Archive for February, 2008

Free Digital Library At Teachers’ Domain on iTunes U

As a teacher, you’re always on the lookout for great educational resources. And you’ll find a rich supply of content on iTunes U. Take, for example, the free digital library available at Teachers’ Domain. Brought to you by WGBH, Boston’s award-winning PBS station, teachers’ domain offers downloadable videos and educator guides. Ranging from A Night […]

Teaching Resource – Apple Learning Interchange

I recently stumbled upon the Apple Learning Interchange which is a social network for educators. You can find a wealth of content ranging from simple lesson ideas to in-depth curriculum units for K-12 educators as well as a new channel for Higher Education faculty showcasing campus projects, research and more. Some of the lesson highlights […]

First-Rate Resources For Teaching Polar Science

For the last few years, there has been an increasing awareness about global warming. Movies like An Inconvenient Truth, The 11th Hour and Antarctica: The Global Warning have brought the public face to face with climate change and the polar regions of our planet. Only a privileged few have had the pleasure of visiting the […]

Total Lunar Eclipse – February 20, 2008

The next total lunar eclipse is scheduled to occur on February 20, 2008 at 10:26 pm. Giving out extra credit would be a great motivator for students to stay up and watch the event. A total eclipse of the Moon occurs during the night of Wednesday, February 20/21, 2008. The entire event is visible from […]

21 Places To Find Amazing Scientific Images

Amazing photographs can take your presentation from good to great. Don’t make your students sit through another PowerPoint with bad images. There are loads of free high quality images available online. Here are 22 places to get great images for use in your scientific presentations: 1) Visible Earth – A catalog of NASA images and […]

Keeping Science Curriculum Current

Many of the science courses that students are required to take culminate in a standardized exam. The content that is tested on the exam ultimately determines much of the information that is covered throughout the course. Unfortunately, most of these exams test rather arbitrary pieces of knowledge and leave little time for teaching lessons that […]