Time Lapse Bean Seed
Student produced time-lapse video of the growth of a bean seed. Grades pre-K and up. Could be used as an example for classes at any level. The video was a third grade student project. Time lapse video is set to muci. Run time 0:54.
The Judicial Review
A nine minute video done by high school students. The major events are explained in this interview type of presentation. Teachers need to have a word wall to help add depth to some of the terms. Good for most classes.
Computer Maintenance Tips : How to Make Your Computer Faster
Beware of the political ad that starts the video. The video is about how to make a computer faster by checking the system's hard drive and eliminating unwanted items to free up space. Learn to make a computer run faster. Excellent for all ages and classes.
"Yesterday" by W S Merwin (poetry reading)
"Yesterday" is a word more often used in a figurative rather than a literal sense. My three-year-old daughter avoids ambiguity with her own word "lasterday" which means any day from the past. There are few things that we cherish more than the neologisms of our children, their comic misapprehensions and their astonishing insights. My son when three years old came in from playing outside and said " Hey Dad, there's a great big catalogue in the garage" I thought maybe the postman had left it an
Global Warming educational video
Music video produced by two of my students about global warming
The reasons for attrition
This paper focuses on a) to reflect on an approach, decisions and subsequent knowledge with regard to non response and b) to discuss the "attrition survey", rather than discussing the actual results of an overall longitudinal study. This should be linked to the paper "student experiences of enterprise education"
Mrs. Matthews Centers - Plant and Animal Classification
Mrs. Matthews science classes are studying plant and animal classification. Their centers for the week included (1) a pictionary game (2) flashcard game (3)pictures to help them remember the difference between gymnosperm and angiosperm (4) a video titled "science: animals without bones" (5) A.R. books on various vertebrates and invertebrates and (6) several interactive websites. The students also observed a deer skull, turtle shell, snake skin, tarantula skin, moss, celery, and lichens. Th
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
Using the WWW to Build Learning Communities in K-12 Settings - Part II: The Next Generation of Web S
In Part II, we will lay out a plan for an educational Web server that goes beyond what is currently available, providing a truly vital and useful resource for classroom learning. Finally, we will describe current plans for the CoVis Geosciences Web Server, an educational Web resource designed according to the plans outlined in this article.,web document
Dedicated Parents-Emperor Penguins
This video shows the dedication of Emperor Penguin parents to their eggs and offspring. It gives facts about the responsibilities of the Mother Penguin and Father Penguin.
Base stacking Although the base pairing brought about by hydrogen bonding is responsible for the specificity of the base interactions, much of the stability of a duplex nucleic acid is due to interactions that result from base stacking. If you look back at Figure 3a, you will notice that, when seen from a side view, our schematic r
Although the base pairing brought about by hydrogen bonding is responsible for the specificity of the base interactions, much of the stability of a duplex nucleic acid is due to interactions that result from base stacking. If you look back at Figure 3a, you will notice that, when seen from a side view, our schematic r
Ocean Stratigraphy Challenge
This exercise is a complex puzzle that begins with a description of a stratigraphic section from a deep-sea core. Students are asked to explain the sequence of rock and sediment types and to devise an experiment to test this hypothesis. The Starting Point website describes the learning goals, context, teaching notes and materials, recommended assessment methods, and additional resource links for this activity.
A Good Childhood: searching for values in a competitive age
(We apologise for the poor audio quality, this was because of technical problem with the audio-visual system) Is childhood all it should be? Or has it been spoilt by broken homes, junk food, alcohol and exam stress? The speakers will present the findings of The Good Childhood Inquiry. Judy Dunn is professor of developmental psychology at King's College London, and was chair of The Good Childhood Inquiry. Richard Layard is director of the Well-being Programme in the LSE Centre for Economic Perfor
Chemistry 51A: Organic Chemistry
Fundamental concepts relating to carbon compounds with emphasis on structural theory and the nature of chemical bonding, stereochemistry, reaction mechanisms, and spectroscopic, physical, and chemical properties of the principal classes of carbon compounds.
Lecture 22 - 11/12/2010
Components of Self-Regulated Learning in High School Students with Learning Disabilities
The fundamental purpose of this research project was to determine the interactions among components of self-regulated learning: self-efficacy, goal orientation, learning strategies; and the predictive effect of these, and grade level and sex, on academic achievement in a sample of high school students with learning disabilities. From the perspective of social-cognitive theory, self-regulated learning was defined as an active, constructive process whereby students incorporate feelings of competen
The United States Postal Service: A Case Study of Large Scale Government Transformation
The challenge of replacing the baby-boomer generation of employees is beginning in government agencies as they face a “tsunami” of retirements. This generation forms the core of middle managers or supervisors who are essential to providing the continuity in government organizations that serve the needs of citizens on a daily basis, or most critically in times of crisis. This same generation of government employees worked through decades of change in public administration. The 1980s privat
Anticipating the Audience: An Ethnographic Study of a French-as-a-Foreign-Language Class Creative Wr
This study compared the creative-writing processes of native English speakers (NES) composing for a real audience in two conditions: one group composing in their native language (NL) and the other group composing in French as a foreign language (FFL). Both groups wrote children’s fiction and were aware that children in the community would read their stories. Participants were observed while composing and interviewed about their writing background, composing behaviors, and the texts produced
Connecting Arabs and Americans Online to Promote Peace and to Increase Cultural Awareness: A Descrip
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Michael M. Williamson Committee Members: Dr. Ali A. Aghbar and Dr. Gian S. Pagnucci
The Changing Role of Arabic in Religious Discourse: A Sociolinguistic Study of Egyptian Arabic
This study examined the language situation in the religious discourse in Egypt. It investigated the switch from Classical Arabic to Egyptian Arabic in the religious domain in one of the most renowned preachers in Egypt, Amr Khaled. In order to investigate the phenomenon, I chose to examine and analyze the instances of codeswitching from Classical Arabic to Egyptian Arabic in ten recordings of religious speeches delivered by Khaled, focusing on the phonological, syntactical, and morphological fea