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.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Prince George and Princess Charlotte stayed behind with their nanny as Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate, continued their tour of British Columbia on Sunday, a day after George left Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hanging on a high-five.

The 3-year-old George made headlines in the United Kingdom when George, seemingly shy and overwhelmed, declined to high-five and then shake the hand of Trudeau during the arrival ceremony Saturday at the airport in Victoria, B.C. The prime minister was among several dignitaries waiting on the tarmac to greet the royals when they emerged from their flight. Videos and photos of the interaction were shared widely by British media.

The Mirror wrote: “Superstar politician Mr. Trudeau might have endeared himself to millions online through his outspoken feminism, support for diversity and willingness to embrace internet memes, but it seems to take more than that to impress Will and Kate’s eldest.”

The Daily Mail shared a story with the headline: “Sorry, one doesn’t high-five with commoners.”

The kids are remaining in Victoria as their parents visit other parts of British Columbia and Western Canada until Oct. 1 on their first official overseas trip as a family of four. On the second day of their trip the British royal couple flew on a float plane to Vancouver, where they were greeted at the waterfront by several hundred fans who gave them a raucous welcome.

Both spent time talking with people and appeared to be trying to shake hands with everyone they could. Kate, with her hair down, was wearing a red-and-white patterned dress by the late British designer Alexander McQueen, red shoes and a red purse.

The couple then stopped at an outreach center for women with drug and alcohol addictions who are pregnant or parenting.

A staff member introduced them to a 5-year-old girl, who gave them teddy bears.

“George would love this,” William said as he accepted a teddy bear in a black vest.

Charlotte, 1, is on her first overseas trip. George is on his second.

Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, later met the royal couple outside the Immigrant Services Society’s new Welcome House. William asked a refugee from Afghanistan about how the society had helped him, and the refugee replied that it helped him get into a technology course so he could learn new skills.

Syrian refugees who met the royal couple said they wish more world leaders were as attentive to their country’s plight. Canada has welcomed more than 30,000 refugees since Trudeau became prime minister.

“The message we hope they will deliver is to help people in need,” Alaa Almahameed said through an interpreter.

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A prominent local journalist who helped organize a gathering in Nepal of investigative reporters from throughout Asia was notably absent from the event, exiled to avoid possible arrest.

Journalist and publisher Kunda Dixit, who founded the Nepal Center for Investigative Journalism, is under investigation by the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority.

Global Investigative Journalism Network executive director David Kaplan, who worked with Dixit for more than a year to bring more than 350 journalists from 50 countries to Nepal this weekend, said Dixit is being targeted for prosecution and detention by Nepali officials, underscoring broader concerns about press freedom.

“He fled Nepal just weeks before this conference because of a witch hunt in which he’s scared of being detained and imprisoned if he comes back here,” said Kaplan. “Kunda is one of our best and we are here because of him. We are all going to continue fighting for what Kunda believes in.”

Nepal’s home ministry spokesperson Yadav Koirala said Dixit’s issues are not related to the overall government and only concern the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority.

The commission’s official Ganesh Raj Karki said his agency has no warrant or case against Dixit because he is not a public figure and thus cannot be charged. However, Dixit and his brother, also a publisher, are being investigated for the amount of property they have in their names.

Dixit said he’s waiting for courts to grant him protection against unfair prosecution by the commission.

Some local journalists and editors say Dixit’s situation highlights growing government pressure on journalists to avoid publishing anything that could cast authorities in a poor light, even if they’re true and fairly reported. At least one news magazine is being forced to close, and a radio station was demolished last week after authorities said its building encroached on forest lands.

U.S. Ambassador Alaina B. Teplitz told journalists that free press is an issue the State Department is closely watching in this impoverished Himalayan nation fraught with political instability. The ninth government in 10 years took power last month, and a constitution adopted last year both espouses a right to free expression and has clauses that seem potentially restrictive of the press.

“I don’t think Nepal can have a healthy democracy at the end of the day if it doesn’t have a healthy media and citizens aren’t free to express themselves, as you say, without fear of dire consequences,” said Teplitz, who would not speak specifically about Dixit’s situation.

When pressed, she said having a free and open press is a high value to the U.S. which is at least officially espoused in Nepal.

“There are elements out there in a very politicized society with a lot of politicized institutions that are not as in love with that concept as we are,” she said.

As for Dixit, he was sad to miss the conference where journalists shared tips, story ideas and research methods. He was supposed to introduce Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe editor Walter Robinson, featured in the Academy Award-winning film “Spotlight.” Instead he sent a video from his unnamed location, drawing huge cheers.

“Our officials have refined their methods. They don’t do anything as crude as jailing journalists anymore. Censorship today is achieved by behind-the-scenes threats which can be even more insidious and sinister,” he told The Associated Press.


AP Writer Binaj Gurubacharya in Kathmandu contributed to this report.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Turns out the offensively challenged Los Angeles Rams are capable of getting the ball in the end zone.

Case Keenum threw for the team’s first touchdown since relocating back to Los Angeles, and Todd Gurley rushed for two more scores Sunday in a 37-32 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Rams (2-1), who did not have TD in the first two games of the season, also scored on Ethan Westbrooks’ 77-yard fumble return and Tavon Austin’s 43-yard reception in the fourth quarter before thunder and lightning caused a 69-minute weather delay with two minutes remaining.

” When you score points, which we did, you’ve got a chance,” Rams coach Jeff Fisher said.

The Rams, who used three field goals to beat Seattle 9-3 in Week 2, saw Keenum complete 14 of 25 passes for 190 yards, two TDs and one interception, which Bucs linebacker Kwon Alexander returned 38 yards for a first-quarter touchdown. In addition to throwing a TD pass to Austin for a late 11-point lead, he got the Rams on track early with his 44-yard scoring pass to Brian Quick for the franchise’s first TD as the L.A. Rams since 1994.

“Anytime you can get out there and have success early, it kind of settles you down as an offense,” Keenum said.

The defense did its part, too, holding off Jameis Winston’s bid to rally the Bucs (1-2) in the closing seconds.

Tampa Bay forced a punt after the lightning delay and drove from its 44 to the Rams 15 in 1:42 before Winston threw two incompletions and was tackled by Robert Quinn after a 10-yard run on the final play. Winston looked tentative and never really took off full-speed on the play, instead apparently still hoping to throw the ball after he crossed the line scrimmage.

“I was just trying to bait them, get closer to the end zone,” Winston said. “At that moment I’ve got to give somebody a chance in the end zone.”

Winston threw for 405 yards and three TDs for Tampa Bay (1-2). He threw an interception that set up one of Gurley’s two 1-yard touchdown runs, and was stripped by the Quinn on the fumble that Westbrooks returned up the left sideline for a 31-20 lead.

Mike Evans’ 7-yard TD reception trimmed Tampa Bay’s deficit to 37-32 with 2:15 remaining.

“I’m confident in my defense. It’s the best defense in the league, and I believe that,” Keenum said. “I had no doubts they were going to stop them.”


Officials suspended play during the two-minute warning with the Rams facing third-and-11 from their 5. Fans were asked to clear the stands and seek coverage in stadium concourses before the approaching thunderstorm passed directly over the field, dumping heavy rain.


The Rams scored their first touchdown of the season, driving 75 yards on eight plays following the opening kickoff to take a 7-0 lead on Keenum’s 44-yard pass to Quick just over three minutes into the game. Gurley’s TD, set up by ex-Buc Mark Barron’s interception and 7-yard return to the Tampa Bay 22, trimmed Tampa Bay’s lead to 20-17 just before halftime. With Tampa Bay driving for a possible go-ahead score in the fourth quarter, Quinn’s sack/strip led to Westbrooks’ fumble return. It was the NFL-leading 18th fumble Quinn has forced since entering the league in 2012.


With RB Doug Martin sidelined with a hamstring injury, Charles Sims made his first NFL pro start for the Bucs and rushed for 55 yards on 13 attempts. The third-year pro, who has been a key component of Tampa Bay’s passing game since Winston joined the team, also had six receptions for 69 yards.


The Bucs unveiled a new video board system as part of a $140 million renovation of Raymond James Stadium. The system features two 9,600 square-foot boards on the north and south ends of the stadium, as well as four 2,300 square-foot tower walls. With more than 31,000 square feet of combined video display space, the team says it the third-largest video board system in the NFL.


Evans had 10 receptions for 132 yards and became the first player in Bucs history to catch a TD pass in three consecutive games to start a season. WR Adam Humphries finished with nine receptions for a career-best 100 yards, and TE Cameron Brate had TD receptions of 3 and 1 yards.


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Les Miles has finally been done in by one of the frantic finishes that came to define the Mad Hatter’s tenure at LSU.

LSU fired Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron on Sunday, and promoted defensive line coach Ed Orgeron to interim head coach.

The moves came less than 24 hours after Miles briefly watched his players wildly celebrate what they thought was a game-winning touchdown pass at Auburn, only to walk off the field with a stunning, 18-13 upset loss after officials determined on video replay that time had expired before the ball was snapped.

It wasn’t the first time chaos reigned in the closing seconds of an LSU game with Miles at the helm, leading to intense scrutiny of the quirky coach’s clock management. But it will go down as the last after 11-plus seasons that were highlighted by a 2007 national title. It will also be the last time Miles can be blamed for untimely bouts of stagnation by an offense that seems to have too much talent to be stifled as it has for significant stretches.

“Coach Miles has done a tremendous job here and he’s been a great ambassador for our University, which makes this even more difficult,” LSU athletic director Joe Alleva said in a written statement. “However, it’s apparent in evaluating the program through the first month of the season that a change has to be made.

“We have an obligation to our student-athletes to put them in the best position to have success on the football field each week. We have great confidence that coach Orgeron will do just that.”

Miles’ firing came hours after LSU (2-2, 1-1 Southeastern Conference), which was ranked 18th last week, dropped out of the Top 25 in the latest AP Poll released Sunday.

The 62-year-old coach did not speak publicly about his dismissal, which came more than three seasons before his contract was due to expire at the end of 2019. Miles is paid about $4.3 million annually and although it is unclear whether he’ll get all of what he would have been owed in his buyout.

Several LSU players said Miles was given an opportunity to say goodbye to the team on Sunday evening as the formal transition to Orgeron’s interim regime took place.

“He told us to keep fighting,” safety Jamal Adams said. “Coach Miles gave it his all every day. He is so passionate about LSU. Coach Miles definitely cares about you as a human being. I hurt for coach.”

Junior running back Leonard Fournette, a Heisman Trophy candidate who is expected to turn pro after this season, said he was “very shocked” by the decision and “hated” the way the team’s unexpected early season stumbles precipitated Miles’ firing.

“Coach Miles loves us. We had some great memories with him,” Fournette said. “He is one hell of a coach. Of course, you feel some guilt after him getting fired. At the same time, I understand this is a business.”

Receiver Travin Dural said Miles “almost broke down,” while delivering a touching speech, and added, “You could tell he loved the team.”

Miles, who replaced Nick Saban in 2005, went 114-34 at LSU, the second-most victories in school history behind Charles McClendon’s 137 victories from 1962 to 1979.

Cameron, an old friend of Miles from when they were both assistants at Michigan in the 1980s, joined LSU in 2013. His offense was effective when his quarterback was Zach Mettenberger, a tall, strong-armed, pro-style pocket passer. Production was far less consistent — and the passing game was often anemic — during the past two seasons.

The 2011 Tigers were one victory away from going down as LSU’s best squad in more than a century of football. But after winning its first 13 games, LSU lost in the national title game to Alabama in what has grown to a five-game losing streak against the Crimson Tide.

Since the start of the 2013, LSU has gone 15-11 against SEC opponents. LSU’s recent struggles nearly led to Miles’ firing last season, when the latest loss to Alabama began the first three-game skid of Miles’ tenure at LSU and the Tigers once again faded from contention. But after the Tigers rallied to close the regular season with a home win over Texas A&M, Alleva announced that Miles would return.

With a slew of starters returning on both offense and defense, this season was widely seen as a referendum on Miles’ long-term future. LSU was ranked No. 5 in the preseason, but opened with a close loss to Wisconsin at Lambeau Field.

Miles tried to give the offense a lift during LSU’s second game against Jacksonville State, when he replaced season-opening starting quarterback Brandon Harris with Danny Etling. Etling led LSU to victories in that game and against Mississippi State, but managed only 118 yards passing in the loss at Auburn.

Orgeron, known by players as “Coach O,” is a Louisiana native and renowned recruiter. He was a head coach once before in the SEC with Mississippi, but never had a winning record there and was fired after three seasons. He fared better as interim head coach at Southern California in 2013, going 6-2 in place of Lane Kiffin, who’d been fired that season.

“Coach O brings new energy. He is pumped up. I am excited to play for coach O,” center Ethan Pocic said. “It’s not easy. College football is a business. The best thing I can do is do whatever coach O asks us. He’s our coach now.”


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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana says a man has been unconstitutionally arrested in Lafayette on a charge of desecrating the American flag by setting one afire and tearing up another.

Online jail records indicate that 57-year-old Charri Mohamad was held Sunday on charges of flag desecration and entering or refusing to leave a place where he’d been forbidden.

KLFY-TV reports ( that police arrested him Thursday after a complaint that surveillance video showed him setting an American flag on fire days earlier.

The ACLU says Louisiana’s flag desecration law was among dozens overturned by a 1990 U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

Lafayette police didn’t respond immediately to an email Sunday requesting comment.

It wasn’t clear whether Mohamad has an attorney. The ACLU’s news release responded to news reports.