Eisenhower Welcomes Khrushchev to the U.S.
On September 15, 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, promising an open heart and good intentions, began an unprecedented tour of the United States. President Eisenhower expresses his hopes upon Khrushchev's arrival for improved relations between the two superpowers. (1:38)
Differentiated Spelling Homework Menu
Charity Preston, veteran teacher and owner of organized classroom blog, shares how to use a spelling homework menu. Students are assigned a different point value to be completed in a week. Students choose from different spelling options in order to get their points. This is a great resource to differentiate spelling homework for all learners. (4:35)
Misplaced Modifiers: A Doggone Easy Fix
This dog themed slide show defines modifiers and provides a tip avoiding misplaced modifiers, keep modifiers close to the word being described. Examples of misplaced modifiers are given along with their corrections. Humorous photos accompany the examples. ( 3:30)
Eisenhower Dedicates Dulles International Airport
In this Speech podcast, brought to you by The History Channel, learn about how President Eisenhower honored his former secretary of state and friend John Dulles. (2:54)
Attempt to Kill Franklin Roosevelt
In 1933, Italian immigrant Giuseppe Zangara attempted to assassinate President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In this video clip, learn the motives behind Zangara’s attempted assassination plot and what happened to him following his shots at the President. (2:43)
RES.TL-002 STAR: Software Tools for Academics and Researchers (MIT)
The Software Tools for Academics and Researchers (STAR) program at MIT seeks to bridge the divide between scientific research and the classroom. Understanding and applying research methods in the classroom setting can be challenging due to time constraints and the need for advanced equipment and facilities. The multidisciplinary STAR team collaborates with faculty from MIT and other educational institutions to design software exploring core scientific research concepts. The goal of STAR is to de
Curso Cero para Economía
El Curso Cero para Economía es un material de apoyo al aprendizaje elaborado por varios profesores del Departamento de Economía Aplicada y Gestión Pública de la UNED, pensando en los alumnos que van a iniciar un curso de Economía en carreras o diplomaturas 'no económicas', tanto de la UNED como de cualquier otra Universidad.
How Universal is Liberalism?
Professor Ronald Dworkin, New York University, delivers the 2011 Ralf Dahrendorf Memorial Lecture, with response from Professor Sir Adam Roberts, President of the British Academy.
Helium floats up the agenda
A recognised expert on energy technologies, Dr Bill Nuttall is predicting a healthy long-term future for the helium industry, with the gas playing a major part in both nuclear fission and fusion. He discusses the tensions of an evolving hi-tech demand for the gas with its unsustainable traditional fossil fuel source. Among the conclusions he makes in his co-authored book, 'The Future of Helium as a Natural Resource', are that more gas will be needed, reserves will have to be conserved and recycl
Dancers Without Borders 3
Fall Dance Concert Dancers Without Borders Act Three 11/20/10
Stellar Parallax Clarification
Stellar Parallax Clarification. (2:22)
Algebra 1 Substitution Method
In this 1:53 video students learn that how to use this method to help simplify their work. Easy to follow, but it moves very rapidly and so the video may need to be stopped to check student understanding.
MN Business Ethics Award -- The Schwan Food Company
Minnesota business leaders honored three companies with the 2012 Minnesota Business Ethics Award (MBEA) on May 16. The Schwan Food Company is the Large Company recipient of the MBEA. Gregory Flack, President and COO, accepted the award. The award was announced by David Rodbourne -- Co-Chair of the MBEA Steering Committee and Vice President of the Center for Ethical Business Cultures. Additional recipients are Murphy Automotive (small company category) and Western National Insurance Group (medi
Diabetes tool: Insulin-resistant fruit fly
Researchers at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, demonstrate that adult fruit flies fed either high-carb or high-protein diets develop metabolic abnormalities, including insulin resistance, which is a hallmark of Type 2 human diabetes. For decades, fruit fly D. melanogaster has been used successfully to investigate multiple human diseases from Alzheimer's to cancer, but not diabetes. This new study demonstrates that diet profoundly influences fruit fly physiology and health and that insuli
Science Nation - Metal Foam
By: nsf New material absorbs seven to eight times the energy absorbed by similar foams. Mechanical and aerospace engineering professor Afsaneh Rabiei set out to make a material as light as aluminum and stronger than stainless steel. Her goal was to create something that could be used in products that would save lives, save energy and eventually save money, all at the same time. For more information, go to http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/index.jsp
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