Author Archives: Andrew Grefig


ProScope Micro Mobile in the Science Classroom

Science involves the use of a lot of technology. Much of what we know about the world today would still be a mystery if not for a few simple inventions, like the microscope. One of the most famous pioneers in microscopy is Anton Van Leewenhoek, who was developing lenses capable of observing single celled organisms … Read more

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iOS 7 Great Classroom Features

7 Awesome Ways to Use iOS 7 in Your Classroom

This was a big week at Apple as they released their newest mobile operating system, iOS 7.  Aside from its aesthetically pleasing new look, educators are in for a real treat with the functional changes that have appeared as well.  Here’s a few that we found particularly relevant for our readers.

1. AirDrop

This feature … Read more

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STEM Trebuchet

NSTA STEM Forum and Expo, Part 2

Recently we wrote about a couple of session we attended at the STEM event in Atlantic City. In part two of this series, we’re highlighting a couple more sessions that were just as fantastic as the first two.

Trebuchets: An Interdisciplinary STEM Unit
David Lisnitzer ran one of the most exciting sessions of the event. … Read more

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NSTA Expo 2012

NSTA STEM Forum and Expo, Part 1

Last weekend we had the privilege of spending a few days at the National Science Teacher’s Association event in Atlantic City. The focus was on STEM education at the elementary and middle school levels, with the emphasis on the engineering and design process. There were a ton of great sessions offered. In this two-part … Read more

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Vi Hart on Khan Academy

Math by Vi Hart at Khan Academy

Check out Vi Hart. She recently joined the Khan Academy team, and continues to make high quality pieces. These are pretty incredible videos on a variety of math topics, in quite the entertaining way. I’m particularly fond of Binary Hand Dance, Infinity Elephants, Pi is (still) wrong, and the Doodling series.… Read more

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iBooks Author in the Classroom

A few weeks ago, Apple released free software for creating iBooks. The program allows users to create interactive books in an interface that will seem familiar to those who have used either Keynote or Pages.

Anyone can create great looking books. While a lot of the focus has been on textbook creation, iBooks Author … Read more

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Open Source Physics

Great Physics Simulators

Some concepts in math and science just need to be visualized. Luckily, there are a couple of notable websites that have a bunch of simulations, all of which are free to watch.

The first site is Open Source Physics, which recently won a prize from the SPORE section of Science magazine.  Most of the simulations are Java based, … Read more

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Little Alchemy Featured

Little Alchemy

Alchemy may have been a futile attempt to transmute lead into gold, but that does not mean it cannot be the basis for an awesome browser game. While it works best in Chrome, you may have some success in other browsers too.

Even, though it is not entirely scientific, Little Alchemy is a fun … Read more

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Online Certification

Busy at the beach this summer and can’t make it to our sparkling new offices?  Live in the southern hemisphere and don’t want to miss out on some great skiing?  The good news for you is we still have space in our online certification course starting Monday, July 11.

The course is designed to be … Read more

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McGraw Hill Apps

Last Day for Free McGraw Hill Apps

This one’s for all of you iOS users out there (iPod touch, iPhone, iPad) who are always on the look for the best deals on apps. McGraw Hill has made their Everyday Mathematics apps free during the ISTE conference. There’s about a dozen free apps, but today is the last day to download them … Read more

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