Information About Betelgeuse
There are fascinating images (some are computer-generated) in this video of the red supergiant star Betelgeuse. Features a surface video and a picture of the spectacular supernova explosion. When it explodes, it may become a Pulsar surrounded by a big nebula.
Computer simulations by Bernd Freytag. Suitable for older elementary, middle school, snd high school students.
Look! Up in the Sky! The Very Best of Hubble
This video features fascinating images as seen through the lens of the Hubble telescope and is suitable for all ages. Contains content from NATOarts. The very best images from the Hubble Space Telescope have been blended with music from "Beat of the Moment" to bring you this mind blowing interstellar experience http://hubblesite.org/
After Beethoven's father started drinking, the income his young son generated was the family's main source of support. The days were dark, and dreadful, for the young musician.
"You have nothing more to teach me," an exasperated, impertinent Beethoven once told his father.
Escaping the turmoil in his own house, Beethoven found peace at the home of friends - Eleonore and Stephan von Breuning - whose mother (Helene) understood the growing child was fragile, ne
The Economy during the US Civil War
This video is accompanied by text. "The Civil War affected northern and southern economies differently. When the war began, the north, with its large factories and well-established companies, generated a great deal of the country’s business. After the first volleys of battle, the north experienced a slight depression due to the uncertainty of the war and the loss of southern business associations. However, after the initial shock passed, the northern economy flourished. The federal government
Assessment In Math and Science - What's the Point?
'A video workshop for K-12 teachers; 8 ninety-minute video programs.
'"Will this be on the test?" "Is this going to count?" How often do students ask these questions? This workshop examines current assessment issues and strategies in K-12 math and science classrooms.
Through video segments of real classrooms interspersed with lively discussions of practicing teachers and content experts, see how teachers deal with common issues and discover ways to use assessment to improve
Skip Counting by 2's, 3's, 4's, 5's and 10's
Students will use a hundreds chart to skip count by 2's, 3's, 4's, 5's and 10's. A 100s chart is on the slide. The narrator skip counts by 2s. The numbers are highlighted are she skip counts. Students are asked to skip count on their own using the pattern. There is a pause in the narration and the pattern is shown. Numbers follow a pattern when counting by ones but also when skip counting. User clicks through the 3 slides.
Using Graphing Calculator To Create and Interpret Scatter Plots
This video shows how to plot data and use the linear regression
feature in TI83 and TI84 series graphing calculators to create a line
of best fit. Also, analysis using the generated line of best fit is
Learning Reading Skills-ADHD-Dyslexia Bonnie Terry, M. Ed. shows you how you can help children with dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, or learning disabilities improve reading fluency in just 5 minutes a day. The Reading Skills Pyramid illustrates that there are Author(s):
Bonnie Terry, M. Ed. shows you how you can help children with dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, or learning disabilities improve reading fluency in just 5 minutes a day. The Reading Skills Pyramid illustrates that there are Author(s):
Antebellum Reform Unit 8
As a response to increasing social ills, the nineteenth century
generated reform movements: temperance, abolition, school and prison reform, as well as others. This unit traces the emergence of reform movements instigated by the Second Great Awakening and the impact these movements had on American culture. (This unit includes a facilitator guide, video, and online text chapter.)
A Standards Overview 9-12
This program shows a variety of complex topics from high school lessons, illustrating how the NCSS standards and themes can be integrated into teaching in grades 9–12. Teachers will be able to see how the curriculum can be expanded to address complex issues and content in meaningful ways and become much more sophisticated in exploring all areas of social studies.
Assessment in Math and Science - Will This Be on the Test?
Workshop 1. Will This Be on the Test?'; Knowing vs. Understanding
'Understanding is more than simply knowing. This workshop sets the stage for the entire series by examining what it means to understand, and explores how teachers can design a set of performance tasks to fairly and accurately assess the levels of understanding that their students have or have not achieved. Content Guide: K. Michael Hibbard.'
Assessment in Math and Science - What'd I Get?: Scoring Tools
Workshop 2. What'd I Get?: Scoring Tools (90 min.)
'Well-designed performance tasks give teachers the information necessary to evaluate the depth of students' understanding — but how can teachers determine quality work? This workshop demonstrates how teachers can construct assessment tools for benchmarks of student understanding. The role of students in the construction of scoring tools and the process of assessment will be a primary focus. Content Guide: K. Michael Hibbard.'
Assessment in Math and Science - Is This Going to Count?
Workshop 3. Is This Going To Count?; Embedded Assessment (90 min.)
'Assessment does not compete for valuable teaching time; it is teaching time. This workshop shows how embedding assessment into everyday curriculum turns performance tasks into learning activities. Well-designed assessment allows teachers to shape subsequent instruction according to what their students have and have not understood. Content Guide: Monica Neagoy.'
Assessment in Math and Science-I Didn't Know This Was an English Class!
Workshop 4. I Didn't Know This Was an English Class!; Connections Across the Disciplines (90 min.)
'One measure of students' depth of understanding is the connections they can make across disciplines. This workshop explores how teachers can encourage these connections by designing performance tasks that build on other disciplines. Content Guide: Monica Neagoy.'
Assessment in Science and Math-You WILL be Tested on This!
Workshop 5. You WILL Be Tested on This!: Standardized Testing (90 min.)
'Teachers are under pressure to get their students to perform well on state and national tests. Sometimes, however, it seems that too much attention is paid to these tests. This workshop considers how teachers can use standardized tests to focus their teaching on improved student performance in the classroom as well as on these external measures of success. Content Guide: K. Michael Hibbard.'
Assessment in Math and Science-That Would Never Work Here!
Workshop 6. That Would Never Work Here!; Seeing Assessment Reform in Action, Part I (90 min.)
'What does assessment reform actually look like? This workshop follows the stories of Barbara, a math teacher in Whittier, California, and Scott, a science teacher in Louisville, Kentucky, as they share how they are incorporating assessment into their teaching. Emphasis will be placed on the colleague support structure — teachers sharing ideas with and getting help from other teachers. C
Assessment in Math and Science-That Would Never Work Here, Either!
Workshop 7. That Would Never Work Here, Either!: Seeing Assessment Reform in Action, Part II (90 min.)
'Involving students in assessment is often the key to engaging them in learning. This workshop will continue to follow Barbara and Scott as they use assessment to encourage their students to improve their performance. Providing opportunities for students to assess their own work and that of their peers will be the focus of this workshop. Content Guides: Mary Hibert Neuman and Jude
Assessment in Math and Science-When I Was in School...
Workshop 8. When I Was in School...: Implementing Assessment Reform (90 min.)
'Changing old ways is not easy. Communication is the first step toward encouraging support for new assessment strategies. This workshop will focus on the importance of collaboration among teachers, administrators, and especially parents, when implementing assessment reform in a school or district. Content Guide: K. Michael Hibbard.'
Teaching Social Studies-Workshop 1
Why do we teach social studies? This session focuses on the relevance of teaching social studies and discusses strategies for helping students gain a deeper understanding of social studies content. The onscreen teachers review standards and themes developed by the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and view video clips from the Social Studies in Action video library to identify examples of powerful teaching and learning.
Exploring Unity and Diversity Workshop 3
Who do we teach? Because themes of unity and diversity surface within both academic content and classroom climate, this session focuses on strategies for teaching provocative issues in social studies as well as methods of addressing a diversity of learners. The onscreen teachers examine national documents for themes of unity and diversity, explore Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences, and develop a mini-lesson on immigration and citizenship.