Looking Beyond Themselves: Preparing Students to Become Invested Members of Their Community
As a sixth grade teacher, Pfitzner struggled to find a way to truly reach her students. She wanted to help her students find a deeper connection to what they were learning, allowing them to feel ownership of their knowledge. She developed a project based on community activism to help her students escape the cliques and disconnectedness so common to sixth graders in her school. Pfitzner documented this journey as she and her students identified and addressed a need in their community for a non-fi
Peer 2 Peer University
The Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU) is an online community of open study groups for short university-level courses. Think of it as online book clubs for open educational resources. The P2PU helps you navigate the wealth of open education materials that are out there, creates small groups of motivated learners, and supports the design and facilitation of courses. Students and tutors get recognition for their work, and we are building pathways to formal credit as well. Currently P2PU is in a pilot
John Higgins on William Blake
On Thursday 22 October the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) Great Texts Big Questions lecturer is John Higgins a highly respected Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Cape Town (UCT) who will discuss a lyric by William Blake "Never seek to tell thy love love that never told can be." Higgins will show how readings of a single poem can also serve to exemplify some of the main intellectual and analytic currents of the past forty years including
Tocqueville's America is another project of the American Studies Programs at The University of Virginia. In this project we take up the task of re-contextualizing Alexis de Tocqueville's famous political and cultural analysis of American democracy. Our objective is, over time, to return that book -- arguably still one of the most influential works in political thought -- to its origins, to the America of 1831-32 . For it was on that very specific ground and at that very specific historical momen
We're in Hot Water Now: Hydrothermal Vents
In this National Geographic lesson, students will use National Geographic's Yellowstone internet module to learn about the processes that drive geysers. The activity involves learning about hydrothermal vents and uniquely adapted animals that live near the vents with the aid of pictures and maps. The activity concludes with an opportunity to create an aquarium exhibit which showcases some of these animals and their special adaptations. The website also includes related links and extensions for t
Historical Treasure Chest
This project provides a model for engaging students in an investigation of authentic materials from the past. The students will be provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. A wealth of other primary resources can be accessed on the websites listed in the reference section.
Using Mars in a Teaching Plan
This area of the Web site is for teachers and those preparing lesson plans. It is our intention to provide enough material in enough subject areas to keep a class occupied for up to a whole term on a major project with "Exploring Mars" as its theme. That is not to say that this is how you should use the site, you may wish simply to pick something for a single lesson. That can be done too.
Introductory Statistics: Concepts, Models, and Applications
The book, Introductory Statistics: Concepts, Models, and Applications, presented in the following pages represents over twenty years of experience in teaching the material contained therein. The high price of textbooks and a desire to customize course material for my own needs caused me to write this material. This Web text and associated exercises is a continuing project. Check back often for updates.
Where Am I: Navigation and Satellites
How do we know where we are? What happens if you are completely lost in the middle of nowhere? Does technology provide tools for people lost in their travels? A person cannot usually determine an accurate position just by looking out a window in the middle of the ocean or vast area of land, particularly if it has not been charted before. In this lesson, students explore the concept of triangulation that is used in navigation satellites and global positioning systems designed by engineers. Also,
Feesten : Themabundel Themabundel rond "Feesten en feestdagen" met een gevarieerd aanbod taal- en rekenoefeningen : De oplossingen, bronnen en …
Themabundel rond "Feesten en feestdagen" met een gevarieerd aanbod taal- en rekenoefeningen :
De oplossingen, bronnen en …
This video explains how a central angle is an angle where the vertex is on the center of the circle and the endpoints are on the circle. The endpoints on the circle are also the endpoints for the angle's intercepted arc. The angle measure of the central angle is congruent to the measure of the intercepted arc which is an important fact when finding missing arcs or central angles. (2:12)
Hurricane Structure and Rotation Pattern
An average hurricane lasts more than a week and has an average diameter of over 300 kilometers. (01:09)
Rare advert switch for London icon
The huge advertising display at Piccadilly Circus in central London will soon get a new look, as Japanese electronics brand Sanyo withdraws after 33 years.
Kate Middleton dress up for auction
Amid speculation who will design Kate Middleton's wedding dress, the see-through lace dress she modelled when she caught Prince William's eye at a university fashion show is due to be auctioned.
Idioms in ASL - Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder
English idioms are presented in American Sign Language through skits that demonstrate the meaning of the idiom. A project from Kentucky School for the Deaf. *Open captioned for hearing students. (0:42)
Idioms in ASL - Turn Over a New Leaf
English idioms are presented in American Sign Language through skits that demonstrate the meaning of the idiom. A project from Kentucky School for the Deaf. *Open captioned for hearing students. (2:31)
Idiom in ASL - Read Between the Lines
English idioms are presented in American Sign Language through skits that demonstrate the meaning of the idiom. A project from Kentucky School for the Deaf. *Open captioned for hearing students. (1:11)
BP presents check for scholarship fund for University of Toledo
13abc reports on the $225,000 BP presented to The University of Toledo for a scholarship fund.
Campus Update With President Barker - Episode 1
Introducing the first episode of Campus Update with President Barker. In this unique video series, Clemson students get the opportunity to talk with President Barker about some of the many great things going on at Clemson. The goal of these periodic updates is to give all members of the Clemson Family a chance to stay connected with campus life. We hope you enjoy the first episode and will be on the lookout for future updates.