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Extractions: For several years, the Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction (MCLI) has conducted software evaluations for the Maricopa Community Colleges . Critical is the identification of the software's effectiveness as a tool for learning. All reviews were completed by faculty members. Topic Date Description Counseling Sept 1996 Counselors reviewed several titles in the areas of personal development and decision making, for potential use as a classroom tool and as a tool in a counseling-client setting. Games and Simulations Oct 1995 Shall we teach with a game? was the question we asked faculty in several disciplines. They looked at the games in how useful they might be as an instructional tool and each provided a learning activity that could use the software. Humanities Jan 1995 LynnAnn Wojciechowicz of South Mountain Community College reviewed 23 Humanities software programs, most of which are available on CD-ROM. Mathematics Aug 1994 Math software was last reviewed by us in 1987, and a new round was completed in the summer of 1994. Some of the reviewers took on the extra option to create lesson materials for the program under consideration. NOTE: These reviews have been removed since they are several years out of date.
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Extractions: Macro Data, Employment International Data Government Budgets and Debt ... Why Study Economics? This page is a collection of information and web links showing activities to use in economics classes and sites of other teachers of economics. For some specific suggestions about how to develop web projects for class, see our Web Teaching Ideas Page . If you have web pages for your classes or a website of teaching information that could be linked here, please let me know. Additional economics data sites are listed on the Economics Information page. Comments about EcEdWeb sosin at unomaha.edu University of NE at Omaha Department of Economics. Links to economic information Directory of Ph.D. programs in Economics Directory of Publishers Includes Academic Publishers, Computer Book Publishers, Scientific / Technical / Medical (STM) Publishers, Electronic Publishing Companies, Online Publishing Projects, and Other Commercial Publishers.
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Extractions: Although this program was created for college students, it would be appropriate for high school students as well. The intent of the CD is to "reduce the harm associated with the misuse of alchohol". Developed by the University of Illinois in partnership with the Century Council, this interactive and interesting program provides physiological, psychological, and legal information to help young people make responsible decisions about drinking or not drinking. The Century Council Windows: 8MB free RAM, IBM 486Dx or better, Microsoft Windows 3.1 or later.
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Extractions: USA Drew University, a small private college in the United States, offers a course in software engineering once every two years. This year the course has been revitalized using the Internet in several different ways. Drew University[ ] is a small private college in Madison, New Jersey, USA. Our joint Mathematics/Computer Science Department[ ] offers a Computer Science major developed along guidelines published by the Association for Computing Machinery[ ]. Being a small department, and stemming originally from a mathematics-only department, our curriculum places heavy emphasis on programming and the design of programs and algorithms. Our curriculum is fully integrated with the University's commitment to the liberal arts. (As I understand it, the notion of a "liberal arts" education is unique to colleges and universities in the United States. For a slightly overstated description of the liberal arts philosophy, see the Liberal Arts Colleges Web site[ The Drew campus has several computing luxuries not afforded to other small institutions. Since 1984 each entering first-year student has received a desktop computer (or notebook computer) and printer. In 1984 the standard issue was a desktop computer with a Z-80 chip running CP/M[
Extractions: Below are links to sites specifically designed to help teachers use the Internet in designing courses in history. Please feel free to send us other links we should post. Just drop an email to the editor. Note: Descriptions of the sites are taken from the sites themselves. THE SYLLABUS FINDER The Syllabus Finder : This site, run by George Mason University's Center for History and New Media, features an automated search tool that locates relevant syllabi on any topic. The Syllabus Finder scans the largest database of history syllabiover 11,000 and growing dailyin combination with a powerful Google-based search of thousands of others on the web. You can compare courses at different universities, see how widely assigned a specific book is, or use it to plan your own course. (Authors: You can use it to find out how widely assigned your own book is.) FOR K-12 TEACHERS The New York Times Learning Network: This site is geared towards students in grades 3-12, their teachers and parents. Teachers can access daily lesson plans for grades 6-12, as well as quizzes built around NYT articles. Previous lessons are available in the archive and in thematic lesson plan units. Teachers can also use News Snapshot, aimed for grades 3-5, to explore current events through New York Times photos and related questions. The site also provides them with the latest education news from the newspaper.
Extractions: Imagine you are an observer in an elementary-school classroom. Two shiny new computers are hooked up to the school's network and the Internet. The teacher steps to the front of her room, smiles at 35 young faces and poses a challenge: "OK, class, we have downloaded a wonderful picture of penguins from the Web. Who can tell me how to insert this picture into a report written in Microsoft Word?" She is not conducting a test. The 10-year-olds are teaching her how to use the software. This is how many public-school teachers are learning computer technology or improving their software knowledge: their students are passing along skills and shortcuts learned on their own, from their parents or other kids. For many teachers, formal computer training often is not readily available or affordable in their school districts. And many low-paid teachers cannot afford good home computers and Internet accounts that would let them gain experience and confidence from daily use.
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Extractions: Ainsworth gives you the only keyboarding software that's designed to help your students write easily and well. Teach the keyboard by touch instead of by pictures. Provide drills that detect and eliminate weak keys automatically. Evaluate skills using your own documents. Give your students the advantage of true computer keyboarding skills. All lessons and drills are self-adjusting and automatically match any grade level. This includes people with disabilities, children with special needs, Senior Citizens with a touch of arthritis, and executives with no time to waste. The lessons advance automatically at a pace that's matched to each student. Practice sessions may be of any length. Separate history files are maintained automatically for any number of students. For more about adaptive lessons and our computer-generated lessons system, see Personal lessons and Introduction to Keyboarding Exclusive Hands-ON! monitoring system
Extractions: Major Sources NCTM Standards (Standards 2000) - National Council of Teachers of Mathematics NCTM's Principles and Standards for School Mathematics is the compilation of the lessons learned and experiences gained over the years since the 1989 Standards were released. The site features include: an online version of the Standards (including illustrations, Java applets, and video clips); information about the Standards and the process used in their creation; information on the different formats available; previous standards; and related resources. ERIC, Science and Math Education Digests Digests produced by ERIC/CSMEE are information sheets that highlight topics of interest in the fields of mathematics education. Writings from the MegaMath Project Documents containing classroom materials and discussion of mathematics pedagogy. The Los Alamos workbook; Lessons for math teachers; An hour in the classroom; Literacy lessons and mathematics learning; Computer science in elementary school; Combinatorially based cryptography for children; Classroom structures for human development. Children's Software Review Classroom Compass Published by the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory.
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Extractions: Pirkei Avot V'shinantam is divided into three sections. Torah contains thoughts and ideas for us as teachers to help support and elevate us in our holy work. Avodah will be teaching ideas and suggestions to use in our classrooms. G'milut Chasadim contains information about a specific mitzvah and suggests opportunities to involve our students and us in the work of helping others, in and out of the classroom. Each teacher has varying comfort with different subject matter as well as different teaching tools. A challenge for many teachers is how to integrate technology into the classroom. Today the term "technology" often means computers and the Internet. Ten years ago, "technology" may have meant a bulky video camera or a VHS or BetaMax videotape recorder. In looking at the use of technology in the classroom, an educational technologist uses the broadest definition of technology. Technology is any instrument or tool that can be used to assist a person in teaching a lesson. Technology can be anything from a pencil and a piece of paper to the electronic superhighway. How do you decide which technologies to use in the classroom?
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Extractions: Career Education ... Software Reviews Review E D U C A T O R S O F T W A R E R E V I E W This review reflects the observations and experiences of independent teacher volunteers, and is provided as a service to Education World readers. The review in no way constitutes an endorsement of the product or its manufacturer by those teachers or by Education World. Recently, Education World asked members of our product review team to check out elements of PASCO Scientific's Hydromania Introductory Bundle, a science activity kit designed to teach students about the properties of water. The bundle our reviewers rated included a Pasport Temperature Sensor, DataStudio software, and the Properties of Water Teacher Resource Kit. Our reviewers checked out this science activity kit in actual classroom situations, rated it on a scale of 1-4, and shared their thoughts about its strengths and weaknesses. Discover what they had to say. Included: Comments about how the product functioned in actual classroom situations.
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Extractions: Articles Choosing School Software by Tammy Payton This article has appeared on the following website: the Well Connected Educator Articles and Interviews Software Comes First Ideally, choose your software before committing yourself to what hardware and platforms you'll be using. By choosing the software before you purchase your computers, you can be sure that the programs will run efficiently. Schools often purchase their operating systems and network software before they've chosen the software. This limits your choices. All software that you purchase has specific system requirements in order for it to run properly. If you've already purchased your hardware, then you need to narrow your software choices to those that will operate on the system and the system's capabilities that you have. If you have a networked system, be sure to see if the software you are looking at has a networked version.