11.129 Educational Theory and Practice I (MIT)
This course concentrates on a core set of skills and knowledge necessary for teaching in secondary schools. Topics covered in the class include educational reform, student behavior and motivation, curriculum design, and the teaching profession. Classroom observation is a key component of the class. Assignments include readings from the educational literature, written reflections on classroom observations, and practice teaching and constructing curriculum. This is the first of a three course sequ
Marquette University Class of 2014
Take a look at Marquette University's seniors through the years.
Letter Sound Game - Primary Steps Phonics
This video is a product demo for Primary Steps Phonics. It is a game that has a monkey in the center with four bananas in a circle around the monkey. The bananas each have a letter on them. The child listens to the sound presented and then points to the banana that has the corresponding letter. (:45)
Cutting light pollution in big cities
This week in the Planet Earth Podcast: Roland Leigh and Joshua Vande Hey of the University of Leicester describe the work they're doing with Leicester City Council to cut light pollution and help the council save electricity.
Virtual Maths, Shapes Space and Measure, Surface of a semi cylinder template
Diagram and template for using a semi-cylinder to calculate area
Creating value for customers by innovating service delivery
Kamalini Ramdas, professor of Management Science and Operations, argues that organisations able to harness innovation in service delivery can create 'tremendous' value for both their customers and themselves.
Survival Phrases #45 - Simple Steps to Eating Unknown Latin American Foods Gracefully
Learn Spanish travel phrases with SpanishPod101.com! A little Spanish can go such a long way! Whether you’re traveling, visiting, or sightseeing, SpanishPod101.com has all the essential travel phrases just for you! Today we cover a high frequency Spanish phrase sure to be of use on your trip, travels or vacation to Spain. When in Spain, you’ll [...]
Old Age Pensioners' Seaside Outing to Southend (1938)
A raucous group of senior citizens swap London for the Essex coast. This charming silent film charts a pre-war day trip to Southend-on-Sea, taken by a group of London pensioners who gather outside the Broadway Cinema, Walham Green. Book-ended by a cavalcade of buses taking the happy tourists to and from their destination, this film is filled with a bawdy knees-up spirit. It's all there, from ice creams and sticks of rock to people dancing on the promenade, dressed to the nines, high on life, th
UW|360 Season 4: Episode 13 - Don James, pt I
UW 360 looks at the career of UW football's legendary coach, Don James. Exclusive interviews with former players, including Damon Huard, Chuck Nelson, Michael Jackson and Dave Hoffman. UW 360 hosted by Carolyn Douglas, looks at events, people and places at the University of Washington. http://uwtv.org/uw360 http://uwtv.org
EPI-GERMIS App for iPad
'Ragweed, pollen, viruses, peanuts and more are after Monty. Destroy the allergens and germs before they reach your skin! This game was developed by Georgia Regents University and The Children's Hospital of Georgia.'This is a free app
Move in with the Minute Movers!
UMass Amherst welcomed its first-year class of 4560 students as they moved onto campus Aug. 30 to embark a new and exciting chapter in their lives. Primed to help the new students, and their families, were a well-trained cadre of student Minute Movers.
Hope Kelly reports on the Madison Park High School Choir's tribute to Roland Hayes (African American classical singer), who was the first African American singer to achieve recognition on the classical stage. Kelly notes that the Roland Hayes Music Center is based at Madison Park High School. Kelly reviews Hayes's career. Kelly's report is accompanied by photos and footage of Hayes. Kelly's report includes footage from interviews with Elma Lewis (African American community leader), Robert Winfre
Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series: John Steuart
Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series John Steuart, Managing Director, Claremont Creek Ventures John Steuart is a Managing Director of Claremont Creek Ventures, an Oakland-based venture capital firm investing in early-stage information technology companies. John focuses on the intersection of the information technology and life sciences markets including bioinformatics, molecular diagnostics, genomics, proteomics, software and instrumentation for med-tech industries. John serves on the board
Gilded Age and Visual Arts
Examining an artwork in depth fosters observation and critical thinking skills. Looking closely also stimulates conversation about the artistic, cultural, and historical context in which a work of art was made. In this session, students focus on two paintings by the American artist Thomas Wilmer Dewing. ...
NASA CONNECT Opening Space for Next Generation Explorers
In NASA CONNECT Festival of Flight Special: Opening Space for Next Generation Explorers, students will experience the dynamic skills and processes needed to design the next generation of launch vehicles. They will see how mathematics, science, and technology work together to improve human space flight, with increased safety and economy. Students will get an exciting hands-on feel for the challenges facing the designers of tomorrow's launch systems and a greater appreciation for the accomplishmen
"Music Can Make You Feel Like You're Not Quite So Helpless:" Pete Seeger on People's Music
Pete Seeger, folksinger, songwriter, and activist, provides a remarkable link between the radical culture of the 1930's and the protest culture of the 1960's. In 1940 Seeger met Woody Guthrie and the two formed the Almanac Singers, a leftist singing group that recorded pacifist and pro-union songs. After the war, Seeger formed the Weavers, a popular folk music group, but his successful career was hurt by Cold War red-baiting. While he lived and worked under siege for his political views during t
Documenting student learning in outcomes-based education
Senior students in the School of Information Technology and Communications Design create individual learning portfolios that represent the skills and knowledge required to fulfill their outcomes-based education.
A Friend of Their Minds: Capitalizing on the Oral Tradition of My African American Students
Yvonne Divans Hutchinson is a National Board certified teacher who has focused for many years on developing strategies to engage all her students in substantive discussions of literary texts and the issues those texts raise for their own lives. In this approach, she builds on the oral traditions of her students African-American and Latino cultures and seeks to support the development of their literacy skills through high standards, explicit expectations, and rigorous literature experiences. Her
Culturally Engaged Instruction (CEI): Putting theory into practice
As an English teacher at a rural all-Black high school in the Mississippi Delta, Renee Moore enjoyed a genuine fellowship with her students, many of whom she worked with outside of school in church and community activities. Lessons in literature and writing went reasonably well (for a beginning teacher), but when she started to teach grammar, her students seemed to 'hit a brick wall.' She had two simultaneous responses to the wall. She immediately started searching for and experimenting with mor
Learning from our conversations in English: Using video in the bilingual classroom as a tool for ref
Since beginning her teaching career, Sarah Capitelli has been concerned with how to best meet the needs of her English language learners during English language development class. In particular, she is concerned with how to help them create a strong foundation for their learning of English. In her research, she has discovered that her school's program has not worked for the most needy students. Her research questions were 1) What structures support English language development in the classroom?