Gov't and the Marketplace Seminar: Toxics 02/22/2011 #4: Robert A. Rio
Managing Risk: The Case of Safer Alternatives to Toxics Speakers: Joel Tickner, Associate Professor, Department of Community Health and Sustainability, University of Massachusetts Lowell Robert A. Rio, Senior Vice President for Government Affairs, Associated Industries of Massachusetts Moderator: Jennifer Nash, Senior Research Associate, Nanotechnology and Society Research Group, Northeastern University
Askwith Forum: Youth in the Maelstrom: Newcomers, Identity, and Education
Harvard Graduate School of Education. In a time of mass migration, juggling multiple identities is a challenge for vulnerable young 'newcomers' and the host community alike. How can educators facilitate positive management of both these rich and these daunting opportunities? What are the risks involved, for all concerned? (October 6th, 2010)
History Channel - Biography: Lord Byron Part 4 of 5
NOTE: Educators/Parents: Because of the nature of Lord Byron's life. this biography is suitable for older high school students only. An episode of the series Biography on History Channel dedicated to Lord Byron and produced in 2004. 'George Gordon Byron, later Noel, 6th Baron Byron of Rochdale FRS (22 January 1788– 19 April 1824) was a British poet and a leading figure in Romanticism. Among Byron's best-known works are the brief poems 'She Walks in Beauty', 'When We Two Parted,' and 'So, We'll
Virtual Maths - Basic Structures, shear force uniformly distributed load
Interactive simulation, demonstrating shear force, uniformly distributed load
Shel Silverstein-"Boa Constrictor"
A student made picture video of Shel Silverstein's poem "Boa Constrictor." (1:19)
Réduction de la mortalité maternelle - Dakar 2010 : accoucher avec des matrones.
La disparition des matrones dans la lutte contre la mortalité maternelle.
- pourquoi les formations des matrones sont un échec
- repenser le rôle des matrones
- des matrones face au savoir d’autorité.
Conférence enregistrée dans le cadre du Colloque International Interdisciplinaire : Droit et Santé en Afrique. Réduction de la mortalité maternelle en Afrique Sub-saharienne, mieux comprendre pour mieux agir. 4ème session : accouchement à domicile, choix ou
La disparition des matrones dans la lutte contre la mortalité maternelle.
Global Warming: Carbon Dioxide and the Greenhouse Effect
This video segment adapted from NOVA/FRONTLINE demonstrates the physical property of carbon dioxide that causes the greenhouse effect.
"They Are Mostly All Foreigners on Strike": Joseph Fish Speaks on the 1919 Steel Strike
In the dramatic 1919 steel strike, 350,000 workers walked off their jobs and crippled the industry. The U.S. Senate Committee on Education and Labor set out to investigate the strike while it was still in progress. In his testimony before the committee, Homestead, Pennsylvania, steelworker Joseph Fish described conditions in the steel mills as good and maintained that only "one or two" Americans have joined the strike.
'City Archives' was written and directed by Richard Foreman, founder and director of the Ontological Hysteric Theater. He serves as the narrator for this work, discussing the power of 'the foreign' and images, talking directly into a microphone in a purposely stilted manner and addressing questions to the viewer. A sort of classroom overpopulated by adults sets the stage for the work. Phrases are written and erased on a blackboard, and women gaze out a window, physically supporting planks of woo
This OLogy activity introduces kids to the joys and challenges of stargazing. The activity sets the stage by telling kids that there hidden among the night sky's thousands of stars are constellations and planets. To help them search out these constellations and planets, it provides helpful guidelines and resources for stargazing. These include tips for distinguishing stars from airplanes, satellites, meteors, and planets; a detailed map of the night sky; and directions for recording observations
Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series: Peter Wolken
Peter Wolken, AVI Management Partners Peter has been a successful venture capitalist for more than 25 years. His long and successful venture capital and operating experience enables him to quickly evaluate emerging information technologies. Peter founded (1982) and was a General Partner at Associated Venture Investors (AVI), which managed $140M across three funds. AVI specialized in seed and early-stage investments in information technology companies positioned for high growth. AVI's financial
Life of a Vertebrate Fossil
This site traces the journey of fossils from discovery to display. Find out what paleontologists do in each stage a vertebrate fossil's life. Learn about digging up fossils, getting them to the laboratory, preparing them for research and exhibition, and understanding what they say about past life.
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.
AP Physics B
This curriculum covers all of the material outlined by the College Board as necessary to prepare students to pass the AP Physics B exam. This course is divided into two semesters and is designed to acquaint you with topics in classical and modern physics. The first semester discusses topics in Newtonian mechanics including: kinematics, laws of motion, work and energy, systems of particles, momentum, circular motion, oscillations, and gravitation. The first semester concludes with topics in fluid
Emerging Perspectives on Learning, Teaching, and Technology
I started this book in 2001 with a core group of doctoral students. The initial version included 12 chapters with no animations and very few images. Each semester, I ask my current students who are using this book as their required text in my class to improve on the book by either making animations, recorded presentations, graphics, editing, or various other contributions (there is no such thing as a completely free book!). It has been in HTML until May 2007 when we converted it to this Wiki. I
Gates apologizes for Afghan civilian deaths
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates apologizes for the accidental killing of nine Afghan boys last week -- calling it a "setback." Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
English Vocabulary Lessons-Bedroom Objects
This video helps to improve English vocabulary and pronunciation. The focus of this video is bedroom objects (bed, dresser, closet, etc.). A matching picture is shown as the commentator says the word twice. This is a great resource for our English as Second Language Learners, our youngest learners, and our special education students (1:45).
4.7 Summary Piaget proposed that all children pass through an ordered sequence of stages of cognitive development. This development arises through the processes of intrinsic motivation, assimilation and accommodation and equilibriation. Children's actions on the environment are the basic building blocks of development. Piaget argued that children reason differently to adults, as their mental representations of the world are initially c
Piaget proposed that all children pass through an ordered sequence of stages of cognitive development. This development arises through the processes of intrinsic motivation, assimilation and accommodation and equilibriation.
Children's actions on the environment are the basic building blocks of development.
Piaget argued that children reason differently to adults, as their mental representations of the world are initially c
Jefferson's Boyhood Home
A new examination of Thomas Jefferson's boyhood home reveals the forces that shaped the third president. Author Susan Kern talks about her new book, "The Jeffersons at Shadwell."
Web 2.0 in the Education Enterprise
We will be using technology to support nearly all of our activities. This site is built to provide us with modern tools to facilitate communication and collaboration. Each person in this class will have a blog, have the ability to collaboratively author content in this space, and will be asked to contribute to the overall content basis on the course itself. The course is about the emergence of the read/write web and the space not only supports that idea but promotes it. Every piece of content at