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Developing a Definition of Reading through Investigation in Middle School
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Students collaboratively interact with a variety of texts as they define reading ... More

Students collaboratively interact with a variety of texts as they define reading and develop their own ReaderŐs Profiles modeled after online social networking sites. Less

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Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
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Activities and Labs
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ReadWriteThink
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ReadWriteThink
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Information Technology in the Health Care System of the Future, Spring 2009
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"This innovative, trans-faculty subject teaches how information technologies (IT) are reshaping and ... More

"This innovative, trans-faculty subject teaches how information technologies (IT) are reshaping and redefining the health care marketplace through improved economies of scale, greater technical efficiencies in the delivery of care to patients, advanced tools for patient education and self-care, network integrated decision support tools for clinicians, and the emergence of e-commerce in health care. Student tutorials provide an opportunity for interactive discussion. Interdisciplinary project teams comprised of Harvard and MIT graduate students in medicine, business, law, education, engineering, computer science, public health, and government collaborate to design innovative IT applications. Projects are presented during the final class. ĺĘ Starting in Spring 2010, this course will be titled Enabling Technology Innovation in Healthcare and the Life Sciences." Less

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Computer Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
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M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Bagur, Mirena
Bergeron, Bryan
Locke, Steven
Sands, Daniel
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Instant Messaging
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This prompt asks students to write about their experience with Instant Messaging, ... More

This prompt asks students to write about their experience with Instant Messaging, including how long they spend online each day. The student should also include whether they think IM'ing affects their schoolwork or not. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. Less

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WLVT PBS 39
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Teachers' Domain
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The Internet Super-User Textbook
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Get ahead of the game by making optimal use of the internet ... More

Get ahead of the game by making optimal use of the internet and its tools. Become more effective, more efficient and work smarter: become an internet superuser. The Internet Super-User Textbook empowers you to make maximum use of the resources available on the internet, including the advanced use of search engines, how to research online, different ways of online communication (from online forums, instant messaging to VOIP), personal information management, online safety and security, mobile internet, social networking, and publishing your own online content. Less

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Textbooks
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UCT OpenContent
Provider Set:
University of Cape Town
Author:
Anna Malczyk
Jean-Paul Van Belle
Masha du Toit
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New Low-Cost University Plans to Use Social-Networking Tools
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Can the University of the People, a new online institution, add teaching ... More

Can the University of the People, a new online institution, add teaching components to the growing body of free online materials and social-networking tools so that students get college credits? Read the story from the Chronicle of Higher Education and the discussion posts that follow. Less

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Jeffrey R. Young
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Researching to Deepen Understanding Grades 9-10: Music and Technology
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This unit approaches research as an iterative inquiry process for deepening understanding ... More

This unit approaches research as an iterative inquiry process for deepening understanding of a topic in order to develop an evidence-based perspective. The unit framework, handouts, and tools are designed to work with any topic across all disciplines. Two topic resource repositories are also provided Đone about music and the other about technologyĐ to help teachers model the process with a rich selection of sources, as well as model tools and inquiry questions. Less

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Teaching and Learning Strategies
Unit of Study
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Odell Education
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Odell Education
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Shakesbook: social network to access Shakespeare
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Facebook is a popular social network which allows people to connect to ... More

Facebook is a popular social network which allows people to connect to long lost friends. In Shakesbook, students are asked to take on the persona of one of Shakespeare's characters and create an imaginary profile for them. Using contextual clues and a dash of creativity, this exercise is a wonderful way to assess students' literary comprehension and analysis. Less

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Literature
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Games
Lesson Plans
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California Shakespeare Theater
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Individual Authors
Author:
Emily Morrison Trish Tillman Tara Misra
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Special Topics: Designing Sociable Media, Spring 2008
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" This project-based course explores new design strategies for social interaction in ... More

" This project-based course explores new design strategies for social interaction in the computer mediated world. Through weekly readings and design Assignments and Labs we will examine topics such as: Data-based portraiture Depicting growth, change and the passage of time Visualizing conversations, crowds, and networks Interfaces for the connected city Mobile social technologies The course emphasizes developing visual and interactive literacy. " Less

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World Cultures
Marketing
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Activities and Labs
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Donath, Judith
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Technology Tools Q2
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This course is designed to give incoming online students a basic knowledge ... More

This course is designed to give incoming online students a basic knowledge of how to use technology to succeed in an online setting. Students will learn a variety of online and computer programs that will enable them to create videos, presentations, projects, posters and reports. This is the second part of a two-quarter course. Less

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Activities and Labs
Audio Lectures
Full Course
Readings
Video Lectures
Provider:
Open High School of Utah
Provider Set:
Open High School of Utah
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Using Internet Communications, Fall 2011
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Using Internet Communication enhances students' theoretical understanding of electronic communication and their ... More

Using Internet Communication enhances students' theoretical understanding of electronic communication and their ability to communicate as professionals, scholars, and citizens using the Internet. Participants learn core communication theoretical models and principles, and apply them to electronic communication methods that enhance interpersonal, small group, and public interactions. These methods include electronic meetings, discussion forums, co-authoring tools, audio, and video. Less

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Communication
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Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Syllabi
Provider:
UMass Boston
Provider Set:
UMass Boston OpenCourseWare
Author:
Ed.M
Professor Eileen McMahon
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Web 2.0: Risks for STI/HIV - Opportunities for Prevention
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This lecture explores the risks and prevention opportunities presented by the emergence ... More

This lecture explores the risks and prevention opportunities presented by the emergence of social networking and internet dating sites. Presented by the Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health. Less

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Audio Lectures
Full Course
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Provider Set:
JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Author:
Kees Rietmeijer
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Web 2.0 in the Education Enterprise
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We will be using technology to support nearly all of our activities. ... More

We will be using technology to support nearly all of our activities. This site is built to provide us with modern tools to facilitate communication and collaboration. Each person in this class will have a blog, have the ability to collaboratively author content in this space, and will be asked to contribute to the overall content basis on the course itself. The course is about the emergence of the read/write web and the space not only supports that idea but promotes it. Every piece of content at the Course Site can be commented on and quickly changed. Part of our collective responsibility is to leave behind evidence of our activities here so the world can see. Less

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Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Readings
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
Connexions
Author:
Cole Camplese
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Who Do You Know? The Theory Behind Social Networking
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This video lesson will introduce students to algorithmic thinking through the use ... More

This video lesson will introduce students to algorithmic thinking through the use of a popular field in graph theory—social networking. Specifically, by acting as nodes in a graph (i.e. people in a social network), the students will experientially gain an understanding of graph theory terminology and distance in a graph (i.e. number of introductions required to meet a target person). Once the idea of distance in a graph has been built, the students will discover Dijkstra's Algorithm. The lesson should take approximately 90 minutes and can be comfortably partitioned across two class sessions if necessary (see the note in the accompanying Teacher Guide). There are no special supplies needed for this class and all necessary hand-outs can be downloaded from this website. Less

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Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Video Lectures
Provider:
MIT Learning International Networks Consortium
Provider Set:
MIT Blossoms
Author:
Dr. F. Jordan Srour, Dr. George Turkiyyah
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