Author Archives: Andrew Grefig
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
The National Center for Education Statistics has a website where students can create various graphs quickly and painlessly. It’s a ton easier than configuring an Excel sheet, and takes way less time, too. A long ways back we mentioned Crappy Graphs, which we proceeded to have a lot of fun using.
Since we’re big … Read more
As August draws to a close, it’s time to start considering professional development opportunities for the upcoming school year. We’re offering our popular certification course, SMART Boards in Today’s Classroom.
The course meets on Thursdays, from September 23 to January 6, and runs from 4:30 to 7:00 pm. The cost is $350. For additional … Read more