Help fight against childhood obesity with Let's Move

June 8, 2010

Part informational and part networking building, Let’s Move offers a wealth of nutrition and health information while trying to lay the foundation for a network of health-conscious citizens to work together to fight childhood obesity.

Get real-time global statistics Worldometers

February 26, 2010

BY JASON DON FORSYTHE Need some global statistics to emphasize a point you’re trying to make in an ecology or civics lesson plan? Trying to drive home the point in a health-related lesson about the spread of disease or the … Continued

Examine energy issues at Powering a Nation

October 7, 2009

BY BILL FERRIS America runs on electricity. And coal, and wind power, and hydroelectric, and Dunkin Donuts. Powering a Nation, a multimedia project from the University of North Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communication, looks at the cost of … Continued

Stop a global pandemic: play The Great Flu

September 1, 2009

BY BILL FERRIS During a recent flu outbreak, I only let 1400 people die. Go me! I’ve just played The Great Flu, an online game designed to teach people about flu pandemics and how to control them. Your task: try … Continued

Find great elementary resources at e-Learning for Kids

August 5, 2009

BY MELISSA THIBAULT Picture this. You just finished teaching your third lesson on prime factors, photosynthesis or fractions, and there are some students who need more visuals and more practice. Wouldn’t it be great if you had free, quality-assured courseware … Continued