Berkeley's OpenCast project
Adam Hochman from the University of California at Berkeley talks about their OpenCast project
Total Sediment Thickness of the World's Oceans and Marginal Seas
This site consists of a digital total sediment thickness map and database for the world's oceans and marginal seas. The data are derived from previously published maps, ocean drilling results (Ocean Drilling Program and Deep Sea Drilling Project), and seismic reflection profiles (National Geophysical Data Center archives and Geological/Geophysical Atlas of the Pacific). Features include a JPEG image of the map, a downloadable data set available as either a NetCDF grd file or ASCII file, and bibl
Thematic Poetry Videos
Overview: Youth literacy can be promoted by leveraging youth culture, such as rap/music videos. By merging sound and visual imagery with text, a poetry writing task can be transformed into a multi-media video assignment. English teachers with access to a computer lab equipped with video editing software (e.g. i-Movie) can carry this out with their classes. Alternatively, English and computer lab teachers can collaborate to have their students produce thematic poetry videos as the culminating act
Symbols of Culture
PTPI's Global Youth Murals Project poses a wonderful introduction to the ways in which children around the world represent their cultures through visual art. Using this collection in the Global Gallery, learners can examine different depictions of culture as an entry point to studying cultures of countries around the world. This activity can be an introductory exercise to social studies or world geography research projects.
Lifesaver for App for iPad
'Please note the Lifesaver for iPad app abides exclusively by the UK resuscitation guidelines.Learning emergency life-saving skills made easy - learn anywhere, anytime, for free.Would you know what to do? Make lifesaving decisions in a crisis. Lifesaver is a movie you play like a game: it throws you into three situations where people are choking, and having cardiac arrests – make the right choices to save a life. You learn by doing: Do it wrong, and see the consequences.&nbs
Fellowship artist profile: Larry McNeil (Tlingit/ Nisgaá)
Larry Tee Harbor Jackson McNeil (Tlingit / Nisgaá)
Larry Tee Harbor Jackson McNeil has exhibited his work throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and New Zealand. Among other honors, McNeil is a 2006 recipient of the National Geographic All Roads Project Award. “I have been working on this fly by night mythology work for quite sometime now. It started out as a look at our Tlingit traditional stories with Raven the Changeling and Trickster playing th
The Bugscope project provides free interactive access to a scanning electron microscope (SEM) so that students anywhere in the world can explore the microscopic world of insects. This educational outreach program from the at the supports K-16 classrooms worldwide.
The Palampore hangs in the Sir Christopher Ondaatje South Asian Gallery at the Royal Ontario Museum. Before installation in the gallery, this artifact was the focus of a conservation project lead by Shirley Ellis, Senior Textile Conservator at the ROM.
Barry M Lookz
Barry M is known as te most colourful name in cosmetics and the UK's number 1 fashion cosmetic company. With over 400 different colours and a wide range od products Barry M has become a household name in the field of fashion cosmetics.
Sunlight and the Seasons
Children study seasonal change in sunlight in a global game of hide and seek. Students try to find 10 "mystery classes" hiding around the globe. The amount of sunlight is the central clue. Other clues link to each location's history, geography, culture, and more. Through these interrelated investigations, students discover that sunlight drives all living systems and they learn about the dynamic ecosystem that surrounds and connects them. This project reinforces a key concept: Changing sunlight d
Bioenergetics: Energy flow, secondary production, and ecological efficiencies of Madagascan cockroac
This lab exercise tests the ecological principle of energy flow in a laboratory setting using roaches as an experimental secondary producer. Energy use is measured by respiration, energy storage by growth, and energy input as ingestion minus feces. The laws of thermodynamics state that energy intake should equal energy output; accuracy of measurements can therefore be determined. Growth rates, respiratory rates, and ingestion rates can be compared for different size classes. The exercise lasts f
An Analysis of Bone/Muscle Movement
By manipulating a simple kinematic model representing the leg and foot, students can get hands on information about the interaction of bones and muscles in humans. Having worked with the model, they then are able to predict and analyze the properties of bone/muscle systems in other vertebrates and understand how these systems have become modified during the course of evolution for a particular life style. By the end of the exercise, students have learned both traditional information (cellular st
15.279 Management Communication for Undergraduates (MIT)
This is a required seminar for Management Science majors to develop the writing, speaking, teamwork, and interpersonal communication skills necessary for managers. Students learn communication principles, strategies, and methods through discussions, exercises, examples, and cases. Assignments include writing memos and business letters, and giving oral presentations in labs outside of class. A major project is the production of a team report and presentation on a topic of interest to a managerial
Reel American History Project
The general goal of the Reel American History project is to foster critical thinking about a matter of enduring cultural attention, especially where young people are concerned: the formation of our national identity. Reel American History is designed to be a "Collaborative Shared Resource". It aims at being a large, ongoing, cumulative, collaborative project that involves many students and many faculty over a long period of time. We strive to engage students in authentic learning – making st
Training Methods and Continuing Education for Health Workers
This course in Training Methods and Continuing Education for Health Workers identifies the role of training and continuing education as an important component of health service and personnel management. Participants will be guided through the steps of planning training and continuing education activities for a range of health workers from managers to village volunteers. The course draws on real life examples from community-directed onchocerciasis control, village health worker programs, and pate
Professor Interviewed for Lafayette Documentary on PBS
College of Charleston history professor Robert R. Crout is one of the world's leading authorities on the Marquis de Lafayette. Crout is the co-editor of the Lafayette Papers Project at Cornell University. Preview part of his interview from the documentary Lafayette: The Lost Hero which premieres nationally on PBS stations on Monday, September 13, 2010 at 10 p.m. EST. Check you local listings.
Moving in filmic spaces: Relating camera movements to spatial archetypes in architectural animations
Architects sometimes use architectural animations to explain their designs. To probe the practice of architectural film/animation, this paper assembles filmic spaces as a conceptual tool that connects spatial archetypes with camera movements.
Coronary Angiography and Angioplasty (Spanish)
This patient education program explains the benefits and risks of coronary angiography and angioplasty. It also reviews the anatomy of the cardiovascular system, the causes and symptoms of blocked arteries, and what the procedure involves. This is a MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine, designed and developed by the Patient Education Institute.
Beginner Modeling Exercises
The goal of this paper written as part of the MIT Systems Dynamics in Education Project is to teach the reader how to distinguish between stocks and flows. A stock is an accumulation that is changed over time by inflows and outflows. The reader will gain intuition about stocks and flow through and extensive list of different examples and will practice modeling simple systems with constant flows. STELLA modeling examples include, but are not restricted to, skunks populations, landfills, a bank ac
The Valley of the Shadow
The Valley of the Shadow is a digital archive of primary sources that document the lives of people in Augusta County, Virginia, and Franklin County, Pennsylvania, during the era of the American Civil War. Here you may explore thousands of original documents that allow you to see what life was like during the Civil War for the men and women of Augusta and Franklin. The Valley of the Shadow is different than many other history websites. It is more like a library than a single book. There is no "o