Cutting light pollution in big cities
This week in the Planet Earth Podcast: Roland Leigh and Joshua Vande Hey of the University of Leicester describe the work they're doing with Leicester City Council to cut light pollution and help the council save electricity.
State of the countryside report If the parts of speech were people New Interfaces, new scenarios. Vroom n.0 :Vroom n.0 : The emerging potential of collaborative 3D web The Aztec - A Culture of Art and Death Borderline cases 2 The Valley of the Shadow The Western Soundscape Archive (WSA) Gilded Age and Visual Arts NASA CONNECT Opening Space for Next Generation Explorers Documenting student learning in outcomes-based education Notes on OpenOffice Writer: large and complex documents A Friend of Their Minds: Capitalizing on the Oral Tradition of My African American Students Pio Pico Researchers Participatory Action Research: From Classroom to Community, Transforming Teachi Setting Up a Successful Journalistic Learning Community Capturing Change: A Tail of Two Portfolios Dust Bowl Migration Colorín Colorado Ancient Philosophy Fall 2008 Technology for Professional Writers
The State of the Countryside Report is an annual publication now produced by the Commission for Rural Communities, providing quantitative information on social, economic and environmental issues in rural a
Reid and Kristen read to us their responses. If nouns, verbs, and adjective were people, what would they be like?
What sort of interfaces will allow, in the future, to manage the evolution of information and knowledge generation? What new scenarios would emerge in contemporary architecture when the access to a multidimensional architectural database is open and it is written and visited by anyone, anywhere in earth? Internet evolution is fast and unpredictable, propelling deep changes at different levels of our society. Spinoffs, unexpected outcomes are result of those changes, unfolding uncertain, unstable
In this Ancient Mysteries video clip we learn about the Aztec empire. Their capital city, Tenochtitlan, was one of the biggest of its time. The culture made many new innovations, such as the calendar. However, sacrifice also played a large role. Run time 03:40.
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The Valley of the Shadow is a digital archive of primary sources that document the lives of people in Augusta County, Virginia, and Franklin County, Pennsylvania, during the era of the American Civil War. Here you may explore thousands of original documents that allow you to see what life was like during the Civil War for the men and women of Augusta and Franklin. The Valley of the Shadow is different than many other history websites. It is more like a library than a single book. There is no "o
The Western Soundscape Archive (WSA) recognizes the vital connection between places and their soundscapes and features audio recordings of animals and environments throughout the western United States. The WSA typically features three types of recordings: those of individual species, ambient soundscapes and interviews. The project's geographic focus includes eleven contiguous western states — Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyomi
Examining an artwork in depth fosters observation and critical thinking skills. Looking closely also stimulates conversation about the artistic, cultural, and historical context in which a work of art was made. In this session, students focus on two paintings by the American artist Thomas Wilmer Dewing. ...
In NASA CONNECT Festival of Flight Special: Opening Space for Next Generation Explorers, students will experience the dynamic skills and processes needed to design the next generation of launch vehicles. They will see how mathematics, science, and technology work together to improve human space flight, with increased safety and economy. Students will get an exciting hands-on feel for the challenges facing the designers of tomorrow's launch systems and a greater appreciation for the accomplishmen
Senior students in the School of Information Technology and Communications Design create individual learning portfolios that represent the skills and knowledge required to fulfill their outcomes-based education.
This book is about how to use OpenOffice Writer to create large and complex documents. It explains how Writer organises text into paragraphs and pages and shows how styles and formatting control the appearance of the document. It discusses how to create headings, tables, figures, frames and mathematical expression. It discusses how to handle citation and referencing in the three common styles, and shows how to create tables of contents and indices.
Yvonne Divans Hutchinson is a National Board certified teacher who has focused for many years on developing strategies to engage all her students in substantive discussions of literary texts and the issues those texts raise for their own lives. In this approach, she builds on the oral traditions of her students African-American and Latino cultures and seeks to support the development of their literacy skills through high standards, explicit expectations, and rigorous literature experiences. Her
Emily Wolk is a teacher of a group of students, aged 8-11 years old, called the Pio Pico Researchers. Together, since the group started in 1996, the group convinced the city of Santa Ana to install a signal light at one of the most dangerous intersections in the city, in the immediate vicinity of Pio Pico School. Wolk used an alternative inquiry method called Participatory Action-Research (PAR) with her students. The children used radar guns, plotted data on a computerized mapping system called
In this website, Wojcicki describes how participation in a journalistic learning community can motivate even the most recalcitrant student. The website includes sample copies of the newspaper, The Campanile and the magazine, Verde, which are examples of the kinds of student outcomes that can be achieved when students are excited about learning and have ownership of their learning and the product of their learning: the publications. Wojcicki's students have won several major national and internat
These two portfolios document efforts to capture change in a single general education music course. The first analyses the course's transformation from a catastrophe to a cause for celebration; the second explores the search for deep learning.
In 1931, a severe drought hit the Southern and Midwestern plains. As crops died and winds picked up, dust storms began. As the "Dust Bowl" photograph shows, crops literally blew away in "black blizzards" as years of poor farming practices and over-cultivation combined with the lack of rain. By 1934, 75% of the United States was severely affected by this terrible drought.The one-two punch of economic depression and bad weather put many farmers out of business. In the early 1930s, thousands of Dus
This site is designed for parents and teachers who are helping Spanish-speaking children learn to read in English. Find activities to help children learn about sounds, letters, and words. Use tips and materials to help children develop skills in reading. (Available in English and Spanish.) This site is filled with useful information, strategies, activities, and resources for all teachers of ELLs, whether you are an ESL teacher or a content area teacher with one or two English learners in your cl
In this course you will be introduced to philosophy by engaging with the ideas and arguments of the three most important ancient Greek philosophers: Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. They will help us consider how we should be living our lives, what justice is, how we can acquire knowledge, what knowledge is, what one gains from asking “what is it?” questions, what change is, whether we can understand anything in the natural world, and a host of other philosophical questions that were deeply i
You may already be an accomplished writer, but lack necessary technical skills to obtain the most fulfilling and best paid position in the writers' market. You may find that your degree in philosophy, history, or creative writing is not enough in today's technologically advanced job market. This course is designed to give the accomplished writer the technological skills needed in the writing industry.
If the parts of speech were people
New Interfaces, new scenarios. Vroom n.0 :Vroom n.0 : The emerging potential of collaborative 3D web
The Aztec - A Culture of Art and Death
Borderline cases 2
The Valley of the Shadow
The Western Soundscape Archive (WSA)
Gilded Age and Visual Arts
NASA CONNECT Opening Space for Next Generation Explorers
Documenting student learning in outcomes-based education
Notes on OpenOffice Writer: large and complex documents
A Friend of Their Minds: Capitalizing on the Oral Tradition of My African American Students
Pio Pico Researchers Participatory Action Research: From Classroom to Community, Transforming Teachi
Setting Up a Successful Journalistic Learning Community
Capturing Change: A Tail of Two Portfolios
Dust Bowl Migration
Ancient Philosophy Fall 2008
Technology for Professional Writers