ENIAC: The First Computer
The Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, or ENIAC, was created under the direction of John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert of Penn's Moore School of Electrical Engineering (now the School of Engineering and Applied Science). Construction of the 27-ton, 680-square-foot computer began in July 1943 and was announced to the public on Feb. 14, 1946. It was built to calculate ballistic trajectories for the Army during World War II, a time- and labor-intensive process that had previously been p
NIFP Workshop Participant Fears
Presentation in the 2008 Rice University NSF Advance Conference entitled “Negotiating the Ideal Faculty Position”. This handout is from Mikki Hebl's talk entitled "Fear of Failure, Fear of Success".
Observations on Collaborative Design and Multimedia Usage in Virtual Design Studio
The virtual design studio (VDS) points to a new way of practicing and teaching architectural design. As a new phenomenon, little research has been done to evaluate design collaboration and multimedia usage in a distributed workplace like the virtual design studio. Our research provides empirical data on how students actually use multiple media during architectural collaborative design.
The Paper Crane
This video includes text, narration, and pictures for the story The Paper Crane by Molly Bang. The book is part of the suggested reading material listed on the corestandards.org website for grades K-1. (04:10)
Sample performance tasks for this book include:
Students identify words and phrases within Molly Bang’s The Paper Crane that appeal to the senses and suggest the feelings of happiness experienced by the owner of the restaurant (e.g., clapped, played, love
Creating a Supportable and Maintainable System
The most important aspect of any systems project - whether an individual tool, a product release, or a site-specific implementation - is that it is supportable: the right kind of documentation, […]
Sherman County - Wheatacres Ranch
From June 22-30 2011, three OSU representatives toured the state, stopping at Extension County offices, local businesses, farms, and community hubs to award businesses and individuals with Community Impact Awards. OSU Extension faculty nominated the awardees based upon their ongoing support for OSU Extension and their involvement in civic engagement. The tour is part of the celebration of OSU Extension's centennial anniversary, and it's also a personal thank you to the partners and people who
Types of genre subjects seen in Ford's films: Miscellaneous scenes
This dissertation demonstrates John Ford’s use of images from a wide range of sources in many of his films. In particular, it examines Ford’s use of images based on the conventions of American […]
Italy strike adds to debt crisis fears
Sept. 6 - A national strike in Italy and doubts about it and Greece's willingness to push through the austerity demanded by their euro zone partners add to fears that the debt crisis may spiral out of control. Sonia Legg reports.
Sound for Sight
Echolocation is the ability to orient by transmitting sound and receiving echoes from objects in the environment. As a result of a Marco-Polo type activity and subsequent lesson, students learn basic concepts of echolocation. They use these concepts to understand how dolphins use echolocation to locate prey, escape predators, navigate their environment, such as avoiding gillnets set by commercial fishing vessels. Students will also learn that dolphin sounds are vibrations created by vocal organs
Yale economist Shiller says no housing recovery in sight
Aug. 30 - Yale Economist Robert Shiller says the June S&P Case-Shiller survey continues to show a flat U.S. housing market and a rebound is very unlikely in the near future.
HKS75: The Tools to Make a Difference
A new film celebrates Harvard Kennedy School's 75th Anniversary. Learn more at http://www.hks.harvard.edu/75. Film by Steve Atlas
Geospatial Technology Project Management
This course presents the principles of effective project management as applied to the design and implementation of geospatial information systems. Students will be able to: a) Describe what a project is, and the difference between a project, program and a product. b) Describe the constraints of projects. c) Describe project management and its profession. d) Describe the framework within which project management exists (stakeholders, knowledge areas, tools/techniques and portfolios). e) Explore
Curated collection of Plant Sciences resources
This is an evaluated collection of links to resources for learning and teaching subjects relating to Plant Sciences. This forms part of the UK Centre for Bioscience OeRBITAL project.
Curated collection of BioMaths resources
This is an evaluated collection of links to resources for learning and understanding mathematics and statistics within a bioscience context. This forms part of the UK Centre for Bioscience OeRBITAL project.
Hot Apps: IonBallEx, Relaxify, Speed, NightStand Clock, Fastball 2 Hot Apps will feature 5 of the hottest apps each week for the Windows Phone 7. In this episode Laura takes a look at: Please leave suggestions for hot apps that should be featured in the comments section, thanks!
Hot Apps will feature 5 of the hottest apps each week for the Windows Phone 7. In this episode Laura takes a look at:
Please leave suggestions for hot apps that should be featured in the comments section, thanks!
Curriculum Design and Educational Technology
Curriculum Design and Educational Technology is a course offered by the University of Washington Tacoma Education Program. The course recognizes the reality that K-12 teachers are often forced to alter or update existing curriculum or create units of curriculum from scratch. Knowing some methods of curriculum design and instructional design can assist teachers in meeting this need for both classroom instruction and online instruction.
Finding Jealousy - Music Roll Tango
Piano arrangement on hand-punched paper by Frank Milne. A dynamic, mesmerizing piano roll rendition of Jalousie, a tango. Performed and interpreted on a player piano from the 1920s. A Tribute to 'Finding Empathy' at the MIT Saxe Lab. Note the fitting lyrics.
A Celebration of Algebraic Geometry, August 25-28, 2011 Rahul Pandharipande: Kappa classes on the moduli spaces of curves
PMAD Ed Engoron
People Make a Difference with Danny Brassell Guest Ed Engoron Choclatique
Gold selloff normal, bull run still on, says Henwood
Sept. 22 - Gold's recent selloff is a normal consolidation as part of its current bull run, and the market is looking at support at $1,725 and $1,650.