PLATO - Innovations in Hardware
On June 3, 2010, the Computer History Museum hosted a 6-session conference on the PLATO learning system. Session 2 was entitled "Innovations in Hardware: Mission-based Developments Led Other Places." Session 2 Description: Early discussions at the University of Illinois on how to use emerging computer system technology for delivering quality education quickly led to the formation of a very exciting demonstration project called PLATO. This project was a highly "mission oriented" effort and used
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PLATO Learning System Software
On June 3, 2010, the Computer History Museum hosted a 6-session conference on the PLATO learning system. Session 3 was entitled "PLATO Software: Driven by a Clear, Compelling Challenge." Session 3 Description: The software architecture of the PLATO Learning System permitted high interactivity with hundreds of users and a TUTOR programming language that enabled faculty (and gamers) to write their own interactive graphics programs. These capabilities required close management of scarce system res
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PLATO - Online Education & Courseware
On June 3, 2010, the Computer History Museum hosted a 6-session conference on the PLATO learning system. Session 4 was entitled "Online Education & Courseware: Lessons Learned, Insights Gleaned." Session 4 Description: Thousands of hours of courseware in dozens of academic disciplines were developed on the PLATO system, and deployed to thousands of students at levels from K-20. The open environment and sophisticated authoring tools enabled any interested and creative instructor to develop cours
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Orhan Pamuk: 2010 National Book Festival
Turkish novelist and scholar Orhan Pamuk appears at the 2010 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Orhan Pamuk was born in Istanbul and grew up in a large family similar to those that he describes in his novels "Cevdet Bey and His Sons" and "The Black Book," in the city's wealthy westernized district. As he writes in his autobiographical "Istanbul," from his childhood until the age of 22 he devoted himself largely to painting and dreamed of becoming an artist. After graduating from the sec
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The Drinking Bird
Find out why this toy is a "wonderful piece of physics". Fun video for kids to watch, this is one of those birds that perches on the edge of a glass and puts it beak into the water and then goes back up. This action continues without any help from a person. The explanation is interesting.  Video is of good quality.  Run time 04:45.
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Sesame Street: Cookie Monster meets the Count

"I will count the cookies, and you will eat them"


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Fab Lab Kids: Oficina de projetos socioambientais para crian?as de escolas p?blicas fazendo uso da e
This article describes the process of theoretical and practical Fab Lab Kids Project in Brazil and in more detail the ?Fab Lab Kids: Workshop environmental projects for public school children through manufacturing and digital electronics?, the most recent edition of this project, which consists conducting an experimental workshop with students from public school in the city of Guarulhos, S?o Paulo. Through the concept of learning by doing, children are exposed to the possibility of acting on the
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Advances in Nanotechnology
 In this podcast, Professor Moriarty discusses nanotechnology, and how it has led to a convergence of the traditional sciences. He talks about the commercial applications of nanotechnology such as hard disk technology in laptops, stain free materials and fabrics, self-cleaning windows and advanced water filtration.

He also touches on some of the myths about nanotechnology as well as some of the real dangers of Nanotechnology and the steps governments are taking to regulate it.
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Slow Motion Lightning

Amazing slow motion footage of a lightning bolt.

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The listening room, Camden Arts Centre
This version of The Listening Room is minimal, one microphone and two loudspeakers in the Reading Room of Camden Arts Centre, a relatively small space for this work. The Reading Room is the former entrance to the building, this entrance has been bricked over to create three highly reflective wall surfaces in the room. The room resonance is so pronounced that my usual placement of microphone and speakers would tend to fix on one pitch and stay there - to introduce more of the available freque
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The listening room, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham : A gallery installation and an offsite project
The three upper galleries of Ikon house two variants of The Listening Room. Each installation amplifies the sound of a gallery in real time, introducing low-volume feedback, pitches delineated by the architectural characteristics of the space and modulated by the transient nature of people passing through. In between is the central gallery, a space where the sound of the two Listening Rooms actively mixes and merges, allowing the two activated spaces to affect each other - in a very real sen
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Internet Scout Project
The University College London Centre for Cosmic Chemistry and Physics developed this website to present its research in the "fundamental chemical processes which [they believe] occur throughout the universe." Visitors can find an overview of the design and progress of the Centre's projects dealing with the formation of hydrogen molecules on interstellar dust grains and more complex molecules. The website introduces the Centre's main facilities, the Cosmic Dust Lab and the Surface Science Lab. Us
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Science Experiments at Home
Professor Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, offers many fun, easy chemistry experiments at this website. Through the utilization of a few household materials, users can learn about pressure, acids and bases, chemiluminescent chemical reactions, and more. The activities are filled with thought provoking questions along with concise explanations about the topic presented. The website provides links to activities dealing with topics in physics as well. Anyone interest
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Doug Henwood: "The Crisis Is Over. What Next?"

DOUG HENWOOD is editor and publisher of Left Business Observer, a
newsletter which covers a wide range of economic and political topics,
including income distribution and poverty, the globalization of finance
and production, and the economics of energy. Henwood is a contributing
editor of The Nation, and hosts a weekly radio program on WBAI (New
York). He is the author of Wall Street, The State of the USA, and After
the New Economy, and is in the early stag
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Quality in the New Learning Space: Ongoing Process of Teacher and Staff Training
Quality in the new learning space: ongoing process of teacher and staff training,Proceedings with reading panel
Author(s): Auzende Odette,Dumont Bernard,Joab Michelle,Rózew

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21st Century Physics FlexBook: A Compilation of Contemporary and Emerging Technologies
This particular pilot FlexBook aims at several outcomes: Supplementing currently used Virginia physics textbooks by making valuable contemporary and emerging physics ideas available to all teachers at a single URL; Making laboratory activities that employ industry state-of-the-practice equipment available to all teachers; Providing a path for continuous improvement from teachers themselves through comments and new ideas after using a chapter with their physics classes
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Solid State Physics
In the electrical engineering, solid-state materials and the properties play an essential role. A thorough understanding of the physics of metals, insulators and semiconductor materials is essential for designing new electronic devices and circuits. After short introduction of the IC fabrication process, the course starts with the crystallography. This will be followed by the basic principle of the quantum mechanics, the sold-state physics, band-structure and the relation with electrical propert
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Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
The Amusement Park Physics Website helps the user to learn more about how physics laws affect the designs of roller coasters, bumper car collisions, carousels, free fall rides, and pendulum rides. A highlight of the site is the opportunity to design a roller coaster and experiment with bumper car collisions.
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Jewish Defense Organization, 1971-2003
The collection includes materials pertaining to the Jewish Defense Organization, a radical Zionist Jewish organization devoted to protecting Jews from their enemies, imaginary and real, using all means possible. Collection consists of correspondence, financial documents, legal documents, such as depositions, subpoenas, transcripts, and a large amount of printed materials. The bulk of the materials consist of a variety of printed materials and materials pertaining to a number of legal cases again
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The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.

Reducing cognitive load and fostering cognitive skill acquisition: Benefits of category-avoiding exa
In this paper, we provide evidence against the common idea that worked examples should be designed to convey problem categories and category-specific solution procedures. Instead we propose that instructional examples should be designed in a way that supports the understanding of relations between structural problem features and individual solution steps, i.e. relations that hold below the category level. We illustrate in the domain of probability word problems how category-avoiding instructiona
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