Dynamic National Archive
Welcome to the Dynamic National Archive (formerly the Timeline of American Women of Architecture). The mission of the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation is to expand historical knowledge and cultural recognition of women’s contribution to American architecture of the 20th century. We define architecture broadly to include not only building design, but also landscape architecture, interior design, and urban planning. The Dynamic National Archive (DNA) is the first stage of an ongoing projec
Fifty years ago, President John F. Kennedy famously asked Americans to serve their country by living and working in developing countries, to improve the lives of others. Thus the Peace Corps was born, which now serves in 139 countries around the world, making a difference in people's lives every day. In this episode of Conversations, Enrique Cerna talks with Peace Corps director Aaron Williams -- himself a former Peace Corps volunteer -- about the organization's past, present, and future.
Developed for third grade. The students will be given an introduction to tastebuds, focusing on the different types of tastebuds, what they taste, and where they are located on the tongue. They will do this by sampling four different tastes (lemon - sour, sugar - sweet, salt - salty, and tonic water - bitter) and determining which can be tasted the best in what areas of the tongue. Given a diagram that maps out the main regions of the tongue, the students will indicate which area is designated f
Biology In Elementary Schools
Biology In Elementary Schools is a Saint Michael's College student project. Link under 'toolbox' for a printer-friendly version. Click on handouts to print full resolution versions.
Water Cycle in a Bottle
Developed for second grade. In this activity students will be able to view the different ways water travels and the different forms in which water can be found. The experiment focuses mainly on evaporation, transpiration, condensation and precipitation within the 3 different soda bottle chambers. Students will create their own water cycle chambers by using 3 soda bottles (2 with the bottoms cut off) turned upside down and placed one inside the other. The bottom soda bottle will be filled with th
Where do they live?
Developed for second grade. Each student group will be assigned one of three habitats: ocean, desert, or forest. They will create their assigned environment inside of a shoebox (for forest and desert) or a 2-liter bottle (for ocean). Sand, grass, leaves, stones, water, and other materials will be provided along with various art supplies for students to create more features that they feel are necessary for their environment. Students will then choose the appropriate animals that live in their hab
Developed for third grade. In participating in this activity, students will realize that seeds can sprout and grow without being immersed in soil. After looking at the inside of a lima bean and learning about the different parts of the seed, the students will grow their own little garden of mini-mustard plants in any shape they desire, using a sponge as the base. The kids will be able to care for the seeds soon after they sprout. They will be able to "taste" their mustard plants and even use the
This can be a simple graphing activity. You could also choose to use the data for linear regression. Contribute your own data. Biology In Elementary Schools is a Saint Michael's College student project. The teaching ideas on this page have been found, refined, and developed by students in a college-level course on the teaching of biology at the elementary level. Unless otherwise noted, the lesson plans have been tried at least once by students from our partner schools. This wiki has been establ
21W.784 Becoming Digital: Writing about Media Change (MIT)
"Becoming Digital" traces the change in practice, theory and possibility as mechanical and chemical media are augmented or supplanted by digital media. These changes will be grounded in a semester length study of "reports from the front." These reports, found and introduced by students throughout the semester, are the material produced by and about soldiers and civilians on the battlefield from the introduction of wet photography during the Crimean and Civil Wars to contempor
11.975 Feeding Cities in the Global South: Challenges and Opportunities for Action in Cartagena (MIT
The purpose of this seminar is to provide a context for understanding the challenges of urban food provisioning from a perspective of sustainability and social inclusion in cities of the global South. The seminar will be specifically geared towards preparing students for direct participation in urban markets and food policy project intervention in Cartagena, Colombia. To learn more about the Cartagena Practicum, visit the class website.
Ice cream in a Bag!
Developed for first grade. Students will make ice cream from scratch while focusing on the Food Guide Pyramid and what constitutes healthy and unhealthy food choices. Also, in doing this experiment states of matter - solids, liquids, and gases will be covered. While making the ice cream, you can ask the students what they expect to happen. Do they expect the ice cream to turn into a solid? Does it begin as a liquid? Biology In Elementary Schools is a Saint Michael's College student project. The
Developed for third and fourth grade. In this activity students will be able to explore the structure of a cell by building their own models with Jell-o and candy. Students will learn the different parts of the cell and their functions. We will also discuss the importance of cells in the human body. Biology In Elementary Schools is a Saint Michael's College student project. The teaching ideas on this page have been found, refined, and developed by students in a college-level course on the teach
Engagement in e-learning
Dr White also discusses how virtual learning environments have solved many of the problems that ha
Dr. Cynthia White is a Professor of Applied Linguistics at Massey University in New Zealand where one of her research interests is Distance education and online learning. In this talk to the e-learning community at Nottingham, Dr White discusses tools and techniques that help teachers, tutors and managers with traditional teaching backgrounds come to grips with e-learning.
Dr White also discusses how virtual learning environments have solved many of the problems that ha
M&A Is Back -- But This Time, It's Different
If the past month is any indicator, acquisitions are not only thawing but heating up. In October, Comcast made a bid to merge its operations with NBC Universal to create a cable programming giant. In early November, Kraft Foods announced a $16.5 billion bid for U.K.-based chocolate maker Cadbury -- also being sought by confectioners Hershey and Ferrero. The activity spans several sectors, including technology, with Hewlett Packard's agreement to purchase 3Com for $2.7 billion, and Google's $750
Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume XV, Issue 1
CONTENTS: Cover Illustration Description, Calendar of Events, Institute at National AAR/SBL Convention, Magic in Early Christianity: Rossi's "Gnostic" Tractate, A Progress Report for 1987, Scholars to Speak at Institute, Contexts No. 7--"Politics and the Past", Revised Index to Nag Hammadi Studies Volume XI, Notes and News
Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume X, Issue 1
CONTENTS: Calendar of Events, Cover Illustration Description, Archaeologists to Visit Claremont, New Books by IAC Scholars, Robinson to Lecture, New Institute Support Groups Organized, IAC Tour of Greece, Personalia
The global campus-ICT and the future of universities
This paper analyses the changes which the ICT causes on a global scale. The globalization of higher education triggered by e-Learning, the emergence of e-infrastructure for e-science, the Open Educational Resources movement, e-libraries and the tendency of building global educational alliances are analysed as well. Special emphasis is put on several wellknown university models, e.g. Research University, Open University and Entrepreneurial University, as well as on some emerging university models
Patricia Johnston Sings "I See the Sun"
This beautifully done video sings about the sun, moon, stars, ...Some of the lyrics include "I see the sun-a big round sun. I see the moon-a big round moon. I see the stars-the little, little stars---smiling just for me". These videos by Patricia Johnston were designed for young French children to begin to learn English. This is a great teaching resource for early childhood learners and/or special education students and would work well in conjunction with a unit on Earth and to help build backgr
Learning aware environement: a Laboratorium of epidemiological studies
One challenge of the Laboratorium is to have the capacity to recognize and capture relevant events from observing the human activity, the ability to understand the learning needs and then to provide the adequate feedback in whatever form. Another challenge is the mapping of inaccessible phenomena into the sensible and temporal space of the classroom. Our design combines gaming situations and ambient technologies in the context of learning bio-statistics. This paper presents a method and a formal
USGS Biological Resources: National Activities
The mission of the United States Geological Survey's Biological Resources Discipline involves working with others to provide the scientific understanding and technologies needed to support the sound management and conservation of our Nation's biological resources. This website contains a comprehensive listing of biological research taking place within the USGS biology branch. This portal provides access to the National Bird Banding Project, the National Park Service flora and fauna database, the