They say a picture say a thousand words. How about an animation? Jake and Wes O'Neal are the creative brains and graphic-design brawn behind the amazingly illuminating animations of Animagraffs. In the same spirit as The Way Things Work but with the visual flair of Interactive Simulations, Animagraffs breaks down everyday technological and natural wonders into their … Continue reading Amazing Animations!
When I say philosophy, do you think of bearded proffessors, bespectecaled undergrads, and tedious dinner guests? It doesn't have to be that way. Some advocates, like the Philosophy Foundation and the awesomely acronymed PLATO, are trying to make philosophy accessible for public school students. The touted benefits are improvements in analytical reasoning, reading comprehension, problem-solving, and self-esteem. Teaching … Continue reading What do you believe?
"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
Oh, how I miss a good bedtime story. It is a reason in itself to have kids of your own, or to become a primary teacher. If you are a primary teacher or are a parent, then this site is for you. Tonight's Bedtime Stories is great for lulling the little ones off to dreamland, but … Continue reading Bedtime Stories
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!
Over the summer I did a course called Design of Technology Supported Learning Environments. I posted my group's final project out of a sense of duty and shameless self promotion. I post this link from another group in my class out of interest and respect for a job well done. If you are even the … Continue reading AI and Language Learning
I have lamented here before about how there is so much material on the internet that we have to sift through to find the really good stuff. Well, this site does a pretty good job. It is aptly named "Great Websites for Kids" and is sponsored by the Association For Library Service To Children, a division of the … Continue reading Great Websites for Kids