The Blankies - Learning My ABCs
The Blankies song Learning My ABCs. This video is a cute video for children to learn their alphabet. With each letter the character has a picture of an item that starts with the letter. Upper case and lower case letters are both included. Run time 02:58.
Country Water Cycle Song
A country song that describes the water cycle (evaporation, condensation, precipitation, collection). The video uses diagrams and pictures of the cycle along with the song. The lyrics for the song are displayed on screen. Run time 02:37.
Darth Vader Explains the Pythagorean Theorem
Darth Vader, from Star Wars, explains the Pythagorean Theorem. He gives the formula, as well as solves an example problem, and all along makes humorous Star Wars references.
A musical tribute to the Pythagorean Theorem
In this video, there is a song about the Pythagorean Theorem. Side, Angle, Side... Side, Side, Side...
Barbara Dianne Savage, YOUR SPIRITS WALK BESIDE US: The Politics of Black Religion
"'Your Spirits Walk Beside Us' marks the beginning of a new history of African American religion, not as a sacred narrative, but as the exciting story of a powerful but ambivalent Christian legacy in African American life." -Robert A. Orsi, author of "Thank You, Saint Jude: Womens Devotion to the Patron Saint of Hopeless Causes" For more on the book, visit http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674031777
PLATO Computer Learning System 50th Anniversary
[Recorded: June 2, 2010] Science fiction writer William Gibson once famously said, "The future is already here. It's just not evenly distributed." Such was the case in the early 1970s, when the fourth generation of the PLATO system, evolving since 1960 at the University of Illinois, made its debut. Viewed from today, it is hard to believe that the PLATO IV system could have existed when it did: Terminals with touch-sensitive, gas-plasma flat-panel displays, random-access audio, built-in color mi
PLATO - Innovations in Hardware
On June 3, 2010, the Computer History Museum hosted a 6-session conference on the PLATO learning system. Session 2 was entitled "Innovations in Hardware: Mission-based Developments Led Other Places." Session 2 Description: Early discussions at the University of Illinois on how to use emerging computer system technology for delivering quality education quickly led to the formation of a very exciting demonstration project called PLATO. This project was a highly "mission oriented" effort and used
PLATO - An Early Community of Multiplayer Games
On June 3, 2010, the Computer History Museum hosted a 6-session conference on the PLATO learning system. Session 5 was entitled "PLATO Games: An Early, Robust Community of Multiplayer, Online Games." Session 5 Description: Social gaming is the fusion of computer games and digital communities. Some of the earliest instances of this occurred on the PLATO system, and were made possible by the PLATO system's technological innovations as well as a sufficiently open environment to allow the developme
PLATO - An Early Online Community
On June 3, 2010, the Computer History Museum hosted a 6-session conference on the PLATO learning system. Session 6 was entitled "An Early Online Community: People Plus Computing Grows Communities." Session 6 Description: The developers of PLATO didn't set out to build an online community. So how did it turn into one? In 1972 few suspected that a human community could grow and thrive within the electronic circuitry of a computer. But two years later the world's first online community was flouris
The Facebook Effect with Mark Zuckerberg
[Recorded: July 21, 2010] The growth and impact of Facebook is mind blowing, even for an industry that considers "overnight success" to be a long-range goal. Founded in a Harvard dorm room on February 4th 2004 by 19-year-old Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook announced in July 2010 that had it reached the milestone of 500 million registered users. Facebook isn't just an American success story, most users are outside of the United States and half of them log on every day. Facebook has already made an irr
Triumph of the MOS Transistor
[Recorded July 13, 2010] The MOS (metal-oxide-semiconductor) transistor, the fundamental building block of digital electronics, is the base technology of late 20th and early 21st century. The story of its development is one of the key chapters in the history of the semiconductor and computing industries. After being the subject of extensive research and vigorous activity among semiconductor pioneers at companies like Fairchild, IBM, RCA, Bell Labs, Texas Instruments and Intel throughout the 1960
Utagawa: Masters of the Japanese Print 1770-1900
Utagawa: Masters of the Japanese Print, 1770--1900 presents more than seventy prints from the renowned Van Vleck collection of Japanese woodblock prints at the Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin--Madison and approximately twenty prints from the Brooklyn Museum. The Utagawa School, founded by Utagawa Toyoharu, dominated the Japanese print market in the nineteenth century and is responsible for more than half of all surviving ukiyo-e prints, or "pictures of the floating world." March 21
Monster sunspot groups appear on the Sun!
Late in 2009 and early 2010, two very large sunspot groups popped up on the Sun. These two animations shows those groups as seen by the SOHO spacecraft. The first is in visible light, and the second in far ultraviolet which shows magnetic activity associated with the sunspots. Watch as the Sun rotates; you get a cool 3D effect. Note that some data are missing, so the rotation isn't smooth. In the second animation a frame flashes up which says "CCD Bakeout" which is a standard cleaning process f
Orhan Pamuk: 2010 National Book Festival
Turkish novelist and scholar Orhan Pamuk appears at the 2010 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Orhan Pamuk was born in Istanbul and grew up in a large family similar to those that he describes in his novels "Cevdet Bey and His Sons" and "The Black Book," in the city's wealthy westernized district. As he writes in his autobiographical "Istanbul," from his childhood until the age of 22 he devoted himself largely to painting and dreamed of becoming an artist. After graduating from the sec
Gary Paulsen Lecture - Part 2 of 3 Author's presentation at stage lecturn in front of audience on October 27, 2007. In this portion of his speech he talks about his first experience with a dog team. He talks how he learned the proper language to use with the dogs, how his early dog team behaved, and how he got his dog, Cookie. He then goes into how he quit trapping and started to run dogs and the Iditarod. Good motivational talk on fulf
Author's presentation at stage lecturn in front of audience on October 27, 2007. In this portion of his speech he talks about his first experience with a dog team. He talks how he learned the proper language to use with the dogs, how his early dog team behaved, and how he got his dog, Cookie. He then goes into how he quit trapping and started to run dogs and the Iditarod. Good motivational talk on fulf
Interview about 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature
After the announcement, Peter Englund, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, told senior editor Simon Frantz that Mario Vargas Llosa is one of the great Latin American storytellers - a master of dialogue who has been searching for the elusive concept known as the total novel, and who believes in the power of fiction to improve the world.
World War 1 Simulation
The video includes a colored World War 1 map. Simulations and sounds occur throughout the video with some written explanations provided. Students must have some background knowledge before understanding the simulation. No narration. Run time 02:05.
Why women mean business
Business leaders ignore gender issues at their peril. That's the view of CEO of gender consultancy 20-First and INSEAD alumna Avivah Wittenberg-Cox. In a new book, 'Why Women Mean Business', Wittenberg-Cox and her co-author Alison Maitland say organisations that become savvy about 'womenomics' will win in the war for the best talent and leadership and the war for customers.
Leapfrogging over the Joneses
Measures to reduce conspicuous consumption by lower income earners in order to encourage them to boost their savings and spend more on healthcare, education and other essentials could backfire, according to recent research by INSEAD PhD candidate Nailya Ordabayeva and Associate Professor of Marketing Pierre Chandon.
Interview With Author Meg Rosoff
Meg Rosoff had three or four careers in publishing and advertising
before she started writing in her forties. She is the author of How I
Live Now , Just In Case and What I Was. All of which have earned her numerous prizes including the highest American and British honors for YA fiction: the Michael L. Printz Award and the Carnegie Medal. In this video we had the opportunity to interview Rosoff about her writing and things the things that inspire her.