Vietnam War: History and Key Dates
This 5:53 minute video reviews the main causes and events in the Vietnam War, the longest and one of the most unpopular wars in the history of the United States. Good insights are images are provided. Also shows the escalation of the war by the support of the United States. It does not mention the intervention by other countries. At best an overview.
Teaching 4 Square (Writing) In 1st Grade
Teacher made video to help other teachers teach the 4 Square Writing Technique. The 5 steps are Categorizing (Topic), Feelings, State a Reason, Write a Paragraph, and Adding Details. There are lots of student examples! (13:55)
Death toll rises in Norway attacks.
July 23 - At least 91 are dead in a Norway shooting at a youth camp and bomb blast in the Norwegian capital. Rough Cut (No reporter narration)
"The Pilgrim" by John Bunyan (poetry reading)
John Bunyan started writing Pilgrim's Progress during his 12-year prison sentence for refusing to conform to the official state church. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pilgrim's_Progress This is the best edition of the book I could find on-line: http://www.mainlesson.com/display.php?author=bunyan&book=pilgrim&story=_contents A pilgrim is someone who is on a spiritual journey, originally a real journey to visit some holy place, such as Canterbury or Mecca. Pilgrims Progress i
Beyond the Big Bang: Galileo Galilei (3:36)
In this History Beyond the Big Bang video, the discover of the sophisticated telescopes used by astronomers today to see distant galaxies are direct descendents of the humble lenses used by Galileo Galilei over four hundred years ago. And his confrontation with the Pope and the Catholic religion are explained and why he was punished by them for his scientific findings.
Planning Your Learning Object
An easy to use general template that guides you through creating learning objects and learning materials.
24.00 Problems in Philosophy (MIT)
The course has two goals. First, to give you a sense of what philosophers think about and why. Here we look at a number of perennial philosophical problems, including some or all of: how knowledge differs from "mere opinion," the objectivity (or not) of moral judgment, logical paradoxes, mind/body relations, the nature and possibility of free will, and how a person remains the same over time, as their bodily and psychological traits change. The second goal is to get you thinking philos
ESD.801 Leadership Development (MIT)
Students in ESD.801 Leadership Development work in a seminar environment to develop leadership capabilities. Readings, assignments and class discussion explore the topics covered in this class. In addition, students participate in an Outward Bound experience and participate in "leadership lunches" with global leaders.
15.347 Doctoral Seminar in Research Methods I (MIT)
This course is designed to lay the foundations of good empirical research in the social sciences. It does not deal with specific techniques per se, but rather with the assumptions and the logic underlying social research. Students become acquainted with a variety of approaches to research design, and are helped to develop their own research projects and to evaluate the products of empirical research.
Unwinding the Cucumber Tendril Mystery
Researchers are using time-lapse photography to study the biomechanics of plant movement and explain how they used mathematical modelling and a prosthetic plant to understand how cucumber tendrils twist. This would be a good video for plant structures, response to sunlight, or plant adaptations. Narration and background music included. (04:29)
"The Alphabet Song"- Introduce the Alphabet
Each word is introduced showing the uppercase letter on a handwriting line. The song says for example "S" is for sunshine that makes the flowers grow". Pictures are shown that match letter and words appear at bottom of screen. This is a good resource to introduce the alphabet to young students. It would also be useful for remediation and for special education students. (2:11)
Order of Operations Rap
Mrs. Wagstaff and son singing the Order of Operations Rap. Opening rap by Mrs. Wagstaff, Song lyrics by Ron Clark, tune by Rihanna. Your kids will love this rap. (1:49)
Ten Tallest Buildings
This short video features images of these buildings and their heights. Would be a good project for art or math classes.
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Candles lit for Norway's victims
July 24 - Norwegians pay tribute to those killed in the shooting and bomb attacks, with a candle-light vigil outside the capital's cathedral. Rough Cut (No reporter narration)
Professor Mark Behrens reviews in more detail and touches on key elements of his research that the students in video (Student Presentation #5) discussed. In describing his work, Behrens offered "think of looking through color filters." The filters eliminate any unnecessary or unforeseeable data, and when you combine all the filters together, the yield reveals amazing overlaps and patterns.
U.S. Week Ahead: Q2 GDP to grow by 2.3 percent
July 25 - U.S. economic growth likely hit 2.3 percent in the second quarter on rising net exports, inventories and a rebound in defense spending, despite recent weak economic data, says IFR's David Sloan.
National committee for attending deportees
The "National committee for attending deportees" is a website dedicated to the activity and archive of this committee created in Budapest in 1945 (Deportáltak gondozó országos bizottság - DEGOB) to deal with the Jewish refugees stranded abroad and returning to Hungary after the war. DEGOB aimed to help repatriate Hungarian Jews; offer relief and support together with the National Jewish Aid Committee; and to record the testimonials of survivors of the Holocaust. The records kept by DEGOB are
1.4.1 Dealing meaningfully with holism
This unit explores conceptual tools for assisting our thinking and deliberation on what matters. The notion of ‘framing’ nature is introduced and three readings provide an understanding of systems thinking for explicitly framing issues of environmental responsibility.
17.1 Part 4: 1 Revising your understanding By now, it is probably apparent that those of us writing this unit are enthusiastic about the possibilities for systems thinking and complexity thinking. Our enthusiasm extends beyond just thinking, to applying systems thinking to a situation in the world that we experience as complex for the purpose of doing something about it. Our focus is on improving a situation experienced as problematical or on grasping some opportunity. It is the act of relating systems thinking to action in a given co
By now, it is probably apparent that those of us writing this unit are enthusiastic about the possibilities for systems thinking and complexity thinking. Our enthusiasm extends beyond just thinking, to applying systems thinking to a situation in the world that we experience as complex for the purpose of doing something about it. Our focus is on improving a situation experienced as problematical or on grasping some opportunity. It is the act of relating systems thinking to action in a given co