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5 Tips for Teaching Reading Comprehension Teaching reading comprehension skills helps students learn how to decode the written word and gives them the skills they need to succeed. The old standby of skipping over an unknown word and trying t
Teaching reading comprehension skills helps students learn how to decode the written word and gives them the skills they need to succeed. The old standby of skipping over an unknown word and trying t
Bruce Logan of Penn State developing microbial fuel cells as new sources of clean, renewable energy
Bruce E. Logan, the Kappe Professor of Environmental Engineering at Penn State, is on the cutting edge of developing new sources of clean and renewable energy with his microbial fuel cells, which extract energy from waste water.
Penn State's Thomas E. Mallouk discusses solar energy research materials
Penn State's Thomas Mallouk, Evan Pugh professor of materials chemistry and physics, leads a research group that is investigating ways to drive down the cost of solar cells, to make them more viable.
World Record! Most basketball half-court shots in one minute
PULLMAN, Wash. -- A record-breaking night Wednesday as Washington State University senior Charlie Vernon reclaims his world record of most basketball half-court shots in a minute, making nine baskets. Vernon currently is listed in the Guinness World Records with seven baskets, but was unseated in late January by Eric Valentin, a University of Wisconsin -- Green Bay basketball player, who made eight baskets. For more about this story and additional video for media to download, click here: htt
Mask and Wig: Behind the Scenes
Penn's Mask and Wig Club is an all-male comedy troupe that has entertained Philadelphians and the Penn community since 1889 with its original revues, often featuring men dressed up as women. At the time of Mask and Wig's founding, most colleges were open only to men, so the troupe's cast was all male. Due to the popularity of burlesque during that era, the club adopted the genre.
Sayre High School and Penn: Jennifer - Extended Interview
Jennifer Hillman is a medical student at the University of Pennsylvania. This interview was conducted on July 20, 2010, for the documentary "The Sayre High School". Watch the documentary here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ph6_5rCptLY Interviewed by Kurtis Sensenig, Producer Other Extended Interviews: Coalition for Community Schools Forum Speeches: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4QxLbHwqGU Chaka Fattah's full speech at the Forum: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9teMmMuChAw Jill Bazelon - exte
Teacher of the Year Finalist Bios
Teacher of the Year Finalist Bios
A Total Solar Eclipse In Varanasi
In this spell-binding professionally-made video, Professor Brian Cox visits some of the most stunning locations on Earth to describe how the laws of nature have carved natural wonders across the Solar System. (03:11)
"Clean Up Robot" Song
The Clean Up Robot Song teaches students about clean up time in a different, creative way. Some of the lyrics include----"I am the clean up robot. Having so much fun putting toys away. Doing what my teachers say. Throwing trash away," etc. This would be a good teaching resource for the beginning of the year when elementary students are learning procedures and routines. This would be well suited for young students and/or special education students. (2:04)
"Add 'Em Up" Song-Addition with Counters
"Add 'Em Up" teaches students about using counters to add. It gives examples like 1+1=2, 3+1=4, etc. It shows the number problem plus counters (all adding one). This would be a good teaching resource for young elementary students and/or special education students. It would be beneficial for an introductory lesson or for remediation.(3:18)
America, Israel and Egypt
Our Washington bureau chief and Jerusalem correspondent discuss the nuanced and cautious dance between Israel, America and a new Egypt
Beginner Lesson #100 - Golf Outing I
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! For Honda-san and Suzuki-san, business is life! In today’s lesson, there is a lot of talk about a golf taikai, or tournament, but business is top priority! Or is it? In today’s grammar point, we talk about using the no particle with desu, or n desu. Be sure to tune in, [...]
UK shops bank on Chinese customers
As the Chinese celebrate the Year of the Rabbit, London department store Harrods has begun accepting China's domestic debit and credit UnionPay card.
Turkish protesters clash with police
Turkish police clash with protesters demonstrating against a draft labour law near the Turkish parliament in Ankara.
CGI tricks: How to make a fake beach look real
New sofware makes animated sand more realistic than ever. Read how this works: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2011/02/cgi-tricks-how-to-make-a-fake-beach-look-real.html
1910?: E. Lilian Todd At the Controls of Her "Todd Biplane"
This image is a photograph of E. Lilian Todd seated at the controls of her biplane while it sits on the ground. She is wearing a dark dress and jacket with a white collar and dark tie fastened with a brooch. She is also wearing dark gloves and a dark hat with a net veil pulled over her face. She is seated on a bench at the center of the plane and holds a steering wheel like that of a car.,This photographic image in E. Lilian Todd's photographic album shows the inventor posting stiffly at the con
1907: Margaret Olivia Slocum Sage, Reviewing Stand 1
This image is a photograph of ladies seated in a reviewing stand, probably for a parade. Margaret Olivia Sage is seated at the middle of the stand. She is wearing a dark dress and coat. Her dark hat has a long veil which is pulled back from her face. The other ladies are wearing light-colored clothes and large hats trimmed with flowers. The stand is draped with striped bunting and a uniformed policeman and a boy stand in front of it.,On November 15, 1907, Helen Gould wrote to the recently widowe
1907?: Robert W. de Forest, Portrait
This image is a photographic portrait of Robert W. de Forest around 1907. Mr. de Forest is wearing a light-colored business suit, a white shirt, a dark necktie with pearl tie pin, and pince nez spectacles.,Railroad lawyer Robert Weeks de Forest advised Russell Sage as the financier and speculator cut a swath through late nineteenth-century commerce, acquiring over twenty railroad companies, along with banks, Western Union, and the Pacific Steamship Company, by 1900 and earning the nickname "robb