Intelligence and Culture
The issue of cultural bias in testing is explored in this module, presenting Judy Kearins’s work with Australian children. White and aboriginal children are shown to perform differently on visual/spatial tasks, and use different methods to arrive at solutions to the problems presented. Theories of cultural influence on cognitive processing and the shaping of the brain
Really Writing Main Idea and Details Chant
This video show a classroom of primary school students reciting a chant reminding them to use a main idea and strong details when they are "really writing". While short and simple, the chant would work to reinforce the concepts of main idea and supporting details with young students.
What is a noun and how it is used? Find out in this short, computer animated video. The following concepts will be briefly covered: Definition of a noun, sentence parts, proper use of nouns and examples of nouns. The video has a 10 question, fill in the blank quiz at the end.
Mayan Mystery - The Maya of Mexico
A chance to take part in some amateur archaeology. This video presents theories about the meaning of a symbol on a Mayan temple at Tulum near Cancun. This symbol and temple relate to Mayan observations of the stars, others have suggested the temple is an ancient lighthouse, or a sacrificial center.
The Word Chef uses cooking to explain writing concepts. In this
episode, she reads chapter one from Katie Speck's "Maybelle in the Soup" as an example of strong voice. For more Word Chef lessons, go to www.cookingupstories.com
Pioneers - Schoolhouse Rock (Elbow Room)
A fun School House Rock explanation of the pioneers from the first arrivals in the US (immigrants) and their expansion across to the west and the Pacific Ocean. This is a great introduction to the concepts of immigration and the pioneers. (3:01)
Preschool Song: Teaching Body Awareness
Children love music. It promotes movement and learning. The Tap Tap Tap song and activity are a fun way for young children to warm up and learn positional concepts and body parts.
Grover is Going Around, Over, Under, and Through
This is a classic video clip of Grover explaining the concepts of around, over, under, through, near, and far.
Enlightenment Political Philosophies
This video is accompanied by text. "The Enlightenment, or The Age of Reason, from approximately 1650 to 1800 was an important period in the development of democracy. Prior to the Enlightenment, it was commonly believed that the nature of the world could be best understood by the study of scripture, meditation, and reflection in one's own mind. The Enlightenment established the idea that the natural world is best understood through close observation and reason. Several political philosophers from
Text Features - Strategy to Increase Comprehension
When students learn what text features are and how to use them, they are able to easily navigate through textbooks and understand the concepts. This nine slide powerpoint uses examples from textbooks to hightlight different text features - print features, organizational aids, graphic aids and illustrations.
The Place Value Number Line - Virtual Manipulative
A number line is a common representation of integers used to teach concepts of positive and negative numbers, zero, place-value, and arithmetic operations. The Place Value Number Line manipulative is designed to introduce, practice, and test skills in representing place value on a number line. There are instructions on the right side of the Java applet.
Debt has now become a part of everyday life, with personal debt in the UK topping £1.1 trillion in 2005. In this unit, you will explore the different types of debt and loans and some of the associated concepts, arming yourself with more information to plan your financial future.
Geoboard - A Virtual Manipulative
Use this virtual geoboards to illustrate area, perimeter, and rational number concepts. There are more instructions to the right of the manipulative.
Statistics for Laboratory Scientists I
This course introduces the basic concepts and methods of statistics with applications in the experimental biological sciences. Demonstrates methods of exploring, organizing, and presenting data, and introduces the fundamentals of probability. Presents the foundations of statistical inference, including the concepts of parameters and estimates and the use of the likelihood function, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests. Topics include experimental design, linear regression, the analysis of
21M.603 Principles of Design (MIT)
This course deals with advanced design theories and textual analysis. Emphasis is placed on script analysis in general, as well as the investigation of design principles from a designer's perspective. Students also refine technical skills in rendering and presentation, historical research, and analysis. Class sessions include interaction with student/faculty directors and other staff designers. The goal of this course is for students to approach text with a fresh vision and translate that vision
Lawrence Bailey - Market Research Valedictory Lecture
Colleagues from both academia and business were present on 27 January 2011 for Lawrence Bailey's guest lecture on Market Segmentation, Qualitative Research and Conversations Across the Garden Wall. The garden wall of the lecture's title was Lawrence's metaphor for the potential divide between the two sectors. The lecture reflected Lawrence's career-long wish to get qualitative researchers in the commercial world to talk to their counterparts in the academic world, and vice versa. He discusse
Signals and Systems
Systems realizations. Time and transform domain analysis of discrete-time systems. Vector-space concepts and Fourier series. Fourier transforms in continuous and discrete time. Some lab and computational work required.
In this module you will study the motion of a vibrating string under undamped and damped conditions. There are interactive exercises to link everyday experiences with mechanics and mathematics. In particular, you will derive the equation which governs the motion of a vibrating string; study the motion of a vibrating string in a vacuum and in a fluid; compare real experimental data with theoretical predictions. Integrating the concepts of higher math with their applications in science and engine
Engineering Nanomedical Systems
This course will cover the basic concepts of design of integrated nanomedical systems for diagnostics and therapeutics. Topics to be covered include: why nanomedical approaches are needed, cell targeting strategies, choice of core nanomaterials, technologies for testing composition and structure of multilayered nanomedical systems, optimizing zeta potentials, design and testing of cell and intracellular targeting systems, in-vivo issues, drug delivery and proper dosing, assessing efficacy of dru
Lugosi teaches math - Positive series2
Béla Lugosi teaches advanced mathematical concepts in this video. This video shows a variety of tests to prove positive series. He begins with what is called a comparison test and formulates proofs. Lugosi's hidden love for mathematics is illuminated by his animated teaching style. This video is geared to older, advanced mathematics learners.