Constructing structure in number sequences
This paper reports on a design experiment in the domain of number sequences conducted in the course of the WebLabs project1. In this study, we designed and tested a set of activities in which 13-14 year old students use the ToonTalk programming environment to construct models of sequences and series, and then use the WebReports web-based collaboration system to share these models and their observations about them. We utilise a design pattern (programming method) called "Streams" which enables st
Taking Programming into Kindergartens: Exploratory Research Activities Using ToonTalk
We believe that computers should be introduced in kindergarten education under the same philosophy and methods employed for other elements of modern society. Children should be familiar with computers in general, not just with specific sets of skills. We see computer programming in particular as a way to empower children, allowing them to grasp fundamental computing concepts, and not fearing to use a computer in novel ways; they should be able to approach the computer-tool as an adaptable tool,
ToonTalk in Kindergartens: Field Notes
The emergence of a fully graphical, animated programming language, such as ToonTalk, prompted the question: is computer programming a viable educational activity with kindergarten-aged children? Since May 2000, we have been conducting ToonTalk sessions with 3- to 5-year old children, trying to determine what approaches are more successful, what activities are viable, what issues may arise in the process. From November 2001 to February 2002, the sessions took place regularly in a normal kindergar
Exploring Your Career Path at Darden
http://www.darden.virginia.edu/mba - Darden student Brittany Roy describes how the recruiting resources at Darden contributed to her decision to switch from a career in finance to marketing with E&J Gallo in Modesto, California.
Photographs of the College - April 2010
This is a series of photographs taken on the morning of Thursday 15th April 2010 at the end of the rebuilding programme. They show the the E-block and MV block in the process of demolition to make way for a new car park.
Basic Liquid Chromatography
A complete textbook of liquid chromatography by Yuri Kazakevich and Harold McNair on the Web. Extraordinarily comprehensive in its coverage of fundamental chromatographic theory and instrumentation for a website.
Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
The popular Learning Adventures series at DiscoverySchool.com (last mentioned in the March 8, 2002 NSDL Physical Science Report) has a feature on the International Space Station. Its assembly is one of the most ambitious engineering projects ever, and this site explains a few of the details of the multi-year process. In the Mission Basics section, there are specific facts, discussions about various aspects of the station, and virtual tours of some of the stations modules. Astronaut profiles and
Auburn vs. Texas Tech (1953)
"Gator Bowl--Auburn Overpowered--Auburn 13-Texas Tech 35" (Description from the 1954 Glomerata)
Auburn vs. Presbyterian (1944)
"Homecoming game found very little competition in Presbyterian College. Kuykendall and "Wormy" Ballard each scored three times to lead a 59-0 victory." (Description from 1945 Glomerata)
Prince Madoc Memorial Marker, Fort Morgan, Mobile, Alabama
This image is a colorized picture of the Prince Madoc Memorial Marker, at Fort Morgan, near Mobile, Alabama. Prince Madoc was a Welsh explorer who landed on the shores of Mobile Bay in 1170 and taught the Indians there the Welsh language. Postcard text: (back) Genuine Curteich-Chicago "C.T. art-colortone" post card; (handwritten) ETV Field Trip, Fort Gaines in school series, 1958.
Minority Health in Nevada
Racial and ethnic minorities are disproportionately affected by health problems and disease in Nevada and throughout the nation. Minorities often have higher rates of infectious and chronic diseases due to a variety of reasons including the following factors: Socioeconomic Status: Socioeconomic status, which includes income, education, and occupation, is linked to poorer health outcomes, higher rates to disease and less availability, accessibility, affordability and utilization of care. Minoriti
Confronting Health Inequity: The Global Dimension
Since the days of Hippocrates, health inequities and the role of social and environmental factors in the determination of marked differences in health status have been well recognized. For some time now, the driving force behind public health has been understanding and intervening in the underlying causes of health inequity. The publication of the Black Report1 in the United Kingdom in 1980 brought a more focused approach to this discourse by identifying specific factors, such as social class, g
Elementary Abstract Algebra
This book is intended for a one semester introduction to abstract algebra. Available in postscript, pdf, and latex formats.
Peach tree on Auburn's experimental farm in back of an agricultural building
Caption: "Peach tree in back of agricultural building on Auburn experimental farm. Lee Co." July 18, 1925.,JPEG from black-and-white photograph
J. R. Suter holding soybean branch in field in Dallas County
Caption: "J. R. Suter's soybeans. Dallas Co." August 28, 1925,JPEG from black-and-white photograph
Agent Turnipseed sharing information with E. L. Burt about legumes
Caption: "W. R. Turnipseed, county agent, showing E. L. Burt the results of first-year vetch." April 14, 1925.,JPEG image from black-and-white photograph
J. J Boyd's vineyard
Caption: "J.J. Boyd vineyard, Marion Co." September 18, 1925.,JPEG image from black-and-white photograph.
Exploration and Explorers
This site looks at Europe's view of North America before and after Columbus, Martin Waldseemuller's 1507 map of the world, Diego Gutierrez's 1562 map of America, Spanish and Portuguese encounters in America, the Dutch in America, exploration and settlement of America from British and American points of view, Lewis and Clark, Henry Hudson, Jacques Cartier, and early images of the U.S.
A lecture by Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister of Australia
The Australian Prime Minister, Mr Rudd, was elected to office in November last year and moved quickly to ratify the Kyoto Protocol and deliver a national apology to the Stolen Generations of Indigenous Australians. He has identified fighting inflation, acting decisively on climate change, improving the health and hospital system, investing in education and putting fairness back into Australian workplaces as his Government's key priorities. Mr Rudd has said that his Government's mandate is to bui
Sumner dining room banquet, Pomona College
The members of the Pomona College track team hold a banquet in the dining room of Sumner Hall. The table is set with elaborate floral arrangements. The students are sitting in a male-female-male-female seating pattern.