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.
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
Francine Prose describes how "Anne Frank's Diary Rises from Reject Pile to Bestseller"
Francine Prose, award-winning fiction author and author of Anne Frank: The Book, the Life, the Afterlife, is shown speaking into a microphone. She describes the arduous path Anne Frank's diary traveled to get published in the United States. "The book was turned down everywhere," says Prose, criticized as "boring" and "domestic." This is a portion of the video footage taken of Francine Prose speaking on October 6, 2009, in Corte Madera,
Look At Things Differently
This video reinforces one of the most important skills we can teach our young geniuses - Looking at Things Differently.
This song was written and performed by the co-creator of the series Randy Rossilli, Jr.
The Adventures of Young Thomas Edison is a co-production of the Edison Innovation Foundation and Nightstand Creations, Inc.
It was created by George Q. Keegan and Randy Rossilli, Jr.
Teach Reading Effectively: Partner Reading
Using in-class partner reading with elementary students.
Partner reading allows students to demonstrate both their oral reading
skills and their comprehension and listening ability. The students shown are using the Early Interventions in Reading program from
SRA/McGraw-Hill. Early Interventions in Reading uses explicity,
systematic instruction and regular skill assessment to help assure
Teaching Reading Skills: Disciminating Vowel Sounds
Teaching vowel sound discrimination skills using the Early
Interventions in Reading program from SRA/McGraw-Hill. Early
Interventions in Reading uses scaffolded and explicit direct instruction
to provide young students with the reading skills needed for academic
November 2010 Monthly Update on Global Capitalism
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Re-Wiring the Brain
Neuroscientist Michael Merzenich lectures on the secrets of the brain's ability to actively re-wire itself. He discusses his research into ways to harness the brain's plasticity to enhance our skills and recover lost function. The ability of the brain to grow and change as we develop is a complex process that progresses in a predictable way.
Homeschooling : How to Teach Science in Homeschool
Teach science in homeschool by purchasing high school science
text, which includes labs, or by logging on to the Internet to purchase
science equipment and textbooks. Enroll at a local community college and develop important science skills with tips from a homeschool teacher in this video. English Captions. (1:47)
Video Production: Project: That's a Wrap
That's a take! Video production is a great way to get involved in teams and to create something you will be proud of and can share with others while learning skills you never thought you had. You can save the files to email. You could burn a Cd or DVD of your movie. (2:48)
How to Conduct an Interview With a Source
Conducting an interview with a source requires conducting
background research beforehand to get a better handle on the subject
matter. Learn how to conduct an interview with concise and poignant questions with from an award-winning journalist in this video clip.
Is there a Crisis in World Journalism? Dr George Nyabuga
Dr George Nyabuga is an award-winning journalist and acclaimed media trainer. He joined Media Convergence Group as Managing Editor earlier this year and has key responsibilities across the Group's multi-media platforms. Dr Nyabuga holds a PhD in Politics, History and Media and a Masters in Online Journalism. Nyabuga brings wide-ranging hands-on experience as a journalist in Kenya, South Africa and the US. He has taught journalism, media and cultural studies at Worcester and Coventry universities
Is there a Crisis in World Journalism? Professor Adrian Monck
Professor Adrian Monck is Managing Director and Head of Communications and Media at the World Economic Forum. The Forum is an independent, international organisation incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in Geneva, Switzerland. He was educated at Oxford University and London Business School and went on to be an award-winning broadcast journalist with CBS News, ITN and Sky News. His work at Dunblane and in Bosnia received awards from the Royal Television Society, and on Rwanda won the speci
Is there a Crisis in World Journalism? Jeremy Paxman
Jeremy Paxman is a prominent and noteworthy presenter known and praised his abrasive and straightforward style of interviewing. He started his career in a local radio at BBC radio Brighton and in 1977, he became a part of BBC’s current affairs programme, Tonight. Was a reporter for Panorama and contributed to television programmes like Six O'Clock News and Breakfast Time. Owing to his commanding verbal skills, Jeremy Paxman became the anchor of BBC Two television programme, Newsnight. In 2003,
Producing ‘The Queen’ - Andy Harries
The man who produced the award-winning British film, “The Queen” has swapped the red carpet of Hollywood for a Coventry University lecture hall this week. Andy Harries, who saw Dame Helen Mirren win the Oscar for her outstanding performance as the Queen, spoke to John Mair, as part of the Coventry Conversations series. Andy was appointed Controller of Drama and Comedy in 2000 having spent seven years creating and running Granada’s acclaimed Comedy Department. In his capacity as Controlle
The Glamorous Life of a TV Presenter - Arti Halai
Arti Halai is currently a Presenter for ITV1’s regional news output in the Midlands Central News. She also has her own training company and is a consultant and a trainer on presentation, media and communication skills. She has spent fifteen years working in both radio and television. She started her career working for BBC Radio WM as a reporter and presenter based at Pebble Mill in Birmingham where she covered a wide range of stories. She is a governor for Mathey Boulton College of Further and
Making ‘Nativity’ - Debbie Issit
Debbie Isitt is a comic writer, film director and performer. She set up world renowned theatre company Snarling Beasties in the 1980’s to great critical acclaim. Her plays have won several awards including “The Independent theatre award” in 1989 and the “Time Out” theatre award in 1991 as well as Perrier Pick of the Fringe for three consecutive years. Debbie is renowned for her work with actors and improvisation. In this Coventry Conversation you can hear Debbie talking about "Nati