Religious Activities and Health Outcomes: The College Bound Sisters Program
The purpose of the College Bound Sisters (CBS) program is to help younger sisters of teenage mothers to change their life trajectory by accomplishing 3 objectives: avoidance of pregnancy, completion of high school, and enrollment in college. This study is a program evaluation of its effectiveness. The conceptual framework is based on Norbeck's (1988) theoretical model of social support. This model proposes that if an adolescent's stress can be mediated or alleviated throu
Engaging students in ethical debates
This case study outlines an investigation into the acceptance of a new pedagogical paradigm aiming to engage and inspire students in ethical and entrepreneurial activity
Puritan and Quaker Utopian Visions, 1620-1750-Unit 3
When British colonists landed in the Americas they created communities that they hoped would serve as a "light onto the nations." But what role would the native inhabitants play in this new model community? This Unit compares the answers of three important groups, the Puritans, Quakers, and Native Americans, and exposes the lasting influence they had upon American identity.
Innovation in Energy Storage: What I Learned in 3.091 was All I Needed to Know
In a lecture that could have been titled, Better Education through Chemistry, Don Sadoway begins with solar energy, grid-level storage, and liquid metal batteries and moves into education innovation, sharing creative ways to teach chemistry.
Calling 3.091 a chemistry-centered class or Chemistry and the Wo
Numbers Written in Words
Lesson on numbers written with words. Larry explains how to write out less common numbers in words and how to say the number properly. More lessons at: http://www.MathWithLarry.com
The Biology of the Language Faculty: Its Perfection, Past and Future
Noam Chomsky, around whose work much of the Syntax series revolves, gives listeners a glimpse into the evolution of his own thinking, with an emphasis on areas of linguistics where computational considerations play a major role.
Chomsky briefly outlines the key components of a biologically based linguistics that be
Music at UMass Amherst
Learn about the Music Department at UMass Amherst, where students are learning from teachers and performers who make a real difference in their lives.
A systematic review of how theories explain learning behaviour in school contexts
This systematic EPPI review focused on the theoretical underpinnings of learning behaviour in school contexts (3-16 year olds) to inform initial teacher education (ITE) programmes.
(R&DA 14) Using ICT to develop and support formative assessment practices in science amongst Initial
The Research and Development Award undertook to confirm the principles of formative assessment with students. Trainees were invited to use ICT to elaborate their practical and theoretical professional development in the area of assessment for learning by identifying, digitising and uploading to the web levelled examples of children’s science thinking to a virtual repository.
DNA, RNA, and Protein Extraction: The Past and The Present
This is a review article that provides an overview of the molecular techniques in DNA, RNA, and protein isolation, past and present. It discusses manual procedures and the accompanying difficulties involved. It discusses the advantages of automated procedures that can signifincatly increase efficiency and accuracy while minimizing cross-contamination.
Learning styles History
Learning styles History How do you manage learning to take account of different learning styles? Key stage 3, mainly history but related to all key stage 3. I have looked on teachernet, and general google searches of learning styles.
Whether you're a professional musician, play music with your friends on the weekends or just like to listen to CDs, music technology affects your life. In this unit, you will learn some of the basics of music technology, starting with what sound is, how it is created and how it travels.
Games and learning - A handbook from Futurelab
'Games and learning' is a Furturelab handbook that is readily and freely available as a PDF file. It reports upon the recent and current use of game-based resources. The key findings, that have the most impact upon teacher training, are the recommendations for educators to look beyond the game play to the rationale in terms of learning outcomes, opportunities and motivations. The report acknowledges and celebrates the effective use of computer-based games in a wide range of contexts through case
The effectiveness of different ICTs in the teaching and learning of English (written composition), 5
This TDA-supported systematic review (2006) using the EPPI protocol evaluates research into whether various forms of ICT are effective in the teaching and learning of writing in English for 5- to 16-year-olds.
The effect of ICT teaching activities in science lessons on students’ understanding of science ide
This is the second of three research reviews using on the effectiveness of information and communications technology (ICT) in teaching and learning the core curriculum. The review provides insights for science teachers, teacher trainers, continuing professional development (CPD) providers and policy makers. This review adopted the EPPI protocols. In this small sample, ICT simulations improved students’ basic understanding of science ideas and scientific approach. There was no significant impa
Teaching argumentative non-fiction writing to 7-14 year olds: A systematic review of the evidence of
A systematic review of studies, based largely in North America, identifying features of the conditions for successful practice and specific strategies that have contributed to successful practice in teaching and learning about argumentative writing with 7-14 year olds.
Designing for cross-cultural web-based knowledge building
This paper describes the iterative design of a web-based collaborative workspace used in educational practice, called WebReports. The systemâs unique feature is that it allows participants to discuss mathematical and scientific concepts using programmed animated and interactive models of their ideas. Rather than focusing on the specific features of the collaboration tool, we analyze it as part of a constructionist activity system. We describe the context in which the system was developed an
An analysis of the SRL potential of a Technology Enhanced Learning Environment based on the collabor
This report presents an analysis of the potential support to Self-Regulated Learning granted by a communication environment developed to support teachers' collaboration on Learning Objects. The analysis is made by applying a check-list developed within the European project TELEPEERS.,Research report
A Virtual Organisation for e-Learning
We present in this paper the results of an European funded project Diogene, finished in October 2004, whose aim has been the design and the development of a distributed e-learning system able to perform several automatic actions such as course customization and information retrieval on the Semantic Web. The Diogene architecture is based on a network of specialized Organizations each of which has been realized as an independent Web Service.
Internet Scout Project
The Geographic Information Systems page from the US Geological Survey gives an introductory look into the uses and workings of GIS. Through basic descriptions and GIS screen shots, users can follow the online learning exercise and come away with a good idea of the main concepts behind a powerful application that is growing in popularity in nearly every scientifically related pursuit.