Simple but nice Web site designs

We want to teach the students some Web site design including CSS. I went looking for simple designs that still looked nice.

http://www.oswd.org/files/designs/3697/Simple_Beauty/

http://www.oswd.org/files/designs/1963/TomsHouse/

http://www.oswd.org/files/designs/3475/twozero/ – really nice but a bit complex

http://www.oswd.org/files/designs/2727/purple_perfection/ – really, really nice but even more complex

http://www.oswd.org/files/designs/2224/seeorange/

http://www.opendesigns.org/designs/429/

Math modeling of a catapult

We have always wanted to do some kind of lesson on mathematical modeling of a physical system.

We thought of modeling a catapult. Here are some resources.

1. http://heim.ifi.uio.no/~oddharry/blide/vtreb.html An applet that simulates a trebuchet

2. http://www.algobeautytreb.com/trebmath35.pdf – a long paper on the model for a trebuchet. Amazing!

Here are some ideas for modeling other physical system: http://www.utm.edu/staff/caldwell/classes/451/ProjectList.html

More ideas: http://www.dlt.ncssm.edu/algebra/HTML/10.htm

2007 Computer Science & Information Technology Symposium Presentations

http://www.iste.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Professional_Development/Programming_at_NECC/Symposia/Computer_Science/2007/Speaker_Presentations3/CSIT_2007_Speaker_Presentations.htm

This high profile event, hosted by CSTA and ISTE, is a professional development opportunity for computer science, information technology, and computing applications teachers who need practical, relevant information to help them prepare their students for the future