"Insomniac" by Sylvia Plath (poetry reading)
Insomnia was painted by Martin Maddox (1954-1997) Insomnia is phographic art by Jeff Wall, in the Tate Gallery http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/exhibitions/jeffwall/rooms/room6.shtm The night is only a sort of carbon paper, Blueblack, with the much-poked periods of stars Letting in the light, peephole after peephole . . . A bonewhite light, like death, behind all things. Under the eyes of the stars and the moon's rictus He suffers his desert pillow, sleeplessness Stretching its fine, irritating sa
Mass grave in Japan
A former garbage dump is used as a mass grave site for hundreds who perished in Japanese earthquake and tsunami.
Why Is the Grass Green?
In this video, Pexi the Alien asks Alexi why the grass is green. Alexi explains that the grass is green because they contain chlorophyll which is used in the process of photosynthesis. Content is appropriate for elementary students and would work well in conjunction with a lesson/unit/story on Earth and/or climate.
ISS Update - March 22, 2011
The International Space Station video update for March 22, 2011.
Discovering Science Around Us
Discovering Science Around Us - This video looks at how science is all around us and shows how a special exhibition is teaching this to young students. (01:19)
The Green Song
In this video, the color green is introduced. Words to the song appear at the bottom of the screen and are highlighted as the song is sung. Song is to tune of Old MacDonald. Photographs that match the green words are shown. Some of the pictures include grass and leaves. Some of the lyrics include "Old MacDonald, he spells green, G-R-E-E-N". Content is appropriate for our young learners.
Puffy's Pluto Rap
In this video, rapper Puffy Snout raps about the solar system. A visual of the solar system is behind Puffy as he sings and dances. He names the planets and talks about the sun. The main point of the video is to discuss Pluto losing its title as a planet. Content is appropriate for upper elementary and even middle school students. It is really cute and students will enjoy this.
How to Be a Well-Liked Teacher
A two minute video that offers basic information on how to be well liked. There is no evidence that any of the suggestions work, but they don't appear to be contrary to public opinion. Talking head video.
The Color Blue Song
This is a cute video that introduces the color blue. Words are highlighted at the bottom of the screen as the song is sung. Photographs are shown that match song. Some of the pictures include the sky, sea, planet Earth. Some of the lyrics include "The sky above is colored blue. B-L-U-E, blue". (to tune of B-I-N-G-O) Content is appropriate for young learners and this video would work well in conjunction with a introductory or review lesson on colors. (0:54)
What Is Wind?
In this video, Pexi the Alien asks Alexi what wind is. Alexi explains that wind is just air that is moving around. It is the uneven heating of the Earth's atmosphere and the cold air/warm air movement causes the wind. Content is appropriate for elementary students. This is a good teaching resource for a lesson/unit/story on weather, climate, and or Earth.
Goldman CEO: Board member broke rules
Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein told jurors at the biggest insider trading case in two decades that a former board member violated confidentiality rules in discussions with accused hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam.
Ed Ray Visits OSU Cascades Campus
OSU President, Ed Ray, visited the OSU Cascades campus in Bend on Monday, February 7.
How to Choose a Career for Your Personality
In order to choose a career that fits with a specific personality, an individual must have an understanding of herself, and this can be achieved by utilizing several tools, such as self-assessment exams. This three minute video explains why extroverts should look for jobs in a social setting with help from a career counseling specialist in this video on choosing a career. General data without any specifics.
How to Use a Thesaurus for Essays
A 1:41 minute video that clearly shows the advantage of using specific vocabulary and the importance using a thesaurus while writing essays. Several useful tips are explained. A must show video for teachers trying to increase the writing quality of students.
Atletiek : Hordenloop Een volledige lesvoorbereiding om een atletiekles voor de 1ste graad hordenlopen aan te leren. Er kan gestart worden zonder enige vorm van voorkennis.
Een volledige lesvoorbereiding om een atletiekles voor de 1ste graad hordenlopen aan te leren. Er kan gestart worden zonder enige vorm van voorkennis.
US soldier gets 24 years for murder
One of five US soldiers is sentenced to 24 years in prison for the deaths of three civilians in Afghanistan.
"After Ronsard" by Charles Willams (poetry reading)
Not a translation, but a great sonnet inspired by Pierre de Ronsard (1524-1585) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_de_Ronsard Quand vous serez bien vieille, au soir, à la chandelle, Assise auprès du feu, dévidant et filant, Direz, chantant mes vers, en vous émerveillant : Ronsard me célébrait du temps que j'étais belle. Lors, vous n'aurez servante oyant telle nouvelle, Déjà sous le labeur à demi sommeillant, Qui au bruit de mon nom ne s'aille réveillant, Bénissant votre nom de lou