Claron McFadden: Singing the Primal Mystery - Aria
"The human voice: mysterious, spontaneous, primal." With these words, soprano Claron McFadden invites us to explore the mysteries of breathing and singing, as she performs the challenging "Aria," by John Cage. (10:55)
Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne
This is a male voice reading "Young Goodman Brown," showing one still image of a dark forest path on a moonlit night. Written by American writer Nathaniel Hawthorne in 1835, the story takes place in Puritan New England, a common setting for Hawthorne's works, and addresses one of his common themes: the conflict between good and evil in human nature and, in particular, the problem of public goodness and private wickedness. This literature is appropriate for high school students. More valu
Megan Follows: The Many Mauds: The Life and Times of Lucy Maud Montgomery (1996)
Megan Follows, the actress who played Anne in the "Anne of Green Gables" movies, talks about Lucy Maud Montgomery, the author of the books on which the movies are based. The actress details her intellectual, emotional and psychological empathy with the author in the historical period in which Ms. Montgomery lived: L.M. Mongomery "allowed a child to have a voice that was of equal importance to the grownups around her." Photos of the author, clips of animated film and live action film base
Interview with Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (Part 5)
In this section, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, winner of the ASPCA Roger Caras Award, answer the question, "How did you feel when you learned you won the ASPCA® Roger Caras Achievement Award?" She answered that the award is relatively new and she had to look it up to see what it was for. The award is for a person or organization that promotes animal welfare. She says getting the award was a thrill. (0:24)
Patricia Polacco: The Teacher Who Changed Everything For Me
In this exclusive video interview with Reading Rockets, children's book author Patricia Polacco recalls the day that her teacher discovered her dyslexia. Author's talking head.
Vision and Learning
This features information on ways to be certain your child's vision isn't interfering with learning.
Elementary Education : How to Identify Learning Disabilities in Children
In order to identify a learning disability in a child, it's important to examine a child's organizational skills and propensity to get confused about time and words. Find out how to take symptoms of a learning disability to get professional help with help from a state-certified teacher in this video on identifying learning disabilities in children. (01:24)
Expert: Ileana Padilla-Boyd
Bio: Ileana Padilla-Boyd is the director of Bright Starts, an education service in south Flori
Butt Welding Demonstration
In this video students are demonstrating how to butt weld for auto body repair. It gives safety tips, definitions, and brief how-to instructions.(3:00)
Non-Verbal Communication: Tattoos & Piercings
Tattoos and piercings are a way of expressing personality.
Learn how tattoos and piercings influence non-verbal communication from a communications and public speaking expert in this video.
Learning to Tell Time: Seconds, Minutes, Hours, Days
This video features Dr. Ticktock, a puppet, who sings a catchy song to help teach the difference between seconds, minutes, hours, and days. Names parts of an analog clock.
In this video segment, students learn how to do one-step
division problems and write the remainder in the solution. Then, they
learn how to divide a three-digit number by a one-digit number without remainders and discuss what to do when dividing by zero.
Beethoven (Part 6 of 18)
"Beethoven was a German Composer and pianist. His music fell in a transitional period between Classical and Romantic music. Beethven studies with Haydn. Even after his hearing began to deteriorate he still composed, conducted and even performed his music.
JS Bach pt.4
J.S.Bach occupies a pivotal place in the history of music.His compositions reprensents both the height of the Baropue and the beginning of the Modern Age of music .Filmed in Leipzig,London and America,this documentary both fascinating anf authoritative features specialy-filmed extracts with Jonh Eliot Grandiner conducting the Monteverdi Choir and English Baropue Soloists, performing the Mass in B minor,Andras Schiff playing the GoldBERG variations,Jacques Loussier improvising on the Toccata an
1st Reader - Lesson I
Learn "The Grammar of English" using McGuffey's Readers.
In this lesson learn:
oo as in:
(long e) as in:
(er, ir,or,ur) as in:
Major Pentatonic Scale on the Piano
Pnetatonic scales consist of 5 notes in a pattern. This video discusses how to construct those scales. (3:01)
history of the internet
Email as we know it started in 1965. The Internet as we know it really started in 1969. In 1973 the Internet was basically used for email. Watch this video to find out the history from 1965 to today.
" Fern Meets Some Indian Animals"- An Animated Storybook
This computer-animated storybook shows the travels of Fern the Fox through an Indian jungle. She meets and learns characteristics of each of the following animals: elephant, tiger, peacock, rhinoceros, and crocodile. ( 2:34)
Iterative Fractals - A Virtual Manipulative
Using this virtual manipulative you may draw any of six iterative fractals. Each is created by using a random probability process. There are directions to the right of the manipulative.
This seven minute video is about bombs and explosives. It deals with both bombs and how they are dealt with by authorities. Students should be reminded that they should never touch something that has been left and to call the authorities. Good instructions about not touching blasting caps as well. Teachers should always remind students of the dangers involved.
The Story of Movies: Understanding Films and Filmmaking
This well-produced video introduces a curriculum designed to introduce middle school students to the practice of critically analyzing film and other forms of visual storytelling. It features classroom scenes, as well s interviews with Martin Scorsese, classroom teachers, and the curriculum writer.