Browsing Posts tagged school projects

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 school’s firewall for you, show him or her a video by Common Craft. Common Craft […]

I can’t say that I have seen the show Surfing Scientist, but he has some pretty fun and educational experiments you can use to entertain and keep your students interested in science. Most of the experiments here are almost more about logic than science, but I’m sure you can find a way to spin them […]

8 Firefox Extensions Towards Safer Browsing – Personally, I HATE pop-up ads, (and most banner ads) so I do whatever I can to avoid them. Firefox already does a nice job of keeping pop-ups from occurring, but there is a lot of things that slip by Firefox by itself. Luckily, ts/sci Security (a nice, clean, […]

Making movies is a great way to harness students’ creativity for good instead of evil. It’s also a good way for students to goof around and get lost in the many steps of the film making process. Good planning is key to any successful video project. You can help them make the process go as […]

University of St. Louis – Missouri has a great resource for science teachers and science fair participants compiled at their Science in the Real World: Microbes in Action website. There are experiments here for just about every grade level, so whether you’re teaching youngsters about fungus and bacteria, or if you want your teens to […]

No, not that Apple, this is The Apple – a place for teachers to get together and share online. The Apple is a wonderful resource that I’m sorry I haven’t found before, but there’s no time like the present, I guess. Here, you can get all kinds of useful teaching information including lesson plans, news, […]

Unless you have never seen a computer in your entire life or have never heard of the Internet, you know all about Google and what a wonderful tool it is. Heck, I bet you’ve even used the word “Google” as a verb in the the past twelve hours. If you’ve used the search engine on […]

With all the hubbub about the One Laptop per Child initiative, it’s nice to see how these little gadgets affect children’s lives. Our Stories lets you see children using their new laptops, and in the process, gives you a glimpse of their lives, and the conditions that make OLPC necessary in the first place. No […]

If your scope of fairy tales is limited to those that Disney has transformed into cartoons, take a look at this site to get a heaping helping of almost everything the Grimm Brothers had to offer. This collection of 209 stories contains a few you might have heard of (Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, Rumpelstiltskin) and […]

Forget about struggling over getting that Ph.D. or Master’s degree– now you can get all the science knowledge you need from Science U online. The site is actually designed to help younger students understand the many aspects of science through a series of activities and sections in a cartoony online university, but my guess is […]