Teaching with web 2.0 technologies: Twitter, wikis & blogs - Case study
Download the supporting PDF file for this episode http://bit.ly/e2Hxxs from the Learning to Teach Online project website. Web 2.0 tools can be useful for any situation where discussion and content sharing is desired, and where accessing current information in certain topic areas can be advantageous for learning. This case study examines how and why Lubna Alam from the University of Canberra used the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) as a central hub that both provided her students with ea
The Economics of Sports
In this six minute video the economics of sports is explained. The author explains some controversial issues such as the pay for college athletes and how the free market system works at universities. Also noted are investing in high draft picks, the impact of others of sports, and the impact of fans on players and officials.
Medical Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction: Nerve Agents: Sarin - Mechanisms of Action
This presentation discusses the chemical mechanisms of action of nerve agents and their antidotes. Medical Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction, A Course on Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Warfare for Healthcare Providers, was the first of its kind following the devastating events of 2001. This Web-based course combines Medantic Technology's didactic presentations and Medulator virtual patient cases delivered via a custom learning management system. Originally published for Medantic Technol
Segregation Ordinances: Birmingham, AL
This document from 1951 spells out Birmingham's segregation ordinances, the laws requiring the separation of the races.
In these video segments, leading historians and legal scholars reflect on the promise of the Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, and why it remains unfulfilled.
Bacteria in the Cafeteria
This activity from our family magazine series challenges kids to go on a microbe quest to solve a riddle. The online activity begins with a page of directions for how to find the missing letters of the riddle. As kids click their way around a virtual lunchroom, they are given 11 Yes/No questions asking whether the featured bacteria helps people. Along with the answer to the riddle, kids get a round of applause when they correctly answer all 11 questions.
Life in the City
This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they take a close-up look at biodiversity in a city park. The site opens by telling kids that, despite appearances, a great deal of biodiversity exists in cities. That from tiny mites to mighty trees, thousands of species thrive there. It then takes them to a slice of life from a thriving city park, where they are asked to find 10 hidden critters living alongside the trees, plant
What Makes You, You? What Makes Me, Me?
This interactive presentation is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they travel along as a young boy goes in search of his genes. The presentation begins with the boy wondering where his genes are. With each click, kids zoom in from cells on the boy's arm all the way down to the base pairs of his DNA. With each zoom in, a memorable rhyme explains what students are seeing. The presentation ends with this thought: "We're all related in
Applied Mathematics III
This is a short 1-level applied mathematics module with questions practicing addition, subtraction and occasionally multiplication and division. In about half the questions, use is made of Roman numerals. It is intended for revision purposes. The setting is the Roman Empire. Help a variety of citizens and even Caesar himself work out the necessary sums to manage their everyday lives. Technically the module is of interest because it shows the use of custom virtual keyboards. Instead of a modern n
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
This site explores the formation of stars and planets and the quest for a habitable planet. Create a virtual a community of microorganisms. Try to build the perfect solar system. See how planets react with one another, and how some planets help keep our solar system stable. Look at images: see if you can recognize life.
Captured Wisdom in Middle School
This site presents stories about successful teaching in middle school. Learn how an e-mail list helped students write better historical fiction, or how fifth-grade students planned a virtual vacation using cd-roms, travel books, and the Internet.
Literary Festival 2011 - Storylines and Songscapes: Celebrating Tagore's short stories
Editor's note: For copyright reasons parts of this event are not included in the audio podcast. | Celebrating Rabindranath Tagore's 150th anniversary, this production marks his seminal contribution to Indian fiction with his short stories. The presentation includes a reading of four short stories in English translations, live music and dance, and film clips. This project celebrates the art of storytelling and live reading, the beauty of Tagore’s little gems. The readings are punctuated with ap
The Arts Leadership Team
At Lusher Elementary School in New Orleans, principal Kathleen Hurstell Riedlinger works closely with a Leadership Team of classroom and arts teachers. The team’s central role in management is part of a long–term strategy to protect the school’s commitment to arts–based learning. We meet individual members of the team and see them work together on a diverse agenda, including the school’s annual Arts Celebration, the increased demand for enrollment from outside the s
The Elusive Goal of Good Health: Common Barriers and Innovative Solutions
ANZMAC visiting International Scholar Assistant Professor Jeremy Kees, School of Business, Villanova University, Philadelphia, United States, presents the Elusive Goal of Good Health: Common Barriers and Innovative Solutions. Presentation given April 28, 2010.
How Can Robots Get Our Attention?
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found that they can program a robot to understand when it gains a human's attention and when it falls short. Aaron Bobick, professor and chair of the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech's College of Computing, discusses why it's important for robots to understand social convention, if they are going to successfully interact with humans. The research was performed using the robot Simon, from the Socially Intelligent Machines la
5.3 A ‘circle’ of understanding
This unit is essential reading if you want to look at, and think about, people's ideas, practices and products to try to understand what they mean. Developing your skill in analysis–interpretation–evaluation and communication is a good and worthwhile investment. Aimed at learners of arts and humanities subjects, you will find this unit invaluable whether you are new to study or more experienced.
Pieneman - Major General John Freemantle N070461 APSLEY HOUSE, London. Major General John Freemantle (1790-1864) sketched by Jan Willem PIENEMAN in 1821 (WM 1483-1948). In 1815 at the Battle of Waterloo Lieutenant-Colonel Freemantle was Aide-de-Camp to Wellington, as he had served during the Peninsular War.
APSLEY HOUSE, London. Major General John Freemantle (1790-1864) sketched by Jan Willem PIENEMAN in 1821 (WM 1483-1948). In 1815 at the Battle of Waterloo Lieutenant-Colonel Freemantle was Aide-de-Camp to Wellington, as he had served during the Peninsular War.