Workshop 3: Conceptual Thinking
In this workshop, the focus is on concept maps as tools for helping students learn. Joseph Novak, Professor of Biological Science, explains how students learn by assimilating new concepts into their already existing frameworks and takes a teacher step-by-step through the design and process of concept mapping. You will see concept maps being used in a variety of ways in m
Adding Positive & Negative Numbers Using a Number Line
In this video learn how easy it can be to add different arrangements of positive and negative numbers (integers). A number line is used to model examples. The steps are shown on how to find out if the answer to the problem will be positive or negative.
Vector Fields and Hydrodynamics
At first glance, replacing the old idea of action at a distance by the new idea of the field of force seems to e an exercise in semantics. But it isn't, because fields have definite properties of their own suitable for scientific study. For example, electric fields are different in form from magnetic fields, and both kinds can better be understood by analogy to field of
How to Grip a Tennis Racket
How to Grip a Tennis Racket. Part of the series: How to Play Tennis. Gripping a tennis racket is typically done with a continental or semi-Western grip. Grip a tennis racket with tips from a certified tennis pro in this free video on tennis.
Singapore Math Training for Parents and Teacher: Part 1 of 4
A review of Singapore Math concepts with parents of 5th and 6th grade students. (11:00)
How To Get Started With a College Savings Plan
This video is suitable for high school students and provides step-by-step instructions for starting a college savings plan. (2:30)
How To Solve a Sudoku Game
This video explains patterns of Sudoko puzzles and shows logic strategies for solving the puzzles. Large, clear examples of the puzzles are shown. ( 2:56)
Between the Lions: "Chicken Jane & the Aardvark" Here's another heroic adventure sequence from "Between the Lions" -- the story of how Chicken Jane saved Scot and Dot from a hard-charging aardvark pulling a cart containing a huge marshmallow. Video is short, but is helpful to kids who are trying to master the “ar” sound. Some words are printed on the screen. This video is of good quality and would be good for early readers to help with word recognition.
Here's another heroic adventure sequence from "Between the Lions" -- the story of how Chicken Jane saved Scot and Dot from a hard-charging aardvark pulling a cart containing a huge marshmallow. Video is short, but is helpful to kids who are trying to master the “ar” sound. Some words are printed on the screen. This video is of good quality and would be good for early readers to help with word recognition.
Double "o" "oo" Song
The catchy song on this video from the PBSKids series, "Between the Lions" emphasizes the sound the digraph "oo" makes. Three singers (from the group "Fonix"), sing about all of the words that exist because of the sound "oo" makes. Words such as "yahoo", "hoot", "loot", and more are shown on the screen as they are mentioned in the song. (1:14)
Open-Ended Research Questions: Success Secret for Research Projects
How to frame an open-ended research question for your research project: who, what, when, where, why, how--and all the variations of them.
Before You Begin to Write
A short common sense video that goes over the basics of what to know before writing the essay. There are a few other videos in this series that might also be of some value: Three Main Paper Types
Thesis Outlines Structure Summary
Concision: Never Use 28 Words When 8 Will Do.
This slideshow (26 black on white word frames), narrated by a soft adult male teacher voice, explains how to write concisely but not vaguely. Provide details, not generalizations. (10 minutes 12 seconds includes class assignment at end.)
Word Parts in Action- Morpheme Mechanics
This is a clip showing words that are divided into prefix, root, and suffix. The word is shown on the slide and underneath the words is how it should be divided. In the background is a roller coaster and music which is distracting to the lesson.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (Gorilla in the Greenhouse)
This is an animation (07:43) to explain the Great Garbage Patch to younger viewers. Hufflebot will do anything to get that Wormulus out of his head, including creating a nation of plastic bags in the middle of the Pacific Ocean...until they get a taste of their own medicine. Created by Jay Golden for SustainLane Media.
Re-Wiring the Brain
Neuroscientist Michael Merzenich lectures on the secrets of the brain's ability to actively re-wire itself. He discusses his research into ways to harness the brain's plasticity to enhance our skills and recover lost function. The ability of the brain to grow and change as we develop is a complex process that progresses in a predictable way.
First-Grade Home School Lesson Subjects
Have you decided to home school your child? Learn all about important school subjects for home schooling first-graders in this education video.
Matt Moskal is a free-lance artist with a BA in Elementary / Special Education. He has taught Kindergarten through 6th grade in the Philadelphia School District since 2003.
Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz
First-Grade Home School Reading Lessons : Reading Rules for First-Graders
Have you decided to home school your child? Learn how to teach reading rules to home schooled first graders in this education video.
First-Grade Home School Reading Lessons : Double Vowel Reading Lessons
Have you decided to home school your child? Learn how to teach double vowel reading lessons for homeschooled first graders in this education video.
Persepolis Recreated-Part 2 of 5
Persepolis once stood where present day Iran is located. This documentary is suitable for high school students. "Archaeological evidence shows that the earliest remains of Persepolis date from around 515 BC. André Godard, the French archaeologist who excavated Persepolis in the early 1930s, believed that Cyrus the Great chose the site of Persepolis, but that Darius the Great built the terrace and the great palaces" (Persepolis, Wikipedia, 2009).
Homeschooling Information : Earning a GED at Home
Earning a GED at home requires using computer programs and textbooks as study materials, and signing up to take the exam. Get a graduate equivalency diploma at home with advice from a homeschool specialist. Linda Wooldridge has been homeschooling since 1998, and she has been on the PPEA board for three years as the orientation coordinator for Pinellas County.
Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz