Part 1: Introduction; Socrates dialogue; What is learning?
The audiotape includes interviews and discussions that cover three key questions: What is learning?; Is there a difference between everyday learning and school learning? How do we teach to enable learning?. For the most part of the 84 minutes of recording we listen to the views of experts who provide interesting and valuable insights and debates. These require careful listening, though, and probably re-listening! They are certainly worth the effort.
Natural Inquirer Journals: Olympic Winter Games
Do you like to discover new things? Are you interested in learning about nature? Then the Natural Inquirer is for you! This journal is full of new information on the natural environment that we call the Rocky Mountains. In this Natural Inquirer, you will learn how father owls feed their young, the dangers that songbirds sometimes face and how beetles stay warm during the winter. Find out how avalanches are formed, whether trout always pick the same place to swim in a stream and how a computer ca
Thomas Jefferson's Plan for the University of Virginia: Lessons from the Lawn
This lesson plan focuses on Thomas Jefferson's belief about the role of education in a democratic society, and the relationship between learning and educational setting. The lesson could be used in U.S. history, social studies, and geography courses in units on Thomas Jefferson and his democratic principles or the history of education in America.
Educator's Guide to Hosting a Global Health Conference
This guide uses biology, health, and world study topics to engage students in global health issues and solutions from experiential and multidisciplinary perspectives. The guide offers an outline of how to organize and host a "Global Health Conference," and provides suggestions regarding logistics and instructions as well as resource materials for preparing and organizing a student conference. The Global Health Conference is a school event where students present display boards and two-page essays
Brain: Our Sense of Self
Helps middle school students understand basic scientific principles related to the brain and nervous system. Five lessons examine the structure and specialized regions of the brain, its diverse functions, how the body receives and delivers information through the nervous system, factors that affect learning, and our sense of self. Interactive web activities are included.
Preventing Drug Use among Children and Adolescents: A Research-Based Guide for Parents, Educators, a
This brochure presents the updated prevention principles, an overview of program planning, and critical first steps for those learning about prevention. Thus, this shortened edition can serve as an introduction to research-based prevention for those new to the field of drug abuse prevention. Selected resources and references are also provided
We're in Hot Water Now: Hydrothermal Vents
In this National Geographic lesson, students will use National Geographic's Yellowstone internet module to learn about the processes that drive geysers. The activity involves learning about hydrothermal vents and uniquely adapted animals that live near the vents with the aid of pictures and maps. The activity concludes with an opportunity to create an aquarium exhibit which showcases some of these animals and their special adaptations. The website also includes related links and extensions for t
Art and Ecology
Artists are often particularly keen observers and precise recorders of the physical conditions of the natural world. As a result, paintings can be good resources for learning about ecology. Teachers can use this lesson to examine with students the interrelationship of geography, natural resources, and climate and their effects on daily life. It also addresses the roles students can take in caring for the environment. Students will look at paintings that represent cool temperate, warm temperate,
This presentation kit will help you introduce Figure This! Mathematics Challenges for Families to the families of your students. Figure This! is a Public Outreach campaign designed to engage families of middle school students in working on mathematics together. The campaign consists of 80 math challenges, available on the Web at www.figurethis.org. They are designed for middle school students and their families to work on at home. These challenges provide examples of the rigorous mathematics tha
Abraham Lincoln’s Crossroads
Abraham Lincoln’s Crossroads is an educational game based on the traveling exhibition Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War, which debuted at the National Constitution Center in June 2005. The online game is intended for advanced middle- and high-school students. It invites them to learn about Lincoln’s leadership by exploring the political choices he made. An animated Lincoln introduces a situation, asks for advice and prompts players to decide the issue for themselves, before learnin
Learning Strategies Resource Guide for Elementary Immersion Language Teachers
If you are an elementary immersion teacher who believes that all students can achieve high standards by becoming more effective learners, then this guide is for you. Everything within these pages is premised on the belief that students can become more effective and efficient learners if they are provided the effective learning tools and instructed on how to use them. These tools are learning strategies, that is, the mental processes and actions that students can use to help them complete learnin
First Semester Retention: Love of Academics or Love of School?
Tom Kane, professor of psychology, presents research results regarding findings on retention of first year students. This presentation was part of the Academic Advisory Forum.
PSA: Truck Driving Job Fair
Del Mar College's Transportation Services is hosting a Truck Driving Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 22 in Room 106, Center for Economic Development, Del Mar College Annex, 3209 S. Staples, Corpus Christi, Texas. Transportation Services has a three-week CDL training program with classes starting every two to three weeks. Local and over-the-road carriers are looking for experienced and entry-level drivers. Interviews will be conducted on-site during the Job Fair.
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Learning from the Fossil Record
This is a hypertext version of a book originally published by the Paleontological Society. The book was written to accompany an educational workshop Learning from the Fossil Record presented for K-16 educators at the 1996 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of American in Denver, Colorado. The workshop was intended to give K-12 teaches information on how scientists use fossil evidence to reconstruct the past. It also offered ideas about using paleontology to teach the scientific process.
Introduction to SUNY Oswego (Version 2)
A 30-second introduction to why students love SUNY Oswego
Big City Sleep
A group of UCL students joined volunteers from other London universities to sleep rough for a night in Spitalfields Market to raise money for Action for Brazil's Children (ABC) Trust. Film by UCL student Jacob Harbord. Further information: http://www.uclunion.org/volunteers/ http://www.abctrust.org.uk/
Dirtland Microbe Zoo
From the Digital Learning Center for Microbial Ecology, this web site features "Dirtland", an interactive microbe zoo. The site explores the endless varieties of microorganisms and the environments they inhabit. These habitats include composts, at home, agriculture, hot springs, snow and ice, mines, root cellars, toxic waste, animals, soil, food, space, and water. Each habitat link provides a description of the environment as well as images and descriptions of particular species of microorganism
Tree of Life
Teachers, learners and science enthusiasts are invited to explore Life on Earth and share their learning by building ToL treehouses and publishing them on the Tree of Life. Broadening our contributor base and audience is part of our efforts to create an open access digital library about biodiversity. The ToL provides four different ways of interacting with ToL learning resources, from the least interactive (browsing) to the most interactive (becoming a treehouse builder and creating ToL treehous