Converting to Slope-Intercept Form
The instructor starts with a very brief review and thenÂ demonstrates how to convert linearÂ equations into slope-intercept form and thenÂ graph themÂ on a single coordinateÂ plane.Â Mr. Khan uses the Paint Program (with different colors)Â to illustrate his points. Sal Khan is the recipient of the 2009Â Microsoft Tech Award in Education.Â  (03:28) There is a lot of information on the screen--the viewer may want to open the video to 'full screen.'Â
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How to Calculate the Volume of a Triangular Prism
Calculate the volume of a triangular prism by using a mathematical formula and measuring the base, height and length. Determine the volume of a triangular prism with tips from a teacher.
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The Big Book of Gross Stuff: Making Distinctions!
Bart King, a longtime middle school teacher, began writing to get reluctant readers hooked on books. The Big Book of Gross Stuff explores the international standards of grossness, while delving into history and science. This trailer introduces the book. Visit http://ultragross.blogspot.com for more gross stuff! Â (:42)
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Debate Tips: Evaluate Reasoning
Evaluate the other party's reasoning to see if they have a
weak argument. Learn how a soft argument can work to your advantage from a communications and public speaking expert in this
video.

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Solving Percent Problems, Part 1 of 3
This instructor in this video, Sal Khan, discusses how to solve this problem: 150 is 25 percent of what number?

Mr. Khan usesÂ computer softwareÂ (with different colors)Â to illustrate his points. Sal Khan is the recipient of the 2009Â 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. (06:17)

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Solving Percent Problems, Part 2 of 3
This instructor in this video, Sal Khan, discusses how to solve this problem: 100 is what percent of 80?

Mr. Khan usesÂ computer softwareÂ (with different colors)Â to illustrate his points. Sal Khan is the recipient of the 2009Â 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. (04:37)

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Solving Percent Problems, Part 3 of 3
This instructor in this video, Sal Khan, discusses how to solve this problem:Â 78 is 15 percent of what number?

Mr. Khan usesÂ computer softwareÂ (with different colors)Â to illustrate his points. Sal Khan is the recipient of the 2009Â 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. (05:26)

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Describing the Meaning of Percent, Part 1 of 2
This instructor in this video, Sal Khan, discusses how to solve this problem: Shade 20 percent of the square.Â  Mr Khan discusses what the word 'percent' means.

Mr. Khan usesÂ computer softwareÂ (with different colors)Â to illustrate his points. Sal Khan is the recipient of the 2009Â 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. (03:01)

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Describing the Meaning of Percent, Part 2 of 2
This instructor in this video, Sal Khan, discusses how to solve this problem: Show 109 percent by shading theÂ squares.

Mr. Khan usesÂ computer softwareÂ (with different colors)Â to illustrate his points. Sal Khan is the recipient of the 2009Â 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. (02:22)

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How Much Does a Broadcast Journalist Make?
How much a broadcast journalist makes depends on their specific
job description and on the market size, as a broadcast journalist in Los Angeles can make far more than one in Topeka. Understand the range of journalist salaries with insider information from an award-winning former TV news anchor in this video. Run time 1:23

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school, but are much easier to attain today due to the low competition
levels in radio news. Learn about how to become a broadcast radio disc jockey from an award-winning journalist in this video. Run time 2:52

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The Panama Canal
This video is accompanied by text. "An important discovery that resulted from the Spanish-American War was Americaâ€™s need to connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. During the war, ships in the Pacific had to travel around South America in order to join the fleet in Cuba. The U.S. now had to protect and supply its far ranging territories in Guam, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and the Philippines. The U.S. was also beginning to emerge as a world economic power and needed quicker shipping routes to meet
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Directing Actors with Judith Weston
International author, directing coach and workshop leader Judith Weston discusses techniques that deepen subtext , eliminate "result" direction, and deliver memorable performances.Â  (3:49)
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The Director's Role
Tony Award winning director Doug Hughes ponders his role as a theater director and his responsibility as a voice for the audience.

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Veteran Broadway director Doug Hughes discusses his career and methods with Robert LuPone, the director of the New School for Drama. Hughes is the New School's artist-in-residence for the 2007-8 academic year.

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An Evening with Oliver Stone: Dialogue on Classic Filmmaking
Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone discusses his recent film "Alexander" with UC Berkeley dean and professor of classics Ralph Hexter. Stone speaks to the lure, the responsibility, and the challenges inherent in his role as filmmaker. The evening's dialogue centers on representing ancient history and society to a broad modern audience. Oliver Stone has been nominated for 11 Academy Awards as a screenwriter, director, and producer, winning the Oscar three times, twice for Directing and o
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John Lithgow: Interview
A confident young girl interviews John Lithgow at a Barnes and Noble book signing event for his book, Mahalia Mouse Goes to College.Â Â Â John Lithgow, actor/author, writes award-winning children's books.Â  He reads/singsÂ to an audience of children, and recounts the start of his writing career, with his book about manatees.Â Audio Â is somewhat difficult to hear; audience participation in a library setting seems likeÂ great fun!.Â  (9:43)Â
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Interview with Children's Poet Bobbi Katz
MEET ME AT THE CORNER, Virtual Field Trips for Kids takes you to the Poet's House, a libraryÂ in New York City, to meet award winning children's poet Bobbi Katz. Learn about the various forms of poetry and what goes into making a poem.Â  Explains the form of poetry calledÂ pantoon.Â
Links to fun websites and a Learning Corner of questions and extended activities for kids.Â  (6:51)

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Interview with Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (Part 1)
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, winner of the ASPCA Roger Caras Award.Â  In this section, she answers the question, "What started your career as a writer?" She answers: because her parents read to her and her siblings with meaning.Â  (0:26)
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Interview with Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (Part 2)
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, winner of the ASPCA Roger Caras Award. In this section she answers the question, "What inspired you to write Shiloh and the other books in the series?" In her answer she describes how she and her husband found a dog in by a creek in West Virginia.
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Interview with Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (Part 4)
In this section Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, winner of the ASPCA Roger Caras Award, answers the question, "Which is your favorite among the books you have written?"Â  She comments that answering this question is really hard, but if she had to give an answer it would be Shiloh.Â  (0:39)
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