Virtual Dating: Isochron Diagrams
Virtual Dating teaching package contain exercises, questions and interactive diagrams describing absolute dating techniques used in geology. The Isochron exercise contains interactive (Flash) online exercises that help students to understand radioactive decay in rocks and minerals. Users will also find ...
Water Safari, A Journey of Life
invites students on a virtual safari through African countries using the Water in Africa Web site. They can then create a water journal that demonstrates how water affects the cultural and physical features of each location.
From Page to Stage
Musical theater book writers, lyricists, and composers have long looked to literature for their inspiration and subject material. In this lesson, students will compare and contrast literary works and the musicals they inspired. Utilizing video clips and Web sites, students will compare specific passages from original texts to moments in Broadway musicals on which they were based, and analyze similarities and differences between the two. As a culminating activity, students will try their hand at
Jazz, A Film by Ken Burns
This is the companion website to the Ken Burns PBS series that aired in January 2001. Explore cities and clubs where jazz developed; listen to excerpts of bebop, cool jazz and other styles; discover what makes jazz jazz and the theory behind the art form often called the purest expression of American democracy. The site provides biographies of nearly 100 musicians, transcripts of interviews that went into the making of the show, a virtual piano, a study guide and more than a dozen lessons.
Students will become familiar with the works of Aesop by reading fables and performing a reader’s theater.
Virtual State Tour
Students will create a virtual tour of the state including geography, history, famous people, and points of interest using Sketchy.
Virtual Fieldtrips in the Elementary School Classroom
This module focuses on the use of virtual fieldtrips in the elementary school classroom. Classroom based examples are listed, advantages and disadvantages of using this technology are described, and tips for effective implementation are reviewed for exploring virtual fieldtrips in the classroom.
Incas: A History
A good video that explains the Inca culture, history, and demise. A map, word list, and timeline would benefit students when watching this excellent overview.
Could the Hobby Lobby Ruling Unleash a ‘Parade of Horribles’?
Wharton’s Amy Sepinwall discusses the potential impact of the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling on businesses, employees and consumers.
The Hobby of Chess
MEET ME AT THE CORNER, Virtual Field Tips for Kids introduces you to August in this kid-friendly video about the joy of learning to play chess. For more video podcasts for kids by kids to to our website
Homeschooling Tips : Registering for Homeschool for Florida Online High
Register a homeschool student for Florida Virtual School by logging onto the Internet for information and registration guidelines.
Linda Wooldridge has been homeschooling since 1998, and she has been on the PPEA board for three years as the orientation coordinator for Pinellas County.
Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz
Ghana Slave Dungeon
Built by European traders in the 17th century, Ghana's Cape Coast Castle was the point of departure for the countless numbers of Africans who were sent to the New World as free labor for the colonies. Join Explore founder Charles Annenberg Weingarten on a virtual tour of the slave dungeon, and witness the horrific conditions the captives were forced to endure while waiting to be sent across the Atlantic. Run time 04:31.
Using Microsoft Access To Organize Your Life
Lean the basic functions of Microsoft Excel. A virtual walk through on creating a database, form, running a query and more. (7:03)
"Market Women's Cries" Poem by Jonathan Swift
A virtual movie (portrait sitting in chair with book) of Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) "reading" one of his much loved poems "Market Women's Cries". This poem is a good example of Jonathan Swift as satirist. (1:12)
Connecting With the Arts: What Roles Do Students Take On?
This program examines the artistic process of creating, performing, and responding. Participants will see students assuming the roles of researcher, writer, designer, director, performer, and critic.
Changing with the Tide
The Changing with the Tide lesson plan is written around a role-play activity in which students learn about and act out the behavior of plants and animals in a salt marsh habitat as the tides change. An unusual feature of salt marshes is the dramatic daily change in stresses and interactions that the organisms face. On this Starting Point page, teachers can find learning goals, teaching notes and tips, teaching materials, assessment hints and references and resources dealing with this exercise.
Anglo-Saxons and the Beowulf Epic
This video (audio is a bit unclear in some parts) is about the connection between the Old English heroic epic poem Beowulf and the Anglo-Saxons who settled in England. The story of Beowulf, the warrior who slew the monster, Grendel, is about Danes and Swedes. How did it become Britain’s national epic?
In this story behind the movie, Beowulf and the Anglo-Saxons, step back in time to the Dark Ages. Take a virtual trip to the story’s setting, in Scandinavia, to s
Head-mounted display projects onto the retina
Apart from industrial applications, this display could be used in AR technology, combining the real and virtual worlds. This is a video that should generate interest for advanced technology students.
Seven Wonders of Ancient Greece (Part 1 of 5) This video looks at the Palace of Knossos and the history behind the palace. Today the remains of the palace can still be seen. Video shows the ruins of the palace and a virtual model of what they think the palace looked like. The palace covered 20,000 square yards. Discussion of The Oracle of Delphi is started in this video. The oracle is the mysterious powers that Delphi contained. Video is
This video looks at the Palace of Knossos and the history behind the palace. Today the remains of the palace can still be seen. Video shows the ruins of the palace and a virtual model of what they think the palace looked like. The palace covered 20,000 square yards. Discussion of The Oracle of Delphi is started in this video. The oracle is the mysterious powers that Delphi contained. Video is
Dance Improvisation Class Final
Students performing outside and in Bernhard Center. The video begins with the students being frozen in position for approximately three minutes before they start their improvisation. There is no music, just the dance. (7:33)