Health Care Policy and the Next U.S. Administration
In an energetic talk delivered prior to the U.S. presidential election, Jonathan Gruber provides a useful breakdown of the two candidates’ remedies for the nation’s troubled health care system. His detailed analysis of the key issues around health care may prove invaluable as the next president assumes office.
NYIT Intrepid Competition Winners
Students from NYIT won a design competition sponsored by the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum as John Santamaria reports for NYIT's LI News Tonight. New York Institute of Technology.
Twist-escaped loops in the liquid crystalline polymer MBBA
Once a weak shear flow is applied on the nematic liquid, there is a sudden and strong increase in the defect density. At a certain shear rate, the equilibrium density is reached after a while through the creation and annihilation of defects. This in-situ observation enables the study of a wide range of dynamic disclination behaviours during shear, such as disclination-joining, loop-contracting, loop-stretching and loop-breaking. The loops in this image result from type 1 disclinations 'escaping'
Pakistan tests nuclear missile
Pakistan tests a nuclear capable missile in a launch that it says demonstrates its defence capabilities.
The Compound Machines
Lots of good learning opportunities in this video that stresses observation and basic machines. Score is kept and the students can easily work in teams.
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Authors@Google: Alex Ross
Alex Ross spoke to Googlers in Mountain View about his book Listen To This on October 15, 2010. About Listen To This: "Alex Ross's award-winning international bestseller,The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, has become a contemporary classic, establishing Ross as one of our most popular and acclaimed cultural historians. Listen to This, which takes its title from a beloved 2004 essay in which Ross describes his late-blooming discovery of pop music, showcases the best of his wr
What is the Purpose of Debriefing in the Lesson Study Process?
Through debriefing, in the Lesson Study process, the course can be refined, and a consensus can be obtained over what elements worked well, what elements need to be tweaked, and what elements should be removed altogether so that the students can get the most of any particular lesson. Run time 03:40.
How to Measure the Success of the Lesson Study Process
One of the key measures of success of a Lesson Study is the camaraderie of the team. Find out more about other measures of success and ways the process helps define a culture in one school. An administrator also discusses the value of Lesson Study for professional development. Run time 06:37.
What Is The Role of Observers in the Lesson Study Process?
Observers play a critical role in Lesson Study, sharing their perspectives and strategies on ways to be sure their work doesn't interfere with the students' learning. Run time 05:48.
What is Lesson Study?
Find out more about the role data analysis plays in beginning a Lesson Study. See how one team of teachers sorts data to determine the focus of a Lesson Study, while you hear more about some of the challenges involved in running Lesson Study in a school. Run time 10:59.
What is The Importance of Team Collaboration in The Lesson Study process?
One of the key components of Lesson Study is team collaboration. Find out more about strategies that facilitate collaboration and ownership of the Research Lesson. Run time 03:23.
The Making Of Best Practice Vignettes
The Making of is a step-by-step video guide on how we created this Lesson Study project. Here we show you how to create the video vignette--learn from the television production teacher, a school administrator, and the students involved about the planning, equipment, challenges, and rewards of creating video segments. Run time 08:10
NIH Science Education
An excellent video from the National Institute of Health that helps educators teach science. The site offers lesson plans, study guides, and science standards for all school-age children. (8:42)
Maoist rebels 'ready for peace'
Maoist rebels in the Philippines are optimistic about upcoming peace talks with government officials, but critics say it could be a ploy.
Lesson 70 – Coffee Break Spanish
In lesson 70 of Coffee Break Spanish we’re dealing with one of the trickiest things to do in a foreign language: make telephone calls. When you can’t see the person to whom you are speaking, it makes things that bit more difficult! In this episode you’ll learn the standard phrases used when making phone calls [...]
The Simple Past Tense-ESL
The video begins by portraying a situation in the present. Then it is retold in past tense. There is an explanation of the form and use of the simple past and several examples are given. Rules are given for using past tense. Very thorough lesson. Visuals would make a great study guide. (Running Time 8:14).
Former Israeli president guilty of rape
Moshe Katsave, the former president of Israel, has been found guilty of rape and other sexual offences by a court on Thursday.