Valerie Taylor

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Watch a robotic cube walk and balance under its own power

Cubes aren't usually the go-to shape when creating an object that's meant to move around, but researchers in Switzerland have created one that can do just that — along with a handful of other surprising talents. Called the Cubli, it measures nearly 6 inches on each side and can walk around by …

The Great Wall

The Great Wall<p>In c. 220 B.C., under Qin Shi Huang, sections of earlier fortifications were joined together to form a united defence system against …

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Innovative Coding Apps for Kids

With the emphasis on <b>STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)</b> in the schools, some kids are learning to program (code) right alongside …

Dodging the common mistakes in a 1:1 school

<i>A guest post from Rachel Jones, author of ‘Don’t Change the Lightbulbs’ and the forthcoming ‘Teacher Geek’.</i><p>1-to-1 schools are becoming more …

LED-laden bike helmet incorporates brake lights and turn indicators

We've seen attempts to improve the visibility of hand-signals, but Boston-based startup Lumos wants cyclists to use their heads when it comes to …

Scratch Lessons for Lesotho

L2L volunteers have been making digital lessons for the primary school children in rural Lesotho who are using XO laptops at their schools.<p>The …

In the mixer

Blended. It used to be something you did in the kitchen. With a machine. Saved you having to mix ingredients with your hands or a utensil. Took away …

The Best Sites To Learn About The Apollo 11 Moon Landing

July 20th is the anniversary of the Apollo 11 space mission when the first humans walked on the moon. I still remember watching it as a boy on our …

3 Ways I’ve Seen Bullying Stopped

Four and a half years I lived bullying. I cried every day after school when I made it to the respite of my room at home. I often ask myself what I …

Teacher Play - 6 Apps to Explore This Summer

Summer is a great time to play–but not just for kids! If you’re a teacher on vacation, the months of July and August are a golden opportunity to …

Education Technology

Build your own spacecraft!

Non-Edible Satellite 1<p><b>Container:</b> small juice box.• <b><br>Power source:</b> battery made from a yellow sponge.• <b><br>Instruments:</b> small plastic dish attached with a …

One Ocean Interactive

Launched in conjunction with the four-part, award-winning series “One Ocean”, users can enter the ocean and design their own experiences. Features …

Habitats

The Challenges of Teaching When Silicon Valley Doesn’t Care

I have been on a bit of an EdTech binge writing spree the past few weeks. Part of the reason is that I feel the vast majority of educators and entrepreneurs are finally realizing that Silicon Valley didn’t get it right the first time with our approach to technology and the classroom.<p>Certainly, some …

Reading Diary: The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer by Sydney Padua [Confessions of a Science Librarian]

Sydney Padua’s The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage is one of the most flat-out entertaining books I have read in a very long time.You …

Europe's first ultra-deep-sea robotic glider to monitor deep sea pollution

The deep sea is the new frontier for mining, oil exploration, and other industrial activities as they leave the continental shelves for areas miles …

Carstens Studios, Part 3 - Math Doodles

Part 3 from <b>Carstens Studio Inc</b>., focuses on the 2012 award winning the release of <b>Math Doodles</b>. <b>Math Doodles</b> is a comprehensive math playground. It was …

Mathematics

Diesel-Powered Fuel Cell Produces Clean Electricity

Although several options to store hydrogen as a fuel for cars have been investigated, a practical and affordable way to store and distribute hydrogen …

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The 30 Best Educational Games for the iPad: Kid’s Edition

Kids love ninjas (or the pop culture-glossy depiction of ninjas, anyways), and this game channels their enduring trend into extremely popular …

Why do teachers struggle with technological change?

The process of technology-enabled change in schools is poorly understood, probably because most of us have only ever caught fleeting glimpses of …

School 4 One: Smooth iPad Workflow

This post is sponsored by School 4 One. All opinions are my own.<p>School 4 One is a fantastic platform that helps teachers manage workflow in their …

Floods

Flood Basics<p>What is a "flood"? For flood insurance purposes, <b>"a flood is a general and temporary condition where two or more acres of normally dry</b> …

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Have you recently moved into a new house? There are many ways to help protect your home. Know these 18 tips to strengthen and protect your new home! …