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Atlas of Renal Lesions in Proteinuric Dogs
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The goal of this Renal Pathology Atlas is to provide teaching material to veterinary pathologists and nephropathologists. The atlas demonstrates the breadth of lesions that can occur within a cohort of dogs presenting with the clinical sign of protein loss in the urine. Kidney samples were examined with multiple modalities including: histopathology, immunofluorescence and electron microscopy. Integration of these comprehensive evaluations with the clinical history can help veterinary pathologists and nephrologists to better understand the etiology and prognosis of renal lesions in proteinuric dogs.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Textbook
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The Ohio State University
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Pressbooks
Author:
Bill Spangler
Cathy Brown
Charles Mohr
Cianciolo Rachel
George Lees
Hayley Amerman
Jaco Van der Lugt
Luca Aresu
Mary Nabity
Shannon McLeland
Silvia Benali
Date Added:
01/14/2019
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: Integrating Literacy and IPY into Elementary School Classrooms
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears is an online professional development magazine which focuses on preparing elementary teachers to teach polar science concepts while also integrating inquiry-based science and literacy instruction. The project draws on research showing that an integrated approach can improve student achievement in science, as well as in reading comprehension and oral and written discourse abilities. Ultimately, the project seeks to bring the polar regions “closer to home” for elementary teachers and their students.

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Reading Informational Text
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
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The Ohio State University
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Kimberly Lightle
Date Added:
09/01/2008
Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle
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Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle is an online professional development magazine which focuses on preparing elementary teachers to teach climate science concepts while also integrating inquiry-based science and literacy instruction. The project draws on research showing that an integrated approach can improve student achievement in science, as well as in reading comprehension and oral and written discourse abilities. Through the Beyond Weather and Water Cycle project, we propose to increase elementary teachers’ understanding of climate and climate change, increase the amount and quality of science taught in elementary classrooms, and build a virtual professional learning community of practice around the teaching of climate and climate change.

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Elementary Education
Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
The Ohio State University
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Kimberly Lightle
Date Added:
01/12/2012
Choosing & Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research
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Choosing & Using Sources presents a process for academic research and writing, from formulating your research question to selecting good information and using it effectively in your research assignments. Additional chapters cover understanding types of sources, searching for information, and avoiding plagiarism. Each chapter includes self-quizzes and activities to reinforce core concepts and help you apply them. There are also appendices for quick reference on search tools, copyright basics, and fair use.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
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The Ohio State University
Provider Set:
Pressbooks
Author:
Cheryl Lowry
Date Added:
01/01/2015
Computer Graphics and Computer Animation: A Retrospective Overview
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This book was developed in an attempt to maintain in one location the information and references that point to the many important historical developments of the short life of the computer graphics world as we know it.

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Computer Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Ohio State University
Provider Set:
Pressbooks
Date Added:
01/14/2019
Environmental ScienceBites
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This book was written by undergraduate students at The Ohio State University (OSU) who were enrolled in the class Introduction to Environmental Science. The chapters describe some of Earth's major environmental challenges and discuss ways that humans are using cutting-edge science and engineering to provide sustainable solutions to these problems.

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Environmental Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Ohio State University
Provider Set:
Pressbooks
Author:
Allyson E. Loparo
Alyssa M. Jones,
Alyssa M. Zearly
Amanda L. Varcho
Andrew T. Wood
Benjamin W. Schumann
Brandon S. Wator
Brian H. Lower
Brittany L. Sulainis
Cain W. Crouse
Chayli T. Buenger
Chris Ebersole
Emily C. Mills
Jace A. Ball
Jaymes T. StClair
Jeremie E. Beaverstock
John A. Zagar
Kelly E. Peterson
Kylienne A. Clark
Lee Seitz
Levi J. Cramer
Lydia F. Bednarski
Mason F. Ye
Rika L. Bailey
Samantha K. Runser
Sydney R. Morrison
Travis R. Shaul
Wyatt T. Susich
Date Added:
01/01/2015
Environmental ScienceBites
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This book was written by undergraduate students at The Ohio State University (OSU) who were enrolled in the class Introduction to Environmental Science. The chapters describe some of Earth's major environmental challenges and discuss ways that humans are using cutting-edge science and engineering to provide sustainable solutions to these problems.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Ohio State University
Provider Set:
Pressbooks
Author:
Brian H. Lower
Travis R. Shaul
Date Added:
01/14/2019
Environmental ScienceBites Volume 2
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The second volume of the Environmental ScienceBites book was authored by 30 unique undergraduate students enrolled in the course Introduction to Environmental Science at The Ohio State University. The book highlights both articles and posters describing critical environmental issues important to the first-time authors.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Ohio State University
Provider Set:
Pressbooks
Author:
Brian H. Lower
Ella M. Weaver
Kylienne A. Shaul
Travis R. Shaul
Date Added:
01/14/2019
Essential Principle 1: Correlation to Standards and Curriculum Connections
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This article provide a list of learning objectives and excerpts from the K-8 content standards of the National Science Education Standards that are associated with Principle 1 of the Seven Essential Principles of the Climate Sciences. Also provided are explanations of some common misconceptions on light, heat, and the seasons, plustools for formative assessment and ideas for teaching these scientific concepts. The article appears in the free, online magazine Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle, which focuses on one of the Seven Essential Principles in each issue.

Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
The Ohio State University
Author:
Kimberly Lightle
Date Added:
05/30/2012
Flipped Through Design: “Flipping the Classroom” Through Instrucitonal Design
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The “Flipped Classroom” model of instruction has generated discussion around the world of education. Numerous articles have been written documenting experiences surrounding this method of teaching. The one piece that has been missing from this discussion is a sound framework to design a “Flipped” course using proven design principles. Instructional Design provides a proven framework to design all types of instruction and these principles can be used to design a “Flipped” course.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Ohio State University
Provider Set:
Pressbooks
Author:
Jacon Bane
Date Added:
01/14/2019
A Guide to Technical Communications: Strategies & Applications
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Welcome to the textbook for Engineering Technical Communications courses at The Ohio State University. Our aim in writing this textbook was to create a resource specifically focused on and applicable to the kinds of communication skills most beneficial to the students who take our courses. Therefore, this textbook focuses on developing both technical and professional communication skills and will help readers practice strategies for critically analyzing audiences and contexts, real-world applications of rhetorical principles, and skills for producing documents (reports, proposals, instructions), presentations, videos, and wide variety of other professional communications.

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
The Ohio State University
Provider Set:
Pressbooks
Author:
Leah Wahlin
Lynn Hall
Date Added:
01/01/2016
Identifying Noxious Weeds of Ohio
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This identification guide provides technical descriptions and photos for Ohio’s 21 invasive and noxious weed species. These descriptions include information on habitat, life cycle, key plant characteristics, and a summary of problematic features. Photos included in this guide present the weed species at different stages of maturity for optimal identification aid. This book also provides information on Ohio’s noxious seed law, extension guides to weed control, and a quick guide to weed regulations in Ohio law.

Subject:
Botany
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
The Ohio State University
Provider Set:
Pressbooks
Author:
Alyssa Lamb
Bruce Ackley
Cassandra Sheaffer
Dr. Mary Ann Rose
Mary A. Hoffelt
Date Added:
01/01/2017
Keys to Understanding the Middle East
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This book is intended for readers who have never studied the Middle East, or experts who may wish to fill gaps in their knowledge of the region from other disciplines. Whether for establishing or deepening one's knowledge of the region, these fundamentals are important to know. The languages, cultural, religious and sectarian communities of the region, and selected turning points and influential people in history are starting points for gaining an understanding of the diverse contexts of the region. It isbased on introductoryand graduatecourseson thecontemporaryMiddle East, which the Center's director, Dr. Alam Payind, has been teaching for the past 30 years. The book's co-author,Melinda McClimans,hastaught these and other courses with him, as well as her own,for the past 15years. The material isintendedengage with diverse – even conflicting – culturaland historicalperspectives,andways of perceivingboth Middle Easternandworld historyfrom perspectives within the region. It is not intended to reinforce a monolithic or matter-of-fact perception of the region.For this and many other reasons, images are an important aspect of the knowledge presented. Each chapter starts with links to its image galleries, along with other visual aids and key elements.

Subject:
World Cultures
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Ohio State University
Provider Set:
Pressbooks
Author:
Alam Payind
Melinda McClimans
Date Added:
01/01/2017
Launching Digital Writing in the Elementary Classroom
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Launching Digital Writing in the Elementary Classroom tells the stories of seven teachers who were willing to take risks and venture into new territory by integrating technology into their workshops in meaningful ways.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
The Ohio State University
Provider Set:
Pressbooks
Author:
Julie Johnson
Date Added:
01/01/2017
Making Predictions: A Strategy for Reading and Science Learning
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This article discusses the reading instruction strategy of predicting and shows how it applies to science learning in the elementary school grades. It appears in the free online magazine Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle, which provides a first introduction to the Seven Essential Principles of Climate Literacy.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Education
Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
The Ohio State University
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Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
National Science Foundation
Date Added:
05/30/2012
Questions, Questions: Taking Energy Inquiry Further in the School Library
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This article from Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle provides ideas on how school librarians can work with elementary teachers to teach about the Sun's impact on weather and climate. The author introduces the Standards for the 21st Century Learner, developed by the American Association of School Librarians. The author focuses on Standard 1, which calls for students to inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge through developing and refining questions, investigating answers, seeking divergent perspectives in information, and assessing whether the information found answers the questions posed. The free, online magazine draws its themes from the Seven Essential Principles of Climate Literacy, with each issue focusing on one of the seven principles.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Education
Reading Informational Text
Physics
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
The Ohio State University
Provider Set:
Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle
Author:
Marcia Mardis
National Science Foundation
Date Added:
05/30/2012
A Quick and Dirty Guide to Art, Music, and Culture
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We will study not only art and music to better understand these forms, we will also study where those forms came from and the cultural and economic impact they had on the public. We will also learn about how the artists and musicians dealt with or got around gatekeepers, along with who could get access to these forms of art and music.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
The Ohio State University
Provider Set:
Pressbooks
Author:
Clayton Funk
Date Added:
01/01/2016
The Sun: Earth's Primary Energy Source
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This article provides elementary school teachers with background knowledge about science concepts needed to understand the first of seven essential principles of climate literacy--the sun is the primary source of energy for our climate system. Graphs, diagrams, and oneline resources provide more background for the teacher. The article appears in a free online magazine that focuses on the seven essential princples of the climate sciences.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
The Ohio State University
Provider Set:
Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle
Author:
Kimberly Lightle
National Science Foundation
Date Added:
05/30/2012
Theories and Biological Basis of Addiction
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Welcome to the online coursebook for our Theories and Biological Basis of Addiction course. The material is designed to be read interactively or after downloading; while the embedded interactive exercises require internet connectivity, each can also be downloaded for offline work. These exercises are presented to help you test and apply what you are reading, challenge yourself, prepare for quizzes, and have a little fun along the way. The list of key terms at the end explains text highlighted in bold italics throughout the book—in the interactive mode you can click on a highlighted word to jump to its explanation in the key terms section. Use the back arrow to return to where you were reading.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Ohio State University
Provider Set:
Pressbooks
Author:
Audrey Begun
Date Added:
01/14/2019