Social Networking in Plain English
A short introduction to the concepts behind social networking websites.
Wikis in Plain English
A short introduction to wikis focused a group of people that plan a camping trip using a wiki.
Online Photo Sharing in Plain English
A short introduction to the concept and features of online photo sharing web sites.
Historical Introduction to Philosophy
This course covers the following topics: an introduction to philosophy; philosophy of religion; epistemology; the philosophy of mind; free-will and determinism; ethics and metaphysics.
FDR Ends Gold Standard in 1933
The Hoover administration stayed on the gold standard, even though other countries were abandoning the standard. Narrator interdispursed with interviews and videos describe the economic times. FDR questions the policy.
Did You Know 1.0
This inspirational power point, set to music, addresses the changing world we live in and encourages teachers to keep up with the technology and challenges of our students. Statistics and thoughts run across the screen while the music plays. One statisic states, "According to former Secretary of Education Richard Riley, the top ten jobs that will be in demand in 2010 didn't exist in 2004. We are currently preparing students for jobs that don't yet exist... using technologies that haven't yet b
Learn that area is a measure of how much surface is covered. Explore
the relationship between the size of the unit used and the resulting
measurement. Find the area of irregular shapes by counting squares or
subdividing the figure into sections. Learn how to approximate the area
more accurately by using smaller and smaller units. Relate this
counting approach to the standard area formulas for triangles,
trapezoids, and parallelograms.
Explore several methods for finding the volume of objects, using both
standard cubic units and non-standard measures. Explore how volume formulas for solid objects such as spheres, cylinders, and cones are derived and related.
Introduction to Fractions
This short video is from Jimmy Chang, who has a master's degree in math and has been a math teacher at St. Pete College for more than eight years. How to introduce fractions. Fractions are comparisons. Mr. Chang suggests using food and money examples for the introduction. (2:18)
Fractions and Decimals
Extend your understanding of fractions and decimals. Examine
terminating and non-terminating decimals. Explore ways to predict the
number of decimal places in a terminating decimal and the period of a
non-terminating decimal. Examine which fractions terminate and which
repeat as decimals, and why all rational numbers must fall into one of
these categories. Explore methods to convert decimals to fractions and
vice versa. Use benchmarks and intuitive methods to
Steps to Multiply Big Numbers Using the Standard Method
This video goes step by step though a standard method to multiply a 3 digit number by a 2 digit number. Examples are shown of step by step process for solving multiplication of multi-digit numbers.
Introduction to Rotation
This video provides and introduction to rotation. This is a quick and easy lesson but provides an important introduction to rotation.
Introduction to Frequency Tables
A brief introduction to the use of Frequency Tables. Definitions of statistics, data, and frequency table are discussed.
Statistics - Relative Frequency Histogram
The relative frequency histogram is one of the standard ways for statisticians to present data. As a skeleton for the distribution curve, learn how to divide data into intervals, set boundaries, recognize outliers, figure out the range, and interpret frequency histograms.(01:28)
45-45-90 Triangles Video uses an electronic black board with different colored pens. Introduction to 45-45-90 Triangles, these can also be called right triangles because of the 90 degree measurement. These triangles are special because if two angles of a triangle are equal the one side they don’t share is going to be equal. This then goes on to explain Pythagorean Theorem, Side A squared + Side B squared = Side C squared, side C is t
Video uses an electronic black board with different colored pens. Introduction to 45-45-90 Triangles, these can also be called right triangles because of the 90 degree measurement. These triangles are special because if two angles of a triangle are equal the one side they don’t share is going to be equal. This then goes on to explain Pythagorean Theorem, Side A squared + Side B squared = Side C squared, side C is t
Introduction to similar triangles. The instructor uses his computer (appears to be the Paint program) to communicate with the viewer. He uses different colors to aid in comprehension. For middle school students and older.
ABC's and Phonics with Puppy Dog
Strong visuals, letter repetition, and a comprehensive review teach children the alphabet. Live action of children singing and dancing while the traditional ABC song is sung. At 4 minutes and 25 seconds, simple objects are introduced for the letter "A." Snippet ends there. Video introduction is nearly 2 minutes long. (5:03)
Graphing Linear Inequalities from Standard Form
Instructor uses power point to demonstrate how to graph linear inequalities in standard form. Examples model finding the x- and y-intercepts, drawing a line through the two intercepts and forming a boundary line. The instructor then discusses whether the boundary line is dashed or solid and which way to shade the inequality, above or below the boundary line.
Antwerp 1920: The Games of the VII Olympiad
The Games of the VII Olympiad in Antwerp, Belgium. These were the first Olympic Games held since 1912, as World War I wiped out the 1916 Games, schedules for Berlin. These Games saw the introduction of the Olympic flag and the Olympic oath. Video shows the flags of the countries that took part in the Olympics. There is no talking in this video. Background music is the Olympic Theme. Video is of average quality. (2:48)
Major Causes of WWII
This is a slide show presentation. It covers the major causes of WWII, from an American history perspective. There are statistics and maps and reference to Hitler's first steps to war. (Slides and text but no narration.)