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The Self-Directed Student Toolbox: 100 Web Resources for Lifelong Learners Friday 1st March, 2013 No matter your age, profession, or abilities, there's always something new to learn. Lifelong learning, as this process is often called, can begin in childhood and extend branches into various experiences and careers. Most often, however, we hear about lifelong learning with respect to adults who have finished school or begun careers and are still striving to learn more. To help those ambitious learners, we've compiled a great collection of resources that can make it easier to head back to college, find learning resources on the web, or even pursue a different career path. Adult Education Guides The sites listed below will help you to prepare for lifelong learning practices, from developing positive attitudes about learning to providing information you'll need to gain credit for life experiences. AdultEducationPath : You'll find a lot of guidance in pursuing education on this site that can help you choose a program, find a job, or explore distance learning. Blogs

6 Very Cool Uses for Google Spreadsheets « Tech to Live By In case you don’t know, Google Spreadsheets is basically an online version of Microsoft’s Excel. It’s got most of the basic functionality and a few of the advanced features with the added benefit of being hosted online and accessible to/editable by multiple users at the same time. If you need super hardcore analysis features, Excel is still your best option (though I’ve been known to start a document online then export to Excel at the end for the one feature I needed). I’ve used Google Spreadsheets for everything from making to do lists and managing projects to collecting information from friends. List View List view is a very simple, clean and fast way to interact with a spreadsheet. You can read a bit more about this feature here. Use Live Google Search Results in your Spreadsheet The GoogleLookup function has got to be one of the most under discussed but potentially powerful features in all of the Google arsenal. For now, you can read more about these functions here and here.

Google Brings Global Science Fair Online STEM | News Google Brings Global Science Fair Online Google revealed Tuesday that it's launching the Google Science Fair, which the company described as the "first global online science competition." Google partnered with a number of organizations to launch the competition, including CERN, the Lego Group, National Geographic, and Scientific American. Students aged 13 to 18 are eligible to participate in the inaugural Google Science Fair singly or in groups of two or three. Registration is opening today and will be open through April 4. Judging criteria will focus on quality of the data, the writeup, and the significance of the concept for the project, as well as the quality of the video or presentation that the students must produce for the project. The initial round of judging in May will result in 60 semifinalists. Prizes will be awarded to the 15 finalists, along with a grand prize winner and a people's choice winner.

Contents, Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles Since May 6, 1997You are visitor number E66B7E in base 20 Raymond Smullyan, a Mathematician, Philosopher and author of several outstanding books of logical puzzles, tells, in one of his books, a revealing story. A friend invited him for dinner. Having told this story, would it be wise to announce up front what this site is about? |Contact||Front page||Index||Store| DEN Blog Network » DEN March Madness Mashup ESPN has NOTHING on the DEN. We’re bringing you DEN March Madness Mashup. We asked the DEN team and our amazing group of professional development specialists for some of their favorite tools to use with Discovery Education. Here are their choices and your opportunity to select the Elite Eight, the Final Four, and the Champion. Sweet Sixteen Game 1 MovieMaker/iMove vs. Game 2VoiceThread vs. Game 3Animoto vs. Game 4Tagxedo vs. Game 5Blabberize vs. Game 6Wikispaces vs. Game 7Prezi vs. Game 8ujam vs. So, go check out these tools! Go on… get to voting!

Physics Flash Animations We have been increasingly using Flash animations for illustrating Physics content. This page provides access to those animations which may be of general interest. The animations will appear in a separate window. The animations are sorted by category, and the file size of each animation is included in the listing. In addition, I have prepared a small tutorial in using Flash to do Physics animations. LInks to versions of these animations in other languages, other links, and license information appear towards the bottom of this page. The Animations There are 99 animations listed below. Other Languages and Links These animations have been translated into Catalan, Spanish and Basque: En aquest enllaç podeu trobar la versió al català de les animacions Flash de Física. Many animations have been translated into Greek by Vangelis Koltsakis. Most animations have been translated into Hungarian by Sandor Nagy, Eötvös Loránd University.

stemNRICH Biologists are increasingly using mathematical tools to aid in research. These problems explore different biological contexts where maths has an important contribution to make. Bird Watch Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Do you know which birds are regular visitors where you live? Terrariums Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Build a mini eco-system, and collect and interpret data on how well the plants grow under different conditions. Food Web Is this eco-system sustainable? Food Chains When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain? Counting Dolphins Stage: 4 Challenge Level: How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins? Investigating Epidemics Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out. Solving the Genome Puzzle

Science Fair Central: Students should start a shopping list as soon as they have chosen a topic. Your display can reflect your personality: Is every inch of my locker or bedroom covered with magazine clippings, posters, stickers, and sticky notes? Or am I more of a minimalist? Stand Out from the Crowd Whether they’re the kind of person who loves to design and decorate and dabble with computer graphics, or the one who always opts for the standard black-and-white report cover, this is a time for students to get creative. Students should read the helpful hints for tips on getting started as well as some Do's-and-Dont's.

Make Your Own pH Paper Abstract This is a simple "kitchen chemistry" project about acid/base chemistry. Scientists measure the acidity or alkalinity of a solution using a logarithmic scale called the pH scale. In this project you'll learn about the pH scale, and you'll make your own pH indicator paper using a pH-sensitive dye that you'll extract from red cabbage. You can use your pH paper to measure the acidity/alkalinity of various household solutions. Objective The goal of this project is to make your own pH indicator paper, and use it to measure the acidity and alkanity of various solutions from around your house. Credits Andrew Olson, Ph.D., Science Buddies Share your story with Science Buddies! I Did This Project! Last edit date: 2013-03-04 Introduction In this project you'll learn how to make your own pH paper that you can use to find out if a solution is acidic or basic (alkaline). It all has to do with hydrogen ions (abbreviated with the chemical symbol H+). An acid is a substance that donates hydrogen ions.

The ABCs of securing your wireless network: Page 1 Ars Technica's original Wireless Security Blackpaper was first published back in 2002, and in the intervening years, it has been a great reference for getting the technical lowdown on different wireless security protocols. As a sequel to the original blackpaper, we wanted to do something a little more basic and practical, because the number of devices with 802.11x support has greatly expanded since 2002. Wireless security is no longer the domain of geeks and system administrators, but is now an issue in the lives of everyday users, from the worker with a home office who wants to keep sensitive files secure to the homemaker who wants to avoid an RIAA lawsuit because the teen next door is a wireless-leeching P2P addict. In this practical introduction to the basics of securing your home wireless network, we'll cover the important, high-level points that ordinary users need to know in order to secure a network of game consoles, phones, and PCs. First things first Debunking myths Disable DHCP

Cabbage Chemistry Please ensure you have JavaScript enabled in your browser. If you leave JavaScript disabled, you will only access a portion of the content we are providing. <a href="/science-fair-projects/javascript_help.php">Here's how.</a> Abstract This experiment is for all the kids out there who love boiled cabbage! Objective Make your own pH indicator and use it to test the pH of various household solutions. Credits Sara Agee, Ph.D., Science Buddies Share your story with Science Buddies! I Did This Project! Last edit date: 2013-10-15 Introduction A solution is a mixture of a soluble chemical dissolved in water. You might think about an acid as something that an evil villain uses to trap a super hero, but actually some very common household solutions are acids. How do you tell if something is an acid or a base? Red cabbage contains an indicator pigment molecule called flavin, which is one type of molecule called an anthocyanin. Watch this video clip at Terms and Concepts

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