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MATLAB Lecture 2
Presented by Dr. Mike Stopa on Feb 27, 2014.
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Metaphors and Similes

This video describes the difference between metaphors and similes. This video uses think blocks to show the differences between analogy, metaphor, and simile.  Every metaphor and simile has an analogy inside of it.   Video shows how metaphor and simile are related.  Not a very exciting video, but gives good examples.  Good for elementary grade students. 


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The Simile
Similes in 30 seconds or less, this film offers a quick outline of what a simile is as well as how writers use them for effect. (00:42)
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It's a Metaphor!
This video gives examples of common metaphors and tells why authors use them when writing. (01:20)
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Examples of Onomotapoeia
This is a short video with examples of what onomatopoeia is, including "zzz" for sleeping, and "bark, bark" for a dog bark. Very entertaining and informative. Minimalist but fun. (02:35)
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Onomatopoeia

This is an student English project. The slide show  talks about the meaning of onomatopoeias – words that imitate the sound they represent.   Many examples of  onomatopoeias and how they are used are shown.  Video also shows how they can be used in writing, or to give a picture action, or as a fashion statement. (2:06)


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21L.003-1 Reading Fiction: Dysfunctional Families (MIT)
This course explores the form, content, and historical context of various works of fiction specifically through the thematic lens of "dysfunctional families." We will focus primarily on questions pertaining to the structure, language, story, and characters of these fictional works.
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Runnin' with the Devil
Death Valley is the lowest, hottest, driest area in North America. In the summer, temperatures commonly run above 120° Fahrenheit. The hot dry air just sucks the moisture out of the human body. A person can lose over one gallon of water just sitting in the shade on a summer day in Death Valley. In this video segment from Nature, runners try to keep their cool as they race through Death Valley.  Run time 01:54.
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MSc in Strategic Marketing student video Nikolaos Zagkas
MSc in Strategic Marketing student Nikolaos Zagkas talks about his Cranfield experience
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Durrington Walls N130013

DURRINGTON WALLS Wiltshire. General view of Durrington Walls landscape.
© Historic England


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Job Play: Producer (Interactive)
The Student will play the role of the producer planning and coordinating the various parts of television production. This animated interactive job exploration experience connects schoolwork with real work and familiarizes students with some of the Language Arts skills it takes to be a producer. In this activity the producer is writing a script, selecting the graphics and the music for a spot to promote the Kids Work! ETV News.
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Where next for public health in the era of austerity?
This event was the second in a series of master class lectures jointly staged by the University of Leeds and Leeds Metropolitan University bringing together relevant senior figures and academics from across the city and surrounding region. The twenty-first century has seen a growth in political, environmental and economic insecurity in the context of global recession, population ageing and climate change. Responding to these threats involves rethinking how we work together, care for ourselves,
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Volcanoes 101

Today we know volcanoes are openings or vents to the interior of the planet.  About 1,500 volcanoes around the world are considered active, about 90% rest in the Ring of Fire, a band circling the Pacific Ocean.   While the Earth’s surface looks peaceful the crust is made up of slabs of rock that constantly shift, where the plates interact, volcanoes often form.  Friction from shifting plates melts the Earth’s crust, causing ro
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Dressed for Success
 Ron Benson

At the age of 91, most people will already have been taking things easy for a number of years. Not so for the man responsible for robing graduates at the University of Nottingham – at 91 he’s just beginning his retirement!

In his 27 years service to the University, Arthur Roland Benson (known to all as Ron) has robed such distinguished honorary graduates as Sir David Attenborough,
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Histology Module 6: Nervous Tissue
Donna Browne
By the end of this section, you will be able to: Identify the classes of cells that make up nervous tissue Discuss how nervous tissue mediates perception and […]

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2.2.4 Getting about

Saying how to get about

Earlier (Session 1) you met the expression:

  • à pied on foot

Other ways of saying how people get about include:

  • à bicyclette by bicycle

  • en voit
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"Why I Went to Iraq…Three Years Later"
japan protest poster A talk by Noriaki Imai, student environmental and peace activist. At 18 years of age, Noriaki Imai traveled to Iraq to study the effects of depleted uranium on Iraqi children. While in Iraq, he was taken hostage and threatened to be killed unless Japan withdrew its troops from Iraq. Fortunately, he was released alive, but when he returned
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English Sentence Diagrams
A very extensive website on diagramming sentences as a means to learn grammer
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What does Influence Mean? Who has Influenced you?
This lesson deals with the meaning and the power of influence. How does it affect us? There is a clear definition of the word "Influence" and there are many words listed. The new vocabulary is presented in context and you can read the examples on the screen.
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Vertebral Column Tutorial
Video uses hand drawn diagrams to identify and discuss the structure and physiology of the vertebral column. Each type of vertebrae is examined. Good review for a test. Music in background is a little distracting, and video is a little pixelated. Grades 9-12. 8:12 min.
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