The New York Philharmonic wants you to know about the instruments of the orchestra so you can enjoy the music that the Philharmonic plays. Walk into the storage rooms to discover the various percussion, brass, woodwind, and string instruments. You’ll be able to see what they look like, and, more importantly, hear what they sound like. You can read about each section of the orchestra before reading an in-depth description and history of each individual instrument. A description of instruments from different cultures that are related to each section of instruments is included. Be a discrete listener and soon you’ll be identifying the different instruments as you hear them in a symphony.http://www.nyphilkids.org/lockerroom/main.phtml?
Watch a webcast of teachers learning how to teach the properties of two-dimensional figures. The introduction explains the general overview of the webcast, and the succeeding segments go into deep detail of why paper folding helps students understand geometric figures, and how to use paper as a visual and kinesthetic tool. One segment goes through the van Hiele Taxonomy of Geometric Thinking as a way to follow a student’s progress through the steps of understanding. After the lecture segments, you can watch students in classrooms working with paper and compasses as they explain what they are learning. Get professional development in the comfort of your home.http://resources.curriculum.org/secretariat/figures/