The instructor, Matt Cail, shows how to properly hold a brush and the type of brush to use to create the pointillism effect. Take a small round brussh and point onto the canvas-keep making points. Over time it will fill in. Matt Cail is an artist who works in oil, water color and acrylic paints, among others. English captions. (1;39)
Filmmaker: Randy Primm
National Geographic Presents the Life ofAbraham Lincoln
This brief video is about the life of America's 16th President, Abraham Lincoln. It gives good basic facts about Lincoln's Life as well as old photographs. Great video to introduce Lincoln to students.(2:58)
Before He Became President , Lincoln Was A Lawyer
This video gives background information on how being a lawyer prepare Lincoln to be the President. It shows how Lincoln turned negatives into positives by educating himself. Some artifacts shown.
King County Library Presents "This Old Man"
In this short video, a librarian sings the traditional song "This Old Man" while playing his guitar as accompaniment (0:53).
Eggnog Cheesecake: Egg nog Batter
In this step eggnog is pulsed into eggnog cheesecake batter using a food processor to maintain a smooth consistency. Add eggnog to the cheesecake batter.
Buying Silver Coins
An antique store owner explains how to decide when to buy silver coins. He says to decide which type to collect and whether
or not a rare coin is affordable or available. He gives tips on buying high-quality silver coins.
The Real Number Set - Part 2
In this Language of Mathematics video the instructor continues his demonstration of the real number system and how it is broken down. He starts off by speaking of the number zero and the impact of the breakthrough of the 'discovery' of this number.
The Skeletal System by StudyJams
Your skeleton gives your body a supporting frame and protects your internal organs. The skeletal system is attached to the muscular system, and they work together, allowing your body to move. Learn more about the skeletal system with this slide show from StudyJams. Detailed images are set to music while information is written under each photo. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
Pt 1, Teaching Children Blended Consonant Sounds
This video contains great homeschooling or tutoring tips on blended consonant sounds! Teach kids to read in this video series on home schooling and tutoring young children. The information and steps are shared by an experienced teacher who walks you through the process.
Pt 2, Teaching Children Blended Consonant Sounds
This video contains more great homeschooling or tutoring tips on blended consonant sounds! Use this video to show you how to teach kids to read in a fairly painless way. The steps and process are explained clearly by an experienced teacher who knows how to get the concepts across to young children.
Teaching Reading with Flash Cards
Learn how to use flash cards to teach kids to read through homeschooling in this home schooling and tutoring video. Expert teacher, Matt Nisjak, gives clear step by step instructions on how to utilize this strategy with your children.
Teaching Kids Non-Phonetic Words
Learn teach kids to read non-phonetic words through homeschooling in this home schooling and tutoring video. Expert, Matt Nisjak, takes you through the process in a very clear and direct way.
How to Teach Silent E to Children
Learn how to teach kids to read words with a silent E through homeschooling in this home schooling and tutoring video clip. Expert, Matt Nisjak, teaches you some of the easiest ways for you to help your child to understand the rule of the silent E.
The Metric System
Learn about the relationships between units in the metric system and
how to represent quantities using different units. Estimate and measure
quantities of length, mass, and capacity, and solve measurement
Indirect Measurement and Trigonometry
Learn how to use the concept of similarity to measure distance
indirectly, using methods involving similar triangles, shadows, and
transits. Apply basic right-angle trigonometry to learn about the
relationships among steepness, angle of elevation, and
height-to-distance ratio. Use trigonometric ratios to solve problems
involving right triangles.
Classroom Case Studies, K–2
Watch this program in the 10th session for K–2 teachers. Explore how
the concepts developed in this course can be applied through case
studies of K–2 teachers (former course participants who have adapted
their new knowledge to their classrooms), as well as a set of typical
measurement problems for K–2 students.
Classroom Case Studies, 3–5
Watch this program in the 10th session for grade 3–5 teachers. Explore how the concepts developed in this course can be applied through case studies of grade 3–5 teachers (former course participants who have adapted their new knowledge to their classrooms), as well as a set of typical measurement problems for grade 3–5 students.
Classroom Case Studies, 6–8
Watch this program in the 10th session for grade 6–8 teachers. Explore how the concepts developed in this course can be applied through case studies of grade 6–8 teachers (former course participants who have adapted their new knowledge to their classrooms), as well as a set of typical measurement problems for grade 6–8 students.
6th Grade American History and State Standards
This is from Nebraska Star Standard and goes into detail about what the standards cover and how they should be covered in this two minute video. It would be useful for teachers in other states is the standards are similar.
Variation, Adaptation, and Natural Selection
How is it that life always seems to find a way? Changes – both large and small – are ever-present in the environment that surrounds life. But despite sometimes extreme challenges to survival, life forms persist from generation to generation. In the last two sessions, we focused on life cycles and their connection to DNA, and we began to look at life at the level of popula