Digital case methodology: A study of student teachers' co-construction of professional knowledge
Case pedagogy has a growing position in inquiry oriented teacher education programmes as means of bridging gaps between every-day and professional conceptions of teaching and learning and enhancing contextual and collaborative learning. The paper look at how a CSCL environment may enforce and improve collective thinking and professional reflection by the use of a cased based learning model in pre-service teacher education. The study is based on computer-supported learning resources developed at
Semantic Annotation for Learning Material
This paper aims at providing the specification for semantic annotation tools for e-learning. From the specific requirements of annotating learning material, we categorize and evaluate the existing annotation tools, mainly general purpose ones. We illustrate two research prototypes of annotation tools we developed, and evaluate to what extend the specific requirements of annotating learning material are reached by these research prototypes.
Acid Rain Effects
Students conduct a simple experiment to model and explore the harmful effects of acid rain (vinegar) on living (green leaf and eggshell) and non-living (paper clip) objects.
Two Quaker Women Seated in Front of a Bookcase
Two women in Quaker dress and bonnets are seated in a room in front of a bookcase.
Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
The popular Learning Adventures series at DiscoverySchool.com (last mentioned in the March 8, 2002 NSDL Physical Science Report) has a feature on the International Space Station. Its assembly is one of the most ambitious engineering projects ever, and this site explains a few of the details of the multi-year process. In the Mission Basics section, there are specific facts, discussions about various aspects of the station, and virtual tours of some of the stations modules. Astronaut profiles and
Where is your favourite place?
The English National Curriculum subject Citizenship: Unit 05 Living in a Diverse World, Section 2. What are different places like? To encourage the children to think about how other people live their lives and complete a series of tasks. Through a range of activities, they explore sameness, difference and diversity. Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2,
Social Disparities in Housing and Related Pediatric Injury: A Multilevel Study
Objectives. We conducted an ecologic analysis to determine whether housing characteristics mediate the associations between concentration of poverty and pediatric injury and between concentration of racial minorities and pediatric injury and whether the association between housing conditions and pediatric injury is independent of other risks. Methods. We created a hierarchical data set by linking individual-level data for pediatric injury with census data. Effect sizes were estimated with a Poi
Sea star in the North Sea
On seabed,A sea star on the seabed at the bottom of the Thistle platform in the North Sea
Pollack, plumose anemones and Lophelia pertusa in the North Sea
Lophelia and Metridium attached to subsea structre. Pollack swimming around structure,Pollack, plumose anemones and a colony of Lophelia pertusa on the subsea structure of the Thistle platform in the North Sea
Community of anemones, sea stars, brittle stars, mussels and hydroids in the North Sea
Living on subsea structure,A community of soft corals, sea stars, brittle stars, anemones, mussels and hydroids living on and around the bottom of the Heather Alpha platform in the North Sea
Anglo-Jewish Association Summary (Box 4, Folder 6) 1877
Box 4, Folder 6 contains a summary of the reports submitted to the council of the Anglo-Jewish Association.,The digitization of the Board of Delegates of American Israelites records at the Center for Jewish History was supported in part by funds from the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) through the New York State Regional Bibliographic Databases Program.,Box 4, Folder 6 contains a summary of the reports submitted to the council of the Anglo-Jewish Association.,Digital image
Humor, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship
This course is designed for the student who likes to live on the edge. It is about a way of thinking, living, and working. We will integrate humor, creativity, and entrepreneurship into this course. The course will challenge some of your current beliefs and philosophies concerning how people live and work in organizations. The course emphasizes humor, creativity, and entrepreneurship as a way of life. The course is designed to help students use humor, creativity, and entrepreneurship in their ow
This course involves the strategic and tactical planning of an actual business enterprise. Students will be introduced to entrepreneurship, the planning process, and frameworks for strategic and financial planning in addition to other topics. By exposing students to a unique living / learning environment, this course will challenge students to confront more advanced issues faced by today's entrepreneurs. A strong emphasis on teamwork, leadership and risk versus reward will be explored. Studen
Emerging Enterprise Consulting (Syracuse University)
Entrepreneurship is the key to the American dream. Sustainable growth and an enhanced standard of living for all Americans are dependent on a vibrant, growing entrepreneurial sector. There is a need for entrepreneurs with creative business concepts and the courage to turn these concepts into sustainable enterprises that create jobs for citizens and create value for customers. There is a key difference, however, between starting a business and growing one. The majority of small businesses fail to
Education Kit on Combating Desertification
This kit is aimed at teachers and their pupils at the end of primary school education living in areas affected by or under threat from desertification.
Diversity in the Changing State
The Gold Rush had a tremendous impact on the population and culture of California. Before the Gold Rush, the population consisted mainly of Native Californians and Californios (settlers and landowners of mixed Spanish, Native Californian, and African descent). But gold fever brought people to California from all over the country and world. The Anglo Americans (of English, Irish, or Scots descent), other Europeans (including Italians, Russians, and others), Chinese, Asians, African Americans, and
The nitrogen cycle: what goes around comes around
The gas we do need, oxygen, makes up only 20 percent of the atmosphere. Commonly, our students equate the atmosphere, or air, with oxygen, unaware that atmospheric nitrogen is as essential to living things as carbon and water. This publication will provide you with resources designed to help students gain knowledge regarding nitrogen, how it cycles, and its biological importance.
Essential Science for Teachers: Life Science: Session 1. What Is Life?
What distinguishes living things from dead and nonliving things? No single characteristic is enough to define what is meant by life. In this session, five characteristics are introduced as unifying themes in the living world.,This segment shows an analogy of a car and a cell and how the analogy breaks down.
Essential Science for Teachers: Life Science: Session 2. Classifying Living Things
How can we make sense of the living world? During this session, a systematic approach to biological classification is introduced as a starting point for understanding the nature of the remarkable diversity of life on Earth.,This segment asks four questions about an organism that will be useful for classification: 1. Does it have more than one cell? 2. Do the cells contain a nucleus? 3. Is there a cell wall? 4. How does it obtain food?
The Flying Kiwi: Life on Earth
The Flying Kiwi website was created by Richard Seaman, a software engineer and talented amateur photographer with a penchant for traveling. Seaman's Life on Earth section shares great photos of reptiles, fungi, insects, birds, and marine life taken in countries around the world. For example, the Reptiles section links to images of iguanas in Belize and Guatemala; the Insects section contains photographs of butterflies in Costa Rica and Vietnam; and the Life Underwater section offers beautiful im