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My Stroke of Insight

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Introduction: Brain is an organ with more than 85 billion neurons and 10-50 trillion neuroglial cells to support these neurons. This organ with numerous numbers of cells only weights about 3 lb in adults. Each one of its neurons forms approximately 1000 synapses with other neurons. Brain is such a complicated, organized, amazing organ that […]

Are you smarter than a dog?

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Leighann Leonard  Classical and Operant Conditioning: Are you smarter than a dog?   Before: Watch this TEDEd video on the differences between Classical and Operant conditioning. http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-difference-between-classical-and-operant-conditioning-peggy-andover Also, have students read the chapter on learning in their textbooks.   Entrance ticket: From the TEDEd video, write one paragraph demonstrating the differences between Classical and Operant […]

Those Hyperactive Electrons! A Lesson Plan

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Lesson Plan:  Quantum-Mechanical Model of The Atom Class: CHM1045C General Chemistry 1, Chapter 7, two class periods Introduction: Light is given off by atoms subjected to various forms of energy, such as heat or electricity.   The atoms of a given element emit only certain frequencies of light, however.  As a consequence, each element emits a distinctive […]

The Constitution of the United States

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John De Graca Title: What the Constitution of the United States of America is? Class: Political Science 2041: The United States Government Introduction: As a professor of Political Science teaching the US Government, one of my goals is that my students must possess a deep knowledge of the Constitution from its inception to date. The Constitution was […]

A cool video on Teaching in the 21st Century

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I like this video, it shows the activities that can be done in the classroom to engage students in motivating ways. I like the author’s point of view in terms of students do not need to be entertained, but they need to be engaged. We sometimes forget to differentiate between these two important ways of […]

The future of the tech industry: Buy your own or universal access | LinkedIn

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The future of the tech industry: Buy your own or universal access | LinkedIn. Courtesy of the “Technology-Using Professors” group on LinkedIn.com, this short article discusses the possibilities provided by a “sharing” economy. Citing examples of direct sharing services like Airbnb and Uber, free Wi-Fi provided by communication companies and businesses and other examples of […]

Mangos – Final Project

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Jan Mangos  Title: The Past and Future of New Product Development – Edsels to iPads Class: MAR 2011 (Principles of Marketing). On-ground format. Time Frame: Evening Class Introduction: New product development (NPD) is an integral part of the study of Marketing, and students seem to enjoy the topic. It’s a consideration of the past, present, […]

How to Improve English Reading Skills

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  Usually, students, and especially ESL students, find reading boring and, therefore, difficult. This blog discusses some of the problems with reading and shares some tips to help students to improve their reading skills. It discusses how reading can affect one’s grammar, writing, and vocabulary, and how it can help ESL students use English vocabulary […]