You will find other schedules and instructions for Learning Segments at http://www.coloradoadulted.org/LES/LESResources.htm.
Video Help - No reading required!
We all want to build self-confidence, n'est pas? Check the videos listed below in light of the following reflection questions for students.
What makes ........ excel in different areas?
Is/Are ....... better than .... because....... has/have excelled in a skill?
Considering that all of our cells act basically the same way (first video), what makes us different? What makes us the same?
Have students interested in science?
http://www.flixxy.com/biology-nano-visualization-cell-life.htm - An animation produced by Harvard University as a tool to enhance the performance of its students in biology. Shows the life in a cell. Fascinating, especially for students who lean toward science!
- How many of your students are interested in cars. Hmmmm.. Just a rough guess.. All?
http://www.flixxy.com/hyundai-driving-skills.htm - I've never seen driving skills like these, and think of all of the math (velocity, friction) and writing lessons we could build around this video!
http://www.flixxy.com/worlds-cheapest-car-tata-nano.htm - What might make this car so cheap? Do the math!
- Have students interested in horses? Here's a jaw-dropping performance.
http://www.flixxy.com/world-equestrian-games-freestyle-dressage.htm - The dancing horse. Are horses' brains similar to humans? How do they learn?
- How do vocal chords produce sound? How do they develop? What is behind a good singing voice? Check this one out!
http://www.flixxy.com/bianca-ryan.htm - An eleven-year old blows them away! What gives her the power and the accuracy? How might she be physically different from other kids? Oh, the writing and research possibilities!
http://www.e-colorado.org - Dont' Keep It a Secret
Our http://www.coloradoadulted.org site was created to offer content to e-colorado.org, but both sites may still remain a secret to many. Please check them out. If you go to http://www.e-colorado.org/, click on Education and Training -> Adult Basic Education and Training -> LearningLine. When you open LearningLine, feast on the offerings. The site has sound links that allow you to easily navigate the resources for ABE (even ESL) students. Be sure to click on Activities, and go from there. Looking for easy ways to get students online when they have limited computer and reading skills? There you go! Another resource to enjoy.
Questions from the Field
Waiting for your to ask!
You haven't challenged me since the last issue, so I'll go back to the December question about teaching computer skills. This is a most intriguing and welcome site, and it's free!
http://inpics.net/ - "In Pictures online tutorials are based on pictures, not words. They're the easiest way to learn computer subjects. There's no complicated multimedia, just pictures that show exactly what to do."
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