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Political Systems
A collection of downloadable video clips on the theme of Political Systems, with guiding questions for students. Clips are drawn from the following PBS WIDE ANGLE documentaries: "To Have and Have Not" (2002), "A State of Mind" (2003), "Ladies First" (2004), "Border Jumpers" (2005).
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Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science
In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,This segment is useful in showing how the interviewer probes to find out more about the student's ideas about pangea by asking her to represent on a drawing where today's continents would have been as part of one large land mass an dif they woulkd have been seen as one or separate areas. He also provides a globe for her to use which is helpful in eliciting some ideas about similar types of animals found on differ
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In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,This segment is helpful in showing teachers a useful technique to elicit students' ideas. The interviewer uses a refutation by stating a comment about what some scientists believe and asks the student to describe what she would say to them to refute their claim.
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Rwanda: You Go, Girls!
The PBS WIDE ANGLE documentary series analyzes a number of significant and current global issues. In 'Ladies First' (2004), WIDE ANGLE delivers a riveting report on the political and socio-economic success of the Rwandan women after the genocide of 1994 that divided the country's major ethnic groups, the Tutsi and the Hutu. The purpose of this lesson is to use 'Ladies First' to show not only that women working together can and did create a dialogue and a basis for trust among ethnic groups, but
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Essential Science for Teachers: Physical Science: Session 2. The Particle Nature of Matter: Solids,
What simple idea links together all of chemistry and physics? How can a close study of the macroscopic differences among solids, liquids, and gases support a microscopic model of tiny, discrete, and constantly moving particles? In this session, participants learn how the "particle model" can be turned into a powerful tool for generating predictions about the behavior of matter under a wide range of conditions.,The teacher expands a balloon over a heated flask of water to find out if students rec
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Essential Science for Teachers: Physical Science Session 3. Physical Changes and Conservation of Mat
What happens when sugar is dissolved in a glass of water or when a pot of water on the stove boils away? Do things ever really "disappear"? In everyday life, observations that things "disappear" or "appear" seem to contradict one of the fundamental laws of nature: matter can be neither created nor destroyed. In this session, participants learn how the principles of the particle model are consistent with conservation of matter.,The segment shows the interviewer trying to find out the student's id
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Essential Science for Teachers: Physical Science
In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,The segment shows the interviewer using phenomena to probe for the student's ideas about whether the mass would change when two solutions are mixed together. The clip is an example of a struggle the student is having using her own intuitive ideas about the size of the substances (smaller means less mass). The interviewer challenges the student's idea by having her make a prediction and then test it by finding the
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Essential Science for Teachers: Physical Science
In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,This segment provides an example of a student explaining evaporation.
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Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science
In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,The video shows the student describing how rocks can come in many different sizes such as grains of sand and large boulders. The interviewer further probes to find out how the student thinks that something as small as a grain of sand can be a rock.
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In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,The interviewer wants to find out a student's ideas about how wind and rain can break rock. The student draws a picture of a mountain and the interviewer asks her to talk about it. This strategy helps teachers see how asking students to draw their ideas may bring out students' ideas.
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Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science
In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,The interviewer shows the student two different representations of mountains, one smooth and one jagged, and asks her to describe what she sees. As she describes a volcano, the interviewer probes to find out why she thinks it is a volcano, whether a volcano is a mountain, and how a volcano forms a mountain. The segment is an example of using a representation to encourage students to think about their ideas.
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Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science
In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,In this segment the interviewer probes to find out if the student understands that there are different types of rocks and that their differences can be explained by the processes that formed them.
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In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,The interviewer appears to be finding out what the student already knows about rocks- what they are and how a rock can be described. The student's description is beyond the basic K-2 idea that rocks come in many sizes and shapes. She does provide ideas about color, and texture and that there are different kinds of rocks, matching the 3-5 essay that says students should "notice the variety of components" . This p
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Essential Science for Teachers: Physical Science: Session 2. The Particle Nature of Matter: Solids,
In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,The student is asked to divide a piece of aluminum foil into the smallest piece possible. The interviewer continues to probe what would happen each time you make it smaller, specifically probing to find out if the smallest possible piece would still have the same properties as the whole and whether there would be a point where you couldn't divide it any more. It was evident that the interviewer was trying to prob
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Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 5. Building on Useful Ideas
One of the strands of the Rutgers long-term study was to find out how useful ideas spread through a community of learners and evolve over time. Here, the focus is on the teacher’s role in fostering thoughtful mathematics.,Englewood—Second Grade: Probing Student Thinking. How can a teacher know what an individual student is thinking when there are 24 or more students in the room? In Englewood, a second-grade teacher tries to follow her students’ thinking by asking appropriate questions as she
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Learn the Colors of the Rainbow/Color Spectrum-ROY G BIV Song
Cute song teaching kids the colors and order of the colors in the color spectrum by using an elf named ROY G BIV. Each letter of his name tells the layers of the color spectrum. Content is appropriate for upper elementary and middle school students. (2:41)
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History and Politics Out Loud
HPOL is a collection of invaluable audio materials some available for the first time on this website capturing significant political and historical events and personalities of the twentieth century. The materials range from formal addresses delivered in public settings to private telephone conversations conducted from the innermost recesses of the White House. Our aim is to provide an accessible source of audio information to enliven instruction and scholarship in history and politics and to ena
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Educational iPod touch apps for students and teachers
Using an Elmo document camera, three iPod touch apps for students (iWriteWords, Wikipanion, PreSchool Adventure), and 3 apps for teachers are discussed. Contains Google Apps, too. A lot of good ideas, but difficult to see. Best if you follow along with your own iPod or Google phone. (4:28)
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The Importance of Religion in Political Life in the 19th Century: Abraham Lincoln's Experience
In this lesson, students will explore the importance of religion in community building in frontier America. They will also analyze the importance of religion in political life in the 19th century.
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Computerized Physician Order Entry - Drug safety in a Germany university hospital
This German language video demonstrates the result of our research and development: AiDKlinik is an award winning German web-based drug information system with clinical decision support: drug-drug-interactions, dose-adjustment in case of renal insufficiency, notice in pregnancy, allergy alerts and much more. Hope you are inspired and perhaps interested in co-operation or exchange of ideas.
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