Video #19 - Have Your Spanish Skills Been Declared a Natural Disaster?!
Learn Spanish with SpanishPod101.com! Staring out the window at work today in Barcelona, you noticed some rain clouds rolling in. One of your coworkers heard a reporter on the radio say that there is a high probability Barcelona will see torrential downpours too. Back home you have seen the very worst of thunderstorms, so you [...]
Interview on KPFA's Letters to Washington radio show
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Mad in the Middle : Foreclosure Crisis - No End in Sight?
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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.
President Chester A. Arthur
Chester A. Arthur, America's twenty-first president, served from 1881 to 1885. Although Arthur was a Vermont-native, he exuded the presence of a New Yorker. In 1880, Arthur was elected Vice President. This is a video that explains his character and shortcomings.
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.
Ireland talks bailout but no request
An Irish government minister has denied the country has asked for a European Union bailout package, but said talks were taking place.
CAPITAL - Curriculum and Pedagogy in Technology Assisted Learning
The aim of this report is to synthesise the Capital work over the last two years, identifying the most promising strands for development in educational technology as well as the circumstances that need to be created to take up these opportunities. Importantly, this report structures the work in order to communicate findings as clearly as possible for a wide audience of researchers, policy makers and education leaders.,Year 3 final report: Shaping Contexts to realise the potential of technologies
Etude de connaissances d'élèves de seconde sur les mutations génétiques.
L'ADN est une notion qui pose problème aux élèves de lycée aussi nous nous proposons d'identifier et de classer les conceptions des élèves sur ce sujet. Pour cette analyse, nous avons utilisé la notion de mutation, qui permet d'étudier à la fois, comme nous le souhaitions, la structure et la fonction de l'ADN. Après avoir effectué une étude bibliographique et une analyse du savoir, nous avons cherché à vérifier l'existence de six niveaux biologiques dans les productions des élèv
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
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
Investigating mental representations in children interacting with small mobile robots
This research aimed at investigating the acquisition of comprehension of a robotic system in school age children by using two different methods: concept maps and interviews. We demonstrated that concept maps are an important instrument of verification of knowledge, offering the possibility to graphically re-examine the expressed knowledge, and training children to decompose a problem (analysis) and re-compose it in a more structured way (synthesis). The interviews confirmed the subjects abilit
By tracing the movement of radiation released during an accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, students see how air pollution, like particulate matter, can become a global issue.