Who is That?
Students will research an individual that they admire and present the information they find through an oral presentation to the class.
Reading/Language Arts Kidspiration in the Elementary School Classroom
This module emphasizes the use of Kidspiration in the classroom of lower elementary schools. The use of this module is based on Kidspiration with a Reading/Language Arts subject context. This module is to help understand and utilize this technology in the classroom through examples, instructions, and description of its purpose.
Plants That Aren't Plants: Mosses and Lichens
Mosses and lichens are not given much attention in introductory biology laboratory courses, in part because instructors lack skills necessary to cover the topic-namely, moss leaf cross sectioning and lichen chemical spot tests. Acquiring confidence in just these two techniques, as well as familiarity with basic terminology, lays a foundation for further investigation.
Plant Fossils in the Laboratory
This exercise can be used to familiarize students and give them hands-on experience with plant fossils as well as sharpen their powers of observation. It may also be used to bring together interdisciplinary topics relating past events to present day issues.
Non-Radioactive DNA Hybridization Experiments for the Undergraduate Laboratory: The Southern Blot An
This resource is a detailed description of molecular techniques used to detect homologous DNA sequences. Students are introduced to many concepts and techniques involved in molecular biology, including DNA isolation, purification and Southern blot analysis."
In this hands-on OLogy activity, kids learn about matter by building their own models of carbon out of pipe cleaners, wire, and clay. The activity begins with a kid-friendly introduction to matter, elements, and atoms. The illustrated, step-by-step directions show kids how to use the information about carbon on the Periodic Table to create a mobile that shows the element's basic structure. A PDF version of the Periodic Table, along with a kid-friendly overview of how to read it, is also included
The arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn
Bruno Cautrès of Sciences-Po university on a seismic shock to French politics ahead of presidential elections next year
Learn Hindi Daily Show (price; ने; past tense transitive; mystery word; The Clever Bird)
Mystery Word From The Last Episode In our last episode, we challenged you to understand a mystery word. This is to give you practice listening for a word, and looking...
The Lion King- In ASL
Student-Created Video- The Disney story of, The Lion King, is told in American Sign Language for an ASL 1 class project. No voice, text or illustrations are used in the story. (09:37)
What Causes Earth's Seasons?
This professionally-made video from Ignite Learning uses computer animation and simple terms to explain what causes the Earth's seasons. Video discribes the Earth's axis and the tilt of the Earth. This is a great teaching resource for a lesson/unit on the Earth and/or weather. It would also be a wonderful companion resource for the Common Core Curriculum Language Arts Unit-Grade 2, Unit 1. Content is appropriate for elementary and middle school students. (02:17)
Teachers Demonstrate Effective Descriptive Feedback to Their Class Using Moon Journals-Part 1 of 2
Using appropriate and respectful vocabulary, two teachers share their own moon journals and give each other feedback. Students deepen their appreciation of the value of descriptive feedback and gain insight into how to give and receive descriptive feedback. They reflect on the demonstration and co-create success criteria for effective feedback sessions. This is a great teaching resource to enhance a writing curriculum and to create a literacy rich environment. The teachers provide
How to Study Effectively
A two minute video that quickly reviews tips to study better from getting the right equipment, place, and materials before you start. This video has lots of good ideas and is well worth showing students. Visualizing is also stressed as a form of mentally preparing for a test as the Greeks did.
Explosive Volcanic Eruptions Song
Students will enjoy learning and singing about volcanoes with this cute, fun song. The words to the song are shown on the screen as they are sung. There are good pictures and descriptions. This is a good teaching resource for a lesson/unit on the Earth and or climate. This would also be a good companion resource for the the Common Core Curriculum Unit, Grade 1, Language Arts-Unit 4. (1:57)
Improving Basketball Skills : How to Dunk a Basketball
There are many ways to dunk a basketball; however, the fundamental rule when dunking the ball is to start jumping three to five feet before the basket. This 2:12 video reviews how to hold the ball and the jump. Too basic and lacking insights such as take-off leg, how to hold the ball, and landing.
The country's fastest-growing developmental disability, Autism, is a disorder with no known cause, and no known cure. The disorder challenges Autistic children, their families, and their teachers everyday. This video does interviews with several individuals who explain some traits as well as some ways to deal with it. 3:49
How To Read Aloud 'Chicka Chicka Boom Boom'
by Julie Fowlkes, the lead trainer from BMABF reads aloud to students with the fun book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. The illustrations are not easily seen and would not make for a good read-aloud in a classroom. However it is a good resource for effective strategies of implementing read-alouds in the classroom. (7:01)
Finding Elapsed Time
Learn to find elapsed time by viewing this video. The instructor uses computer software for demonstration using an elapsed time word problem. (07:27)
Shel Silverstein-"The Giving Tree" In Sign Language-Student Created Video
Student-Created Video- The popular children's book, The Giving Tree, is told in American Sign Language as part of class assignment. No voice, text or illustrations are used in the story. (04:32)
Classroom Tour-Word Walls, Science Wall, Writing Wall, Centers
This classroom environment is designed to celebrate student learning and to support their growth as independent, action-oriented thinkers. Routines are established to assist students in their work, and artifacts are posted around the classroom to provide visual reminders of student learning and goals for next steps. Students are involved in reflective self-assessment and in monitoring their own progress as well as in learning about themselves as learners. Learning statio
"The Great Gatsby"
A short description of the novel "The Great Gatsby" is the subject of this two minute video with connections to the book's author.