Project Zero's Studio Thinking Framework: Eight Habits of Mind
Project Zero's mission is to understand and enhance learning, thinking, and creativity in the arts, as well as humanistic and scientific disciplines, at the individual and institutional levels.
Welcome to VirtualRiver. Here you will find two interactive exercises designed to help you learn about river processes like discharge, flooding, and flood frequency. Each activity requires you to make careful observations and measurements, do simple calculations, and answer questions about your work. A "Certificate of Completion" will be available to you at the end of each activity.
Virtual Worlds Almanac
This is a project to create a free, complete, up-to-date, and reliable guide to virtual worlds. So far we have 159 entries on virtual worlds written and edited by people from around the globe.
Virtual Textbook of Organic Chemistry
This virtual textbook allows for visualization of 3D-molecular models while teaching principles of Organic Chemistry.
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Virtual Museum
Visit the online exhibits to learn about the standardization of women's clothing, weights and measures (crucial to industrialization), technology development during World War II, the first government computer with an internal program, the fall of parity, OCR machines, weathering of stone, Jacob Rabinow, and more.
St. Louis Virtual City Project
Welcome to the St. Louis Virtual City Project. This Regional History Project utilizes interactive web technologies to explore the history of the City of St. Louis and the St. Louis region. To help you explore St. Louis you will first need to be sure that your computer is equipped with the browser plug-in Cortona. It can be downloaded for free from Parallel Graphics (just follow the on screen directions). The website is best viewed in the most recent version of Internet Explorer browser and at sc
My Pop Studio
Lesson plans introduce media literacy to girls ages 10 - 13 by exploring music, magazines, television and online media. Each lesson is tied to a game on My Pop Studio, a free online resource for girls.
Chemistry 1 Virtual Textbook
This textbook is a reference text for General Chemistry, including the major concepts and ideas of chemical science, and a look at some of the major currents of modern Chemistry
Gilded Age and Visual Arts
Examining an artwork in depth fosters observation and critical thinking skills. Looking closely also stimulates conversation about the artistic, cultural, and historical context in which a work of art was made. In this session, students focus on two paintings by the American artist Thomas Wilmer Dewing. Charles Lang Freer, the founder of the Freer Gallery of Art at the Smithsonian Institution, avidly collected Dewing’s art. This activity explores how Dewing’s paintings express his unique aes
Creative Writing - Teaching Grammar and Writing Principles through the Arts
In this lesson, students will reflect on the ways they have been taught grammar. By composing original songs, dances, poems, skits or artwork, students explore ways to teach writing and grammar creatively and effectively.
Virtual State Tour
Students will create a virtual tour of the state including geography, history, famous people, and points of interest using Sketchy.
Virtual Audio-Video Archive
The VAVA is a collecion of royalty-free audio and video files for teachers to use in their own creative exercises. We have also developed a small number of sample exercises that utilize material from the VAVA. The LCTL Project encourages teachers of all LCTLs to cooperate in developing new VAVA exercises using audio or video materials. Individual exercises might be very simple listening practice, or they might be more complex, integrating sounds, video clips into reading, writing, speaking and
Sacred Arts of Haitian Vodou
This Web site, created to complement an American Museum of Natural History exhibition, offers insight into how Vodou reflects the history of Haiti's people, whose ancestors were brought from Africa to the Caribbean in bondage.
Virtual Mobility 101
This course focuses on the importance of intercultural awareness when dealing with people from foreign countries, either for business or private reasons.
Revision -- Performing in Exams #2
Producer (requires Internet Explorer). Exactly the same material as the above, but with a classical music track and some calming and inspiring video of Dartmoor in the spring. The idea is to relate to different student tastes, and also to encourage experimentation to see which kind of music works best.
Revision -- Performing in Exams #1
Producer (requires Internet Explorer). This RLO offers some basic advice about structuring examination answers, and discusses implications for revision.The advice is based upon discussion in Arksey, H and Harris D ( 2007) How to Succeed in Your Social Science Degree, London: Sage. This one features soothing and mildly amusing video with a pop music background.
Panel Discussion: "Innovation in Manufacturing" In what areas will innovation be most important in order for U. S. manufacturing to be competitive—and how closely linked must industry and research and academic centers be in order for innovation in manufacturing to thrive? What are the differing impacts of product vs. process innovation, and which specific innovations might have the greatest impact on manufacturing in the years to come? How important is the relationship between innovation and manufacturing. This panel’s discussi
In what areas will innovation be most important in order for U. S. manufacturing to be competitive—and how closely linked must industry and research and academic centers be in order for innovation in manufacturing to thrive? What are the differing impacts of product vs. process innovation, and which specific innovations might have the greatest impact on manufacturing in the years to come? How important is the relationship between innovation and manufacturing. This panel’s discussi
Is policy damaging the Arts in the UK?
Munira Mirza argues that current arts policy in the UK may be damaging to the long term health of the arts. Munira Mirza is a writer and researcher on issues related to cultural policy and identity
The Social Impact of the Arts
How have writers attempted to articulate the impact of the Arts in society? Oliver Bennett and Eleanora Belfiore discuss what an understanding of this history of ideas brings to contemporary debates on Arts policy and the value of the Arts.
LSE Literary Weekend - The Arts of Illness
Consciousness of our own mortality is at the heart of the human experience, and has long fascinated writers and artists, inspiring quite an obsession with the body and its well-being. This panel will examine the relationship between creativity, illness and the imagination.