Home Page Teachers Primary Pupils Secondary Students xbee-arduino - Arduino library for communicating with XBees in API mode Overview This is an Arduino library for communicating with XBees in API mode, with support for both Series 1 (802.15.4) and Series 2 (ZB Pro/ZNet). This library Includes support for the majority of packet types, including: TX/RX, AT Command, Remote AT, I/O Samples and Modem Status. Note: This software requires API mode, by setting AP=2.
Regents Examinations In New York State, Regents Examinations are statewide standardized examinations in core high school subjects required for a Regents Diploma. Regents diplomas are optional and typically offered for college bound and non-disabled students. Most students, with some limited exceptions, are required to take the Regents Examinations. To graduate, students are required to have earned appropriate credits in a number of specific subjects by passing year-long or half-year courses, after which they must pass Regents examinations in some of the subject areas. 125 Great Science Videos: From Astronomy to Physics & Psychology Astronomy & Space Travel A Brief, Wondrous Tour of Earth (From Outer Space) - Video - Recorded from August to October, 2011 at the International Space Station, this HD footage offers a brilliant tour of our planet and stunning views of the aurora borealis.A Universe from Nothing - Video - In 53 minutes, theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss answers some big enchilada questions, including how the universe came from nothing.A Year of the Moon in 2.5 Minutes - Video - The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has been orbiting the moon for over a year. The footage gets compressed into 2 slick minutes.A Day on Earth (as Seen From Space) - Video - Astronaut Don Pettit trained his camera on planet Earth, took a photo once every 15 seconds, and then created a brilliant time-lapse film.Atlantis's Final Landing at Kennedy Space Center - Video - After more than 30 years, the space shuttle era comes to a close. Video runs 30 minutes. Physics
XBee® Wireless RF Modules XBee modules are available in a wide variety of RF frequencies used around the world. Using a single XBee design, developers can support frequencies including: 2.4 GHz902 - 928 MHz865 - 868 MHz The XBee comes in two hardware footprints; Through-Hole and Surface Mount. This includes the 20-pin socket for TH, and 37 pads for the SMT, and these footprints take very little space on the PCB. How to Plan For Differentiate Instruction How to Differentiate Instruction What's All the Hype? Unfortunately, our images of school are almost factory images, so school is very standardized. But kids don't come in standard issue. The challenge is having teachers question the standardized notion of school and then helping kids realize there's a better way to do school.
Uncanny valley In an experiment involving the human lookalike robot Repliee Q2 (pictured above), the uncovered robotic structure underneath Repliee, and the actual human who was the model for Repliee, the human lookalike triggered the highest level of mirror neuron activity. Etymology The concept was identified by the robotics professor Masahiro Mori as Bukimi no Tani Genshō (不気味の谷現象) in 1970. The term "uncanny valley" first appeared in the 1978 book Robots: Fact, Fiction, and Prediction, written by Jasia Reichardt. The hypothesis has been linked to Ernst Jentsch's concept of the "uncanny" identified in a 1906 essay "On the Psychology of the Uncanny". Jentsch's conception was elaborated by Sigmund Freud in a 1919 essay entitled "The Uncanny" ("Das Unheimliche"). Hypothesis
Resource Listings Are you getting ready for your first year in the classroom or student teaching? Are you a substitute? Feeling a bit overwhelmed? This simple and useful site provides 100 tips for new teachers and student teachers to use in (and out) of the classroom. Topics include flexibility, planning, working with parents, rules, blogs for student teachers, links for lesson plans and classroom activities, classroom management, resume tips, and much more! Jane's E-Learning Pick of the Day: Caspian Learning Now that the Learning Technologies conference is over, I've had time to reflect on some of the exhibitors. Caspian Learning is an intriguing one. Here's how they describe themselves in the Exhibitors list. "Caspian Learning is the leader in the use of 3D games and simulations technology for education and training, having developed over 50 ‘Serious Games’ applications in sectors as diverse as motor, finance, pharmaceuticals, defence, education and adult skills.
Words that Ignite Learning Share it now! It seems like a ridiculous question: Can a teacher’s words influence student learning? Of course, we’d respond, how well a teacher explains new ideas naturally influences student learning. ODE - Academic Acceleration for Advanced Learners The State Board of Education adopted a model acceleration policy for advanced learners at its April 2006 meeting. School districts are required to implement the model acceleration policy or alternative research-based policies approved by the Ohio Department of Education beginning in the 2006-2007 school year. Below is Information on the policy and tools and resources for implementing it. Information on the impact of acceleration on the Third Grade Reading Guarantee