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The Parents’ Guide to Facebook by Anne Collier and Larry Magid provides valuable advice for to parents, whether they themselves use Facebook or not. The guide has numerous screenshots and pieces of practical advice written in clear, concise language.

Is the iPad only a consumption device, or can it truly be a productive device for creation? Dan Froelich shares his thoughts, as well as what this means for education.

The Asian longhorned beetle and the emerald ash borer beetle are wreaking havoc on trees across America. Beetle Detectives, a site from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has put out an APB for some science-minded sleuths to snoop around local flora to see if they can spot these bugs.

March 2 is Read Across America day, as well as Dr. Seuss’ birthday. While that doesn’t necessarily evoke a day filled with technology-enriched activities, it has become so thanks to the availability of web conferencing, social media, and even blogs.

If you want to learn about rockets, who better to turn to than NASA?

Over the last few years, Stuff You Missed in History Class has built a vast library of irresistible, 10-20 minute discussions of historical events, taking care to separate fact from fiction.

Here’s what’s going on at the NASA Earth Observatory, brought to you by Fred Beyer at EarthSciTeach.

Reading Like a Historian features 75 lessons that span the whole of history of the United States. The activities focus on analyzing primary sources and drawing conclusions about a central historical issue.

After delighting young readers for more than 40 years in newspapers across the country, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library has published digital archives of The Mini Page’s more than 2,000 issues dating from 1969 through 2007.

The IdiomDictionary is an online source for learning about idioms. With a simple interface, the site gives you not only the definitions, but also some historical background on the phrases and examples in a sentence.