How to Make a Crepe Paper Rose
An elementary school teacher explains how to make a crepe paper rose. It can be done by folding several sheets of tissue paper like an accordion, wrapping a single pipe cleaner around the center of the tissue paper and fanning out the leaves of paper to make a flower shape. You can make many of these flowers to create a fun flower bouquet. This is a good craft for young children because it doesn't require scissors or glue and is good for building dexterity.
How to Make Paper Corsages
Learn how to make paper corsages. A teacher explains how to fold several pieces of small tissue paper like an accordion, tie a pipe cleaner around the middle, and fan out the leaves of paper to create a full flower. Very young children can help in this fun and easy flower project.
How to Make Paper Hats
Create paper hats with instructions from a former middle school art
teacher. Making paper hats is a fun project for kids when they play dress up. A teacher explains how to easily make a hat with a big sheet of paper and a few strategic folds.
How to Make Caramel Popcorn
A private chef explains how to make caramel popcorn. She gives instructions for covering popcorn in a caramel sauce that is made of a quarter cup of butter, a half a cup of brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of light corn syrup and a quarter teaspoon of salt. The caramel sauce is brought to a boil for five minutes before completing it.
The Language of Mathematics (33): Coordinate Geometry Proof, Part 2
In this segment, the instructor continues discussing the Cartesian coordinate system. Instructor uses a small chalkboard for demonstration. The viewer may want to open the screen to 'Full View' as the room the instructor is in is a little dark and his chalkboard has a lot if information.
Level 2 Exponents Video uses an computer software and with different colors for emphasis. Uses basic exponent knowledge, but exponents are negative. Remember exponents are not multiplication, for example 2 to the -3 power is equal to one-half to the third power. When there is a negative exponent you take the inverse of the base number. Then to solve it you would take one-half times one-
Video uses an computer software and with different colors for emphasis. Uses basic exponent knowledge, but exponents are negative. Remember exponents are not multiplication, for example 2 to the -3 power is equal to one-half to the third power. When there is a negative exponent you take the inverse of the base number. Then to solve it you would take one-half times one-
Multiplying and Dividing Integers
Good video; shows an easy way of remembering same signs vs. different signs.
How They Train: Aerial Skiing
Follow world champion aerial skier Ryan St. Onge in Lake Placid, New York, as he trains for the 2010 Winter Olympics, and watch TIME reporter Sean Gregory knock himself out cold on the trampoline.
The Busy World of Richard Scarry-Play it Safe - Brush Your Teeth
This video emphasizes the importance of brushing and flossing. The students will enjoy the characters and will enjoy listening to the catchy tune----"Brush your teeth and brush them well. This is how we do it. This is how it's done. Brushing teeth is fun!" (1:06)
How the Skeletal System Works
Bones come in all shapes in sizes. Learn information about your skeletal systems as well as the location of some of the major bones in your body with this short, animated video by Kids Health.
American History: Spanish Colonies
This 1:30 video explains the Spanish established colonies in South America, Mexico and the Caribbean before they were settled in the states known today as Florida, Texas, New Mexico and California. It has basic graphics and maps, but is too short to be used as an only resouce.
Puritan and Quaker Utopian Visions, 1620-1750-Unit 3
When British colonists landed in the Americas they created communities that they hoped would serve as a "light onto the nations." But what role would the native inhabitants play in this new model community? This Unit compares the answers of three important groups, the Puritans, Quakers, and Native Americans, and exposes the lasting influence they had upon American identity.
Masculine Heros-American Expansion, 1820-1900-Unit 5
In 1898, Frederick Jackson Turner declared the frontier the defining
feature of American culture, but American authors had uncovered its
significance much earlier. This program turns to three key writers of
the early national period (James Fenimore Cooper, John Rollin Ridge, and Walt Whitman) and examines the influential visions of American manhood offered by each author.
Southern Renaissance Unit 13
"My subject in fiction," Flannery O'Connor tells us, "is the action of
grace in the territory held largely by the devil." One might do well to
ask what, if not the devil, haunts the American South in this era
between the wars. This program uncovers the revisioning of Southern
myths during the modernist era by writers William Faulkner and Zora
The Arts in Every Classroom: Collaborating With a Cultural Resource
A fourth–grade teacher and a museum educator in New Orleans collaborate to develop a unit of study with ties to language arts, social studies, and visual art. Students explore the work of a well–known artist, visit an exhibition of his work, meet for a drawing lesson alongside the Mississippi River, and create poems and pictures that they proudly display to their parents.
Animals in Yellowstone
Fourth- and fifth-graders develop number sense and meaning for large numbers by estimating how many bison, elk, and pronghorn they saw on a field trip to Yellowstone National Park. Students debate and justify their estimates verbally and in writing. NCTM standards: number sense and numeration, estimation, problem solving, connections.
Conversations With Student Writers
The program demonstrates how teachers incorporate conferences with students into their writing instruction. Viewers will see how teachers structure conferences, choose a teaching focus for the conference, and keep records of their interactions. The emphasis is on practical strategies and on the fundamental benefit of responding personally to student writing.
Conversations Among Writing Peers
One way to provide an authentic audience for young writers is to have
them share their work with each other. This program shows how teachers help students respond to their peers by modeling appropriate behavior and teaching protocols for student responses.
Making Writing Meaningful
When teachers introduce subjects that matter to middle school students or allow them more freedom to choose and develop topics, the task of writing gains new meaning and purpose. In this session, participants examine how five middle-level teachers help their students connect to writing and understand its capacity to transform their own lives and the world around them. (58:25)
Teaching Diverse Learners Workshop 7
In this session, literacy expert Dorothy Strickland discusses how
teachers can meet the diverse needs of readers and writers in their
classrooms. Classroom examples and teaching strategies address different aspects of diversity, including culture, language, background, ability, and learning approaches.