The USGS has developed a national inventory of significant topographic changes based on seamless multitemporal elevation data and land cover data. The National Elevation Dataset (NED) and the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) data form a unique pair of seamless elevation datasets that can be used to detect and analyze 20th century topographic surface changes in the United States. The need for more comprehensive information on the nature and extent of recent human geomorphic activity led t
Data structures and DBMS for computer-aided design systems
The structures for the storage of data in CAD systems influence to a large extent the effectiveness of the system. This paper reviews the wide range of data structures and database management systems (DBMS) available for structuring CAD data. Examples of basic data types are drawn from the MODULA-2 language. The relationship between these basic data types, their composite structures and the classical data models (on which many DBMS are based) is discussed, and the limitations of existing DBMS in
Put real world objects into perspective with BBC Dimensions How big really is an excellent resource for geography and math teachers who want to put objects from around the world into perspective that students will understand. For instance how big was the re
How big really is an excellent resource for geography and math teachers who want to put objects from around the world into perspective that students will understand. For instance how big was the re
Student experiences of enterprise education
This report outlines data collected from students across a broad range of subject areas across all Faculties of Leeds Met University. This data was generated in response to a questionnaire designed to obtain information on students experiences of enterprise education
Testing Your Business Concept
OCTANe Building Blocks is program is part of OCTANe Foundation for Innovation's (OFI) “Building Blocks” series – a six month development program to help entrepreneurs hone the skills needed to create, manage, and grow a successful business. The target audience for this program consists of university researchers and science and technology innovators. Testing Your Business Concept - Tips for developing companies. What the big guys know but won't tell you. The road to success is full of pot
Your students will love getting creative with Pivot Stick Animator in the classroom Pivot stick animator has been around for quite a while now and my kids have been using it for a number of years. At first it looks like a really boring animation application that involves stick figures as the key graphical element.
Pivot stick animator has been around for quite a while now and my kids have been using it for a number of years. At first it looks like a really boring animation application that involves stick figures as the key graphical element.<
Race and Slavery Petitions Project
In the summer of 1991, Loren Schweninger, a professor of history, began traveling the South visiting courthouses and state archives in search of legal petitions related to race and slavery. He expected to find dry facts buried in legal terminology. What he actually found was a wealth of new information about peoples' lives and circumstances between the American Revolution and the Civil War. The petitions portray, in vivid and personal terms, the contrasts, ambivalence, contradictions, ironies, a
To listen, vocabulary, grammar: Muffler bin ich, Elisabeth, as Braut
At the completion of this lesson you will be able to understand a German/a German who is residing with the family. You will practice listening skills and vocabulary regarding family connections. You will practice the declensions of possessive pronouns and the plural of substantives.
Reading proficiency, culture: Wo in Europe spricht man Deutsch?
At the completion of this lesson you will have learned something about the countries in Europe where German is the official language. You will practice your reading skills and vocabulary on this topic.
Values at Play
The Values at Play (VAP) project was conceived with the intent of investigating how video game designers consciously and unconsciously embed social values into video games through narratives and game mechanics. This curriculum, a corollary of the research project, will introduce designers to a systematic method for discovering, analyzing, and integrating values into their design work. All of the materials associated with the curriculum are available on this page as downloadable documents.
Narrative vs. Expository Texts
Many students, especially students with limited English language skills, have difficulties determining the difference between narrative and expository texts. This unit will use vignettes written by Peace Corps Volunteers serving in Lesotho and Madagascar to compare these types of texts. As final products, students will write both a narrative essay and an expository essay. This unit was piloted with high school second language learners.
Food Webs - by StudyJams
The food web shows all of the relationships between all of the plants and animals in a community. It also shows how different food chains interact with one another and overlap. Learn more about food webs with this cartoon animation from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz is also included in this link.
This site is designed for parents and teachers who are helping Spanish-speaking children learn to read in English. Find activities to help children learn about sounds, letters, and words. Use tips and materials to help children develop skills in reading. (Available in English and Spanish.) This site is filled with useful information, strategies, activities, and resources for all teachers of ELLs, whether you are an ESL teacher or a content area teacher with one or two English learners in your cl
It's Alive! Bringing History to Life by Creating Hands-On Museum Exhibits
In this lesson, students will create proposals for hands-on, interactive and/or multimedia museum exhibits that bring different historical figures, eras, events, groups, or movements to life.
Texas A&M Viz Lab Student Reel
http://www.tamu.edu The advent of high technology information, imaging, and media systems has fostered a modern renaissance in visualization. During the European Renaissance, many of the period's great painters were not only artists, but also scientists, architects, and engineers. Today's visualizers need skills spanning these older disciplines as well as several new ones, such as computer science, video technology, and psychology. Enjoy this reel of student work from Texas A&M University. http:
Print Media Program, Studio Arts Department, Concordia University, Montreal
This video profile illustrates the diverse practices of the Print Media Program through faculty and student interviews, studio techniques, student work and the variety of skills, methods and approaches used within the discipline. Students are encouraged to mix, match, combine, innovate and experiment with techniques to uncover their individual artistic development. http://studio-arts.concordia.ca/
Extreme Global Makeover
Modernization is an important issue in the New York State Global History and Geography curriculum. Students are expected to understand how modernization may impact such areas as society, politics, the economy, and the environment. In the Global History and Geography curriculum, a study of historical examples of modernization includes examples of attempts to transform society, such as the Meiji Restoration or Kemal Ataturk. In this lesson, two PBS WIDE ANGLE documentaries -- "To Have and Have Not
WE Gladstone - The grand old man in Nottinghamshire Part 1 - M.P. for Newark, 1832-46
In this, the first of two programmes, Dr Richard Gaunt, curator of an exhibition held at the University of Nottingham to commemorate the centenary of Gladstone's birth (2009), discusses Gladstone's experience as M.P. for Newark (1832-46). Dr Gaunt places the manuscript and artefact exhibits into their historical context, relating them to early-19th Century electoral practices and issues of representation and citizenship.
Raw Life, New Hope: Decency, housing and everyday life in a postapartheid community
Raw Life New Hope is the story of one community's efforts to secure a decent life in post-apartheid South Africa For residents of The Park a squalid shantytown on the outskirts of Cape Town life was hard and they described their social world as raw Efforts to get on with the messy business of everyday life were often underut by cruel poverty. Despite inhospitable conditions they sought to create respectable lives. The opportunity of formal housing fired them with enthusiasm as they saw the possi
Imagining the City: Memories and cultures in Cape Town
The overriding strength of this book is that it places people, ordinary people at the centre of memory at the centre of historical and contemporary experience and thus at the centre of re-imagining and owning the city of Cape Town It is as they speak what they choose to say what they choose to remain silent about that we become aware of the possibilities of the city if it really did embrace all its people in all of their diversity. From the Foreword by Mike van Graan playwright and arts activist