Redesigning Urban Classrooms to Impact Student Achievement
Because of the No Child Left Behind school reform policies, public schools are gravely scrutinized. This analysis focuses on how to redesign the urban classroom in order to impact student achievement with the intent of being an impetus for better overall school performance ratings. All public school leaders are expected to adhere to the same procedures and guidelines regardless of the population served. The research exposes the fact that there is no comprehensive school reform that is a cure al
On the Road Again
The movement of people and goods is an important part of the New York State Global History and Geography Curriculum. It is listed as one of the themes that are emphasized in the core curriculum. Students are expected to understand why people migrate and what the impact of migrations has been on people, nations, and regions. Recently, the PBS WIDE ANGLE documentary series created two programs that relate to the movement of people. 'Border Jumpers' (2005) documents migration between countries in A
Earth's Changing Climate
Tropical glaciers are the world's thermometers; their melting is a signal that human activities are warming the planet. A California project tries to predict whether natural ecosystems will be able to absorb enough additional carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in the next 50 years to mitigate the full impact of human-induced greenhouse gas emissions.
Waves, Beaches and Coasts
This program shows the dynamic interaction of two geologic agents: rocky landmasses and the energy of the ocean. Aspects of waves — their types, parts, movement, and impact on the shore — are illustrated. The program also covers shoreline characteristics, currents, sea barriers, tides, and how the greenhouse effect could impact sea level and coastal lands.
Cold War: The Wall Comes Down - part 1/5
Part 1 of 5 about the Berlin Wall and its impact and significance during the Cold War.
This video offers an exploration of planet Mars, from early time up to Vicking Landing. Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun in the Solar System. The planet is named after Mars, the Roman god of war. It is also referred to as the "Red Planet" because of its reddish appearance, due to iron oxide prevalent on its surface. Mars is a terrestrial planet with a thin atmosphere, having surface features reminiscent both of the impact craters of the Moon and the volcanoes, valleys, deserts and polar ic
Rotation, Seasons, and the Surface of Planet Mars
Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun in the Solar System. The planet is named after Mars, the Roman god of war. It is also referred to as the "Red Planet" because of its reddish appearance as seen from Earth.
A terrestrial planet, Mars has a thin atmosphere and surface features reminiscent both of the impact craters of the Moon and the volcanoes, valleys, deserts and polar ice caps of Earth. It is the site of Olympus Mons, the highest known mountain in the solar system, and of Val
The medieval records of a London City church - St Mary at Hill, 1420-1559
The churchwardens' accounts of this City parish. The records are at their fullest for the period from 1480 onwards. The volume also has an extensive introduction, detailing the history and liturgical practice of the church, and the impact of the Reformation. First published by the Early English Text Society, volume 128.
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.
Ready to Learn? The Experiment (Teachers TV)
Ready to Learn? The Experiment is a major piece of education research designed to investigate the impact of factors such as diet, sleep, and exercise on children's readiness to learn. More than 78,000 children at 682 schools took part in March 2008 in what was the largest ever experiment of its kind.
Multiplication with Negative Numbers
This video starts with a note that the student should watch the video on absolute numbers. The meaning of multiplication is reviewed, it is repeated addtion. Using a number line they explain how positive and negative numbers impact the equation. 3 x 1 = 1 + 1 + 1 = 3, -1 x 3 = -1 + -1 + -3. They show it this way to show that a positive times a positive is always a positive and a negative times a positive will always be negative. By the commutative property then a positive times a negative is neg
5.4 Retinoic acid
How do we become individuals? This unit looks at how genes and the environment interact making each of us unique. Looking at the period between conception and birth you will examine the issues of nature or nurture to see which has the greatest impact.
Risk, Exposure and Health
We all require food, air, and water to survive — which are contaminated to some extent by man-made pollutants. Two studies, one in a rural western mining town and another in a dense urban population, reveal how these exposures impact health, and what can be done to reduce the risks.
Workshop 7: Design, Construction, and Technology
MIT Professor Mitchel Resnick guides this workshop exploring technology as an aid for learning. He discusses the impact of technology on learning when students design and construct tools to support their own inquiries. Teachers demonstrate technology in their classrooms and provide a sneak peek at Resnick’s newest learning tool — the cricket.
Ted Wragg – A Lesson to Us All
This tribute from Teachers TV to the late lamented Ted Wragg tracks his life and career, and outlines the significant impact he has had on the world of education over the past forty-five years.
Effective Classroom Organisation in Primary Schools: Mathematics
This resource is a TRIPS summary of research which questions the practice of setting by ability in lower Key Stage 2 mathematics lessons. It aims to evaluate the impact of setting, as opposed to mixed ability grouping, on children’s attainment in mathematics.
A meta-analysis of the impact of the implementation of thinking skills approaches on pupils
This meta-analysis is about the impact of thinking skills approaches on pupils’ attainments and attitudes in schools.
Feeling the Strain: An overview of the literature on teachers’ stress
‘Feeling the Strain’ is a review of published literature on stress in teaching, its impact, and its comparison with other professions.
Studying the Effects of Subliminal Stimulation on the Mind
Explores perception, the study of unconscious processes, and research methodologies. Provides a good example of the impact Freud has had on psychology and how it is possible to test some of his hypotheses in the laboratory.
HIV and AIDS
Studying individuals with natural resistance to HIV has led to insights into the infection process and may produce new treatments or a vaccine. This session explores recent developments in the study of HIV and AIDS, the future global impact of the current infection levels, and the ethical issues surrounding current research and treatments.