Many of us grew up on “School House Rock”. How many of you can still remember the words to “Conjunction Junction”? Supplement your English class lesson plans with these fun music videos. To get to the whole collection just put in the search word “Flocabulary”. You will find many great videos on a variety of […]
Monthly Archives:: May 2014
I teach English as a Second Language. It is not always easy to convince students that punctuation is their friend, not something meant to torture them. This is not just an issue for those for whom English is a Second Language. I tell my students that this plagues native speakers as well. This video is […]
What Aristotle and Joshua Bell can teach us about persuasion – Conor Neill | TED-Ed. In this Ted Ed lesson, the author uses elements of an experiment conducted by a famous violinist to examine Aristotle’s rhetorical means of Persuasion (Ethos, Logos, Pathos) and to illustrate the importance of all three reveals why all three are essential to audience […]
“A silly but memorable 3 minute animated video demonstrating the basic structure, techniques, and pitfalls of using pointers. There are separate versions of the video for C, Java, C++, Pascal, and Ada. There is also a more traditional companion text (below) that goes with the video, and a brief history of how the video was […]
There are many barriers to effective communication. One of these is stereotyping which can lead to prejudice. This video presents a variety of stereotypes based on nationality. It illustrates how to deal with cultural differences positively and not just assume that what you have heard about a particular culture applies to everyone from that country/culture. […]
This document/blog provides information about decision making, specifically selections, e.g., if or if-else constructs, used in C-based programming languages. It explains the logical (true/false) decision making process, and has examples of flow charts, code, output, and truth tables. It discusses conditional statements, branching, if and if-else constructs, comparative operators, e.g., <, >, <=, >=, etc., […]
Modern technology has led to our culturally diverse workplace and our global marketplace. Gone are the days when co-workers, classmates, and even neighbors are the people we grew up with. The United States was once considered a “melting pot” where people migrated and were expected to discard the culture of their country and become “Americanized”. […]
To demonstrate how pointers are used in the C programming language to create a linked list, where one item contains data and a pointer, which stores the memory address to the next item in the list. http://img.c4learn.com/2010/02/Addres-and-Linked-List-Node-Strucutre-in-Programming.jpg
We’ve been taught for years that stress kills!!! This thought-provoking TED Talk offers an inside look at the positive side of stress. And guess what, every time we meet with our Circles comrades, we’re practicing many of these principles and staying healthier all at the same time. via Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your […]
The Mathematical Art of M.C. Escher (1898-1972) shows us the connection between mathematics, the universe, and our perception of it. www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kcc56fRtrKU
I follow a blogger, librarian, consultant named Stephen Abrams who has a blogged named Stephen’s Lighthouse: Illuminating library industry trends, innovation and information. Many of his posts are items he’s currated from other websites. It’s a wonderful blog for anyone interested in the link between society and technology. This specific post I’d like to share […]
A fascinating account of a neuroscientist’s personal experience of a ruptured blood vessel in her own brain, this TED talk captures attention and helps students to understand the differences between the left and right hemispheres of the brain and how they communicate. ted.com/lessons/jill–bolte–taylorb>-s-stroke-of-insight
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A lovely guide to evaluating the credibility of websites. It shows how to identify the domain of the website and some great steps to find out who is also linking to this particular site. It could be very helpful in evaluating web resources.
The Humanities Matter– Great for showing the importance of the humanities in everyone’s life. This is a good over view of how the humanities can enhance not only your daily life but also your professional life. This is also great for justifying the humanities to anyone who might see little value in offering humanities classes […]