Using Synchronous Audio or Video in Social Studies Classrooms
With tools such as instant messenger, Facebook chat, and G-chat readily available, students have become accustomed to speaking with friends through the internet. While these tools are often used for social purposes, they can also be effectively employed in classrooms in order to connect students to other peers, teachers, and mentors throughout the world. Synchronous audio and video applications such as Skype allow students and teachers to share ideas with people living all around the globe at no
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Mars Flyover based on MOLA Data for the Carl Sagan Lecture
This visualization of the topography of Mars was created for Maria Zubers Carl Sagan Lecture. The camera flies over several areas of interest. The south pole, Tharsis Rise, the north pole, and Valles Marineris. This animation was created using Maya and Renderman, using MOLA Topography data. The colors represent height - dark blue is about 8km deep and white is over 14km high (as measured from an arbitrary location picked as sea-level).
Author(s): Greg Shirah,Maria Zuber

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Details of a confessed killer emerge in Norway
July 26 - In the wake of the Norway massacre, the details of of a confessed killer as an unemployed, hate-filled man emerges. Deborah Gembara reports.
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7.2.3 Trap 3: interpretation, structure, and analysis

If you deliberately impose an interpretation or analysis on your picture, you preclude the possibility of seeing other, potentially more interesting, features later. Remember the rich picture is a representation of the complexity. If you structure that complexity, you are no longer representing it as you experience it. You also lose the possibility of using the drawing process itself as a means of encountering the complexity in all its fullness.

The trap takes a number of forms.
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Penn Relays 2011
The Penn Relays (also Penn Relays Carnival) is the oldest and largest track and field competition in the United States, hosted annually since April 21, 1895 by the University of Pennsylvania at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It regularly attracts more than 15,000 participants from high schools, colleges, and track clubs throughout North America and abroad, notably Jamaica, competing in more than 300 events over five days. Historically, the event has been credited with popularizing
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Kevin Trenberth: The Role of the Oceans in Climate
The Role of the Oceans in Climate Kevin Trenberth: Senior Scientist and Head of the Climate Analysis Section National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado. This lecture is part of SFU's 2011 global warming seminar series "Global Warming: A Science Perspective". Regardless of one's perspective the effects of global warming are a quantifiable set of environmental results. That is why the SFU Dean of Science Office invited some of the world's leading scientists to present results o
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Technical Communication: Concepts and Practice
Learn technical writing at Simon Fraser University: introduction, concepts, practice, design and editing http://www.sfu.ca/techcomm Technical communication instructor Duncan Kent describes his online introductory technical writing course at Simon Fraser University as a "boot camp for technical writing." The Continuing Studies course, called Concepts and Practice of Technical Communication, is part of an online certificate in technical communication. The course is for advanced and beginner tech
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Subject Special: English and literature

In this subject special on English and literature, we focus on podcasts that are ideal for use with learners of different ages. We feature a few of the podcasts that are listed in the English and Literature category of our Podcast Directory for Educators. These podcasts cover a range of topics, including readin
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Internet and Information Literacy from the course History of Information
This course explores the history of information and associated technologies, uncovering why we think of ours as 'the information age.' We will select moments in the evolution of production, recording, and storage from the earliest writing systems to the world of Short Message Service (SMS) and blogs. In every instance, we'll be concerned with both what and when and how and why, and we will keep returning to the question of technological determinism: how do technological developments affect socie
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The Final Phase: Legacy of Triumph and Tragedy II from the course Introduction to Nonviolence
Introduction to Nonviolence - Fall 2006. This course is an introduction to the science of nonviolence, mainly as seen through the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi. Historical overview of nonviolence East and the West up to the American Civil Rights movement and Martin Luther King, Jr., with emphasis on the ideal of principled nonviolence and the reality of mixed or strategic nonviolence in practice, especially as applied to problems of social justice and defense.
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Rocket Me into Space
One of the exciting challenges for engineers is the idea of exploration. This lesson looks more closely at Spaceman Rohan, Spacewoman Tess, their daughter Maya, and their challenges with getting to space, setting up satellites, and exploring uncharted waters via a canoe. This lesson reinforces rockets as a vehicle that helps us explore outside the Earth's atmosphere (i.e., to move without air) by using the principles of Newton's third law of motion. Also, the ideas of thrust, control and weight
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Multiplication Rule (Probability "and")
The instructor, while using computer software, discusses the multiplication rule in probability. The instructor talks a little fast, so this video will be more helpful if a classroom teacher supplements this information with prior discussion. (03:24)
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Beginner - Answering the door

There are etiquettes that should be followed when knocking the door. Many of us are oblivious to most, particularly to the one on how to announce oneself. Today you will learn what you should say when knocking the door.


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15.012 Applied Macro- and International Economics (MIT)
This course will focus on the environment of firms with particular emphasis on economic variables such as GNP, inflation, interest rates, exchange rates and international trade. The course is divided into five parts: The first presents the basic tools of macroeconomic management by focusing on historical episodes, particularly in the United States. The second looks at national economic strategies for development. The third section concentrates on the recent financial and currency crises in emerg
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The Economics of US Healthcare

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), national health expenditures were $2.5 trillion in 2009, or $8,086 per person. The usual critique of US healthcare discusses how the money is spent and argues that it could be better spent in other ways.

I will not discuss how the money is spent, because value is subjective. Instead, I will show that the Unite
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Amazing Things with Liquid Crystals II
This is one of the Boulder Summer School 2011 lecture videos. The lecturer is Professor Peter Palffy-Muhoray from the Kent State University. You can find the lecture notes on the BSS2011 website under the link of "Lecture Notes": http://boulder.research.yale.edu/Boulder-2011/index.html
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Edward L. Ayers' Keynote Address at Manassas
Edward L. Ayers, president of the University of Richmond, was the keynote speaker at the commemorative events marking the 150th anniversary of the First Battle of Bull Run/Manassas. Footage provided by C-SPAN.
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