Koch family Charles G. Koch and David H. Koch — the two brothers still with Koch Industries — are affiliated with the Koch family foundations. Family members Non-profit organizations The Koch family foundations are a related group of non-profit organizations that began with the establishment of the Fred and Mary Koch Foundation in 1953, and now includes the Charles Koch Foundation, the David H. Political activities Members of the Koch family have given to conservative and libertarian policy and advocacy groups in the United States, including think tanks like the Heritage Foundation and the Cato Institute, and more recently Americans for Prosperity. Americans for Prosperity, founded by David Koch, is one of the main nonprofit groups assisting the Tea Party movement, according to Kenneth Vogel of Politico. See also References
Trading Around the World International trade touches us all. We drink soda from cans made of aluminum mined in Australia, wear shoes made in Europe, eat fruit from South America, build machinery from steel milled in Asia, wear clothes made from African cotton, and live in homes built from North American wood. We take it for granted, yet before we can enjoy these products and materials, traders must negotiate prices and deliver the goods through a network of relationships that literally spans the globe. Play this game to experience the challenges and excitement of international trade. See if you can get the best price for the goods you sell and the biggest bargains for the goods you buy. Before you start, think about what you want to accomplish as a trader: Do you want to build up as much wealth as you can by selling as much of your commodities as you can? The only limit is your imagination, your negotiating skills, and your bank account!
The First Day Wiki How Did This Happen? Never thought I’d append “wiki” to a post, but here we are. Here, approaching the dead center of August, I’m getting Google hits along the lines of “first day geometry lesson” and I don’t have content to show for it. So I’m posting some of my first day procedures, which are by no means authoritative. The comments section of this post seems an inadequate container for all the first-day wisdom you all have, so I’m going to encourage you to add on to The First Day Wiki. Here’s my contribution, both for general ed and for math classes: General Ed If you’ve gotta do a syllabus, do it different from their other classes. So sketch out what you want to talk about on one page. Example here: and then what I read from: After that, I go through several, get-to-know-you activities. You can have some good times mid-year by showing student self-portraits to the class and asking them to identify the student by her roughly drawn outlines. Math Classes You buy some styrofoam cups.
Q&A: Jordan Hansell of NetJets Jordan Hansell Chairman & CEONetJets Education: Bachelor’s degree, Duke University; law degree and master’s degree in public policy, University of Michigan. Career highlights: President, NetJets; chief administrative officer and general counsel, NetJets; attorney, Nyemaster, Goode, West, Hansell & O’Brien; clerk, U.S. Jordan Hansell enjoys working from a Bombardier Global 6000 even more than from his office overlooking the Port Columbus airfield from NetJet’s headquarters. The in-flight environment is valued by the many chief executives who fly with NetJets, says Hansell. The day of this interview, Hansell was monitoring a powerful winter storm moving into the northeastern United States. “As the world changes you have to take different steps and use different tactics,” he says. What are NetJet’s challenges moving into the next decade? We want to expand internationally beyond our large bases in the United States and Europe. We operate in and out of 170 countries, we fly everywhere.
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in the Classroom Learning to understand and analyze data is a key step in becoming a critical thinker. For our nation’s youth to reach their full potential, they need tools, resources, and opportunities. Here at Data.gov, we create the opportunities for learning, challenges for innovation, and resources for exploring the nation and the world. Using Data.gov in the classroom? Education Resources The Department of Education’s “Federal Registry for Educational Excellence” project is a wealth of information. Other government sites offer the following: Other resources: PBS Teachers website. The National Science Teachers association website includes an extensive (100+) assembly of free resources for science teachers: Resources range from lesson plans to web-based activities to videos and more, on all aspects of science. K-12 Education This year Data.gov also continues their sponsorship of the USA Science and Engineering Festival. Universities Harvard University, Dr.
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Your essential ‘how-to’ guide to using Prezi in an academic environment Presentation boredom can be a significant barrier to academic communication. Ned Potter provides guidance on the strengths and weaknesses of Prezi as a fresh approach to the PowerPoint doldrums. Prezi favours a non-linear format which also allows for more self-guided autonomy for viewers. Prezi.com is a zooming presentation tool which offers an alternative to PowerPoint. Some context Last week I ran a session for academic staff and researchers on Edtech – useful online tools for education. Basic principles of Prezi With Prezi you begin with a blank canvas (or with any of the potentially very useful templates Prezi provides). Strengths Prezi is fresh and different. Weaknesses When used badly, the zooming and lurching nature of Prezi makes the audience feel motion-sickness. Examples For space reasons we won’t embed them all here, but here are some links. Tips Coherence matters. Further guidance About the Author Ned Potter is an Academic Liaison Librarian at the University of York.