MN Business Ethics Award -- Western National Insurance Group
Minnesota business leaders honored three companies with the 2012 Minnesota Business Ethics Award (MBEA) on May 16. Western National Insurance Group is the Medium Company recipient of the MBEA. Stuart Henderson, President and CEO of Western National Insurance Group, accepted the award. The award was announced by David Rodbourne -- Co-Chair of the MBEA Steering Committee and Vice President of the Center for Ethical Business Cultures. Additional recipients are Murphy Automotive (small company cat
Science Bulletins: Monitoring Mount Etna -- Magma on the Move
cientists in Sicily are collecting an enormous amount of data to monitor moving magma inside Mount Etna, one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Nearly a million people live on the volcano's flanks, so being able to predict an eruption could be a matter of life and death. In this Earth Bulletin, visit the volcano's snowy slopes and learn how scientists from the Italian National Institute for Geophysics and Volcanology record seismic activity, measure gases seeping up through the ground, s
Time-Lapse of Dickinson's Commencement 2012
Dickinson Magazine Exclusive: A Time-Lapse Look at Commencement Day Unfolding May 20, 2012 http://www.dickinson.edu/
Bill Gates Biography - BBC Documentary 3 of 6
7:33 Bill Gates Biography - BBC Documentary 3 of 6. William Henry "Bill" Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, philanthropist, author and chairman of Microsoft, the software company he founded with Paul Allen. He is consistently ranked among the world's
wealthiest people and was the wealthiest overall from 1995 to 2009, excluding 2008, when he was ranked third. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of CEO and chief software architect
Space Scientists Study Hibernation in Animals
This is a short video about how space scientists are pursuing the idea of hibernating through year long travels through space. They are looking to animal hibernation for answers. (01:55)
"Fit for a Fiesta" is a cute show featuring two girls who teach kids how to make simple foods. Here, they are teaching how to make a simple guacamole recipe. This would make a great how-to project while studying Mexican culture. (01:47)
Foxes Jumping on my Trampoline
This is a fun video of two wild foxes jumping on a trampoline!! This would be a fun aside while studying the Common Core Test Exemplar poem "The Fox's Foray" (01:00)
How To Make Pumpkin Pie (from scratch)
This is an excellent instructional video on how to make a pumpkin pie. It features ingredient and tools lists on the screen as well as isolated screen shots of each step. (06:57)
Math in Fashion
3:31 See how the teams solved the challenge
The student teams used algebra to modify Chloe Dao’s garment design to meet the target price required by the buyer.
How to Use "Storyjumper" (Make Your Own Children's Book)
This video takes a look at how easy it can be to make your very own children's book using StoryJumper.com. There are lots of backgrounds and images to choose from. There is also an editing tool where you can change size and copy images. You can add text boxes and upload your own photos. This is a great resource to enhance technology instruction and use in the classroom. (6:05)
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.
Project Detroit, BoxingBots and Kinect at TechEd The Coding4Fun team is packing up and heading to TechEd North America and Europe this year, and we're bringing some of our toys along for the ride. We will also be giving a session on how to build Kinect applications with some great demos at both conferences.
The Coding4Fun team is packing up and heading to TechEd North America and Europe this year, and we're bringing some of our toys along for the ride. We will also be giving a session on how to build Kinect applications with some great demos at both conferences.
A Presidential Perspective: UTMC clinical information system
Dr. Jeffrey Gold, chancellor and executive vice president for biosciences and health affairs, and dean of the College of Medicine and Life Sciences, hosts this special edition of "A Presidential Perspective," which will focus on the implementation of the clinical information system on Health Science Campus.
Ed O' Keefe (Synergy) - How mining companies can address challenges to community relations
Ed O Keefe discusses with Rajiv Maher some of challenges facing mining companies in engaging with their local communities, the business case for getting it right and also on some future directions for community engagement for the mining sector in the emerging markets.
Gathering Momentum for Algebra
• Description of "Algebra Wall" -- a challenge for many students under previous standards • Ramp building from kindergarten to Algebra in all domains
Chessboard Algebra and Function Machines
Lesson Objective:Students find the rule that determines the number of chessboard squares. Questions to Consider:See how Ms. Bottomley uses a function machine to have students predict the ruleHow does the lesson help students see the difference between additive and multiplicative patterns?What about the lesson helps students be successful with this complex pattern?Common Core StandardsMath.4.OA.2, Math.4.OA.5
Chanting OM: how to teach kids to chant
This four minute video explains how to teach kids to chant OM effectively and simply using the sounds A U M as well as two different mudras (hand positions). The video lessons can be taught to all grade levels, but this video is directed to elementary aged students.
Evolang IX Kyoto | The 9th Evolution of Language Conference
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Evaluating the Impact of Climate Change Research - Public Roundtable: The Impact of Climate Change R
Speaker(s): Nafees Meah, David Kennedy, Jason Lowe, Sarah Samuel, Professor Sir Brian Hoskins | Evaluating the Impact of Climate Change Research is a half-day conference hosted by the LSE's Public Policy Group/Impact of Social Sciences project and Imperial College London, held on Monday, 21st May 2012, at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Climate change is one of the most pressing issues affecting global governments. The complex interplay of scientific research, business inte