This STEM challenge can be used during an air unit. Students work together in groups to create a parachute for a lego person. Students are able to find ways to best maximize air resistance. The students need to find the best way to increase the time that the lego person stays in the air when dropped from the second floor to the first floor.
This video explores the simplicity and usefulness of our (india's) ancient technique of Vedic mathematics. By using very simple tricks one can carry out the tedious calculation in mathematics. It is very interesting and knowledge enhancing session,
This resource is of Wikipedia discusses on the historical aspects of Criminology , Different Schools of Criminological Thoughts including Sociological,Psychological, Marxism Theories, Labelling Theories, Routine Activity Theory, Biologilcal thoeries .
This source also discusses the definition and types of Crime.
Thus , the Wikipedia is the original source, it is shared in this OER platform to share the insights on Criminology to many of the people. Hence, I deserve no right on this resource , other than sharing it.
This a BRIEF overview of Creative Commons licensing for my colleagues (administrators, faculty, and staff) at Central Alabama Community College. This learning opportunity was funded by a grant from ACHE & ACCS, and due to current policy regarding copyright, the College will have to authorize permission to use, edit, &/or redistribute. It is hoped that these policies are being re-visited for the betterment of OER creation and use in Alabama.
How to acquire Endnote.
How to generate a library of references in Endnote.
How to extract references to your library from online database (ex: PubMed and Google Scholar)
How to search for a single reference to include in your library.
How to cite while writing.
How to generate an automatic bibliography for your article.
How to change the output style of the citation and bibliography.
A practical guide to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for post-secondary institutions.
The purpose of this inventory is to identify emerging practices in post-secondary settings across Canada that integrate the SDGs explicitly and to curate a selection of these into an Open Educational Resource (OER) toolkit and guide to the SDGs for Canadian colleges and institutes. Each of the practices submitted are grouped into categories by institutional department and a representative selection is included in the first version of the SDG Toolkit for Canadian Colleges and Institutes.
Reflexiones sobre nuestra lengua se compone de ocho unidades temáticas pertinentes a la realidad social de los hablantes de español como lengua de herencia en los Estados Unidos. Además de enfocarse en la escritura como un proceso, se enfatiza el desarrollo de una conciencia sociolingüística y crítica del lenguaje en esta población estudiantil.
Introduction to Evidence-Based Clinical Reasoning is a collection developed for NUR 115, Evidence-Based Clinical Reasoning at Jefferson State Community College in the Alabama Community College System. The resources were selected to introduce the students to the exemplars in the
concept-based course. This course is a transition to practice course for the role of practical nurse. The course is the 4th course in the associate degree nursing program.
The presentation medium is Sway, which has accessibility features.
Here is my tutorial on Knowt which I created with Google Slides. Knowt is a great EdTech tool for teachers and students. The unusual algorithm within Knowt changes notes into quizzes, flashcards and assignments. The Teacher Platform allows educators to create online classes and assessments and allows for monitoring students' progress and more. The student dashboard allows students to create their own quizzes for reviews and more. Become a KnowtTaker and also check out the KnowtBlog. EDUT5401 - Spr2021.
Play with the left and right hands in different ways, and explore ratio and proportion. Start on the Discover screen to find each challenge ratio by moving the hands. Then, on the Create screen, set your own challenge ratios. Once you've found a challenge ratio, try to move both hands while maintaining the challenge ratio through proportional reasoning.
Technical Writing, Technical Communication Writing, Reports, White Papers, Memoranda, Instructions Analysis
Strategies in Technical Writing is an Open Education Resource text designed for community-college-level students being introduced to technical writing conventions. The text focuses on the main genres involved in professional communication, the writing situation, research, and citation. This text was adapted by Lumen Learning from materials developed by Dr. Elizabeth Lohman as part of the Z Degree Program and originally provided by Tidewater Community College. Technical Writing is a modified version of the Lumen Technical Writing book from the SUNY OER textbook list. The original version of this book was released under a CC-BY license and is copyrighted by Lumen Learning. It was then heavily redeveloped by Joshua Dickinson, Associate Professor of English at Jefferson Community College in Watertown, NY. The text includes a list of changes.
This Open Educational Resources text overviews the fields of technical writing and professional communication. It includes sections introducing students to the field of study, audience-centered communications, APA and MLA formats, language and tone, visuals, websites, memos, letters, descriptive and prescriptive reports, classification and partition reports, white papers, informative presentations, research, problem analysis, summaries and responses, proposals, feasibility reports, persuasive presentations, and writing conventions.
Literature, Composition, Drama, Poetry, Short Story, Novel
Literary Voice overviews the conventions of short stories, poems, dramatic works, and novels. The text features several chapters on the writing process and is focused on getting students to experience literature. Sections on reading literature as a critic and writing about literature in academic settings are accompanied by chapters on the genres.
The Literary Voice is an introduction to literature text created through the SUNY OER Initiative. With few exceptions (noted in the credits for each page), the mini-lectures are self-created. The text has a genre-based focus, with the readings being listed within each genre's chapter in rough chronology. Many of the works are linked. The text contains five plays and a lengthy literary nonfiction chapter in addition to the fiction and poetry chapters. Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse's modernist novel of India, is included in its entirety. I intentionally include more readings than any one course would get through in case instructors wish to tailor the content. Just as easily, they could organize the course either chronologically or thematically. Several chapters discuss academic writing, specifically as it applies to literary analysis. Several of the readings are personal favorites that adapt well to an introduction to literature survey.
Studies in Mythology is an introductory text for a survey of myth course. It can be organized chronologically, geographically, or thematically. Included are sections from Frazier's study of myth, The Golden Bough, as well as Dante's Inferno and sections on tricksters and Irish myth. The book focuses on world mythologies and archetypal approaches to the analysis of myth.
Text includes sections on responding to literature, Greek myth (including several chapters from Bulfinch), defining myth's functions, Irish myths & legends, the Tao te Ching, American folklore & myth, American horror, comic books, MLA style, and student resources. Prior to my adaptation, this course was created from materials originally developed from an American Literature course at J. Sargent Reynolds Community College. Studies in Mythology is a modified version of the Lumen American Literature II text. The original version of this book was released under a CC-BY license and is copyright by Lumen Learning. In past versions of the course, I have used primary texts such as the Finnish Kalevala, the Homeric Hyms, or contemporary works influenced by mythology such as Gaiman’s Ameican Gods. Along with this OER text, students will be reading the Pinsky translation of Inferno, as well as the Frank Herbert mythology-based novel Dune. Several excellent sites exist on the web and collect images and out-of-copyright myth texts. I include some links to these, but the focus is mostly on the application of students’ analytical skills to the new reading material.
Space Mythos is a science fiction reader and literature textbook. It overviews MLA citation, literary analysis, and academic writing moves. This Open Educational Resources text is designed to accompany other science fiction novels in a survey course. The reader includes a historical overview of the genre, from E. M. Forster and H. G. Wells to entire novels (Edwin A. Abbott's Flatland). Historical items are included in the text. Several links to science fictions stories appear as well.
Space Mythos: Science Fiction is a March 2020 OER designed to accompany other novels in an introductory science fiction course. The Lumen course shell is adapted from my American Literature 1 OER, which in turn was created from materials originally developed by the State Board of Community Technical Colleges (SBCTC) of Washington State. So this is a modified version of the Lumen American Literature I text. The original version of this book was released under a CC-BY license and is copyrighted by Lumen Learning. Users are free to use, modify or adapt any of this material providing the terms of the Creative Commons licenses are adhered to. It is a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA) designation.
Arguing Through Writing is heavily adapted from the Lumen Learning English Composition 2 book on the SUNY OER list of texts. The textbook focuses on the writing process, as well as rhetorical modes. Emphasis is on the modes of causal analysis, argument, definition, and classification. MLA style and academic writing moves are featured. The textbook would be appropriate for either college-level Composition 1 or 2. The text features readings for each of the modes, as well as historical and contemporary texts in a reader section. The original version of this book was released under a CC-BY license and is copyright by Lumen Learning. It was then developed in March 2020 by Joshua Dickinson, Associate Professor of English at Jefferson Community College in Watertown, NY. The changes to this book listed are released under a CC-BY-SA license and are copyright by Joshua Dickinson of Jefferson Community College in Watertown, NY.
Arguing Through Writing covers college-level writing, basic research, and argumentation with a combination of contemporary, historical, and classical writing models. The text focuses on classification, definition, causal analysis, and argumentation, working with these writing modes and pairing those with relevant texts. Several chapters are devoted to playing the writing game and knowing its moves. Visual arguments, MLA style, preparing annotated bibliographies, and film analysis are covered. The reader includes selections from Michel de Montaigne, Steven Pinker, H. G. Wells' history, Flannery O'Connor, Martin Luther King Jr., Ralph Waldo Emerson, Gordon Allport, and Stephen Leacock.
This PDF focuses on college-level writing, critical reading, and research challenges. This College Writing Handbook is a modified version of the Guide to Writing by Vallerie Mott and a writer listed as "Alexis." The original version of this book was released under a CC-BY license and is copyright by Lumen Learning. The changes to this book listed are released under a CC-BY-SA license and are copyright by Joshua Dickinson of Jefferson Community College.
This all-in-one handbook has several chapters on the writing process. Also featured is coverage of critical reading, logical fallacies, avoiding plagiarism, citing in APA or MLA style, writing across the disciplines, as well as the typical grammar, punctuation, usage, ESL coverage.
College Writing, Research, Usage, Grammar, Handbook, APA Style, MLA Style, Writing Process
World Literature covers a range of world fiction and nonfiction readings, including coverage of trickster tales, origin myths, memoirs, novels, short stories, and poems. Focus is on Native American, Japanese, Chinese, and Islamic readings. Featured authors include Kabir, Lao Tzu, Izumi Shikubu, Zitkal-Šá, Langston Hughes, Sappho, Plato, Margaret Atwood, and Rabindranath Tagore. The title also covers the writing process, literary analysis arguments, and and a general academic writing overview.
World Literature (formerly Survey of non-Western Literature) focuses on varied readings from multiple genres. The readings are diverse and allow for chronological, generic, geographical, or thematic organization by instructors. This text is collected from several copyright-cleared resources and its readings would serve as the basis for my ENG 195: Survey of non-Western Literature course at Jefferson Community College. The balance of the readings for ENG 195 come from non-Western cultures, although there are some key texts from Western cultures. See the List of Changes for more specific information on the readings. To create the course, I adopted Lumen Learning's Introduction to Literature course shell, whose How to Use This Collection is authored by Thomas Chester and which operates with a CC-BY license and was provided by Ivy Tech Community College.
Readings in Children's Literature includes essay material on children's literature, as well as tales, verse, folklore, and short stories.
PDF is also available at https://sunyjefferson.libguides.com/JCCOERtextbooks