Get Smart! Smartboards in K-3 Classrooms
In today's technologically savvy world, internet, computer and video games, and television play a main role in students' lives - shouldn't they play a role in the classroom, too? Smartboard is a great tool for teachers to use in their lessons - it brings technology to the classroom, allows students to have hands-on experiences in their learning, and can be operated with virtually the same skills it takes to operate a computer. This module will explore the use of Smartboard to enhance learning in
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Using Bromelain in Pineapple Juice to Investigate Enzyme Function
This investigation introduces students to the structure and function of the proteolytic enzyme, bromelain, which is present in large quantities in the fruit, leaves, and stems of pineapple. In this lab exercise, students study the rate at which bromelain catalyzes the hydrolysis of gelatin (substrate) at different temperatures and pHs. Strips of developed black and white photographic film are placed in freshly squeezed pineapple juice under different experimental conditions. The time it takes fo
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How To Add Explosive Power To Your Soccer Moves
Soccer Coach Mike Hefron demonstrates how to add explosive power to your beat-the-man moves on the soccer field in just 6 weeks.
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Economics for Marketing
What is this module about? To develop knowledge and understanding of the concepts and theories in economics that underpins consumer choice and market interactions. The lectures and seminars will explore the theories and empirical evidence regarding the choices made by consumers in the contemporary marketplace, and how these choices are shaped and influenced. Objectives On completion of the module, students will be able to: 1. Examine the key theories of behaviour and economic decision making
Author(s): Sheehan, Brendan,Embery, John,Leeds Metropolitan U

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Virtual Maths, Shapes, Space and Measure, Demonstration of a Theodolite Survey in action
Using a theodolite to calculate the height of a building, demonstration 'in the field', includes interactive simulation tools and formulae
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Depiction of terrorism in film and television
In this podcast, Professor Roberta Pearson from the School of American and Canadian Studies, discusses the fictional representation of terrorism in modern day television programmes and why more and more people are using fiction instead of the news to inform their opinions of world events. Professor Pearson considers the frequent engagement of modern audiences with such television series' as '24' and 'Battlestar Galactica' and how these common cultural experiences should not be underestimated as
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CVs and Letters to Employers
CV’s and Letters to Employers is one of several Futures workbooks which help students choose and prepare for their careers. Like the other workbooks in the series you can dip in and out doing the exercises which are most relevant to you. You might want to include the exercises or the output in your personal development plan or e-portfolio.
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Final Kinect for Windows v2 Hardware Revealed

We've been highlighting some of the work being done by those with the early versions of the Kinect for Windows v2 devices. Last week the Kinect for Windows Team reveal the final hardware and more...

Revealing Kinect for Windows v2 hardware

As we continue the march toward the upcoming launch of Kinect for Windows v2, we’re excited to share the hard
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Virtual Maths - Numbers, 3D Cylinder simulation tool
Interactive simulation tool demonstrating the formula for calculating the volume of a 3D cylinder
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Who Killed Martin Luther King, Jr.? Part 4
This is Part 4 of a documentary about the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Michel Parbot. Suitable for middle school students and older. Interviews with former FBI agents and Ray himself continue the conspiracy theory. (Amateur-ish video that still gets across information to the viewer.
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Academic research on student engagement - lost formulae to inspiring students
This paper shows academic tutors take on a multitude of roles in their current positions at university and while teaching is expected, from most, it is often assumed that the tutor will apply appropriate pedagogical tools to convey knowledge to the students. This view is now being challenged as many students are being actively encouraged to voice their views of the teaching and learning experience this paper shows
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Salzburger Kammerphilharmonie - W A Mozart- Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Allegro)
Live from the Salzburg Arena, the Salzburg Philharmonic plays under the direction of Yoon Kuk Lee.  This was recorded on October 23, 2007. (4:08)
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Professor Jane McAdam - Australian refugee policies
In recent times Australia has introduced a range of refugee policies focussed on stopping the arrival of refugees by boat. What are these policies and are they lawful? Video 4 in the series "Refugees - Rights, Protection and Policies" Understanding the international legal obligations that Australia has to refugees and asylum seekers is crucial when it comes to separating myths from facts in contemporary Australian debates. In this series Professor Jane McAdam goes behind the headlines, defines
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Enhancing graduate inter-cultural capability and embedding Internationalisation of the Curriculum at
From implicit to explicit: Enhancing graduate inter-cultural capability and embedding IoC at Griffith Universlty, Australia. Professor Michelle Barker of Griffith University, Brisbane Australia and Dr Viv Caruana of CAPRI, Leeds Met University UK discuss recent work in embedding internationalisation of the curriculum across the full range of disciplines and programmes of study at Griffith. Professor Barker also shares insights from a recent ALTC-funded project focused on intercultural or cross-
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064 American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life, 1765–1915: Cliff Dwellers by George Bel
Joyce Mendelsohn and Annie Polland—two historians of New York’s Lower East Side—discuss Cliff Dwellers, George Bellows's 1913 depiction of the neighborhood, now on view in the exhibition “American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life, 1765–1915.”
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Sleep Specialist Danny Lewin on Warhol’s "Sleep" in "The Cinema Effect Part I: Dreams"
Danny Lewin PhD, DAMSM, Clinical Psychologist and Director of Pediatric Behavioral Sleep Medicine at Children’s National Medical Center, discusses sleep cycles and dreaming in connection to Andy Warhol’s film "Sleep."
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Film Professionals on Farocki's "Workers Leaving a Factory"
Filmmaker Joanna Raczynska, Filmmaker and Professor of Film at the University of Maryland Fred Worden, and Film and Media Arts Programmer at the National Museum of Women in the Arts KJ Mohr discuss Farocki’s “Workers Leaving the Factory in Eleven Decades” as a springboard for discussing themes in "The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality, and the Moving Image."
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Meet the Artist: Theresa Hubbard/Alexander Birchler
Hubbard and Birchler, whose film Eight, 2001, is on view in The Cinema Effect, collaborate on work that often explores the nuances of a particular space or character. Join them for a discussion of their creative process and see more of their work in various media.
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Meet the Artist: Terry Gilliam-"Tideland" Q&A
Filmmaker Terry Gilliam answers our audience's questions after the Washington DC premiere screening of his latest film "Tideland". The film opens nationwide on November 8.
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Excerpts from Meet the Artist: Jonas Mekas
Join us for an evening with filmmaker Jonas Mekas, a central figure in the avant-garde art and cinema community in New York that began in the 1960s. This marks Mekas's return to the Hirshhorn-he was the first guest speaker at the film program in 1976.
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