Happiness around the World: the paradox of happy peasants and miserable millionaires
The determinants of happiness are remarkably similar around the world, in countries as different as Afghanistan, the U.S, and Chile. Income matters to happiness but only so much; friends, freedom, and employment are good for happiness, while crime, poor health, and divorce are bad. Paradoxically, however, people in places like Afghanistan can be as happy as those in much wealthier and safer ones like Chile. One explanation is the remarkable human capacity to adapt to adversity and hardship. Whil
The Financial Crisis: How Europe can save the world
This public discussion marks the publication of Guy Verhofstadt's latest book The Financial Crisis: How Europe can Save the World.
Broke: voices from the edge
Throughout his long life Professor Peter Townsend - a great friend of the Centre, advocate of human rights, and emeritus professor at LSE - worked hard first to prove the existence of poverty in Britain and then to persuade our society not to take such deprivation for granted. Peter Townsend died in June this year and this performance of 'Broke' by Ice and Fire, Actors for Human Rights, is dedicated to his memory. Using dialogue from real-life interviews with people living in poverty in the UK,
ISKME's Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematice (STEAM) Design Challenge
This wiki page documents the STEAM Design Challenge Activity ISKME facilitated during the SLANT Summer Institute at San Francisco Unified School District July 19-23, 2010. Participants designed prototypes for an arts integration project for students and posted their ideas on the wiki.
Daily Creative Assignments
Inspired by the Learning to Love You More Project, the goal for these assignments is to incorporate creativity into your daily routine. For a designated period of time (one week, one month, two months) have students choose a different assignment to do each day and post online, in a wiki or blog (Please include the link to your class wiki or blog at the bottom of the page). They may use a camera or sketch pad to document their work and must give the work a title and description. Students are also
ISKME's Roadtrip Nation Design Workshop
This wiki page documents the Design Process Workshop ISKME facilitated at the Roadtrip Nation offices in Costa Mesa, CA on February 18, 2011. Storytelling, design thinking, improv, brainstorming, and prototyping were used to design for the Design Challenge: How might we create more teacher engagement with the Roadtrip Nation Experience?
Projection Investigation Activity
This wiki page documents the Projection Investigation Activity done during San Francisco Unified School District's SLANT workshop on January 29, 2011. Projection information, Julia Marshall's 5 Ways to Integrate, and links are provided, as well as the introductory Improv Activity "Advertising Team" which stretches the imagination to design something for the future. The Projection Investigation Activity begins with research around a scientific theme, then brainstorming and prototyping design idea
International Trade: Theory and Policy
International Trade: Theory and Policy is built on Steve Suranovic’s belief that to understand the international economy, students need to learn how economic models are applied to real world problems. It is true what they say, that “economists do it with models.” That’s because economic models provide insights about the world that are simply not obtainable solely by discussion of the issues. International Trade: Theory and Policy presents a variety of international trade models includi
The week ahead: February 24th 2011
Oil prices and unrest in the Middle East, the Geneva motor show, a row over America's public-sector unions and a weekend of film awards
264 GG So Many Questions
Today's topic is how to format questions. You think you already know this, don't you? I wonder if you're right.
Human Nature and the "Perfect" Society Woordzoeker maken : Stappenplan en vorderingsfiche ICT-vaardigheden In bijlage vind je een met afbeeldingen geïllustreerd stappenplan om online een woordzoeker te maken en vervolgens te verwerken in Microsoft Word. Je vindt ook een vorderingsfiche waarop je kan aanduiden in hoeverre de leerling de … Ergonomía visual World Cup Special - How to predict a world cup winner STS-133 Flyaround Isenberg School of Management World's oldest Pteranodon (flying reptile) a native Texan? President Bruininks: Full testimony before Minnesota House, 2/22/11 Scholars Laker Women's Hockumentary, Part 8: Downtime
La ergonomía visual permite tomar y aplicar de forma sinérgica los conocimientos y habilidades adquiridos sobre Óptica y Optometría durante toda la carrera de grado para identificar y analizar los factores de riesgo medioambientales y laborales que pueden causar problemas de salud ocular o de funcionalidad visual. La asignatura sirve para fomentar al estudiante en la aplicación de los conocimientos asimilados en la resolución de problemas prácticos relacionados con el estudio de la ergono
After analysing the outcomes of 4500 international games Henry Stott gives his guide to the likely World Cup champions. Length: 11 mins
Space shuttle Discovery performs a flyaround of the International Space Station after undocking at 7 a.m. EST on Monday, March 7, 2011.
UMass Amherst partners with WGBY to create and deliver new knowledge and education. Students gain unprecedented experience and have real world impact through class work, faculty mentoring, and research opportunities that change lives forever.
Fossilized bones discovered in Texas are from the left wing of an ancient flying reptile that died 89 million years ago. Evidence suggests the specimen may be the earliest occurrence of the prehistoric creature Pteranodon, says paleontologist Timothy S. Myers, Southern Methodist University, who identified the fossils. If the reptile is Pteranodon, it would be the world's oldest and the first of its kind discovered as far south as Texas. See www.smuresearch for the full story.
FULL VERSION - University of Minnesota President Robert Bruininks spoke to the Minnesota House of Representatives Higher Education Policy and Finance Committee on Feb. 22, 2011, testifying on the impact of proposed budget cuts on the university and its students. To read Bruininks' full remarks (PDF), visit: http://z.umn.edu/bruininksremarks
Description not set
The Oswego women's hockey team off ice: Crazy costumed competitions, what not to wear, group dinner and too many Rice Krispies treats.
Woordzoeker maken : Stappenplan en vorderingsfiche ICT-vaardigheden In bijlage vind je een met afbeeldingen geïllustreerd stappenplan om online een woordzoeker te maken en vervolgens te verwerken in Microsoft Word. Je vindt ook een vorderingsfiche waarop je kan aanduiden in hoeverre de leerling de …
In bijlage vind je een met afbeeldingen geïllustreerd stappenplan om online een woordzoeker te maken en vervolgens te verwerken in Microsoft Word.
Je vindt ook een vorderingsfiche waarop je kan aanduiden in hoeverre de leerling de …
World Cup Special - How to predict a world cup winner
Isenberg School of Management
World's oldest Pteranodon (flying reptile) a native Texan?
President Bruininks: Full testimony before Minnesota House, 2/22/11
Laker Women's Hockumentary, Part 8: Downtime