Best Practices Weekly--Using Higher-Level Questions in Reading
In this Best Practices Weekly video, teacher Elliott reviews an article from The Reading Teacher on using higher-level questions in reading. Key strategies include modeling exemplar responses, prompting with follow up questions, providing sentence stems for ELL students, collaborating with other teachers, planning, and don't give up. This is a great resource to help improve reading instruction in the classroom. (5:59)
Stormy Weather: Floods
This podcast features two stories recorded by visitors to the Forces of Nature exhibit, currently on display at the Kansas Museum of History through January 9th, 2009. In the first segment, farmer and author Thomas Holmquist describes a 2007 flood on his farm in Saline County near Smolan. The second recording is by Holmquist's wife, Marlysue Esping-Holmquist. She describes the history of their farm and how it was obtained through an allotment system in 1868 by her ancestors, who didn't realize i
La roue de la vie dans les temples bouddhiques (audio)
One of the first sights encountered by visitors to Buddhist temples is a large painting of the wheel of rebirth, depicting in horrific detail the pains (less often the pleasures) that await people after death. In this illustrated talk, Stephen F. Teiser explains how these representations of the Buddhist worldview have been imagined in Buddhist art over the centuries. The lecture offers an introduction to Buddhist cosmology, Buddhist art, and the spatial and ritual organization of Buddhist te
Memory of Maestro Charles Vest
President Charles Vest conducting the "Stars and Stripes Forever" at Tech Night at the POPS during MIT's Reunion Week, June, 2004. A video reprise.
Sonnet 126 O Thou My Lovely Boy... by William Shakespeare (poetry reading)
A rather sinister sonnet that has only 12 lines, rather than 14. Nobody knows why, but there's a theory that the last two lines might have identified the boy, so were kept private. Or Shakespeare might have been indicating that life could end suddenly any time. He was obsessed by death, so I prefer to believe the latter explanation.
The painting which is just for atmosphere being the only one I could find of a dead handsome youth, is The Death
Common Cockle--An Overview
This short video gives excellent real life footage of a Common Cock in its natural environment. Students will enjoy listening to the ocean sound as they watch the close up views of this amazing creature. This well-known edible cockle has a solid shell, consisting of two valves, which feature prominent ribs and concentric growth-lines. The outer surface of the shell is off-white, yellowish or brown, and the inner surface is white. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge a
"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights." This is what it says in the very first Article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The idea of Human Rights is one of the most important fundaments of human co-existence. At the same time human rights are subject to fierce debates and Human Rights violations are common all over the world.
But what exactly are Human Rights? Who is responsible for protecting them? And do they really apply to all people? These are the ques
UO Today #580 Neil Harris
Neil Harris, the Preston and Sterling Morton Professor Emeritus of History and Art History at the University of Chicago. He discusses his recent book Capital Culture: J. Carter Brown, the National Gallery of Art, and the Reinvention of the Museum Experience.
Sacred Calendars: Ash Wednesday with Alison Milbank
Ash Wednesday begins, for Christians, the preparation for their central feast: Easter. Now linked to giving up smoking, its name comes from the practice of placing ashes on the forehead: a reminder of repentance.
Taking the Citizenship Oath
In the registering process, after going through a number of steps and passing the examinations many immigrants have to take a citizenship oath. In this video clip, American citizens discuss what it was like taking the citizenship oath. (2:07)
Methodological Approach for the Integration of Material Information and Performance in the Design Co
As computational design processes have moved from representation to simulation, the focus has shifted towards advanced integration of performance as a form defining measure. Performance, though, is often assessed purely on the level of geometry and stratified between hierarchically independent layers. When looking at tension-active membrane systems, performance is integrated across multiple levels and with only the membrane material itself, defining the structural, spatial and atmospheric qualit
THE CONSTELLATION SONG
The best teachers are known for pulling out all the stops to help their students learn. In this example, award-winning Texas A&M University teacher and astronomer Dr. Kevin Krisciunas resorts to a spontaneously stellar song to educate us about the universe, one constellation at a time. To learn more about Texas A&M Astronomy, visit http://astronomy.tamu.edu/.
Jerusalem Summer Program
The Office of International Studies Jerusalem Summer Program is located at the Ecumenical Institute for Theological Studies at Tantur, on a hilltop on the road from Jerusalem to Bethlehem. From almost every point on the Tantur Ridge there is a magnificent view of beautiful and historic sights.
Close by, to the south, are the church spires of Bethlehem and the Muslim minarets of other Arab villages. To the north spreads the great city of Jerusalem, its Old City walls only a 10-minute drive away
Part 9 - Chapter 44 - A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain
Part 9, Chapter 44: A Postscript by Clarence. Classic Literature VideoBook with synchronized text, interactive transcript, and closed captions in multiple languages. Audio courtesy of Librivox. Read by John Greenman.
Playlist for A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL594379211E091592
Dublin Summer Program
This Summer Program is held in the Keough-Naughton Notre Dame Study Centre, Dublin.
Classes will be held in historic O'Connell House, long-time home of the celebrated Irish politician Daniel O'Connell. The two key classes will be supplemented by a diverse range of cultural enrichment opportunities: cultural, literary, musical, theatrical, sporting, political, and culinary.
Participants will be able to fully experience the vibrant life of the city of Dublin, as well as being able to explore th
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