Driver crashes Google’s ‘driverless’ robot Prius – The Globe and Mail
“the car – which uses radar sensors, a roof-mounted camera and lasers as a guidance system – engaged in some “Prius-on-Prius” violence last week. Robocar bumped into the back of another Prius parked outside Google’s Mountain View, Calif., headquarters. “
Aug. 17, 1807: ‘Fulton’s Folly’ Steams up the Hudson – This Day In Tech
Aug. 17, 1807: ‘Fulton’s Folly’ Steams up the Hudson
1807: Robert Fulton’s steamboat Clermont leaves New York harbor for a trip up the Hudson River to Albany, New York. It is carrying paying passengers, marking the first commercial use of an invention that has more detractors than defenders.
Fulton didn’t invent the steamboat, as he is often credited with doing, but he was the first to make a commercial success with this odd, somewhat ungainly vessel.”
Scholastic Book Fairs – Kids Are Authors – About the Contest
“children work in teams of three or more students to write and illustrate their own book. The creative process of working in teams helps provide a natural environment to practice editing, teamwork, and the communication skills necessary for future success. All students involved get a sense of pride and accomplishment from submitting the team project. “
ThinkQuest : Competition
The ThinkQuest International Competition challenges students to solve a problem using their critical thinking, communication, and technology skills. Use the latest technologies and your brainpower to create an entry that demonstrates your skills on an international stage!”
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Air Show Performers – Melissa Andrzejewski
“Melissa strives to be a positive role model and inspiration to young people in aviation and women across the world showing them that no dream is too big and nothing is impossible! She was a keynote speaker at the 99’s International Convention in 2006 and is always looking for invitations to share her dreams and experiences with others.”
Youth Aviation Adventure > Home
“Youth Aviation Adventure (YAA) is a fast paced single day event, held at an airport near you, for kids age 12 to 18. At a YAA program you will visit 10 different stations to learn about different facets of aviation. Watch the video to learn more. Then, click here to learn when and where the next program near you will be held. “
Outreach – Department of Aviation – The Ohio State University
“The Ohio State University Department of Aviation and The Ohio State University Airport offer an extensive variety of outreach programs for people of all ages. Our faculty, staff, and students are passionate about aviation and want to share their enthusiasm with the community.
You can download a Coloring Book or an Activity Book for children. The coloring book is appropriate for preschoolers and kindergarteners, whereas the activity book is for older children.”
Youth Aviation Adventure — AOPA Live
Youth Aviation Adventure program – interview
Geological Society – The Rock Cycle (KS3)
“shows how surface and deep Earth processes produce the rocks we stand on, and use to build our homes.
Earth Science – open textbook
“a complete text that was compiled in June of 2009, as well as a collection of updated source files “
fractions, decimals and percents – YouTube
“fractions, decimals and percents”
Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: Quick List Of iPad Resources For The Classroom
“go-to resources when people ask me about iPads in the Classroom.”
6 Little Known Facts About the Earth: Earth Science Resources that Support Student Learning | Suite101.com
“There is a lot of information known about planet earth; however, every day new and astonishing little known facts are discovered. These facts are the result of research by scientists who spend their time investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge, or correcting and integrating prior knowledge into theories and facts that explain how the earth works. The study of earth and its related sciences is called earth science.”
You (YOU!) Can Take Stanford’s ‘Intro to AI’ Course Next Quarter, For Free – IEEE Spectrum
“CS221: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence. For the first time, you can take this course, along with several hundred Stanford undergrads, without having to fill out an application, pay tuition, or live in a dorm.
This is more than just downloading materials and following along with a live stream; you’re actually going to have to do all the same work as the Stanford students. There’s a book you’ll need to get. There will be at least 10 hours per week of studying, along with weekly graded homework assignments. The professors will be available to answer your questions. You can look forward to a midterm exam and final exam. If you survive, you’ll get a certificate of completion from the instructors,”