Monday by the numbers

July 21, 2008

15 Awesome Tutorial Websites You Probably Don’t Know About A couple weeks ago I decided to take up juggling. Right away I was amazed at the high quality tutorials I found online. If you have a random hobby you’d like … Continued

Cook up Plastic out of Milk in Your Very Own Kitchen

June 27, 2008

Ever wanted to make plastic? Okay, have you ever wanted to make something out of plastic, but didn’t know how? Just curious? Instructables, recently mentioned here, has a nifty video for making plastic with milk and vinegar. This makes a … Continued

Start Building with Lego Digital Designer

June 24, 2008

I loved playing with Legos as a kid. Trouble was, I was always a brick or two short of creating the perfect fort for my G.I. Joes, thus leaving them vulnerable to Cobra attack. If only I’d had Lego Digital … Continued

Do It Yourself Learning

June 23, 2008

Not too long ago, I wrote about Johnny Lee, who made a marvelous interactive whiteboard from a $40 Wii remote. This is a great example of how doing-it-yourself is a viable option when it comes to learning how something works, … Continued

Harness Students' Love of Creating Stuff with Invent Now

May 28, 2008

Way at the top of Bloom’s taxonomy is the often ignored task of creation. Now the Ad Council along with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation is working to “inspire invention.” You certainly … Continued

Add Flash, Widgets, All that Stuff to Your Website with Sprout

May 15, 2008

You’re probably all well aware of the threat posed to mankind by artificially intelligent machines, everyone’s seen The Terminator movies at least once or twice. So when I heard about the so-called “living content” available through Sprout Builder, I immediately … Continued

Monday by the Numbers

May 5, 2008

Get Smarter: 12 Hacks That Will Amp Up Your Brainpower Exercise your mind with these 12 strategies from Wired designed to max out your brainpower. Tips include exercising wisely, putting the right kinds of information in your brain, and even … Continued

Explanations Abound at Common Craft

April 22, 2008

Do you struggle to explain Web 2.0 to interested but clueless administrators? Social networking, blogging and podcasting can be tough to describe to the uninitiated. If you need succinct explanations of social media to convince your principal to open the … Continued

Turn Useless Totes into Stylish Messenger Bags

April 3, 2008

Spring is conference season. That means getting out of class, baked chicken hotel luncheons, and another free tote bag to stuff into your closet. If it turns out the conference was overbooked and the chicken overdone, take solace that the … Continued