Learning from a tree
Observation of a single tree throughout the year can be the starting point for explorations of nature, life science, and environmental science.
Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series: In-Sik Rhee
In-Sik Rhee, Co-Founder Opsware Inc. In Sik Rhee has co-founded 2 successful startup companies and has developed technologies across a wide spectrum of domain knowledge - from end-user packaged software to high-end mission critical enterprise systems. In Sik self-taught software programming at the age of 12 and began developing commercial software as a 19-year old. In Sik was most recently a co-founder and Chief Tactician at Opsware (NASDAQ: OPSW), formerly Loudcloud. There he played a diverse
Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series: Greg Gianforte
Greg Gianforte, CEO, President, Chairman and Founder of Right Now Technologies Greg Gianforte has led RightNow from its founding in 1997 to 9 consecutive years of revenue growth, 19 consecutive quarters of cash-flow positive performance and a successful IPO. His market vision, leadership, entrepreneurial philosophy and commitment to ethical business practices has enabled RightNow to consistently grow?during a period when many other software companies have stumbled?and to achieve remarkable leve
Science Technology and Society on the Internet
A model for teaching STS to Transition Year using the Internet as the source of information.
TY Electronics Activity 1 Circuit Diagrams
First activity in a course in practical electronics suitable for transition year.
Un modèle d’élève par l’analyse statistique implicative. Prise en compte du contexte algébri
Le modèle d’élève que nous construisons cherche à donner une représentation fine des compétences cognitives des élèves dans le domaine de l’algèbre. Il se fonde sur les micro-actions enregistrées dans le micromonde Aplusix. Ces actions étant de niveau très fin, nous devons reconstruire les connaissances à un niveau plus abstrait : non pas une action isolée mais un ensemble d’actions « similaires » apparaissant dans un même contexte. Nous utilisons pour cela l’analyse sta
Bowdoin Breakfast - Douglas Kennedy '76: "Everything is Narrative"
The Bowdoin Breakfast is a lecture series with full buffet breakfast, featuring prominent Bowdoin alumni, faculty, parents, staff or Maine leaders who speak on topics of business, academia, arts, or community affairs. The public event is held approximately five times during the academic year and typically draws 150-200 community members.
Preservation of the West
During the late 1800s, American industry's demand for more and more natural resources pushed Congress to recognize the need to explore and chart the geological characteristics and mineral wealth of the country. In 1864, William Brewer (seen third from the left in "Field Party of 1864"), chief botanist of the California Geological Survey, led the first state-sponsored expedition to survey, map, chart, document, and photograph vast, previously unexplored areas of California. The government sponsor
Virtual Maths, Calculating the Volume of a Brick Demo
Interactive simulation, calculating the volume of a brick
Learn French - Scènes de Vie / L'Ecolière (Life at School)
In this video the instructor recites various words that are associated with school life. For beginning and intermediate learners. The words appear at the bottom of the screen as they are recited.
21F.031J Topics in the Avant-Garde in Literature and Cinema (MIT)
21F.031 examines the terms "avant garde" and "Kulturindustrie" in French and German culture of the early twentieth century. Considering the origins of these concepts in surrealist and dadaist literature, art, and cinema, the course then expands to engage parallel formations across Europe, particularly in the former Soviet Union. Emphasis on the specific historical conditions that enabled these interventions. Guiding questions are these: What was original about the historical avant-garde? Wh
France Since 1871
This course covers the emergence of modern France. Topics include the social, economic, and political transformation of France; the impact of France's revolutionary heritage, of industrialization, and of the dislocation wrought by two world wars; and the political response of the Left and the Right to changing French society.
Buzz Williams on character, hard work and teamwork
Think of the Marquette men's basketball team as a stock. That's what coach Buzz Williams — a numbers lover if there ever was one — does. "We want to be a stock that you want to buy. We don't want to be a stock that you're scared of," he says. Which is exactly why he recruits players who are "great people," who love to work and who have character, which he discussed at the Oct. 19, 2010, CIRCLES event in New York.
Consulting pupils about teaching and learning
The resource is a summary, appearing on the GTCE website, of a three-year research project, led by Professor Jean Rudduck, as part of the Economic and Research Council, Teaching and Learning Research Programme. The project, a Research for Teachers (formerly Research of the Month) case study, considers the impact of consulting pupils about teaching and learning.
Looking at Learning ... Again, Part 2: Workshop 5. Infusing Critical and Creative Thinking
With Dr. Robert Swartz. Teachers can help students become good thinkers. Good thinkers raise key questions and gather and evaluate pertinent information, thus making informed decisions. But how do we teach students to think skillfully? In this workshop, you will see how thinking skills can be infused into science content instruction, contrasted with direct instruction in non-curricular contexts. You will also see classrooms where teachers have restructured their lessons to infuse thinking skills
Medicine and Film: Images of the Physican and Patient 1986
Dec. 7, 1986--This lecture is originally part of "Medicine and Film: Images of the Physician and Patient" symposium held at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions by the Office of Cultural Affairs. The lecture is moderated by Richard Macksey
REMIXING ÇATALHÖYÜK For more than a decade, archaeologists and scholars have gathered in central Turkey to explore the remains of the 9,000-year-old village of Çatalhöyük. First excavated in the 1960s, Çatalhöyük became world-famous for its dense architecture and spectacular wall decorations. Between 1997 and 2003, a team from the University of California Berkeley worked intensively on one building there, bringing to light the life history of a Neolithic home. Remixing Çatalhöyük fea
ATV: a very special delivery
Early in 2008, an Ariane 5 rocket blasted off from Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana. The rocked carried the most sophisticated lorry ever built – the European Space Agency’s Automated Transfer Vehicle, the ATV. From its first flight, ATV will play a vital role in International Space Station (ISS) servicing. Every 12 months or so, the ATV will haul 7.5 tonnes of cargo to the ISS, 400 km above the Earth. The video - addressed mostly to the youngsters- tells the story of a very special del
Elementary Linear Algebra & Solutions to Elementary Linear Algebra
This book is an introduction to linear algebra, based on lectures given by me over 17 years, in the (now defunct) first year course MP103 at the University of Queensland.
Current Population Reports, P60-235,
Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United St
This report presents data on income, poverty, and health insurance coverage in the United States based on information collected in the 2008 and earlier Annual Social and Economic Supplements (ASEC) to the Current Population Survey (CPS) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. Data presented in this report indicate the following: • Real median household income increased between 2006 and 2007—the third annual increase.1 • The poverty rate was not statistically different between 2006 and 2007.