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What’s the first you think about when you see a spider?  Running away?  Danger?  Fairies? Spiderman? Do you wonder if spider silk is really strong enough to stop a train, like they showed in Spiderman 2? Whatever your thoughts, you’re probably not thinking about 3D printing in space.  Yet, the time might be near when…

Have you ever wanted to volunteer your talents and help with fun projects like these: * Refurbish computers for schools * Teach students how to use popular software or online services * Build a database for a nonprofit * Help out in your school’s computer lab * Become an online mentor for students across the…

Okay, I’ll grant that visiting Second Life can seem a bit uncomfortable, especially at first, but it does open some new doors and present an alternative to travel. In flu season, virtual visits could be the next best thing to being there. (Yikes, that sounds like an ad. No more yahoo news for me!) Here’s…

“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet” – Juliet, from Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare I realized from the comments on my previous post and from Mike’s post that more explanations were in order. It seems we have two topics – why do…

We always enjoy home science experiments and it was fun the other night to learn about a new experiment we could try with our teenage daughter and an iPhone. As it turned out, the joke was on us.

Last night, the phone rang at 9:22 pm. I quickly glanced at the caller ID. Hmmm. Why is the Seattle School district calling us at this time of night? Apparently the swine flu has come to Seattle and the school district thought we should know. Those messages are helpful if you’re a parent, but they…

Teachertube looks and works much like YouTube, but you’re much less likely to run across videos that Not Safe For the Classroom. All of these videos are made by students and teachers. According to the Dallas News, there are 54,000 videos on the site already and 800,00 visitors every day. I especially enjoyed watching Abbot…

The grocery store magazine covers all say that home made gifts are big this year. So I thought, some of you might like to channel your inner Martha Stewart and make gifts with a science theme. Reposted in honor of the holiday and the economy. I’m here to help to you make a merry mug…

It’s funny but even though I work with data on a regular basis, I can’t always predict the best way to manage data until I have my own data to manage. My classroom wiki site is no exception. Now, that I’ve been seriously using a wiki with my class, I’ve found that I should have…

Now that I’ve downloaded really important applications like a timer for cooking, a program for playing with molecular structures, and an app that lets me listen to NPR on my phone, I’m ready for more. I’m seriously overwhelmed by the iTunes App store. I found a program for learning human anatomy, a laboratory calculator for…