Kary Mullis Celebrates the Experiment
Biochemist Kary Mullis talks about the basis of modern science: the experiment. Sharing tales from the 17th century and from his own backyard-rocketry days, Mullis celebrates the curiosity, inspiration and rigor of good science in all its forms. Kary Mullis won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing a way to copy a strand of DNA. Run time 29:30.
This video will review the three types of variables in an experiemnt (independent, dependent, and constants) and will identify them in a series of experiment. The video uses a narrator to provide explanation along with written definitions and images on a screen. Run time 05:55.
1959: Space monkeys - Universal News
Monkeys "Able" and "Baker" became the first monkeys to survive spaceflight after their 1959 flight. This video is actual news footage from the 1960s. Black and white. Run time 02:08.
Creative Writing Activities for 1st Graders
Lecture- Creative Writing Activities for 1st Graders. Part of the series: Reading, Writing & Education. Possible creative writing activities for first graders include using drawing and illustration in the writing process, making books for the children to write and encouraging pre-writing strategies. (1:49)
How to Teach Writing Sentences
Teach writing sentences to children by helping them think of each sentence as a thought with an action and recipient on the action. Teach children to write complete sentences on their own with tips from a credentialed teacher in this video on writing sentences.
Teaching Great Writing Habits
This short video is really an advertisement for a product sold by Really Good Stuff, but gives the basic steps in the writing process and suggests ideas for managing the writing process in the classroom.
How to Draw the Head of a Cartoon Character
Danny Page is a professional cartoonist and illustrator and in this video, and he demonstrates how to add details to a cartoon character. Craft the face first, then draw the shape of the face and head. Use a sketch-up first before you draw the final head. English captions. (2:57)
How to Draw the Mouth on a Cartoon Character
Danny Page is a professional cartoonist and illustrator and in this video, and he demonstrates how to add details to a cartoon character. This video starts with the eyes and nose already drawn. English captions. (2:51)
How to Draw Facial Hair on Cartoons
When drawing facial hair on cartoons, concentrate more on the shape and pattern that the hair creates rather than drawing each individual hair follicle. Create stylized facial hair for a cartoon character. (3:36)
How to Draw Hands on a Cartoon Character
Step-by-step narration by artist Danny Page.
How to Draw Cartoon Limbs
In this video of TVLesson Paul Louis demonstrates how to draw cartoon limbs. Paul uses letters and numbers to take you step by step through the process. This series also includes videos on how to draw the head and body. Run time 02:22.
David Wiesner Interview - American Library Association
Artist David Wiesner talks about winning the Caldecott Medal for his book Flotsam. He discusses his interest in "visual storytelling" and how he enjoys hearing how teachers and librarians use his books. He has won the Caldecott Medal three times. (3:50)
Aa kinesthetic approach to teaching phonics. (:30)
Egg Carton Beginning Sounds Game
This lesson demonstrates a game using an egg carton. A letter is written inside each spot in the egg carton. The students shake the carton until a chip inside lands on a letter. Then they must make the sound of the letter and name a word beginning with the letter's sound. (1:55)
Activities for Teaching Phonics
Lecture- Activities for Teaching Phonics. Part of the series: Reading, Writing & Education. Activities that help teach phonics include having students connect the sound of a letter to the shape, allowing the students to trace the shape of a letter. (1:58)
How to Teach Irregular Vowel Sounds
To teach irregular vowel sounds, think of several words with the
vowel sound, teach the words as sight words, and create a word bank with irregular vowel sounds. Have students work on irregular vowels
repeatedly with ideas from a writing instructor and former classroom
Teaching The Silent E Rule Word Work
In Responsive Reading Instruction, a reading intervention
published by Sopris West, teachers use a variety of strategies to
develop students' understanding and skills in phonemic awareness, the alphabetic principle, letter-sound correspondence, sight word
recognition, decoding, and spelling. Watch this clip for a sample of
"Teaching The Silent E Rule", one of the activities in Responsive
Reading Instruction. For more information on Responsive Reading
How to Teach Systematic & Explicit Phonics
Phonics begins with explicit instruction and teaching children
the alphabet by getting them familiar with the sound of each phoneme or letter through memorization. Learn from an English specialist how teachers can model sounds to teach phonemic awareness in this video.
Christmas Lesson Plan Ideas
Check out www.Teachnology.com We look at Christmas project ideas for your classroom. We offer some teaching ideas you probably havent heard of before.
A Learning Halloween
Three tips to make Halloween fun and education for kids.