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Building English Vocabulary--Exotic Animals
This animated video helps build English vocabulary related to exotic animals found in the jungle environment. Each word is said with a picture and word is used in a sentence. Students will easily be able to connect word with picture. This is a great resource for the early childhood classroom and for our ELL students. (2:51)
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Internet Safety (lesson for very young children)
This narrated video (or slideshow) discusses internet safety tips for children. (04:47) 
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National Dictionary Day
How dictionaries are made and how the uses of words are studied. Some great examples are given. A good way to get students to start thinking about words. Run time 02:49.
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Learn About the Explorer Hernan Cortes
 Hernan Cortes and his exploration in North, Central, and South America. The quest for gold is explained. A good overview, but nothing about the man. (1:35)

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Westward Expansion
By the mid-nineteenth century, the American economy that had been based on local commerce and small-scale farming was maturing into a dynamic, wide-reaching capitalist marketplace. As the industrial revolution in the northeast altered the economy and intensified the process of urbanization, an agricultural empire began to emerge in the west, and westward expansion began.  In this video you will learn about westward expansion and it's trials and tribulations.  (Video is  of high q
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CPU basics
What is a "computer processor"?
A computer processor is the brain of the computer. It is the piece of hardware that handles all the calculations that go on inside the computer. When you click on something, that goes to the processor. The computer processor determines what you want to do based on the software that you're running, and makes the calculations, and then you see the result of that on your screen.

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Car Safety Tips in Children
This three minute video shows the importance of using baby seats in cars. It does not tell you how to identify a good one and is weak on showing how they should be belted at different ages. At best, this is a warning video for parents.
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PMAD Doane
People Make a Difference with Danny Brassell 10/15/12 Guest: Allan Doane
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Directions in modelling environments
Schema definition is a vital component in the computerised A/E/C projects. existing tools to manage this task are limited both in terms of the scope Of problems they can tackle and their integration with each other. This paper describes a global modellling and development environment for large modelling projects. This environment provides a total solution from initial design of schemas to validation, manipulation arid navigation through final models. A major benefit of the described system is t
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Learn about Christmas Trees
Christmas trees are a beautiful addition to many of our home this time of year. Did you know that the tree was original decorated with large, red apples as a symbol of Adam and Eve? Learn more about the origins of the Christmas tree with this video.  Allen Smith shares more on this symbol of the holiday. (01:39)
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The House Sparrow
This video describes how to identify a House Sparrow as well as the
characteristics of the bird including location, behavioral habits, history, and diet.

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • define and use, or recognize definitions and applications of, each of the terms in bold in the text

  • understand the complexity of the interdependence between organisms and their environment

  • describe some of the consequences for health of pollution

  • explain why it is difficult to gain international agreements to secure biodiversity and reduce pollution.


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جريان الماء

Video link (see supported sites below). Please use the original link, not the shortcut, e.g. www.youtube.com/watch?v=abcde

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Geometrical Shapes in the Real World
How many shapes can you find???  This slide show presentation shows several pictures and asks the learner if the can find shapes in these pictures.

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4 Questions

Now try to answer the following questions, to remind you of some of the things you have learned and test your understanding of them.

Question 9

To the nearest order of magnitude, how much greater is the estimated
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9 Notes to help you complete your assessment

To complete your assessment portfolio you must include a contents page indicating how your reflective commentary in Part A and your evidence in Part B are related. An example of a suitable format for the contents page is in Figure 1 below.

Figure 1  (PDF, 1 page, 0.1MB)

Although the requirements of Parts A and B are listed sep
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"There were mock executions"- former French hostage in Syria
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe April 21 - A French journalist, back in Paris after more than 10 months in captivity in Syria, says his captors carried out "mock executions." Deborah Lutterbeck reports. More from Syria: http://smarturl.it/SyriaAttack Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including busine
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2.7.5 Email providers

These are sites which provide free email facilities; often they provide other facilities such as sending anonymous mail and constructing mailing lists. Such sites are valuable to users who are too impecunious to be able to afford conventional mailing software and to frequent travellers who can access such sites anywhere in the world. Their main disadvantage is that they tend to be slow compared with conventional mailing utilities such as Microsoft Outlook and Eudora.


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