21st Century Physics FlexBook: A Compilation of Contemporary and Emerging Technologies
This particular pilot FlexBook aims at several outcomes: Supplementing currently used Virginia physics textbooks by making valuable contemporary and emerging physics ideas available to all teachers at a single URL; Making laboratory activities that employ industry state-of-the-practice equipment available to all teachers; Providing a path for continuous improvement from teachers themselves through comments and new ideas after using a chapter with their physics classes
Risk Management for Enterprises and Individuals
This book is intended for the Risk Management and Insurance course where Risk Management is emphasized. When we think of large risks, we often think in terms of natural hazards such as hurricanes, earthquakes or tornadoes Perhaps man-made disasters come to mind such as the terrorist attacks in the U.S. on September 11, 2001. Typically we have overlooked financial crises, such as the credit crisis of 2008. However, these types of man-made disasters have the potential to devastate the global mark
Welcome to ://English Matters, a journal where language meets hypermedia. This site presents teaching modules designed by faculty in the English Department to help instructors integrate the materials presented in ://english matters--essays, poetry, annotations of websites--into their courses. These modules are designed for students in lower-division literature classes. We invite teachers and students of English who are questioning and creating new texts and pedagogies on the web to browse throu
We the People... The Citizen and the Constitution
This site helps elementary and secondary school students understand the history and principles of our constitutional government. The program focuses on the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights and fosters civic competence and responsibility. Upon completion of program, classes are encouraged to participate in simulated congressional hearings that allow students to demonstrate their knowledge of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
How does a Bicycle work ? Learn how gears are used to speed up and increase the force needed to climb hills. Finish this lesson by using your own bicycle to calculate gear ratios.
Making Learning Design Standards Work with an Ontology of Educational Theories
In this paper, we present an ontology of educational theories their relation to learning design. This ontology takes into account learning design (LD) specifications such as OUNL-EML and IMS-LD at the conceptual level (1), semantic web standards such as OWL at the formal level (2), as well as JAVA standards at the implementation level (3). This ontology is intended to provide a knowledge base for any IMS-LD compliant authoring systems/LKMS, in order to provide services to authors of LD scenarios
Analyse des possibilités d'intégration d'un environnement collaboratif de modélisation dans des c
L'article décrit le processus et les résultats de l'évaluation pédagogique de ModellingSpace, un environnement d'apprentissage collaboratif conçu pour développer les compétences de modélisation scientifique des élèves de 11 à 17 ans. Les auteurs se focalisent ici sur l'évaluation de la mise en uvre de pratiques pédagogiques nouvelles dans le cadre d'un processus d'implantation qui a été mis en place dans des contextes scolaires authentiques avec l'aide de réseaux de praticiens
"The Bad News From Chicago": Labor Organizer Oscar Ameringer Describes the Effect of the Haymarket B
The Haymarket bombing in 1886 marked a major turning point in the history of nineteenth-century labor. Used by capitalists as an excuse for a crackdown on labor organizations, the bombing also splintered what up had been until then the strongest labor organization in the United States--the Knights of Labor. The anti-labor reaction that followed in the wake of the bombing helped precipitate a rapid decline in membership in the Knights which was eventually supplanted by the American Federation of
Order it up!
"Order It Up" is a free, downloadable computer game described on this Starting Point webpage. This Java applet could be the basis for a great think-pair-share activity about solar system statistics. This website describes the learning goals and context for this exercise, and gives teaching notes and materials, as well as a detailed list of additional programs and websites that could be used to craft a unique activity.
National Weather Service: Graphical Forecast
This site displays a click-and-zoom map of the US showing forecast temperatures as well as several other meteorological variables, normally updated every hour. Also available are maps showing chance of precipitation, temperature and wind, weather, dew point, weather, precipitation, dew point and cover. Maps can be changed to see forecasts for the current day, that night, and three days following. This is an experimental product of the National Digital Forecast Database, produced by the National
Geologic Puzzles: Morrison Formation
Outcrop images (faulted strata, inter-bedded shale and limestone beds that have been tilted, beach rocks of different lithologies) can be used to bring the field into the geoscience classroom, giving students practice in doing what geoscientists do when they are in the field. This Starting Point activity uses images of outcrops to teach students to make observations, interpret those observations and pose questions for further information. This site provides examples of pictures of geologic puzzl
The Impact of Nuclear Fallout
Earl Ubell is a pioneer among science and health writers in America. After a long, distinguished career at The New York Herald Tribune from 1943 to 1966, he went on to work at both CBS and NBC News. Prominent in the emerging scientific writing community in the 1950s and early 1960s, he was a recipient of the Lasker Medical Journalism Award 1957. Milton Stanley Livingston was a leading physicist in the field of magnetic resonance accelerators. Working first with professor Ernest O. Lawrence at th
For nearly half a century, Paul Nitze was one of the chief architects of U.S. policy toward the Soviet Union. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy appointed Nitze assistant secretary of defense for International Security Affairs. In this video segment, Nitze describes key issues confronting the incoming Kennedy administration. This transition period focused on the goals of the country's nuclear-strategic policy; how to approach crises in every region, from the Middle East to Vietnam; and whether t
The Luso-Hispanic World In Maps
This site includes maps created back to the early 16th century, when exploration and new discoveries brought the need for improved information about the world. The maps, most of which are hand drawn, depict portions of five continents and were prepared by cartographers from Spain, Portugal, France, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Latin America countries, and the U.S., among others. The maps represent different national and political interests and perspectives, at various periods of time.
The Plus Side of Volcanoes - Geothermal Energy
This site is authored by the Cascades Volcano Observatory and provides an introduction about how the internal heat associated with young volcanic systems has been harnessed to produce geothermal energy. There are brief examples of places where geothermal energy is being used or is being considered for development, including the Newberry Caldera in Oregon, the Geysers geothermal field near Santa Rosa, California, and the Salton Sea in California.
Professor Lawrence Sherman: 'Less Prison + More Policing = Less Crime'
A presentation by Professor Lawrence Sherman, Wolfson Professor of Criminology, Director of the Jerry Lee Centre for Experimental Criminology at the University of Cambridge and Director, Police Executive Programme. Repeated experiments show that focused policing reduces crime. Yet research shows that prison increases offenders' crime rates, especially after they are sent to prison for the first time. New forecasting tools allow criminologists to predict the few people who are too dangerous to d
Likes and Dislikes
A grid where students have to answer questions about activities in varying degrees of like and dislike.
Italian Reading Comprehension 3
Journalistic passage dealing with the area of climate and the environment. Analyze the passage for its main points, discover some vocabulary associated with climate and environmental issues, and look for grammatical details.
Prescribed Novel 2 - Gli Occhiali dOro
Information and headings under which to study Giorgio Bassanis novel "Gli Occhiali dOro", including suggestions for discussion of themes and essay writing. A good knowledge of Italian is required to read the novel in the original.
How to Control and Change Individual Behaviour: the world as installation
Changing individual behavior is a major stake for policies and management, but humans think and act as social beings rather than rational agents. The lecture will introduce Installation Theory, the principles of which can be used for governance. Saadi Lahlou is director of the Institute of Social Psychology at LSE.