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The Teacher's Guide to Social Media

Education is a two-way street — oftentimes, those who teach could stand to learn a few things as well.<p>Social media, for one, is largely dominated by …

A 3D printer that uses—wait for it—printer paper

Most 3D printing is done with different types of plastic, but as we’ve said before, there’s more than one kind of machine that falls under the “3D printer” umbrella. Along with the devices that print organs and cars, there’s one that uses the last material you’d expect: printer paper.<p>Demonstrated …

3D Printing

3D-printed 'Final Fantasy VII' figurines are polygon-perfect

Although 3D printers are proliferating to the point where NASA plans to bring them into space, consumer-level machines still produce fairly crude results. Joaquin Baldwin has played that to his own advantage, however, by using the technology to recreate an equally crude subject — the cast of …

How to Build CoffeeBots

I created CoffeeBots to observe chaotic behavior, by programming a bunch of them with subtle differences and a few choices — for example, how to respond to light sensors — and then turning them loose. To distinguish one from another, I named them after celebrities or historical figures and gave …

Seven Essentials for Project-Based Learning - Educational Leadership

A project is meaningful if it fulfills two criteria. First, students must perceive the work as personally meaningful, as a task that matters and that …

6 Steps to Add Voice Comments to Google Docs

Here is a step by step guide to show you how you can add " Voice Comments " within your Google Docs. This application is developed by 121 …

How to get home cooking skills and gardening tips into the classroom

I vividly remember following my grandfather around his cottage garden on an exciting trip to the vegetable patch to sow some carrot seeds or perhaps a jaunt to the greenhouse to pick some glowing red tomatoes from beautifully smelling towering plants.<p>I can still bring back to memory the excitement …

School gardens plant seeds for healthy eating

Red and yellow tulips are blooming at Winchester Public School in downtown Toronto, but that's not all that is growing there. Students are planting …

Gardening

How to build a sensory garden at your school

Browsing through the hundreds of ideas submitted to The School We'd Like competition, a sensory or wildlife garden jumped out as a project which many teachers were calling out for, especially at special schools.<p>But what are the secrets to creating the perfect sensory garden? We spoke to Pauline …

Americans Are Way Behind in Math, Vocabulary, and Technology

The United States ranks lower than other developed countries in many key skills, according to a new report.<p>A new global report (pdf) by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development finds that Americans rank well below the worldwide average in just about every measure of skill. In math, …