Art Institute of Chicago Musecast: March 2008
Visit with Takeshi Arita and Eileen Jeng, who are executing Sol LeWitt's Wall Drawing Number 1257: Scribbles for the first time. Hear highlights from the opening day symposium for the exhibition Ed Ruscha and Photography. Listen as Chris Raschka speaks about the moment he knew he had to be an artist. And visit the âMy Collections" Web page to create a personal gallery of your favorite works.
Interview on KPFA's Letters to Washington radio show
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President Ulysses S. Grant: Let Us Have Peace
This two minute video shows how the lasting effects of the Civil War impacted Grant's presidency. He tried to use troops to stop terrorists in the South from killing and abusing African Americans.
Death of President Garfield
The sad tail of the murder of Garfield and his suffering before dying. Not for the timid.
A short history of Thanksgiving. This two minute video does not have any narration. It uses some quotes. For older students.
Hinterland Who's Who of the Wolf
A one minute video that helps people understand the many wrong views of the wolf that has recently being delisted as an endangered animal by the Department of Interior depsite being few in numbers. This is a great video as it shows the nature of the wolf. There are also more videos listed on the site about other types of animals. Run time 01:02.
"All's Well That Ends Well" anonymous 18th Century (poetry reading)
Misogyny isn't funny any more. How strange it is that humour changes so quickly. Very few things that used to be considered funny are able to amuse us today. Shakespeare's comedy isn't funny. I can think of a few exceptions - Winnie the Pooh, for instance - but in the main, old comedy isn't funny now. Can you watch old TV shows such as I Love Lucy and laugh? Humour is like Art - it has periods and it progresses by innovation. Any example can be identified by century - even by decade in t
Starbucks grows coffee in China
Yunnan coffee bean farm marks first time Starbucks is growing its own coffee, as U.S. chain eyes further expansion in China
Suu Kyi back to work
Just two days after her release from house arrest, democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi meets members of her political party.
Treating trauma of volcano victims
Psychiatric hospitals in Central Java, Indonesia report an increase in patients following the deadly eruptions of Mount Merapi volcano.
Selection of work by Anna Gerber
Various journals and magazines Anna Gerber has contributed to. Anna Gerber is a graphic designer and writer based in London. She is the author and designer of All Messed Up: Unpredictable Graphics (Laurence King, 2004) and co-editor and co-designer of Influences: A Lexicon of Contemporary Graphic Design (Die Gestalten Verlag, 2006) with Anja Lutz. She writes regularily for magazines such as Print, Eye, Creative Review, Varoom and Idea Magazine and her work has also been published in shift!,
Publishing on the Web: The Morphing of Classroom Bulletin Boards
Creating safe forums for students to voice their opinions can help them clarify their identity and develop their sense of empowerment. Examples of online platforms for publishing students' works are introduced: MidLink Magazine, ePals, Poetry.com, Children's Express, White Barn Press, Scholastic's "Writing with Writers," and Put it on the Web.,Volume 6, Number 4
Learning in the laboratory: an interactional, factual and conceptual experience.
When the teacher acts in a particular way, how does the student probably experience his act? What is the nature of these experiences and how teachers may influence them? Our starting point was a three-dimensional model (subject, object, project) defining three domains of experience: the interactional, perceptual domain, the conceptual, mental domain and the factual, concrete domain. We adapted this theoretical framework to the context of learning in the laboratory. It is assumed that all three d
Take into account knowledge constraints for design of TEL environments in
In this paper we present an approach, based on exploiting and modeling empirical knowledge, for design an adaptive intelligent tutoring system in medical education. We present our learning knowledge design constraints and their related computer representations. We conclude with the possibilities of our approach and their perspectives.
A Roadmap for Education Technology
This report describes the initial findings of several workshops convened in 2009 to consider the future of education and in particular the role of technology and computer science in education. Through a series of facilitated collaborative workshops, leaders in several disciplines engaged in conversations that cast computers in the role of facilitating education in the future and recommended a research agenda for federal funding.,Research report
Lecture 37 - 11/29/2010
A Study of the Response to Accountability and Standardized Testing in a State University System: Pre
This study was an investigation of the perceptions of university certification officers in teacher education in a state university system regarding university responses to accountability, standardized testing, predictive models, gatekeeping, and intervention strategies, and incorporates the issues of social justice and ethics. This study also includes the development of a predictive model to predict results on the Praxis II Elementary Education: Curriculum Instruction and Assessment (ELED:CIA) t
Building skills for the knowledge society
The present paper takes into account the skills sets needed for the knowledge society, and the focus on ICT and e-business skills, innovation and knowledge management in organizations. It highlights the related challenges for learning providers, and in particular for regularly updating the higher education curricula and programs according to the labor market needs. The paper outlines two practical examples for provision of up-to-date training. The first one is related to designing knowledge mana
In Search of One's Pack: A Narrative Study of a Working-Class Woman in the Academy
Utilizing an autobiographical approach by comparing and contrasting my story with other scholars’ stories whose social-class backgrounds are similar to mine, and by analyzing this information through the works of scholars whose research has helped others working in the fields of composition and teaching, I explore the crisscrossing of the female sex, working class, and academia. This exploration attempts to uncover the influences of social class and gender on an academic from a working-class b
Writing to Learn Mathematics: A Mixed Method Study
This study sought to address a research gap by studying students who had been taught mathematics using writing. The purpose of this study was to provide an analysis of students’ perceptions of the benefits and drawbacks of this pedagogical approach. The types of writing students performed in mathematics classes were described, and students’ preferences regarding these tasks were analyzed. Finally, a comparison was made between female and male students’ responses in order to see whether gen