has lots of resources that can help students with their homework. Have you looked through the Video Library? It is full of videos that teens can use as they tackle after-school assignments. The Video Library organizes clips by “newest first” so it’s easy to find reports on important world events and hot topics. Kids can locate videos on a wide range of topics and access content related to their work in school. It’s also a great place to send students to gather information on a topic or answer questions they have about current events.

Everyday Assignments

The Video Library on can give students an overview of topics so they are better informed and ready to complete their homework. For example, if they have to write about Syria as part of a current events assignment, a quick search of the Video Library will give them a few clips to watch. Students will build their background knowledge on the subject and be ready to answer questions about chemical warfare and the political climate of the country.

Research Projects

For teens working on research projects the Video Library on can help them locate information. Students can type in a keyword in the search function or look through different categories or tags to learn more about a subject. Watching a news program that combines high quality reporting with video is a great way to help students stay informed on a subject. It will keep them interested in the topic while they make sense of the information they’ve gathered from other sources. When assigning a research report to students you can require them to include video clips in their bibliography to show that they were able to use a variety of sources. has a guide for citing video clips like the ones featured on

Flipped Learning

Many teachers are exploring the idea of the flipped classroom and the Video Library at can help educators choose the right clips to assign to students. In the flipped classroom model, teachers assign videos for students to watch at home so when they come to class they are prepared to talk about the subject. These clips can include lectures, tutorials or any media that presents content. Teachers can assign news clips for kids to watch at home or during a free period as part of their homework. If this happens outside of the classroom, teachers can use their face-to-face time with students for whole group discussions, group work and partner activities.

Video Transcripts

Each clip in the Video Library includes a full transcript from that segment. Videos offer a unique way to learn about a subject and the transcript will help teens follow along and learn new vocabulary words by reviewing them in context. The ability to pause a clip to take notes or refer to the transcript included with each video post will help students as they get ready to write and report about a topic.

Have you asked students to watch videos at home? How has the Video Library fit into your student’s afterschool routine? Share your story in the comments section.

Monica Burns is an Education Consultant, EdTech Blogger, and Apple Distinguished Educator. Visit her site for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James has been horrified at the videos of police shootings and violence he’s seen over the past few months. Like many Americans, he’s anxious for change.

He says it’s not happening quickly enough.

“I’m not here to ramp on America, that’s not me,” James told the Associated Press on Monday. “I’m not a politician, but I’ve lived this life and I’ve got a family and what scares me is my kids growing up in this society right now, where innocent lives are being taken and it seems like nothing is being done.”

James, who delivered an NBA title to title-starved Cleveland earlier this summer, spoke passionately about his concerns for his children’s future and other social topics to the AP and during a wider interview session as the Cavaliers held their first media day as defending champions.

James said plans to stand during the national anthem and said he supports San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, whose decision to kneel has sparked a heated national debate.

“I’m all in favor of anyone, athlete or non-athlete, being able to express what they believe in in a peaceful manner and that’s exactly what Colin Kaepernick is doing and I respect that,” James said. “When I’m passionate about something I’ll speak up on it, so me standing for the national anthem is something I will do. That’s who I am, that’s what I believe in. But that doesn’t mean I don’t respect and don’t agree with what Colin Kaepernick is doing.

“You have the right to voice your opinion, stand for your opinion and he’s doing it in the most peaceful way I’ve ever seen someone do something,” James said.

The three-time champion admires how Kaepernick has continued an important conversation James and his friends Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul helped further in July when they took the stage together at the ESPYs, ESPN’s annual awards show, and decried violence against unarmed black men. The foursome also encouraged athletes to do more to support local police and improve communities.

Kaepernick’s protest has prompted some athletes to follow him and kneel or raise a closed fist during the anthem. James says he is troubled by criticism overshadowing the reasons behind the demonstrations. He said things don’t seem to be improving, as evidenced by recent shootings captured on video in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Charlotte, North Carolina.

“Obviously, I know things don’t happen overnight, but it doesn’t seem like there is any change,” he told the AP. “We just want the conversation to continue to be, ‘Who are our leaders? Who are our true leaders that are going to help us change what’s going on?’ Everyone is looking for that and no one knows.”

James recognizes he doesn’t have the answers to very complex problems, but he’s proud of his role in getting people to talk about them.

“We just wanted the conversation to continue to go, to understand that police brutality and killings and things of that nature of innocent people, it’s not the answer,” he said.

A father of three, James has been disturbed enough by recent shooting to fear the day his 12-year-old son, LeBron Jr., gets a driver’s license and can be out on his own.

“You tell your kids if you just apply and if you just listen to the police that they will be respectful and it will work itself out,” he said. “You see these videos that continue to come out, and it’s a scary-ass situation that if my son calls me and says that he’s been pulled over that I’m not that confident that things are going to go well and my son is going to return home.”

The 31-year-old superstar takes personal pride in raising awareness among his peers on social causes, understanding the power of his fame. Through his foundation, James has given children in his hometown of Akron and elsewhere educational opportunities and more.

He’s not recruiting others to help, but hopes his actions can inspire.

“I’m not here to ask anybody else to do any more,” he told the AP. “Guys have a lot going on. I feel like I’m doing all I can do — and more — to be in my community, to give back to my community, to lend my hand with my foundation with all the kids and just letting them know that there is a brighter tomorrow and America is great. I’m doing as much as I can with these kids who look up to me.”

MIAMI (AP) — Chris Bosh has almost certainly played his final game for Miami, with the All-Star forward’s latest health setback convincing the Heat that his plan to play again is no longer feasible.

Just like that, the last remaining piece of Miami’s “Big Three” grouping is gone.

Heat President Pat Riley delivered the news Monday, revealing that the team is essentially out of options with Bosh — especially after he failed a physical last week and wasn’t able to get cleared by team and other doctors to get back on the floor.

“Chris is still open-minded,” Riley said. “But we are not working toward his return.”

Bosh did not offer any immediate reaction to Riley’s words. He released another video through LeBron James’ “Uninterrupted” digital platform — Bosh’s method of getting his message out in recent weeks — a couple hours after Riley spoke, but there was no mention of what the Heat said about his status.

“It’s not a mention of if I’m going to play again — it’s when,” Bosh posted Monday to Twitter.

If so, it doesn’t seem like it’ll happen in Miami, and teammates said they were disappointed by the news.

“I never thought it was going to go that way,” Heat point guard Goran Dragic said. “I’m always a positive guy. It’s hard to accept that because CB, first of all, he’s a great friend, a great teammate. This morning when I found out, I was in shock. But the health is first. He’s got a beautiful family and he’s got to take care of them.”

Bosh is married and a father of five, with nearly $76 million left on his contract — money that’s guaranteed whether he plays or not. The Heat can make moves in February in an effort to get Bosh’s contract off their salary cap going forward, provided he doesn’t play in the interim. NBA rules stipulate that a player needs to be sidelined for a year before a team can begin such maneuvering.

“I’ve been talking to him all summer,” James told The Associated Press on Monday, speaking in Cleveland at Cavaliers’ media day. “It’s unfortunate what he’s going through, but I support him in whatever he wants to do. … That’s my brother and I look forward to seeing the next chapter.”

Bosh first dealt with a clot in February 2015, one that formed in his leg and went to his lung. The next clot saga started this past February, when another formed in his leg and a CT scan later found at least one other clot elsewhere — though Bosh hasn’t said where.

“I love CB dearly,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said Monday. “It was tough to watch CB and his family go through this the last couple years. Your heart just goes out to him.”

Bosh wanted to return in last season’s playoffs, but wasn’t cleared. Riley said any speculation that the Heat are deliberately holding Bosh out in an effort to get freed from his contract is misguided.

“We never, ever thought about that,” Riley said. “If we didn’t care about Chris, we would have played him in the playoffs.”

Bosh said in another video earlier this month that Heat doctors wrote him off this past February when the second clot saga began, telling him then they believed his career was over. Riley strongly disagreed with Bosh’s assessment, insisting the team worked for months to help Bosh get healthy and back on the floor.

“He wasn’t just written off. Was not,” Riley said. “That may have been his perception because he simply didn’t want to believe what’s out there.”

With Bosh out of the mix, that means 11 of the 19 players who got minutes for the Heat last season are no longer with the team. Of the starters from Miami’s last game — Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals in Toronto — only Dragic and Justise Winslow remain, with Dwyane Wade, Luol Deng and Joe Johnson all signing elsewhere this summer.

Wade, Bosh and James were part of that celebrated “Big Three” in Miami, going to the NBA Finals in each of their four years together and winning two championships. Among the many framed photos in Riley’s office is one of that trio, the players each having signed the print in silver ink with the inscription “To Coach.”

They’re all gone now.

James left in 2014 to return to Cleveland. Wade left this summer to sign with Chicago, his hometown team. And now Bosh’s days with the Heat are done, barring some sort of seismic change in Miami’s thinking or the interpretation of his medical data.

“There is not a next step for us,” Riley said. “It’s pretty definitive with us in our position.”


AP Sports Writer Tom Withers in Independence, Ohio contributed to this report.

NEW YORK (AP) — Television viewership for Monday’s presidential debate is expected to be high, but you don’t need a television to watch.

There are plenty of ways to stream the showdown for free and get behind-the-scenes content and commentary, ranging from emoji responses to serious fact checks. A bigger question might be: Who isn’t streaming it?

If you don’t have cable or satellite TV, or even an antenna, you can catch the streams that major news organizations will offer on their websites and apps. But many social networks and online outlets will offer the debate, too.

Here’s your online guide to Monday’s debate , which starts at 9 p.m. EDT. All three presidential debates are expected to have similar streaming opportunities, and many outlets will cover the one for the vice presidential candidates as well.



The service will stream Bloomberg Television’s live coverage of the presidential and vice presidential debates. To watch, go to , or visit Bloomberg’s bpolitics Twitter feed. Twitter says the streams will include special political programming and commentary from Bloomberg 30 minutes before and after each debate. You do not need a Twitter account — or be logged in — to watch.



ABC News will show live streams from the debate and offer footage from watch parties, anchors and correspondents. The network says it will “incorporate viewers’ comments, questions and conversations” into its Facebook Live coverage. To find it, go to the ABC News Facebook page.

Other organizations are hopping on the Facebook Live bandwagon as well, including Fox News, C-SPAN, The New York Times, CNBC and Telemundo.



Google’s video streaming site is hosting debate streams from several news outlets, including NBC News , The Washington Post , Telemundo and Fox News . In addition, Google says “your favorite YouTube creators” such as the Young Turks and Complex news will be streaming live reports from the debates, using YouTube Live directly from their phones.



For those with virtual-reality headsets, NBC News is planning special VR streams and content for each of the debates. It will also help organize virtual watch parties. Some of the events require RSVPs.



Buzzfeed is promising “running emoji commentary of the action on Facebook Live.”

Snapchat, meanwhile, will cover each debate as a “Live Story” within its app.

CBSN, CBS News’ digital streaming service, will feature Instagram “Stories” in its live streaming coverage. Instagram Stories lets users share photos and videos from their day; they disappear automatically after 24 hours.



Bars across the country will be showing the debates. As with past debates, there will be drinking games and debate bingo for those interested.

In New York City, the blog Gothamist assembled a list of places for “watching, boozing and laughing your way through the debate.” The gay club Eastern Bloc, for example, will feature a dance party and Hillary Clinton fundraiser following the debate.

Whether you’re a fan of Clinton or Donald Trump, or you’re still deciding, check Meetup, Facebook or Google to find debate-viewing events near you.


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BERLIN (AP) — German broadcaster Deutsche Welle says it has filed a civil lawsuit in Turkey’s capital demanding the return of a videotaped interview with the country’s minister for youth and sports.

The public broadcaster says ministry employees seized the footage this month after a spokesman for Minister Akif Kilic told Deutsche Welle it couldn’t air the interview, which dealt in part with the failed July 15 coup in Turkey.

Deutsche Welle Director General Peter Limbourg said Monday that the broadcaster has no choice but to use “legal methods to demand the prompt return of our video material.”

The ministry, which has previously said Deutsche Welle handed over the footage voluntarily, would not comment on the lawsuit.

Turkey’s been criticized for cracking down on independent and opposition media after the coup attempt.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Carol Jones knows what she wants to hear Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump discuss during their first televised debate: education and jobs. She’s far from sure which candidate will earn her vote on Election Day.

“All we see is the cat fighting,” says the Shirley, Arkansas, retired substitute teacher. At Monday’s debate, the 70-year-old says, “they need to talk about their programs … but I don’t think they will.”

A majority of Americans, like Jones, say they’re frustrated, angry — or both — with the 2016 presidential election, according to a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Most Americans aren’t feeling proud or hopeful about the race, and half feel helpless, the results find. Majorities of Americans want more focus on issues that are important to them, starting with health care, Social Security, education, terrorism and homeland security.

Apathy isn’t the problem, the survey found. Eighty-six percent of Americans are paying at least some attention to the race.

The campaign is certainly hard to miss. Trump and Clinton are the two least popular presidential candidates in history, and their ferocious battle is smashing precedents and dominating public discourse.

Trump has built his campaign in large part on attention-getting —and frequently untrue — accusations, such as that his opponent “is the devil” and President Barack Obama “founded” the Islamic State group. But he’s found success linking the nation’s immigration woes to its national security concerns, the latter of which is rated by Americans as among the top issues facing the country.

Clinton is a former senator and secretary of state who is an avowed foreign and domestic policy wonk. She has tried to make the election, in part, a referendum on Trump’s fitness for office. Her recent stumble during an abrupt exit from this year’s 9/11 memorial ceremony, captured on video, added to the reality-show quality of the election. Her campaign disclosed that she’d been diagnosed with pneumonia.

Clinton and Trump have clear political and stylistic objectives during their first debate Monday, the first of three such showdowns certain to influence the race in its final six weeks. For both, it’s about rattling the other candidate — and not being baited into a less-than-presidential performance. Trump is looking to shore up his credibility with moderate white voters, particularly women, after more than a year of remarks that appeared intolerant or bigoted. Clinton is trying to appeal to young Americans, who are unenthusiastic about her candidacy.

Issues? Jones suggests the candidates owe more on that front it to potential voters who don’t have access to the internet or the time she has to hunt down their policy positions.

“I went looking on the internet for (Clinton’s) position on free (college) education, and it was hard, but I finally found it,” says the lifelong Democrat, who isn’t sold on Clinton because she doesn’t trust her, or husband Bill, the former president and governor of Jones’ state. “They need to talk about their programs on this, this and that.”

Whether the candidates ever get to informative discussions of their policy positions and their professional qualifications is unclear. But the demand is there.

The survey found that nearly two-thirds of Americans say the campaign focuses too little on the issues that matter to them personally. More than 6 in 10 Americans of both parties agree. A bit more than half say there’s been too little focus on the candidates’ qualifications, with Democrats being more likely than Republicans to feel that way, 61 percent to 45 percent. And more than half of Americans in the survey said the campaign is focused too much on the personal characteristics of the candidates, with Republicans and Democrats about equally likely to feel that way.

The issues Americans care most about? Health care comes in first, with 81 percent listing that as very or extremely important, while similarly high percentages said the same about Social Security, education, terrorism and homeland security. The next most-cited issues: crime and economic growth, which three-quarters of respondents listed as at least very important. Similar majorities cited poverty and taxes. Ranking lower, according to the findings: immigration, with just 61 percent listing the issue as very or extremely important to them.

There’s bipartisan agreement on the importance of some issues. Nearly identical percentages of Democrats and Republicans call crime and unemployment top issues. At least three-quarters from both parties call Social Security very important.

On many other issues, their priorities diverge: Democrats are particularly likely to call health care and poverty top issues, while Republicans are particularly likely to rank terrorism, taxes, debt and foreign policy as very important. About 7 in 10 Democrats but less than half of Republicans named as top issues call gun control and income inequality. Three-quarters of Democrats, but only about a third of Republicans, say the same about racism, the environment and climate change.

Republicans are far more likely to name international trade agreements as a very or extremely important issue. And 7 in 10 Republicans, but only about half of Democrats, call immigration a top priority. Among Americans with a favorable opinion of Trump, nearly 8 in 10 say so.


The AP-NORC poll of 1,022 adults was conducted Sept. 15-18 using a sample drawn from NORC’s probability-based AmeriSpeak panel, which is designed to be representative of the U.S. population. The margin of sampling error for all respondents is plus or minus 3.7 percentage points.

Respondents were first selected randomly using address-based sampling methods, and later interviewed online or by phone.


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