The town is rendered in gingerbread once a year at Colonial Williamsburg. Executive Pastry Chef Joe Sciegaj oversees the construction.
Zooarchaeologist Joanne Bowen decodes 400-year-old leftovers.
Ping 92: Cut & Paste on Windows Phone, Kinect rocks, Team Coco, Halo reach wins Laura and Paul deliver the hottest news coming out of Microsoft this week:
Laura and Paul deliver the hottest news coming out of Microsoft this week:
NEA's Read Across America
Read Across American kick-off video for the March 2, 2011 event. This is a promotional to minute video, but it does give a background to why the Day is celebrated and its importance. May be slow loading.
The Crusades: Crescent and the Cross: The Legacy
A four minute video that goes into an overview of the causes and effects of the Crusades in some detail. There are images of fighting and sword play. Overall, a very good video to introduce this topic to students.
Learn about the Roman Republic
A 1:42 clip that quickly reviews the people, events, and land importance of this time period. It would be a quick review or introduction.
President Obama's Life in Pictures
This slide show features images of the future president's life. This would be a good show for younger students and for those who are writing a biography of his life. It would also be good for a compare and contrast essay when viewed with photographs of other presidents.
Animation of the Building of the International Space Station
How did all that stuff get up there? This is a fascinating, silent, animated time line of the International Space Station which is featured on the USA Today website. The time line starts in 1998 and ends in 2010. Though this animation is silent, there are words on the side to explain.
How Smart Is An Octopus?
Octopuses and other mollusks are more intelligent than you may think. This professionally-made video from the PBS Nova series provides an indepth look at problem solving skills in mollusks, especially the octopus. (10:00)
Magic and the Brain
Neuroscientists join Penn and Teller to explore why humans are so easily fooled by magic. This professionally-made video from PBS is from the NOVA ScienceNOW series. (12:07)
How Smart Are Dogs?
Meet an extraordinary boarder collie and other dogs changing our view of dog intelligence. This professionally-made video from PBS is part of the NOVA Science NOW series. (14:52)
VW agrees 3.2% pay rise with unions
German car maker Volkswagen has agreed a 3.2 percent pay rise deal setting the stage for potential wage improvements in other industrial sectors.
Make your own calculation of your energy
This energy consumption game by WWF explains the role every one of us is playing in the energy consumption. By following the arrows you end up in having an indication of your yearly energy consumption as well as the emissions of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere on a yearly basis.
Lesson #027, Tuesday Sono stanco = I am tired (male) Sono stanca = I am tired (female) Ho fame = I am hungry Non lo so = I don't know Sei pronto? = Are you ready? (male) Sei pronta? = Are you ready? (female) Sono pronto = I am ready (male) Sono pronta = I am ready (female) colazione = breakfast pranzo = lunch cena = dinner, supper mattina = morning pomeriggio = afternoon sera = evening notte = night
Sono stanco = I am tired (male)
Sono stanca = I am tired (female)
Ho fame = I am hungry
Non lo so = I don't know
Sei pronto? = Are you ready? (male)
Sei pronta? = Are you ready? (female)
Sono pronto = I am ready (male)
Sono pronta = I am ready (female)
colazione = breakfast
pranzo = lunch
cena = dinner, supper
mattina = morning
pomeriggio = afternoon
sera = evening
notte = night
056 - 066 Der Kleine Lateiner
Here is a link to the text at Europeana http://tinyurl.com/4b47ugg Der Kleine Lateiner is an updated re-write of the Orbis Sensualium Pictus (Comenius) by one Johan Lederer.It is written in a more flowing style, in simple straightforward Latin.
Using Case-Based Reasoning in Instructional Planning.Towards a Hybrid Self-improving Instructional P
This paper presents a new approach, based on the Case-Based Reasoning technique, which is useful to enhance Intelligent Tutoring Systems with learning abilities. Case-Based Reasoning is a recent paradigm for problem solving that has an inherent learning capability. So we integrate a Case-Based Instructional Planner within existing Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS) to enhance the pedagogical component with learning capabilities. In this way, the enhanced tutors combine the Case-Based Instruction
A dilation is a non-rigid transformation, which means that the original and the image are not congruent. They are, however, similar figures. This video demonstrates how to perform dilations. (2:25)
Time Series Analysis of Lehigh Valley Instrumental Climate Records
In this lab, students will learn basic statistical and graph skills by analyzing real data sets of local and regional instrumental climate records for the last 100 years. They will learn how to calculate seasonal means of climate parameters, detect trends or patterns in the records, and make different styles of time series graphs. A spreadsheet program like Excel will be used. Learning goals, context for use, teaching tips, materials, assessment tips and related resources are provided.
Research and Investigation Project: A Grave Undertaking
The central focus of the Research and Investigation Project (RIP): A Grave Undertaking unit is an exploration of the lives of individuals who lived in Deerfield from 1780-1880. Throughout their investigations of the past, students analyze a variety of primary and secondary sources and material culture to draw inferences about their research subjects, Deerfield's history, and the history of the country during this 100-year period. The five lessons in this unit take three to four weeks to complete