Introduction to Emotional Intelligence - Mini Lecture
A mini-lecture which introduces Emotional Intelligence, the history behind it and the reason it is important today.
An Introduction to Microsoft Project for Drawing Gantt Charts - Mini Lecture
An introductory mini-lecture on using Microsoft Project for creating Gantt charts. This lecture will focus on explaining the purpose and some of the key features of a Gantt Chart and how the use of Project Management Software such as Microsoft Project can help with the creation of Gantt Charts for project management.
Costing Strategies - Mini Lecture
A mini-lecture which considers costing in an organisation. By the end of this session you should be able to: differentiate between fixed and variable costs and, understand break-even analysis.
Customer Wants and Needs - Mini Lecture
An introductory mini-lecture about understanding our customers and what it is that they want.
Customer Buying Behaviour - Mini Lecture
A mini-lecture on buying behaviour, the differences between customers and consumers, and the Pareto effect. This lecture will expand your understanding of how the customer buying process works in practice.
SchoolHouse Rock-Tyrannosaurus Debt
In this SchoolHouse Rock video, students will be introduced to debt. The debt is compared to the meat eating dinosaur, Tyrannosaurus Rex. There is only one picture of the dinosaur standing behind Capital building while song is played. (3:01)
Overview of Biosphere
The biosphere is the zone of air, land and water where organisms exist. It is commonly known as the global sum of all ecosystems and consists of several layers including the atmosphere, the lithosphere and the hydrosphere. (00:59)
Geosciences Professor discusses the Japan Earthquake and the Pacfic Northwest
Could an earthquake/tsunami on par with what occurred in Japan happen in the Pacific Northwest? Emeritus Geosciences Professor Bob Yeats discusses the possibility of a similar occurrence off the Oregon Coast.
Energy in Science - How Does the Earth Receive Heat From the Sun?
When heat comes to Earth from the sun, various forms of radiation are absorbed in the atmosphere and converted into infrared radiation. Discover why ultraviolet rays can be more dangerous than infrared rays with information from a science teacher. This is in lecture format. (02:29)
Multigenre writing offers students a wide range of options for expressing ideas and communicating knowledge. In this session, participants examine two different, but equally successful, examples of this eclectic and engaging writing approach. (58:25)
Teaching Persuasive Writing
In this session, participants visit two middle-level classrooms to see how teachers can help young writers develop effective and authentic persuasive pieces based on their own experiences and interests - for example, using cell phones in schools or altering their homework schedule. (58:10)
A thirty minute video about how to measure reading speed, problems with reading rapidly, and ways to read faster. There is a one minute reading speed test at the start of the video so students should have a copy of something to read before the video is shown. Explains reading speed ranges. There are several parts to the video.
How to Speed Read
A three minute video that starts with getting a starting reading rate. Next it explains scans, and what not to read. Many good points practiced. Well worth showing students.
Making Writing Meaningful
When teachers introduce subjects that matter to middle school students or allow them more freedom to choose and develop topics, the task of writing gains new meaning and purpose. In this session, participants examine how five middle-level teachers help their students connect to writing and understand its capacity to transform their own lives and the world around them. (58:25)
Wealth Strategies: Data since July has no effect on election
Nov. 2 - Decision Economics' Cary Leahey says the better-than-expected October jobs report will slightly benefit President Obama, but points out that data released after July will have no effect on the vote.
Throughout the writing process, peer response can help young adolescents develop as thinkers and writers. In this session, participants explore strategies for structuring peer interactions and for teaching students to respond positively and productively to each other’s work. (58:25)
Test Taking Strategies for the SAT
What are some general test taking strategies? This 1:36 video is about some of the proven ideas on how to take the SAT test or any multiple choice test. Good for most age levels.
Habitat destruction is when a natural habitat is altered or destroyed so that it can no longer support the species that lives there. A habitat is commonly defined as the environment where a particular species lives and habitat destruction can cause the migration or extinction of a species. Causes of habitat destruction include things like human activity, climate change, natural disasters and geological processes. (02:36)
Dispersion is the spreading of a population or organism away from its parents and happens when organisms are looking for additional resources or as an adaptation to environmental changes. Dispersion is influenced by various environmental factors such as temperature or terrain. Animals disperse by moving, while plants have seed dispersal.