London: A History in Verse
http://www.hup.harvard.edu/london London has long been understood through the poetry it has inspired. In LONDON: A HISTORY IN VERSE, esteemed poet and critic Mark Ford has assembled the most capacious and wide-ranging anthology of poems about London to date, from Chaucer to Wordsworth to the present day, providing a chronological tour of urban life and of English literature. With an introductory essay exploring the cultural, political, and aesthetic significance of the verses he's selected, Ford
"Pirates of the Caribbean: Axis of Hope"
A talk by Tariq Ali, editor, New Left Review. Since 1998, the Bolivarian revolution in Venezuela has brought Hugo Chávez to world attention as the foremost challenger of the neoliberal consensus and American foreign policy. While Chávez's radical social-democratic reforms have brough
A brave new world
In today's fast moving technological world, successful companies will be those brave enough to invest in start-ups and create their own competitors. Taking the example of Kodak, who floundered in the face of emerging digital technologies, Dr Kamal Munir explains the importance of adaptation, but points out, that merely hooking new technologies into a business model to prolong the life of existing technologies is not enough: "Companies need to invest equity into start-ups, they need to create the
How to use Skype in the Classroom
I guide to setting up the account, ways to use it, cavets, and recommendations for using Skype in the classroom. A good beginners guide.
Vocab Digital Story
Amateurs guide to ship model making
Preview video of an ebook showing you how to make your own ship model.
12.097 Chemical Investigations of Boston Harbor (MIT)
This is an undergraduate introductory laboratory subject in ocean chemistry and measurement. There are three main elements to the course: oceanic chemical sampling and analysis, instrumentation development for the ocean environment, and the larger field of ocean science. This course is offered through The MIT/WHOI Joint Program. The MIT/WHOI Joint Program is one of the premier marine science graduate programs in the world. It draws on the complementary strengths and approaches of two great inst
Session 1: The anatomy of a blog This aim of this session is to understand the basic structure of a blog. Having an understanding of these structural elements will benefit you and your students when it comes to deciding what kind of content will be included in a blog, in addition to text. This understanding will also aid you and your students in selecting a theme or layout for their blogs. Different blog themes (also known as skins) will display these structural
Purpose/Aim of this session
This aim of this session is to understand the basic structure of a blog. Having an understanding of these structural elements will benefit you and your students when it comes to deciding what kind of content will be included in a blog, in addition to text. This understanding will also aid you and your students in selecting a theme or layout for their blogs. Different blog themes (also known as skins) will display these structural
How to Make a Rocket Pin Wheel
In this kid's science video learn all about how to make a rocket pin wheel. This is a great craft/experiment while teaching about the transfer of energy. Run time 03:19
Banking Correspondents revised 7/17/12
Space Station Live: Orion Recovery Testing
NASA Public Affairs Officer Dan Huot talks with Mike Sarafin, lead flight director for Orion Exploration Flight Test-1, about the Orion EFT-1 mission's recovery testing this week in southern California.
The effect of the war on terrorism on civil liberties in the European Union - Tony Bunyan
Tony Bunyan (Statewatch). This talk will examine the nature of the terrorist threat posed after 11 September 2001, considering the claims that demands for security have been balanced by respect for rights and civil liberties and that this terrorism threatens to destroy "our way life" - by asking whose way of life? I will contend that there are at least two world views on what has happened and that the threat to "our way of life" comes more from the reactions of EU governments to the threat of te
Penn Readies for RecycleMania 2011
The University of Pennsylvanhia is taking part in RecycleMania 2011, pitting its efforts against 600 of its higher-education peers to see which school can out-recycle the others and minimize waste. Informational events such as the bookstore giveaway seen in this video are scheduled throughout the eight-week competition that runs through April 2. Visit www.upenn.edu/sustainability/recyclemania.html for more RecycleMania opportunities.
Solving Word Problems Involving Multiplication of Decimals
In this video you see a whiteboard presentation showing how to solve multiplication problems with decimals. Students could work along with the video or try to race the video when working each problem. Video also has a good review of mathematical terms and steps to solving word problems. (6:38)
Download my Math Interactive Whiteboard Lessons and flash games here: http://iwb-resources.blogspot.com
311 GG Where Are You At?
The surprising reason people say it.
"Muslim Peace Building in Conflict Regions of Southeast Asia" (video)
A historical overview of the situation in southern Thailand and southern Philippines is presented, followed by a discussion on peace building efforts in conflict regions. Panelists give special attention to welfare and security issues in these areas. The panel is moderated by Kikue Hamayotsu (Ph.D., Department of Political Science, Northern Illinois University). Panelists include: Kriya Lanputeh (Yala Islamic University), Abdulghoni Suetair (Prince of Songkla University), Pattama Hamingma (Asian
"Pens and Swords: How the American Mainstream Media Report the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict" (video)
A talk by Marda Dunsky, former Arab affairs reporter for the Jerusalem Post and editor on the national/foreign desk of the Chicago Tribune. As world attention is renewed and refocused on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the sixtieth anniversary of its seminal year of 1948, Marda Dunsky takes a close look at how more than two dozen major American print and broadcast outlets have reported the conflict i
Karajan - Beethoven Symphony No. 5 - Part 1
Karajan Conducting Beethoven's 5th Symphony, Part 1 (Movements 1 and 2). Very old and rare film, no longer in print, recorded in 1966. From http://www.musopen.com
ENGL 151-10, Advertising the American Ideal, Spring 2007
How do advertisements convey social, educational, and cultural ideals, and what values are inherent in those ideals? These two basic questions will guide our exploration of the role advertising plays in our society in general and in your life in particular. More specifically, we will consider how advertisements convey ideas about gender roles,race, and socioeconomic status as we explore different advertising markets (singles, kids, sports fans, college students) and different advertising venues(
September Song by Maxwell Anderson (spoken version)
Who really listens to the words of popular songs? They best express our deepest emotions - so said Aldous Huxley, no less. It was written for Walter Huston's voice in 1938 and it featured in the film September Affair in 1950 - a May/September romance between characters played by Joan Fontaine and Joseph Cotten - who was in fact only 12 years older. Here's Walter Huston's version - and although he isn't a great singer, he does manage to put across the essential wistfulness lacking in all o