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.
Factoring Trinomials Using an Area Model
In this video, the instructor begins with a simple review of factoring out a common term. He then presents a rule regarding factoring trinomials and expresses the rule using a visual representation. Then, he demonstrates how to use the area model to factor common terms out of the trinomial. He does base some of his instruction on a previous video about the area model.
Multiplication - 8 Times Table
This is a helpful video for learning the 8 times table. The number 8 is multiplied by the numbers 1 through 12 to the tune of a catchy song that can be easily remembered. (1:19)
Basic Mathematics : How to Teach Division With Whole Numbers
Teaching division with whole numbers is an easy concept if one is familiar with multiplication tables, as the tables work opposite of each other. View examples of how multiplication and division work with one another with insight from a math teacher in this video on mathematics.
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, algebra, liberal arts, mat
Advanced Ratio Problems
More advanced ratio problems. This video starts off with a black screen because the narrator uses it as a 'chalkboard'. This video is appropriate for older middle and high school students.
Basic Math Ratios
This video makes learning how to use ratios easy and fun. Shows how to make ratios using parts in conjunction with a whole.
Multiplying With Exponents
This short video shows some examples of how to multiply exponents. The instructor talks through each example. The audio is a little hard to hear and there is some background noise.
What is Matter? Properties and Classification of Matter Matter is one of the big ideas in science. Most areas in physical science can be discussed and explained in terms of matter or energy, and mat
Matter is one of the big ideas in science. Most areas in physical science can be discussed and explained in terms of matter or energy, and mat
Chemical Changes and Conservation of Matter
Where does the weight go when we “lose weight”? What happens when iron rusts? Why are exploding stars able to turn other elements into gold when the alchemists w
Heat and Temperature What makes the liquid in a thermometer rise or fall in response to temperature? Which contains more heat—a boiling teakettle or a swimming p
What makes the liquid in a thermometer rise or fall in response to temperature? Which contains more heat—a boiling teakettle or a swimming p
One of Journey North's most popular migration--that of the monarch butterflies is featured in this program. Journey North
Workshop 1: Behind the Design
With Philip Sadler, Ed.D. Young children are natural designers and builders, but if their interest is not fostered, it may wane as they move through the grades. This workshop focuses on the use of simple design prototypes that children are asked to improve upon in order to meet a particular challenge. You will see these design challenges in action in middle sch
Biology of Sex and Gender
Several genes help determine what makes a human embryo develop female or male sexual anatomies. This session examines recent findings which have challenged previous beliefs about the roles of anatomy, environment, and genetics in the determination of gender, and the evolution of sexual determination.
The Light Bulb Invention: Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison is known as one of history's greatest inventors. His success in creating a long-burning light bulb made a dramatic impact on the entire world. This two minute video goes through some of work that went into this invention. This is a rather simple version of the real story, but the teacher might want to stress its impact on the world.
Muscle and Motion - Anatomy of the Muscular System
This 2:36 video is a dynamic visual resource that makes musculoskeletal anatomy and kinesiology easier to understand. There isn't a narrator and so the teacher can stop the video as the muscles and movements are shown. Excellent graphics.
How To Speed Up Your Metabolism
Burn more calories without even trying with these metabolism boosters is the purpose of this two minute video. It talks about both eating habits as well as exercise. There are a lot of interesting ideas here that could help all students. Make sure that students understand that all of these ideas need to be improved by their parents/doctors.
What is Heart Disease?
This three minute video explains what heart disease is and what happens to you. Practically the heart is a pump to
pump blood to the circular system through the arteries. Heart Disease is when cholesterol blocks up the arteries, it interrupts the blood flow therefore killing many heart muscle cells.
For example, an anurism is when the aorta has swollen and created a bulge in the arteries. Heart disease is both important and serious because it may prevent you from certain mobil
The Five-Paragraph Essay Format
This live action video outlines the basic organization of a standard five-paragraph essay. The teacher stands at the white board and lectures. It emphasizes the significance of a including a strong thesis statement in the essay’s introduction. Topics to be addressed are in the body of the essay. Finally, the importance of writing a memorable conclusion is stressed. (3:13)