Pupil groupings in primary school classrooms: sites for learning and social pedagogy?
Studies of teaching and learning within classrooms rarely consider the multilayered effects of social context, especially involving within-class groupings. Yet, all pupils in classes are placed in some form of grouping throughout their classroom life and this will have an impact on their learning. This article seeks to move forward the understanding of within-class groupings in real classrooms. Five ‘core themes’ central to pupils’ experience of groups in classrooms are identified (group s
Visible Light and the Electromagnetic Spectrum
In this lesson, the electromagnetic spectrum is explained and students learn that visible light makes up only a portion of this wide spectrum. Students also learn that engineers use electromagnetic waves for many different applications.
Dialogue - intro to the Aeneid.
have a look at John Piazza's useful website. (Just Google for John Piazza Latin) if you have not yet encountered John's website, I highly recommend it. John is one of the moderators over at Latin Best Practices - also a very useful resource and email list, where everyone of any consequence in the English speaking latin language educational community, intereste in a communicative approach to Language learning, is signed up as a member. (once again, just google for it, it is a yahoo based list)
This patient education program explains skin cancer and how it is treated. It reviews the anatomy of the skin, what to look for during self-examination, and gives tips for preventing skin cancer. This resource is a MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine, designed and developed by the Patient Education Institute.
Couch Potato or Inertia Victim?
Students design a simple behavioral survey, and learn basic protocol for primary research, survey design and report writing. Note: The literacy activities for the Mechanics unit are based on physical themes that have broad application to our experience in the world concepts of rhythm, balance, spin, gravity, levity, inertia, momentum, friction, stress and tension.
Bridging Facts and Values?
Marking the publication of Alan Montefiore's new book A Philosophical Retrospective: facts, values and Jewish identity, this discussion will explore the idea that concepts of cultural identity can sometimes bridge facts and values. Alan Montefiore is emeritus fellow at Balliol College, University of Oxford and president of the Forum for European Philosophy. Stephen Mulhall is professor and fellow in philosophy at New College, University of Oxford. Sarah Richmond is senior lecturer in the Departm
"Ther haint nothin' as hard as a easy payment." Abe Martin
Abe Martin, a folksy Brown County cartoon character created by Frank McKinney “Kin” Hubbard, first appeared in the Indianapolis News in December 1904. Many of his satirical comments still ring true for today’s events.,Brown County Journey
Reporter Genes and Transgenic Plants to Study Response to Environmental Signals
This resource provides detailed laboratory exercises and instructions for investigating bacterial responses to plant signaling chemicals.
Personal Behavior and Partner's Sexual History:a Simulation of the Spread of HIV
In this hands-on simulation students evaluate factors associated with the spread of HIV. Each student begins the simulation with an "uninfected" solution. They sequentially mix their solution with a variable number of solutions representing potential mates, some of which contain an antigen used to represent HIV. Students evaluate each individual's final solution with a modified ELISA procedure to screen for the antigen simulating HIV. They then use these results to reconstruct the spread of HIV
Parts of a Spider: Dorsal View of a Male Spider
This illustrated guide (dorsal view) to a male spider is designed to help students recognize and learn its common and unique body parts. The single Web page, which can be easily printed for use at field sites or in the lab, also includes a short description for the following labeled parts: chelicera pedipalp anterior eye row posterior eye row cephalothorax (or prosoma) pedicel abdomen (or opisthosoma) spinnerets coxa trochanter femur patella tibia metatarsus tarsus.
Authors@Google: Ross Perlin
Ross Perlin spoke to Googlers in Mountain View on May 11, 2011 about his book Intern Nation: How to Earn Nothing and Learn Little in the Brave New Economy. About the book: "How many interns does it take to screw in a light bulb? Who cares, it's free. If that joke triggers cringe-inducing memories of schlepping coffee, Perlin, an intern turned intern activist, is your man. His exposé on the internship model initiates a critical conversation on internships—when are they exploitative and whe
Write 2 Teach in 3 Days
This is a wiki version of an e-book to be released by the Asian Society for Open and Distance Education. This can be used to develop self-learning materials for use in distance education. Authored by Dr. Sanjaya Mishra of Staff Training and Research Institute of Distance Education, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, this open source material is made available through WikiEducator as a professional development resource for promoting quality in distance education.
Crab and mossy chiton in the California rocky intertidal zone
Crabs have eight legs, a hard exoskeleton, and two claws for eating. Chitons have eight segment shells, a strong muscular foot to grasp rocks, and use their radulas to eat algae. Crabs and chitons are found in the middle tide zone.
Rube Goldberg and the Meaning of Machines
Simple and compound machines are designed to make work easier. When we encounter a machine that does not fit this understanding, the so-called machine seems absurd. In this lesson, the cartoons of Rube Goldberg are introduced and engage the students in critical thinking about the way his inventions make a simple task even harder to complete. As the final lesson in the simple machines unit, the study of Rube Goldberg machines can help students evaluate the importance and usefulness of the many ma
Voor of tegen bioplastics?
you can follow an interview with a specialist about environmental issues
20.05.2011 - Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainieren Sie Ihr Hörverstehen mit authentischen Materialien. Nutzen Sie die Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Freitag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei. Knapp eine Woche nach seiner Festnahme wegen des Vorwurfs der versuchten Vergewaltigung steht Dominique Strauss-Kahn kurz vor seiner Entlassung aus der Untersuchungshaft. Um eine Flucht zu verhindern, wird der inzwischen zurückgetretene Chef des Internationalen Währungsfonds allerdings rund um die Uhr von bewaffne
1.4.1 What is dyslexia? Dyslexia involves difficulties in learning to read and write. However, this is not the only form of difficulty that people with dyslexia experience. They usually have particular difficulties with coding: learning and retrieving associations between verbal and visual information. The most obvious example is when we have to learn what sounds the letters of the alphabet make, but this difficulty can also affect the speed with which dyslexic people are able to learn and recall the names fo
Dyslexia involves difficulties in learning to read and write. However, this is not the only form of difficulty that people with dyslexia experience. They usually have particular difficulties with coding: learning and retrieving associations between verbal and visual information. The most obvious example is when we have to learn what sounds the letters of the alphabet make, but this difficulty can also affect the speed with which dyslexic people are able to learn and recall the names fo
6 One hundred possibilities The more teachers are convinced that intellectual and expressive activities have both multiplying and unifying possibilities, the more creativity favours friendly exchanges with imagination and fantasy. Creativity requires that the school of knowing finds connections with the school of expressing, opening the doors to the hundred languages of children. (Loris Malaguzzi, 1990) In each of t
The more teachers are convinced that intellectual and expressive activities have both multiplying and unifying possibilities, the more creativity favours friendly exchanges with imagination and fantasy.
Creativity requires that the school of knowing finds connections with the school of expressing, opening the doors to the hundred languages of children.
(Loris Malaguzzi, 1990)
In each of t
Public Domain Music in Connexions Music Activities
A list of the public domain sources for some of the printed musical examples in Connexions.
3 Partir ou pas? Another aspect of holiday-making is the type of holiday that people choose. Here we look at how trends are changing among the French, and then hear people talk about their favourite destinations.
Another aspect of holiday-making is the type of holiday that people choose. Here we look at how trends are changing among the French, and then hear people talk about their favourite destinations.