Celebrating James Marshall and Humor in Children’s Books
Friends, colleagues and fans unite in loving praise of a children’s author who, though renowned, never got his due. James Marshall was writer/illustrator of the George and Martha and The Cut-Ups book series (he also illustrated Miss Nelson and The Stupids series, among many others). He died at ag
The Gutenberg Parenthesis: Oral Tradition and Digital Technologies
Should we view the last 500 years or so of Western culture as a strange interlude, defined by printed page and other artifacts that once dominated the landscape but are now fading in relevance? In this forum, Thomas Pettitt makes the deliberately provocative case for a Gutenberg “Parenthesis” -- a period marked b
Beyond the Bench: Preparing MIT Students for the Challenges of Global Leadership
MIT produces students who are “deep, entrepreneurial, passionate, diverse and active,” says Phillip Clay, the kind of talented individuals who should play major parts on the world stage. MIT has begun a drive to ensure that its students fulfill their promise. Central to this mission, Richard Samuels says, is
From Concept to Sustainable Opportunity at the Base of the Pyramid
How to reach the underserved in a scalable and sustainable fashion, while pursuing strategic priorities of innovation and growth.
Three Starrigavan Brown Bears entertain roadside travelers while playing in a river and grassy area in Sitka, Alaska. Video is set to music. Run time 03:01.
Beirut suicide bomber kills one person, target unclear
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe A suicide bomber killed himself and one other person when he detonated explosives in a minibus in southern Beirut. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). More Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 yea
Hollywood A-list arrive for Philip Seymour Hoffman's funeral
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep and Joaquin Phoenix were among the Hollywood heavyweights who attended the funeral of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. Deborah Gembara reports. More Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international ne
1 Juifs et chrétiens dans la Chapelle sixtine (audio) 1 - Juifs et chrétiens dans la Chapelle sixtine Présentation en images du livre La torpeur des Ancêtres (Éditions de l'EHESS) par l'auteur Giovanni Careri, suivie d’un débat avec Danièle Hervieu-Léger (EHESS), Isabelle Saint-Martin (EPHE), Emanuele Coccia (EHESS) et Céline Béraud (Université de Caen - Institut Universitaire de France).
1 - Juifs et chrétiens dans la Chapelle sixtine
Présentation en images du livre La torpeur des Ancêtres (Éditions de l'EHESS) par l'auteur Giovanni Careri, suivie d’un débat avec
Danièle Hervieu-Léger (EHESS), Isabelle Saint-Martin (EPHE), Emanuele Coccia (EHESS) et Céline Béraud (Université de Caen - Institut Universitaire de France).
The Critical Mass Marker Approach to Gender Quotas
Jude Browne, Jessica and Peter Frankopan Director of Gender Studies, University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies, gives a talk for the Gender Quotas for Corporate Boards and Democratic Legitimacy debate
The rise of China and America's Asian allies
In this lecture at ANU, Professor Walt explains why China's rise will lead to increased security competition in Asia and explores the implications of this trend for United States alliance relations in this region. Sino-American competition is inevitable because the world's two strongest powers invariably cast a wary eye on each other. Moreover, it is in China's long-term interest to reduce the U.S. security presence in Asia. The U.S. will resist such efforts, however, because it does not want C
Microeconomic theory III
The website for this course (14.123 Microeconomic Theory III, Spring 2009) has been made available by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Economics as part of the MIT OpenCourseWare project. This course discusses decision theory and topics in game theory including models of individual decision-making under certainty and uncertainty. Topics covered include preference orderings, expected utility, risk, stochastic dominance, supermodularity, monotone comparative statics, b
The design of electro-optical sensors. (Optique Pour l'Ingénieur : Capteurs à semi-conducteurs et
This lesson aims at giving basic elements of optronic captors conception. First, we remind the main applications of optronics ; the steps to follow to conceive such systems and the big family of captors. Then we describe the most useful notions of radiometry and propagation to calculate the optical signal received by the detector. Finally, we end the calculation of the noise signal report, and the evaluation of such captors, under the form of an energetic assessment.
Sound Vibration Hi, I am a year three Primary education student and am trying to put together a science presentation for sound for a year 1 (Key stage 1). I am particularly interested in research which outlines how to teach this concept to Key stage 1 pupils to improve childrens perception's of how sound is created with particular reference to 'vibrations'. I have looked at the Primary SPACE project (1990) which outlines children's misconceptions of sound. However, as I want to incorporate the
Test Anxiety I'm researching into the effects of test anxiety on children in key stage one and two SAT's results. I have found research suggesting that the effect lowers children's test scores but haven't been able to find any research that suggests that test anxiety can help children to perform in their SAT's. I was wondering if you could help?
I am researching into the views that children hold with regards to the relevance of mathematics outside the classroom. My starting point was a journal article by BSRLM 23(2) 'Children's experience of Mathematics' which I found very helpful, and outlined children's views from not being useful at all to being able to see the relevance outside school. I would like to explore this area further with an emphasis on primary school children, especially Key Stage 2. Can you point me in the right directio
Emotional development Grouping
I am carrying out research for my literature review into the impact of grouping/setting on children's emotional and social development.(KS1/2) The information I have found mainly relates to the impact of ability groups on academic achievement, and one further reference which mentions the impact they have on children's self-esteem (The Social World of Children's Learning; Pollard, 1996). I have also found some general information on the role of the school in the child's social and emotional devel
Evaluation of Increased Flexibility for 14 to 16 Year Olds Programme: The Second Year
The resource is an evaluation report carried out by the National Foundation for Educational Research on behalf of the Department for Education and Skills into the second year of the Increased Flexibility Programme (IFP) for 14 to 16 Year Olds. Given the wider availability of vocational and work related learning options for 14-16 year olds since the relaxation of National Curriculum requirements at Key Stage 4, the research offers a valuable insight into the implications of this for young people,
A study of the transition from the Foundation Stage to Key Stage 1
The focus of the report is the change that occurs when children move from the Foundation Stage to Key Stage 1. This resource is presented by the National Foundation for Education Research (NFER) and is relevant for early years’ teachers, teacher education students, tutors and families.
Keeping up – Pupils who fall behind in Key Stage 2
This is the first published document from the ‘Making Good Progress’ series from the DfES. The document reports on a small scale research project focussing on 240 pupils in 39 schools who do not make the expected progress in English and Mathematics during key Stage 2. The report contains a chapter on English and a chapter on mathematics, which look at pupil characteristics, obstacles to progress and specific issues arising from the project. The final chapter gives advice on the action sch
KS1/2 Music - Managing Music at KS2
This is a Teachers TV programme about teaching music in Key Stage 2. It follows one class teacher and his year 6 class though the first two lessons from a longer unit related to composing songs.