The Locus of Learning and Memory
In the history of psychology, the question of where learning and memory take place has occupied investigators for years. Recent work at the National Institute of Mental Health has brought scientists closer to resolving the issue. This module shows magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology being used to identify specific changes in the motor cortex of human subjects —
A Super-Memorist Advises on Study Strategies
This module explores the brain’s potential for storage-as-memory. Rajan Mahadevan, a “super-memorist,” demonstrates his phenomenal memory by scanning a 7 by 7 matrix of digits and recalling all forty-nine digits forward, backward, and by columns. He also claims to have memorized 100,000 digits of pi. Mahadevan offers suggestions to help college students improve the
"Lessons from the Field" highlights the project-based, real-world approach to teaching science. The video segment follows a high school student who becomes motivated to learn when challenged to design his own experiment, work with professional mentors, and analyze and present his findings. This case study is excerpted from Learning That Works, a three-part teacher video series that explores the educational possibilities and benefits of firsthand applied science. Run time 06:12.
Living With Earth, Part I
Scenes of San Francisco before the Loma Prieta earthquake introduce this program addressing how humans are learning to cope with earthquakes. Various groups and agencies are studying the San Andreas Fault and the damage caused along its path to better understand how earthquakes ravage the land. Methods of studying earthquakes are reviewed.
Teaching The Difference Between Standard/Non-Standard Measurement with Feet by the Foot™
Feet by the Foot™ from Learning Resources help students transition from non-standard to standard measurement. Teacher demonstrates how to measure a table using the feet by foot method.
Calculating the Probability of Simple Events
Calculating the Probability of Simple Events. In this video they show the basic idea and a few simple examples of calculating the probability of simple events! Uses a formula and putting numbers in the formula, explains how to solve the problems very well. Video is good quality and good for all students as a review or initial learning of the topic.
Video starts with the definition of proportion, which is an equation of two rations, or a fraction equal to a fraction. On a proportion problem you can cross-multiply to solve proportion problems. They show what a non-proportion problem looks like and how to solve it (review). Then they show a few examples of solving proportions, using LCD on the fractions. Other examples and numbers are shown. Video is good quality and good for all students as a review or initial learning of the topic.
Order of Operations Video shows using the order of operations on problems when it is not initially clear on what to do first in a problem. Video goes through multiple problems showing what to do first, second, and so on. Good video for students who are just learning order of operations or students who do not understand what to do first.
Video shows using the order of operations on problems when it is not initially clear on what to do first in a problem. Video goes through multiple problems showing what to do first, second, and so on. Good video for students who are just learning order of operations or students who do not understand what to do first.
The Law of Falling Bodies
With the conventional wisdom of the Aristotelian world view, almost everyone could see that heavy bodies fell faster than lighter ones. Then along cam Galileo. His genius deduced that the distance a body has fallen at any instant is proportional to the square of the time spent falling. From that, speed and acceleration follow with the help of a mathematical tool called a derivative.
Can We Believe Our Eyes
Why is it that students can graduate from MIT and Harvard, yet not know how to solve a simple third-grade problem in science: lighting a light bulb with a battery and wire? Beginning with this startling fact, this program systematically explores many of the assumptions that we hold about learning to show that education is based on a series of myths. Through the example o
Workshop 3: When Rubber Meets the Road
A rubber band twisted around the axle of a plastic car provides the force that moves the car forward. In this workshop, fifth-grade students continue their exploration of force and motion by recording and comparing the distance a vehicle travels under various conditions. Students predict the distance the car will travel by counting the number of twists in the rubber band
Workshop 5: Keep on Rolling
Roller coasters are filled with twists and turns, as changes in height and direction supply a variety of push and pull forces. In this workshop, first-grade students build on their prior experience with rolling objects. By designing and constructing their own roller coaster made from ramps, cardboard tubes, and flexible tubes, the students experiment with ways to get a m
Workshop 8: Bend and Stretch
We all expect a spring to stretch or compress when a force is applied, but forces can even deform solid objects like the floor or the top of a table. In this workshop, students in a high school classroom explore ideas about tension and normal force. By applying a force to a spring and measuring the distance the spring is stretched, the students calculate the force consta
Tennis Serve Lesson For Beginners
This lesson is an excerpt of a larger video segment. The serve lesson for tennis beginners helps you start the right way and lay a foundation for more advanced serves - topspin, slice and flat.
You'll learn how to coordinate the tossing and the serving arm, the 3 key components that will avoid learning the dreaded "waiter serve", and how to accelerate your racquet for really fast serves and more. (4:31)
Social Learning: An Explanation Using Twitter
What is Social Learning? This slideshow offers an explanation using Twitter as an example. By Jane Hart, Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies
Technology in Early Childhood Education
“ As with any learning tool, technology should be used alongside a variety of learning experiences.”
Adults consistently model for children the use of technology in everyday life.
Technology needs to be introduced to children before they can be expected to use it independently.
Instructional strategies coupled with technology can creative powerful learning experiences.
The use of technology helps children practice skills and better unde
Basic Mathematics : Learning Basic Math
Basic math is learning the concepts of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Use basic mathematics concepts for everyday life, like counting money and balancing a check book, with help from a math teacher in this video on mathematics. There are English captions at the bottom of the screen.
Expert: Jimmy Chang
Bio: Jimmy Chang has been a math teacher at St. Pete College for nearly a decade. He has a master's degree in math, and his specialties include calculus, a
The Soft G
A song by the Electric Company teaching kids when to use the soft G sound.
First Day of School Preparation: 4th Grade
Prepare a child for the first day of fourth grade with tips
from an experienced teacher in this video for students and parents. One of the most important things to prepare a fourth grader
for the first day of school is to instill a love of learning and
Teaching Phonics - 44 Sounds of English (Part 1)
There are 44 sounds in the English language and this video shows
them all with pictures and words on each slide. Use this phonics video for pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and anyone learning English. This phonics movie will teach the 44 different sounds that are found in the English language. This video can be used to learn phonics, reading, spelling, word recognition, and practicing letter sounds. (6:18)