ALPS Competency in Practice Assessment (CIPA) Tool
One of the key aims of ALPS is to improve the assessment of competence in practice across 16 professions, increasing the confidence of new graduates and their employers. The CIPA tool has been developed to establish measures of new graduate confidence in their ability across a number of areas of professional competence. Initially it is being piloted as a self-rating tool with new graduates with the intention of extending its use by employers of new graduates. The tool offers a way of establishin
History of New Year's Eve Celebrations
In a History of the Holidays video, discover the origins of New Years Eve and learn how the celebration did not always take place on the same date; in fact, some cultures celebrated New Years Eve in spring and fall. This video traces this custom from 1200 BCE. Run time 03:29
The Origin of Fireworks
In this video clip from Modern Marvels, the history of fireworks. Fireworks originated 1,000 years ago in China when chemicals were accidentally mixed together to create an explosive. They thought that fireworks could remove bad spirits. Later the invention was used for New Years celebrations as well as rockets.
How Universities are Organized, Governed, & Managed (Institute of Higher Ed Series)
Christoper Morphew, Doug Toma
How High? - A Virtual Manipulative
Learn about conservation of volume by pouring a liquid from one container to another container with a different dimensions:
Choose the shape of container to use by clicking on one of the shape options. The rectangular base is probably the easiest to work with at the beginning. The container on the left appears, partially filled with a liquid. You are to predict (or guess) how high will liquid go when it is poured from the container on the left into the one on the right. Drag the arrow next
Anthropology of East Europe Review
The Anthropology of East Europe Review (AEER) is published twice a year by the East European Anthropology Group (EEAG), a group that specialises in Central and Eastern Europe, Balkans and the Post-Soviet societies of Europe and Asia. The journal is supported by the SOYUZ, the Research Network for Postsocialist Cultural Studies. The journal website provides free open access to all articles and book reviews published since 2009. Lonks are given to abstrtacts and tables of contents of earloer mat
Head-on train collision
A head-on collision between a passenger train and a freight car leaves at least 11 people dead in Eastern Germany. Deborah Gembara reports.
Is it Alive?
Despite technological advances that have produced machines with lifelike qualities, most people can easily distinguish between what is living and nonliving. Or can they? This video includes some "fuzzy" examples that will make students question the meaning of life. Words are listen on the screen and video is set to music. No narration. Run time 03:02.
Ingredients for Life - Water
Earth provides a comfortable and temperate environment for a wide variety of living organisms. However, in the past few decades, scientists have discovered unusual life forms thriving in areas where the majority of living things on Earth could never survive, such as by deep sea vents or in dry deserts. This video segment, adapted from NOVA, explores extreme forms of life on Earth, the importance of liquid water, and the possibilities of life elsewhere in the solar system. Closed captioning inclu
How We Hear
Take a journey into an ear canal to see how the ear works to receive vibrations from sound. As the viewer travels into the ear canal, captions appear on the screen.
Nina Jablonski Breaks the Illusion of Skin Color
Nina Jablonski says that differing skin colors and pigmentations are simply our bodies' adaptation to varied climates and levels of UV exposure. Charles Darwin disagreed with this theory, but she explains, that's because he did not have access to NASA. Nina Jablonski is author of Skin: A Natural History, a close look at human skin’s many remarkable traits: its colors, its sweatiness, and the fact that we decorate it. Run time 14:46.
Tom McCall and Oregon's Environmental Legacy
Oregon Governor Tom McCall's pioneering fight to clean up the state's waterways and to control development in the late 1960s still resonates today. At the Nov. 11 Corvallis Science Pub, Oregon State historian Bill Robbins will discuss the significance of McCall's leadership. Robbins will also show McCall's famous documentary, Pollution in Paradise, which aired on KGW-TV in 1962. The Science Pub presentation begins at 6 p.m. in the Old World Deli located at 341 SW Second St. in Corvallis. It i
Throughout the writing process, peer response can help young adolescents develop as thinkers and writers. In this session, participants explore strategies for structuring peer interactions and for teaching students to respond positively and productively to each other’s work. (58:25)
Teachers Demonstrate Effective Descriptive Feedback to Their Class Using Moon Journals-Part 1 of 2
Using appropriate and respectful vocabulary, two teachers share their own moon journals and give each other feedback. Students deepen their appreciation of the value of descriptive feedback and gain insight into how to give and receive descriptive feedback. They reflect on the demonstration and co-create success criteria for effective feedback sessions. This is a great teaching resource to enhance a writing curriculum and to create a literacy rich environment. The teachers provide
Israel: the Arab spring, domestic politics and the future of the Arab-Israeli peace process [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Ahron Bregman | The Arab spring has put on hold the possibility of reaching peace between Israel and Syria, thus leaving the Israeli-Palestinian peace track as the only game in town. At the same time, international efforts, led by US Secretary of State John Kerry to help Israelis and Palestinians negotiate their differences are unlikely to end the occupation and deliver a Palestinian state. The latter could only be achieved, as Ahron Bregman will argue, if three elements come toge
Pasta alla Norma (pasta with eggplant and ricotta salata)
In this video, there is a clear and easy description, in Italian, of how to make Pasta alla Norma. All the ingredients are named and shown and the recipe is demonstrated for this typical Sicilian dish.
Ground Hog Day
This video questions what Ground Hog Day is and why it is celebrated. People are interviewed about what Ground Hog Day means to them and why they celebrate it.
Learn French - Tous en Scène Vol 12
This brief video, which focuses on various activities, has simple sentences spoken by a native speaker in French and the sentences are accompanied by appropriate images. The video, however, would be better served if the English translation were present, especially for beginning French learners. It is well-produced with clear sound.
Overview of Du Bois' Life and Time
Short, well-produced film documentary is provided by OAASS&P and Conscious Collective.
Rocket launched from Lebanon into northern Israel
Israel's military says a single rocket was launched from Lebanon and landed in the northern part of the country, far out of range of most rockets launched from Gaza. Deborah Gembara reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financia