“Alone we are smart, together we are brilliant,” — quote from Steven Anderson (@web20classroom), from What the Tech! c. Who is an educator that has had a tremendous impact on you in your career that you met through social media … Continue reading iLearn
Interesting Engineering Facts & Trivia – Amazing Structures, Famous Landmarks As of 2010, the tallest building in the world is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE. It reaches an incredible 828 metres (2717 feet) in height. This is just one … Continue reading Amazing Structures
Scientists Say: Radar This is a system people use to detect where something is, where it’s going and how fast it’s moving. Radar has a transmitter that produces radio waves and a receiver that detects them. The system first sends … Continue reading Radar
Explainer: What are polymers? Polymers are everywhere. Just look around. Your plastic water bottle. The silicone rubber tips on your phone’s earbuds. The nylon and polyester in your jacket or sneakers. The rubber in the tires on the family car. … Continue reading What are polymers?
Mantis shrimp-inspired camera enables glimpse into hidden world By mimicking the eye of the mantis shrimp, researchers have developed an ultra-sensitive camera capable of sensing both color and polarization. The bioinspired imager can potentially improve early cancer detection and help … Continue reading Mantis shrimp-inspired camera
Launching Innovation in Schools Seriously?@! I was really enjoying this course until I reached the end of the first module. There is a “checklist” (read gate, roadblock, authority imposition). Participants are required to say yes, you did ALL the assignments … Continue reading innovation?
Reading How Powerful Is Content Knowledge? raised some interesting points. Learning basic skills like reading is really important. Some kids struggle while other kids get it. Prior knowledge is an important part of learning to read. “You only learn what … Continue reading prior knowledge
STEM is an acronym, a superficial list of topics What is STEM education? https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171004095119.htm Sad to say, “everyone” – well, the 40 teachers who participated in the study, still see STEM as “a superficial list of topics” rather than a … Continue reading STEM is an acronym