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)
Story Time | Third Grade | A Steel Drum Summer
This is a story about two brothers and what they learned from their grandfather. There are no moving images in this video; it just has narration. (02:42) Great for improving listening skills.
Beluga Whales | Fact and Opinion
First, the narrator reads a non-fiction passage about Beluga whales. Then, the narrator pulls sentences from the story and asks if the sentences are fact or opinion. The narrator asks two general comprehension questions. The image is a still image only. Great for improving listening skills. (03:33)
Guided Reading for Advanced Weeks
In this video you will see an actual guided reading group in progress from beginning to end. This example provides a very good picture of how a guided reading group should function, and what kinds of comprehension skills can be tackled in this setting.
Charting the Course to Literary Analysis- Using Story Maps
Story maps are tools for increasing the reading comprehension and writing skills of students. This video offers several reasons why story maps should be used to increase reading comprehension.
How to Teach Reading Sub-Skills
The goal in teaching reading sub-skills is to increase a student's
comprehension and vocabulary, and this can be done by using a variety of texts, such as textbooks, novels, poems, newspaper articles, diaries and advertisements. Teach children how to judge what text might be from the article's title with help from an English specialist in this clip.
Henry Cole (Victor Vito)
Henry Cole was once a beloved teacher (Science grades 1-5) , so much so that decades after he left teaching to pursue an illustrating career, Reading Rockets fondly recalled Henry Cole's influence on him. Talking head talks about the joy of exploring nature and identifying things, respect and love for nature. Then dicusses and shows example of sketching, which leads to final art. (4:49)