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Agency for Instructional Technology

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Works: 1,220 works in 1,792 publications in 1 language and 17,899 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  History  Nonfiction films  Periodicals  Documentary films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Filmed interviews 
Classifications: PN1997, 371.3078
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Publications about Agency for Instructional Technology
Publications by Agency for Instructional Technology
Most widely held works by Agency for Instructional Technology
Technos : quarterly for education & technology ( file )
in English and held by 522 libraries worldwide
Classroom discipline by Ollie E Gibbs( visu )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 369 libraries worldwide
Richard Curwin and Allen Mendler discuss classroom discipline, pointing out that children whose psychological and emotional needs are not met at school are very likely to become discipline problems
World War I on the home front by Judi Dench( visu )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 359 libraries worldwide
While the doughboys were fighting the war "over there," Americans at home were busy supporting it. This program looks at the domestic issues facing the United States during its involvement in World War I. Included are discussions of the changing industrial workforce, the growth of the women's suffrage movement, African-American migration to the North and the racial tensions that followed, erosion of American civil liberties during the war, Wilson's idealistic Fourteen Points, and the punitive Treaty of Versailles. Correlates to standards from the National Council for the Social Studies
Multiple intelligences other styles of learning by Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development( visu )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 341 libraries worldwide
Historically, student progress has been gauged by success in subjects that tap the verbal/linguistic and logical/mathematical talents of students, inevitably leading to the disenfranchisement of learners weak in these areas. In this program, David Lazear, author of Seven Ways of Knowing and Seven Ways of Teaching and founder of New Dimensions of Learning, contends that educators must ensure the success of all students by teaching for the five nontraditional intelligences as well: visual/spatial, musical/rhythmic, body/kinesthetic, intrapersonal, and interpersonal
Intelligence, creativity, and thinking styles ( visu )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 333 libraries worldwide
Robert Sternberg discusses the components of intelligence
China food for a billion plus ( visu )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 296 libraries worldwide
Despite its huge population and expanding industrial economy, most of China's inhabitants are farmers. This program journeys to Hong Kong, Guangzhou, and Beijing, exploring the relationship between Chinese agriculture and the urban centers of the country. Featuring visits to large-scale and family-operated farms, a walk along the Great Wall, and an interview with the U.S. embassy's agricultural attache, the program illuminates China's efforts to improve crop yields, food distribution, and environmental conditions
Performance assessment moving beyond the standardized test by Judith Arter( visu )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 284 libraries worldwide
In an age of multicultural classrooms and new understandings about multiple intelligences, what role should standardized tests play? And what direction should performance assessment take in tomorrow's schools? In this timeless program, Dr. Art Costa-Professor Emeritus at California State University, Former President of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and a leading proponent of the explicit teaching of thinking-addresses the urgent need to create viable alternatives to standardized tests that can measure creativity, problem-solving, and cooperation
Singapore industrialization and migration ( visu )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 283 libraries worldwide
"A hub of trade for centuries, Singapore is now an economic powerhouse. This student-hosted video explores factors that have enabled Singapore to thrive, including its location, its high-tech labor force, and its wide variety of cultural groups and nationalities. Interviews with the deputy manager of the nation's port, conversations with young citizens from a spectrum of ethnic backgrounds, and colorful displays of traditional Malay dance and dress reflect Singapore's balance of indigenous and immigrant influences"--Container
Russia a Closer Look ( visu )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 271 libraries worldwide
Although rich in oil, gas, lumber, and many other natural resources, Russia is experiencing difficulty building a free-market economy. From the heart of Moscow and nearby areas, this program investigates major challenges that Russian companies face following the breakup of the Soviet Union. Interviews with resource managers and business leaders-along with spectacular views of the Kremlin, Red Square, and historic churches-shed light on the growing pains of a seemingly young nation
United Arab Emirates oil and water resources ( visu )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 237 libraries worldwide
In these programs we explore a number of diverse countries and experience how people of other cultures deal with global issues in their daily lives. Issues covered include: changing borders, emerging economies, the global environment, political landscapes, population explosions, global trade, the power of nature, natural resources, the movement of people, and cultural conflict
Effective instructional strategies ( visu )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 233 libraries worldwide
"A one-size-fits all approach to education will not promote academic success in today's culture. This program explores the value of grouping students flexibly according to their changing needs, accelerating instruction for slower learners, and customizing methods of teaching. The challenges of implementing such strategies, including increased demand for supplies, equipment, and technical assistance and additional teacher training, are discussed as well"--Container label
India population and resources ( visu )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 230 libraries worldwide
Dramatic changes over the past 20 years have created a tech-savvy Indian middle class. This program details the economic strength of the "new" India, its ongoing problems of unemployment and poverty, and how these issues are linked to overpopulation. Outlining the country's 5,000-year history, the video focuses on the southern city of Bangalore, also known as the Silicon Valley of India, and the daily influx of rural job-seekers it faces. Conversations with women in prominent high-tech positions emphasize changing attitudes toward gender roles
Costa Rica ecotourism and economic development ( visu )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
A student team treks across Costa Rica with a spotlight on ecotourism and how it fits into the country's overall economy. Through their explorations and meetings with local experts the video answers questions on Costa Rica about the impact of ecotourism, the rainforests, and major exports of Costa Rica. Visits to a banana farm, a coffee plantation, the Monteverde Cloud Forest, and the Tortugero National Park demonstrate a give-and-take relationship between human society and the land
Kenya national identity and unity ( visu )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 228 libraries worldwide
The program addresses these questions about Kenya: What peoples and cultures make up Kenya today? What attracted Europeans to Kenya and how did colonialism affect Kenya? How important is Kenya's natural wildlife to the country's economy? How does the Kenyan environment impact lifestyles and cultures?
Learning essential skills ( visu )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 227 libraries worldwide
Working together, administrators, principals, and teachers can give priority to the essential skills children must develop in order to succeed. This program presents the value of a no-nonsense approach to teaching. By maximizing learning time, by structuring curriculums so that mastery of academic content is required to proceed, and by quickly providing extra assistance for students having difficulty, the processes of both teaching and learning can be greatly enhanced
Investing by Peter Lynch( visu )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 223 libraries worldwide
A 10-year high school reunion provides an chance to investigate opportunity cost, supply and demand's effect on wages, investing in human capital, and the costs and benefits of career decisions. In another segment, two workers, thinking hard about their futures, learn about incentives for investing in human capital and the economic risks involved, why people change jobs, and factors that enhance job mobility. Galloping competition in the manufacturing sector sets the stage for discussing productivity, investments in robotic technology, automation and the loss of jobs, and the role of government in training displaced workers. Correlates to National Economics Standards. A 152-page teacher's guide is included. (68 minutes)
Greece urbanization and the environment ( visu )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 222 libraries worldwide
The legacy of ancient cities can inform modern urban challenges and a culture's response to them. This program explores the Greek cities of Patras, Delphi, and Athens, looking at how each one formed, grew, and changed over time. Focusing on Athens as a living, evolving metropolis rather than simply an archaeological site, the video examines the city's answers to its pollution and traffic-congestion problems and how it prepared for the 2004 Olympics
Peas in a pod ( visu )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
Mapping the human genome is one achievement in a long line of scientific milestones. This intro-level program explores discoveries in the 18th and 19th centuries that gave birth to the science of genetics. Focusing on the work of Carl Linnaeus, Gregor Mendel, and Josef Kolreuter, the program shows how the basic laws of inheritance were established, highlighting the importance of Linnaean taxonomy and Mendel's revolutionary notion that there is a double set of genetic instructions. Detailed discussions of the four-letter genetic code, the concepts of phenotype and genotype, and Mendel's life and working methods are featured, along with an overview of the impact of genetic engineering
The Seeds of a new era ( visu )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
Shedding light on today's biotech revolution, this intro-level program examines the controversies surrounding genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, specifically in agriculture. The program explains the process of modification using crown gall disease and Agrobacterium tumefaciens as models to demonstrate how genetic engineering works in plants. Marker genes, DNA constructs, promoters, ligase, restriction enzymes, and the real-world agricultural applications of transgenic plants are analyzed. The film clearly shows that, regarding the long-term use of GMOs and their products, farms are both working laboratories and ethical battlegrounds
Canada ( visu )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
"In this video, a student team journeys to Quebec and British Columbia to study social, economic, and cultural issues in those provinces. Conversations with local residents--including bilingual students in Montreal and three generations of Japanese fisherman in Vancouver--show students the complexities and the rewards of the Canadian experience"--Container
 
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