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
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.
Understanding Weight vs Mass
In everyday language, the words "mass" and "weight" are used interchangably but they really are different things when it comes to physics. Professor Steven Pollock explains weight in this video from Thinkwell's online Physics series. The video uses lecture format, demonstration, and a whiteboard to aid in the explanation. Run time 09:16.
Learn Italian - Indefinite Article
This segment, which is from a larger video clip, is a short explanation of the use of un, uno, una and un' in Italian. (01:19)
Juan Enriquez wants to Grow Energy
Juan Enriquez challenges our definition of bioenergy. Oil, coal, gas and other hydrocarbons are not chemical but biological products, based on plant matter -- and thus, growable. Our whole approach to fuel, he argues, needs to change. Juan Enriquez thinks and writes about the profound changes that genomics and other life sciences will cause in business, technology, politics and society. This video could also be used with a lesson in agriculture. Run time 18:08.
This video segment adapted from NOVA examines ethanol, a cleaner-burning fuel alternative to gasoline, and the efforts to produce it more efficiently. Today, most ethanol in the United States is made from corn kernels. But converting corn into ethanol requires lots of energy as well as corn, which might otherwise be used to feed people and livestock. The video features research efforts to use less valuable plant matter, called cellulosic biomass, and microorganisms that may be able to accomplish
This video segment adapted from KQED's QUEST profiles the work of Jay Keasling, a synthetic biologist experimenting with ways to produce a cleaner-burning fuel from biological matter, using genetically modified microorganisms. Keasling's approach involves engineering microbes to eat simple sugars found in plant matter and then excrete fuel. The video explains the two techniques that may enable Keasling to accomplish this: metabolic engineering and directed evolution. It also suggests that creati
How to Edit WatchKnow
Here's a carefully edited screencast explaining how to edit Watchknow. This excellent screencast describes: (1) installing the bookmarklet; (2) importing videos with the bookmarklet; (3) editing the directory; and (4) recategorizing videos. This screencast was developed by none other than the original designer of WatchKnow, Dr. Larry Sanger. (08:27)
How to Use WatchKnow
While many have said WatchKnow is easy to use, we think it can't hurt to explain it with a nice screencast. So here you go--how to use WatchKnow, in under four minutes. Covers opening categories; opening video pages; watching and rating videos; drilling down into the Directory; using the age filter; using the search engine to find categories and videos, and to locate where categories are in the Directory; getting an account; how educational professionals should sign up for an account; and My
Tips On Categorizing Videos on WatchKnow.org
This WatchKnow video tutorial (a screencast) explains how to fix common problems with categorizing videos and editing the Directory. Topics include: (1) unsorted videos; (2) using too borad of a category; (3) the category you need doesn't exist yet; (4) too many videos in a category; (5) how to deal with multi-part videos; (6) duplicate categories; (7) specialized category not filed "deeply" enough; (8) category names not in Title Case. For additional information on editing
College of Veterinary Medicine Teddy Bear Surgery
The College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia recently held their annual open house. Every year one of the largest draws to the open house is the Teddy Bear Surgery.
2.3 Negative feedback and stability
There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently dominating society, rooted in unlimited economic growth unperceptive to its social and environmental impact, cannot resolve the converging environmental, social and economic crises we now face. The primary aim of this unit is to encourage the shift away from reductionist and human centred thinking towards a holistic and ecological worldview.
The Idea of Law in Science and Religion
Dr Lydia Jaeger : Course
Great Zoom out of New York, NY: Battery Park
Using data from different spacecraft and some powerful computer technology, visualizers at the Goddard Space Flight Center present you with a collection of American cities in a way you have never seen them before. Starting with our camera high above the Earth, we rush in towards the surface at what would be an impossible speed for any known vehicle. Passing though layers of atmosphere, the colors of our destinations shimmer with their own unique characteristics, and suddenly we find ourselves fl
SP.406 Sexual and Gender Identities (MIT)
This course introduces scholarly debates about sexual identities, gender identities and expressions, and sexual orientation and its representation in film and literature. We begin with a contemporary debate about biology and gender identity, considering its relationship to the historical understanding of sex, gender, and sexual identity. Our investigation continues with the theoretical underpinnings of the emerging field of queer studies, from the nineteenth century to the present day, and consi
5.1 Standing waves
How do different instruments produce the sounds we classify as music? How do we decide whether something – a piano, a vacuum cleaner – is actually a musical instrument? In this unit we investigate the way vibrations and sound waves are harnessed to create music.
This patient education program explains shingles. It discusses the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, complications, and treatment options for zoster, or shingles. This resource is a MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine, designed and developed by the Patient Education Institute.
Writing exercise: A tidy neighbourhood
After this chapter you will be able to explain to a friend in a short note what happens in your area.
Crises in Democracy: constituency re-districting and gerrymandering in the UK and US [Audio]
Speaker(s): Sam Hirsch, Iain McLean | One person, one vote is a core principle of a democratic system. Electoral districting in the UK and US is far from satisfactory and seriously compromises claims to democracy.Sam Hirsch specialises in election law, voting rights, and re-districting. Iain McLean is director of the Public Policy Unit, Oxford University.