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#12832/0635  ACADEMIC SUCCESS: Smart Tips for Serious Students (6 Programs) DVD
Many students who graduate from college, and many more who do not, ultimately have regrets that they did not fulfill their potential in learning while the opportunity presented itself. One major reason is lack of the basic preparation and awareness of the skills needed to face the challenges they will encounter. This video package gets right to the point in outlining exactly where so many go wrong and how to do it right!

#10346/1945  ALL ABOUT MIDDLE SCHOOL Student Workshop DVD
Middle school is an important period that provides a foundation for all that young adult stuff that follows shortly after. With the right tools it can be joyful; without it can be the first step on a long and cruel journey that can last all the way into adulthood. This fast-paced, fun-filled program presents practical, essential, eye-opening information that will capture kids' attention and make succeeding in middle school a reality for all. Grades 5 to 9

#14683/0635  DISCONNECTED: A Month Without Computers
Are we currently addicted to technology or simply IT dependent? No email, no Facebook, no blogging. No Google for researching term papers, even. From here on out it’s pencils, spiral notebooks, typewriters, and good old-fashioned library books. This film examines the ubiquitous presence of technology in 21st-century society while exploring, in a reassuring way, the natural resourcefulness with which three students confront their ordeal.

This program helps to teach the fundamentals of the research process by following a student as he grapples with the difficulties of independent learning through a research project. He discovers along the way that research is more of a creative adventure than just a classroom chore. Grades 8 to A

#15669/0685  GOOGLE AND THE WORLD BRAIN: The Audacious Attempt to Control Human Knowledge (Two versions - Full and Abridged)
*Winner of many awards In 1937, the science fiction writer H. G. Wells imagined a "World Brain" containing all of the world's knowledge, accessible to all people, that would be "so compact in its material form and so gigantic in its scope and possible influence" that it could transcend even nation states and governments. Seventy years later, Google set about realizing Wells' vision, launching a massive project to scan millions of books from university library collections - and triggering a fierce backlash in the process. When it was discovered that over half of the first ten million books Google scanned were still in copyright, authors from around the world joined together to wage a fierce legal battle against the Internet giant, culminating in a dramatic courtroom showdown in 2011. In gripping detail, GOOGLE AND THE WORLD BRAIN tells the fascinating story of this complicated struggle over intellectual property and access to human knowledge, offering crucial insights into broader debates surrounding data-mining and privacy, downloading and copyright, fair use, freedom and surveillance. The DVD includes the feature length documentary (93 minutes), as well as an abridged version (54 minutes) shortened for use in the classroom.

Beginning with a concise overview of the benefits of cloud computing, this video introduces Google’s integrated suite of Internet-based applications while explaining how these tools - powerful, universally available, and free! - can be used to improve learning. Educators and students alike will benefit.

"Highly Recommended. Anyone and everyone involved with information would find this video highly interesting." Educational Media Reviews An examination of the tremendous influence Google has on the corporate world and culture at large. It also explores those who question Google's extensive reach, and chronicles the growing concern about the amount of revealing information available on the Web.

#16024/1883  HOW RESULTS CAN BE MISLEADING: Problems in Experimental Methodology
Featuring Professors Evelyn Behar and Mariann Weierich, this program explores different ways in which the results of experimental research can be misleading, focusing specifically on problems with sample selection and the assignment of participants to groups. It looks at simple, stratified, and proportional random sampling and emphasizes the need to look closely at the sample and population when evaluating data and drawing conclusions. *Closed Captioned

#16023/1883  HOW RESULTS CAN BE MISLEADING: Problems with Reliability and Validity
This DVD examines problems that will decrease a study’s applicability and accuracy of measurement. It presents examples of inter-rater reliability, test-retest reliability, and internal consistency. The DVD also discusses construct validity, external validity, and internal validity. *Closed Captioned

This program teaches how to understand research studies and evaluate the quality of information presented. It outlines the structure of a scientific paper; differentiates among such research method types as observational studies, true experiments, and quasi-experiments; and teaches how to evaluate the quality of a study design. The program features interviews with experts, vignettes, and examples and defines key terms.

#14440/0635  INTERNET RESEARCH AND INFORMATION LITERACY: Effective Strategies and Cautionary Tale (3 Programs)
Thanks to the Internet, a virtual cosmos of information is at our fingertips. But does more equal better when helpful and not-so-helpful content are equally abundant? How is online propaganda different from traditional propaganda? What solutions do we have to the growing problem of plagiarism? This three-program series illustrates best practices for viewers who are learning to apply academic standards and scholarly research methods to the rapidly evolving online world. Heavy hitters from the media industry weigh in through expert interviews, while lively motion graphics help explain concepts and strategies throughout the series. In addition, each episode features three young-adult characters, brought to life through graphic novel-style animation, who struggle with and learn the right and wrong ways to navigate cyberspace. EFFECTIVE INTERNET SEARCH: Basic Tools and Advanced Strategies 22 minutes RECOGNIZING ONLINE PROPAGANDA, BIAS AND ADVERTISING 21 minutes PLAGIARISM 2.0: Information Ethics in the Digital Age 19 minutes

#16147/0635  INTERNET RESEARCH: What's Credible
On the Internet, it’s incredibly easy, and fast, to research a topic with a few simple keystrokes. But it’s also incredibly easy to end up with unreliable and non-credible information that makes your research efforts fruitless. With an overwhelming abundance of options after doing an Internet search, how can you tell which results are reliable? In this video, viewers will learn strategies for narrowing down results and honing in on credible sources of information online. Experts such as college professors and media librarians offer advice, while students share their own experiences. A special section on one of today’s most popular research sites "Wikipedia" investigates whether it’s trustworthy or not for academic or professional use.

Featuring expert commentary, illustrative vignettes, and group discussions, this program shows how to become a critical thinker. It outlines the qualities of critical thinkers, looks at active and independent thinking, and emphasizes the importance of a solid knowledge base and good communication skills.

#13775/0545  LIBRARY (THE): Check It Out!
As many people have discovered, the library offers a whole world of knowledge and experience for both personal development and pleasure. This up-beat, interactive library tour explores the resources that can be found in a library, how they can be located and how to check them out! Grades 8 to A

#12965/0880  QUALITATIVE RESEARCH: Methods in the Social Sciences
This program discusses the types of questions addressed through qualitative research and considers problems of validity in the process, protocols, and analysis of qualitative research. It examines such forms of qualitative textual analysis as rhetorical criticism, conversation analysis, and content analysis and looks at the primary methods of qualitative research used throughout the social sciences.

#12964/0880  QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH: Methods in the Social Sciences DVD
Introduces quantitative research and shows the types of questions covered by quantitative research methods. It examines such measurement issues as validity, sampling, and distribution; discusses the protocols of experimental design and statistical analysis; and covers survey design, scales of measure, sampling procedures, and data analysis.

#13804/1410  READING BETWEEN THE LINES: Understanding Culture in Qualitative Research
Dr. Lisa Suzuki of New York University explains the importance of sensitivity to cultural differences in sociological research among a context of political, economic, historical, and social venues. Grades 9 to A

#16014/0880  RESEARCH DESIGN: Obervational and Correlational Studies
This DVD looks at the characteristics of observational and correlational studies and explains when to use these forms of research design. It considers the kinds of conclusions that can be drawn from observational and correlational studies and discusses the benefits and drawbacks of using these methodologies. *CC

#13521/0880  RESEARCH DESIGN: The Experiment DVD
This program defines experiments, explains how they are used, and outlines the steps of designing an experiment. Also addresses ethics and the use of quasi-experiments, features commentary by Health and Public Policy Professor Beth C. Weitzman of NYU Wagner Graduate School, and includes a case example of an experiment.

#13522/0880  RESEARCH DESIGN: The Survey
Featuring William McAlister, this program teaches how to design surveys for research, defines surveys and offers step-by-step explanations of the survey process, including designing a survey, creating the questionnaire, conducting a survey, and assessing the results. Gives a case example.

#12948/0880  RESEARCH ETHICS
This program examines ethical issues in social, natural sciences, and health research. It covers such topics as plagiarism, crediting of sources, falsification of data, the use of human and animal subjects, informed consent, privacy, and conflicts of interest.

Studying and doing research today pretty much entails hitting Google or one of the other search engines and seeing what pops up. Unlike approved, vetted, published textbooks of the past which could usually be expected to contain factual information the web has many, many fanciful entries that can appear in any search. Students and researchers can learn from this video about some of the pitfalls they may encounter and danger signs to look for. Grades 8 to A

#12946/0545  RESEARCH SKILLS
This program covers five sections - deciding on a topic, breaking down the elephant (narrowing down a broad topic), collecting data, analyzing data and writing a report. Grades 8 to A

#14762/0545  STATISTICS: Sampling, Surveying, and Data Analysis
Viewers learn how to conduct a survey, exploring the concepts of qualitative and quantitative data along the way. Also how to sample, present, and analyze data, generate histograms, frequency tables, stem and leaf plots, determine the interquartile range, and more. Defines random and non-random samples, dot and box plots, outliers, and other essential terms.Grades 8 to A

This DVD examines the steps for planning and carrying out a research study. It explains how to choose a topic; establish a hypothesis; select dependent and independent variables; choose a research design; select participants; and collect data, analyze results, and share findings. *Closed Captioned

The development of effective study habits is essential for a successful college career but how does one begin? Viewers learn various methodical approaches beginning with proper note-taking, setting a timetable and finding a place to study, and bringing reading skills up to the highest level.

#5944/1945  STUDY SKILLS FOR KIDS: Student Workshop
Homework and studying can be a fearful and tearful experience for many young students (not to mention their parents)! Developing good study habits and organizational skills is crucial to making it a positive and a worthwhile experience. This video offers hope through specific, developable learning skills. Grades 3 to 5

#7167/1945  STUDY SKILLS FOR SUCCESS Print Package
Teaches middle school students the skills they need to cope with academic tasks and become independent learners. Program is especially good for students who would like to improve their grades. Grades 4 to 8

#3461/1945  STUDY SKILLS I: Student Workshop
Students are told repeatedly to study hard, do their homework, and get good grades! That's their job! But in other workplaces they get on-the-job training. Are students given the tools that will allow them to succeed? Aimed at grades 5-9 viewers this video offers a complete training regimen that will allow them to set their goals and then to achieve them and have fun while they're doing it. Grades 5 to 9

#3328/1945  STUDY SKILLS II: Student Workshop
Further on the job training for students to help them achieve the success that everyone demands of them, this follow up to STUDY SKILLS I (see #3461) lays down specific methods for reading texts, taking notes, doing projects and managing time more effectively. Grades 5 to 9

#7116/1945  SUPER STUDY SKILLS (Essential Elementary Issues)
Part of the ESSENTIAL ELEMENTARY ISSUES Series for Grades 4-6 Grades 4 to 6

#14469/0737  TRUTH IN NUMBERS? Everything, According to Wikipedia
After viewing this film, you will never look at Wikipedia the same way. Engagingly explores the history and cultural implications of one of the most referenced sites on the Web. Evenhandedly weaving multiple perspectives about the impact of Wikipedia, the film provokes a deeper conversation on how knowledge is formed and what future generations will learn about history and the world. Grades 10 to A

#15410/2110  WRITING A GREAT RESEARCH PAPER (10 Programs on 10 DVDs)
Finally, an easy-to-use resource that guides students along the entire process of writing a great research paper! This ten-part series is your step-by-step guide to constructing a paper that’s technically correct, refreshingly original, and truly compelling! With this user-friendly series, you can: recognize the value of true scholarship; master essential research techniques; dramatically improve your writing; and keep yourself motivated, productive, and relaxed throughout the entire process. PICKING AN A+ TOPIC STARTING YOUR RESEARCH FINDING THE BEST SOURCES PLAGIARISM AND OTHER PITFALLS TAKING NOTES HOW TO BE PERSUASIVE WRITING YOUR FIRST DRAFT QUOTING, CITING AND PARPHRASING FORMATTING YOUR PAPER PERFECTING YOUR FINAL DRAFT


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