Grounding Collaborative Knowledge Building
in Semantics-Based Critiquing
In this paper we investigate the use of Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA), Critiquing Systems, and Knowledge Building to support computer-based teaching of English composition. We have built and tested an English Composition Critiquing System that make use of LSA to analyze student essays and compute feedback by comparing their essays with teacher's model essays. LSA values are input to a critiquing component to provide a user interface for the students. A software agent can also use the critic fe
An e-Learning platform for SME Manager Upgrade and its Evolution Toward a Distributed Training Envir
The purpose of this paper is to describe the work in progress related to the customisation, the trial and the evaluation of an innovative e-learning platform for manager upgrade in Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) in the framework of an EC funded project named InTraServ and its forthcoming re-engineering process aimed to the adoption of distributed services in the framework of another EC funded project named Diogene. The present e-learning solution includes several state-of-the-art technologi
Novel study: "Lucky Charms and Birthday Wishes"
Although this is a unit developed for instruction in language arts, it has a curriculum focus for healthful living. The unit usually takes about 4-5 weeks to complete. A major piece of this unit focuses on identifying and listing characteristics of people.
Global Warming: The Hydrogen Car
Is the hydrogen car the answer to global warming? This video segment adapted from NOVA/FRONTLINE looks at the pros and cons of this developing technology.
In this interactive activity from NOVA Online, you can see the four primary types of earthquakes produced by volcanoes and the signals each produces on a seismometer.
How Do Avalanches Form?
In this video segment adapted from NOVA, dramatic footage of avalanches and animations of ice crystals illustrate how a layer of weakly-bonded snow can contribute to a devastating avalanche.
Blogging with students
Studetns taking part in a life discussion
Little Rock Nine
This collection of photos shows scenes from the controversial desegregation of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957.
Work with dialogue 'Ein neuer Mac'
Transcript, translation, vocabulary, tips on pronunciation
Copyright in relation to Wendy Cope
The Poetry Foundation website features an article and user comments on using Wendy Cope's poetry and how she enforces her copyright strongly. It discusses the issues around using Cope's and other's poetry in your own work.
"Get the Rope!" Anti-German Violence in World War I-era Wisconsin
In the early 20th century, German Americans were the nation's largest immigrant group. Although they were regarded as a model of successful assimilation, they faced vicious--and sometimes violent--attacks on their loyalty when the United States went to war against Germany in 1917. The most notorious incident was the lynching of German-born Robert Prager in Colinsville, Illinois, in April 1918. Other incidents stopped just short of murder. In a statement made on October 22, 1918, John Deml, a far
"Eight Hours a Day and Better Conditions": Andrew Pido Explains His Support for the 1919 Steel Strik
In the dramatic 1919 steel strike, 350,000 workers walked off their jobs and crippled the industry. The U.S. Senate Committee on Education and Labor set out to investigate the strike while it was still in progress. In his testimony before the committee, Slavic steelworker Andrew Pido described the discrimination faced by some immigrant workers and how that discrimination - along with long pay and poor conditions--encouraged them to unionize and strike.
Oceans of Kansas
Oceans of Kansas is the unofficial, but highly useful, web page of the Sternberg Museum of Natural History. To find content, scroll to the middle of the page. The website contains information on exhibits, articles with photographs of fossils and paintings about marine reptiles and fish who flourished in the Western Interior Sea. The site also contains an online collection of full-text paleontology papers, and a links page.
Underneath the Mountains
These lecture notes discuss the role of buoyancy, flexure, and erosion in the earth's topography and the lifetime of mountain ranges. It recalls Pascal's law that pressure of a material overlying a fluid is equal everywhere at a given depth and Archimedes' principle that a body in a fluid is buoyed up with a force equal to the weight (mass x volume) of the displaced fluid. Continents are buoyant crust floating on denser mantle, so a 4 km high mountain range must have a 20 km deep root. According
Adult Artemia blood circulation
Artemia adult's blood circulation in the tail and appendages.
Walt Disney-Noah's Ark-1959-Part 2 of 2
The well-known Biblical tale is brought to life as a stop-motion musical, which feels more like Rankin/Bass's specials in the medium than a Disney production, only it's more stylized. Noah is advised by a heavenly voice that a great rainstorm is coming which will wipe out most of Earth's inhabitants. So he and his three sons build a boat to precise specifications and begin rounding up two animals of every kind. When the lengthy time on the boat brings spirits down, Noah's sons provide some music
The newly renovated and re-named Museum of Contemporary Art (formerly the University Gallery) has re-opened with David Goldblatt's show "Intersections Intersected". Check out this powerful exhibit and the museum's new identity!
UWTV Fast Break: Scott Roth, Pole Vaulting
UWTV profiles University of Washington pole vaulter, Scott Roth.
'Grease' Vocal Rehearsal
Vocalists for the upcoming SUNY Oswego production of "Grease" rehearsing.
"City of Louisville" near Madison, Indiana
The ship was built in 1894, in Jeffersonville, Indiana by the Howard Company. It was 301 feet long and 42.7 feet wide x 7 feet deep. It was built for the Louisville-Cincinnati trade and had 72 staterooms. In April, 1894, she completed a record run from Louisville to Cincinnati of 9 hours and 42 minutes. She was lost in ice in Cincinnati in January, 1918.