6.3 Developing a strategy In developing a strategy for improving your IL skills you are aiming to: identify the opportunities you can use to develop and practise your IL skills; establish the outcomes you hope to achieve and the targets for meeting them; identify the resources you might use for developing your skills, including people who might be able to help you as well as books, study guides, tutorials, specialist training, databases, libra
In developing a strategy for improving your IL skills you are aiming to:
identify the opportunities you can use to develop and practise your IL skills;
establish the outcomes you hope to achieve and the targets for meeting them;
identify the resources you might use for developing your skills, including people who might be able to help you as well as books, study guides, tutorials, specialist training, databases, libra
The Strongest Pump of All
In this lesson the students will learn how the heart functions. Students will be introduced to the concept of action potential generation. The lesson will explain how action potential generation causes the electrical current that causes muscle contraction in the heart. Students will be introduced to the basic electrical signal generated by the heart; P, QRS, and T waves. The lesson will approach the heart from an engineering standpoint and encourage students to design ways to improve heart funct
How to float an egg
Developed for third grade. This lesson begins by exploring the concepts of density and buoyancy with an introductory "sink or float" activity. In this activity students will be asked to predict whether they think each of a group of small objects will sink or float. The objects we used for this activity are on the materials list. This gets students interested and asking the question "why do some objects sink, and others float?" Students will be asked to think about this question before being give
DRC Plenary: Joan Snyder, 2010-11 Estelle Lebowitz Visiting Artist-in-Residence
Wednesday, February 28, 2011 Joan Snyder received the MacArthur Fellowship Award (popularly known as the "Genius Award") in 2007, and her paintings have been exhibited widely throughout the United States. She founded the Women Artist Series at Douglass College in 1971 (which has since then been renamed the Mary H. Dana Women Artist Series). A concurrent survey exhibition of her small paintings from 1965-2010, Joan Snyder/Intimate Works, is on view at the Mabel Smith Douglass Library Galleries t
Symbols of Culture
PTPI's Global Youth Murals Project poses a wonderful introduction to the ways in which children around the world represent their cultures through visual art. Using this collection in the Global Gallery, learners can examine different depictions of culture as an entry point to studying cultures of countries around the world. This activity can be an introductory exercise to social studies or world geography research projects.
Theory of Snowball Earth
This website is a well-illustrated description of Snowball Earth controversy. The description includes an introduction, background information, arguments for and against snowball earth, figures and tables, discussion and conclusions as well as references. This is a useful site for a comprehensive description of the Snowball Earth theory.
Introduction to Philosophy
This course is an introduction to philosophy for students seeking (or being forced) to fulfill the first of their university philosophy requirements. The course is intended to introduce you to philosophical questions, to make you aware of how some of history's greatest philosophers have approached those questions and what they have had to say about them, to help you articulate philosophical concerns of your own and, most importantly, to learn how to address them. Among the areas of philosophy wi
Web Video Conferencing...
Web Video Conferencing and History Discourse: Dr. Gary Ostrower '61 uses Skype to allow his class to discuss the Cuban Missile Crisis with Pulitzer Prize winning author Martin Sherwin.
Overview Technology Inspires the Classroom
Technology Inspires the Classroom at Alfred University: An overview of how technology is creating a modern learning community at Alfred University
Space Travel Guide
This OLogy activity offers kids a fun way to use their astronomical knowledge to create a comic-book travel guide that blends science and fiction. The activity begins by telling kids that the best science fiction writers play with scientific facts to make a story more exciting. It then challenges them to write a travel guide for their favorite destination in space that will convince their Earthling pals to visit. To help inspire and direct kids, the activity includes examples of science fiction
Ancient Egypt_The Gift of the Nile
This is a 28 minute video that deals with the history of Egypt and its dependence on the Nile River to survive and grow. It shows how many of the iconic forms were built and the development of paper and even farming practices. A good introduction video to the study of this country.
Focus Earth: Nuclear Power, Safer? Cleaner?
France uses nuclear energy to power 80 percent of its country, and Bob Woodruff talks with the president of the leading French company, Areva, which thinks it can help power plants in the U.S. become cleaner, safer,and more efficient. This 4:30 video is interesting for students to watch in light of what has happened in Japan. The video points out that America's system may not be as advanced as France's. A good video to start a debate on this technology and the alternatives.
Ancient Pyramid Tomb Discovered in Mexico
A 1:40 video that explains what was in this tomb, but also helps students understand the importance of studying artifacts to provide insights about the history of ancient people.
Randy Newman - "Political Science" Satire
A two minute video that is a musical satire that mocks the political situation and makes fun of pretty much everything in the country. For older students, but is most useful as how music can be used to convey a message and, perhaps, give students an idea of how to create a lesson using the same methods. The video must be reviewed first to make sure it is appropriate.
Frankie Quimby of Sapelo Island
This video segment from Egg: The Arts Show presents a glimpse of the last island-based Gullah/Geechee community located on Sapelo Island. The original Gullah/Geechee were slaves. When slavery was abolished, the lands on the island were abandoned to the slaves. Frankie Quimby of the Georgia Sea Island Singers speaks of her pride for the island community and the importance of preserving the Gullah/Geechee culture. She also tells how the songs of the slaves also served as escape songs. For more abo
Medio Ambiente: Valor Constitucional y Protección Penal (2011)
En su art. 45 la Constitución Española de 1978 no sólo establece la importancia del medio ambiente, sino que insta a los poderes públicos a protegerlo incluso recurriendo al Derecho Penal. Este mandato constitucional tiene reflejo en el vigente Código Penal español de 1995, que contiene un amplio conjunto de delito dirigidos a proteger el medio ambiente en sus diversos aspectos. La asignatura tiene por objeto el estudio de estos delitos, así como de la problemática general que plantea e
BBC News 24, Sky News, CNN – we live in an era where news has become almost instantaneous. This unit will look at how news is gathered and the technology used for its dissemination. You will also be encouraged to examine how information might be manipulated by questioning its reliability.