Opportunity cost & comp. advantage
Using farmers from Vermont and computer graphs, this amateur video tries to explain how each farmer has a comparative advantage and how they should help themselves out by trading. Good quality video. run time 3:39
Comp Advantage Input
This is a video of problems concerning comparative advantage. Computer graphics and lecture format. Run time 5:27
HIV/AIDS hotline in Haiti provides information, hope for some
In his third video diary, award-winning poet Kwame Dawes discusses an HIV/AIDS information hotline outside of Port-au-Prince. Receiving between 3,000 and 5,000 calls per month, mostly from men, the center is a vital source of information for Haitians about HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. Filmed by Andre Lambertson. See all related reporting from this reporting project, including poetry, photography and print reporting: http://pulitzercenter.org/projects/caribbean/after-quake-h
Parallel Lines in Algebra, Part III
In this video, Sal Khan demonstrates how to know which lines are parallel when solving an algebraic equation. Mr. Khan uses the Paint Program (with different colors) to illustrate his points. Sal Khan is the recipient of the 2009 Microsoft Tech Award in Education. (02:42) There is a lot of information on the screen--the viewer may want to open the video to 'full screen.'
Perpendicular Lines in Algebra, Part II
Perpendicular lines are lines that intersect each other at right angles. In this video, Sal Khan demonstrates how to know which lines are perpendicular when solving an algebraic equation. Mr. Khan uses the Paint Program (with different colors) to illustrate his points. Sal Khan is the recipient of the 2009 Microsoft Tech Award in Education. (03:28) There is a lot of information on the screen--the viewer may want to open the video to 'full screen.'
US Geography and Mapping Skills - Class Centers for Week of 8/9/10
Each week, Mrs. Matthews students participate in 6 centers that are related to the topic they are studying. Each center lasts 15 minutes. The teams rotate through all six centers by the end of the week. This week the class is studying US Geography and mapping skills. Centers for this week include: several books on the topic, 4 United States puzzles, an online game from kidsgeo.com, an art activity to help remember the difference between latitude and longitude, a mapping activi
Purdue professor wins Nobel Prize in chemistry
A Purdue University chemist on Oct. 6 was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry for creating a method to build complex organic molecules necessary for numerous purposes, from pharmaceutical manufacturing to electronics. Ei-ichi Negishi, the Herbert C. Brown Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, was a co-recipient of the prize with scientists Richard Heck of the University of Delaware in Newark and Akira Suzuki of Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan. They will share the $1.5 million award. http:
Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History
This site includes a collection of nine historical mysteries which draw students into Canadian history, critical thinking and archival research through the enticement of solving historical cold crimes. Each of the mystery archives includes an average of 100,000 words in English (and in French), as well as up to several hundred images plus maps. Some of the mystery websites also include 3-D recreations, videos and oral history interviews. Site users can look at the collections of archival materia
Spelling Skills Using a Sound Stretching Technique
Teaching students to use the sound stretching strategy to improve spelling skills using the Early Interventions in Reading program from SRA/McGraw-Hill. Early Interventions in Reading combines direct and explicit teaching strategies with a scaffolded instructional approach that focuses on improving reading skills. (1:35)
Replace major welded panels
This resource covers the skills and knowledge required to complete Unit of Competence: Replace major welded panels It contains activities and resources to facilitate self-paced learning. Topics covered include: Prepare a panel for removal, Remove panel from vehicle and Fit replacement panel.
A skeleton, found in September 2009 at one of the most important, but least understood, Roman sites in Britain is puzzling experts from The University of Nottingham. Dr Will Bowden from the Department of Archaeology at the University of Nottingham and leader of excavations at the buried town of Venta Icenorum at Caistor St Edmund in Norfolk and is interviewed in this video on site at the dig. September 2009 Suitable for Undergraduate study and community education Dr Will Bowden, Associate P
Using composite materials to replace bone
In this podcast, Professor Chris Rudd, Dean of the faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham, describes his work with composite materials in the car industry and how it can be applied to the field of medicine. Traditionally, patients who have lost bone in an accident or have had bone removed due to cancer have had to endure two very long and very painful operations. One operation to attach steel plates to the bone, and a second operation once the bone has healed, to remove them. F
Renovate grassed areas
This resource covers the skills and knowledge that will assist the learner to prepare to renovate grassed areas. It contains activities and resources to facilitate self-paced learning. Topics include: prepare for turf renovation, renovate a tennis court and clean up site and equipment.
Support turf establishment
This resource covers the process of supporting the establishment of turf by seed or sod for sporting, recreational, landscaping, community and private use.Supporting turf establishment is likely to be carried out under routine supervision with intermittent checking. Responsibility for some roles and co-ordination within a team may be required. Competency requires the application of knowledge and skills to a range of turf establishment tasks. Turf establishment is usually undertaken within esta
Developing Apiculture (Beekeeping) Skills
This resource has been designed to support the 'Developing Apiculture (Beekeeping) Skills' short course. It examines the honey bee; hive management; pests and diseases; and harvesting honey.
Deliver a service to customers
This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to identify customer needs and provide a service to customers within a prescribed framework. Topics include: customer service, customers' needs, customer relations and resolving complaints.
Organise personal work priorities and development
This unit covers the knowledge and skills required to organise your own work schedules, monitor and obtain feedback on your work performance, and maintain required levels of competence. Topics include goal-setting, organisation, self-evaluation and professional development.
Planning programs and activities for children
Discover ways of planning fun experiences for children and helping them to learn new skills. Get to know the children in your care, design experiences that are appropriate and interesting to them, and gain the knowledge and ability to provide those experiences.
Work effectively in an education team
The learning object deals with the skills and knowledge for education support workers to comply with school administrative requirements. Topics covered include team goals, abiding by regulations, meeting and planning, setting goals, teamwork and co-operation.
Now we're cooking with gas! - Disconnect / Reconnect
This resource supports the training of licensed gasfitters, addressing the skills shortages in these trade areas. The resource provides an action learning environment where employees will undertake training suitable to all parties