M&M Model for Radioactive Decay
In this activity the concepts of probability and exponential decay are demonstrated using M&M candy. The activity is appropriate for small classes (less than 40 students) that have already been introduced to half life and decay. The site provides detailed teaching instructions and tips, and links to similar activities for various class sizes.
Free Online Anthropology Videos and Video Clips
A list of online videos and video clips for anthropology or cross cultural classes. These can be used for online classes, hybrids, classroom presentations, or outside assignments.
Free Online Psychology Videos and Video Clips
A list of online videos and video clips related to the field of psychology. These can be used for online classes, hybrids, in class, or for outside assignments.
Thermoregulation in Vertebrates Studied by Telemetry
This exercise, which is adaptable for introductory biology students or advanced physiology classes, uses a simple radio telemetry system for measuring body temperature from unrestrained and undisturbed animals. The advantages of this system over traditional probe-type thermometers are enormous. The laboratory will include practice in calibration of the transmitters, instruction in inserting the transmitter into the animals, and experience in interpreting the data obtained.
Using Handheld Wireless Computers to Increase Interactivity and Collaborative Learning in Large Clas
We conducted a pilot study to determine the effectiveness of wireless, handheld computers in fostering active and collaborative learning in lecture-based teaching. We compared the capabilities of the largest type of handheld, the Jornada 820, to that of the smallest, a Handspring Visor "personal digital assistant." This article describes our use of the handhelds in a variety of classroom exercises, emphasizing wireless internet access. We explain our successes, problems, and proposed solutions.
"Angles, Spring 2010"
" Angles is an annual online magazine of exemplary writing by students in four foundational writing courses at MIT: 21W.730: Writing on Contemporary Issues; 21W.731: Writing and Experience; 21W.732: Science Writing and New Media; and 21W.734J: Writing About Literature. In these classes, students learn to read more critically, to address specific audiences for particular purposes, to construct effective arguments and narratives, and to use and cite source material properly. Students in these cour
Algebra: Formulas From Geometry
World War II: Breaking the Deadlock in Chinese
A 49 minute video in Chinese about the First World War. This is number six in a series. It is called Breaking the Deadlock. Good for ESL Chinese classes, too.
History of Psychology-In Plain English
An amateur video that shows several key people who developed the field of psychology. Some of the examples are very good and easy to understand. (The narrator does not like Freud!)
What is Psychology Part I of 2
An introduction to psychology by a professor. This part of the video talks about the history of the definition of psychology, how psychology overlaps with other social sciences, how it fits with science, and the types of psychology. (Video shows slides with key words and narration.)
History of Hollywood: Part of a Series
This is the first part of 11 in a series that traces this history of Hollywood and the film industry. Uses orginial footage. Excellent for film appreciation classes and sociology lessons.
History of President James Garfield
A short summary of James Garfield's accomplishments and life history. President Garfield was the 20th President of the United States. Teachers have to register (free) to download the video. It highlights his life. Good for history classes who sometimes forget this rather interesting man.
Gift of Music
At the Kiran Centre in Varanasi, music classes for differently-abled
people serve to unlock their talents. Students not only discover a new
form of artistic and emotional expression, but many turn their new
skills into a way to support themselves.
This video is to help students in math and science classes learn the Greek alphabet. The pronunciation is the English way of saying the letters in an American accent. It is NOT meant for those actually trying to learn Greek as a foreign language.
Baby, Toddler Brain Map: Interactive site
Great site that allows the viewer to see the development of the human brain from birth to three. Click on the age and the part of the brain you are interested in and the site explains it in layman's terms. A must visit for parents and science classes dealing with brain developement.
Short Documentary on Albert Einstein
In this brief four-minute documentary,you'll learn that one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century was a mediocre student who cut classes. You'll also learn that Albert Einstein wrote to President Franklin Roosevelt to urge "watchfulness..and quick action to beat Germany to the atomic bomb". Run time -4:22
Ballet Lessons : When Is Too Late to Start Ballet?
Ballet classes should be started very young for dancers that want to be professionals, with many classes a week working toward point work. Consider taking an adult ballet classes for fun and exercise with tips from an experienced dance instructor in this free video ballet lesson. (1:02)
Increase Learning Time
In this professionally-produced video, get tips on the link between less time in class and lower academic performance. More learning time, and perhaps less sports and elective classes may be the answer for some.
Less Students, More Learning
In this professionally-produced video, get tips to increase your child's learning in a large class. Smaller classes help your child have more one on one with their teacher. Also, if your child is having a difficult time, request help at school, and provide help at home.
What Education Do I Need to Become a Chef?
Find out the education requirements of chefs from an
experienced chef. The chef explains that the education required to become a chef starts with sanitation and safety classes, and it graduates to basic cooking skills and specialty cooking skills.