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Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Home Page, a part of the U.S. Department of Education

Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Home Page, a part of the U.S. Department of Education

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Premise Data General How many countries do you operate? We’re currently in more than 30 countries across six continents. The World Factbook The Office of Public Affairs (OPA) is the single point of contact for all inquiries about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). We read every letter, fax, or e-mail we receive, and we will convey your comments to CIA officials outside OPA as appropriate. However, with limited staff and resources, we simply cannot respond to all who write to us. Contact Information Submit questions or comments online Open Textbook Crash Course Using the Open Text Library All texts in this library are licensed under a Creative Commons license. Please check individual texts for variations on the license. Teacher-Created Textbooks

Gulf Oil Spill Collection Resources Multimedia Lessons and Activities Top 20 Must-Have Educational iPhone & iPad Apps Used By Real Teachers in the Classroom - iPhone app article - Shara Karasic With the advent of the 2011/2012 school year, teachers who have access to mobile technology are scrambling to find the best education apps for the iPod Touch, iPad and iPhone. Educators use apps for everything from communicating with students to inspiring creativity to dissecting virtual frogs. Luckily, we have lots of educators (including Apple Distinguished Educators) on Appolicious who share their lists of the best education apps for elementary, middle school, junior high, and high school. These are the education apps most listed by educators on Appolicious. 1. 3D Brain (iPad, iPhone. Questionnaire design Perhaps the most important part of the survey process is the creation of questions that accurately measure the opinions, experiences and behaviors of the public. Accurate random sampling and high response rates will be wasted if the information gathered is built on a shaky foundation of ambiguous or biased questions. Creating good measures involves both writing good questions and organizing them to form the questionnaire. Questionnaire design is a multistage process that requires attention to many details at once. Designing the questionnaire is complicated because surveys can ask about topics in varying degrees of detail, questions can be asked in different ways, and questions asked earlier in a survey may influence how people respond to later questions. Researchers also are often interested in measuring change over time and therefore must be attentive to how opinions or behaviors have been measured in prior surveys.

North Carolina History: A Digital Textbook - LEARN NC Primary sources, multimedia, readings, and lesson plans to tell the many stories of North Carolina's past. Replace your textbook — or enhance your teaching with selections. Get started Sampler An overview with samples of the kinds of readings, primary sources, and multimedia available. How Library Technical Services Can Support OER Initiatives: e-Forum Summary On January 27-28, 2016, the ALCTS e-Forum entitled “How Library Technical Services Can Support OER Initiatives” provided participants an opportunity to discuss a number of areas where library technical services can impact such programs. The SPARC web site introduces the concept: “… Open Educational Resources (OER) … are teaching, learning, and research resources that are free of cost and access barriers, and which also carry legal permission for open use. Generally, this permission is granted by use of an open license (for example, Creative Commons licenses) which allows anyone to freely use, adapt, and share the resource—anytime, anywhere. “Open” permissions are typically defined in terms of the “5R’s”: users are free to Retain, Reuse, Revise, Remix and Redistribute these educational materials.” The moderators, Nicole Allen (SPARC) and Eleanor Cook (East Carolina University) started the conversation with asking how collection development liaisons can assist.

Talking With Kids About the Gulf Oil Spill A Guide for Parents and Teachers News about the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is in the newspaper, on TV and the radio. This disaster is difficult enough for adults to comprehend and deal with. Quick List: iPad Resources For The Classroom One question that comes into my inbox or on Twitter a lot lately is one dealing with iPads in the Classroom. Many schools a all over are investing in iPads in the Classroom and educators want to know how to use them effectively, apps to consider and more. In keeping with the "My Favorite Resources" theme (last week I listed my favorite resources for talking about Twitter) here are my go-to resources when people ask me about iPads in the Classroom. iPads For Education

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