Class is in Session - The Word of Retailing: Customer Buying Behavior
Using examples from retailers in Los Angeles, CA this video examines customer buying behavior in the world of retail. The video discusses the six stages of the buying process, utilitarian versus hedonic needs, and social and personal factors that affect a customers buying decision..
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A Healthy School Lunch and the Edible School Year
You can lead students to nutritious food, but can you make them bite? The answer to that increasingly relevant question is yes, if you get creative.  At Saint Paul Public Schools, in Saint Paul, Minnesota, the director of nutrition and commercial services for the school district is sharing her personal passion for fresh, healthy food with students. From Portland, Oregon, to Atlanta, school menus are being redone with health in mind, even as budgets shrink and parents tighten their wallets. Man
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Wow! Giant octopus - Extreme Animals
Watch this amazing footage as Steve Leonard gets up close and personal with a giant octopus in the freezing sea waters. Would you be happy to get this close to an Extreme Animal with giant eyes?  This professional video includes narration.  Run time 02:24.
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Trail of Tears
This slideshow is a personal interpretation of the song "Trail of Tears" from the album Dying For The World (2002) by W.A.S.P. The slideshow features images a small portion of the Trail and as well as maps of the Trail. Suitable for middle school and high school students.
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Life's Evolution From 'Star Stuff'
Carl Sagan's description of how we evolved from "Star Stuff" and are on our journey to go back to our origin - in the Stars. This video segment is from "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage".
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Sartre 1 of 7

Video states French philosopher, Jean Paul Sartre, spent a lifetime defining conventional logic.  The man who never felt so-free as under German occupation would go on challenge almost every assumption about the way live and the our search for freedom.  He looked at the physical sense of freedom.  It was in a Prisoner of War camp that he realized the potential of his ideas of personal freedom.  He did not kn
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The Painter and the Pendulum
TED visits Tom Shannon in his Manhattan studio for an intimate look at his science-inspired art. An eye-opening, personal conversation with John Hockenberry reveals how nature's forces -- and the onset of Parkinson's tremors -- interact in his life and craft. Tom Shannon's mixed-material sculpture seems to levitate -- often it actually does -- thanks to powerful magnets and clever arrangements of suspension wire. Run time 13:22.
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How Would You describe Greenland's Tundra?
Interview on physical composition and social science attributes of Greenland’s tundra, including teacher’s personal observations from this polar region. Run time 02:28.
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Understanding Weather: Storms
Storms — their origins, paths and destructiveness — are the subject at hand for Wesley, an engaging animated character who is determined to become a member of the Weather Bureau of Investigation (WBI). By witnessing a hurricane, thunderstorm and tornado in person and on his Weather Watch, Wesley understands that similar forces cause all three, but with varying intensity and scope, depending on whether they form over land or sea. With the help of the WBI, Wesley and young viewers get cl
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The Confirmation Process (Supreme Court Justices)
This excellent video is accompanied by text and is suitable for high school students. "After the president, with the help of his advisors, has selected a suitable candidate for the Supreme Court, the Senate has the opportunity to conduct a confirmation hearing. The nominee is present for this hearing and will be called upon to provide information about his or her background and qualifications. Senatorial confirmation ensures that a president will not be able to pack the court with his friends an
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Carmen Sandiego and The Stolen Smile Show
An animated show in which Carmen steals parts of famous artwork to try to create her own personal masterpiece. She steals eyes from a Van Gogh painting. She steals a nose from a Picasso painting. And, of course, she steals the smile from Da Vinci's famous Mona Lisa. Children can learn about famous artwork from the video.

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How to Become a Personal Chef
Learn about the process of becoming a personal chef from an experienced chef.  He explains that becoming a personal chef requires a good entrepreneurial sense to run the business, a good understanding of basic cooking techniques and loads of creativity.


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The Arts in Every Classroom: Teaching Dance
Two teachers with contrasting training and approaches to teaching bring rich dance experiences to students at their arts–based schools. Kathy DeJean, the dance specialist at Lusher Alternative Elementary School in New Orleans, promotes inquiry and self-expression in a multi-grade dance class. Scott Pivnik, a former physical education teacher at P.S. 156 (The Waverly School of the Arts) in Brooklyn, New York, uses African dance as a gateway to geography, writing, and personal growth for a class
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Dealing With Controversial Issues
This program examines how social studies teachers in any grade level can encourage open and informed discussions with their students while dealing with controversial issues. Topics range from stereotypes and gender–based discrimination to the conflict in the Middle East. Through clearly identifying issues, listening to multiple perspectives, and formulating personal positions, teachers can explore a variety of
strategies that can be used to teach challenging issues such as these in thei

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Going Further in Discussion Workshop 3
Since discussion is so central to the growth and development of a
literary community, this program also concentrates on this activity. The teachers talk about ways to recognize good discussion, adding personal anecdotes about ways in which they participate in or step out at various points in the discussion to help students go further in their
understandings of the text. The group also looks at different stimuli
they use to provoke and maintain good discussions in their class

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Planning and Professional Development Workshop 8
In order to grow in their careers, teachers need a great deal of
sustenance. In this program, the teachers talk about the ways in which they fulfill this need as they develop individually and as members of a professional community. The group invites us into their classrooms to look at the way they have grown professionally, stimulated by their peers, their membership in professional organizations, and their willingness to seek out new thinking on literature and teaching literature. Dr. La

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Writing Techniques for Novels
Discover your own personal writing process that gets the job done with tips from a published author and English professor in this video on writing. The professor gives you ideas that help you find what works best for you.
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Character Development in Narrative Writing

Students create their own character trading cards with the interactive Character Trading Cards tool. Character cards can be used to help students deepen understanding of characters in a book they are reading or as a prewriting exercise for narrative stories. Promp
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Protecting Reputations Online - In Plain English
"This video discusses the long-term risks of sharing inappropriate information on the Web. It encourages viewers to “think before you click” and offers tips for being responsible with photos, video and stories. Point include:

Why photos are permanent on the web
Future consequences of sharing inappropriate info
Tips for protecting reputations (personal and friends)
What to do when inappropriate info is shared."

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Computing in the Cloud - Part 1: "Introduction" – January 14, 2008
"Computing in the cloud" is one name for services that run in a Web browser and store information in a provider's data center — ranging from adaptations of familiar tools such as email and personal finance to new offerings such as virtual worlds and social networks. This workshop will bring together experts from computer science, law, politics and industry to explore the social and policy implications of this trend. Part 1 includes introductory remarks by H. Vincent Poor, and a survey talk by
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