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National Science Board State data tool

Updated Tool Lets Users Compare States on Education and R&D

News Release from National Science Board The newly updated, online, interactive state data tool allows policymakers, educators, and other users to discern trends in education, science, and research in each of the 50 states. This free resource supplements the state data in the 2014 Science and Engineering Indicators report, the premier source of information and analysis of the nation’s position in science and… Read More ›

your brain map

Interactive Brain Map: 84 Strategies for Accelerated Learning (3D)

Hi Everyone! This is an interactive brain map that Open Colleges created to show how we learn using our brain. You can spin the brain to explore all points. Enjoy! An interactive infographic brought to you by Informed

quest for oil simulation game

A Computer Game about Gaining and Applying Detailed Insights into the Global Oil Industry

(Press Release) With the free, world-wide distribution of the real-time strategy game ‘Quest for Oil,’ Maersk unfolds the unknown universe of oil exploration and invites you to embark on a conquest of the depths of the seabed. Quest for Oil is the first game of its kind and with the convergence of forces, innovation and technology Maersk gives you… Read More ›

Quick! IEEE Spectrum Robots for iPad is Free This Week

We never shout out for any App “free for a limited time”, but this one is COOL! The IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) is sponsoring the Robots app from 6-14 April in celebration of National Robotics Week in the U.S. Get it free now! IEEE RAS is an international society of engineers and technologists… Read More ›

100 Recommended Search Engines for Serious Scholars

by Staff Writers of OnlineUniversities.com : 100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars (Revised) Back in 2010, we shared with you 100 awesome search engines and research resources in our post: 100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars. It’s been an incredible resource, but now, it’s time for an update. Some services have moved on, others have been… Read More ›

Play as Mayors, Build Green Cities and Learn Science

Plan It Green is part of a growing trend that utilizes digital gaming to engage players around significant social issues. Plan It Green, the Big Switch is an online game that allows players to design and create their own energy-efficient city of the future! (features from the game website as below) Build new energy technologies and advance… Read More ›

Join the Journey of Ludwig and Save Humankind

2098. Mankind has consumed all the earth’s fossil fuels and is forced to live on gigantic city ships that orbit the planet. A collision with an unknown flying object means an emergency landing is unavoidable. But without a helper down on earth, that’s as good as impossible… Do you have what it takes to be… Read More ›

7 Lists of Free iPad Learning Apps (#iPaded, #EdApps, #iPadchat)

Dear readers, You might find these selections on free educational iPad apps by Christopher Pappas useful. Enjoy! 24 Free Chemistry iPad Apps for Students 20 Free Multiplication iPad Apps for Kids 14 Free Alphabet iPad Apps for Kids 21 Free Counting iPad Apps for Kids 13 Free Addition iPad Apps for Kids 9 Free Subtraction iPad Apps… Read More ›

Free Web-based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE)

Supported by the National Science Foundation, Web-based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE) is a free, online platform that engages students in the methods of real scientists and collaborative exploration of science issues through customizable curriculum and activities. Featured by Edutopia Technology Integration Research: Evidence-Based Programs by Subject : WISE has been shown to improve students’ science achievement, especially when teachers… Read More ›

A Classroom Framed by The Sky, The Earth, and Everything in Between

The future of science education is mobile and participatory. WildLab lets learners see their world in a whole new way. The WildLab leverages mobile technology to engage learners in citizen science activities that promote STEM learning and encourage local environmental stewardship. From its home page: We envision a classroom framed by the sky, the earth, and… Read More ›

Zebrafish Makes a Difference in Science Education

Zebrafish, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers has the world’s leading zebrafish researchers contributing to the community’s global efforts to promote science education. Scientific papers, many authored by students in grades K-12, as well as articles highlighting innovative curricula and educational tools, a collection of abstracts (including student, parent, and teacher authors), and an… Read More ›

Re-imagine Education – Learning from Scientists Directly

About one year ago, as Apple announced its interest in digital textbook market, WIRED had an article which might not raise your awareness : Digital Textbooks Go Straight From Scientists to Students. Duke University’s Cachalot app, a novel digital textbook is designed for students enrolled in Duke’s Marine Megafauna class, but free for everyone, everywhere. Johnston, who… Read More ›

Which Study Strategies Are Proven Effective by Psychological Science ?

(Press Release from Association for Psychological Science) Report finds several popular study strategies are ineffective; effective study strategies are underused Students everywhere, put down those highlighters and pick up some flashcards! Some of the most popular study strategies — such as highlighting and even rereading — don’t show much promise for improving student learning, according to… Read More ›

A Search Engine for Math and Scientific Equations

Symbolab is a semantic web search engine for math and science. It allows users to search for equations, formulas and expressions using mathematical symbols and scientific notations as well as full text search. This tool works great with math tutors to ensure high level learning. The stated goal of the site is to provide the most relevant search results… Read More ›

NMSU Learning Games Lab Offers Free Apps

by Jane Moorman, New Mexico State University An easy, last-minute Christmas gift could be as simple as downloading an app. An estimated 2.4 billion apps are expected to be downloaded during the holidays. Thanks to app developers at New Mexico State University, new mobile device owners have access to free apps on a variety of research-based… Read More ›