Debate Tips: Evaluate Reasoning
Evaluate the other party's reasoning to see if they have a
weak argument. Learn how a soft argument can work to your advantage from a communications and public speaking expert in this
Nature by Numbers
A movie inspired on numbers, geometry and nature. Music helps sets the tone. A great way to get students interested in geometry and see it in nature. Would be a great start to a research project or sharing idea of where there are other examples.
Media Smarts: Kids Learn How to Navigate the Multimedia World
Students in grades 3-12 spend eight-1/2 hours daily using media. (Generation M., Kaiser Family Foundation, 2010) Filmmaker/George Lucas Educational Foundation chair George Lucas thinks it's time to change "English" class into "Communication" class. National Association for Media Literacy Education members believe, "By learning to skillfully interpret, analyze, and create messages, media literacy empowers people to be both critical thinkers and creative producers of messages using image,
Elodea Cytoplasmic Streaming
About 10-15 minutes after preparing a wet mount of an elodea leaf, evaporation of some of the water makes it possible to see chloroplasts in motion inside of the cytoplasm. "Cytoplasmic streaming" is defined as the movement of the fluid substance (cytoplasm) within a plant or animal cell. This is the mechanism for the transport of nutrients. Run time 02:31.
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.
What Is Broadcast Journalism?
Broadcast journalism used to be restricted to TV and radio
only, but now the Internet plays an integral role in the field of
broadcasting the news through blogs, videos and station Web sites.
A former TV news anchors explains the the definition of broadcast journalism with insider information in this clip. Words shown on bottom of screen as we see the head shot of the CEO speaking. (1:13)
Animation of Lipids
This is a short, computer-animated video concerning lipids. (02:11)
What are Molecules?
Molecules are made up of two or more atoms, such as hydrogen and oxygen to make water, or sodium and chloride to make salt. Discover how molecules are formed with important facts from a science teacher
Complete the Pattern - A Virtual Manipulative
Describe a color pattern
Starting from the upper left corner of the workspace, use your words to describe the sequence of colors.
Extend the pattern
Click on a button with a question mark and then click on the appropriate color to extend the pattern.
Fix a mistake
If you make a mistake, click on the button with the wrong color to blank out the wrong color and then click on the color you want instead.
An Evening with Oliver Stone: Dialogue on Classic Filmmaking
Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone discusses his recent film "Alexander" with UC Berkeley dean and professor of classics Ralph Hexter. Stone speaks to the lure, the responsibility, and the challenges inherent in his role as filmmaker. The evening's dialogue centers on representing ancient history and society to a broad modern audience. Oliver Stone has been nominated for 11 Academy Awards as a screenwriter, director, and producer, winning the Oscar three times, twice for Directing and o
This short video (00:24) offers reasons why humans move from one place to another.
" Fern Goes to Greece"- An Animated Storybook
In this computer-animated storybook, Fern the Fox visits the sites of Athens, Greece, including the Acropolis, Palamidi castle, and island of Aegina. The words of the story appear on each page and are highlighted as they are read. ( 2:49)
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)
A Bouncing We Will Go
In video, a librarian sings "A Bouncing We Will Go", using a baby doll to demonstrate the appropriate motions. (:52)
Creeping Creeping Little Flea
In this rhyme, a librarian demonstrates the rhyme "Creeping Creeping Little Flea" using a baby doll to show the accompanying motions. (:36)
Algebra Tiles - A Virtual Manipulatives
Add tiles to the workspace
Click on any of the buttons below the workspace to add a tile to the workspace. Drag the tile to the desired location on the workspace. Dragging a tile to the left or bottom axes will make it a factor of a product you are representing.
Move your mouse over the corner of a tile. A round dot will appear that can be used to rotate the tile by moving the mouse in a circular motion. When you release the mouse
Pentominoes - A Virtual Manipulative
Add a pentomino to the workspace
Click on the button of the shape you want. You can move a pentomino by clicking and dragging it to a new location. When you place a pentomino next to another one, their edges will snap together.
Click on the corner of the pentomino. Hold down the mouse button and move the mouse in a circular motion to rotate the pentomino. Then release the mouse button.
Function Machine (Input, Output) - A Virtual Manipulative
This virtual manipulative is designed to teach the concept of a function by allowing you to experiment with various functions.
Observe the output of a function by dragging numbers from the top left corner to the IN chute of the function machine. The function machine will process the number and produce an output value.
-Make a guess what function the machine is using by observing the output.
-Use your guess to decide what the remaining entries of the table shoul
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.
Beginning, Middle and End Song
A muppet monster and his backup singers demonstrate the beginning, middle and end of the song. Classic Sesame Street snippet (2:42)