Web Videos We Like


There are many videos online that feature something unique about our locale. Our media gallery is a place to find “All-Things-Silicon-Valley” when it comes to homegrown media. Whether or not it was made with the Media Center’s resources, we are proud to share these links with you.

Boys and Girls Club Interview With Kevin Durant
From BGCP
The popular basketball court where students go to relax and shoot hoops between BGCP academic and enrichment sessions is now fit for an NBA world champion. NBA superstar Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors donated the court. KD came to Redwood City to visit the club members.

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Barron Park Elementary School in Palo Alto
From Barron Park Elementary School
An awesome school environment sizzling with energy.

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California’s Suffering Seafood
From California Academy of Sciences

Warmer waters off of the coast of California are wreaking havoc on local fisheries.

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Environmental Volunteers: Wake Up To Nature
From Environmental Volunteers

Inspiring a love of science and nature through hands-on education.

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Trekking Patagonia in a Wheelchair
From UC Berkeley

One Berkeley MBA student’s quest to make the outdoors accessible to all.

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Science Notebooking: How I Use My Science Notebook
From California Academy of Sciences

If you compared the science notebooks of elementary school students with those of Academy scientists, what would they have in common?

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Under SF: Art Explosion
From KSFS Media

“Under SF” is a series of shows created by students from the Broadcasting Department at San Francisco State University.

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Allen Telescope Array, Tabby’s Star
From SETI Institute

Jill Tarter explains how SETI Institute used the Allen Telescope Array to search “Tabby’s Star” for signals of technological life. SETI Institute is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to scientific research, education, and public outreach located in Mountain View, CA.

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West Oakland Neighbors
From Oakland Museum of California

Video explores the accelerating social, economic, and demographic changes in West Oakland as seen through the eyes of the community.

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Reading Like a Historian
From Stanford History Education Group

The Reading Like a Historian curriculum engages students in historical inquiry.

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The History of Palo Alto Schools
From Palo Alto Historical Association

“The History of Palo Alto Schools” is a video created by high school student interns under the direction of a teacher-mentor and the Palo Alto Historical Association.

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Let’s Get Street Smart: Yoga & Mindfulness
MicroDocumentaries

Yoga and mindfulness have improved the lives of countless people. How might we extend these practices for wellbeing of unhoused youth?

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A Bully Story
From Not In Our School

“A Bully Story” is a video created and produced entirely by students from Abbott Middle School, in San Mateo. The video tells the story of a middle school student who was bullied by her best friend, and how she worked through it with the help of classmates.

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POW! Berkeley’s diverse comics on display
From UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley’s Doe Library is hosting an exhibit, “Beyond Tintin and Superman: The Diversity of Global Comics”, which focuses on comics and graphic novel from around the world.

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The Family Engagement Institute
From Foothill College

The Family Engagement Institute (FEI) is an organization that works in partnership with Foothill College to provide continued educational opportunities that increase family engagement and leadership for parents/caregivers, educators/providers, and the community.

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Renewable Energy: Clean Tech Solutions
From California Academy of Sciences

Renewable energy sources count on the fact that there will always be water, wind, waves, and sunshine to gather energy. Learn what kinds of renewable energy technologies are out there, and how we can store the energy they produce.

Renewable Energy: Clean Tech Solutions

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Double or Nothing
From AACIorg

A short film done by our Betting On Our Future (BOOF) students. The story revolves around two sisters and a single mother. When the mother doesn’t have enough time to dedicate to both of her daughters, one of them gets caught up gambling and gets into trouble.

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Berkeley Kite Festival
From The Daily Californian

The Berkeley Kite Festival is an annual free family festival on the west coast. Every year during the last weekend of July, people gather around Berkeley Marina to appreciate the beauty of kites by watching giant kites as big as houses and by participating in free kite making and free candy drops for kids.

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Cardinal Service Initiative
From Stanford

Stanford students serve worldwide through Cardinal Service initiative.

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How to inspire girls to pursue STEM
From The Tech Museum of Innovation

The Tech Museum of Innovation is a interactive science and technology center located in San Jose, California. Their mission is to inspire the innovator in everyone, and they are committed to helping educators inspire girls to succeed in a technology-driven world.

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Trans and Non-Binary Message
From Daniel Resz

Deena Umeda’s video “Trans and Non-Binary Message” won third place in the 2016 Student Voices Campaign. The video focuses on the need for gender-neutral bathrooms at San Jose Unified schools.

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Our Family: A Film About Family Diversity
From Not In Our Town

The film “Our Family” is a collaboration between Our Family Coalition and Not In Our Town to encourage conversation about the many diverse family constellations, to give children the opportunity to see and appreciate their own families, and to be open and respectful to those who are different from them.

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Techbridge: Aileen’s Story
From Techbridge

Techbridge is engineering a revolution for girls to change the world through science, technology, and engineering. Watch Aileen’s inspiring story.

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We’re All in This Together – Music Video
From Gunn Student Activities

Gunn High School students participate in the school-wide music video.

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Meet Vy Tran, Rising Doctor from Vietnam
From DiverseCity

Vy Tran grew up in a rural village in Vietnam, where medicine – and higher education – wasn’t even a possibility. Her family moved to the United States when she was 10. She was the first from her family to attend college, studying Human Biology at Stanford University.

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Inspiring Success
From De Anza College

De Anza College students talk about what motivates them to attend college, and the professors who inspire them to succeed.

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