"Advanced Semantics, Spring 2009"
" In the wake of Katrina the entire gulf coast is embroiled in a struggle over what constitutes "appropriate" rebuilding and redevelopment efforts. This practicum will engage students in a set of work groups designed to assist local community based institutions and people in shaping the policy and practices that will guide the redevelopment and rebuilding efforts in the city of New Orleans."
"The Physics of Energy, Fall 2009"
"This course is designed to give you the scientific understanding you need to answer questions like: How much energy can we really get from wind? How does a solar photovoltaic work? What is an OTEC (Ocean Thermal Energy Converter) and how does it work? What is the physics behind global warming? What makes engines efficient? How does a nuclear reactor work, and what are the realistic hazards? The course is designed for MIT sophomores, juniors, and seniors who want to und
The Crime at Tony's Pizza Place
Wave = Hit
Georgetown Daily 5, Part 1
This selection contains a video of a teacher describing strategies she uses for read to self and read to someone in her classroom. Several tips are provided for helping students achieve success including keeping students on-task and a framework for defining unknown words. ( 7:26)
The week ahead: August 11th 2011
An important anniversary for currency markets, a poignant ceremony for Berliners and a dangerous horse race for the Sienese
This is a creative ad with an escalator that breaks down with people still on it. The ad was originally created by Becel to help encourage people to exercise. But it could also be used to inspire people to think outside the box. (02:04) For older students, but teachers need to help explain it before showing the video.
Young Giant Pandas Playing
This very short video shows young Giant Pandas playing on a swing. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connections between nature and the classroom. (Less Than 1 Minute)
Welcome and Opening Remarks, History
It’s Day 95 in MIT’s 150 days of sesquicentennial celebration, and all thoughts turn to the evolution of computer science and MIT’s pivotal role in that history. As Victor Zue puts it so succinctly, “Computers sure have changed.” They are even invading biology, and President Hockfield (who is also a Professor of N
Developing International and Industrial Collaborations: Ricardo Martinez Botas
June 23, 2011
During the Global Fellows Summer Program run jointly between MIT and Imperial College London, Ricardo Martinez Botas Ph.D, a businessman with relations to fifteen companies, takes elements from his academic and occupational opportunities and experiences in mechanical engineering and speaks about the impact that it has had on his life. Key points include: take opportunities at your academic institution; take risks and share your work abroad; sell yourself with an image/idea tha
Bass Performance 101: Modes
Learn more about Danny's course at: http://bit.ly/wDIuOV Danny Morris--or Danny Mo, as he's known to his students--is a Professor of Bass at Berklee College of Music, and the author/instructor of Berkleemusic online courses Bass Performance 101 and R&B Bass. He is known for his muted tone, warm personality, and ability to work with all level of students. Danny gigs regularly with the band Calypso Hurricane and was the bass player for the James Montgomery Blues Band and Jon Pousette-Dart band
Rod Morgenstein - Rock Drums - Berkleemusic Open House
Learn more about Rod's course at: http://bit.ly/ABCqvs Berkleemusic hosted an online Open House with instructor Rod Morgenstein, author/instructor of Berkleemusic's online course Rock Drums, on July 28th. Rod has over 35 years of real-life performing experience, which includes recording on over 50 CDs and playing over 3,000 concerts in 25 countries. Rod is a founding member of the Emmy-nominated progressive rock fusion group the Dixie Dregs, and an original member of the heavy metal band Wing
Young students follow path to biomedical research
Young students participate in the Physician Scientist Training Program at Southern Methodist University this summer. The PSTP is a national program developed in 1990 by SMU alumnus Moses Williams '78, '82 to increase the number of underrepresented minority students in biomedical research fields.
Teaching Ethics in schools - is Fred Nile right?
Associate Professor Philip Cam from UNSW's School of History and Philosophy on the proposed banning of Ethics classes in schools.
Generators: Three Mile Island vs. Hoover Dam
Students are given a history of electricity and its development into the modern age lifeline upon which we so depend. The methods of power generation are introduced, and further discussion of each technology's pros and cons follows.
Search & Rescue Dogs
Search and Rescue dogs are the silent heroes that help find lost people and pets. This selection contains actual video of search and rescue dogs with commentary by founder of International Canine Search and Rescue Services. ( 2:59)
20-million year-old fossil found
Aug. 4 - A 20-million year-old fossil, thought to be from a distant cousin of modern apes, is discovered in Uganda. Tara Cleary reports.
Putin calls U.S. "parasite" on global economy
Aug. 2 - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin calls the United States a "parasite" on the world economy. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
The Rise of Al Qaeda. Guest: Peter Dale Scott Fall 2007
The Rise of Al Qaeda - Guest: Peter Dale Scott, Emeritus Professor of English, UC Berkeley. From IAS 180: Issues in Foreign Policy after 911 - Fall 2007. This course provides an opportunity to study and discuss issues and events having recent international impact and/or interest. The course will present a multidisciplinary perspective on specific subjects with the intent of linking students with the scholars and scholarship involved in understanding and explaining current international issues, e