Critical Thinking for Children, Part 2
Introduces the notion of three different kinds of thinkers. Part 2 in a 5 part series to encourage development of good thinking practices.
Critical Thinking for Children, Part 3
Part 3 of 5 in a series from Critical Thinking.org on developing sound thought processes.
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.
This video is a simple song accompanied by typed slides. It describes verbs as "action words". It talks about helping verbs and the fact that verbs are not always actions that can be seen such as "thinking". It also mentions linking verbs and gives examples of this type of verbs.
Reading Using a Think-Along
The what, why, and how of thinking along with your children as you read.
Division of Fractions Taught Conceptually: Part 1
Teach division of fractions step-by-step. First students learn sharing divisions with easy numbers (such as 1/2 : 4), thinking of sharing pie or pizza between so many people. The examples become more difficult, using patterns etc.Author: Maria Miller http://www.mathmammoth.com
At What Age is Dyslexia Diagnosed?
At What Age is Dyslexia Diagnosed?. Part of the series: Dyslexia. Dyslexia is usually diagnosed at early ages, but it depends on the severity of an individual case. Find out why some children are diagnosed later in their schooling while others are diagnosed early. (1:25)
Dyslexia, So What is it All About?
This is a short animated film explaining what dyslexia is. It is used to describe difficulty with written language, organization and short term memory. No one’s dyslexia is the same. It is different depending on how the individual's brain works. This can also have positive effects also, often dyslexics are good problem-solvers, communicators, and practice tasks. About ten percent of the population is dyslexic. Most dyslexics find a w
Dyslexia : Diagnosing Dyslexia Diagnosing dyslexia involves a series of tests that assess a child's learning, reading and speaking abilities. Discover the dyslexia diagnosing process with tips from a recognized scholar of dyslexia treatment. Dr. Diane Sawyer shows state test scores for a student who is having difficulty with the sounds of the language and how they relate to the letter structure of words we read and spell. She explains some of the tests that are
Diagnosing dyslexia involves a series of tests that assess a child's learning, reading and speaking abilities. Discover the dyslexia diagnosing process with tips from a recognized scholar of dyslexia treatment. Dr. Diane Sawyer shows state test scores for a student who is having difficulty with the sounds of the language and how they relate to the letter structure of words we read and spell. She explains some of the tests that are
Dyslexia : Types of Dyslexia
Video is presented by Dr. Diane Sawyer. There are four main types of dyslexia; the first one is the most common it is phonological dyslexia, This is where children have difficulty separating out the parts of language, such as words within sentences and sounds within words. Then orthographic dyslexia, means the individual has difficulty with the spelling patterns. The last type discussed is dyscalculia, which is having the difficulty with mat
Dyslexia--the Signs to Look For
Learn how to identify the signs of dyslexia.
"Outside the box" thinking in its truest form. This compelling slideshow has no sound...but no sound is needed. The slide show suggests that boxes rule our lives; that we live in a box, drive a box, work in a box, and go home to a box. It encourages us to "think outside the box" and learn to help others in need - those who only worry about ONE "box" - the (coffin) they may soon die in.
How To Make Compare and Contrast Map, Hierachy Map, and Concept Map
Having students create their own graphic organizers with key
words or phrases, images, connections, color, and layout can be a great way for them to develop visual literacy and thinking skills, construct and represent knowledge, and show the connection between their ideas and understandings. In this video three different kinds of graphic organizers are created using Glogsteredu, Prezi, and Powerpoint to make three different types of graphic organizers:
- Compare and Contrast Map
Changes by Lewes New School
This is video made by Lewes New School using the tune from Bowie's "Changes". It was made in order to promote the New School Thinking conference. Footage is shown of different students and teachers singing to different parts of the song.
Whole Brain Teaching: 4th Grade Critical Thinking
Watch the AMAZING STUDENT ENGAGEMENT in this demonstration by a
veteran Whole Brain teacher as he guides his fourth graders through a
simple, but powerful, critical thinking exercise. 100s of pages of free
downloads can be found at WholeBrainTeaching.com
Directed Reading-Thinking Activity
Directed Reading-Thinking Activity - Mandy follows Norbert to Mojuste, where Thorzuul has turned ten children to stone for failing his reading test.
A quick slideshow that has a teacher narrating how to find the perimeter. It uses story problems as examples and takes the student through the thinking process.
Wild orchid Tricks it's pollinators!
This incredible Wild Orchid plant tricks wasps into thinking they're mating with a female, while they are really just being loaded up with pollen to take on to the next plant. Pretty amazing footage from the BBC. Run time 02:59.
Farming becomes a Business
This video is accompanied by text. "Agriculture in the Mississippi Valley region underwent major changes after the Civil War. Farmers began thinking of farming as a business with a cash crop of wheat, corn, or cotton instead of a self-sufficient way of life. A farm began to be viewed as an outdoor factory and growing crops as production. Farmers made use of credit and considered such factors as transportation and marketing, just like other businesses. Farming also became increasingly mechanized,
This video is accompanied by text and it is about the political situation and political causes of the American Revolution. "The Revolution generated radical changes in the principles, opinions, and sentiments of the American people. New ideas and issues affected social customs, political ideals, and gender and racial roles as the thirteen colonies evolved into the United States. Debate and conflict over government authority, diverse state economies, federal control of western territories, and th