Maccabees, Part 2
This is an animated biography of the Macabees from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children.
Between the Lions: Gawain's Word - Blending Sh and Ark
Gawain introduces us to "Sir sh" and Sir "ark", two brave nights
who charge together at high speed to make a word that not only puts
their lives in danger, but also explores the secrets of the "sh" sound
and the "ar sound. Blend on, dudes!
'For a brief period, after the conquests of Alexander the Great, it became the most powerful state in the world' (Macedonia, Wikipedia, 2009). This history channel documentary is suitable for older middle and high school students. (WARNING: There may be scenes of war.)
How the baby boomers took their children's future
During a visit to the university to present a lecture, David Willetts MP, Shadow Minister for Universities and Skills, spoke to Peter Dunn about his new book "The Pinch: How the baby boomers took their children's future - and why they should give it back" which looks at intergenerational relations in Britain and argues that the baby boomer generation born between 1945 and 1965 have thrived at the expense of their children.
Using the Quadratic Formula
This instructor in this video, Sal Khan, explains the quadratic formula. Mr. Khan uses computer software (with different colors) to illustrate his points. Sal Khan is the recipient of the 2009 Microsoft Tech Award in Education. The viewer may want to open the video to 'full screen' as the instructor fits a lot of information on a dark screen.
Veggie Tales- Larry Boy and the Rumor Weed part 1
When Laura Carrot and Junior Asparagus misunderstand a neighbor, a story that he is a robot starts circulating throughout Bumblyburg. The Rumor Weed feeds on the gossip and spreads its menacing intentions all over town. Supercucumber Larry-Boy is called in to get to the root of the problem. This video teaches children about the negative effects of gossip with clever Batmanish humor and positive "veggie" role models. The horrible Rumor Weed even turns into a beautiful flowering plant when it chan
What Happens When A Stroke Occurs?
A public service announcement video about stroke and the symptoms of stroke. Different people are shown on the video explaining different symptoms. (0:36)
Academic research on student engagement - lost formulae to inspiring students
This paper shows academic tutors take on a multitude of roles in their current positions at university and while teaching is expected, from most, it is often assumed that the tutor will apply appropriate pedagogical tools to convey knowledge to the students. This view is now being challenged as many students are being actively encouraged to voice their views of the teaching and learning experience this paper shows
Film in history/history in film
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009 This module explores the inter-relations and interactions of film and history in 20th century Europe and the United States (with a few classic films from elsewhere). It considers how films have appropriated past events as their core subject matter or setting, for purposes of nostalgic entertainment or didactic drama, for social commentary, philosophical enquiry or political protes
Making an Origami Dinosaur
Take a trip back in time with Origami master Michael LaFosse as he folds an origami dinosaur. Clear directions are given as the dinosaur is folded step-by-step.
English Vocabulary Lessons-Food-What Do You Want to Eat?
This video is to help to improve English vocabulary and pronunciation. The focus of this video is on foods. A matching picture is shown (pizza, sandwich, salad, taco, cereal, etc.) as the commentator speaks the word. This is a good teaching resource for our ELL students, our youngest learners, and special education students (2:11).
Lecture 15: Engineering for Sustainable Development
Professor Roland Clift, CBE on "Engineering for Sustainable Development". The term "sustainable development" embodies an important ethical principle which includes the concept of responsibility to present and future generations. This has significance not just for the practice of engineering but for the role of the individual engineer. This talk explored, using specific cases, how sustainable development affects the way in which the technical skills of the engineer should be deployed.
D-Day to Berlin - The Battle for France (Part 5 of 6)
History Channel Video. 1944, Europe's future hung in the balance. Our 3-part series follows the story of Allied forces--from Normandy to the assault on Germany--and the victories that led to WWII's end in 1945. We begin on the day after D-Day, unfolding over the summer of 1944 as the initial narrow sliver of French coastline gained by the Allies is slowly extended. By the end of August, Allied victory seemed assured. Rommel had been wounded, Hitler was directing the battle, and the German army w
The Industrial Revolution: The Steam Engine
By the late 1700s, the coal powered steam engine was widely used in English factories. Its operation, based on valve-piston action, was a great advancement for its time, further increasing industrial productivity. This video does a good job of showing how the steam engine works and its importance in the Industrial Revolution. Best used as part of a study on technology and/or with a drawing of a steam engine as the video is short.
The reasons for attrition
This paper focuses on a) to reflect on an approach, decisions and subsequent knowledge with regard to non response and b) to discuss the "attrition survey", rather than discussing the actual results of an overall longitudinal study. This should be linked to the paper "student experiences of enterprise education"
21F.010 Introduction to European and Latin American Fiction (MIT)
This subject serves as a broad introduction to the field of European and Latin American fiction. It is taught in an historical mannerbeginning with the first picaresque novel, Lazarillo de Tormes, and ending with contemporary European fiction. It is designed to help students acquire a general understanding of major fictional modes-from 18th century epistolary fiction, Liaisons dangereuses, to 20th century avant-garde fiction: Cosmicomicsi and Aura. Attention is paid not only to the literar
Get Your Motor Running
Students investigate motors and electromagnets as they construct their own simple electric motors using batteries, magnets, paper clips and wire.
How to Make a Crepe Paper Rose
An elementary school teacher explains how to make a crepe paper rose. It can be done by folding several sheets of tissue paper like an accordion, wrapping a single pipe cleaner around the center of the tissue paper and fanning out the leaves of paper to make a flower shape. You can make many of these flowers to create a fun flower bouquet. This is a good craft for young children because it doesn't require scissors or glue and is good for building dexterity.
Graphic Illustration of Star Size in Comparison to Other Planets
This is an animation illustrating the size of stars in comparison with Earth and the other planets. This clip shows the vast sizes in an extremely graphical way. (02:34).