This online teacher packet for grades K-3 teaches basic concepts for visualizing objects from different perspectives and how to understand and use maps. The kit includes seven lesson plans, activity sheets, and a printable poster.
Entrepreneurship as New Venture Creation
Managers tend to be mainly concerned with the accumulation of resource. In contrast, entrepreneurs are concerned with the relentless pursuit of opportunities. Learning to identify and act on new opportunities is the primary objective of this course. This of particular importance in the period prior to 2001 when rapid start-up of new ventures whose business model revolved around capturing more of an industry value chain through the use of internet and similar information technologies. Learning to
The Business Plan Laboratory
The Business Plan Laboratory has been created for non-business students who are either competing in the Syracuse Business Plan Competition, or have an idea for a venture but do not know how to put together a professional business plan. It will meet one night per week during the Spring Semester. The Lab will have a very "hands-on" focus, where we work with student business concepts in discussing how to put together a great plan, including the mechanics of such challenges as defining a market and
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
Games Technologies for Learning
The Games Technologies for Learning report explores the ways in which games technologies can be used to enhance teaching and learning, and provides advice for schools and colleges wishing to introduce...
Friday Gallery Talk: Randall Packer on Gary Hill
American University media professor Randall Packer talks about Gary Hill's "Suspension of Disbelief (for Marine)," 1991-1992.
Producing Films for Social Change
This is an intensive, hands-on editorial and production course in which students pitch their ideas and then research, report, produce, shoot, write, and edit their own short documentary films on social issues affecting the local community, the U.S., or the world. Readings and discussions focus on current news, media ethics, media literacy, the declining credibility of the press, journalists? responsibilities to the public, social justice issues, First Amendment principles, corporate media owners
Promoting Positive Development Among Youth
The focus this semester will be a discussion and analysis of national, and in particular, international perspectives on promoting positive development through youth participation in, and leadership of, civil society. The course will present the work of scholars and practitioners who have pursued (a) the building of civil society through the strategy of youth civic engagment and the fostering of healthy individual development; and (b) the promotion of positive development through engaging youth i
The Value of a Girl
In this video from Wide Angle, meet Santosh Kohli, a worker in India's BPO industry who hails from a family of modest means.
Sound Curricular Unit
Students learn the connections between the science of sound waves and engineering design for sound environments. Through three lessons, students come to better understand sound waves, including how they change with distance, travel through different mediums, and are enhanced or mitigated in designed sound environments. Students are introduced to audio engineers who use their expert scientific knowledge to manipulate sound for the production of music and film. They learn how the invention of the
Thematic Poetry Videos
Overview: Youth literacy can be promoted by leveraging youth culture, such as rap/music videos. By merging sound and visual imagery with text, a poetry writing task can be transformed into a multi-media video assignment. English teachers with access to a computer lab equipped with video editing software (e.g. i-Movie) can carry this out with their classes. Alternatively, English and computer lab teachers can collaborate to have their students produce thematic poetry videos as the culminating act
Where Are the MDGs?
By investigating the coverage of the Millennium Development Goals in the media, students learn about both the local and global presence of development issues, as well as gain an introduction to the way the media represents these issues in different parts of the world.
Youth Perspectives as Primary Sources
A special issue of Panorama, the online magazine of TakingITGlobal, was dedicated to the Millennium Development Goals and One World Youth Project Ambassadors from seven countries maintain a group blog that details the issues they have identified in their communities and action projects they are undertaking. Using these articles, students can apply previous learning about primary sources to understand the perspectives of youth around the world who are identifying issues and addressing the Goals i
Something Fishy-Fishing in Ireland Quiz
The user will be enabled to learn some of main fishing ports in Ireland. The user will be enabled to learn some of the types of fish in Ireland. The user will be enabled to discuss the importance of fishing as a primary industry in Ireland.
Farming in Ireland Quiz
The user will be enabled to test his/her knowledge on various types of farming in Ireland. The user will be enabled to test his/her knowledge on the products of farming in Ireland. The user will be enabled to develop an understanding of the importance of farming in Ireland as a primary industry.
Reporting America at War
These learning materials are designed to engage students in hands-on activities that stimulate them, and, most importantly, encourage critical thinking in the classroom. These educational activities in this section will provide high school social studies, media education and language arts teachers, as well as college journalism and communication educators with extensive lesson plans, resource materials, and discussion questions to introduce students to the world of war correspondence. Reporting
Genetically Modified Foods
This lesson is designed to expose students to the various issues surrounding GMO foods and to help them understand the complexity of the issues surrounding the biotechnology movement. Students will read aloud from two NewsHour pieces, both of which involve a variety of perspectives surrounding the GMO issue. Additionally, students will try to identify GMO foods that they have consumed and discuss the "to label or not to label" debate. At home students will be surveying family and/or peers and at
Digital Libraries and Archives, Winter 2009
This course focuses on the current state of "digital libraries" from a multidisciplinary perspective. Its point of departure is the possibilities and prospects for convergence of professions and cultures around the notion of digital media and content. The course covers the history of the idea of the digital library and the digital archive, especially its manifestation as projects and programs in academic, nonprofit, and research settings, and the suite of policy issues that influence the develop
Sniffing around Twitter If you’re into social media and have a Twitter account, you can now keep tabs on Cody there. His little paws will be tapping out messages over there whenever the mood strikes him. He and I are both total newbies…
If you’re into social media and have a Twitter account, you can now keep tabs on Cody there. His little paws will be tapping out messages over there whenever the mood strikes him. He and I are both total newbies…
Introductory MIT Courses, Media, Music and The Arts
MIT offers a selection of courses to explore Media, Music and the Arts at MIT.