news (weekly)

  • “Amazing Ocean is a brand new, free mobile app developed by the U.S. Department of State that features Smithsonian Ocean Portal and Sant Ocean Hall content. The app allows users to explore photos, videos, and rich ocean-themed content on their mobile devices.”

    tags: earthsci interactive apps

  • great resources for students, families and educators

    tags: resources science interactive

    • I like that this website takes into consideration the types of audiences that would use the site and right off the bat narrows down the type of information the users see. I like the expandable and collapsible menu on the left and the menus at the top that give me an idea of where I am on the site. For example, with the lesson plans, the menu on the left expands to guide the user through several screens for that lesson plan. I dislike that sometimes the user might be in the middle of reading a lesson plan, click on an icon and be taken to a completely different part of the website without even realizing that he/she is no longer looking at the lesson plans section. I also dislike that the menus continue at the bottom of the page with a different font size (plus some of the links don’t work – big no no!)I like that this website takes into consideration the types of audiences that would use the site and right off the bat narrows down the type of information the users see. I like the expandable and collapsible menu on the left and the menus at the top that give me an idea of where I am on the site. For example, with the lesson plans, the menu on the left expands to guide the user through several screens for that lesson plan. I dislike that sometimes the user might be in the middle of reading a lesson plan, click on an icon and be taken to a completely different part of the website without even realizing that he/she is no longer looking at the lesson plans section. I also dislike that the menus continue at the bottom of the page with a different font size (plus some of the links don’t work – big no no!) – post by biljana belamaric wilsey
  • “We offer high quality courses from the top universities, for free to everyone. We currently host courses from Princeton University, Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and University of Pennsylvania. We are changing the face of education globally, and we invite you to join us. “

    tags: resources interactive science college math open

  • “Use engaging videos to create customized lessons. You can use, tweak, or completely redo any lesson featured on TED-Ed, or create lessons from scratch based on any video from YouTube.”

    tags: resources videos teaching learning

  • “Welcome to the Educational Technology Clearinghouse
    Digital resources for Florida’s schools

    The Florida Digital Educator program supports the appropriate integration of technology into K-12 education.

    Visit the Florida Standards website for information about the Sunshine State Standards. “

    tags: resources technology k-12 science languagearts math

    • Great find!!! Thousands of Ed Tech Resources-FREE!!! – post by Angela Maiers
  • “No Strings Attached: Wireless Laptops in Education
    Over 100 videos taped in Florida schools!
    Choose the lessons you wish to view from the matrix at left. They are presented in a brief, open-ended style to make them easy to adapt to many situations. “

    tags: science math resources technology

  • Animal Habitats: Students will demonstrate knowledge of plants and animals within a habitat by dragging pictures into the appropriate habitat.

    Clouds: Students will use a graphic organizer to further their understanding of clouds.

    Creating Plants: Students will communicate ideas and information about plants effectively.

    Graphing Water Temperature: Students will understand that science, technology and society are interwoven and interdependent when graphing water temperature. “

    tags: science resources technology k-8

  • “raise students awareness to some environmental issues threatening our planet. I have compiled some great resources for you to use with your students in the classroom. These are mainly acitivities, videos, and printables for teaching and learning about Earth Day.”

    tags: science environment earthsci resources

  • Math game for rounding

    tags: math interactive activity

  • A set of US department of energy lesson plans about energy, and many science topics. (72 lesson plans). There are many activities you can use organized by age.

    tags: science resources lesson

  • “A new study analyzing data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft suggests that the lake, known as Ontario Lacus, behaves most similarly to what we call a salt pan on Earth. “

    tags: space images

  • “Astronauts have long reported the experience of seeing flashes while they are in space, even when their eyes are closed. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin both reported these flashes during the Apollo 11 mission, and similar reports during the Apollo 12 and 13 missions led to subsequent Apollo missions including experiments specifically looking at this strange phenomenon. “

    tags: space physics images

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