February Highlights

This February we are highlighting the following topics:

  • Black History Month
  • National CTE Month
  • Abraham Lincoln's Birthday
  • President's Day
  • Digital Learning Day
  • Dino Fest
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52 Minute Challenge
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Students get one class period (52 minutes) to find a real problem on campus, document it, develop a solution and prepare a market-based presentation to be peer-reviewed the next day. The main goal of this project is to highlight the importance of collaboration when working under a tight deadline - a common situation in today's working world.

This project integrates engineering, design and business concepts and meets learning standards from 9th to 12th grade.

Subject:
Business and Economics
Career and Technical Education
Science
Material Type:
Assessment
Interactive
Lecture
Lesson Plan
Simulation
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Allen Distinguished Educators
Date Added:
11/04/2015
Abraham Lincoln on the American Union: "A Word Fitly Spoken"
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By examining Lincoln's three most famous speeches the Gettysburg Address and the First and Second Inaugural Addresses in addition to a little known fragment on the Constitution, union, and liberty, students trace what these documents say regarding the significance of union to the prospects for American self-government.

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
11/06/2019
African American History in the United States
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In this special revised and updated feature for Black History Month, teachers, parents, and students will find a collection of NEH-supported websites and EDSITEment-developed lessons that tell the four-hundred-year old story of African Americans from slavery through freedom and citizenship to the presidency.

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
11/06/2019
Audio and Speaker Electronics
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Join me for a hands-on ride through the fundamentals of electronics and acoustics and the process of loudspeaker design and construction. We will learn about the engineering and art involved throughout music/movie recording and playback, the design and application of everything from microphones to DACs, amplifiers, and speakers. With the aid of computer assisted audio measuring equipment at the MIT Edgerton Center, we will analyze the frequency response and distortion of speaker drivers, and understand their effect on what we hear. Then we design our own speakers—driver selection, crossover networks, and enclosure design—and build them in class!

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Engineering
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
High School Highlights
Author:
Michael Price
Date Added:
11/08/2019
Digital Foundations
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This book was written by two artist educators who teach digital art and design studio foundation classes. While teaching classes that take place in software laboratories, we noticed that many of our students expected to learn to use software, but gave little consideration to aesthetics or art and design history. A typical first day question is, "Are we going to learn Photoshop in this class?" This book is a mash-up of the Bauhaus Basic Course and open source software such as Inkscape, Gimp, Firefox, and Processing. We have taken some of the visual principles and exercises from the Bauhaus Basic Course and adapted them into exercises for these applications.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Art
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Free Software Foundation
Date Added:
10/28/2014
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Digital Literacy Adobe Spark Project
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Digital LIteracy Project - This lesson is a final project using Adobe Spark in which students use the knowldege learned during the Digital Citizenship unit to cereate a video that demonstrates an understanding of digital literacy and the importance of being digitally literate in a digital world. 

Subject:
Business and Marketing Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
MIKELLE
Date Added:
12/08/2020
The King of Dinosaurs or a Chicken Dinner? One Paleontologist’s Quest to Activate Atavistic Genes and Create a Dinosaur
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This lesson uses the fundamentals of protein synthesis as a context for investigating the closest living relative to Tyrannosaurus rex and evaluating whether or not paleontologist and dinosaur expert, Jack Horner, will be able to "create" live dinosaurs in the lab. The first objective is for students to be able to access and properly utilize the NIH's protein sequence database to perform a BLAST, using biochemical evidence to determine T rex's closest living relative. The second objective is for students to be able to explain and evaluate Jack Horner's plans for creating live dinosaurs in the lab. The main prerequisite for the lesson is a basic understanding of protein synthesis, or the flow of information in the cell from DNA to RNA during transcription and then from RNA to protein during translation

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT Blossoms
Author:
Justin Lessek and Diana Aljets
Date Added:
12/10/2020
Lesson 2: The First Inaugural Address (1861): Defending the American Union
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Abraham Lincoln felt that the attempt of seven states to leave the American union peacefully was, in fact, a total violation of law and order. This lesson will examine Lincoln's First Inaugural Address to understand why he thought his duty as president required him to treat secession as an act of rebellion and not a legitimate legal or constitutional action by disgruntled states.

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
11/06/2019
Reimagine Learning: Digital Tools to Support the Science and Engineering Practices
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Maggie Millar demonstrates simple, ready-to-implement tips and tools for introducing a new science framework along with digital instruction. Topics include asking questions, developing models, planning and carrying out investigations and analyzing and interpreting data.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Reimagine Teaching
Provider Set:
Reimagine Learning Virtual Conference
Author:
Maggie Millar
Date Added:
07/29/2020
Utah History Encyclopedia. Dinosaur National Monument.
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The history of -- Dinosaur National Monument -- is examined in an article provided as a PDF document. This article is extracted from the book UTAH HISTORY ENCYCLOPEDIA, published in celebration of Utah's Centennial (1996) and edited by Allan Kent Powell. Over two hundred contributors wrote about the individuals, organizations, locations, institutions, and topics important to Utah history.

Subject:
Social Studies
Provider:
Utah Collections Multimedia Encyclopedia
Provider Set:
Utah Place Names
Author:
Van Cott, John W.
Date Added:
10/11/2018
Utah History Encyclopedia. Dinosaurs of Utah.
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The history of -- Dinosaurs of Utah -- is examined in an article provided as a PDF document. This article is extracted from the book UTAH HISTORY ENCYCLOPEDIA, published in celebration of Utah's Centennial (1996) and edited by Allan Kent Powell. Over two hundred contributors wrote about the individuals, organizations, locations, institutions, and topics important to Utah history.

Subject:
Social Studies
Provider:
Utah Collections Multimedia Encyclopedia
Provider Set:
Utah Place Names
Author:
Van Cott, John W.
Date Added:
10/11/2018