Blue Ribbon Readers: The Hamburger Game (Interactive)
The Hamburger Game is part of WPSU’s Blue Ribbon Readers, a collection of seven interactive games designed to help elementary school students gain reading comprehension competences. The Hamburger Game helps students practice attentive reading by choosing the main idea—or "meat"—from a passage of text and dragging it to the center of a sandwich. A hamburger appears and they win points if they are right.
Higher Ed Video Community User Group Meetup - 5/24/2012 "Experiences and case studies of how video, etc. is used in distance education and learning - successes, failures and lessons learned."
"Experiences and case studies of how video, etc. is used in distance education and learning - successes, failures and lessons learned."
For the ultimate fan!
UMass license plates are now available through the UMass Alumni Association. Proceeds benefit UMass. UMassAlumni.com/licenseplate
ISS Update - May 29, 2012
The International Space Station video update for May 29, 2012.
How To Play Defense In Basketball
This 2:39 long video demonstrates the steps to play defense as shown by a professional basketball player. The video may need to be stopped to check for student understanding.
"Rainy Day" Song by the Milkshake Kids
Another fun fine animation by Sam Tillman. "Rainy Day" is a song from the Milkshake Kids. Students will learn about all the things you can do in the rain. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge about the weather and to help make real world connections between nature and the classroom. (1:42)
Water Cycle (NOAA)
A good description of the water cycle. It provides details more appropriate for middle school students. There are also links to activities and other learning opportunities. (Approximately ten minutes.)
Learn Opposite Words
This interactive game teaches students about opposites. Some of the opposites include rough-smooth, wet-dry, long-short, big-small. This is a great resource to introduce and/or review opposites in the early childhood classroom. (3:35)
Becoming a Red Giant - Khan Academy
Becoming a Red Giant. (11:30)
Rashid Khalidi: "Constraining and Shaping Nationalism: The United States and Iraq"
A talk by Rashid Khalidi, Director, Center for International Studies and Professor, Departments of History andNear Eastern Languages and Civilizations. From the Rethinking America in the Middle East Series, presented by: International House Global Voices Program, the Norman Wait Harris Fund of the Center for International Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and the Human Rights Program
17.552 Political Economy of Chinese Reform (MIT)
This course focuses on China's transition from plan to market. What has the trajectory of institutional change in China been, and how has growth been achieved? Is that growth sustainable? Subject examines specific aspects of reform (enterprise, fiscal, financial, social welfare), and the systemic consequences of interaction between various reform measures. Additional topics include the interaction between political and economic change, the transformation of state-society relations, and the gener
Student Success Centre Overview - McMaster University
An overview of the services offered by McMaster University's Student Success Centre.
Chlorine - Periodic Table of Videos
Here's a new chlorine video demonstrating this extremely reactive and dangerous gas, which was used as a weapon in World War I. More at http://www.periodicvideos.com/
11.701 Introduction to International Development Planning (MIT)
This introductory survey course is intended to develop an understanding of key issues and dilemmas of planning in non-Western countries. The issues covered by the course include state intervention, governance, law and institutions in development, privatization, participatory planning, decentralization, poverty, urban-rural linkages, corruption and civil service reform, trade and outsourcing and labor standards, post-conflict development and the role of aid in development.
Depression Treatment's Quiet Revolution
Researchers from UNSW's School of Psychiatry and The Black Dog Institute are trialling ketamine in people with severe depression. The recreational drug and anaesthetic is providing almost instant relief from symptoms, offering fresh hope of a quick new way to manage the illness at its worst.
Absolute Beginner S2 #12 - Writing a Spanish Letter to a Friend
Learn Spanish with SpanishPod101.com! You had a late night last night because you were out partying with friends in Spain. It is now early afternoon, and you can hardly stay awake at your job. Thank goodness for Spanish working hours, because you plan to take full advantage of that long lunch break today. In this lesson, [...]
The Getting Sorted project at Leeds Metropolitan.
The Getting Sorted Enterprise Unit specialises in participatory research with children and young people with type 1 diabetes, their families and healthcare professionals. The aim of this is to develop, influence and enhance service redesign and service improvement in the UK. Our vision is to enable young people with a long-term condition to achieve their optimal health through combined research and enterprise. We work with young people, their families and professionals to deliver a high quality
The Bottom Line - Looking Back: Environmental Impacts of Genetically Engineered Crops
A world-renowned expert on the ecological impacts and management of genetically engineered crops, University of Arizona professor Yves Carrière presented the findings of a recent National Academy of Sciences report on the sustainability impacts of genetically engineered crops in the United States. He also discussed the scientific record from the global use of herbicide- and insect-resistant crops, which were designed to reduce the use of pesticides, improve yields and provide economic benefits