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.
Art In History "Discovery Through Creativity"
Introductory Video showing the 'Art In History' program for classroom teachers.
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
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.
Part 1 - Books, Writing and Creativity
An Australian author explains how to encourage children to be creative and help them enjoy books and writing. He gives tips and ideas for learning activities for children. This is part 1 of 6 parts in the series. The web site is located at: www.writing-for-children.com
Part 2 - Books, Writing and Creativity
An Australian author explains how to encourage children to be creative and help them enjoy books and writing. He gives tips and ideas for how to use books to encourage children to write. This is part 2 of 6 parts in the series. The web site is located at: www.writing-for-children.com
Part 3 - Books, Writing and Creativity
An Australian author explains how to encourage children to be creative and help them enjoy books and writing. In this part he shows old books and read excerpts from some of the books. This is part 3 of 6 parts in the series. The web site is located at: www.writing-for-children.com
Part 4 - Books, Writing and Creativity
Encouraging children to be creative and helping them enjoy books and writing. Part 4 of 6, by Australian author Peter E. Taylor. He discusses and reads excerpts from old books for children by various authors andMore information can be found at: www.writing-for-children.com
Part 5 - Books, Writing and Creativity
Encouraging children to be creative and helping them enjoy books and writing. The author discusses various types of construction of books. He shows different paper folding techniques that can be used to make books. Part 5 of 6, by Australian author Peter E. Taylor. More information can be found at: www.writing-for-children.com
Part 6 - Books, Writing and Creativity
Learn to encouraging children to be creative and help them enjoy books and writing in this clip. Part 6 of 6, by Australian author Peter E. Taylor. More information can be found at: www.writing-for-children.com
Mood in Literature
This video is a slideshow that offers an introduction to the literary element mood and is for upper elementary students and older.
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
Memory Madness: A Physical Education Game
This is an aerobic variation of the card game concentration. Excellent idea for all grade levels. Let the video run so you see the game in action. 02:17 run time
Quality Literature in Curriculum
This video shows two authors, Carol Fuhler and Maria Walther, discussing how to incorporate quality children's literature into the curriculum. They try to tell how to do this even when the reading curriculum uses a basal reader or guided reading. Ways of including literature in various content areas are also touched upon.
Using Sets in Mental Math
This Sesame Street animated video shows a boy working on the addition problem 3+1 in his head. He thinks of how many objects each numeral represents, then counts each item to find the answer. (:25)
Artist Peter Max - Color and Creativity!
For over 40 years Peter Max has been a Pop-Culture Icon with an estimated audience in the billions! From portraits of Presidents to Rock Stars and a Boeing 777, Peter Max is America's Painter Lauriate! The media is his canvas! In this video you will see various interviews and slideshows of his work.
Personification Examples in Literature
Personification examples used by politicians, ministers, etc. The video has recordings by the actual individuals using personification, so you may have to adjust your sound as the recording levels vary. For fourth-grade students and older.
Letters About Literature: 2010 National Book Festival
The Letters About Literature presentation at the 2010 National Book Festival. Letters About Literature, a national reading and writing promotion program of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, is presented in partnership with Target. Each year students in grades 4 through 12 are invited to write a personal letter to an author, explaining how that author"s work has changed their view of the world or of themselves. For the 2009-2010 Letters About Literature program, 70,000 students
2010 Nobel Prize in Literature Announcement
See the press conference regarding the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature on 7 October 2010. Don't forget to post questions to the 2010 Nobel Laureates.
Holocaust in Film and Literature, Lec 16, German 59, UCLA
Course Description: German 59: Holocaust in Film and Literature is a course that provides insight into the History of Holocaust and its present memory through examination of challenges and problems encountered in trying to imagine its horror through media of literature and film. About the Professor: Todd Presner is Associate Professor of Germanic Languages, Comparative Literature, and Jewish Studies. His research focuses on German-Jewish intellectual and cultural history, the history of media,