Teaching Kids Real Math with Computers
From rockets to stock markets, many of humanity's most thrilling creations are powered by math. So why do kids lose interest in it? Conrad Wolfram says the part of math we teach -- calculation by hand -- isn't just tedious, it's mostly irrelevant to real mathematics and the real world. He presents his radical idea: teaching kids math through computer programming. (17:13)
Never Mistake Activity for Achievement
This site has several videos on solving Quadratic Equations > Quadratic Formula, but the video that might be most valuable is the one to show students about the difference between activity and achievement in terms of math preparation.
This video has poetic narration of what it is like to live in London from the narrator's point of view. Many pictures of London that show the culture and daily life in London. The narrator describes London as having no sense of external geography. It is not North or South, it doesn't lie within any area, it just is. It stretches almost eternally in every direction, never fading, never abating, simply remaining City as far as the heart dares to fathom.
Geography of migration from Ireland to England
This video is about Geography Migration from Ireland to UK. It discusses the advantages and disadvantages of migration from Ireland to UK.(It is a good video for showing how migration effects those who move from one country to another.)
The Thames River
A video that explains the problems that the Thames River in England faces when it rains and sewers overflow. Special ships are used to put oxygen into the river and the now there are fish. A good video to show students what can be done to clean up rivers.
Virtual Maths, Density formula simulation
Density, mass and volume interactive formula, simulation
Francis Lodwick: a working bibliography
'Francis Lodwick: a working bibliography' is a website created by the Centre for Early Modern Studies at the University of Oxford. The site's aim is to provide more detail about the seventeenth-century linguist and philosopher Francis Lodwick and to enable further study of his works in the absence of other detailed bibliographies. The site gives: a brief biography of Lodwick; a short explanation of the rationale behind the bibliography; and the bibliography itself. This resource sheds some li
Modelling how water vapour absorbs light
UCL Lunch Hour Lectures are open and free to the public and take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Darwin Lecture Theatre, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT. They will resume in Autumn 2008. In the meantime, a number are available below.
Jennifer Egger is faculty at Otis College of Art and Design. She teaches Typography in the Digital Media Department. This video represents the very basics of learning about typography, the vocabulary of typography.
RVC 04 - Bird Flu
Bird flu, or avian influenza, is a fatal disease of domestic poultry posing only a small risk to humans. Nevertheless, bird flu is permanently in the news, and causes widespread public concern. Join the RVC’s Professor Dirk Pfeiffer and Dr Matthias Kleinz, as they discuss the latest findings on how avian influenza spreads and which measures might prevent a much feared pandemic.
College of Charleston Soccer -- Cougar Soccer Goalkeeper Plays to Win for CofC
College of Charleston's Kees Heemskerk (Zaandam, Holland) admits goalkeepers are crazy, but that doesn't stop him. The sophomore was named to the national all-freshman team by CollegeSoccerNews.com in 2010. He has played every minute in goal for the Cougars and allowed only 20 goals on the season to maintain the sixth best average in College history.
IWP73: Peter Torr on Targeting Multiple Resolutions | Inside Windows Phone At Build 2014 we announced the ability to build universal app projects in Visual Studio that can be leveraged to easily deliver apps for both Windows Phone and Windows PC/Laptop/Tablet. This new offering makes it easier than ever to share your business logic, and also does a few interesting things to help you with tailoring your UI as well... but there is still more you might want to do to maximize your users' experience in your application. Peter Torr gave a great talk about this topic
At Build 2014 we announced the ability to build universal app projects in Visual Studio that can be leveraged to easily deliver apps for both Windows Phone and Windows PC/Laptop/Tablet. This new offering makes it easier than ever to share your business logic, and also does a few interesting things to help you with tailoring your UI as well... but there is still more you might want to do to maximize your users' experience in your application.
Peter Torr gave a great talk about this topic
Gudrun Johnsen: "Bringing Down the Banking System: Lessons from Iceland" | Talks at Google
Iceland's banking collapse is the largest, relative to the size of the economy, suffered by any country in modern economic history. In this seminar, Gudrun Johnsen provides an overview of the methodology and conclusions of the Icelandic Parliament's Special Investigation Commission on the causes and events leading up to the fall of the Icelandic banking system, as presented in her book, Bringing Down the Banking System: Lessons from Iceland, and explains what the world of finance can learn from
(3/12)Battlefield: The Battle for Russia
This fast paced episode of "Battlefield" chronicles the titanic war in the east, that eventually decided World War II in Europe. Despite numerous warnings from the Communist spy networks: the Lucy Spy-Ring the Red Orchestra Richard Sorge, and pleadings from Churchill and FDR, through ultra decrypts, Stalin discounted all invasion warnings. Stalin felt that all these alarming reports was actually an attempt to divide agreements between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, by the British and America
The Importance of Doing Nothing
By giving the brain ‘downtime’ we can improve mental health and allow ideas to incubate.
Larry C. Price in Indonesia
Photojournalist Larry C. Price traveled to the Philippines and Indonesia to document the use of mercury in small-scale gold mining in Southeast Asia.
Burly Hyperbole Luchador
This computer generated video uses humor to help teach about hyperboles. As two luchadors prepare to fight, one quickly discovers that his opponent, Burly Hyperbole, likes to talk trash and in doing so exaggerates, a lot. Can you spot all of the hyperboles? The trash talking may not be appropriate for younger students unless a discussion is also included on bullying. (03:28)
Talks to end Thai crisis inconclusive
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe May 21 - The Thai army says a crisis meeting of political leaders held the day after the army declared martial law, was inconclusive and that they will meet again on Thursday. Deborah Gembara reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe
How Money Grows
A simple explanation of how money saved in a bank grows, thanks to compound interest.