This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they take travel along with museum scientists to investigate biodiversity in Australia, Madagascar, and the Bahamas.
If Trash Could Talk
If Trash Could Talk is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they learn why ancient trash pits can be buried treasure chests for archaeologists. The activity begins by explaining how ancient trash can provide clues about how people lived. Then, kids are given step-by-step directions about how to go through a trash can from their house, chronicling and categorizing what they find. The activity includes a Trash Checklist, a printable PDF w
Winter blasts and delays in the U.S.
A Winter storm hits the Northeast U.S. coast blanketing much of the area in snow and causing travel delays up and down the coast. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Celebration of the Hudson River's 400th Anniversary
MEET ME AT THE CORNER, Virtual Field Trips for Kids travels tothe Hudson River in New York to celebrate the 400th Anniversary ofHenry Hudson's voyage up the Hudson River with musician and historianLinda Russell.
Take a virtual field trip.For more Virtual Field Trips for Kids visit our website at www.meetmeatthecorner.org.
Jocassee Gorges: Temperate rain forests of the Blue Ridge
A Carolina Environmental Diversity Explorations "virtual field trip" that explores the geology and botanical diversity of the Jocassee Gorges region of North Carolina's mountains.
Information and Service Design Symposium
The UC Berkeley School of Information hosts a symposium to launch the new Information and Service Design (ISD) program at the I School. The symposium features the best graduate student papers on the Information and Services Economy. Introducing the ISD Program and the Symposium AnnaLee Saxenian, Dean, School of Information Bob Glushko, Adjunct Professor, School of Information Christo Sims - Defining Services for Designers This paper is part of a larger effort to improve methodologies for servic
Enseignement interculturel dans la Caraïbe : Haïti, République Dominicaine, Martinique, Guyane. D
Le débat s'est axé sur deux grands thèmes : L'un sur les migrations internes dans la caraïbe et l'autre sur la reconnaissance de la multiculturalité notamment en Guyane, grâce à l'étude des différents chapitres d'un manuel de lecture.
Episode 16 – Be My Guest: A Day in Pompeii We humans have been posting our comments around the place for centuries. Mobile phones and Twitter may be the tools we use today, but back in 79 AD, the Romans recorded their opinions about life as graffiti on the walls of their cities. We know this because aspects of Roman life in Pompeii were preserved in the many metres of volcanic ash from the eruption of Mt Vesuvius. The evidence remains even after centuries of looting and unauthorised excavations. Over 200 artefacts are on
We humans have been posting our comments around the place for centuries. Mobile phones and Twitter may be the tools we use today, but back in 79 AD, the Romans recorded their opinions about life as graffiti on the walls of their cities.
We know this because aspects of Roman life in Pompeii were preserved in the many metres of volcanic ash from the eruption of Mt Vesuvius. The evidence remains even after centuries of looting and unauthorised excavations.
Over 200 artefacts are on
Mind games, reasoning skills, and the primary school curriculum
This paper reports on a pilot research project aimed at helping to develop some strategic and reasoning abilities in primary school pupils by engaging them in educational itineraries based on the use of a number of computer mind games. The paper briefly describes the project's aims and organization, the kind of games used and the working methodology adopted. It then focuses on some of the cognitive abilities activated by the games. Finally, some pedagogical considerations derived from the study
Technology Enhanced Learning in Mathematics: the cross-experimentation approach adopted by the TELMA
This contribution deals with the work of TELMA, a European Research Team of the Kaleidoscope Network of Excellence. In particular the "cross-experimentation" project is presented. Such project was developed by TELMA to understand the role played by theoretical frameworks in setting up experiments using Interactive Learning Environments (ILE) for mathematics. The paper focuses on the methodological dimension of this project.
Approche auteur pour les Situations Actives d'Apprentissage : Scénarios, Suivi et Ingénierie
Not available,Mémoire d'Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches, spécialité informatique, Université Joseph Fourier – Grenoble 1, Laboratoire CLIPS- IMAG, Grenoble, 22 Octobre 2005
Distribution of Active Volcanoes
On this website, Starting Point Teaching Collection explains the Distribution of Active Volcanoes exercise. This worksheet is intended to direct students working independently in a 6-week exercise on volcanoes within an online geology course. The exercise consists of a series of questions plus helpful links and a map. The students collect and plot data, then interpret the results and answer questions about the geologic causes and the human effects of volcanic eruption. The exercise includes indi
A framework for processsolution analysis in collaborative learning environments
One of the most challenging aspects of computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) research is automation of collaboration and interaction analysis in order to understand and improve the learning processes. It is particularly necessary to look in more depth at the joint analysis of the collaborative process and its resulting product. In this article, we present a framework for comprehensive analysis in CSCL synchronous environments supporting a problem-solving approach to learning. This fra
Performing the Nation: Dance and politics in Palestine/Israel 1930s-2000s
Performing the Nation: Dance and politics in Palestine/Israel 1930s-2000s
Spinners - Virtual Manipulative
This virtual manipulative can be used to teach about chance and random choices. You may:
-Spin the spinner
-Change spinner regions (Name, Color, and Size)
-Record results from multiple spins
There are more directions on the right side of the Java applet.
Approaches to Computer Aided Architectural Composition
We have a pleasure to present a book of texts related to computer use in the field of architectural composition, showing its various aspects. As the field of composition is very wide - the papers represent also a wide spectrum of interests and approaches to Computer Aided Architectural Composition: from formal experiments, based either on mathematics or intuition, through educational and design methods, examples from architectural practice, computer based analytical systems to a new (and revolut
Semi-automatic control system for hydraulic shovel
A semi-automatic control system for a hydraulic shovel has been developed. Using this system, unskilled operators can operate a hydraulic shovel easily and accurately. A mathematical control model of a hydraulic shovel with a controller was constructed and a control algorithm was developed by simulation. This algorithm was applied to a hydraulic shovel and its effectiveness was evaluated. High control accuracy and high-stability performance were achieved by feedback plus feedforward control, non
Episode 20: Interview with Catalina Delgado Trunk
This week Tamara Winfrey Harris speaks with artist-in-residence Catalina Degado Trunk. While Catalina Delgado Trunk's academic art training focused on painting and drawing, her current work is rooted in the folk arts of her native Mexico. Catalina integrates traditional Mexican art forms–such as public ofrendas (temporary altars) and papel picado (cut paper)–with non-traditional or unusual themes that reflect today’s society. Trunk talks about how most of her works of art con
You can access the problems below via the Load Homework dialogue in the File menu of the Virtual Lab. They have been organized by concept and ranked by difficulty (A ranking of 1 denotes an easier problem; 5 is more challenging). Word files for these problems are provided so that you may edit and distribute the assignments in your classroom. The following types of problems can be found: Determining the Heat of Reactions in Aqueous Solution, Coffee, Coolant, Camping, ATP Reaction (Thermochemistry
Stoichiometry and Limiting Reagents
You can access the problems below via the Load Homework dialogue in the File menu of the Virtual Lab. They have been organized by concept and ranked by difficulty (A ranking of 1 denotes an easier problem; 5 is more challenging). Word files for these problems are provided so that you may edit and distribute the assignments in your classroom. The following types of problems can be found:Determining stoichiometric coefficients, stoichiometry and solution preparation, textbook style Limiting Reagen