Thinking Like a Mathematician
What does a mathematician do? What does it mean to "think like a
mathematician"? This program parallels what a mathematician does in
real-life with the creative thinking of students.
First-graders develop an understanding of the numeration system by
relating counting, grouping, and place-value concepts. Activities
include measuring with Unifix cubes and using base-ten blocks. NCTM
standards: number sense and numeration, measurement, connections.
Using Resources Workshop 5
How can students use a variety of resources well? This session focuses on how to make the most of the resources that can be used in teaching social studies, from artifacts and primary sources to children’s literature and the Internet. An adaptable mini-lesson uses children’s literature to examine what constitutes a good citizen, resulting in a lively debate among the onscreen teachers.
Learning As Synaptic Change
This module presents researchers investigating the structural changes involved in learning. Research conducted at the Pasteur Institute in Paris shows that the learning process involves the formation of new brain connections and the elimination of others. Other researchers dispel the myth of brain loss in aging, present evidence of changes at the cellular level, and revi
Perception: Inverted Vision
The peculiar image inversion process that takes place in the normal visual system is examined in this module. The program traces the experiences of an art student who volunteers to wear lenses that invert her visual world, connecting the adaptation process she undergoes with how the visual system functions. Graphic animations reinforce understanding of the mechanism invo
Waves, Beaches and Coasts
This program shows the dynamic interaction of two geologic agents: rocky landmasses and the energy of the ocean. Aspects of waves — their types, parts, movement, and impact on the shore — are illustrated. The program also covers shoreline characteristics, currents, sea barriers, tides, and how the greenhouse effect could impact sea level and coastal lands.
Multiplication with Base Ten Blocks
This video demonstrates how to visually model multiplication
single digit by single digit and single digit by double digit using
Kidspiration Base Ten Blocks .Download a free trial of Kidspiration 3 at
Multiplication With Your Fingers
If you can multiply by 1, 2, 3 and 4, you can also do it by 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 using only your fingers and thumbs. A great trick for students having difficulties memorizing their fact families. (1:47)
Solving Basic Combination Problems
Lesson on solving basic combination problems: the counting principle. Larry shows some typical problems involving this topic. He explains and solves them on lined paper. More lessons at: http://www.MathWithLarry.com
Intro to Algebra, Part 5
This video covers simplifying expressions by combining like terms,
multiplying through parentheses (the distributive property), and
adding/subtracting expressions. Includes examples that a instructor solves on a whiteboard.
The Art of Teaching the Arts: Nurturing Independent Thinkers
Arts teachers use formal and informal strategies to assess their students’ progress and to modify their own teaching practice. In this session, participants meet a vocal music teacher who splits his choir into groups that give each other feedback; he also has students tape-record themselves during rehearsal, so he can judge their individual progress. A dance teacher critiques original choreography by a student and asks her peers to participate in the process; this feedback helps the student de
History of Nikola Tesla
A light but accurate bio of Tesla in the United States. The start of the AC/DC argument and the battle between Edison and Tesla/Westinghouse. He created 700 patents. This three minute video is very worthwhile for science classes and history classes. Perhaps a compare and contrast essay on Tesla and Edison or a debate?
Thomas Alva Edison
This is a 30 minute biography of the life of Thomas Alva Edison, (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) an American inventor, scientist and businessman who developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb.Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park" (now Edison, New Jersey) by a newspaper reporter, he was one of the firstinventors to apply the principles of mass production and
The Stuff of Genius: Safety Pin
With patents on everything from fountain pens to rifles, Walter Hunt has sometimes been called "America's forgotten inventor." However, his most successful invention was the safety pin.
Chimney Sweeper by William Blake
This is a recitation of the poem Chimney Sweeper by William Blake (November 1757– August 1827). In this poem, Blake depicts the life and mind of a child just after the industrial revolution. The poem is well read, but there is no indication of who did the reading. The poem is rather 'dark', which heightens the age level. There is just one still image during this brief audio.
Learn French- Learn 10 Sentences (Review All 70 Sentences in This Video)
Learn 10 simple French sentences. Each sentence is said by a native French speaker 3 times. When the head on the right side 'blinks', that is the time for the viewer to say the sentence aloud. Each sentence is accompanied by an appropriate image. The video would be better served if there was a English translation. (This is the longest video in the series- 32:16)
Roger Federer Forehand In Slow Motion
This is a short, silent video of Roger Federer hitting forehands in slow motion. Display of proper technique as done by a pro. 2:13 min.
How to Improve at Tennis
How to Improve at Tennis. Part of the series: Tennis Lessons. A great way to improve your tennis game is to simply play more tennis, find a tennis partner for motivation, and join a local tennis organization. Consider taking lessons to hone your skills. (1:04)
The Smash Shot in Badminton
The Smash Shot in Badminton. Part of the series: How to Play Badminton. In this clip learn the basics of the game from footwork and grips as well as body position. Easy for students to follow.
What Is Rococo Art?
Learn about Rococo art with information from an art historian, critic and curator in this video. Rococo art was created upon the end of the Baroque period, and it is characterized by intentional visual redundancy, elaborate filigree, gold leaf, rosy nudes and romantic images. (1:38)