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The Effect of Announced Quizzes on Exam Performance: Quiz Content  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

I administered quizzes to two sections of a course named "The Psychology of Learning." There were three multiple choice exams during the semester. Quizzes were given between exam 1 and exam 2. For one section, (lecture) quizzes occurred after the material had been covered in lecture. For the other section, quizzes were based on material not yet…

Azorlosa, Julian L.

2012-01-01

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Homophone Quizzes  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A homophone is a word with the same sound as another but with a different meaning. For example, some and sum, scale (of a fish) and scale to climb. The term homonym is often used interchangeably. Take the following quizzes to test your knowledge of homophones. Homophone Quizzes Yes! you must do all 33 quizzes and you must have a perfect score of 30 to move on to the next quiz. Please write down your scores and turn them in to Mrs. D. at the end of the class period. Their, There and They re - Exercise 1 Answer the following 20 questions. Check your ...

Devitry, Mrs.

2010-11-16

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Astronomy Quizzes  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website contains a collection of quizzes from a wide range of topics. Subjects covered include historical astronomy, astronomical units and scales, telescopes, planetary geology, the sun, stellar evolution, cosmology, and life in the universe. These quizzes have five to ten multiple choice questions each. Quizzes are graded automatically and the student is told which answers are correct and incorrect.

Arny, Thomas

2010-01-26

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The Trivia Portal: Quizzes  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Fun Trivia.com, "the World's Largest Trivia Site" includes a section of trivia quizzes devoted to science. Sixteen different quizzes are currently offered, covering topics such as the Fahrenheit Scale, Chemical Elements: Origins of Names, and How to Do Science. The quizzes are graded on a difficulty scale based on scores from the first twenty players. After a free registration, anyone can submit their own quiz, as long as it meets the ground rules and requirements. For this reason, Fun Trivia does not guarantee the accuracy of questions and answers. An appealing feature is that, once all questions are answered and the quiz is submitted, the correct answers are displayed along with the answer submitted by the player. This may be a fun activity to incorporate into science classrooms of a variety of levels.

Ford, Terry.

2001-01-01

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Explorit's Science Quizzes  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website hosts a number of quizzes, all about different science topics. The quizzes are self-correcting, and some give a score. Most quizzes contain 5 questions. Topics covered include biology, physics, weather, astronomy, chemistry, and more.

1995-12-01

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Quizzes and Tutorials  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Undergraduate students, are you looking for additional chemistry practice problems? If so, you should visit this Web site created by The Ohio State University's Chemistry Department. Users will find fifteen test banks covering an abundance of chemistry topics including Quantum Chemistry, Rates of Reaction, and Electrochemistry. Within each test bank, students will find numerous three-question quizzes. After taking a quiz, visitors can observe their performance and learn the correct answers. This site will certainly help students improve their chemistry knowledge.

2007-05-06

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Quiz-o-matic: a free Web-based tool for construction of self-scoring on-line quizzes.  

PubMed

Increasingly, educators are using the World-Wide Web (the Web) and related technology to supplement their traditional teaching materials. In this paper, we present a free tool that has been placed on the Web to enable educators to create Web pages that present self-scoring quizzes. Such Web-based practice quizzes provide students with an opportunity for interactive assessment and review of course material. The tool, Quiz-o-Matic, uses active server pages to build the HTML and JavaScript code for each quiz, without requiring the user to edit any code. We present evidence that students judge the self-scoring quizzes to be useful and worthwhile additions to a course. PMID:10875170

White, R J; Hammer, C A

2000-05-01

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Physics Quizzes and Physics Trivia  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

On this site, visitors can access thirty-five quizzes, each with five to ten questions, covering various aspects of physics. The topics here include: special relativity, OhmâÂÂs lore, orbital mechanics, inside the atom, types of energy storage, and subatomic and modern physics. For accessibility, each quiz can be played in either Flash or html format. Also, each questionâÂÂs answer contains a brief explanation why it is the correct answer to help visitors more thoroughly understand the physics principle being tested. This is a useful resource for students to refresh or enhance their knowledge of physics, or for educators to use in the classroom to test studentsâ understanding.

2007-04-18

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The Effect of Online Quizzes on Learning Japanese.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a collaborative effort in using the Blackboard CourseInfo quiz generator to make online quizzes available to students taking intermediate Japanese. Because of the convenience of online delivery, these quizzes are well suited to the needs of today's liberal arts students who often participate in many extracurricular activities.…

Itoh, Reiko; Hannon, Charles

2002-01-01

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Cooperative Learning--Part 3. Electronic Cooperative Quizzes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Introduces the Electronic Cooperative Quiz (ECQ) program which aims to investigate the implementation of cooperative quizzes to the World Wide Web. Describes the creation and design of the program and evaluates the two different methods used with students. (YDS)

Jensen, Murray; Moore, Randy; Hatch, Jay

2002-01-01

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Statistics for Public Policy and Sociology Quizzes  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site provides links to tests and quizzes for the Statistics and Data Analysis for Public Policy and Sociology course at Duke University, 1992 through 1995. This is an older site, but the sets of tests and quizzes are still valuable. Each one could be translated into an exam for either a statistics or sociology course. There are thirty-eight total exams/quizzes. This is valuable tool for crafting questions for lower level sociology/statistics courses.

2009-02-27

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HyperBrain: Pathway Quizzes in Neuroanatomy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Set of eighteen quizzes on neuroanatomy accompanying the HyperBrain tutorial. The quizzes require the free Macromedia Flash player plug-in. Illustrations modified from "Neuroanatomy - An Atlas of Structures, Sections, and Systems," Fourth Edition, Duane E. Haines, Ph.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Anatomy, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, Copyright 1995. With permission from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Baltimore, Maryland, USA.Annotated: false

Haines, Duane E.; Stensaas, Suzanne S.

2010-07-22

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The Effect of Announced Quizzes on Exam Performance: II  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

I administered announced, multiple-choice quizzes to 1 of 2 sections of a Psychology of Learning class in each of 2 consecutive fall semesters. The quizzes were administered between the first and second exams which were also multiple-choice. Quizzes were discontinued after the second exam. After the second exam, students completed a questionnaire…

Azorlosa, Julian L.

2011-01-01

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Weekly Quizzing Really Works!: Online Software Makes It Easy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Frequent quizzing prods students to keep up with course work--and keeps them on their toes. The Internet offers a great tool for frequent quizzing. In this article, the author shares his experience quizzing his students weekly using his university's online learning system, WebCT, in the hope that this experience will prove useful to other…

Waite, Jerry

2007-01-01

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Both multiple-choice and short-answer quizzes enhance later exam performance in middle and high school classes.  

PubMed

Practicing retrieval of recently studied information enhances the likelihood of the learner retrieving that information in the future. We examined whether short-answer and multiple-choice classroom quizzing could enhance retention of information on classroom exams taken for a grade. In seventh-grade science and high school history classes, students took intermittent quizzes (short-answer or multiple-choice, both with correct-answer feedback) on some information, whereas other information was not initially quizzed but received equivalent coverage in all other classroom activities. On the unit exams and on an end-of-semester exam, students performed better for information that had been quizzed than that not quizzed. An unanticipated and key finding is that the format of the quiz (multiple-choice or short-answer) did not need to match the format of the criterial test (e.g., unit exam) for this benefit to emerge. Further, intermittent quizzing cannot be attributed to intermittent reexposure to the target facts: A restudy condition produced less enhancement of later test performance than did quizzing with feedback. Frequent classroom quizzing with feedback improves student learning and retention, and multiple-choice quizzing is as effective as short-answer quizzing for this purpose. PMID:24274234

McDermott, Kathleen B; Agarwal, Pooja K; D'Antonio, Laura; Roediger, Henry L; McDaniel, Mark A

2014-03-01

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Spanish Verbs ïÿý Educational Quizzes  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As any non-native Spanish-speaker will attest to, there is nothing more difficult than learning to conjugate those irregular Spanish verbs. Fortunately, the quizzes from Quiz Tree can help. Each quiz, with twenty-five to fifty questions apiece, targets specific basic Spanish infinitives, such as �estar� (to be), �jugar� (to play), and �hacer� (to make). The multiple-choice questions ask students to identify the proper conjugation of the selected verb in each tense (including the preterito impefecto) taking the subject into consideration (nosotros, etc.). These activities are excellent resources for instructors who teach beginning or intermediate Spanish courses to use in the classroom or as supporting material. They are also helpful for students new to Spanish or who need to refresh their rusty Spanish skills. Qu� bueno!

2007-02-02

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The use of formative online quizzes to enhance class preparation and scores on summative exams  

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Online quizzes were introduced into an undergraduate Exercise Physiology course to encourage students to read ahead and think critically about the course material before coming to class. The purpose of the study was to determine if the use of the online quizzes was associated with improvements in summative exam scores and if the online quizzes were valid predictors of summative exam performance. A retrospective analysis was performed on the course scores from three different groups of Exercise Physiology students. Students in group 1 completed the original version of the course, those in group 2 completed an updated version of the course that included more rigorous exam questions, and those in group 3 completed the same updated version of the course but with the addition of 10 required online quizzes. Results showed that the overall mean summative exam score from group 3 was significantly higher than that from group 2 (81.79 ñ 8.26 and 78.72 ñ 9.61, respectively). A significant positive correlation (r = 0.50) was also found between individual mean online quiz scores and individual mean exam scores for those students in group 3. It was concluded that the formative online quizzes did enhance summative exam performance and that the online quizzes were valid predictors of exam performance.

2008-12-01

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Test-enhanced learning in the classroom: long-term improvements from quizzing.  

PubMed

Three experiments examined whether quizzing promotes learning and retention of material from a social studies course with sixth grade students from a suburban middle school. The material used in the experiments was the course material students were to learn and some of the dependent measures were the actual tests on which students received grades. In within-subject designs, students received three low-stakes multiple-choice quizzes in Experiments 1 and 2 and performance on quizzed items was compared to that on items that were presented twice (Experiment 2) or items that were not presented on the initial quizzes (Experiments 1 and 2). We found that students' performance on both chapter exams and semester exams improved following quizzing relative to either not being quizzed or relative to the twice-presented items. In Experiment 3, students were given one multiple-choice quiz in class and encouraged to quiz themselves outside of class using a Web-based system. The assessment in this experiment was a short answer test in which students had to produce answers, but we also used multiple-choice tests. Once again, we found that quizzing of material produced a positive effect on chapter and semester exams. These results show the robustness of retrieval practice via testing as a learning mechanism in a classroom setting using the subject matter of the course and (in most cases) the tests on which students received grades as the dependent measures. Our results add to a growing body of evidence that retrieval practice in the classroom can boost academic performance. PMID:22082095

Roediger, Henry L; Agarwal, Pooja K; McDaniel, Mark A; McDermott, Kathleen B

2011-12-01

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Mastery quizzes on the Web: results from a Web-based introductory psychology course.  

PubMed

Quizzes on the Web (QUEB) is a system for delivery of multiple-choice quizzes over the World Wide Web implemented as a set of Perl scripts. Items are contained in a text file and are randomly selected and ordered, and rich feedback is provided to the student. QUEB is in its fifth year of use as a mastery quiz system in an on-line psychology course. QUEB is highly rated by students, and its use is correlated with performance on examinations. PMID:11447674

Maki, W S; Maki, R H

2001-05-01

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Lessons Learned in the Use of WIRIS Quizzes to Upgrade Moodle to Solve Electrical Circuits  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

WIRIS quizzes are an online mathematics tool for educational purposes that upgrade Moodle quizzes and allow the development of personalized quizzes using random data and conditional instructions. WIRIS quizzes can be used in any mathematics or science degree; their complex operators allow it to be used to solve electrical circuits. This tool…

Bogarra Rodriguez, S.; Corbalan Fuertes, M.; Font Piera, A.; Plaza Garcia, I.; Solsona, F. J. A.

2012-01-01

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Exploring the Universe Together: Cooperative Quizzes With and Without a Classroom Performance System in Astronomy 101  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Our University of Alabama introductory astronomy course has large enrollments, with the usual problems of low attendance and students putting off studying until just before major exams--with predictable consequences. We tried one strategy--cooperatively answering quiz questions--during our May 2002 interim term. Classes were long: three hours a day over three weeks. Before midclass break, we presented a multiple-choice open-book-and-notes quiz to be answered after the break. Quizzes could increase grades without excessively diluting the importance of closed-book major exams. The interim 2002 final exam average was 80%, much better than the 2001 class average of 57%. During a regular semester, handing out and taking up papers would take up much time during the more frequent classes. It's also more interesting if students vote for different answers together, then see the correct answer. We obtained funds for a Classroom Performance System (CPS) consisting of two computer receiver units, a hub, and 128 TV remote-style response pads. We used the CPS during interim 2003. Ease of giving quizzes and grading permitted two shorter quizzes a day. Improvement was maintained, with a slight 3% increase. In addition, students graded the "cooperative quiz" 2002 and 2003 courses higher than the 2001 course. We also used the CPS for public astronomy events and introductory physics courses.

Byrd, Gene G.; Coleman, Susanna; Werneth, Charles

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Increasing Student Success Using Online Quizzing in Introductory (Majors) Biology  

PubMed Central

Students often complain about their perceived disconnect between the time and effort spent studying and their subsequent performance on exams. Robert Bjork's research asserts that retrieval of stored information acts as a memory modifier, and that using tests as learning events creates “desirable difficulties that enhance learning.” To determine the effect of utilizing testing as a learning event in the introductory (majors) biology classroom, we used an online homework platform to give required quizzes throughout the course. Analysis of exam grades earned by those taking 100% of pre-exam quizzes indicates that not only does this group have a significantly higher exam average than the group of students who took 0% of the pre-exam quizzes, but they also have a significantly higher exam average than the class average. Through detailed, statistical analysis, the benefit of quizzing is demonstrated to be significant for students of diverse academic abilities. Pre-exam quizzing using an online homework platform is an effective way to increase student performance on exams and allows class time to be utilized for teaching activities.

Orr, Rebecca; Foster, Shellene

2013-01-01

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Arithmetic Quiz  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Arithmetic Quiz gives the user randomized questions to answer on arithmetic with whole numbers and integers. Parameters: Level of difficulty and types of questions. Arithmetic Quiz is one of the Interactivate assessment quizzes.

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Think-Share-Write: An Effective Strategy for Group Quizzes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Group Quizzes using the Think-Share-Write strategy can be very effective in engaging students and enhancing their learning in the classroom. In this article, I describe my experiences in implementing this method in both lower division and upper division Mathematics courses. (Contains 1 figure.)

Gopalakrishnan, Hema

2004-01-01

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Readiness Assessment Tests versus Frequent Quizzes: Student Preferences  

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This study compares the effectiveness of two different assessment techniques; readiness assessment tests (RATs) and frequent quizzing. We report student perceptions of the impact of these techniques on the number of readings done prior to the class period, thorough reading of assignments, ability to follow class discussions, ability to participate…

Weinstein, Suzanne E.; Wu, Shao-Wei

2009-01-01

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The Impact of Daily Extra Credit Quizzes on Exam Performance  

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This study examined whether offering daily extra credit quizzes predicted exam performance in an advanced psychology course (n = 36). Results revealed that extra credit performance was a strong predictor of exam performance, above and beyond gender, college grade point average, and ACT scores. In addition, results suggested that nearly half of the…

Padilla-Walker, Laura M.

2006-01-01

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Use of On-line Practice Quizzes Enhances Student Performance in Anatomy & Physiology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

An article from HAPS-EDucator reporting the integration of On-Line WebCT (Web Course Tools) practice quizzes for Anatomy & Physiology. The article describes the layout and components of the quizzes and the exam means, and final grade distributions before and after implementing the quizzes.

Jerry D Norton (Georgia State University Biology Department); Andrew Clancy (Georgia State University Biology Department)

2005-12-01

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The Use of Formative Online Quizzes to Enhance Class Preparation and Scores on Summative Exams  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Online quizzes were introduced into an undergraduate Exercise Physiology course to encourage students to read ahead and think critically about the course material before coming to class. The purpose of the study was to determine if the use of the online quizzes was associated with improvements in summative exam scores and if the online quizzes

Dobson, John L.

2008-01-01

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Team-Based Learning and Open-Book Quizzes: Determining What Works in an Introductory Geoscience Course  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Concepts in Geology (EES 345) is an inquiry-based ten-week geoscience course for pre-service elementary and middle-school teachers at Wright State University. For most of them, this is the first and last geoscience class that they take. Required readings are an important part of the class because of the amount of vocabulary and number of concepts that students need to master. It is not possible to spend much class time on lectures that cover the same material, as students are expected to be doing hands-on activities, presentations, discussions, and laboratory exercises applying the material learned from reading. As the instructor, I administer frequent quizzes to encourage students to do the reading and to take notes. The quizzes are 10 multiple-choice questions each and the students are allowed to use a single page of notes. After they complete their quizzes individually, the students gather in groups of three or four and work on the same questions, but are allowed to discuss their answers. This motivates students further to be scrupulous about reading, enables them to help each other overcome mistakes, and helps them work out difficult problems that overwhelmed individuals in the group. The average group scores on in-class, closed- book quizzes are almost always higher than highest average individual score (more than 5% on the average), so even the best-prepared person in the group is managing to learn something from his or her peers. After the all the scores are recorded, I tally the number of correct group and individual answers to each question. If one or more groups gets a question wrong, it's clearly a hard question and worth going over during class time. If more than half of the groups get a question wrong, it is not scored as part of the total. When I used a new text last spring, students found the quizzes overwhelmingly hard. So I let students take the individual quizzes home to answer directly from the book and continued to give group quizzes in class. Students no longer brought notes to the group quizzes. In some groups, all individuals gave identical wrong answers to the same questions (and repeated that answer on the group quiz) indicating probable cooperation on the individual quizzes. The average group scores were no longer significantly higher than the average individual scores, indicating less learning, and the groups still had trouble answering questions involving problem-solving or synthesis or comparison of ideas.

Teed, R.

2008-12-01

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A usability comparison of PDA-based quizzes and paper-and-pencil quizzes  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the last few years, schools and universities have incorporated personal digital assistants (PDAs) into their teaching curricula in an attempt to enhance students’ learning experience and reduce instructors’ workload. One of the most common uses of PDAs in the classroom is as a test administrator. This study compared the usability effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction of a PDA-based quiz application

Noa Segall; Toni L. Doolen; J. David Porter

2005-01-01

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Exploring the Universe with TV Remotes: Cooperative Quizzes via the Classroom Performance System (CPS) in AY101  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Our AY101 course has large enrollments. There are the usual attendance problems with students putting off studying until just before major exams, with predictable consequences. We (myself, faculty, Werneth, grad student, and Coleman, undergrad) describe our experience with one strategy to actively involve students: cooperatively answering quiz questions. We tried a solution during our May 2002 Interim term. Classes of three hours/day over three weeks make mid-class breaks essential! Before breaks, we presented a short multiple choice, open book/note quiz answered after break. Quizzes could increase grades, e.g. A- to an A, without excessively diluting importance of closed-book major exams. Comparing Interim 2002 final exams to Interim 2001, the average was 80%, much better than the 2001 class's 57%. The 2002 students interacted with one another more. Attendance was over 90%. During a regular semester, handing out and taking up papers would take up much time during the more frequent and larger classes. It's more interesting if students vote for different answers together then revealing the correct answer. Toward these ends, I obtained a grant for a "Classroom Performance System," a computer receiver unit, 128 ``TV remote" response pads and software for creating quizzes. Spring 2003, three teachers tried out the system in a trial fashion. To compare, we used the system during Interim 2003. Ease of giving quizzes and grading permitted a shorter 5 question quiz during break with another at class end totaling of 27 quizzes (almost one/day for a regular semester's Tuesday/Thursday class). Improvement was maintained with a slight 3 % increase. We used the CPS for events such as the recent Mars close approach. Kids of all ages like to check their understanding with a few questions. We created a web site where the students can interactively review questions and other materials, http://ay101.garnetsigma.com/index.html

Byrd, G.; Coleman, S.; Werneth, C.

2003-12-01

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Practice (Rather than Graded) Quizzes, with Answers, May Increase Introductory Psychology Exam Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors investigated whether practice (or graded) quizzes, with or without provision of correct answers, would be more beneficial for introductory psychology exam performance. In six sections (N = 249) of an introductory psychology class, taught by the same professor, different approaches to quizzes were applied across sections to measure…

Wickline, Virginia B.; Spektor, Valeriya G.

2011-01-01

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The Effect of Frequent Quizzes on Short- and Long-Term Academic Performance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined effects of frequent quizzes on dental student performance in a course on introductory radiology. Results indicated the group (N=36) with frequent quizzes performed significantly better than the control group (n=35) on midterm and final examinations (but not post-tests), and assessed course content and instructor more…

Geist, James R.; Soehren, Stephen E.

1997-01-01

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The Effect of Short Formative Diagnostic Web Quizzes with Minimal Feedback  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To help students gauge their understanding of basic concepts and encourage good study habits, we administered short online quizzes that use generic questions in the crucial first few weeks of a course. The purpose of the study was to investigate whether the combination of these web quizzes with generic questions with only binary feedback (right or…

Balter, Olle; Enstrom, Emma; Klingenberg, Bernhard

2013-01-01

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The Effects of Written Corrective Feedback on Graded Quizzes for Students in a Personalized System of Instruction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The value of proctor written feedback on college students' graded quizzes in a Personalized System of Instruction (PSI) was investigated. In Experiment I, the amount of time 67 students reviewed their graded quizzes was determined. Results indicated that 63% of the students did not review their graded quizzes, suggesting students do not use the…

Belanger, Gregg A.; And Others

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Does Structured Quizzing with Process Specific Feedback Lead to Learning Gains in an Active Learning Geoscience Classroom?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

There is a great realization that efficient teaching in the geosciences has the potential to have far reaching effects in outreach to decision and policy makers (Herbert, 2006; Manduca & Mogk, 2006). This research in turn informs educators that the geosciences by the virtue of their highly integrative nature play an important role in serving as an entry point into STEM disciplines and helping developing a new cadre of geoscientists, scientists and a general population with an understanding of science. Keeping these goals in mind we set to design introductory geoscience courses for non-majors and majors that move away from the traditional lecture models which don't necessarily contribute well to knowledge building and retention ((Handelsman et al., 2007; Hake, 1997) to a blended active learning classroom where basic concepts and didactic information is acquired online via webquests, lecturettes and virtual field trips and the face to face portions of the class are focused on problem solving exercises. The traditional way to ensure that students are prepared for the in-class activity is to have the students take a quiz online to demonstrate basic competency. In the process of redesign, we decided to leverage the technology to build quizzes that are highly structured and map to a process (formation of divergent boundaries for example) or sets of earth processes that we needed the students to know before in-class activities. The quizzes can be taken multiple times and provide process specific feedback, thus serving as a heuristic to the students to ensure they have acquired the necessary competency. The heuristic quizzes were developed and deployed over a year with the student data driving the redesign process to ensure synchronicity. Preliminary data analysis indicates a positive correlation between higher student scores on in-class application exercises and time spent on the process quizzes. An assessment of learning gains also indicate a higher degree of self efficacy among students who took the quizzes multiple times vs. the students who took the quizzes just enough times to ensure a passing grade.

Palsole, S.; Serpa, L. F.

2013-12-01

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Temporal Patterns of Behavior from the Scheduling of Psychology Quizzes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Temporal patterns of behavior have been observed in real-life performances such as bill passing in the U.S. Congress, in-class studying, and quiz taking. However, the practical utility of understanding these patterns has not been evaluated. The current study demonstrated the presence of temporal patterns of quiz taking in a university-level…

Jarmolowicz, David P.; Hayashi, Yusuke; St. Peter Pipkin, Claire

2010-01-01

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Order of Operations Quiz  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This activity allows the user to practice order of operations with addition/subtraction, multiplication/division, exponents, and parentheses. Order of Operations Quiz is one of the Interactivate assessment quizzes.

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Cholesterol IQ Quiz  

MedlinePLUS

... Pressure High Blood Pressure Tools & Resources Stroke More Cholesterol IQ Quiz Updated:Mar 26,2014 Tools Quizzes ... content was last reviewed on 04/04/2012." Cholesterol • Home • About Cholesterol Introduction Good vs. Bad Cholesterol ...

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Temporal patterns of behavior from the scheduling of psychology quizzes.  

PubMed

Temporal patterns of behavior have been observed in real-life performances such as bill passing in the U.S. Congress, in-class studying, and quiz taking. However, the practical utility of understanding these patterns has not been evaluated. The current study demonstrated the presence of temporal patterns of quiz taking in a university-level introductory psychology course and used these patterns to manage the traffic of quiz takers in a computerized testing lab. Results are discussed in terms of the applications of tracking temporal response patterns. PMID:21119904

Jarmolowicz, David P; Hayashi, Yusuke; Pipkin, Claire St Peter

2010-01-01

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Emotions Experienced by Students Taking Online and Classroom Quizzes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Emotions experienced during online academic examinations may differ from emotions experienced in the traditional classroom testing situation. Students in a "Psychology of Learning" course (n = 61) completed assessments of emotions before and after a quiz in each of the following settings: online at their own choice of time and location; online in…

Stowell, Jeffrey R.; Allan, Wesley D.; Teoro, Samantha M.

2012-01-01

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The Effects of a "Don't Know" Response on Palmore's Facts on Aging Quizzes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Undergraduates (N=141) completed different versions of Palmore's Facts on Aging (FAQ) quizzes to test effects of "don't know" (DK) answers. Findings suggest the DK option yields more accurate knowledge scores, eliminates guessing, enhances the use of FAQ as a research instrument and for pre/post evaluation of training in aging. (Author/NRB)

Courtenay, Bradley C.; Weidman, Craig

1985-01-01

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Scaffolding instruction using an online quizzing tool: a case study in evolving design and effective collaboration  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many universities and colleges are beginning to use integrated course management systems to support learning with online tools. Unfortunately, increasing the ease with which these tools can be used does not necessarily translate to effective and efficient use. This paper describes a case study of the design and application of an online quizzing tool that was used within a course

Roxanne Toto; John C. Wise; Renata Engel

2005-01-01

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Test-Enhanced Learning in the Classroom: Long-Term Improvements From Quizzing  

Microsoft Academic Search

Three experiments examined whether quizzing promotes learning and retention of material from a social studies course with sixth grade students from a suburban middle school. The material used in the experiments was the course material students were to learn and some of the dependent measures were the actual tests on which students received grades. In within-subject designs, students received three

Henry L. Roediger; Pooja K. Agarwal; Mark A. McDaniel; Kathleen B. McDermott

2011-01-01

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Students' Performance and Satisfaction with Web vs. Paper-Based Practice Quizzes and Lecture Notes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The use of computers to deliver course-related materials is rapidly expanding in most universities. Yet the effects of computer vs. printed delivery modes on students' performance and motivation are not yet fully known. We compared the impacts of Web vs. paper to deliver practice quizzes that require information search in lecture notes. Hundred…

Macedo-Rouet, Monica; Ney, Muriel; Charles, Sandrine; Lallich-Boidin, Genevieve

2009-01-01

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A Variation on the Use of Interactive Anonymous Quizzes in the Chemistry Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes an interesting variation on the use of interactive anonymous quizzes (IAQs) in the chemistry classroom. In this variation, IAQs are used to introduce new material or topics in a course, as opposed to their traditional use for reviewing previously covered material. Two examples of IAQs used to introduce new topics in a…

Wagner, Brian D.

2009-01-01

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The effects of group quizzes on performance and motivation to learn: Two experiments in cooperative learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the effect of group quizzes on accounting students’ performance and motivation to learn. While cooperative learning in accounting education has been studied in recent years, the effects on student performance have been mixed [Lancaster, K.A.S., Strand, C.A., 1999. Using the team-learning model in a managerial accounting class: an experiment in cooperative learning. Issues in Accounting Education 16(4),

B. Douglas Clinton; James M. Kohlmeyer

2005-01-01

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The effect of access time on online quiz performance in large biology lecture courses.  

PubMed

To better understand the dynamics of online student test taking, including the likelihood of cheating by large numbers of students, we examined test-taking patterns and outcomes of weekly online quizzes in two large undergraduate biology lecture courses. Students taking a quiz late in a 1-3-day quiz access period performed 10-15% worse on quizzes than the students who completed the quiz early. Quiz access time was also negatively correlated with performance in other course components and course grades. These patterns suggest that academic dishonesty was not a determinant in unsupervised online quiz performance. Students generally completed quizzes in late afternoon or evening hours, but students who completed quizzes between midnight and 8 a.m. had significantly lower quiz grades than their peers. In addition, upper-division students were more likely to characterize weekly online quizzes as more helpful for their learning than the lower-division students. PMID:21591191

Metz, Anneke M

2008-05-01

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1. Progress toward the synthesis of vancosamine using a tandem [4+2]/[3+2] cycloaddition. 2. Discussion boards and pre-lecture quizzes in organic chemistry courses  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The sugar vancosamine is one of the two sugar residues found on the broad spectrum antibiotic vancomycin. A strategy using a tandem intermolecular [4+2]/intermolecular [3+2] cycloaddition with nitro olefins was employed in an effort to enantioselectively synthesize the target. The [4+2] cycloaddition proceeded well with tin tetrachloride in high yield. However, the products from the [3+2] cycloaddition afforded diastereomers with stereocenters that were inconsistent with the natural product. An online facilitated group work assignment was introduced to a first semester non-majors organic chemistry lecture courses with large enrollments (˜300--660 students). Student opinion surveys, performance scores, and a detailed account of time spent by the facilitator afforded insight on the value of such assignments with large class sizes. Format and number of attempts were varied in online pre-lecture quizzes administered to a first semester non-majors organic chemistry lecture course. Student quiz performance and post-quiz assessment shows significant differences in mastery of material and class preparedness with format and number of attempts. When combined with student survey data, recommendations are made as to how format selection and number of attempts can optimize the value of online pre-lecture quizzes as a learning tool and as an assessment tool.

Miller, Tyson A.

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Web-based Pre-Lab Quizzes for the Introductory E&M Laboratory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A sequence of new experiments in electromagnetism (1) forms, at Miami University, part of an introductory laboratory course with one weekly two-hour meeting. This serves about 400 students annually, from both a 4-credit calculus-based lecture course for majors in physical sciences and engineering, and a 3-credit lecture course for majors in biological sciences. A guided-discovery Lab Manual and course Website (2) provide introduction to the physics. Pre-Lab Quizzes are intended to motivate students to prepare before coming to the lab. The entire test bank is posted in advance on the Web, and consists of multiple-choice questions which deal with fundamental concepts needed to appreciate lab observations. We have had students take the quizzes on-line with automatic scoring, but prefer having students justify in writing their answers to selected questions. Student reactions and evaluation by external referees are described. (1) Glenn M. Julian, Joseph Priest, and Peter Heller, Announcer 26 (2), 50 (1996). (2) http://www.muohio.edu/ lab184

Julian, Glenn

2000-05-01

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Faculty Forum--Introductory Psychology Student Performance: Weekly Quizzes Followed by a Cumulative Final Exam  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students in an introductory psychology course took a quiz a week over each textbook chapter, followed by a cumulative final exam. Students missing a quiz in class could make up a quiz at any time during the semester, and answers to quiz items were available to students prior to the cumulative final exam. The cumulative final exam consisted of half…

Landrum, R. Eric

2007-01-01

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A Web-Based Interactive Homework Quiz and Tutorial Package To Motivate Undergraduate Chemistry Students and Improve Learning  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study presents a Web-based interactive homework quiz and tutorial package that we have devised to improve the learning of first-year undergraduate chemistry students. We developed this automated scheme, based on WWWAssign, to produce randomly generated quizzes from a large database of questions, instantaneously grade that homework, give a fully-worked solution, and provide individually targeted tutorial assistance. Success in these quizzes was a necessary requirement before taking supervised tests. We found a positive correlation at the p= 0.1 level (90%) between voluntary extra use of the quizzes in the interactive package and the final course grade. All students undertook more quizzes than the base course requirement even though the quiz grades did not contribute to the total course grades. We suggest that students were motivated to pursue additional practice with the quizzes and associated tutorial information, as they perceived some benefit in this student-centered study tool and could access it at any time.

Freasier, Ben; Collins, Grant; Newitt, Paula

2003-11-01

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Mastery Quizzing as a Signaling Device to Cue Attention to Lecture Material  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A mastery quiz is a miniquiz given at the start and end of a lecture period used to signal key lecture concepts. It also provides an incentive for focused attention and regular and punctual attendance. Students earn points toward their final grades for submitting correct responses at either or both testings. Introductory psychology students showed…

Nevid, Jeffrey S.; Mahon, Katie

2009-01-01

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Quizzes, Tests, and Exams  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website features information on strategies for testing, including choosing appropriate testing methodologies and developing a test that assesses students as accurately and fairly as possible. Topics include different types of tests, construction of effective exams and alternative testing methods.

Davis, Barbara G.; Honolulu, University O.

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The endocrine quiz.  

PubMed

With the recent explosion in endocrine conferences, audience fatigue has set in and conference planners are now looking at newer pedagogic methods to revive the interest of audiences in these conferences. The endocrine quiz has finally come of vogue and is increasingly becoming one of the most popular attractions of any ranking endocrine conference. The endocrine quiz has a large and varied palette and draws questions from religious scriptures, history, literature, current affairs, sports, movies and basic and paramedical sciences. The more we delve into the quizzable aspects of endocrinology, the more we realize that endocrinology is ubiquitous and there is no sphere in human life untouched by endocrine disorders. Be it epic characters like Kumbhakarna and Bheema, fiction characters like Tintin or Orphan Annie, sportspersons like Gail Devers or heads of state like George Bush Sr and Boris Yeltsin, all have contributed to the melting pot of endocrine quizzing. Adding further grist to the endocrine mill are the Nobel prizes, with their attendant anecdotes and controversies. Step into this world of endocrine quizzing to have an up close and personal look at the diverse facets of this subject. PMID:24944922

Kalra, Sanjay; Baruah, Manash P; Nagesh, V Sri

2014-05-01

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The endocrine quiz  

PubMed Central

With the recent explosion in endocrine conferences, audience fatigue has set in and conference planners are now looking at newer pedagogic methods to revive the interest of audiences in these conferences. The endocrine quiz has finally come of vogue and is increasingly becoming one of the most popular attractions of any ranking endocrine conference. The endocrine quiz has a large and varied palette and draws questions from religious scriptures, history, literature, current affairs, sports, movies and basic and paramedical sciences. The more we delve into the quizzable aspects of endocrinology, the more we realize that endocrinology is ubiquitous and there is no sphere in human life untouched by endocrine disorders. Be it epic characters like Kumbhakarna and Bheema, fiction characters like Tintin or Orphan Annie, sportspersons like Gail Devers or heads of state like George Bush Sr and Boris Yeltsin, all have contributed to the melting pot of endocrine quizzing. Adding further grist to the endocrine mill are the Nobel prizes, with their attendant anecdotes and controversies. Step into this world of endocrine quizzing to have an up close and personal look at the diverse facets of this subject.

Kalra, Sanjay; Baruah, Manash P.; Nagesh, V. Sri

2014-01-01

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Son of S.T.A.D.--A Comparison of Group Quiz and Individual Test Scores.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ten groups (2-5 members each) of tenth-grade Israeli English-as-a-Second-Language students took first a group quiz and then individual quizzes on the same material. Comparison of the results showed that, especially for weaker students, group work and group grades offered some advantages over individual work and assessment. (CNP)

Bilsky-Torna, Zelda

1993-01-01

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Relation of Early Testing and Incentive on Quiz Performance in Introductory Psychology: An Archival Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students should learn best by repeating a cycle of studying, testing, and feedback, all of which are components of "mastery learning." We performed an archival analysis to determine the relation between taking quizzes early and quiz performance in a "mastery learning" context. Also investigated was whether extra credit resulted in early testing…

McGuire, Michael J.; MacDonald, Pamelyn M.

2009-01-01

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Teaching Baroreflex Physiology to Medical Students: A Comparison of Quiz-Based and Conventional Teaching Strategies in a Laboratory Exercise  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Quiz-based and collaborative teaching strategies have previously been found to be efficient for the improving meaningful learning of physiology during lectures. These approaches have, however, not been investigated during laboratory exercises. In the present study, we compared the impact of solving quizzes individually and in groups with…

Berg, Ronan M. G.; Plovsing, Ronni R.; Damgaard, Morten

2012-01-01

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The Effects of Certain and Uncertain Reinforcement Procedures on the Quiz Submission and Performance of College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

College instructors often provide homework so that their students can review class material; however some students do not take advantage of these review opportunities. This study compared the effects of a certain reward and a lottery reward on the quiz submission rates and accuracy of 112 college students. In Baseline, quizzes were for practice…

Berkovits, Shira Melody

2011-01-01

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Interactive Quizzes on Climate Change  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website allows you to test your knowledge on 5 topics. Warm Up: Test your knowledge about global temperature change and its impact on Earth's climate; Freeze Frames: How much do you know about glaciers and ice caps?; Sea Change: Test your knowledge of sea level rise and its effect on global populations; It's A Gas: Test your knowledge of carbon dioxide and why it's so important to climate stability and our quality of life; Each test consists of 10 questions and are immediately scored. The final module, 10 Things You Never Knew About Earth: Discover some amazing and little-known facts about our home planet, allows you to learn facts about the Earth and Climate Change.

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Extensive Reading Quizzes and Reading Attitudes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Extensive reading (ER) has become a common feature of many English as a second or foreign language (ESL/EFL) programs. There is evidence that reading large amounts of easy, interesting material may improve foreign language skills, most notably in vocabulary, reading rates, and overall proficiency. However, teacher evaluation of extensive reading…

Stoeckel, Tim; Reagan, Nevitt; Hann, Fergus

2012-01-01

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Peer Instruction Improves Performance on Quizzes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Applies Benson's think-pair-share and Mazur's peer instruction techniques to enhance student involvement during the respiratory component of the medical physiology class. Investigates changes in students' level of understanding and ability to synthesize and integrate material. Includes 15 references. (Author/YDS)

Rao, Sumangala P.; DiCarlo, Stephen E.

2000-01-01

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HyperBrain: Pathway Quiz 15 - Hypothalamus  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

One of eighteen quizzes on neuroanatomy accompanying the HyperBrain tutorial. The quizzes require the free Macromedia Flash player plugin. Illustrations modified from "Neuroanatomy - An Atlas of Structures, Sections, and Systems," Fourth Edition, Duane E. Haines, Ph.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Anatomy, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, Copyright 1995. With permission from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Baltimore, Maryland, USA.Orientation: axialAnnotated: false

Haines, Duane E.; Stensaas, Suzanne S.

2007-05-25

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Quizzing Promotes Deeper Acquisition in Middle School Science: Transfer of Quizzed Content to Summative Exams  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The use of summative testing to evaluate students' acquisition, retention, and transfer of instructed material is a fundamental aspect of educational practice and theory. However, a substantial basic literature has established that testing is not a neutral event--testing can also enhance and modify memory (Carpenter & DeLosh, 2006; Hogan &…

Agarwal, Pooja K.; McDaniel, Mark A.; Thomas, Ruthann C.; McDermott, Kathleen B.; Roediger, Henry L., III

2011-01-01

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A Usability Comparison of PDA-Based Quizzes and Paper-and-Pencil Quizzes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the last few years, schools and universities have incorporated personal digital assistants (PDAs) into their teaching curricula in an attempt to enhance students' learning experience and reduce instructors' workload. One of the most common uses of PDAs in the classroom is as a test administrator. This study compared the usability effectiveness,…

Segall, Noa; Doolen, Toni L.; Porter, J. David

2005-01-01

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IBPAT/OSHA Health and Safety Education Quiz Book. Painters, Abrasive Blasters, Tapers, Paint Makers, Floorcoverers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed for use by instructors using the "Health and Safety Education Book" (International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades/Occupational Safety and Health Act), this book contains quizzes specifically for painters, abrasive blasters, tapers, paint makers, and floorcoverers. Quizzes included in the book focus on testing areas such as (1)…

International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades, Washington, DC.

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HyperBrain: Pathway Quiz 2 - Dorsal Column (Discriminative Touch)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

One of eighteen quizzes on neuroanatomy accompanying the HyperBrain tutorial. The quizzes require the free Macromedia Flash player plugin. Illustrations modified from "Neuroanatomy - An Atlas of Structures, Sections, and Systems," Fourth Edition, Duane E. Haines, Ph.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Anatomy, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, Copyright 1995. With permission from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Baltimore, Maryland, USA.Orientation: coronalAnnotated: false

Haines, Duane E.; Stensaas, Suzanne S.

2010-08-10

69

HyperBrain: Pathway Quiz 14 - Basal Ganglia  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

One of eighteen quizzes on neuroanatomy accompanying the HyperBrain tutorial. The quizzes require the free Macromedia Flash player plugin. Illustrations modified from "Neuroanatomy - An Atlas of Structures, Sections, and Systems," Fourth Edition, Duane E. Haines, Ph.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Anatomy, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, Copyright 1995. With permission from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Baltimore, Maryland, USA.Orientation: coronalAnnotated: false

Haines, Duane E.; Stensaas, Suzanne S.

2010-09-17

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HyperBrain: Pathway Quiz 10 - Corticobulbar Tract  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

One of eighteen quizzes on neuroanatomy accompanying the HyperBrain tutorial. The quizzes require the free Macromedia Flash player plugin. Illustrations modified from "Neuroanatomy - An Atlas of Structures, Sections, and Systems," Fourth Edition, Duane E. Haines, Ph.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Anatomy, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, Copyright 1995. With permission from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Baltimore, Maryland, USA.Orientation: coronalAnnotated: false

Haines, Duane E.; Stensaas, Suzanne S.

2010-11-15

71

HyperBrain: Pathway Quiz 11 - Vestibulospinal Tract  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

One of eighteen quizzes on neuroanatomy accompanying the HyperBrain tutorial. The quizzes require the free Macromedia Flash player plugin. Illustrations modified from "Neuroanatomy - An Atlas of Structures, Sections, and Systems," Fourth Edition, Duane E. Haines, Ph.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Anatomy, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, Copyright 1995. With permission from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Baltimore, Maryland, USA.Orientation: coronalAnnotated: false

Haines, Duane E.; Stensaas, Suzanne S.

2010-11-17

72

HyperBrain: Pathway Quiz 12 - Dorsal Spinocerebellar Tract  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

One of eighteen quizzes on neuroanatomy accompanying the HyperBrain tutorial. The quizzes require the free Macromedia Flash player plugin. Illustrations modified from "Neuroanatomy - An Atlas of Structures, Sections, and Systems," Fourth Edition, Duane E. Haines, Ph.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Anatomy, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, Copyright 1995. With permission from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Baltimore, Maryland, USA.Orientation: coronalAnnotated: false

Haines, Duane E.; Stensaas, Suzanne S.

2010-11-29

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HyperBrain: Pathway Quiz 9 - Corticospinal Tract  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

One of eighteen quizzes on neuroanatomy accompanying the HyperBrain tutorial. The quizzes require the free Macromedia Flash player plugin. Illustrations modified from "Neuroanatomy - An Atlas of Structures, Sections, and Systems," Fourth Edition, Duane E. Haines, Ph.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Anatomy, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, Copyright 1995. With permission from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Baltimore, Maryland, USA.Orientation: coronalAnnotated: false

Haines, Duane E.; Stensaas, Suzanne S.

2010-11-08

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HyperBrain: Pathway Quiz 8 - Auditory System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

One of eighteen quizzes on neuroanatomy accompanying the HyperBrain tutorial. The quizzes require the free Macromedia Flash player plugin. Illustrations modified from "Neuroanatomy - An Atlas of Structures, Sections, and Systems," Fourth Edition, Duane E. Haines, Ph.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Anatomy, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, Copyright 1995. With permission from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Baltimore, Maryland, USA.Orientation: coronalAnnotated: false

Haines, Duane E.; Stensaas, Suzanne S.

2010-11-10

75

HyperBrain: Pathway Quiz 16 - Olfactory System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

One of eighteen quizzes on neuroanatomy accompanying the HyperBrain tutorial. The quizzes require the free Macromedia Flash player plugin. Illustrations modified from "Neuroanatomy - An Atlas of Structures, Sections, and Systems," Fourth Edition, Duane E. Haines, Ph.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Anatomy, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, Copyright 1995. With permission from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Baltimore, Maryland, USA.Orientation: sagittalAnnotated: false

Haines, Duane E.; Stensaas, Suzanne S.

2010-12-15

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HyperBrain: Pathway Quiz 13 - Corticopontocerebellar Connections  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

One of eighteen quizzes on neuroanatomy accompanying the HyperBrain tutorial. The quizzes require the free Macromedia Flash player plugin. Illustrations modified from "Neuroanatomy - An Atlas of Structures, Sections, and Systems," Fourth Edition, Duane E. Haines, Ph.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Anatomy, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, Copyright 1995. With permission from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Baltimore, Maryland, USA.Orientation: coronalAnnotated: false

Haines, Duane E.; Stensaas, Suzanne S.

2010-12-08

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I. Two-photon spectroscopic characterization of the properties of (1) Naturally occurring peridinin in solution and in PCP complex and (2) Synthetic porphyrin and chlorin compounds, and, II. Online pre-lecture quiz design for optimization of student learning and assessment in a first semester general chemistry lecture course for non-science majors  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The two-photon spectroscopic technique is applied to analyze the optical properties of synthetic porphyrin, chlorin, and chlorin-like compounds. All two-photon spectra that were obtained for four compounds have shown similar characteristics that the vibronic transition of the lowest excited state at around 16.8 kK (˜600 nm) is the most intense two-photon band in the visible spectral region. Further computational analysis is suggested to fully characterize this behavior. The other compound analyzed using two-photon spectroscopic method is a naturally occurring peridinin from Amphidinium carterae. Peridinin absorbs light in the UV-Vis regions. However, many spectroscopic and computational studies suggest the existence of the spectroscopic inactive, electronic singlet excited state of the lower transition energy. The two-photon spectroscopic method is advantageous for characterizing optical properties of such one-photon forbidden (invisible) transitions. The obtained two-photon spectrum almost coincides with one-photon spectrum, with the vibronic feature which originated from the lowest electronic singlet excited state. Three lower singlet excited states have been distinguished in the two-photon ratio spectra, and these states have been analyzed computationally. The second part of this dissertation investigates the design of online pre-lecture quizzes. Based on the previously observed effects of online pre-lecture quizzes on student learning in an organic chemistry course for non-major, pre-professional students, similar pre-lecture quiz assignments have been implemented to a general chemistry course for non-science major students. An online pre-lecture quiz consists of five multiple-choice questions which have been randomly selected from question database. Students were given various numbers of attempts for each quiz. According to the quantitative data analysis of pre-lecture quizzes and post-tests, the recommended number of attempts for pre-lecture quiz assignments is five for this group of students to optimize student learning. However, the quiz data shows that the quiz scores are dependent on quiz question difficulty and content difficulty. This experiment must be repeated for a more precise analysis of the effect of this online pre-lecture quiz design. The qualitative analyses of student opinions from survey data are presented and discussed together with the effects of possible factors affecting students' test scores.

Shima, Sumie

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Effects of random study checks and guided notes study cards on middle school special education students' notetaking accuracy and science vocabulary quiz scores  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Federal legislation mandates that all students with disabilities have meaningful access to the general education curriculum and that students with and without disabilities be held equally accountable to the same academic standards (IDEIA, 2004; NCLB, 2001). Many students with disabilities, however, perform poorly in academic content courses, especially at the middle and secondary school levels. Previous research has reported increased notetaking accuracy and quiz scores over lecture content when students completed guided notes compared to taking their own notes. This study evaluated the effects of a pre-quiz review procedure and specially formatted guided notes on middle school special education students' learning of science vocabulary. This study compared the effects of three experimental conditions. (a) Own Notes (ON), (b) Own Notes+Random Study Checks (ON+RSC), and (c) Guided Notes Study Cards+Random Study Checks (GNSC+RSC) on each student's accuracy of notes, next-day quiz scores, and review quiz scores. Each session, the teacher presented 12 science vocabulary terms and definitions during a lecture and students took notes. The students were given 5 minutes to study their notes at the end of each session and were reminded to study their notes at home and in study hall period. In the ON condition students took notes on a sheet of paper with numbered lines from 1 to 12. Just before each next-day quiz in the ON+RSC condition students used write-on response cards to answer two teacher-posed questions over randomly selected vocabulary terms from the previous day's lecture. If the answer on a randomly selected student's response card was correct, that student earned a lottery ticket for inexpensive prizes and a quiz bonus point for herself and each classmate. In the GNSC+RSC condition students took notes on specially formatted guided notes that after the lecture they cut into a set of flashcards that could used for study. The students' mean notetaking accuracy was 75% during ON, 89% during ON+RSC, and 99.5% during GNSC+RSC. The class mean scores on next-day quizzes during ON, ON+RSC, and GNSC+RSC was 39%, 68%, and 90%, respectively. The class mean score on review quizzes following ON, ON+RSC, and GNSC+RSC was 2.1, 5.3, and 7.8 (maximum score, 10), respectively. Results for five of the seven students provide convincing evidence of functional relationships between ON+RSC and higher quiz scores compared to ON and between GNSC+RSC and higher quiz scores compared to ON+RSC. Students', teachers', and parents' opinions regarding the RSC and GNSC procedures were highly favorable.

Wood, Charles L.

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Cosmetics Quiz  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a special division that deals with cosmetics called the Office of Cosmetics and Colors. They've prepared this quiz so you can test what you know about makeup.

Nutrition, Center F.

80

Estimator Quiz  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Test your estimation skills by answering questions. This quiz asks you to estimate the answer to addition, multiplication, and percentage questions. You get to choose the difficulty level, question types, and time limit.

2010-01-01

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The Enhancement of Student's Learning in Both Lower-Division and Upper-Division Classes by a Quiz-Based Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study, an investigation into the proper use of weekly quizzes in chemical engineering program has been conducted. The traditional weekly homework assignments were replaced with weekly paper quizzes. Achievement levels of students were compared with those students who learn through traditional homework assignments only. The results show the…

Faraji, Sepideh

2012-01-01

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HyperBrain: Pathway Quiz 18 - Limbic System (The Entorhinal-Parahippocampal Circuit)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

One of eighteen quizzes on neuroanatomy accompanying the HyperBrain tutorial. The quizzes require the free Macromedia Flash player plugin. Illustrations modified from "Neuroanatomy - An Atlas of Structures, Sections, and Systems," Fourth Edition, Duane E. Haines, Ph.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Anatomy, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, Copyright 1995. With permission from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Baltimore, Maryland, USA.Orientation: sagittalAnnotated: false

Haines, Duane E.; Stensaas, Suzanne S.

2010-11-02

83

Motivating Students to Read with Collaborative Reading Quizzes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of the most important challenges a teacher faces is motivating his or her students to complete reading assignments and to complete them carefully. After all, if students bring to class a basic understanding of the text up for discussion, much deeper learning can occur than if the teacher is forced to spend time explaining the reading to…

Quinn, Timothy; Eckerson, Todd

2010-01-01

84

Increasing Student Success Using Online Quizzing in Introductory (Majors) Biology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students often complain about their perceived disconnect between the time and effort spent studying and their subsequent performance on exams. Robert Bjork's research asserts that retrieval of stored information acts as a memory modifier, and that using tests as learning events creates "desirable difficulties that enhance learning."…

Orr, Rebecca; Foster, Shellene

2013-01-01

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Multiple Choice Examination System 2. Online Quizzes for General Chemistry  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper presents the main aspects and implementation of an online multiple choice examination system with general chemistry issues for student evaluation. The testing system was used to generate items for a multiple- choice examination for first year undergraduate students in Material Engineering and Environmental Engineering from Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, which all attend the same General Chemistry course.

Horea Iustin; Lorentz JÄNTSCHI

2004-01-01

86

Random Learning Units Using WIRIS Quizzes in Moodle  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Moodle is an extended learning management system for developing learning units, including mathematically-based subjects. A wide variety of material can be developed in Moodle which contains facilities for forums, questionnaires, lessons, tasks, wikis, glossaries and chats. Therefore, the Moodle platform provides a meeting point for those working…

Mora, Angel; Merida, Enrique; Eixarch, Ramon

2011-01-01

87

Using Group Quizzes to Engage Students in Learning Calculus  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As noted in "Beyond Crossroads" (AMATYC, 2006), for today's students, learning mathematics is participatory and depends on the active involvement of students (p. 53). The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics shares the point of view that the teaching and learning of mathematics should include giving students ample opportunity to think…

Xue, Fei; McGivney-Burelle, Jean

2012-01-01

88

Algebra Quiz  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity, students solve one-step, two-step, or quadratic equations of varying difficulty depending on the initial conditions of the quiz that they select. This activity allows students to practice solving equations while the activity records their score so they can track their progress. This activity includes supplemental materials, including background information about the topics covered, a description of how to use the application, and exploration questions for use with the java applet.

2010-01-01

89

Birth Defects Quiz  

MedlinePLUS

... to... Añadir en... Favorites Delicious Digg Google Bookmarks Birth Defects Quiz Your browser does not support iFrames. Related Pages Share the Birth Defects Quiz Birth Defects Folic Acid Healthy Pregnancy ...

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Water Safety Quiz  

MedlinePLUS

Water Safety Quiz Trivia quiz loading... Please enable javascript. Stay Safe around Water Download water safety tips in English or Spanish and share them with your friends. Make Water Safety a Priority Contact your local Red Cross ...

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Television Quiz Show Simulation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article explores the simulation of four television quiz shows for students in China studying English as a foreign language (EFL). It discusses the adaptation and implementation of television quiz shows and how the students reacted to them.

Hill, Jonnie Lynn

2007-01-01

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Quiz Corrections: Improving Learning by Encouraging Students to Reflect on Their Mistakes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Most introductory physics instructors administer several quizzes and/or exams each term. Instructors are willing to invest the significant time it takes to develop, administer, and grade these assessments because they believe that regular assessments help students learn. However, instructors also believe that students do not make full use of the…

Henderson, Charles; Harper, Kathleen A.

2009-01-01

93

Who Wants to Be a Biologist? An Excellent Quiz Tool for Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Lectures tend to be a largely passive experience with respect to student learning and it has been shown that engaging students in their own learning can increase their understanding. Quizzes have been shown to be a mechanism that improves the student learning experience, and other key factors such as a competitive environment, enjoyment, and a…

Turner, Ian J.

2008-01-01

94

Skin Allergy Quiz  

MedlinePLUS

Share | Skin Allergy Quiz Skin irritations can be very frustrating. Identifying the cause of a skin ailment is essential in order ... can be caused by several things including an allergy, infection or skin problem like eczema or psoriasis. ...

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Home Energy Quiz  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students take a Home Energy Quiz from the Energy Star Program to identify home improvements that could make their homes more energy efficient. The resource includes follow-up information about energy-saving activities to reduce the cost of heating and cooling, supporting the student examination of energy use, energy efficiency and conservation.

Education, Connecticut E.

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General Multiple Choice Quiz.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Program specifics, problems, modification, and use of a general quiz program that can be utilized by teachers with essentially no programing experience are described. A printout of the program is included. Written in BASIC for the TRS-80 I/II, it can be adapted to any computer. (MBR)

Watson, James, Jr.

1983-01-01

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Plate Tectonics Quiz  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This quiz for younger students asks them 10 questions about plate motions, rock types in continental and oceanic crust, crustal formation and mountain building, the supercontinent Pangea, and the theory of continental drift. A link to a page on continental drift provides information to answer the questions.

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Global Trends Quiz  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

All of Earth's living things depend on healthy, life-sustaining ecosystems for their survival. But continued human population growth, combined with the planet's limited supply of natural resources, might generate disastrous consequences for our shared environment. This interactive quiz tests users' knowledge of demographics, population trends, consumption, and sources of environmental damage. Annotated answers identify trends in both prosperous and less-prosperous nations. A background essay and discussion questions are included.

2011-12-29

99

Headaches and Migraines: Migraine 101 Quiz  

MedlinePLUS

... Bar Home Current Issue Past Issues Headaches and Migraines Migraine 101 Quiz Past Issues / Spring 2009 Table of ... the facts when it comes to headaches and migraines? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz. True/ ...

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Example of Good Practice of a Learning Environment with a Classroom Response System in a Mechanical Engineering Bachelor Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Results of a successful pilot study are presented, in which quizzes are introduced in a second year bachelor course for mechanical engineering students. The pilot study course entailed the basic concepts of mechanical vibrations in complex, realistic structures. The quiz is held weekly using a SharePoint application. The purpose of the quizzes is…

Arteaga, Ines Lopez; Vinken, Esther

2013-01-01

101

Gaps"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the effect of daily quizzes on the performance of college students. Students in an introductory psychology course used their own wireless-enabled devices to take short Internet-based quizzes at the beginning of every class. The quiz items were drawn approximately equally from material covered in the readings and the…

What Works Clearinghouse, 2013

2013-01-01

102

Quiz: Alzheimer's Disease Quiz | Alzheimer's disease | NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine  

MedlinePLUS

... of this page please turn Javascript on. Feature: Alzheimer's Disease Quiz: Alzheimer's Disease Quiz Past Issues / Fall 2010 Table of ... How many people in the United States have Alzheimer's disease? as many as 5.1 million as ...

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Improving Student Learning through the Use of Classroom Quizzes: Three Years of Evidence from the Columbia Middle School Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study, the authors examined whether a test-enhanced learning program, integrated with daily classroom practices, is effective in a middle school setting. Specifically, they implemented and experimentally evaluated a test-enhanced learning program in 6th-8th grade Social Studies, English, Science, and Spanish classes. Although laboratory…

Agarwal, Pooja K.; Roediger, Henry L., III; McDaniel, Mark A.; McDermott, Kathleen B.

2010-01-01

104

Supporting Active Learning in an Undergraduate Geotechnical Engineering Course Using Group-Based Audience Response Systems Quizzes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The use of audience response systems (ARSs) or "clickers" in higher education has increased over the recent years, predominantly owing to their ability to actively engage students, for promoting individual and group learning, and for providing instantaneous feedback to students and teachers. This paper describes how group-based ARS…

Donohue, Shane

2014-01-01

105

Tobacco Addiction: 'Why Do I Smoke?' Quiz  

MedlinePLUS

... to Web version Tobacco Addiction | “Why do I smoke?" Quiz Why do I smoke? If you learn the answer to this question, ... be easier to stop smoking. Knowing why you smoke will help you find ways to make up ...

106

Does Computer-Aided Formative Assessment Improve Learning Outcomes?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two first-year engineering mathematics courses used computer-aided assessment (CAA) to provide students with opportunities for formative assessment via a series of weekly quizzes. Most students used the assessment until they achieved very high (>90%) quiz scores. Although there is a positive correlation between these quiz marks and the final…

Hannah, John; James, Alex; Williams, Phillipa

2014-01-01

107

Using SMS Quiz in Teaching and Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This paper discusses the development of a system using SMS (short messaging system) to facilitate learning and also as a new method in the evaluation of teaching and learning. Design/methodology/approach: The design of a system that uses SMS for the quiz is proposed as an alternative for formative assessment of teaching and learning for…

Ziden, Azidah Abu; Rahman, Muhammad Faizal Abdul

2013-01-01

108

Testing to enhance retention in human anatomy.  

PubMed

Recent work in cognitive psychology has shown that repeatedly testing one's knowledge is a powerful learning aid and provides substantial benefits for retention of the material. To apply this in a human anatomy course for medical students, 39 fill-in-the-blank quizzes of about 50 questions each, one for each region of the body, and four about the nervous system, were developed. The quizzes were optional, and no credit was awarded. They were posted online using Blackboard, which provided feedback, and they were very popular. To determine whether the quizzes had any effect on retention, they were given in a controlled setting to 21 future medical and dental students. The weekly quizzes included questions on regional anatomy and an expanded set of questions on the nervous system. Each question about the nervous system was given three times, in a slightly different form each time. The second quiz was given approximately half an hour after the first one, and the third was given one week after the second to assess retention. The quizzes were unpopular, but students showed robust improvement on the questions about the nervous system. The scores increased by almost 9% on the second quiz, with no intervention except viewing the correct answers. The scores were 29% higher on the third quiz than on the first, and there was also a positive correlation between the grades on the quizzes and the final examination. Thus, repeated testing is an effective strategy for learning and retaining information about human anatomy. PMID:21805688

Logan, Jessica M; Thompson, Andrew J; Marshak, David W

2011-01-01

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Testing to enhance retention in human anatomy  

PubMed Central

Recent work in cognitive psychology has shown that repeatedly testing one’s knowledge is a powerful learning aid and provides substantial benefits for retention of the material. To apply this in a human anatomy course for medical students, 39 fill-in-the-blank quizzes of about 50 questions each, one for each region of the body and four about the nervous system, were developed. The quizzes were optional, and no credit was awarded. They were posted online using Blackboard, which provided feedback, and they were very popular. To determine whether the quizzes had any effect on retention, they were given in a controlled setting to 21 future medical and dental students. The weekly quizzes included questions on regional anatomy and an expanded set of questions on the nervous system. Each question about the nervous system was given three times, in a slightly different form each time. The second quiz was given approximately half an hour after the first one, and the third was given one week after the second to assess retention. The quizzes were unpopular, but students showed robust improvement on the questions about the nervous system. The scores increased by almost 9% on the second quiz, with no intervention except viewing the correct answers. The scores were 29% higher on the third quiz than on the first, and there was also a positive correlation between the grades on the quizzes and the final examination. Thus, repeated testing is an effective strategy for learning and retaining information about human anatomy.

Logan, Jessica M.; Thompson, Andrew J.; Marshak, David W.

2011-01-01

110

GeoQuiz 1.1  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

If one canâÂÂt go around the world in a jet or on a cruise ship, itâÂÂs not a bad idea to learn about world geography via this handy application. With GeoQuiz 1.1, visitors can zoom in around a map of the world to learn the answers to such basic questions as âÂÂWhat country is that?â Of course, they will have to guess from a list of options, as it is a quiz of sorts. The program also contains a number of new modules, such as those for the United States, which is designed to help users learn the location of each state. This version is compatible with all computers running Windows 98 and newer.

1998-01-01

111

"Superficially speaking"--a dermatology quiz.  

PubMed Central

This presentation is a dermatology case in quiz form with a 4-point differential. The patient, a 44-year-old man admitted to Psychiatry Service for management of chronic psychosis, was noted to have multiple, circular, well-circumscribed violaceous cutaneous plaques resembling various dermatological conditions. This case underscores the importance of careful historical, clinical, and laboratory investigation to establish the correct diagnosis when evaluating skin lesions. Judicious laboratory testing may be helpful in excluding diseases such as syphilis and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, which may mimic other dermatological conditions. Test your clinical acumen by deciding on a diagnosis. The correct answer is revealed in the discussion. Images Figure 1 Figure 2

Cephus, P.; Rosen, T.

1991-01-01

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Implementation and Student Perceptions of e-Assessment in a Chemical Engineering Module  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes work carried out at the Department of Chemical Engineering at UCL into the use of e-assessment in a second year module and, in particular, the student perceptions of this mode of assessment. Three quizzes were implemented in Moodle, the first two as formative assessment and the final quiz as summative assessment. The results…

Sorensen, Eva

2013-01-01

113

Efficacy of Personal Response Systems ("Clickers") in Large, Introductory Psychology Classes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Four sections of introductory psychology participated in a test of personal response systems (commonly called "clickers"). Two sections used clickers to answer multiple-choice quiz questions for extra credit; 2 sections did not. Even though we used clickers very minimally (mainly to administer quizzes and give immediate feedback in class), their…

Morling, Beth; McAuliffe, Meghan; Cohen, Lawrence; DiLorenzo, Thomas M.

2008-01-01

114

Body Systems  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

What are the parts and functions of the different systems in the body? Circulatory System Watch the Circulatory System and the Heart video. Complete one of the Circulatory System quizzes. Excretory System Label the parts of the excretory system. Respiratory System Quiz Complete respiratory system quiz to review parts. Skeletal System Label each part of the skeletal system. Vocabulary Review Change the settings to only include body system terms and play Hangman to review new vocabulary. ...

2011-11-02

115

Modification of a Pharmacokinetics Course Design to Improve Student Performance  

PubMed Central

Objective. To determine if the addition of weekly quizzes or reducing the number of faculty members teaching improved third-year (P3) pharmacy students’ final grades in a clinical pharmacokinetics course. Design. Four sections of a pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics course were divided according to the number of faculty members teaching the course and the administration of weekly quizzes. Two sections were taught by 6 faculty members and 2 were taught by 3 faculty members. Also, 1 section in each group received weekly quizzes, creating a 2-by-2 design. Assessment. The performance of the 201 P3 students enrolled in the course was assessed by comparing the average of 3 examination grades while excluding quiz grades. The mean final grade of classes in which quizzes were not administered was lower than that for classes in which quizzes were administered (p=0.019). The mean final grade in classes taught by 3 faculty members vs 6 faculty members was higher, but not significantly. A positive significant correlation existed between performance in a prerequisite biopharmaceutics class and this advanced class. Conclusion. Making minor modifications to the delivery of a course, such as number of quizzes administered and number of faculty members teaching the course, had a positive impact on student performance. Grades in a prerequisite course may enable earlier identification of students at risk of poor performance in advanced courses.

Cassagnol, Manouchkathe; Wu, Wenchen; Howland, Mary Ann; Sym, Donna; El-Chaar, Gladys M.; Smith, Candace J.

2014-01-01

116

Recent Court Decisions: A Quiz for APGA Members.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a short quiz for American Personnel and Guidance members to test their current legal knowledge concerning abortions for minors, drug searches, and student conduct. Correct answers are given and discussed, and legal precedents are cited. Suggests ways for counselors to keep abreast of current laws. (Author/JAC)

Talbutt, Lou C.

1983-01-01

117

Stimulating Student Interest in Physiology: The Intermedical School Physiology Quiz  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Intermedical School Physiology Quiz (IMSPQ) was initiated in 2003 during the author's last sabbatical from the University of Malaya. At this inaugural event, there were just seven competing teams from Malaysian medical schools. The challenge trophy for the IMSPQ is named in honor of Prof. A. Raman, who was the first Malaysian Professor of…

Cheng, Hwee-Ming

2010-01-01

118

Stimulating student interest in physiology: the intermedical school physiology quiz  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

THE INTERMEDICAL SCHOOL PHYSIOLOGY QUIZ (IMSPQ) was initiated in 2003 during my last sabbatical from the University of Malaya. At this inaugural event, there were just seven competing teams from Malaysian medical schools. The challenge trophy for the IMSPQ is named in honor of Prof. A. Raman. Prof. Raman was the first Malaysian Professor of Physiology at the University of Malaya, and he passed away suddenly of a cardiac arrest in 1998.

Hwee-Ming Cheng (Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya Physiology)

2010-03-01

119

Web-Based Quiz-Game-Like Formative Assessment: Development and Evaluation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research aims to develop a multiple-choice Web-based quiz-game-like formative assessment system, named GAM-WATA. The unique design of "Ask-Hint Strategy" turns the Web-based formative assessment into an online quiz game. "Ask-Hint Strategy" is composed of "Prune Strategy" and "Call-in Strategy". "Prune Strategy" removes one incorrect option…

Wang, Tzu-Hua

2008-01-01

120

Examination of the Psychometric Properties of the Knowledge of Aging for Social Work Quiz  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using graduate social work students' data ("n" = 481) in the Hartford Partnership Program for Aging Education (HPPAE) in the United States, the study examined psychometric properties of the Knowledge of Aging for Social Work Quiz (KASW), a revision of the Facts on Aging Quiz, to evaluate biopsychosocial knowledge relevant to social…

Nakao, Kayoko C.; Damron-Rodriguez, JoAnn; Lawrance, Frances P.; Volland, Patricia J.

2013-01-01

121

American society of nephrology quiz and questionnaire 2013: transplantation.  

PubMed

The nephrology quiz and questionnaire remains an extremely popular session for attendees of the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Nephrology. As in past years, the conference hall was overflowing with interested audience members. Topics covered by expert discussants included electrolyte and acid-base disorders, glomerular disease, ESRD/dialysis, and transplantation. Complex cases representing each of these categories along with single best answer questions were prepared by a panel of experts. Before the meeting, program directors of United States nephrology training programs answered questions through an Internet-based questionnaire. A new addition to the nephrology quiz and questionnaire was participation in the questionnaire by nephrology fellows. To review the process, members of the audience test their knowledge and judgment on a series of case-oriented questions prepared and discussed by experts. Their answers are compared in real time using audience response devices with the answers of nephrology fellows and training program directors. The correct and incorrect answers are then briefly discussed after the audience responds, and the results of the questionnaire are displayed. This article recapitulates the session and reproduces its educational value for the readers of CJASN. Enjoy the clinical cases and expert discussions. PMID:24742474

Josephson, Michelle A; Perazella, Mark A; Choi, Michael J

2014-07-01

122

Team-based Learning in Pharmacotherapeutics  

PubMed Central

Objective. To compare student examination performance in pharmacotherapeutics before and after implementation of team-based learning. Design. After the traditional lecture and workshop method for teaching pharmacotherapeutics was replaced with team-based learning in January 2009, students were expected to come to class having read assigned chapters in order to successfully complete an individual quiz, a group quiz, and group application exercises. Assessment. Student learning was assessed using performance on individual quizzes, group quizzes, and the examination at the end of the psychiatry module. Students performed as well on the examination at the end of the module as they did prior to team-based learning implementation. Conclusion. Substituting team-based learning for traditional lecture ensured that students prepared for class and increased student participation in class discussions.

2011-01-01

123

Special Section: Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM):Quiz on Complementary and Alternative Medicine  

MedlinePLUS

... Special Section CAM Quiz on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Past Issues / Winter 2009 Table of Contents For ... low back pain. True False Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) includes: Meditation Chiropractic Use of natural products, ...

124

Wetland 101  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This online course provides an introduction to wetland ecology, types of wetlands, wetland functions and values, and wetlands management. Topics include how a wetland is defined, wetland hydrology, seasonal and other fluctuations in water levels, and wetland soils and plants. The course consists of a series of slide presentations with self-quizzes and an online final quiz. Registration and log-in are required.

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American society of nephrology quiz and questionnaire 2013: glomerulonephritis.  

PubMed

The Nephrology Quiz and Questionnaire (NQ&Q) remains an extremely popular session for attendees of the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Nephrology. As in past years, the conference hall of the 2013 meeting was overflowing with interested audience members. Topics covered by expert discussants included electrolyte and acid-base disorders, glomerular disease, ESRD/dialysis, and transplantation. Complex cases representing each of these categories, along with single best answer questions, were prepared by a panel of experts. Before the meeting, program directors of United States nephrology training programs answered questions through an Internet-based questionnaire. A new addition to the NQ&Q was participation in the questionnaire by nephrology fellows. To review the process, members of the audience test their knowledge and judgment on a series of case-oriented questions prepared and discussed by experts. Their answers are compared in real time using audience response devices with the answers of nephrology fellows and training program directors. The correct and incorrect answers are then briefly discussed after the audience responses and the results of the questionnaire are displayed. This article recapitulates the session and reproduces its educational value for CJASN readers. Enjoy the clinical cases and expert discussions. PMID:24578330

Fervenza, Fernando C; Perazella, Mark A; Choi, Michael J

2014-05-01

126

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #6  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Here's another chance to play geographical detective! This Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) image covers an area of about 298 kilometers x 358 kilometers, and was captured by the instrument's vertical-viewing (nadir) camera on December 27, 2001. Use any reference materials you like and answer the following five questions: The large lagoon in the image is named for a particular type of bird. Name the bird. Note the sediment plume emanating from the southern end of the lagoon. Sailors in the 16th century imagined this outlet to be the mouth of a large river. What did they call the river? A series of wave-like points and curls form 'cusps' on the inner shores of the lagoon. Which ONE of the following is most responsible for the formation of these cusps? Violent storm impacts on erosion and accretion Wind and tide-driven sediment transport and circulation Tectonic folding associated with nearby mountain ridges Bathymetric effects of dredging operations True or false: Changes in regional precipitation associated with large scale atmospheric circulation patterns have no effect on the salinity of the lagoon's water. Which one of these is NOT distributed within the area covered by this image? Ruppia maritima Chelonia mydas Tapirus bairdii Microcystis aeruginosa E-mail your answers, name (initials are acceptable if you prefer), and your hometown by Tuesday, February 19, 2002 to suggestions@mail-misr.jpl.nasa.gov. Answers will be published on the MISR web site in conjunction with the next weekly image release. The names and home towns of respondents who answer all questions correctly by the deadline will also be published in the order responses were received. The first 3 people on this list who are not affiliated with NASA, JPL, or MISR and who did not win a prize in the last quiz will be sent a print of the image. A new 'Where on Earth...?' mystery appears as the MISR 'image of the week' approximately once per month. A new image of the week is released every Wednesday at noon Pacific time on the MISR home page http://www-misr.jpl.nasa.gov. The image also appears on the Atmospheric Sciences Data Center home page, http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov, though usually with a several-hour delay. Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team.

2002-01-01

127

Interteach Preparation: A Comparison of the Effects of Answering versus Generating Study Guide Questions on Quiz Scores  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Within an interteaching context, an alternating treatments design was used to compare the effects of answering versus writing study guide questions on quiz performance in a 10-week methods course in special education. Results indicated quiz performance was not substantially influenced by the type of preparation, but that writing questions led to…

Cannella-Malone, Helen I.; Axe, Judah B.; Parker, Edward D.

2009-01-01

128

Psychometric Properties of the Revised Facts on Suicide Quiz in Austrian Medical and Psychology Undergraduates  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Psychometric properties and demographic correlates of a German form of R. W. Hubbard and J. L. McIntosh's (1992) Revised Facts on Suicide Quiz (RFOS), an inventory for assessing overall knowledge about suicide, were investigated in a sample of 1,093 Austrian medical and psychology students. Internal consistency of the RFOS was weak, as were many…

Voracek, Martin; Tran, Ulrich S.; Sonneck, Gernot

2008-01-01

129

Misconceptions Highlighted among Medical Students in the Annual International Intermedical School Physiology Quiz  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The annual Intermedical School Physiology Quiz (IMSPQ), initiated in 2003, is now an event that attracts a unique, large gathering of selected medical students from medical schools across the globe. The 8th IMSPQ, in 2010, hosted by the Department of Physiology, University of Malaya, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, had 200 students representing 41…

Cheng, Hwee-Ming; Durairajanayagam, Damayanthi

2012-01-01

130

Gender differences in response to questions on the australian national chemistry quiz  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In contrast to the attention given to the relative levels of achievement of boys and girls in mathematics, the question of whether there are sex differences in the solution of chemistry questions has not attracted much attention. This study compares the performance of boys and girls in the Australian National Chemistry Quiz (Chem Quiz), a multiple-choice test conducted by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute. The analyses were based on results from 27,000 students in Years 11 and 12 and 16,000 students in Year 10 who completed the Chem Quiz in 1991. Although some questions in the Chem Quiz were solved equally well by boys and girls, on many questions boys outperformed girls. The extreme case was a question answered correctly by 67% of Year 10 boys in contrast to 48% of Year 10 girls. Several reasons why boys and girls might differ in the rates they solve at least some chemistry questions are discussed, and directions for identifying the nature, extent, and basis for sex differences are outlined.

Walding, Richard; Fogliani, Charles; Over, Ray; Bain, John D.

131

Psychometric Properties of the Revised Facts on Suicide Quiz in Austrian Medical and Psychology Undergraduates  

Microsoft Academic Search

Psychometric properties and demographic correlates of a German form of R. W. Hubbard and J. L. McIntosh's (1992) Revised Facts on Suicide Quiz (RFOS), an inventory for assessing overall knowledge about suicide, were investigated in a sample of 1,093 Austrian medical and psychology students. Internal consistency of the RFOS was weak, as were many of the item-total correlations, indicating a

Martin Voracek; Ulrich S. Tran; Gernot Sonneck

2008-01-01

132

E-Cigarettes  

MedlinePLUS

... Health Effects Depression Stress and Smoking Secondhand Smoke LGBT and Smoking Menthol Cigarettes E-Cigarettes Quizzes Free ... Health Effects Depression Stress and Smoking Secondhand Smoke LGBT and Smoking Menthol Cigarettes E-Cigarettes Quizzes Free ...

133

Staying Smokefree  

MedlinePLUS

... Health Effects Depression Stress and Smoking Secondhand Smoke LGBT and Smoking Menthol Cigarettes E-Cigarettes Quizzes Free ... Health Effects Depression Stress and Smoking Secondhand Smoke LGBT and Smoking Menthol Cigarettes E-Cigarettes Quizzes Free ...

134

To Tell the Tooth  

MedlinePLUS

... Videos Dudley and Friends Sesame Street Ad Council Games and Quizzes Visit the Dentist with Marty To ... Presentations and Resources Smile Smarts Dental Health Curriculum Games and Quizzes Visit the Dentist with Marty To ...

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Videos and Cool Tools: MedlinePlus  

MedlinePLUS Videos and Cool Tools

... with the interactive tutorials and games. Check your health by using the calculators and quizzes. Hospital Infections ... All calculators & quizzes Colorectal Cancer Risk Assessment Tool Daily Food Plan Do You Have ...

136

Key Steps in Developing a Cognitive Vaccine against Traumatic Flashbacks: Visuospatial Tetris versus Verbal Pub Quiz  

PubMed Central

Background Flashbacks (intrusive memories of a traumatic event) are the hallmark feature of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, however preventative interventions are lacking. Tetris may offer a ‘cognitive vaccine’ [1] against flashback development after trauma exposure. We previously reported that playing the computer game Tetris soon after viewing traumatic material reduced flashbacks compared to no-task [1]. However, two criticisms need to be addressed for clinical translation: (1) Would all games have this effect via distraction/enjoyment, or might some games even be harmful? (2) Would effects be found if administered several hours post-trauma? Accordingly, we tested Tetris versus an alternative computer game – Pub Quiz – which we hypothesized not to be helpful (Experiments 1 and 2), and extended the intervention interval to 4 hours (Experiment 2). Methodology/Principal Findings The trauma film paradigm was used as an experimental analog for flashback development in healthy volunteers. In both experiments, participants viewed traumatic film footage of death and injury before completing one of the following: (1) no-task control condition (2) Tetris or (3) Pub Quiz. Flashbacks were monitored for 1 week. Experiment 1: 30 min after the traumatic film, playing Tetris led to a significant reduction in flashbacks compared to no-task control, whereas Pub Quiz led to a significant increase in flashbacks. Experiment 2: 4 hours post-film, playing Tetris led to a significant reduction in flashbacks compared to no-task control, whereas Pub Quiz did not. Conclusions/Significance First, computer games can have differential effects post-trauma, as predicted by a cognitive science formulation of trauma memory. In both Experiments, playing Tetris post-trauma film reduced flashbacks. Pub Quiz did not have this effect, even increasing flashbacks in Experiment 1. Thus not all computer games are beneficial or merely distracting post-trauma - some may be harmful. Second, the beneficial effects of Tetris are retained at 4 hours post-trauma. Clinically, this delivers a feasible time-window to administer a post-trauma “cognitive vaccine”.

Holmes, Emily A.; James, Ella L.; Kilford, Emma J.; Deeprose, Catherine

2010-01-01

137

Using higher order thinking questions to foster critical thinking: a classroom study  

Microsoft Academic Search

To determine if quizzes containing higher order thinking questions are related to critical thinking and test performance when utilised in conjunction with an immersion approach to instruction and effort-based grading, sections of an Educational Psychology course were assigned to one of three quizzing conditions. Quizzes contained factual multiple-choice questions, factual essay questions or essay items requiring higher order thinking. Critical

Jerrold E. Barnett; Alisha L. Francis

2011-01-01

138

Using higher order thinking questions to foster critical thinking: a classroom study  

Microsoft Academic Search

To determine if quizzes containing higher order thinking questions are related to critical thinking and test performance when utilised in conjunction with an immersion approach to instruction and effort-based grading, sections of an Educational Psychology course were assigned to one of three quizzing conditions. Quizzes contained factual multiple-choice questions, factual essay questions or essay items requiring higher order thinking. Critical

Jerrold E. Barnett; Alisha L. Francis

2012-01-01

139

Guide to Grammar and Writing: Sentence Variety  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This guide explains how to vary sentence length and structure to add interest and expression to writing. It includes several online quizzes covering variety in modifier placement, variety in subject placement, and identifying sentence types. Quizzes include the correct answers with explanations. The resource also provides links to definitions, examples, and online quizzes for run-on sentences and sentence fragments.

Darling, Capital C.

2012-04-02

140

Reducing Procrastination through Required Course Involvement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students in two introductory psychology classes using a personalized system of instruction were assigned to either daily quizzing or self-initiated quizzing treatment conditions. Results showed students in the daily quizzing section completed course work more rapidly and earned higher grades by reducing procrastination. (Author/JDH)

Wesp, Richard

1986-01-01

141

Undergraduate urology teaching: results of a pre-examination revision quiz.  

PubMed Central

A 'revision quiz' using some 20 projected photographic slides and a structured open-ended answer sheet was administered to, and marked for, 75 Final MB candidates and 7 Final FRCS candidates at Bristol. Despite only a modest exposure to specialist urological teaching, the undergraduates were judged to have achieved an acceptable level of performance in most areas except for treatment of urinary infections. The performance of the senior house officers was not better than that of the undergraduates. Nearly all candidates in both groups undermarked their own scripts compared to the marks given by their teachers, thus fuelling, perhaps needlessly, their anxieties about examinations.

Kelly, M J

1987-01-01

142

Pollen Quiz  

MedlinePLUS

... plants, which includes both flowering plants (angiosperms) and cone-bearing plants (gymnosperms). Pollen is a vital part ... male parts of the flower or by male cones. In order for seeds to be produced, pollen ...

143

Anaphylaxis Quiz  

MedlinePLUS

... reaction won't be more serious. Question 6 Epinephrine should be given early in symptoms of anaphylaxis. True False True. Autoinjectable epinephrine (adrenaline) should be given early to help stop ...

144

COPD Quiz  

MedlinePLUS

... COPD is: A. allergies B. cigarette smoke C. air pollution Question 4. Common signs and symptoms of COPD ... smoke B. avoid other lung irritants, such as air pollution, chemical fumes, and dust C. follow your treatment ...

145

Apply Properties of Chords  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This unit will introduce the theorems that come from chords used within a circle and quizzes your ability to apply them. Get out your notes! In the McDougall Littell book on pages 664 - 666, find Theorems 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, and 10.6: Class Zone Geometry Textbook Let's see if you can apply what you have learned: Circles and Chords Working Quiz Great! Your assignment is in the text, page 667; 1, 4-14 even, 15-20, 35-37. Class Zone Geometry Textbook Good Luck! ...

Neubert, Mrs.

2011-03-09

146

Earth: Our World in Motion  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This portal is for young virtual visitors to the American Museum of Natural History who are interested in the earth sciences. Available resources include games, activities, interactive maps, and quizzes on plate tectonics, petrology, deep sea vents, rock formation, and planetary mysteries. An interactive comic strip shows the products that come from the earth and another section offers information about jade. There are a series of activites that can be done at home as well as an interactive quiz. In the final section students can learn about a geologist and have him answer the most popular question of the week.

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The Additive Effects of Scripted Lessons Plus Guided Notes on Science Quiz Scores of Students with Intellectual Disability and Autism  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the effects of scripted lessons (SLs) alone and in combination with guided notes during science instruction on science quiz scores of three elementary students with moderate to severe intellectual disability and autism. This study used a multiple probe across three science units design with replication across students and…

Jimenez, Bree A.; Lo, Ya-yu; Saunders, Alicia F.

2014-01-01

148

[Rochus, patron saint of physicians and hospitals--a teledermatologic quiz].  

PubMed

The painting "St. Rochus with an angel" by Quinten Massys in the Alte Pinakothek in Munich was utilized for a teledermatological quiz. First, only a detail of the plague bubo on the thigh was sent electronically to all physicians in our department. The answers were correct descriptions, but the interpretations quite heterogeneous. In a second set, the full painting together with the hint- Pinakothek - was given. Now the number of descriptively correct diagnoses was high; one resident knew the name of the featured individual and his diagnosis. This example demonstrates one problem with teledermatology - when viewing a clinical picture, relevant additional information is frequently essential in order to make a correct diagnosis. In addition, this presentation of saint physicians and hospitals, the holy Rochus, better known to those who are under his protection. PMID:16883658

Aberer, Werner

2006-07-01

149

Prototype of a Questionnaire and Quiz System for Supporting Increase of Health Awareness During Wait Time in Dispensing Pharmacy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

For quit-smoking clinic and its campaign, there was a need for pharmacists to investigate pediatric patient's parent consciousness to tobacco harm utilizing wait time in a pediatric dispensing pharmacy. In this research, we developed the questionnaire and quiz total system using the tablet for user interface, in which people can easily answer the questionnaire/quiz and quickly see the total results on the spot in order to enhance their consciousness to the tobacco harm. The system also provides their tobacco dependence level based on the questionnaire results and some advice for their health and dietary habits due to the tobacco dependence level. From a field trial with one hundred four examinees in the pediatric dispensing pharmacy, the user interface was useful compared to conventional questionnaire form. The system could enhance their consciousness to tobacco harm and make their beneficial use of waiting time in dispensing pharmacy. Some interesting suggestions for improvement and new services were also obtained.

Toda, Takeshi; Chen, Poa-Min; Ozaki, Shinya; Ideguchi, Naoko; Miyaki, Tomoko; Nanbu, Keiko; Ikeda, Keiko

150

The Effect of Response Cards on Participation and Weekly Quiz Scores of University Students Enrolled in Introductory Psychology Courses  

Microsoft Academic Search

Increasing student participation in college classrooms is an overlooked yet socially valid endeavor. The present study attempted\\u000a to increase student participation, accuracy of responding, and weekly quiz scores, by incorporating student response-cards.\\u000a Measures of social validity were also addressed. One hundred twenty university students in two sections of an introductory\\u000a course served as participants. An augmented incomplete ABA reversal design

Michael C. Clayton; Camille Woodard

2007-01-01

151

American society of nephrology quiz and questionnaire 2013: electrolyte and Acid-base.  

PubMed

The Nephrology Quiz and Questionnaire (NQ&Q) remains an extremely popular session for attendees of the annual meeting of the American Society of Nephrology. As in past years, the conference hall was overflowing with interested audience members. Topics covered by expert discussants included electrolyte and acid-base disorders, glomerular disease, ESRD/dialysis, and transplantation. Complex cases representing each of these categories along with single-best-answer questions were prepared by a panel of experts. Prior to the meeting, program directors of United States nephrology training programs answered questions through an Internet-based questionnaire. A new addition to the NQ&Q was participation in the questionnaire by nephrology fellows. To review the process, members of the audience test their knowledge and judgment on a series of case-oriented questions prepared and discussed by experts. Their answers are compared in real time using audience response devices with the answers of nephrology fellows and training program directors. The correct and incorrect answers are then briefly discussed after the audience responses, and the results of the questionnaire are displayed. This article recapitulates the session and reproduces its educational value for the readers of CJASN. Enjoy the clinical cases and expert discussions. PMID:24558051

Palmer, Biff F; Perazella, Mark A; Choi, Michael J

2014-06-01

152

Increasing Active Student Responding in a University Applied Behavior Analysis Course: The Effect of Daily Assessment and Response Cards on End of Week Quiz Scores  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study compared the effects of daily assessment and response cards on average weekly quiz scores in an introduction to applied behavior analysis course. An alternating treatments design (Kazdin 1982, "Single-case research designs." New York: Oxford University Press; Cooper et al. 2007, "Applied behavior analysis." Upper Saddle River:…

Malanga, Paul R.; Sweeney, William J.

2008-01-01

153

What do students do when asked to diagnose their mistakes? Does it help them? I. An atypical quiz context  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

“Self-diagnosis tasks” are aimed at fostering diagnostic behavior by explicitly requiring students to present diagnosis as part of the activity of reviewing their problem solutions. Recitation groups in an introductory physics class of about 200 college students were distributed into a control group and three intervention groups in which different levels of guidance were provided for performing self-diagnosis activities. We investigated how well students self-diagnose their solutions in the different interventions and examined the effect of students’ self-diagnosis on subsequent problem solving in the different intervention groups. We found that in the context of an atypical quiz, while external support altered the self-diagnosis performance, the self-diagnosis score was not correlated with subsequent problem-solving performance on a transfer problem. We discuss possible explanations for our findings.

Yerushalmi, Edit; Cohen, Elisheva; Mason, Andrew; Singh, Chandralekha

2012-12-01

154

Qualitative and quantitative differences in learning associated with multiple-choice testing  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study assesses some effects of the Computer-Assisted Self-Evaluation (CASE) system of frequent multiple-choice testing with immediate computer feedback; it is part of a larger project aiming to combine the principal strengths of individualized instruction with lecture teaching (Fisher, 1979). Learning and retention are examined in two equivalent groups of undergraduates enrolled in an upper division science course. One group (N =34) received 24 CASE quizzes with immediate feedback and the other (N=30) received two CASE-generated midterms with delayed feedback. Quiz students significantly outperformed Midterm students on the posttest; the Quiz section scored nine percentage points higher on rote items and fourteen points higher on meaningful items. Quiz students also had more positive attitudes toward and were more involved in the course. On a retention test given two years later, the Quiz Group scored eight percentage points higher than the Midterm Group on meaningful items. This study suggests that, contrary to popular opinion, multiple-choice questions promote meaningful learning at least as well as, and possibly better than, rote learning. The CASE system appears to be about as effective as other forms of frequent testing and immediate feedback in enhancing learning, and it provides a simple, cost-effective means of individualized testing in large lecture classes.

Fisher, K.; Williams, S.; Roth, J.

155

What do students do when asked to diagnose their mistakes? Does it help them? II. A more typical quiz context  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

“Self-diagnosis tasks” aim at fostering students’ learning in an examination context by requiring students to present diagnoses of their solutions to quiz problems. We examined the relationship between students’ learning from self-diagnosis and the typicality of the problem situation. Four recitation groups in an introductory physics class (˜200 students) were divided into a control group and three intervention groups in which different levels of guidance were provided to aid students in their performance of self-diagnosis activities. The self-diagnosis task was administered twice, first in an atypical problem situation and then in a typical one. In a companion paper we reported our findings in the context of an atypical problem situation. Here we report our findings in the context of a typical problem situation and discuss the effect of problem typicality on students’ self-diagnosis performance and subsequent success in solving transfer problems. We show that the self-diagnosis score was correlated with subsequent problem-solving performance only in the context of a typical problem situation, and only when textbooks and notebooks were the sole means of guidance available to the students for assisting them with diagnosis.

Yerushalmi, Edit; Cohen, Elisheva; Mason, Andrew; Singh, Chandralekha

2012-12-01

156

Interactive learning research: application of cognitive load theory to nursing education.  

PubMed

The purpose of this research was to investigate the effectiveness of interactive self-paced computerized case study compared to traditional hand-written paper case study on the outcomes of student knowledge, attitude, and retention of the content delivered. Cognitive load theory (CLT) provided the theoretical framework for the study. A quasi-experimental pre-test post-test design with random group assignment was used to measure by self-report survey student cognitive load and interactivity level of the intervention. Student scores on quizzes in semester 1 and post-test follow-up quizzes in semester 3 were assessed for the intervention's effects on knowledge retention. While no significant statistical differences were found between groups, the students in the interactive case study group rated their case study as more fun and interactive. These students also scored consistently higher on the post-test quiz items in their third semester, showing the viability of using CLT to improve student retention of nursing curricula information. PMID:23813334

Hessler, Karen L; Henderson, Ann M

2013-01-01

157

The Second Look Series  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Second Look series is a self-review and evaluation tool for persons who are about to take a histology quiz or exam. Histology (the study of the microscopic anatomy of cells and tissues of plants and animals) is a complex subject, but this fine resource is a concise way to review the important material. Developed as part of the University of Michigan's OpenCourseWare initiative, the materials here include helpful handouts, lectures, and short quizzes that address cell biology, the peripheral nervous system, and other related topics. There are over 27 separate resources here, and along with the actual lectures and handouts there are answer keys for the quizzes as well. Visitors can download each file separately, or they can use the Download All Materials tab to take in all the materials at once. Additionally, a set of links on the left-hand side of the page leads to additional resources in the broad field of the medical sciences, including study guides to drug receptor interactions and an influenza encyclopedia.

2013-02-19

158

A Statistical Process Control Approach to Homework Assignments (or, Practicing What We Preach).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a process in which problems randomly selected from assigned homework sets are used as quizzes. Students take the quizzes seriously because advance knowledge makes their studying effective. Grading is simplified and the motivation for low effort in homework completion is removed. (SK)

Miller, Janis L.

1996-01-01

159

Incorporating Active Learning Techniques into a Genetics Class  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We revised a sophomore-level genetics class to more actively engage the students in their learning. The students worked in groups on quizzes using the Immediate Feedback Assessment Technique (IF-AT) and active-learning projects. The IF-AT quizzes allowed students to discuss key concepts in small groups and learn the correct answers in class. The…

Lee, W. Theodore; Jabot, Michael E.

2011-01-01

160

Evaluation of a Web-based introductory psychology course: II. Contingency management to increase use of on-line study aids.  

PubMed

In a Web-based general psychology course, students were observed to postpone use of on-line study aids until 2 days prior to examinations, thus negating any influence of advance organizers (Taraban, Maki, & Rynearson, 1999). We attempted to modify this behavior by providing course credit in the form of short quizzes as rewards for using on-line study aids to preview each chapter. Some students received quizzes after previewing frequently asked questions (FAQ); other students received quizzes after previewing chapter outlines. Students who received quizzes for previewing FAQ pages accessed those pages more frequently than did students who received quizzes for previewing outline pages. Increased access to FAQs was associated with higher scores on FAQ-related midterm examination questions. However, the advantage on examination items was not apparent on a cumulative final examination. Navigational structures and reward values need to be considered when one is managing contingencies in Web courses. PMID:10875168

Maki, W S; Maki, R H

2000-05-01

161

Arkansas Conceptual Electricity and Magnetism: Conceptual Inventory Construction and Self-Testing Site  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This web site can be used to access self-tests and build conceptual inventories on topics in electricity and magnetism. The topics covered range from charges and electrostatics to circuits, magnetic fields, and electro-magnetic waves. In self-test mode, a learner can access concept quizzes consisting of 5 multiple choice questions covering a selected topic. Questions are pulled from an extensive question database. These quizzes are graded, solutions provided, and a cumulative score kept for each session. In Concept Inventory mode, an instructor or learner can build concept quizzes from the question database. In building these quizzes, the number of questions, topics covered, and specific questions can all be selected. The resultant quizzes can be printed, solutions created, or downloaded for import into the Blackboard Course Management System.

Stewart, John

2013-01-02

162

Practical Money Skills for Life  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

For educators, parents and students to practice better money management for life. Available online or in a binder format, the free classroom curriculum consists of a teacher's guide, student worksheets and quizzes. Teacher's Guide lessons cover topics such as What is Money?, Allowances and Spending Plans, Saving and Investing, Comparison Shopping, The Art of Budgeting, The Influence of Advertising, and Consumer Awareness. Interactive brain-teasers available online or on CD-ROM include the Smart Money Quiz Show, Money Management Intelligence, Road Trip to Savings, and Cash Puzzler, which gives young children practice in recognizing dollar bills and has quick facts about the people featured on each bill. The Banking Tutor features a debit/ATM cards primer, a glossary of banking terms, and Interactive Statements, online tutorials on writing checks, reading bank statements, reviewing credit reports, and more. Some additional resources available in Spanish.

2007-04-12

163

BrainPop: Science  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Brainpop describes itself as the leading producer of educational animated movies. Their Web site has a science page that currently contains sixty-five animated movies, with a large portion of them being physical science related. Each subject contains a 3-4 minute Movie, an Interactive Quiz, an Experiment, a Comic Strip, a How-to hands-on application, a Timeline, and a printable Activity Page. Visitors can play three movies per day for free (all of which begin by a somewhat annoying ad for subscribing) and then must pay if more are wanted. The well done movies and accompanying quizzes and activities provide excellent educational material for students between grades 5-8 and really are a joy to watch for anyone interested in learning.

2000-01-01

164

Adolescent Health Brief: Attention, Learning, and Arousal of Experimentally Sleep-Restricted Adolescents in a Simulated Classroom  

PubMed Central

Purpose To experimentally test whether chronic sleep restriction, which is common among adolescents, is causally related to poor learning, inattentive behaviors, and diminished arousal in a classroom-like situation. Methods Sixteen healthy adolescents underwent a sleep manipulation that included, in counterbalanced order, 5 consecutive nights of sleep deprivation (6½ hours in bed) versus 5 nights of healthy sleep duration (10 hours in bed). At the end of each condition, participants viewed educational films and took related quizzes in a simulated classroom. Eight participants also underwent video and electroencephalography (EEG) monitoring to assess levels of inattentive behaviors and arousal, respectively. Results Compared to the healthy sleep condition, while sleep-deprived the participants had lower quiz scores, p=.05, more inattentive behaviors, p<.05, and lower arousal, p=.08. Conclusions These pilot data complement previous correlational reports by showing that chronic sleep restriction during adolescence can cause inattention, diminished learning, and lowered arousal in a simulated classroom.

Beebe, Dean W.; Rose, Douglas; Amin, Raouf

2010-01-01

165

Web Anatomy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota has created this interactive and engaging set of resources designed to help college students learn about anatomy and physiology. Along with the learning modules, visitors can also take part in the rather fun "Anatomy Bowl". Here visitors can take on topics like biochemistry, the heart, and the reproductive system in a format that is quite similar to a certain popular television game show. Moving along, there's the "Self Test" section. Here visitors can take quizzes of varying lengths designed to test their knowledge of fifteen different subjects, including the endocrine system and the lymphatic system. The site also contains a "Timed Tests" area and a more comprehensive "Quiz Bowl" which allows visitors the opportunity to answer seventeen questions across a myriad of topics.

Jensen, Murray

166

Transfer of Learning through Gender and Ethnicity  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This brief report compared the performance by gender and ethnicity of 6720 students in an introductory course for the life science majors: Physics 7A and 7B. We compared performance between ethnicities and genders using Z scores taken by quarter. We also performed a binary analysis with achievement of a high grade in 7B as the dependent variable. The results indicate that on average males score higher than females in every ethnic group, and that the only statistically significant ethnic differences in our binary analysis were White and African American, The model indicated that being female reduced odds of achieving a high grade in 7B by one half. Odds were reduced by more than half for African Americans and increased by three halves for White. We also compared gender equity over 18 quizzes. Equity favored quiz questions that are more open ended; this is consistent with some earlier findings in studies of gender equity in introductory physics courses.

Calder, Austin M.; Ashbaugh, Emily L.

2005-09-01

167

STEM Planet  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

STEM Planet is a well designed website that is aimed at students of all levels and ages. The site is comprised of "employees of the National Network of Digital Schools (NNDS), a non-profit developer of the Lincoln Interactive online curriculum." These employees believe that students "succeed when their educational program offers a wide variety of learning opportunities." Visitors to the site will find that the learning opportunities consist of DIY experiments, discussion topics, polls, quizzes and activities. Some examples include making a homemade battery, origami engineering, taking a quiz on space phenomena, and exploring quantum mechanics. Visitors can join and comment on the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math "discussions" by simply registering on the site. Those only interested in reading the comments made in the forums under the discussion tab need not register. The "Experts" tab allows visitors to see all the great minds behind STEM Planet, including an extremely bright 14 year old.

2012-02-07

168

Digital assist: A comparison of two note-taking methods (traditional vs. digital pen) for students with emotional behavioral disorders  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

High school biology classes traditionally follow a lecture format to disseminate content and new terminology. With the inclusive practices of No Child Left Behind, the Common Core State Standards, and end-of-course exam requirement for high school diplomas, classes include a large range of achievement levels and abilities. Teachers assume, often incorrectly, that students come to class prepared to listen and take notes. In a standard diploma, high school biology class in a separate school for students with emotional and behavioral disorders, five students participated in a single-subject, alternating treatment design study that compared the use of regular pens and digital pens to take notes during 21 lecture sessions. Behavior measures were threefold between the two interventions: (a) quantity of notes taken per minute during lectures, (b) quantity of notes or notations taken during review pauses, and (c) percent of correct responses on the daily comprehension quizzes. The study's data indicated that two students were inclined to take more lecture notes when using the digital pen. Two students took more notes with the regular pen. One student demonstrated no difference in her performance with either pen type. Both female students took more notes per minute, on average, than the three males regardless of pen type. During the review pause, three of the five students only added notes or notations to their notes when using the regular pen. The remaining two students did not add to their notes. Quiz scores differed in favor of the regular pen. All five participants earned higher scores on quizzes given during regular pen sessions. However, the differences were minor, and recommendations are made for specific training in note-taking, the pause strategy, and digital pen fluency which may produce different results for both note-taking and quiz scores.

Rody, Carlotta A.

169

The effect of multimedia interventions on the informed consent process for cataract surgery in rural South India  

PubMed Central

Context: The provision of ocular surgical interventions for poorer, less educated populations is increasing as a result of increased globalization and outreach. However, these populations still have trouble understanding surgical concepts and are not always fully informed decision makers. Aims: We aimed to test the effect that a multimedia addition to a traditional verbal informed consent would have on patient comprehension of relatively difficult cataract surgical concepts. Settings and Design: We conducted a randomized controlled trial with relatively uneducated patients reporting to a private surgical hospital in Chennai, India. 47 patients were placed into the intervention group and 50 patients were placed into the control group. Materials and Methods: The intervention group was presented with a scripted verbal informed consent as well as a 3-fold pamphlet and a presentation with a 3-dimensional model of the eye. The control group was only presented with a scripted verbal informed consent. The two groups were tested using an 11 item “True/False/I don’t know” quiz directly before the informed consent, directly after the informed consent, and one-day postoperatively. Statistical Analysis Used: Scores on the quiz were compared across groups and time-points using paired t-tests. Results: Patients in the both groups showed a significant improvement in scores between pre- and post-informed consent quizzes (P value on the order of 10-6) and the improvement in scores was significantly greater in the intervention group than the control group (P value on the order of 10-16). There was no significant difference observed in either group with regards to the change in scores between post-informed consent and post-operative quizzes. Conclusion: Multimedia aids in addition to a standard informed consent process are effective in improving patient comprehension even for patients with low literacy and limited knowledge of surgical interventions.

Karan, Abraar; Somasundaram, Prashanth; Michael, Haben; Shayegani, Aryan; Mayer, Hylton

2014-01-01

170

Allergic Rhinitis Quiz  

MedlinePLUS

... because the higher level of minerals in tap water can increase bacteria growth, resulting in a white dust and additional irritation. Question 11 Monitoring pollen levels can help manage seasonal allergic rhinitis. ...

171

Pet Allergy Quiz  

MedlinePLUS

... of U.S. households include a member of the dog or cat family. Yet, millions of people suffer ... of the following breeds is considered a hypoallergenic dog? Poodle Beagle Terrier All of the above None ...

172

Ovarian Cancer Quiz  

MedlinePLUS

... Run/Walk Information ? Clinical Trials ? Download Symptom Flyer NAVIGATION ? Ways to Give ? About Us ? Medical Information ? News & ... Run/Walk Information ? Clinical Trials ? Download Symptom Flyer NAVIGATION ? Ways to Give ? About Us ? Medical Information ? News & ...

173

Teen Diabetes Quiz Answers  

MedlinePLUS

... is one way to eat healthy foods at school. Use leftovers from dinner or make a tuna sandwich and add raw carrots and a piece of fruit. If you buy a hot lunch, select foods that fit into your meal plan ...

174

Cool Cow Quiz.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides a game to help develop the skill of estimating and making educated guesses. Uses facts about cows to explain some problems associated with the dairy industry. Includes cards and rules for playing, class adaptation procedures, follow-up activities, and availability of background information on humane concerns. (RT)

DeRosa, Bill

1988-01-01

175

Sickle Cell Disease Quiz  

MedlinePLUS

... among people whose ancestors come from sub-Saharan Africa, Spanish-speaking regions in the Western Hemisphere ( South ... cell disease cannot have a healthy pregnancy. FALSE Women with sickle cell disease can have a healthy ...

176

Healthy Men - Quiz  

MedlinePLUS

... Clancy) Consejos de salud para tà Newsletters AHRQ Web M&M Health Care Innovations Exchange EHC Inside Track Electronic Newsletter Research ... White House USA.gov: The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal Agency for ... and Effectiveness of Health Care For All Americans

177

Teen Diabetes Quiz  

MedlinePLUS

... physical activity by just: Watching TV and playing video games Going for a walk on the weekend Swimming ... after dinner instead of watching TV and playing video games, or put on a CD and dance. Answer: ...

178

SPOT Skin Cancer Quiz  

MedlinePLUS

... resources My account Patient education resources Awards, Grants, Scholarships State society resources Become a member Meetings and ... and quality reporting Patient safety Awards, grants and scholarships CME transcripts About AAD Recognized Credit Medical Student ...

179

RadQuiz  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created by Dr. Naveed Ahmad, this website brings together hundreds of high-quality resources for people interested in learning more about the world of radiology. On the homepage, visitors are presented with a list of topical areas, including Career Center, Online Books, Rad Organizations, and half a dozen others. The Online Books area is a good place to start, as it contains nine different textbooks created by a range of institutions, including medical publishing houses and universities. Further along, the Recommended Reading List includes helpful works on topics like diagnostic imaging, radiology procedures, and so on. The site also contains sections that focus on certain physiological regions of the body, such as the chest and the brain.

Ahmad, Naveed, M.D.

2012-08-03

180

Folic Acid Quiz  

MedlinePLUS

... folic acid supplement d) eat a cup of broccoli 5. Spina bifida and anencephaly: Hint a) are ... acid every day. This question is tricky because broccoli is a natural source of food folate, however ...

181

Credit Card Quiz.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes an activity in which students design credit cards and discover for themselves the mathematical realities of buying on credit. Employs multiple-intelligence theory to increase the chance that all students will be reached. (YDS)

Marks, Jeff

2000-01-01

182

Self-Paced Learning Community  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This community houses all lessons and animations that have been published to the eLibrary. If you are a registered user of the eLibrary (click here for instructions on creating an account), you may join this community to access the learning quizzes that accompany many eLibrary lessons. Please click "Join now" in the upper right corner of this box to access the quiz features of the eLibrary.To see the entire list of lessons or animations available in the eLibrary, click on the tabs above. Once you have joined this community, you may take a quiz from a lesson anywhere in the eLibrary; lessons can be accessed alphabetically from the "Lessons" tab on the eLibrary homepage, or you may view lessons by category in the branch menus. If you have questions or comments about eLibrary learning materials, please contact us via the link at the bottom of the page. 

183

Alliance for Aging Research  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Founded in 1986, to "promote medical and behavioral research into the aging process", the Washington D.C.-based Alliance for Aging Research has a website that covers many different "Topics". Visitors can explore general topics, such as "Caregiving", "Longevity", "Medical Innovation", and "Policy", as well as "Focus Areas". The focus areas include "Access to Breakthroughs", "Drug Development", "Persistent Pain" and "Vision Loss". On the homepage visitors can take "Surveys & Quizzes", like "Understanding Persistent Pain" and "Valve Disease Quiz - How Much Do You Know?" Related to the valve disease quiz is the recent podcast of a valve surgery patient, who discusses the symptoms she felt that resulted in her recent visit to the doctor, how she was diagnosed, her growing knowledge of the surgical procedure, and how she felt after surgery. Visitors can find that podcast and others, at the "Media" link near the bottom of the homepage. Also in the "Media" link, visitors can find videos, such as "Will Science Cure Aging?", and a rich archive of videos and podcasts.

184

Gender-based performance differences in an introductory physics course  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Cognitive research has indicated that the difference between males and females is negligible. Paradoxically, in traditionally-taught college level introductory physics courses, males have outperformed females. UC Davis' Physics 7A (the first class of a three-quarter Introduction to Physics sequence for Life-Science students), however, counters this trend since females perform similarly to males. The gender-based performance difference within the other two quarters (Physics 7B & 7C) of the radically restructured, active-learning physics sequence still echo the traditionally-taught courses. In one experiment, I modified the laboratory activity instructions of the Physics 7C course to encourage further group interaction. These modifications did not affect the gender-based performance difference. In a later experiment, I compared students' performance on different forms of assessment for certain physics concepts during the Physics 7C course. Over 500 students took weekly quizzes at different times. The students were given different quiz questions on the same topics. Several quiz questions seemed to favor males while others were more gender equitable. I highlighted comparisons between a few pairs of questions that assessed students' understanding of the same physical concept. Males tended to perform better in responding to questions that seemed to require spatial visualization. Questions that required greater understanding of the physical concept or scientific model were more gender neutral.

McKinnon, Mark Lee

185

MAST: Materials Science and Technology Teacher's Workshop Semiconductor Module  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Materials Science and Technology Teacher's Workshop (MAST) module on Semiconductors covers fundamental scientific principles of materials through web pages, videos, glossaries, low-cost laboratory experiments, and quizzes. Keywords: conductors, insulators, electronic materials, p-n junctions.

2011-10-03

186

Thirteen Strategies to Improve Oral Communication Skills.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The group strategies that are discussed include brainstorming, problem solving, debate, games, the lecture forum, open forums, panel discussion, question and answer sessions, role playing, quizzes, roundtable discussions, success-storytelling, and the symposium. (RL)

Clinkscale, Bella G.

1979-01-01

187

Earth Science Online Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

These resources are designed to accompany the textbook 'Earth Science' by Pearson Prentice Hall. Materials include quizzes, online field trips, Powerpoint presentations, study guides, animations, and links to online resources.

188

Program in Action: Phonetics for the Hearing-Impaired University Student.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A phonetics course in which hearing impaired teacher education students participated with hearing students overcame problems caused by method of class lecture, listening tasks in the laboratory sessions, scaling arrangements, and transcription quizzes and final examination. (CL)

Gould, Darlene Geer

1982-01-01

189

Laptops in Computer Science: Creating the "Learning Studio"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Laptops helped two faculty members adapt a highly challenging, critical computer science course to increasing enrollment. Among the course enhancements the technology made possible were daily quizzes, animation-based demonstrations and exercises, and more authentic assessment. (Contains 2 tables.)

Pargas, Roy P.; Weaver, Kenneth A.

2005-01-01

190

Welcome from Library Director Donald A.B. Lindberg, M.D. | NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine  

MedlinePLUS

... efforts to cure disease. Lastly, the magazine's lively graphics, fun quizzes and practical tips have been designed ... NIH Radio Free podcast audio reports on your computer or personal audio player www.nih.gov/news/ ...

191

Adventures in Exercise Physiology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The author altered the format of an exercise physiology course from traditional lecture to emphasizing daily reading quizzes and group problem-solving activities. The SALGains evaluation was used to compare the two approaches and significant improvements

Fitzpatrick, Kathleen A.

2004-09-01

192

Tests and Forms  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This section includes resources that any new teacher would want to have at their fingertips. It offers reproducible lists, quizzes, and forms. These resources will assist in making the first year of teaching a smooth and successful one.

Swango, C. J.; Steward, Sally B.

2003-01-01

193

Benign Fibrous Tumors of the Pleura  

MedlinePLUS

... Medical Devices All Services Healthy Living Search by Keyword Events, Resources & Tools Online Health Chats Ask a Doctor Q&A Podcasts Healthy Living Tools & Quizzes Health Learning Modules Research & Innovations Online Learning Center RSS Feeds Free Guides & ...

194

Manufacturing Processes and Engineering  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website, created by Jonathan S. Colton of the Georgia Institute of Technology, contains class notes for a senior-level course on manufacturing processes and engineering. This site contains assignments, solutions, course requirements, syllabi, quizzes, and manufacturing videos.

Colton, Jonathan S.

2009-12-29

195

Geography World - Earth's Land  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Users of this portal can access information on mountains, islands, and other landforms of the Earth. Links are provided to a variety of materials, including books, maps, atlases, photographs and imagery, games and quizzes.

196

Whiz Kid Activity Packet.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This publication presents an assorted agricultural research-oriented student quizzes and activities for use in middle- or high school classrooms, student clubs, or other events. The topics are science in your shopping cart; using the old bean; amber waves...

1998-01-01

197

Numbers : Handling data  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

These tutorials for elementary and middle school students provide the basic facts in three areas: graphs and charts, understanding averages, and probability. Each area includes factsheets that explain key concepts in simple terms, plus practice sheets and quizzes.

2008-02-20

198

EPA Student Center: Fun Activities  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Here are links to EPA and non-EPA activities to help students learn more about the environment. Topics covered include solid waste, recycling, pollution, and UV radiation. Activities include on-line quizzes, puzzles, games, interactive books, and more.

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Successful Application of Active Learning Techniques to Introductory Microbiology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Points out the low student achievement in microbiology courses and presents an active learning method applied in an introductory microbiology course which features daily quizzes, cooperative learning activities, and group projects. (Contains 30 references.) (YDS)

Hoffman, Elizabeth A.

2001-01-01

200

How Are Arrhythmias Treated?  

MedlinePLUS

... Failure Heart Palpitations Related Media Videos Widgets Quizzes Send a link to NHLBI to someone by E- ... the device senses an abnormal heart rhythm, it sends electrical pulses to prompt the heart to beat ...

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MATHguide  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A mathematics resource bank for students, parents and teachers, with puzzles (you may e-mail your answers), links to articles about educational issues, terminology, help, projects, lesson plans (with interactive quizzes, and chat boards.

2007-08-05

202

Molecular Models for Biochemistry  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Carnegie Mellon University website uses Chime and RasMol images to provide students with many biochemistry tutorials and quizzes. Intended as a supplement to a standard biochemistry text, users can find numerous 3-D images of small molecules, amino acids, protein structures, and much more. The website offers extensive viewing suggestions and tutorials on Chime and RasMol. With countless interactive materials and quizzes, biochemistry students can find the help they need at this extraordinary website.

203

Spanish Learning  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

To better understand the verbs and vocabulary used in the spanish language You will need to log on to this website this link will give you all of the conjugations of the irregular verbs. Be sure to take the quizzes on the ser and estar verbs. We will cover these in class. Spanish Verbs Educational Quizzes Click on this first website and follow the link ...

Forster, Mr.

2007-12-05

204

Face the Fats Quiz 2  

MedlinePLUS

Do you know your fats by heart? Ready to make informed choices about the foods you eat? From fish to French fries to fried chicken, test your knowledge about the fats in some familiar foods. Welcome to Face the ...

205

Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction Quiz  

MedlinePLUS

... t have asthma or exercise-induced bronchoconstriction. True False False: Even mild symptoms of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction may ... should be kept out of gym class. True False False: If appropriately evaluated and treated, the vast ...

206

Quiz for Teens with Diabetes  

MedlinePLUS

... have different types of diabetes A. True B. False To learn more about the different types of ... eat sugar, sweets, and desserts. A. True B. False For other healthy snack ideas, check out NDEP’s ...

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Continuing education case study quiz.  

PubMed

Goal- The goal of this program is to educate pharmacists about the use of teriflunomide for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS). Objectives- At the completion of this program, the reader will be able to:Describe the pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of teriflunomide.Discuss the risks associated with the use of teriflunomide.Discuss the potential benefit of teriflunomide for an individual patient.Apply the information on the use of teriflunomide to a case study. PMID:24421468

2013-03-01

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Continuing Education Case Study Quiz  

PubMed Central

Goal—The goal of this program is to educate pharmacists about the use of teriflunomide for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS). Objectives—At the completion of this program, the reader will be able to:Describe the pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of teriflunomide.Discuss the risks associated with the use of teriflunomide.Discuss the potential benefit of teriflunomide for an individual patient.Apply the information on the use of teriflunomide to a case study.

2013-01-01

209

Get Smart about Drugs: Quiz  

MedlinePLUS

... of Justice | Legal Policies and Disclaimers | US Drug Enforcement Administration View Mobile Site This is a United States Government, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) website The inclusion of a link ...

210

Weather Forecaster Understanding of Climate Models  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Weather forecasters, particularly those in broadcasting, are the primary conduit to the public for information on climate and climate change. However, many weather forecasters remain skeptical of model-based climate projections. To address this issue, The COMET Program developed an hour-long online lesson of how climate models work, targeting an audience of weather forecasters. The module draws on forecasters' pre-existing knowledge of weather, climate, and numerical weather prediction (NWP) models. In order to measure learning outcomes, quizzes were given before and after the lesson. Preliminary results show large learning gains. For all people that took both pre and post-tests (n=238), scores improved from 48% to 80%. Similar pre/post improvement occurred for National Weather Service employees (51% to 87%, n=22 ) and college faculty (50% to 90%, n=7). We believe these results indicate a fundamental misunderstanding among many weather forecasters of (1) the difference between weather and climate models, (2) how researchers use climate models, and (3) how they interpret model results. The quiz results indicate that efforts to educate the public about climate change need to include weather forecasters, a vital link between the research community and the general public.

Bol, A.; Kiehl, J. T.; Abshire, W. E.

2013-12-01

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Student Knowledge and Confidence in an Elective Clinical Toxicology Course Using Active-Learning Techniques  

PubMed Central

Objective. To measure changes in students’ knowledge and confidence scores after completing an elective clinical toxicology course in an accelerated doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) program. Design. Various active-learning techniques were used to create a learner-centered environment. Approximately two-thirds of the course used student-led presentations. Some of those not presenting were assigned to be evaluators, responsible for asking the presenter a question or writing quiz questions based on the presented material. Other learner-centered activities included weekly quizzes and discussions at the conclusion of each presented topic. Assessment. A test instrument designed to measure students’ knowledge and associated level of confidence on each item was administered at the beginning and end of the course. Students’ knowledge and confidence scores increased significantly from pretest to posttest. Conclusions. Students’ increased confidence and knowledge scores were well correlated after course completion, indicating students were better able to self-assess these areas. These findings suggest that confidence could be an additional measure of students' metacognitive skill development.

Macias-Moriarity, Liliairica Z.

2014-01-01

212

Sea & Ships: Explore Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Maritime Museum (NMM) in England notes that its goal is "working to illustrate for everyone the importance of the sea, ships, time and the stars and their relationship with people." There is so much to explore in the "Sea and Ships" portion of the NMM website, but a great way to see everything it has to offer is by using the "Sea and Ships Directory" at the bottom of the homepage. It divides the material up by "Subjects", "People", "Collections", "Online Galleries", and "Games and Interactives". Visitors interested in lessons about the ocean that come in the form of games, quizzes and stories, should definitely check out the "Your Ocean" link from the "Games and Interactives". The "Your Waste" lesson gives visitors the opportunity to test their skills at "managing an oil spill clean-up operation", in the game "Oil Crisis!" Keeping waste to a minimum is what the quiz "Pollution Solutions" addresses, and is also on the "Your Waste" page. Other lessons include "Your Energy", "Your Stuff" and "Your Climate".

2010-05-04

213

Learning Vocabulary Can Be Fun  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

More and more classrooms are utilizing a number of online Internet sites to supplement traditional classroom instruction, and this recently released website produced by Jacob Richman may be a welcome addition to the growing number of materials publicly available. Designed for younger students, the site includes four educational activities, including a word search, quizzes, hangman, and a match game. In the word game, visitors can choose their skill level, then pick a set of themed words to be included in the game, such as birds or colors. In the match game, visitors can start by reviewing each thematic set of cards, which feature a voice that also says the name of the item featured on each card. Once again, visitors can elect to pick their skill level and so on. Finally the quiz allows visitors to select from different sets of questions, such as those about opposites and synonyms and queries about the animal kingdom. Overall, this site serves as a nice adjunct to classroom learning activities for preschool or younger elementary school students.

Richman, Jacob

214

Challenges and opportunities: using a science-based video game in secondary school settings  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Simulations and games are not new artifacts to the study of science in secondary school settings (Hug, Kriajcik and Marx 2005), however teachers remain skeptical as to their value, use and appropriateness (Rice 2006). The difficulty is not only the design and development of effective play environments that produce measurable changes in knowledge and/or understanding, but also in their on-the-ground use (Jaipal and Figg 2010). This paper reports on the use of a science-focused video game in five very different secondary school settings in Ontario, Canada. A mixed-methods approach was used in the study, and included data gathered on general gameplay habits and technology use, as well as informal interviews with teachers and students who played the game. In total, 161 participants played a series of games focused on the "life of a plant", and were given both a pre and post quiz to determine if the game helped them retain and/or change what they knew about scientific processes like plant cell anatomy and photosynthesis. Participants showed statistically significant improvement on quizzes that were taken after playing the game for approximately one-hour sessions, despite difficulties in some cases both accessing and playing the game for the full hour. Our findings also reveal the ongoing challenges in making use of technology in a variety of school sessions, even when using a browser-based game, that demanded very little other than a reliable internet connection.

Muehrer, Rachel; Jenson, Jennifer; Friedberg, Jeremy; Husain, Nicole

2012-12-01

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Student knowledge and confidence in an elective clinical toxicology course using active-learning techniques.  

PubMed

Objective. To measure changes in students' knowledge and confidence scores after completing an elective clinical toxicology course in an accelerated doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) program. Design. Various active-learning techniques were used to create a learner-centered environment. Approximately two-thirds of the course used student-led presentations. Some of those not presenting were assigned to be evaluators, responsible for asking the presenter a question or writing quiz questions based on the presented material. Other learner-centered activities included weekly quizzes and discussions at the conclusion of each presented topic. Assessment. A test instrument designed to measure students' knowledge and associated level of confidence on each item was administered at the beginning and end of the course. Students' knowledge and confidence scores increased significantly from pretest to posttest. Conclusions. Students' increased confidence and knowledge scores were well correlated after course completion, indicating students were better able to self-assess these areas. These findings suggest that confidence could be an additional measure of students' metacognitive skill development. PMID:24954935

Thomas, Michael C; Macias-Moriarity, Liliairica Z

2014-06-17

216

Cyberschoolbus  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Online since the heady boom days of the Internet back in 1996, the United Nations Cyberschoolbus is part of a broader mission to promote education about international issues and the United Nations. The overall mission of the project is "to provide exceptional educational resources (both online and in print) to students growing up in a world undergoing increased globalization." The site is quite a success, as students have access to country profiles, a well-written introduction to the history and work of the United Nations, and some fun quizzes (such as the one on national flags) and the Urban Fact Game, which is a creative on-line quiz about cities and their populations. Teachers are well-served by the site as well, as it includes helpful curriculums such as those on racial discrimination and age-appropriate briefing papers. Interested teachers may want to sign up to review content for the site, as they will receive free materials for their own classroom if they do so.

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A good diagram is valuable despite the choice of a mathematical approach to problem solving  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Drawing appropriate diagrams is a useful problem solving heuristic that can transform a problem into a representation that is easier to exploit for solving the problem. A major focus while helping introductory physics students learn problem solving is to help them appreciate that drawing diagrams facilitates problem solution. We conducted an investigation in which 118 students in an algebra-based introductory physics course were subjected to two different interventions during the problem solving in recitation quizzes throughout the semester. Here, we discuss the problem solving performance of students in different intervention groups for two problems involving standing waves in tubes, one which was given in a quiz and the other in a midterm exam. These problems can be solved using two different methods, one involving a diagrammatic representation and the other involving mostly mathematical manipulation of equations. In the quiz, students were either (1) asked to solve the problem in which a partial diagram was provided or (2) explicitly asked to draw a diagram. A comparison group was not given any instruction regarding diagrams. Students in group (1), who were given the partial diagram, could not use that partial diagram by itself to solve the problem. The partial diagram was simply intended as a hint for students to complete the diagram and follow the diagrammatic approach. However, we find an opposite effect, namely, that students given this diagram were less likely to draw productive diagrams and performed worse than students in the other groups. Moreover, we find that students who drew a productive diagram performed better than those who did not draw a productive diagram even if they primarily used a mathematical approach. Interviews with individual students who were asked to solve the problem provided further insight.

Maries, Alexandru; Singh, Chandralekha

2013-12-20

218

Guide to Grammar and Writing  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Charles Darling, Professor of English/Humanities at Capital Community-Technical College (Hartford, Connecticut), provides this site, a compendium of English grammar, usage, and writing information at the sentence, paragraph, and essay levels. Each section contains easily understood information about concepts related to the topic. Most sections contain answered quizzes. These 76 quizzes are also available in a separate section. An index to the 142 grammar and writing topics covered is also available separately. A bibliography and "Ask Grammar" site, among other features, are also provided.

Darling, Charles.

1998-01-01

219

Methods and Strategies: The Science Beliefs Quiz  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Science misconceptions--we all have them. It doesn't matter whether you are a science teacher, an elementary student, a parent, or someone earning an advanced degree in science. This article counters those common misconceptions with science belief activities.

Barman, Charles R.; Miller, Dolores; Stein, Mary; Haley, Michelle

2006-03-01

220

Web-based Homework and Quiz Systems  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Mastering Physics is a Socratic tutor designed to help students learn introductory physics. The tutor poses problems and then comments specifically on about 1/2 of all wrong answers, even though most responses demanded are analytic expressions. Students can request hints (some of which are sub-problems), and work through the list of hint titles at random. In a typical problem there are 10 round trip interactions between tutor and student, raising the percentage of students who get the answer from ˜60% on the first try to over 90% after tutoring. This is Mastery Learning where student time and effort are increased to achieve learning rather than the grade decreased to indicate that the learning is incomplete. Mastering Physics is also a homework administration system that aids the instructor in preparing an assignment by indicating (in the problem library) the difficulty and duration of each problem and of the overall assignment. At MIT doing Mastering Physics has been shown to correlate much better than written homework or going to recitation with scoring better on the final exam in May than that student did on the final in December (which is why the student was repeating the course in the spring). At Arizona State, Mastering Physics increased the class' normalized gain on the Force Concept Inventory from 21% to 40% the year it was introduced.

Pritchard, David

2005-05-01

221

Photo Quiz. Reaction After Smallpox Vaccination.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A 31-year-old woman presented with a 12-hour history of pain, tenderness, swelling, and erythema over her left anterior chest wall nine days after receiving a primary smallpox vaccination. As instructed, she kept the site loosely covered with dry gauze an...

M. R. J Kortepeter

2006-01-01

222

One Quiz File, Several Modes of Delivery  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report offers online course designers, particularly those keen on using Moodle CMSs, a means of diversifying accessibility to their educational materials via multiple modes of delivery that do not require the creation of numerous files and formats for just one activity. The author has made contributions to the development of an open source…

Herbert, John C.

2012-01-01

223

Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancers Quiz  

MedlinePLUS

... diseases. Do AYAs have better results when their treatment follows a pediatric or an adult protocol? It depends on the cancer. For example, researchers recently found that young people with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) greatly improved their survival when they were ...

224

Collaborative Quiz Game Developed with Epik  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Games are currently being used by an increasing number of people, of different ages and in different contexts. Usually, they provide fun ways of interaction, collaboration, and competition among players. These aspects may be very important in an educational context, since many research studies confirm that games have many positive effects on…

Sampaio, Bruno; Morgado, Carmen; Barbosa, Fernanda

2012-01-01

225

Pathology quiz case: Plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm  

PubMed Central

Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) is a rare hematologic malignancy that possesses a heterogenous clinical and immunophenotypic presentation. The current case report describes an interesting and unique presentation of BPDCN as a primary paranasal sinus tumor without evidence of cutaneous or systemic involvement. As such, the report further contributes to the ongoing debate regarding the true putative origin of the neoplasm, as well as highlights the optimal diagnostic modalities, paramount importance of early diagnosis, and vast heterogeneity exhibited by this fascinating malignancy. The atypical presentation described here indicates the manifestations of BPDCN are more heterogenous than previously documented and thus can not be definitively ruled out in the absence of bone marrow, peripheral blood, or cutaneous involvement. Furthermore, atypical neoplastic presentations mandate flow cytometry and adjunctive immunohistochemistry for the definitive diagnosis of BPDCN, and early diagnosis of such neoplasms are critical for rapid initiation of treatment and improved outcomes.

Dunlap, Quinn A.; Day, Kristine E.; Borak, Samuel G.

2014-01-01

226

Quiz Time in the Classroom: Spelling Bee.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Spelling Bee" is a computer program (Applesoft Basic), suitable for grades K-3, consisting of several "modes" and 11 units of spelling words. "Modes" include Demonstration (teacher preview of lessons), Learning Management (test preparation), Tutorial (student practice), and Drill (spelling test, which can be designed to meet individual student…

Fox, Annie

1982-01-01

227

Developing Simultaneous Linear Equations and Rational Equations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To demonstrate concepts or rapidly create quizzes, teachers commonly encounter the need to quickly create mathematical examples. Unfortunately, by producing undesirable or overly complex solutions, extemporaneously created examples can become problematic, create tense learning environments and become more confusing than they are worth. Experience…

Boss'e, Michael J.; Nandakumar, N. R.

2004-01-01

228

Pacific Rim Cultures in the Classroom. Multicultural Education Resource Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Seventeen instructional units on Asian and Pacific culture, society, and economic life are provided in this handbook, the result of a workshop entitled "Pacific Rim Cultures in the Classroom." Most of the lessons include suggestions for classroom activities, quizzes, and supplementary reading matter. The instructional units are organized according…

Ogilvie, A. Barretto, Ed.; Magnusson, Elaine, Ed.

229

Introducing Dynamic HTML.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the development of HyperText Markup Language (HTML) and describes an extension to it called Dynamic HTML (DHTML) which allows designers to create interactive World Wide Web pages within HTML itself. Topics include formatting, creating interactive quizzes, using labels to provide feedback, and support for DHTML in Web editors. (LRW)

Bull, Glen; Bull, Gina; Lewis, Dave

1998-01-01

230

Participants Provide Mixed Reports about Learning from Channel One.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigates Channel One's educational benefits to teachers and students. Finds benefits are a student-heightened interest in geography, current events, and pop quizzes; and disadvantages are the commercials, superficial programming, intrusion into the school day, lack of integration into the curriculum, and limited availability of the equipment…

Barrett, Janice M.

1998-01-01

231

Supporting Student Learning: The Use of Computer-Based Formative Assessment Modules.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the development of a variety of computer-based assessment opportunities, both formative and summative, that are available to a large first-year biology class at the University of Sydney (Australia). Discusses online access to weekly quizzes, a mock exam, and special self-assessment modules that are beneficial to student learning.…

Peat, Mary; Franklin, Sue

2002-01-01

232

Printed Notes versus Virtual Lectures: An Examination of Student Learning of Geoscience Content  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two geoscience course sections were provided with lecture content in different formats--one with static text that contained no graphics, the other with a link to a virtual lecture. Follow-up quizzes showed no difference in learning between the two sections, yet attitudes and academic performance differed with gender. (Contains 2 figures and 1…

Guertin, Laura

2006-01-01

233

Student Perceptions of the Benefits of a Learner-Based Writing Assignment in Organic Chemistry  

Microsoft Academic Search

The organic chemistry class at Oral Roberts University (ORU) is a two-semester lecture course of three credits per semester in which the majority of students are declared pre- medical, predental, or prepharmacy majors and plan to pursue a career in the health professions. To supplement standard assessment methods of quizzes, homework assignments, and exams, various alternative methods of assessment have

Lois Ablin

2008-01-01

234

Increasing Reading Compliance of Undergraduates: An Evaluation of Compliance Methods  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A common source of frustration for college instructors is getting their students to read. Since the 1970s, studies have shown that no more than 30 percent of students complete a reading assignment on any given day. But what can be done? What strategies can instructors use to make certain that their students read? Do pop or announced quizzes work…

Hatteberg, Sarah J.; Steffy, Kody

2013-01-01

235

An Evaluation of Computer-Managed Education Technology at New York City Community College.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Computer-Managed Education Technology (COMET) program was designed to improve group instruction through the use of technological aids in the classroom. Specific objectives included: (1) improving feedback on student comprehension during a class period; (2) facilitating the administration and grading of homework and quizzes; (3) providing for…

Chitayat, Linda

236

COMPUTER TECHNIQUES FOR WEEKLY MULTIPLE-CHOICE TESTING.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

TO ENCOURAGE POLITICAL SCIENCE STUDENTS TO READ PROPERLY AND CONTINUOUSLY, THE AUTHOR GIVES FREQUENT SHORT QUIZZES BASED ON THE ASSIGNED READINGS. FOR EASE IN ADMINISTRATION AND SCORING, HE USES MARK-SENSE CARDS, ON WHICH THE STUDENT MARKS DESIGNATED AREAS TO INDICATE HIS NUMBER AND HIS CHOICE OF ANSWERS. TO EMPHASIZE THE VALUE OF CONTINUED HIGH…

BROYLES, DAVID

237

Encouraging Critical Thinking  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Active learning promotes higher-level reasoning, and it can be achieved in large classes without wholesale changes in class format. Applicable methods include in-class mini-investigations, robust multiple-choice exam questions, online quizzes or review, a

Yuretich, Richard F.

2003-12-01

238

A Learning Management System Developed at the Eastern Mediterranean University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses distance education programs in higher education and describes the Eastern Mediterranean University (Cyprus) Learning Management System which was developed while the online program was offered to on-campus students. Explains functions of the system, including user enrollment, course management, lectures, quizzes, announcements,…

Aybay, Isik; Dag, O. Oguz

2003-01-01

239

Basic Lighting Worktext for Film and Video.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This worktext guides film and video students through a series of practical exercises, quizzes, and projects designed to help reinforce skills learned through applied lighting situations. The book is organized in three parts. The first part contains four chapters devoted to basic concepts: (1) "The Visible Spectrum"; (2) "Film and Exposure"; (3)…

Ferncase, Richard K.

240

Introduction to Psychology and Leadership. Part Six; Authority and Responsibility. Segments I & II, Volume VI-A.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The sixth volume of the introduction to psychology and leadership course (see the final reports which summarize the development project, EM 010 418, EM 010 419, and EM 010 484) concentrates on authority and responsibility and is presented in two separate documents. It is a self-instructional linear text with information and quizzes. EM 010 433 is…

Westinghouse Learning Corp., Annapolis, MD.

241

Introduction to Psychology and Leadership. Part Eight; Senior-Subordinate Relationships. Segments I, II, & III, Volume VIII-A.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The eighth volume of the introduction to psychology and leadership course (see the final reports which summarize the development project, EM 010 418, EM 010 419, and EM 010 484) concentrates on senior-subordinate relationships, and is presented in two separate documents. This document is a linear text with information and quizzes. EM 010 438 is…

Westinghouse Learning Corp., Annapolis, MD.

242

Adventures in Exercise Physiology: Enhancing Problem Solving and Assessment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

I altered the format of an exercise physiology course from traditional lecture to emphasizing daily reading quizzes and group problem-solving activities. I used the SALGains evaluation to compare the two approaches and saw significant improvements in the evaluation ratings of students who were taught using the new format. Narrative responses…

FitzPatrick, Kathleen A.

2004-01-01

243

Astronomy: Journey to the Cosmic Frontier  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website allows teachers to review three editions of the Astronomy: Journey to the Cosmic Frontier textbook. This website also provides teachers and students who are currently using the textbook resources that can be useful like web links, quizzes, images, and an ask the author discussion board.

2007-03-20

244

The ubiquitous umbilicus. What it can reveal about intra-abdominal disease.  

PubMed

With ready access to noninvasive methods of assessing abdominal processes, physicians may forget the first step of physical examination: observation. Physical signs, often neglected or discarded (and felt to be of importance only in trivia quizzes), can quickly direct patient examination in a cost-effective way. In this article, Dr Raymond discusses various periumbilical signs and the conditions linked to them. PMID:2405369

Raymond, P L

1990-02-01

245

A Case Study In the Use of Computers To Personalize Instruction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A developmental project in a college psychology course has shown that the computer can be a useful instrument for individualizing student learning and testing by freeing instructors from clerical and test generation tasks. In successive stages, the computer was used for the batch generation of quizzes on each unit of the course, for on-line…

Towle, Nelson J.; And Others

246

Gladwell and Group Communication: Using "The Tipping Point" as a Supplemental Text  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes an activity using Malcolm Gladwell's "The Tipping Point" as a supplemental text in an undergraduate group communication course. This book will help stimulate conversation and promote easy avenues for classroom discussion. In addition to weekly quizzes over each chapter to help facilitate rich classroom discussions, the…

Browning, Blair W.

2011-01-01

247

Who Lives on the Other Side of that Boundary: A Model of Geographic Thinking  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As a geography educator, it is hard to miss geography's bad rap. There is no shortage of stories and quizzes that show just how bad Americans are at geography and, by implication, how bad geography teachers are. What the public means when they say Americans don't know geography is that people cannot pinpoint countries/states on a map, cannot name…

Schmidt, Sandra J.

2011-01-01

248

Printed Notes Versus Virtual Lectures: An Examination of Student Learning of Geoscience Content  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Two geoscience course sections were provided with lecture content in different formats--one with static text that contained no graphics, the other with a link to a virtual lecture. Follow-up quizzes showed no difference in learning between the two sections, yet attitudes and academic performance differed with gender.

Guertin, Laura

2006-01-01

249

Self Directed Learning In Gross Human Anatomy: Assessment Outcomes and Student Perceptions  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article explains a study comparing learning outcomes between the distance education portion of a gross anatomy course versus a lecture based course. Outcomes include qualitative (questionnaires on perceptions of course) and quantitative surveys (quizzes and exams). Suggestions on how to approach teaching distance education courses is provided.

2008-08-01

250

Decimals: Climbing the Hills of Math Skills. California Demonstration Mathematics Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Five sequential Basic Skill Levels (levels J, K, L, M, and MA) of a self-paced, individualized mathematics program designed to improve the achievement of junior high school students are presented in this student workbook. Each level includes a pretest, four to six lessons, quizzes (checkpoints) after each fourth lesson, a posttest, and a level…

Ontario-Montclair School District, Ontario, CA.

251

Fractions: Climbing the Hills of Math Skills. California Demonstration Mathematics Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Four sequential Basic Skill Levels (levels G, H, HA, and I) of a self-paced, individualized mathematics program designed to improve the achievement of junior high school students are presented in this student workbook. Each level includes a pretest, four to seven lessons, quizzes (checkpoints) after each fourth lesson, a posttest, and a level…

Ontario-Montclair School District, Ontario, CA.

252

Fractions and Their Applications--A Math Practice Booklet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The workbook is intended to help the vocational high school student understand and gain competence in working with fractions. The exercises provide practice in reducing and changing fractions, multiplying, dividing, finding a least common denominator and equivalent fractions, adding and subtracting. The types of fractions are also defined. Quizzes

Herr, Nicholas K.

253

Whole Numbers: Climbing the Hills of Math Skills. California Demonstration Mathematics Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Six sequential Basic Skill Levels (levels A through F) of a self-paced, individualized mathematics program designed to improve the achievement of junior high school students are presented in this student workbook. Each level includes a pretest, seven to 10 lessons, quizzes (checkpoints) after each fourth lesson, a posttest, and a level review…

Ontario-Montclair School District, Ontario, CA.

254

Geometry +: Climbing the Hills of Math Skills. California Demonstration Mathematics Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Seven sequential Basic Skill Levels (levels Q, QA, R, S, T, U, and V) of a self-paced, individualized mathematics program designed to improve the achievement of junior high school students are presented in this student workbook. Each level includes a pretest, five to 14 lessons, quizzes (checkpoints) after each fourth lesson, a posttest, and a…

Ontario-Montclair School District, Ontario, CA.

255

Percents: Climbing the Hills of Math Skills. California Demonstration Mathematics Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Four sequential Basic Skill Levels (levels N, O, P, and PA) of a self-paced, individualized mathematics program designed to improve the achievement of junior high school students are presented in this student workbook. Each level includes a pretest, five to nine lessons, quizzes (checkpoints) after each fourth or fifth lesson, a posttest, and a…

Ontario-Montclair School District, Ontario, CA.

256

Buddies Aren't Just for Reading, They're for Spelling Too!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Attempts to find a middle ground between the extremes of direct instruction and discovery learning by creating a process that helps young children acquire beginning writing and spelling skills without the "drudgery" associated with drill and practice and the anxiety associated with spelling quizzes. Describes the "Share and Compare" process that…

Buschman, Larry

2003-01-01

257

Clinical Topographic Anatomy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website created by faculty at the University of Zurich and University of Australia provides mini-lectures on regional anatomy. The lectures are broken up by the head, neck & trunk, upper limb, lower Limb, thorax, abdomen, and pelvis. Quizzes for each region are also available.

2010-01-01

258

Teaching the Novel: Mainstreaming the Gifted and Jetstreaming the Average.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One high school course in the novel that has proved to be very successful for gifted students requires four novels and--rather than quizzes and oral discussion--analytical papers and responsive journal writing. While the students pace their reading, the teacher can judge by the journal entries whether the students are on schedule. To enhance…

Peterson, Jean Sunde

259

Expanding Academic Vocabulary with an Interactive On-Line Database  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

University students used a set of existing and purpose-built on-line tools for vocabulary learning in an experimental ESL course. The resources included concordance, dictionary, cloze-builder, hypertext, and a database with interactive self-quizzing feature (all freely available at www.lextutor.ca). The vocabulary targeted for learning consisted…

Horst, Marlise; Cobb, Tom; Nicolae, Ioana

2005-01-01

260

Part 1: Digital Age Assessment--A Look at Technology Tools that Aid Formative Assessment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Effective observation and diagnosis of student learning can be greatly assisted by 21st century technologies. This article lists five practical tools to help educators measure student progress: (1) Clickers; (2) Online quizzes; (3) Web-based surveys; (4) Digital logs; and (5) Spreadsheets.

Tuttle, Harry Grover

2008-01-01

261

The Influence of Attitudes about Weight  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Obesity stereotypes and anti fat attitudes influence the social behavior of middle school students according to a study presented last June at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Using a series of questionnaires and fat and thin silhouette figures, the researchers quizzed 176 boys and 141 girls between the ages of…

Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), 2005

2005-01-01

262

FEMA for Kids  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site, hosted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is dedicated to helping children understand natural disasters. It covers floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, volcanoes, earthquakes, wildfires, winter storms, and thunderstorms. Information is presented through stories, quizzes, photos, vocabulary, coloring pages, games, puzzles, and homework help. There is also a teacher's section with curriculum tips and resources. Links for additional information are provided.

263

Reading Questions in Large-Lecture Courses: Limitations and Unexpected Outcomes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As an alternative to reading quizzes, a team of biochemistry instructors implemented student reading questions (Henderson and Rosenthal 2006) as a new instructional strategy within their large-enrollment biochemistry courses. Unexpected positive outcomes of this instructional method were realized, as well as limitations of the method within this…

Offerdahl, Erika; Baldwin, Thomas; Elfring, Lisa; Vierling, Elizabeth; Ziegler, Miriam

2008-01-01

264

Development and Implementation of a First-Semester Hybrid Organic Chemistry Course: Yielding Advantages for Educators and Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A first-semester organic chemistry course was developed as a hybrid course. The students met face-to-face for one class each week (50 minutes) and the lectures were accessible online via Adobe Connect. Quizzes were scheduled for almost every lecture with access online through ANGEL. In addition, the students had three in-class tests and one final…

Ealy, Julie B.

2013-01-01

265

Improving Oral Communication Skills of Students in Food Science Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Communication activities about food evaluation were incorporated into food preparation courses. Oral reports replaced quizzes and an oral presentation replaced the final exam. A rubric was developed to help students evaluate ingredient functions, procedures, techniques, temperatures, and sensory evaluation. Oral report scores, self-evaluations,…

Reitmeier, C. A.; Svendsen, L. K.; Vrchota, D. A.

2004-01-01

266

Engineering Graphics/Pro-Engineer on the Web  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website, authored by Stephen W. Crown of the University of Texas-Pan American, is the 1999 recipient of Premier Award for Excellence in Engineering Education Courseware. It includes a course syllabus for an Engineering Graphics course, virtual world, lecture notes, games and quizzes, class photos, and pro-engineer tutorials.

Crown, Stephen W.

2009-07-24

267

Knowledge Testing and Evaluation in the Integrated Web-Based Authoring and Learning Environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

A description of assessment features of the adaptive learning environment (ALE) for Web-based authoring and learning is given. ALE provides a reach set of tools for assessment of students: various types of tests, exercises, quizzes and questionnaires. The system offers flexible way of their authoring, presentation and results tracking.

Leonid Pesin

2003-01-01

268

Self-Directed Learning in Gross Human Anatomy: Assessment Outcomes and Student Perceptions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Speech pathology students enrolled in a lecture-based gross human anatomy program completed two out of nine topics in self-directed mode. Student performance in quizzes was compared for the two modes, and the students completed questionnaires on their perceptions of the self-directed mode of delivery. Students performed as well in the first…

Smythe, Gayle; Hughes, Diane

2008-01-01

269

Testing to Enhance Retention in Human Anatomy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recent work in cognitive psychology has shown that repeatedly testing one's knowledge is a powerful learning aid and provides substantial benefits for retention of the material. To apply this in a human anatomy course for medical students, 39 fill-in-the-blank quizzes of about 50 questions each, one for each region of the body, and four about the…

Logan, Jessica M.; Thompson, Andrew J.; Marshak, David W.

2011-01-01

270

Promoting Self-Regulated Learning Skills in Agent-based Learning Environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

We have developed computer environments that support learning by teaching, concept mapping, scaffolding, and the use of self regulated learning (SRL) skills by social interactions with virtual agents. More specifically, students teach a computer agent, Betty, and can monitor her progress by asking her questions and getting her to take quizzes. The system provides SRL support via dialog-embedded prompts. Our

Gautam BISWAS; Rod ROSCOE; Hogyeong JEONG; Brian SULCER

271

STUDENT RETENTION OF COURSE CONTENT IS IMPROVED BY COLLABORATIVE-GROUP TESTING  

Microsoft Academic Search

e recently reported that collaborative testing (i.e., group test taking) in- creased student performance on quizzes. It is unknown, however, whether collaborative testing improves student retention of course content. There- fore, this study was designed to test the hypotheses that collaborative-group testing improves student retention of course content. To test this hypothesis, our undergraduate exercise physiology class of 38 students

Ronald N. Cortright; Heidi L. Collins; David W. Rodenbaugh; Stephen E. DiCarlo

2003-01-01

272

Students' Use of E-Mail in an Undergraduate Public Relations Course.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study examined the use of e-mail between the students in an introductory public relations class and their instructor. E-mail use was parallel to the use of face-to-face communication, with students reporting that they used office time and e-mail primarily to ask questions about quizzes, tests, and assignments. Older students and students further…

Kelleher, Tom; Dodd, Julie E.

273

Retrieval practice is an efficient method of enhancing the retention of anatomy and physiology information.  

PubMed

Although a great deal of empirical evidence has indicated that retrieval practice is an effective means of promoting learning and memory, very few studies have investigated the strategy in the context of an actual class. The primary purpose of this study was to determine if a series of very brief retrieval quizzes could significantly improve the retention of previously tested information throughout an anatomy and physiology course. A second purpose was to determine if there were any significant differences between expanding and uniform patterns of retrieval that followed a standardized initial retrieval delay. Anatomy and physiology students were assigned to either a control group or groups that were repeatedly prompted to retrieve a subset of previously tested course information via a series of quizzes that were administered on either an expanding or a uniform schedule. Each retrieval group completed a total of 10 retrieval quizzes, and the series of quizzes required (only) a total of 2 h to complete. Final retention of the exam subset material was assessed during the last week of the semester. There were no significant differences between the expanding and uniform retrieval groups, but both retained an average of 41% more of the subset material than did the control group (ANOVA, F = 129.8, P = 0.00, ?p(2) = 0.36). In conclusion, retrieval practice is a highly efficient and effective strategy for enhancing the retention of anatomy and physiology material. PMID:23728136

Dobson, John L

2013-06-01

274

Does Online Participation Matter? A Case Study of a Hybrid Theatre Arts Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: To examine whether students have higher retention rates of material when they participate in online quizzes or online alternative student-centered assignments on the material presented in the F2F class. Design/methodology/approach: Reviews the literature; and analyzes data from the implementation of both types of assessment for the online…

Marcus, Sara

2005-01-01

275

How Is Bronchitis Treated?  

MedlinePLUS

... Links Spanish Version Related Topics Cough How the Lungs Work COPD Oxygen Therapy Pulmonary Rehabilitation Related Media Videos Quizzes Send a ... have chronic bronchitis, your doctor may prescribe oxygen therapy . This ... and damage to your lungs. If you smoke, it's very important to quit. ...

276

Teaching of Psychiatry by PSP: Impact on NBME-Examination Scores  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A Personalized Study Program (PSP) was implemented in 1974 at Ohio State for all students on the psychiatry clerkship. PSP included an assigned textbook and syllabus of reading assignments, private meetings with tutors, standardized practice quizzes, optional use of other opportunities, and a written final exam. Its success is noted. (LBH)

Gregory, Ian; And Others

1977-01-01

277

Using Response Cards to Increase Student Participation in an Elementary Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Twenty fourth grade students wrote brief answers to teacher questions on laminated response cards. Compared to hand raising, 6 target students exhibited more active student response during instruction, most of the 20 students scored higher on daily quizzes, and most preferred response cards over hand raising. (JDD)

Narayan, Janani S.; And Others

1990-01-01

278

Learn Physics Today  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created by students and their coaches at Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Lima, Peru for the 1997 ThinkQuest Contest, this site uses Java applets to help illustrate basic physics concepts related to mechanics, light and waves, and electricity. The site is divided into fifteen chapters and also provides a basic skills tutorial and a scientific calculator. Self testing quizzes are available.

Cho, Hyun K.; Judez, Hector.; Lakatos, John.; Oenoki, Kazushi.; Oenoki, Keiji.

1998-01-01

279

Enhancing Student Preparedness for Class through Course Preparation Assignments: Preliminary Evidence from the Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Student preparation for class is an integral part of the college learning experience. In order to incentivize student preparation outside class, professors have employed such techniques as reflection papers, quizzes, and group discussion, to name but a few. This article explores the benefits of using a technique known as "course preparation…

Ewell, William Henry; Rodgers, Robert R.

2014-01-01

280

Multimedia and Cooperative learning in signal Processing techniques in communications  

Microsoft Academic Search

The letter describes how multimedia technology and cooperative learning were used to teach an online course, Signal Processing techniques in Communication Systems (SP\\/CS). Students study online presentations enhanced by multimedia animations and perception quizzes, discuss problems using an asynchronous conferencing system, and complete cooperative laboratory simulations based on MATLAB. A locally designed course management system provides access to the online

Amir Asif

2004-01-01

281

Leaders Look to Technology for Savings and Change  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students are bringing the latest devices to campuses expecting to use them as learning tools, and colleges are trying to deliver. Some of the world's best-known universities tried some experiments with a new model of online learning, in which students watch short video lectures, take automatically graded quizzes, and use online communities to work…

Young, Jeffrey R.

2012-01-01

282

Comparing Assessment Methods as Predictors of Student Learning in an Undergraduate Mathematics Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This experiment was designed to determine which assessment method: continuous assessment (in the form of daily in-class quizzes), cumulative assessment (in the form of online homework), or project-based learning, best predicted student learning (dependent upon post-test grades) in an undergraduate mathematics course. Participants included 117…

Shorter, Nichole A.; Young, Cynthia Y.

2011-01-01

283

newSLATE: Building a Web-Based Infrastructure for Learning Non-Roman Script Languages  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The "newSLATE" environment provides a Web-based infrastructure for language learning. Its design and implementation were driven by the difficulties of non-Roman-script text handling. The software features a cross-platform approach to non-Roman text input and handling and a novel method for automatically generating online quizzes from study…

Hopp, Marsha A.; Hopp, Theodore H.

2004-01-01

284

Alternative Delivery Systems for the Computer-Aided Instruction Study Management System (CAISMS).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Computer-Assisted Instruction Study Management System (CAISMS) was developed and implemented on the PLATO system to monitor and guide student study of text materials. It administers assignments, gives quizzes, and automatically keeps track of a student's progress. This report describes CAISMS and several hypothetical implementations of CAISMS…

Nievergelt, Jurg; And Others

285

How Is Coronary Heart Disease Treated?  

MedlinePLUS

... Atherosclerosis Angina Heart Attack Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors Heart Disease in Women Related Media Videos Widgets Quizzes Send a link to ... care provider can help you set an appropriate BMI goal. For more information ... other CHD risk factors. Talk with your doctor about programs and products ...

286

Navigating the Internet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Briefly notes, literally, hundreds of Web sites concerning the 1996 presidential election and politics in general. Includes candidate and party home pages, media outlets, partisan and nonpartisan sites, and a list of parody pages. Lists interactive programs involving quizzes and simulations, as well as dozens of discussion groups. (MJP)

Woestman, Kelly A.

1996-01-01

287

TryScience  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

TryScience is an education resource that allows students to experience contemporary science and technology. It features interactive adventure experiences, hands-on experiments on science topics that can be performed online or off, links and information for virtual field trips, quizzes and activities based on a topical question, and links to live webcams at science and technology centers around the world.

288

Get Answers: Using Student Response Systems to See Students' Thinking  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Imagine if teachers could view their students' thinking, like peeking inside a pot of cooking stew to see if it is done. Wouldn't it be nice if they could know what their students were learning, while they were teaching them? Most teachers use a variety of classroom techniques to understand what their students know and can do. Tests, quizzes,…

Johnson, David; McLeod, Scott

2005-01-01

289

Formative Assessment Probes: With a Purpose  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The first thing that comes to mind for many teachers when they think of assessment is testing, quizzes, performance tasks, and other summative forms used for grading purposes. Such assessment practices represent only a fraction of the kinds of assessment that occur on an ongoing basis in an effective science classroom. Formative assessment is a…

Keeley, Page

2011-01-01

290

Begin the Year: Orient.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents ideas which offer a change from the normal school library media center orientation. Suggestions include: name tags, relay races for information, Dewey Decimal Hopscotch, written descriptions of the library media center, introduction of sections of the library media center with answers for students to supply questions to, short quizzes,…

School Library Media Activities Monthly, 1998

1998-01-01

291

Study Guides to the Rescue  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As general education classrooms become more diverse, teachers continue to explore ways to support students' learning. Study guides support students in learning their material, focus their attention on important topics, and help them review for quizzes or tests. This article provides successful classroom-tested ideas for developing and using study…

Conderman, Greg; Bresnahan, Val

2010-01-01

292

An Empirical Study of Personal Response Technology for Improving Attendance and Learning in a Large Class  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Student evaluations of a large General Psychology course indicate that students enjoy the class a great deal, yet attendance is low. An experiment was conducted to evaluate a personal response system as a solution. Attendance rose by 30% as compared to extra credit as an inducement, but was equivalent to offering pop quizzes. Performance on test…

Shapiro, Amy

2009-01-01

293

An Introductory Demonstration Laboratory Produced Entirely by Undergraduates.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In a student initiated experimental program, undergraduate students assumed full responsibility for planning, staffing, and running introductory psychology laboratories. They supervised six sessions demonstrating psychological principles. The results of post-session quizzes and questionnaires showed that students absorbed course material, enjoyed…

Kohn, Art; Brill, Max

1981-01-01

294

Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary is a collection of interactive animations, eLessons, video clips and quizzes. They cover topics in plant genetics, biotechnology, soil science, weed science and target audiences from high school to undergraduate and graduate students. They are also used in life long learning trainings. Teachers or self-paced learners utilize these peer-reviewed materials.

2009-06-09

295

Pedagogical Techniques: Student Performance and Preferences.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students in financial accounting were exposed to three teaching methods for one-third semester each (chalkboard, overhead projector, presentation software). No overall student learning differences were found, but students performed better on quizzes and exams when their preferred method was used. (SK)

Beets, S. Douglas; Lobingier, Patricia G.

2001-01-01

296

Economics and Entrepreneurship: Student Activities. Master Curriculum Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Correlated to the Economics and Entrepreneurship Teaching Strategies Master Curriculum Guide, this book features 66 student activities, case studies, comprehension quizzes, and lessons related to economic concepts. Designed for high school students of economics, social studies, and business education, this curriculum guide combines study of basic…

National Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.

297

A Statistical Assessment of an Experiment To Compare Traditional vs. Laboratory Approach in Teaching Introductory Computer Programming.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the development of a statistical experiment to assess and compare the effects of traditional lecture and laboratory technology methods of teaching introductory computer programming concepts. Discusses the use of performance measures including tests, quizzes, homework, and projects to assess students' learning, retention, and success…

Romeu, Jorge Luis; Alemzadeh, Jalal

1999-01-01

298

Maximizing Student Achievement through Testing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present research attempted to determine if tests can serve as teaching devices by comparing student achievement in classes where several examinations were administered. Students in ten classes of introductory psychology served as subjects in the study. Three classes received weekly, teacher-made quizzes of 15 multiple-choice items; four…

Wilkins, S. A.

299

A Blended Learning Lecture Delivery Model for Large and Diverse Undergraduate Cohorts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A blended learning model was developed to enhance lecture delivery in a large, diverse introductory psychology unit, introducing the use of an online, personalized learning system for lecture preparation and using lecture time to extend students' understanding. Changes to the assessment included diagnostic, formative and summative online quizzes.…

McKenzie, Wendy A.; Perini, Eloise; Rohlf, Vanessa; Toukhsati, Samia; Conduit, Russell; Sanson, Gordon

2013-01-01

300

Using Student Response Systems in Lecture-Based Instruction: Does It Change Student Engagement and Learning?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The effects of using a student response system (SRS) in a graduate lecture class in special education were investigated. Comparisons of content mastery and self-reported engagement between lectures with the SRS and without were made. Students demonstrated more mastery of content on weekly quizzes and reported increased class engagement on those…

Blood, Erika; Neel, Richard

2008-01-01

301

Literacy 2.0: Teaching Students the Skills Needed to Succeed in Our Information Economy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

At a middle school, English language learners "beg" to take quizzes via iPod, engaging in interactive language arts exercises that seem more game than test. In a high school classroom, students write, videotape, and edit public service announcements, documentaries, and films. Students from the Seattle metropolitan area create stories via digital…

Linik, Joyce Riha

2012-01-01

302

Challenges and Opportunities for Testing Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Information for Educators on Creating Test Equity. Test Equity Considerations: Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For most students, test taking is a challenge. For students who are deaf or hard of hearing, classroom quizzes, tests, and exams are even more challenging. Standardized tests--The SAT, ACT, state proficiency tests, No Child Left Behind annual tests, and psychoeducational evaluations--present additional challenges for students who are deaf or hard…

PEPNet-West, 2010

2010-01-01

303

Everglades National Park Including Biscayne National Park. Activity Book.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended to help elementary school children learn about the resources of the Everglades and Biscayne National Parks, this activity book includes information, puzzles, games, and quizzes. The booklet deals with concepts related to: (1) the seasons; (2) fire ecology; (3) water; (4) fish; (5) mammals; (6) mosquitos; (7) birds; (8) venomous snakes;…

Ruehrwein, Dick

304

Effects of Writing-Related Contingencies on Both Quality of Writing and Multiple-Choice Exam Performance in Large College Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students (N = 158) in three sections of an undergraduate educational psychology course equivalent in content and assessment procedures completed five-min writing quizzes over assigned subject matter at the beginning of most class sessions. The study compared the effects of three separate writing contingencies on writing scores and multiple-choice…

Krohn, Katherine R.; Parker, Megan R.; Foster, Lisa N.; Aspiranti, Kathleen B.; McCleary, Daniel F.; Williams, Robert L.

2008-01-01

305

Students' Perceptions of Academic Dishonesty in the Chemistry Classroom Laboratory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although the literature on both academic dishonesty and scientific misconduct is extensive, research on academic dishonesty has focused on quizzes, exams, and papers, with the virtual exclusion of the classroom laboratory. This study examined the distinctions undergraduate chemistry majors made between academic dishonesty in the classroom…

Del Carlo, Dawn I.; Bodner, George M.

2004-01-01

306

Team-Based Learning in a Statistical Literacy Class  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Team-based learning (TBL) is a pedagogical strategy that uses groups of students working together in teams to learn course material. The main learning objective in TBL is to provide students the opportunity to "practice" course concepts during class-time. A key feature is multiple-choice quizzes that students take individually and then re-take as…

St. Clair, Katherine; Chihara, Laura

2012-01-01

307

Mr. Martini's Classroom - Math Practice  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Mr. Martini's Classroom is designed to give elementary-school students the opportunity to practice and reinforce math skills online. The whole spectrum of K-8 math topics is covered - multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, geometry, pre-algebra, and kids math facts. Online tools include math flash cards and self-correcting quick quizzes. There are also printable math worksheets.

308

Retrieval Practice Is an Efficient Method of Enhancing the Retention of Anatomy and Physiology Information  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although a great deal of empirical evidence has indicated that retrieval practice is an effective means of promoting learning and memory, very few studies have investigated the strategy in the context of an actual class. The primary purpose of this study was to determine if a series of very brief retrieval quizzes could significantly improve the…

Dobson, John L.

2013-01-01

309

Who Is at Risk for Rh Incompatibility?  

MedlinePLUS

... Diagnosis Treatments Prevention Living With Clinical Trials Links Related Topics Hemolytic Anemia Blood Tests Blood Transfusion Heart Failure Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplant Related Media Videos Widgets Quizzes ... | PRINT PAGE | PRINT ENTIRE TOPIC | SHARE this page from the NHLBI Click here ...

310

You are Pregnant! Food for Two. Workbook 3.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This workbook is designed for use by girls enrolled in special classes for pregnant minors in high school. Through experiments and quizzes, it teaches the girls about food values, balanced meals, calories, and nutrition; and instructs the girls, through examples, what they should and should not eat to keep themselves healthy throughout their…

Dohrmann, Harriet

311

Bats.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents information about bats, including definitions and descriptions of the characteristics of bats. Provides teaching activities such as "Bat and Math,""A Bat Like That,""Bat Party,""Ears in the Dark," and "The Big Bat Mystery." Contains reproducible handouts and quizzes. (TW)

Naturescope, 1986

1986-01-01

312

The Sentence Fairy: A Natural-Language Generation System to Support Children's Essay Writing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We built an NLP system implementing a "virtual writing conference" for elementary-school children, with German as the target language. Currently, state-of-the-art computer support for writing tasks is restricted to multiple-choice questions or quizzes because automatic parsing of the often ambiguous and fragmentary texts produced by pupils…

Harbusch, Karin; Itsova, Gergana; Koch, Ulrich; Kuhner, Christine

2008-01-01

313

Computing Accurate Grammatical Feedback in a Virtual Writing Conference for German-Speaking Elementary-School Children: An Approach Based on Natural Language Generation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We built a natural language processing (NLP) system implementing a "virtual writing conference" for elementary-school children, with German as the target language. Currently, state-of-the-art computer support for writing tasks is restricted to multiple-choice questions or quizzes because automatic parsing of the often ambiguous and fragmentary…

Harbusch, Karin; Itsova, Gergana; Koch, Ulrich; Kuhner, Christine

2009-01-01

314

SAR Aircrew--HH-3F Avionics and HH-3F Flight Preparation. ACH3AV-0442. Second Edition, Revised.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains two U.S. Coast Guard self-study pamphlets that provide training in helicopter flight preparation and avionics duties. Each pamphlet consists of a number of lessons that include objectives, information illustrated with line drawings and/or photographs, and self-quizzes with answers. The avionics course covers the following…

Coast Guard Inst., Oklahoma City, OK.

315

Active Learning by Play Dough Modeling in the Medical Profession  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Active learning produces meaningful learning, improves attitudes toward learning, and increases knowledge and retention, but is still not fully institutionalized in the undergraduate sciences. A few studies have compared the effectiveness of PowerPoint presentations, student seminars, quizzes, and use of CD-ROMs with blackboard teaching and…

Herur, Anita; Kolagi, Sanjeev; Chinagudi, Surekharani; Manjula, R.; Patil, Shailaja

2011-01-01

316

Industrial Arts Test Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The booklet is designed to assist teachers in improving locally developed classroom tests. It is a collection of 674 sample multiple-choice questions (with scoring keys) intended primarily for use as pretests, quizzes, or final examinations by secondary level teachers. The questions are organized around four industrial arts subject areas: drawing,…

New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Industrial Arts Education.

317

Developing the Sixth Sense: Play  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Traditional ways of teaching--working from a textbook, designing quizzes, and assigning seat work--are predicated on the idea of students' ability and desire to self-regulate. However, these sedentary techniques are ineffective with unmotivated students and poor readers. Teachers commonly invoke fear of failure in an attempt to engage students in…

Baines, Lawrence A.; Slutsky, Ruslan

2009-01-01

318

Evaluating Preference for Graphic Feedback on Correct versus Incorrect Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current study evaluated preferences of undergraduate students for graphic feedback on percentage of incorrect performance versus feedback on percentage of correct performance. A total of 108 participants were enrolled in the study and received graphic feedback on performance on 12 online quizzes. One half of participants received graphic…

Sigurdsson, Sigurdur O.; Ring, Brandon M.

2013-01-01

319

Astronomy 122: Birth and Death of Stars  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website provides materials for a complete introductory astronomy course. Under the lecture heading, students and teachers are provided with pictures, cartoons, and textual information on topics like: matter, energy, gravity, telescopes, stellar astronomy, the interstellar medium, and compact objects. This website also provides quizzes and links to other resources on the Internet.

Schombert, Jim

2004-07-14

320

Astronomy Today  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website provides an extensive set of online resources for Astronomy Today, an introductory astronomy textbook. The website provides learning goals, practice problems, labeling exercises, images, and animations for each of the 20 chapters. A mechanism is provided so students may submit scores on the online quizzes to their instructors through the website.

Chaisson, Eric; Mcmillan, Steve

2005-04-25

321

From Cloud to Mobile: Drawing down Big Info into Little Apps  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With the release of Google's App Inventor for Android, though still officially in beta, the company sought to make app development "simple but powerful" so that teachers could create study tips and quizzes, anyone could create geographic information systems (GIS) to help people find their way to some destination, and people could communicate over…

Herther, Nancy K.

2011-01-01

322

The High-Stakes Test Mess  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Tests are a natural part of education, from the quizzes, essays, and classroom tests that teachers have traditionally administered to the high-stakes tests that states use to make decisions about graduation, promotion, and school funding and governance. In this article, the author stresses the need to learn the unintended consequences of…

Goldberg, Mark F.

2004-01-01

323

What Is Instrumented Learning? Part 1  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although article is directed specifically towards improving sales techniques through self evaluation, it discusses various autoinstructional aids that could be applied to other fields. These include self-ranking against an objectives" grid, forced and multiple choice quizzes and the sentence-completion approach. (PD)

Blake, Robert; Mouton, Jane

1972-01-01

324

CancerQuest  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This easy-to-navigate Emory University website, designed like a textbook with chapters, sections and quizzes, explains the complex biology of cancer and contains extensive information about cancer detection and treatment options. All material is supported by full references and links to the primary literature.

Patricia Ann Marsteller (Emory University ;); Gregg M. Orloff (Emory University;Biology Department)

2010-05-27

325

Pork Puzzlers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Pork Puzzlers is a nutrition education activity booklet for elementary-level students. It includes word scrambles; quizzes with pictures that describe the Food Guide Pyramid; a nutrition word search; a mathematics problem that includes questions on pork; a maze that uses food clues; a letter decoding activity that focuses on a pork dinner; a meal…

National Pork Producers Council, Des Moines, IA.

326

Reading To Learn Concepts in Mathematics: An Action Research Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article summarizes research conducted in Gifted Algebra I and Gifted Precalculus classes in a public, suburban high school in spring 2002, which investigated the importance of reading and writing in understanding mathematical principles. The classroom teacher supplemented traditional numerical problem solving with vocabulary quizzes, reading…

Fletcher, Mike; Santoli, Susan

327

Teaching a New Method of Partial Fraction Decomposition to Senior Secondary Students: Results and Analysis from a Pilot Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper, we introduce a new approach to compute the partial fraction decompositions of rational functions and describe the results of its trials at three secondary schools in Hong Kong. The data were collected via quizzes, questionnaire and interviews. In general, according to the responses from the teachers and students concerned, this new…

Man, Yiu-Kwong; Leung, Allen

2012-01-01

328

Managing the Music Classroom with Technology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the Music in Education (MIE) laboratory, an interactive, computer-assisted general music education package manufactured by the Yamaha Corporation. Discusses the lesson modules, workstations, and electronic quizzes and feedback. Compares the benefits of computer-managed instruction to traditional music instruction, including creating a…

Arnett, Patricia L.

1996-01-01

329

Design and Evaluation of an Integrated Online Motion Control Training Package  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this paper is to present an integrated Internet-based package for teaching the fundamentals of motion control by using a wide range of resources: theory, videos, simulators, games, quizzes, and a remote lab. The package is aimed at automation technicians, pupils at vocational schools and students taking an introductory course in…

Buiu, C.

2009-01-01

330

Distributed exploratorium for high performance computational techniques  

Microsoft Academic Search

The exploratorium described here consists of hyper-linked tutorials and quizzes on high performance computational concepts and computational modules implemented on different computer systems: desktop workstations, vector and parallel supercomputers. The exploratorium provides a highly interactive environment in which students can experiment with computational modules and visually compare algorithms, numerical techniques, performance and implementation related issues. Such a hands-on simulation and

Sridhar V. Iyer; Alan Beck; Umberto Ravaioli; Jeff Terstriep

1994-01-01

331

Distributed exploratorium for high performance computational techniques  

Microsoft Academic Search

The exploratorium described here consists of hyperlinked tutorials and quizzes on high performance computational concepts and computational modules implemented on different computer systems: desktop workstations, vector and parallel supercomputers. The exploratorium provides a highly interactive environment in which students can experiment with computational modules and visually compare algorithms, numerical techniques, performance and implementation related issues. Such a hands-on simulation and

Sridhar V. Iyer; Alan Beck; Umberto Ravaioli; Jeffrey A. Terstriep

1994-01-01

332

Some Techniques for the Mathematics Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Eight suggestions for surmounting barriers between the student and the class teacher are given and briefly discussed: class evaluations, alternate class structure, student-written notes, in-class "experiments," quizzes without trauma, the class dummy, "programmed" spontaneity, and "treats." (DT)

Schoenfeld, Alan H.

1977-01-01

333

Combination of Formative and Summative Assessment Instruments in Elementary Algebra Classes: A Prescription for Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of the implementation of formative assessment on student achievement in elementary algebra classes at Richard J. Daley College in Chicago, IL. The formative assessment is defined in this case as frequent, cumulative, time-restricted, multiple-choice quizzes with immediate constructive feedback.…

Peterson, Euguenia; Siadat, M. Vali

2009-01-01

334

Experiences with Use of Various Pedagogical Methods Utilizing a Student Response System -- Motivation and Learning Outcome  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes use of an online Student Response System (SRS) in a pre-qualification course for engineering studies in Norway. The SRS in use, where students answer quizzes using handheld mobile devices like Smartphones, PADs, iPods etc., has been developed at Sor-Trondelag University College. The development of the SRS was co-funded by the …

Arnesen, Ketil; Korpas, Guri Sivertsen; Hennissen, Jon Eirik; Stav, John Birger

2013-01-01

335

Development and Evaluation of Computerized Problem-based Learning Cases Emphasizing Basic Sciences Concepts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes development and evaluation of eight computerized problem-based learning (PBL) cases in medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutics concepts. Case versions either incorporated concept maps emphasizing key ideas or did not. Student performance on quizzes did not differ between the different case versions and was similar to that of students who…

Abate, Marie A.; Meyer-Stout, Paula J.; Stamatakis, Mary K.; Gannett, Peter M.; Dunsworth, Teresa S.; Nardi, Anne H.

2000-01-01

336

The Coach Is In: Improving Nutritional Care in Nursing Homes  

PubMed Central

Purpose:?This article describes and evaluates a long distance coaching course aimed at improving nutritional care in nursing homes (NHs). The course was structured to provide more support than traditional training programs offer.?Methods:?In a series of 6 monthly teleconferences led by an expert in NH nutritional care, participating NH staff received step-by-step instructions for implementing an evidence-based nutritional management program. After each session, participants were asked to implement the care step they had just learned. Coaching calls helped facilitate implementation. Staff in 18 NHs in 12 states completed the course. Evaluation data were collected using a resident data form, pre- and post-training quizzes, a participant course evaluation survey, and a supervisor’s report.?Results:?NH staff attended an average of 4.8 teleconferences, with 5 staff members typically attending each teleconference. Average quiz scores increased 30% (p < .0001) from pre- to post-training. A majority of course participants (N = 35) said they would participate in a similar course (82.9%) and would recommend the course (80%). Just under half preferred the coaching course to a more traditional 1- to 2-day conference. Nine of 12 reporting supervisors said their facility planned to continue the new nutritional care program. The 10 NHs that submitted resident data assessed an average of 5 residents using the recommended protocols.?Implications:?We recommend the coaching course format. Dissemination outcomes may improve if resources currently used for short-duration training activities are used instead on coaching activities that support NHs over extended periods.

Rahman, Anna N.; Simmons, Sandra F.; Applebaum, Robert; Lindabury, Kate; Schnelle, John F.

2012-01-01

337

Using response cards to increase student participation in an elementary classroom  

PubMed Central

The use of response cards during large-group social studies instruction was evaluated in a fourth-grade classroom. The experiment consisted of two conditions, hand raising and write-on response cards, alternated in an ABAB design. During baseline, the teacher called upon 1 student who had raised his or her hand in response to the teacher's question. During the response-card condition, each student in the class was provided with a white laminated board on which to write one- or two-word answers in response to each question asked by the teacher. Rate of active student response during instruction was much higher with response cards than with hand raising. Most students scored higher on daily quizzes following sessions in which response cards were used than they did on quizzes that followed hand-raising sessions. Response cards were preferred over hand raising by 19 of the 20 students in the class.

Narayan, Janani S.; Heward, William L.; Gardner, Ralph; Courson, Frances H.; Omness, Christine K.

1990-01-01

338

Integration of Problem-based Learning and Innovative Technology Into a Self-Care Course  

PubMed Central

Objective. To assess the integration of problem-based learning and technology into a self-care course. Design. Problem-based learning (PBL) activities were developed and implemented in place of lectures in a self-care course. Students used technology, such as computer-generated virtual patients and iPads, during the PBL sessions. Assessments. Students’ scores on post-case quizzes were higher than on pre-case quizzes used to assess baseline knowledge. Student satisfaction with problem-based learning and the use of technology in the course remained consistent throughout the semester. Conclusion. Integrating problem-based learning and technology into a self-care course enabled students to become active learners.

2013-01-01

339

ESL Cyber Listening Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Developed by an educator with a series of experiences spent educating persons in the art of learning English, this website provides a multimedia experience for those seeking to learn the language. The focus on the site is most definitely on developing users’ listening skills, and it provides dozens of helpful audio features that quizzes students on topics such as renting an apartment, understanding credit cards, and making doctor’s appointments. Along with these more practical skills, another section of quizzes deals with subjects that students might encounter in other situations, such as the TOEFL or more advanced conversations. The multimedia experience of the site is greatly enhanced through video presentations of long conversations on topics such as family history, investing, and solar eclipses.

Davis, Randall S.

340

ESL computer games  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Here are some fun websites that will engage English language learners in learning Enlglish through fun activities, games, quizzes, trivia, etc. on the computer. I have used these websites with the students I teach and they LOVE it. They really look forward to going to the computer lab and engaging in the learning. I have found that they use English to talk about the games together. It has been highlyl effective. ESL computer games Word games, puzzles, quizzes, exercises, slang, proverbs and much more. beginning/intermediate esl This site was designed to meet the particular needs of my first-year recent immigrant students. The majority of links and activities are appropriate for students whose English ability ranges from entry-level to intermediate. This is a multimedia learning site. ...

Peterson, Miss

2006-11-15

341

Diagnosis and treatment of scaphoid fractures.  

PubMed

The scaphoid bone in the wrist is the most frequently fractured carpal bone. This Directed Reading discusses types of scaphoid fractures, issues of special concern (eg, the risk of avascular necrosis and delayed union or non-union), steps involved in bone fracture healing and various imaging modalities used for scaphoid fracture diagnosis. Types of fracture management such as casting and surgical intervention are examined. Factors that can negatively influence bone healing, such as certain disease processes and tobacco use, are also investigated. This article is a Directed Reading. Your access to Directed Reading quizzes for continuing education credit is determined by your area of interest. For access to other quizzes, go to www.asrt.org/store. PMID:21048065

Patrick, Cynthia N

2010-01-01

342

Web-Based Pre-Lab Exercises for Experiments in Electromagnetism*  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A series of new experiments in electromagnetism has been developed, in collaboration between Miami Univ. and Brandeis Univ., for the introductory laboratory. At Miami this lab course has one weekly 2-hour meeting and serves about 400 students with varied motivation and preparation, including pre-meds with a 3-hour lecture course and physics majors with a 4-hour lecture course. To help students prepare to observe carefully in the laboratory, a Website is under development to provide concise summaries of the experiments, multiple-choice Pre-Lab Quizzes (with students' answers received through the Common Gateway Interface and logged with the language Perl), and interactive Bonus Lessons. You can visit at http://www.muohio.edu/ lab184. Use of the quizzes was optional for a small pilot group in the fall 1997 semester, but is required for all students enrolled in spring 1998. Results and student reactions will be reported.

Julian, Glenn M.; Heller, Peter

1998-04-01

343

Using PRS in Large Introductory Astronomy Courses: Engaging the Audience  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The use of electronic voting systems in large lecture-based courses is rapidly increasing in popularity. An obvious advantage of these systems are that they allow individual students to provide immediate anonymous feedback of their understanding (or misunderstanding) of a concept before the instructor continues to another topic. The instructor can also use the system for evaluation in place of written quizzes or even homework. I will review my experience with the Personal Response System (PRS) which I have used for two years in several large introductory astronomy courses. I will describe both the successes and problems encountered, both pedagogically and technically. In particular,I will discuss the art of writing non-trivial multiple choice questions suitable for PRS quizzes, capturing student interest by varying the question format (e.g. using a 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire Astronomer?' theme), and enhanced software that replaces the software originally provided.

Mutel, R.

2004-12-01

344

AUTO-2440 - Hybrid Electric Vehicle Power Management  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This three credit course offered at Macomb Community College discusses the practical application of hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) power management systems. Areas of study include computer controls of the internal combustion engine (ICE), battery types, HEV thermal management, motors, safety, and HEV/EV accessories. System types, service procedures, and diagnostic procedures are covered for Ford, General Motors, Honda, and Lexus/Toyota vehicles. Included educational materials for this course are homework, sample exams and quizzes, labs, lesson plans, pre-assessment, and syllabus. Solutions are not provided with any materials. If youâre an instructor and would like complete exams, quizzes, or solutions, please contact the CAAT. This course is composed of six modules that can be used to supplement existing courses or taught together as a complete course. These modules are Intro to HEVs,Honda HEVs, Toyota HEVs,Ford HEVs, GM HEVs, and Fuel Cells

345

AUTO-1440 - Hybrid Electric Vehicle Fundamentals  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This three credit course offered at Macomb Community College provides an introduction to hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). Material covered includes alternative fuels, HEV batteries and accessories, HEV maintenance and diagnostics, regenerative braking, and safety procedures. Included educational materials for this course are crosswords, sample exams and quizzes, labs, lesson plans, pre/post assessments, and syllabus. Solutions are not provided with any materials. If youâre an instructor and would like complete exams, quizzes, or solutions, please contact the CAAT. This course is composed of ten modules that may be used to supplement existing courses or taught together as a complete course. Module subjects are: Carbon Fuels and the Environment, Intro to Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV), Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) Systems, Gasoline and Alternative Fuels, HEV Batteries and Service, Electric Motors, Generators, and Controllers, Regenerative Braking, HEV Transmissions and Transaxles, HEV Climate Control, and HEV First Resonder and Safety Procedures

346

Using Web-Based Key Character and Classification Instruction for Teaching Undergraduate Students Insect Identification  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of the study was to determine whether undergraduate students receiving web-based instruction based on traditional, key character, or classification instruction differed in their performance of insect identification tasks. All groups showed a significant improvement in insect identifications on pre- and post-two-dimensional picture specimen quizzes. The study also determined student performance on insect identification tasks was not as good as for family-level identification as compared to broader insect orders and arthropod classification identification tasks. Finally, students erred significantly more by misidentification than misspelling specimen names on prepared specimen quizzes. Results of this study support that short web-based insect identification exercises can improve insect identification performance. Also included is a discussion of how these results can be used in teaching and future research on biological identification.

Golick, Douglas A.; Heng-Moss, Tiffany M.; Steckelberg, Allen L.; Brooks, David. W.; Higley, Leon G.; Fowler, David

2013-08-01

347

Manual Part VII: Multiple Regression: Using Categorical Variables in Multiple Regression  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website, created by Craig A. Wendorf of the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, describes dummy coding for categorical variables. It is broken down into these categories: an overview of dummy variables, how to construct dummy codes, types of codes, one way ANOVA, factorial ANOVA, and unequal cell sizes in ANOVA. Within the text are charts and sample equations to help the user better comprehend the lesson. Finally, there are questions and even quizzes to test the users understanding of the material.

Wendorf, Craig A.

2009-01-07

348

The Brain Connection  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Scientific Learning Corporation maintains the Brain Connection, a Web site "dedicated to providing accessible, high-quality information about how the brain works and how people learn." This extensive site has descriptions, pictures, animations, puzzles, quizzes and much more on nearly every aspect of the human brain. Everyone from kids to adults will find hours of interesting and fun exploration at this well-constructed Web site.

1999-01-01

349

Centre for Quantum Information and Foundations  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Centre for Quantum Information and Foundations (formerly the Centre for Quantum Computation), part of the University of Cambridge, and based within the Department for Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics, conducts theoretical research into all aspects of quantum information processing, and into the implications of the quantum theory of computation for physics itself. This site contains links to current research, journal articles, educational materials (including lecture notes, puzzles and quizzes), and extensive links to the greater quantum information and computing community.

2005-11-21

350

Financial Players, Inc.  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Digital Media Group created the Financial Players Center to increase, motivate, and support user investment knowledge. Tools on site include present and future payment calculators to assess financial goals, a glossary of terms, financial quizzes, and a time value money (TVM) trivia question of the week. A "teach me" center also provides personal finance lessons divided into basic, intermediate, and advanced levels for the developing financial mind.

351

DESIGNING OF COURSE MATERIAL FOR E-LEARNING IN PHOTOGRAMMETRY  

Microsoft Academic Search

Distance learning via the Internet (e-learning) requires good course material and a high degree of interactivity. On the basis of an e- learning course of the European Organisation for Spatial Data Research (EuroSDR, formerly OEEPE) about a photogrammetric research topic various tools for producing the user interface, the knowledge pages, multiple-choice quizzes, and interactive learning programs are described. The applied

J. Höhle

352

Supernovae  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This National Aeronuatics and Space Administration-Goddard website presents the basic concepts of the supernova. Topics include the different types of supernova, the cause of the explosion, and what happens to the core that is left behind. A vivid pair of images show a part of the night sky before and after a supernova has exploded. Links to definitions, quizzes, and other references are included.

2010-02-19

353

Physics Lab Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This collection for high school physics integrates lessons, labs, practice problems, assessments, AP review exercises, simulations, and quizzes in one easily-searched location. Initial development began in 1997, with continual updating and expansion occurring since then. Of special note is the section Amusing Problems, consisting of real-life applications designed to make learners think andlaugh. Each problem provides access to solutions for self-evaluation. Course levels addressed in the collection include algebra-based physics, honors physics, and AP physics.

Colwell, Cathy

2011-09-01

354

World Wildlife Federation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A comprehensive website concerning wildlife issues all over the planet. Available in over a dozen languages, site features an abundance of information including habitat conservation science, endangered species, exotic places, aquaculture, climate change, advocacy, and much more. Also includes information on getting involved, specifically, volunteer and donation opportunities, consumer action, and membership travel programs. Fun and games section features online quizzes, games, and e-cards.

355

Ology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This portal is geared toward younger visitors to the American Museum of Natural History website. It offers links to information, activities, games and quizzes in various "ologies," such as archaeology, paleontology, and entomology. The site presents profiles of scientists in each field as well as students who are interested in each field. Students can also collect various "ology cards" as they progress through the different sections. Each card offers additional facts, games, and stories.

356

Using an Exploratory Internet Activity & Trivia Game to Teach Students about Biomes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Students in life science classes need an introduction to biomes, including an introduction to the concept, key biotic and abiotic features of biomes, and geographic locations of biomes. In this activity, students in seventh- and eighth-grade science classes used a directed exploratory Internet activity to learn about biomes. The author tested student understanding with pre- and post-activity quizzes, a letter-writing

Matthew L. Richardson

2009-01-01

357

Visual Calculus  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This collection was designed for instructors to give some ideas how technology, in particular, computers, can be used in the teaching of calculus. Detailed instructions on implementing these ideas with various public domain, shareware and commercial software packages are provided. The collection has been expanded to include tutorials, interactive modules and includes detailed instructions for TI-85 and TI-86 graphing calculators. As an additional aid for students, modules containing quizzes and drill problems have also been added.

Husch, Lawrence S.; University Of Tennessee, Knoxville

358

Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, and Media Studies Infobase  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Mick Underwood's extensive infobase of communication, culture, and media studies introduces various models and theories of communication and explains their social and cultural implications. In addition, the infobase includes a detailed index of terms, a bibliography of references, a list of links, a message forum, a chat room, and a series of online quizzes. The great volume of information at this site is effectively managed via several navigation tools: a site map, an index, pull-down menus, and meaningful icons.

359

Classroom Planetarium  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades K-5. It focuses on the relationship of the nine planets in our solar system to the Sun by creating a 3-D representation. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

360

Flood  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the discoveryschool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on how flooding can occur due to different types of soil and how soils are able to retain rainwater. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, performing extensions, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, audio vocabulary, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

361

People  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

INTERVIEW Interview: Earth science gets to the core Some 20 years ago, Prof. G David Price was one of the first to establish the now major field of computational mineral physics. He combines experiment, theory and modelling to tackle major deep Earth science problems. He is vice-provost for research and professor of mineral physics at UCL. David Smith quizzed him on behalf of Physics Education.

2008-03-01

362

Case-Based Online Modules to Teach Graduate Level Nursing Students About Complementary and Alternative Medical Therapies  

PubMed Central

We integrated CAM-related content into selected core courses in our master’s-level curriculum. To facilitate students’ application of the content, we developed evidence-based online case studies and evaluated their effectiveness by comparing students’ pretest and posttest scores on multiple choice quizzes. Findings suggest that evidence-based online case studies are an effective strategy for teaching graduate nursing students about the clinical issues surrounding patients’ use of CAM therapies.

Swanson, Barbara; Zeller, Janice M.; Keithley, Joyce K.; Fung, Sharon C.; Johnson, Angela; Suhayda, Rosemarie; Phillips, Marcia; Downie, Patrick

2011-01-01

363

Office of Naval Research  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The ONR coordinates, executes, and promotes the science and technology programs of the United States Navy and Marine Corps through schools, universities, government laboratories, and nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Site features the latest news and events. Image gallery includes pictures for lessons of all disciplines. Explore the Students and Teachers section for teacher resources, including Focus, an education resource full of basic information and quizzes. Section also includes animations and classroom activities.

364

Mental Health and Stress  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This project collects resources for studying mental health and stress issues with middle schoolers. Teens and stress Science NetLinks: The Laughing Brain 2: A Good Laugh Dealing with anger Stress-o-meter Look at each of the above sites. Choose one and read the content. Write a one-paragraph summary. Play interactive games and take quizzes. Keep a log of what you do. Tell which site you liked best and why. ...

Falconer, Mrs.

2007-03-18

365

Navigating a Maze  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Using new knowledge acquired in the associated lesson, students program LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT robots to go through a maze using movement blocks. The maze is created on the classroom floor with cardboard boxes as its walls. Student pairs follow the steps of the engineering design process to brainstorm, design and test programs to success. Through this activity, students understand how to create and test a basic program. A PowerPoint® presentation, pre/post quizzes and worksheet are provided.

GK-12 Program, Computational Neurobiology Center,

366

Desert Dwellers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the discoveryschool.com lesson plan library for grades 9-12. This lesson focuses on desert ecology, geography, and development, with an emphasis on desertification and what can be done to prevent it. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, performing extensions, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

367

Build Your Own Weather Station  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 9-12. This lesson focuses on weather instruments, and has students build a rain gauge, barometer, wind vane, anemometer, and a psychrometer. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, performing extensions, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

368

Tiki CMS/Groupware 1.9.0  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Many users will find this particular project to be quite helpful, particularly if they are trying to coordinate collaborative projects across great distances. Tiki CMS/Groupware 1.9.0 is an open-source content management system that can be used to create a diverse range of Web applications, sites, portals, and intranets. Additionally, the major features include newsletters, blogs, an image gallery, and quizzes. This particular version is compatible with all operating systems.

369

MISR Image Gallery  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The MISR Image Gallery contains photographs and imagery from the Multi-Angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer experiment being conducted by NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of the California Institute of Technology. The spectacular images of the Earth are accompanied by descriptions and quizzes about the photographs. The photos are organized in sections: the latest imagery, the main collection of the MISR imagery, flight imagery, and photographs of the actual instruments taking the pictures.

2008-03-07

370

MISR Image Gallery  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The MISR Image Gallery contains photographs and imagery from the Multi-Angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer experiment being conducted by NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of the California Institute of Technology. The spectacular images of the Earth are accompanied by descriptions and quizzes about the photographs. The photos are organized in sections: the latest imagery, the main collection of the MISR imagery, flight imagery, and photographs of the actual instruments taking the pictures.

1969-12-31

371

General Entomology Study Materials  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Another of Dr. John Meyer's excellent webpages devoted to teaching general entomology. This page includes five links that take you to "spot ID" characters for insect orders and some families. This page has some excellent photographs detailing the significant characteristics and an interactive phylogenetic tree. A second link takes you to a summary by family of important characteristics. Further links show old tests and quizzes for study reference.

0002-11-30

372

Remote Control Using Bluetooth  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Building on what they learned about wired and wireless electrical connections in the associated lesson, students use Android phones to take advantage of Bluetooth wireless connections to remotely guide LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT robots through a maze. They compare this wireless remote control navigation to their previous experiences navigating LEGO robots via programming. A PowerPoint® presentation and pre/post quizzes are provided.

GK-12 Program, Computational Neurobiology Center,

373

Getting Through Customs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This collection of articles by the training firm Getting Through Customs is aimed at business people who often travel abroad. Over fifteen excerpts from IndustryWeek and SwissAir's Gazette, among other periodicals, provide tips on customs, greetings, business attire, and gift-giving in countries around the world, and a set of 50 quizzes helps readers test their cultural I.Q.

374

Corrosion Doctors  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site provides a vast amount of general information about various kinds of degradation processes and their impacts on earth systems and human health. It features modules on corrosion effects by natural waters, microbial processes, atmospheric processes, global warming, global dimming (due to particulate matter) and toxic elements. The site also features a recommended reading list, glossary, periodic table of toxic elements, self-administered quizzes, and a long list of related links.

Doctors, Corrosion

375

4 Teachers: Family of Tools  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This web page is a collection of 15 cost-free tools designed to help K-12 teachers use technology in all phases of instruction and assessment. The tools offer time-saving ways to monitor student research and writing, evaluate student performance, and create online lessons, classroom calendars, customized rubrics, tests/quizzes, exportable note-taking organizers for students, and more. 4 Teachers is funded by the ALTEC project, founded to support integration of technology in the K-12 classroom.

2009-11-18

376

Innovative Assessment Tools for a Short, Fast-Paced, Summer Field Course  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

An experiential science program, such as a summer course at a field station, requires unique assessment tools. Traditional assessment via a pencil-and-paper exam cannot capture the essential skills and concepts learned at a summer field station. Therefore, the authors developed a pre- and postcourse image-based analysis to evaluate student perspectives, created weekly pass/fail quizzes, and produced a comprehensive laboratory and field practical examination for our assessment of student learning.

Wandersee, James H.; Baustian, Melissa M.; Bentley, Samuel J.

2008-07-01

377

Enhancing nurses' knowledge regarding the complex care of hospitalized patients on insulin.  

PubMed

A randomized controlled study assessed a self-paced, online educational course addressing the complex nursing care of hospitalized patients on basal-bolus insulin. Interactive quizzes and scenarios were used to reinforce learning. Knowledge in the intervention group increased significantly and was retained 3-months postintervention. Nursing professional development educators will find this article useful regarding methods for annual competency evaluation and for increasing staff's knowledge as part of a system approach for safely caring for patients with diabetes. PMID:24823888

Wakefield, Peggy L; Wilson, Melissa A

2014-01-01

378

Fish-Friendly Engineering  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students further their understanding of the salmon life cycle and the human structures and actions that aid in the migration of fish around hydroelectric dams by playing an animated PowerPoint game involving a fish that must climb a fish ladder to get over a dam. They first brainstorm their own ideas, and then learn about existing ways engineers have made dams "friendlier" to migrating fish, before being quizzed as part of the game.

Integrated Teaching And Learning Program

379

BrainPOP Jr.: Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Animated features and activities providing mathematics instruction and homework help for younger students (K-3). Each animation is accompanied by quizzes, games, vocabulary, and other activities. Topics include addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, how to use a calendar, how to count and use money, fractions, how to make measurements, and many others. Movies, animations, and activities available via paid subscription; 5-day free trial is offered. Site offers free lesson-plan ideas.

380

Reading Questions in Large-Lecture Courses: Limitations and Unexpected Outcomes  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As an alternative to reading quizzes, a team of biochemistry instructors implemented student reading questions (Henderson and Rosenthal 2006) as a new instructional strategy within their large-enrollment biochemistry courses. Unexpected positive outcomes of this instructional method were realized, as well as limitations of the method within this setting. Outcomes and limitations of the reading-question strategy as well as suggestions for their more efficient implementation are discussed.

Vierling, Elizabeth; Offerdahl, Erika; Elfring, Lisa; Ziegler, Miriam; Baldwin, Thomas

2008-03-01

381

The Hubble Exoplanet Classroom  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present a status report on the Hubble Exoplanet Classroom, an interactive website designed to engage 8-12th grade students in physical science concepts using the exciting field of exoplanet studies. Addressing national teaching standards, the webpage allows educators to enhance their physical science, physics, and astronomy curriculum with student-driven lessons. The webpage records students' performance on lessons and quizzes and compiles the results, which can be accessed by the instructor using a secure website.

Stevens, Laura; Carson, J.; Ruwadi, D.; Low, K.; Jordan, S.; Schneider, G.

2013-01-01

382

Web Adventures: Explore Science One Game at a Time  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Web Adventures offers a series of problem-based learning adventure games that engages the player in various science related roles, with two primary educational goals: 1) Increase students' science knowledge through interactive games, and 2) Inspire science related careers through games. This collection also includes hands-on activities such as quizzes, activities, and mission logs. In addition, the MedMyst series offers a magazine for helping students to reinforce reading and writing skills.

2011-07-18

383

Introductory Tutorial to Mass Spectrometry  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

An introduction to GC-MS for beginning students in analytical or organic chemistry lab. The site includes discussion of quadrupole mass analyzers, ionization, detection, and interpretation of mass spectra. One of the best features of this site is a series of on-line quizzes on the interpretation of EI mass spectra that includes hints as well as explanations of why the answers are right or wrong.

Breci, L.

2011-04-28

384

Gold Nanoparticles- Interactive Computational Animations on Nanomaterials  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This animation is broken down into a user-friendly guide to gold nanoparticles. There are pre-tests before and quizzes after each section. Each section explains a unique aspect of the particles; for example, why nanoscale gold is not gold-colored. Two animated experiments provide a visual representation of how gold nanoparticles are affected by different chemicals and heat combinations. This tutorial is focused towards college-level science classes and would be a useful resource in any classroom.

2012-04-23

385

Physics: Mechanics Overview  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Batesville High School Physics Department offers a tutorial about mechanics, the study of motion. The materials are divided into two main topics: Kinematics and Dynamics. The website offers a review of the concepts and discussions of the applications, packed with many animations to help individuals grasp the difficult concepts. Students can find numerous practice quizzes dealing with physics concepts such as speed, free fall, projectiles, and kinetic energy. Educators can find simple laboratory experiments as well as links to outside physics resources.

386

1on1health  

Microsoft Academic Search

1on1health is the free consumer health Web site of GlaxoSmithKline that provides information on 17 health topics in English and 11 in Spanish. Booklets are available in English, Spanish, and Chinese. Users can watch videos, hear people talk about living with the various conditions, and take quizzes or do activities to learn more about the topic. Although limited to a

Sandra M. Howe; Lynda M. Baker

2007-01-01

387

TESTMAKER : AN OPEN SOURCE TOOL SUPPORTING TEACHERS IN ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION TESTMAKER : UNO STRUMENTO OPEN SOURCE A SUPPORTO DEL DOCENTE PER LA VALUTAZIONE NEI CORSI A DISTANZA  

Microsoft Academic Search

TestMaker is an open source tool for generating and managing tests and quizzes supporting teachers in their work. With TestMaker students have self-assessment while attending a course and teachers can easily evaluate students. TestMaker comes with advanced editing capabilities integrated within the EifFE-L framework; it allows evaluating capabilities and knowledge of the students at different times during their learning path.

Giovanni Adorni; Mauro Coccoli; Giovanni Premuda; Gianni Vercelli

388

Curriculet  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Curriculet is a dynamic eReading web browser-based platform for schools that allows teachers to place a layer of questions, quizzes and rich media on top of books they teach. Teachers can deliver customized, Common Core aligned learning and digitally create and share their curriculum and lesson materials. Public domain books are available for free, though the company has also partnered with publishers to provide new titles at a low monthly subscription cost.

Curriculet

389

Weather Maps  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades K-5. It focuses on basic information about the weather and how different weather maps depict conditions. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

390

Welding Lab on Disk  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This interactive presentation includes simulations, animations of ten basic welding processes often used in industry, and quizzes, along with foundational concepts of chemistry and physics necessary to understanding the welding process. Animation is rudimentary, but diagrams and descriptions are useful. Can be used as a stand-alone tutorial for operator use, limited for engineering use. The website includes a demo version of the program which is free to download.

Song, Xueshu

2010-07-28

391

Smoking Quiz: Do You Need Help to Quit?  

MedlinePLUS

... a profile of your nicotine dependence and some ideas about how to tame your cravings as you ... Shop Global Health Finish the Fight Press Room Mobile Site Help Site Map Privacy Accessibility Terms of ...

392

The Paul Petzoldt Trivia Quiz: His Philosophy and Teaching Methods.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Paul Petzoldt, co-founder of the Wilderness Education Association (WEA), helped mold the profession of outdoor leadership as we know it today. After his death in 1999, numerous field journals, old speeches, and personal correspondence were salvaged in order to refresh, clarify, and preserve Petzoldt's philosophy and teaching methods. The…

Wagstaff, Mark

393

Imaging quiz: Fever of undetermined origin in a soldier.  

PubMed

An athletic 26-year-old black male soldier presented with a 5-week history of intermittent fever up to a maximum of 102 degrees F (38.9 degrees C), 10-lb weight loss, and malaise. He denied any localizing signs or symptoms. At the time of admission his medical, surgical, and travel histories were unremarkable; and the physical exam, including his temperature, was within normal limits. His only medication was occasional use of acetaminophen, and his only lab abnormalities were a blood urea nitrogen of 58 mg/dL and serum creatinine of 3.4 mg/dL. PMID:20086917

Jiminez, C E; Hwang, I

1997-06-01

394

ECG Quiz: Flushing, Paresthesias, and Difficulty Swallowing After a Run.  

PubMed

A 45-year-old veteran runner, while on a summer vacation in Martha's Vineyard, went for his usual 5-mile jog in 80 degrees F weather. Two minutes after completing the run, his vision blurred and he became lightheaded. He had difficulty swallowing and noted tingling in his hands and arms and generalized flushing. He felt no chest pain, but his facial and arm muscles felt "distorted." PMID:20086762

Cantwell, J D

1998-01-01

395

Blood Pressure Quiz | NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine  

MedlinePLUS

... denominator. a ratio. A blood pressure reading below 120/80 is considered… pre-hypertension. normal. too low. ... one above or before the other—for example, 120/80 mmHg. The top, or first, number is ...

396

Gender differences in introductory university physics performance: The influence of high school physics preparation and affect  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The attrition of females studying physics after high school is a concern to the science education community. Most undergraduate science programs require introductory physics coursework. Thus, success in introductory physics is necessary for students to progress to higher levels of science study. Success also influences attitudes; if females are well-prepared, feel confident, and do well in introductory physics, they may be inclined to study physics further. This quantitative study using multilevel modeling focused on determining factors from high school physics preparation (content, pedagogy, and assessment) and the affective domain that influenced female and male performance in introductory university physics. The study controlled for some university/course level characteristics as well as student demographic and academic background characteristics. The data consisted of 1973 surveys from 54 introductory physics courses within 35 universities across the US. The results highlight high school physics and affective experiences that differentially influenced female and male performance. These experiences include: learning requirements, computer graphing/analysis, long written problems, everyday world examples, community projects, cumulative tests/quizzes, father's encouragement, family's belief that science leads to a better career, and the length of time students believed that high school physics would help in university physics. There were also experiences that had a similar influence on female and male performance. Positively related to performance were: covering fewer topics for longer periods of time, the history of physics as a recurring topic, physics-related videos, and test/quiz questions that involved calculations and/or were drawn from standardized tests. Negatively related to performance were: student-designed projects, reading/discussing labs the day before performing them, microcomputer based laboratories, discussion after demonstrations, and family's belief that science is a series of courses to pass. This study is a unique and noteworthy addition to the literature. The results paint a dynamic picture of the factors from high school physics and within the affective domain that influence students' future physics performance. The implication is that there are many aspects to the teaching of physics in high school that, although widely used and thought to be effective, need reform in their implementation in order to be beneficial to females and males in university.

Hazari, Zahra Sana

397

Differences between Lab Completion and Non-Completion on Student Performance in an Online Undergraduate Environmental Science Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Web-based technology has revolutionized the way education is delivered. Although the advantages of online learning appeal to large numbers of students, some concerns arise. One major concern in online science education is the value that participation in labs has on student performance. The purpose of this study was to assess the relationships between lab completion and student academic success as measured by test grades, scientific self-confidence, scientific skills, and concept mastery. A random sample of 114 volunteer undergraduate students, from an online Environmental Science program at the American Public University System, was tested. The study followed a quantitative, non-experimental research design. Paired sample t-tests were used for statistical comparison between pre-lab and post-lab test grades, two scientific skills quizzes, and two scientific self-confidence surveys administered at the beginning and at the end of the course. The results of the paired sample t-tests revealed statistically significant improvements on all post-lab test scores: Air Pollution lab, t(112) = 6.759, p < .001; Home Chemicals lab t(114) = 8.585, p < .001; Water Use lab, t(116) = 6.657, p < .001; Trees and Carbon lab, t(113) = 9.921, p < .001; Stratospheric Ozone lab, t(112) =12.974, p < .001; Renewable Energy lab, t(115) = 7.369, p < .001. The end of the course Scientific Skills quiz revealed statistically significant improvements, t(112) = 8.221, p < .001. The results of the two surveys showed a statistically significant improvement on student Scientific Self-Confidence because of lab completion, t(114) = 3.015, p < .05. Because age and gender were available, regression models were developed. The results indicated weak multiple correlation coefficients and were not statistically significant at alpha = .05. Evidence suggests that labs play a positive role in a student's academic success. It is recommended that lab experiences be included in all online Environmental Science programs, with emphasis on open-ended inquiries, and adoption of online tools to enhance hands-on experiences, such as virtual reality platforms and digital animations. Future research is encouraged to investigate possible correlations between socio-demographic attributes and academic success of students enrolled in online science programs in reference to lab completion.

Corsi, Gianluca

398

Electricity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Topic In Depth explores some of what the Web has to offer on the subject of electricity.The first site from Thinkquest.org called Electricity Online (1) gives an excellent overview, with topics ranging from circuits and transformers to electricity's discovery and history. The site even contains games, activities, and quizzes. The second site, Edison's Miracle of Light (2) from PBS.org, is a companion site to a PBS special of the same name. The site explores the life and accomplishments of one of the 19th century's greatest inventors, offering a timeline, recordings, and more. From Clark Public Utilities of Clark County Washington, the next site is called Electricity (3). This Web site offers information from a public utilities perspective, with subjects like electrical safety, how electricity gets to your home, what it costs to run appliances, and so on. Next, from the US Department of Energy, is a site that offers an Overview of the Electric Power Industry (4). Here, visitors can find information, data, publications, statistics, and more relating to electric power in the US. The fifth site from ExploreScience.com is called Multimedia Activities (5) and contains just that. Geared towards students, the four interactive lessons include an introduction to electricity and magnetism, an introduction to plasma, coulomb force, and lissajous figures. The next site, provided by the BBC, is another interactive learning site, called Activity Electricity (6). Users click through a lesson about circuits and current, answering questions along the way. The site also contains a fact sheet and quiz. From NASA, the Dataset Information site (7) contains data archived and cataloged by the Global Hydrology Resource Center relating to lighting. Several datasets from varying sources are available for free and include such things as Long Range Cloud to Ground Data. The last site is offered by the Canada Science and Technology Museum and is called Background Information for Electricity (8). This Web site for kids offers simple descriptions and illustrations about electricity, who discovered it, conductors and insulators, fuses, and more. The electricity workshop link also contains lesson plans and additional student activities.

Brieske, Joel A.

2002-01-01

399

Understanding Volcanoes  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on the three types of volcanoes: shield, cinder cone, and composite. Students research each type and then make models of each one to learn the distinctive properties of each type. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

Weisel, Frank

400

Understanding Volcanoes  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades K-5. It focuses on plate tectonics and volcanoes acting as a cooling vent for the inner core of the Earth. Students build model volcanoes and use them as comparisons for actual volcanoes. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

Hoffman, Dianne

401

Memory: from the laboratory to everyday life  

PubMed Central

One of the key goals of memory research is to develop a basic understanding of the nature and characteristics of memory processes and systems. Another important goal is to develop useful applications of basic research to everyday life. This editorial considers two lines of work that illustrate some of the prospects for applying memory research to everyday life: interpolated quizzing to enhance learning in educational settings, and specificity training to enhance memory and associated functions in individuals who have difficulties remembering details of their past experiences.

Schacter, Daniel L.

2013-01-01

402

Interactive Atlases: Digital Anatomist Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Department of Biological Structure at the University of Washington, Seattle provides these Interactive Atlases, all of which may be useful as supplemental material in (human) anatomy classes. Each Atlas is comprised of a set of "structurally annotated" color images of each subject area (e.g., thorax, heart, neuroanatomy, or the knee). Containing 2-D and 3-D images from "cadaver sections, MRI scans, and computer reconstructions," the Atlases were designed with the college student in mind. A series of quizzes allows users to self-test knowledge on each topic. To get started, see the Atlas User Manual, provided in the section entitled Help on Program Use.

403

Exploration on Mars  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 9-12. This lesson covers the exploration of Mars from the 1960s to recent times. Information includes mission findings, and the NASA 3 phase strategy of finding information (reconnaissance, surveillance, in-depth study). It includes objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

404

The Physics Classroom: Current Electricity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This resource is a four-part chapter on fundamentals of current electricity, from The Physics Classroom collection of interactive tutorials for introductory physics students. Topics include electric field and potential, electric circuits and power, resistance and Ohm's Law, and simple circuit analysis. Each section is accompanied by memorable analogies to help students comprehend how current flows and the role the electron plays in current electricity. Quizzes throughout the tutorial allow learners to self-test their understanding. The Physics Classroom collection is part of the ComPADRE digital library.

Henderson, Tom

2010-06-22

405

Poet's Corner  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This recent site from Gale Research is part of a series of sites (previously featured in the February 13, 1998 _Scout Report) that offers biographies, timelines, interactive elements, links, activities, and pertinent Gale publishing titles on selected topics. The interactive elements include quizzes and contests, while the activities sections draw on published Gale materials useful for structuring lessons in the classroom or for self-edification. Poet's corner features encyclopedia-length biographical entries for 20 English and American poets ranging from John Milton to Rita Dove.

1999-01-01

406

Maze Challenge  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As the first engineering design challenge of the unit, students are introduced to the logic for solving a maze. First they observe a blindfolded student volunteer being guided through a classroom maze by the simple verbal instructions of another student. In this demonstration, the blindfolded student represents a robot and the guiding student represents programming commands. Then student groups apply that logic to program LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT robots to navigate through a maze, first with no sensors, and then with sensors. A PowerPoint® presentation, pre/post quizzes and a worksheet are provided.

GK-12 Program, Computational Neurobiology Center,

407

The Mint  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A collaborative effort between the National Council on Economic Education and the Northwestern Mutual Life Foundation, this site offers lessons, quizzes, and activities to teach secondary students basic economics and money management. Short lessons are grouped in four categories: Saving & Investing, Spending, Making a Budget, and Learning & Earning. Topics addressed include compounding and investing, credit cards, expenses and budgets, and education and income potential. Additional resources at the site include a Parents and Teachers section with lesson plans and activities, a Dictionary of financial terms, and a section exploring the individual student's role in the economy.

1999-01-01

408

Physics Tutorials, University of Guelph  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A series of online tutorial units with quizzes designed for students in the introductory college or university physics course. The page includes topics from math, physics, and biophysics. Remedial material includes simple math concepts. Some of these include: dimensional analysis, trigonometry, graphing on log paper, logarithms, algebra, vectors, unit conversions and significant digits. Along with these, the tutorials introduce torque and rotational motion, DC circuits, exponent growth and decay and simple harmonic motion. The author does make note that all of these tutorials are best viewed in Internet Explorer.

Teesdale, Bill

2009-03-19

409

RAD University  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Operated by RAD Data Communications, this site has glossaries and a myriad of tutorials related to computer networks. Students "at Tel Aviv University and the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology" created the tutorials, which are grouped into several categories. These include introductory information, security and application protocols, infrastructure, and network layers. The tutorials are quite well made; most are very comprehensive with diagrams and illustrations. There are even some games and quizzes to reinforce what is presented in the tutorials. The three glossaries give simple, straightforward definitions and descriptions of various terms and technologies.

2002-01-01

410

Lesson Plans Inc: Biology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Lesson Plans Inc. is a science curriculum resource for teachers of high-school science, currently offering lesson plans and software for biology. "Lesson plans" include experiments, labs, and other activities; syllabi; projects; worksheets and homework; and quizzes and exams. The resources focus on different learning styles (auditory, visual, kinesthetic, and tactile) and are aligned to California state standards. Registration, which is free, provides access to all lesson plans, and enables members to rate and comment on lessons and post their own lessons and best practices. Videos, 3-D animations, and software are available with paid subscription.

411

What Is a Computer Program?  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Through four lesson and four activities, students are introduced to the logic behind programming. Starting with very basic commands, they develop programming skills while they create and test programs using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT robots. Students apply new programming toolsâmove blocks, wait blocks, loops and switchesâin order to better navigate robots through mazes. Through programming challenges, they become familiar with the steps of the engineering design process. The unit is designed to be motivational for student learning, so they view programming as a fun activity. This unit is the third in a series. PowerPoint® presentations, quizzes and worksheets are provided throughout the unit.

GK-12 Program, Computational Neurobiology Center,

412

Frogs: Fact and Folklore  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. Students conduct research and field work to evaluate the importance of frogs in their local ecosystem and why a frog is uniquely suited to its habitat. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

413

Open Educational Resources Commons: Mathematics and Statistics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Open Educational Resources (OER) Commons is an open network of course materials and other educational resources, for all levels, that are freely available online for the use of educators, students, and self-learners. Materials include full courses, course modules, syllabi, lectures, homework assignments, quizzes, lab and classroom activities, pedagogical materials, games, simulations, and many other items. The mathematics and statistics section of OER Commons provides access to thousands of resources in all areas of math and statistics. Each resource is accompanied by metadata, including type, subject, grade level, a rating, and other types of information. Users are also invited to submit resources for others to share.

414

Destination Mars  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on a manned mission to the planet Mars, and how characteristics of this planet are challenging our existing technology. Students research the problems of sending a manned mission and then design a vehicle for travel on Mars surface. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

415

Landslides  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on how landslides occur and how scientists predict them. Students design and perform their own experiments using homemade stream tables. Using these tables they test landslide types and draw conclusions about water flow, timing, and other factors that determine how landslides occur. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, extensions, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

416

Tsunami  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on tsunamis and the destruction they can cause. Students design experiments to view the two types of tsunamis (fjord and ocean) and view the different wave patterns associated with each. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

Hurstcalderone, Susan

417

Avalanche  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on avalanches and how they occur. Students conduct an experiment, then discuss how lubricants and friction play a role in causing avalanches. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

Weisel, Frank

418

ESCAPE: Exotic Species Curriculum for Agricultural Problem-solving Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This web site provides various modules on exotic species, including both plants and animals, in North American ecosystems. The site includes methods of introduction; case studies of the Asian tiger mosquito, gypsy moth, and multicolored ladybeetle; a nice discussion of diverse ethics issues; and quizzes. It also includes a glossary of more than 75 terms related to invasive species biology; a multimedia player is required to hear pronunciations of the terms. Undergraduate students will find the site useful as an introduction to exotic species biology, although it is designed particularly as a learning and teaching tool for pre-college students.

0002-11-30

419

Assessing Student Understanding with Technology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Most science teachers are amazed when grading tests and quizzes, often wondering how and why students have reached a conclusion, particularly when students fail to provide a detailed account of their logic. Ideally, a variety of assessments should be used to identify alternate student conceptions or gaps in understanding, particularly when preparing students for state-mandated exams. With this in mind, a free internet-based software package, IMMEX (interactive multimedia exercises) was designed to use authentic scenarios to gauge students' problem-solving skills and science knowledge.

Jr., Charles T.; Jordan, Joni; Cooper, Melanie M.; Stevens, Ron

2006-06-01

420

Champions of the Land  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 9-12. It is designed to introduce various publications that have had a profound influence on our attitudes toward environmental issues. Students write a brief essay explaining the effects these books might have had on science or society as well as their own personal reactions to what they've read. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

421

Cerritos College Earth Science On-Line Tutorial Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

At this website, Cerritos College offers a series of straightforward, educational lessons covering basic Earth science topics. Users can learn about clouds through a pictorial tutorial and a review. Students can review the metric system, units of measurement, scientific notation, and other fundamental mathematics used in Earth Science. The site offers a virtual tour of the volcanoes of Hawaii, informative images of various landforms, quizzes on topographic maps, reviews of plate tectonics, and much more. This website is great for introductory Earth science students because it offers preparatory materials for an array of Earth-related topics.

422

Cerritos College Earth Science On-Line Tutorial Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

At this website, Cerritos College offers a series of straightforward, educational lessons covering basic Earth science topics. Users can learn about clouds through a pictorial tutorial and a review. Students can review the metric system, units of measurement, scientific notation, and other fundamental mathematics used in Earth Science. The site offers a virtual tour of the volcanoes of Hawaii, informative images of various landforms, quizzes on topographic maps, reviews of plate tectonics, and much more. This website is great for introductory Earth science students because it offers preparatory materials for an array of Earth-related topics.

2007-12-14

423

NASA Jet Propulsion Lab: Basics of Space Flight  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This web site is an interactive tutorial designed to provide a broad-scope exploration of the concepts associated with aeronautics and interplanetary space flight. The resource offers a large scope of materials, but limited depth, with links to additional information for users interested in delving more deeply. Also included are interactive quizzes to self-test understanding. The content of the material begins with an introduction to the solar system, trajectories, and planetary orbits. Section II explores the technology behind onboard instruments and navigation. The final section discusses the operations involved in launch and cruise.

Doody, Dave

2010-04-10

424

Biochemistry Companion Website  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Academic publishing company Addison-Wesley provides this online Companion Website for the textbook Biochemistry, by Mathews, van Holde, and Ahern (Third Edition). The Companion Website contains Outlines, Concepts, Terminology, and Quizzing sections intended to complement the textbook and to assist students in the learning process. A major contribution of this Website is its hyperlinked structure, allowing students to navigate easily between chapters, concepts, color images, and concise descriptions. For educators and students of biochemistry alike, this online resource will be a helpful tool for reviewing the important concepts of general biochemistry.

Ahern, Kevin G.; Mathews, Christopher K., 1937-; Van Holde, K. E. (Kensal Edward), 1928-

2000-01-01

425

An Introduction to Chemistry: The Structure of Matter  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This animated tutorial explores a useful model for the structure of matter based on simplified kinetic molecular theory. It is designed to help novice learners visualize the structure of solids, liquids, and gases as matter composed of tiny particles in constant motion. The animations help students understand how the movement of these particles is affected by temperature. The pacing of the animation allows it to be adaptable for middle school, high school, and college preparatory courses. This resource is part of a larger digital collection that includes cost-free introductory chemistry textbooks, downloadable Power Point presentations, interactive glossary quizzes, and 3D molecular structures.

Bishop, Mark

2011-04-07

426

Agriculture in the Classroom  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) is a program supported by the United States Department of Agriculture to promote increased agricultural literacy. The AITC website provides resources for teachers including suggestions for science fair projects, virtual tours, agricultural literacy quizzes, effective teaching strategies. There is also a directory of reviewed resources, including lesson plans, webquests, DVDs, maps, posters, and other items. The student's page features an interactive presentation with career information, ideas for science fair projects, opinion features on agricultural issues, games, webquests, and an interactive map with links to downloadable fact sheets about agriculture in each state.

427

The Weather Dude  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Weather Dude is a weather education Web site offered by meteorologist Nick Walker of The Weather Channel. For kids, the site offers a great online textbook entitled Weather Basics, which explains everything from precipitation to the seasons, using simple text and fun graphics. Other fun things for kids include weather songs, questions and quizzes, weather proverbs, and more. Teachers are also provided with helpful resources such as weather activity sheets and printable blank maps, as well as many other links to weather forecasts and information that will help make teaching about weather fun.

Walker, Nick.

2002-01-01

428

Ocean Motion  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website provides an overview of ocean surface circulation. Satellite and model data allows high school students to investigate circulation patterns, navigation, associated weather and climate, natural hazards and marine resources. There are five lessons affiliated with this site; the teacher and student guides to each can be accessed directly from the home page. (Note that these lessons are cataloged individually.) Other links provide information on background, impact, gathering data, researchers, data resources and a glossary. There are also online quizzes on the home page on navigation, coriolis force, satellites, ocean warming, energy balance, and ocean gyres.

429

Earth and Beyond  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-12. It focuses on issues facing the future of the Earth. Students investigate issues such as global warming, space travel, Mars exploration, terraforming, and lunar exploration, and develop plans for the future. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, performing extensions, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

430

A Geological Wonder: Niagara Falls  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 9-12. It focuses on the geological history of the Niagara Falls area, as well as the physical and geological processes that have formed this region. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, performing extensions, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, audio vocabulary, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

431

Planetary Profiles  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on the characteristics of the planets and moons in our solar system. Students learn about these characteristics by creating profiles and reports about different bodies in the solar system to make a large class display. Characteristics covered include size, gravity, atmosphere, geology, and exploration efforts. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, performing extensions, suggested readings, and vocabulary. Also available are videos to order which complement this lesson, audio-enhanced vocabulary lists, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

432

Tales of Terrain  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on topography and how to identify significant landforms in literature. This is a cross-curricular lesson where students use a novel they have recently read to identify and understand topography features and the geological terms that identify these landforms. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

433

The Big Wet  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on a particular climate found in Northern Australia, known as the tropical wet and dry. This lesson goes over the 12 categories of climates, and looks at the specifics of the 'big wet', or tropical wet and dry climate. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, performing extensions, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, audio vocabulary, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

434

Mars  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on the possible future colonization of the planet Mars. After researching this topic, students debate whether or not we have the right to colonize other planets when we have not been able to maintain the resources of our own planet. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

435

Lesson Plans Library  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As part of Discovery.com and DiscoverySchool.com, the Lesson Plans Library gives educators a collection of "hundreds of original lesson plans, all written by teachers for teachers". The plans can be searched by grade, subject, or both and are presented in an easy and consistent format with sections on lesson objectives, needed materials, procedures, etc. Printable versions of each lesson plan are available as well as a teaching tools link to create custom worksheets, puzzles and quizzes about each topic.

2001-01-01

436

Aquatic Habitats  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on aquatic habitats and how community wastewater-disposal methods can harm these habitats. Students research the harmful effects of wastewater as well as environmental techniques, then invite a guest speaker to class to discuss this subject and answer their questions. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

437

Desert Animals  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on adaptations that desert animals must make in order to survive in the harsh desert environment. Each student studies a certain creature and reports on specific adaptations it has made, and then a game is played to introduce students to these concepts. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

438

Milestones in the Space Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on major events in the history of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Students research the U.S. space program and then make a timeline of the goals, heros, and outcomes of selected missions. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

439

Ecosystems  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on biodiversity within ecosystems and within species. Students visit a local area and collect leaves to demonstrate how diverse life can exist within a small area. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

Herzog, R.

440

Eyes in the Sky  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on satellite technology and how it has changed the way information is transmitted. Students discuss this technology and then conduct interviews with people who recall what information technology was like before the advent of satellites. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

441

Astronomical Scales  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 9-12. It focuses on scales and numbers used when representing distances and sizes in the science of astronomy. This involves developing equations and using scientific notation for large numbers. The Earth, Sun, Milky Way galaxy and universe are all used to develop understanding of this concept. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

442

What's New with Dinosaurs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on a current controversary among scientists over whether dinosaurs were warm-blooded or cold-blooded. Students research both sides of the argument and then present a debate over this topic. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

443

Telling Time by the Light of the Moon  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on the phases of the Moon. Students use information about the phase of the Moon and its relation to the Sun's location to approximate the time of night. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

Latham, Ted

444

Path to Mars  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades K-5. It focuses on the similar features of Earth and Mars, and how these features may be useful for supporting life on both planets. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

445

Dinosaur Detectives  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on the science of paleontology, how scientists have made conclusions about the lives of dinosaurs, and the scientific techniques used for gathering information about dinosaurs. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

446

Reading Satellite Images  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on satellite images and how they are made by active, passive, and remote-sensing instruments. Students analyze satellite images and answer questions about them. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

447

Understanding Oceans  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on oceans currents and their effects. Students do a lab activity to show that temperature is what causes ocean currents. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

Cahill, Mary

448

Dynamic Earth  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades K-5. It focuses on tsunamis, or tidal waves, and how they are caused by a certain type of earthquake. Students work in teams to produce earthquake wave effects on water. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

Weisel, Frank

449

The Physics Classroom: Ohm's Law  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This interactive tutorial on Ohm's Law, part of The Physics Classroom tutorial collection, provides a conceptual foundation for understanding one of the most powerful formulas in physics. Multiple circuit diagrams and tables illustrate the relationships among voltage, current, and resistance before users explore the mathematics. The author includes two quizzes for users to gauge their own understanding and perform simple calculations related to resistance. This page is part of The Physics Classroom, a comprehensive set of interactive tutorials, labs, and simulations for students of introductory physics. The Physics Classroom is one of the ComPADRE digital library collections.

Henderson, Tom

2010-06-22

450

Don't Bump into Me!  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students' understanding of how robotic ultrasonic sensors work is reinforced in a design challenge involving LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT robots and ultrasonic sensors. Student groups program their robots to move freely without bumping into obstacles (toy LEGO people). They practice and learn programming skills and logic design in parallel. They see how robots take input from ultrasonic sensors and use it to make decisions to move, resulting in behavior similar to the human sense of sight but through the use of sound sensors, more like echolocation. Students design-test-redesign-retest to achieve successful programs. A PowerPoint® presentation and pre/post quizzes are provided.

GK-12 Program, Computational Neurobiology Center,

451

Biomes: Freshwater and Seawater  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. Students conduct research by sampling organisms in a nearby freshwater habitat to determine how an organism's behavior and adaptation relate to its habitat, and how freshwater habitats have different characteristics depending on whether water is still or moving. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

452

Harvey Mudd College Mathematics Online Tutorial  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created as an addition to undergraduate mathematics courses at Harvey Mudd College, this impressive collection of tutorials is useful for anyone needing a study aid or refresher for various topics. The list includes over 40 tutorials that address methods and theorems in precalculus, single and multi variable calculus, linear algebra, and differential equations. Quizzes at the end of each tutorial are only accessible to registered students, but the rest of the material is open to anyone. For offline viewing, the lessons can be downloaded in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format.

453

Astronomy 123: Galaxies and the Expanding Universe  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a course website for teaching galaxies and the expanding universe in one semester to introductory astronomy non-science majors. It contains a syllabus, lectures, links to internet resources, and quizzes. The text used is Pathways of Astronomy by Schneider and Arny. The site was developed by James Schombert, University of Oregon. Topics include: historical cosmology, fundamental particles, forces, relativity, galaxies, the structure of the universe, dark matter, dark energy, inflation, nucleosynthesis, the CMB, galaxy formation, and the fate of the universe.

Schombert, Jim

2004-07-16

454

A pilot training manual for the terminal configured vehicle electronic horizontal situation indicator  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The initial phase of a training program for the Terminal Configured Vehicle Electronic Situation indicator (EHSI) is presented. The EHSI and its symbology is introduced and interpretation of the symbols is explained. Basic symbols shown on the display at all times are first presented. Additional optional symbols to be used as appropriate during different portions of a flight are then introduced and various display configurations interpreted. The upper half of each page is a reproduction of the EHSI display or other pertinent instructional material and the bottom half contains explanatory text, simplifying production of an audiovisual package for use with large training classes. Two quizzes on the course material are included.

Houck, J. A.

1981-01-01

455

America's Oceans in Crisis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The recently published report from the Pew Oceans Commission on the state of America's ocean ecosystems provides the basis for this Actionbioscience learning activity. Students read an abridged reprint of the report's executive summary, and discuss coastal development, overexploitation of marine resources, pollution and runoff, policy change, and other related topics. The site provides a number of well-selected Web links for learning more about the plight of America's ocean resources, including a link to the original Pew Oceans Commission report and another to a U.S. Navy Web site offering excellent background information and educational quizzes.

Commission, Pew O.

456

Habitats of the World  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades K-5. It focuses on habitats of the Earth and how animals and plants adapt to the conditions in which they live. Students divide into groups and research different habitats and how animals and plants have adapted to live in them. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

457

Continental Drift  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on Alfred Wegener's theory of Continental Drift and the evidence used to support it. Using fossil types and maps, students view similarities between continents that led Wegener to conclude that they had once been together as a supercontinent, Pangea. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

458

When Dinosaurs Ruled  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on the Mesozoic Era, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Through research and activities students learn about the plants and animals that inhabited Earth at that time, and the changes in plant life that occurred due to the development of animal life. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

Demary, John

459

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry - Educational  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Nobel Prize website offers fun, interactive chemistry modules. Students can learn about the properties and advantages of conductive polymers through a tour of Conductive Valley. After users learn about the important discoveries and inventions, they can take test their knowledge through quizzes. In the PCR method tutorial, visitors can learn the importance of PCR in forensics through a classroom lecture and then learn how the PCR method works through a crime investigation game. Students can also learn about chirality through a matching game; find a tutorial on DNA, RNA, and protein; and perform biochemistry experiments. The website offers links to press releases and biographies of the winners of Nobel prizes in chemistry.

460

Online Math Applications (OMA)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A contestant in the Think Quest contest, this site strives to interest students in mathematics through "real world situations." The site gives lessons on the math skills necessary in such familiar areas as Investing, Music, Science, and Road Trips. Each lesson provides copious amounts of information related to the subject, followed by quizzes to test visitors' newly acquired knowledge. A History section reviews the major developments in mathematics over time, and a simulated stock market game allows students to play at playing the market.

1998-01-01

461

Using Waits, Loops and Switches  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students are given a difficult challenge that requires they integrate what they have learned so far in the unit about wait blocks, loops and switches. They incorporate these tools into their programming of the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT robots to perform different tasks depending on input from a sound sensor and two touch sensors. This activity helps students understand how similar logic is implemented for other every day device operations via computer programs. A PowerPoint® presentation, pre/post quizzes and worksheet are provided.

GK-12 Program, Computational Neurobiology Center,

462

Line-Follower Challenge  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Student groups are challenged to program robots with light sensors to follow a black line. Learning both the logic and skills behind programming robots for this challenge helps students improve their understanding of how robots "think" and widens their appreciation for the complexity involved in programming LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT robots to do what appears to be a simple task. They test their ideas for approaches to solve the problem and ultimately learn a (provided) working programming solution. They think of real-world applications for line-follower robots that use sensor input. A PowerPoint® presentation and pre/post quizzes are provided.

GK-12 Program, Computational Neurobiology Center,

463

Wait Program!  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

After completing the associated lesson, students test their understanding in two programming tasks that utilize LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT robots and sound/touch sensors. In the first challenge, students become acquainted with wait blocks by designing programs to simply make robots move forward until "hearing" a noise, and then turn left. The second, more challenging activity pushes students to fully understand the potential of wait blocks. They create programs that make the robots change speed several times when a touch sensor is pressed. Students gain practice in the iterative design-program-test-redesign process. A PowerPoint® presentation, pre/post quizzes and worksheet are provided.

GK-12 Program, Computational Neurobiology Center,

464

Hare and Snail Challenges  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students engage in the second design challenge of the unit, which is an extension of the maze challenge they solved in the first lesson/activity of this unit. Students extend the ideas learned in the maze challenge with a focus more on the robot design. Gears are a very important part of any machine, particularly when it has a power source such as engine or motor. Specifically, students learn how to design the gear train from the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT servomotor to the wheel to make the LEGO taskbot go faster or slower. A PowerPoint® presentation, pre/post quizzes and a worksheet are provided.

GK-12 Program, Computational Neurobiology Center,

465

Mountain Barriers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. This lesson focuses on the changes that occur when mountains rise, thus changing the climate of the area and the plants and animals that live there. Students perform an experiment to observe differences in hot and cold air that help cause this phenomenon. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, performing extensions, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, audio vocabulary, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

466

Apes to Man  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on primates (chimpanzees, gorillas, etc.) in the African savannas or grasslands and how they were the first animals in evolutionary history to exhibit bipedalism. Students observe, evaluate, and compare the gaits of humans and primates. They then discuss the possible reasons for such an adaptation. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

467

Mathematics for Business Decisions  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created by Richard B. Thompson and Christopher G. Lamoureux at the University of Arizona to fulfill business students' finite math and calculus requirement, this page presents two courses, Business Math I and II. The Course Description section for each class allows users to access course files (syllabus, policies, objectives, etc.), study guides, and homework solutions. Business Math I even has some sample computer quizzes for visitors to download. This would be a helpful resource for educators to add to their own activities or syllabi for any calculus or finite math course as it presents students with practical applications of mathematics concepts.

Lamoureux, Christopher G.; Thompson, Richard B.

2008-04-08

468

Society for College Science Teachers: Putting Inquiry Teaching to the Test: Enhancing Learning in College Botany  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Can you imagine a class where students cover the content with each other rather than simply listening to the professor's lecture? Can you envision students developing their own laboratory investigations and quizzing each other weekly to check for understanding? Well, that's pretty much how the major science organizations across the nation are recommending school and college science classes be restructured. There is strong evidence that having students do real science is one of the most effective ways of moving them from simple beliefs in dogma to the more skeptical, empirically derived models of science (George and Malcom 2005).

Shelly, Chad; Zimmerman, Rachel; Lord, Thomas

2007-07-01

469

Java.sun.com: New to Java Programming Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As part of Sun Microsystems' extensive online training, this Web site offers a large collection of articles and tutorials on the Java programming language. The material is presented in a series of four basic steps, beginning with an overview of the Java platform and common terminology. Several lessons comprise the following section, leading the user through the necessary system setup and some introductory application development issues. The third section marks the transition to more in-depth programming techniques, and the series concludes with a few interactive quizzes as a review. A particularly useful tool built into this site allows users to create a customized list of articles that match their needs.

2007-07-23

470

How Islands Form  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on island formation through water level changes, coral growth, or volcanism. Through class demonstrations, worksheets, and research, students learn the different ways islands form as well as how different lifeforms develop on the islands. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, extensions, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

471

Glaciers and Icebergs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on glaciers and icebergs, specifically, glacial scraping and landforms left behind by glaciers, and information about icebergs in the oceans. Students do a lab simulating glacial scouring. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, extensions, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

Weisel, Frank

472

Antarctica  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on icebergs and water salinity, as well as the environment of the continent of Antarctica. Students research this area and do an experiment demonstrating the relationship between water salinity and ice floating or sinking in the ocean. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

Cahill, Mary

473

The development of a personalized-system-of-instruction introductory physics course for life-science students  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The development and operation of an introductory biophysics course for university life-science students is described. The course combines the features of a standard lecture format with the possibility for the student to elect a self-paced, self-study method of instruction. The educational materials of lecture, modularized study guides, and laboratory are described, as well as the use of diagnostic quizzes and individual instruction. The performance of 1800 students in three semesters is analyzed in terms of their weekly effort and their overall achievement. Finally, the economics of such a flexible system is discussed and speculations are made on possible future improvements.

Mcfarland, E. L.; Hallett, F. R.; Hunt, J. L.

2005-11-02

474

The Atlas of Canada: Discover Canada Through Maps and Facts  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This internet-based publication has as its goal to provide authoritative, current and accessible geographic information products at a national level. The Atlas allows integration and analysis of diverse data about Canada. Users may click and view many page-size maps on the following topics: environment, people and society, economics, history, reference maps, climate change, freshwater, and health. On some maps, users may zoom to a smaller scale map. A gazetteer may be accessed to provide coordinates and maps of areas with requested place names. Users may also access facts about Canada, a glossary, quizzes, and learning resources.

475

Five Keys to Safer Food Manual  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The World Health Organization has crafted many public health publications for use in countries all over the world, and this food safety manual complements their existing work quite nicely. The 30-page report focuses on five essential steps to keeping food safe, and it is meant to be used for training those who work or prepare food. The sections of the report will be quite familiar to anyone who has worked in a food service setting before, and they include hints on cooking foods thoroughly and keeping food preparation surfaces clean. Additionally, the report also contains a glossary of terms and some short quizzes.

2006-01-01

476

Pizza Explorer  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Access Excellence presents Purdue University's Pizza Explorer, an engaging teaching tool for food science designed for middle and high school students. Students learn about food processing, chemistry, and nutritional composition of eight pizza ingredients. This multimedia, interactive program aims to demonstrate how science applies to everyday life. Students can choose between two interfaces (left brain or right brain) to suit their particular learning style. Other features include a pop-up glossary, quizzes, games, and additional information about each topping (Hot Topics). Pizza Explorer takes some time to download with a 56K connection, but you can play a game while you wait.

2002-01-01

477

University of Vermont: Perry's Perennial Pages  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This robust online resource for perennial plant information was created by Dr. Leonard Perry, an Extension Professor at the University of Vermont. The website contains an A-Z database replete with plant images and information; numerous publication lists; sustainable perennials research information, and an array of resources for home gardeners and industry professionals. The site also includes a frequently-asked-questions section; quizzes and games; and a featured perennial of the month. Remarkably, the website is available in numerous languages including French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, English, and more.

Perry, Leonard P.

2007-09-04

478

Dimensional Analysis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

For many chemistry and physics students, some of the most frustrating problems involve dimensional analysis. This is a very important concept that is more related to mathematics and equation consistency than the sciences. A dimensional analysis tutorial is offered at the physics department's Web site of the University of Guelph. It is an excellent guide that helps students understand the five dimensions of physical quantities and how to work with units to achieve correct results. There are seven quizzes and a final post-test that assess the student's grasp of the topic, with answers given after each exercise for comparison.

479

Geometry Step by Step from the Land of the Incas  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Geometry Step by Step from the Land of the Incas is an interactive website, created by Antonio Gutierrez, that offers a variety of resources for teaching and learning about geometry, including music that plays in the background. The website mixes sound, science, and Incan history in order to raise students' interest in Euclidean geometry. On this website, visitors will find geometry problems, proofs, quizzes, puzzles, quotations, visual displays, photographs of Incan ruins, and "scientific speculation." The interactive aspects take some getting used to but also allow from some involved problem-solving activities.

480

The Physics Classroom: Electric Potential  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is an interactive tutorial for high school physics on electric potential in circuits and electric potential difference. It will help students understand how electric potential energy is related to the magnitude of charge and location of the charge in the electric field. In the second section, the author explains electric potential difference in terms of the role of the electrochemical cell, which supplies the energy to do work upon the charge in moving it from negative to positive terminals. Both sections contain diagrams, analogies, and quizzes to self-test understanding of the concepts. This page is part of The Physics Classroom tutorials for students of introductory physics.

Henderson, Tom

2010-06-22

481

Open Educational Resources Commons: Science and Technology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Open Educational Resources (OER) Commons is an open network of course materials and other educational resources, for all levels, that are freely available online for the use of educators, students, and self-learners. Materials include full courses, course modules, syllabi, lectures, homework assignments, quizzes, lab and classroom activities, pedagogical materials, games, simulations, and many other items. The science and technology section of OER Commons provides access to thousands of resources in all areas of science and technology. Each resource is accompanied by metadata, including type, subject, grade level, a rating, and other kinds of information. Users are also invited to submit resources for others to share.

482

Unique Landforms  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades K-5. It focuses on three specific landforms: canyons, caves, and concretion. Students research one of these landforms as a team to create a visual display, illustrating how the landform formed and evolved to its present state. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

Hoffman, Dianne

483

People and Space  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades K-5. It focuses on the diets of astronauts during space missions. Students bring in dehydrated foods to see how they are different from other foods, and discuss why it is necessary to have dehydrated food in space. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

Latham, Ted

484

Beyond T. rex  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they learn about cladograms and the vast variety of dinosaurs that once roamed Earth. The activity opens by telling kids that there are more than 400 known species of extinct dinosaurs and by explaining how cladograms show their relationships to one another. Students then go to an interactive cladogram that has 19 dinosaur species. Each of the 19 dinosaurs includes a trading card with details about the species and its discovery, photographs, and interactive multiple-choice and "Fact or Fiction?" quizzes.

485

Ecosystems  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on biodiversity within ecosystems and within species. Students visit a local area and collect leaves to demonstrate how diverse life can exist within a small area. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

2007-12-12

486

On Jupiter  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on the planet Jupiter, including characteristics such as size, surface features, and distance. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, performing extensions, suggested readings, and vocabulary. Students gather information and become 'tour guides' of the planet to relay Jovian research to others. Videos can be ordered to complement the lesson. Vocabulary words are supported by audio-clips and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans are provided.

487

skoool.co.uk  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Intel-sponsored website offers interactive, educational materials covering topics in chemistry and physics as well as math and biology. For students between the ages of twelve and fourteen, the website offers short Macromedia Flash Player enhanced tutorials followed by quizzes and reviews. For high school students, more in-depth interactive tutorials embedded with helpful figures, graphs, and questions are available. Students can also find test-taking tips and career advice. Educators and parents can discover how to use these tutorials in the classroom and at home. The Myskoool feature allows individuals to download the interactive lessons to a personal computer or a PDA.

488

Zoom Dinosaurs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This colorful, informative and cluttered site is "a comprehensive on-line hypertext book about dinosaurs" by Enchanted Learning Software. Designed for students "of all ages and levels of comprehension," Zoom Dinosaurs is most appropriate for the K-12 level. Topics are presented at a basic level (e.g., All About Dinosaurs, Anatomy & Behavior, Mesozoic Era), but by clicking on hyperlinked text, users may progress to more advanced information. Classroom activities include dinosaur-related word games, quizzes, art projects, and fossil record/geologic timeline activities. A selection of links connects curious users to additional K-12 educational sites.

1999-01-01

489

The Biology Corner  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This particular virtual biology "corner" is maintained and updated by science educator Shannan Muskopf. On the site, visitors will find labs, worksheets, and various classroom activities. The "webquests" feature on the site is particularly interesting; this type of exercise requires students to peruse several websites that address a certain theme or topic. Some of the themes covered include bioethics, evolution, and genetics. Moving on, the site also contains a "Lesson Plans" area. Here visitors can look over such offerings as "Biodiversity of Ponds", "Estimating Population Size", and "Comparing Ecosystems". Additionally, the site also contains a section of online quizzes and links to other science education resource websites of note.

Muskopf, Shannan

490

MIDWEST STATES  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

These links will help you to learn the Midwest States and their capitals. Follow the links in order to get the most from them. Also the quizzes and games are fun as well. Enjoy, have fun, and learn those capitals! Welcome to the Midwest States links page. Follow the links in order, and the suggestions as well to get the most from these sites. Remember to avoid the ads on the pages, stick to the content. This first link has two parts. Part one consist of flash cards. Start with BOTH ...

Amsden

2013-01-22

491

A Maths Dictionary for Kids  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Enthusiast Jenny Eather is the creator of an unique online resource for grade school mathematics students. Called A Maths Dictionary for Kids, the site has over 400 entries arranged alphabetically that explain key math terms and concepts in a simple, straightforward manner. Besides giving definitions, each topic has an interactive activity that demonstrates its use and significance. Some of the activities are quizzes that let the students practice what they have learned, while others show the students how to achieve the correct results based on their own inputs. The friendly interface and relevant content should let children have fun and learn at their own pace.

Eather, Jenny.

2002-01-01

492

Game Theory .net  

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Game Theory .net focuses on making the lessons of game theory relevant to the educator, student, business professional, or layperson. The site provides resource materials demonstrating the application of game theory to computer science, economics, business, political science, and other disciplines. It features textbooks reviews, lecture notes, and quizzes, as well as Java applets and online games to demonstrate concepts in a fun, interactive way. There are also links concerning game-theory themes in movies, books, and the popular press. Assessment materials are provided to aid educators in preparing classes and to offer students additional practice.

Shor, Mike

493

Moodle  

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The word moodle is an acronym for "modular object-oriented dynamic learning environment", which is quite a mouthful. What Scout Report readers should know is that Moodle 1.7 is a tremendously helpful opens-source e-learning platform. With Moodle, educators can create a wide range of online courses with features that include forums, quizzes, blogs, wikis, chat rooms, and surveys. On the Moodle website, visitors can also learn about other features and read about recent updates to the program. This application is compatible with computers running Windows 98 and newer or Mac OS X and newer.

2007-01-01

494

WebPhysics: Delivering Curricular Material Using the World Wide Web  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This webpage provides a description of WebPhysics; a collaborative effort that was established in 1995 to promote the design, distribution, testing and sharing of this type of curricular material. Samples of material currently available, including hypertext lessons, video clips, modeling software, on-line tests, quizzes and enrichment, are provided. In addition, sample lessons from the Cockpit Physics project from the United States Air Force Academy, a web-based set of thirty-two introductory physics lessons written expressly to take advantage of the WWW paradigm, are presented. Preliminary student reaction to this technology, including the potential for collaborative learning through the publication of student work, will be discussed.

Christian, Wolfgang; Novak, Gregor

2006-12-07

495

Enchanted Learning  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Enchanted Learning hosts activities, information, labs, and data relating to all areas of science in the classroom. These include astronomy (Moon, Sun, comets, planets, solar system), biomes (desert, arctic, tundra, taiga, forests, oceans, grasslands), dinosaurs (anatomy, extinction, fossils, behavior), geologic time (eons, eras, periods, epochs), Earth (size, orbit), oceans (water cycle, ocean zones, life), volcanoes (types, parts), and geography (maps, explorers). Each topic has general information, printouts, images, activities, and links to additional resources. Some topics also include quizzes, games, coloring pages, and dictionaries. The site is also searchable by keyword.

496

Stress  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This project collects resources for studying mental health and stress issues with middle schoolers. Teens and stress Science NetLinks: The Laughing Brain 2: A Good Laugh Dealing with anger Stress-o-meter Look at each of the above sites. Choose one and read the content. Write a one-paragraph summary. Play interactive games and take quizzes. Keep a log of what you do. Tell which site you liked best and why. Watch the following video for positive things teens do to reduce the stress ...

Deaton, Mrs.

2011-06-10

497

A Star Is Born  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 9-12. It addresses the question of how astronomers know the evolution of a star without being able to see it happen. Students look at the different stages in the lives of stars, from protostars to red giants and black holes. The lesson includes objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, performing extensions, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, audio vocabulary, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

Henning, Lee A.

498

Aseptic Technique  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The North Carolina Community College System BioNetwork's interactive eLearning tools (IETs) are reusable chunks of training that can be deployed in a variety of courses or training programs. IETs are designed to enhance, not replace hands-on training. Learners are able to enter a hands-on lab experience better prepared and more confident. This particular IET delves into aseptic technique and how to work under a laminar airflow hood. Using animations, quizzes, games, and a final evaluation, this interactive lesson will help students understand the lab and important techniques for biology technicians.

2012-03-30

499

Control Using Sound  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students gain a deeper understanding of how sound sensors work through a hands-on design challenge involving LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT taskbots and sound sensors. Student groups each program a robot computer to use to the sound of hand claps to control the robot's movement. They learn programming skills and logic design in parallel. They experience how robots can take sensor input and use it to make decisions to move and turn, similar to the human sense of hearing. A PowerPoint® presentation and pre/post quizzes are provided.

GK-12 Program, Computational Neurobiology Center,

500

Faculty-facilitated remediation: a model to transform at-risk students.  

PubMed

A remediation program was implemented during the semester break in an associate degree nursing program to increase the pass rate on the NCLEX-RN of at-risk students in a targeted medical-surgical nursing course. Through the use of a course management system and an adaptive quizzing program, participants were facilitated to take a more active role in their learning. Faculty mentored students and witnessed a transformation in participants through graduation. Ultimately, success of these at-risk students in passing the NCLEX-RN helped maintain this nursing program's pass rate. PMID:24937290

Corrigan-Magaldi, Maryann; Colalillo, Georgina; Molloy, Janice

2014-01-01