Educational Media - Vol. 2, #1 - Page 3

Also Inside this Issue

The Best of the Bunch - Outstanding Media Titles

The Standard Deviants - Funny Facts

Most Popular Media of the Last 4 Years - You Voted With Your Library Card

Recommendations from Instructional Improvement

Quick  Pick: Connecting in Healthcare


The library has over 1300 videos and DVDs covering the RTC curriculum. Want to know if we have anything for your RTC program? Call us at (425) 235-2331.

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Titles Your Peers Recommend

It’s About Respect: Recognizing Harassment in a Diverse Workplace. (2002).Call number: MEDIA  658.3145 ITS-ABO 2002r

Workplace harassment damages employee morale and overall productivity. But do we always recognize it when we see it?  This video demonstrates several  harassment scenarios. Noreen Light, Emergency Dispatch Instructor, recommends this for all instructors. “It’s a great human relations video.”  Judith Frey of Instructional Improvement also lists it.


Eye Exam: The Essentials. (2001).  By the American Academy of Ophthalmology.  Call number: MEDIA 617.75 MOVAGHA 2001

 This video is an introduction to the basic eye exam for medical personnel who are not eye-care specialists. Larry Bovard, instructor for the Ophthalmic Assistant program,  suggests this video for Allied Health students –especially LPN and Medical Assistants  – who may have to do eye examinations as part of their duties.


Arizona Idol.  By the University of Arizona Dean of Students Office.  Call number: MEDIA  371.93 ARIZONA 200Ui

This 9 minute video wittily covers—and discourages— disruptive student behavior: talking and eating in class, dressing inappropriately, talking on a cell phone during class. Eric Palo of the Library suggested this title.


Did You Know We Carried These?

It’s Not About the Bike.  (2000). Audiotape. Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins.  Call number: MEDIA 796.62082 ARMSTR 2000

Integrating Technology Across the Curriculum.  (1999). CD-ROM and booklet with strategies and lesson plans.  Call number: MEDIA 371.334 ROBLYER 1999

A Journey Down Route 66. (1994).Video  Call number: MEDIA 917.8043 JOURNEY 1994d

Candy & Chocolate. (1991).Video. Call number: MEDIA 641.853 CANDY 1991c

The Snows of Kilimanjaro. (1998). Audiotape. Call number: MEDIA   F HEMINGW  S1998

Do Penguins Have Knees? (1991).  Audiotape. Answers such questions as “Why do we have ear lobes?”  Call number: MEDIA 031.02    FELDMAN 1991.


Quick Picks: I'm Normal, You're Weird

I’m Normal, You’re Weird: Understanding Other Cultures.  (1998). Call number: MEDIA 303.402 I’M-NOR 1998y

Since RTC’s student body includes people from many different countries,  we occasionally experience cultural conflicts in the classroom.  This video explores some of the differences between cultures with the intention of encouraging understanding.  Topics covered include differences in body language,  in looking at and speaking to strangers, different conceptions of suitable food, attitudes toward time and definitions of honesty.


Hollywood in the Classroom?

Do Hollywood films have a place in the classroom?  Many instructors believe they do.  The following are a few feature films  RTC Library offers for home viewing or classroom use.

Stand and Deliver  (1988) tells the story of an East Los Angeles teacher who coaches his poor barrio school students to take and pass the National Advanced Placement Calculus Exam. Emphasizes the importance of mathematics, and the power of education—and a good teacher—to change lives.  Call Number: MEDIA 791.4372 STAND 1988d

Apollo 13  (1995) is the dramatization of a true incident—the crippling of the 1970 Apollo 13 mission bound for the moon, the astronauts’ struggle to survive, and the efforts of the NASA ground crew to save them. Emphasizes team work and problem solving.  Call Number: MEDIA  791.4371 APOLLO 1995t

Glory Enough for All (1988) was a mini-series developed for the Canadian Broadcasting Company.  It dramatizes the discovery of insulin at the University of Toronto in 1921. A thorough depiction of the ravages of diabetes before there were any effective treatments and of the process of scientific and medical investigation. Call Number: MEDIA  572.56509  GLORY 1988e

Separate but Equal (1991) dramatizes  the events leading to the US Supreme Court decision  Brown vs. Board  which outlawed school segregation in the US. A long film (191 minutes) but an excellent way of beginning discussions of social equity and diversity issues.  Call Number: MEDIA 791.4372 SEPARAT 1991


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