In Conversation: Danny Simmons and jessica Care moore
jessica Care moore, poet, publisher and founder of Black Women Rock!, and Danny Simmons, painter, author, and co-creator of Def Poetry Jam, host a Def Poetry Jam reunion. For one night in Brooklyn, fifteen legendary poets and writers share one hot mic. This evening of performance, dialogue, and book signings features Carl Hancock Rux, T'kalla, Ekere Tallie, Sharrif Simmons, Kevin Powell, Willie Perdomo, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Ras Baraka, Liza Jessie Peterson, Bonz Malone, Tai Allen, SirMumsil
Sackler Center First Awards
In commemoration of the fifth anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, the first center within an art museum to be devoted to the exhibition and study of feminist art, the Museum is honoring fifteen extraordinary women who are first in their fields. Presented by Elizabeth A. Sackler and Gloria Steinem Hosted by Soledad O'Brien and Laura Flanders. Award designed by Judy Chicago. Honoring Marin Alsop, Connie Chung, Johnnetta B. Cole, Wilhelmina Cole Holladay, Sandy Ler
23 Helping Verbs (Song)
This catchy tune helps younger students learn their helping verbs. Each word is printed on the screen as it occurs in the song's lyrics. The song is repeated twice. (01:51)
Deadly Parasites (Interactive)
In this interactive, explore the various steps involved in the cycle of a deadly parasite: Sporozoites invade the victim's liver and become Merozoites; Merozoites burrow into red blood cells then form and divide into thousands; these Merozoites cause disease; the parasites then insure that they will survive and shared with animals and humans during a mosquito's next "blood meal".
Fishing for Safe Food (Interactive)
In this interactive game adapted from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, students on a fishing trip try to catch different types of fish. Once a player catches a fish, he or she decides to keep it or throw it back, based on safety information provided by the EPA. The game teaches students which fish have high or low levels of mercury, and how much is safe to eat.
Deep-Sea Bestiary (Interactive)
With names like umbrellamouth gulper, blackdevil anglerfish, ogrefish, football fish, and vampire squid from hell, you might expect to be surprised, even startled, by some of the creatures that inhabit that deepest parts of the ocean. You would be right to expect this. This interactive image gallery from the NOVA: "Into the Abyss" Web site describes the physical and behavioral traits of some of these bizarre and little-known sea creatures.
Explore Alaska's Volcanoes (Interactive)
In this interactive activity adapted from the University of Alaska, learn about four of Alaska's active volcanoes: Augustine, Cleveland, Okmok, and Veniaminof. Explore each volcano through photographs and investigate how different types of satellite images (synthetic aperture radar, thermal infrared, and color composite) are used to study volcanoes. In addition, learn why it is important to be able to predict the movement of volcanic ash, and observe how a computer model called Puff simulates th
Exploring the Arctic Seafloor (Interactive)
Take a virtual expedition deep under the Arctic ice along with a research team from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in this interactive activity adapted fromNOVA scienceNOW. Through two collections of photos and video footage, learn about the obstacles the team faced at the frozen sea surface, as well as the geological and biological discoveries deep down near the Gakkel Ridge, an 1,100-mile-long section of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. There, volcanic activity generates new ocean crust, and
Amazing Symbiosis: Ant Army Defends Tree
Ants as bodyguards? These ants protect acacia trees with their lives! (02:18)
Future Conditional: The Grasshopper Effect: Toxic Pollution in the Arctic
In the phenomenon scientists call the "Grasshopper Effect," toxic pollutants released thousands of miles to the south evaporate in the warm climate and then 'ride' with the clouds until they reach the Arctic. (02:15)
Talking to Your Kids About the News
This 3:30 video explains the importance of helping children understand news events and how to help them deal with events such as tragedies. It offers good tips and reminds viewers that younger students don't have the ability to handle such events in proper context. The most important tip is act as a filter for news.
Violence in Media Really Matters
This five minute video shows the dangers of violence on television and other media and the link between violence and anti-social behavior. An excellent video for parents and teachers to watch as it explains that there are eight instances of violence per show and some have far more. Teens who watch too much such violence as twice as likely to commit violent acts as adult. Event cartoons are sighted for the tremendous amount of violence that are shown to children. A number of tips are shown.
Elbow Room: Westward Expansion in the USA
This three minute musical video highlights some of the land acquisitions of the first Westward Movement. There isn't much depth, but it provides some insights into why the colonists wanted to move westward and manifest destiny.
Peer Advisors & Mentors (PAM) Spotlight: Thomas Lueders
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Ping 140: Hyper-V on Technet, Wordament, Nook, Windows Phone Marketplace Laura was out this week but Paul didn't skip a beat and he was joined by our Hyper -V expert himself, Eric Bahna. Here's what went down:
Laura was out this week but Paul didn't skip a beat and he was joined by our Hyper -V expert himself, Eric Bahna. Here's what went down:
Bill Gates talks about Late Steve Jobs
3:16 Bill Gates talks about his conversation with Late Steve Jobs at Steve home.
Chris Casanova Gardening Tips on Ask The Expert
Chris Casanova answers your gardening questions.
2012 Profile in Courage Award Recipient - Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Baker
On April 3, 2009, the Iowa Supreme Court made history by unanimously striking down a statute barring same-sex marriage, making Iowa the third state in the U.S. and the first state outside of New England to allow same-sex marriage. Massachusetts and Connecticut already allowed same-sex marriage at the time; California had done so before the passage of Proposition 8, a 2008 constitutional amendment defining marriage as strictly between a man and a woman. The Iowa case, Varnum v. Brien, was notab
Highlights -- 2012 College of Charleston Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony Highlights
See the FULL Morning and Afternoon Ceremonies: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB60369F1D671D473&feature=plcp Find out more about the class of 2012: http://cofc.edu/about/graduation-class-profiles/index.php The College of Charleston undergraduate commencement ceremonies were held on Saturday, May 12, 2012 in the historic Cistern Yard. An additional record breaking 160 students graduated from The Graduate School of the College of Charleston on May 11, 2012 in the TD Arena. The commenceme
Developing Windows 8 Metro style apps with C++ The event is over and from all accounts it was a true success! Thanks to all of you who attended in person and online. All sessions will be available for on demand viewing on 5/21 or 5/22. Whether you are a new C++ developer ready to learn about writing Metro style apps, an intermediate developer who wants to hone your code and
The event is over and from all accounts it was a true success! Thanks to all of you who attended in person and online.
All sessions will be available for on demand viewing on 5/21 or 5/22.
Whether you are a new C++ developer ready to learn about writing Metro style apps, an intermediate developer who wants to hone your code and