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
Discovery Education Video. Thomas Jefferson was one of the Founders of the United States of America. He wrote the Declaration of Independence. He was the Third President of the United States of America. He advanced America in many ways. He purchased the Louisiana area. He did many great things. This video takes a look at some of those things.
Percent and Decimals
In this video the view is walked through the process of expressing percentages as decimals and expressing decimals as percentages with examples with the Paint Program.
Subtraction Strategies with Regrouping
This is a classroom lesson on some strategies for double digit subtraction where you need to regroup (borrow). There are many variations of these strategies shown step by step on a piece of paper on the screen so that students can choose the best strategy for them.
Subtraction with Regrouping - by StudyJams
To find the difference between two numbers, sometimes you have to regroup, or borrow, from another number. Learn how to subtract using regrouping with this step-by-step, interactive video from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
Volume of a Cylinder
The Instructor uses an electronic sketchpad to demonstrate how to find the volume of a cylinder. This video gives the formula for finding the volume of a cylinder. It then applies the formula to two cylinders that are already drawn on the screen. Video is good quality and good for all students as review or initial learning of the concept.
When learning about 3-dimensional solids, there are a few important terms and solid properties that we need to know. This video explains how to label the parts of a prism such as vertices, edges, bases and lateral faces. It also demonstrates how to distinguish between an oblique and a right prism. (1:55)
How to Solve a Math Pattern
In order to solve a math pattern, a few numbers of the pattern need to be provided first. Learn about arithmetic and geometric sequences with help from a math teacher.
Something's Missing Frog and Dog
This short animated Sesame Street video focuses on patterns. In the video, there is a simple pattern with dogs and frogs that repeats. One item is left out, and the question "What's missing?" is posed. The missing item is put into position, and then "Nothing's missing!" (:42)
Easy Way for Putting on a Coat - Crawford the Cat
Before going outside on a cold day, Crawford puts on his coat. He used to have trouble doing this, but not anymore. He has discovered an easy way to get the job done. And it’s fun to do, too! Includes a song to sing. (05:03)
Learn about Ancient Greece
This 1:26 video is about Ancient Greece and how it became one of the most influential cultures, with Athens at its center. The achievements of Ancient Greece include literature, philosophy, fine art, and architecture. The video moves very rapidly and so it best used as an overview of this time period.
The Peloponnesian War
Done in cartoon fashion and very fast paced, this 2:22 long video reviews the history of the Wars and the people who were invovled in it. A good overview or review. Athens' military campaign against the Peloponnesian League that eventually ended the Greek Golden Age, as told by Jeffrey Lewis.
Performance on Vimeo
Physical Performance Interactive Art using music, sound, and light. (3:01)
Performance Art on Vimeo
I wanted to test something in After Effects. It didn't work. I liked this as an alternative though. This performance art uses dance and computer effects for the performance.
This Brain Pop video discusses some of the life of William Shakespeare. Some key terms include plays, sonnets, history plays, comedies, The Lord Chamberlain's Men, Globe Theater, the pit, groundlings, tragedies, tragicomedies, and romances. It also includes the theme of some of his most famous works. (4:25)
Pierce was virtually handed his presidency, and was well liked by everyone. But soon that would change. Pierce left a legacy as one of the worst presidents in American history. This four minute video goes through some of the twists and turns in his life. This is a dramatic presidency and may be difficult for some children as there are some tramatic events. Kansas Nebraska Act discussed, too.
President James Buchanan
Why Buchanan is ranked as a poor president as Buchanan fails to keep the union from splitting before the Civil War
Examples of chalk Art
This video is set to music and it shows photographs of chalk art on sidewalks. (1:42)
How to tell time in Italian
This video teaches how to ask the question "What time is it?" and then how to answer. The 24 hour clock is explained as well as how to express a.m. or p.m. times. All the explanations are in English (audio and written). The speaker is native Italian.
Chester Arthur Biography, Part I
A segment on Chester Arthur from the 2008 WMHT documentary 'Presidents in Our Backyard'. One of the many interesting mysterious facts is that Chester Arthur may not have been a U.S. citizen, yet he was President of the United States.