Witness of killed Palestinian teen: "He was posing no danger"
Israeli troops killed a Palestinian teenager in the West Bank during ongoing raids in search of three Israeli teenagers. Gavino Garay reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 16
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.
What to Avoid When Studying for Exams
A one minute video that quickly reviews some ideas on how to prepare for a test. Some of the information is just the presenter's viewpoint, but it does provide some commonly held beliefs such as a quiet place to study.
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.
Population growth is loosely defined as the change in the amount of individuals of a specials in an area over time. To find the growth rate of a population, we take the number of individuals moving into an area and subtract the number of individuals moving out of an area by taking the birth rate, adding the immigration rate and subtracting the death rate and emigration rate. Two types of population growth are exponential and logistic growth.
Japan - The 'Despised' Ainu People
An insightful report on racial discrimination in Japan. "A small boy denies his Ainu ancestry for fear of being bullied in a society where conformity is valued above all else. The Ainu people of the northern island of Hokkaido are despised by the rest of Japan. Different in appearance and language they have suffered more than a century of discrimination." (12:52)
Behavioral ecology is the study of ecological and evolutionary causes of behavior in organisms. Behavior is influenced by genetics and the environment and should increase the reproductive fitness of a species. Common behaviors studied including things like learning, communication, foraging, reproductive strategies and social behaviors. (04:38)
Libyan rebels face heavy air assault
Rebels are pushed back after being outgunned at Ras Lanuf and Uqaylah but fight to hold Ajdabiyah.
Bahrain erupts in violence
Police fire tear gas to disperse crowds in Bahrain as violence erupts. Deborah Lutterbeck reports