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tags: Dangerous Wands: The Ghetto Harry Potter, Harry Potter, teaching, poverty, funny, humor, parody, streaming video A little birdie whispered into my ear about this video .. to say the least, as a former college professor and Harry Potter fan, I LOVE it, and I think you will enjoy it, too!

The Known Universe

tags: The Known Universe, education, AMNH, American Museum of Natural History, NYC, streaming video The Known Universe is an educational video about the new exhibit at AMNH that takes viewers from the Himalayas through our atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang. Every star, planet, and quasar seen…

Buy Me That Toy!

tags: Hamburger Make Up Artistry, food porn, Buy Me That, streaming video This is another video in the Buy Me That series, which is designed to teach kids how to think critically about the television commercials they are constantly bombarded with. In this episode, we see some kids playing with a toy that turns out…

tags: atoms, teaching, pets, dogs, chemistry, streaming video A crack team of PhD-trained golden retrievers illustrate the structure of atoms — the particles that make up everything around you. They also show how atoms are weirder than you might think.

tags: DonorsChoose, science education, teaching, fund-raising, poverty This is a poll. I will show you two pictures, and ask you to tell me which picture is more symmetric. Your votes are tabulated after you’ve clicked on that picture: Now that you’ve participated in my little poll, I want to share some information about my own…

tags: DonorsChoose, science education, teaching, fund-raising, poverty Here’s the latest news from DonorsChoose: collectively, all of the blog writers and the 4,038 citizen philanthropists who participated in the Social Media Challenge have raised more than $565,000 to help more than 99,000 students in public schools throughout the US!!! I think this is amazing! JUST the…

tags: DonorsChoose, science education, teaching, fund-raising, poverty I am so lucky to be enjoying a flood of thousands of unique visitors right now, so much so that my blog will surpass the 4 million visits mark in an hour or less. To celebrate this incredible landmark, I ask you — all of you — to…

Hedwig the Owl Gives a Hoot!

tags: DonorsChoose, science education, teaching, fund-raising, poverty How many of you are Harry Potter fans, or know someone who is? How about all those millions of kids in the United States who are crazy about Harry Potter and his amazing owl, Hedwig? So don’t you think this makes owls a special bridge between kids and…

tags: intelligent design, scientific process, science classroom, rational thinking, AtheistBusCA, streaming video Kenneth Miller provides a brief explanation as to why “intelligent design” is not admissible in a science classroom.

tags: DonorsChoose, science education, teaching, fund-raising, poverty I am so excited and so proud of YOU, my beautiful readers, for donating your precious and limited dollars to help kids in impoverished classrooms continue their journey towards claiming a brighter future through education. As of a few minutes ago, we raised the minimum of $2500 in…