Historical Basis of the Trojan War
BBC documentary that reviews the historical reasons for the Trojan War. It uses the modern discovery of a sunken ship's treasure to explain the possible reason that the Mycenaeans went to war with Troy. 3:51 min. Color video with sound.
Relationships Between Literature and Historical Period Using Concept Maps
This sample lesson uses an Inspiration concept map to provide 9-12 grade students a workspace to explain the relationships between literature and historical periods, cultures and society. An example of a concept map is presented in this lesson. While there are attempts to zoom in on individual slides, it is very difficult to read the concept map. The video does describe a good way to help students connect concepts visually through concept maps.
North America Historical Geography
This presentation outlines briefly the historical geography of North America.
Rick Lavoie: Social Skills & LD
Rick Lavoie talks about the importance of teaching a child with LD the necessary social skills to build solid friendships. (5:55)
How to Teach Reading Comprehension Skills
Reading comprehension is accomplished by asking oneself questions in the midst of reading something. Improve a student's understanding and recall of reading material. (1:11)
How to Teach Reading Sub-Skills
The goal in teaching reading sub-skills is to increase a student's
comprehension and vocabulary, and this can be done by using a variety of texts, such as textbooks, novels, poems, newspaper articles, diaries and advertisements. Teach children how to judge what text might be from the article's title with help from an English specialist in this clip.
Spelling Skills Using a Sound Stretching Technique
Teaching students to use the sound stretching strategy to improve spelling skills using the Early Interventions in Reading program from SRA/McGraw-Hill. Early Interventions in Reading combines direct and explicit teaching strategies with a scaffolded instructional approach that focuses on improving reading skills. (1:35)
Teaching Spelling Skills with Direct Instruction
Teacher presenting a Direct Instruction reading program lesson
from the spelling component of SRA/McGraw-Hill's Reading Mastery
program. Direct instruction programs use scripted presentation books and signals to engage students frequently during each day's lesson.
Weather Barometers : What Does a Barometer Measure?
A barometer measures the pressure of the atmosphere on the earth or the weight of the atmosphere pressing down towards the earth. Learn how high pressure means clear skies and good weather, while low pressure generally means cloudy, stormy conditions with information from a television meteorologist. Video is short and good quality and
Compare, Order and Measure Weight and Capacity
Observing a virtual balance, students will compare a two objects to determine which is heavier, lighter or about the same weight. Compare two jars to see which one would hold more. User clicks through the slides.
How to Measure Volume
A video showing the steps in measuring volume. Slides show each step. No narration. (:47)
Learn to Measure things Using NonStandard Units
This musical video is about measurement using non standard unit. No narration in this video, just text instructions. Non standard unit is the glass that being used to measure 1 kg of flour.
A simple example is shown and then questions are asked about how to find other items that can be measured in the same way.
Accuracy of Measure - Using a Ruler
This video provides tips on how to use a ruler.
How to Read aTape Measure (or Ruler)
Discover how tape measures (and rulers) are divided into different fractions. Color-coding is also used to help with spacing things 16 inches on center. This is a short video: 0:56
Estimate and Measure Length to the Nearest Inch or Foot
Using a ruler, students will learn to measure items. For smaller items, use inches and for large objects, use feet to measure. Using one ruler to measure inches and put rulers together to measure feet. User clicks through the slides.
Compare, Order and Measure Length
Students will learn how to measure objects by counting unifix cubes (non-standard measurement), compare lengths of unifix cube trains and put trains in order. User clicks through the slides.
How to Convert Units of Measure
Your Tutor Online Video. This video shows how to convert one unit of measure to another using a chart. Video shows conversion using a chart as an extra help. Video is good quality and good for all students as a review or initial learning of the topic.
Camouflaging and Defense Skills
In this video, you will see many amazing camouflaging and defensive skills of a variety of sea creatures. Through these adaptations these fish are able to escape or avoid their predators. A great video that is narrated well.
Weather & Meteorology : How Do You Measure Rainfall?
Rainfall is most commonly measured with a rain gauge, which can usually be found at an outdoor store or discount store. Discover why rain gauges need to be strategically placed in the open with help from a meteorologist. Video is short and good quality and is appropriate for elementary level students of grades three through five.
Test your French skills - La Nourriture (Food), Part 2
Test your French skills. Look at the Part 1 of this series, then come watch this video and see if you can remember the French vocabulary. There is no sound...just the images and a countdown to test your recall.