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Friday, April 01, 2011

Daily Education & Technology News for Schools 04/01/2011



  • Great post by Kim Cofino about the Flat Classroom conference. It is worth looking at this post just to see the quality of the photos she takes! Scroll down and look how they Pop! She taught us how she did this - but oh, wow!

    She just did an amazing job!

    tags: education flatclassroom

  • "Aneesh Chopra, United States Chief Technology Officer, announced today the winners of the National STEM Video Game Challenge, a competition to motivate interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning by tapping into the natural passion of youth for playing and making video games, at the Newseum in Washington, DC. The first year of the Challenge featured competitions for students and developers. Twelve students from across the U.S. in grades 5-8 were selected as winners of the Youth Prize for their original game designs. In the Developer Prize category, for emerging and experienced game developers, the science themed game You Make Me Sick! was awarded the Grand Prize and a collection of math games titled NumberPower: Numbaland! received both the Collegiate and Impact Prizes."

    tags: education gaming gamebasedlearning

  • Upcoming free webinar from Scholastic

    Tuesday, April 5, 1pm ET 10 am PT - my friend Tyler Reed says:

    "Scholastic has an exciting video webcast for students and classrooms coming up with Ruth Culham (of “Traits of Writing” fame) and the authors of The 39 Clues series to help inspire good writing in kids.



    It features four of the authors from the book series, and is anchored by writing instruction from Ruth. The idea is that these authors and The 39 Clues series are perfect “writing mentors” and “mentor texts” for kids."

    tags: education writing

  • Virtual Biology and Chemistry labs. These have a lot of potential in science education!

    tags: education science_teacher science curriculum

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