CK-12 Biology (CA Textbook)
As a teacher, have you ever felt that your textbook was not thorough or up-to-date? Do you have to use other resources, such as on-line resources, to teach your lessons? As a student, do you believe you can get current information from sources such as the internet rather than your textbook? The answer to these questions is usually a resounding yes. So what do school districts do? They spend millions of dollars every year to buy “current,” “up-to-date” textbooks. CK12 believes we can do
Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant, was not only a war hero but also a celebrity of his day. Grant was also a West Point graduate in addition to being the youngest president ever elected at the time. This video paints an interesting picture of Grant that students might like to know such as his need for speed.
Health and Human Rights Pamphlets
A series of 7 pamphlets exploring different aspects of the Right to Health These pamphlets are available in three languages English Xhosa and Afrikaans
The Meanings of Timbuktu
This volume authored by leading international scholars begin s to sketch the meaning of Timbuktu within the context of the intellectual history of West Africa in particular and of the African continent in general The book covers four broad areas Part I provides an introduction to the region outlines what archaeology can tell us of its history examines the paper and various calligraphic styles used in the manuscripts and explains how ancient institutions of scholarship functioned Part II begins t
The Theatre of Violence: Narratives of protagonists in the South African conflict
While many accounts have focused on the victims of state repression this unique volume documents the often contradictory and confusing stories of those who acknowledge having committed some dreadful deeds Individuals on various sides of the apartheid divide from state security structures to the ANC PAC and grassroots activists tell their own stories The central focus is to give an account of the actions of the perpetrators here depicted as competing protagonists in an arena of violence It examin
Plasma Ball + Fluorescent Bulbs = Light!
There are about 20 videos of science experiments on this page. This video shows how regular fluorescent lightbulbs can glow when brought close to a plasma ball found in many novelty shops. The bulbs glow because the electricity in the plasma globe is sent from the center of the ball at high frequencies, similar to radio waves. The gas inside of fluorescent bulbs react the the high frequency electricity and they begin to glow! All the videos are done interview style and so some background rese
Poppies and the politics of remembrance.
With the 100th anniversary of the war drawing ever closer now and having entered November I wanted to use this post to discuss the modern memorial process of the war. To be clear from the start this isn’t intended to … Continue reading
Plutarch-Isis and Osiris
This video explores the the literature of Plutarch. Plutarch was not concerned with history so much as the influence of character, good or bad, on the lives and destinies of men.
Lecture 5 13-14-Professional Development (COMP1205)
Lecture 5 13-14-Professional Development (COMP1205)
T4 Tips Podcast #21 - Beginning PowerPoint, Part 2
In this podcast we will create a 5-slide presentation on volcanoes. Credit for the images: Global Volcanism Program (http://www.volcano.si.edu/reports/usgs/) at the Smithsonian Institute and the U.S. Geological Survey, Credit for the video clip: Discovery Channel, Ever-Changing Earth for Students from eMedia at Utah Education Network, www.uen.org (http://www.uen.org).
US economy recovery by year-end 'likely'
Although the current global economic gloom continues to cause sleepless nights for many CEOs, a worldwide depression is now “very unlikely” and it’s a “likely scenario” that the US economy could start to recover from its recession by the end of this year, says Ilian Mihov, INSEAD professor of economics
Think of Africa and you’re likely to conjure up images of warfare, drought and corruption. But Ruurd Brouwer, Africa Director of entrepreneurial development bank FMO in the Netherlands says that, in order to attract investment to the continent, we need to get rid of the sorts of images as depicted by aid agencies and instead replace them with pictures of successful African bankers driving Mercedes cars.
A passion for education
If you build it, they will come -- so the mantra goes -- and that’s exactly what Ng Gim Choo did with the EtonHouse group of schools. And serendipity, as it turned out, would play a key role.
A Biography of Chris Van Allsburg
This moving slide show was made by a student in college who always loved Chris Van Allsburg's books. The video showcases images from Van Allsburg's books, all taken from the internet and credited in a bibliography, while details of his life and emerging career are written on the screen. Piano music, with some flute, plays in background; no narration. The print is small but mostly readable. (3:48)
Advice to direct marketers: let the people do the talking
The explosion of social networking sites has been a boon for direct marketers. For the hundreds of millions of users of Facebook, MySpace, YouTube and so on, they are fun ways to communicate with their friends and make more friends. But for marketers they are huge databases of consumer information.
The dark side of trust
By and large, trust is a good thing. But there can also be too much of a good thing. One needs to look no further than the scandal involving disgraced Wall Street financier Bernard Madoff to appreciate the detrimental effects of misguided or excessive trust, for which there are dire consequences.
Sustainable practices: engaging consumers and suppliers
Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) is one firm that knows very well that its environmental and economic impact extends well beyond its factory gates. This starts with the ingredients it needs for its products to the natural resources required to make the packaging, "extending all the way to the people who buy and consume our drinks and handle the packaging," says CCE Europe's Communications Director, Shanna Wendt (YMP Sep '05).
Setting a new youth trend
After more than 20 years as a marketing communications consultant, Bernd Gebert, who was 50 at the time, gave up a lucrative business in 2006 to start Das macht Schule in Hamburg.
Burdened by the passivity and pessimism of the generation who would be future leaders, Gebert’s vision for Das macht Schule is to motivate young people to take charge of their lives, be proactive and become responsible, caring citizens.
The 'learning journey': Where social responsibility meets its match
An organisation based in the Netherlands is helping firms which want to make their mark in terms of social responsibility but arent sure how to go about it in a tangible way. EsteamWork started four years ago when its founder Machiel van Dooren observed that a growing number of companies wanted to take CSR seriously but didnt know how to get the maximum impact. He also found that non-governmental organisations (NGOs) at times needed outside expertise in areas other than their own, which is p
Pay Attention to the Penguins
Think of penguins as ocean sentinels, says Dee Boersma -- they're on the frontlines of sea change. Sharing stories of penguin life and culture, she suggests that we start listening to what penguins are telling us. Dee Boersma considers penguins ocean sentinels, helping us understand the effects of pollution, overfishing and climate change on the marine environment. Run time 15:09.