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How to make Leonardo da Vinci’s self-supporting bridge Clearing snow from the cables on the Port Mann Bridge The Port Mann Bridge is one of the largest cable stay suspension bridges in the world. To keep traffic flowing during winter storms, teams of Rope Access Technicians hang high over traffic to operate the bridge's snow... Skittles candy dissolves into rainbows Science + candy = rainbows! Check out this classic and colorful trick as the artificial candy colors dissolve into hot water-fueled PGYOR stripes.

Interactive Graphic Organizer Holt Interactive Graphic Organizers "Graphic organizers are tools that help your brain think." - Kylene Beers Graphic organizers are an illustration of your thoughts on paper. Web 2.0 for Schools ebook by David Kapuler A few months back I posted on a slideshow that I created called, Web 2.0 for Schools. Since then a number of new Web 2.0 sites have appeared that can also be used by schools. I decided to create this as a free digital book that people can view/embed/download. Welcome to - the website designed to help you integrate technology into your classroom The purpose of this website is not to give tutorials for specific technology applications, tools, software, or hardware - there are more than enough resources for that. This website is intended to help bridge the gap between the technology and learning. Many schools have teachers who struggle to use technology as a part of their instructional plan, and I hope that the information and resources provided here will encourage teachers to look beyond the "tools" and focus on the learning. It is not about the stuff - you can have an engaging activity or lesson without any technology - the goal is to provide learning opportunities that use technology to raise the level of critical thinking, problem-solving, and 21st Century skills. If you are interested in a training session or workshop at your school or for your district, please contact me at

Dont Pay for Technology: 25 Freebies for Students Jun 29, 2009 In today's economic climate, paying for technology isn't prudent, and for some students, it isn't even an option. Fortunately, there are plenty of freebies on the web that can help with document creation, research, writing, storage, collaboration, studying and more. Here are 25 free web apps and software programs that may be useful to students. How to Change Education - How to Start, Grow, and Scale a Private Practice Introduction by Rob Hansen, Headmaster, at the Pathfinder School to the PathFunder Gala. When a child is born into a family, everything changes for the better: Better for the parentsBetter for the communityBetter for the world. In that child the brain and heart form a sponge of wonder, curiosity, exploration, experimentation, and expanding relationships. There is caution and reliance balanced with adventure and resiliency. There are glorious mistakes, struggles, emergence which all leads to the discovery of new capacities and new possibilities for living.

Over 20 Free Digital Classroom Tools… Customize… Plus No Log In This is a site that you are bound to find useful in your classroom. The tools are incredible and may even include items you have used on paper in the past… but can now bring digitally into the 21st century! Before this informative journey encompassing some engaging resources please take a moment and sign up by email or RSS. I enjoy sharing and I am also motivated by knowing that I am making a difference for you. My opening remarks at the Iowa Education Summit I served on a panel, Education in a Digital World, at the Iowa Education Summit today. Here is what I said during my 5 minutes of opening remarks. Good afternoon, We have to start with the recognition that digital technologies are transforming EVERYTHING. Technology is allowing everyone to do more powerful and also more complex work, but that creative power is accompanied by significant disruptive impacts. For example, the same technologies that allow us to have a voice, find each other, and work together also are destroying geographic boundaries.

classroom organization LiveBinders Shelf Search results for "classroom organization" Email this Shelf Post to Twitter or Facebook Embed this Shelf Email this Shelf: Click in the box below which will select this shelf url for copy and paste: Sketchnotes: Tools and tactics for visual notetaking About the presenter: Matt Miller has taught for more than a decade, integrating technology to engage students and create unique learning experiences. He created the Ditch That Textbook blog, is a Google Certified Teacher and co-hosts a podcast on the BAM Radio Network. Matt’s book, Ditch That Textbook, was recently published. EdTech: 100 Tech Tools for Teachers and Students This post is #12 in DailyTekk’s famous Top 100 series which explores the best startups, gadgets, apps, websites and services in a given category. Total items listed: 104. Time to compile: 8+ hours. Follow @DailyTekk on Twitter to make sure you don’t miss a week! This post is quite a departure from last week’s subject: 100 Tools to Develop the Next Killer iOS or Android App. Our normal audience may not get much out of this week’s roundup but don’t worry, I’ll be back with something you can use next week! My Reflection on #28daysofwriting February 28, 2015 – 4:23 pm It was in about early January when I began to mull over the idea of getting back into a writing habit. I wanted to renew the discussion and connectedness I enjoyed through my blog and get myself writing regularly again. The #28daysofwriting idea sprang from that desire. What Makes People Creative? Tip of the Iceberg My children Scarlett (8) and Griffin (6) have been really enjoying playing Minecraft together. On the iPad it is easy to share a world via wifi, so they can collaboratively build things in the same virtual space. As a parent, … Continue reading Following the excitement of last year’s Minecraft Activity, I knew I wanted to offer it again this year. That said, I battled to keep up with the latest happenings in the Minecraft world, the responsibilities of my day job, occasional … Continue reading Want to know what our kids are capable of achieving in just over a week?

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