Reading comprehension: What works?
Teach reading comprehension in the elementary grades with flexible strategies that connect reading to the real world, promote independence, and keep students engaged.
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Courses and causes
You don't need special skills, great physical abilities, or a lot of money to participate in environmental workshops -- just the interest. Learning opportunities like those discussed in this article can invigorate your teaching, inspire your students, and get you involved in causes outside your school.
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Tools of the trade for information seekers
A guide to understanding and using search engines, directories, and the invisible web.
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Finding and using literary criticism
A guide for high school students to finding and using literary criticism, in print and on the web.
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Africa: Peace Corps
offers lessons on stories, letters, photos, and study units from experiences of Peace Corps volunteers across Africa. Topics include folk tales and patterns in them, racial prejudice in South Africa, life in a village of Tanzania, traditional healers and HIV/AIDS, the meaning of wealth, sharing and generosity, what it takes to be a hero, time and punctuality, perspectives of different cultures, and water.
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Actual Precipitation from SSM-I: January 1997 through May 1998
Actual Precipitation using SSM-I data from 1-97 to 5-98
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Hacia la Adaptabilidad en Sistemas Rob?ticos de Construcci?n [Towards Adaptability in Robotic Buildi
This article explores the concept of adaptability within the built environment, extending the feedback and inter-communication characteristics of parametric design into construction processes and the material components of contemporary buildings; providing a conceptual and contextual framework, it also describes several strategies explored to achieve such type of communication.
Author(s): Arenas Alvarez del Castillo, Ubaldo; Jos? Manuel F

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"Sonnet 4 - Unthrifty Loveliness, Why Dost Thou Spend..." by William Shakespeare (poetry reading)
Shakespeare was fond of puns. At the time this was written, the word "spend" at the end of the first line had a double meaning. It meant to ejaculate. They had the idea that the body made only a limited supply of procreative fluid - and that it deteriorated in quality with expenditure. The poem advises the young man to ration his usage of semen to create an heir and pass on his beauty - and not use it "for having traffic with thyself alone". It's interesting that they were aware that se
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VUCast: Laughing Gas For Labor
This week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s weekly newscast  highlighting  research, experts, students, sports and everything Vanderbilt: Laughing gas for labor Searching for alien planets What Vanderbilt WON at the Liberty Bowl
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Impact of Obama jobs plan on small business
Jan. 11 - Rafael Pastor, CEO of small business coaching organization Vistage, discusses the impact of President Obama's latest job creation proposals.
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The French Summer School - Dans la Cuisine, Part 2
The native French speaker in this video show how to order a meal with preferences during this four-minute video. The speaker recites the meal preferences while images and French words appear on the screen. The viewer may have been better served if each phrase was said more than once and slower.

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Techniques for Studying Materials: Indexing Electron Diffraction Patterns
This animation explains origin and behaviour of Kikuchi lines. From TLP: Indexing Electron Diffraction Patterns
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Mises on Money and Banking

[Bob Murphy will be teaching Mises on Money and Banking, an 8-week online course for the Mises Academy, February 1 – March 27.]

Mises Academy: Robert P. Murphy teaches Mises on Money and Banking

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i-Willy : Educatief spel
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i-Willy is een educatief en grappig spel voor kinderen. Je maak er zelf je eigen quiz met behulp van afbeeldingen en geluiden. Elke verpakking bevat een reeks van interactieve grafische bladen met geluiden en scores, handig voor het leren …


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Singing fingers
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Met deze app is het mogelijk om spraak te oefenen, maar ook om er muziek mee te maken. Kinderen maken op het scherm een tekening en spreken op hetzelfde moment iets in, bijvoorbeeld een liedjestekst of een naam. Wanneer je nadien dezelfde stappen …


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Team Teaching: Two Teachers, Three Subjects, One Project
A pair of educators are sanguine about their art, biology, and multimedia program as they discuss what it is like to work as partners in the classroom and the good and problematic value in team teaching. This four minute video has some good insights.
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Lauren Myracle: 2011 National Book Festival
Lauren Myracle appears at the 2011 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Lauren Myracle is a best-selling author, and her latest books include the dramatic young-adult mystery "Shine" and "Violet" in Bloom, from her tween "Flower Power Book" series. For captions, transcript, and more information visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=5382.
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The Five Senses: Touch
Humans are able to feel things touching them because of the nerve endings and different receptors embedded in their skin. Skin covers and protects the body, but it can also detect touch, pressure, heat, cold, and pain.
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Even a Jailbird can Learn the Gas Laws - Part 3 - Gay-Lussac's Law
This video explains the concepts behind Gay-Lussac's law, as well as works through the math required in order to solve a problem involving Gay-Lussac's law. The computer-generated voices can be annoying to some, but high-school students generally find them amusing. This video was created because a high-school chemistry teacher requested an entertaining video about the gas laws - because she has found that her students are generally bored with the topic. (5:15)
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The Boxes Go Mobile
To display the results from the previous activity, each student designs and constructs a mobile that contains a duplicate of his or her original box, the new cube-shaped box of the same volume, the scraps that are left over from the original box, and pertinent calculations of the volumes and surface areas involved.
Author(s): Engineering K-Ph.D. Program,

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