"Special Topics: Designing Sociable Media, Spring 2008"
" This project-based course explores new design strategies for social interaction in the computer mediated world. Through weekly readings and design Assignments and Labs we will examine topics such as: Data-based portraiture Depicting growth, change and the passage of time Visualizing conversations, crowds, and networks Interfaces for the connected city Mobile social technologies The course emphasizes developing visual and interactive literacy. "
"Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, Spring 2009"
"This course is designed as an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Women's and Gender Studies, an academic area of study focused on the ways that sex and gender manifest themselves in social, cultural, and political contexts. The primary goal of this course is to familiarize students with key issues, questions and debates in Women's Studies scholarship, both historical and contemporary. This semester you will become acquainted with many of the critical questions and concepts feminist
Coffee Break Spanish – Episode 10 (Holiday Special)
In lesson 10 join Mark and Kara for a seasonal special including greetings from our listeners from around the world and a Christmas song in Spanish. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
Lesson 24 – Coffee Break Spanish
In this week’s lesson of Coffee Break Spanish, Mark and Kara introduce the necessary language for staying on a campsite in a Spanish-speaking country, from tent hire to shower blocks! They also cover the alphabet and the variations in certain letters in different parts of the Spanish-speaking world. Members’ Materials |
Radio Lingua celebrates 3 years of language-learning
On 18th October 2006, episode one of a new language-learning podcast called Coffee Break Spanish was released to the world. This show was a bit different from the other Spanish learning shows out there: it was a gradual introduction to basic Spanish presented by teacher Mark, teaching student Kara. At this stage no-one really knew [...]
NIS Int 036 - Comer Fuera
Ben and Marina discuss eating out and different attitudes to food around the world. See notesinspanish.com for more details and to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.
NIS Int 037 - Birmania
Marina and Ben look at recent events in Burma, and the crucial role played by bloggers in letting the world know what was going on. See notesinspanish.com for the accompanying worksheets
NIS Int 039 - Heroes
Ben and Marina talk about the TV show Heroes, and extraordinary changes that have taken place in the world in the recent past... See notesinspanish.com to pick up the accompanying worksheets.
Set amidst towering walls of rose-colored stone, the lost city of Petra certainly deserves its title as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Petra represents thousands of years of history, dating all the way back to the Neolithic era. The name of the city means 'cleft in the rock' in both Greek and Arabic; the intricate buildings are literally carved into the steep cliffs that line the Arabah, a valley that runs from
Blacks in the Military: Civil Rights
With an overview of Civil Rights, this three minute video gives insights into the relationship between World War Two and the call for the end of discrimination.
History's Turning Points-1902 AD The Battle for Tsushima
History's Turning Points-1902 AD The Battle for Tsushima
This 25 minute video is very well done. It requires a vocabulary list and a world map as well as one of Japan to best understand the lesson here. The Battle of Tsushima os commonly known as the “Sea of Japan Naval Battle” and was naval history's only decisive sea battle fought by modern steel battleship fleets. This was also the first naval battle in which wireless telegraphy played a role. Tsushima Strait between Korea and sou
Rise of Nation-States
Discusses the rise of commerce and mercantilism. The middle class began to pay taxes to help pay for armies to protect them. Using pictures with narration, the video explores the rise of Portugal, Spain, England, and France, and their exploration of the New World. AP History lesson.
James Burke - Balanced Anarchy (The Future)
This video is a scholarly view of what happens when our view of the world changes. It speaks of a philosophy of anarchy as it relates to Utopia in the future.
End of the World in 2012: A Compilation of Theories
Compilation of video clips describing the theories of the end of the world from several persons and cultures including Nostradamus and Edgar Casey. Clips from the movie Armageddon and other pictures attempt to frame out a picture that theorizes 2012 to be the end of the world. A bit campy, but it would make a good talking point video for older students.
Learn about The World of Plants
There are over 400,000 species of plants that cover our Earth. Learn more about the world of plants in this educational video from dizzo95. This is a good, general overview of plants - including photosynthesis, pollination, chlorophyll, seed dispersal etc. Run time 04:15.
Human Body Ecology
Some examples of the numerous life forms living on our body made visible by scanning electron microscopes. Excerpt from the documentary "The Invisible World". The video might also be used with lower grades as an example of magnification and microscopes. Grades 5-12. 3:09.
A 3D digital take on the microscopic world of amoebas, cells, germs and the origins of life itself. Fast paced and set to music. Grades 5-12. 2:20 min.
They're neither plants nor animals, yet they are some of the most important life forms on Earth. This video segment explores the world of microorganisms -- what they eat, how they move, what they have in common, and what distinguishes them from one another. Run time 03:43.
They're neither plants nor animals, yet they are some of the most important life forms on Earth. This video segment explores the world of microorganisms -- what they eat, how they move, what they have in common, and what distinguishes them from one another. Closed captioning included. Run time 03:43.
Gravity and Branes
Ideas that may explain why the force of gravity is so weak are presented in this video. Does the weak force of gravity offer evidence of a ten-dimensional world? Find out more now in this interesting video! Run time 05:26.