Monthly Archives:: May 2014

Lesson Plan: A Lazy Electron Wake-up Call around Series-Parallel Circuits

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Deb Hall Title: A Lazy Electron Wake-up Call around Series-Parallel Circuits Class: EET 1214C Introduction to Engineering Technology Introduction: I selected this particular topic because many of my students seem to find measuring current within a circuit to be most challenging. I think that these tools might help engage my audience because it will capture […]

A Day in the Life of Homeland Security

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This infographic provides a good summary of what mission areas the Department of Homeland Security personnel are involved in on a day-to-day basis.   It highlights the various threats to include terrorism, natural disasters and cyber attacks.  Many are not aware that the Department of Homeland Security includes the Secret Service, Federal Emergency Management Agency and […]

Why we will rely on robots?

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Robots will simply replace people on the job. In fact, they can become our essential collaborators, freeing us up to spend time on less mundane and mechanical challenges. Rodney Brooks points out how valuable this could be as the number of working-age adults drops and the number of retirees swells. He introduces us to Baxter, […]

What will future jobs look like?

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Economist Andrew McAfee suggests that, yes, probably, droids will take our jobs — or at least the kinds of jobs we know now. In this far-seeing talk, he thinks through what future jobs might look like, and how to educate coming generations to hold them. Future Jobs  

How to Find the Main Idea

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Thank you to Gina Dalle Molle for sharing this infographic with Circles of Innovation. According to her, this image presents basic steps for finding the main idea using an image as an example.  This could be an attention getter or first step before moving to finding the main idea in a paragraph.  I like the […]

The Death Stars and the Bismarck: How they hate fighter planes/X-wings

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Author:  Luke Leonard Discipline:  Humanities Title:  From World War to Star Wars: Malevolence and Bismarck   Categories:  Star Wars, WWI, Bismark, wars Tags:  bismark, malevolence, star wars the clone wars, world war II, Y-Wing Introductory Text: I was struck by this blog on the similarities between Star Wars war, the Clone War, and WWII.  The […]

Superheroes in New York

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Author: Luke Leonard        Discipline: Humanities Title:  Vacation in NY with Superheroes Categories: Infographic, New York, Superheroes   Tags: Infographic, New York, Superheroes   Text: After searching for hours for something interesting and giving up, I went back to preparing for my Supervillains class in the Fall and I stumbled upon this map.  One thing […]