226 GG How to Write Better Transitions
A grammar expert offers tips about how to use transition words and choose better transition words for your sentences. Go beyond transition words like "first" and "next." The Grammar Girl print book is now available on Amazon.com! http://tinyurl.com/2pkej7
Points of view : capturing the 19th century in photographs
'Points of View: Capturing the 19th Century in Photographs' is the website and online exhibition of a major exhibition at the British Library in London. The free exhibition ends on 7th Mar 2010. The curators have selected works from the rich and rarely-seen 300,000-item photographic archives of the British Museum (now at the British Library, which has since added to the 19th century collection) to ask of the 19th century: "Who was making the photograph and why?" The website contains an online e
Adjusting to the changing dynamics of the world economy [Audio]
Speaker(s): Richard Kozul-Wright, Professor Robert Wade | The Trade and Development Report 2013 contends that to achieve durable and inclusive growth, developing and transition economies will need to move towards a new form of development, away from a focus on net-export advantages which depend on exploiting on global imbalances and towards strengthening domestic demand and expanding regional and South-South economic linkages. Richard Kozul-Wright is a senior UN economist heading the unit on Eco
Electrical Switches, Part 1, Introduction - Basic Switches
This video introduces the principles and terminology of mechanical electrical switches. It covers terms such as contacts, normally open, normally closed, poles, and throws.
Wall of Separation (The Establishment Clause)
This excellent video is accompanied by text and is suitable for high school students. "Freedom of religion has been an important issue throughout American history. Many of the first colonists established homes in America to escape religious persecution and oppression in England. The freedom to believe and practice religion in whatever way they chose to was of vital importance to early Americans."
Learn English Through Song- Lesson 29- Use Of Would Rather
Learn English Through Song "El Condor Pasa" by Simon and Garfunkel. Learn English Through Song helps English Second Language (ESL) students study speaking, conversation, vocabulary, pronunciation, listening and grammar. In this musical slide show with images the the lyrics are shown for El Condor Pasa along with text explanation for stating preference with "would rather" based on the lyrics from the song. More songs at learn-to-speak-english-esl.com.
ScienceCasts: Did Earth Have Two Moons?
Did our planet once have two moons? Some researchers say so. Moreover, the missing satellite might still be up there--splattered across the far side of the Moon. NASA's GRAIL mission could help confirm or refute the "two moon" hypothesis. (03:00)
Dr. John Prescott - Academic Spotlight
Missouri State University has a nationally recognized music department. One of the professors in that department, Dr. John Prescott, recently received the National Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, also known as ASCAP. These coveted awards reflect ASCAP's commitment to assist and encourage writers of serious music. The awards are based upon the prestigious value of each writer's catalogue of original compositions, as well as recent performances of those work
Robots to map marine life in key fishing areas
This week in the Planet Earth Podcast: Russell Wynn and Maaten Furlong of NERC's National Oceanography Centre tell us about a just-launched fleet of marine robots that will map ocean life in key fishing grounds off the southwest tip of Britain, in a trial heralded as the start of a new era of robotic research at sea.
English - Writing - How To Write A Topic Sentence
This introduction shows students how to create a topic sentence within a paragraph. A topic sentence introduces the main idea of a paragraph, which in turn, introduces the entire essay or report. A strong essay, report, or persuasive essay begins with a strong topic sentence.
Writing - How To Write an Informational Paragraph
An informational paragraph is a paragraph that gives facts. Informational paragraphs can be found in reports and essays. This is NOT an in-depth lesson, but it does gives the basics. This video is part of a larger clip.
Topic Sentences and Paragraphs
The Word Chef teaches kids to write by comparing the writing
process to cooking. In this episode, The Word Chef makes hamburgers to teach about writing topic and concluding sentences.
A Closer Look at Sentence Structure
This video shows how using simple sentences and compound
sentences add variety to a paragraph about brown bears. (02:36)
To Write A Paragraph (Paragraph Song)
To Write A Paragraph, by Obie Leff. This short song gives the basic elements to write a good paragraph. Lyrics are printed at the bottom of the screen while Obie plays piano and sings. Some of the lyrics include: "To write a paragraph, you have to know just what a paragraph is. Choose a topic, add transitions, reason, detail, facts, and evidence. Write a conclusion. And now you know what a paragraph is...." Run time 0:57.
Virtual Maths, Cuboid - Excavation Video
Video of excavation in progress, (for use with excavation quizzes 1 and 2) or your own purposes
Hermann Anton Haus Lecture Series 2014: Prof. David A. B. Miller
Professor David A. B. Miller, the W. M. Keck Foundation Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, delivers the 2014 Hermann Anton Haus Lecture. The Hermann Anton Haus Lecture is RLE’s visiting lecturer program designed to bring the leading world researchers in fields congruent with RLE interests to RLE to share their thoughts and perspectives with the MIT community. The lecture honors the memory of Professor Haus, and continues the process of collaborative dialogue that h
The History of American Literature-Naturalism
This program that explores the work of of famous American Authors in
history. The clip explains naturalism and the authors in this realistic trend such as London and Frank Norris.
Japanese Listening Comprehension for Absolute Beginners #5 - Looking At a Photograph from Japan
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Do you find yourself only understanding bits and pieces of Japanese conversations? Do you spend hours trying to figure out what that person said to you in Japanese? Then this Japanese Listening Comprehension for Absolute Beginners series is for you! In each lesson of this five-part series, you’ll see an image, [...]
Describing the Meaning of Percent, Part 2 of 2
This instructor in this video, Sal Khan, discusses how to solve this problem: Show 109 percent by shading the squares.
Mr. Khan uses computer software (with different colors) to illustrate his points. Sal Khan is the recipient of the 2009 Microsoft Tech Award in Education. The viewer may want to open the video to 'full screen' as the instructor fits a lot of information on a dark screen. (02:22)
Palm and Passion Sunday Service - 4/13/14 - Luke Powery
A service of worship in Duke University Chapel. The Rev. Dr. Luke Powery delivers a sermon titled "Shaking the Foundations." The service also features a dramatic presentation of the Passion Narrative by the Rev. McKennon Shea. Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Luke Powery Sermon: Shaking the Foundations Bulletin: http://chapel.duke.edu/sites/default/files/04-13-14_Palm.pdf