Open Creative Nonfiction Writing
This course concerns the writing of creative nonfiction, which involves the writing of true life events in creative form. Creativity comes into play with the style or manner in which the writer relates her story to the reader. Facts are raw, but also contextual. In creative nonfiction, context is perspective; and perspective is what makes a story interesting. Essentially, creative nonfiction is very similar (and some might even say nearly the same) to fiction; the main difference is whether the
Hands on the Land Teaching Materials
Hands on the Land (HOL) is a network of field classrooms stretching across America from Alaska to Florida. HOL is sponsored by Partners in Resource Education, a collaboration of five Federal agencies, a non-profit foundation, schools, and other private sector partners. Public lands comprise approximately one-third of the acreage of the U.S., and you'll soon see they are rich in historical, archaeological and environmental learning opportunities. Through the HOL network of field classrooms, Feder
Carrol Clarkson on Waiting for the Barbarians and Disgrace by JM Coetzee
On Thursday 29 October the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) Great Texts Big Questions guest speaker is Carrol Clarkson, an Associate Professor in English Department at the University of Cape Town. She will be discussing the work of Nobel Prize winning novelist JM Coetzee .GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions popular lecture series provides an opportunity to hear a leading intellectual discuss one of life's big questions or a significant book or artwork. The great texts under
John Higgins on William Blake
On Thursday 22 October the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) Great Texts Big Questions lecturer is John Higgins a highly respected Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Cape Town (UCT) who will discuss a lyric by William Blake "Never seek to tell thy love love that never told can be." Higgins will show how readings of a single poem can also serve to exemplify some of the main intellectual and analytic currents of the past forty years including
Cordel do Fogo Encantado: "Jackhammering" Sedimented Representations of the Brazilian Northeast
Within Brazil, the Northeast region has been represented in popular music, literature and film as a wellspring of cultural authenticity, pre-modern roots and a living past. However, it has also been the site of terrible periodic droughts and mass migrations that have contributed to it being portrayed as a space of misery. Linked to its status as a space of poverty, the arid serta
Alberto Toscano will be debating his counter-history of fanaticism, in which he argues that fanaticism has played a critical role in forming modern politics. Robert Eaglestone is professor of contemporary literature and thought at Royal Holloway, University of London. Alberto Toscano is senior lecturer in sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London.
VB.NET, Netduino and Homebrewing Beer It's summer time and what better time for a nice cold homebrewed Netduino monitored, VB.NET Pale Ale? I finished the second generation of technology aids for when I brew my own beer. It uses XBee wireless modems in End-Device mode to detect level switch states, w
It's summer time and what better time for a nice cold homebrewed Netduino monitored, VB.NET Pale Ale?
I finished the second generation of technology aids for when I brew my own beer. It uses XBee wireless modems in End-Device mode to detect level switch states, w
Sesame Street-"I Don't Want to Live on the Moon"
In this classic 1978 Sesame Street Video, Ernie sings about the moon, the sea, and the jungle. He sings about all the good things that are there but doesn't want to live there. This is a fun resource for young students and can open the door to good classroom discussions.
Bears Basketball Highlights: Feb. 26, 2011
Highlights from the Missouri State Men's Basketball game vs. Wichita State on February 26, 2011.
Disaster Relief Volunteering
Dr Debbie Haski-Leventhal, NAB Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Impact, talks about volunteering in disaster situations.
Platon-1 : quelques dimensions pour l'analyse des travaux de recherche en conception d'EIAH
Le travail présenté dans ce document est centré sur la problématique de la conception des EIAH (Environnements Informatiques pour l'Apprentissage Humain). Dans une première partie, nous proposons une réflexion sur la nature, les objectifs et les difficultés de cette problématique de recherche. Cette analyse conduit à identifier une difficulté centrale, la multiplicité des points de vue qui peuvent intervenir dans un travail lié à la conception d'un EIAH et les incompréhensions prof
Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 2. Are You Convinced?
Proof making is one of the key ideas in mathematics. Looking at teachers and students grappling with the same probability problem, we see how two kinds of proofproof by cases and proof by inductionnaturally grow out of the need to justify and convince others.,Englewood, New JerseyTeachers Workshop Englewood, a town with unsatisfactory student test scores, is implementing a long-term project to improve math achievement. As part of a professional development workshop designed in part to give
Rep. Scott Garrett: Budget deal by the end of the week
Feb 28 - Representative Scott Garrett (R - NJ) talks about GSE reform, engaging private market into home financing and covered bonds.
Workshop: Your very own MIT domain blog - Social Media Club - SDM
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The Instrumental Temperature Record and What it Tells us About Climate Change
Global Warming Seminar Series: "The Instrumental Temperature Record and What it Tells us About Climate Change" Dr. Francis Zwiers, Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis
Child Soldiers: One Voice, One Thousand Children Pt. 1
By Marcus Bleasdale / VII in association with Human Rights Watch and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. "One Voice, One Thousand Children" is a two part series by Marcus Bleasdale looking at Child Soldiers in the first part and Young Girls who are conscripted, raped and made the wives of soldiers in the second. The stories are told by two distinct single voices representing many. This is Part One: Child Soldiers Also featured on VII: http://player.viistories.com/index.php#entryId=310&show
Modern plastics worldwide
Modern Plastics is a publication serving the worldwide plastics industry. It is published by UBM Canon, based in the USA. The site gives access to industry news, reports on all aspects of the plastics industry from processing to resins to equipment to services, e-business, and applications, special reports on key product categories and growing markets worldwide and directories focusing on specific industry segments. There is an archive of articles. Access is available to hot links, an events