Creating Interactive Biology Tutorials for the World Wide Web Using a Simple Java Editor
A hands-on workshop providing participants with an opportunity to work with Jamba to create interactive tutorials for the Internet including: drag and drop, animation, fill in the blank and multiple-choice questions, and interactive slide shows for student learning.
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1.6.1 Getting comfortable with factors of ten

Moving a decimal point by one place changes the value of the number by a factor of ten. For instance, to multiply a value by ten you can just move the decimal point one place to the right:

Notice that if the starting number doesn't have a decimal poi
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Wildlife in India
Check out this terrific short video from explore.org on the wildlife in
India. The animals face the threat of extinction, and the anti-poaching
laws are not being truly enforced. Some, however, are doing great work
in attempting to reverse the destruction and protect India’s wildlife.
“People for Animals” is one such great organization, and the explore
team of explore.org filmed this inspirational short film.

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This Day in History December 29: U.S. Army Massacres Indians at Wounded Knee
On this day in 1890, in the final chapter of America's long Indian wars, the U.S. Cavalry kills 146 Sioux at Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota. Throughout 1890, the U.S. government worried about the increasing influence at Pine Ridge of the Ghost Dance spiritual movement, which taught that Indians had been defeated and confined to reservations because they had angered the gods by abandoning their traditional customs.  (1:00)
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Data Mining
Toutes les entreprises collectent et stockent de grandes quantités de données. Ces mégabases de données, qui ne cessent d'augmenter jour après jour, sont peu exploitées, alors qu'elles cachent de connaissances décisives face au marché et à la concurrence. Pour combler ce besoin, une nouvelle industrie est en train de naître : le Data Mining (qu'on appellerait en français la fouille de données). Le but de cette UV est d'initier les élèves-ingénieurs aux méthodes et algorithmes iss
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Conic Sections - Ellipses - Yay Math
Ellipses are another of the conic sections. The video reviews the major and minor axes, the focii, and graph in detail. White board in a class setting, some interaction, engaging, several examples of increasing complexity. The discussion is clear and understandable. (06:21)
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Corruption: Can You Ignore It?
Corruption is the single greatest obstacle to economic and social development around the world. Governments, the private sector and NGOs are joining forces to fight this crime. The joint international campaign led by the United Nations designated December 9, 2014 as Anti-Corruption Day to encourage all businesses and employees to take a stand and say ‘No’ to corrupt practices.
Author(s): N. Craig Smith, INSEAD Chaired Professor of Ethics

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Our Story App for iOS
'Reading, even in the digital age, is probably one of the most important skills that children acquire. It can be an important source of pleasure which also develops vital language and social skills. It is fundamental to most school activities, it can also open up new worlds and give access to the wealth of human knowledge.This app that has been developed by child psychologists and other specialists at The Open University enables young children to take part in fun games which can help develop int
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Water : Vriend of vijand
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Dit leermiddel zet water centraal als thema.

Er wordt onder andere ingezoomd op:

  • watersport;
  • strijd tegen en om water;
  • historische aantrekkingskracht van water;
  • leven in en rond het water;
  • wetenschappelijke kenmerken van water.

 


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Mexican Spanish Survival Phrases #48 - Getting Medical Assistance in Mexico
Learn Mexican Spanish travel phrases with SpanishPod101.com! A little Mexican Spanish can go such a long way! Whether you’re traveling, visiting, or sightseeing, SpanishPod101.com has all the essential travel phrases just for you! In this lesson we cover a high [...]
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A New Year Message from Radio Lingua

As we approach the end of 2014, Mark has recorded a special news podcast to look back at the past 12 months and to look forward to some of the exciting new content coming in 2015.

Looking back

2014 has been an exciting year for us here at Radio Lingua. We’ve released 84 episodes across our range of courses including Coffee Break French Season 4, our new Coffee Break Spanish Espresso and Coffee Break German which has just finished its first season. We’ve also introduced our n
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1.4.1 Study Note 2

An important point to remember when writing down measurements from a scale is never to quote more decimal places than you can reliably read from the measuring device you are using.

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Chicken Sunday
This story is about children wanting to buy a Easter bonnet for their grandmother. There are illustrations and the words appear on the screen as they are being read. (03:43)
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SUNY Oswego Quest Preview
Learn more about what students are presenting at Quest '12 (April 18) and what they like about SUNY Oswego's annual celebration of research and creative activity. See http://www.oswego.edu/quest for a schedule and more details. Video by student Blair Adour
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Of Public Intellectuals, Universities, and a Democratic Crisis [Audio]
Speaker(s): Michael D. Higgins | On 11 November 2011, Michael D. Higgins was inaugurated as the ninth President of Ireland. A passionate political voice, a poet and writer, academic and statesman, human rights advocate, promoter of inclusive citizenship and champion of creativity within Irish society, Michael D. Higgins has previously served at almost every level of public life in Ireland, including as Ireland's first Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht.
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Ancient Observatories (Pt 2): Observatories
Second segment of NASA Connect Ancient Observatories explaining how the height of the sun relates to the growing seasons and the length of daylight. This segment describes how Ancient Egyptian and Greek cultures used astronomy in their lives. The segment also contains an activity for exploring how a gnomon works. In the activity students must track the shadows made by a gnomon in 30 minute intervals. The activity will teach students how the length of the shadows and the angles created by the gno
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4.2 Revealing past plate tectonic events

In Section 3 we referred to the Caledonian and Variscan Orogenic Belts. These are interpreted as representing past destructive plate margins or more strictly speaking, representing the final phases of ocean closure that resulted in continental collision. Section 4 explores the extent to which it is possible to detect different
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4.4 Robert Owen and New Lanark

Robert Owen (1771–1858) was one of the most important and controversial figures of his generation. He lived through the ages of Enlightenment and Romanticism and was personally touched by the ideas and dramatic changes that characterised that era. Profitting enormously during the first half of his life from the progress of industry and having the financial means, he later devoted himself to publicising and practising his social and economic ideas. Most of these derived from Enlightenment no
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2.1 A lack of insight?

One of the curious things about learning to write essays is that you are seldom offered much insight into what you might be setting out to produce. You know only too well what your essays look like and what your tutor says about them, but you don't know what else you might have done. For instance, you have very little idea what other people's essays are like and what comments they get back. Perhaps you are told your essay ought to be ‘more structured’ or ‘less subjective
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