Internet Scout Project
Math Forum (formerly from Swarthmore College, discussed in the October 20, 1995 issue of The Scout Report) hosts this website of materials from the MathMagic K-12 telecommunications project developed in El Paso, Texas by Alan A. Hodson. The project aims to "provide motivation for students to use computer technology while increasing problem-solving strategies and communications skills." Materials are posted by grade level (K-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12). Each grade section includes over 20 documents wi
Structural Awareness for Collaborative Learning Environments
In this paper we propose a peer-to-peer support approach that we call structural awareness support. The structural awareness aims to support the communication that takes place in virtual learning communities. Its emphasis is on revealing the group structure to its participants in order to promote collaborative interactions. This support has been implemented on a forum type tool called Mailgroup. It has been tested twice in different contexts, obtaining initial feedback of its pertinence accordin
A Comparative Study of Metaphor in Arabic and English General Business Writing with Teaching Implica
The study aims to compare and contrast the usage and understanding of English and Arabic metaphors. My research attempts to reveal how similar and different Arab secondary learners of English respond when asked to answer or interpret metaphors in both their native and acquired languages. Furthermore, in this dissertation, I also attempted to address the impact of culture in metaphorical thinking. The study made use of a holistic approach, utilizing textual analysis, conversation meetings, partic
The Presence of Western Music in Japan: Then and Now
The violinist Midori has established a record of achievement which sets her apart as a master musician, an innovator, and a champion of the developmental potential of children. She visits the Jackson School of International Studies at the UW, relating stories of her experience as a violinist and a humanitarian. She explains how her work extends from her commitment to bring music education programs to underprivileged children, to her efforts as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, and to her posi
I Can Still Cry: Emotions on the Page, on Stage and in Life (Ossie Davis)
Host Al Page speaks with Ossie Davis, actor, writer and Guest Lecturer at the University of Washington. Mr. Davis explores the differences in writing and acting emotions, the need for discipline, training and appropriate response. He discusses the expression of Black American culture, Harlem and a need for cultural institutions.
This video displays images of the city of Sydney and the Queensland Outback to the music of Sunrise by Norah Jones. Beautiful images of the Sydney Opera House are shown. ( 3:38)
How the digestive system works
This animation follows the passage of food from the mouth, all the way through the digestive system. As the animation moves along, it lists all major parts of the digestive system.
Re-imagining Reading: Building Happy and Successful ESL Readers
'Reading is sometimes a hard skill to teach. Students, especially
beginners, find reading difficult and even boring, changing that
becomes a real challenge for any ESL teacher.'
How to Make Caramel Popcorn
A private chef explains how to make caramel popcorn. She gives instructions for covering popcorn in a caramel sauce that is made of a quarter cup of butter, a half a cup of brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of light corn syrup and a quarter teaspoon of salt. The caramel sauce is brought to a boil for five minutes before completing it.
1.1 Mathematics in Egyptian history
The Egyptians are known for being ahead of their time in comparison to some civilisations that came after them. This unit looks at how the Egyptians solved mathematical problems in everyday life and the technology they used. An understanding of this area has only been possible following the translation of the Rosetta Stone.
Britain was the first country to industrialise, and it acquired the largest empire ever during this same period. But its sphere of economic influence extended far beyond the boundaries of the formal British Empire. This unit focuses on the economics of empire, using a case study of one town, Dundee in eastern Scotland, to explore this huge topic.
Students follow weather forecasts to gauge their accuracy and produce a weather report for the class. They develop skills of observation, recording and reporting.
Elections and review in Afghanistan
Final results of Afghanistan's parliamentary election are expected to weigh on President Obama's Afghan review. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
U.S. deficit panel takes tough stand
Summary of business headlines: Americans face tough decision in tackling deficit; Fed sees sluggish growth, but private hiring and auto sales rise in November; Biggest Wall Street rally in three months.
Lecture 29 - 12/1/2010
Lecture 29 - 12/1/2010
Woman's Building History: Mother Art
Mother Art was a collective of 8 women artists working on social and political issues, using performance, video, photography, installation and personal narratives. As mothers, they addressed issues that affect women and children. They were active from 1973-1986. This video was commissioned by Otis College of Art and Design for the exhibition "Doin' It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman's Building" (1973-1991) in the Ben Maltz Gallery, October 1 January 28, 2012 and is part of an ongoing s
Wole Soboyejo, Princeton University: "New Frontiers in Nanotechnology" - March 14, 2007
Lunch 'n Learn presentation
Brian Kernighan: The Changing Face of Programming PDF
The rapid evolution of languages, tools, environments, and expectations presents major challenges and opportunities for programmers and for software engineering education. This is true across all kinds of programming, but is especially so for Web systems, which are now routinely written in untyped scripting languages and include Ajax, mashups, toolkits, frameworks like Rails and Django, and a profusion of interfaces, all operating asynchronously on distributed systems. For the past 7 or 8 years