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The Maya Pyramids of Chichen Itza
One of National Geographic's short "Ancient Mysteries" videos, the mysterious Mayan civilization is described. On the Yucatan Peninsula, the city of Chichen Itza reveals its secrets. The mystery of its abandonment is explored.
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Teaching Life Skills to Autistic Teenagers
Teaching Life Skills to Autistic Teenagers. Part of the series: How to Teach Life Skills. Teach life skills, such as social interaction, to autistic teenagers by tapping into the strengths of the teenager, working with family members first and then slowly expanding the circle of social interactions. (1:38)
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The Science Behind Self-Control
Have you ever wondered why you can't bring yourself to choose the foods that are healthy over the ones you know are unhealthy? Researchers are not only trying to find out why, but what parts of the brain govern behaviors of self-control and how we can work to improve them. Ben Hayden is a neuroscientist and Assistant Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester. He offers his insights based upon his research and how it has the potential to apply not only to our choice
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Create a Stem Cell Line
This is an animation that requires students to make decisions at their own pace. Great vocabulary help.  Students would benefit from a word  wall or a handout to help with this as well as take good notes. A very good tool for teaching about stem cells.

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11.2 Note taking

Different ways of note taking include:

  1. Re-writing:

    Here, the rewording of main parts in a course or article is undertaken. The advantage of this method is that you have thought about course concepts and ideas, and put them into your own words. Here you are summarising points and trying to do this concisely. This does not mean copying directly from the text (unless it is a short quotation you have referenced and chosen to illustrate a point).

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2008.02.06 - IT Updates (Audio)
IT Updates - Various Presenters ISO Block - Steve Scott Year Start Updates - Various Presenters
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2.7 Reflecting on explanations of ‘abnormal’ development: the case of dyslexia

We can draw the following general conclusions about cognitive and biological explanations of abnormality from the material presented above.

  • Both cognitive and biological accounts of dyslexia are offered as theories which explain the behavioural difficulties that are observed. While some theories may dominate accounts of a given condition (e.g. the phonological deficit hypothesis), and may result in influencing the nature of interventions, they are stil
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8.2 The NOT operation

The NOT operation (note that, as with all logic operators, NOT is always written in capital letters) acts bit by bit on a single binary word according the following rules:

NOT 0 = 1

NOT 1 = 0

In other words, all the 1s in the word are changed to 0s and all the 0s are changed to 1s. Hence, for example,

NOT 1101 1011 = 0010 0100

As you saw earlier, the term complement or 1's complement is sometimes used for the result of the NOT operation. In f
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Theologians in Conversation: The 'Five Ways' of St Thomas Aquinas
Thomas Aquinas (1225-74) is famous as the author of five 'proofs for the existence of God' (the 'quinque viae'). But these are not 'knock down' arguments such as one finds in maths or in a law court -- rather ways of coming to realise how different divine existence is from created existence. They are part of Thomas's search for an answer to the question: what is God?
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How to Make Sentence Fragments Into Complete Thoughts
A musical clip about sentence fragments.  Scrolling text on the screen shows examples of sentence fragments and asks the viewer if they are complete sentences.  Segment fragments is defined and the examples are edited to make them complete thoughts.  (01:11)
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The Aztec Empire, 4/5
'Aztec is a term used to refer to certain ethnic groups of central Mexico, particularly those groups who spoke the Nahuatl language and who achieved political and military dominance over large parts of Mesoamerica in the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries...' (Aztec, Wikipedia, 2009). This History Channel documentary is suitable high school students and is narrated by various scholars.
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Infant Speech Sound Discrimination
Demonstrates how infants can discriminate between subtle sound differences; focuses largely on infant speech development.
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Volcanism
Volcanoes provide clues about what is going on inside Earth. Animations illustrate volcanic processes and how plate boundaries are related to volcanism. The program also surveys the various types of eruptions, craters, cones and vents, lava domes, magma, and volcanic rock. The 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens serves as one example.
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2008.01.16 - DIY iSync Phone Plugin (Video)
If you or your staff/faculty have a cell phone model that currently isn't supported on Apple's list of supported iSync devices, you can create your own iSync Phone Plugin for your unsupported cell phone to allow you to sync contacts, and calendars.
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Warren Burger
This excellent video is accompanied by text and is suitable for high school students. "Warren Burger served as chief justice of the Supreme Court from 1969 to 1986. The Burger Court, not known for activism, was at the center of two highly controversial cases in the 1970s that had a huge impact on the nation: Roe v. Wade and Regents of University of California v. Bakke."
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Tom—Grade 5

Tom, a fifth-grade teacher, is working to assess his students' science understanding accurately and fairly.


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4.2 Levels of explanation

The distinction between the natural and the social is not the only significant one. Even the social orientation in constructions of social problems is complicated by different sorts of emphasis. The growth of social science since the late nineteenth century has ensured that a variety of competing theories, disciplines and perspectives are available to us in our attempt to make sense of social problems. Such theories have made their way into the realm of everyday or common-sense constructions
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Basic Mathematics : How to Teach Division With Whole Numbers
Teaching division with whole numbers is an easy concept if one is familiar with multiplication tables, as the tables work opposite of each other. View examples of how multiplication and division work with one another with insight from a math teacher in this video on mathematics.

Expert: Jimmy Chang
Bio: Jimmy Chang has been a math teacher at St. Pete College for nearly a decade. He has a master's degree in math, and his specialties include calculus, algebra, liberal arts, mat

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7.6.2 Present information effectively

Organise your data so that you can use it to illustrate and support your arguments or point of view. To do this successfully you must be clear about what you want to say, who is your intended audience, and what points you want your audience to understand. Think about the most appropriate way to present your findings, and whether particular types of charts, graphs or diagrams will bring out the relationships you want to demonstrate. Choosing graph axes carefully (for example using non-linear s
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Chemical Changes and Conservation of Matter
Where does the weight go when we “lose weight”? What happens when iron rusts? Why are exploding stars able to turn other elements into gold when the alchemists w
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