"Angles, Spring 2010"
" Angles is an annual online magazine of exemplary writing by students in four foundational writing courses at MIT: 21W.730: Writing on Contemporary Issues; 21W.731: Writing and Experience; 21W.732: Science Writing and New Media; and 21W.734J: Writing About Literature. In these classes, students learn to read more critically, to address specific audiences for particular purposes, to construct effective arguments and narratives, and to use and cite source material properly. Students in these cour
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Best Practices For Teaching in a Video Environment:
Learn the techniques needed to successfully teach an online course or presentation done with humor. Some excellent ideas for teachers who are being filmed for online video presentations. Well worth the seven minutes as it covers many seldom thought of tips. Even covers how to do PowerPoint presentations and the type of font.
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Expectations for Success: Motivation and Learning
Teachers can enhance their students’ motivation by encouraging them to be thoughtfully and critically engaged in the learning process, by supporting their drive for mastery and understanding, and by helping them become self-confident. This 27 minute program takes a second look at classrooms seen previously to show how motivational techniques work in concert with other learning theories. Stanford University School of Education Dean Deborah Stipek adds her insight to this program
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Using a Search Directory
Quick overview of the difference between a directory search a simple web search. Will help students to improve their searching techniques. Grades 5-12. 3:30 min.
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What is Earth University?
EARTH University in Costa Rica teaches its students how to take care of their environment and implement proper agricultural techniques. Costa Rica is the most eco-friendly country in the Americas, and the explore team of explore.org filmed this wonderful documentary video on EARTH U.
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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
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Easy Break Dance Moves : How to Do the Break Dance Pose
Learn the break dancing pose with expert freestyle hip hop dance tips and techniques from a break dancing b-boy professional in this free instructional dancing online video clip. (1:27)

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Easy Break Dance Moves : Break Dance On the Floor V Position & Kick Through
Learn break dancing on the floor steps including getting into the V position and kicking through with expert freestyle hip hop dance tips and techniques from a break dancing b-boy professional in this free instructional dancing online video clip. English captions. (1:53)


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Easy Break Dance Moves : Break Dance Top Rock Crossover Step Out Moves
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Learn To Knit - The Basic Stitches
Learn the basic knitting stitches with tips from Jodi Moody at Alpaca Direct. She covers the basic knitting techniques of the garter stitch. Close up videos will have you knitting in no time!
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Charles Drew, Part 1 of 4
Film documentary on the life and times of Charles Drew who did research 'in the field of blood transfusions, developing improved techniques for blood storage, and applied his expert knowledge in developing large-scale blood banks early in World War II, saving thousands of allied lives' (Wikipedia, 2009).
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Charles Drew, Part 2 of 4
Film documentary on the life and times of Charles Drew who did research 'in the field of blood transfusions, developing improved techniques for blood storage, and applied his expert knowledge in developing large-scale blood banks early in World War II, saving thousands of allied lives' (Wikipedia, 2009).
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Charles Drew, Part 3 of 4
Film documentary on the life and times of Charles Drew who did research 'in the field of blood transfusions, developing improved techniques for blood storage, and applied his expert knowledge in developing large-scale blood banks early in World War II, saving thousands of allied lives' (Wikipedia, 2009).
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Charles Drew, Part 4 of 4
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Charles Drew - Inventor of the Blood Bank
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Overview of Charles R. Drew's Life
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Part 5 - Books, Writing and Creativity
Encouraging children to be creative and helping them enjoy books and writing. The author discusses various types of construction of books.  He shows different paper folding techniques that can be used to make books.  Part 5 of 6, by Australian author Peter E. Taylor. More information can be found at: www.writing-for-children.com
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Creating Health: Childhood Obesity
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Octopus Hunting and Camouflage
This brief clip shows footage of octopus from Papua New Guinea as they hunt for food.  Watch as an octopus in the clip uses hunting and camouflage techniques to catch its dinner.

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Meet the Author: featuring David Adler (Cam Jansen Series)
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