Helping Verb Song
Mrs. Jefferies class was divided into small groups and were given the task of memorizing a list of helping/being/linking verbs.  They did this by putting the words into various songs and performing.  This group is performing a country song.

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Nesting Puffin
A great informational movie on the puffin bird. This short video clip also follows a baby puffin as it is born and then moves towards the ocean for its first solo swim. RUn time 02:15.
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Pileated Woodpeckers
This movie shows pileated woodpeckers well.... peck! This short movie shows this unique bird in action. Professional video footage set to music, no narration. Run time 01:00.
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Power Strugles of Acorn Woodpeckers
This movie shows how the communal group of woodpeckers live. Each woodpecker in the group has a job. You see first hand how two birds compete to become lead breeders. Run time 02:14.
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How To Take Good Notes in Class
Practical information and step-by-step instructions about how to take effective notes. Write what teacher writes on the board and listen for 'signpost words' such as 'remember' and 'listen.'  The most important rule is to rewrite notes after class. Live action movie. (1:25)
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From Embryo to Duckling
This video segment from NOVA: "The Shape of Things" charts the development of a duck embryo, from its earliest stages just after fertilization, through cell replication and differentiation, to the final stage, emergence from the protection of the eggshell.  Closed captioning included.  Run time 01:19.
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FILL THE FORD, OCTOBER 9, 7.PM.
With the Mustangs in the thick of the race for a Conference USA championship, SMU will offer Family Packs to the Tulsa game on Oct. 9. For as little as $56, fans can get four tickets, four hot dogs and four drinks to the 7 p.m. game at Gerald J. Ford Stadium. Larger families can add additional family members for $14 each. The game is a big one, as both SMU and Tulsa are fighting for the Western Division lead in C-USA. The Tulsa World writes, "The survivor of Saturday's game will have a good sho
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John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men: Quotations and Analysis
This title will closely examine Of Mice and Men by John
Steinbeck, analysing the text chapter by chapter. As well as briefly
recapping the story, it will analyse the deeper meaning in the text and
examine the way that Steinbeck structures his plot and achieves certain effects. The novel is made up of six chapters, in which the time of events and the sense of place are very clear. All of the action takes place over one weekend. Each chapter deals with a clear segment of action,

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Astronaut Shannon Walker Sponsors Video Contest for Greater Houston Area Students
Post Video Response—NASA astronaut Shannon Walker is hosting a video competition for students in the greater Houston area. The competition will begin Thursday, April 1, and continue through Friday, May 14, 2010. Students participating in this unique competition must answer Walkers question, Why should the United States explore space? The answer must be recorded on video and posted to YouTube at the following link, www.youtube.com/reelnasa. Walker is asking students to be as creative as pos
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"When the Young Husband" by Donald Hall (poetry reading)
Extramarital sex is usually unrewarding: it is too self-conscious and pervaded by a sense of unreality which can be so powerful that, although the mind is made up, the body doesn't recognise the situation as sexual and won't co-operate. In fact we don't really do it for the sex because that's not the real point - there is never much sex in adultery anyway. Escape from the trap of marriage is the real point though we might fraudulently justify it to ourselves as romance Real sex is the combin
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Inside the Collections: Ichthyology at AMNH
In the first of a new series of behind-the-scenes looks at the collections at the American Museum of Natural History, Melanie Stiassny, Axelrod Research Curator in the Department of Ichthyology, takes us through the Museum's vast collection of fishes. The Department of Ichthyology, one of the four departments within the Museum's Division of Vertebrate Zoology, houses a collection that comprises more than 2 million specimens from around the world, with a special focus on African, Australian, Ce
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Grace Hopper & the Invention of the Information Age
[Recorded March 4, 2010] According to author Kurt Beyer, Grace Hopper is arguably as important a figure to computing as Bill Gates, Larry Ellison and Steve Jobs, and serves as a responsible, civic-oriented role model for current and future technical and business leaders. A Hollywood movie about the life of computer pioneer Grace Murray Hopper (1906-1992) would go like this: a young professor abandons the ivy-covered walls of academia to serve her country in the Navy after Pearl Harbor and finds
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Big Bang Theory panel at Comic Con 2008 Part 2
Part 2 of the "Big Bang Theory" panel at Comic Con in 2008. This one features Q&A from the audience about science, movie quotes, and Star Trek.
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Authors@Google: Jeffrey Ma
Jeff Ma is the author of The House Advantage: Playing the Odds to Win Big In Business. As part of the notorious MIT Team depicted in Ben Mezrich's now classic Bringing Down the House, Jeff Ma used math and statistics to master the game of blackjack and reap handsome rewards at casinos. Years later, Ma has inspired not only a bestselling novel and hit movie, but has also started three different companies—the latest of which, Citizen Sports, is an innovative marriage of sports, betting, and
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Authors@Google: Jonathan Bender
There are 62 LEGO bricks for every person in the world, and at age 30, Jonathan Bender realized that he didn't have a single one of them. While reconsidering his childhood dream of becoming a master model builder for The LEGO Group, he discovers the men and women who are skewing the averages with collections of hundreds of thousands of LEGO bricks. What is it about the ubiquitous, brightly colored toys that makes them so hard for everyone to put down? In search of answers and adventure, Jonatha
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Digital Art@Google: James Tunick and Jack Toolin
James Tunick is an artist focused on the intersection of creativity and technology in public spaces, an entrepreneur, and software developer. He lives and works in New York City. Tunick founded StudioIMC (www.StudioIMC.com), an Outernet technology company that represents an international team of programmers and digital artists. His work has been featured at Ars Electronica Center and the USF Contemporary Art Museum, and he has curated StudioIMC art shows at the Paley Center for Media and Chels
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Paul Grabowsky: The complete musician, at ANU
Mr Paul Grabowsky, founder of the Australian Art Orchestra gives this lecture entitled 'the complete musician' at The Australian National Univerisity on the 14 October 2010. Mr Paul Grabowsky challenges tertiary music educators to reflect on their current practice and consider how effective it is in actually preparing students for the careers they will now enter on graduation. Recognised as Australia's pre-eminent jazz pianist with over 26 recordings to his name, Mr Grabowsky is regarded as on
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Commonwealth of Learning Copyright Audit
To a significant extent, copyright law governs the production, dissemination and consumption of knowledge and culture. In an "information society" it is particularly important to ensure that the gates of learning are kept wide open. It is in this context that an examination of copyright law with respect to education becomes crucial. When performing an audit of copyright law, it is essential to keep in mind international treaty obligations: particularly, the Berne Convention, the Agreement on tra
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1.3 Stages of development

As a result of the consultation and decision-making process, it was decided, as a primary objective, to undertake a systematic survey of the site in order to uncover and understand the industrial archaeology of Aberdulais Falls. This involved removing tons of rubbish, infill and vegetation, and examining in detail the archaeological remains discovered.

During this process, no evidence from the sixteenth-century copper smelting works was uncovered, and it is assumed that this lies beneat
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7.2 Asides

An aside is a shorter speech, maybe only a few words, spoken sotto voce to the audience. It is presumed that the other characters on stage cannot hear what is being said, unless the aside is between two characters. Unlike the soliloquy, which largely died out with the decline of poetic drama, the aside is a convention that was widely used until the rise of naturalistic drama early in the twentieth century. Nevertheless, it is still employed in those conventional dramatic genres, pantom
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