Fresh wave of violence grips Pakistan
Aug. 18 - New violence grips Pakistan's commercial hub of Karachi, leaving at least 39 people dead in gang wars and political disputes over two days. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Pirates used a variety of plundered cannons and ammunition to intimidate ships on the high sea and this video shows how they were used and what type of "ammunition" was used. Good insights into how pirates operated. (02:38)
Turkey issues final warning to Syria
Aug. 15 - The Turkish Foreign Minister says there will be nothing left to say to neighbour Syria if military operations against civilians continue. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Time Out gets hip to digital tips
Aug. 16 - The Time Out Group, known for its city guides, has acquired the personalisation software company LikeCube, which it says will help it to give internet users better recommendations, which are more tailored to their tastes. Joanna Partridge reports
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Discovery Kids Sharks App for iPad
'Discover everything you need to know about sharks with this fun-filled app from Discovery Kids! Following on the heels of Discovery's Ultimate Sharks App (named an iPad App of the Week by Apple), this sharktastic app is designed especially for kids ages 6+ and is fun for the whole family! A beautiful touchscreen interface turns the iPad into a cool learning tool for children.Test your shark knowledge with 5 action-packed interactive games and 30 digital trading cards filled with top shark facts
Teacher Tipster-Chart Folders-What to Do When I'm Done!!
What do your kiddos do when they finish a given task? Some kids finish soooo quick! Others need a bit more time to complete their work. Mr. Smith shares how he uses a 1-1 1/2 inch binder to keep students busy after work is completed. Sheet protectors provide for erasable opportunities to practice alphabet letters, words, numbers, etc. (2:17)
Natural Ways to Prevent and Treat Stroke
In this 3:22 health video you will learn natural ways to prevent and treat strokes. The video stresses the importance of good eating habits, not being overweight, and check-ups are explained.
The Nature of Diamonds
This Web site, created to complement an American Museum of Natural History exhibition, looks at how diamonds are created (naturally and synthetically), and how they have been used throughout history.
The Letters of Adams and Jefferson
This segment describes the years of correspondence between Adams in Massachusetts and Thomas Jefferson at Monticello in Virginia. Hard feelings had come between Adams and Jefferson over the election of 1800, which Jefferson won. In their elder years, they wrote 150 letters to each other, one of the greatest correspondences in American history.
Maryland, Carolina, and Georgia
The British colonies in the American south were divided into two regions: the Chesapeake colonies, which included Maryland and Virginia, and the Southern colonies, which included Georgia and the Carolinas. One of the first proprietary colonies, or colonies owned by an individual instead of a joint-stock company, was the Chesapeake colony of Maryland, granted by Charles I to Sir George Calvert, the first Lord Baltimore. Upon his death, the land was left to his son Cecilius Calvert, the second Lor
As the colonies along the Atlantic coast took shape in the mid-eighteenth century, they became grouped by region: New England, middle, Chesapeake, and southern colonies. Among these regions there were some general similarities, including temperate climates and more than adequate average rainfall, which are critical factors for maximizing agricultural production.
Surplus crops provided the most important exports in all regions except in New England, although what colonists grew depended on
This 38 minute, visually stimulating, video explains the rainforest and what lives there and who is destroying it. The video has advertisements during the video and I would recommend during that time you consider reviewing facts about the rainforest with the students.
Mount Rushmore: Deconstructed (1:38)
Nestled in the Black Hills of South Dakota, Mount Rushmore symbolizes
freedom and hope for America. This video does not have any narration, but uses a series of facts that explain why it was built, its size, and who was carved on its face.
Are There Other Planets Like Earth?
This two minute NASA video has astronomers answer the question, "are there other solar systems like ours?" There are a few solar systems like the one we
live in that have several planets orbiting a central star. Some big planets have very small orbits. Good graphics.
Teacher Tipster-Naming Your Tables
Mr. Smith shares with us a great tip about the importance of naming your tables or groups of desks. This tip is very simple but effective. (2:03)
"Hey, Honey Bunny! I Know My Money Money!" Song
Here's another tune from the Brainy Beats album. We use this to learn the value of coins. (penny, nickel, dime and quarter). The song repeats itself several times and will give young students good practice in recognizing values of coins (1:12)
Math Master- Capacity Problem
This video starts with an explanation of why math is important in everyday life. Then, the 'Math Master' solves a problem using cups, pints, quarts, gallons. This video is good for visual learners to understand the difference between the measurements. (08:43)
The Capacity Song 8 ounces = a cup, 2 Cups = a pint , 2 Pints equal a Quart, 4 Quarts = a Gallon. This song is song several times by a fourth-grade class as graphics appear on the screen. This video may help visual and auditory learners.
The Bay of Pigs Invasion
In this 2:38 video, students learn about the attempt by a U.S.-trained force of Cuban exiles to invade Cuba and the presidents involved in approving it. A good review of this ill-fated invasion that failed because of a lack of support.