Dynamic manipulation schemes of geometrical constructions: Instrumental genesis as an abstraction pr
Dynamic manipulation of geometrical constructions enabled by a specially designed computational tool, called variation tool, is studied during the implementation of proportional geometric tasks in the classroom. The analysis combined the use of two theoretical frameworks: instrumental genesis and situated abstraction. The Dynamic Manipulation Schemes (DMS) developed by 13-year-old students based on the use of the variation tool are reported in the paper. It is indicated that situated abstraction
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' .
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence - Introduction to Problem Solving as Search
This tutorial forms part of the "Introduction to Problem Solving as Search" topic in the Introduction to Artificial Intelligence module.
Evolution of CAAD Teaching Methods
In this paper evolution of CAAD teaching at architectural faculties will be presented. The CAAD will be considered as one of the components of skills and knowledge needed to support Design Studio. The paper is focused on the question ?How architectural design may be combined with CAD teaching?? Formulation of this question results from opinion that position of CAAD in teaching of architectural design curriculum is different than other disciplines being taught at architectural schools. Introducti
The Education of Pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorders up to the end of Key Stage One
This resource is a report which focuses on the learning and teaching needs of pupils with autism spectrum disorders up to the end of Key Stage 1, utilising a research study published in 2001 by the NFER to collaborate many of the author's views and suggestions . The research study itself, the report informs the reader, explores the range of provision Local Authorities were making available at that time, for pupils with autism spectrum disorders up to the end of Key Stage 1. This resource also c
Teach your kids to be an Entrepreneur through Videogames Games are a great opportunity for kids to trial and error a range of concepts and test concepts in a controlled and safe environments. They really offer young entreprenuers
Games are a great opportunity for kids to trial and error a range of concepts and test concepts in a controlled and safe environments. They really offer young entreprenuers
Religious schools 'show bias for rich'
This news article reports on research which reveals that faith schools admit 10% fewer poor pupils than is representative of the local area.
Structuring collective activities with tasks and plans
Symba is a Web-based framework designed to support collective activities in a learning context. In order to make students explicitly work out their organization it dissociates an "organizational level" and an "activity level" and allows students to describe their organization as plans composed of tasks.
citizED: Local Community, Public Services and the Voluntary Sector
This paper explores what we mean by the local community, public services and the voluntary sector, and then suggests three teaching ideas for how these themes can be explored further. All the activities also address the overall aim of the national curriculum (2008) to create ‘responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society'.
Change Engagement Comparative Study: Final Report
This resource is a research study into how schools engage with change. The study explores the nature of change management and factors which promote or hinder effective change management within the school sector from the perspective of teachers, teaching assistants and school leadership teams. It also compares the school sector with the health, local government and police sector with regards to how they deal with change and examine lessons that can be learned from these sectors. The resource is t
Memo from UPMC Board of Directors regarding retirement of Dr. George Board
Link to issue of GSPH magazine on establishment of CMH
Architectural Computing in School and Real Designing
The existing system of architectural education ( including computer ) as has shown practice has appeared not absolutly perfect. It not capable to dynamic changes, active introduction of a new engineering and computer technologies, to realization about of the inquiries of a modern time. It suggest of a way of search of new models of computer training. The computer education is represented by us as certain a universal system, which permits to solve the problem of arcitectural education at a higher
Bibliography of the history of art
This is the J. Paul Getty Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA), a free online service which does not require registration to search. This major bibliographic service covers research on western art, and art which has western influences. The BHA has a search interface of the type that will be familiar to those who have used an online catalogue for a major university library. There are also various advanced search options. The BHA is said to cover works in around 45 languages. Results cover wo
Passage Theatre's Play Lab | 06/15/10
Fortune smiles as the Passage Play Lab returns with another collection of original one-act plays by Trenton area writers (June 25-27). This year, five writers cracked open fortune cookies in search of inspiration. Producer Susan Wallner spoke with playwright and associate artistic director David White about this popular annual production. White also discusses Passage Theatre’s increasing use of area talent, and its surprising increase in ticket sales.
Games to Practice Multiplication Facts
Students must think about the factors of each number as they play this game. Students quickly learn the value of selecting prime numbers as a strategy. The beauty of the game design is that students will review the factors of many numbers and mentally add the sum of these factors together in search of the "best move."
11.967 Special Studies in Urban Studies and Planning: Economic Development Planning Skills (MIT)
This intensive and brief 4-day seminar, taught during MIT's Independent Activities Period in January, uses a case set in Hartford, Vermont to introduce economic development planning skills to students in the Master in City Planning (MCP) Degree Program. It introduces analytical tools that are used to assess local economic development conditions, issues, and opportunities as part of formulating economic development plans. The course is designed to provide MCP students with skills needed for appli
Coastal Walk - Home Version
The stretch of coastline between Slapton Sands and Start Point lighthouse is one of the most beautiful and interesting in the UK. In this podcast, we take you along the way, combining fascinating snippets of information about the natural history, geography, geology and history of the area. Presented by Dr Phil Bradfield, Open University tutor, this walk has something for everyone. This version is designed for you to listen to at home or on your MP3 player if you are not you are able to do the wa
Lessons From China: The Evolution of The Globe's Largest Search Engine - Robin Li (Baidu)
Robin Li, CEO of Baidu, speaks in detail about the launch and growth of the company and the search engine. He discusses how its intimate understanding of Chinese language and culture - and a unique social approach to search - have allowed it to succeed where many North American search giants have faltered.
Innovation as the Crux of Entrepreneurship - John Hennessy (Stanford)
In academia and the private sector, innovation is the most elusive element. And, adds Stanford University President John Hennessy, it's also needed to solve crucial local and global issues. In this address that launches the University's prestigious Entrepreneurship Week event, Hennessy discusses the evolving interplay between higher learning and commercial progress.
A Cuil Tune-up for Search Engines - Anna Patterson (Cuil)
As a research scientist at Stanford University, Anna Patterson committed herself to indexing the world's online information. Her latest venture, Cuil (pronounced "cool") is a search engine that is challenging Google. She explains how she is using her experience with startups and non-profits to take on her former employer.