There seems to be some controversy raging over the use of so-called ‘presentation software’ such as Microsoft’s PowerPoint and others. In 2003, National Public Radio estimated that there were approximately 10 million computers in primary and secondary schools equipped with … Continue readingRead More
Technology in the Classroom
In the time of the iPhone, tablet computers and shrinking portable music players, science and technology in the classroom have gone into overdrive. Schools are now requiring students, as young as elementary-age, to have laptops in the classroom. What will … Continue readingRead More
Sigh. Is it just me, or does the current hyper-focus on technology in the classroom leave anyone else just a little bit cold? Tech-hungry teachers and students are licking their chops. Design fanatics are genuflecting at the feet of Steve … Continue readingRead More
For most of us, the idea of an effective education in a modern classroom immediately evokes the use of computers and electronics in the classroom. In my own classes, I use both high and low-tech methods to teach astronomy and … Continue readingRead More
This fun youtube series currently has about 80 videos that will probably blow your mind. The range of topics they cover is somewhat mind-blowing in and of itself. Here are a few of our favorites: Horizontal showers (I love this idea!) Bionic eyes Creating electricity made from poop (ok, that's for the… Read More
“Hi Mom, I’m going to start my homework before I play any Xbox this afternoon.” Ah, the dream statement. Unfortunately, homework time sounds a lot less like this, and a lot more like a war between many parents and students. Homework, and school in general, can become a battlefield, leading… Read More
"Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." Remember where this quote comes from? Ok, we'll help you. We all have favorite movie quotes. From Dirty Dancing to The Godfather, movies are a great source of unforgettable dialogue. But what about… Read More
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