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Rapping Joliet math teacher creates viral video to help students

A video of a rapping math teacher in Joliet has gone viral.<p>Cassie Crim is using her rapping skills to help her students learn math and motivate them, …

11 Fun, Hands-On Activities for Teaching Division

Division can be a tricky topic to tackle with your students, especially the first go-round. As one of our favorite teacher-bloggers Meg puts it, “I …

Second Grade Math: Get Your Kids Solving Menu Word Problems

Get your second-grade students solving word problems<p>Food is a sure winner when motivating students, including second-graders. Menu math offers …

How Weehawken elementary students are learning math -- and having fun while doing it

Weehawken elementary students may be having more fun learning math than one might imagine.<p>Third- through sixth-graders at the Weehawken School …

Kindergarten Kids LOVE Math Riddles!

Hello, Teaching Friends!<br>Even the wiggliest kindergartener will be all ears for these math riddles! Your little math learners will love to solve these …

Indian school kids are learning to build robots with DIY kits and online courses

Fourteen-year-old Hargobind Khurana had always been fascinated with computers, electronics, and robots. Since his school curriculum didn’t offer much in this regard, he’d spend hours on the internet trying to learn the basics. But even online, the information was often unorganised, with no one to …

Cuemath Gamifies Math Education By Launching The First Ever ‘Mathematical Universe’

This Children’s day, Cuemath, India's leading home-based, after-school learning program for math, launched a first-of-its kind ‘Mathematical …

Teaching High-Level Math to Young Students

I taught at a small, individualized private school that provided some escape from the frenzy of fast tracking, with a math culture that allowed …

Raising Doubts About Evolution…In Science Class

In many states, there’s a battle underway between those trying to get creationism into science curriculums and those who want to keep it out.<p>That’s the subject of the newest Retro Report, which looks at one Louisiana law from 2008, which was supposedly meant to encourage “critical thinking” in …

A Mexican boy invented a bullet-proof backpack for his science fair

Hernandez presented his project at a science fair called <i>Expociencias,</i> in the northern state of Tamaulipas.<p>The student said he designed the backpack with a bulletproof vest inside, an anti-theft alarm, a flashlight and a GPS tracker that links to his parents' cellphones. Hernandez says kids can …

Mexico

A discovery about the movement of tectonic plates will have scientists rewriting textbooks

Plate tectonics is the widely accepted theory that the Earth's crust is divided into several sections that float around on the mantle — the mostly solid layer between the core and the crust. But how they move around has been a subject of much debate among scientists since the theory was first …

Earth Science

Meet Swift Playgrounds, the learn-to-code iPad app that feels like a puzzle game

Learning to code isn’t supposed to be this fun. Apple’s new Swift Playgrounds app for iPads running iOS 10 is aimed at teaching the Swift programming …

This $30 Wind Turbine Is Made from Bike Parts and Discarded Aluminum

<b>Editorial note:</b> This is one of the many cool projects to come out of the POC21 conference where 100 eco- hackers gathered in a french castle to brainstorm ways to improve the world.<p>What do you get when you combine new research, a scrappy attitude, and the desire to create free and clean renewable …

Wind Power

Google brings 40 US national parks to Street View

Visit Alcatraz or Montezuma Castle without booking a flight.<p>Google just made it easier to visit some of the US' biggest landmarks without hopping on an airplane. It's teaming up with the National Park Service to offer 360-degree Street View imagery for 40 national parks and historic sites, ranging …

Ultra-realistic dino survival game chomps through Kickstarter goal

A Kickstarter project that promises the most realistic dinosaur experience ever has smashed through its funding goal.<p>Like a pachycephalosaurus smashing into a prehistoric conifer, "Saurian" for PC and Mac has barrelled through its $55,000 funding goal, raising (at the time of writing) nearly …

Google Earth comes to the classroom with new educational tours and lesson plans

In April, Google introduced a revamped, reimagined version of Google Earth, which included a number of new features that go beyond visualizing the planet through the use of maps and satellite imagery, to also allow users to explore the world through tours, and learn about its many wonders. Today, …

Lego’s New Coding Kit Lets You Program Your Toys To Fart

Educational toys are, for the most part, horrible. Coding toys are, perhaps, even worse.<p>Video: You Can Program This Lego Toy To Fart<p>But Lego’s recently announced Boost platform–coming later this year for $160–is a beautifully executed marriage of bits and bricks. Boost is a kit of Lego and …

Make Science Fun, Interesting, & Engaging with This Experiment-Driven Bundle

<b>Description</b><p>A typical school science curriculum just can't begin to cover all the wonders of the scientific world, but this massive online course can …

Fun Coin Games to Teach Kids About Money

Use Coin-Based Games to Teach Money Skills<p>Updated June 11, 2018<p>Using coins in games makes a great way not only to teach children about the value of …

Kids

Student Raps About Cell Reproduction for Extra Credit, Gets Props from Common

For an extra credit assignment in biology, college student Julien Turner decided to write and produce a rap music video all about cell reproduction. …

Music Videos