"Special Topics: Social Animals, Fall 2009"
" Humans are social animals; social demands, both cooperative and competitive, structure our development, our brain and our mind. This course covers social development, social behaviour, social cognition and social neuroscience, in both human and non-human social animals. Topics include altruism, empathy, communication, theory of mind, aggression, power, groups, mating, and morality. Methods include evolutionary biology, neuroscience, cognitive science, social psychology and anthropology."
Color Theory and Using Layers
Students will use the following activities to review the color wheel/theory that they have learned in previous art classes. With this knowledge they will begin to incorporate their color theory into simple sketches on their handheld. The program that they will use will help them learn the importance of using layers, which will help when the students begin work with Photoshop.
How to do a Cartwheel
A very short video about how to do a cartwheel. Poor sound quality. At best a good example of how to do one that could be used in physical education classes under proper supervision.
Run time :45
Shaping Up The Future: Fitness in Schools
Facing dire predictions of an obese society, Texas is about to become the first state to require daily physical education classes and annual fitness tests for school kids. Some startling statistics in this video. Perfect for physical education or character education classes. Run time 3:04
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"
10.7.2 Follow the leader Some companies have a defensive strategy and aim to follow the leader. Such companies hope to profit from the mistakes of the first-to-market company by devising incremental design and performance improvements and cost reductions compared with the original product. In addition they hope to exploit the new market that has started to grow, so timing is important. In the area of consumer electronics, for example, most of the inventions (radio, television, audio and video tape recording) w
Some companies have a defensive strategy and aim to follow the leader. Such companies hope to profit from the mistakes of the first-to-market company by devising incremental design and performance improvements and cost reductions compared with the original product. In addition they hope to exploit the new market that has started to grow, so timing is important. In the area of consumer electronics, for example, most of the inventions (radio, television, audio and video tape recording) w
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
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