Author Views: Robert Munsch Interview
The author talks about his writing career, getting his first story published and his writing process. Video shows face and hands of author as he speaks. (2:08)
Mo Willems Interview
Author and illustrator Mo Willems, originally raised in New Orleans, talks about the inspiration and creative process for his books such as Don't Let to Pigeon Drive the Bus. We see him briefly reading to a group of school students. He highlights his newest book, Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed, a watercolor illustrated picture book with naked animals and one mole who likes to get dressed, and wha
Molecular Genetics: The Protein vs. DNA Debate
The protein vs. dna debate - Professor George Wolfe discusses molecular genetics and the protein vs. DNA debate in this video from Thinkwell's online Biology series. Run time 09:23.
The Human Genome Project: Applications
Professor George Wolfe discusses the human genome project in this video from Thinkwell's online Biology series. This video uses lecture format and a whiteboard to aid in explanation. Run time 15:24.
The Human Genome Project: Recent Findings
The Human Genome Project recent findings - Professor George Wolfe discusses the human genome project in this video from Thinkwell's online Biology series. The video uses lecture format and a whiteboard to aid in explanations
Sequencing DNA: The Sanger Method
Professor George Wolfe discusses the Sanger method in this video from Thinkwell's online Biology series. The video uses lecture format along with notes and illustrations on a board. Run time 12:25.
Electrophoresis: Separating DNA
Professor George Wolfe discusses electrophoresis in this video from Thinkwell's online Biology series. The video uses lecture format along with notes and illustrations on a board. Run time 10:34.
Processing Centers of the Human Brain
Professor George Wolfe discusses processing centers of the human brain in this video from Thinkwell's online Biology series. The video uses lecture format and illustrations on a white board to aid in the explanation. Run time 12:07.
Teaching Tip: Improve Reading Comprehension with Video
This video talks about using using short video clips to spark student interest and indrease reading comprehension. The commentator mentions a website an instgructor could use to improve reading comprehension, however, an educator could use this website (WatchKnow) to garner the same kind of results.
The Crazy Professor Reading Game
In this video you see the Whole Brain Teaching method at work. This method involves all parts of your brain in what you are learning, and the Crazy Professor Reading Game is just one example. You will watch an actual 4th grade class participate in the game and teacher, Chris Rekstad, will walk you through the step by step process and tell you why it works wonders.
Teaching Content Is Teaching Reading
Professor Daniel Willingham describes why content knowledge is essential to reading with comprehension, and why teaching reading strategies alone is not sufficient for students to read with good comprehension. This video is a great explanation of why it takes more than just phonics and reading strategies to become a good reader.
Meet the Author: featuring David Adler (Cam Jansen Series)
Prolific writer David Adler, author of the Cam Jansen transitional chapter book series, talks about: his childhood, experiences that led him to writing books incorporating mathematics, teaching mathematics, writing techniques that make children keep reading, writing nonfiction biographies. Talking head with subtitles. (9:05)
Henry Cole (Victor Vito)
Henry Cole was once a beloved teacher (Science grades 1-5) , so much so that decades after he left teaching to pursue an illustrating career, Reading Rockets fondly recalled Henry Cole's influence on him. Talking head talks about the joy of exploring nature and identifying things, respect and love for nature. Then dicusses and shows example of sketching, which leads to final art. (4:49)
How and When to Use Colons
This lesson excerpt talks about how and when to use colons. Some example sentences that use colons are shown. There are five ways in which a colon can be used. Only one way is discussed in any depth in this video.
Captain Cluck Teaches Quotation Marks Cartoon
This is a short animated cartoon clip geared for younger students about a baby wants to know about quotation marks. Captain cluck and the professor teachs what quotation marks are to the baby along with an example.
Kary Mullis Celebrates the Experiment
Biochemist Kary Mullis talks about the basis of modern science: the experiment. Sharing tales from the 17th century and from his own backyard-rocketry days, Mullis celebrates the curiosity, inspiration and rigor of good science in all its forms. Kary Mullis won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing a way to copy a strand of DNA. Run time 29:30.
Stephen Hawking: Asking Big Questions About the Universe
Professor Stephen Hawking, with the help of computer, asks some Big Questions about the universe -- How did the universe begin? (Mr. Hawking can only communicate with the aid of computer.)
Cardiac Risk- Research Channel
Heart attacks are often unpredictable. In this lecture, Dr. Euan Ashley, assistant professor of cardiovascular medicine at the Stanford University Medical Center, breaks down a heart attack, explaining how it happens, why apparently healthy people can suffer heart attacks and what you can do about to prevent an attack. Video lecture with slide graphics. . 1:06:08 min.
What is a stroke?
An enormous amount of information about stroke types, stroke symptoms, and other educational information about strokes. A doctor and professor of neurology talks about what a stroke is, why a stroke happens, the symptoms, and how it affects people. (3:14)
This video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW explains a process called quorum sensing, which enables bacteria to detect other bacteria of the same species in their surrounding environment. With enough bacteria present, they can undertake a group activity, such as producing a luminescent glow or spreading disease. Professor Bonnie Bassler and her team of researchers recently discovered that certain bacteria communicate not only to their own species but to other species around them. This work m