Metaphor for Songwriters - Creative Writing
Learn more about our Creative Writing and Liberal Arts courses at: http://bit.ly/JlY5KC Caroline is an Assistant Professor in the Liberal Arts department at Berklee College of Music, as well as an online instructor for Berkleemusic. An accomplished writer and performer, she was hand-picked by Professor Pat Pattison to teach his newest online courses, Creative Writing: Finding Your Voice and Creative Writing: Poetry.
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Reroofing Your Uncle's House (Interactive)
In this interactive activity adapted from the Wisconsin Online Resource Center, use mathematics and measuring skills to solve a construction problem. Play a game using tools (including a tape measure, notepad, and calculator) to determine how many shingles are needed to reroof a house. Learn about the importance of proper planning and how miscalculating the amount of materials needed can add to the cost and time spent on a project.
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6.6 Delivery style
Effective communication is the key to a successful presentation. This unit will provide you with a systematic approach to develop the necessary skills. It is important to understand that effective presentation skills can be practised and learned. It is the content of your presentation, and the simple delivery of clear and reasoned arguments, which will help you to achieve your objectives.
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Van Gogh: An Analysis of The Starry Night
What gives this star-filled night its haunting power? A doomed painter's madness or a carefully planned strategy? Both possibilities are discussed, and inspirations for aspects of the painting are described. A thorough analysis of artists' interests in sky is given.  ( Minutes five and eight contain material not appropriate for younger students.)  ( 12:12)
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Feeling stressed?
This Oxford at Said seminar was dedicated to the phenomenon of stress. Sloan Mahone gives a historical perspective on the topic, Ian Brown presents latest findings on occupational stress and John Morris covers stress from a physiological perspective. Three Oxford University researchers from the areas of history of medicine, occupational health and physiology discuss how their disciplines define stress, how they approach it and what can be learned from their findings. Sloan Mahone, University Lec
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Japanese Popular Culture, Spring 2003
This course examines Japanese popular culture as a way of understanding the changing character of media, capitalism, fan communities and culture. Topics include manga (comic books), hip-hop and other popular music in Japan, anime (Japanese animated films) and feature films, sports (sumo, soccer, baseball), and online communication. Emphasis will be on contemporary popular culture and theories of gender, sexuality, race, and the workings of power in global culture industries.
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Space Scientists Study Hibernation in Animals
This is a short video about how space scientists are pursuing the idea of hibernating through year long travels through space.  They are looking to animal hibernation for answers. (01:55)
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Math in Fashion
5:25 Introduction
Chloe Dao, fashion designer and winner of season two of Project Runway, talks about her career as a fashion designer, explains how she uses math to make her designs a reality, and introduces a fashion-related algebra challenge.



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Pozzo, St. Ignatius Chapel, Il Gesu, Rome (commissioned in 1695) -Smart History at Khan Academy
Andrea Pozzo, Saint Ignatius Chapel in the left transept of the church, Il Gesù, Rome (commissioned in 1695). Many artists contributed including Alessandro Algardi, Pierre Legros, Bernardino Ludovisi, Il Lorenzone and Jean-Baptiste Théodon. Materials include bronze, gold, silver, and many semiprecious stones most notably lapis lazuli. 
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Virtual Maths, Cylinder - Calculating Volume and Height
Interactive exercise demonstrating how to calculate the volume and height of a cylinder (includes links to other useful resources)
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Health disparities impact everyone: Lovell Jones, Ph.D., explains
By: mdanderson Society has readily associated health disparities with a certain group of people, but it has a much bigger target -- everyone. "Any circumstance that serves as a barrier to receiving health care is considered a health disparity," says Lovell Jones, Ph.D., director of the Dorothy I. Height Center for Health Equity and Evaluation Research (CHEER) and Distinguished Teaching Professor at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Jones' ongoing efforts to eliminate health dis
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Praxeology: The Methodology of Austrian Economics

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Build a Bridge
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Describe the family visual presentation
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The Exchange: When Big Banks Tank
Rob Cox talks to Kirsten Grind, author of "The Lost Bank," and Breakingviews columnist Antony Currie about the collapse of WaMu and what it means for banks today.
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Revenge of the Octopus Two
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The Exchange: IP-Overhaul
Rob Cox and Business Insider's Henry Blodget discuss how rules in the underwriting process disadvantage investors in IPOs.
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Checklist - Work Placement
This is a resource released as part of the E-Portfolio Toolkit based on experience of developing the “Year Abroad E-Portfolio”, undertaken by the School of Languages at Leeds Metropolitan University.
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"Spiders" Written by Dina Anastasio Read Aloud
What is a spider? This read aloud helps to answer basic questions about spiders. Students will enjoy the real life photographs of these amazing arachnids. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and will help to make real world connections between nature and the classroom. (6:30)
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Colliding Neutron Stars Create Black Hole and Gamma-ray Burst
This video from NASA describes the detailed computer modeling used to predict that colliding neutron stars can produce gamma-ray bursts similar to those associated with black holes. Building on prior models showing that colliding neutron stars could themselves produce a black hole, the video captures cutting-edge research being addressed through modeling, simulation, and visualization. (3mins)
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