Creative Writing Prompts
This is a slideshow of prompts and lessons for a high school Creative Writing 1 course. (34 slides) Note: There is a typographical error in the first prompt -- it should read 'mystery package has'....
Memoir vs. Personal Narrative by Linda Bausch
Staff Developer, Linda Bausch explains the difference between the personal narrative genre and the memoir genre. (1:35)
Writing Lessons : How to Teach Summarizing in Writing
Teaching children summarizing in writing helps students to be concise, to think clearly and become better speakers. Develop powerful writing skills with tips from a credentialed teacher in this video on summarizing.
Teaching Children to Write : How to Write a Cinquain
Write a cinquain by forming a five line stanza that is specifically defined by what each line contains. Learn to write a cinquain with tips from a writing instructor in this video on writing.
A Collection of Cinquains
This is a video showing a classes abilities at writing cinquain poetry. This is a good tool to use to see some specific examples of how to write a cinquain poem.
How to Write a Ballad
When writing a ballad, it's best to come up with a catch phrase to build upon. Write a ballad with tips from writing instructor, Laura Minnigerode, in this video on writing tips.Text that Laura is saying is under the video so students can take notes. (1:50)
How to Write Haiku Poems
In this video, learn to write haiku poems by reflecting on a moment in time or an image in nature, put yourself in a calm state, and write three lines that have five syllables, then seven syllables and then five syllables. Check out haiku poems on the Internet to get inspiration. You receive advice from expert Laura Turner in this video.
How To Write a Haiku
This video defines Haiku, provides an example, and explains how to writ a Haiku. ( 1:28)
Standard Error of the Mean
Standard error of the mean is the exact same thing as the standard deviation for the sampling distribution.
Measures of Variability-- DEVIATION
The deviation tells you how far a measurement is from the mean or average of the set. It tells you how much a value deviates from the average. The formula to find the deviation is x minus x bar. The value for x bar is the mean.
What Statistics Is All About
This video introduces descriptive statistics and central tendency. Examples are shown on a black board of the average of central tendency: mean, median and mode.
Statistical Calculation in Microsoft Powerpoint
In this video, six basic statistical calculations are presented in a Microsoft Powerpoint with accompanying narration. The video explores how to find the mean, median, mode, standard deviation, z scores, and p-values. examples are presented of data sets for concentration of product.
Probability: ztheDefinition, Theory, Formula, and Statistics
Probability math is used in many ways in everyday life, and it has many definitions. Find out about the definitions of probability, such as counting definitions, permutations, and combinations.
Florence Nightingale's Biggest Weapon: Statistics
Florence Nightingale was sent to Turkey by the British government during the Crimean War. She was intensely disturbed by the lack of sanitary conditions, and fought for years to improve the quality of care. One of her biggest weapons in the battle was statistics – she collected data with which she was able to show that many more soldiers died from illnesses contracted due to poor sanitation than from enemy fire. This brief clip could be used to introduce a discussion in statistics class or
Statistician for The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World
Fred Hazelton, Statistician for the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World discusses his work with the guide and with touringplans.com on an Ottawa TV Morning Show. While he doesn’t discuss his specific methods, he does discuss the fact that he needs to use statistics because there are an infinite number of choices for your path through the park. It is a great example of real-life application for statistics. (04:20)
Cute Pig - Drawing Tutorial
This video is a drawing tutorial for creating a cute cartoon pig. It is narrated well, and the steps of the drawing are very simple to follow. Any artist to be can follow the given steps and be successful.
Cute Lamb - Drawing Tutorial
This video is a drawing tutorial for creating a cute cartoon lamb. It is narrated well, and the steps of the drawing are very simple to follow. Any artist to be can follow the given steps and be success ful.
Cute Turtle - Drawing Tutorial
This video is a drawing tutorial for creating a cute cartoon turtle. It is narrated well, and the steps of the drawing are very simple to follow. Any artist to be can follow the given steps and be successful. (2:14)
Cute Lion - Drawing Tutorial
This video is a drawing tutorial for creating a cute cartoon Lion. It is narrated well, and the steps of the drawing are very simple to follow. Any artist to be can follow the given steps and be successful. (4:04)
Time, Clocks and Gears
This video is designed to support the teaching of gears at an introductory level by explaining the role that gears play in mechanical clocks. Tower clocks, like Big Ben, use an elaborate set of gears to display time. The video includes information about Foliot and Pendulum clock mechanisms.