Simon Vasey

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Sesame Street: Ian McKellen Teaches Cookie Monster to Resist

Rosetta's Comet Lander Will Revive After Bumpy Touchdown, Scientists Say

Hopes rise for reviving the hibernating lander's solar power as comet receives more sunlight.<p>SAN FRANCISCO—Fear not for Philae: The little lost lander could reawaken as soon as February, the Rosetta mission team said Wednesday. Increasing sunlight almost guarantees an end to the probe's current …

Out of Fuel, Venus Express Is Falling Gently to Its Death in Planet's Skies

After more than eight years orbiting Venus, the European spacecraft's comes to an end.<p>Just above the surface of Venus, one of Earth's most intrepid robots is slipping into a sulfuric hereafter.<p>Over the next few months, Venus Express will fall slowly through the 150-mile-thick (250 kilometers) …

4-Foot Salamander Arrives in London as Face of New Conservation Effort

Dubbed Professor Wu, the new arrival could help the Zoological Society of London's efforts to save the critically endangered animal.<p>With his tiny eyes, sly grin, and slimy skin, Professor Wu may sound like an odd poster child.<p>But the Chinese giant salamander, which recently arrived at the …

Birds May Have Sensed Severe Storms Days in Advance

The sudden departure of golden-winged warblers before deadly tornadoes has blown away scientists.<p>Earlier this year, a group of scientists studying golden-winged warblers in Tennessee noticed something odd: The birds had taken a sudden detour from their breeding grounds.<p>Analysis of the data revealed …

Watch | 11 Year Old Designs 3D Printed Solution with City X Project

As students across the country went back to school this month, many were greeted by a new game changing learning tool: The 3D printer.<p>Educational …

Using TodaysMeet as a Formative Assessment Tool — Emerging Education Technologies

This Free Backchannel Chat Platform for the Classroom can be Great for Assessment and Much More<p><i>Brandon C. Juarez manages the College of Education</i> …

KQED

One of the best ways for frustrated parents, students and teachers to convince school leaders that it’s time for a reboot is with amazing student …

10 of the Most Engaging Uses of Instructional Technology (with Dozens of Resources and Tools) — Emerging Education Technologies

Start the New School Year With More Fun, Engaging Techniques and Resources Than You’ll Probably be Able to use all Year!<p>Are you looking for ways to …

3 App Smash Video Projects to Challenge Your Students

When <i>app-smashing</i> on iPad, students and teachers use multiple apps to create individual pieces of content that are then merged or <i>smashed</i> together into …

Education Technology

6 Good Classroom Posters on Digital Citizenhsip

September, 2014<br>This is a short telegraphic post to share with you this new digital citizenship resource I learned from TechChef4U. Venspired ( a …

SparkleFish

• <b>By:</b> Whosagoodboy Partners<p>SparkleFish is a hilarious audio story completion game that will have you laughing uncontrollably.<p>"My daughters take turns …

A Gold Mine of #EdTech Resources

As I am sure it is for any educator, my student teaching experience was definitely memorable for many reasons. Some good. Some bad. One particular …

Empowering Students Through Blogging

How many times have you heard a student ask, “How long does this paper have to be?” or “Will this be on the test?”<p>Many students come to school with …

STEM Everywhere: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in the Real World

<i>STEM Everywhere</i> Video Series<p>Explore STEM education in settings beyond the classroom walls, and see how opportunities to learn science, technology, …

Trello

Trello’s boards, lists, and cards enable you to organize and prioritize your projects in a fun, flexible and rewarding way.