Toilet Paper Analogy for Geologic Time
This in-class demonstration involves using a 1000 sheet roll of strong toilet paper to demonstrate the vast length of time involved in Deep Time. Important events in geologic history are marked on the toilet paper. As the toilet paper is unrolled, from the front of the room to the back and around the room, students begin to get a sense of how little time humanity has been on Earth and how much time is really involved. Learning goals, context for use, teaching tips, materials, assessment tips and
TED407 Session 4 Spring 2011
TED407 Language Learning Session Four 02/12/11 Danny Brassell
Little love for Obama's budget
U.S. budget battle now heats up with the delivery of President Obama's $3.7 trillion budget to Congress.
Drug murders in Mexico
More drug-related violence in Mexico as a senior police chief was shot in Monterrey, Mexico's richest city. Jon Decker reports.
Bruton Parish Churchyard
Individuals of all classes rest in the peace of the Bruton Parish graveyard. Church guide Anne Conkling describes one of America's oldest cemeteries.
Make your own calculation of your energy
This energy consumption game by WWF explains the role every one of us is playing in the energy consumption. By following the arrows you end up in having an indication of your yearly energy consumption as well as the emissions of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere on a yearly basis.
Adventures of Mole - Animation
The Soil Association has produced Mole's Dream, a short film to explore current issues around food and farming. It is suitable for KS1 and early KS2, and ideal to use on your interactive whiteboard.
Adventures of Mole - Activity three: Healthy Animals - animal welfare
Educational activities on farm animals, based on the "Adventures of Mole" short film.
Objetivos: (1) Introducción teórica y práctica a la lógica proposicional, sus aplicaciones -en filosofía, matemáticas, I.A., informática y lingüística-, su alcance y sus limitaciones. (2) Introducción al razonamiento con diagramas. (3) Introducción teórica y práctica a la lógica de primer orden
The module contains the following levels: The Origin of Malaria Antimalarial Drug Classes Indications for the Blood Schizonticides Indications for the Various Antimalarial Drugs Mechanisms of Action Blood Schizonticide Toxicity Toxicity of Various Antimalarial Agents Useful Information Sites of Action Terminology Epidemiology Complete Assessment of Antimalarial Drugs
Psychology In Everyday Life: The Psych Files podcast
The Psych Files is a blog and podcast written and hosted by an experienced psychology teacher and elearning specialist.The content is designed for anyone interested in a variety of topics one would find in an introductory psychology course. Upbeat and engaging podcasts are supported by links to websites and suggested classroom and student activities.
New York: A Documentary Film
Thirteen's Educational Publishing Department prepares educational kits to accompany certain television programming. These guides are available in print and, electronically, as PDFs (Portable Document Format), through the Web. This Teacher's Guide accompanies the program NEW YORK: A DOCUMENTARY FILM. The guide is intended to help use the film as a supplement to junior-high and high-school social-studies courses. Selected activities may also be used in language arts, music, and art classes. Key th
Heritage: Civilization and the Jews
This lesson plan deals with the Ancient Near East, early civilization, and early Israelite history. Use maps to explore principal geographic features of the region and to trace migration, and compare the biblical story of the flood with a similar account in the Epic of Gilgamesh. All activities focus on key concepts explored in Heritage. Lesson plans have been designed to allow teachers to select activities appropriate to the grade levels of their classes. Each plan includes teacher's resource p
Tapping the Roots of American Music
Teacher's Guide for using the American Roots Music documentary series in the classroom. The resources offered here are designed to help you use the PBS American Roots Music video series and companion Web site in middle school and high school social studies and history classes. American Roots Music may be taped off-air and used for up to a year following broadcast, or you may choose to purchase it through Shop PBS for Teachers.
Introduction to Social Psychology, Spring 2008
The overarching goal of this class is to provide students with a working knowledge of social psychology and to stimulate an interest in ourselves, the world around us, and the connections between the two. This is a course about how we become who we are - how our personalities (or our selves) are shaped by others, the groups we belong to, the social structures around us, and our interactions as social beings. However, interaction is a process between entities, a two-way street. Hence, it is not o
ToxMystery was created by the United States National Library of Medicine to help children from 7-11 years old learn about household chemical hazards. Toxie the Cat helps kids find the hazards hidden in each room and offers hints when needed. When all the risky spots in the house have been discovered, Toxie dances and celebrates and players can print a personalized certificate of completion. ToxMystery has been usability tested by kids and educators, receiving high grades by all. ToxMystery is
Notre Dame Sonnet Fest 2011
All of William Shakespeare's 154 sonnets were read aloud by University of Notre Dame administrators, faculty and students during "Sonnet Fest 2011," on Feb. 14, 2011 in the Great Hall of O'Shaughnessy Hall on the Notre Dame campus. Learn More: http://newsinfo.nd.edu/news/18406/
Basic Math Facts Fluency
Every math teacher struggles to find ways to encourage students to master their basic facts. Whether for addition and subtraction facts or for multiplication and division facts, teachers collect many ideas from which they can draw activities to meet the varied needs of learners in their classes. Games and Who Has? activities are especially motivational and continual play can help students develop fact fluency in an effort to master the games and capture the most points.
All things considered, there is a lot to learn about teaching, and much of it comes from educational psychology. Teaching as a career has distinctive features now that did not figure as prominently in its profile a generation ago. The features make it more exciting in some ways, as well as more challenging, than in the past. From a teacher’s point of view, the changes mean learning knowledge and skills—and practicing them—that were less important in teachers’ repertoires in earlier time
How to Predict the Future(s), Spring 2009
Over the last century, there have been many spectacularly bad predictions of how technology will evolve and how it will be used—and a few almost clairvoyant forecasts of technology trends. This course will investigate both. By examining predictions made about the Internet, video on demand, cellular telephony, nuclear power, and other technologies, students will attempt to discern why some predictions work and most don’t. Much of the course will be devoted to techniques in scenario planning a