El Chavo del 8 - Examen con los padres - Test with the parents
Watch one of the longest running and most popular family shows in Mexico, el chavo del ocho. This fun comedy will help hone your Spanish conversational skills as you follow along the dialogue about these people taking a test in school. Run time 08:24.
How to Choose a Musical Instrument to Play
How to Choose a Musical Instrument to Play. Choose a musical instrument to play by assessing your skills and talents in relation to that instrument is recommended in this rather simplistic approach, but it might help motivate students. 01:19 run time
The American Revolution
This is an 11-minute video that explains both the geographical and political causes of the Revolution. This would be a good video to start a study of the war and includes primary document quotes. Best used with a map of the colonies so students could follow the evidence better.
Map Lesson for Primary Grades
This is a great slide show for students to learn about maps and the different kinds of maps (political, relief). The words are large and can easily be seen if using a projector in a classroom. (Only pictures, no narration or music)
Relative Size of Objects on Maps
Students are taught how to scale and draw simple maps. Maps include bedroom, house, and neighborhood. Teacher shows students how to find their neighborhood in GoogleMaps. Teacher does not have students label the maps.
Learning about Maps with Curious George
The children head to a museum to learn more about maps. Each team makes a map and then gives it to another team to try to follow. The children label landmarks throughout the museum to give the teams clues to follow.
About Spelling Rules
A teacher shows how to improve spelling skills by learning spelling rules, but remember that many rules have exceptions. Basic spelling rules include putting "I" before "E" except after "C," doubling the final consonant in words where the last syllable is stressed and proceeded by a single vowel, and dropping the final "E" when adding a suffix to a word.
When to Double Consonants
Having trouble trying to figure out when you double your
consonants? In this spelling lesson a few simple rules are looked at that are guaranteed to remove any confusion, and to quickly improve writing skills.
EarthDay Videos: A Variety of Issues
This collection offers an excellent one on the history of Thoreau as well as vidoes on global warming, authors, getting active, EarthDay, and more. All of them are excellent in quality, but some are long and all of them need ancillary materials to make the messages more useful. Maps, a word wall and other aids are recommended. Walden was the best one I found for older students. All videos together are 1 hour run time.
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.
Hepatitis C Virus
Silent 3D Animation of the components and genomic map of the Hepatitis C Virus. The first part shows that the virus infects the liver. Then all of the virus' parts are labeled. The viral RNA is pulled out to show that it is transcribed to DNA, and then all of the nucleotides in the DNA are shown. The last part of the animation maps the regions of the RNA/DNA that encode for specific proteins, i.e. one segment codes for the envelope proteins, another for the core, etc. Grades 9-12. 51 sec.
Madison is Elected President
This video is accompanied by text. "Jefferson tired of the rigorous demands of America's highest office and left the presidency after two terms. During the election of 1808, he supported the nomination of Secretary of State James Madison. The two Virginians shared many characteristics and ideals. Both men relied more on their intellect and writing skills than on their speaking abilities, and both favored negotiating techniques over military supremacy. Although the embargo was unpopular with Amer
The History of the War of 1812
The War of 1812 is a 20 minute video that explains the war
between the United States of America and the British Empire (particularly Great Britain and British North America), lasted from 1812 to 1815. It was fought chiefly on the Atlantic Ocean and on the land, coasts and waterways of North America. Good use of maps. Shows the steps made to evade war before incidents and political actions made it inevitable despite the nations poor preparation.
Teaching Reading Literacy Skills, Grade 3
Teacher presenting a language arts lesson from the Language
strand of SRA Reading Mastery Signature Edition. The program uses
language arts activities including passage writing and editing to
improve student literacy and reading comprehension skills.
How Old Should Kids Be When Learning to Read?
There are a wide range of ages for children to start learning how to
read, but children usually start learning how to read in the first
grade. Discover ways to teach pre-reading skills to children who are
four or five years old with help from an English specialist in this video.
The Earth's Landforms
This is a powerpoint presentation by a teacher about the landforms of the Earth. Continental drift is a featured idea. (References to a textbook are made throughout but it doesn't hurt the quality of the video.) Google maps are included.
Gift of Music
At the Kiran Centre in Varanasi, music classes for differently-abled
people serve to unlock their talents. Students not only discover a new
form of artistic and emotional expression, but many turn their new
skills into a way to support themselves.
Education and personal growth can come in many forms. The Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation brings dogs into schools to help children break through their shyness, especially the developmentally challenged. Children with ADD, autism, and other developmental disabilities improve their speaking and social skills with the help of the program.
Kalarippayattu is an ancient martial art originating near the state of
Kerala in southern India. It incorporates strikes, kicks, grappling,
choreographed martial arts sequences, and weaponry. Here, see two young initiates hone their skills with long flexible sticks in a complex and dynamic series of leaps and rhythmic strikes.
What Is the Pythagorean Theorem and How Do You Use it?
The Pythagorean theorem is a formula used to solve side lengths of a right triangle, and it is expressed as A squared plus B squared equals C squared. The instructor uses a document camera to model what the Pythagorean Theorem is and how to use it.