enigma.maths.org | Taking codebreaking, mathematics, intrigue and strategy into the classroom and beyondThe Enigma Project is a presentation about the history and mathematics of codes and code breaking, from ancient Greece to the present, including a demonstration of a genuine WWII enigma machine. Then later, in the workshops, it is the student's turn to be the codebreakers! Cryptography is one of the most interesting, inspiring and exotic applications of mathematics. The Enigma Project travels throughout the United Kingdom and abroad, visiting over 100 schools and organisations, and reaching over 12,000 people of all ages every year. The Enigma Project is part of the Millennium Mathematics Project at the University of Cambridge, aimed at inspiring students in maths, science, and history through codes and code breaking.
August 7, 2012 To all my educator colleagues: As you all know, I retired in June of 2011 from my school district job as Director of Technology. I retired to spend more time learning new things to support you as you embed technology into teaching and learning in a meaningful way. I now have the time to visit districts and help with their technology-related initiatives, teach online graduate courses for the Wilkes/Discovery Masters program, and host several webinar series. Also, with this retirement, I have had the time to develop and enhance some online information sources for you.
Activity Packs are a growing library of theme-based widgets containing links to high-quality PBS resources and activities for multiple grade levels. If you like one, grab it! Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders Investigate how immigration, assimilation, discrimination, prejudice and pride are all part of the history of interaction between the predominant American culture and Asian Americans. Technology and Ethics Examine controversial issues brought about by technological advances in genetics, cloning, stem cell research, and reproductive medicine, and discuss the ethical issues behind the controversies.