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The real stuff of schooling: How to teach students to apply knowledge

Larry Ferlazzo is a veteran teacher of English and Social Studies at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, California. He has written seven books on education — including a few on student motivation, and writes extensively on education issues, including authoring a teacher advice blog for …

Teaching

Rubber Band Power: 7 Stretchy DIY Toys

The humble rubber band opens up a whole range of possibilities for fun DIY projects. These rubber band toys make great gifts, particularly for geeky kids or partners who appreciate the homemade touch.<p><b>Rubber Band Car Launcher</b><p>You can use the explosive energy stored in a stretched rubber band to …

Rubber Bands

Different Solutions

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Smartphone Microscope

You can easily turn your smartphone camera into a powerful digital microscope. All you need is a few tools, the focus lens from a cheap laser pointer or two, and about $10 worth of materials from the hardware store.<p>Not only will this homemade microscopy stand take high-quality macro photos, but …

Woodworking

How To Build A Roman Catapult In Your Backyard

How to Build a Catapult in an Afternoon<p>Long before the invention of gunpowder, ancient armies used siege engines to hurl all sorts of terrible, yet creative, missiles. The Carthaginians put poisonous snakes in clay jars and then launched them at enemy ships. The Romans preferred to throw bags of …

Woodworking

Why has education policy produced such little improvement? | The Thomas B. Fordham Institute

<i>Editor's note: This editorial originally appeared in a slightly different form in the</i> Austin American-Statesman<i>.</i><p>At noon on Tuesday, January 13, the …

Education

24 Diagrams To Help You Eat Healthier | Architecture & Design

Posted By MMK on Jan 17, 2015<p>Including quick and easy dinner recipes, a Paleo shopping list, a guide to portion sizes, and more.<p>1. For eating your …

3 Magic Words to Overcome Overwhelm | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Do you ever know what you need to do but have trouble getting started? There’s a good chance that there’s at least one thing that you habitually put …

Procrastination

Freezer Breakfast Burritos Supreme

20 Gifts for the Girl Who Loves to Code

We’re in a STEM era, and the number of programming tutorials, electronic module kits and circuitry projects are on the rise. Which just so happens to be a major plus for you if you’ve got any hacker girls to gift this holiday season. We’ve gathered up 20 fun, hands-on kits that’ll have you and your …

DIY electric train lets you build your own Polar Express

For the kid expecting a Lionel model train set under the Christmas tree, unwrapping a pack of copper wire, a couple of magnets and a battery is sure to disappoint.<p>But show them how to make a train out of those items, and you just might spark their curiosity and instill a love of science. Now that’s …

Make a Cordless Lightbox

Copper Pipe and Wood Wine Rack<p>Wooden Steampunk Ring<p>PVC Class<p>Very nice! Think I have a weekend project to do...Thanks!<p>How deep is your box?<p>The last …

10 Terrific Trebuchets

[bs_slideshow]<p>Hurling objects at long distances with a catapult or trebuchet isn’t anything new (they were being used in their modern form since the 4th century BC) but it sure is fun and certainly satisfying when they actually hit a target. Most of the catapults today were designed for educational …

Game Your Kid's Education With These 10 Cool Kits

Forget paper and pencils. Look into these fun new tools to help kids unleash their inner scientist or engineer.<p>#<p>Exo Labs Model 2 Camera<p>The Model 2 camera attaches to any standard microscope and captures high-res images of the field of view. An app streams images to an iPhone or iPad so that …

Insights on hummingbird travel, life span revealed

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Hummingbirds are giving up some of their secrets.<p>The perfecting of placing tiny numbered bands on their legs in the last decade …

Why we need to slow down our lives

As technology accelerates our lives, many of us feel an urgent need to slow down. One seductive solution: A secular sabbath. Pico Iyer makes the …

10 Ways To Strengthen Your Bond, As Told By Science

We all know that in chemistry, a bond is formed when two atoms are attracted to each other due to a redistribution of their outer electrons. But let’s be honest: there’s no exact science to strengthening bonds between actual, real people.<p>Still, that doesn’t mean we don’t have science on our …

7 Ways Quitting Social Media Can Transform Your Life

A couple of months ago, I made the decision to quit Facebook. Effectively right after, I stopped logging in completely. This actually surprised some …

The 10 Best Kid-Friendly Minecraft Channels on YouTube

<i>By Caroline Knorr, Parenting Editor, Common Sense Media</i><p>If <i>Minecraft</i> has taken over your kids and you hardly know who they are or what they're talking about anymore, you're in good company. But, although you may love that the game helps build 21st-century skills such as creativity, innovation, and …

This Is How Technology Is Affecting Your Relationship

It is now an uncontested fact that technology is pervasive throughout our lives. But how often do we assess its presence in our relationships, recognizing how, exactly, it has impacted the way we interact with those closest to us?<p>Historically, we are going where no human has gone before, hooked up …

Setting Limits on Technology | Parents

High-Low Tech – TUTORIALS

This handout describes how to make a sparkling bracelet with the LilyTiny and two LEDs.<p>The paper version of the Codeable Objects lamp provides a …

Arduino

Finding Starter Projects: Project Sets

Teachers are looking for projects to get their kids into the Maker movement! Today, we share project sets carefully selected by a few of the many groups who care deeply about making. Together, each of these sets take a stab at something of a “curriculum” — or, if that word makes you bristle, then …