Study guides can be broad based to facilitate learning in a number of areas, or be resources that foster comprehension of literature, research topics, history, and other subjects.
General topics include study and testing strategies; reading, writing, classroom, and project management skills; as well as techniques for learning as an adult, with disabilities, and online. Some will summarize chapters of novels or the important elements of the subject. Study guides for math and science often present problems (as in problem-based learning) and will offer techniques of resolution.
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Academic support centers in schools often develop study guides for their students, as do for-profit companies and individual students and professors. Once only found at local five and dime stores the internet brought about a new era of online sites with study material. Only CliffsNotes survived this transition to the internet. Examples of companies that produce study guides include Coles Notes, SparkNotes, CliffsNotes, Schaum's Outlines, Permacharts, and Study Notes.
Some high school teachers or college professors may compose study guides for their students to assist them with reading comprehension, content knowledge, or preparation for an examination. These study guides may be issued as an assignment to be completed or as a comprehensive selection of material assembled by the teacher.
Study guides can be presented in video format, which are referred to as "video study guides". An example is 60second Recap. Such "video-centric" educational materials are, increasingly, taking hold in the classroom, both in response to cultural preferences and research.
Looking at the classrooms on campus that have been upgraded with the exception of a couple of rooms there is little utilization of the audio systems, digital presenters and in some cases the smart board technologies. These technologies add a substantial cost to the upgrade of the room; this has caused a reevaluation the goal of objective 5, “Upgrade classrooms with appropriate technology to allow faculty to pilot instructional innovations”. With greater numbers of faculty utilizing blackboard for not only fully online courses but hybrid classes, there is a greater need for technology in classrooms to help with lecture capture of both audio and video, tools for hosting videos and multimedia content for embedding within Blackboard shells.
Many of the classrooms at Columbia College are built in such a way that they will not accommodate a smart board either because there is no wall space for mounting the board or the overhead projector. These rooms however would be capable of utilizing technology for lecture capture.
A playground, playpark, or play area is a place specifically designed to enable children to play there. It is typically outdoors. While a playground is usually designed for children, some target other age groups. Berlin's Preußenpark for example is designed for people aged 70 or higher. A playground might exclude children below a certain age.
Modern playgrounds often have recreational equipment such as the seesaw, merry-go-round, swingset, slide, jungle gym, chin-up bars, sandbox, spring rider, trapeze rings, playhouses, and mazes, many of which help children develop physical coordination, strength, and flexibility, as well as providing recreation and enjoyment and supporting social and emotional development. Common in modern playgrounds are play structures that link many different pieces of equipment.
Playgrounds often also have facilities for playing informal games of adult sports, such as a baseball diamond, a skating arena, a basketball court, or a tether ball.
A glazier is a skilled tradesman responsible for cutting, installing, and removing glass (and materials used as substitutes for glass, such as some plastics).
Glaziers may work with glass in various surfaces and settings, such as windows, doors, shower doors, skylights, storefronts, display cases, mirrors, facades, interior walls, ceilings, and tabletops...
Piling isn’t a new technique for foundations, but it’s traditionally been used for large buildings where they support an unusually heavy load.
Since the 1980s, though, the construction industry has come use it for everything from domestic conservatories to off-shore wind farms
Piling isn’t a new technique for foundations, but it’s traditionally been used for large buildings where they support an unusually heavy load. Since the 1980s, though, the construction industry has come use it for everything from domestic conservatories to off-shore wind farms...