Archive for November, 2010

Filling the Gaps with High Quality, Free, Ready-Made Instruction Videos

Filling the Gaps with High Quality, Free, Ready-Made Instruction Videos Recently, I have been reflecting on the challenge of teaching a vertically aligned curriculum. Alignment can be the spotlight that shines an uncomfortable light on student learnin…

Do you have a green light classroom?

Dr. Rich Allen has spent the last 25 years helping teachers create engaging, effective, and exciting classrooms.  I recently interviewed Dr. Allen and he shared with me some practical tips and insights into how to get kids engaged and involved in the …

Transformation 2013 T-STEM Center!

Hello from Transformation 2013!

Einstein Fellowship for STEM Teachers!

Ever wonder what it would be like to work in Washington D.C. and still be in STEM education? Read on to find out how! The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Act was signed into law in November 1994. The law gives the Department of Energy…

Discovery Education on the iPad & iTouch

Discovery Education continues their great online content by creating a mobile site. A key feature is that the site will modify itself for the platform you are using in order to fully maximize the experience. Why not create an iPad or iTouch app instead…

Vernier Video Physics

FREE UNTIL DECEMBER 3RD! Vernier Video Physics for iOS brings physics video analysis to the iPhone and iPod touch. Take a video of an object in motion, mark its position frame by frame, and set up the scale using a known distance. Video Physics then dr…

Austin Science and Engineering Festival

The first annual Austin Science and Engineering Festival was held this past weekend at the Austin Convention Center. The two-day expo featured more than 100 fun and interactive activities – from robots to a planetarium to dry ice bubbles &#8211…

7 Ways Games Reward the Brain

We’re bringing game play into more aspects of our lives, spending countless hours — and real money — exploring virtual worlds for imaginary treasures. Why? As Tom Chatfield shows, games are perfectly tuned to dole out rewards that engage the brain an…

Project H Design

I recently stumbled upon a great resource started by designer, Emily Pilloton, and architect Matthew Miller. At age 26, Pilloton founded Project H to help develop effective design solutions for people who need it most. This has since led to Emily doing…

How Businesses Are Using the iPad Collaboratively