University of Richmond students offer their advice to first-year students preparing for registration. Get more tips at http://newspiders.richmond.edu/academic/registration/tips.html and remember that registration opens at 9 a.m. on July 25.
The Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation in the department for Biomedical Engineering at the Whiting School of Engineering hosts its annual Design Day to showcase student research.
How to Be Qualified as a Math Teacher
Do you like math? Do you like teaching others how to solve problems? Maybe you'd like to be math teacher? (02:08)
Vietnam War: History and Key Dates
This 5:53 minute video reviews the main causes and events in the Vietnam War, the longest and one of the most unpopular wars in the history of the United States. Good insights are images are provided. Also shows the escalation of the war by the support of the United States. It does not mention the intervention by other countries. At best an overview.
Teaching 4 Square (Writing) In 1st Grade
Teacher made video to help other teachers teach the 4 Square Writing Technique. The 5 steps are Categorizing (Topic), Feelings, State a Reason, Write a Paragraph, and Adding Details. There are lots of student examples! (13:55)
Death toll rises in Norway attacks.
July 23 - At least 91 are dead in a Norway shooting at a youth camp and bomb blast in the Norwegian capital. Rough Cut (No reporter narration)
"The Pilgrim" by John Bunyan (poetry reading)
John Bunyan started writing Pilgrim's Progress during his 12-year prison sentence for refusing to conform to the official state church. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pilgrim's_Progress This is the best edition of the book I could find on-line: http://www.mainlesson.com/display.php?author=bunyan&book=pilgrim&story=_contents A pilgrim is someone who is on a spiritual journey, originally a real journey to visit some holy place, such as Canterbury or Mecca. Pilgrims Progress i
Beyond the Big Bang: Galileo Galilei (3:36)
In this History Beyond the Big Bang video, the discover of the sophisticated telescopes used by astronomers today to see distant galaxies are direct descendents of the humble lenses used by Galileo Galilei over four hundred years ago. And his confrontation with the Pope and the Catholic religion are explained and why he was punished by them for his scientific findings.
Planning Your Learning Object
An easy to use general template that guides you through creating learning objects and learning materials.
24.00 Problems in Philosophy (MIT)
The course has two goals. First, to give you a sense of what philosophers think about and why. Here we look at a number of perennial philosophical problems, including some or all of: how knowledge differs from "mere opinion," the objectivity (or not) of moral judgment, logical paradoxes, mind/body relations, the nature and possibility of free will, and how a person remains the same over time, as their bodily and psychological traits change. The second goal is to get you thinking philos
ESD.801 Leadership Development (MIT)
Students in ESD.801 Leadership Development work in a seminar environment to develop leadership capabilities. Readings, assignments and class discussion explore the topics covered in this class. In addition, students participate in an Outward Bound experience and participate in "leadership lunches" with global leaders.
"The Alphabet Song"- Introduce the Alphabet
Each word is introduced showing the uppercase letter on a handwriting line. The song says for example "S" is for sunshine that makes the flowers grow". Pictures are shown that match letter and words appear at bottom of screen. This is a good resource to introduce the alphabet to young students. It would also be useful for remediation and for special education students. (2:11)
Order of Operations Rap
Mrs. Wagstaff and son singing the Order of Operations Rap. Opening rap by Mrs. Wagstaff, Song lyrics by Ron Clark, tune by Rihanna. Your kids will love this rap. (1:49)
Ten Tallest Buildings
This short video features images of these buildings and their heights. Would be a good project for art or math classes.
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Candles lit for Norway's victims
July 24 - Norwegians pay tribute to those killed in the shooting and bomb attacks, with a candle-light vigil outside the capital's cathedral. Rough Cut (No reporter narration)
Professor Mark Behrens reviews in more detail and touches on key elements of his research that the students in video (Student Presentation #5) discussed. In describing his work, Behrens offered "think of looking through color filters." The filters eliminate any unnecessary or unforeseeable data, and when you combine all the filters together, the yield reveals amazing overlaps and patterns.
U.S. Week Ahead: Q2 GDP to grow by 2.3 percent
July 25 - U.S. economic growth likely hit 2.3 percent in the second quarter on rising net exports, inventories and a rebound in defense spending, despite recent weak economic data, says IFR's David Sloan.
1.4.1 Dealing meaningfully with holism
This unit explores conceptual tools for assisting our thinking and deliberation on what matters. The notion of ‘framing’ nature is introduced and three readings provide an understanding of systems thinking for explicitly framing issues of environmental responsibility.
17.1 Part 4: 1 Revising your understanding By now, it is probably apparent that those of us writing this unit are enthusiastic about the possibilities for systems thinking and complexity thinking. Our enthusiasm extends beyond just thinking, to applying systems thinking to a situation in the world that we experience as complex for the purpose of doing something about it. Our focus is on improving a situation experienced as problematical or on grasping some opportunity. It is the act of relating systems thinking to action in a given co
By now, it is probably apparent that those of us writing this unit are enthusiastic about the possibilities for systems thinking and complexity thinking. Our enthusiasm extends beyond just thinking, to applying systems thinking to a situation in the world that we experience as complex for the purpose of doing something about it. Our focus is on improving a situation experienced as problematical or on grasping some opportunity. It is the act of relating systems thinking to action in a given co