Have you ever given your students some free time to explore Google Maps? What do they do? In my experience, with the power to view the entire world, walk the gilded halls of the Palace of Versaille, jump to Everest Base Camp, dive into the Great Barrier Reef, or teleport to the International Space Station, … Continue reading Get More from your Tour
It is February, the runt of the monthly litter with only 28 days. This year, 2018, is not a leap year and so February is at least 2 days shorter than the other months. Most people know that the time it takes the earth to orbit the sun is actually 365.25 days and that extra … Continue reading Calender Madness
So, I guess I am a little late on this one, but I found it so interesting. I was searching for a work around of a dead link of a post I did a while back and I came across this amazing interactive visualization from Chrome Experiments. You have probably heard that the universe is … Continue reading That’s a lot of stars.
I love photos that say so much. That's why when I found this simple graphic I had to share it. It speaks for itself. It is better on the website. I have shared my interest in visualizing scale elsewhere. Please let me know if you have any interesting sites or images that show the scale of … Continue reading Droppin’ the Ocean
"There is a lot of information, very little amount of meaning. I see that as an opportunity." - David McCandless The Information is Beautiful site is more than just a collection of glorified info-graphics. The site creator, David McCandless, and his team are transparent with their sources and even provide access to the forms from which … Continue reading Beautiful Data
I saw Graham in a variety of news outlets, so I wouldn't be surprised of you already heard about this interactive science and awareness project conceived by Project Zero, an initiative to reduce road accidents and deaths put together from various agencies in the Australian state of Victoria. Admittedly, the creature that they have rendered … Continue reading Born to Drive…Safely
I am a huge fan of Museums and other species of exhibitionary locations. (Is there a word for the planetarium/science/interactive exhibition/type place that I am talking about?) In St. John's, my favorite school days are visits to the Fluvarium, Geo Centre, or The Rooms. I count myself lucky to have such institutions available in my … Continue reading Explore More!
When I am searching for topics for this blog, I often come across interesting things in which I can't find an obvious educational benefit. I bookmark these dubious sites in the hope that I will one day find a use for them. My list of bookmarks has become a desultory list of oddities and eccentricities. But when … Continue reading Writing in Air
Hey, do you have five minutes to fill before recess? Would your children benefit from a little history and culture? Do you enjoy stunning feats of human achievement? Then this site is for you. The Sistine Chapel draws about five million visitors a year. Instead of flying your class to the Vatican and battling the peak … Continue reading Pristine Sistine