Tips for Facilitators
A list of various tips and exercises designed for facilitators.
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Detecting Breast Cancer
This lesson introduces students to their task of developing a painless means of identifying cancerous tumors. Solving the challenge will depend on an understanding of the properties of stress and strain. After being introduced to the challenge question, students will generate ideas and consider the knowledge required to solve the challenge question. After which, students will read an expertâ€™s opinion on ultrasound imaging and the potentials for detecting cancerous tumors. This interview will h
Author(s): VU Bioengineering RET Program, School of Engineeri

Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
This activity opens with an animated picture of an access ramp over a three-step staircase, with steps 7 inches high and 10 inches wide. Students are asked to determine how far away the ramp should start in order to go up the steps. The activity, part of the Figure This! collection of 80 math challenges emphasizing math in the real world, explains how slope, or the measurement of steepness, is important to civil engineers, landscapers, and surveyors. The hint states that ramps usually go up 1 ve
Author(s): National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

Big tree : have you ever seen a tree big enough to drive a car through?
In this activity, students are given the girth and height of 10 National Champion giant trees and asked to determine which of the trees is large enough for a car to drive through. The activity, from the Figure This! list of 80 math challenges, also asks students to apply what they have learned to estimate the height of a tree in their neighborhood. It suggests that the student make a table to relate information about tree girth, circumference, and diameter to help determine which giant trees are
Author(s): National Action Council for Minorities in Engineer

Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
This second challenge in the Figure This! set of 80 math challenges asks students to estimate how fast their hearts beat and how long it will take to beat a million and then a billion times. The web page points out the importance of large numbers when determining the distance to Mars or the size of the national debt. The Getting Started link on the top navigation bar leads to a description of how to determine a person's pulse rate. There are also links to a solution hint, the solution itself, an
Author(s): National Action Council for Minorities in Engineer

A Necessary Disenchantment: myth, agency and injustice in the digital age [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Nick Couldry | Professor Couldry challenges some â€˜digital ageâ€™ myths about how we gather on social media platforms and the value of â€˜big dataâ€™, and considers the new forms of agency and injustice emerging alongside them. Nick Couldry is professor of media, communications and social theory and author of Media, Society, World.
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Our Urban Future: the death of distance and the rise of cities
Improvements in transportation and communication technologies have led some to predict the death of distance, and with that, the death of the city. In this lecture Professor Ed Glaeser will argue that these improvements have actually been good for idea-producing cities at the same time as they have been devastating for goods-producing places. What, then, does the future hold for our cities? Ed Glaeser is the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard, where he also serves as Direct
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Expansion and Reform (1801-1868)
This site features documents, maps, and images for learning about the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the growth of regionalism, the Amistad case, Lincoln's spot resolutions, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, the petition of Amelia Bloomer regarding suffrage in the West, migration north to Alaska, and the Sioux Treaty of 1868.
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Lecture 23 - 11/15/2010
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Lecture 23 - 11/15/2010
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Lecture 22 - 11/12/2010
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Lecture 23 - 11/15/2010
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Lecture 23 - 11/15/2010
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Lecture 23 - 11/15/2010
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Lecture 23 - 11/15/2010
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Engaging the Community in Multidisciplinary TEL Research: A Case-Study from Networking in Europe
The STELLAR Network of Excellence was launched in February 2009 with the explicit intention of Sustaining Large Scale Multi-Disciplinary Research in Technology Enhanced Learning. So as to support this aim, the network has defined a number of different activity tracks, aimed at building capacity amongst senior-level researchers/decision makers, mid-level researchers and junior researchers/PhD students as well with a separate track dedicated to building community level capacity. In the abstract, t
Author(s): Camilleri Anthony Fisher,Barak Noaa,Burgos Daniel,

Moving learning games forward
The notion of using video games for learning causes some to cringe, others to leap for joy, and many to ask questions about this learning medium. These questions often come from people and organizations that are considering delving into the world of learning games but donÂ’t know if this is advisable or donÂ’t know where to start. The goal of this paper is to answer those questions about learning games and to help plot a path for people and organizations interested in developing or fostering the
Author(s): Klopfer Eric,Osterweil Scot,Salen Katie

Activity theory and learning from digital games: developing an analytical methodology
This text outlines the development of a methodology that could credibly answer Squire challenge to identify what, if anything, people are learning by playing games.
Author(s): Oliver Martin,Pelletier Caroline

A Participatory Design Approach for the Support of Collaborative Learning and Knowledge Building in
Engagement in collaborative learning and knowledge building activities is still a big challenge for many workplace-learning designers. Especially in highly competitive environments people might be reluctant to give away too much of their tacit knowledge. A feeling of ownership and an involvement of the individual in the planning of the learning activities can be important motivational factors. In an international research project called IntelLEO - Intelligent Learning Extended Organization we in
Author(s): Kieslinger Barbara,Pata Kai,Fabian Claudia M.

Guess my X and other techno-pedagogical patterns; Toward a language of patterns for teaching and lea
Most people see learning mathematics as a demanding, even threatening, endeavour. Consequently, creating technology-enhanced environments and activities for learning mathematics is a challenging domain. It requires a synergism of several dimensions of design knowledge: usability, software design, pedagogical design and subject matter. This paper presents a set of patterns derived from a study on designing collaborative learning activities in mathematics for children aged 10-14, and a set of tool
Author(s): Mor Yishay