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Arabic Alphabet Tutorial
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This website shows images and video of the Arabic letters. It has two sections, one with the Arabic letters in their independent, unconnected forms, and a second showing the letters in all of their various connected forms. Both sections offer videos that show a calligrapher writing out each form of each letter. Videos of the connected letters include words that demonstrate the initial, medial, and final positions of each letter.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Stanford University
Date Added:
11/06/2012
Historical Thinking Matters
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For too many Americans, the history class in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (remember the teacher’s plaintive question, “anyone, anyone?”) is all too familiar. Our approach is meant to challenge this false and familiar image of history: understanding and reconstructing the past requires ways of thinking, reading, and questioning much more engaging and challenging than mere memorization.
Teaching in a way that differs from your own schooling experience is not necessarily easy to imagine, let alone execute. Especially given the many pressures and demands on teachers today. This part of the Historical Thinking Matters website is devoted to providing instructional resources for teacher educators who want to challenge these iconic pictures of history instruction and start preparing their students to teach for historical thinking.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
George Mason University
Stanford University
Provider Set:
Center for History and New Media
Stanford Graduate School of Education
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Human Behavioral Biology
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Stanford University professor Robert Sapolsky presents the course Human Behavioral Biology. He begins by explaining the premise of the course and how he aims to avoid categorical thinking. (March 29, 2010)

Human behavioral biology examines traits such as human sexual behavior, emotions memory, perception, and language from a biological perspective. It seeks to identify how human behavior is influenced by brain, sensory, hormone, fetal development and other biological influences.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Full Course
Lecture
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Stanford University
Author:
Robert Sapolsky
Date Added:
04/02/2012
International Carbon Footprint Challenge
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Good way to get your high school students involved with climate change solutions and communicate with peers locally and internationally about the topic. Measure your carbon footprint using an online calculator, compare students’ footprints worldwide and/or communicate with schools internationally about solutions.

Material Type:
Interactive
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Our Changing Oceans and Estuaries
Stanford University
Author:
Inquiry to Insight Project: Géraldine Fauville
Pam Miller and others.
Date Added:
11/05/2012
The Pay for Success Handbook
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Government agencies frequently contract with nonprofit or for-profit organizations to provide services to improve the well-being of their clients―for example, by reducing recidivism, homelessness, or drug use. Governments have traditionally paid service providers on the basis of the number of clients they treat.
The past decade has seen a number of Pay for Success (PFS) or results-based finance (RBF) programs, in which service providers are paid for their outcomes or results. For example, whereas a government agency contracting with a service provider to reduce recidivism among young men released from prison would traditionally have paid the service provider for the hours spent counseling a client, a PFS contract pays the organization for success in reducing the clients’ rate of recidivism from some baseline.
This handbook is written for government officials considering the adoption of Pay For Success (PFS) programs and for students in public policy and business schools interested in studying outcomes-oriented government contracts for services. Part One introduces concepts necessary to develop and operate a service delivery program and then surveys some of the issues specific to PFS. Part Two presents two detailed case studies and a number of shorter descriptions of PFS programs. Part Three focuses on the components of PFS programs; it also discusses barriers to their development and ways of overcoming them.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Stanford University
Author:
Paul Brest
Suzanne Adatto
Date Added:
02/01/2020
Stanford Large Network Dataset Collection
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The wide array of datasets provided in this collection affords educators and learners alike an understanding of several large networks from state roads to the internet. Access data on social networks, Wikipedia use and e-mail communication and much more.

Subject:
Social Science
Material Type:
Data Set
Provider:
Stanford University
Provider Set:
Stanford Network Analysis Project
Date Added:
11/07/2014
Virtual Urchin: Interactive Module on Ocean Acidification
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Interactive online tutorial about growing urchin larvae in a lab setting. Students manipulate data and are led through a lab-based situation. There is a module on ocean acidification. Lesson plans can be downloaded from website.

Subject:
Biology
Atmospheric Science
Oceanography
Material Type:
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Simulation
Provider:
Our Changing Oceans and Estuaries
Stanford University
Author:
Stanford University: Dr. David Epel and others
Date Added:
11/14/2012