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The Tinkering Studio

The Tinkering Studio

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NSTA Freebies for Science Teachers Graphite: Digital Resources Site Added: Dec 6, 2013 Graphite is a free online portal to help preK-12 educators find, use, and share the best digital apps, games, and websites for their students. Created by Common Sense Media with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the service contains objective ratings of apps and other digital learning resources from professional reviewers, along with reviews from dozens of “Graphite Educators,” teachers who are hand-picked by Common Sense Media. Graphite provides unbiased reviews of the learning potential of apps developed for a variety of platforms.

Print on Fabric Using Sunlight: The Lumi Process by Lumi The adventure continues on our site, where you can find our products and information about the process: www.lumi.co We have big plans for how to take the technology even further thanks to your amazing support and enthusiasm. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages as the campaign unfolds! Journal home : Nature Raphael Lis, Charles C. Karrasch, Michael G. Poulos, Balvir Kunar, David Redmond, Jose G. Barcia Duran, Chaitanya R. Badwe, William Schachterle, Michael Ginsberg, Jenny Xiang, Arash Rafii Tabrizi, Koji Shido, Zev Rosenwaks, Olivier Elemento, Nancy A. Speck, Jason M. A Librarian’s Guide to OER in the Maker Space Dynamic, living, breathing, current, personalized, adaptive, engaging, creative, cutting-edge, and current are just some of the words that have been used to describe the open educational resources (OER) movement. The U.S. Department of Education recently expanded its efforts to increase schools’ access to high-quality, openly licensed learning resources, giving educators more access to technology to personalize learning for their students.

Science Classroom Lessons Snicker's Science Playdoh Mountains (Student worksheet provided) Ride the Rock Cycle Mighty Minerals (Student worksheets provided) Sand Hunt (Student worksheet provided) Simply Sediments (Student worksheet provided) Rock and Roll - Building Earthquake Proof Homes Plate Tectonics - Pick-A-Project (Student worksheet provided) Weather Lessons (Student worksheets provided) Don't miss ..."Digging Into Science - An exploration of paleontology" - Visit this area for details on creating a "dinosaur dig" for your students and an assortment of lesson to explore the world of dinosaurs and fossils! Visit my ISM Geology Online page for more lessons about rocks and minerals, such as GeoHunt, Sediment Sleuths, and Project Geode! Join the Middle School Earth Science E-group!

Synapse for Kinect SYNAPSE for Kinect Update: There’s some newer Kinect hardware out there, “Kinect for Windows”. This hardware is slightly different, and doesn’t work with Synapse. Be careful when purchasing, Synapse only supports “Kinect for Xbox”. Update to the update: There appears to also be newer “Kinect for Xbox” hardware out there. American Field Guide The American Field Guide site has been retired from pbs.org and is no longer available Produced in 2001 by Oregon Public Broadcasting, American Field Guide was an early experiment in online video for PBS. A unique local-national partnership, AFG presented a curated collection of over 1400 outdoors and recreation videos, produced by nearly 30 local stations around the country. Many of the programs and videos featured on AFG are still available through local station websites.

Videos/Podcasts Keynote: MakerSPACE Camp edweb.net Webinar: Creating a Makerspace at Your School Rutgers MLIS Colloquium: Creativity, Connectivity & Story! BAM Radio Network Podcast: Wondering about makerspaces and what it takes to set one up? If so, this is the segment for you. Learning Activities ( 7 Articles ) Welcome to The GreenHouse Project - a place-based project in Northeastern North Carolina that connects schools and community in a sustainable growing program. Join us on our journey as we engage partners to align project goals with high school curriculum objectives and contribute to the local community through service learning work. ( 1 Article ) These activities came from a teacher-training workshops - Physics From the Junk Drawer - that has been offered by The Science House for several years.

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