Enlightenment Political Philosophies
This video is accompanied by text. "The Enlightenment, or The Age of Reason, from approximately 1650 to 1800 was an important period in the development of democracy. Prior to the Enlightenment, it was commonly believed that the nature of the world could be best understood by the study of scripture, meditation, and reflection in one's own mind. The Enlightenment established the idea that the natural world is best understood through close observation and reason. Several political philosophers from
Adapted from Harry Noden's text, Image Grammar, this mini grammar lesson explores the usage of parallel structure in writing. Through providing examples and nonexamples, this lesson helps to illustrate the concept of parallel structure.
This video explains the parallel structure concept and provides many examples. In the video the narrator explains parallel structure means that parts of a sentences that have the same grammatical function and have the same grammatical form. She reviews some correct and incorrect examples.
This excellent video is accompanied by text and is suitable for high school students. "In the seventeenth century, philosopher John Locke wrote about natural law, which gives individuals rights that are part of the natural order of life rather than assigned by a ruler. Thomas Jefferson incorporated this concept into the Declaration of Independence in an attempt to point out the abuses made by the British government and prevent similar offenses from occurring in an independent America. Jefferson
Ordinal Numbers - First, Second, Third to Tenth
Ordinal numbers indicate the position of objects in a list. The teachers counts objects, using the ordinal numbers. This video includes two brief games to help reinforce the concept for a young learner.
I Saw Five Fish Song
This song is a counting song with hand motions appropriate for toddlers or preschoolers. Visuals accompany the song, making it a good one for explaining counting and the concept of subtraction.
Other selection methods
Welcome to Other Selection Methods a workbook in the Futures series of workbooks, which help students choose and prepare a career route after graduation. Like the other workbooks in the series you can dip in and out doing the exercises which are most relevant to you. You might want to include the exercises or the output in your personal development plan or e-portfolio. The aim of this workbook is to introduce you to a range of common selection methods used by employers to select graduates for jo
The Impact of mobile learning
Phase one of MoLeNET (2007/08) involved 75 colleges and 18 schools, approximately 10,000 learners and 2,000 staff, in 32mobile learning projects. The Learning and Skills Council provided funding for h...
Translating Math to Word Statements Using Addition and Subtraction
This video indicates it is for pre-algebra, however this would be good for anyone who is reviewing or learning word problems. In this lesson, they take a math statement and put it into word statement. In this video they use negative numbers and reinforce to be careful when seeing the negative number. They break the problem down and put it into word form. They use many different examples to explain the process. Video is good quality and good for all students as review or initial learning of the c
Introduction to Multiplication Part 1
This video indicates it is for pre-algebra, however this video would be good for anyone who is reviewing or learning multiplication. This video starts with the different ways people write multiplication equations, using a dot, the times symbol, or parenthesis. They talk about what mulitiplication means, it is repeated addtion. Then they discuss the commutative property for multiplication. They show this using the number line. They show this using many different problems. The video concludes with
Translating Math and Word Statements Using Mulitiplication
This video shows how to translate a word problem, or statement, into a math problem. These are pretty simple problems, but it is a good review on different vocabulary in math. They also use negative numbers. Some of the problems they show have multiple operations in them, such as multiplication and subtraction. Video is good quality and good for all students as review or initial learning of the concept.
Lovebirds Lost and Found - a story in both Spanish and English
This is an old cartoon about “lovebirds” who make a nest in a tropical paradise. One bird flies off with some musician birds while the other builds a nest. Eventually hard-working bird goes off and rescues the other from a cold northern place. There is Spanish narration, with the words in Spanish below the cartoon and an English translation above the cartoon. A novel and useful concept.
Critical Thinking for Children, Part 5
Part 5 of 5 in a series for children developed by CriticalThinking.org to introduce them to the concept of critical thinking.
Galileo used his telescope to gather data about the heavens, and his observations and theories sparked much controversy. Contrary to the popular belief of the time, Galileo suggested that Earth was not the center of the universe. In this video segment adapted from NOVA, the importance of unbiased scientific inquiry is demonstrated by Galileo's observations of sunspots. Closed captioning included. Run time 03:42.
Place Values of Decimal Numbers
A tutorial on understanding the concept of place value in decimal numbers for elementary and middle school students.
Count to Five with the Five Little Monkeys Song
The song "Five Little Monkeys" is sung with accompanying animation in this cartoon. Count along while the monkeys jump on and fall off the bed. Introduces the concept of "no more."
Introduction to Order of Operations Part 1
This video shows the four parts to the order of operations. The first parts is to perform the operations within the parenthesis. Some examples are shown. The second part is to simplify any numbers that have exponents. Examples are once again shown. The third part is perform multiplication and division in order working from left to right. Many examples are shown. The fourth part is perform addition and subtraction in order working from left to right. Examples are shown. Then they show examples us
Eureka! Episode 6 - Gravity
Isaac Newton's celebrated falling apple is cited to explain the force of gravity and the unit with which the force of gravity is measured. Concept: Force of gravity = mass x 10m/s2. Eureka was a series of short cartoons on physics that ran on public television in the 1980's. The video explains the concept in simple and well illustrated way. Good for students of any elementary school level.
Performance Poetry Engages Students
Kids -- 12 and 13 years old -- pour their guts onto paper in verse. They spend weeks furiously writing, revising, and coaching each other, and revising again. When they are done, they stand alone in front of their peers and recite poetry, using voice and gesture to bring their words to life. A concept known as slam poetry is becoming common in classrooms across the country. In lower-income neighborhoods in cities like New York and Chicago, students are competing with words and then settling in
'I Am Kinda': Reflections on the Culture of Imperialism Famed linguist and political activist Noam Chomsky delivered a lecture titled "'I Am Kinda': Reflections on the Culture of Imperialism" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 8. Chomsky, a professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is a renowned public intellectual who has written and lectured widely on linguistics, philosophy, intellectual history, international affairs and U.S. foreign policy. The lecture's title refers to a woman named Kinda who int
Famed linguist and political activist Noam Chomsky delivered a lecture titled "'I Am Kinda': Reflections on the Culture of Imperialism" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 8.
Chomsky, a professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is a renowned public intellectual who has written and lectured widely on linguistics, philosophy, intellectual history, international affairs and U.S. foreign policy.
The lecture's title refers to a woman named Kinda who int