The Art of Science Advice to Policy Makers: Lessons from the U.S. National Academies
In this installment of the Bloomberg Leadership Series, Dr. Fineberg shares the personal experiences and professional insights that have informed his leadership style and his approach to formulating sound and persuasive policy recommendations.
Observing, Describing, and Identifying Clouds
In this activity students observe and sketch clouds, describing their forms. They initially generate descriptions of a personal nature and then move toward building a more scientific vocabulary. They then correlate their descriptions with the standard classifications using the ten cloud types identified for GLOBE. Each student develops a personal cloud booklet to be used in conjunction with the GLOBE Cloud Chart. . The intended outcome is that students will be able to identify cloud types using
Driving Through Geologic Time - An analogy
This activity uses an analogy to illustrate the scale of geologic time and our limited view of the Earth's history. It relates the history of the Earth to a drive across the country. The drive is 4560 km (rough distance between Washington D.C. and Seattle), with 1 km equaling one million years of Earth's history. This analogy is used by the author as a springboard to talk about the limits of our personal perceptions and experiences when making conclusions. Learning goals, context for use, teachi
Earthquake Shaking and Damage
This homework exercise is designed to familiarize students with earthquake shaking, acceleration, intensity and hazards, including the quantitative measurement of these properties. Students analyze real earthquake data to determine the damage to their homes. By using students' own homes, they see the impacts of shaking, hazard, and intensity in a more personal, connected way. Learning goals, context for use, teaching tips, materials, assessment tips and related resources are provided.
In this exercise, students examine several components of reasoning with the purpose of helping the student see how these are used in developing a personal problem solving technique. The students work through three exercises: determining an object in a sealed box, identifying a series of unknown household ...
Using Handheld Wireless Computers to Increase Interactivity and Collaborative Learning in Large Clas
We conducted a pilot study to determine the effectiveness of wireless, handheld computers in fostering active and collaborative learning in lecture-based teaching. We compared the capabilities of the largest type of handheld, the Jornada 820, to that of the smallest, a Handspring Visor "personal digital assistant." This article describes our use of the handhelds in a variety of classroom exercises, emphasizing wireless internet access. We explain our successes, problems, and proposed solutions.
Meeting God: Elements of Hindu Devotion
This Web site, created to complement a AMNH exhibition, explores the third largest religion in the world, Hinduism. It includes the following sections:Elements of Hindu Devotion -- an in-depth look at worship in the home, community worship, temple worship, processionals, ephemeral shrines and images, sacred acts, and renunciation. Portraits of Worship -- a collection of eight annotated photographs that shows the personal shrines of Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains in and around New York. Resources -- a
Pippin the Musical | Talks at Google
Live from Google NYC at 1pm ET, join members from the Broadway cast of Pippin for a performance and Q&A moderated by Mark Douglas from YouTube's Nextlab (The Key of Awesome and Barely Political) and Alan Seales.
Consiliul naţional pentru studierea arhivelor Securităţii
The website "Consiliul naţional pentru studierea arhivelor Securităţi" (CNSAS) introduces this public institution created to manage the records of the former secret police of the communist regime in Romania. The website details the aims and mission of CNSAS and presents the legal framework within which the research and disclosure of records is conducted. The English version of the site is incomplete compared to the Romanian page. The archives of the former Securitate are described
It is expected that Students who take part in this course have completed almost all courses of their MSc and are about to start on their Master Orientation project, their Literature Study or MSc thesis depending on their chosen MSC track. It is of little value to take this course early, so please plan accordingly! Course Contents The aim of the course is to be a research-driven preparation for the aerospace engineering MSc thesis in the final year of the MSc. It will help you prepare for the
Flu pandemic: how prepared are we?
In this podcast Professor Robert Dingwall, Director of the 'Institute of Science and Society' at the University of Nottingham, and a member of the UK government’s Department of Heath committee on the ethical aspects of pandemic influenza, discusses the causes and potential impact of a flu pandemic on the UK. In particular, examining how prepared the UK government is to cope with the medical and social impacts of a flu pandemic, and what steps we can take as individuals to protect ourse
Virtual Maths, Cuboid - Excavation Video
Video of excavation in progress, (for use with excavation quizzes 1 and 2) or your own purposes
Games Technologies for Learning
The Games Technologies for Learning report explores the ways in which games technologies can be used to enhance teaching and learning, and provides advice for schools and colleges wishing to introduce...
Lecture with Kristen Hileman: Arriving at an Art Historical Anne Truitt
Baltimore Museum of Art's Curator of Contemporary Art Kristen Hileman gives an overview of the career of Anne Truitt and discusses the artist's unique approach to inflecting her minimal forms with allusive references, personal memories, and emotional power.
Meet the Artist: Byron Kim
Join Byron Kim for an evening discussion exploring his deeply personal work. Although his visual language is primarily minimal and abstract, it is inspired by the people around him. The works are rich in references to the human form and aspects of identity. Early in his career, Kim was the subject of a 1996 Directions show at the Museum. His work is now shown internationally and collected by top institutions, including the Hirshhorn.
A Kaleidoscope of Perspectives
This is the transcript of a Project Kaleidoscope interview with Gregor Novak. The topic is Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT). Discussion topics include how JiTT was developed and how JiTT uses web-based exercises to foster better personal interaction between students and faculty.
Virtual Maths, Shapes, Space and Measure, Sine, Cosine, Tangent, and Theta
Interactive tool demonstrating formulae for sine, cosine, and tangent with Theta
Lesson 62 – Coffee Break Spanish
In lesson 62 we’re continuing to discuss por and para: this time we’re focusing on the use of para when expressing purpose, eg. “this gift is for you” – este regalo es para ti. We’ll also learn the verb regalar, and talk briefly about the personal a. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass
Klartext handlar i dag om att politikerna har olika förslag på hur miljö-bilar kan bli billigare. De svenska lastbils-företagen Scania och Volvo Lastvagnar kommer nu att anställa mer personal till sina fabriker. Vi berättar fler nyheter i programmet.
How to use Twitter in the K-12 classroom
A 15 minute video that offers step-by-step directions on starting a Twitter account for the classroom or personal use. I have used and written on this technology and it works, if, and this is a major if, you have parent permission and having a cell phone turned on in the classroom isn't against school rules.