Instructional Television - Catalog

Subjects: Geography, Mathematics
Grade(s): 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

Big or Small: Measure It All was created with a two-fold purpose. First, the videos show students how measurement is used every day in the “real world.” Second, the package offers students “hands-on” lessons that require the use of measurement to accomplish a task. It is directed at grades 4 and 6 and is keyed to mathematics standards for those grades. The package was created by a team of teachers from school districts in our service area.


Subjects: Biology, Science
Grade(s): 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Understanding the amazing phenomena of life requires an intimate acquaintance with living things. This program introduces students to four organisms, Paramecium, Hydra, Planaria, and Daphnia we call the Biology Classics, “classics” because not only they are featured in science textbooks, but also because studying them broadens our concept of what it means to be alive. Detailed PDF study guides that can be printed for student use are available at the Web site listed; also included is a teacher’s section with suggestions and tips on using the program in an active learning mode. The Biology Classics can be used in Middle School Science, High School Biology, and classes everywhere living organisms are studied.


Subjects: Ohio History, Social Studies
Grade(s): Pre-K, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

The Ohio Statehouse is more than a monument to our past; it’s where history happens. The building serves as both aplace of learning and the state’s working seat of government. These series of short documentaries focus on an historic or monumental feature of the Ohio Statehouse.


Subjects: Mathematics, Professional Development, Science
Grade(s): Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

While women make up 46% of the work force, women hold only 8% of engineering jobs, and only 9% of our country’s physicists are women. Sound surprising? This program uses research and examples to appeal to
parents, caregivers, and the community regarding what they can and need to do to get their girls involved in science and math.


Subjects: Media, Reading/Language Arts
Grade(s): 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade

Change My Mind is based on the concept that students will be bombarded with persuasive techniques in all aspects of their life. They need to recognize when persuasive techniques are being used and, in turn, how students can use them to try and persuade others. This project is directed at the persuasive writing process. The multimedia kit is keyed to grades 8-10 language arts standards and includes a teacher guide, five videos and a Web site.


Subjects: Music
Grade(s): 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Classical Quest focuses on students and classical music with the demands, joys and rewards of being involved in classical music. The video highlights music history, composers of the eighteenth century and today, instrument construction, and what players find enjoyable and challenging about playing in an orchestra. The Starling Chamber Orchestra based at UC College Conservatory of Music is featured. This internationally renowned ensemble is made up of 20 string players ages 11-18 who support and recommend involvement with classical music.


Subjects: American History, Field Trips, Social Studies
Grade(s): 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade

Twenty-first century technology brings history alive in your classroom. Each Electronic Field Trip includes a vibrant historical account presented via live broadcast, and interactive session with Colonial Williamsburg experts and a variety of online activities.


Subjects: Social Studies
Grade(s): 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

In the form of a game show, the Constitution Challenge features the "man on the street" and student contestants as they answer questions about the U.S. Constitution


Subjects: Art, Professional Development, Technology
Grade(s): 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

This project from CET uses a variety of technologies to introduce teachers and students to the exciting world of arts and technology integration. The video is a brief overview of arts integration.


Subjects: Professional Development, Social Studies
Grade(s): 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, Teacher Development

Democracy in America , a video course in civics, covers topics of civic knowledge, skills, and dispositions recommended by The Civics Framework for the National Assessment of Educational Progress developed by the U.S. Department of Education. The 15 half-hour video programs, hosted by national television correspondent Renée Poussaint, and related print and Web site materials provide inservice and preservice teachers with both cognitive and experiential learning in civics education.


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