"Principles of Computer System Design: An Introduction, Spring 2009"
" Principles of Computer System Design: An Introduction is published in two parts. Part I, containing chapters 1-6, is a traditional printed textbook published by Morgan Kaufman, an imprint of Elsevier. Part II, containing chapters 7-11, is available here as an open educational resource. This textbook, an introduction to the principles and abstractions used in the design of computer systems, is an outgrowth of notes written for 6.033 Computer System Engineering over a period of 40-plus years. In
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Learn about the Russian Empire
Brief History Of Russian Empire - Learn with this short video about the Russian Empire, and its history, including its geographic extent and rulers Peter the Great, and Catherine the Great. This video is coutesy of the History Channel. (01:21)
Read Across America Kickoff Ceremony, 2010, U.S. Library of Congress
School children wearing red and white striped hats listen to First Lady Michelle Obama read The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss.
Librarian of Congress Dr. James H. Billington is joined by First Lady Michelle Obama, President of the National Education Association (NEA), Dennis Van Roekel and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan for the kickoff of NEA's Read Across America program. (48:00)
Guided Reading: Making it Active
A six minute video that shows two different guided reading sessions, which involve primary
pupils revisiting well known texts, in a resource showing ways that guided reading can be used. Part of a series.
" I Can Count to 100"- A Counting Song
This lively computer-animated video features a chant which will help children practice counting from 1-100. The numbers appear as they are said , and emphasis is placed on each multiple of ten. ( 2:40)
Why Study Earth Science?
A geoscientist stresses the importance of learning earth science. He also explains the changes on our planet through geological time. It is a six-minute video and contains nice photographs and good narration.
Great Paintings and Classical Music, Together
View brief (15-20 second) pairings of great paintings with great classical music: Michelangelo with Mozart, Renoir with Chopin, Gainsborough with Mendelssohn, Raphael with Bach, Da Vinci with Beethoven, Degas with Tchaikovsky, etc. Over 50 such pairings in this video. Good for introducing kids to some of the greatest works of art, both visual and musical. Divided into six parts (which can be watched separately). Suitable for all ages (no nudes or violence in the art, exce
Why Learn a Foreign Language?
Professors from a university's foreign language and literature department explain the benefits of knowing more than one language, including understanding your own language better, being better off in the job market, and just having fun.
Different Religions, Same Fantastic User-Friendly Universe
This short video is of a spokesperson naming the myriad of religions in the world and what they all have in common. A real "eye-opener" and would be an ideal research project for students to compare and contrast these religions.
Charles Reagan Wilson Delivers Mortar Board "Last Lecture"
Retiring professor Charles Reagen Wilson gave the Mortar Board "Last Lecture" at the Ford Center. Video by Mary Stanton Knight.
2.003J Dynamics and Control I (MIT)
Introduction to the dynamics and vibrations of lumped-parameter models of mechanical systems. Kinematics. Force-momentum formulation for systems of particles and rigid bodies in planar motion. Work-energy concepts. Virtual displacements and virtual work. Lagrange's equations for systems of particles and rigid bodies in planar motion. Linearization of equations of motion. Linear stability analysis of mechanical systems. Free and forced vibration of linear multi-degree of freedom models of mechani
Virtual Maths - 2D Shapes, rectangle
Interactive simulation demonstrating calculation of area of a rectangle
Albert Bierstadt Painter
This five minute video provides viewers with images prainted by Albert Bierstadt, a painter best known for his large landscapes of the American West. He was the first artist to record these sites, Bierstadt was the foremost painter of these scenes for the remainder of the 19th century. There isn't any narration in this video, just images of the paintings so the teacher needs to provide insights as to the subject and painter's history.
Georgia O'Keefe: Notable New Mexican
A five minute video of interviews about the life of Georgia O'Keeffe. The video shows the impact of nature on her work and the New Mexico landscape. Several images of her work is done, but nothing about her methods.
David Driskell: African-American Artist
This video takes place in Maine and this video is centered around this place. Interviews with the artist includes why he paints there and the influence of others on his prints and paintings. A good video to show in art classes and also to emphasis his importance as an art collector and scholar. The video is 2:40 in duration.
They're neither plants nor animals, yet they are some of the most important life forms on Earth. This video segment explores the world of microorganisms -- what they eat, how they move, what they have in common, and what distinguishes them from one another. Closed captioning included. Run time 03:43.
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" 60 Seconds"- A Rap Time Song
This computer-animated video contains a rap song about time. The chorus of the song is- " Sixty seconds in one minute, Sixty minutes in one hour, and Twenty-Four hours in one day." The words of the rap appear as they are sung. ( 2:29)