3.3.2 Enhancing the perceptual system
How does the computer's peculiar binary world of digital entities differ from our analogue world of colour, sound, taste and touch? This unit explores the way in which information, in the form of text, still and moving images, and sound can cross the boundary from the analogue universe into a digital world.
Brain: The Inside Story's "Your 21st Century Brain"
The more we learn about the human brain, the more we will have the ability to change it. Knowing how our brains work will give us exciting—and sometimes unsettling—new choices. We could repair our brains if things go wrong. We could even improve our brains, if we so chose. In fact, many of these new technologies are much farther along than you might expect. New drugs are being developed that could someday eliminate pain, reduce the need for sleep, control appetite and obesity, improve memory
Mahara Tutorial 1: Registrierung (de)
Screencast für die Verwendung eines E-Portfolio Tools (Mahara) für das EU-Projekt MOSEP. Teil 1: Registrierung
MOLA Zooming Down to Reveal a Hidden Channel (fast version)
In this visualization, using MOLA data, we take a closer look at where the hidden channel of water is located.
El Nino-La Nina Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly: January 1997 through November 1998
An animation of sea surface temperature anomaly in the Pacific Ocean from January 1997 to November 1998 as measured by NOAA AVHRR
Hurricane Hugo from AVHRR: September 21, 1989 (Bright)
A flyby of Hurricane Hugo on September 21, 1989, as measured by AVHRR on NOAA 11
Polygons are closed plane figures formed by three or more line segments. If a figure is open or curved, it cannot be considered a polygon. Concave polygons have at least one diagonal that does not pass through the interior of the polygon; all of the diagonals in a convex polygon are contained within the figure. Equiangular polygons have all angles congruent; equilateral polygons have all sides congruent. (02:58)
John Bryant criticizes the Boston School Committee
A commemorative church service held in honor of Martin Luther King. Jr. is addressed Reverend John Bryant, who uses the occasion to criticize the Boston School Committee for what he sees as a lack of commitment to the education of African American children.
" They Were the Pilgrims"- A Song About the Journey of the Pilgrims
This computer-animated video features a song which traces the journey of the Pilgrims to America. The selection includes maps and describes challenges faced by the Pilgrims. ( 2:24)
Counting By Fives Song
This cute animated video will help students learn to count by 5's. The lyrics repeat themselves several times. The numbers appear on the screen as they are said. (3:04)
Animal Life Cycles by StudyJams
Every animal's life goes through the same cycle: reproduction, growth, maturity, and finally, death. Learn more about the animal life cycle with this slide show from StudyJams. Vibrant images are set to music with information written under each photo. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
These are Mayans and they were part of South America and they were one of the many important civilizations in the continent and the topic of this 48 minute video. It is slow loading so it should be downloaded before viewing online. There are images shown that may be offensive to some so a preview is a must. Provides students with a better perspective of how progressive these people were and adds to the mystery of what happened to them.
Professor Yehuda Bauer - Academic Advisor, Yad Vashem: The Holocaust and the State of Israel
The 6th International Conference on Holocaust Education Teaching the Shoah -- Fighting the Racism and Prejudice Closing Session -- Thursday, July 10, 2008 http://www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/education/conference/2008/index.asp
Guide to the Records of the Pittsburgh Club, 1879-1988
The Pittsburgh Club began in 1879 as a social club for businessmen in downtown Pittsburgh. This collection consists of several volumes of minutes taken from meetings, scrapbooks, club artifacts, and photographs.
Guide to the American Transportation Company Records, 1890-1895
This collection includes bills, receipts, statements, and trip sheets of the American Transportation Company, Fairport, Ohio, 1890-1895. Also included are personal receipts and bills from George E. Tener of Pittsburgh (manager and treasurer of the American Transportation Company).
Jennie Bradley Roessing Papers,1887-1962
Jennie Bradley Roessing was an active participant in the women's suffrage movement and various Pittsburgh-area organizations, principally for the period, 1904-1920's. This collection includes personal papers, correspondence, newspaper clippings, travel diaries, photographs, architectural drawings, pamphlets, speeches, and memorabilia.
Guide to the Congress of Clubs and Clubwomen of Western Pennsylvania Records, 1890-1963
Originating in 1890, the Congress of Clubs and Clubwomen of Western Pennsylvania was a women's organization that existed through 1963. The collection contains material about their departments, committees, divisions and schools that were in place to create a well rounded individual able to assimilate well in society. Included in the collection are the constitution and by-laws, membership lists, reports of departments and committees, minute books, correspondence, event programs, publications, and
ENGL 151-10, Advertising the American Ideal, Spring 2007
How do advertisements convey social, educational, and cultural ideals, and what values are inherent in those ideals? These two basic questions will guide our exploration of the role advertising plays in our society in general and in your life in particular. More specifically, we will consider how advertisements convey ideas about gender roles,race, and socioeconomic status as we explore different advertising markets (singles, kids, sports fans, college students) and different advertising venues(
ENGL 151-09, First Year Writing Seminar: Culture Wars, Spring 2007
True to its title, the primary aim of this course is to improve student writing. More broadly, however, our goals also stress a greater understanding of different kinds of rhetoric, including both successful and unsuccessful strategies and examples. We'll explore how to organize arguments, how to find and evaluate evidence, and how to use research to persuade. Toward this end, our particular section will be reading a number of texts that all deal with the theme "culture wars." This includes a va
BADM 341-01, Intermediate Accounting, Fall 2006
Accounting theory, from both the theoretical and practical viewpoints. This course covers the foundation of accounting theory, the accounting and reporting process, and the impact of the recent pronouncements from FASB, AICPA, AAA, and SEC. This is the first course in the intermediate accounting sequence. Prerequisites: Economics 101-102.,This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor