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Four Fun Videos That Explore the English Language

TED-Ed offers dozens of fascinating videos about all kinds of subjects that draw students in. (To learn more about how to use videos in the classroom, check out MindShift’s Teachers’ Ultimate Guide to Videos) This series of videos, called Playing With Language explores issues of language and learning from different perspectives. Here are four from … Continue reading Four Fun Videos That Explore the English Language →

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What Would It Take For Humans to Fly Like Superheroes?

Is it scientifically possible for humans to fly? This animated TED-ED video based on a physics lesson by Joy Lin explains just how hard that would be and why. She covers topics like the universal gas law, Newton’s Laws, force and gravity. The video looks like an animated comic strip, but packs in a lot … Continue reading What Would It Take For Humans to Fly Like Superheroes? →

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How Simple Ideas Lead to Scientific Discoveries

In this TED-Ed video “How Simple Ideas Lead to Scientific Discoveries,” Adam Savage, best known for Mythbusters fame, explains how some of the most fundamental discoveries in science came from simple and creative ideas about how to solve problems. We’re all “meat and water,” he says, and we all have the capacity to work at … Continue reading How Simple Ideas Lead to Scientific Discoveries →

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Four Fun Videos That Explain Complex Language Arts Ideas

For educators looking for new ways to introduce ideas to students, videos can be a great way to spark interest. Catlin Tucker, an English teacher in Windsor, Calif, curated her top video¬†picks for an English classroom, which help explain complex ideas in different ways. This TED-Ed video, The Art of the Metaphor, narrated by Jane … Continue reading Four Fun Videos That Explain Complex Language Arts Ideas →

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