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Fall 2016 Newsletter

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Ideas and inspiration for the K-12 community.

Fall 2016 Newsletter
 

Inexpensive Art Projects

We've collected a number of all-but-free art projects, with everything from DIY Halloween decorations to making a paper wallet from copy paper and creating an Anime version of yourself.  learn more...

Election Math

The current U.S. election provides us with with real-world examples of math and statistics, among other things. See how a single observation (or poll) may be inaccurate, but a large set of observations will average out close to the final result.  learn more...

Disaster Preparedness

Disasters come in all shapes and sizes, from a small fire in the chem lab to a local school emergency or helping kids cope after a natural disaster. We've assembled resources you can use to prepare now.  learn more...

How Wolves Change Rivers

When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park, the most remarkable changes occurred. Even the rivers changed.  learn more...

Creating Rubrics

Everything you've ever wanted to know about rubrics. What they are, how to create them and their use in assessment. There's even a rubric to assess rubrics.  learn more...

New Videos

We are always adding new video resources to the site. The latest additions include


Have a great school year!


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Patterns and Art

Adding art into the curriculum can be as simple as showing how it incorporates everything from math to biology and physics.

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STEM Primer

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) is getting a lot of attention, but there are barriers: how to implement it, identifying what works, and dealing with new roles.

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Development

Check out the wide variety of professional development opportunities and resources.

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Resources

Find a lesson idea, video or activity for your classroom.

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Tools

Everything from classroom automation and making a class web site to creating videos and 3D printing.

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Partners

Develop partnerships and engage your students, their parents, and the community.

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Support

Find an affinity group or a good laugh.

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