Domino Math
First- and second-graders investigate number relationships and explore the concept of addition in a part-whole model using dominoes. They develop mathematical communication as they represent mathematical ideas with physical materials, words, diagrams, and symbols. NCTM standards: concepts of whole number operations, whole number computation, problem solving, communication.
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NCTM Number and Operations
This slideshow (no sound) shows (in 54 slides) the NCTM's Number and Operations strand.
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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 childrenâ€™s literature and the Internet. An adaptable mini-lesson uses childrenâ€™s literature to examine what constitutes a good citizen, resulting in a lively debate among the onscreen teachers.
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How People Learn: Introduction to Learning Theory -Session 1
This program introduces the main themes of the course. Teacher
interviews and classroom footage illustrate why learning theory is at
the core of good classroom instruction and demonstrate the broad
spectrum of theoretical knowledge available for use in classroom
practice

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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
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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
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Tom, a fifth-grade teacher, is working to assess his students' science understanding accurately and fairly.

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Minerals: The Materials of Earth
Minerals have been indispensable to human civilization. This program looks at the variety of minerals, their atomic and crystalline structures, and their physical properties such as hardness and luster. Petrologistsâ€™ methods of sectioning rocks are shown, and gems, precious metals, ore excavation, and the value of silicates are discussed.
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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 â€” their types, parts, movement, and impact on the shore â€” are illustrated. The program also covers shoreline characteristics, currents, sea barriers, tides, and how the greenhouse effect could impact sea level and coastal lands.
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Living With Earth, Part I
Scenes of San Francisco before the Loma Prieta earthquake introduce this program addressing how humans are learning to cope with earthquakes. Various groups and agencies are studying the San Andreas Fault and the damage caused along its path to better understand how earthquakes ravage the land. Methods of studying earthquakes are reviewed.
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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
www.inspiration.com/Freetrial/tt.

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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)
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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

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NumBears Count to Eleven
This is the firstÂ inÂ theÂ NumBears series. In this first animated segment children learn how to count to the number 11.
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Count to 11 with the Numbears
This song with cartoon animation will help students learn to count to 11.Â  Run time 02:25.
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Learn Basic English Numbers - Counting from 1-11
An animated video with pictures of animals and other fun cartoonsÂ teaching children how to count from 1 to 11.
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Music of the 1960's: Why it was Influential
This 1:48 minute long video explains the influence of rock and roll music on young people in the 1960's. This rock and roll music grew up simultaneously with the Baby Boomers, and was used as a way to differentiate themselves with their parents. A good video to use in comparing various musical genres.
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Our Earth hos
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Animal Life Cycles
There are life processes that are so much a part of our experience that itâ€™s easy to take them for granted. Reproduction is one of these processes. It seems quite simple: life cycles result in offspring that resemble their parents. The life cycle patterns of different life forms vary, but the outcome is always the same â€“ the continuity of life is ensured from generation t
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Plant Life Cycles
Which life forms reproduce at a distance, give rise to offspring miles away and even after death, trick other living things into helping them reproduce, and encourage predators to eat their young as part of their life cycle? Plants! During Session 4, weâ€™ll continue our study of life cycles by focusing on the Plant kingdom, using flowering plants as our examples. During this
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