Help Wanted! Software firm defies poor economic odds
Aug. 5 - Despite the rocky economy, a Brooklyn, NY-based tech startup plans to double in size this year, just as the government reports stronger job growth in July. Jill Bennett reports.
Big Thinkers: Barnett Berry on Education Reform
The president and CEO of the advocacy organization Center for Teaching Quality lays out a roadmap for reforming our education system and improving the school environment for "teacherpreneurs". The Center for Teaching Quality (CTQ) is a non-profit advocacy organization based in North Carolina. They are dedicated to improving education by advancing the teaching profession through targeted research, outreach to policy-makers, and fostering teacher leadership. (5:02)
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Economic Update on WBAI August 6
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Researchers are developing fiber optics for prosthetic limbs
Professors Marc Christensen and Volkan Otugen of SMU and Professor Gunter Gross of UNT are working to create a system of fiber-optic wires and sensors that can replace the vast network of nerves inside a human limb. This story about their work is courtesy of CBS 11 News of Dallas.
"Design and Manufacturing I, Spring 2009"
" Welcome to 2.007! This course is a first subject in engineering design. With your help, this course will be a great learning experience exposing you to interesting material, challenging you to think deeply, and providing skills useful in professional practice. A major element of the course is design of a robot to participate in a challenge that changes from year to year. This year, the theme is cleaning up the planet as inspired by the movie Wall-E."
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What is Included in Lesson Study Script?
Learn more about the steps involved in creating the "Lesson Script" … from identifying "best practices" strategies to sequencing the Lesson Script. Hear the rationale for NOT following a "word-for-word" script. Run time 06:23.
Journey North: A Global Study of Wildlife Migration and Seasonal Change
Journey North engages students in a global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change. K-12 students become involved in citizen science and share their own field observations with classmates across North America. They track the coming of the seasons through the migration patterns of monarch butterflies, robins, hummingbirds, whooping cranes, gray whales, bald eagles— and other birds and mammals; the budding of plants; changing sunlight; and other natural events. Find migration maps, pictu
Guide to the Microfilmed Records of the Thaddeus Kosciuszko Beneficial Society, Mt. Pleasant, PA, 19
The records of the Thaddeus Kosciuszko Beneficial Society include two microfilm reels consisting of thirteen volumes of minute books covering the years 1915-1923, 1941-1974. The collection also includes the Society's charter of April 8, 1912.
Great Zoom into Boston, MA: Park Plaza Hotel
Using data from different spacecraft and some powerful computer technology, visualizers at the Goddard Space Flight Center present you with a collection of American cities in a way you have never seen them before. Starting with our camera high above the Earth, we rush in towards the surface at what would be an impossible speed for any known vehicle. Passing though layers of atmosphere, the colors of our destinations shimmer with their own unique characteristics, and suddenly we find ourselves fl
Computational Imaging for Microscopy
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Meditation in Primary
Roots, Prefixes & Suffixes in Scientific Terms
This selection shows scientific terms being broken into parts: prefix, root, and suffix. Examples include multicellular, unicellular, autotrophic, heterotrophic, and motile. Teachers could use this video to show students to break unfamilar words apart to determine meaning. ( The definitions are not stated in this video.) ( 5:40)
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Flat Stanley in India
This is about the exploits of Flat Stanley as he visits Southern India. He goes to Bangalore and the Cicada Lodge on the Kabini River in South Karnataka. See photos of Stanley's journey set to sing in this delightful video. ( 2:32)
Italian Taster Lesson: Parts of the Body - Lesson Plan
Italian Taster Lesson: Parts of the Body - Lesson Plan.
Learning to Care: A Night in the Global Village
In Perryville, Arkansas, Heifer International re-creates communities from developing countries so kids can experience firsthand how to survive in substandard living conditions. (8:54)