Rural Women in China
Women in rural China have one of the highest suicide rates in the world. Wu Qing at the Development Center for Rural Women believes that empowering women with the idea of equality, giving them out-of-home work skills, and instilling a sense of social responsibility will increase their feeling of self-worth and improve quality of life. To plant the desire for knowledge, the center also started a grassroots literacy program.
What Is Renaissance Art?
Discover the origins of famous Renaissance art with information from
an art historian, critic and curator in this video clip. The Renaissance period of art was full of great innovations as artists expanded their technical skills of making super-realistic images both in paint and in sculpture. Lecture format.
What Is Renaissance Art?
In this clip discover the origins of famous Renaissance art with information from an art historian, critic and curator. The Renaissance period of art was full of great innovations as artists expanded their technical skills of making super-realistic images both in paint and in sculpture. Lecture. (2:33)
Teacher Moderation Guided Reading/Guided Writing Pt1 of 2
Teacher-Created Video- During small-group guided lessons, students practice skills previously taught during read-aloud and shared reading sessions. (6:45)
Learning How to Write
Learning to write involves fine motor skills that are developed in children at different ages. Find out how to advance beyond teaching a child to hold a pencil with help from a former classroom teacher. (1:49)
How to Teach Non-Fiction Writing
Non-fiction writing is informational writing that requires
organizational skills and brainstorming. Develop powerful writing skills
with tips from a credentialed teacher in this free video on writing
Career Bytes: Diana Heuter (collected)
Episode 5 (of a 5-part series) This Nortel LearniT video offers insight into the career of Diana Hetuer the president of the science museum in Dallas. This museum is dedicated to teaching technology to adults and students. Many wonderful programs are offered at the museum. Diana discusses what she need to study to become the president of the museum.
Career Bytes: Dr. Betsy Willis (collected)
Episode 3 (of a 5-part series) This Nortel LearniT video offers insight into the career of Dr. Betsy Willis from Southern Methodist University. She is affiliated with the engineering program.
Career Bytes: Brandon Oldenburg
Episode 1 (of a 5-part series) This Nortel LearniT video offers insight into the career of Brandon Oldenburg, the VP of Visoneering. He discusses how the company started with a few people. He uses computer generated animation.
How to Start a Writing Career
Laura Turner, a produced playwright, gives you tips on how to begin a career as a writer in this video on writing. In this video she speaks from behind her desk while giving you tips. Geared toward high school age students who are thinking of pursuing a career in writing. English Captions. (2:44)
How It's Made: Commercial Book Binding
A quick look at how magazines and books are bound. Good for career day or to develop an appreciation for the of mass production and the engineering that is required.
Run time 1:22
Inferences: Knowing Text Structure
Video explains what inference is and how students can use inference to be a better reader. Inferences can help you with cause and effect, chronological order, compare and contrast. Using inference skills is used to help figure out the progression of ideas and text structure of a narrative. Video gives a reading and student has to find which inference is used, it then explains why that is the answer. Good quality video for understanding inf
Inferences: Knowing text structure
Use inferencing skills to help figure out the progression of ideas and text structure of a narrative. Inference, cause and effect, chronological order, compare and contrast, and many other skills help a reader to better understand a story. This video is led by an educator, and the thought processes are explained clearly.
J.S. Bach: Life and Works - 2/2
Stunningly filmed in locations throughout central Germany, "J.S. Bach: Life and Works" sets a new standard for artful filming of music performance. A rare DVD featuring excellent performances of a variety of Bach works in the context of locations the music was intended for: churches and castles. Includes the first filmed performance on the recently reconstructed Wender organ in Arnstadt where Bach worked early in his career.
SteveSongs 5 Smiles Song
This song from SteveSongs uses changing a frown into a smile to practice counting, basic addition, and subtraction skills. Scenes are shot in a playground. (1:41)
Children's Subtraction Numbers 0-10
This children's educational video teaches kids basic subtraction
skills. The concept is presented simply with numbers and picture
representations of numbers 0 though 10.
Marc Brown: I think of kids as my boss
Marc Brown is the author and illustrator of the Arthur books, everyone's favorite aardvark. In this exclusive video interview with Reading Rockets, Marc Brown chats charmingly and honestly about his childhood, his career, and the importance of his life in 3rd grade to the Arthur books and television series. Author's talking head, with subtitles on screen. Includes dealing with head lice. (8:16)
Leavening: How it Works When Baking
This five minute video is very good for life skills class. It shows why some cookies stay flat and some rise? This video is about chemical leavening agents. An excellent video. Run time 05:17.
R.L. Stine Interview (Goosebumps)
He says he started at the age of nine, when he found a typewriter in the attic. His mother was always yelling at him to go out and play. He commented that he was shy and clumsy kid. In his books he tries to keep the books as a fantasy and keep the real world out; he doesn't want to freak any kids out. In his early career he wrote joke books and a magazine. He has written 87 Goosebumps books, from 1992 to 1994 (doing one book per month) and then they just took off all over the world. At one point
Author Views: Robert Munsch Interview
The author talks about his writing career, getting his first story published and his writing process. Video shows face and hands of author as he speaks. (2:08)