Securing Financially Sensitive Environments with OpenBSD
This thesis investigates the use of a free, open source
UNIX-based operating system in providing security features
to a financially sensitive business function such as a
We start by examining some of the main security features
(such as the pf firewall and systrace policies) which are
included with the operating system, how they work and how
such features can be used within a financial environment.
We then examine possible probl
HOW NOT TO DO CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS: PREDICTIVE FAILURE AND CONSTRUCTION FLAWS IN GEERT HOFSTEDE‚Ä
This paper considers Hofstede‚Äôs claim that his national cultural ‚Äúdimension scores‚ÄĚ and related rankings of countries have predictive power by examining a ‚Äėvalidating‚Äô case study he has used in a number of publications to ‚Äėdemonstrate‚Äô that capability. When tested against cross-sectional and longitudinal empirical evidence the case study is shown to have neither explanatory nor predictive power. A further unpacking of the case study demonstrates methodological flaws in its construc
Titanic Deconstructed: An Animation
An excellent two-minute video that shows the ship and what it was about and the numbers that became part of its history. A good introduction to the study of transportation.
The Benefits of Social Networking in Schools
How texting improved attendance and having students better prepared for school. A Portland study.
How to Make Warhammer Game Board
This four minute video shows how to make these boards in a step-by-step fashion. Of value to those students who are into this game, but also of value to teachers who would like to extend the study of military history into actually having the students make their own battle fields.
Dr Matthew Sorell, Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study, explores the problems and opportunities of the emerging approach to 'Digital Forensics'.
Sid the Science Kid Exercise -
This short animated video is an advertisement for "Sid the Science Kid" on PBS. Sid talks about exercise in this video and talks about how your heart beats faster when you exercise. This would be a great introduction to a study of exercise.
The Civil War: A Explanation by a Historian
A talking head video with some good statistics in the 1:34 video. Good for advanced students. Offers insights into the effects of the war, too, but mainly a weak tool for the study of this¬†war.
Bird Feathers Sing
This video shows mating birds in¬†South America.¬†The video¬†highlights the results of a study that shows¬†the¬†singing feathers Male club-winged manakins vibrate their wings to create violin-like sounds to impress females.
Test Preparation: Study Environment and Organization
This clip emphasizes having a good study environment and organizational strategies as effective ways to prepare for tests. This two minute video needs to be followed up with a review and, perhaps, use WatchKnow to share it with parents. I would recommend the Cornell notetaking method instead of the one featured in this video.
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From Dragonfly TV.¬† After watching¬†a news report on the destruction caused by a tornado in Siren, Wisconsin, Melissa and Elizabeth were curious about how tornado experts study tornado damage.¬†So they¬†asked permission from Siren city officials to visit the town and examine the evidence.¬†Their question to be investigated: How do you determine the strength of a tornado?
A visit to Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum
Sue Pierce from Ashley Primary School in South Shields has brought her Year 6 pupils to the fort as part of their KS2 study of the Romans in Britain. This is the third year running Sue has brought pupils to Arbeia, each year she has been able to adapt her visits to enhance the learning outcomes of the trip.
The highlight of the day is a visit to 'Timequest' a recreated archaeological dig which allows pupils to dig up real Roman artefacts, bringing the subject to life. Later in the day the
How to prepare for an exam - Study tips
This video about an oceanographic scientist is part of a series designed to help students learn more about different careers. Discusses nautical science and what it is like being a oceanography. Gives advice about what sciences to study. This video is part of the video collection at NextVista.org (http://nextvista.org), a proud partner of Curriki. (5:13)
Special Education Teaching : Teaching Strategies in Special Education
In special education, the standard course of study should be modified and simplified to help kids with special needs to remember. Learn about research-based instructional programs that are used to teach reading in special education with help from a special education teacher in this video (01:39)¬†on teaching strategies in special education.
Expert: Julie Peebles
Bio: Julie Peebles graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science in special education and l
Basic Economics - Lesson 1
This video examines some of the basic foundations of economics. Individuals act, i.e. they undertake purposeful behavior. People make choices, dependent upon their preferences. This is the fundamental idea upon which the study of economics is built. (This is a lecture with only one picture.)
A video clip about adverbs. An adverb is a word that modifies the meaning of other words, phrases, or sentences. Visuals would make a great study guide; however speaker is monotone and not very entertaining. Video would probably serve older students better (Running Time 2:32).
A series of slides, music and text that describes why we should study Geography. Informative and inspiring.
How Can I Improve My Study Habits?
How Can I Improve My Study Habits?. Part of the series: Education: Teaching¬†and Writing. To improve study habits, take detailed notes during class, organize and transcribe the notes into a separate notebook and do a manageable amount of homework and studying every day. This is a talking head video. Limited value unless reviewed afterwards and follow-up with practice in subsequent days.¬† Run time 2:29
Jamie Lee Curtis Talks About Her Children's Books Northwest Notebook host Ty Ray interviews actress/author Jamie Lee Curtis about her children's books and other subjects.¬† Jamie Lee Curts talks about why she thinks her books have been so successful, how the books talk about things that happen in real life, such as competition, moods, feelings, self esteem, and¬† lose and letting go.¬†¬† She also talks about how she draws upon her experiences as a mother to help her write her books.¬
Northwest Notebook host Ty Ray interviews actress/author Jamie Lee Curtis about her children's books and other subjects.¬† Jamie Lee Curts talks about why she thinks her books have been so successful, how the books talk about things that happen in real life, such as competition, moods, feelings, self esteem, and¬† lose and letting go.¬†¬† She also talks about how she draws upon her experiences as a mother to help her write her books.¬