Fall 2016 Newsletter
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...
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...
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...
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...
We are always adding new video resources to the site. The latest additions include
- DIY Soft Robotic Tentacles
- How to Read Sheet Music
- How Traffic Jams Happen
- Pan Flute From Drinking Straws
- Smartphone Digital Microscope
- Your Life As A Dog
Have a great school year!
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Explore the Resource Center...
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.
Adding art into the curriculum can be as simple as showing how it incorporates everything from math to biology and physics.
Find a lesson idea, video or activity for your classroom.
Find an affinity group or a good laugh.
Develop partnerships and engage your students, their parents, and the community.
Check out the wide variety of professional development opportunities and resources.
Everything from classroom automation and making a class web site to creating videos and 3D printing.
Other Areas To Check Out...
• Animals: Wildlife
• Animation Software & Examples
• Climate Change & Global Warming
• Geography, Maps & GPS
• Rivers, Lakes, Seas, Bays, Ponds and Estuaries
• Sports and Science
• Teacher Training: Math, Science and Technology Sampler
• The Smithsonian
• Video Resources