Houghton Mifflin Readers Theater
Houghton Mifflin Readers' Theater is a play-based program
where students read aloud and/or perform scripts on social studies
topics. Readers' Theater is an easy way to teach your social studies
and ELA standards. It builds vocabulary comprehension and fluency and allows ALL students to access the content with multi-leveled scripts. The emphasis is on oral expression facilitated through active
imagination so all scripts can be performed with a minimum of
Career Bytes: Brandon Oldenburg
Episode 1 (of a 5-part series) This Nortel LearniT video offers insight into the career of Brandon Oldenburg, the VP of Visoneering. He discusses how the company started with a few people. He uses computer generated animation.
Use Fact Families to Subtract Through
Using knowledge of addition facts, students will learn how to use related facts or fact families to solve the problem. Related facts or fact families, use the same 3 numbers. User clicks through the slides.
Explore the Ocean in Google Earth 5.0
Take a plunge into the oceans of the world with Google Earth 5.0. In the new ocean layer, you can dive beneath the surface of the ocean, view exclusive content from top marine experts.
Google Population Statistics Map
Learn how to use StatsMap. It is a Google Maplet that can query Demographic and Housing Census 2000 Data (USA) for different geographic feature (Block, Group Block, 3 digit and 5 digit Zip Code, Census Tract, sub County, and County). StatsMap Maplet finds any place in USA, shows it on a map, and displays Census data (population and Housing) for that place. The user can enter an Address and get Census Data mapped to this Address, or get a handful of Census Tables for the Google Map.(Amateur vide
Physiology of the Cornea
Animation gives description of light traveling through the cornea, aqueous humor, pupil and lens. Detailed description, but animation is just a diagram with text added and a computer generated voice. Grades 9-12. 1:30 min.
Breakdown of Blood Retinal Barrier In Diabetic Retinopathy
Description of how the retinal pigmented epithelial cells maintain the barrier between blood and the retinal tissue. Simple animation with text and computer generated narration. Grades 9-12. 1:13 min.
Teaching Content Is Teaching Reading
Professor Daniel Willingham describes why content knowledge is essential to reading with comprehension, and why teaching reading strategies alone is not sufficient for students to read with good comprehension. This video is a great explanation of why it takes more than just phonics and reading strategies to become a good reader.
How to Play Volleyball : How to Pass or Bump a Volleyball
A pass, also called a bump or an underhand pass, is usually the first of three contacts allowed per side of the court. Learn how to pass a volleyball in this three minute video. This is a strange video as the content is all written. This is best used while the teacher is demonstrating. Run time 2:55
What's a Pulley? (rap song)
The "rap" video explains that a pulley is a simple machine. See how a pully helps to lift weight and reduce the amount of work required. This short, repetative song will help students remember that a "pulley is a simple machine" but does not have much content beyond that.
Tell Time to the 5-Minute and 1-Minute
Students will learn to tell time to the 5 minute mark and to the minute. Count by 5's if the minute hand is on a number and count by 1's if the minute had is between two numbers. User clicks through the slides.
More, Fewer, and Same
Learn how to compare sets of objects in one group to objects in another group to determine which group has more, fewer or the same amount. User clicks through the slides.
After Oersted's 1820 discovery that electric currents create magnetism, it was obvious that in some way magnetism should be able to create electric currents. The discovery of electromagnetic induction, in 1831, by Michael Faraday and Joseph Henry was one of the most important of the 19th century, not only scientifically, but also technologically, because it is the means
'The 'kidneys are a bean shaped, fist size organ whose task is to filter blood and remove the waste.' This is a quote from the video. The information is related in a 'dry' way but the content is usable. The instructor appears to be using slideshow.
Polio pt 1
Content: Poliomyelitis is a viral infection of the intestinal tract. Most cases of polio were mild--headache, fever, sore throat, and depression--with the patient usually recovered within three or four days. In fewer and more serious cases, the virus penetrates the stomach and intestinal tract, enters the lymphatic system, then the bloodstream, and then attacks the motor nerve cells of the spinal cord; if the nerve damage is severe, paralysis will result. Occurring most frequently in children, p
Top 10 Worst Foods - Nutrition By Natalie
Counts down the ten worst foods due to high sugar, fat, and sodium content. Explains how these foods are not hutritious. Done in a lecture format.
Quality Literature in Curriculum
This video shows two authors, Carol Fuhler and Maria Walther, discussing how to incorporate quality children's literature into the curriculum. They try to tell how to do this even when the reading curriculum uses a basal reader or guided reading. Ways of including literature in various content areas are also touched upon.
A computer-generated animation, with lively musical
accompaniment. It whimsically explores the geometric relationship
between two regular polyhedrons, a cube and a dodecahedron.
Adding a 1-Digit Number to a 2-Digit Number
Using tens and ones blocks to model the numbers, students will add a 1-digit number to a 2-digit number. Begin by adding the ones together, then the tens. User clicks through the slides.
Addition Strategy: Finding 10 and Counting On
Using a ten frame and counters, students will learn to use the manipulatives to make a group of ten first then count on with the remaining counters. Finding the benchmark number 10 and counting on is an good way addition strategy. User clicks through the slides.