Sport and Gender 1
Producer (requires Internet Explorer) This learning object introduces the idea that both sport and gender need to be viewed critically as concepts that have emerged in particular social and cultural situations. Examples of females athletes are used to illustrate the point that the history of sport needs to consider the role of women as well as men. The object concludes by listing the six genders. References and Further Reading Holt, P. (1989) The History of Sport Oxford: Oxfo
Kermit Sings Being Green
Kermit sings about being green.
Enforcing Cooperative Storytelling: First Studies
In this paper, we describe the first prototype of a system called StoryTable, aimed at supporting a group of children in the activity of storytelling. The system is based on a special multi-user touchable device (the MERL DiamondTouch) and it was designed with the purpose of enforcing collaboration between children. The paper discusses how the main design choices were influenced by the paradigm of cooperative learning and presents two observational studies to assess the effects of the different
While the American system of politics has generally been defined as a two-party system, occasionally a third party emerges, influencing elections and siphoning important votes from the major parties. Third parties often begin as single-issue parties that oppose or promote a certain social, economic, or political topic. For example, the Republican Party formed in the 1850’s as a third party in opposition to slavery. Similarly, in 2000, Ralph Nader formed the Green Party that focused on environm
Wonen : Professoren in systeemdenken Hoe maken we onze huizen zo dat de natuur er niet kapot van gaat? Denk daar maar eens over na. Als je grondstoffen gebruikt om een huis te bouwen, krijg je ook afval. Hoe meer grondstoffen, hoe meer afval. Dat is zonneklaar. Bouwen zonder …
Hoe maken we onze huizen zo dat de natuur er niet kapot van gaat? Denk daar maar eens over na.
Als je grondstoffen gebruikt om een huis te bouwen, krijg je ook afval. Hoe meer grondstoffen, hoe meer afval. Dat is zonneklaar. Bouwen zonder …
Technology Matters - making choices about the tools we use.
Why does technology matter? How often do we thing about the implications of our choices of one tool over another? What were the decisions that brought us to our current technological world? In his new book Technology Matters, Professor David Nye of Warwick's School of Comparative American Studies poses a series of questions challenging us to think a little deeper about the tools and technology surrounding us. From the use (or non-use) of the wheel in North Africa to IMAX theatres at the Grand C
ON THE SUFFERINGS OF THE WORLD - Arthur Schopenhauer; Philosopher
'Arthur Schopenhauer (22 February 1788 – 21 September 1860) was a German philosopher known for his atheistic pessimism and philosophical clarity' (Arthur Schopenhauer, Wikipedia, 2009). He was influenced by Plato and Kant, and he, in turn, inlfuenced Einstein, Freud, and Jung among others. Suitable for high school students. Video consists of one still image and narration.
1. Introduction and the Past
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The Preposition CON
Learn how to use this preposition which means "with" in English. The viewer will learn a few special forms to talk about how to say "with me" and "with you" in Spanish. The video is in lecture format with an instructor standing in front of a black screen. Examples are written on the screen throughout the lesson. (04:10)
Mobl21 - Introduction
21st Century e-Teacher Chris Jones introduces the power of mobile learning by using the Mobl21 authoring and distribution application. Run time 01:03.
Mobl21 - Groups and Users
21st Century e-Teacher Chris Jones explains how to set-up Groups and Users within the Mobl21 authoring and distribution application. Run time 04:18.
Mobl21 - Behind the Scenes of the Mini-module
Take a peek at the making of the videos for the Mobl21 Mini-module by our intrepid 21st Century e-Teacher Chris Jones. You'll be amazed at how a home set-up resulted in his great work. Run time 01:00.
Transforming the Economic Lives of the Ultrapoor [Audio]
Speaker(s): Robin Burgess, Abhijit Banerjee, Dean Karlan and Mushtaque Chowdhury | Robin Burgess, Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Abhijit Banerjee, Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology led a discussion regarding Transforming the Economic Lives of the Ultrapoor. Chaired by Oriana Bandiera (LSE), Burgess and Banerjee were joined by two discussants: Dean Karlan (Yale University) and Mus
Do you like Fruit? (song)
Children will learn to name several common fruits in this video. In this short animated cartoon, a graphical image of each fruit is shown - while a child names them. Some live action shots of a young child. (1:44)
Redwoods at Redwood Forest
Take a walk with host Jim Welch and naturalist Rudy Mancke in this video segment from NatureScene as they describe the resilience and
longevity of redwood trees. Learn about requirements for redwood growth, methods of reproduction, and the effects of natural fires. Closed captioning included. Run time 04:02.
Geometry - Similar Triangles
In this lesson, students review the idea that the ratios of the lengths
of corresponding sides of similar figures are equal. Students then use
this idea to find missing segment lengths in similar figures.
What is a Noun?
This video defines a noun. People, places, events, idea, and things are also defined and then given a picture example. Singular, plural, irregular, common and proper nouns are defined as well. Some of these examples are not developmentally appropriate for younger students (5:24).
The Washer Women
This is a traditional Irish folk song performed by Andre Rieu on the violin. The video starts as solo violin then the orchestra joins in and the tempo starts to fly! The video could also be used with younger students while teaching rhythm or an Irish Dance. (2:16)
Dr Caroline Bligh talks about her new book.
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Introduction to Catholic Moral Theology
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free educational resources for the course "Introduction to Catholic Moral Theology" in the Department of Theology. The course provides an overview of the history of Roman Catholic moral theology by examining how the Roman Catholic tradition developed certain distinctive ways of speaking about moral goods, obligations, and the forms of life. It explores basic principles, values, and patterns of thinking that have formed the tradition of Roman Catholic moral