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.
Will the real Apple store please open your door
July 22 - A copycat Apple store in China shows the challenges global brands face as they expand to open the wallets of Chinese consumers, says James Roy, senior analyst at China Market Research.
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.
"Microeconomic Theory I, Fall 2009"
" This half-semester course provides an introduction to microeconomic theory designed to meet the needs of students in the economics Ph.D. program. Some parts of the course are designed to teach material that all graduate students should know. Others are used to introduce methodologies. Topics include consumer and producer theory, markets and competition, general equilibrium, and tools of comparative statics and their application to price theory. Some topics of recent interest may also be covere
The Age of Unequals: An Evening with Richard Wilkinson
Armine Yalnizyan, Jordan Peterson, and Matthew Mendelsohn join epidemiologist Richard Wilkinson to discuss why equality is better for everyone, the theme of Wilkinson's book, The Spirit Level
Atomic orbitals are regions of space in which electrons can be found. Each orbital can fit two electrons and different orbitals have different shapes. The s sub-level has one spherically shaped orbital, while the p sub-level has three dumbbell shaped orbitals. The arrangement of electrons in orbitals can be depicted using either orbitals diagrams or electron configuration notation. (4:27)
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)
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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.