This video defines collective nouns and then gives examples of collective nouns and how they are used. It specifically talks about how to determine what kind of verb to use with collective nouns. (2:02)
Using Point-Slope Form of the Equation of a Line
Instructor uses a white board to explain how to use point-slope form of a linear equation to write the equation of a line in slope-intercept form and then graph the given line. Examples include being given a point and slope and also being given two points.
Determine the Y-Intercept Given an Equation in Point-Slope Form
The instructor demonstrates how to find the y-intercept of an equation of a line that is given in point slope form. One example is modeled using a step by step approach.
Will life on other planets share our genetic code?
Prof. Stephen Freeland : Lecture
Many-stop Shopping? How Niche Retailers Are Thriving on Internet 2.0
A decade after pets.com and a string of other early Internet specialty retailers collapsed, a new wave of start-ups -- enabled by the power of cloud computing, advanced delivery systems and deep social relationships with customers -- is shaping e-commerce. From diapers and eyeglasses to pool tables and, yes, pet products, entrepreneurs are developing specialty businesses to compete alongside one-stop shopping giants like Amazon.com and Walmart.com.Author(s):
A Rare View of Polar Bears
Bob Simon reports on the latest "spy-cam" techniques used by wildlife filmmakers to show animals - in this case, polar bears - up-close. This 14 minute video was done by a unique hidden camera type of "spy" devise. Students will get to know more about these endangered animals which are still being allowed to be killed by the Canadian government despite their status. Students will learn about how the bears live. Also a good career video.
A list of further readings.
Herodotus and Part 1
This is a school project about the history of Herodotus and the Battle of Thermapylae. The skit takes the viewer back in time to conduct an interview with Herodotus. (Amateur video)
Skeletons and Muscles of Animals: ( An Interactive Game)
Students match physical features to animals in this interactive game. ( This link is for an interacitve game and may take a few minutes to load.)
Don't Hate the Player, Hate the Game: Internet Games, Social Inequality and Racist Talk as Griefing
This talk recaps the history of racist griefing online and link the current crisis in racial discourse in the US with this practice, exploring the implications for digital games as a transnational public sphere. Games are a radically transnational medium: as Martin Lister writes in New Media: An Introduction, 'even before Pokemon, the videogame was perhaps the most thoroughly transnational form of popular culture, both as an industry (with Sony, Sega and Nintendo as the key players) but also at
Using Math Vocabulary to Describe
Math Lingo is an interactive tic-tac-toe game. Students read a question and find the picture that shows the correct answer. Students practice positional vocabulary, names of shapes, same and different. Correct answers receive a crowd cheer. Clip art shows young children, but the content of the game is good for ELL and Special Education students.
Virtual Maths, Brick Density - Water Displacement method
Presentation explaining how to calculate the density of a brick using water displacement method.
18.785 Analytic Number Theory (MIT)
This course is an introduction to analytic number theory, including the use of zeta functions and L-functions to prove distribution results concerning prime numbers (e.g., the prime number theorem in arithmetic progressions).
380 GG Participles and Gerunds
Prove you know your parts of speech with the new iPad game Grammar Pop. You don't have to know the difference between participles and gerunds to play, but if you're up to the challenge, it's there waiting for you! Look for Grammar Pop in the App Store.
To The Indian Market
A song and animated cartoon showing children going to an Indian market. The song names what they are going to buy: a small chick, a fat dog, a small pig, etc. (2:25)
Three points are given and your objective is to plot them by clicking on the grid. When you check your answer, the points that are correct will be green colored, those that are incorrect appear in red.
Dependent/ Independent Clauses
In this teacher-created video, an English teacher defines clauses. Then the teacher explains the difference between dependent and independent clauses. The teacher provides tips for identifying dependent clauses. The video is in lecture format and examples are shown on a white board. ( 2:42)
Example of a Student Made Lung
This is a cute, accurate example of a student's project of the Lung Function Model using plastic container, ballons, ballon tubings, plastic bag. See kiddyhub.com for specific instructions on how to make this model. Run time 0:31.
Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne
This is a male voice reading "Young Goodman Brown," showing one still image of a dark forest path on a moonlit night. Written by American writer Nathaniel Hawthorne in 1835, the story takes place in Puritan New England, a common setting for Hawthorne's works, and addresses one of his common themes: the conflict between good and evil in human nature and, in particular, the problem of public goodness and private wickedness. This literature is appropriate for high school students. More valu