Inequality, sustaunability and well-being - special lecture by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett
Professors Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson delivered a special lecture outlining the impact of financial inequality within a society : its impact on a range of health and well-being indicators as well as its impact on sustainability. The lecture was given on the 26th May 2014
Bruce Degen (Magic School Bus)
In elementary school he said he had a wonderful teacher, he was always doing art in the back of the room. His teachers would always hang up his art around the school. He reflects that his artwork was a huge part of his life. He says authors need to be clear, readers need to know what is going on, it needs to be truthful. He also talks about how the writing comes first and then the illustrations. He uses real pictures to draw the kids in his stories, some are based on kids his son went to school
WARREN HARDING: A Biography
A five minute view of Harding's life. The narrator might be distracting for some students. Little insights, just facts.
Lecture 22 - 11/12/2010
Internet Scout Project
Plagiarism.org is an "online resource for educators concerned with the growing problem of Internet plagiarism." The organization provides information on online plagiarism and explains how Turnitin.com can be used by educators "to fight plagiarism and help bring academic integrity back into our schools." The technologies behind Turnitin.com, facts about Internet plagiarism, and the growth of "cheatsites" online are also explained. Members of Turnitin.com pay for access to "a proprietary system th
Essential Science for Teachers: Physical Science
In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,In this segment the interviewer is trying to find out if the student understands that even though you may mix two things together, the individual components still retain their properties.
Internet Scout Project
This remarkable Web site contains descriptions and animations of nineteen different kinds of engines. Engine types include internal combustion, steam, and sterling engines, and each page shows how the piston, crankshaft, and other components move together to generate power. The animations demonstrate the processes of intake, compression, and exhaust. Some of the featured engines have more detailed descriptions than others, and oftentimes, a brief account of the engine's history is included. One
Software Engineering for Web Applications
Teaches basics of designing a dynamic web site with a database back end, including scripting languages, cookies, SQL, and HTML with the goal of building such a site as the main (group) project Emphasizes computer-human interface and the graphical display of information. Crucial to the project is the identification of a client with whom the group must work with throughout the month, designing specifications, implementing them, reviewing and evaluating, and testing. This is a real-life client who
Portrait of an Older Man With a Beard
Portrait of an older man with a bushy gray beard, dark suit, vest, and tie. He is wearing a watch chain and a two pins on his vest, one of them is an eagle.
Double Portrait of a Baby in a White Gown
Double portrait of a baby in a white lace trimmed gown. The baby has dark hair that is parted in the middle and slicked down.
Beem Letter, December 1862 (page 3)
Co. "H" have been a little "tight," with which exception has maintained respectable sobriety. Boys whom I am well Co. "H" have convinced would have been drunk as Bacchus were they at home, have here been duly sober.
This is the kind of Christmas we have had here in the army. I quit writing just here this morning, and take it up to=night. Christmas night! a time for enjoyment and pleasure; a time for good old fashioned rejoicings. How much of
Polymeric Materials in Everyday Life
In this Podcast, Steven Howdle, Professor of Chemistry, talks about his current research into Polymeric materials and how a career in Chemistry doesn't always mean wearing a white coat or working in a laboratory with test tubes.
Formalisms for an Annotation-based Training Memory: Connecting Implicit and Explicit Semantics
This article aims at presenting the formalisms we defined for annotation-based training memories within the MICA project. It elaborates the objectives of the project and the requirements these objectives put on the tool to be implemented. A study of the literature is used to establish our formalism. Based on ontologies, they structure the annotation object and adapt the Alexander design pattern to annotation action.
Israeli reserve troops gather at Gaza border
Israel intensified its land offensive in Gaza with artillery, tanks and gunboats and warned it could "significantly widen" their offensive against the Hamas armed wing. Jillian Kitchener reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, fin
Designer integration in training cycles : IEEE LTSA model adaptation
This paper describes an architecture centered on a component model for the course cycle. This model guides a re-engineering process based on the observed use scenarii. It is applied in an institutional framework and uses learning devices provided by the open source community. The architecture integrates the latest works on learning technology standards.
Students make a skydiver and parachute contraption to demonstrate how drag caused by air resistance slows the descent of skydivers as they travel back to Earth. Gravity pulls the skydiver toward the Earth, while the air trapped by the parachute provides an upward resisting force (drag) on the skydiver.
GPS Scavenger Hunt
Students go on a GPS scavenger hunt. They use GPS receivers to find designated waypoints and report back on what they found. They compute distances between waypoints based on the latitude and longitude, and compare with the distance the receiver finds.
Students explore the concepts of center of mass and static equilibrium by seeing how non-symmetrical objects balance. Using a paper cut-out shape of a parrot sitting on a wire coat hanger, they learn that their parrot exists in stable equilibrium — it returns to its balancing point after being disturbed. The weight of its tail makes the parrot balance upright. Give the parrot a push, and she knocks off balance, but swings back and forth until coming to rest in balance again.
Reading picture books
Two strategies for helping children understand a story through illustrations.
An Open Economy - the Progressive Response to Global Change
Britain has long realised the best way to progress is to look outward rather than retreat inwards. In previous centuries, progressives responded to great social and economic change by moving to create an open society. In this lecture, Business and Enterprise Secretary, John Hutton will argue that the right progressive response to the scale and pace of global change facing Britain this century is to break down the remaining barriers that can hold people back by creating a truly open economy.