How To Concentrate
This 2:30 video is an interview with an expert in this field. It reveals and explains what happens when a person is distracted and that concentration and focus are the most important things to remember. Also stressed is the need to keep the brain active in solving problems. An easy to follow video that can be of benefit to most all students.
Roberge 6.302 Lecture 07
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Blueberry Lavender Fizz
From juice bars to coffee bars to cocktail bars, the venues where Americans drink have become more diverse and a lot more inventive. The "bar chef" movement has put the spotlight on the cocktail provider and challenged modern mixologists to get creative. This Blueberry Lavender Fizz is a refreshing and unique beverage option to offer your customers. You can add a shot of gin to make this into a cocktail. Recipe at: http://www.ciaprochef.com/blueberries/recipe13.html
Courtship Displays of Male American Alligator
This short video gives excellent real life footage of a large male American Alligator displaying courtship behavior. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connections between nature and the classroom. (Less Than 3 Minutes)
Big-Nosed Chameleon--An Overview
This short video gives excellent real life footage of a Big-Nosed Chameleon. Students will enjoy watching the close up shots of the chameleon's skin and eyes and watching its amazing tongue in action. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connections between nature and the classroom. (Less Than 3 Minutes)
Big-Nosed Chameleon Hunting Prey
This short video gives excellent real life footage of a Big-Nosed Chameleon hunting prey. Students will enjoy watching the close up shots of this amazing reptile sitting still on a leaf and using its long tongue to try and catch prey. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connections between nature and the classroom. (Less Than 2 Minutes)
What's at stake: Strait of Hormuz by the numbers
Jan. 5 - With millions of barrels of oil and oil product flowing through the Strait of Hormuz every day, Iran's threat to shut down traffic could have a big impact on world trade.
London Zoo counts its creatures
Jan. 5 - Counting the animals two by two means it's time to take stock at the London Zoo. Kilmeny Duchardt reports.
22-year old DC activist takes on Verizon
Jan. 5 - Twenty-two-year-old Molly Katchpole, who lives in a tiny Washington, DC apartment, is being credited with helping to kill Verizon's plan to impose a $2 "convenience" fee on customers with an online petition. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Turkish ex-army chief in plot charge
Jan 06 - Turkish court orders former Turkish army chief be remanded in custody, pending trial, charged with bidding to overthrow the government. Marie-Claire Fennessy reports.
Phones power Samsung to record profits
Jan. 06 - Samsung Electronics forecasts a 73 percent jump in operating profit for the Oct to Dec period, after record-smashing sales of smartphones. Arnold Gay reports.
Vanished, demolished and disappeared Belfast
A compilation of photographs of Belfast buildings etc which no longer exist.
Will Smith chokes at trade show
Jan. 10 - Hollywood actor Will Smith and singer Kelly Clarkson add star power to the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Kilmeny Duchardt reports.
Passing Notes to Exchange Ideas
Lesson ObjectivePass notes to share ideas about a quotation and generate discussion. Questions to ConsiderHow does this strategy help students build on each other's ideas?What about this strategy helps students participate in the follow-up class discussion?How could you use this idea with a variety of concepts?
Namaqua Chameleon--An Overview
This short video gives excellent real life footage of a Namaqua Chameleon. Students will enjoy seeing the close up shots of this amazing lizard eating a big insect. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connections between nature and the classroom. (Less Than 2 Minutes)
White House top economist: challenges remain for jobs market
Jan. 6 - Alan Krueger, Chair of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisors, says though the labor market is improving, there are still challenges and many jobs that still need to be recovered.
Six Traits of Writing Sentence Fluency
This 2:20 video features a presentation done by Laura Beltchenko at a staff development workshop. The video quality is poor, but she provides several examples of how to encourage students to improve their fluency.
Gettysburg Civil War Reenactment Footage
Bring the American Civil War to life by showing students this reeanactment of a battle. Selection is set to music without narration. ( 5:29)
It’s not magic, kiddo. It’s science! Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) is a colorless, odorless gas that is more dense than air at 6.12 g/L (at sea level). This density is why you can pour it into a glass container and float a light-weight aluminum “boat” on its gas “sea.” Watch this demonstration at the Physikshow of the University of Bonn! (0:30)
In this video, a teacher demonstrates how to subtract 8.6-5.43 on a white board. The problem is first shown horizontally, and the teacher rewrites it vertically. This is beneficial in showing students how to line up the decimals and to add zero after six in the first number. ( :36)