Jigsawing with Nebraska Golden Sower Award Books
Students will learn about the Nebraska Golden Sower Award, read selected chapters from at least one of the nominated titles for the current year and communicate what they have learned by selecting activities which involve using handheld computers.
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Paco has lost his glasses. While Paco looks for them, Sandro is playing with his Blackberry, while taking advantage of the situation...

Objectives: Learn how to ask when you lose something

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Ask Dr. Sharon: Physical and Mental maturity of teenagers
This short video quickly reviews facts about the physical and mental growth of teenagers. Such facts that most girls will start puberty around 9 years of age, and most boys will start around 11 years. By 15, most girls are completely physically mature, as are most boys at nearly 17. However, research has shown that the adolescent brain does not mature at the same rate as the body.The prefrontal (anterior) part of the brain controls reason, emotion, common sense, and judgment, and is not mature u
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Edison, The Man Clip
This is a clip from Edison, The Man with Spencer Tracy as Thomas A. Edison. This is the part when Thomas Edison (Spencer Tracy) invents the tinfoil phonograph. This lesson is best used as a brief view into Edison. There is little meat here, but his comment about an invention versus an accident is a good way to get student debate started. It should be noted that Edison was the first person to see the advantage of having videos in the classroom.
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Vincent van Gogh - Gauguin Pays a Visit
Initially, it seemed like a good idea for Paul Gauguin to paint with Vincent van Gogh (in October of 1888).  His working visit, however, lasted just two months.

In this clip, from the award-winning film Lust for Life, Kirk Douglas (as Vincent) and Anthony Quinn (as Gauguin) recreate scenes of the artists in Arles.

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Simplifying Radicals
This instructor in this video, Sal Khan, discusses how to use exponent rules to simply radicals or square roots. 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.
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Fossils and Plate Tectonics
NASA Sci Files segment explaining what fossils are and how plate tectonics work. Produced specifically for students and is suitable for elementary and older students. 
(This is an Emmy award-winning series of instructional programs that introduces students in grades 3-5 to NASA and integrates mathematics, science, and technology through the use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), scientific inquiry, and the scientific method. The series seeks to motivate students to become critical thinkers

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How To Do Chest Presses
In this video, Chris Comfort demonstrates a really good workout for the chest, also known as a mechanical advantage drop set dumbbell chest press. Proper technique is shown while the narration explains how to keep it safe.  1:24 min.
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Tales From Other Worlds
Through little-seen footage shot in space and special effects, visit the great failed star of Jupiter, probe the raging volcano of Io, and peer through acid rain clouds to see the surface of Venus for the first time.
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Drag and Biomimetics
This is a NASA Sci Files segment describing how NASA scientists study the natural design of living organisms in order to solve problems in engineering aircraft. Produced specifically for students and is suitable for elementary and older students. 
(This is an Emmy award-winning series of instructional programs that introduces students in grades 3-5 to NASA and integrates mathematics, science, and technology through the use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), scientific inquiry, and the sci

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Density Current
This segment of the Ocean Odyssey series describes how the salinity and temperature of the ocean increases its density. Produced specifically for students and is suitable for elementary and older students. 
(This is an Emmy award-winning series of instructional programs that introduces students in grades 3-5 to NASA and integrates mathematics, science, and technology through the use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), scientific inquiry, and the scientific method. The series seeks to moti

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The Alien and Sedition Act, 1798
This video is accompanied by text. "The feud with France created bad blood between the political parties in America. Democratic-Republicans and Federalists took advantage of every opportunity to undermine each other. In 1798, the Federalist-controlled Congress exploited the anti-French sentiment sweeping through the colonies to pass a series of laws that, on the surface, promoted American safety but actually were designed to quiet their Democratic-Republican counterparts. The Alien and Sedition
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James Monroe - discussed by historian Richar Norton Smith
Award-winning presidential historian Richard Norton Smith discussed James Monroe's presidency in one of seven lectures he delivered at the Hauenstein Center.
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Gravel Springs Mississippi Fife and Drum Music Traditions
A compelling and award-winning portrait of Othar Turner, his music and their role in the Gravel Springs community. The film not only demonstrates how to make a cane fife, but also gets to the heart of both Turner and his fife and drum music as he's shown performing at an annual Fourth of July picnic. Quick cuts between dancing band members and the rhythmic movements of Turner's family going about their daily chores capture the mounting excit
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How to Focus in Reading
Teaching children how to focus when reading is very important, kids get distracted easily and keeping them concentrated on the book is key. Learn from an award winning teacher how to teach kids to focus.


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Teadching Reading With Children's Rhymes
In this clip learn some examples of children's rhymes such as having kids clap with the rhymes.  An award winning teacher talks about  teaching kids how to read using rhymes.
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Aviation History
This is a segment tracing the history of human flight. Produced specifically for students and is suitable for elementary and older students. 
(This is an Emmy award-winning series of instructional programs that introduces students in grades 3-5 to NASA and integrates mathematics, science, and technology through the use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), scientific inquiry, and the scientific method. The series seeks to motivate students to become critical thinkers and active problem solver

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Introduction to Evolution and Natural Selection
This video offers an introduction to evolution and variation in a population and natural selection. 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. Suitable for high school students.
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Evolution Clarification
In this video, Sal Khan, clarifies some points on evolution and intelligent design. 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. Suitable for high school students.
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