Carbon leakage: EU cap-and-trade rules could do more harm than good
Despite its good intentions, the next phase of EU emissions trading scheme (to be implemented in 2013) could end up doing more harm than good, both to the global environment and to European industries that must comply with the rules, says David Drake, a PhD candidate in Technology and Operations Management at INSEAD.
Effective Literacy Practices - Making It Easy to Learn
Teachers build on a child's strengths to create situations where the child will experience success in early literacy learning. In this video, teachers model encouraging students to use prior knowledge and building background knowledge to encourage optimal learning. ( 7:32)
Effective Literacy Practices - Selecting Texts That Are Just Right
In this book, educators describe the importance of choosing the correct books for students and methods of doing so. Book introductions are also an important element for student success. Topics to be included in book introductions are also discussed. ( 7:47)
The Ancient Olympics: Bridging past and present
This unit highlights the similarities and differences between our modern Games and the Ancient Olympics and explores why today, as we prepare for London's 2012 Olympics, we still look back at the Classical world for meaning and inspiration.
Productive Aging: Examining Trends in Health and Employment Status by Age
Census data and data from the American Community Survey are used to examine older adults' employment patterns over four decades, the percentage of older adults who have no health problems limiting their ability to work, and trends in employment status for both younger and older adults. Students must prepare a written report interpreting and integrating their results, and then apply the quantitative information by making recommendations to a business and a non-profit agency.
On offer this week in your supermarket!
At the end of this lesson you can: gain useful information from simple advertisements.
Baltimore Man Donates Part of His Liver to Save Girlfriend's Life
Robert Hopkins, 25, and Jennifer Dietrick, 25, both of Baltimore, had been dating seriously for more than two years when Jennifer was diagnosed in February 2012 with acute liver failure caused by excessive levels of acetaminophen. She had been taking acetaminophen for several weeks as she recovered from injuries sustained in a car accident, unaware that overuse of this medicine could lead to liver failure. Jennifer's condition deteriorated rapidly, and she needed a liver transplant. No livers w
Working with the new bristle brush tips
Paint lifelike brush strokes with the new bristle tips in Photoshop CS5. Customize bristle qualities ranging from shape and length to thickness and stiffness.
Using the Mixer Brush
Realistically mix paint, blending brush and canvas colors with the new Mixer Brush in Photoshop CS5. Create a painting from scratch or add painterly effects to a photograph.
GS-08: Making a ho-hum RAW image great
Walk through essential adjustments to color, exposure, and detail that you’ll apply to many RAW images.
GS-07: Warping images
Extend from standard Photoshop transformations such as scaling or flipping to Warp distortions. Edit Warp transformations by dragging handles on the bounding box. Apply layer styles for a finishing touch.
GS-06: Non-destructive transformations
Sizing and scaling images, unlike vector graphics, can result in a loss of image quality. Make your transformations non-destructive in Photoshop by converting layers to Smart Objects prior to making changes.
GS-05: Introduction to adjustment layers
Apply adjustment layers to manipulate the color, tone, contrast, and other aspects of images. Apply adjustments non-destructively, monitor levels in the panel's histogram, and paint away adjustments with the built-in layer mask.
Is it called the UK, England, or Great Britain?
This brief video (3:49) takes a somewhat humorous approach at explaining the differences in these three titles and what country(ies) comprise which. Would be helpful in geography or discussing British culture.
Baby Duck Pond
Wood duck babies are born in trees. Watch these newborns make the big jump from a tree to the pond below near the Rocky Mountains. (02:11)
The Daily Five: Fostering Literacy Independence in Third and Fourth Grade (Virtual Tour)
The Daily Five is described and how each component is used in the classroom. Selecting Good Fit books are discussed. Students use word collectors to record new words and use them in their writing. This is a great resource to help enhance and to expand literacy instruction in the classroom. (2:03)
Recovery and Reconstruction in Japan: Harvard Reports from the Field | Post-Disaster Japan
Program on U.S.-Japan Relations / Edwin O. Reischauer Insitute of Japanese Studies Reischauer Institute for Japanese Studies Japan Forum Panel Panelists: YUSUKE TSUGAWA Co-Director and Co-Founder, Boston-Japan Medical Relief Initiative (BJMRI); Research Fellow, Department of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; and MPH candidate, Harvard School of Public Health MIHO MAZEREEUW Lecturer in Landscape Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design GLENN BOGAR
FACES: Mechanical Engineering major
A Mechanical Engineering major at Del Mar College shares his story on the decision to pursue a childhood dream after several decades in the workforce.
Get all 100 Lessons NOW for one low price! Hi everybody, my name's Mike and this is the Let's Speak Italian podcast. So you've listened to a few sample lessons, and hopefully you're learning how to speak Italian. Well with the first 100 lessons completed, I wanted to release the first few lessons for free as a little teaser so that you can see just how easy it is to learn to speak Italian. Now, by going to the website, you can buy the first 100 lessons for only $15.00. That includes 100 lessons, plus 20 review lessons as well,
Hi everybody, my name's Mike and this is the Let's Speak Italian podcast. So you've listened to a few sample lessons, and hopefully you're learning how to speak Italian.
Well with the first 100 lessons completed, I wanted to release the first few lessons for free as a little teaser so that you can see just how easy it is to learn to speak Italian. Now, by going to the website, you can buy the first 100 lessons for only $15.00. That includes 100 lessons, plus 20 review lessons as well,
MIT Forum - Discussion Panel
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