Natural Resource Management
The natural assets of the poorest countries constitute the biggest single opportunity for transformative development. Paul Collier is a professor of economics at Oxford University and co-director of the International Growth Centre. The author of The Bottom Billion, which won the 2008 Lionel Gelber Prize for the world's best book on international affairs, he has lectured widely on the subjects of economics and international relations. He was the senior advisor to Tony Blair's Commission on Africa
RMIT Gallery Artist Talks - Part 2 - New Scientist Eureka Science Photography Prize
Blastwaves and malaria-infected blood cells are just some of the amazing images shown at the exhibition - stretch your mind and your perceptions to look into micro worlds. Curated and managed by the Australian Museum, this exhibition at RMIT Gallery showcased the best twenty-five entries in the annual Eureka Prize for Science Photography, sponsored by New Scientist. The Prize is awarded for a single photograph that most effectively communicates an aspect of science, and is a significant componen
Oceania - Cook Islands - Atiu - Coffee Plantation
A coffee plantation on Cook Island. The natives work on the plantation and the video shows them harvesting and selling the coffee beans. No narration.
Peter Sheldrake on Thucydides - Philosopher Series - Graduate School of Business
Professor Peter Sheldrake provided an introduction to the work of Thucydides and then invited the audience to reflect upon the relevance of these insights to corporate life.
Peter Sheldrake on the work of Lao Tzu - Philosopher Series - Graduate School of Business
Professor Peter Sheldrake provided an introduction to the work of Lao Tzu and then invited the audience to reflect upon the relevance of these insights to corporate life.
Sesame Street: Barbara Bush and Peter's Chair
In this video Barbara Bush reads a story book aloud. It's called Peter's Chair by Ezra Jack Keats. Run time 04:25.
It's A Book - By Lane Smith
Watch as a book-loving ape and a tech-savvy donkey exchange words...from bestselling author Lane Smith. Donkey asks, "What do you have there?" as Ape answers, "It's a book." Donkey proceeds to ask several questions about the book, "Do you scroll down? Can you blog with it? Can it tweet? Can it text? Does it need a password?" and Ape answers, "No, it's a book." Run time 01:02.
Grade K-One Baby
This is a short (01:24) 'video book' with simple text on the screen. This story is by Bruce Larkin.
When China Rules the World
The years immediately following the end of the Cold War gave rise to the notion that the world was entering yet another American Century. But the next century will be decidedly Chinese and the rest of the world needs to adjust to this fact fast. Martin Jacques is a visiting senior fellow at LSE IDEAS. This event celebrates the publication of his book When China Rules the World: the rise of the middle kingdom and the end of the western world.
The Great Brain Race: Rise of the Global Education Marketplace
In a worldwide educational marketplace, international competition to build the best universities and attract the brightest minds is more intense than ever. In his lecture based around his book, The Great Brain Race, Ben Wildavsky argues that the globalisation of higher education should be welcomed, not feared. Ben Wildavsky is a senior fellow in research and policy at the Kauffman Foundation and author of The Great Brain Race: How Global Universities Are Reshaping the World (Princeton University
How To Do a Bicep Curl
This step-by-step guide shows the proper form for doing a bicep curl. . 53 sec.
Time to Eat - Signing Time
This brief video focuses on the word cook. It teaches the word cook in sign language and gives opportunities to practice signing the word.
Legendary author Avi speaks to Booklist about Poppy and Ereth - his newest and most autobiographical book - as well as how he ended up with his famous name, how his lack of a distinctive style helps him as a writer, his thoughts on how the Newbery Award could improve, and which of his books is the "best."
How to Make Reading Fun for Kids
Learn how to make reading fun for kids by using a group discussion format, doing a reader's theater activity, allowing students to choose their own books and making art projects about different books. Encourage children to have book-related accessories to make reading more fun.
SCBWI: Master Class - Creating the Picture Book, with Tomie dePaola
Interview hosted by Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators. He is asked, "What is a picture book?" He answers that once the child has had the book read to them, they can remember the story by looking at the pictures. He discusses the visual style of books and how there is not one that works best. He hopes that the things he writes makes children feel good and see things in a different way. He then shows how he illustrates a picture. What single word would he leave as his legacy?
Dissection Tips, Tricks, and Techniques
Explains the purpose of dissection and how to go about it properly, regardless of what animal you are dissecting. Would make a good pre-dissection video to introduce the topic. The video uses lecture format. 5:02 min.
Respiratory System - Phoenix Learning Group
The mechanism of breathing and the anatomy of the organs that carry out this activity are brought to life through animation and x-ray motion pictures. Short clip (1:48) intended to to entice viewer to buy DVD (15:00), but good basic introduction to respiratory system.
Judy Bume Answers Kids' Questions: Live Interview at Trevor Day School
Judy Blume is interviewed in a school library setting. The author answers questions from kids. She talks about her life and career with kids for the WB Network. This clip has a little static in the background. All children receive a copy of her new book, Double Fudge. (3:53)
Shel Silverstein-"The Giving Tree"
This is a video rendition of The Giving Tree, a picture book story written and illustrated by American poet Shel Silverstein. The narration by the author is somewhat blurred in this older clip, and includes harmonica music by the author. (9:44)
Traveling to Ethiopia
A guide to traveling in Ethiopia. History, culture, and historical landmarks in Ethiopia.