Workshop 8: Understanding Energy
Energy lights our homes, fuels our transportation systems, and much more, but affordable energy is in limited supply. In this session, look at the global impact of these limits and see how being smart about using energy will become more important in our daily lives.
Schools and Crime - Tackling Gang Culture
The resource is a Teachers TV programme which investigates the impact of ‘gang culture’ on young peoples’ lives through interviews with pupils and teachers from two London schools (one primary and one secondary), youth workers, academics and politicians. It also observes (briefly) young people from the secondary school developing a multi-media project about gang culture.
Healthy School Meals and Educational Outcomes
This is a research report published by the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) that examines the impact of introducing healthy school meals on educational outcomes, as measured through Key Stage 2 test scores, within a single Local Authority. Claims are made that, following the implementation of the Jamie Oliver 'Feed Me Better' campaign in 2004, improvements were noted for test scores in English and science, and levels of authorised absence were reduced.
Emerging Technologies for Learning
This is the first volume of a Becta (2006) review of emerging technologies in education. It contains five articles by different authors, each outlining current and possible future trends in technology that are likely to have some impact on educational policy and practice in the relatively near future. There is considerable overlap in the content of the five articles, but five different emphases or perspectives are presented.
Sarah Cook speaks on China
Sarah Cook, Research Fellow with the Institute of Development Studies speaks on the growing importance of China and it's impact on Africa and the rest of the world.
The End of the Frontier
This video is accompanied by text. "In 1890, the Census Bureau announced the end of the frontier, meaning there was no longer a discernible frontier line in the west, nor any large tracts of land yet unbroken by settlement. This news had a terrific psychological impact on many Americans. For the first time in history, America was without a frontier. The frontier was a part of American national identity. The ideal of an ever-pioneering spirit with eternally new wildernesses to conquer was the Ame
A cold war chronology
An image history of the cold war. Its cause, its social impact, and its environmental and public health legacy. Created for a visit by the Secretary of Energy. Later used in schools to provoke discussion and insight about the Cold War Era.
The technology of crime control
How big an impact does CCTV have on your life? This unit provides the opportunity to listen to an argument surrounding the purpose, efficacy and regulation of CCTV. Is it there for crime control or is Big Brother really watching?
Vikings: Journey To New Worlds
This originally 40-minute documentary provides a comprehensive portrait of the Vikings, exploring their historical and cultural impact as well as their technological and scientific achievements. Audiences take a cinematic adventure through the lands that the Vikings settled and explored, including Iceland, Greenland, and Newfoundland.
History of Hanukah
Animoto-Make Impressive Slide Shows
Their first release is Animoto, a web application that automatically generates professionally produced videos using their own patent-pending technology and high-end motion design. Each video is a fully customized orchestration of user-selected images and music. Produced on a widescreen format, Animoto videos have the visual energy of a music video and the emotional impact of a movie trailer.
The heart of Animoto is its newly developed Cinematic Artificial Intelligence technology tha
Afghanistan's media battleground
Six years ago television was banned in Afghanistan and its single national radio station was Taliban-run.
Oil Spill in Gulf: Interview of Expert
Professor Alexander Kolker talked about the impact of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill on coastal ecosystems. Part of a 37 minute interview Best use is to have students take notes on part of the interview, maybe ten minutes, and write a news story about what they heard stressing the five Ws and a H. Call ins featured from political inclined citizens.
The Art of Teaching the Arts: Nurturing Independent Thinkers
Arts teachers use formal and informal strategies to assess their students’ progress and to modify their own teaching practice. In this session, participants meet a vocal music teacher who splits his choir into groups that give each other feedback; he also has students tape-record themselves during rehearsal, so he can judge their individual progress. A dance teacher critiques original choreography by a student and asks her peers to participate in the process; this feedback helps the student de
News Story on WatchKnow: "YouTube with Brains"
A short video on what Watchknow is about and its impact on equalizing educational opportunities, according to Charles Boone, philanthropist.
Bill Nye and Aluminum Cans
Bill Nye takes the time to explain the impact of aluminum on our environment. Do him a favor and recycle when you "can"! Run time 05:14
The Political Economy of the Cold War
At its heart the Cold War was a competition between two economic systems. Despite having in common a "military-industrial complex", they were profoundly different in the degree of freedom they offered their citizens, the living standards they were able to achieve and the pace of technological innovation they could sustain. In this first lecture, Niall Ferguson compares and contrasts the United States and the Soviet Union in the Cold War and asks how far the outcome of the Cold War was economical
Correlates of Desistance
There is no question that life in America has changed drastically in the past fifty years. Given the importance of examining historical change inherent in the life course perspective, it is important to determine how changes in the social structure over time impact individuals. Therefore, the goals of this data analysis exercise are to examine changes in marriage and employment over the last fifty years. The purposes are to identify the changes that have taken place, and to hypothesize how these
Here Comes Everybody: how change happens when people come together
Clay Shirky, one of the new culture's wisest observers, steer us through the online social explosion and ask what happens when people are given the tools to work together, without needing traditional organisational structures. As online communication becomes ubiquitous, Shirky unpicks fundamental issues that are increasingly the source of much debate in particular in the media, in business, and in government, all of whom are grappling to make sense of the new social revolution. He argues that th
The Great Brain Race: Rise of the Global Education Marketplace
In a worldwide educational marketplace, international competition to build the best universities and attract the brightest minds is more intense than ever. In his lecture based around his book, The Great Brain Race, Ben Wildavsky argues that the globalisation of higher education should be welcomed, not feared. Ben Wildavsky is a senior fellow in research and policy at the Kauffman Foundation and author of The Great Brain Race: How Global Universities Are Reshaping the World (Princeton University