Taking Programming into Kindergartens: Exploratory Research Activities Using ToonTalk
We believe that computers should be introduced in kindergarten education under the same philosophy and methods employed for other elements of modern society. Children should be familiar with computers in general, not just with specific sets of skills. We see computer programming in particular as a way to empower children, allowing them to grasp fundamental computing concepts, and not fearing to use a computer in novel ways; they should be able to approach the computer-tool as an adaptable tool,
ToonTalk in Kindergartens: Field Notes
The emergence of a fully graphical, animated programming language, such as ToonTalk, prompted the question: is computer programming a viable educational activity with kindergarten-aged children? Since May 2000, we have been conducting ToonTalk sessions with 3- to 5-year old children, trying to determine what approaches are more successful, what activities are viable, what issues may arise in the process. From November 2001 to February 2002, the sessions took place regularly in a normal kindergar
Framework for integrated learning
In this paper we outline the instructional approach of scripting CSCL. Scripts are didactic scenarios that structure collaborative learning activities in a number of phases. The scripts may define for each phase what task the students have to perform, the composition of the group, the way the task is distributed, the mode of interaction, and the timing of the phase. CSCL scripts can be further differentiated with regard to the design dimensions granularity, degree of coercion, locus of control,
An Integrated Approach for Analysing and Assessing the Performance of Virtual Learning Groups
Collaborative distance learning involves a variety of elements and factors that have to be considered and measured in order to analyse and assess group and individual performance more effectively and objectively. This paper presents an approach that integrates qualitative, social network analysis (SNA) and quantitative techniques for evaluating online collaborative learning interactions. Integration of various different data sources, tools and techniques provides a more complete and robust frame
This learning object covers how to determine the concentration of a substance in a mixture.
Presenting and interpretting Meta-analysis
How to present and interpret the results of a meta-analysis using forest plots.
How to conduct a literature search
This resource show you how to conduct a basic literature search including the use of bollean operators - and and or to refine searches
Levels of Measurement - what you can and can't do arithmetically
An explanation of the statistical operations that can be performed on the different levels of measurement.
Visual aid for mapping your position within a learning cycle.
Dividing complex numbers
This animation shows how to divide complex numbers by using the complex conjugate. It uses a simple example.
Designing a questionnaire
This RLO introduces good practice in questionnaire design, step by step.
An interactive tutorial on how to reference websites. It begins with an example, and interactively draws the student through the stages of accessing the relevant information.
Lecture 21 - 11/10/2010
The OTTER Sami tent OER
This is a reproduction of the Second Life Sami tent and is for free distribution within Second Life as a repurposable OER. It is available in two clearly identified forms: 1. As a single SL artefact, where all discrete items have been linked together to make a whole. 2. As a number of discrete SL artefacts. In addition, this OER includes two SL training guides: one for students and one for tutors. Users are encouraged to first read the 'Handout for the Sami tent OER' .
Ireland faces years of pain
The Irish Government unveils a raft of tough austerity measures aimed at restoring the country's broken finances.
How to remove temporary files from your PC?
A quick how to video about how to delete temporary files. Moves rapidly. There is also an ad that runs the entire video.
Quality nutrition through pigeonpea - a review
Title: Quality nutrition through pigeonpea - a review Authors: Saxena, K.B.; Kumar, R.V.; Sultana, R. Abstract: Protein mal-nutrition is widespread among poor of developing and under developed countries. Since animal protein is beyond the reach of this group, their primary protein supply comes from plant based products. Amongst these, pigeon-pea or red gram (Cajanus cajan (L.) Millspaugh) is an important food legume that can be grown under rainfed conditions with least inputs. Pi-geonpea is rich
Websites maken met Drupal Drupal is een softwarepakket dat toelaat om eenvoudig een grote verscheidenheid aan inhoud te publiceren, beheren en organiseren op een website. Drupal wordt door tienduizenden mensen gebruikt om verschillende soorten websites te …
Drupal is een softwarepakket dat toelaat om eenvoudig een grote verscheidenheid aan inhoud te publiceren, beheren en organiseren op een website. Drupal wordt door tienduizenden mensen gebruikt om verschillende soorten websites te …
Contos, Lição 3: A cadeira de papai do meu pai
In this lesson you will learn a new conto, about memories of a childhood and will also learn an important form of the past tense
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Authors@Google: Anand Giridharadas
Anand Giridharadas visits Google's San Francisco office to present his book "India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation's Remaking". This event took place on January 20, 2011, as part of the Authors@Google series. Reversing his parents' immigrant path, a young American-born writer returns to India and discovers an old country making itself new Anand Giridharadas sensed something was afoot as his plane from America prepared to land in Bombay. An elderly passenger looked at him and said, "W