ⓘ Free online encyclopedia. Did you know? page 7



                                               

Preschool Prep

                                               

Programme for International Student Assessment

The Programme for International Student Assessment is a test done by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. It is done every 3 years. In the test, 15-year-old schoolchildren are tested in different subjects. Their grades can ...

                                               

Programmed learning

Programmed learning is a research-based system which helps learners work successfully. The method is guided by research done by a variety of applied psychologists and educators. The learning material is in a kind of textbook or teaching machine o ...

                                               

Resource room

Resource room is a place where special education students attend daily classes. These students are usually included in the general classroom and just need more support. Students are taught individually and in small groups. The number of students ...

                                               

Rhodes Scholarship

The Rhodes Scholarship named after Cecil Rhodes is an international award to go to school at the University of Oxford and was the first large-scale group of international scholarships.

                                               

Right to education

The right to education is one of the human rights, but it is not used by everyone. It is thought that all children should go to school for primary education from the age of three years, to the age of ten years. Furthermore, all children should ha ...

                                               

Scholarship

A scholarship is financial help given to someone who wants to study. Scholarships can be given by schools or by universities or colleges or any other institution where people can study or where research needs to be done. It is similar to a bursar ...

                                               

School discipline

When a student or group of students show behaviour that disrupts the current activity, or that goes against rules of the school, a teacher or the school can take action. This action is usually called school discipline. Discipline can guide the ch ...

                                               

School district

In the U.S, public schools belong to school districts. They are governed by school boards. School districts in the Midwest and West often cross city borders. School districts in New England and the Mid-Atlantic regions tend to stay inside of city ...

                                               

School holiday

School holidays are the periods when schools close for a break. The dates and length of school holidays are very different throughout the world. Governments often pass laws on the total number of school days for public schools. Private schools us ...

                                               

School year

A school year is the time of year when students go to school. In some countries, it starts after summer, and goes to the next summer. The typical school year in the United States ranges from 170 days to 190 days. In the south, a school year is 18 ...

                                               

Science to Youth Movement

Science to Youth Movement, was formerly the Alliance of Young Researchers of Bosnia and Herzegovina until 1992. The first organizers and presidents were professors at the University of Sarajevos Faculty of Sciences.

                                               

Seminar

                                               

Show and tell

Show and tell is a common expression. It is about showing an audience something and telling them about it. This group exercise is used to teach young children the skills of public speaking. For example, children will bring an item from home and w ...

                                               

Standardized test

A standardized test is a test that is done and scored in a consistent, or "standard", manner. Standardized tests are designed so that everything about them are standard. They are administered and scored in a predetermined, standard manner. Often ...

                                               

Student publication

A student publication is a type of media such as a newspaper, magazine, television show, or radio station that is created by students at a school. They often have news about their city and school, but they may also have news on national or intern ...

                                               

Subject (school)

Subjects are the parts into which learning can be divided. At school, each lesson usually covers one subject only. Some of the most common subjects at school are English, history, mathematics, physical education and science.

                                               

Summer school

Summer school is a school or a program usually sponsored by a school or a school district. It provides lessons and activities during the summer vacation.

                                               

Sunday school

Sunday School is a kind of schooling found in many churches or other Christian communities. Classes are done on Sundays. Before or after the main part of worship, a class is held to learn more about that churchs teachings and about the Bible. Som ...

                                               

Theory of multiple intelligences

Howard Gardner is a professor at Harvard University. His idea is that people are not smart in only one way. He says that we can be smart in many different ways.

                                               

Tracking (education)

Tracking is the method of placing students according to their ability level in homogeneous classes or learning experiences. Students of different abilities are assigned to different "tracks" of courses and programs. Tracking is the term given to ...

                                               

Twelfth grade

Twelfth grade is the last year of secondary education in the United States, as well as many other nations. Students are usually 17 when they start and are 18 years old at the end.

                                               

Unschooling

Unschooling is a special form of homeschooling. In this form of education, learners choose activities as their medium for learning. It is not as known as traditional homeschooling, but is becoming more known.

                                               

V.C.O.P.

V.C.O.P. stands for vocabulary, connectives, openers and punctuation. According to its author, children are encouraged to focus on these four core targets as a way of improving the writing they do. "Openers" is not a traditional term, but is easi ...

                                               

Volksschule

A Volkschule was part of an 18th-century system of state-supported primary schools established in the Habsburg Austrian Empire. Attendance was supposed to be compulsory. However, a 1781 census found that only one fourth of the school-age children ...

                                               

Womens studies

Womens studies are an academic field that explores politics, society, media and history according to womens views. The first accredited Womens Studies course was in 1969 at Cornell University. Womens studies are available at many colleges and uni ...

                                               

Year-round school

Year-round school is the scheduling of school so that students take classes through the whole calendar year. This is often frowned upon, but others think it is a good idea.

                                               

Yeshiva

                                               

Anthroposophy

Anthroposophy is a philosophy founded by Rudolf Steiner. The philosophy teaches that through inner development a person can better know the spiritual world. Anthropos is a Greek word that means "human being". Sophos means "wise". Steiner believed ...

                                               

Kabbalah

Kabbalah is a Jewish mysticism of the Torah. The kabbalah started in the 1st-century by Rabbi Simeon bar Yochai. It continued in the 13th century in Spain by Rabbi Moses de Leon. It tries to explain how something beyond thought and imagining can ...

                                               

Mandaeism

Mandaeism or Mandaeanism is a monotheistic religion. The religion has a strong dualistic world view. Its followers, the Mandaeans, think highly of Adam, Abel, Seth, Enosh, Noah, Shem, Aram and especially John the Baptist. Originally, Mandaeism wa ...

                                               

Manichaeism

Manichaeism was one of the major Iranian Gnostic religions. Originally it came from Sassanid Persia. Most of the original writings of the founding prophet Mani have been lost, but many translations and fragmentary texts have survived. Manichaeism ...

                                               

Disappearance of Brian Shaffer

Brian Shaffer was a medical student at Ohio State University. On the night of March 31, 2006, Shaffer went out with friends to celebrate the beginning of spring break. He was separated from them and they thought he had gone home. Shaffer has not ...

                                               

Disappearance of Rebecca Coriam

Early on the morning of 22 March 2011, Rebecca Coriam, a British crewmember on the cruise ship Disney Wonder, having an emotional phone call while worried and wearing mens clothing. Several hours later, she missed the beginning of her work shift ...

                                               

Dyatlov Pass incident

The Dyatlov Pass incident is an unsolved mystery to the deaths of nine ski hikers in the northern Ural mountains on the night of February 2, 1959. The incident happened on the east shoulder of the mountain Kholat Syakhl. The mountain pass where t ...

                                               

Fenn treasure

The Fenn Treasure is a treasure worth over a million dollars was supposedly hidden by art dealer and author Forrest Fenn in the Rocky Mountains. Fenn said he was going to go back and get it when the value given by newspapers is inflated to 10 mil ...

                                               

Disappearance of Maura Murray

Maura Murray is an American woman who disappeared on the evening of February 9, 2004, after a car crash on Route 112 near Woodsville, New Hampshire, a village in the town of Haverhill. No one knows where she is. She was a 21-year-old nursing stud ...

                                               

Roman dodecahedron

Roman dodecahedron is the name for dodecahedra which were found in Europe. In total, over hundred such objects were found in all European parts of the Roman Empire. They date from the second or third century CE, and were made of bronze or stone. ...

                                               

Smiley face murder theory

The Smiley face murder theory is a theory believed by retired New York City detectives Kevin Gannon and Anthony Duarte. They say that a number of young men found dead in bodies of water across several Midwestern American states from the late 1990 ...

                                               

Blind men and an elephant

The Blind men and an elephant is an idiom. The story of the blind men and an elephant comes from India. It is about a range of truths and mistakes. It is also about the need for communication and the need for respect for different perspectives. T ...

                                               

Griot

A griot or Jeli is a West African historian, storyteller, musician, genealogist, spokesperson, diplomat, teacher, praise-singer and more. There is really no word in the English language that fully explains what a Griot does. Not every griot does ...

                                               

Proverb

A proverb is a wise saying. Many cultures have collections of these, such as the Book of Proverbs in the Old Testament, was said to be written by king Solomon of Israel. A proverb is basically a wise saying.

                                               

Acaric

Acaric is a Japanese company based in Tokyo and they are providing educational services for graduate students and young researchers. They are also known for developing Cloud LaTeX, an online LaTeX compiler service which is considered as a Japanes ...

                                               

Affine arithmetic

Some experts are trying to improve affine arithmetic. Their results are known as the extended affine arithmetic or modified affine arithmetic.

                                               

AlphaGo

AlphaGo is a computer program that plays the board game Go. It was made by DeepMind Technologies. This program became famous due to the victories against professional players. Many new technologies were used to create AlphaGo, including deep lear ...

                                               

Antikythera mechanism

The Antikythera mechanism is a mechanical calculator. It was an Ancient Greek analogue computer and orrery. It was discovered in 1902 in a shipwreck off the coast of Antikythera, Greece. A number of gears worked together, much like they do in a m ...

                                               

Applied science

Applied science is about using the findings of science to do something. In the natural sciences, this is done by engineering. In sciences such as psychology, this can mean using theoretical findings to improve a test method, for example. Applied ...

                                               

Artificial

When something is artificial, or man-made, it has been made by humans, not nature. For example, an artificial satellite is one made by humans, while a natural satellite is a satellite that was not made by humans. Many artificial things imitate or ...

                                               

Augmented reality

Augmented reality is a computer technology that shows digital images on top of the current real world. For example it can show a digital table on top of a floor. It is different from virtual reality which makes a person feel they are somewhere else.

                                               

Automated teller machine

The full form of ATM is Automated Teller Machine for short, is a machine that lets people take out cash from their bank accounts. In the UK ATMs are often called cash machines, cashpoints or the hole in the wall. Some ATMs allow people to do more ...

Free and no ads
no need to download or install

Pino - logical board game which is based on tactics and strategy. In general this is a remix of chess, checkers and corners. The game develops imagination, concentration, teaches how to solve tasks, plan their own actions and of course to think logically. It does not matter how much pieces you have, the main thing is how they are placement!

online intellectual game →