victorian government policies towards improving school administration and student performance
Victoria in Australia is one of the schools systems which encouraged schools to develop more open school cultures supported by school committees, clubs and councils with community representatives since 1958. In the early 1970s, school administration was decentralized into several regions by posting bureaucrats with delegated authority to the newly created regions. In 1976, mandatory, corporate governing body-type school councils were established based on the Education (School Councils) Act of 19
iTunes Festival tunes in global audience
July 22 - Adele, Foo Fighters and Coldplay are among the music acts participating in this year's iTunes Festival, which is being livestreamed to Apple devices around the world. Matt Cowan reports.
Point of Care Malaria Diagnosis
The Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation in the department for Biomedical Engineering at the Whiting School of Engineering hosts its annual Design Day to showcase student research.
ESD.801 Leadership Development (MIT)
Students in ESD.801 Leadership Development work in a seminar environment to develop leadership capabilities. Readings, assignments and class discussion explore the topics covered in this class. In addition, students participate in an Outward Bound experience and participate in "leadership lunches" with global leaders.
"Descent into Chaos: The United States and the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan,
The growing instability and resurgence of Islamic extremism in Afghanistan and Pakistan pose a great threat to U.S. interests and global security. In his new book, "Descent into Chaos", Ahmed Rashid examines the rising insurgency, booming opium trade, and weak governance in Afghanistan, concluding that U.S. strategy in the region has been a complete failure. Ahmed Rashid is a Pakistani journalist based i
What is an Adverb?
This computer-animated video defines adverbs and shows many examples of adverbs used in sentences. The video also explains that many adverbs end in -ly, and adjectives can also be changed to adverbs by adding the letters -ly ( patient, patiently). ( 4:06)
Capturing the Beast - Movie Clip from Gulliver's Travels
Gulliver's Travels (1726) is a novel by Anglo-Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift. It is both a satire on human nature and a parody of the "travellers' tales" literary sub-genre. It is considered one of Swift's best known full-length work, and a classic of English literature.
In this movie clip from 2010, Gulliver arrives on the undiscovered island of Lilliput, it's tiny inhabitants tie him up and capture him. It could be a nice introduction to a literature
Ten Fastest Land Animals
This short video shows the fastest land animals and how fast they run. This would be a good project for science, math, or art class. (01:23)
Seminar 17- USAWC Distance Education Class of 2011
One more challenge faced the senior officers as they celebrated completion of two years of internet-based studies at the Army War College's distance education program. The largest graduation class in college history received their diplomas on a day of record-breaking heat, July 22, at historic Carlisle Barracks.
Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 for Microsoft Windows Audio Only This HIBB begins with explaining the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint, including how to start a new presentation, open an existing presentation, and save a presentation. It discusses the Ribbon toolbar and how to use it. The HIBB gives the viewer an introduction to many customizing options PowerPoint has available. The HIBB concludes with describing how to view outlines, print handouts, and view the slideshow. At the end of this HIBB, students will be able to create a slid
This HIBB begins with explaining the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint, including how to start a new presentation, open an existing presentation, and save a presentation. It discusses the Ribbon toolbar and how to use it. The HIBB gives the viewer an introduction to many customizing options PowerPoint has available. The HIBB concludes with describing how to view outlines, print handouts, and view the slideshow.
At the end of this HIBB, students will be able to create a slid
Assonance and Alliteration
This video contains a student defining alliteration and assonance and showing examples with movie titles and characters from movies. ( The subtitles and examples are appropriate for older students.) ( 3:34)
Writing Structured Paragraphs
This video lecture explains the mechanics of paragraph writing and takes students through the process of constructing well-structured paragraphs. The professor explains the elements of a well-structured paragraph ( unity, coherence, and development) in detail with examples. In conclusion, the characteristics of introductory and concluding paragraphs are identified. ( 28:39)
Pre-School Books-Words beginning with A, B, and C
This short video shows the beginning letter for apple, anchor, bowl, aeroplane, bowl, bulb, ball, candle. The words appear at the bottom of the screen as they are being recited. (1:02)
Building an Enhanced Drought Early Warning System: Tool and Services for Decision Support
Symposium on Data-Driven Approaches to Droughts (DDAD2011), June 21-22, 2011. A presentation by Mark Svoboda from the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. He discusses building an enhanced drought early warning system.
Vivek Joshi on Building a Sustainable Employee Enterprise
Vivek Joshi (MBA '92) CEO LumaSense Technologies, Inc.
Good water for drinking and agriculture is becoming a precious commodity on our planet. This two minute video is about how agricultural engineers work with math to make it possible for farmers to understand how water from raising fish can go watering plants. A good career video or one about math in daily life.
Running time 1:56 minutes.
26.07.2011 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainieren Sie Ihr Hörverstehen mit authentischen Materialien. Nutzen Sie die Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Dienstag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei. *** Die norwegische Polizei will in wenigen Stunden die Namen der 76 Todesopfer der Anschläge vom Freitag veröffentlichen. 68 von ihnen hatte der Attentäter Anders Behring Breivik bei einem Massaker auf der Insel Utøya getötet. Die große Mehrzahl sind Jugendliche, die an einem Sommerlager der sozialdemokratis
Signs of hope on jobs, housing
July 28 - Summary of business headlines: Jobless claims drop below key 400,000 level; Pending home sales show surprise rise; Sprint lags further in mobile race. Conway G. Gittens reports.