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Capoeira Facts : History of Capoeira
The history of capoeira begins with Afro-Brazilian slaves that needed to disguise self-defense training with graceful, dance-like moves. Understand how capoeira came to be. Run time 01:56.
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Virtual yeast cell
This rich learning object is used to introduce yeast cytology to students taking Module D24BS3 Brewery Yeast Management as part of the MSc in Brewing Science. The virtual cell permits the students to understand structure and function of yeast organelles.
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Formative Assessment: Benefits and Strategies for Using
This video features a teacher defining formative assessment, discussing types of formative assessment, and benefits of formative assessment. In contrast to end of unit tests, etc.,formative assessments are on-going.  Exit tickets and individual dry erase boards are explained as methods of formative assessment.  Student growth as been proven to increase with use of formative assessment. ( 10:00)
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Early Career Learning - the LiNEA project. Interim report for Engineering
This interim report is based on data obtained from recently graduated engineers about their learning and development in their first full-time jobs. It covers the first two years of a four-year project, and its main themes have been selected in order to facilitate the next ‘action’ phase of the research. The focus is on the graduate engineers’ learning, and the factors that may affect the speed at which expertise develops. We have identified some areas where adjustments could be made to imp
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Waarom hoor je de zee in een schelp?

Plaats je een schelp tegen je oor dan werkt er ondertussen aan de buitenzijde van de schelp omgevingsgeluid op in. Hierbij worden bepaalde frequenties weggefilterd, afhankelijk van de vorm en het formaat van de &hellip
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Introduction

This course is concerned with macroevolution the patterns and processes of evolution above the species level.

A crucial consideration in macroevolutionary studies is that of the evolutionary relationships (phylogeny) of the organisms in question. The course begins with an introduction to the scope of macroevolutionary studies and illustrates methods of reconstructing phylogeny, from both morphological and molecular data.

It is important to appreciate the differences between
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Assessment in Math and Science-When I Was in School...
Workshop 8. When I Was in School...: Implementing Assessment Reform (90 min.)
 
'Changing old ways is not easy. Communication is the first step toward encouraging support for new assessment strategies. This workshop will focus on the importance of collaboration among teachers, administrators, and especially parents, when implementing assessment reform in a school or district. Content Guide: K. Michael Hibbard.'

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Teachers as researchers and teachers as software developers: how use-case analysis helps build bette
A series of government initiatives has raised both the profile of ICT in the curriculum and the expectation that high quality teaching and learning resources will be accessible across electronic networks. In order for e-learning resources such as websites to have the maximum educational impact, teachers need to be involved in their design and development. Use-case analysis provides a means of defining user requirements and other constraints in such a way that software developers can produce e-le
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After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • describe the key points of the waterfall model applied to database development

  • appreciate the roles of various development artefacts, such as the data requirements document, conceptual data model and such like used to communicate between activities in the database development life cycle

  • communicate effectively about aspects of the development of databases.


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5 Further resources

School governance: making it better (OFSTED 2001) (Downloadable as a pdf file from OFSTED's website)

Sallis, J. (2000) ‘Real involvement in decisions, Basics for School Governors, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, Redwood Books, Chapter 5.

Click on the link below to read 'Real involvement in decisions' taken from J Sallis Basics for school governors

Real i
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1.4 Converting ratios from fractions to decimals

Although ratios are often given as fractions, they can also be expressed as decimals. You need to deal with a mixture of fractions and decimals, and to compare ratios given in either form, so you need to be able to convert between the two forms.

Example 4

The ratio of the circ
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Fat Chance - Course Trailer
Empirical and Mathematical Reasoning 14. Fat Chance -- Joseph D. Harris (Mathematics)
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1.6.3 Niacin (vitamin B3 )

Niacin, which comprises two compounds, nicotinic acid and nicotinamide, also occurs widely in food and is added to many breakfast cereals. It is easily absorbed into the blood from the digestive system and plays a vital role in energy production in cells. It appears to reduce the levels of low density lipoproteins or LDLs in the blood and increase high density lipoproteins or HDLs, perhaps by affecting the proteins that carry the fats. This is important because LDLs are a way of transporting
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1 Lights – can DV illuminate teaching?

TV, mobiles, gaming consoles – students interact with digital media every day. Indeed, inbuilt digital cameras on mobiles have become increasingly popular with a generation that demands the freedom to interact with digital imagery any time, anywhere. If this need can be harnessed, digital media has an important and powerful role to play in education.

Do you want to engage students in a lesson that will encourage the development skills listed below:


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1 Invention and innovation

The terms ‘invention’ and ‘innovation’ are sometimes used interchangeably, although the concepts are readily distinguished. As you will see here, it is helpful to make a distinction in the context of organisational analysis. First consider what you understand by the term invention.

A
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2.5 … and getting larger

Size offers a number of biological advantages, including some protection from predation, but it can also help in reducing heat loss. A large mammal has a large body mass (generating heat) relative to its surface area (losing heat). But there will be constraints on any evolutionary trend of increasing body mass in some aquatic mammals. Seals, sea-lions and toothed whales have to remain agile enough to chase their prey, and the pinnipeds as a whole have to be able to move about on land, but the
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De Carle Lectures 2012: Professor James Cox – Making Mwari Christian: The Case of the Shona of Zim
Professor Emeritus James Cox of the University of Edinburgh presents his 2012 De Carle lecture on the topic of “Making Mwari Christian: The case of the Shona of Zimbabwe”. 16 May 2012.
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • explain the principles that underlie the ability of hydropower to deliver useable energy

  • outline the technologies that are used to harness hydropower

  • discuss the positive and negative aspects of hydropower in relation to natural and human aspects of the environment.


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Tokyo stocks nearly 20 percent down in 2011
Dec. 30 - Tokyo benchmarks shed around 18 percent in 2011, after a tumultuous year marked by the March earthquake, Thai floods and the euro zone crisis. Arnold Gay reports.
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After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • tackle computer-based tasks more confidently

  • demonstrate awareness of preferred learning styles.


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