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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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.
There is a wide range of simulation and modeling tools available at no cost, covering everything from physics to engineering, astronomy and more.
Develop partnerships and engage your students, their parents, and the community.
Find an affinity group or a good laugh.
Everything from classroom automation and making a class web site for free to creating videos and 3D printing.
Check out the wide variety of professional development opportunities and resources.
Find a lesson idea, video or activity for your classroom.
Other Areas To Check Out...
• Teacher Training: Math, Science and Technology Sampler
• Conferences for Educators
• Understanding Time & Gravity
• Publication Opportunities & Ideas
• World Population Growth
• Hands On Projects And Simple Tools