English Language and Culture: Start Living English
Learn to speak English and understand North American culture: English Language and Culture at Simon Fraser University http://www.sfu.ca/elc Stop memorizing vocabulary. Start living in English. SFU english language instructor Jeff Behrner discusses why Simon Fraser University's English Language and Culture program is unique. Jeff explains that the emphasis on culture is key to SFU's English Language and Culture (ELC) program. In addition to English grammar and vocabulary, students learn to unde
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Researcher Profile - Professor Greg Stuart
Professor Greg Stuart is Head of the Department of Neuroscience, and group leader of the Neuronal Signalling Group at The John Curtin School of Medical Science. Greg and his group are looking at how single nerve cells process information on the brain. He speaks of his drive and curiosity to find out more about the brain.
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Map Skills: The Use of Color

How are colors used on maps?  They use colors to show different countries, provinces, or states.  Colors are used to show different elevations on relief or physical maps, different vegetation, climate, or distribution of population.  Video gives examples of each type of map and explains how to use them.  Good video for beginning map readers.


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MSc Information Systems Student Profile -- Rob Lowe
Postgraduate Computing student, Rob Lowe, discusses his reasons for choosing to study at Leeds Metropolitan University.
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The Taking of Craigeach Moor
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HotPotatoes JCloze-oefening : Werken met tabellen
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Een handleiding om in JCloze (module HotPotatoes) tabellen aan te maken om zo overzichtelijke invuloefeningen te krijgen


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"There Grew Up this Whole Culture and Feeling of Sisterhood:" Shelley Ettinger Recalls Working for t
Although the 1970's saw an increase of women entering non-traditional and unionized jobs, many skilled and building trades remained effectively closed to women. As a result, in many cities throughout the 1970's and 1980's, private and city bus companies provided important opportunities for women interested in non-traditional jobs. Boasting large numbers of women and lesbians and an atmosphere of social tolerance, these jobs were seen as gay-friendly and provided female workers with a strong voic
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Vous connaissez le chemin the Santenay?: giving a route description
At the completion of this lesson you will be able to write a summary of a route description.
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To Clone or Not to Clone: That is the Question?
Students will learn the basics of cloning through some interactive web sites. Students will then be able to decide on whether to clone or not to clone and develop a well researched and supported debate topic. Students will make connections to the novel "The House of the Scorpion" after completing this project.
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International Political Economy Debate - Part One
A Politics and International Studies department debate on IPE with Mark Blyth, Shirin M Rai, Dr Matthew Watson and Dr Jeffrey Chwieroth. Listen to Part Two
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The Solar System - Space School
This four minute video is about how the solar system was formed. Planets were formed by pieces of debris colliding into each other
until it formed a planet. The sun's gravity held them in orbit. Each of the planets is quickly shown with some debate about Pluto. Dwarf planets are explained. A good overview.

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The Senses: Hearing - by StudyJams
The ear is specially designed to change sound waves into signals that the brain can understand, allowing you to hear.  That is not all they do, though.  Your ears also help you balance.  Learn more about your sense of hearing with this cartoon animation from StudyJams.  A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
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How to Study Effectively
A two minute video that quickly reviews tips to study better from getting the right equipment, place, and materials before you start. This video has lots of good ideas and is well worth showing students. Visualizing is also stressed as a form of mentally preparing for a test as the Greeks did.
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Hands-On Science with Squishy Circuits
In a zippy demo at TED U, AnnMarie Thomas shows how two different kinds of homemade play dough can be used to demonstrate electrical properties -- by lighting up LEDs, spinning motors, and turning little kids into circuit designers. This video could also be used to inspire a science fair project (04:09)
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Seeing Stars
This is the first video from a list of 12. You may wish to explore all of them. The Seeing Stars video is 4:25 and shows some stars and what colors mean as well as other facts that should provide students a good introduction into astronomy. Good images.
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How To Read Aloud 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'
In this video by Julie Fowlkes, the lead trainer from BMABF, reads The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The illustrations are not close enough to be used as a read-aloud in the classroom. However, it is a good resource for teachers on how to effectively implement read-alouds in the elementary classroom. (6:46)
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Polygons
Polygons are closed plane figures formed by three or more line segments.  If a figure is open or curved, it cannot be considered a polygon.  Concave polygons have at least one diagonal that does not pass through the interior of the polygon; all of the diagonals in a convex polygon are contained within the figure.  Equiangular polygons have all angles congruent; equilateral polygons have all sides congruent. (02:58)     
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Learn About Ludwig van Beethoven
Learn about the famous German composer, Ludwig van Beethoven, in this very brief video. He first performed as a pianist at the age of eight. (00:52)
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Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata (Animated Score, 1st mvt.) Piano Solo
Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata as Seen Through Data
This video shows Stephen Malinowski playing the first movement of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. The sheet music scrolls by at the bottom, and a bar graph scrolls across the top. The colors indicate the "pitch class" of the notes; that is, every C# is a certain color (blue), every E is a certain color (olive green), etc. The piece is in the key of C# minor, so there's lots of blue and green, especially at the beginning and end. (07:33)

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Earthquake Safety Tips
A seismologist and chief scientist of the United States Geological Survey Multi-Hazards Project, says that when it comes to earthquakes, it's not a matter of if - it's a matter of when and thus this 2:27 long video and what to do during an earthquake are examined. Having water, fire extinguishers, and more tips are offered. A must watch for students in areas of danger. For more earthquake lessons go to  http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/earthquake.html
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