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January 25, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Videos: Intriguing New Documentary On Schools Called “Most Likely To Succeed”

A new documentary on education had its premiere this afternoon at Sundance. It’s called “Most Likely To Succeed.” I learned about it through a tweet by Daniel Pink.

I’m not entirely sure about its thematic focus, but it does include impressive people like Linda Darling-Hammond and Yong Zhao.

Here are some clips, including an interview with the filmmakers at the end:

CLIP 5 from One Potato Productions on Vimeo.

MLTS Teaser: Vince from One Potato Productions on Vimeo.

Yong Zhao from One Potato Productions on Vimeo.

Linda Darling-Hammond from One Potato Productions on Vimeo.

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January 23, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Video Challenge For Students: What Is This Lion Thinking?

I’ve previously posted about how and why to use the idea of having English Language Learners try to come up with what an animal might be thinking in a photo (see “What Is This Animal Thinking or Saying (If It Could Talk)?” Is A Fun Language Development Exercise and What Would This Animal Be Saying And/Or Thinking?).

Here’s a video that could be used in the same way.

I don’t know about you, but I sure don’t think its official title, “Zoo Lion Loves Children” does not necessarily provide an accurate assessment of what’s going on in the lion’s mind….

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January 22, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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PBS News Hour Video: “Is The ‘Test’ Failing American Schools”

Anya Kamenetz, NPR reporter and author of The Test: Why Our Schools are Obsessed with Standardized Testing, But You Don’t Have to Be was interviewed on the PBS News Hour tonight.

Here’s the video and and a text excerpt. I’m adding this post to The Best Posts On How To Prepare For Standardized Tests (And Why They’re Bad).

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January 22, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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New TED-Ed Video & Lesson: “Why the Arctic is climate change’s canary in the coal mine”

Yesterday, I posted Scary Video: “Arctic ice age, 1987-2014.”

Today, TED-Ed published a video and lesson titled Why the Arctic is climate change’s canary in the coal mine:

I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Learn About Climate Change.

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January 21, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Scary Video: “Arctic ice age, 1987-2014″

The federal government has just released this scary video:

Decades ago, the majority of the Arctic’s winter ice pack was made up of thick, perennial ice. Today, very old ice is extremely rare. This animation tracks the relative amount of ice of different ages from 1987 through early November 2014.

I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Learn About Climate Change.

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January 19, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Video Of The Day: “More students living in poverty strains education system”

Here’s a PBS News hour segment on the recent-released report on the increase in low-income students.

I’m adding it to the post where I have a number of other links related to that research – “Majority of U.S. public school students are in poverty” (Depending On How You Define “Poverty”).

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