Business Method Patents Online
As its name suggests, a business method patent grants to its holder exclusive rights to a particular way of doing business. Until recently, it was widely assumed that business methods were not patentable due to the judicially created "business methods exception" to patentability. As a result, firms enjoyed only limited intellectual property protection against imitation of their business strategies by competitors. To the extent that they managed keep their strategies secret, they could rely on tr
Earth Exploration Toolbook
The purpose of the Earth Exploration Toolbook is to support the use of scientific datasets, tools, and other products by the broader educational community. The Toolbook provides a collection of earth science datasets and scientific tools along with educational applications of the datasets. Each chapter in the Toolbook presents the specific datasets needed for the exercise, the analysis or visualization tools, clear instructions to the educator who would be using the dataset, and step-by-step ins
Earth Exploration Toolbook Chapter: Analyzing the Antarctic Ozone Hole
Users download and analyze satellite images showing the amount of ozone in the stratosphere. They interpret the images to identify the ozone "hole" that develops over Antarctica each summer, and compare its size from year to year. Using freely available image analysis software, ImageJ, users quantify the area of the Antarctic ozone hole each October from 1996 to 2004. Finally, they bring their measurements into a spreadsheet program and create a graph to document changes in the size of the ozone
CK-12 Trigonometry (CA Textbook)
This textbook covers topics such as Trigonometry and Right Angles, Circular Functions, Trigonometric Identities, Inverse Functions, Trigonometric Equations, Triangles and Vectors, as well as Polar Equations and Complex Numbers. It can also be used in conjunction with other directed courses in Mathematical Analysis or Linear Algebra as a full course in Precalculus. This digital textbook was reviewed for its alignment with California content standards.
Harvard Peabody Museum Zooarchaeology Laboratory Reference Collection
The Zooarchaeology Laboratory of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, was established in 1981 in order to facilitate the analysis of faunal remains from archaeological sites (also called Archaeozoology). Presently covering more than 850 square feet (79 square meters) on the third floor of the museum, the laboratory provides working and storage space for students and researchers who carry out studies on animal bones and teeth from around the world. It is also a tea
Online Science-athon: How Tall Am I?
The Online Science-athon offers elementary and middle-grade students opportunities to discover the science in their daily lives. Presented as challenges, the Science-athon asks students to investigate their world in ways that are engaging and fun, easy for teachers to incorporate into their teaching, and instructive. Students participating in How Tall Am I? create a way to measure their height as accurately as possible. On Measuring Day students collect and record data and share it with other st
Basics of Algebra and Analysis for Computer Science
Basics of Algebra and Analysis for Computer Science
Tocqueville's America is another project of the American Studies Programs at The University of Virginia. In this project we take up the task of re-contextualizing Alexis de Tocqueville's famous political and cultural analysis of American democracy. Our objective is, over time, to return that book -- arguably still one of the most influential works in political thought -- to its origins, to the America of 1831-32 . For it was on that very specific ground and at that very specific historical momen
Money Math: Lessons for Life
In these four lessons students learn: 1. How saving helps people become wealthy. They develop "rules to become a millionaire" as they work through a series of exercises, learning that it is important to: save early and often, save as much as possible, earn compound interest, try to earn a high interest rate, leave deposits and interest earned in the account as long as possible, and choose accounts for which interest is compounded often. This lesson assumes that students have worked with percents
Economics And Politics Post-Lisbon.
Baroness Catherine Ashton is the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Vice President of the European Commission. Prior to this she served as European Commissioner for Trade.
Polydron: Pyramids Set
Learn how to creatively use the Polydron® Pyramids Set to make geometric models. This video provides tips for teachers, tutors, and parents of home-schooleded children. (10:38)
The Second Great Awakening
This ten minute video explains the renewed religious movement at the turn of the nineteenth century. The impact of the movement as it included women, entertainment, and leaders are explained. The new movement encouraged people to take action and was in opposition to the Puritan movement. The types of people, the progressive movement, and the systems of preaching are discussed. An excellent video that explains the impact of this Awakening. Good quotes.
Pro Gaddafi supporters
Pro government supporters and shopowners in Tripoli paint rosy picture of the state of Libya.
Andrew Carnegie and the Homestead Strike
This five minute video shows how the wealthy pushed the workers to the breaking point and thus resulted in a strike action in one of Carnegie's plants. Explains his hiring of leaders who promoting violence who attacked the striking union workers. Carneige's men hired armed men to remove the strikers. Carneige went to Scotland during this time period. The victory of the violent strike breakers helped change the face of the union movement for a time. A good video that shows what happened and expla
Polydron: Prism Starter Set NSS 2011: the writing's on the wall Vespers - 2/24/2011 Campus Update With President Barker - Episode 1 Effectiveness of Reading and Mathematics Software Products: Findings from the First Student Cohort Component Exchange Community: A model of utilizing research components to foster international colla
Learn how to creatively use the Polydron® Prism Starter Set to make geometric models. This video provides tips for teachers, tutors, and parents of home schooled children.
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A service of choral vespers in Duke University Chapel.
Introducing the first episode of Campus Update with President Barker. In this unique video series, Clemson students get the opportunity to talk with President Barker about some of the many great things going on at Clemson. The goal of these periodic updates is to give all members of the Clemson Family a chance to stay connected with campus life. We hope you enjoy the first episode and will be on the lookout for future updates.
Congress posed questions about the effectiveness of educational technology and how effectiveness is related to conditions and practices. The study identified reading and mathematics software products based on prior evidence of effectiveness and other criteria and recruited districts, schools, and teachers to implement the products. On average, after one year, products did not increase or decrease test scores by amounts that were statistically different from zero. For first and fourth grade read
One-to-one technology enhanced learning research refers to the design and investigation of learning environments and learning activities where every learner is equipped with at least one portable computing device enabled by wireless capability. G1:1 is an international research community coordinated by a network of laboratories conducting one-to-one technology enhanced learning. The concept of component exchange community emerged as a means of realizing one of the missions of G1:1 - peeding up
NSS 2011: the writing's on the wall
Vespers - 2/24/2011
Campus Update With President Barker - Episode 1
Effectiveness of Reading and Mathematics Software Products: Findings from the First Student Cohort
Component Exchange Community: A model of utilizing research components to foster international colla