Kids Next Door
This site lets kids know how they can help the homeless, presents personal stories on what young people are doing to help their communities, and provides a place for kids to submit their own stories. Children can also take a virtual field trip to the library, learn how to go on a scavenger hunt, and more.
Mars 2003: Closest Approach lithograph and associated classroom activity
The two images of Mars, taken 11 hours apart with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, reveal two nearly opposite sides of Mars. Hubble snapped these photos as the red planet was making its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years. Prominent features visible on the images are labeled on a separate illustration. In Search of - Planet Mars is the educational activity that accompanies this lithograph.
Training Educators to Design and Develop ODL Materials
Welcome to this facilitator’s guide. It contains exciting materials for conducting a workshop to train educators to develop Open and Distance Learning (ODL) resources. As you navigate through this document you will find materials needed for planning and conducting sessions for training educators in the development of ODL learning resources. These materials have been designed so that they can be used for professional development as well as for personal knowledge. This facilitator’s guide is
World History Survey Course on the Web
World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to fu
A Look Back at Braddock
A Look Back at Braddock District is a local history, the story of a rural region in the heart of Fairfax County, Virginia, transformed over time into a sprawling suburb of Washington, DC. The memories of more than 50 Northern Virginia residents are captured in oral histories. Photographs, documents, maps and artifacts amplify these personal experiences and document growth and change in the area. The site offers lesson plans and activity ideas as well as other resources in a database. Explore ta
Greek American Experiences Between Two Cultures
Greek American Experiences Between Two Cultures is an online oral history project that provides an opportunity for Greek Americans to record and access stories, anecdotes and personal histories via the world wide web. Through the modern technology of the internet, it is possible for site visitors to both post stories about their families' experiences as Greek Americans and to read about the experiences of others. Thus, the site serves as a unique and freely accessible archive of oral histories f
Chez moi et dans le monde entie
Exploring our use and relationship with water: This unit explores the relationship between people (individuals and populations) and water across the world. The lessons begin at a personal level, inviting students to think about how much water they use and how they could conserve water. The unit broadens to national and international/multicultural issues and perspectives as students compare how much water people use in different parts of the world and contemplate why there is such a wide gap.
Einstein Papers Project
This site provides information about the Einstein Papers Project, which publishes The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, an edition of 25 planned volumes of Einstein's scientific, professional and personal papers, manuscripts and correspondence. The website lists the contents of each volume with a sample page from each, and tells how to order the series.
Remembering Jim Crow
Remembering Jim Crow is a companion to a radio documentary, and examines the system that, for much of the 20th century, barred many African Americans from their rights as U.S. citizens. Read personal histories of segregation. See a sampling of Jim Crow laws. Learn how African Americans fought economic hardships imposed by Jim Crow and how they built social institutions to combat segregation.
Physics to Go
Physics to Go is a collection of websites where you can learn physics on your own, through games, webcasts, and online exhibits and activities. Also included are physics on the road programs, which bring demonstration shows, and in some cases hands-on activities, to you, the audience. To find the resources you want, you can browse the collection and search our database by content topic, resource type, and grade level. We encourage your involvement in Physics To Go. Once you have registered and
A Guided Inquiry in a Computer-based Biology Lab
Computer technology is used by the research teams of 3-4 students to search for background information for the guided inquiry, organize this information into a concept map, complete an electronic template (the TLNB: Team Lab Notebook), and analyze data with Microsoft Excel. A computer projection system is used to present their findings to the other teams. This format can be adapted to do open and guided inquiry laboratories in biology for both the major and non-major student. In addition it can
LOM et l'indexation de ressources scientifiques Vers de bonnes pratiques pour l'Université en Ligne
Depuis maintenant plus d'un an, nous disposons au sein de C@mpuSciences d'un éditeur de métadonnées qui implante ManUeL, le profil d'application du LOM (Learning Object Metadata) que nous avons défini pour notre contexte de travail. A travers l'indexation de plusieurs modules de l'Université en Ligne (UeL) dans des contextes différents et l'étude internationale à laquelle nous avons participé, nous cherchons à savoir si, dans l'optique d'interopérabilité recherchée, il existe une co
Systems Support for Collaborative Learning
One of the distinguishing features of novel network based learning environments is their capability to support group work and collaboration. TAGS, the Tutor and Groups Support Scheme, is an inter-disciplinary, inter-institutional project, which brings together software systems builders, subject-specialists and educational content developers. Collaborative Learning is central to the pedagogical goals of TAGS, and this has lead to the concept of groups being used as a fundamental organising princi
CoP-independent meta-ontologies and support ontologies
This deliverable offers a theoretical background on which the KM services will be based. It deals with the meta-models necessary for the Knowledge Management services and concerns the development and the choices of CoP-independent ontologies. The existing models for each main concept determined as important in a CoP are presented, the discussions on these models summarized and finally the proposal of the model adopted for Palette is presented.,PALETTE deliverable - report number D.KNO.01 - 83 pa
First version of LimSee3 offering a template mechanism and a customized user interface
This document presents the first version of the LimSee3 multimedia authoring tool. We briefly recall the context in which it was designed, then we describe the main features of this version and its limitations and we illustrate its use trough an extensive example.,PALETTE deliverable - report number D.INF.03
A device helping learners to self-assess themselves
In this paper, we introduce the architecture of an environment, which aims at helping learners in their self-assessment process. We show how we integrated three systems to build an experimental device based on this architecture. We then present the experiment we conducted to show the utility of this device and also to validate our hypothesis that it is easier for learners to self-assess themselves from an exercises-point of view than from a knowledge-point of view.
Speaking up for deaf education
Jason Lestina developed a software program called Animation Speaks Louder aimed at addressing deaf education in the science, technology, engineering and math disciplines. Now, Jason is working on another tool that will be used to teach math using the same program.
"Cast Down Your Bucket Where You Are": Booker T. Washington's Atlanta Compromise Speech
In 1895, Booker T. Washington gave what later came to be known as the Atlanta Compromise speech before the Cotton States and International Exposition in Atlanta. His address was one of the most important and influential speeches in American history, guiding African-American resistance to white discrimination and establishing Washington as one of the leading black spokesmen in America. Washington's speech stressed accommodation rather than resistance to the racist order under which Southern Afric
Starting Point: Role-Playing Exercises
This website provides an overview of different role-playing types and techniques available through the Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience project. The site describes role-playing, how to use role-playing effectively, how to teach with role playing, resources for educational role-playing and also includes useful references.
This site features Flash animations that illustrate the development of soil horizons and their characteristics. Animations depict the processes of eluviation and illuviation, soil thickness and biomantle development, and a typical progression of soil profile development from bedrock to mature soil. These visual resources may be suitable for integration into lectures, labs and other teaching activities.