How can I get a short clip from a DVD and save it to use in the classroom? Say I was teaching a lesson and a film had a short clip that was perfect at demonstrating something or at getting a point across and I wanted to save it and let other teachers use it in their lessons what would I have to do? Obviously I would look to getting the right clearance in terms of copyright - but how would I do this? Is there a really quick and easy way? Thanking you.
This year's my final year of my degree. My psychologist asked me if I had any plans for next year. My original plan fell apart, so now I don't really have anything. Hmm. What could I look into? [more inside]
How do people become stupid? [more inside]
Francofilter (part 2) (part 1): What's my best option for a science/technical French-English/English-French dictionary? [more inside]
I recently turned 30 and have been regretting the fact that I never got my Master's. Now that I have been out of college for about 8 years, how do I go about getting back in? [more inside]
Which guy would you rather hire as an engineer - a 28 year old guy who took 8 years to get a bachelors degree or a 30 year old guy who took 10 years to get a masters degree? [more inside]
Looking for modern, easy-to-understand references to The Emperor's New Clothes that would help 5th graders understand what a literary reference is (and why it's useful to have a more-than-passing familiarity with source material that writers tend to reference.) [more inside]
What, if anything, are the advantages of attending an expensive private prep school over a local public high school. [more inside]
Should I go to graduate school at UBC or UW-Madison? Help me decide what to do with my life! [more inside]
Educational Opportunity or Con Job? [more inside]
Give me your recommendations for a child psychologist who does ADD/ADHD evaluations in Northern Virginia. [more inside]
Considering applying to grad school in Israel. Any tips/advice? [more inside]
Anyone have any experience with assistive devices in education? [more inside]
What is the best low maintainance way of organising my papers for school? With some constraints: I want to carry everything I need to school in my bag, I do not have text books, and I do not want to spend any time organising things. [more inside]
How has our understanding of Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, etc. changed in the last five years? [more inside]
My formal educational background/profession is in a different area, but I would be interested in teaching a seminar on spirituality, comparative religion, and philosophy at a university. I've studied these areas informally. Anyway, I want it to be mostly a participatory, discussion-oriented class, not one where I pass down my knowledge from on high. How hard would this be to do and how should I go about doing it -- esp. at a well-known university like, say, NYU? I don't need much if any compensation.
WebLibary filter: MeFites, in your opinion what is the BEST web library for art journals and books a la, Questa? [more inside]
Can anyone tell me the percentage of children of illegal immigrants who attend college? Specifically in Texas. We are arguing the HB 104 (in state tuition bill) in my government class and I need to know how many children of illegal immigrants who were not born in the US actually attend institutions of higher education....
My child will be switching to a very expensive private elementary school. I have already prepaid the tuition for next year, but what is my best strategy to pay for the following years? Specifically, what is the best way to invest about $2K/month so that I can withdraw the needed lump sum once a year? 529 plans are for college expenses only, and Coverdell education-savings account maxes out at $2k/year.
Looking for name/website of the woman who gives lectures to teachers about how to relate to students of a different social class?
Looking for name/website of the woman who gives lectures to teachers about how to relate to students of a different social class? [more inside]
I have been hired to write a slide kit focusing primarily on developments in the field of HIV vaccines. Problem is, I have no medical training at all -- not even a biology course. I need to find resources that will give me a basic background in immunology without assuming prior medical knowledge. [more inside]
I am a graphic designer. I love graphic design. I hate hate hate clients. What can I do without wasting my entire education? (Much, much more inside.) [more inside]
What can we do to help our son focus in school? [more inside]
I need help planning a 50 minute presentation for a Holocaust remembrance day relating to the apartheid in South Africa. It will be focused on the music of South Africa, after giving some background information. Did I mention that it is for a bunch of 7th/8th graders and is happening on Wednesday? [more inside]
Can you recommend maths books that emphasize the application of the concept being taught? [more inside]
How do you say " I got hit (in the head) by....(something)" I have to do an oral presentation in spanish but Im not sure how to say I was....i got hit? Im telling a story of when i got hit in the head with a swing...i have to use imperfect and preterite tense....any ideas
I am looking for information about a program I heard about on NPR, years ago. It is something like this: a gentleman in NYC (I think it was Harlem) started a special school for high school drop outs. The school focused on learning about culture (art, music, literature, etc) rather than the typical reading, writing, arithmetic model. The graduates had a much higher rate of getting out of the cycle of poverty than the traditional school system. Does this ring a bell for anyone?
Non-degree business education in NYC or audio/video? [more inside]
LifeFilter: Now What? Sometimes great ideas come from unexpected sources. MeFi, I'm looking at you. So, this is my dilemma: I was not accepted to OHSU's Accelerated Bachelor of Science to Masters Program to become a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and while I am disappointed, I'm taking that as indication that maybe the traditional medical model approach to mental health is not the right path for me. I am very interested in psychology, sociology, social justice, mental health, human rights... I've considered naturopathic medicine, graduate school (psychology, interdisciplinary...), and giving up. [more inside]
How about some ideas for creating a mental framework for studying history? [more inside]
I'm almost done with grad school, and all my academic detritus is taking over my apartment. How much of it do I really need to keep? [more inside]
I have two weeks to learn PHP. Help me make a plan! [more inside]
Can a person who just can't get through college make it in the (mechanical/manufacturing) engineering world? If not as an engineer, a close second, maybe? [more inside]
My cousin's four year old son is obsessed with things like quarks and infinity. He insists to his mother that infinity is the last number. She isn't so sure, and wants to know more about things like strangeness. I don't want to determine this kid's future, but it seems fun to feed his curiosity. And since my wife's babysitter was Murray Gell-Mann, the responsibility has fallen partially on my shoulders to help answer his questions. What kinds of information can you recommend that I give to his mother so that she, an attorney and not a mathematician, and her son can learn more about this information. In particular, what kinds of books, games, and projects would introduce him to other neat ideas in mathematics and physics?
Three years into college that I now know is the wrong campus but now I'm with the right woman, what do I do?
Three years into college that I now know is the wrong campus but now I'm with the right woman, what do I do? [more inside]
What's the best way to learn Dreamweaver at home? [more inside]
How should I get started in programming Java on Ubuntu Linux? [more inside]
Help! I’m a language arts teacher and they are asking me to analyze data… [more inside]
What's it like to live in Pittsburgh as a grad student? [more inside]
What would be the best CMS solution for a blog that I'm trying to expand as a resource/community site? [more inside]
What do I do with my life after college? I want to do something I don't hate, and might even like. I want YOUR suggestions and ideas. [more inside]
High school teacher in Seattle needs novels in bulk. School doesn't have the money. Anyone know any good resources for this? [more inside]
I'm applying for a Masters in Theory, Culture, and Politics. Will I ever work again? [more inside]
I'm looking for a program to help me revise foreign-language vocabulary. [more inside]
I'm saving about $2500 a month right now and am investing it. I really want to learn more about investing though, like immerse myself in it and maybe make it a profession. [more inside]
18 year old guy from California really wants to become a contractor. Gimme the best advice for him please. [more inside]
Who wrote that the meritocratic nature of schools contributes to juvenile delinquency? [more inside]
Looking for good "Sci-fi" stories, novels, TV shows or movies (primarily the first 2, though) that deal with issues of identity & difference. [more inside]
Where can I learn German online through an actual school/university? [more inside]
Looking for SF Bay Area equitation schools (wanna make with the horse-riding). [more inside]