The Writing Process
Outlines the steps involved in the writing process approach.
Peer Conferencing in the Classroom
Lesson where children are encouraged to respond to a piece of writing in a constructive manner.
Writing - Creating Interesting Leads
Lesson encouraging children to discuss the strategies used by authors to create a lead that draws readers into the story. They are encouraged to consider these strategies when creating their own leads.
Writing - The Use of Speech Marks
Lesson focusing on the use of dialogue in stories and how it can be used effectively in a piece of writing.
Session 5: Carry on learning - resources for online educators Learning and teaching is a dynamic process. Just like its face-to-face counterpart, online education is not a static. New approaches, strategies and methodologies to facilitating, advancing and supporting online education are regularly developed and shared amongst practitioners. Aspects of delivering learning online might appear challenging to those new to the field. Its dynamism makes it exciting and inspiring.
Purpose/Aim of this Session
Learning and teaching is a dynamic process. Just like its face-to-face counterpart, online education is not a static. New approaches, strategies and methodologies to facilitating, advancing and supporting online education are regularly developed and shared amongst practitioners. Aspects of delivering learning online might appear challenging to those new to the field. Its dynamism makes it exciting and inspiring.
A Curious Cash Crop: Butterflies
This BioBulletin Web site takes an in-depth look at butterfly farms. The site includes text, videos, photographs, and interviews with key scientists.
Governors' target setting: primary schools
Target setting for pupil attainment is seen as being a means of raising standards in schools through placing pupil achievement at the core of school planning. This unit will help governors of primary schools ensure that appropriate targets are set and provide guidance on assessing the data that needs to be evaluated to come to such decisions.
Juvenile Zebra fish
The juvenile stage is the third stage in the zebra fish life cycle. In the juvenile stage, the zebra fish is continuing to grow in size. At this stage, the juvenile fish can feed on its own and does not need a yolk sac.
Jungle habitat of the Rio On in Belize, Central America
Tropical rainforests, also known as jungles, have a rich diversity of vines, trees, and shrubs. Jungles have many microhabitats, such as within the canopy where little light reaches the organisms below.
Inner and outer ear anatomy
Sounds are actually waves from vibrations. The outer ear catches these waves and funnels them down into the inner ear. The waves reach the eardrum and in turn make the eardrum vibrate. Three small bones receive these vibrations next, then a snail shell-shaped structure called the cochlea. The cochlea is filled with liquid, and this liquid stimulates hairs inside the inner ear. The hairs transmit the signal to the auditory nerve where the signal is taken to the brain and processed as sound.
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"Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and the Fight over Presidential Power" (video)
A talk by Jonathan Mahler and Neal Katyal. In his latest book, The Challenge: Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and the Fight over Presidential Power, Jonathan Mahler chronicles the challenge to the assertion of presidential power in the designation of enemy combatants. Written with the cooperation of the attorneys who represented Hamdan, Lt. Commander Charles Swift and G
Graduation 2012 - Monday July 23: Carnegie Faculty, 2pm Ceremony
Coverage of the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality graduation ceremony.
Who Are the Plants?
This online article, from Biodiversity Counts, offers a brief overview of the plant kingdom. Specifically, it covers: why plants have their own kingdom, Plantae; what separates the kingdom's two very basic categories; the plant kingdom's 10 divisions, including the number of species in each; and why some organisms that seem like plants belong instead to the kingdom Protista or the kingdom Fungi.
Helpful Hints for Field Sketching
This online article, from Biodiversity Counts, offers insight into the task of field sketching. After discussing the difference between seeing and observing, the article offers tips designed to help make students better at observational rendering. The six hints discussed are proportions, perspective, volume, simplifying, practicing a lot, and having fun.
You Decide: Do Americans pay too much in federal income tax?
This educational guide focuses on federal income tax, investigating different tax systems and the fairness and efficacy of each. Students are invited to examine the arguments on both sides of the debate, developing critical thinking skills as they work through the activities. Students will learn how to support their arguments with evidence and reason. It is expected that at the end of this guide students will determine where they stand on this controversial issue.
Scannability: organizing for the web
How you organize and format your writing can go a long way toward making it readable.
The purpose of this activity is to observe the type and cover of clouds including contrails. Students observe which of ten types of clouds and how many of three types of contrails are visible and how much of the sky is covered by clouds (other than contrails) and how much is covered by contrails. Intended outcomes are that students learn how to make estimates from observations and how to categorize specific clouds following general descriptions for the categories. They will learn the meteorologi
Viscosity of the Mantle: Constraints from Post-glacial Rebound
In this lab, students determine the viscosity of a relatively viscous fluid by measuring the rate of rebound of a partially submerged object following a rapid decrease in its mass. This experiment is carried out in the context of an analysis of post-glacial rebound as a measurement of the viscosity of the mantle. Learning goals, context for use, teaching tips, materials, assessment tips and related resources are provided.
Using functions in an introductory geoscience course
This template and set of exercises is designed to help faculty increase the graphical literacy of their students. The template gives general guidelines for teaching students the relationship between functions and their graphical representation. The exercises help teach exponential growth and decay. Learning goals, context for use, teaching tips, materials, assessment tips and related resources are provided.