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101 Ways To Kickstart Your Day In A Positive Way
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This is a resource that you can use online or in class. It is a great way to start a conversation with a student on the importance of just living for today.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Communication
Education
Psychology
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Susan Spellman Cann
Erin Luong
Date Added:
07/31/2020
5 Tips for Using Note Cards During a Speech
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This video offers some advice on using notecards during the types of speeches often given in public speaking classes.

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Communication
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
Ryan Guy
Date Added:
06/02/2022
70 Characters or Less...
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Students will play a written version of the game telephone, and will determine what sorts of communication is effective with limited information, if any.  This lesson is part of a media unit curated at our Digital Citizenship website, "Who Am I Online?". 

Subject:
Communication
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Dana John
Angela Anderson
John Sadzewicz
Beth Clothier
Date Added:
06/14/2020
ABC's in American Sign Language (ASL)
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* This is intended to be used for learners in G1 and up.  This module may fit into a larger course to provide a broader content for the module as it is openly and freely shared.  ASL (American Sign Language) is a visual language. Instead of verbal language, you use your body such as your hands and facial expressions.  You can actually use ASL to communicate whenever you like, use it like your daily conversations.

Subject:
Languages
Communication
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Renee Sakai
Date Added:
03/19/2018
About Me Speech
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Middle and High School educators across Lebanon County, Pennsylvania developed lesson plans to integrate the Pennsylvania Career Education and Work Standards with the content they teach. This work was made possible through a partnership between the South Central PA Workforce Investment Board (SCPa Works) and Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 (IU13) and was funded by a Teacher in the Workplace Grant Award from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. This lesson plan was developed by one of the talented educators who participated in this project during the 2019-2020 school year.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Communication
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Rachael Haverstick
Juliette DeVore
Date Added:
06/26/2020
The Access Principle: The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship
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Questions about access to scholarship go back farther than recent debates over subscription prices, rights, and electronic archives suggest. The great libraries of the past—from the fabled collection at Alexandria to the early public libraries of nineteenth-century America—stood as arguments for increasing access. In The Access Principle, John Willinsky describes the latest chapter in this ongoing story—online open access publishing by scholarly journals—and makes a case for open access as a public good.

A commitment to scholarly work, writes Willinsky, carries with it a responsibility to circulate that work as widely as possible: this is the access principle. In the digital age, that responsibility includes exploring new publishing technologies and economic models to improve access to scholarly work. Wide circulation adds value to published work; it is a significant aspect of its claim to be knowledge. The right to know and the right to be known are inextricably mixed. Open access, argues Willinsky, can benefit both a researcher-author working at the best-equipped lab at a leading research university and a teacher struggling to find resources in an impoverished high school.

Willinsky describes different types of access—the New England Journal of Medicine, for example, grants open access to issues six months after initial publication, and First Monday forgoes a print edition and makes its contents immediately accessible at no cost. He discusses the contradictions of copyright law, the reading of research, and the economic viability of open access. He also considers broader themes of public access to knowledge, human rights issues, lessons from publishing history, and "epistemological vanities." The debate over open access, writes Willinsky, raises crucial questions about the place of scholarly work in a larger world—and about the future of knowledge.

Subject:
Information Science
Communication
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
John Willinsky
Date Added:
10/27/2022
Accessibility Toolkit – 2nd Edition – Open Textbook
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The goal of this accessibility toolkit, 2nd edition, is to provide resources for each content creator, instructional designer, educational technologist, librarian, administrator, and teaching assistant to create a truly open textbook—one that is free and accessible for all students. This is a collaboration between BCcampus, Camosun College, and CAPER-BC.

Subject:
Communication
Education
Educational Technology
Higher Education
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Amanda Coolidge
Josie Gray
Sue Doner
Tara Robertson
Date Added:
05/22/2019
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Accounting for Sales and Cash Receipts/Customer Service
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Transactions for a merchandising business related to sales and cash receipts will be discussed and practiced. New vocabulary will be reviewed. Customer service scenarios, videos, and role play will also be addressed to go along with this lesson in accounting.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Accounting
Communication
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Case Study
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Jan Osborn
Date Added:
08/08/2019
Achieving Public Dialogue
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There are a wide range of interactions between 'science' and 'the public'. Examples range from visiting a museum, or indulging in a science-related hobby, to reading a newspaper article about a breakthrough in the techniques of therapeutic cloning. Many of these interactions could be said to be 'passive'. This unit explores the practicalities of the public becoming more 'active' in the direction of science practice by 'two-way' interactions, with dialogue taking place between science and some part of 'the public',

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
The Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn
Date Added:
09/06/2007
Activity 2.3: Constructing the Argument
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In Activity 2.3, students make an argument from evidence to address the problem: "To what extent should we build or rebuild coastal communities?" Students work as a team to complete a graphic organizer. This task helps them organize an evidence-based position paper. Each student writes his or her own position paper.

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Subject:
Communication
Composition and Rhetoric
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Teach the Earth
Author:
James Ebert
Jeffrey D. Thomas
Scott Linneman
Date Added:
09/14/2022
Activity Illustrating Several Categories of Nonverbal Communication
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This is an activity to illustrate several categories of nonverbal communication, including eye contact, body orientation, territoriality, vocalics/paralanguage, touch, and chronemics.

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Thaddeus Martin
Date Added:
11/25/2019
Adopt a Blob
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At the beginning of the course, each student is assigned a unique blob - or a piece of material of a particular shape with specific material properties (density, bulk modulus, composition, viscosity, volatile content, etc) that is residing within the mantle at a specific environment (depth, pressure, temperature). Then as the semester continues as a topic is covered the student must assess (either quantitatively or qualitatively) what observable would be associated with their blob (for example, gravity anomalies, geoid anomalies, surface expressions, seismic tomography, phase transition topography). The student then develops a portfolio of their blob and its observables to then present at the end of the course with an explanation/interpretation for the source of the blob culiminating at building a geo-story around their anomaly.

Some blobs could be amorphous anomalies whereas other could have physical significance (though best not to tell the students ahead of time so they can make their own discovery as to what the blob is or isn't) such as subducted slabs at the CMB (or 660 km), plumes, lithospheric drip, lithospheric root, or a boring typical piece of the mantle.

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Subject:
Communication
Biology
Measurement and Data
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Teach the Earth
Author:
Catherine Cooper
Date Added:
03/02/2020
Advanced Public Speaking
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This advanced public speaking textbook is designed to encourage you as a speaker and to help you sharpen your skills. It is written to feel like you are sitting with a trusted mentor over coffee as you receive practical advice on speaking. Grow in confidence, unleash your personal power and find your unique style as you learn to take your speaking to the next level--polished and professional.

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Arkansas
Author:
Lynn Meade
Date Added:
09/02/2021
Affirmative Case Construction -  Policy
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This video covers a basic method of setting up affirmative cases in competitive debates that use policy resolutions. This is a possible format for NPDA, IPDA, APDA, and NFA-LD debate.

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
Ryan Guy
Date Added:
02/03/2020
Altice USA- Digital Smarts Blog
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This resource is published by Altice USA. The Digital Smarts Blog resource is a weekly summary of articles related to digital safety including information on digital resources on media literacy, digital safety, misinformation, and other topics that parents and teachers need to stay abreast of. 

Subject:
Computer Science
Communication
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Cyber Citizenship Initiative
Date Added:
08/07/2021
Altmetrics: What They Are and How They Can Be Used
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Altmetrics are the descriptive data that can be used in addition to bibliometrics (e.g., CiteScore, Journal Impact Factor) that describe a work's impact. This 15-minute workshop gives 3 commonly used altmetrics, and how others can be found.

Subject:
Information Science
Communication
Higher Education
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
Kristy Padron
Date Added:
11/22/2020