Photo Slideshow: Uncovering the Insect World
The inaugural Arizona Insect Festival at UA, pulled off by dozens of volunteers, was designed to inform people about the world of insects and the impact bugs have on our daily lives and the globe's ecosystems. UA entomology faculty and their collaborators spent one year planning the grant-funded event, which featured exhibits, edible insects, a decomposer and an insect zoo, among other things.
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Antique Silk Factory in Florence Italy
An informative narration takes us to Florence, Italy where 19th century looms make some of the finest silks in the world. Visit a florentine factory where a hand loom dating back to 1780 is still used and every thread is woven by hand. See how artisans create silk the way it has been done for centuries.
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Symphony No 2, 3rd movement by Mahler
This is a live stage performance of Valery Gergiev conducting the London Symphony Orchestra performing Mahler's second symphony. It was recorded in April, 2008. The picture and sound quality are excellent. (4:40)
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Second Grade Handwriting Writing at Home- Body Position, Pencil Grip, Etc.
Teacher-created live action video. In this video, a teacher shows the basics of handwriting using a student model. The teacher uses the student model to show how the body should look when working on handwriting and how to hold a pencil.  Exercises for strengthening grip are shown. (2:08)
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Handwriting Repair with Kate Gladstone - Making Handwriting Make Sense
This video explores why students may have trouble with penmanship. The video is a slide show with music. Video does not follow the 'standard' practice of how to write in cursive, but the video may have value to stuggling cursive writers.
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Handwriting Lesson: Improving Posture & Paper Skills
In this video, a teacher is shown working with an individual student on how he can improve his posture and use his non writing hand to help hold the paper.  The teacher gives the non writing hand a "pep talk" and tells how the hand can help out even though it is not doing the writing.
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How to Write Calligraphy: Small Letters
This just shows an artist making the letters. It does not tell how to hold the writing instrument or provide any other instruction. However, it clearly shows the lower case letters.
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Learn to Write the Upper Case Letters of the Alphabet
This video demonstrates how to write the 26 letters of the alphabet in capitals. Each capital letter's name is read by the narrator, while the correct pen stroke is illustrated via animation. (4:13)
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Cursive Capital and Lowercase Alphabets
Each letter of the alphabet is written in cursive. All of the capital letters then the lowercase letters. A short sentence is created in the end combining the cursive letters together.
It only shows the letter being written once, so you would have to pause or go back to see it over again.

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Correcting Common Handwriting Problems with Cursive Writing
This video features an expert in handwriting demonstrating common errors made in cursive writing , such as misforming e's and r's, using excessive slant, and using capitals in the middle of words. Corrections are then demonstrated. ( 5:50)
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Counting to 19 - Sesame Street
In this short video from "Sesame Street", numbers from 1-19 are shown. The video is accompanied by a chanting, tribal sort of tune where the voices count from 1-19 while the stylized numbers and images of the numbers are shown. (00:49)
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Sesame Street - Rap# 19
This short, one-minute animated video from "Sesame Street" is a rap that talks about the number 19. It shows a wide variety of groups of 19 items and shows the number several times.
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Gumball Subtraction - Sesame Street
A fun little sesame street video showing basic subtraction practice using a gumball machine.
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Twilight Author Stephenie Meyer
This 5:42 minute video is an interview with the author of the Twilight books. She explains how she wrote the books and what she was thinking. This would be a good video to show students about the writing process although it does go on to talk about the movie.
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Creative Quotations from T. S. Eliot
A thought provoking collection of Creative Quotations from T. S. Eliot (1888-1965); born on Sep 26. US-English poet, critic, and playwright.
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El Gran Granero Rojo (The Big Red Barn) Read in Spanish
In this video, a Spanish translation of the book "The Big Red Barn" by Margaret Wise Brown, is read by a Spanish student. The video does not show the pages that she is reading
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20.410J Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Biomechanics (BE.410J) (MIT)
This course develops and applies scaling laws and the methods of continuum mechanics to biomechanical phenomena over a range of length scales. Topics include: structure of tissues and the molecular basis for macroscopic properties; chemical and electrical effects on mechanical behavior; cell mechanics, motility and adhesion; biomembranes; biomolecular mechanics and molecular motors. Experimental methods for probing structures at the tissue, cellular, and molecular levels will also be investigate
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The Elegant Universe - Gravity and Theory of Relativity
This video gives detailed explanations of the story of gravity and theory of relativity. Run time 09:30.

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Talks @ Pulitzer: Bangladesh Factory Workers - Rights and Reforms
A year after the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, garment factories are being inspected. But even the well-lit ones with workers paid above minimum wage still have problems, including a lack of emergency exits. This is the kind of violation that should shut down a factory until fixed, except that in Bangladesh today, inspectors have no enforcement authority: they merely make recommendations. Pulitzer Center grantees Jason Motlagh and Ken Weiss are joined by Sajeda Amin, senior associa
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Author Ann Martin talks about Main Street
New York Times bestselling author Ann M. Martin talks about her newest series Main Street. Main Street came about after the Babysitters Club ended. She was not interested in writing another series. But then gave her the idea to write with a large group of characters. Her favorite thing about writing a series is that when she gets to the end of a book she knows there is always another one, she doesn't have to say good-bye to the characters. Favorite character in Main Street is Flora, because she
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