An Interview with Dr. Malcolm J. Norwood
In December of 1979, as a project at the University of Maryland, Karen Brickett interviewed Dr. Malcolm (Mac) J. Norwood, the Father of Closed Captioning. Dr. Norwood relates how 10% of the general population would not accept captions on their TV screens, which necessitated the development of a closed-captioning system. He discusses the postponement of decoder sales until March of 1980, estimates of the number of potential viewers of closed-captioned TV, predicts 22 to 22½ hours of captioned pr
Great Expectations 2/12
The movie based on the novel by Charles Dickens, Great Expectations.
There are subtitles in this movie. This is part 1 of 12 parts.
Sesame Street: Brush
Video includes several short scenes about brushing teeth with songs and music
Brush, Brush, Brush Your Teeth
This nursery rhyme uses cartoons and music to help children understand how important it is to brush your teeth, wash your face, comb your hair, eat your food, and drink your milk every day.
run time 2:16
Connecting With the Arts: What's the Big Idea?
This program is about planning and teaching toward big ideas — important understandings that have lasting value. Participants will see how arts-integrated instruction enables students to make deeply personal connections to what they are learning.
The Diary of Anne Frank: Background Information, Part 2 of 3
A teacher narrates her slide show of photographs of the Frank family and their hideaway. Ann received a diary on her 13th birthday, and then went into hiding. A model of the hiding place is shown. (3:39)
3x3 Rubik's Cubes: Solve the Upper Cross
This is a five minute video that slowly goes through the process by which a rubric cube user can solve certain problems.
Meredith Viera Discusses the Word Hibernate
Meredith Viera discusses the definition of hiberate. Ms. Viera is joined at the end of this brief video by examples of hibernating animals (represented by puppets).
Ladybug Ladybug Song
This video features an animated song with words on the screen created by Montessori educators to help children learn to read. The words are highlighted as the reader and children sing them. Music by Frank Leto.
Destination: Egypt, Pyramids
This video is a travelogue for Egypt and the Pyramids.
Gymnastics & Tumbling : How to Do a Round Off
In gymnastics, a person should know how to do a cartwheel before attempting to do a round off. Find out where to place the hands when doing a round off from a lunge. (2:05)
Finding the Slope of a Line from an Equation
This video clip explains how to find the slope of a line from an equation. Finding the slope of a line from an equation is an important skill and can involve using slope-intercept form or finding two points to calculate it. An understanding of how to write an equation in slope-intercept form is important. (1:19)
Analyze Your Audience Part 2
The First A in the ADVANCE Formula stands for "Analyze the Assignment" and "Analyze your Audience." When you understand the psychology of the essay marker, your audience, you will have a new appreciation of what their job is and how that impacts your task of writing that paper. Bryan Rempel holds a Masters Degree in Education and is a Master Teacher for Dr. J.B. Webster's Blended Structure and Style program of teaching writing, as well as an Accomplished Instructor for the Institute for Excellen
English - Writing - How To Write A Topic Sentence
This introduction shows students how to create a topic sentence within a paragraph. A topic sentence introduces the main idea of a paragraph, which in turn, introduces the entire essay or report. A strong essay, report, or persuasive essay begins with a strong topic sentence.
Writing - How To Write an Informational Paragraph
An informational paragraph is a paragraph that gives facts. Informational paragraphs can be found in reports and essays. This is NOT an in-depth lesson, but it does gives the basics. This video is part of a larger clip.
Topic Sentences and Paragraphs
The Word Chef teaches kids to write by comparing the writing
process to cooking. In this episode, The Word Chef makes hamburgers to teach about writing topic and concluding sentences.
To Write A Paragraph (Paragraph Song)
To Write A Paragraph, by Obie Leff. This short song gives the basic elements to write a good paragraph. Lyrics are printed at the bottom of the screen while Obie plays piano and sings. Some of the lyrics include: "To write a paragraph, you have to know just what a paragraph is. Choose a topic, add transitions, reason, detail, facts, and evidence. Write a conclusion. And now you know what a paragraph is...." Run time 0:57.
Celebration of the Hudson River's 400th Anniversary
MEET ME AT THE CORNER, Virtual Field Trips for Kids travels tothe Hudson River in New York to celebrate the 400th Anniversary ofHenry Hudson's voyage up the Hudson River with musician and historianLinda Russell.
Take a virtual field trip.For more Virtual Field Trips for Kids visit our website at www.meetmeatthecorner.org.
Henry Hudson - CBS Sunday Morning
This segment on Henry Hudson and the Mannahattan Project is put together by the CBS Sunday Morning Show. It is well narrated, and provides some good insight into what the travels of Hudson must have been like. It is re-created through video.(09:30)
Inside a Solar Cell
In this interactive activity adapted from NOVA Online, learn how a typical photovoltaic cell converts solar energy into electricity. Explore the components of a photovoltaic cell, including the silicon layers, metal backing, antireflective coating, and metal conductor strips. Using animations, investigate why the silicon layers are doped with phosphorous and boron, and how an electric field is used to generate electricity from sunlight. No audio.