How to Write an Introduction Paragraph for Your Essay
This is an essay introduction formula for academic writing using the three-part funnel approach: grab attention, bridge to thesis, present thesis. Presented by Michelle Bowman of the Effective Writing Center, University of Maryland University College.
How to Write an Introduction to Your Essay
Note: There is a couple of moments of silence as the instructor waits for you to read the paragraph. The instructor 'dissects' themfirst paragraph by color-coding, then explains the significance of each part of the paragraph.
How to Write an Introduction for an Essay
Learn how to write an introduction for an essay in this clip. A writing instructor gives tips on how to write the introduction of an essay.
Elementary Education : How to Identify Learning Disabilities in Children
In order to identify a learning disability in a child, it's important to examine a child's organizational skills and propensity to get confused about time and words. Find out how to take symptoms of a learning disability to get professional help with help from a state-certified teacher in this video on identifying learning disabilities in children. (01:24)
Expert: Ileana Padilla-Boyd
Bio: Ileana Padilla-Boyd is the director of Bright Starts, an education service in south Flori
In this video segment, students learn how to do one-step
division problems and write the remainder in the solution. Then, they
learn how to divide a three-digit number by a one-digit number without remainders and discuss what to do when dividing by zero.
Magical Nature Journey sample
Magical Nature Journey DVD is an innovative learning experience for your child inspired by perhaps the wisest parent of them all - Mother Nature.
A diverse range of patterns, shapes, colors, textures and sounds found exclusively in nature are utilized in a gentle and soothing way to help enhance the development of your baby's brain.
Exciting close encounters with a wealth of wonderful animal and plant life and
multiple color, counting and naming sequences delight
Understanding Weight vs Mass
In everyday language, the words "mass" and "weight" are used interchangably but they really are different things when it comes to physics. Professor Steven Pollock explains weight in this video from Thinkwell's online Physics series. The video uses lecture format, demonstration, and a whiteboard to aid in the explanation. Run time 09:16.
Learn Italian - Indefinite Article
This segment, which is from a larger video clip, is a short explanation of the use of un, uno, una and un' in Italian. (01:19)
Juan Enriquez wants to Grow Energy
Juan Enriquez challenges our definition of bioenergy. Oil, coal, gas and other hydrocarbons are not chemical but biological products, based on plant matter -- and thus, growable. Our whole approach to fuel, he argues, needs to change. Juan Enriquez thinks and writes about the profound changes that genomics and other life sciences will cause in business, technology, politics and society. This video could also be used with a lesson in agriculture. Run time 18:08.
This video segment adapted from NOVA examines ethanol, a cleaner-burning fuel alternative to gasoline, and the efforts to produce it more efficiently. Today, most ethanol in the United States is made from corn kernels. But converting corn into ethanol requires lots of energy as well as corn, which might otherwise be used to feed people and livestock. The video features research efforts to use less valuable plant matter, called cellulosic biomass, and microorganisms that may be able to accomplish
This video segment adapted from KQED's QUEST profiles the work of Jay Keasling, a synthetic biologist experimenting with ways to produce a cleaner-burning fuel from biological matter, using genetically modified microorganisms. Keasling's approach involves engineering microbes to eat simple sugars found in plant matter and then excrete fuel. The video explains the two techniques that may enable Keasling to accomplish this: metabolic engineering and directed evolution. It also suggests that creati
How to Edit WatchKnow
Here's a carefully edited screencast explaining how to edit Watchknow. This excellent screencast describes: (1) installing the bookmarklet; (2) importing videos with the bookmarklet; (3) editing the directory; and (4) recategorizing videos. This screencast was developed by none other than the original designer of WatchKnow, Dr. Larry Sanger. (08:27)
How to Use WatchKnow
While many have said WatchKnow is easy to use, we think it can't hurt to explain it with a nice screencast. So here you go--how to use WatchKnow, in under four minutes. Covers opening categories; opening video pages; watching and rating videos; drilling down into the Directory; using the age filter; using the search engine to find categories and videos, and to locate where categories are in the Directory; getting an account; how educational professionals should sign up for an account; and My
Tips On Categorizing Videos on WatchKnow.org
This WatchKnow video tutorial (a screencast) explains how to fix common problems with categorizing videos and editing the Directory. Topics include: (1) unsorted videos; (2) using too borad of a category; (3) the category you need doesn't exist yet; (4) too many videos in a category; (5) how to deal with multi-part videos; (6) duplicate categories; (7) specialized category not filed "deeply" enough; (8) category names not in Title Case. For additional information on editing
STS-135 Crew Profile
The last flight of the U.S. space shuttle is a return flight to the International Space Station for each of the four astronauts aboard Atlantis.
Too Many People in Britain? Immigration and the Housing Problem
This lecture will look at immigration and its economic effects including the contribution to population growth. Why does housing not keep up with population growth? More generally, why do we find it so hard to house our population decently? Stephen Nickell is warden of Nuffield College, Oxford and a member of the Budget Responsibility Committee at the Office for Budget Responsibility. Professor John Van Reenen is Director of the Centre of Economic Performance (CEP) at LSE.
2.3 Negative feedback and stability
There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently dominating society, rooted in unlimited economic growth unperceptive to its social and environmental impact, cannot resolve the converging environmental, social and economic crises we now face. The primary aim of this unit is to encourage the shift away from reductionist and human centred thinking towards a holistic and ecological worldview.
The Idea of Law in Science and Religion
Dr Lydia Jaeger : Course
The Spotlight - "Plant One on You" - Part 2 (A work of "Art")
The second half of this two-part episode features a journey to McMaster's Greenhouse. Including a look at a number of interesting plants and an interview with the guardian of the greenhouse himself, the man simply known as "Art".