The Mission Hill School (2001)
This website is built around a documentary film on the portfolio graduation process at the Mission Hill School. The documentary and the site depict both the development of the students' written work and presentations, and the efforts of the faculty to implement and refine their approach. Sections of the film are juxtaposed with school documents and examples of students' work.
Discovery without Objectives
This lecture was given by Assoc. Prof. Ken Stanley, University of Central Florida, when he visited RMIT University's School of Computer Science and IT in August 2012. The talk was sponsored by NICTA, ACM and RMIT University. In this talk, titled 'Discovery without Objectives', Ken Stanley offers an alternative approach to innovation, creativity, and discovery, by contemplating the counterintuitive idea that setting an objective can often limit or even block its own achievement. Recent experimen
Making Change Visible
This site documents the changes made in one fifteen-minute reading/writing activity in first grade over one entire school year. The site shows the revisions necessary to create an effective learning experience for all students and provides examples of the development of students' work. There are also excerpts from Hurley's own journal, her audio commentary, and a video tour of her classroom, and her reflections on the change process as a whole.
FreeReading is an open source instructional program that helps educators teach early literacy. Because it is open source, it represents the collective wisdom of a wide community of teachers and researchers. FreeReading contains Comprehension Activities, a page of activities to address important comprehension skills and strategies.
What is Inquiry?
Good science education requires both learning scientific concepts and developing scientific thinking skills. Inquiry is an approach to learning that involves a process of exploring the natural or material world, and that leads to asking questions, making discoveries, and testing those discoveries in the search for new understanding. Inquiry, as it relates to science education, should mirror as closely as possible the enterprise of doing real science.
Looking at Learning ... Again, Part 2 Workshop 1. Behind the Design
With Philip Sadler, Ed.D. Young children are natural designers and builders, but if their interest is not fostered, it may wane as they move through the grades. This workshop focuses on the use of simple design prototypes that children are asked to improve upon in order to meet a particular challenge. You will see these design challenges in action in middle school classrooms, as well as hear teachers discuss their experiences using designs with their students.,Phil Sadler, a science education re
AP U.S. Government & Politics
The UCCP Advanced Placement (AP) US Government and Politics course is a one semester survey of American Government and Politics covering the Constitution, political beliefs, political parties, interest groups, institutions of government, public policy and civil rights. Emphasis is placed on critical and evaluative thinking skills, essay writing, and interpretation of original documents. This curriculum covers all of the material outlined by the College Board as necessary to prepare you to pass t
AP U.S. History
This course is a survey of American History from the age of exploration and discovery to the present. Emphasis is placed on critical and evaluative thinking skills, essay writing, interpretation of original documents, and historiography. This History curriculum covers all of the material outlined by the College Board as necessary to prepare you to pass the AP U.S. History exam.
This course introduces students to the basic concepts, logic, and issues involved in statistical reasoning. Major topics include exploratory data analysis, an introduction to research methods, probability, and statistical inference. The objectives of this course are to give students confidence in manipulating and drawing conclusions from data and provide them with a critical framework for evaluating study designs and results. An important feature of the course is the use of an intelligent tutori
Hematology 2 from the course General Human Anatomy
General Human Anatomy - Fall 2006. The functional anatomy of the human body as revealed by gross and microscopic examination.
7.3 What is an effective decision? To improve decision making it is first important to have a clear idea of how we should judge an effective decision. While in this unit we have suggested that decisions often stray from formal rationality, this does not always mean those decisions are less effective. Sometimes it is smart to take mental shortcuts: drawing on hunches and intuition can allow us to tap our tacit knowledge and experience and can reduce the costs of decision making. It can be smart to ask what is ‘legitimate’ w
To improve decision making it is first important to have a clear idea of how we should judge an effective decision. While in this unit we have suggested that decisions often stray from formal rationality, this does not always mean those decisions are less effective. Sometimes it is smart to take mental shortcuts: drawing on hunches and intuition can allow us to tap our tacit knowledge and experience and can reduce the costs of decision making. It can be smart to ask what is ‘legitimate’ w
Evaluation of sweet sorghum hybrids.
Title: Evaluation of sweet sorghum hybrids. Authors: Almodares, A.
Arrival of the Twenty-Second Indiana Volunteers
The soldiers are leaving the steamboat City of Alton and walking into St. Louis. Church steeples are in the background. A rowboat is on the shore with two men standing near it. The article says the sketch was made by one of the soldiers, and an excerpt from his accompanying letter is in the article. He says the regiment was in North Madison until August 14, 1861 when they received orders to proceed to St. Louis via Indianapolis. At the Mississippi River they boarded the steamboat City of Alton a
Scientifc Notation - Add, Subtract, Divide, Multiply
An RLO that introduces adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing using Scientific Notation
French Intermediate RLO 10 - millionaire quiz
This RLO uses a game-based translation activity to practise vocabulary including prepositions of place.
Lidar Technology and Applications
This course offers an introduction to the capabilities of lidar sensors and platforms, data processing systems, and derived digital data products. Students in this course will master basic skills needed to leverage commercial lidar data sources and information products in a broad range of applications, including topographic mapping, flood inundation studies, vegetation analysis, and 3D modeling of urban infrastructure.
Shelling in Aleppo, air strikes in Damascus
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Syrian rebels attacked parts of Aleppo as government forces pound Damascus from the air. Deborah Gembara reports. More from Syria: http://smarturl.it/SyriaAttack Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe 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, financial, national, and international news. For ove
Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
The British Broadcasting Corporation offers this great collection of fun, educational games that help children learn basic concepts of mathematics. Twelve interactive games are available in all, illustrating principles of data handling, numbers, algebra, and measurement. Children can practice interpreting Cartesian coordinates by guiding a space ship across a grid, or compete with an animated character in a test of fractions and percentages. In addition to the online games, several other activit
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