BigChalk.com's goal "is to be the single education destination that's trusted by teachers, used by students, and relied on by parents." This education mega-site contains excellent resources ranging from lesson plans and homework help to in-depth articles. For example, the physical science subject page contains over twenty subjects that lead to well written explanations and visually pleasing illustrations, along with links to pages with further information. Containing far too much to mention, Big
Using technology to support Limited-English-Proficient (LEP) students' learning experiences
This article examines the challenges and rewards related to using technology as a tool to increase learning for limited English-proficient (LEP) students. The article is based on the belief that students' content, linguistic, and technology skills should be developed in tandem. Strategies and standards for technology use are featured along with suggestions for enhancing LEP students comfort level in content classes. Access and equity and the redefinition of teacher roles are also discussed. Impr
Who Gets the Job?
Each job candidate can see the other two candidates' black or red dots but not his own. Whoever can figure out the color of his own dot gets the job.
Divide fractions using area models. Adjust the numerators and denominators of the divisor and dividend and see how the area model and calculation change.
Teachers can direct students to this material to help them investigate a career as a zookeeper. Having students review this page can be an excellent precursor to a job-shadowing activity. The discussion board's set of questions and answers can be a helpful resource for an activity in which students produce a number of pertinent questions that should be asked of a zookeeper when investigating this field of work.
Factor tree (grades 6-8)
This virtual manipulative challenges the learner to find the prime factors for a pair of numbers. The factors for each number are displayed in a tree diagram from which the student drags the factors to the appropriate areas of a Venn diagram. The Venn diagram offers a useful visual display showing unique factors and common factors for the original pair of numbers. Using the display, the learner must find the pair's least common multiple (LCM) and greatest common factor (GCF). Buttons allow users
Sunlight and the Earth : Climate and Weather
These web pages trace the processes involved in the suns impact on weather. This is an exploration of the importance of radiation and reflection of light, both visible and infra-red, and the greenhouse effect. Convection and the role of water vapor are also considered. Global-scale air flows are described, explaining why wind in the continental US usually blows from the west, while near the equator it comes from the east.
Quick take on the wide, wide world of geometry
As the social studies, art, and music classes in the middle school widen students horizons, some of your students may become fascinated with the art, costumes, and customs of other peoples in this and other times. The NCTM Principles and Standards calls for middle school students to be able to recognize and apply geometric ideas and relationships in areas outside the mathematics classroom, such as art, science, and everyday life.
Tides and gravity labs
How does gravity cause tides in the oceans? This section, part of an interactive laboratory series for grades 8-12, introduces students to four activities on tides and gravity that cover critical orbital speed between Earth and the moon, gravitational forces between two bodies, tidal effects from the sun and moon, and the change in tidal levels over time. The activities include hands-on animations of concepts whose variables can be manipulated by students. Questions posed to students include ans
History of flight to reality, advanced text
This website is an on-line textbook on the principles of aeronautics. The major focus is to examine the history of flight to current events and trends in aeronautics. Initially the reader will be introduced to principles of lift, thrust, and control. Further topics of discussion will cover the first jumpers, the first balloonists, the historical people and study of gliders, powered flight based on the Wright brother's experience, the age of flight, early space flight, the U.S. space program, the
SUNY Oswego 2010 Annual Report - Pantanal Research
SUNY Oswego professor Cleane Medieros teaches environmental biology in Brazil's Pantanal region, one of the college's global laboratories.
Build an Approximate Scale Model of an Object
Students will create a model of an object of their choice, giving them skills and practice in techniques used by professionals. The students will use sketches as they build their objects. This activity will facilitate a discussion on models and their usefulness.
Reading comprehension: What works?
Teach reading comprehension in the elementary grades with flexible strategies that connect reading to the real world, promote independence, and keep students engaged.
Societal and Military Role Expectations- Strategy Conference
Panelists Lt. Col. David Lyle, Office of Economic and Manpower Analysis; Dr. George Rutherford, Institute for Global Health; Dr. Joseph Sabia, U.S. Military Academy, discuss Societal and Military Role Expectations as part of the USAWC Strategy Conference. http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/conf/
Spastic Paraplegia - Cranial Nerves Exam - Oculomotor, Trochlear, and Abducens (CN III, IV, VI) Sub-
This video features a 54-year-old white male with a history of spastic paraplegia (diagnosed in 1994) and no previous history of heart disease or cardiac workup. He presented to the Emergency Room complaining of three days on-and-off retrosternal chest pain. Patient presented to the ER complaining of three days on-and-off retrosternal chest pain, rated 3/10, lasting approximately 30 minutes, occurring multiple times daily at rest or during activity. The first episode occurred three days before
This Week on C9: Random Musings of Jeff and Charles This week on Channel 9, Dan and Brian aren't on This Week on Channel 9. No, ladies and gentlemen, not this week. Dan is writing a new version of Visual Studio for Linux and Brian is still trying to get TFS running on TimeWarp OS. This week, Charles and Jeff, two of C9's founding members, but more importantly, two long time curmudgeons with stories to tell randomize Dan and Brian's great geek show with, well, whatever comes to mind. Yeah, OldSchoolRandom rules in this episode. No l
This week on Channel 9, Dan and Brian aren't on This Week on Channel 9. No, ladies and gentlemen, not this week. Dan is writing a new version of Visual Studio for Linux and Brian is still trying to get TFS running on TimeWarp OS.
This week, Charles and Jeff, two of C9's founding members, but more importantly, two long time curmudgeons with stories to tell randomize Dan and Brian's great geek show with, well, whatever comes to mind. Yeah, OldSchoolRandom rules in this episode. No l
Teaching Chemical Equilibrium Concepts Using Field-Lab Experiences
This online article describes an inquiry-based experience designed to integrate concepts in water quality and geology for pre-education science students preparing to become teachers at the primary and secondary level. The field and laboratory exercise could be used to effectively introduce equilibrium chemistry in an introductory or environmental chemistry course, and courses for non-majors.
The Electro-Optics handbook is a 14 chapter reference text which addresses sources of radiation, including lasers, detection and detectors, photometric quantities, and geometric optics. Specific details can be found with the extensive appendix. The text is technical and lists equations without derivations.
Analytical Electrochemistry: Basic concepts
This module focuses on the basic concepts involved in dynamic electrochemistry when the net current is not zero - the combination of mass transfer and electrochemical reactions at the interface between solids and fluids. It is at an introductory level appropriate for undergraduates in their sophomore or junior years.
Sijo: Discover the New Haiku
David McCann, Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Literature; director of the Korea Institute, Harvard University Presentation at the Harvard Allston Education Portal, March 8, 2011