Plan and conduct assessment (Word)
This module is aimed at helping you perform these roles to the best of your ability. As such, it provides you with information on assessment and evaluation in general and on outcomes-based assessment in particular. It attempts to show you how assessment contributes to quality teaching and learning and how it promotes accountability. Most importantly, though, it places assessment in context, indicating how it could be used as a tool for transformation
Plan and conduct assessment (PDF)
This module is aimed at helping you perform these roles to the best of your ability. As such, it provides you with information on assessment and evaluation in general and on outcomes-based assessment in particular. It attempts to show you how assessment contributes to quality teaching and learning and ...
Nature and the Built Environment
This course explores the evolutionary roots of form and order in the built environment. While grounded in scientific evidence, a broad perspective of humanism is emphasized throughout, with discussions of how ideas, beliefs, experience, ideals, and human nature animate individuals and societies and thereby give form to the things they make. Readings begin with the idea of nature and how it is manifest in ancient cities, architecture, and other artifacts. This is then contrasted with today's buil
Making the Academic Adjustment to College, Fall 2008
This course will cover some basic principles on making the adjustment to college learning. It will include not only information but also opportunities to practice what you learn.
This National Climate Data Center collection features links to climate data derived from ocean records. These include CLIMAP (sea surface temperature reconstructions), SPECMAP (a reconstruction based on planktonic counts and isotopic values and age and sea surface temperature models), Relative sea level, Calcium carbonate, and Foraminifera (shelled marine microorganisms) data proxies.
The Harmful Algae Page
This NOAA sponsored website offers a collection of hyperlinks to red tide related articles, distribution maps, photographs, news, and meetings. Links include basic information about red tide, how red tide affects humans and ecosystems, the latest news about red tide and other harmful algal blooms (HABs), and information about red tide-based meetings and conferences.
The NeMO curriculum is based on real events and real data: the 1998 eruption at Axial Volcano and the rumbleometer instrument that was stuck in the new lava flow. The activities for the classroom are modeled on how scientists actually investigated this event. This curriculum is intended for middle and high school students in earth science and marine science classes. It is composed of four parts (which are each a separate file): Part 1 - Introduction and Background Information Part 2 - Classroom
We have used visualization software to create 3-D virtual environments at six NeMO sites. Each virtual site is based on a real location at Axial Volcano, but the virtual views allow you to see the seafloor in a way that would otherwise not be possible. And you can visit any time! Each virtual site has a fly-through movie, a panorama, and links to video clips.
Do You Know Your Health IQ? Preparing Quizzes to Assess Health Literacy in the Community
In this lesson, students offer definitions for common medical terms and determine those that are most accurate. They then prepare quizzes on health-related topics to administer to both peers and adults, and write analysis papers based on their findings.
Here Comes the . . . Bill. Preparing a Budget for a Milestone Event
In this lesson, students share opinions about the importance of milestone events they might host or attend. They then prepare estimated budgets for parties based on established budget totals, and compare their estimates against the real costs.
To Freeze or Not to Freeze - Staging Frozen Tableaux Inspired by Shakespeare
In this lesson, students learn how theatrical elements can transcend the language of a play. They then collaborate in groups to stage frozen tableaux based on lines from Shakespeare's works.
US History I
Upon completion of this course you will: Demonstrate comprehension of a broad body of historical knowledge; Express ideas clearly in writing; Work with classmates to research an historical issue; Interpret and apply data from original documents; Identify underrepresented historical viewpoints; Write to persuade with evidence; Compare and contrast alternate interpretations of an historical figure, event, or trend; Explain how an historical event connects to or causes a larger trend or theme; Deve
Lincoln's Spot Resolutions
This lesson provides background information and lessons (correlated to academic standards) that incorporate the use of textbooks, maps, and discussions based on primary documents such as the U.S. Constitution. In this lesson students will examine the declaration of war with Mexico and the protests of those who opposed this act. They will also explore protesters of conscience against wars other than the Mexican War.
How to Make Introductions in Icelandic Language
Learn some basic introductions in Icelandic. These phrases include introducing yourself, a friend, or family members. Along with the pronunciation view the words on screen and practice along. Run time 01:01.
Global EVI from Spring to Winter
Traditional satellite-based mapping of vegetation vigor and amount is based on the way vegetation interacts with red and infrared light. Occasionally, however, those two signals are not enough. MODIS measures light reflected from Earth at a variety of wavelengths, and the Arizona researchers incorporate ...
Unearthing Clues to Martian Fossils
This news article examines how scientists are looking at sites on Earth, especially Mono Lake in central California, to see how evidence of past life on Mars might be preserved. A selection of links to related topics is provided.
Event-Based Science: Remote-Sensing Activities
Event-Based Science (EBS): Remote-Sensing Activities enable middle school students to use remotely-sensed data- as they tackle the real-world problems and tasks found in existing EBS modules. Remotely-sensed data are employed as an integral part of both the presentation of Earth system science concepts, ...
Perspectives on Case-based Multimedia Web Projects in Science
This article discusses the merits of case-based learning in an interactive online environment. Researchers used both qualitative and quantitative research over a 2-year period to examine the learning that occurred in a high school context when students were engaged in a case-based multimedia project. ...
Distance Education Clearinghouse
This website is a comprehensive clearinghouse of long-distance education information. Materials on the site are intended to help improve distance- and web-based learning opportunities for both students and educators. The site features a multitude of links to resources for creating or participating in ...
Evolution and the Nature of Science Institutes: Lesson Plans
This website provides access to lesson plans published by the Evolution and the Nature of Science Institutes (ENSI). Based on 32 key ideas of scientific thought, the ENSI program emphasizes the importance of teaching the nature of modern science before introducing the elements of evolution as an example ...