Rhythm Counting
 I take the four beats of each measure (in 4/4 time) and animate them. Then I put the appropriate counting in the box. At the end of the exercise, I switch back to just reading from the page. You should feel the divisions of the beat. If you are a visual person, like myself, it's almost as if the blocks are a viseo-spacial awareness as you play music, or sight-read.
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Learning Writing Skills-Writing Problems

Bonnie Terry, M. Ed. answers this question:  “When my son tries to write a sentence he goes back to beginning and rereads before adding each new word and it is painfully slow.  What can we do to improve that?”  She explains that what is happening is the breakdown between the brain working and the hand writing the right thing.  She explains that he is probably aware that he makes mistakes, what they could do is have her write d
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How to Make a Paper Sword
An art teachers gives instructions for how to .  make a paper sword to use as a prop or a toy.  To make it simply roll a piece of newspaper into a long narrow tube that is tapered at one end, and fold back a corner of newspaper to create a handle guard.

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Global America Unit 21
As the turn of the century approached, the pendulum of American politics and social structures began to swing back toward conservativism. With immigration from Asia and the Americas on the rise, the face of America changed rapidly. This unit examines the competing forces of ethnic and American identity in a world dominated by globalization and one remaining “superpower.
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Against All Odds - Picturing Distributions
'With this program, students will see how key characteristics in the distribution of a histogram — shape, center, and spread — help professionals make decisions in such diverse fields as meteorology, television programming, health care, and air traffic control. Through a discussion of the advantages of back-to-back stem plots, this program also emphasizes the importance of seeking explanations for gaps and outliers in small data sets.'
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Tennis Forehand Lesson For Beginners
This is an excerpt from a larger video segment. The tennis forehand lesson guides a tennis beginner from the basic fundamentals like the grip, stance and split step to the complete forehand sequence and the ability to rally from the baseline. (4:21)

You'll learn by first playing mini-tennis and then gradually moving back to the baseline. The tennis forehand lesson includes step-by-step videos on grip, footwork patterns, follow-through, preparation and finding the optimal technique f

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The Invention of Silly Putty
For decades, American children have loved Silly Putty; however, the orgins of this rubber-like substance date back to a time when the U.S. faced a major crisis during war. Find out how and when Silly Putty was invented. From Modern Marvels. Run time 1:50
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Between the Lions Blending Words

PBS Kids Video.  "Sir w" is back at Blending Fields, this time in a joust with "Sir et" in this exciting display of brave knights charging together at high speed to make the word “wet”.  Host Gawain is on hand to bring you all the action.  Video average quality, it is short, but shows how sounds are put together to make words.  (:52)


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Open Court Reading Sound Spelling Card Song
A 5th grade class demonstrates the Open Court Reading Curriculum Alphabet Phonics Sound-Spelling Card 'English Sounds' in a Sing-Song Memorizable format. These cards are the mandatory equipment posted in every LAUSD elementary classroom.  The students hold up the phonics card to show the picture, show back of card with letters and say the sound in unison.  It goes a little fast and sometimes the students are saying the sound before the card is shown.

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Review of Cat Muscles of the Back and Posterior Arm
Specific muscles of the back and posterior arm of a dissected cat are reviewed with proper pronunciation. Origin, insertion, and functions are given. This would make a great review for students preparing for a cat muscle practical. Color video with sound. Run time 05:43.
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The Pyramids, Ancient Technology : Devolution - Part 1 The Myth of Progress
This video questions if we have timeline correct for history. Several explanations of how we could go from highly-advanced to a dark age and back again are given. Thought provoking!

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How to do a handstand
When doing a handstand, the head should be right between the arms, the fingers should be open, and the most important thing is to push forward. Avoid arching the back when doing a handstand with help from a gymnastics coach in this free video on gymnastics and tumbling.

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Gymnastics & Tumbling : How to Do the Splits for Kids
When kids are trying to do the splits, they should make sure to stretch out first, and the teacher can help out by singing a song to make it fun. Make sure the back knee is turned under for kids' splits with help from a gymnastics coach in this free video on gymnastics and tumbling.
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Video Production: Project: Pre-Production
You have already seen all of the project demo video the demo crew created. Now, jump back with them to the beginning and review all the production pieces you have learned so far. Hopefully you are shooting a video too and it is time to review everything before you actually start learning about shooting. (4:39)
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Producing the Chelsea Flower Show - Karen Arrand
The woman who was responsible for getting the Chelsea Flower Show onto the television for the BBC talks to Coventry Conversations organiser, John Mair. The Chelsea Flower Show is a vital part of the English summer for those fortunate enough to visit the show but to those who watch it on the small screen, it has to capture the spectacle of the event live for 10 hours each year. Karen Arrand was the BBC producer responsible for bringing the show into our living rooms in 2000 to 2003. Karen took
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Portrait of an older woman
Portrait of an older woman who is looking dourly towards the camera. She is wearing a white blouse with a high collar. Her hair is pulled back into a bun on the back of her head.
Author(s): Taylor, Mary Lyon, 1872-1956

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Woman with lace shawl
A woman is posed sitting with her elbows resting on a table. She is wearing a fancy dress and has a lace shawl around her shoulders. Her hair is parted in the middle and pulled up into a bun on the back of her head. Narcissus are in a bowl on the table.
Author(s): Taylor, Mary Lyon, 1872-1956

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Asian Security Seminar - The Economic-Security Nexus and East Asian Regionalism
East Asia is becoming more regionalized. But it is doing so in fits and starts: two steps forward and one step back. At present, few Asian governments are bonded through an overarching regional vision; many are highly distrustful of one another; and the region evinces little of the sustained political leadership and conviction necessary to create the robust institutions that might deepen and regularize state-to-state cooperation across a range of complex issues. Yet even with its many halts and
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Why the North Korean nuclear issue is not going to be solved
The recent 15-odd years have seen alternating waves of optimism and despair in regard to the North Korean nuclear issue. Alas, the optimists have been proven wrong many times, and this likely to remain the case. The 'North Korean nuclear issue' should not be treated as if it is separate. Actually, it is a part of a larger 'North Korean issue'. Pyongyang's decision to go nuclear was driven, above all, by the peculiarities of the North Korean domestic situation. The outside world has no efficient
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An App A Day: Tasty Apps for iPhone and Android - February 24, 2010
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: Smartphones are the new platform, and apps are the core. At the start of the new decade, Apple reported that the App Store for iPhone users has surpassed 100,000 applications, and users have downloaded over 2 billion apps -- not bad for a new market that was created only a year and a half earlier. Meanwhile, Google's Android Market doubled over the last quarter to around 20,000 apps. In this talk Doug Dixon explores the range of apps being developed for these new pl
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