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Listed below is a sample of some of the hundreds of items new to the Medianet Online Media Catalog in the last 30 days. To conduct your own customized search, go to the Northwest AEA Web site home page or directly at http://media.aea12.k12.ia.us, as described in the attached instructions.

Active listening and note-taking (446587) Physical Color; Captioned; 10 minutes Copyrighted 2009 Distributor CAMBRIDGE EDUCATIONAL (1511) Series Academic success: smart tips for serious students (4122) Synopsis Discusses active listening and note-taking skills for college students. Pre-class reading, in-class participation, and post-class review are stressed. PB Raphaely, David.; Wenrich, Andy.; Arnold, Deborah.; Primitive World Productions.; Cambridge Educational (Firm) PL LB2395.25 .A38 2009b Cast Host: David Raphaely. PV Issued also as videocassette.

Alcohol: What About It? - English DVD (L110395) Physical 16 minutes Copyrighted 2001 Distributor Learn360 (4307) Producer Marsh Media (0246) Audience Intermediate (I) Synopsis Alcohol is the most abused drug in the United States. Alcohol: What About It? Helps students become aware of immediate and far-reaching effects of alcohol use and stresses the values of self-reliance self-care and personal responsibility.

Amazing grace : William Wilberforce and the heroic campaign to end slavery (446598) Physical Not Applicable; 10 minutes Copyrighted 2007 Distributor Findaway World (4278) Producer Findaway World, LLC (4244) Synopsis Traces the life of British abolitionist William Wilberforce and chronicles his role as a campaigner for human rights and abolition of slavery in the British colonies and the slave trade. Author Metaxas, Eric. Author Heller, Johnny.; Findaway World, LLC.; Tantor Media. Edition Unabridged. PG Adult ISBN # 1602529485 Gen Note One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for playback. Title from Playaway label. Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player. Originally released by Tantor Media. WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs. Cast Read by Johnny Heller.

Around the world adventures. 5, New Zealand; Hong Kong (446442) Physical Color; Sound; 24 minutes Copyrighted 2008 Distributor CHIP TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS (1808) Producer CHIP TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS (1808) Audience Intermediate, Junior High (IJ) Series Around the world adventures (4108) Synopsis Steven and Elin begin their New Zealand adventure by visiting the volcanic sites of North Island, where they view craters, mud baths and geysers. Near the eastern sea coastal town of Kaikoura, they get the chance of a lifetime, to swim with about 500 wild dolphins. Steven and Elin conclude their journey around the world in Hong Kong where they meet up two locals, Danni and Tania, and discover the "Seven Rules for Yum Cha," rules the Chinese follow when eating out (something they like to do often.) PB Chip Taylor Communications. PG intermediate/junior high

Blogging in the Classroom (446582) Physical Color; Captioned; 24 minutes Copyrighted 2009 Distributor Films Media Group (3689) Producer Films Media Group (3689) Series Blogging and Podcasting in the Classroom (4127) Synopsis Blogs may be driving print journalists out of a business, but they're doing wonders for the teaching profession. This program helps educators learn more about blogging and the best ways to integrate it into the classroom. PB Pernisco, Nick. ; Smith, Christina.; Carmelina Films (Firm); Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm) PL LB1044.87 .B56 2009b Cast Hosted by Christina Smith. PV Issued also as videocassette. Lang Note Closed Captioned.

Bullies and Harassment on Campus (446376) Physical Color; Sound; 18 minutes Copyrighted 2002 Distributor TMW MEDIA GROUP (2852) Producer TMW MEDIA GROUP (2852) Audience Junior High, Senior High (JS) Series Real Life Teens (1577) Synopsis Discusses bullying in schools, explaining what motivates a bully into harassing others. Features interviews with teenagers who are both bullies and victims of bullying behavior. Discusses ways to avoid conflict and violence on a school campus. Identifies situations involving harassment and explains the laws regarding violent behavior and threats of violence. PB TMW Media Group. PG junior high/high school. -7-12. Contents What motivates a bully? -Victims -Real solutions to bullys -Conclusion. Parts teacher's guide inserted.

Children and Music: Carlito The Child King of Vallenato (L16338) Physical 26:20 minutes Copyrighted 1999 Distributor Learn360 (4307) Producer Phoenix Learning Group (0054) Audience Intermediate (I) Synopsis Carlito is eleven years old. He lives in Valledupar in the Colombian tropics. It's the land of "Vallenato which is a musical style born of three cultures symbolized by the African drum the European accordion and the Indian guacharaca. Born to a family of Vallenato musicians Carlito dreams of becoming more proficient than his father and his brother of being the best and earning the title "the king of Vallenato." Part of the "Children & Music Series": eight programs by Boreales Productions about young musicians from around the world their sometimes unusual instruments and their always-fascinating lives.

Critical thinking and problem-solving (446586) Physical Color; Captioned; 10 minutes Copyrighted 2009 Distributor CAMBRIDGE EDUCATIONAL (1511) Series Academic success: smart tips for serious students (4122) Synopsis By defining critical thinking and examining how it's applied to the process of problem-solving, this two-section program will show viewers how to handle whatever challenges come their way. An in-class discussion segment on critical thinking explains how to rationally assess a statement and express disagreement, while a similar segment on problem-solving considers what to do when preparing for what appears to be an overwhelmingly tough exam. PB Raphaely, David.; Wenrich, Andy.; Arnold, Deborah.; Primitive World Productions.; Cambridge Educational (Firm) PL LB2395.35 .C75 2009b Cast Host: David Raphaely. PV Issued also as videocassette.

Energy efficiency in the home (446571) Physical Color; Captioned; 28 minutes Copyrighted 2010 Distributor CAMBRIDGE EDUCATIONAL (1511) Series Green careers : sustainable futures (4125) Synopsis Introduces viewers to green careers in the home building and related industries. Profiles Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, a leader in sustainable home construction; a solar panel company; the Energy Star program of the EPA/DOE which promotes energy-efficient products; and a green construction/remodeling firm. PB Doyle, Kevin Lee.; McClelland, Carol L.,; Schweisheimer, Michael. ; Arnold, Deborah.; Wenrich, Andy.; Primitive World Productions.; Cambridge Educational (Firm) PL TH880 .E547 2010b Cast Presenters: Kevin Doyle, Carol McClelland. PV Issued also as videocassette.

Flyboys : a true story of courage (446594) Physical Not Applicable; 14 minutes Copyrighted 2007 Distributor Findaway World (4278) Producer Findaway World, LLC (4244) Synopsis Examines the disappearance of eight American airmen shot down and taken prisoner on the remote island of Chichi Jima in World War II and the secrecy that surrounded the events for decades, and discusses the violence inflicted by both sides in the Pacific war. Author Bradley, James Author Findaway World, LLC.; Hachette (Firm) Edition Unabridged. PG Adult ISBN # 1602528993 PL D804.J3 B73 2007 Gen Note One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for playback. Title from Playaway label. Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player. Originally released by Hachette Audio in 2003. WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs. Cast Read by the author.

How to make a family tree (L110845) Physical 1:46 minute Copyrighted 2000 Distributor Learn360 (4307) Producer ITN Source Education Clip Library (4894) Language French Audience Junior High (J) Synopsis The Catastrophe children make a family tree for their imaginary TV program 'Comment Faire'.

Life on Earth. 1 & 2 (446434) Physical Color; Sound; 22 minutes Copyrighted 2009 Distributor CHIP TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS (1808) Producer CHIP TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS (1808) Audience Intermediate, Junior High, Senior High (IJS) Series Our Natural World (3422) Synopsis Part 1 segments include: "Earth: A Comfortable Place" - How a unique mix of elements allows life on Earth to flourish; also, a comparison of Earth's temperature to the Moon's. "Heating the Earth" - How light is transformed into the energy that heats the Earth. "Origins of the Solar System" - Animation that takes us back five billion years. "Earth: Prime Location for Life" - Why Earth is one of only three planets in our solar system that could potentially support carbon-based life forms. Part 2 segments include "Life: Setting the Stage 1" - How life may have evolved in the seas billions of years ago. "Life: Setting the Stage 2" - The division of life and the beginning of the oxygen-carbon dioxide interchange. "Life: Setting the Stage 3" - Early oxygen-breathing organisms begin to eat plants to release their stored energy. "Life: Setting the Stage 4" - How life moved from the sea onto the land. PB Chip Taylor Communications. PG intermediate/junior high/high school. Gen Note Series uses live-action footage and sophisticated computer animation to illustrate a variety of science-related topics and help viewers see how humans interact, and often clash, with the natural world.

MathMastery: Decimals & Percents Mastery-Chapter 9 Changing Decimals to Fractions and Percents (L16417) Physical 1:14 minute Copyrighted 2005 Distributor Learn360 (4307) Producer Phoenix Learning Group (0054) Audience Intermediate (I) Synopsis Learn how to change decimals to fractions and percents.

Moodle Essential Training for Teachers (446219) Physical Color; Captioned; 500 minutes Copyrighted 2009 Producer lynda.com (4896) Audience Senior High, Adult (SA) Synopsis Moodle is an online tool that allows educators to interact with students outside the classroom and manage a course from anywhere. Chris Mattia shows how this program works for teachers on three levels: disseminating information, creating a forum where ideas are exchanged, and assessing the Moodle's HTML editor, post assignments, and save time by using Moodle's grade book to evaluate tests automatically and organize scores. Exercise files accompany the course. Also includes bonus training Moodle Essential Training for Students. Lang Note Closed Captioned

Natural Monuments of the United States (L16493) Physical 14:40 minutes Copyrighted 2003 Distributor Learn360 (4307) Producer Phoenix Learning Group (0054) Audience Primary, Intermediate (PI) Synopsis Throughout the United States a large portion of the geographical history can be studied through the national natural monuments. As the nation expanded from East to West marvelous natural aspects were encountered. With each encounter the wonders of nature shown in this program eventually became nationally protected sites and given names such as Yellowstone Grand Tetons Painted Desert Death Valley Monument Valley Petrified Forest and Mammoth Cave.

Putting up the shelves (L111128) Physical 3:35 minutes Distributor Learn360 (4307) Producer ITN Source Education Clip Library (4894) Language Spanish Audience Junior High, Senior High (JS) Synopsis Sam is helping Ana and Lola to put up some new shelves in their apartment. Pablo arrives from his meeting with the temporary landlady and thinks he's sorted it but there's a spare part left over.

Researching, reading, and writing (446558) Physical Color; Captioned; 12 minutes Copyrighted 2009 Distributor CAMBRIDGE EDUCATIONAL (1511) Series Academic success: smart tips for serious students (4122) Synopsis This three-part program tells how to identify and cite reliable online and offline sources of information, carve textbook chapters into manageable chunks, and outline and revise papers—all elements that are essential to getting the job done well. PB Raphaely, David.; Wenrich, Andy.; Arnold, Deborah.; Primitive World Productions.; Cambridge Educational (Firm) PL LB2369 .R47 2009 Cast Host: David Raphaely. PV Issued also as videocassette.

Secrets of the Food Pyramid - English DVD (L110441) Physical 14:20 minutes Copyrighted 2000 Distributor Learn360 (4307) Producer Marsh Media (0246) Audience Primary (P) Synopsis Emily the Explorer explores delicious and nutritious ways to eat well. Students will discover the secrets of a healthful diet.

Understanding Autism: A Resource for Families, Pediatricians, and Caregivers (446216) Physical Color; Sound; 72 minutes Copyrighted 2009 Distributor Aquarius Health Care Media (4001) Producer Aquarius Health Care Media (4001) Audience Senior High, Adult (SA) Synopsis 4 films designed for families, pediatricians, and caregivers as a resource that will inform, educate, and support their understanding of autism spectrum disorders

Weird Chemistry: Kitchen Creations: GRL - R (446271) Physical 28 pages Copyrighted 2005 Distributor WRIGHT GROUP (2353) Publisher WRIGHT GROUP (2353) Audience Intermediate (I) Series Explore More (Wright Group) (4100) Synopsis Describes how to conduct some basic chemistry experiments with household items while explaining some common terms used in the field of chemistry. Topics include: acid, base, conentration, dilution, density, rust. solids, liquids, and gas.Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level R. Author Wetterschneider, Molly F. ISBN # 1-4045-2829-6. Contents 6 paperback books and 1 teacher's guide. Segments include Introduction — Classifying Chemicals — Mixing Chemicals Together — Acids and Buses — Conclusion Gen Note Glossary. Index.

What Makes It Work: GRL - R (446296) Physical 32 pages Copyrighted 2002 Distributor WRIGHT GROUP (2353) Publisher WRIGHT GROUP (2353) Audience Intermediate (I) Series Take Two Books (4103) Synopsis Explains how various things work in a simple, easy-to-understand manner, with supporting diagrams. Examples include light bulbs, aerosol cans, boomerangs, and other popular inventions. Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level R. Author Cunningham, Steve. ISBN # 0-322-08849-6 Contents 6 paperback books and 1 teacher's guide. Segment titles: Introduction — Aerosol — Airplane — Battery — Bulb Thermometer — Compact Disc — Electric LightBulb — Helicopter — Hot-Air Balloon — Land-Based Telephone — Microwave Oven — Radar — Returning Boomerang — Telescope — Vacuum Cleaner. Gen Note Glossary.