KS2 Numeracy SATs revision 2
The levels test basic skills - addition, subtraction, multiplication and division (without a calculator!) - along with using brackets and questions where a missing number needs to be found. One level tests tables, and finally there are some questions where a calculator may be used, against the clock. Each question uses an on-screen keypad for entering the answers. The order of questions is randomised. Progress is tracked and numerous awards given for achievement at each level.
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"What is it?" Exploring the roles of women throughout Raymond Carver’s short fiction
A majority of critics examine Raymond Carver’s fiction in terms of minimalism, but in this thesis, I highlight the themes in Carver’s work rather than emphasize the format. Many women in Carver’s work contrast the futility of their male counterparts by showing a determination to move on with their lives. By looking at each of Carver’s major collections of short stories, one may find a progression in the way women react to the hopeless situations in their lives. Carver’s early stories,
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The end and the beginning:a model for analyzing visual/verbal news broadcasts of protest coverage
This project brings together two areas of prior research: framing and visual rhetoric. Framing as it relates to news coverage of protests constitutes the core theoretical foundation. In using prior research by McLeod, Gitlin, and Lee, we see how news coverage can potentially bias an audience against protestors. However, this research focuses extensively on newspapers or transcripts of televised news. Consequently, by combining visual theories like semiotics, gestalt, and film theory into a visua
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Will you be my friend? An analysis of friendster.com
Friendster.com was launched in California in 2002 with 20 users. Today, it has more than 27 million members and it is especially popular among Southeast Asian women. It differs from other online dating sites in that users must be approved before they can become part of a user’s personal network. This study explores what may have made the site so attractive, as well as how its users represent themselves in their personal profiles. Drawing on social constructionist and feminist theories, this th
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The first year impact of a professional learning community on low achieving 7th and 8th grade studen
The purpose of this study was to measure the impact on low achieving learners within the first year implementation of a professional learning community in a large suburban middle school located in the Midwest. Interventions through collaborative efforts were devised for low achieving learners and implemented. Grade trends for students earning below average and failing grades in all subject areas in the 7th and 8th grade were examined from each quarter of the previous four years and compared to g
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Basic computer literacy training to increase comfort levels with computers and improve behaviors of
This study researched the effect of a basic computer course on the comfort level with computers and Internet on 17 Spanish-speaking, non-computer literate adults. It also identified any increase of the participants’ integration of computers and Internet into employment related activities. Five male and twelve female Hispanic adults completed a four-day basic computer literacy training course. Data collected through pre and post content exams; pre, post, and follow-up comfort and use surveys, a
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How to Teach Descriptive Writing
Homeschooling Teaching Tips. When teaching descriptive writing, it's helpful to show students how to bring in information through the senses. Teach a student to think about how something smells or feels with help from a writing instuctor and former classroom teacher. (02:04)
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Getting Lost in Buildings
Most everyone has experienced getting lost in a building -- hospitals, museums, libraries and shopping malls top the list of structures that leave us turned around and wondering where to go next. University of Notre Dame Psychology Professor Laura Carlson researches why people get lost in buildings. http://newsinfo.nd.edu/news/17446/
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Creative enterprise in west Yorkshire Arts organisations
This report describes and theorises the findings of a workshop discussion, commissioned by WYLLN, into the views of arts organizations on the challenges they face in becoming more enterprising and less grant dependent.
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Particle technology : membranes and colloids
This is a video of the sixth lecture in the module Particle Technology, delivered to second year students who have already studied basic fluid mechanics. Membranes and Colloids covers the different types of particle related pressure driven membrane separations and models of flux decay and fouling. Colloidal behaviour using the DLVO theory is also covered, including colloid stability. This material is suitable for HND, BSc, BEng, MEng, and MSc levels. This open educational resource was rele
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Distributed Web Systems - Distributed Systems Architectures
This lecture forms part of the "Distributed Systems Architectures" topic in the Distributed Web Systems module.
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Particle technology : filtration
This is a video of the fifth lecture in the module Particle Technology, delivered to second year students who have already studied basic fluid mechanics. Filtration covers the modification of Darcys law to predictive filtration design equations as well as ones used for test data analysis. Examples of industrial equipment for filtration are included. This material is suitable for HND, BSc, BEng, MEng, and MSc levels. This open educational resource was released through the Higher Education A
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Floral Ceramic Brooch and Earrings
Ceramic floral posy brooch with red, blu and yellow flowers set in green leaves. Matching clip on earrings. Secured in base of original box. Maker: Crown - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Dolls clothes. Purple dress
Purple dress with short sleves , at the top of each sleve a lot of bids work finished with bid wings on each. Bids work around the neck (pink, blue, silver). 6 buttons at the back. the one at the top finish with bid flower inside.Skirt part has 19 coloured pannels (each mulitcoloured green, beige, purple, red, pink) with bids work (black, red, purple,pink).Lower part has a lines with bids work (some have form of flowers), ended with pearls. Inside underskirt, satin, green in very bad condition d
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Japan in war and peace
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009/2010 This module consists of a detailed examination of the critical period in Japanese history from the end of the Pacific War through the U.S. Occupation between 1945 and 1952 and recovery in the 1960s and beyond. The lectures and seminars examine the following topics: Japan’s Road to War The Japanese experience of war and defeat The A-bomb in history and memory The ‘Allied’
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Pair of Round Tortoiseshell Spectacles
Pair of round tortoiseshell spectacles in a spectacle case. Case id marked: A C Carroll Opticians but l;ocation is illegible. Case contained tobacco wrapper for Hearts of Oak Smoking Tobacco - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Toolkit: ‘How to Make Your Case for Education & Training’
This is a unique business case toolkit around Improving Health offering any professional in health and social care a simple, effective way to produce business cases to successfully secure funds for their continuing professional development. It contains an evidence based, module specific business proposal for health professionals to use to establish their current levels of knowledge, understanding and experience, and plan development of their competencies within the framework of the health needs
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Espoir et Histoire

Les mouvements de révolte qui secouent actuellement notre société sont symptomatiques d'une crise du jeu démocratique. La représentation politique ne fonctionne pas comme elle le devrait puisqu'il est désormais nécessaire de s'exprimer ailleurs, hors du cadre ordinaire de représentation.

Pourquoi assistons-nous à une crise aussi éloquente et visible? Est-il possible d'envisager le devenir d'une humanité en difficulté en terme d'espoir?

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