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> …

How to Turn Your School Into a Maker Haven

"The student shouldn't have to report which step they are on or always make a brain map," Martinez said. But they should be given lots of room to try …

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 …

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 on the App Store

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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, …

Makerspaces

Trello

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

Cikumas - Putting you at the heart of learning

Founded by two IB students, Alex and Noah, with humble begin- nings and a simple goal - to enhance the students’ learning experience by providing …

Learning

A Whole New World of Apps (for the Under 13 Generation)

As students fill the hallways of our schools on their first day back, there is a major change afoot for those kids under the age of 13. Students in …

The Importance of STEM Education for K-2 Learners

There’s a buzz around Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education these days. Teachers on all levels, administrators, …

How Howard County schools are harnessing teens' tech obsessions

Mt. Hebron High School algebra teacher Natalie Rau has flipped her classes. Now students learn at home and do their homework in school. The change is …

Three Ways to Create Mapped Timeline Stories

Earlier this week I received an email from a reader who was searching for a good way to have students create mapped timelines. The idea is to have …

SAMR Swimming Lessons

You want me to do what with technology?<p>I’ve received lots of great feedback on my SAMR Swimming Pool analogy (Taking a Dip in the SAMR Swimming …

iTunes U update: It’s now push AND pull

Okay.<p>It’s a Monday, it’s summer, and my brain is still working to wake up. So much of what you’ll read below is from an official Apple press release …

Activators and Summarizers with Mobile Devices

<i>This post first appeared in my "Kathy's Katch" blog for the Discovery Education Network and is re-posted here with permission.</i><br>Activators and …

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