Ideas And Inspiration For The K-12 Community
Find a lesson idea, video or activity for your classroom.
Check out the wide variety of professional development opportunities and resources.
Everything from classroom automation and making a class web site for free to creating videos and 3D printing.
Find an affinity group or a good laugh.
Develop partnerships and engage your students, their parents, and the community.
3D Printing Your Photos - Lithophanes
Lithophanes were first created in the 1820s using porcelain. By varying the depth of the material, you can create a seemingly 3 dimensional black & white image that can only be seen when backlit.
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'Germz' are a super small print that can be used as handy little clips for all sorts of applications. It's also a great wat to confirm that your printer is set up and tuned or "dialed in" correctly.
We've featured this print in our convention booths. It shows how a simple item with moving parts can be printed all-at-once using a simple 3D printer. They are also fun to have around and encourage student engagement.
What other simple devices can your students dream up and print?
There is a wide range of simulation and modeling tools available at no cost, covering everything from physics to engineering, astronomy and more.
The best way to teach is thru examples. The earlier young women are encouraged that they too can make a difference, the better their chances for success.
Intellectual property rights arises frequently if you or your students conduct research, incorporate another's document (of any type) or publish on the Web.
No matter what your area, there are support and professional groups for you.
We have postcard flyers available for free. Leave some in your break room or distribute them at meetings or professional development events.
Unlike this guy, teachers are finding that classroom web sites are great for communicating with students and parents. And students put in more effort when they know that their work might be displayed online.
Learn how a class website can help and how to easily set it up for free!
Check out a wide range of assessment and evaluation tools, tutorials and resources.
Adding art into the curriculum can be as simple as showing how it incorporates everything from math to biology and physics.
You can do a lot of science in your backyard ... or school playground.
Find resources to help all your students, from ESL and gifted students to Autism and mental health.
The Internet and modern browsers allow students build and test bridges, view plane traffic in real time, change gravity and perform experiments – all from their browser. Check out simulation and visualization tools available now.
Help your students, and you, find mentors in your area. Or learn how to start a mentoring program of your own.
3D printing is both an art and a science. And it's one of those areas where spending a little extra money can save a lot of grief.
Come along as we explore the world of 3D Printing.
The K-12 Internet Resource Center was launched in the 1990's as one of the first web sites dedicated to indexing K-12 educational resources.
The Internet is a great resource, but many web sites are not appropriate for young students. Here are some search site options that allow them to explore.
We've indexed 100's of classroom resources on everything from Astronomy to Zebras to interdisciplinary learning resources.
Refresh your lesson plans here.
Nothing is the same as being there. These eyewitness accounts provide perspective and insight into recent and past events.
Google Docs has generated a lot of buzz within the education community. We've indexed resources to get you started.
Check out videos and resources showing how computers have been successfully integrated into the classroom.
It's not as hard as these guys are making it.
We have a whole section on how to get started and incorporate it into the classroom.
With the advent of inexpensive production tools and free video hosting like YouTube, the idea of the school film has been turned on its head.
When you can not go to the exhibit, let the exhibit come to you. Free field trips available for the arts, science, paleontology, biology, history and more.
As a teacher, you can probably relate to these stories & videos.
It is all but impossible to avoid controversial subjects or topics. Here are some ideas to cope.
With the events of the last few years, the needs and safety of minority students have come into sharp focus. Many teachers are uncomfortable addressing these subjects or do not feel they have the cultural competency to speak to the issues. Here are some resources that can help.
There are now good, no cost on-line and off-line alternatives to the cost and licensing issues of Microsoft Office.
Bullying in school has become a national cause. Here's an index of resources for students and teachers to tackle this problem.
Parents are a big part of the education equation. Here are some resources to help them cope.
Sometimes, you your students just need to take a break ... and learn new skills.
Videos and blogs with different views on Education reform.