Camera Lets Blind People Navigate with Gestures | MIT Technology Review
“Camera Lets Blind People Navigate with Gestures
A wearable depth-sensing camera may soon give sightless people a better way to master their environment.”
Project Based Learning with iPads | IPAD 4 SCHOOLS
“driven to answer a ‘big’ question and carry out their inquiry and design in teams. They are also under pressure to present their results to a third party of some kind. The students decide on how to achieve the goals”
iDynamic Reviews | edshelf
“concepts of system dynamics and modeling. It implements the animated and iterative simulation of some common dynamical systems that the student can play with. In all the simulations, the main parameters of the system can be changed (for example in the mechanical system, the student can change the mass of the object). All the systems are modeled as input-output systems (plants) so they all have a variable as input and a variable as output.”
“Science Friday lesson plans are based on our popular Science Friday Videos and are created for us by the New York Hall of Science.”
Parent Toolkit: Home Page
“The growth chart presents academic benchmarks to help parents understand the course material covered in each grade.”
The Biomimicry Manual | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
4 Phases of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For Teachers
“Inquiry-based learning is an approach that can easily accommodate project-based learning, challenge-based learning, place-based education, blended learning, and other trends in education.”
Teach with Your iPhone: Apps to Use in the Classroom | Edutopia
“free iPhone apps that are perfect for teachers who are looking to change up their daily routine. These apps can make everyday tasks easier, simplify what you’re already doing, and maybe just inspire others to make an investment in technology at your school.
Next Generation Science Standards – YouTube
“This video series covers the concepts contained within the K-12 Science Framework. It contains 8 practices, 7 crosscutting concepts, and 44 disciplinary core ideas.”
Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories | Making the world a better place, one Evil Mad Scientist at a time.
more engineering than science, electronics, robotics
Smart Strategies That Help Students Learn How to Learn | MindShift
““teaching students how to learn is as important as teaching them content, because acquiring both the right learning strategies and background knowledge is important—if not essential—for promoting lifelong learning.””
Celebrate Women in STEM on Ada Lovelace Day | BrainPOP Educators
“October 15th marks the 5th annual Ada Lovelace Day, a worldwide celebration of women who have made important contributions to the STEM (science technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines. The event is named after Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, a 19th-century mathematician who is also considered by many to be the first computer programmer.”
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