Didactical complexity of computational environments for the learning of mathematics
How a microworld is used by students is crucially influenced by the teacher, who has the responsibility of organising the classroom setting in which learning takes place. For this reason this paper focuses on the teacher as a manager of the learning situation, in relation to the students’ construction of meaning. A model of teaching which takes into account interactions between teacher, students and computer is outlined. Although the focus of this paper will be on the teacher, the teacher w
Developing Interactive Learning Environments that can be used by all the classes having access to co
Our research team has developed and experimented software for the learning of algebra, named Aplusix, with the idea of being usable and useful for all the classes having access to computers, and of helping teachers to teach the curriculum. In this paper, we list 19 principles that we consider relevant to this goal and we briefly describe the Aplusix system. This system is distributed in France since early 2005 and will be distributed in many countries from 2006. It has proven to be efficient (st
Monitor and control finance
This task is about controlling budgets - making sure activities are proceeding according to plan, and taking corrective action when they don't. This learning pack introduces you to monitoring and controlling finance and contains information and activities covering budget responsibilities; cost controls; record keeping; and monitoring financial performance.
Support Turf Work
This resource covers the process of supporting turf work under supervision. It requires the ability to prepare materials, tools and equipment for turf work, undertake turf work, handle materials and equipment, and clean up on completion of work. Supporting turf work requires knowledge of safe work practices, mowing patterns and heights, turf machinery and equipment, and maintenance practices. It contains activities and resources to facilitate self-paced learning.
The History of the Periodic Table - Part 1 of 2
This is part 1 of 2 of a video this student did for his Chemistry class back at community college for extra credit. It documents the history of the periodic table. Entertaining and educational and some good background and details.
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Plan and manage conferences
This learning object covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to organise a conference. Learners complete project tasks for a simulated business (ValleyView Publishing) or a real workplace.
Recruit and select staff
This learning object covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop recruitment policies and to recruit and select staff. Learners complete project tasks for a simulated business (ValleyView Publishing) or a real workplace. Since the overarching project goal at ValleyView Publishing is to set up a new branch office, the task of recruiting, selecting and inducting new staff is critical.
Virtual Maths, Cylinder - Calculating Volume and Height
Interactive exercise demonstrating how to calculate the volume and height of a cylinder (includes links to other useful resources)
Virtual Maths, Cuboid - Excavation Video
Video of excavation in progress, (for use with excavation quizzes 1 and 2) or your own purposes
Frameworks for Computational Design of Textile Micro-Architectures and Material Behavior in Forming
Material behavior can be defined as the confluence of associative rules, contextual pressures and constraints of materialization. In more general terms, it can be parameterized as topologies, forces and materiality. Forming behavior means resolving the intricate matrix of deterministic and indeterministic factors that comprise and interrelate each subset of these material- nherent conditions. This requires a concise design framework which accumulates the confluent behavior through successive and
Virtual Maths, Shapes, Space and Measure, DIY Clinometer template
Make your own clinometer - template and instructions
3.3 Some common prepositions
The aim of this unit is to enable you to get started in Classical Greek. It has been developed in response to requests from students who had had no contact with Greek before and who felt they would like to spend a little time preparing for the kind of learning that takes place on a classical language course. The unit will give you a taster of what is involved in the very early stages of learning Greek and will offer you the opportunity to put in some early practice.
How to Combat the Effects of Poverty on Education
Teachers today have to meet more expectations than just lessons, standards and objectives. For many children, even educational basics such as reading a book, owning a pencil or counting is out of reach. It can greatly benefit any teacher to know a little bit about the effects of poverty on the learning environment and how they can help give students the necessary skills needed for employment and advancement in society.
Developed for third grade. In participating in this activity, students will realize that seeds can sprout and grow without being immersed in soil. After looking at the inside of a lima bean and learning about the different parts of the seed, the students will grow their own little garden of mini-mustard plants in any shape they desire, using a sponge as the base. The kids will be able to care for the seeds soon after they sprout. They will be able to "taste" their mustard plants and even use the
Example General Feedback on Routes to Success Portfolios
Example General Feedback on Routes to Success Portfolios - Su White Keywords:Study Skills
7.340 Learning and Memory: Activity-Controlled Gene Expression in the Nervous System (MIT)
The mammalian brain easily outperforms any computer. It adapts and changes constantly. Most importantly, the brain enables us to continuously learn and remember. What are the molecular mechanisms that lead to learning and memory? What are the cellular roles that activity-regulated gene products play to implement changes in the brain?How do nerve cells, their connections (synapses), and brain circuits change over time to store information? We will discuss the molecular mechanisms of neuronal plas