The Arts in Every Classroom: Teaching Theatre
Two specialists work on basic theatre skills with children of various ages, and use theatre education as a gateway to other kinds of learning. At Lusher Alternative Elementary School in New Orleans, Amanda Newberry’s lesson in improvisation with a third–grade class stimulates students’ imagination, heightens language and listening skills, and encourages critical thinking. At Barney Ford Elementary School in Denver, George Jackson teaches basic movement skills to a first–grade class, invi
Teaching For Understanding Workshop 2
How do we plan for learning? This session focuses on the Teaching for
Understanding model, a framework for unit planning developed at the
Harvard Graduate School of Education. The onscreen teachers use the
framework to analyze unit planning in classroom videos, plan for their
own social studies units, and create a pictorial timeline of U.S.
history that outlines an entire year of learning.
Different Kinds of Smarts:Multiple Intelligences-Session 4
This program delves into Harvard University professor Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences, describing how people have learning skills that differ in significant ways. Featured are teachers who share a class of five- through eight-year-olds, including several mainstreamed special needs students, and a ninth- and 10th-grade social studies teacher, with expert commentary from Howard Gardner
Graphing Linear Inequalities in Two Variables, Part III
In this video, Sal Khan demonstrates how to graph a linear inequality. Mr. Khan uses the Paint Program (with different colors) to illustrate his points. Sal Khan is the recipient of the 2009 Microsoft Tech Award in Education. (03:20) There is a lot of information on the screen--the viewer may want to open the video to 'full screen.'
Building Comprhension Workshop 3
Comprehending text is one of the main goals of reading. In this session,
literacy expert Nell Duke discusses what good readers do and strategies
teachers can use to help students build comprehension skills. Classroom
footage provides examples of comprehension strategies.
The Divided Brain
This module begins with graphic representations of the cerebral hemispheres’ specialized functions. It continues with a description of the brain’s asymmetry, showing diagrams of how the two halves communicate. The extreme case of a patient who has undergone split-brain surgery for treatment of epilepsy illustrates the role of hemispheric organization in sensory perce
Erien, Year Two—Grade 7 Erien, now in her second year of teaching, wants to increase her seventh-grade students' higher-level thinking skills.
Erien, now in her second year of teaching, wants to increase her seventh-grade students' higher-level thinking skills.
Nancy—Grade 8 Nancy wants her eighth-grade students to develop more autonomy and critical thinking skills.
Nancy wants her eighth-grade students to develop more autonomy and critical thinking skills.
Audrey, Year Two—Grade 7
Audrey, in her second year of teaching science, is helping her seventh-grade students develop critical thinking skills.
Rock and Roll - A Brief History
This is an historical snapshot of rock and roll music a new style of music that became popular in 1951. The video explains how money influenced music and tells of its cross-racial appeal. Explores briefly the career of Elvis Presley. Video uses still images. (2:39)
Extraneous Solutions to Radical Equations
In this video, the instructor discusses extraneous solutions to radical equations. Mr. Khan uses computer software (with different colors) to illustrate his points. Sal Khan is the recipient of the 2009 Microsoft Tech Award in Education. The viewer may want to open the video to 'full screen' as the instructor fits a lot of information on a dark screen
Language Montessori Methods
Language is one of the most important skills that a child should master. A Montessori teachers shows how Montessori teaches language skills and shows what the language arts centers looks like in the classroom..
Montessori Language Card Activity
Spark your child's imagination and improve their story telling
skills with language cards. Learn how to use language cards in this free
educational video about language Montessori methods.
The Arts in Every Classroom: Three Schools, Three Approaches
Documentary segments filmed during the next school year show the Learner Teams planning and teaching arts-based lessons that grew out of work in the first six programs. Discussions at the end of the school year, facilitated by one of the workshop leaders, give the Learner Team members a chance to reflect on some of the developments in their teaching practice.
Dennis Hong - My Seven Species of Robot
At TEDxNASA, Dennis Hong introduces seven award-winnning, all-terrain robots -- like the humanoid, soccer-playing DARwIn and the cliff-gripping CLIMBeR -- all built by his team at RoMeLa, Virginia Tech. Watch to the end to hear the five creative secrets to his lab's incredible technical success. Dennis Hong is the founder and director of RoMeLa -- a Virginia Tech robotics lab that has pioneered several breakthroughs in robot design and engineering. Robots are often inspired by nature, incorporat
How to Improve at Tennis
How to Improve at Tennis. Part of the series: Tennis Lessons. A great way to improve your tennis game is to simply play more tennis, find a tennis partner for motivation, and join a local tennis organization. Consider taking lessons to hone your skills. (1:04)
How to Write a Short Story
Compose a successful short story, using brevity to an advantage, with tips from a published author and English professor in this video on writing where he speaks directly to you. Great tips for those of any age who have a passion for writing. The video has English captions at the bottom.
Tips On How to Write Introduction Story
Learn tips on how to write the introduction to a story by discussing the story itself or discussing your career and what led to the story being written. Consider why you are writing a story introduction with tips from a writer and playwright.
How to Write a Short Story
Learn how to write a short story, pick three or four characters, narrow the scope of the plot and create a solid conclusion that contains a moral. An english professor show you how in this video.
Technology in Early Childhood Education
“ As with any learning tool, technology should be used alongside a variety of learning experiences.”
Adults consistently model for children the use of technology in everyday life.
Technology needs to be introduced to children before they can be expected to use it independently.
Instructional strategies coupled with technology can creative powerful learning experiences.
The use of technology helps children practice skills and better unde