Teaching: A Laughing Matter

February 29, 2008

As a comedian, I know how hard it is to bomb in front of an audience. Its a terrible feeling, really, and there’s nothing quite like the humiliation you experience when no one is laughing at your jokes. Teaching a … Continued

Access Firewalled Videos with KeepVid

February 29, 2008

Does your school block YouTube? If you’ve ever tried to access, say, a video of a lunar eclipse for class and found it locked away behind a firewall, you know how frustrating that can be. KeepVid has a solution. If … Continued

Environmental Arithmetic: Rainforest Maths

February 29, 2008

Okay, grade school teachers! Have you been looking for a way to incorporate the importance of environmental stewardship into lesson plans for your younger audiences? Would you be even more interested if I told you that you could be teaching … Continued

Great Literature, Now With Road Maps

February 29, 2008

Odysseus may be hopelessly lost, but you and your students don’t have to be. Thanks to Google Lit Trips, you can follow the story from above with all the clarity of Zeus. With the satellite imagery and smooth-sailing style of … Continued

Last Chance to Win an MP3 Player

February 29, 2008

Today is the last day to submit your best educational mnemonic device to our contest. The best entry wins a Philips GoGear MP3 Player. Post your entries in the comments section by midnight. We’ll announce the winner next week! Need … Continued

Feast Your Eyes on Math Open Reference

February 28, 2008

My most vivid memory from geometry class was when the teacher told us about the poor kid who was careless with his compass. I think the phrase, “You have no idea how much fluid is in the human eye,” explains … Continued

Study the Planets First-Hand with My Solar System

February 27, 2008

Learn the workings of the solar system by building your own. With My Solar System you can see how suns, planets, moons and comets interact. You choose the number and size of heavenly bodies in your solar system. And size … Continued