Taking Programming into Kindergartens: Exploratory Research Activities Using ToonTalk
We believe that computers should be introduced in kindergarten education under the same philosophy and methods employed for other elements of modern society. Children should be familiar with computers in general, not just with specific sets of skills. We see computer programming in particular as a way to empower children, allowing them to grasp fundamental computing concepts, and not fearing to use a computer in novel ways; they should be able to approach the computer-tool as an adaptable tool,
Informal learning in the workplace
This paper focuses mainly on theoretical frameworks for understanding and investigating informal learning in the workplace, which have been developed through a series of large and small scale projects. The main conclusions are included but readers are referred to other publications for more detailed accounts of individual projects. Two types of framework are discussed. The first group seek to deconstruct the “key concepts” of informal learning, learning from experience, tacit knowledge, tran
What does multimodality mean for English?: creative tensions in teaching new texts and new literacie
The argument for a pedagogy which embraces visual and multimodal representation is well established in academic circles (Kress & Van Leeuwen, 1996; New London Group, 1996; Cope & Kalantzis, 2000) and a plethora of literacies congregate around the ever-expanding subject English as the prime site for innovation and development. This paper will focus on one exploratory case study from the Economic and Social Research Council InterActive Education Project1 to examine how working with multimodal text
Technical Paper 4 - The Effective Provision of Pre-School Education (EPPE) Project: Parent, Family a
Information on the characteristics of the parents, families, and children was collected by parental interview at the start of the study. This information was used to describe the sample in terms of the parents (labour market participation, socio-economic characteristics, qualifications, marital status and age), the family (composition, ethnicity and language), the child’s health, development and behaviour, the child’s activities in the home, the use of pre-school provision and childcare hist
Visual aid for mapping your position within a learning cycle.
Elements that make up the human body
Introducing the periodic table of elements, and identifying the major elements involved in the human body and their roles.
Equations - Calculations with numbers and symbols
A learning object that concentrates on your ability to do calculations in the right order.
Robotics with the XBC Controller
This course offers a brief history of robotics, and a definition of robot and robotics. The course includes an introduction to IC and the XBC, downloading firmware, Updating the bitstream, and IC Environment and simulator. It concludes with an activity building a Demo-Bot.
Using Pseudoscience as an Aid to Teaching General and Analytical Chemistry
This site developed by Michael Epstein, Margaret Bullard, Brad Buehler, and Robin Kloster, Department of Science, Mount Saint Mary\'s College contains case studies and experiments, used at this college in Maryland, that could be readily incorporated into an analytical chemistry course. Their inclusion of pseudoscientific topics include (a) lecture, discussion, and examinations; (b) demonstrations; (c) laboratory experiments; and (d) student attendance at a conference where controversial research
Introduction to Chemical Equilibria
An interactive set of applet-based demonstrations (many modeled as experimental measurements) that illustrate the concepts and calculations of chemical equilibria. The site demonstrates equilibrium processes in a reaction vessel by plotting the concentration of reactants and products over time. The site would be a good supplement for a class in general chemistry or quantitative analysis.
The Web: Design for Active Learning
This page focuses on interactivity as it applies to a cohesive design including, high interface, content, and instructional design. This page is usable in gathering strategies for applying active learning in a college environment, although none are specifically related to analytical chemistry. Unfortunately, several of the links on the page are broken, but there are a number of useful ones.
Drug company GlaxoSmithKline offers this online genetics tutorial designed for kids. The tutorial presents lessons on DNA, genes, heredity, genetic susceptibility to disease, and the role of genetic markers in predetermining risk of disease and medicinal response. Each subject page includes a description of the topic, plus loads of interactive educational games and activities. The educational games are especially well done, although the cartoon-style presentation, which is intended for younger s
Introduction to Mass Spectrometry
This site contains an on-line text on mass spectrometry at the intermediate level. The text gives good general coverage of mass spectrometry instrumentation and applications in very readable format. It contains nice diagrams that provide a visualization of the ionization and mass selection processes. It also contains an overview of applications of mass spectrometry near the end that is different than most sites related to MS. It is especially appropriate for intermediate students.
Integrated Spectral Database System for Organic Compounds
Searchable database of infrared, NMR, and mass spectra of organic compounds.
Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
This document is an introduction to energy. The reading will define energy and discuss topics such as (1) Forms of energy, (2) Kinetic energy (electrical, radiant, thermal, motion, and sound), (3) Potential energy (Chemical, Stored Mechanical, Nuclear, and Gravitational), (4) Conservation of energy, (5) Energy efficiency, and (6) Sources of Energy (renewable and nonrenewable). The document also depicts illustrations of energy transformations and U.S. energy consumption by source. This resource i
Elementary Abstract Algebra
This book is intended for a one semester introduction to abstract algebra. Available in postscript, pdf, and latex formats.
Iron Hill School: An African-American One-Room School
is a curriculum-oriented guide focusing on a school constructed in 1923 in a rural area of northern Delaware, one of more than 80 schools for African-American children built between 1919 and 1928 as part of philanthropist Pierre Samuel du Pont's Delaware experiment. The site shows photos, maps, and diagrams about the school itself and suggests student activities ranging from philanthropy to school architecture.
Calera, Alabama Comprehensive Plan
This document is a city plan for Calera, Ala. adopted August 11, 2009. Contents: Introduction -- Strategic concept -- Land use and transportation -- Downtown revitalization -- Implementation -- Appendix.
Gulf Shores, Alabama Land Use Plan
This document is a city plan for Gulf Shores, Ala. adopted by the planning commission on January 22, 2008 and the city council on February 11, 2008. Contents: Introduction -- Gulf Shores Town Meeting 2007 -- Gulf Shores Strategic Development Concept -- Major development components -- Green infrastructure -- Gateways, activity centers and corridors -- Neighborhoods -- Use of land -- Major development themes -- Land use types and characteristics -- Conclusion.