I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
Gayla Peevey, from Oklahoma, sang this song in 1953, at the age of 10. She encouraged children to send in their pocket change in order to get her a hippopotamus, which she would in turn give to the OKC Zoo. She raised enough money, $3,000, and on Christmas Eve in 1953 the first baby hippo arrived--Matilda. Many people visited the zoo on Christmas Day 1953 to see Matilda, the first hippo to ever grace the doors of the zoo. Matilda lived at the OKC Zoo with her husband, Norman, who arrived in 1967
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Video is animation of the song "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus." Video is good quality and good for young children.
First Day of School for Middle Schoolers
Lots of talking, but not many insights on how to deal with this situation outside of talking, talking, talking.
What To Do If Your Child Is A Bully
This video goes through the warning signs of a bully and what to do about it.
Critical Reading - Part 1-- Chart the Passage
Using this new CHART method will help you get through the passaged-based reading or "critical reading" section. While skimming and searching for buzzwords, you don't have to really care about the details and meaning of what you read. How convenient is that!
How to Register for the SAT
In this video, Brian Leaf, M.A. shows students how to register for the SAT. The internet address is www.collegeboard.com. He explains setting up account, password, test dates, special accommodations, and planning early. Mr. Leaf is the author of McGraw-Hill's 'Top 50 Skills for SAT/ACT Success' series (1:51).
Tips for Problem Solving on the SAT
This video has expert advice from Brian Leaf, M.A., who is the author of McGraw-Hill's 'Top 50 Skills for SAT/ACT Success' series.
Introduction to the SAT
This video begins with general introductory information about the SAT. Information includes length of time for the test, sections included on the test, and scoring and score averages. The video does not give all of the information because it ends before the lecture is finished.
SAT General Strategies
This video provides general strategies for success on the SAT test. Quick tips, guessing, and order of difficulty are three areas mentioned. Write in your booklet, transfer answers in chunks, and look over your answers are the quick tips. Strategies for guessing are also addressed. While these tips are tailored for the SAT, they are useful for standardized tests in general. (4:08)
*This could be used for ANY standardized testing.
SAT Passages: How to Read Them
This video addresses how to avoid the wrong answer choices on the critical reading portion of the SAT. First, five general principles or tips are given. These would be good tips for taking any standardized tests. The first two tips, rephrase and predict, and answer the question, are examined in depth before the video ends.
SAT Passages: Avoiding Wrong Answer Choices
This video addresses how to avoid wrong answer choices on the critical reading portion of the SAT. Tips given include not reading everything, reading above and below, and reading one passage at a time. Then the video tells what parts to focus on reading and why not to read everything. The video ends before the lecture is finished, but the information provided is still quite useful for the SAT and other standardized tests.
SAT Passages: How to Approach Questions
This video talks about how to address different kinds of questions related to the SAT reading passages. One type of question discussed is vocabulary in context. An example of how to do this is worked through in depth.
SAT Essay Section
This video goes over the SAT Essay section. It tells about how much time you get on that section of the test, how the essays are scored, and how to plan for an SAT essay. It mentions what's important, the formula for a good essay, the timeline for writing an essay, and do's and don'ts. This is not the full video, but the beginning does provide quite a bit of useful information.
This video addresses the use of modifiers in sentences on the SAT. It shows how to choose answers in which modifiers are used correctly by showing examples of incorrect and correct uses of modifiers.
SAT Pronoun Reference, Part 2
This video begins with a brief review of the first part of this set of videos. Then the video mentions 3 new rules about pronouns and goes into some depth with the first rule on singular pronouns before the video ends. While the information is tailored to the SAT, it is useful for general studies of pronouns as well.
Visual French- Five French words (# 3)
The instructor pronounces 5 words (les mots) of color in this brief video. There is no English, but the actual color appears in a small circle on the screen.
The Marshmallow Experiment and Time Paradox
In this cartoon-animated video, Professor Philip Zimbardo describes the affects of present and future orientation in children. The video also includes a "pitch" to buy the author's book. (2:22)
The Linguistic Genius of Babies
At TEDxRainier, Patricia Kuhl shares astonishing findings about how babies learn one language over another -- by listening to the humans around them and "taking statistics" on the sounds they need to know. Clever lab experiments (and brain scans) show how 6-month-old babies use sophisticated reasoning to understand their world. (10:18)
¿Cómo es tu familia? (What is your family like?)- Song
This video is an animated Spanish rap song with captions that make learning vocabulary fun and easy. This song is about the family and it repeats the question "Como es tu familia?" and then gives answers naming family members in Spanish. No English translation included.
Different Kinds of Essays
Different Kinds of Essays. Part of the series: How to Write an Essay. Learn about the different kinds of essays in this free video on writing essays.