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New Leader for UMass Alumni
JC Schnabl, new executive director of the UMass Amherst Alumni Association, speaks about where the association is headed, including details about the new alumni license plate program. Schnabl comes to UMass after serving in the highly successful alumni relations program at UCLA.
For the ultimate fan!
UMass license plates are now available through the UMass Alumni Association. Proceeds benefit UMass. UMassAlumni.com/licenseplate
Advanced Audio Blog S5 #11 - Top 10 Japanese Foods: Miso soup
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! If you’re feeling under the weather, look no further than a steaming bowl of Japanese miso soup to take away the chills and restore your health. This quick-cooking Japanese comfort food can be prepared in many ways, all of which can be very soothing to an ailing soul. Add in some [...]
How To Play Defense In Basketball
This 2:39 long video demonstrates the steps to play defense as shown by a professional basketball player. The video may need to be stopped to check for student understanding.
Ozone Layer and Eukaryotes Show Up in the Proterozoic Eon - Khan Academy
Ozone Layer and Eukaryotes Show Up in the Proterozoic Eon. Great Oxygenation Event (Oxygen Catastrophe). (09:56)
My Place at Missouri State: Kirby Williams
Oklahoma native Kirby Williams reflects on what made her first year at Missouri State a success: "Living in the residence hall I live at—Scholars House—has been so great because it has been a fantastic transition from home to what basically I'm calling home now." To learn more about Kirby, visit http://blogs.missouristate.edu/myplace/category/kirby-williams/. To access the stories of other MSU students, visit www.missouristate.edu/myplace.
Ken Boyd's Act Reading Comprehension Tips
Ken Boyd, owner of St. Louis Test Preparation, describes the format of the reading section of the ACT in this selection. By watching this video, students can familiarize themselves with content of the reading questions ( prose, social studies, humanities, and natural sciences). The video also presents reading strategies students will utilize to answer questions; main idea, author's argument, vocabulary, and inference. ( 7:43)
A Problem Solving Song
This video teaches students a catchy tune which will help them with problem solving. The animated selection teaches students to understand, plan, solve, and check. Each section of the song contains a rhyme to assist students in understanding the strategy and remembering the song. ( 1:33)
NuSTAR to Hunt for Black Holes
Scientists explain how NASA's newest mission of exploration will gather important data about one of the Universe's most interesting and perplexing phenomena. (35:44)
Inspector Bloop wants to build a pond for her fish, but her bloops are having trouble fitting together all the pieces! How will she solve this problem? This animated video can be used to introduce a math lesson on tessellations. A teacher could follow the video with a discussion about why the pond pieces did not fit together and how they could be arranged to fit better. ( 1:40)
Cabri-géomètre as a mediator in the process of transition to proofs in open geometric situations.
In this paper I will present some findings of a teaching experiment on proof. Pupils were requested to produce conjectures in open geometric situations, to validate and, finally, to prove them. These activities took place in the microworld Cabri-Géomètre Our project was aimed to investigate the validity of the Cabri software as a mediator in the process discovering-conjecturing-proving. We found out that different dragging modalities are crucial for producing a shift from conjecturing to provi
Franklin Roosevelt Praises the Boy Scouts
In 1941, on the 31st anniversary of the incorporation of the Boy Scouts of America, President Roosevelt addresses the organization. (1:28)
"Rainy Day" Song by the Milkshake Kids
Another fun fine animation by Sam Tillman. "Rainy Day" is a song from the Milkshake Kids. Students will learn about all the things you can do in the rain. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge about the weather and to help make real world connections between nature and the classroom. (1:42)
White and Black Dwarf Stars
Sal Khan discusses white and black dwarfs stars. (12:54)
Australia and GAVI: Saving the lives of women and children through immunisation
Dr Seth Berkley delivered the lecture entitled Australia and GAVI: Saving the lives of women and children through immunisation on Wednesday, 21 March 2012 at the ANU. Dr Berkley joined the GAVI Alliance (formerly the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation) as CEO in August 2011, as it launched its five year strategy to immunise a quarter of a billion children in the developing world with life-saving vaccines by 2015. Prior to joining the GAVI Alliance (GAVI), Dr Berkley was the founder,
Air Pollution with Tim and Moby
See how smog and acid rain are formed in this animated BrainPOP movie. A quiz is also provided in this link. (approximate time 2:00)
Water Cycle NOAA
A good description of the water cycle. It provides details more appropriate for middle school students. There are also links to activities and other learning opportunities. (Approximate run time 10:00)