Professor Jerry Wellington provides a commentary on a sample chapter on observation from 'Research Methods in Early Childhood Education' by Mukherji and Albon. This chapter provides a helpful introduction to the use of observation, its historical background, different types of observation and some of the problematic issues involved in doing it - such as recording, reporting and the avoidance of bias.
Mixed Methods Research
Professor Jerry Wellington provides a commentary on a sample chapter on mixed methods research from 'Introduction to Research Methods in Education' by Keith Punch. Most research projects into an aspect of teaching and learning (i.e. educational research) will quite rightly employ a mixture of methods. Indeed, the very nature of most important research questions in education (usually what, how or why questions when it comes down to it) actually demands that a range of methodologies and methods wi
Sci-tutors: Ethnicity and Gender Issues in Science
This article on the Sci-tutors website stresses the importance of ensuring that trainees have access to appropriate ideas and resources to enable them to engage with ethnicity and gender issues. An introduction to the legal framework is provided together with examples of course related activities and resources. These have been used in both primary and secondary training programmes.
What is the Weather Song
This simple song and video poses the question "What is the Weather Today?". The song is sung two times accompanied by images of various types of weather. It is extremely short, but could be useful in an early childhood classroom as an introduction to discussing weather each day.
Virtual Maths, Brick Density, Water Displacement method video
Video demonstrating how to measure the density of a brick using the water displacement method.
Judge Mervyn King guest lecture - "Governance & Responsibility"
Professor Mervyn King, Senior Counsel and former Judge of the Supreme Court of South Africa, delivered the keynote speech at the launch of the new Centre for Governance, Leadership and Global Responsibility, held in the University's Rose Bowl on Thursday 1 May. Mervyn King is one of the world's foremost authorities on corporate governance and sustainability. Professor King is also: Chairman of the International Integrated Reporting Council; past chairman and member of the United Nations Steering
Step aside, bone diggers and fossil hunters. Scientists are now using computer modeling and a better understanding of living animals to bring dinosaurs back to life, virtually.
15.968 The Sociology of Strategy (MIT)
This seminar provides an introduction to scholarship in a growing research community: the sociologists and sociologically-inclined organization theorists who study issues that relate, at least in a broad sense, to the interdisciplinary field of inquiry that is known as "strategy" or "strategic management" research. The course is not designed to survey the field of strategy. Rather, the focus is on getting a closer understanding of the recent work by sociologists and sociologically-oriented organ
R&D | Ann Temkin | Salon 1 (2 of 6)
Ann Temkin, Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture, MoMA, discusses the traditional role of a modern and contemporary art curator. MoMA R&D Salon 1: A Curator's Tale http://momarnd.moma.org/ October 15, 2012 All videos © 2014 The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Tensile test on annealed copper: necking effect
Necking of annealed copper during a tensile test, at five times actual speed. From TLP: Introduction to mechanical testing, http://www.msm.cam.ac.uk/doitpoms/tlplib/mechanical-testing/results2.php
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History of Nikola Tesla
A light but accurate bio of Tesla in the United States. The start of the AC/DC argument and the battle between Edison and Tesla/Westinghouse. He created 700 patents. This three minute video is very worthwhile for science classes and history classes. Perhaps a compare and contrast essay on Tesla and Edison or a debate?
Catholic Studies | University of St. Thomas
An introduction to Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN, USA.
iMurmur 2 App for iOS
Heart Sounds Reference Library. The famously popular iMurmur Heart Sounds Teaching App, now with major upgrades: * REAL PATIENT SOUNDS REPLACE ARTIFICIAL SOUNDS. * ACTUAL PHONOCARDIOGRAMS AS WELL AS DIAGRAMS * ADD YOUR OWN NOTES * EMAIL LIBRARY SOUNDS IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the use of REAL PATIENT SOUNDS with low bass content, you MUST use GOOD SEALED HEADPHONES to listen to iMurmur sound recordings. The Built-in speaker WILL NOT PRODUCE REAL HEART SOUNDS!We at Thinklabs liked iMurmur 1.0 so muc
1942 Battle of Midway Part 1 of 6
First part of a BBC documentary on the Battle of Midway in World War II, including original footage from 1942. Modern color footage and recreations.
An analysis of the SRL potential of a Technology Enhanced Learning Environment based on the collabor
This report presents an analysis of the potential support to Self-Regulated Learning granted by a communication environment developed to support teachers' collaboration on Learning Objects. The analysis is made by applying a check-list developed within the European project TELEPEERS.,Research report
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence - Introduction to Problem Solving as Search
This tutorial forms part of the "Introduction to Problem Solving as Search" topic in the Introduction to Artificial Intelligence module.
Five hours of high quality culture a week for all schoolchildren.
As headlined in the media, on Wednesday 13th February 2008 the Culture Secretary and the Children's Secretary jointly announced that schoolchildren should be offered five hours of ‘high quality culture' a week. They were speaking on the introduction of a £25 million pilot project to be run by a new body, the Youth Culture Trust.