history of the internet
Email as we know it started in 1965. The Internet as we know it really started in 1969. In 1973 the Internet was basically used for email. Watch this video to find out the history from 1965 to today.
Audacity Example Import Fade In
First you import some music into your podcast-then you use the envelope tool to fade the music in and out. These techniques are demonstrated and explained.
Once you have registered your new Mac and have gotten to the desktop you will notice icons are in a dock at the bottom of your screen. You will see a finder icon which works like windows explorer, opening things in a different window. There is a dashboard icon and a mail icon. Next is the icon for Safari which is the browser. iChat allows you to have audio and video chats. The iTunes icon lets you sync all your iTunes. There are other basic icons that are discussed. (5:37)
How To Use a Flash Drive or Memory Stick
How To Use a Flash Drive or Memory Stick. Learn how to use a flash drive or memory stick.
Plug the flash drive into the computer in one of the USB ports on the side or on the back of your computer.
Open My Computer on a Windows machine to find the flash drive. It may be called drive D, E, or F depending on how many other drives are on your computer.
C++ Console Lesson 14: Increment and Decrement Operators
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This C++ tutorial shows how to use the increment and decrement operators in prefix or postfix. (3:44)
" The Needs of a Plant"- Song About What Plants Need to Thrive
This computer-animated video contains a lively song which teaches young children the needs of a plant : water, soil, space, sun, and air. (1:04)
The Busy World of Richard Scarry-Imagine That - Ancient Ruins
In this video Huckle and Lowly Worm learn about ancient ruins. A long time ago people built pyramids and statues and are now ruins. We can learn from ruins of how people lived long ago. Ruins are wonderful things to explore but they need to be kept safe. This is a good teaching resource for teaching about history and people of long ago. This video would work well in conjunction with a story on ancient times and is an additional resource to help build background knowledge for students (1:06)
Ancient China - Nomadic Threats and the Great Wall of China
This video discusses the many walls (not just the Great Wall) that the ancient Chinese built to protect themselves. (The video starts suddenly and focuses on a man who is trying to discover the past of ?China.) Run time 03:57
What Ancients Did For Us - East Indians 1/6
The amazing inventions and extraordinary ideas by East Indians that are still useful today, such as plastic surgery, the number system, wax, yoga, water clock, etc. Suitable for middle school and high school students. run time 9:58
Emperors of the Antarctic – Emperor Penguins
Emperor Penguins are the largest species of penguin
and they live exclusively in Antarctica. These birds stand about 4 feet
tall and are all black with a white patch on their chest which usually
also has hints of yellow. The most amazing thing about these birds is
the commitment they have towards their eggs and their offspring.
Every year, a pair of penguins come together, mate, and once the
female lays the egg; she passes it on to the male. The male peng
Pay Attention to the Penguins
Think of penguins as ocean sentinels, says Dee Boersma -- they're on the frontlines of sea change. Sharing stories of penguin life and culture, she suggests that we start listening to what penguins are telling us. Dee Boersma considers penguins ocean sentinels, helping us understand the effects of pollution, overfishing and climate change on the marine environment. Run time 15:09.
Nitrogen is the most abundant element in Earth. Details different characteristics of nitrogen. Run time 04:20.
Carbon: Periodic Table of Elements
This three minute video provides students with information on the element carbon in a variety of examples. Teachers may need to help explain some of the uses of carbon as the video does get complicated at times.
This video is a rap that demonstrates how the blood flows from the heart to the rest of the body. There are graphics that show how the blood is transported through the body.
How Earthworks Trains Teenagers to Grow Food
John Burrous shows you around the Earthworks training program for teenagers, a program that teaches them to grow organic vegetables and gain skills. Run time 04:35.
Learn about Winter Squash Varieties
Much of the fresh produce we enjoy is very perishable. Raspberries and figs will only last several days without refrigeration, while potatoes and winter squash can literally last for months. Run time 01:47.
Protecting the Future of Food One Seed at a Time
The varieties of wheat, corn and rice we grow today may not thrive in a future threatened by climate change. Cary Fowler takes us inside a vast global seed bank, buried within a frozen mountain in Norway, that stores a diverse group of food-crop for whatever tomorrow may bring. Run time 17:06.
When Science and Farming Combine
An interesting “day in the life” of a dairy farm family that uses technology to make its operation more efficient and productive. This family has farming down to a science.
Scientists are now able to insert the genes of Bacillus thuringiensis, or Bt, into farmers' crops in order to prevent a hostile takeover by pests. But what happens when the pests become resistant? Learn about the "refuge" system and how researchers are manipulating selective pressures in order to try and slow the development of Bt-resistant pests. Run time 05:33.
Factory Farming and Organic Alternatives
Modern farming has helped feed the world, but along the way, the land has suffered, according to this video adapted from the series Race to Save the Planet. When farmers grow too much too fast, topsoil is depleted. Farmers can work around this problem with fertilizers, irrigation, and pesticides, but these create new problems. Pesticides can harm wildlife, linger on fruits and vegetables, or wash into water supplies. Farmers are now finding new approaches to raising food, like diversifying crops