21F.222 Expository Writing for Bilingual Students (MIT)
The purpose of this course is to develop your writing skills so that you can feel confident writing the essays, term papers, reports, and exams you will have to produce during your career here at MIT. We will read and analyze samples of expository writing, do some work on vocabulary development, and concentrate on developing your ability to write clear, accurate, sophisticated prose. We will also deal with the grammar and mechanical problems you may have trouble with.
"Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out" Poem by Shel Silverstein
Students will enjoy this classic poem by Shel Silverstein. This would be a great resource to help with a creative writing project especially using descriptions. The very end appears to be cute off. (2:50)
How To Escape Rip Currents
In this video, the Ocean City Maryland Beach Patrol shows how to break grip of a rip current. Actual video and animation are shown. ( 4:43)
Kevin Weddle discusses Antietam
Kevin Weddle discusses the Battle of Antietam a day before the Distance Education Class of 2013 traveled down to tour the historic battlefield.
Science Bulletins: Bilingual Brain 'Switch' Found
A recent study led by University College London neuroscientist Cathy Price reveals how the human brain is uniquely adapted to manage multiple languages. Language is processed in various regions of the left cerebral hemisphere. Previous studies using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data showed that bilingual people activate the same general brain areas no matter what language they use. But Price's new experimental method, which involved measuring brain activity after showing subject
Video Culture Class: Spanish Holidays #15 - Constitution Day
Learn more about Spanish culture with SpanishPod101.com! Ever wondered what the most important Spanish holidays are, and how they are celebrated? Then this 25-lesson video series is for you! With this series, you’ll learn the what, why, when and how of 25 well-known holidays in Spain. In this video, you’ll [...]
Automatically convert your 3D meshes and assets for use in your Windows 8 and Windows 8 Phone apps | In this video blog we talk about two powerful but overlooked features of Visual Studio 2013 that can help to speed up the DirectX development process on both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. We will take a look at the Visual Studio 3D asset viewer and modify our 3D model directly in the viewer. We will also take a look at setting up your project to automatically modify your standard 3D mess assets to a format that is more DirectX and Direct3D friendly.
In this video blog we talk about two powerful but overlooked features of Visual Studio 2013 that can help to speed up the DirectX development process on both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. We will take a look at the Visual Studio 3D asset viewer and modify our 3D model directly in the viewer. We will also take a look at setting up your project to automatically modify your standard 3D mess assets to a format that is more DirectX and Direct3D friendly.Author(s):
Twelve-year-old Honduran migrant: "What I want is to progress"
June 19 - Central American children passing through Mexico face grave risks as they ride on the roof of a train heading toward the U.S. Gavino Garay reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews 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 ne
Major Pentatonic Scale on the Piano
Pnetatonic scales consist of 5 notes in a pattern. This video discusses how to construct those scales. (3:01)
Symmetry: ( An Interactive Game)
In this game, students are shown shapes and must identify line(s) of symmetry in each. Shapes shown include isosceles and scalene triangles, a square, a rectangle, and a trapezoid. ( This link is for an interactive game and may take a few minutes to load.)
Just How Small Is An Atom?
This is an EXCELLENT introduction to atoms and their parts (specifically: nucleus and electrons). It simplifies the characteristics of the parts of an atom and compares them to everyday things that a student would be familiar with. (05:27)
Enhancing Professionalism: Human Rights & Me @ the University of Cape Town
Human Rights Education has become an integral part of the curricula in the Health Sciences Faculty at the University of Cape Town. As students develop their knowledge and skills to promote respect for human rights and quality health care they learn to be advocates for social justice, valuing the link between human rights and health. However students frequently report witnessing disturbing situations in their clinical encounters where the disjuncture between the theory and practice is challenging
Gender and Race, Work, and Public Policy, Spring 2005
Women workers rarely appear in labor market theory. When they do, they are represented as a separate category, determined by biological differences and their family responsibilities. Subject examines the status of working women under a variety of governmental policies and labor conditions. First part is a survey of key debates on sex and gender differences in employment and wages. Using the changing structure of the US labor force as an example, second part examines attempted policy responses to
Science Bulletins: Light Pollution—Beyond the Glare
Scientists have long understood that artificial light can disrupt wildlife that takes cues from natural light. It's becoming increasingly clear that light reflected off shiny artificial surfaces such as cars, buildings, and roads can also disrupt animal behavior—sometimes fatally. A new review of research on light pollution by a team of Hungarian and American scientists describes a new concern with polarized light pollution. When light bounces off reflective surfaces, it can become polarized,
The Three Lochs Way: stage 1
A photographic record of the first part of the Three Lochs Way
Hitler's Economics [Day 9 of Robert Wenzel's 30-day reading list that will lead you to become a knowledgeable libertarian, this Mises Daily was originally published August 02, 2003.] For today's generation, Hitler is the most hated man in history, and his reg
[Day 9 of Robert Wenzel's 30-day reading list that will lead you to become a knowledgeable libertarian, this Mises Daily was originally published August 02, 2003.]
For today's generation, Hitler is the most hated man in history, and his reg
This is a game that describes and teaches the mechanisms by which proteins fold to achieve the most desirable configuration.
Images of Earth and Space: SC97 Edition
The entire narrated Images video made for Supercomputing 97
Faith in Suburbia photography project
Faith in Suburbia: a shared photographic journey is a group photography project with senior citizens from six different Ealing-area faith communities. Through taking photographs, the participants explored each others' worship spaces. The project is led by Dr Claire Dwyer (UCL Geography) and award-winning photographer Liz Hingley. Further info: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Faith-in-Suburbia/226875567445926 http://faithinsuburbia.wordpress.com