Science Discovers New Earth
Scientists made a first-of-its-kind discovery when they confirmed the existence of an Earth-like planet. Never before has a planet with Earth-like amounts of heat, water and atmosphere been found, despite decades of search.
STEM Video Game Contest Opens
Inspired by the Educate to Innovate Campaign, President Obama’s initiative to promote a renewed focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education, the National STEM Video Game Challenge is a multi-year competition whose goal is to motivate interest in STEM learning among America’s youth by tapping into students’ natural passion for playing and making video games. Students are encouraged to submit original video game concepts and designs from students and educators in four categories
Do Whiteboards' Benefits Justify Their Cost?
Although many teachers feel IWBs are a valuable asset in their classrooms, critics say they don't provide enough learning advantage to justify their high cost.
Tech in the Classroom: Digital Dead Sea Scrolls
For the first time in history, people around the world are able to view the actual Dead Sea Scrolls without having to travel to Jerusalem.
Tech in the Classroom: VisiTimer
This unique timer displays an image rather than a series of numbers.
Setting Up School WiFi Part 1: Smaller, Limited-User Networks
Setting Up School Wi-Fi Part 2: Larger Networks
While the prospect of setting up Wi-Fi for a school may seem daunting, EducationWorld offers the following guide to creating a network for limited users (some staff, school guests, etc.). If you intend to connect the broader school community, we recommend working with a professional installer (and see Part 2 of this article for a guide to setting up larger networks).
Is your school a last bastion for hard-wired connectivity? If you’re looking to keep up with the fast-moving world of business, consider making the jump to Wi-Fi.
iPad App Review: Molecules
Offering a very cool look at a complicated concept, this app shows a visual representation of a number of different molecules that users can manipulate.
Apple Releases Sub-$1,000 iMac for Schools
In a move that is garnering far less attention than the upcoming iPhone 5 release, Apple is expected to unveil a new iMac with a price tag of under $1,000.
iPad App Review: Grammar Up
Grammar Up is a multiple-choice quiz system for English which provides over 1,800 questions across 20 grammar categories. It claims to help learners improve their grammar, word selection and vocabulary.
Back-To-School Apps Bring Bang for the Buck
In an effort to combat this phenomenon, software firm Appitalism has released a series of back-to-school apps that clear the clutter and help students and teachers get back into the swing of things. All of the apps listed below can be found in their respective app stores via mobile phone.
NASA Shares Stem Resources With Teachers
Some future teachers took a class this summer to learn how to use NASA's huge warehouse of educational resources to interest students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Smart Teaching With Interactive Whiteboards
No longer a fledging technology, interactive whiteboards are appearing in more and more classrooms. Learn about creative uses of this teaching tool.
Dictionary.com offers free, comprehensive definitions definitions of any word in the English language. The site also has a word of the day and various word-based games.
Paper-Thin Computer May Change Classrooms Forever
Scientists at Queens University in Canada, however, have developed what they are calling e-paper, an ultra-thin,bendable display capable of performing all of the functions of current tablet computers, which can render those complaints obsolete
Tech4Learning Brings Graphic Arts to the Classroom
Tech4Learning is a suite of software products aimed specifically at elementary-school aged children.
Display Calculator Offers Textbook-Quality Images
The Casio PRIZM is a next-generation calculator that brings everyday images into the lessons.
Online Books Page Puts Free Titles at Students' FIngertips
This Web site allows users to access over 1 million books free of charge. The classroom applications are nearly endless.
Amazon Kindle Leaves Paper Books in the Dust
The Amazon Kindle makes collecting and distributing reading materials to students fast and easy.
Social Media in the Classroom?
In this information age, we can now talk to each other in ways we never imagined. Teachers and administrators face a new challenge, however, as they try to find a way to safely incorporate this technology in the classroom.
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