiness to a class of college students during a Philosophy 101 course. All it takes is a jar, golf balls, pebbles, sand, and yes, beer. Explore what happiness means with your students and how to live a happy life.
Yes, you read it right. The medieval town of Bruges, Belgium is a popular tourist destination with great beer - beer which can now be tapped out of a two-mile long pipeline built beneath the cobbled streets of the town. Introduce your students to Xavier Vanneste, the brewery owner behind this crazy project.
“Lets-a go!” “Mamma Mia!” Some people recognize this voice immediately, as countless hours have been spent adventuring inside the world of Super Mario for Nintendo. Meet the guy with the legendary voice of Mario and how he got the gig in the first place.
3D printing is perhaps the hottest technological phenomenon of current times. Teach your students about both the benefits and dangers of 3D printing - from making organs and body parts to making assault rifles and gun parts. What would your students build if they had a 3D printer?
Who says women can’t play football? Meet the female pioneers expanding the game to their own gender. Teach your students a little bit about the game of American football and get a conversation going about differences in male and female social roles.
Aaron Fotheringham is a true legend, known as the godfather of WCMX. A young man with a great positive attitude, and isn’t afraid to go out on his wheelchair and rip it in the local skate park. Ever seen a backflip on your wheelchair? Your students probably haven’t either.
Supersize Me is an educational documentary analyzing fast-food culture in the USA and McDonald’s immense role in this culture. Discuss this important topic with your students and compare the situation to how it is their home country. What do they think about fast-food in the USA?
There can be many hidden restaurant gems in NYC, and the Enoteca Maria in Staten Island is one of them. Get to know the guy behind this awesome concept who only employs grandmothers from all over the world to cook for the customers. I mean, who doesn’t love grandma’s cooking?
As technology gets better, so does translation. This short video tells the story of man who had trouble communicating with a French girl, inspiring him to develop a smart earpiece which can translate languages in real-time. A great topic for language lessons and generates great philosophical conversation.
Grocery shopping just got a whole lot better. Open up your app, fill up your cart, and walk out of there without waiting in line. Amazon’s technology can keep track of any items you decide to take off or put back on the shelf. Talk about shopping made easy.
Smoothini describes himself as ‘The Ghetto Houdini”. A charming guy who was formerly in the marines but now does magic full-time to support his son. Watch him go on the big stage and blow people’s minds with his simple ‘bar’ magic.
Even though electric cars have made a big boom on the market, still one consumer fear remains - running out of battery while you’re driving. This has sparked discussion about constructing highways which can charge your electric vehicle as you drive. Is it feasible?
AirBnB is now stepping up their game to focus more on business travelers, which has consequently created some friction with the hotel industry. Hotel owners argue that AirBnB doesn’t face the same level of regulation as they do. How do your students prefer to travel?
Two big-time mushroom fanatics show you what it’s like to be a real mushroom hunter! This guy actually has dreams about wild mushrooms and describes the experience as an unbelievable rush. Perhaps your students are from a mushroom picking culture?
With the increasing cost of living in big cities like Chicago, young professionals are looking for alternative living solutions that can save them money and provide them a simpler way of life. Andy and Julie did exactly that and turned an old school bus into their home.
With nothing but cockiness and confidence, Billy Mitchell achieved perfection in one of the most iconic video games of all time, Pacman. Not even the designer of the game conceived this to be possible. See what happens when Billy reaches the end.
This guy is just a riot. Guaranteed to make your students crack up and just an overall great and funny experience to do in the classroom. Neither you or your students should miss what this Trump impersonator does on the stage in front of millions.
It's a question we all come across at some point in our lives, or maybe we even ask ourselves this question every day, however we may have some misconceptions about how we achieve happiness. Explore the essence of happiness with your students and what they think it means.