eBird's goal is to maximize the utility and accessibility of the vast numbers of bird observations made each year by recreational and professional bird watchers. It is amassing one of the largest and fastest growing biodiversity data resources in existence. For example, in 2006, participants reported more than 4.3 million bird observations across North America. The observations of each participant join those of others in an international network of eBird users. eBird then shares these observati
Visualizing Cultures opens a window on modern times by wedding popular images and scholarly commentary in ways that were not technologically possible until recently. Focusing to date on Japan and Asia in the modern world, these units enable users to “see” historical moments as they were actually depicted for mass audiences at the time from various national, cultural, racial, ideological, and individual perspectives. The graphics themselves also reflect the evolving nature of different medium
At Home on the Prairie
The Western landscape which George Catlin encountered on his travels was dominated by the great expanse of the tall and short grass prairies. Home to countless species of plant and animal life, the great prairies once spanned millions of acres across North America. Today less than ten percent of the complex ecosystem remains, largely under the protection of parks and nature preserves. In this lesson students will gain an understanding of the interdependence of living organisms on the prairie and
Literacy for Globalists Project
The Literacy for Globalists Project is a web-based citizen self-education curriculum about America's global affairs. Our goal is to empower participants -- Globalists -- to engage, broaden, and enrich a national discussion of U.S. foreign policy, supplementing the input of media and policy makers with the voices of citizens.
Global Change Teacher's Guide
Global change is a relatively new area of scientific study using research from many disciplines to determine how Earth systems change, and to assess the influence of human activity on these changes. The Global Change section of the Teaching Packet consists of an introduction and five activities. In teaching these activities, four themes are important: time, change, cycles, and Earth as home.
Virtual Maths - Numbers, Geometry 3D shapes
Diagrams and forumulas for calculating area and volume of 3D shapes cube, cuboid, cylinder, sphere, hemisphere, triangular prism, frustrum, cone, pyramid
Air-sea Interactions: Activities in Oceanography
This set of online activities helps students learn properties of ocean waves, wind-wave relationships and properties of tsunamis. The second part of the module explains the El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and its impacts on global climates. Activities includes simple calculations, discovery learning, and using multiple choice self-testing. The module uses a combination of satellite imagery, simulations, animations and drawings to present relationships between atmospheric and oceanic processe
Christian Aid: Paper Bag Game
Fun and interactive, simulations games use role-play and decision-making to explore real life global issues. This is a popular and highly interactive game that gives an insight into what life is like for poor people trying to earn a living. Focusing on poor children in India, this game challenges pupils to find out if they could survive on the streets of Kolkata. Age: 9+
Admiral Michael Mullen at Texas A&M University (2)
http://www.tamu.edu/ Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke on U.S. military power in a global environment at Texas A&M University. The Aggieland visit by the nation's top military officer was sponsored by the George Bush School of Government a
Law School Dedication at Marquette University
Ray and Kay Eckstein Hall was dedicated Sept. 8, 2010, and students, faculty, alumni, friends of the university, community members, and three distinguished speakers — United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson, and New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan — gathered to celebrate. The new building seeks to be a center for rigorous legal education, a substantive interchange for the community, and a place where interested parties advanc
5.8 The written word
Effective communication is the key to a successful presentation. This unit will provide you with a systematic approach to develop the necessary skills. It is important to understand that effective presentation skills can be practised and learned. It is the content of your presentation, and the simple delivery of clear and reasoned arguments, which will help you to achieve your objectives.
An Analysis of the Applications of Rapid Prototyping in Architecture
Rapid prototyping (RP) techniques are widely used within the design/manufacturing industry and are well established in manufacturing industry. These digital techniques offer quick and accurate prototypes with relatively low cost when we require exact likeness to a particular scale and detail. 3D modeling of buildings on CAD-systems in the AEC sector is now becoming more popular and becoming widely used practice as the higher efficiency of working with computers is being recognized. However the b
Extreme Global Makeover
Modernization is an important issue in the New York State Global History and Geography curriculum. Students are expected to understand how modernization may impact such areas as society, politics, the economy, and the environment. In the Global History and Geography curriculum, a study of historical examples of modernization includes examples of attempts to transform society, such as the Meiji Restoration or Kemal Ataturk. In this lesson, two PBS WIDE ANGLE documentaries -- "To Have and Have Not
Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science: Session 1. Earth's Solid Membrane: Soil
How does soil appear on a newly born, barren volcanic island? In this session, participants explore how soil is formed, its role in certain Earth processes, its composition and structure, and its place in the structure of the Earth.,This segment provides an introduction to soil: How does soil form?
RTIP Start Living Your Dream
Start living your dream at the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program. http://UA-RTIP.org. The Race Track Industry Program (RTIP) at the University of Arizona is the only program of its kind. We offer two paths based on student interest. The Business Path prepares students for employment in the areas of race track management, regulation and pari-mutuel racing organizations. The Equine Management Path prepares students for employment in areas dealing with racing and breeding animals.
Independence from Epilepsy
This spot opens on a classic small-town 4th of July parade. We see a patient sitting in his living room alone, separated from the celebration taking place outside his window. Dr. Jonathan Edwards reminds us that while everyone talks about independence, the word has a different meaning for the thousands of people suffering from epilepsy. He tells us about a surgical procedure available at MUSC that is making independence a reality again for patients with epilepsy.
Energy Quest: Interactive Game
A highly entertaining and educational site where the students click on various objects to learn about them and their energy sources. Lots of information, but although the site is designed for younger students, the content is mainly for grades 4 and up.
A Conversation with Outlier Malcolm Gladwell
While millions of people have read Malcolm Gladwell's books, his ideas have had particular resonance with today's business leaders. Wharton management professor Peter Cappelli and Gladwell were just named to HR Magazine's Top 20 Most Influential International Thinkers of 2011.Cappelli spoke with Gladwell by phone about why Gladwell is an "academic groupie," the inconvenient truths that can spring from scholarly research, and how important decisions -- like going to war or dealing with t
HHMI Research Introductions: Kristine Nolan
The Research Introductions Series, sponsored by a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, introduces students to the breadth of research happening at the University of Richmond. In these short, informal presentations, UR science, computer science, and mathematics faculty present their current research and discuss ways undergraduates can become involved in an undergraduate research experience. This talk features Kristine Nolan, Assistant Professor of Chemistry. For more on Dr. Nolan visit
Sustaining improvement initiatives: Engineering and electronics sectors
Mike Price, former Chief Executive of Ultraframe speaks to Rebecca Piper from Cranfield School of Management. Part of the Global Manufacturing Roundtable Speaker Series: http://bit.ly/b87PJm