Introduction to Order of Operations Part 2
This is a continuation of part 1. The problem they are working on was introduced in part 1, they are working through all the rules of order of operations. They are continue to work on examples. Video is good quality and good for all students as review or initial learning of concept.
More Complicated Order of Operations Example - Khan Academy
This video starts off with a black screen because the narrator uses it as a 'chalkboard'. In an easy, conversational tone, the instructor demonstrates how to solve a more, complicated, longer equation. (05:20)
This video tutorial demonstrates how to use the handwriting recognition features of Notebook which convert block or cursive handwriting into text. (2:25)
This video explains what a virus is. (0:58)
Rhyming Poems for Children
Narrator reads a book of short poems that rhyme in this video. The book's pictures each page and teaches children about rhyming. Illustrations depict daily life in Sri Lanka. (8:33)
The Rhyme Time Song - Hooked on Phonics
This catchy song tells all about rhyming words. It explains how to know if two words rhyme ("listen to the ending") and presents photos of many pairs of rhyming words. (1:50)
Energy Quest: Interactive Game
A highly entertaining and educational site where the students click on various objects to learn about them and their energy sources. Lots of information, but although the site is designed for younger students, the content is mainly for grades 4 and up.
Tarantulas in Nevada
In this video segment from the Nevada Department of Wildlife, Brian Wignall talks with a naturalist about tarantulas. Learn some of the physical differences between male and female tarantulas, how tarantulas defend themselves against predators, the technique they use to capture prey that compensates for their poor vision, and why females tend to outlive males.
Idioms in ASL - From A to Z
English idioms are presented in American Sign Language through skits that demonstrate the meaning of the idiom. A project from Kentucky School for the Deaf. *Open captioned for hearing students. (0:33)
Earth Hour - March 26, 2011
This Earth Hour 2011: 8.30pm, Saturday 26 March, celebrate your action for the planet with the people of world, and add more to your Earth Hour. From its inception as a single-city initiative -- Sydney, Australia - in 2007, Earth Hour has grown into a global symbol of hope and movement for change. Earth Hour 2010 created history as the world's largest ever voluntary action with people, businesses and governments in 128 countries across every continent coming together to celebrate an unambiguous
ABC News Report - Earth Day
What is Earth Day and how can you help? Environmental lifestyle expert Danny Seo shares ways to save the planet and how many companies are doing their part. (06:50)
Beautiful Butterflies - Photos
In this video from Vegas PBS, host Brian Wignall and two butterfly experts discuss butterfly species commonly found in the Nevada wilderness. Among the topics they talk about are the best time of year to see butterflies in Nevada, the means by which they protect themselves from predators, how weather conditions and daylight affect their flight, their longevity, and the distances some travel to and from their wintering grounds. Closed captioning included. Run time 04:35.
The Hydrologic Cycle
Water continuously travels between Earth's surface and the atmosphere via the hydrologic cycle. Through five main processes — condensation, precipitation, infiltration, runoff, and evapotranspiration — water is perpetually recycled. In this interactive resource adapted from NASA, explore the steps of the water cycle. This interactive site does not include any audio.
The Water Cycle
The water cycle illustrates evaporation and condensation as it occurs around the world to recycle the planet's water. Learn about the the earth's water usage with important facts from a science teacher. (01:33)
The Hydro Logic Cycle
The speaker in this video explains that water never disappears -- it just reappears as a different state of matter. The background in the video is a bit distracting. (01:17)
The Water Cycle - by StudyJams
The water cycle is the constant movement of water through the Earth and its atmosphere. Water on the ground evaporates, becoming water vapor. The vapor rises, becomes clouds, and then falls back to the Earth as rain, snow, sleet, or hail. Learn more about the water cycle with this cartoon animation from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
An Introduction to Voicethreads
This video shows what a VoiceThread is and how to use it.
Khalil Gibran, Song of the Rain
Khalil Gibran's song of the rain is set to music by Bach and accompanied by images that are inspirational.
Performance Poetry Engages Students
Kids -- 12 and 13 years old -- pour their guts onto paper in verse. They spend weeks furiously writing, revising, and coaching each other, and revising again. When they are done, they stand alone in front of their peers and recite poetry, using voice and gesture to bring their words to life. A concept known as slam poetry is becoming common in classrooms across the country. In lower-income neighborhoods in cities like New York and Chicago, students are competing with words and then settling in