Discovery Education Video. Thomas Jefferson was one of the Founders of the United States of America. He wrote the Declaration of Independence. He was the Third President of the United States of America. He advanced America in many ways. He purchased the Louisiana area. He did many great things. This video takes a look at some of those things.
Renaissance Art- A Brief Overview
Short overview of the Renaissance Art movement. This began in Italy in the 1300s. Artists painted rounded people and linear perspective. This is a narration with still images.
Learn how to Write an Essay - Choosing Genre, Topic and Scope
Write an Essay - Choosing Genre, Topic and Scope is a short video that goes over the basics of how to get started. Nothing complicated and lacks real life examples. The related videos on the site carry the topic further, but all of them are limited. Would best be used to review for students who already know how to write an essay.
Throughout the writing process, peer response can help young adolescents develop as thinkers and writers. In this session, participants explore strategies for structuring peer interactions and for teaching students to respond positively and productively to each other’s work. (58:25)
In this session, participants see how five middle-level teachers use both formal and informal student/teacher conferences to monitor their students’ progress and help them improve as writers. (58:25)
Multigenre writing offers students a wide range of options for expressing ideas and communicating knowledge. In this session, participants examine two different, but equally successful, examples of this eclectic and engaging writing approach. (58:25)
Interactive Read-Aloud using Looking Back by Lois Lowry-Mentor Texts
Staff Developer, Linda Bausch models an interactive read-aloud of the mentor text, Looking Back by Lois Lowry. A mentor text is a piece of writing that can be used to teach a writer about some aspect of writer's process or craft. This is a good teaching resource for an aspiring writer and for teachers who teach the writing process. (5:09)
Teachers Demonstrate Effective Descriptive Feedback to Their Class Using Moon Journals-Part 1 of 2
Using appropriate and respectful vocabulary, two teachers share their own moon journals and give each other feedback. Students deepen their appreciation of the value of descriptive feedback and gain insight into how to give and receive descriptive feedback. They reflect on the demonstration and co-create success criteria for effective feedback sessions. This is a great teaching resource to enhance a writing curriculum and to create a literacy rich environment. The teachers provide
Teachers Demonstrate Effective Descriptive Feedback to Their Class Using Moon Journals-Part 2
In part 2 of this video, the teachers allow the students to discuss on how the teachers gave feedback on the moon journals. The teacher charted what the students noticed on feedback the teachers gave each other. Then the teachers observe a peer feedback session between the students. Using appropriate and respectful vocabulary, two teachers share their own moon journals and give each other feedback. Students deepen their appreciation of the value of descriptive feedback and gain insight
Preview clip: Dude, Listen to This!-Boys' Writing Club Group
Ralph Fletcher examines what inspires boy writers. Are we creating life long writers? Are we teaching kids to write for pleasure? This short video addresses the need to encourage our students to work together in clubs and write for pleasure. (2:01)
Creating On-Line Interactive Books
This selection contains a training video for teachers on how to create interactive on-line books using storybird.com. Detailed, step-by-step directions are given. This is a fabulous resource for teachers to use to motivate their students to write. Teachers could also use this selection to teach students to use the site. ( 11:32)
How to Draw a Cartoon Scene
This expert, Matt Moskal, keeps it simple by drawing basic shapes to create a scene. In this video a man throwing a ball to a dog. Step by step examples are given. English captions. (2:22)
How to Draw Anime
How to Draw Cartoon Characters. Tips from a professional illustrator and graphic artist in this free video on drawing. A good video to get students introduced into cartoon type drawing. Moves slowly, but does not really give enough insights into the proportions to be of great help. Run time 03:47.
How to Draw Comic Book Characters
How to Draw Comic Book Characters. Drawing comic book characters is a quick moving video that shows the basic of drawing such figures. It is best used if the students can follow with their own paper and pencil. May need to be replayed a few times.
How to Change Careers
A 1:43 video that provides the steps to follow when considering a career change. A good, fast paced video that compresses the seven main steps as well as important facts such as 70 percent of jobs are found by personal references. Students may want to write the steps down for discussion.
The Animal Cell
The Structure of The Animal Cell is discussed in this video. The purpose of this video is to explain the parts of the Animal Cell and give a brief overview on their function. (02:47)
Solving Equations - Pre-Algebra
The instructor demonstrates how to solve one-step, two-step, and multi-step equations. Several examples are modeled gradually getting more complex with each. Video is good quality and good for all students as review or initial learning of the concept.
The Golden X
Let's learn to find X in different equations and in some examples. Video is good for students are having a hard time understanding solving for an unknown.
The Algebra Slide Song and Dance
Students do a song and dance in a classroom about solving equations with addition and subtraction. It was created for an algebra class. (Run time 2:54)
These are some of the lyrics for the song:
Alright we gonna do the basic steps
You must isolate
From the rest
Of the equation
Lets subtract now first
So whats x equal?
Well you add 5
To both side
Problem Solving in Mathematics
Problem Solving in Mathematics. Part of the series: Math Equations, Fractions; Problem Solving. To problem solve in mathematics, take each problem step-by-step, expand the problem for more clarity and be meticulous with each stage of the problem. Solve equations, formulas and other math are exlained in this four minute video. This video moves very rapidly and so a replay and stopping the video may be of value.