136 Videos From Ian byrd

Game: Chomp

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Learn how to play the abstract, paper-and-pencil game Chomp!

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Game: Col

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Learn how to play the abstract, paper-and-pencil game Col!

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Game: Notakto

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Learn how to play the abstract, paper-and-pencil game Notakto!

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Game: Dots and Boxes

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Learn how to play the abstract, paper-and-pencil game Dots and Boxes.

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Game: Sprouts

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Learn how to play the abstract, paper-and-pencil game Sprouts.

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Unclear Pronouns: Too Many Antecedents

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Students encounter sentences with unclear pronouns -- those that point to two possible antecedents. They'll clear up the confusion, but also have some fun writing their own unclear sentences.

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Poetry vs Prose

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Students compare and contrast poetry and prose, examining how lines differ from sentences and stanzas differ from paragraphs. They go on to create a script in which Poetry and Prose meet each other and get into a conversation.

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Factoring and Calendars

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In this video, students will factor 365 in an attempt to create a better system of months and weeks.

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Paragraphs: Systems of Sentences

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Students learn how sentences work together as a system form a paragraph. They'll try to re-order mixed-up paragraphs and then try their hand and writing a mixed-up paragraph that their peers can untangle.

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Place Value (Beyond Base 10)

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To help students understand place value, we venture beyond our typical decimal number system and explore a Base 9 system. Students will be exposed to ancient Babylon's Base 60 system and computers Binary and Hexadecimal before creating their own number system.

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The Resiliency Tournament

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In this video, students will learn about resiliency through materials like rubber bands and then create a tournament of people and characters who have displayed resiliency.

Angles of a Triangle

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In this series, students will investigate the rules of the three angles in a triangle.

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Reflective Symmetry

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Students will investigate symmetry in the alphabet, forming words with reflective symmetry, and eventually creating full sentences.

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Grouping Quadrilaterals

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Students learn to group a set of quadrilaterals into flexible categories.

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Parallel and Perpendicular

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Students learn about parallel and perpendicular lines and then hunt for examples of both in pieces of art.

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All About Lines

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Students learn about lines, line segments, and rays with a focus on some fascinating aspects of infinity. In the end, they ponder what one type would think about another.

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Area of Triangles

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In this lesson, students will deduce the formula to find the area of a triangle, then use that to decompose more complex shapes.

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More Specific than “Smart”

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Students hear the word "smart" used frequently, but what does it even mean? In this video they'll brainstorm characters they consider "smart" and then create more specific compliments. Eventually, students will create a situation in which a group of "smart" characters must interact to solve a problem using their unique strengths.

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Upgrading Compare and Contrast Writing

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Students will use keywords to upgrade their compare and contrast writing from a mere list of facts to a deeper analysis.

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Analyzing Movies’ Success

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Students will investigate the box office returns and critical acclaim of a set of movies. After gathering their data, they'll graph it on a coordinate plane and look for trends and outliers, and then make a prediction. They'll also create line graphs and use this data to decide if another movie in the series should be made.

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