"Angles, Spring 2010"
" Angles is an annual online magazine of exemplary writing by students in four foundational writing courses at MIT: 21W.730: Writing on Contemporary Issues; 21W.731: Writing and Experience; 21W.732: Science Writing and New Media; and 21W.734J: Writing About Literature. In these classes, students learn to read more critically, to address specific audiences for particular purposes, to construct effective arguments and narratives, and to use and cite source material properly. Students in these cour
Knowledge in Action, Build Stuff
Selection of MIT OpenCourseWare content intended to stretch your creativity by learning how to build new things. See courses in action for Practical Electronics, Furniture Making, Building Landscapes, Robotics, Mechanical Engineering, Special Effects, Water Jet Technologies, and Toy Product Design.
Ask Dr. Sharon: Physical and Mental maturity of teenagers
This short video quickly reviews facts about the physical and mental growth of teenagers. Such facts that most girls will start puberty around 9 years of age, and most boys will start around 11 years. By 15, most girls are completely physically mature, as are most boys at nearly 17. However, research has shown that the adolescent brain does not mature at the same rate as the body.The prefrontal (anterior) part of the brain controls reason, emotion, common sense, and judgment, and is not mature u
Quotations by Carl Sandburg
This short video showcases quotations from Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) illustrating five components of creativity: foraging, reflecting, adopting, nurturing, knuckling down. No narration; music in background. (1:07)
Maximise the Power of Your Brain - MIND MAPPING
Listen to Tony Buzan - discuss the revolutionary thinking tool used by millions of people - to help them unleash their mental potential. He is said to be, one of the world's leading authorities on the brain, learning and memory.
Sherlock Holmes Museum
Blurring the line between fact and fiction, this six minute video shows the fictional home of Sherlock Homes as created in the Holmes Museum. It is intended to be part of a middle school unit of study:
Instructional Objective: After viewing this video students will be able to describe some of the items and characters from Sherlock Holmes mysteries, and discuss the question "What are the attributes which combine to make a person a world-famous legend?"
Sir Ken Robinson: Do Schools Kill Creativity?
This is a humorous (and serious) look at the ways schools and teachers may stifle creativity. It shoild make every educator think twice about how they teach.
Conserving Energy by Using More Natural Light into Your Home
Learn how to conserve energy by letting more natural light into your
new home. Blending natural light fixtures into house lighting design
helps boost mental, increases positive thought and physical health,
saves on energy costs and is the new eco-friendly way to go.
The sun makes colors seem more intense, less muted, and the light
creeps into corners and makes a room feel larger, airier and more fresh.
With increased energy costs and concerns about the glo
How Does Your Memory Work? Pt.3
See how mental time travel (via our memories) is a critical part of the human experience. Memory gives us the ability to plan and think in abstract ways.
Alternate Mental Subtraction Method
In this video, the instructor explains how he uses mental math to subtract two four-digit numbers. In an easy conversational tone, the instructor uses the computer screen as his 'blackboard' and different colors to emphasis his points. This video is for upper elementary students
Subtracting: No More Regrouping (Borrowing)
This video clip shows an alternative to regrouping or borrowing when subtracting. In this method, use estimation, counting, and mental math instead, which are skills normally learned before your learn how to regroup or borrow.
Skills for Learning at Leeds Metropolitan University
Find out more about how the Skills for Learning website and programme of workshops can help you boost your study skills. Visit the Skills for Learning website for more information: http://skillsforlearning.leedsmet.ac.uk/
Teaching Children How to Write a Book
Teaching children to write a book can trigger their creativity
and offer an outlet other than visual art for them to express
themselves and their worlds. Teach children to write books using prompts or guidelines with advice from a writing specialist in this video.
Relationships Between Literature and Historical Period Using Concept Maps
This sample lesson uses an Inspiration concept map to provide 9-12 grade students a workspace to explain the relationships between literature and historical periods, cultures and society. An example of a concept map is presented in this lesson. While there are attempts to zoom in on individual slides, it is very difficult to read the concept map. The video does describe a good way to help students connect concepts visually through concept maps.
How to Teach Children to Read : Favorite Children's Authors: Part 3
Learn about favorite authors of children's books from a professional librarian in this children's video. Expert: Debbie Noah. This video is a great tool for parents to use for helping to pick out some great children's literature.
This is a video accompanied by text (click on the text icon to see it) "A genetic mutation is any change in a cell's DNA, the chemical that carries all of the genetic information in a cell. Would you ever think that a beneficial genetic mutation that occurred thousands of years ago could cause a serious illness today?
In parts of Africa, the Mediterranean, South America, and the Middle East, malaria epidemics killed large numbers of people many centuries ago. Children who inherited one cop
Properties of Multiplication
This video indicates it is for pre-algebra, however this video would be good for anyone who is review mulitiplication and its properties. This video begins with showing the Commutative Property for Multiplication, which states when two numbers are switched they will have the same product. An example is given with three numbers, this is done from left to right (order of operations). Then they switch what is mulitiplied first the product is the same, this is the Associative Property for Mulitiplic
How to Identify Narrative Style in Literature
Narrative style in literature refers to the storyteller or the narrator in a piece of writing, whether it be first, second or third person, omniscient or otherwise. Identify the narrative style of a piece of literature, while deciding whether or not to trust the narrator. The background in the video is a tad distracting, but the information is good.
David M. Harris has taught English at Vanderbilt University and elsewhere.
Filmmaker: Dimitri LaBarge
Scientology Video: The Parts of Man
A video on The Parts of Man, illustrating our beliefs regarding the relationship of the body, mind and spirit. For anyone who would like to find out what Scientologists believe and practice, the best source of information are L. Ron Hubbard's books Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health and Scientology: A New Slant on Life. A full description of the religion, its many Churches and related social betterment programs can be found in the encyclopedic reference book What Is Scientology? Howe
Scientology Video: The Components of Understanding
This video describes the Scientology principle of the A-R-C Triangle (Affinity, Reality and Communication), delineating the interrelationship of the components of understanding. For anyone who would like to find out what Scientologists believe and practice, the best source of information are L. Ron Hubbard's books Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health and Scientology: A New Slant on Life. A full description of the religion, its many Churches and related social betterment programs can be