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China Geography
This video deals with the various geographical landmarks that surround and make up  China. One of the largest deserts in the world the, Gobi Desert, stretches across the nothern part of China. The Balankyla, Himalayan, and the Kunlun mountain ranges are one of the many mountainous terrains that settle in China. One famous mountain, Mt. Everest, is the most tallest mountain in the world that
stands at about 29,035 ft high. The Taklamakan Desert is so hot that even before the raindrops

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Astronomy Students Find 1,300 New Asteroids
This video starts at 20 seconds. The video is an interview with students who have used computers to help them discover new asteroids. This might be motivational for students who feel that only professionals can be of help in terms of finding objects in space.
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Early Japan Feudalism
During the 600s, Japan used China as a model of knowledge for their country. Nobels and officials would be sent to China for "selective borrowing" (Japan selecting the best part of Chinese culture while preserving their own unique identity). Japan created government and writing systems that are similar to the Chinese. During the Heian Period (794-1185), Japan created highy refined culture and arts. Proper etiquette, appearance, and education was very important. This eight minute video is a lectu
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Economics Scarcity and Opportunity Cost
This is a two minute video that explains what opportunity cost is and what it means. Very good explanation, but the sound is a bit weak. A good video to show students when explaining this economic concept. I use it to also teach decision making in terms of homework and other obligations as well as needs and wants.
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Crater Lake, North America
Crater lake, part of North America's cascade range, is a product of volcanism and this one minute video It shows how a volcano created the crater. Excellent graphics, but not much about the lake itself.
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Europe Geography
A five minute video with good illustrations and maps that helps show Europe and what makes it up. The video explains why so many people in Europe and offers other insights that many resources don't provide. The main rives and other features are also shown.
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The Ancient Empire of Ghana
The Ghana empire was the first great empire in early African history.
The Ghana empire became rich by taxing Muslims who traveled to sell gold and salt. They were the first to make iron and this two minute video explains why these items made this country/empire such a rich country. The video also explains how a Muslim invasion destroyed the empire.

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Bald Eagles Hatch
This is really two videos showing two eggs hatching as caught on a webcam. The sound is distracting, but it might be interesting for students who are not familiar with eagles and birds in general.
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"The Gods of the Copybook Headings" by Rudyard Kipling (poetry reading)
Copybooks were used for teaching. They contained incontrovertible truths, often from the Bible, that pupils copied out in their own handwriting. Their purpose was to instill wisdom and improve penmanship. The sort of old-fashioned trite cliches quoted in the poem are copybook headings e.g. "Stick to the devil you know" and "All is not gold that glitters". I wonder if Aldous Huxley's inspiration for the title "Brave New World" came indirectly from this poem and not directly from The Tempest.
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5.5.1 Develop the structure for presenting your work

In presenting the results of your use of IT, you may need to integrate information of different types and formats. For example, in a report you may want to bring together text, numerical and symbolic data, equations and formulas, tables and graphs, charts or other images.

Check that your intended approach follows accepted conventions, and find out what guidelines or advice are available to you. If you are bringing information together in a single document or presentation, ensure that fo
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4.3.2 Synthesise information

Synthesising information is about assessing the new information and prior information in relation to each other, looking for logical relationships in the material, identifying the important ideas, and taking a critical attitude towards the material by relating it to your own views and experiences and thinking about how the material can be used. Synthesising information is not just summarising the information or identifying main points.

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4.3.1 Judging the quality of information

Judging the quality of information is not the same as a description of it, nor is it the same as simply agreeing or disagreeing with it, and an evaluation of information should not include personal attacks. It does require you to assess the information in terms of its strengths and weaknesses and give adequate reasons to support your assessment. You may need to check facts, research other sources and question further.

There are vast amounts of information available today and magazines,
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4.3 Monitoring progress

This stage is about keeping track of your progress. How confident are you that you are achieving the standards of communication required for your work? How can you check how well you are doing?

Monitoring progress in communication skills involves knowing how to:

  • make judgements about the quality of information that you use from various sources;

  • synthesise information; and

  • communicate information in a form that s
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3.8.3 Identify ways of further improving your own learning and performance

Remember that improving your own learning and performance is not something that you can do once and then forget about it. It is a process that needs to become an integral part of your normal approach to work and study throughout your career in higher education and in the world of work. Developing and using the skill of improving your own learning and performance can enhance all other learning. As you worked through this key skill, what is it that you have learned? What can you take away with
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3.8.2 Assess the effectiveness of your strategy

If you were asked to assess how effective your planning, researching, monitoring and evaluating have been in improving your learning and performance, what would be your assessment? You may comment on factors that impacted on your learning, for example the feedback you received from your tutor or manager, a workshop you attended, or discussions with other students or colleagues. Other factors might be your improved awareness of what you are trying to achieve or having a structured approach to
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Introduction to Coaching - Mini Lecture
A mini lecture which will introduce you to coaching. The lecture will look briefly at the origins of coaching and trace its history before clarifying what coaching is.
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Introduction to Assertiveness - Raw Materials
The raw materials which make up a learning activity about Assertiveness. This provides an introduction to assertiveness. It will explore the difficulties in identifying assertive behaviour from that of passive and aggressive behaviour. It will introduce and explain the concept of direct and indirect aggression and explore the effect of assertiveness as part of communication skills. It will provide an opportunity to explore current knowledge of assertiveness and suggest resources for further st
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What Do You Know About Genetics?
This OLogy activity tests kid's knowledge about DNA, genes, cloning, and more with an interactive quiz. The 10-question multiple-choice test covers a wide range of topics, from "What is junk DNA?" to "What is one thing that makes one identical twin different from his or her other twin?" After making their 10 selections, kids can check their answers with a page that shows them how they did on each question and offers explanations of the right answers.
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Multiple Sclerosis - Cranial Nerves Exam - Trigeminal (CN V) Sub-exam - Patient 16
Shelly is a 38-year-old African American female who initially presented with transverse myelitis 2 years ago. A lumbar puncture revealed multiple oligoclonal bands in the cerebral spinal fluid. MRI has demonstrated numerous plaques in the bilateral cerebral white matter. She eventually went on to recover from her initial attack but since her second attack has continued to progressively worsen. Her gait and other motor functioning have deteriorated and she is now wheelchair bound.
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Beyond Black History Month
Go beyond approaches that marginalize African American history by "shifting the lens" to look at events from new perspectives. Black History Month can be a wonderful celebration of the contributions that African Americans have made to American history and culture. All too often, however, those contributions are heralded in February but seldom mentioned throughout the rest of the year. Ideally, every month’s history curriculum should include those contributions, but how do you integrate Africa
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