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5 ways to build lasting self-esteem
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5 simple steps for helping to cultivate good self-esteem, including a great TED talk by Guy Winch.
"TED Videos are not officially licensed with any kind of open licensing. However, TED allows the users to freely view and download the videos without restraint. The website is provided as a public service to promote the spread of good ideas."

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Guy Winch
Nadine Hachach-haram
Date Added:
12/08/2017
Aging: Bench to Bedside
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This collection focuses on a rapidly evolving field in which the study of both species-specific and ubiquitous aging mechanisms informs the biological process of aging. Yet the field is not without substantial controversy, differing views arise as we come to understand aging across model systems - from bacteria to humans.

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Biology
Material Type:
Data Set
Primary Source
Provider:
Public Library of Science
Provider Set:
Biology and Life Sciences
Date Added:
04/11/2016
Allen Institute: The Building Blocks of the Brain
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The content of this lesson develops the link between gene expression, explores the functions and specialization of various brain regions, and compares studies of the brain at the level of genes, neurons, and regions. It also introduces open research questions in the world of neuroscience. Students are guided through a data set that is under active development and are encouraged to consider current and future research.

The datasets used in the virtual experiment portion of this unit comes from Allen Brain Map, a group of open datasets encompassing gene expression in the brain, visual behavior, properties of neurons, neural development, and more. Students will learn what kind of data is collected in research settings and begin learning how it can be used.

The Allen Institute is a biological sciences nonprofit located in Seattle, WA, with focus research areas in neuroscience, cell biology, and immunology. The Institute shares all of its data and analysis tools freely with the scientific community. In addition to the research applications, educators can use the open data and tools to provide real-world and cutting-edge science experiences for their students. Because the Allen Institute shares all of its data openly, students are able to conduct virtual labs and independent research right in their browsers and generate new scientific insights. Educator resources are geared towards instructors at the high school and college level. Explore virtual events for educators and for students, turnkey virtual labs, and more. All resources and virtual events are free. Additional educator resources are available at alleninstitute.org/learn.

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Biology
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Data Set
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Primary Source
Unit of Study
Author:
Allen Institute
Date Added:
10/10/2020
Android Apps with AppInventor
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This resource is a Hands-On course to teach Apps Development to students who may not have any programming knowledge. This course has no pre-requisites. It’s time to add the 4th R – Reading, wRiting, aRithmetic and algoRithmic thinking. In a world where the majority of new jobs require science, technology and math skills, it is time our Liberal Arts majors get IT (Information Technology)! While employers recognize and value the importance of liberal education and the liberal arts, they also want liberal arts graduates who are not digitally challenged. Many employers report a “skills gap” as they have trouble finding recent graduates qualified with ample digital skills to fill various positions. Meanwhile, a national educational movement in computer coding instruction is growing at lightning speeds in schools across the US and many consider coding more like a basic life skill (which might someday lead to a great job) rather than an extracurricular activity. App Inventor (AI) serves to narrow this skills gap and increase the versatility of students to become active creators of technology and “digitally” ready for the workplace rather than just being passive consumers of technology. Sales of hand-held devices (smartphones, tablets and phablets) are exploding. These on-line, social, and increasingly mobile computing devices are ubiquitous and offer visual, tactile and personal experiences as never before. Mobile devices in our education landscape are digital and portable - with multimedia capabilities to access the Internet, and are drastically changing the ways we teach and learn. Developing applications for such devices enables digital natives to experience mobile technology as active creators rather than just passive consumers of technology.
Learning Goals
Learn Apps Development
Learn Digital Skills (essential for a Liberal Arts major)

Subject:
Computer Science
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Lecture Notes
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Fairleigh Dickinson University
Author:
Neelu Sinha
Rama Madhavarao
Date Added:
08/27/2019
Atomic clock
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A technology demonstration that could transform the way humans explore space is nearing its target launch date of June 24, 2019.

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Applied Science
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Grishma Shah
Pooia Mehta
Date Added:
08/27/2019
Aug. 2, 1955 E. FERMI ENRICO ET AL NEUTRONIC REACTOR
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The present invention relates generally to neutronic reactors and, more particularly, to novel articles of manufacture used in and in combination with such reactors, and to the combination of such novel articles of manufacture with neutronic reactors.

Subject:
U.S. History
Physics
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
Google Patents
Date Added:
09/15/2017
Banned Books of the Scientific Revolution
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This OER explores the issue of Banned Books during the Scientific Revolution. It includes links to high-quality primary sources from the Scientific Revolution. It is a product of the OU Academy of the Lynx, developed in conjunction with the Galileo's World Exhibition at the University of Oklahoma.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
History
Physical Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Lecture Notes
Primary Source
Reading
Student Guide
Author:
Brent Purkaple
Kerry Magruder
Date Added:
01/28/2016
Beauty of the Universe: Photographs and Music -- Hubble photographs with Shostakovich Symphony #5
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I have always been struck by the beauty and mystery of the astronomical universe. Recently I decided that it might be good to evoke these qualities in some way that might reach our students. And then I remembered that, many years ago, I had heard a piece of music that effected me in the same way. So I put them together. You can see the result at

https://youtu.be/U7XEhRn_Kno

You might find it helpful in your teaching.

George Greenstein

Subject:
Higher Education
Astronomy
Material Type:
Lesson
Primary Source
Simulation
Author:
george greenstein
Date Added:
12/09/2020
Better Thesis - tools for writing  your thesis
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Better Thesis is a free online resource that gives you a general overview of what a thesis should consist of and how to write it. Texts, tips, tools and interactive exercises will guide and along your way you will meet students and an Information specialis too.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Information Science
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Anne-Marie Mosbech Jensen
Professor Flemming Konradsen
Date Added:
06/30/2020
Blueprint Reading
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Unit 1 covers the introduction and about the drawings I have my student do before introducing blueprint reading. Since I only have a short time to cover blueprint this gives them a little better understanding of what blueprints are and how they are used.
Unit 2 is a short video covering basic concepts of blueprint reading,
Unit 3 can be used for lectures over blueprinting. It uses the website WikiHow and it has three parts with several sections in each. It has diagram included with each section, It also explains various places one can learn more about blueprint reading,

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Career and Technical Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Homework/Assignment
Primary Source
Author:
David Russell
Date Added:
07/09/2019
CC for LIBRARIES and ACADEMICS (5 of 5)
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This module takes a look at the advantages of OER and the Creative Commons for both instructors and their learners. Both instructors and learners can enjoy using OER as well as creating it for use by others!

Subject:
Information Science
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Module
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Tess Beebe Olten
Date Added:
08/16/2021
CFR InfoGuide: Deforestation in the Amazon
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The Council on Foreign Relation's (CFR) "Deforestation in the Amazon" InfoGuide provides a compelling look at the causes and consequences of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon and is available online in English and Portuguese. CFR InfoGuides are a multimedia series to promote understanding of complex foreign policy issues.

Subject:
World Cultures
Forestry and Agriculture
Physical Geography
Cultural Geography
Political Science
Material Type:
Assessment
Case Study
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Module
Primary Source
Reading
Author:
Council on Foreign Relations
Date Added:
12/14/2017
CSDisseminate
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We are a group of volunteer CSD scientists and clinicians passionate about bridging the gap between scientific research and clinical practice.

While there are many ways to increase research access and awareness, our 2020–2021 goal centers squarely on self-archiving and "green" open access options.

WHY? Our field relies on high-quality, peer-reviewed research to support evidence-based practice. Yet, much of our work remains inaccessible to practitioners, researchers, and people in the community who are not affiliated with universities or national organizations.

By teaching CSD scientists how to self-archive, and providing them with the support needed to make it happen, we can empower our colleagues to make research accessibility the norm in our field. Because when free, legal versions of our field's best research is made available to the public, it can improve the sustainable value of all of our work.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Languages
Communication
Linguistics
Psychology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Elaine Kearney
Helen Long
James Borders
Mariam El Amin
Mary Alice Keller
Meredith Harold
Date Added:
02/08/2021
The CUNY High School Equivalency Curriculum Framework
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The CUNY HSE Curriculum Framework provides direction, structure and materials for teaching math, science and social studies (integrated with reading and writing) in the new era of HSE instruction. The complete framework is available for free download.

The framework was written by the CUNY Adult Literacy PD Team to respond to the challenges facing high school equivalency (HSE) teachers and their students. It is a guide for planning your instruction – including topic recommendations, model lessons, guiding questions, readings, and problems. The framework prioritizes depth over breadth. It does not address all of the content that might potentially be included on an HSE exam, but instead models a focused and coherent study of high priority topics within each content area.

As teachers in adult literacy and HSE education, our work has always been demanding. Now that our students face a new and more challenging HSE test, the demands on teachers are even greater. Teaching students to read, write and do math at the HSE level is no longer enough. Students need specific, deep and coherent content knowledge, as well as the capacity to apply this content knowledge to analysis and problem solving.

As the demands on our students and teachers are increasing, it is important that we don’t lose sight of one of our greatest strengths — our practice of starting from where students are and our serious respect for their learning processes. As a student of ours once said, “You can’t make a plant grow by pulling on it, you only make it rootless.”

The Social Studies section integrates reading and writing through a focus on U.S. history, with extensions to civics, economics and geography. This section has a curriculum map, 12 unit descriptions, six model lesson plans and additional resources.

The Science section provides an introduction to matter and basic chemistry with extensions to science/math connections. This section includes a curriculum map with 23 topic descriptions and key questions, and three complete inquiry-based model lesson plans.

The Math section focuses on problem-solving in functions and algebra. It integrates problem-solving strategies, productive struggle, perseverance and mathematical discussion into content learning. This section includes a curriculum map, model lessons, rich engaging math problems, samples of student work, powerful routines for math classrooms, classroom videos, and more.

Subject:
U.S. History
Mathematics
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
City University of New York
Author:
Eric Appleton
Kate Brandt
Mark Trushkowsky
Rebecca Leece
Tyler Holzer
Date Added:
08/21/2017