An Electronic Design Assistance Tool for Case Based Representation of Designs
In precedent based design, solutions to problems are developed by drawing from an understanding of landmark designs. Many of the key design operations in this mode are similar to the functionalities present in case based reasoning systems: case matching, case adapting, and case representation. It is clear that a rich case base, encoding all major product types in a design domain would be the centerpiece of such an approach. EDAT (Electronic Design Assistance Tool) is intended to assist in preced
Author(s): Akin, O., Cumming, M. , Shealey, M. and Tuncer, B.

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2.1 Sharing practice

Section 2 provides an overview of the key mentoring strategies and issues linked to the OU flexible PGCE.

Learning to interpret classrooms from the teacher's perspective, and understanding the actions that lie behind what teachers do is the first – and most difficult – task that student teachers have to undertake. The teaching of an experienced teacher is often so fluent that it looks easy, and important decisions and processing of information about the pupils is hidd
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Age Word Problem # 3 (Algebra) - Khan Academy
This video contains another age word problem. This video starts off with a black screen because the narrator uses it as a 'chalkboard'. This video is appropriate for older middle and high school students. (04:08)
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Sophisticated Sonar of Wild Owls Hunting in the Arctic Forest - BBC Wildlife
In this clip watch the predators team analyse the keen sense of hearing and ideal hunting body shape of the owl. Their satellite-shaped head means that the penalty for rustling is almost always death. (03:55)
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Bluebirds
This video shows how one man, through his dedication, has helped bring bluebirds back from almost extinction. He created nesting boxes to help these beautiful birds. (02:31)
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Optical Illusions Show How We See
Beau Lotto's color games puzzle your vision, but they also spotlight what you can't normally see: how your brain works. This fun, first-hand look at your own versatile sense of sight reveals how evolution tints your perception of what's really out there. 16:31.
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London Bridge
This short video has children singing the classic nursery rhyme with simple animation. (01:49)
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What Is Cellular Respiration?
Cellular respiration is the chemical reaction that helps a person
to turn the sugar in food into energy. Find out how cellular respiration
is related to photosynthesis with information from a science teacher in
this video.


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Secrets in the Salt
In this video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW, take a trip
to an underground salt deposit that formed 250 million years ago to
search for evidence of ancient life. Learn about the formation of the
salt deposit and observe as scientists drill into the salt walls to
retrieve samples. See liquids trapped within the salt that are millions
of years old, and hear from scientists who were stunned to find that
there were fibers of ancient cellulose inside.

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Job Play: Producer (Interactive)
The Student will play the role of the producer planning and coordinating the various parts of television production. This animated interactive job exploration experience connects schoolwork with real work and familiarizes students with some of the Language Arts skills it takes to be a producer. In this activity the producer is writing a script, selecting the graphics and the music for a spot to promote the Kids Work! ETV News.
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Where next for public health in the era of austerity?
This event was the second in a series of master class lectures jointly staged by the University of Leeds and Leeds Metropolitan University bringing together relevant senior figures and academics from across the city and surrounding region. The twenty-first century has seen a growth in political, environmental and economic insecurity in the context of global recession, population ageing and climate change. Responding to these threats involves rethinking how we work together, care for ourselves,
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Dressed for Success
 Ron Benson

At the age of 91, most people will already have been taking things easy for a number of years. Not so for the man responsible for robing graduates at the University of Nottingham – at 91 he’s just beginning his retirement!

In his 27 years service to the University, Arthur Roland Benson (known to all as Ron) has robed such distinguished honorary graduates as Sir David Attenborough,
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500 NATIONS (PART 21)
This is a clip from the six-hour documentary series 500 Nations, which is a comprehensive history of Native American history in the US after the arrival of explorers from other countries. Vintage photos are included in the video.
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3.7 Finding information in science and nature

This unit will help you to identify and use information in Science and Nature, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with some of the key resources in this subject area, and learn about the skills which will enable you to plan searches for information, so you can find what you are looking for more easily. Discover the meaning of information quality, and learn how to evaluate the information you come across. You will also be introduced to the many different ways of orga
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Talking about the way you feel
This lesson presents different vocabulary used to express your feelings and to show your reactions. There is new vocabulary introduced and written on the screen. The new words are used in examples and also acted out by the presenter.
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Martin Espada reads "Who Burned for the Perfection of Paper"
Filmed at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, this video features
Martin Espada reading "Who Burns for the Perfection of Paper." The video is narrated by Garrison Keillor.

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Parties, Campaigns and Representation: The Political Impact of Blogs and Social Media
Are social media tools likely to prove effective in engaging any voters except those who are already interested in politics? Is their apparent 'democratisation' of traditional party structures to be believed? The outcome of political careers and even campaigns is increasingly dependent on the successful mastery of new communication tools including social media. Many MPs and members of Congress are embracing the use of social networking tools to keep in touch with their constituents, whilst Face
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17.125 The Politics of Global Financial Relations (MIT)
This course explores effects of globalization of finance on international relations and domestic politics. Topics include international institutions and global governance; the multi-nationalization of production; effects of international capital markets on domestic politics; global finance and the developing world; and financial crises. Discussion of the interplay between politics and economics and the future of the nation-state.
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Top 10 Tips For Peak Performance
Because an athlete's schedule is often so busy, good nutrition can often take a back seat. UW Medical Center Dietician, Alysun Deckert, provides 10 easy nutrition tips to help athletes stay on track and reach their peak performance.
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Dinosaur Plague
What killed off the dinosaurs? Over the years, experts have suggested everything from global climate change to a spate of massive volcanic eruptions to the most widely accepted culprit: an asteroid that unleashed global devastation. But as correspondent Chad Cohen reports in this video, some scientists believe the giant reptiles might have been taken down by something almost too tiny to see. (15:05)
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