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
Mono on Raspberry Pi? In our Hardware Friday posts, we usually focus on some kind of .NET Micro Framework compatible hardware, like Netduino, etc. Yet one of the new hardware platforms that's generating a good deal of excitement is the Raspberry Pi, which runs Linux ARM distros. So what is a C#, .NET dev to do? Bruno Terkaly is working on an MSDN Magazine article on just that. W
In our Hardware Friday posts, we usually focus on some kind of .NET Micro Framework compatible hardware, like Netduino, etc.
Yet one of the new hardware platforms that's generating a good deal of excitement is the Raspberry Pi, which runs Linux ARM distros. So what is a C#, .NET dev to do?
Bruno Terkaly is working on an MSDN Magazine article on just that. W
Guided Reading Crash Course - Part 5
Part 5 - This video features a professional development session for Guided Reading. It states the purpose of Guided Reading, and walks teachers though the planning phase. The video contains examples of planning for a DRA 12 and 38. Use these strategies to run guided reading groups effectively.
"Pippin the Musical" | Talks at Google
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. Video Direction by David Rosenberg Audio by Jordan Adamson Produced by Lee Stimmel
Virtual Maths - Numbers, 3D Cylinder simulation tool
Interactive simulation tool demonstrating the formula for calculating the volume of a 3D cylinder
Personality and values
Welcome to ‘Personality and Values’, one of several ‘Futures’ workbooks, which help you choose and prepare a career route after graduation. Like the other workbooks in the series you can dip in and out doing the exercises which are most relevant to you. You might want to include the exercises or the output in your personal development plan or e-portfolio The aim of this workbook is to help you to clarify or identify your personality type and work values as a step toward choosing work
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
MoMa Art Lab : Kunst op je tablet App waarmee leerlingen kunstwerkjes kunnen maken op de tablet. Ze kunnen vrij tekenen of een van de opdrachtjes uitvoeren door op het lampje te klikken. Mogelijk opdrachtjes:
App waarmee leerlingen kunstwerkjes kunnen maken op de tablet. Ze kunnen vrij tekenen of een van de opdrachtjes uitvoeren door op het lampje te klikken.
How Slow Responses Made the Ebola Outbreak So Deadly - Part II
Hundreds of passengers arrive in Port Loko by ferry from Freetown, Sierra Leone. This is a part of Pulitzer Center grantee Amy Maxmen's article published in Nautilus. It's a timeline of the world's plodding attack on Ebola, in photos. View it here: http://nautil.us/blog/how-slow-responses-made-the-ebola-outbreak-so-deadly
From zero to hero -- Richard Webb -- Nothing event
Mathematics would be nowhere without nothing. Richard Webb explains just how much zero matters -- ever tried dividing MCDXL by XII? -- taking us on a journey that begins in ancient Babylonia. Watch the other videos from this event to join the team from New Scientist and our of guest speakers for an entertaining evening of amazing insights into nothingness. Find out now nothing shapes the world around us, from the importance of zero to how a few words can kill to understanding the big bang. 13
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
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.