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Roll out the Red Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheon
Move over David Letterman, as University Marketing and Communications' Brian Beam asks campus colleagues the question "What do you Love about Homecoming. This video also features remarks by President Al Bowman.
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Looking at Learning...Again, Part 1: Workshop 8. The International Picture
This workshop offers an opportunity to investigate various aspects of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), other than the test scores themselves. Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology William Schmidt presents differences in curricula, textbooks, and teaching practices around the world, and a group of community members discuss how the TIMSS results reflect societal and cultural values.,Dr. William Schmidt speaks about assessments and the nature of testing. H
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Manufacturing Memories
This talk was delivered to UCI Summer Session Freshman Start participants by Professor Elizabeth Loftus, who shared her fascinating research on manufactured and false memories. She has also been involved in the cases of Martha Stewart, Michael Jackson, Oliver North, and the McMartin preschool teachers. In 2002, Dr. Loftus was recognized as one of the 100 most influential researchers in psychology in the 20th century, and the highest ranked woman on
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Embedding email in primary schools: developing a tool for collective reflection
Reflection is an important aspect of learning in groups. In collective moments of reflection, learners can share and compare their ideas with others, and by doing so can reach an articulated and personal understanding of a learning task and domain. In the research presented here, e-mail is examined as a means for reflection in the context of group learning. In two design experiments, an e-mail tool is developed that seeks to (1) support collective reflection, and (2) overcome practical problems
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Internet Scout Project
"Grid.org is a single destination site for large-scale research projects powered by the United Devices Global MetaProcessor." It harnesses the combined computing power of thousands of computers around the world to process large amounts of data that would otherwise be impossible or very costly to analyze. The Grid.org Web site is an excellent place to start if you want to participate in a distributed computing project, or if you are just interested in learning the basics of the technology. Curren
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Internet Scout Project
Although some might fear that limited land resources and the usual development pressures are working to reduce Britain's natural history to footnote status, this website from the Natural History Museum in London effectively documents the UK's impressive biological and geological diversity. The site consists of interactive database features as well as videos (in both Windows Media and Quicktime formats). Exploring Biodiversity, an interactive introduction for students to UK biodiversity, allows u
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A Road Map to Reading
Students struggle with informational texts and websites. Understanding the structure of these texts is essential to efficient information gathering. The "Road Map" is a pre-reading strategy. Like the road map in your atlas, this mapping activity will help students visualize the layout of the text before they start reading so they will have an idea of where they are going (or where to find the information they are looking for) when they start reading. This lesson will also address active-reading
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"After the Ball": Lyrics from the Biggest Hit of the 1890s
The 1890s witnessed the emergence of a commercial popular music industry in the United States. Sales of sheet music, enabling consumers to play and sing songs in their own parlors, skyrocketed during the "Gay Nineties," led by Tin Pan Alley, the narrow street in midtown Manhattan that housed the country's major music publishers and producers. Although Tin Pan Alley was established in the 1880s, it only achieved national prominence with the first "platinum" song hit in American music history--Cha
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Kids Gardening Themes
We use gardening as a vehicle for encouraging children to make good food choices, augmenting classroom studies with experiential learning, building a love of nature, stimulating social interaction, facilitating cultural exchange, and more. Each of the following topics in our Thematic Explorations Library features scads of classroom stories, curriculum connections, "how-to" articles, related Web sites, and more. We hope they will inspire you to cultivate curious learners.
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An Activity to Introduce the Geoscience Perspective
This exercise is intended to connect students to geology and to remind them of the diverse ways in which people, including geoscientists, relate to rocks. Groups of students are asked to examine rock samples from specific perspectives such as sculptors, landowners or geologists, and then present relevant observations and questions. Next, individuals write one-minute papers summarizing what they have learned and evaluating the activity. On this Starting Point page, users can access information ab
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Blues Ain't Nothing But a Poem, The
Everett Goodwin reads from his poem 'To A Down and Out Brother, 'Program consists of an interview with Washington, DC poet and playwright Everett Goodwin. Host Barbara Barrow speaks with Goodwin about the ideas behind his poems, how he started writing and getting published, and issues related to the production of his upcoming play. Program includes Goodwin's readings from his book of poems The Blues Ain't Nothing But a Poem, including, 'Loving Nothing But The Blues,' 'To A Down and Out Brother,'
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Drilling for the Ocean's Secrets
This NASA site (for kids) features the career of oceanographer Will Sager, who narrates how the Ocean Drilling Program is involved in drilling and interpreting rocks and sediments from the ocean floor. Color images are also included.
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The Rock Cycle: Understanding the Earth's Crust
Teachers, are you looking for new activities to excite your students about the evolution of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks? This website, developed by the non-profit organization Math/Science Nucleus, provides numerous hands-on activities for each grade from kindergarten through sixth. The chemistry section deals with the mystery of why and how minerals and rocks are formed. The minerals segment provides students with an appreciation of the basic building blocks of rocks as well as
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Redox Potentiometry
This site contains materials from a lecture course in Biophysics, covering activity, free energy, equilibrium constants, and effect of pH on redox potentials, potentiometry, and reaction rates. The redox-specific content is based on interesting biological reactions not often found in chemistry texts.
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Copyright 1996, Antony Crofts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Wireless Networking in the Developing World
The massive popularity of wireless networking has caused equipment costs to continually plummet, while equipment capabilities continue to increase. By applying this technology in areas that are badly in need of critical communications infrastructure, more people can be brought online than ever before, in less time, for very little cost. We hope to not only convince you that this is possible, but also show how we have made such networks work, and to give you the information and tools you need to
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Ten Activities to Consider Before Developing Your First Online Course
Many educators have asked me what they can do to prepare before they formally begin to develop an online course. Becoming familiar with the online learning environment and knowing how to create web pages can give you a head start in developing your course.Consider preparing with one or more of the 10 activities presented.
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Auburn University Campus Marker
This image is a color photograph of the campus marker/sign at the main entrance to Auburn University in Auburn, Ala. Postcard text: (back) University Campus Marker, Auburn University ... Presented by Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, 1960.
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This image is the property of the Auburn University Libraries and is intended for non-commercial use. Users of the image are asked to acknowledge the Auburn University Libraries. For information about

ABCD's of MELANOMA
ABCD's of Melanoma. Malignant Melanoma is the most aggressive of malignant cutaneous tumours. Cases with lymphonode involvement, and distant metastases, carry a very poor prognosis, (50% and 20% respectively alive in 5 years), while those presenting without evident lymphonode involvement have a much better survival rate (60% alive in 5 years). It is therefore extremely important to do early malignant melanoma diagnosis. There are several criteria that may lead to the diagnosis of a malignant m
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Field Journal: Compare
This online activity is part of the museum's Online Field Journal Web site, where young children can explore the wonders of nature with the help of an adult. The challenge here is to compare examples within categories of field evidence. On the opening page, the 11 comparison activities are listed: Seashells, Birds, Insects, Butterflies, Rocks, Leaves, Animal Tracks, Reptiles, Flowers, Fish, and Spiders. On the first page of each comparison activity, there are side-by-side photos of three differe
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Field Journal: Rocks
This online activity is part of the museum's Online Field Journal Web site, where young children can explore the wonders of nature with the help of an adult. The challenge here is to take a closer look at three rocks: Gowganda Tillite, Loraine Quartzite, and Gowganda Glacial Conglomerate. On the opening page, there are side-by-side photos of the three rocks; students are asked to describe each rock. Clicking a rock's photo takes students to a magnified view of the rock that also asks students tw
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