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CS Discoveries 2019-2020: Data and Society Lesson 5.11: Structuring Data

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In this lesson, students go further into the collection and interpretation of data, including cleaning and visualizing data. Students first look at the how presenting data in different ways can help people to understand it better, and they then create visualizations of their own data. Using a the results of a preferred pizza topping survey, students must decide what to do with data that does not easily fit into the visualization scheme that they have chosen. Finally, students look at which parts of this process can be automated by a computer and which need a human to make decisions.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Chansons françaises

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Chansons françaises is the integrated music component of Français interactif. Chansons features a French or Francophone song, related to each chapter's cultural or pedagogical focus, presented via audio or video. Accompanying pdfs provide additional information, as well as comprehension exercises. Songs act as a portal to various Francophone cultures and musical genres. Aural comprehension and study of lyrics afford students practice with culturally authentic text and expression. Students discover yet another reason to be passionate about studying French!

Material Type: Lesson

Authors: Karen Kelton, Kelle Keating

Foreign Language Teaching Methods

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An online, video-based methods course focusing on best practices for foreign language instruction at the high-school and college levels. It features 12 interactive media-rich modules taught by different professors from the University of Texas at Austin. Modules include Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar, Pragmatics, Culture, The Language Learner, Technology, Classroom Management, and Assessment.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Assessment, Homework/Assignment, Syllabus

Author: Blyth, Carl (ed.)

Spanish Grammar in Context

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Welcome to Spanish Grammar in Context, where you will find detailed grammar explanations of the Spanish language. Unlike traditional reference grammars, each topic is explained using authentic video examples from the Spanish in Texas project. Accompanying practice quizzes are available on an open Canvas course site.

Material Type: Interactive, Lesson

Identidad by Julio Noboa

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Julio Noboa is a poet, author, and former professor of social studies at the University of Texas at El Paso. Throughout his work and career, Dr. Noboa is known for advocating for better representation of Latin American history in U.S. social studies classes. In the next poem, a speaker describes flowers and weeds. Read the poem aloud and take notes on how the speaker views flowers and weeds.

Material Type: Lesson, Reading

Author: Julio Noboa

7.4 Matter Cycling & Photosynthesis

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Students figure out that they can trace all food back to plants, including processed and synthetic food. They obtain and communicate information to explain how matter gets from living things that have died back into the system through processes done by decomposers. Students finally explain that the pieces of their food are constantly recycled between living and nonliving parts of a system.

Material Type: Lesson, Lesson Plan, Module, Teaching/Learning Strategy, Unit of Study

Author: OpenSciEd

Exploring Energy: Kinetic and Potential

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Students learn about kinetic and potential energy, including various types of potential energy: chemical, gravitational, elastic and thermal energy. They identify everyday examples of these energy types, as well as the mechanism of corresponding energy transfers. They learn that energy can be neither created nor destroyed and that relationships exist between a moving object's mass and velocity. Further, the concept that energy can be neither created nor destroyed is reinforced, as students see the pervasiveness of energy transfer among its many different forms. A PowerPoint(TM) presentation and post-quiz are provided.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Authors: Eric Anderson, Irene Zhao, Jeff Kessler