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Build an Indoor Garden Monitor for Checking Light and Soil Conditions

If don’t have much of a green thumb, this Arduino-based monitor lets you know if your indoor plants are getting enough water and light. And even if …

Five Nice NASA Resources for Teachers and Students

Moonbase Alpha is an online game developed by NASA to be played on the Steam online gaming platform. Moonbase Alpha a simulation/ role playing game …

Get Your Car Spotless with This DIY Upholstery Cleaner

You only need a few inexpensive ingredients to make your own DIY car upholstery cleaner and get the inside of your car looking like new again.<p>Those …

Hack.Chat Is an Easy to Use, Disposable Chat Client in Your Browser

Sometimes, you just want to quickly create a group chat room where you can work something out without worrying about sign-ins or anything else. …

Web Browsers and Cookies Explained

On Saturday morning I published a short post explaining the terms Google Apps for Education, Google Drive, and Google Documents. In that post I …

Meet the Little Geniuses of a Giant Science Fair

The 64th annual California State Science Fair draws nearly 1,000 brainy kids from all over the state. In addition to some of the smartest kids you'll …

Comment on An Update to the Upgraded KWL for the 21st Century by mario sweitzer

Creative blog post – For what it’s worth , if someone was looking for a Houghton Miffin KWL Chart , my kids encountered a fillable version here …

Pedagogy

An Augmented Reality App for Learning About Nature

<i>Parts of this post originally appeared on my other blog, iPadApps4School.com.</i><p>Disneynature Explore is a free iPad app designed to help children learn …

Why a Return Trip Feels Shorter than the Trip There

We’ve all experienced the weird phenomenon of a trip home feeling like it takes half the time of the trip out. Over on the Washington Post, they take …

Learn About the Internet of Things with This Interactive Visualization

If you’re still trying to wrap your head around what the “Internet of Things” is, this data visualization makes things easy to understand and is fun …

Ten Sites and Apps to Inspire Creative Writing

Last week at the Riding the Wave conference in Gimli, Manitoba someone asked me for suggestions on sites that her students could access to find story …

Distinguish Between Goals and Fantasies When Planning Your Future

Everyone has something they want to do with their life in the future. Not everyone has specific, practical goals to get there. When you’re planning …

NOVA's Evolution Lab is an Interactive, Guided Tour of The Tree of Life

If you’re interested in biology, or are just curious what humans have in common with a mushroom, or how a bacteria could possibly be related to …

This Video Debunks 10 Popular Misconceptions About English Grammar

It’s easy to get confused about proper grammar because there’s so many different rules. Some of the rules you’ve probably heard, however, may not …

A Residential Building Concept That Offers Changing Views With Living Units That Rotate and Descend on a Spiral Track

Designer Shin Kuo has created <i>Turn to the Future</i>, a residential building concept in which residents take turns enjoying a top-floor view via a system …

The Dangers of Advanced Artificial Intelligence Are Brought to Life in a Chilling New Trailer for ‘Ex Machina’

A24 has released a chilling new trailer, titled “Implications“, for their sci-fi thriller film <i>Ex Machina</i> (previously) directed by Alex Garland. The …

Hong Kong Anti-Littering Campaign Uses DNA Analysis to Digitally Recreate the Faces of Litter Offenders

Environmental organization Hong Kong Cleanup is using DNA analysis to create digital renderings of the faces of actual Hong Kong litter scofflaws in …

Why Learning to Code Is So Hard (and What You Can Do About It)

Somewhere in between getting started with programming and being job-ready competent, you might experience the "desert of despair." Viking Code School …

10 Most Popular Teaching Tools Used This Year

Last year, Edudemic published a list of the most essential and popular educational tools used in modern classrooms across the globe. While many of …

21st Century Spelling

Home Google Docs iOS Devices iPad laptop classroom Spelling typing vocabulary Writing 21st Century Spelling<p>Seán McHugh<p>Sunday, May 07, 2017 Google …

Google just announced that it's new Fit application is now available. The app aims to track your

Google just announced that it's new Fit application is now available. The app aims to track your activity, steps, as well as plug in to your …

Google Impact Challenge| Australia - Finalists

David Cleevely

Born<p>David Cleevely<br>September 1953<p>Nationality<p>British<p>Occupation<p>Telecoms expert, entrepreneur<p>Home town<p>Cambridge<p><b>David Douglas Cleevely</b>, CBE, FREng,[1] …

Update 10: GoPiGo: Shipped · GoPiGo: The Delightful Raspberry Pi Robot

Another quick update. As of today, all GoPiGo backers have shipped, with very few exceptions. We are already seeing folks posting their robots!<p>US …

Piface Internet radio

I decided my old model A pi would make a great Internet radio. Needing something quick I dug out my pifacecad board a wifi dongle and after following …

A new guide to Careers with Code in Australia

Are you interested in a promising career that combines your personal passions with computer science? You can now start planning your journe...