Home Schooling Overview : Home Schooling Resources
Teach your children from home andlearn about how to begin homeschooling in this video from an experienced teacher and education curriculum expert.
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Sometimes it doesn’t make sense to round to a specific number of decimal places. If, say, you were calculating the cost of fencing at £10.65 per metre, for a garden boundary, the length of which had been given to you as 185 feet, then you would want to multiply 10.65 × 185 × 0.3048. (Conversion of feet to metres was given in Author(s): The Open University

Helping Verb Song
Mrs. Jefferies' class was divided into small groups and given the task of memorizing a list of helping/being/linking verbs.  They did this by putting the words into songs.  This group is singing a song from Beyonce. (00:43)

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Applied Mathematics - Dynamics
These resources are a selection of audio and video podcasts from a first year Dynamics class MAM1044H at the University of Cape Town. The lectures cover a wide range of topics. Systematic introduction to the elements of mechanics kinematics in three dimensions Newtons laws of motion models of forces friction elastic springs fluid resistance Conservation of energy and momentum Simple systems of particles including brief introduction to rigid systems Orbital Mechanics with applications to the plan
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Resources used by high school students in preparing independent study projects: a bibliometric appro
This study provides a description of the use of libraries and library resources by academic high school students preparing papers for independent study projects. For purposes of this analysis independent study projects were defined as those in which students prepared papers, projects or reports on individual topics, using sources other than class texts and, further, that there was a written record by students of sources used. References in such written reports reflect not just the assignment, bu
Author(s): Mancall, Jacqueline Cooper

Spanish Vocab Builder #59 - Feeling Sad? Learn The Top 21 Words For Negative Emotions
Learn Spanish with SpanishPod101.com! Our Spanish vocabulary lists are listener favorites, and now we’ve made them even better! In each lesson, you’ll hear the Spanish words and phrases from the Spanish vocabulary lists. Join us for Spanish Vocab Builder! In this lesson, you’ll learn Feeling Sad? Learn The Top 21 Words For Negative Emotions. Click here [...]
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Professor Patrick Duffy Inaugural Lecture: (Sport) Coaching: Blinded or blended in a changing world?
(Sport) Coaching: Blinded or blended in a changing world? Professor Duffy's research work focuses on policy and sport coaching, as well as applied work in sport-business transfer, which is part of a long-term project with Morrisons PLC. Patrick will address the policy and research backgrounds to developments in professional practice in this area. The traditional view of sport coaching as an emerging profession will be challenged, suggesting that sport coaching should position itself as a blended
Author(s): Patrick Duffy,Leeds Metropolitan University

Understanding Logical Statements, Part 5 of 5
In a conversational tone, Sal Khan offers an ending commentary to his series about mathematical logic statements. Mr. Khan uses the Paint Program (with different colors) to illustrate his points. Sal Khan is the recipient of the 2009 Microsoft Tech Award in Education. (03:28)
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Understanding Logical Statements, Part 1 of 5
"Identify the hypothesis and conclusion of the following statement, and determine whether the statement is always, sometimes, or never true." In this video, Sal Khan offers an introduction to understanding mathematical logic statements. Mr. Khan uses the Paint Program (with different colors) to illustrate his points. Sal Khan is the recipient of the 2009 Microsoft Tech Award in Education. (03:53)
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Home Schooling Overview : Benefits of Home Schooling
Teach your children from home; learn the benefits of homeschooling in this home schooling video from an experienced teacher and education curriculum expert.

Terry Neven, founder and principal of the Sunland Christian School, is the executive director of the National Independent Study Accreditation Council. Filmmaker: Traci Holsey

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Revival in housing will happen sooner than expected, says Charles Schwab's Liz Ann Sonders
The U.S. real estate market is set for a rebound in 2011 as home prices sit at their most affordable levels in many places across the country, says Market Strategist Liz Ann Sonders of Charles Schwab. But the recovery will not be even across the U.S.
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albero = tree

cassetto = drawer

bosco = woods

uccello = bird

tetto = roof

fiore = flower

lago = lake

campo = field

corridoio = hallway

vaso = vase

stazione = station

banca = bank

ospedale = hospital

ufficio = office

giardino = garden

parco = park

tu cadi = you fall (informal)

Lei cade = you fall (formal)

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Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
This online activity challenges students to think about and use percentages related to television viewing to make comparisons to determine television viewing preferences. The activity is one of 80 mathematical challenges featured on the Figure This! web site emphasizing real-world uses of mathematics. To answer this activity's initial question, the student reads data from a chart, applies a formula, and uses the calculated information to draw a conclusion about TV viewing preferences. Informatio
Author(s): National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

Half-Baked Logo Microworlds as Boundary Objects in Integrated Design
The paper addresses the problem of fragmentation of the communities involved in the design of digital media for education. It draws on the experience gained at the Educational Technology Lab in the design of Logo-based microworlds with three different platforms respectively based on component computing, 3D game engines and 3D navigation with a GIS. In this paper I use the term half-baked to describe a microworld which is explicitly designed to engage its users with changing it as the main aspect
Author(s): Kynigos Chronis

Information Technologies for Biology Education: Computerized Electrophysiology of Plant Cells
Biology has moved from a bench-based discipline to a bioinformational science in modern times but application of computational and analytical methods of informatics in it is still a problem for many researchers and students of biology. We suggest to integrate cost effective and practical combination of the real and the virtual laboratories into the undergraduate biological science curriculum. This laboratory work illustrates passive and active electrical properties of plant cell membranes while
Author(s): Kisnieriene Vilma,Beitas Kastytis,Sakalauskas Vidm

Why Web 2.0 is Good for Learning and for Research: Principles and Prototypes
The term "Web 2.0" is used to describe applications that distinguish themselves from previous generations of software by a number of principles. Existing work shows that Web 2.0 applications can be successfully exploited for technology-enhance learning. However, in-depth analyses of the relationship between Web 2.0 technology on the one hand and teaching and learning on the other hand are still rare. In this article, we will analyze the technological principles of the Web 2.0 and describe thei
Author(s): Ullrich Carsten,Borau Kerstin,Luo Heng,Tan Xiaohon

Remote Training via WEB for Operation and Maintenance of a Rain Monitoring Equipment using PHP and G
The aim of this paper is to present the development and implementation of an interactive environment via WEB for the training of non-centralized technician teams that work with the maintenance of ambient monitoring equipment. The case presented here is concerned to the network of Pluviologgers installed in the State of Santa Catarina, Brazil. The tools used for the construction of the WEB environment and, also, the requirements are detailed. The methodology and the techniques presented in this c
Author(s): Regis Adriano,Vieira Hamilton Justino,Ferreira Gol

Motor-Manipulatory Behaviours and Learning: an Observational Study
In this paper we investigated the role of motor-manipulatory behaviour in the learning modalities of thirty-five primary school children interacting with a Lego MindStorms kit. In particular, by means of an observational taxonomy of childrens behaviour, we analysed the video records of two observational sessions regarding the learning activities during the building of a small robot. Our results demonstrated that motormanipulatory behaviours are strictly linked to cognitive processes, and that
Author(s): Bilotta Eleonora,Gabriele Lorella,Servidio Rocco,T

Learning through investigative games and internet on-line activities
Internet is an important phenomenon in our society and already become one of the mostly used media around the world. In human history this is the first media, which is broadly used in so little time. Obviously, it plays an important role also in the life of our children. They use it for communication with each other (chat, email), they use it for finding new information to school, and they search the web or even create their own websites. The investigative games on internet are competitions, thr
Author(s): GÃ¡lik ZoltÃ¡n

Reducing cognitive load and fostering cognitive skill acquisition: Benefits of category-avoiding exa
In this paper, we provide evidence against the common idea that worked examples should be designed to convey problem categories and category-specific solution procedures. Instead we propose that instructional examples should be designed in a way that supports the understanding of relations between structural problem features and individual solution steps, i.e. relations that hold below the category level. We illustrate in the domain of probability word problems how category-avoiding instructiona
Author(s): Gerjets Peter,Scheiter Katharina,Catrambone Richar