Podcast Recording Tips
When recording in Audacity wait at least 2-3 seconds before you start speaking.  A second tip is to keep the microphone away from your lips so that it doesn't sound like you are spitting.
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Black Holes..........Monsters in Space
Video explains what a Black Hole is.  It is the ultimate unknown.  There is no way to find out what is in there.  Black Holes themselves cannot be observed directly, but they do possess gravity.  Astronomers have found that when material is packed tightly around a black hole it makes a ringing sound.  Astronomers believe that black holes have no volume but are infinitely dense.  Video shows how a star is pulled into the black hole.  There i
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A Lesson on Adverbs
An adverb adds to the verbs. Definitions and examples are presented by students about adverbs in sentences. The lesson ends at 2 minutes, 25 seconds with slides that summarize the adverb lesson.  The remainder of the video includes very cute outtakes.   (4:11)
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Context Clues
Teacher explains how he learned to read unfamiliar words in comic books by using context clues. For some reason, it has an extra 30 seconds of blank video. 2:30 min.
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One Year in 40 Seconds
A video of a scenic spot that goes through the transformation of the four seasons. It takes about 40 seconds to "travel" through all four seasons. Lovely video that provides a quick glimpse of each of the seasons. Run time 0:46.
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Life in the Oceans
This short but thorough video describes several animals and plants found in the ocean's environment. Starting with the tiniest creatures, plankton, and continuing through the food chain in the open sea like fish and whales. It also discusses organisms in the polar seas, such as cod, seals, and halibut and continues on to the warm coral reefs in the tropical seas with animals like the lobsters.  They address animals living in the shallow waters and tidal pools, such as barnacles, muscles, and
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Georges-Pierre Seurat Slideshow
WARNING: Brief female frontal nudity from 4:00-4:24 [24 seconds]
Features several close-ups of his work. This is suitable for middle school, and high school students. 'His large work A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (1884-1886), his most famous painting, altered the direction of modern art by initiating Neo-impressionism, and is one of the icons of 19th century painting' (Georges-Pierre Seurat, Wikipedia, 2009). Accompanied by classical music.

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Challenger - The Final Voyage Part 5 of 6

Discovery Channel Video.  At takeoff plus one minute the Challenger is four miles high, everything seems normal.  Then there is an explosion.  NASA analyzes the debris and flight data.  In June 1986, a full account of events is published.  On ignition the O rings on the booster had disintegrated.  At 59 seconds, Challenger
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Basic WiFi Troubleshooting Tips
Basic WiFi Troubleshooting Tips - If you are having problems with your WiFi connection, Molly Wood has a pile of tips to help you out. If your network was working fine and is now giving you issues CNET suggests first unplugging your router for 30 seconds.  Next check that the date and time are all the same on all computers.  Sometimes you need to update the drivers or the firmware. (2:37)

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Capillary
Video clip shows a microscopic blood vessel only one cell layer thick, so that individual blood cells must move through single file. Grades 5-12. 13 seconds.
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How to divide any number by 9 really really fast
As the title says, this video explains, with examples, an amazing method for dividing any number by 9 really really fast--in six seconds! If you have any doubt, check your work with a calculator. It really works. "Extra credit" for advanced math students: explain why the method works. Just a screencast of large type with a voiceover by a person with a rather heavy Indian accent. Run time 03:59.
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Italians in the world - part 4

(1924-1932)This episode discusses Zefferino Poli who is an emigrant who accepted the dollar religion, he grasped at once the American system.  He was a frugal man and soon owns many theaters.  Video also discusses other emigrants who influenced the Italians that were living in the United States.  Despite the racism and economic difficulties the Italian passion for politics reemerges in the emigrant
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Learning About the Letter "t" - Mr. T Has Tall Teeth - The Letter People
This is a part of "The Letter People" and focuses on "Mr. T", who has "tall teeth". The sound of letter t is reinforced through music and simple skits. Puppet characters act out the skits. Opening credits take about 20 seconds. (3:31)
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Simile, Metaphor, and Personification
The instructor uses a whiteboard and clip-art cut-outs to demonstate three types of figurative language.  This video is suitable for third-grade students and older. (Note: The instructor dellberately has the first few seconds blurred.)
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Potential and Capacitance
Benjamin Franklin, the great 18th-century American scientist, who later dabbled in politics, was the first to propose a successful theory of the Leyden Jar. He gave positive and negative charges their names, and invented the parallel plate capacitor. Electrical potential, the potential of charged conductors, equipotentials and capacitance.
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Spanish Mission System
As the Spanish empire spread over the southern portion of the present-day United States, the mission system was developed to facilitate colonial expansion and to pacify the Indians. Catholic priests and friars ventured into remote areas to build missions where they worked side-by-side with the Indians planting crops, hunting game, and preaching Christianity. The missionaries also taught the Indians about Spanish culture, including language, arts and crafts, and politics.
Each mission typi

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Setting Up the Promethean Board
This will walk you through the steps of connecting your computer with the Promethean Board and getting it going - all in 90 seconds.
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Taming The American West Unit 13
Western settlers’ assumptions of an endless, bountiful frontier were
tested when they moved to the Great Plains and attempted to cultivate the unfamiliar, arid landscape. This experience led to the rise of populist politics, which championed farmers’ and industrial workers’
critique of political and economic powers.

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Global America Unit 21
As the turn of the century approached, the pendulum of American politics and social structures began to swing back toward conservativism. With immigration from Asia and the Americas on the rise, the face of America changed rapidly. This unit examines the competing forces of ethnic and American identity in a world dominated by globalization and one remaining “superpower.
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Gender-Based Distinctions
Tim Rockey teaches 12th–grade American government and politics at
Sunnyslope High School in Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Rockey reviews the
concept of civil rights, with a focus on women’s rights. Students
evaluate the "reasonableness" standard as set by the court and come to understand where the court has drawn the line for gender–based
decisions. They explore the following questions: Can public taverns
cater only to men? Can females be excluded from contact sp

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