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Free Touch Curriculum Technology Deepens Learning in MobyMax's Cognitive Skills Science Curriculum

The Touch Curriculum technology uses more than 20,000 cognitive skill manipulatives to deepen students' mastery of science concepts.
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Aug 2015

Follett Unveils Lightbox — Interactive Multimedia Springboard for PreK-12 Learning

Designed with digital natives and the way they learn in mind, Lightbox supports instructors with varied approaches to teaching topics, while its built-in tools create a student-centered learning experience for even the most disengaged students.
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Aug 2015

Discovery Education Announces New Services for STEM Teaching and Learning

These new resources support school systems in building and sustaining a culture of STEM education through a combination of immersive professional development initiatives, job-embedded instructional coaching, rich digital content, and extensive community engagement.
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Aug 2015

National Geographic Young Explorer

For August 1, 2015: Introduce young children to wildlife and cultures from around the world with National Geographic Young Explorer's interactive books.
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New Science Techbook from Discovery Education Built to Next-Generation Science Standards

Discovery Education has announced its new Discovery Education Science Techbook aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is now available for classroom use. Designed specifically to help teachers transition to the NGSS framework, Discovery Education's latest Techbook joins the company's award-winning line of digital textbooks.
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Jul 2015

USGS Dinosaurs: Facts and Fiction

For July 1, 2015: The movie "Jurassic World" broke box office records when it opened. So the fascination with dinosaurs is alive and well and that leads to lots of questions. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) website Dinosaurs: Facts and Fiction is a good starting point.
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Free Resources: Autodesk's Project Ignite Design Software and Tools for K-12

The Project Ignite learning platform adds to Autodesk's comprehensive free offerings in education by delivering a package of technology, learning content and services created specifically to bring the Maker Movement into the classroom.
News/Free Resources - Posted 24 Jun 2015

Gale Chronicles the Evolution of Flight with New Digital Archive of Aviation History

The new digital archive in Gale's Smithsonian Collections Online series brings together images, diaries, correspondence, scrapbooks, government documents and other primary source materials to provide the "story behind the story" of humankind's desire to fly.
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Jun 2015

Discovery Education and 3M Announce Finalists in 2015 Young Scientist Challenge

After submitting a short video communicating the science behind a possible solution to an everyday problem, these young scientists rose to the top of the competition due to their science acumen, innovative thinking and exceptional communication skills demonstrated in their entry videos.
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Jun 2015

Mummy Experiment

For June 15, 2015: From Science Kids at Home, here's a great activity called Mummy Experiment!
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Free Resources: NOVA's New Online Game for Exploring the History of Life on Earth

NOVA's Evolution Lab introduces teens to the mechanisms of evolution, featuring an interactive, digital tree of life made available for the first time online
News/Free Resources - Posted 19 May 2015

Stick Around

For May 15, 2015: Play, design and share puzzles with your friends and family using the Stick Around app.
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Gale Launches Research In Context Middle School Research Tool

Research In Context is aligned to national and state curriculum standards and brings together cross-disciplinary, authoritative content with multimedia in a student-friendly, mobile-responsive interface.
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 May 2015

TOOLS FOR LEARNING: Tools and Tactics to Measure Students’ Mastery of the Common Core Standards

Like them or not, after years of development and adoption, 2014-15 marks implementation year for CCSS. In the assessment realm, there are innovative solution providers out there, many with die-hard educators among their ranks, that have toiled tirelessly toward authentically improving learning and assessment for students and teachers. Victor walks us through a range of them.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 May 2015 - May/Jun 2015 Issue By

EBSCO Information Services Offers the YBP Core Titles Collections

EBSCO Information Services is introducing 10 new EBSCO eBooks Featured Collections designed to give academic libraries a simple way to add important titles to their collections.
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 Apr 2015

Geology for Kids

For April 15, 2015: From, this fun study site-"An in-depth online geology textbook written for kids"-includes five chapters to get kids into the study of geology.
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Britannica Digital Learning Announces New Britannica School Release

Britannica School is an online, interactive learning resource for students and teachers in grades K-12. With extensive, up-to-date information sources, it's specially designed for differentiated instruction and provides three distinct content levels, allowing students to move easily to material at a higher, more rigorous level or a lower reading level as needed.
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Mar 2015

Science Channel and Discovery Education Partner to Launch the 'Support Our Science' Initiative

Through a combination of digital content, customized educator support and professional development, student engagement activities, Science Channel content and hands-on digital tools and resources, this on-going effort is designed to ignite students' curiosity while providing educators with the means to build skills and knowledge in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Mar 2015

GPS Hide and Seek

For March 15, 2015: Do your students have cabin fever? Here's a great solution that will get them outdoors: a GPS lesson from the Science Spot.
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Intergalactic Mobile Learning Center

Intergalactic Mobile Learning Center is a collection of student applications to create maps, sketches, and progress charts through collaboration with peers. It includes a management system "in the cloud." Khan Academy, a collection of more than 3,500 short instructional videos featuring learning activities in the areas of math, science, computer science, finance, economics, humanities, and test prep, provides resources through the WeKhan tool.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Mar 2015 - Mar/Apr 2015 Issue By

Optics For Kids

For March 1, 2015: Did you hear about "The Dress" that "broke the internet?" Why do we see some images in different ways? The Optical Society, a professional organization, has created a website called Optics for Kids that delves into the patterns, colors, and light that fool the brain.
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Filament Games Launches Backyard Engineers Physical Science Engineering Game

Designed to align with Benchmarks for Science Literacy, Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core, Backyard Engineers is the first physical science game to be officially released by the developer.
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Feb 2015


For February 15, 2015: The Footprints app that was designed to allow parents to keep track of their kids has some upbeat educational uses as well. For example, it can be used on field studies of ecosystems.
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Web Weather for Kids

For February 1, 2015: Want to become a weather forecaster? (Or just revel in meteorological science!) Check out the National Center for Atmospheric Research's Center for Science Education website, Web Weather for Kids.
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PBS LearningMedia Digital Resource Offerings Surpass 100,000

New interactive content and lesson plans include the PBS Digital Studios series CRASH COURSE from Hank and John Green, KQED'S ART SCHOOL, and favorites from PBS and PBS KIDS series.
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Jan 2015

Smithsonian Brings Historic Specimens to Life in Free “Skin and Bones” Mobile App

The free app is available for download in the App Store and reinvents how visitors to the museum can experience select specimens on view in its historic "Bone Hall," an exhibit of almost 300 vertebrate skeletons.
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Jan 2015

Apple to Host Workshops for Hour of Code at Apple Retail Stores Around the World

The workshops will bring computer science to every student during Computer Science Education Week.
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Dec 2014


For December 1, 2014: Using Discovery Education's Puzzlemaker, your students can create puzzles and games for flyers, newsletters, or the classroom.
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The tutorial kicks off the second-annual Hour of Code campaign, a worldwide effort to broaden participation in computer science - especially by girls - during Computer Science Education Week, December 8-14, 2014.
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Nov 2014

Discovery Education Enhances Streaming Service With Hundreds of New Digital Assets

Enhancements include additional early elementary content in core curricular areas and a weekly news series covering current events.
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Nov 2014

Rand McNally’s World Atlas Available Through Sunburst Digital, Inc.

World Atlas allows teachers and students to bring geography curriculum to life through robust maps and data layers and rich content. The dynamic digital classroom resource platform allows for users to create, draw on, annotate, and share custom maps.
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Nov 2014

STEMcoach provides STEM teachers with science curriculum resources, hands-on investigations, ready-made research lessons, classroom tips, online chats with other teachers, and videos.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Nov 2014 - Nov/Dec 2014 Issue By

TIME Launches TIME for Kids Classroom App

The TIME For Kids Classroom App enables teachers to integrate multimedia and real-world connections into their K-6 classrooms, address students' individual abilities with leveled content, meet Common Core State Standards and put current events into context for young learners.
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Oct 2014

BAM! Body and Mind

For October 15, 2014: The BAM! Body and Mind site, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, offers loads of information and interactive activities on all aspects of keeping healthy.
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Free Resources: PBS Science's NOVA Cybersecurity Lab

NOVA Cybersecurity Lab is a new online game that introduces players to cybersecurity concepts and real-world cyber threats.
News/Free Resources - Posted 09 Oct 2014

PBS LearningMedia Expands Classroom Offerings With New Teacher tools and Student Portal

87,000 digital resources including 700+ newly translated Spanish language videos are now available.
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Sep 2014

ProQuest Introduces Enhancements to SIRS Issues Researcher and SIRS Discoverer

Educators and students this fall are benefiting from online resources from ProQuest that are mobile optimized, include new instructional tools and features, and vetted content aligned to national standards.
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Sep 2014

Free Resources: LOC's Interactive Student Discovery Series for Tablets

The first six Student Discovery Sets are available now for the iPad, and can be downloaded for free on iBooks. These sets cover the U.S. Constitution, Symbols of the United States, Immigration, the Dust Bowl, the Harlem Renaissance, and Understanding the Cosmos.
News/Free Resources - Posted 15 Sep 2014

Discovery Education, Science Channel Launch Epic Story

Epic Story gives students the opportunity to learn from a Science Channel producer and use cutting-edge digital tools to empower them to create and present their own stories.
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Sep 2014

Nova Elements

Nova Elements presents a movie and interactive activity on the elements in the Periodic Table.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Sep 2014 - Sep/Oct 2014 Issue By

iTunes University

iTunes University provides free access to complete courses taught by instructors from leading universities and schools. It is also a web-based tool that lets educators build courses for their own students.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Sep 2014 - Sep/Oct 2014 Issue By

Triumph Learning Creates Comprehensive Instructional Program

Common Core Coach provides meaningful instruction and practice tools for math and English language arts, according to the Triumph Learning announcement.
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Aug 2014

Learning Upgrade Gives Away 100,000 Complimentary Student Licenses to Online Curriculum

The new courses for grades K-8 were designed and created after the Common Core standards were released, ensuring each benchmark is addressed appropriately. Through engaging songs, video, and games , the interactive lessons help struggling students catch up on previous year standards, master current grade level standards, and perform well on the new computer-based year-end tests.
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Aug 2014

Discovery Education Adds Content from Its Family of Networks

Educators can now integrate popular series from Discovery Channel, Science Channel, Animal Planet and American Heroes Channel into classroom instruction through Discovery Education's suite of digital education services including Discovery Education Streaming, Streaming Plus and Discovery Education Techbook series.
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Aug 2014

Edgenuity Introduces New Courses for Back to School

Ranging from Algebra 1 and World History to specialized, career-oriented courses in computing and medicine, these new courses are designed to promote student inquiry, engagement and subject mastery, and to help students obtain the core skills they need to succeed in college and career.
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Jul 2014

Discovery Education, 3M Announce National Finalists in 2014 Young Scientist Challenge

Ten students will participate in a summer mentorship program with 3M scientists and compete for $25,000 and the title of America's Top Young Scientist.
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Jul 2014

GPS Hide and Seek

For June 15, 2014: Need some summer "study" ideas? GPS Hide and Seek is a complete lesson to use with students ... and a fun summer activity!
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Gale Adds Hundreds of Wiley Titles to Ebook Platform

The company is continuing its transformation of the Gale Virtual Reference Library with new STEM and self-help titles.
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Jun 2014

Kids: Treasure/Scavenger Hunts

For June 1, 2014: School's out (or soon will be)! Send kids exploring inside and outside with ideas about scavenger hunts from the Pinterest Kids Treasure/Scavenger Hunts website.
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Gale Refreshes Kids InfoBits with User-focused Redesign

The updated version includes new content on weather, natural disasters and U.S. States, content from Blackbirch Kid's Visual Reference of the United States and more.
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 May 2014 Announces Field Trip Library

The new product from will expose students to faraway places in a visual, spatial and chronological context.
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 May 2014


MimioScience consists of interactive whiteboard units currently comprising 76 units and 224 lessons based on Next Generation Science Standards.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 May 2014 - May/June 2014 Issue By

The Radix Endeavor

The Radix Endeavor is an educational MMO game in development funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. A MMO game is a massively multiplayer online game that must be played online and can be played by thousands of students at the same time.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 May 2014 - May/June 2014 Issue By

Gale Launches InterLink, Document-Level Hyperlinking Technology

InterLink is a new technology that connects current articles from newspapers, magazines and journals with contextual reference content found within ebooks on Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL), Gale's ebook platform.
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 May 2014

TOOLS FOR LEARNING: Learning by Design--Common Sense, Common Core, and Tools for a STEM to STEAM Approach

With increasingly widespread adoption and integration of Common Core's Next Generation Science Standards and Visual and Performing Art Standards, and with educators seeking solutions to combine the best features in a cross-discipline approach to science and the arts, the time for STEM to STEAM has come.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 May 2014 - May/June 2014 Issue By

Siemens Foundation, Discovery Education Announce Winners of the 2014 Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge

The competition empowers students nationwide to tackle some of the country's most pressing environmental issues and earn more than $300,000 in scholarships, savings bonds and more.
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Apr 2014

Gale Expands Product Strategy, Bolsters Publishing Program to Address Critical Library Needs

These updated strategies and partnerships usher in a new era of resource development that will help libraries and their users thrive in today's education landscape, according to Gale.
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Mar 2014


digedu is a technology tool for teachers to design differentiated and interactive lessons using any digital device.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Mar 2014 - Mar/Apr 2014 Issue By

IDEA WATCH: Dissecting Ebooks and Libraries--An Evolving Market

In theory, ebooks can provide your students with easy access from all of their devices to reading material, writes Carolyn. But for libraries, there are all sorts of issues to be resolved in order to offer ebooks to our students. Developing an ebook collection is more fraught with questions than answers.
Column/Idea Watch - Posted 01 Mar 2014 - Mar/Apr 2014 Issue By

THE NEW MEDIA CENTER: Not Just for History--Primary Sources in the Science and Health Classroom

Primary sources are not just for history—they can enhance learning, questioning, and creative thinking in the science or health classroom as well. Mary Alice's quest to learn more about the fluoroscope led her to compile a primary source guide for those interested in the sciences.
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Net Texts Introduces Video Collections to Its Open Educational Resources Content Service

Teachers now can easily find and incorporate educational videos into their lessons using the free Net Texts content management website.
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Jan 2014

Awesome Eats Game

For January 15, 2014: Elementary teachers looking for a fun way to teach students about nutrition and recycling should check out the Whole Kids Foundation's Awesome Eats, a free app for the iPhone or iPad.
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Discovery Education, 3M Launch Discovery Education/3M Young Scientist Challenge

The nation's premier science competition for students in grades 5-8, the Challenge rewards students for their science acumen, demonstration of innovative thinking and communication skills. Through the Challenge, students have the opportunity to compete for $25,000 and the title of "America's Top Young Scientist."
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Jan 2014

Curriculum Associates Releases Door 24 — New iPad App

Door 24 is the second in a new series of educational games for the iPad that target the most essential skills for achievement in reading and mathematics, and that motivate students to develop these skills through the power of game design.
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Jan 2014

Anybody Can Learn Code

For December 15, 2013: Solve Angry Bird and Zombie puzzles with drag and drop programming with the help of, a non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science education.
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SAS Curriculum Pathways Now Available to All netTrekker Subscribers

Available at no cost, SAS Curriculum Pathways provides interactive, standards-based resources featuring hundreds of interactive tools, inquiries, web lessons and audio tutorials in every core subject for traditional, virtual and home schools.
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Dec 2013

Energy Star Kids

For December 1, 2013: Be an energy star by discovering how to become more energy efficient throught the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Star Kids website.
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OverDrive Debuts Streaming Video Service to Libraries, Schools

The Streaming Video service is a way to instantly borrow from your library and watch videos anytime, anywhere, on any computer, tablet or mobile device with an internet connection.
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Nov 2013

Discovery Education Announces Expanded Content Partnerships

Discoveryed has expanded content partnerships with some of the world's most respected producers, including MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, BBC Worldwide, and Rand McNally. These new partnerships add custom-built news programs, documentary films, and other dynamic digital resources that use current, real-time, global events to bring instruction to life.
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Nov 2013

Smithsonian X 3D

For November 15, 2013: Through state of the art scanning methods, the Smithsonian is transforming their collection into 3D objects, and you can check it out at their Smithsonian X 3D website.
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Scholastic Premieres “Math@Work: Math Meets Fashion” Web Series

The series is designed to connect classroom learning to exciting careers that students aspire to. "Math@Work: Math Meets Fashion" takes three students on a tour of designer Diane von Furstenberg's New York City studio to learn about the mathematical thinking and problem solving required in this career.
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Nov 2013

Shmoop Launches ShmoopTube Educational Video Channel

Shmoop has created a one-of-a-kind video platform for its growing video content. Featuring hundreds of educational videos with a humorous bent on every subject including math, history, literature, and test prep, ShmoopTube helps teachers incite class discussions and students better understand tough concepts.
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Nov 2013

Nepris Service Connects STEM Professionals, Students, and Curriculum

Nepris fires up students by showing them STEM professionals in action through highly interactive web-enabled video chat sessions.
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Nov 2013

Cool Links: About Google's Launch of Connected Classrooms

Google has passed the word EVERYWHERE that it just launched Connected Classrooms, "a program to connect K-12 teachers with the resources to provide virtual field trips and exchanges through Google+."
News/Cool Links - Posted 04 Nov 2013

Make It @ Your Library Launches, Connecting Librarians With Makerspace Projects and DIY Resources

Created in collaboration with and the American Library Association, Make It @ Your Library is tailored to librarians interested in implementing makerspace projects in their libraries. The fully searchable site connects users to projects based on library-specific search criteria.
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Oct 2013

Siemens Foundation, Discovery Education Accepting Applications for Siemens Teachers as Researchers (STARs) and Siemens STEM Institute Programs

These programs are part of the Siemens STEM Academy, a national professional development community designed to advance the teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in the United States.
News/Breaking News - Posted 17 Oct 2013

New York Philharmonic Kidzone

For October 15, 2013: Make your own instrument, meet musicians, play Mozart's Minuet game, and learn about composers at the New York Philharmonic's Kidzone.
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Discovery Education and 3M Announce 2013 Science Competition Winners

Discovery Education and 3M have named 11-year-old Peyton Robertson from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., winner of the 2013 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for his innovative sandbag design.
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Oct 2013

Shmoop Launches Updated Guides to the AP Chemistry and Spanish Language and Culture Exams

The guides are intended to help students and teachers keep up with new changes to the AP exams.
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Oct 2013

ASCD Offers Professional Development Institutes for the Common Core State Standards

The one- and two-day institutes will be held in nine U.S. cities between November 2013 and February 2014 on five Common Core topics. Each institute targets a specific audience of educators with skills they need to implement the Common Core in their particular role.
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Oct 2013

Think Like an Egyptian

For October 1, 2013: Presented by the Franklin Institute and sponsored by Mellon, the Think Like an Egyptian site includes many resources for the teaching of science while studying Ancient Egypt.
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World Book Launches New Ebook Platform

Subscribers to World Book eBooks receive 24/7 unlimited simultaneous access to the entire collection, enabling school librarians and public librarians to offer World Book eBooks at all times to all users-no holds or waiting.
News/Breaking News - Posted 17 Sep 2013

Infobase Learning Announces the New and Improved Today’s Science

The relaunch features a fresh new design that provides more intuitive access to the wide range of science content in the database.
News/Breaking News - Posted 17 Sep 2013

National Atlas

For September 15, 2013: Geography teachers will find a treasure trove of tools to use in their classrooms at the National Atlas Website. For starters, students can trace the flow of America's streams with an interactive map.
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StudyBlue is an online study tool for students offering flash cards, personalized quizzes, study reminders, study stats to measure mastery, and study filters to provide focus.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Sep 2013 - Sep/Oct 2013 Issue By

Map Reading Activities

For September 1, 2013: Looking for an introduction to latitude and longitude? The World Map Activity at the Saskatoon Public Schools' Online Learning Centre site visually explains concepts such as latitude, longitude, equator, prime meridian, degrees, and more.
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Edmentum Enhances Learning Solution for Common Core Alignment

With a total of 10 item types for testing, Study Island gives educators an industry-leading learning solution that can help students demonstrate a greater depth of understanding in math and English language arts, according to the announcement.
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Aug 2013

The Siemens Foundation, Discovery Education Announce Call for Entries for the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge

The Challenge tasks K-12 students, under the guidance of an advisor, with identifying an environmental issue in their classroom, school or community and creating a replicable green solution for the chance to earn more than $300,000 in scholarships, savings bonds, school grants, and more.
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Aug 2013

Knovation Adds Customer-Driven Enhancements to netTrekker Digital Education Content Solution; Forms New Content Partnership with Sophia Learning

netTrekker and icurio subscribers will benefit from expanded content and enhanced overall experience in netTrekker.
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Aug 2013

Discovery Education Announces Enhancements to Streaming Plus Service

Featuring hundreds of model lessons, performance tasks and custom assessments, the enhanced Discovery Education Streaming Plus engages students with interactive features and supports educators at all levels as they integrate the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) into classroom instruction.
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Jul 2013

Promethean Advances Connected Learning with First Free Multi-Device Education App

With the release of CoolStreet, Promethean demonstrates how a connected learning environment can be created in a mixed digital device classroom. The app allows teachers to take advantage of mobile devices, ActivBoards, ActivTables and laptops to complete a simulation that reinforces basic economic principals through practical application.
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Jul 2013

Knovation Forms, Expands Partnerships with Three Education Content Developers

Knovation has added Learnetic, VocabAhead and We Give Books as new content integration partners to its flagship solutions netTrekker and icurio.
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 May 2013

Gale Launches Air & Space and Smithsonian Magazine Archive

Launched as part of a partnership agreement announced earlier this year, the new archive will include the complete back files of both magazines as well as Gale's advanced research tools, and will support cross-curricular and interdisciplinary studies in schools and in academic spaces.
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 May 2013

Free Resources: PBS LearningMedia Now Offers 30,000 Digital Resources for Educators

The new resources address nationwide curriculum gaps in digital media and bolster the service's offerings in math, science, English/language arts, social studies and the arts.
News/Free Resources - Posted 23 May 2013

Discovery Education to Release Interactive Educational Materials In Conjunction With Discovery's 'North America' Series

Teachers and students across the country have an exclusive opportunity to participate in virtual field trips to the continent's most awe-inspiring destinations.
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 May 2013

MimioScience Software’s Concept-Focused, Interactive Lessons Meet Next Generation Science Standards

The lessons are aligned to the final version of the recently released NGSS, which were built upon a vision for science education established by the Framework for K-12 Science Education and published by the National Academies' National Research Council in 2011.
News/Breaking News - Posted 10 May 2013

Net Texts Provides Access to Free, Curated Open Educational Resources

Schools across the country are signing up for the service, through which they can combine free OER content with their own resources to create and publish lessons directly to students' iPads, Android tablets, or computers.
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 May 2013

Free Resources: Discovery Education's STEM Camp Curricula

Discovery Education has announced the development of Discovery Education STEM Camp, a series of standards-aligned STEM curricula available at no cost to schools, districts, non-profit organizations and parents.
News/Free Resources - Posted 07 May 2013


Kno offers interactive K-12 textbooks with links to content, the web, and interactive modules.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 May 2013 - May/Jun 2013 Issue By

Discovery Education Techbooks

Discovery Education Techbooks are a complete text solution that addresses each state's Core Standards (currently available in 36 states), with a simple-to-use system that helps teachers transition to digital resources while substantially lowering district costs. This primary instructional resource provides dynamic, interactive resources that support the 5E model of instruction (engage, explore, explain, extend, and evaluate) with a variety of digital resources.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 May 2013 - May/Jun 2013 Issue By

Britannica School

Britannica School was developed to replace textbooks with digital alternatives that address each state's core standards and engage student curiosity to enhance learning. An easy-to-use system helps teachers transition to digital resources and use them, while lowering district costs.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 May 2013 - May/Jun 2013 Issue By

TOOLS FOR LEARNING: Digital Textbooks--Show Me the Future!

In 2010, digital textbooks accounted for just 1% of the U.S. textbook market. In 2012, it was 5.5 percent. And it's climbing. Victor offers a company-by-company look providing you with some idea of what lies ahead.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 May 2013 - May/Jun 2013 Issue By

Edmentum Expands Plato Courseware Curriculum With 30 New Courses

With the addition of these 30 new semesters, Edmentum has increased its Plato Courseware secondary library by 17 percent and its individual middle school and high school libraries by 30 percent.
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Apr 2013

PBS NewsHour Profiles Innovative STEM Teachers in New Web Series

As part of its STEM coverage, and extensive coverage of educational issues in the U.S, PBS NewsHour is launching a multi-part web series profiling innovative STEM teachers from across the country.
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Apr 2013

Gale Announces National Geographic Kids

This new resource contains material appropriate for younger audiences, and content that is not duplicated in other available National Geographic Virtual Library products.
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Apr 2013

Scholastic Announces Largest Educational Technology Product Launch in the Company’s History

The suite of reading and math products includes MATH 180, iRead, System 44 Next Generation and READ 180 on the iPad.
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Apr 2013

Science News for Kids

For April 15, 2013: Science News for Kids offers current science stories and features presented in an understandable format accompanied with suggestions for hands-on activities, books, and websites.
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PBS LearningMedia and the Henry Ford Announce the 2012 Teacher Innovator Award Winners

The Teacher Innovator Awards recognize 30 PreK-12 educators from across the country who are using digital media in new and unique ways to improve students' learning across key subject areas.
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Apr 2013

Florida Virtual School and Shmoop Offer Students End-of-Course Help

All of Shmoop's guides are aligned to Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for Algebra I, Geometry, Biology, Civics and U.S. History.
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Apr 2013

Create a Fossil

For April 1, 2013: Many states include the study of fossils as part of the curriculum during the spring, and Cyberbee's current Web Pick, Create a Fossil, from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, can be a big help.
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PBS LearningMedia Launches Teacher Core Program to Support Teachers Using Digital Media

The PBS LearningMedia Teacher Core is comprised of K-12 educators and library media specialists from across the country. In partnership with their local PBS member station, they will work to champion digital learning in their communities.
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Mar 2013

Mimio Launches MimioScience Interactive Lessons

The state-of-the-art software, one of the first to address the impending Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), comprises an extensive series of 75 interactive whiteboard units that provide more than 225 lessons for students in grades 3-8.
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Mar 2013

ITI Crosslinks: Bringing the Smithsonian to a Library Near You, Thanks to Cengage Learning

Covered here ever so briefly via a press announcement earlier, Cengage's plans following its licensing agreement with the Smithsonian Institution are fully described and explored by Online Searcher magazine's editor-in-chief Marydee Ojala in her NewsBreak posting on the Information Today, Inc. website.
News/ITI Cross Links - Posted 13 Mar 2013

Cengage Learning Launches Partnership with the Smithsonian Institution to Bring Smithsonian Treasures into the Library and Academic Space

Immediate plans in the library space include the creation of a digital archive of the complete back files of both Air and Space magazine and Smithsonian Magazine, and will incorporate new issues on an ongoing basis.
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Mar 2013

Mayan Mysteries

Mayan Mysteries is an online puzzle-based game. Players explore the world of the ancient Mayan civilization.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Mar 2013 - Mar/Apr 2013 Issue By

THE PIPELINE: Makerspaces in Libraries, Education, and Beyond

What do the arts, literature, cooking, 3D printing, LEGO, libraries, and education have to do with each other? They can all be supported and encouraged by makerspaces aligned with library collections, programs, and services.
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TOOLS FOR LEARNING: What Our Schools Have in Common--Technology and Teaching to the Common Core State Standards

The Common Core offers a uniform, nationwide measure of where our students are and where they need to be, and Victor's Tools for Learning feature this month provides you with a descriptive list of companies that can help you get started.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Mar 2013 - Mar/Apr 2013 Issue By

Effective Web-Based K–12 Common Core Tools … and They’re Free!

Worried about the Common Core State Standards? If you are a teacher, you don't have to be. Granted, it will take time and effort to adapt your teaching plans to meet these standards. But there are a lot of tools to help you do it, available right now on the web.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Mar 2013 - Mar/Apr 2013 Issue By

Britannica Publishes New Elementary Ebooks

Britannica Digital Learning is publishing hundreds of new non-fiction ebooks for grades preK-6 in a wide range of school subjects.
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Feb 2013

Free Resources: The Smithsonian Quests Program

A digital badge program that fosters project-based learning, Smithsonian Quests are intended to inspire students to explore their own ideas and interests online, in school, at home and across the nation. The quests connect and reward learners of different ages and in different regions as they learn through discovery and collaboration.
News/Free Resources - Posted 13 Feb 2013

Alliant Energy Kids

For January 15, 2013: Learn about the basics of electricity and natural gas, including safety and renewable energy sources at Alliant Energy's Alliant Energy Kids site.
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PLATO Learning Changes Name to Edmentum

Recent acquisitions of learning technology companies such as Archipelago Learning and Educational Options helped prepare PLATO Learning for its transition to Edmentum. The company has expanded beyond the PLATO Learning product brand to include a comprehensive portfolio of award-winning, multi-platform learning technologies.
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Jan 2013

Discovery Education, 3M Open 15th Annual Young Scientist Challenge

A top science competition for students in grades 5-8, the Challenge rewards middle school students for their science acumen, demonstration of innovation and curiosity, and communication skills. Through the Challenge, students have the opportunity to compete for $25,000 and the title of "America's Top Young Scientist."
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Jan 2013

Gale Adds National Geographic: People, Animals, and the World to its National Geographic Virtual Library Product Line

National Geographic: People, Animals, and the World includes a variety of content such as full-text books on travel, science & technology, history, the environment and animals; videos covering such topics as the Islamic world, alternative energy and even the lifestyle of beluga whales; more than 650 maps; 600 downloadable National Geographic images; and the National Geographic Traveler magazine from 2010 - present.
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Jan 2013

Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a collection of more than 3,500 short instructional videos that provide learning activities in the areas of math, science, computer science, finance, economics, humanities, and test prep.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Jan 2013 - Jan/Feb 2013 Issue By


Globaloria is a social learning network that enables students to develop STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) knowledge and job skills through game design. It includes a set of simple examples, tutorials, and simulations in a customizable, 1-year curriculum.
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TOOLS FOR LEARNING: Flipping Out--A New Model to Reach All Students All Ways

In this Tools for Learning feature, Victor explores some of the technologies, tools, and platforms that will enable you to succeed in implementing the new flipped classroom teaching and learning model.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Jan 2013 - Jan/Feb 2013 Issue By

Siemens Foundation, Discovery Education Accepting Applications for 2013 Teachers as Researchers and STEM Institute Programs

The STARs program invites 40 educators from across the nation to attend Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) or Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) for two weeks to study and conduct research with some of the country's top scientists. The Siemens STEM Institute selects 50 educators from around the nation to attend a hands-on, immersion program promoting STEM education at the Discovery Education headquarters just outside of Washington, D.C.
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Dec 2012

Shmoop Gives AP Biology an Extreme Makeover

The guide hasn't just gotten a superficial, exterior overhaul. Shmoop's Guide is now jam-packed with tasty new tidbits, helpful hints and remarkable resources.
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Dec 2012

Visual Learning Systems Publishes iPad-Ready Life Science Textbook for Grades 5-9

Spanning 31 chapters and over 1,000 pages, "Core Ideas in Life Science" fully supports the Next Generation Science Standards. Animators, designers, videographers, and producers led by Brian Jerome, Ph.D. used their archive of videos, images, and animations to create this learning tool.
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Nov 2012

Science Buddies

For November 15, 2012: Students looking for science fair projects will find loads ideas at Science Buddies, a non-profit organization that "empowers K-12 students, parents, and teachers to quickly and easily find free project ideas and help in all areas of science from physics to food science and music to microbiology."
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Britannica Launches Online Information Solution for Classrooms

Entitled Britannica School, it provides rich multimedia resources for lessons and lesson planning, curriculum support, student and teacher research and homework help.
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Nov 2012

EBSCO Publishing Releases K-8 and High School Ebook Collections

The collections align with Common Core guidelines for Grades K-8 and Grades 9-12 in English Language Arts and Literacy, History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects.
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Nov 2012

Discovery Education for iPad

Discovery Education's iPad web app provides access to a database of video clips covering all core subjects in grades K-12.
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Pocket Literacy Coach

Pocket Literacy Coach sends daily text messages suggesting creative learning activities to a parent's mobile phone.
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TOOLS FOR LEARNING: The Big Bang--Charting the Expanding Universe of Mobile Education

Under the sun, moon, and stars, there's plenty to explore when it comes to "mobile in education," and the success of BYOD as a concept is a compelling reason to start exploring
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Nov 2012 - Nov/Dec 2012 Issue By

Discovery Education, 3M Announce 2012 Science Competition Winners

Discovery Education and 3M have named 14-year-old Deepika Kurup from Nashua, N.H., winner of the 2012 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for her innovative, cost effective and sustainable water-purification system.
News/Breaking News - Posted 17 Oct 2012

TOOLS FOR LEARNING: Content Collaboration--25 Resources for Accessing (and Sharing) It All

Teachers, librarians, media specialists, and others, including students themselves, need resources for accessing and sharing it all. With search, mobile, and social networking, there's a whole lot more help out of the quicksand.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Sep 2012 - Sep/Oct 2012 Issue By

Compass Learning Expands Middle School Science Offering For New Version of CompassLearning Odyssey

The updated science curriculum includes hundreds of new activities, quizzes, and tasks that empower teachers to engage students in key tenants of science and exploration.
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Aug 2012

SAS Curriculum Pathways Now Available to All Knovation icurio Subscribers

Available to icurio subscribers at no additional cost, SAS Curriculum Pathways provides interactive, standards-based resources featuring hundreds of interactive tools, inquiries, web lessons and audio tutorials in every core subject for grades 6-12 in traditional, virtual and home schools.
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Aug 2012

Steve Spangler Science

For August 15, 2012: Science teachers looking for supplies and classroom experiments will be delighted with the wealth of resources available at the Steve Spangler Science website. Sign up for the experiment of the week or deal of the day.
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Kno Launches K-12 Digital Textbooks

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Kno have partnered to introduce enhanced K-12 content at introductory rental prices from $9.99 or less.
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Aug 2012

Questia Unveils Its New, Improved Research Website

The new and improved Questia online library and research tool for students features an expanded library (increased by over 33 percent), improved navigation for better, faster research, dictionary and thesaurus tools, and an interactive reader that will make the research experience easier for students.
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Aug 2012

Ology: the AMNH Science Website for Kids

For August 1, 2012: Choose an "ology" at Ology, the American Museum of Natural History's website for kids, and dive in to lots of hands-on science activities.
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Discovery Education, 3M Announce National Finalists in Young Scientist Challenge

Students nationwide were asked to create a short video describing a new innovative solution that would impact an everyday problem, and these budding young scientists rose to the top of their peers due to the scientific ingenuity and inventive thinking demonstrated in their entry videos.
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Jul 2012

2012 summer Olympics

For July 1, 2012: Splash into the London Olympics at Time for Kids. Watch Road to London, a video marking 100 days to the Olympics plus interviews with Olympic and Paralympic legends and hopefuls, and lots more.
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Follett Software Partners With Leading Content Providers

The partnerships are reflective of a larger digitally focused initiative to strengthen the connection between the library and the K-12 classroom curriculum.
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Jun 2012

Amphibian Ark

For June 15, 2012: Blue Poison Dart frogs and other amphibians are in danger! Visit Amphibian Ark to learn about them, what's killing them, why it matters (Yes, it does!), and what's being done about it.
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Compass Learning's Odyssey 2012 Debuts

The new version empowers educators with custom courses and grade management solutions, the announcement states.
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Jun 2012

Gale Cengage Announces Classroom in Context (CliC)

CliC is a curriculum-based family of resources designed to supplement textbooks and enhance learning with authoritative, media-rich content from Gale's In Context product suite.
News/Breaking News - Posted 31 May 2012

Britannica Pathways: Science

Britannica Pathways: Science brings the full weight of Encyclopaedia Britannica's outstanding and extensive resources to bear in this supplemental tool for middle school science instruction. It consists of a guided discussion that helps students form hypotheses, which they research. Then, the hypotheses are checked with basic, multiple-choice quizzes and a follow-up activity.
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Geocaching with Kids

For May 1, 2012: Find treasure caches and solve problems by using a GPS with your students. Teachers, parents, and students will be able to gather many ideas for their GPS trek by visiting Geocaching with Kids.
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The Nature Conservancy, Discovery Education Launch ‘Nature Works Everywhere’

The new online destination provides middle school teachers, students and families with free tools and resources to explore and understand nature.
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Apr 2012

McGraw-Hill Education Launches ONboard Series for Advanced Placement

ONboard Series for Advanced Placement is designed to prepare high school students for the rigors of AP coursework through interactive learning tools that accommodate all learning styles.
News/Breaking News - Posted 17 Apr 2012

Science House: Video Science

For April 15, 2012: At the Science House Foundation's Video Science site, science teacher Dan Menelly, from the UN International School, presents a series of experiments that teachers can use in the classroom.
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Inspiration Maps Now Available on the App Store

The new app built for iPad allows students to build content and knowledge.
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Apr 2012

Discovery Education/Siemens Foundation Webinar Takes Students Beyond the Classroom for a Journey to the Arctic

Scientists and producers from Discovery Channel's series FROZEN PLANET will lead the Earth Day webinar.
News/Breaking News - Posted 10 Apr 2012


For April 1, 2012: Recently, Cyberbee's search for information about fossil identification led him to neoK12. It offers a large collection of free videos and pictures on nearly every subject for grades K-12.
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HarperCollins UK Launches “Wonders of the Universe” Astronomy App

The app combines educational content from Professor Brian Cox's books Wonders of the Solar System and Universe books with the award-winning BBC TV series for an interactive learning experience that can be enjoyed by astronomy experts and novices alike.
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Mar 2012

New Agreement Adds Britannica to List of Content Providers for EBSCO Discovery Service

The agreement between EBSCO Publishing and Britannica Digital Learning adds metadata to the EDS Base Index and allows full text searching of Britannica's Britannica Online School, PreK-8, Public Library, 21st Century Explorer and Academic Editions.
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Mar 2012

Khan Academy

For March 15, 2012: "A free world-class education for anyone anywhere." That's the mission of Khan Academy featured on 60 Minutes. It is a place where students can go to view over 3,000 tutorials in many subject areas on many levels.
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Discovery Education Expands Digital Textbooks to Include Middle, High School

A complete digital solution that replaces traditional textbooks, the Discovery Education Middle School Social Studies Techbooks and the High School Science Techbooks inspire students' curiosity and promote critical thinking through differentiated digital resources including interactive explorations and uniquely compelling video, images and informational text, the announcement states.
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Mar 2012

Cerebellum Corp. Releases Daily Planet: Wildlife and Daily Planet: Inventions & Technology Series for grades 9-12

The Daily Planet DVD programs explore the scientific aspects of current topics and events though the use of interviews, field pieces and real-life experiments to support science and STEM curricula.
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Feb 2012

Knovation (Formerly netTrekker) Launches icurio Digital Curriculum Content Solution

The icurio solution is designed to break down barriers to learning and transform the way teachers teach and students learn in a modern-day educational environment, according to the announcement.
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Feb 2012

Shmoop Launches AP Statistics

Why? As noted in the press announcement, statisticians are responsible for tracking professional baseball players' on-base percentages, analyzing the nets and grosses from feature films, and measuring the marketability of video games from region to region.
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Feb 2012

PBS Apps for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad

For February 1, 2012: PBS is opening up its library of movies with its free iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch apps.
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Britannica Curriculum Program Takes Aim at Scientific Misconceptions

Britannica Pathways: Science is designed to correct student misunderstandings through inquiry and collaboration.
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Jan 2012

Pearson Offers First Look at Its New Suite of Interactive Books for iPad

At FETC in Orlando, Pearson showcased the first wave of high school multimedia texts re-imagined for the iPad: Miller & Levine Biology, Algebra 1, Geometry, and Environmental Science, with Chemistry and Algebra 2 following in a few weeks.
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Jan 2012

School Specialty’s uLog Data Collection Devices Support STEM Education

With these dataloggers, Frey Scientific offers a way to collect data without barriers or expensive logging devices. uLog sensors are an all-in-one solution for classroom data collection.
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Jan 2012

Shmoop Launches AP Environmental Science Guide

In addition to an overview that prepares the diligent for the length, content and format of the test, the Shmoop guide to APES explores each topic on the exam in detail.
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Jan 2012

Cerebellum Corp. Releases Two New STEM DVD Series

The Daily Planet: Social Studies and Daily Planet: Physical Science series offer 16 new titles for grade 9-12 classroom learning.
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Jan 2012

ASCD Announces Seven New PD Online Courses for Educators

The new courses from ASCD support educators implementing Common Core State Standards. Three support implementation of new math standards; four subject-based courses focus on supporting educators in integrating the new literacy standards into science, history/social studies, English language arts, and mathematics lessons.
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Jan 2012

BBC Circuits and Conductors

For December 15, 2011: After your students have completed hands-on lessons with electrical circuits, send them to the BBC Circuits and Conductors site.
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Free Resources: Scholastic’s ‘Teaching with Brian Selznick’ Website

Scholastic has launched a new free website for classrooms, Teaching with Brian Selznick, with a virtual field trip to the American Museum of Natural History, the setting for Selznick's newest bestselling children's book, Wonderstruck.
News/Free Resources - Posted 13 Dec 2011

Gale Cengage Announces Redesigned User Interface for Gale Virtual Reference Library

After extensive user analysis and market feedback, the interface for Gale's online ebook platform has been overhauled with improved navigation and organization, and a vibrant and engaging display to draw in students, researchers, professionals and general readers, the announcement states.
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Dec 2011

Infobase Learning Announces Redesigned Streaming Video Products

Among the key platform enhancements are iPad compatibility, a redesigned interface with improved navigation, a new video player, special collections for key producers, improved search and browse options, and new features for account administrators, including free MARC records for every video.
News/Breaking News - Posted 17 Nov 2011

New Dimension Media to Launch STEM-focused Streaming Media Package

The service will bring students and educators over 300 targeted programs in science, technology, engineering, and math.
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Nov 2011

PBS LearningMedia to Offer Schools Initial Access to U.S. Department of Education's Learning Registry

The next generation media-on-demand service from PBS is making public media available free to teachers and students nationwide.
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Nov 2011

Grolier Online

Grolier Online is a re-engineered, redesigned version of this web-based, subscription with new content and digital research tools. It tailors content for each user with an enhanced search engine that enables access to articles, maps, and videos that are adjustable to various reading levels.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Nov 2011 - Nov/Dec 2011 Issue By

THE PIPELINE: Whither the Textbook? Opportunity Knocks, LOUD

The textbook is evolving, to say the least. Stephen is excited by the opportunities this presents for educators. So this month's column explores the opportunity to enhance a learner's experience and success with next-generation textbooks.
Column/The Pipeline - Posted 01 Nov 2011 - Nov/Dec 2011 Issue By

PBS KIDS GO!’s Cyberchase Math Series Website Is Redesigned

The redesigned site will feature hundreds of videos, math games and hands-on activities in support of cross-platform STEM learning.
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Oct 2011

Free Resources: Discovery Education and Partners’ Supplemental Classroom Materials, Grants, Award Programs

Focused on providing fun and engaging tools to classrooms and homes, these joint efforts include components like supplemental family activities, K-12 curriculum programs, interactive classroom lessons and more.
News/Free Resources - Posted 10 Oct 2011's Treebanding Project

For October 1, 2011: It's not too late to get involved with the Smithsonian's tree banding project You can do it now through
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Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education Launch Fourth Annual Siemens ‘We Can Change the World Challenge’

Through the Challenge, students are invited to team up with classmates under teacher/mentors to solve environmental problems in their school (grades K-5), community (grades 6-8) and world (grades 9-12).
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Sep 2011

OverDrive and Amazon Launch Kindle Compatibility with Library Ebooks

In a move highly anticipated since its initial announcement in April, public libraries and schools in the U.S. can now lend ebooks for the Amazon Kindle.
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Sep 2011


For September 15, 2011: Teachers looking for a free and safe place to share student-produced videos should check out SchoolTube, the largest K-12 moderated video sharing website in the country.
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Free Resources: A Discovery Education Day of Instructive Webinars on 21st Century Learning Tools

The special live student session will feature acclaimed children's author Jean Craighead George.
News/Free Resources - Posted 13 Sep 2011

Cerebellum Corp. Releases ‘Teaching Systems: Nutrition’

The new DVD series, intended to teach students about healthy living and essential nutrition topics using a unique and humorous approach, provides supplemental curriculum correlated to nutrition guidelines and standards.
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Sep 2011 Announces New Features in Maps101

K-12 Students can now visualize and compare 2010 Census Data with interactive maps.
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Sep 2011

Don Johnston Announces Bookstream for Ebook Delivery

Bookstream makes it easy for educators to hop on the internet, upload ebooks and share them with students for anytime reading, the announcement states. It was designed to help educators comply with IDEA 2004 (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) that require schools to deliver core curriculum in accessible formats to support students with disabilities.
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Sep 2011

Smart Science, from ParaComp, Inc.

In Smart Science labs, students interactively collect data from real-world videos. Students predict results and then compare the results to their predictions. Teachers review the students' work.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Sep 2011 - Sep/Oct 2011 Issue By

THE NEW MEDIA CENTER: Subscription Databases in the Age of the Internet--A Problem With Easy Solutions

It is disconcerting when a school or state purchases valuable resources and usage is low. Mary Alice says the start of the school year is a good time to begin overcoming nonuse.
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TOOLS FOR LEARNING: An Ebook Update—The Latest Sources, Resources, and Options

The e-everything revolution charges ahead in the education realm. This month, Victor Rivero reprises and updates the discussion he started last year in his article "E Is for Explosion: E-Readers, Etextbooks, Econtent, Elearning, E-Everything."
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Sep 2011 - Sep/Oct 2011 Issue By

Discovery Education Offers New Back-to-School Content and Enhancements

The company has upgraded its Discovery Education streaming service with a variety of new resources, more efficient navigation and a free, three-week series of webinars to help educators explore how to incorporate the digital resources into their instruction.
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Aug 2011

Discovery Education, Intel Encourage Students to Explore Their Curiosity Through New Online Resources

"Curiosity in the Classroom" engages students with cross-curricular lessons.
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Aug 2011

Study Jams

For August 15, 2011: For elementary math and science teachers looking for videos or slide shows to introduce or augment a topic, check out Study Jams.
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Animated Knots by Grog

For August 1, 2011: Kids looking for a summer activity? Brush up on how to tie knots by watching animated illustrations at the user friendly Animated Knots by Grog website.
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Cerebellum Announces Exclusive U.S. Distribution of Two Award-winning Science Series

The ‘Kids @ Discovery: Creepy Creatures' and ‘Daily Planet: Environment Series' DVD collections offer 19 new titles for K-12 learning.
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Aug 2011

EBSCO Publishing Delivers eBooks and Audiobooks on EBSCOhost Alongside Databases and Other Digital Content

EBSCOhost now provides content from the most in-demand publishers available via new acquisition models including expanded ownership plans to serve the needs of libraries and their patrons.
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Jul 2011

Free Resources: PBS LearningMedia

In addition to a rich public media library, PBS LearningMedia has content contributed from other publicly funded organizations, including the National Archives, the Library of Congress and NPR, as well as content funded by NASA, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the US Department of Education, to deliver thousands of resources for use in the classroom and with home-schoolers.
News/Free Resources - Posted 20 Jul 2011

For July 15, 2011: Ready for a summer adventure? Explore prehistoric Native American pictographs and petroglyphs by visiting the numerous links to galleries and museums at
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ITI Cross Links: Cengagement—Cengage Acquires National Geographic School Publisher

Marydee Ojala, editor of Information Today, Inc.'s ONLINE magazine, posted a NewsBreak recently on Cengage's acquisition of a component of National Geographic that will be of interest to the K-12 community.
News/ITI Cross Links - Posted 01 Jul 2011

Take a Field Trip to the Field Museum

For July 1, 2011: If you haven't had an opportunity to visit the Field Museum in Chicago, you can explore some of its natural history treasures online.
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Discovery Education's Digital Textbook Launching in Classrooms Across the Country This Fall

The company's Interactive Science Techbook replaces print textbooks as a primary instructional resource.
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Jun 2011

DRM-Free eBooks from O’Reilly to Be Distributed Via OverDrive’s Global Network

1,500 digital books for software developers to be available for booksellers, libraries and schools.
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Jun 2011

A Prairie Field Trip

For June 15, 2011: If there's one near you, visiting a prairie remnant makes a great field trip. For background, learn about the prairie regions of Ohio, native plants, and Making a Prairie Garden from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources' Ohio Prairies website.
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Free Nature Crafts

For June 1, 2011: Race into summer with a boatload of craft ideas from the Free Nature Crafts website that will keep kids busy outdoors.
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Vernier Publishes New Physics Experiments Lab Book

The "Advanced Physics with Vernier - Mechanics" lab book offers a new set of experiments for more in-depth introductory physics courses, such as college physics, Advanced Placement Physics, or International Baccalaureate Physics.
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 May 2011

Encyclopaedia Britannica Releases 'Snakes', Multimedia App for iPhone, iPad, and iPod

The new mobile download for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch is aligned with the school curriculum and designed for ages 8-12, though, says the announcement, even the youngest and most ophidiophobic kids can enjoy it.
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 May 2011

Gale Partners with to Bring Videos and Content to GREENR will be providing Gale with video interviews covering a range of issues connected to our planet, humans on earth, damage to our ecosystem, alternative development ideas, sustainability, and more.
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 May 2011

Vegetable Gardens for Kids

For May 15, 2011: Combine a lesson on nutrition with a hands-on activity in your school yard using these tips and resources on the Vegetable Gardens for Kids at the Growing website.
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Free Resources: WGBH Teachers' Domain Environmental Public Health Collection

The Environmental Public Health (EPH) collection offers classroom-ready assets for middle and high school students that look at how researchers, communities, and policy makers are working to address health issues resulting from toxins and other factors in our environment.
News/Free Resources - Posted 03 May 2011

Study Island Announces Winners of Project-Based Learning Activities Contest

Four grade-level winners have been selected, with the winning entries to be published in Study Island online products.
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 May 2011

State Finalists Named in Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge

The Siemens Foundation, Discovery Education, the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), and the College Board have named the 24 middle school and 24 high school state finalists in the third annual Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge.
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 May 2011

THE PIPELINE: Way Cool Stuff in the Pipeline

Stephen goes out on a limb to talk about stuff that's just plain exciting and not (yet) purely practical, with video links for all. Consider 3D printing, gesture computing, augmented reality, and more.
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THE TECH EFFECT: Playing Around With Technology

Johanna argues for and promotes a more flexible approach to teaching and using digital media through fabulous examples from the students of Ross Wallis, head of creative arts at a school in the U.K.
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Scholastic Introduces New Version of Its Digital Reference Source Grolier Online

The new Grolier Online is customized for five unique sets of users, and includes an enhanced search engine and access to 120,000 articles arranged by reading level.
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Apr 2011

Key Math Strategists Launched to Support Implementation of Common Core State

Key Math Strategists, a new professional development organization from Key Curriculum Press, is designed to help schools make sense of, and gain maximum benefit from, the integration of the Common Core State Standards.
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Apr 2011

Free Resources: Six Gale Online Resources Freely Available During National Library Week

Free access runs through National Library Week, from April 10 to April 24, 2011. Librarians can download the widget to their homepage by visiting starting on April 10.
News/Free Resources - Posted 06 Apr 2011

Alexander Street Press to Launch Academic Video Online Complete

The integrated online repository of academic video titles is part of Alexander Street's effort to rapidly expand its offerings to more than 10,000 titles in 2011 and to 20,000 by 2013.
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Apr 2011

IMLS-Funded Research Explores How School Librarians Use Digital Content for STEM Learning

Florida State University School of Library & Information Studies is using an IMLS grant to explore how school librarians can make it easier for students and their teachers to use digital content to support STEM learning. The project investigates how librarians are currently using open content STEM resources and develops a tool that allows librarians to easily create catalog records for digital materials.
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Apr 2011

Star Walk and Sky Map

For April 1, 2011: With the new GPS technology on smart phones, you can use apps like Star Walk and Sky Map to look at the night sky in your specific location.
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Infobase Learning/Facts On File Launches Access Video On Demand for Public Libraries

Offering unlimited access to more than 7,800 full-length videos and 88,000 clips, Access Video On Demand gives public library patrons instant access to thousands of acclaimed documentaries, award-winning educational films, and helpful instructional videos in a variety of subject areas from top-quality producers.
News/Breaking News - Posted 31 Mar 2011

Free Resources: Online Professional Development Modules From PBS TeacherLine on Teaching About Climate Change

New on-demand, video-based modules are available that are designed to deepen teacher knowledge of global climate and earth system change, while providing a resource that can also be used with students.
News/Free Resources - Posted 24 Mar 2011

U.S.G.S. Earthquake Hazards Program

For March 15, 2011: One of the best resources for earthquake information is from the U.S. Geological Survey: The U.S.G.S. Earthquake Hazards Program.
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Cengage Learning's Delmar Releases Engineering Titles in Partnership With Project Lead the Way

The four new titles, Civil Engineering and Architecture, Aerospace Engineering: From the Ground Up, Principles of Engineering and Digital Electronics, provide a wealth of content and resources to enhance PLTW's middle and high school STEM curriculum.
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Mar 2011

Vernier Announces Winners of Video Physics Contest

Winning entries in the competition, which was created to mark the launch of Vernier's Video Physics app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, demonstrated both creativity and innovation by using video to demonstrate the science concepts behind many everyday occurrences.
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Mar 2011

Best Kid Apps

For March 1, 2011: There is an app for that, but which app is the best for kids? Visit Best Kid Apps to read reviews and ratings of iPhone, iPad, and Android applications.
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Former ResourceShelf Publisher Launches INFOdocket Web Resource and Reference Material Site

Gary Price and colleagues will continue to provide valuable information and education resources through this new site as well as FullTextReports.
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Mar 2011

Free Resources: WGBH Teachers' Domain Classroom Resources, Lesson Plans for LOOP SCOOPS

WGBH Teachers' Domain has created free classroom resources to support LOOP SCOOPS, a new animated broadband series for kids ages 6- 9 designed to grab their attention and get them thinking more creatively about the environment and the choices they make.
News/Free Resources - Posted 28 Feb 2011

EBSCO Publishing Releases 24 New Ebook Subject Sets

The subject sets are part of a rapidly growing collection of ebooks that are offered in collections grouped by subject matter.
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Feb 2011

Turning Technologies and BrainPOP Announce Strategic Alliance

The agreement with BrainPOP will allow BrainPOP's animated content to operate seamlessly with Turning Technologies' student response systems for immediate assessment of student learning.
News/Breaking News - Posted 10 Feb 2011

Discovery Education’s Digital Content Now Compatible With

By making Discovery Education digital services compatible with Sky, users can now access the company's content using one single username and password.
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Feb 2011

Discovery Education, 3M Announce Call for Entries for Young Scientist Challenge

Ten finalists will be selected to receive an all-expense paid trip to the 3M Innovation Center in St. Paul, Minn. to compete in the final challenge in October, 2011. The winner will receive $25,000 and the title of "America's Top Young Scientist."
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Feb 2011

BookheadEd Learning Announces Launch of StudySync

The StudySync program combines classic and modern texts, digital media, mobile technology, and social networking designed to inspire students to achieve higher levels of critical thinking and academic collaboration.
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Feb 2011


For February 1, 2011: Enhance your high school physics lessons with the information and video demonstrations from HyperPhysics, an award winning site hosted by the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Georgia State University.
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Cerebellum Corp. Launches Three STEM-focused Series from the ‘Defined Learning’ Library

The 40-DVD library brings science and technology content to life for middle and high schoolers.
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Jan 2011

netTrekker, Defined Learning Partner to Integrate Defined Learning STEM Content into netTrekker Search

The partnership will expand the netTrekker Search digital resource offering to bring real world relevance to STEM education.
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Jan 2011

BrainPop Featured Movie App

For January 15, 2011: BrainPOP has hundreds of original animated movies covering a wide range of academic subjects. Now there's a BrainPOP app offering access to the free "movie of the day."
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Science Power From World Book Classroom

Science Power from World Book Classroom is an interactive program that brings science alive for students. It includes multimedia, teacher guides and tests for each lesson. Lessons can be presented to whole groups, small groups, or individuals.
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TOOLS FOR LEARNING: Connected and Engaged

Online. Blended. Mobile. 21 st-century. Collaborative. Project-based. Any way you label it, learning is changing. We're now settling into an exciting new paradigm of connected, engaged learning. To get a sense of all this, take a look at the sites, services, and resources we've noted right here in this article.
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PBS TeacherLine Offers INSPIRE's 'Inspire Elementary Students with Engineering' Course

Enrollment is now open for this new online professional development course developed by INSPIRE at Purdue University to help pre-K-6 teachers improve learning and foster interest in STEM careers.
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 Dec 2010

Science Kids

For December 15, 2010: Ready to spark scientific minds with some fun activities? Then, visit the Science Kids website, where you will find experiments on a variety of topics such as electricity, aerodynamics, and chemical reactions.
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DreamCatcher Games Releases Learn Science for Nintendo DS

Learn Science helps children learn basic principles of light and sound, physics, the human body, biology, and geography while playing a variety of engaging mini-games.
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Dec 2010

Indiana and Louisiana Approve Discovery Education’s Digital Science Services for Statewide Use in Elementary and Middle School Classrooms

Each edition of the Discovery Education Science Techbook series is built from the ground up to address individual state standards and is intended to serve as the new primary instructional resource for Indiana and Louisiana elementary and middle schools.
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Dec 2010

Energy Quest

For December 1, 2010: At the Energy Quest website from the California Energy Commission, discover interesting facts about energy through a virtual interface.
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Robotics Museum

For November 15, 2010: Use the activities on the San Jose, California-based Tech Museum's robotics website to lay the foundation for studying robotics.
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World Book Expands Science Power Digital Supplemental Learning Resource

Science Power, first introduced this summer, is a core component of the World Book Classroom collection of content-rich, interactive digital supplemental learning resources.
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Nov 2010 Announces To Go Education App

The first release, available now in the Apple App Store, gives students mobile access to's library of 9,000 online lessons, worksheets, videos and test-prep resources.
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Nov 2010

Free Resources: 3M and Discovery Education's Science of Everyday Life Resource Center

The Science of Everyday Life resource center provides teachers, parents, and students with a fun and interactive platform to explore the role that science plays in our daily lives.
News/Free Resources - Posted 05 Nov 2010


Alice Kurtz reviews Shmoop, a free portal of digital resources, primarily for literature and social studies topics, that help students relate subjects being studied in school to their daily lives.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Nov 2010 - Nov/Dec 2010 Issue By

Discover the Forest

For November 1, 2010: At the USDA Forest Service's and Ad Council's Discover the Forest website find a forest or park by typing in your zip code, then start exploring!
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Philippe Cousteau’s EarthEcho International Partners with Discovery Education to Launch Water Planet Challenge

The web-based program provides interactive tools and resources for middle and high school-aged youth to design, create and implement service-learning projects that address environmental concerns in their communities, from water conservation to beachfront cleanups.
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Oct 2010

Shmoop Introduces Site Licenses for Schools, Districts and Public Libraries

Shmoop Site Licenses allow schools and libraries to give all of their students, teachers, and patrons complimentary access to Shmoop's subscription products anywhere they have web access.
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Oct 2010

Fear of Physics

For October 15, 2010: To students who think the field of physics is "mired with images of weird old men electrocuting themselves, strange equations, esoteric concepts, indecipherable books, etc.," the creators of the Fear of Physics website say: "NO WAY. Give it a chance!"
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Discovery Education and 3M Announce 2010 National Science Competition Winner

Liam McCarty, "America's Top Young Scientist," has received $50,000 in U.S. Savings Bonds. McCarty was one of 10 finalists who competed in a series of live science challenges in New York City.
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Oct 2010

Archipelago Learning Releases Study Island Version 4.0

Enhancements in version 4.0 offer virtual student response systems, digital flashcards, customizable assessments, and a redesigned teacher page.
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Oct 2010

Free Resources: The Science of NFL Football

Thanks to Gary Price's ResourceShelf for this gem found at the National Science Foundation—"an informative 10-part video series that explores the science behind America's most beloved sport…"
News/Free Resources - Posted 29 Sep 2010

National Geographic Society Releases Updated Complete National Geographic

In this updated archive, from October 1888 through December 2009, every printed page of the more than 1,400 issues, including over 200,000 photographs, has been digitally scanned, allowing users to leaf through electronic pages, search, zoom, scroll and print at a high-resolution level that captures the clarity and quality of the original publications.
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Sep 2010


For September 15, 2010: Parents, kids, and teens will discover a wealth of information reviewed by medical and health professionals at the KidsHealth website, from the Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media.
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Siemens Foundation, Discovery Education, and NSTA Announce Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge

The third year of this national sustainability challenge—now expanded to include high school students—encourages all students, from kindergarten through twelfth grade, to team up with their classmates to create replicable solutions to environmental issues in their schools (grades K-5), community (grades 6-8) and world (grades 9-12).
News/Breaking News - Posted 10 Sep 2010

Wilson Launches WilsonWeb Mobile Interface

A free service for WilsonWeb subscribers, WilsonWeb Mobile provides "anytime, anywhere" access to WilsonWeb reference databases, marrying WilsonWeb's versatile searching, trusted information, and practical tools with smart-phone convenience, according to the announcement.
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Sep 2010

Cognite, from Follett Software Co.

Victor Rivero reviews Cognite from Follett Software Co., a digital learning environment that integrates discovery and organization tools, collaboration, and communication.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Sep 2010 - Sep/Oct 2010 Issue By

PBS KIDS PLAY! Now Available for Classroom Use

The innovative educational games are targeted to children in preschool, kindergarten and special education. The standards-based, cross-curricular program adapts to each student with three learning stages for each of 30 skill areas.
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Sep 2010

Shmoop Launches PSAT and SAT Test Prep

The company's test prep service is available at $19 per student; Shmoop also announced that it will donate 20 percent of its proceeds to student groups or Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs) who promote its Online Test Prep services as a group fundraiser.
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Sep 2010

World Book Launches Science Power

Science Power is the latest addition to the World Book Classroom collection of content-rich, interactive digital supplemental learning resources.
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Aug 2010

Shmoop Launches 1,000 Educational Android Apps and iPad eBooks

Shmoop now offers more than 4,000 titles available across the web, iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle, Nook, and Sony Reader.
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Aug 2010

Pearson Enhances Waterford Early Learning, SuccessMaker and NovaNET

All of these enrichments are available for customers immediately, and the standards-aligned programs qualify for federal funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Aug 2010

FREE: Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

For August 15, 2010: Search for exemplary lessons and information by topic or keyword at the free Federal Resources for Educational Excellence website.
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Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge Announces Top 10 Finalists

The top finalists will compete in New York City for $50,000 in U.S. savings bonds and the title of 'America's Top Young Scientist'.
News/Breaking News - Posted 10 Aug 2010

Discovery Education Expands Content Relationships to Provide New Curriculum-Aligned Digital Media

New agreements with BBC, Espresso Education/Channel 4, Dr. Lodge McCammon, CBS News, Smarterville/Reading Rainbow, and Visual Classroom will add robust educational media to Discovery's digital content services.
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Jul 2010

Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) Announces Release of the 21st Century Skills Map for the Arts

The core subject map—the result of a collaboration between P21 and leading art, dance, music, theater, and visual arts associations—provides first-of-their-kind classroom examples of integrating the 'four Cs' into arts courses.
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Jul 2010

International Spy Museum

For July 15, 2010: Spies are in the news, so visit the International Spy Museum if you're in Washington, D.C. this summer! Next best thing? Hit their International Spy Museum website! Be watching over your shoulder, though.
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Discovery Education, 3M Announce Middle School Science Competition Student Semifinalists

The 47 semifinalists were selected based on their science communication skills exhibited in a short video explaining the science behind issues millions of Americans face in everyday life, including preventing the spread of germs, ensuring food safety and sun protection.
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Jul 2010

The Etext in Action: Two Examples

For this story, Victor researched and describes a couple of real-life ways in which curriculum content is moving in the direction of an all-electronic format. He looks first at a school district's move to acquire interactive, digital textbooks from publishers in place of traditional paper-based books. Then he discusses Discovery Education's adaptation of its rich content into digital "basal textbook" format—but "basal textbooks" like you've never seen before!
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ebrary Announces New Pilot Program for Public Libraries with Free Access for Local Schools

The new pilot program combines more than 20,000 ebooks from leading publishers under a simultaneous, multi-user access subscription model; free access for local public high schools; do-it-yourself epublishing tools; and complimentary marketing services.
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 May 2010

Siemens 'We Can Change the World' Challenge Announces 2010 Winners

Team 'No1Idling' from Michigan takes the middle school top honor; California's Team 'Planet Blue and Green' and Illinois' Team 'Zero Waste Lunch Experts' are the elementary school winners.
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 May 2010

EBSCO Publishing Introduces Referencia Latina

Referencia Latina is a definitive general reference resource for the rapidly growing native Spanish-speaking population in the United States covering issues in Latin America and Spain, as well as US and global affairs.
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 May 2010

A LOOK AT ... Subscription Websites

Subscription web services for education offer a fascinating variety of products and approaches for teachers, parents, students, and school systems. Some services provide grade book and student information systems, others offer assessment and learning management platforms, and some feature classroom resources including lesson plans, videos, digital tools, activities, and games. This article takes a look at a representative sampling of subscription-based websites that are appropriate for use in K-12 classrooms.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 May 2010 - May/Jun 2010 Issue By

Oil Spill as Teachable Moment!

For May 1, 2010: The huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a news maker that can be turned into a quick inquiry lesson for students. Try a lesson that Cyberbee has used with teachers and students to think about the best way to clean-up an oil spill. Then, visit NOAA's National Ocean Service website page.
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eLibrary Science

ProQuest's eLibrary Science provides online science content, tools, videos, and manipulatives designed for use with both mainstream and AP (advanced placement) science courses.
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Blackboard Releases Major Update of Blackboard Learn

Release 9.1 of Blackboard Learn emphasizes social learning and student engagement, and brings upgrades for K-12 and former WebCT Clients.
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Apr 2010

NAMTC and EduTone Launch Digital Marketplace for K-12 Schools

The NAMTC Digital Marketplace is powered by the EduTone Xchange platform, enabling education service agencies to purchase, provision, and access on demand the web-based applications and content offered in the Digital Marketplace.
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Apr 2010

Stream Invertebrates Resources

For April 15, 2010: Meet the invertebrates through art and photography with help from, the website of the Bryant Watershed Education Project in south central Missouri.
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Gale Celebrates National Library Week With Focus On Advocacy

In the spirit of the celebration, Gale will provide free access to four online resources for use by any library throughout the entire week: Career Transitions, Global Issues in Context, GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources), and Grzimek's Animal Life.
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Apr 2010

Free Resources: Discovery Education's Spring Virtual Conference

The free professional development event on April 24th will focus on integrating educational technologies into classroom instruction.
News/Free Resources - Posted 22 Mar 2010

APTE Launches Literacy Suite

Designed by special educators and based on visual learning theory, the Literacy Suite is designed to build reading, writing, and science skills by combining students' own images, videos, and photos with rich learning content.
News/Breaking News - Posted 17 Mar 2010

Discoveries and Breakthroughs Inside Science

For March 15, 2010: Looking for some video clips to complement science lessons? Discoveries and Breakthroughs Inside Science (DBIS) is a syndicated science and engineering news service for local television newscasts whose videos are available on the web.
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Interactive Science Middle School Program

Sally Finley reviews Pearson's Interactive Science Middle School Program, an online science program that uses grade-level textbook and online resources.
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Discovery Education Adds New Content from Scholastic Media, the Smithsonian Institution and Other Leading Publishers

Collaborations with top publishers, two public school systems, and others growDiscovery Education's library of content to more than 150,000 assets.
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Feb 2010

netTrekker and NSTA Partner to Offer Professional Development Resources to Improve K-12 Science Teaching

Through the partnership, schools and districts can purchase a package of professional development resources from the NSTA Learning Center along with their netTrekker subscription.
News/Breaking News - Posted 10 Feb 2010

World Book Introduces The World Book Encyclopedia 2010

The latest version of the 22-volume encyclopedia includes thousands of new and revised articles across all disciplines and topics. The World Book Web, World Book's online information portal, includes reference collections which offer all the articles in the print edition as well as thousands more from World Book's contributors.
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Feb 2010

Discovery Education, 3M Announce 12th Annual Young Scientist Challenge

The Challenge offers a chance for middle school students to win $50,000 in U.S. savings bonds.
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Jan 2010

Fresh from the World ... Where Your Food Comes From

For January 15, 2010: The interactive site Fresh from the World ... Where Your Food Comes From presents the history of 15 popular foods as well as how food is grown, processed, and distributed.
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Beaming the World Into Our Schools: Getting Into Interactive Videoconferencing

There is an economical way to introduce videoconferencing that involves inexpensive laptop computers and programs such as iChat, Skype, and ooVoo. A technology integration plan shared by a few pioneering districts in the author's area proves this point. Through it, schools have been able to make a serious commitment to the "new wave" of interactive technology at a minimal cost.
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Free Resources: PBS Teachers' New Collection for Teaching Critical Economic and Financial Literacy Skills

PBS Teachers has launched its contribution to public media's Economy Collaboration project, based on the recent global financial crisis, to help students understand complex economic concepts.
News/Free Resources - Posted 15 Dec 2009

Free Resources: Discovery Education SCIcon 2010 Science-Focused Professional Development Event

Scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, Discovery Educator Network SCIcon 2010 is designed to help participants transform science instruction with digital media and to improve student achievement.
News/Free Resources - Posted 15 Dec 2009

Amazon Interactive

For December 1, 2009: At Amazon Interactive, one of a multitude of Eduweb interactive learning sites developed with a range of partners, explore the geography of the Ecuadorian Amazon through online activities.
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Zula USA Launches

The website is an online destination designed to offer kids ages six and older, along with their peers, parents and teachers, a chance to explore the galaxies in fun and challenging ways.
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Nov 2009

Children & Nature Network

For November 15, 2009: The Children & Nature Network (C&NN) was created to encourage and support the people and organizations working worldwide to reconnect children with nature.
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Pearson Introduces New Middle School Interactive Science Curriculum

Available for purchase in January 2010, Interactive Science enables middle school students to read, write, draw, graph, and self-assess all in one place, actively engaging students with real-world content.
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Nov 2009

Facts On File Announces Launch of Curriculum Video On Demand

Curriculum Video On Demand is a compilation of high-school-level video content from producers around the world, covering six core subject areas: science and mathematics, social studies, literature and language arts, health and nutrition, business and economics, and visual and performing arts.
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Nov 2009

PBS TeacherLine Partners With NASA to Develop Professional Development Resources on Global Climate Change

PBS TeacherLine has received nearly $600,000 in grant funding from NASA to create online courses and free professional development resources for "Teaching Climate Change"
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Nov 2009

A LOOK AT... Teacher Tools

The constant development of new and evolving internet and electronic technologies has resulted in the creation of an exciting variety of teacher tools for classroom use. The related changing nature of culture and the way students learn these days makes it imperative to adopt these digital tools in our schools. This article takes a look at a sampling of new or updated software, web-based services, and hardware that can be very useful in a variety of learning situations.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Nov 2009 - Nov/Dec 2009 Issue By

Grzimek's Animal Life

Sally Finley reviews Grzimek's Animal Life, an online animal reference database from Gale Cengage Learning.
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Science Buddies

For November 1, 2009: Need ideas for a science project? Look no further than Science Buddies, a project of The Kenneth Lafferty Hess Family Charitable Foundation.
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Free Resources: PBS Teachers/Classroom 2.0 Webinar 'Helping Kids Understand Viruses and Vaccinations with Sid the Science Kid'

The November 17, 2009 webinar focuses on resources and strategies to help students understand how germs, viruses, and vaccinations work.
News/Free Resources - Posted 29 Oct 2009

netTrekker, BrainPOP Offer Expanded Digital Resources for Classroom and At-Home Use

With BrainPOP's animated educational resources fully accessible from within the netTrekker search tool, subscribers have the option to upgrade their netTrekker accounts to include all BrainPOP products.
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Oct 2009

Free Resources: PBS' Digital Media Resources from Ken Burns's Documentary Series 'The National Parks'

On-demand video, lessons plans, student activities, and historical archives are now available through PBS Teachers. An Oct. 7 webinar provides ideas on infusing technology into instruction through the free online tools and 'National Parks' educational media.
News/Free Resources - Posted 06 Oct 2009

ePals Joins National Consumer Brands to Launch 'Team Earth,' a Global Sustainability Movement

ePals will act as the global education partner for "Team Earth," and will offer an interactive, safe focus area for students worldwide to engage in competitions, voice their opinions and take action.
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 Sep 2009

Discovery Education, Scholastic Media Renew Digital Content Distribution Relationship

In addition to Scholastic's Magic School Bus series, under the new agreement, Discovery Education streaming's users continue to have access to more than 50 Scholastic titles from series including Dear America, Horrible Histories, and I Spy.
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Sep 2009

Study Buddy Handheld Tutors

Charles Doe reviews the Study Buddy Handheld Tutor, a device that offers electronic multiple choice practice opportunities for students of all ages.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Sep 2009 - Sep/Oct 2009 Issue By

Classworks Web Edition

Sally Finley reviews Classworks Web Edition, an online subscription service that provides individualized standards-based instruction in math, reading, language arts, and science.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Sep 2009 - Sep/Oct 2009 Issue By

Free Resources: NASA K-12 Teaching Materials

From NASA's site for educators comes this "finder" tool for NASA K-12 Teaching Materials.
News/Free Resources - Posted 17 Aug 2009

Eyes on the Sky, Feet on the Ground

For August 15, 2009: Explore the wonders of astronomy at the Eyes on the Sky, Feet on the Ground website from the Smithsonian Institution through a variety of activities designed for elementary teachers and students.
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Siemens Foundation We Can Change the World Challenge, Year 2, Begins

The Siemens Foundation, Discovery Education, and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) are partnering again this year to educate, empower, and engage students and teachers nationwide to become "Agents of Change" in improving their communities through the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge.
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Aug 2009

Discovery Education Enhances Curricular Resources and Integration Tools

The upgrades and enhancements offer educators improved search capabilities, as well as expanded student access and new interactive games and tutorials.
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Aug 2009

The Firefly Files

For August 1, 2009: Visit the Firefly Files site to learn fast facts about fireflies' classification, habitat, behavior, and bioluminescence, plus fun activities for stuying them.
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Gale Announces the Transformation of Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia

The interactive online version will include information on more than 4,000 species, covering topics such as evolution, habitat, behavior, ontology, conservation status and more.
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Jul 2009

Tabula Digita Introduces 'League of Scientists' Video Game Series

Developed in partnership with the Monsanto Fund and the International Society for Technology in Education, the series is being offered for free to students in grades three through five and is meant to help students build their knowledge base.
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Jul 2009

NREL: Learning About Renewable Energy

For July 15, 2009: The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has provided a website on energy efficiency and various applications of renewable energy including solar, wind, biomass, hydrogen, geothermal, ocean, and hydropower.
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Sally Finley reviews Aha!Science, a supplemental program of instruction, lessons, games, simulations, journaling, activities, and quizzes for grades 3–5 focusing on life science, Earth and space science, and physical science.
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Summer Whale Watching!

For July 1, 2009: Live by the ocean? Or not? Either way, learning about whales is a cool summer activity. Check out these two sites for loads of whale information.
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NECC News: Maps Provide First-of-their-kind Classroom Examples of Integrating 21st Century Skills into Science and Geography Courses

The 21st Century Skills Science and Geography Maps demonstrate how the integration of 21st century skills into science and geography classes support teaching and prepare students to become effective and productive citizens.
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Jun 2009

Kids Gardening—National Gardening Association

For June 15, 2009: With help from the website from the National Gardening Association, you can easily kindle an interest in gardening concepts with your students.
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Smokey Bear

For June 1, 2009: Smokey Bear has been around for 65 years promoting the prevention of wildfires. Visit Smokey’s website for some expert information for kids, plus perhaps some nostalgia for you!
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LabQuest Library

Sally Finley reviews LabQuest Library, a LabQuest-focused toolkit that includes a lab creator, lab organizer, and links to LabQuest device upgrades.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 May 2009 - May/Jun 2009 Issue By

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

For May 1, 2009: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, aka the CDC, was founded in 1946 to help control malaria. Since that time it has expanded its focus to prevent and control chronic and infectious diseases (Swine flu? They're on it.), injuries, workplace hazards, disabilities, and environmental health threats.
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Curriki and the Open Educational Resources Movement: Please Pass the Curriculum! [Available Full-Text, Free]

Sharing knowledge: In some form or another, it’s why most educators went into teaching in the first place. But traditional instructional materials don’t lend themselves to sharing between educators. New technologies now allow teachers to share and collaborate locally and globally in ways that generations past could never have imagined. These tools signal what may grow to be true disruptive change in how schools acquire and disseminate instructional and professional development resources. The nonprofit ( is a 3-year-old organization that offers a large collection of free and open source content and collaboration tools.
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Celebrate Arbor Day with the Arbor Day Foundation

For April 1, 2009: At the Arbor Day Foundation website, discover the history of Arbor Day plus a host of ways to incorporate it into the curriculum.
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Free Resources: A NOAA Online Game that Encourages Students to Learn About Estuaries

Developed through a partnership with Montgomery (Md.) College's Computer Gaming and Simulation program and designed in cooperation with NOAA's National Estuarine Research Reserve System for students at the fourth through seventh grade level, "WaterLife: Where Rivers Meet the Sea" provides science instruction through a series of challenges and animations.
News/Free Resources - Posted 19 Mar 2009 Announces Aha!Science Supplemental Curriculum Solution

Designed for grades 3-5, Aha!Science gives teachers new tools to teach physical, earth and space, and life sciences with science games, simulations, and instruction.
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Mar 2009

Free Resources: WGBH Teachers’ Domain’s Adolescent Literacy Collection Targeting Struggling Readers

“Inspiring Middle School Literacy: Reading and Writing in Science and History” is the first collection on Teachers’ Domain that focuses exclusively on building literacy skills across content areas. It is comprised of interactive activities that middle school teachers can use to supplement their science, social studies, or language arts curriculum.
News/Free Resources - Posted 06 Mar 2009

Jefferson Lab Science Education

For March 1, 2009: Hands-on science activities abound on the Jefferson Lab Science Education site produced by the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility.
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Miller & Levine Biology/

Sally Finley reviews, an online student and teacher edition of Pearson's "Miller & Levine Biology" textbook.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Mar 2009 - Mar/Apr 2009 Issue By

Free Resources: NOAA Online Media Library of Ocean-Related Photos and Videos

The National Marine Sanctuaries Media Library is a comprehensive database containing a collection of high-quality still images and video footage featuring all 13 national marine sanctuaries and the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument.
News/Free Resources - Posted 20 Feb 2009

World Book Announces New Gran Enciclopedia Hispánica

The latest addition to World Book Web includes more than 100,000 articles and thousands of images and multimedia resources for Spanish speakers.
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Feb 2009

FETC News: Capstone Press Unveils New Database for K-2 Students

PebbleGo is a database designed specifically for K-2 emergent readers that introduces early learners to database and research concepts with information on hundreds of animals.
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Jan 2009

Discovery Education and 3M Announce Young Scientist Challenge

In an effort to foster the development of the next generation of scientists, Discovery Education and 3M have teamed up again to reward students for their science acumen and curiosity, while encouraging them to share that passion by creatively communicating their findings.
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Jan 2009

CYBERBEE: Energy Challenges

Energy is an essential and, at times, a controversial subject. It is important that students learn about energy sources and the impact they have in their own lives, and Linda Joseph's Cyberbee guides you this month to web resources to help them do just that.
Column/CyberBee - Posted 01 Jan 2009 - Jan/Feb 2009 Issue By

EIA Energy Kids Page

For January 1, 2009: Need fast facts about energy sources, how they were/are formed, and their environmental impact? Start out at the federal government’s Energy Information Administration EIA Energy Kids Page.
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Adaptive Curriculum

Sally Finley reviews Adaptive Curriculum, an online library of middle school math and science lessons aligned to national and state standards.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Jan 2009 - Jan/Feb 2009 Issue By

Greenovation Lighting System Upgrade & Companion Curriculum

Greenovation, a sustainable lighting system upgrade with a companion curriculum, turns the classroom itself into a teaching tool.
Archives/In the Spotlight - Posted 01 Jan 2009 - Jan/Feb 2009 Issue

Pearson’s “Miller & Levine Biology” Premieres New & Interactive Edition

Pearson’s “Miller & Levine Biology” premieres a new and interactive edition designed to take students on biology adventures and virtual journeys.
News/Breaking News - Posted 17 Dec 2008

World Book Online Reference Center Becomes World Book Student

A comprehensive upgrade to the World Book Online Reference Center, World Book Student adds dozens of new research tools, interactive features, and multimedia.
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Dec 2008

Siemens, Discovery Education Partner in Launch of Siemens Science Day Website

The website offers educators free digital learning tools—standards-based earth, life and physical science content and hands-on activities that “turn students into scientists,” according to the announcement.
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Dec 2008

Ippex Online

For December 1, 2008: Students will enjoy these virtual learning modules on matter, electricity and magnetism, energy, and fusion at the Interactive Plasma Physics Education Experience Online.
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H.W. Wilson Introduces Current Issues: Environment

The new resource delivers examinations of such topics as Deforestation, Sustainable Agriculture, Clean Energy, Environmental Philosophy, Habitat Preservation, Invasive Species, and other important issues--more than 50 to start, plus a minimum of 10 new topics per year.
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Nov 2008

Discovery Education Science for Elementary

Sally Finley takes a look at Discovery Education Science for Elementary, an online standards-based science curriculum.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Nov 2008 - Nov/Dec 2008 Issue By

Database News: What’s New, and Interactive, in the World of K–12 Content

With Web 2.0, the number and functionality of fee-based and free interactive electronic resources available for K–12 classrooms have grown and changed tremendously in the last 5 years. In this article, the sixth in Robert Congleton's series of reviews, he looks at four websites he found particularly notable for the interactive programs they offer. These are programs that can be integrated into K–12 classrooms either as part of the curriculum or as learning supplements. One is a fee-based database while the others are free to use but require user registration.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Nov 2008 - Nov/Dec 2008 Issue By

Educational Gaming—From Edutainment to Bona Fide 21st-Century Teaching Tool [Available Full-Text, Free]

Of our 53 million K–12 students, 51 million of them (or 93%) play video games, and neither that number nor the value the games they play should be dismissed. After all, these days there are games being produced by “a new crop of entrepreneur-developers who believe that today’s games must be anchored in more specific pedagogical design principles. They also believe that to stand the test of time, today’s games must not only engage but teach ,” says author and game developer Ntiedo Etuk. Read on. Find out more.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Nov 2008 - Nov/Dec 2008 Issue By

Discovery Education and 3M Announce Winners of Young Scientist Challenge

$50,000 in U.S. Savings Bonds were awarded in the premier national science competition.
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Oct 2008

Inspiration Debuts New Lesson Plan Books for Building Data Analysis Skills, Learning Science and Social Studies

The company’s books for teaching with InspireData feature lesson plans on compelling topics, mapped to standards, the announcement states.
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Sep 2008

Discovery Education, Siemens Foundation, NSTA Announce National Middle School Sustainability Challenge

The “Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge” encourages students to create "green solutions"; prizes include regional and national recognition, cash, and an appearance on Discovery's Planet Green television network.
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Sep 2008

Free Resources: Worldscapes Global Issues Resources

Educational publisher ETA/Cuisenaire is honoring International Literacy Day (Sept. 8) with month-long access to free resources from its new WorldScapes Global Issues book series.
News/Free Resources - Posted 15 Sep 2008

ISTE Webinar: Intro to Geocaching

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) presents an “Introduction to Geocaching” Webinar on Sept. 24.
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Sep 2008

Tabula Digita, Monsanto Fund, and ISTE to Develop Multiplayer, Interactive Science Video Game

The immersive educational game is intended to make learning science interesting, exciting, and fun for elementary school students, according to the announcement.
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Sep 2008

Virtual Environments and K–12 Education: A Tour of the Possibilities—Part 2

In the July/August issue of MMIS, Kelly Czarnecki started her "tour of the possibilities" of using virtual environments in K-12 education with a look at two projects based on/in Teen Second Life—Science in Second Life, and Suffern Middle School in Second Life. Here's the rest of the tour, visting Whyville, the River City Project, Quest Atlantis, and McClarin's Adventures.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Sep 2008 - Sep/Oct 2008 Issue By

Innovation First & Autodesk Release Robotics Curriculum

Innovation First, Inc. and Autodesk, Inc. offer a new curriculum now included in the VEX Robotics Design System Classroom Lab Kits.
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Aug 2008

General Motors, Discovery Education Name Winners of 2008 LIVE GREEN Teacher Grants

Each of the 40 winning middle or junior high school educators will receive a $1,000 grant to implement classroom lessons on the environment or renewable energy initiatives.
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Aug 2008

Discovery Education, 3M Announce Finalists in National Science Competition

Middle schoolers and teachers will put their knowledge of "The Science of Space" to the test in the finalist competition.
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Aug 2008

PASCO scientific and WeatherBug Announce Joint Content Integration Agreement

The companies will combine live weather information from WeatherBug Schools’ national network of weather stations with PASCO scientific’s My World GIS, a tool that enables students to visualize scientific data in a spatial context.
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Aug 2008

Amusement Park Physics

For August 1, 2008: Plan a virtual field trip to Amusement Park Physics sponsored by the Annenberg Foundation, where the question is always, "What are the forces behind the fun?"
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CTB/McGraw-Hill’s TerraNova Has New Report Options

CTB/McGraw-Hill’s TerraNova assessment now includes companion reports developed in partnership with CTB/McGraw-Hill and The Grow Network/McGraw-Hill.
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Jul 2008

Soil Science Education Page

For July 15, 2008: Down and dirty!: NASA and the Soil Science Society of America's Soil Science Education page is a tremendous site rich in content and detail.
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BELLTONES: Viva Virtual Visits! Museums, Gardens, and Web 2.0

With the advent of spring and, now, summer, Mary Ann got the museum and botanical garden bug … which got her to thinking about the beauty, value, and educational efficacy of virtual museum visits, and, further, visits to "virtual gardens"—i.e. websites maintained by actual botanical gardens around the world. Take a tour with her in this month's Belltones column.
Column/Belltones - Posted 01 Jul 2008 - Jul/Aug 2008 Issue By

Virtual Environments and K–12 Education: A Tour of the Possibilities—Part 1

The 2007 edition of the Horizon Report by the New Media Consortium and the Educause Learning Initiative predicted that in 2 to 3 years, virtual worlds will greatly impact teaching, learning, and creative expression. These scalable and highly creative environments are being used by educators all over the country in a variety of settings and in a variety of ways. This article offers a look at projects using virtual worlds that are currently “happening” in K–12 schools, what we’re learning from them, and what we can continue to learn by charging full steam ahead with these fascinating educational tools.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Jul 2008 - Jul/Aug 2008 Issue By

A LOOK AT ... Virtual Science in the Digital Age

New and developing technologies are producing a wealth of wonderful resources for science instruction. These include everything from virtual experiments delivered via software or the internet to probeware and data loggers—and a number of interesting and useful devices in between. This roundup takes a look at a variety of science programs and tools, with a focus on what’s available and what’s interesting. The goal is to introduce some new possibilities for classroom use, not to provide a comprehensive review of this category of learning tools.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Jul 2008 - Jul/Aug 2008 Issue By

CYBERBEE: Back to School Curriculum Ideas

Years ago, CyberBee began scouting the internet for content that was informative, engaging, and aligned with national standards, in 1996 becoming a column for MultiMedia & Internet@Schools magazine and a website for teachers. CyberBee thought it would be fitting to revisit some of the great websites that you may have missed over the past few years. There should be plenty of ideas to help you plan your lessons for the new school year.
Column/CyberBee - Posted 01 Jul 2008 - Jul/Aug 2008 Issue By

CYBERBEE: Summer Excursions

Hundreds of vacation destinations beckon families to visit each year. From battlefields and hiking to hands-on fun such as panning for gold, there is an adventure for everyone. And in the classroom in spring, students can prepare for their journeys via a wide array of learning activities. CyberBee has been scouting for summer excursions that will delight and nurture the minds of all ages. A few favorites are presented here.
Column/CyberBee - Posted 01 May 2008 - May/Jun 2008 Issue By

Visual Learning Company (VLC) Launches Digital Science Collection for Use with iPods

Over 130 middle school and elementary full shows and 1,000 video clips are available in H.264 digital format, which uses the latest video compression technology to provide high quality video in a small file.
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Mar 2008


Sally Finley reviews LabQuest, a handheld data collection tool that can be used as a stand-alone device or a computer interface.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Mar 2008 - Mar/Apr 2008 Issue By

Educating About Agriculture

For March 1, 2008: If you are looking for information on the hot topic of biotechnology, for an annotated list of books about agriculture, or if you just need to know the date for National Cream Puff Day or International Pickles Week (!), then look no further than the American Farm Bureau Foundation's Educating for Agriculture website.
Cyberbee Web Pick/Cyberbee's Web Picks - Posted 01 Mar 2008 By

THE MEDIA CENTER: Geocaching for Fun and Learning

Geocaching, using GPS technology, is loads of fun, and it offers lots of educational opportunities as well. Yes, even in the media center. Media specialists are good at making curricular connections, and, says Mary Alice Anderson, the curriculum connections with geocaching are easy to see. Don't believe it?? Read and learn.
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CYBERBEE: Seeds of Change

With agricultural commodities so readily accessible in the U.S., it is easy to forget how the baked ham, green beans, pineapple, and rolls with butter arrive on the dinner plate in some countries, but not in others. Learning about agricultural practices, economics, and the importance of farming will go a long way in helping students understand one aspect of global interdependence. Prepare your students for a trip to a working farm by visiting these websites, all vetted by Cyberbee, aka longtime MMIS columnist and educator Linda Joseph.
Column/CyberBee - Posted 01 Mar 2008 - Mar/Apr 2008 Issue By

NSF ScrubClub

For February 1, 2008: It's winter, and the height of the cold and flu season, time to meet The Scrub Club in their quest to encourage effective hand washing to avoid infections.
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Sebit LLC Announces Adaptive Curriculum

The new online system uses interactive math and science activities to boost academic achievement.
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Jan 2008

Free Resources: Vernier Spring LabQuest Workshops

Vernier Software & Technology offers free hands-on workshops designed to help educators learn ways to integrate computer and handheld data collection technology into any science or math curriculum.
News/Free Resources - Posted 23 Jan 2008

Free Resources: NOAA /NOS Discovery Kits

Discovery Kits describe the basic scientific principles underlying the applied science and activities of NOAA’s National Ocean Service (NOS).
News/Free Resources - Posted 17 Jan 2008

NOAA Accepting Grant Applications for K-12 Environmental Literacy Projects

Projects should be designed to increase knowledge of scientific phenomena and provide opportunities for the application of that knowledge to environmental issues relevant to the students. Approximately $4 million in grants will be awarded.
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Jan 2008

Discovery Education Announces New Elementary Science Resource

Discovery Education Science for Elementary is designed to empower educators to engage student minds with science while reinforcing important literacy and mathematics skills.
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Jan 2008

NSTA Releases Technology-Based Teaching Resource for Middle and High School Science Teachers

The featured technologies in the book, Technology in the Secondary Science Classroom, range from the easy to master, such as digital cameras, to the more complex, like probeware and geographic information systems.
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Jan 2008

Facts On File Launches Redesign of Health Reference Center

The redesigned database offers a new interface, greater functionality, new special features, a significant amount of new content, and more.
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Jan 2008

CYBERBEE: Reading Reconnaissance

Finding just the right book that will grab a student's interest is like looking for Waldo. Tracking down books that correlate with specific curriculum areas and topics for study can be daunting. What is a library media specialist to do? Use every tool in your arsenal as well as lessons and booklists that have already been prepared and are just waiting to be uncovered by the savvy searcher. This collection of websites will serve as a starting point in your quest to recommend the best books to meet the needs of students and teachers.
Column/CyberBee - Posted 01 Jan 2008 - Jan/Feb 2008 Issue By

Sally Ride Science K-12 Education Programs

Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, founded Sally Ride Science in 2001 to create programs and products designed to educate, entertain, engage, and inspire.
Archives/In the Spotlight - Posted 01 Jan 2008 - Jan/Feb 2008 Issue

World Book Encyclopedia 2008 Edition Released

The encyclopedia includes access to The World Book Web, World Book's suite of online publications, featuring all the articles in the print edition as well as thousands more from World Book's contributors and access to additional resources.
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Dec 2007

Find Your Longitude

For November 15, 2007: In Find Your Longitude, a NOVA Online Adventure game from PBS, your students can find out why having a precise timepiece—a chronometer—helps determine your longitude.
Cyberbee Web Pick/Cyberbee's Web Picks - Posted 15 Nov 2007 By Launches Forecast Snapshot Tool for Google Maps

The tool integrates with Google Maps and provides current conditions, 3-day forecasts, weather news headlines, and radar or satellite images for every location on Earth.
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Nov 2007

Tom Snyder Productions Releases New Version of Science Seeker

With this collection of three peer-assisted learning programs, real scientists guide students who gather and analyze data, working in teams to complete missions.
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Nov 2007

CYBERBEE: Physics is Phun

This month, Cyberbee prompts you to enter the wild world of physics, where appearances and logic are often turned upside down. Understanding the underlying concepts is essential for uncovering the magic of physics. It can be a thrilling adventure for students as they discover lots of cool methods for lasting knowledge. Browse these Web sites and discover a variety of interactive simulations, experiments, and ideas to use in your classroom.
Column/CyberBee - Posted 01 Nov 2007 - Nov/Dec 2007 Issue By

Java Applets on Physics: Walter Fendt

For November 1, 2007: Walter Fendt has created a fabulous set of Java applets that may be used by educators.
Cyberbee Web Pick/Cyberbee's Web Picks - Posted 01 Nov 2007 By

“Current Issues in Health” Now on WilsonWeb

H.W. Wilson launched "Current Issues in Health," a database of articles designed to meet the educational and research needs of school and public libraries.
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Oct 2007

Facts On File Adds Videos, Color Diagrams, New Content to Science Online

More than 280 new videos have been added to the database, covering a range of scientific topics in an entertaining and accessible way.
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Oct 2007

Pearson Integrates Science Textbooks With Web-Based Reading Comprehension and Writing Tool

Using the cross-curricular instructional program, students in grades 4-6 learn science and build reading skills, according to the announcement.
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Oct 2007

Inspiration Software Launches Lesson Plan Book for Building Data Literacy Skills

The new lesson collection for grades 4-12 is designed to help teachers use InspireData in science, mathematics, and social studies.
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Sep 2007

Cool Links: ResourceShelf's Resource of the Week for September

Resourceshelf's Senior Editor Shirl Kennedy compiled and annotated an awesome collection of education resources largely from government Web sites in the September 20, 2007 version of the Resource of the Week article she does.
News/Cool Links - Posted 20 Sep 2007

Free Resources: USGS Learning Web—Geologic Age

Once again, a tip on great free learning resources has come to us by way of the Scout Report. The September 14, 2007 report includes a pointer to USGS Learning Web: Geologic Age.
News/Free Resources - Posted 17 Sep 2007

Inspiration Releases InspireData 1.5

InspireData 1.5 is the first update to Inspiration Software’s InspireData program designed to help students in grades 4-12 explore and understand data.
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Sep 2007

Sally Ride Science Contributes Content to Google Earth's New Sky Feature

Teachers and students can tour the universe and learn about stars and exoplanets with content from the Sally Ride Science Classroom Set on Astronomy.
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Sep 2007

Free Resources: Sally Ride Science Blog

The Sally Ride Science blog features a series of science-themed entries designed to help elementary and middle school teachers illustrate real-world applications of science concepts and spark classroom discussions.
News/Free Resources - Posted 08 Sep 2007

Curriculum Advantage Launches Classworks Science

The new product, designed for third- through fifth-graders, is becoming available just as schools are facing new No Child Left Behind testing requirements in science.
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Sep 2007

CYBERBEE: Global Connections

Finding safe, engaging collaborative projects for your classroom doesn't have to be a challenge. There are many mentored and data-entry activities that allow your students to participate with classrooms across the country and around the world. Many of the Internet projects have been around for years with proven track records. Others have the backing of nonprofit foundations. This month, Cyberbee directs you to a range of such sites where you can find a project that is just right for your classroom.
Column/CyberBee - Posted 01 Sep 2007 - Sep/Oct 2007 Issue By

Database News: What’s There, and What’s Coming Up, in the World of K–12 Content, Part 5

In this article, Part 5 of his series of reviews, Robert Congleton continues his conversations with representatives of vendors--in this case, ePals, LearningExpress, and Teen Health & Wellness--about how they are addressing the growing K–12 classroom reliance on electronic resources, the products they currently offer, and what new resources they plan to release in the near future. The article also describes updates on enhancements and new products that have been released in the last year by five of the vendors previously reviewed in this series: Gale, Greenwood Electronic Media,, World Book, Grolier Online/Scholastic, Inc.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Sep 2007 - Sep/Oct 2007 Issue By

Holt Virtual Investigations

Sally Finley reviews Holt Virtual Investigations, a science simulation available in middle school and high school editions.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Sep 2007 - Sep/Oct 2007 Issue By

Free Resources: Exploratorium's Iron Science Teacher

From the August 17 Scout Report from the University of Wisconsin Computer Science Department and University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries, we heard about The Exploratorium's Iron Science Teacher and just had to pass on the word.
News/Free Resources - Posted 17 Aug 2007

WilsonWeb Debuts Applied Science & Technology Index Retrospective

H.W. Wilson launched Applied Science & Technology Index Retrospective: 1913 – 1983, a database of historical content from the H.W. Wilson references Applied Science & Technology Index and Industrial Arts Index.
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Aug 2007

Gale Welcomes Elsevier to Gale Virtual Reference Library

Elsevier is the newest publishing partner on Gale Virtual Reference Library and the 38th publisher with content housed on Gale’s enhanced platform for delivering electronic reference materials as eBooks.
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Aug 2007

Cool Links: Yummy! A New Webliography from Library of Congress About Ice Cream

For those hot summer days, our pals at ResourceShelf have hit on another fun and appropriate resource—a Webliography from the Library of Congress about ice cream!
News/Cool Links - Posted 26 Jul 2007

Siboney PracticePlanet: Online Test Practice

PracticePlanet offers an online test practice system that models standardized tests, giving students practice opportunities designed to develop confidence for annual testing.
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Jul 2007

Free Resources: Teaching Tools from the National Air and Space Museum

The National Air and Space Museum offers a variety of classroom resources, including online activities and teaching materials, designed for use in learning across the curriculum.
News/Free Resources - Posted 08 Jul 2007

Science Online

Sally Finley reviews Science Online, a comprehensive subscripton database from Facts On File, Inc.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Jul 2007 - Jul/Aug 2007 Issue By

Take a Field Trip Without Leaving the Classroom: Museums, Zoos, and Interactive Videoconferencing [Available Full-Text, Free]

Educational videoconferencing has come a long way over the years. It started out very slowly, and, in recent years, there has been a burst of interest on the part of museums and zoos in providing their educational programs via this medium. As schools find it more difficult and more expensive to take their students on physical field trips, students are missing out on the phenomenal resources that these cultural institutions have to offer. When gas prices began to rise, local museums found that even schools in the neighborhood were unwilling to spend their precious fuel budgets bussing students off-site. Those in the museum community chose to take this as a sign that they should begin to promote their distance learning efforts.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Jul 2007 - Jul/Aug 2007 Issue By

Science Courses Added to eLearning's WebLessons

WebLessons simplifies the process of using the Web as a teaching tool by providing teachers and students with instructions, study questions, vocabulary, quizzes, and inquiry-based projecs centerd on content from a wide range of online resources, according to the announcement.
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Jun 2007

Discovery Channel's Planet Earth Now Offered on Discovery Education Unitedstreaming Plus and Science Connection

In addition, Discovery Education is providing schools that subscribe to these services with accompanying teacher resources, including teacher's guides, writing prompts, animal guides, and posters.
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Jun 2007

Free Resources: The Franklin Institute Examines the Science of Ancient Egypt for K-12

The Franklin Institute Science Museum presents online materials designed to extend the experience of the museum’s King Tut exhibit with activities geared to the K-12 science curriculum.
News/Free Resources - Posted 22 Jun 2007

Special Collection of Science Courses From WGBH/Teachers’ Domain Now Available through PBS TeacherLine

Through the science courses, K-12 teachers learn to engage students with media-rich resources, and to incorporate practical, real-world applications into their instruction, according to the announcement.
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Jun 2007

pH Factor

For June 15, 2007: At the Miami Museum of Science's pH Factor site, elementary and middle school students can learn all about pH and have fun while doing so.
Cyberbee Web Pick/Cyberbee's Web Picks - Posted 15 Jun 2007 By

Cool Links: Climate Change, Information and Disinformation

This week's ResourShelf's Resource of the Week "will be of interest to anyone seeking reliable information on what is arguably one of the hottest (no pun intended) and most controversial contemporary issues."
News/Cool Links - Posted 14 Jun 2007

Facts On File Announces Updates For Science Online

Science Online will now be kept current with regularly updated science news stories. Three headlines of top stories will be featured on the home page under the “Science in the News” heading.
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Jun 2007

Bubble Geometry

For June 1, 2007: Summer's almost here; time to focus on playing to learn, and the Bubble Geometry Web site offers opportunities for both. Pop on over!
Cyberbee Web Pick/Cyberbee's Web Picks - Posted 01 Jun 2007 By

Cool Links: Teaching Green with "Blue Vinyl"

“Blue Vinyl: The World’s First Toxic Comedy,” a documentary directed by Judith Helfand and Daniel B. Gold, takes a charming look at a chilling situation with worldwide implications.
News/Cool Links - Posted 26 May 2007

ebrary Signs Five New Publishing Partners Including ABC-CLIO and Temple University Press

These new publishing partners will allow their content to be available to libraries worldwide through the ebrary platform, under a variety of pricing and access models.
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 May 2007


Sally Finley reviews InspireData, database software focused on the concepts of visual learning and data literacy.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 May 2007 - May/Jun 2007 Issue By

CYBERBEE: Plant a Prairie Garden

Before the European settlers arrived, there were huge prairies stretching for miles across the North American continent. Only remnants—about 1 percent to 2 percent—of this environmental habitat remain. This has prompted restoration projects by government agencies, foundations, and nonprofit organizations in several states. Teachers and students can learn about prairies through virtual field trips or by visiting a nature center nearby. Back in the classroom, students can use this knowledge to design and plant their own prairies as part of the school landscape. Let Cyberbee be your guide to Web resources on the subject!
Column/CyberBee - Posted 01 May 2007 - May/Jun 2007 Issue By

Bell LIVE! On the Prairie

For May 1, 2007: The prairie is one of North America’s great ecosystems and a vital habitat for many plants and animals. The Bell LIVE! On the Prairie site offers a great resource in understanding and restoring prairies.
Cyberbee Web Pick/Cyberbee's Web Picks - Posted 01 May 2007 By

ITI Cross Links: NOAA Lab Opens 3-D Earth Site in Second Life

NOAA has developed a government-sponsored earth science “island” in the rapidly growing online world of Second Life. (From Information Today, Inc.’s NewsBreaks Weekly News Digest)
News/ITI Cross Links - Posted 30 Apr 2007

Evan-Moor Offers, a subscription-based print-on-demand library, provides 7,000 supplemental learning activities across the elementary school curriculum, from Pre-K through grade 6.
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Apr 2007

Free Resources: FREE Directory of Educational Web Sites and Tools

Gary Price’s ResourceShelf recently offered this description and pointer to the U.S. DOE’s Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE) directory.
News/Free Resources - Posted 26 Apr 2007

Free Resources: World Book Spotlight on “Earth: The Living Planet”

World Book’s free, interactive content spotlight site, keyed to Earth Day 2007, offers students an understanding of the world in which they live—how it has changed, is changing, and how they are affecting its future.
News/Free Resources - Posted 04 Apr 2007

National Paper Airplane Contest

For April 1, 2007: Use the National Paper Airplane Contest Web site from Scholastic as the basis for starting a paper airplane contest at your school.
Cyberbee Web Pick/Cyberbee's Web Picks - Posted 01 Apr 2007

Don Johnston, NASA/Caltech-Jet Propulsion Lab Collaborate on Science Materials

Don Johnston’s Start-to-Finish series now includes "Giant Hurricanes and Tornadoes," available in a variety of formats, including paperback book, computer book, and audio book.
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Mar 2007

NSTA/Vernier Technology Award Winners

Seven educators nationwide are the recipients of the Vernier/National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Technology Award honors.
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Mar 2007

Learn to be Healthy

For March 1, 2007: At the Learn to Be Healthy Website, you'll find sample health science activities and lessons for all age levels.
Cyberbee Web Pick/Cyberbee's Web Picks - Posted 01 Mar 2007 By

A LOOK AT ... Secondary-Level Software and Webware

Moving right along, Charlie switches from last issue's Look At ... Elementary-Level Software and Webware to secondary-level materials this time ... "everything from exciting new software for video-editing tasks that weren’t really possible in high schools 20 years ago to extraordinary subscription databases," plus "Web-based courseware that is becoming larger and larger in scope, more sophisticated assessment tools, and some programs with intriguing electronic delivery methods."
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Mar 2007 - Mar/Apr 2007 Issue By

CYBERBEE: Healthy Choices

Given the health issues facing children today, Cyberbee has decided to provide you this month with an array of reliable Web-based sources of information for you--or them--to use in pursuit of knowledge and healthy choices.
Column/CyberBee - Posted 01 Mar 2007 - Mar/Apr 2007 Issue By

H.W. Wilson Adds More Teaching Resources to Science Full Text Select

H.W. Wilson announced the addition of 28 science education journals to its Science Full Text Select database.
News/Breaking News - Posted 17 Feb 2007

Free Resources: HP, Scholastic Offer Environmental Responsibility Curriculum

HP and Scholastic offer a new curriculum titled “Get in the Technology Loop,” designed to teach students in grades 4-6 about environmental responsibility.
News/Free Resources - Posted 27 Jan 2007

Tom Snyder Productions Releases New Version of Science Court

Science Court draws on research to help students overcome common misconceptions in science by replacing them with lasting, correct understanding, according to the announcement.
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Jan 2007

Discovery Education Launches Education Science Connection

Discovery’s online science supplement helps science educators improve instruction and meet the latest NCLB requirements, according to the announcement.
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Jan 2007

Span It: A Bridge Building Game

For January 15, 2007: Span It is an engineering simulation challenging kids to build--within budget!--bridges that will support designated loads, such as a freight train! It's fun, and not even too geeky!
Cyberbee Web Pick/Cyberbee's Web Picks - Posted 15 Jan 2007 By

Free Resources: National Geographic Online Features the Amazon, the Arctic, and More in January

The National Geographic Web site,, explores a variety of subjects--and many corners of the world--in the month of January.
News/Free Resources - Posted 05 Jan 2007

Super Size Me: Educationally Enhanced DVD

Sally Finley takes a look at the Super Size Me: Educationally Enhanced DVD, a combination of the award-winning documentary and interactive learning features for students in grades 6-12.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Jan 2007 - Jan/Feb 2007 Issue By

World Book Kids

An online product designed for younger users, English-language learners, and reluctant readers, World Book Kid offers simple navigation, easy to read content, bright colors, and bold graphics.
Archives/In the Spotlight - Posted 01 Jan 2007 - Jan/Feb 2007 Issue

A LOOK AT ... Elementary-Level Software and Webware

This article begins with a look at some examples of the excellent smaller, more narrowly focused elementary programs available on CD and moves on to examples of some of the outstanding, more far-reaching programs available via the Web or a network of some type. As usual, Charlie Doe has the category covered in this latest roundup.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Jan 2007 - Jan/Feb 2007 Issue By

Free Resources: The Weather Channel Offers Web-Based Resource on Global Warming

The interactive resource, created to support the Weather Channel’s show “The Climate Code,” brings global warming issues into the classroom.
News/Free Resources - Posted 07 Dec 2006

Fact Monster

For December 1, 2006: Fact Monster, a great, free research, homework help, and just plain fun site from Information Please, provides loads of features targeted to students.
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Nutrition Café

For November 15, 2006: At the Nutrition Café, "where nutrition information is fun,"students get to learn about and demonstrate their knowledge of nutritional facts.
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Blue Zones: Quest for the True Fountain of Youth

Reviewer Sally Finley takes a look at Blue Zones: Quest for the True Fountain of Youth, the latest online exploration from Questmaster Dan Buettner.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Nov 2006 - Nov/Dec 2006 Issue By


For November 1, 2006: You can encourage students to explore the world around them through Earthcaching--treasure hunting for the caches that the Earth has stored. Where do you start? Earthcache.
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CYBERBEE: Caching in on GPS

Cyberbee is positioned this month--Globally Positioned, that is--with resources to help you and your students map trails, find treasure caches, and solve problems by using the Global Positioning System technology made possible by 24 U.S. military satellites orbiting Earth that transmit signals to a GPS receiver.
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Discovery Education Introduces New Multimedia Learning Products in Key Subject Areas

There are more than 150 new video, DVD, and CD-ROM titles for grades K-12, including animated series, now available in the Discovery School line of products.
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Oct 2006

Free Resources: Field Trip Earth

Field Trip Earth, a project of the North Carolina Zoological Park, is a great place for a “wild” experience, billing itself as “the global resource for teachers, students, and proponents of wildlife conservation.” Through the site, you and your students can get involved in field-based wildlife conservation projects ongoing around the world.
News/Free Resources - Posted 17 Oct 2006

School Science Fairs

For October 15, 2006: “You never know where a science fair project will take you.” That’s the philosophy behind the creation of the School Science Fairs Web site! Cyberbee says the site should be your first stop when looking for science fair project ideas.
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Discovery Education to Create Lesson Plans Featuring unitedstreaming and Google Earth

Educators can now help their students gain a deeper understanding of the world by blending unitedstreaming’s broadband videos on historical, geographical, or other subjects with Google Earth’s cutting-edge geography content.
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Oct 2006

Pokémon Learning League Now Available for Use in Classrooms

Educators and students can access the new standards-based online educational suite from Pokémon USA through a free trial until the end of the year.
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Oct 2006

Free Resources: World Book’s ‘Causes and Effects of Global Warming’

The new feature in World Book’s Online Reference Center is intended to help students and their parents better understand the issues around global warming, from the science to the politics.
News/Free Resources - Posted 04 Oct 2006

NOAA, NSTA Offer Online Coral Reef Ecosystems Teaching Tool

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) unveiled a new Web-based science toolbox, the Coral Ecosystem SciGuide for grades 9-12.
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Oct 2006

Droodles and Memory at Exploratorium

For October 1, 2006: Just for fun, test your visual memory at the Droodles and Memory page at the Exploratorium’s Web site. Your job is to try to remember—and draw—the droodles named with made up words.
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Free Resources: National Science Foundation Online Lessons and Web Resources

The National Science Foundation (NSF) offers an online collection of lessons and Web resources, most of which come from the National Science Digital Library (NSDL).
News/Free Resources - Posted 29 Sep 2006

BrainPOP Launches BrainPOP Junior for Kids K-3

Topics in BrainPOP Jr. are chosen to correlate with national standards and testing mandates but are written in fun and understandable language for children.
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Sep 2006

Free Resources: NASA Space Place Podcasts

No time to think about the wonders of the universe, much less how to explain them in a simple way to your students? Sign up for the new Space Place Podcast.
News/Free Resources - Posted 07 Sep 2006

Voyager Launches Passport Reading Journeys: Beginnings

The new reading intervention program, Passport Reading Journeys: Beginnings, expands the Passport Reading Journeys series for use with secondary students reading three to four years below grade level.
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Sep 2006

CYBERBEE: Everyday Artifacts

What do tombstones, driver’s licenses, and a sound recording have in common? They are primary sources. In an Information Age, students have more access to primary source material than any previous generation. In this month's column, Cyberbee shows where to find lots of them.
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Free Resources: NOAA’s Marine Science Web Portal offers live video and special content to educate people of all ages about the ocean, including national marine sanctuaries.
News/Free Resources - Posted 14 Aug 2006

National Federation of the Blind Shows Prototype TouchBook with Digital Capabilities

The book, “Touch the Earth,” demonstrates how a paper-based Braille book with tactile images can be connected to supplemental digital content stored on a computer through the touch of a page.
News/Breaking News - Posted 31 Jul 2006

Curriculum Associates Releases Science Vocabulary Series

Curriculum Associates released Passwords: Science Vocabulary for students in grades 3-12. The program is part of a series designed to help students develop academic language.
News/Breaking News - Posted 31 Jul 2006

Intel, NSF Fund PBS Engineering Series for Children

The Intel Corporation, the Intel Foundation, the National Science Foundation and others are underwriting “Design Squad,” a live-action PBS series for 9-12 year-olds designed to get them excited about engineering.
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Jul 2006

National Audubon Society

For July 15, 2006: The National Audubon Society's Web site is geared up for the society's centennial year. Check out some conservation history as well as features like guidance in setting up a bird-friendly back yard.
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Pearson Digital Learning Announces Waterford Early Learning Program Server 4.0

Waterford 4.0 features expanded content, reporting, and functionality to improve instruction in early reading, math, and science.
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Jul 2006

Inspiration Debuts InspireData

Inspiration’s new tool was developed by TERC and is designed to help students to dynamically visualize, investigate, and understand data.
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Jul 2006

Simulation Explorer

Sally Finley takes a look at Simulation Explorer, a collection of six science simulations presented at two levels of difficulty based on variables.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Jul 2006 - July/Aug 2006 Issue By

Holt Science & Technology Lab Generator

The Holt Science & Technology Lab Generator CD-ROM aids the planning and management of science labs for grades 5–8.
Archives/In the Spotlight - Posted 01 Jul 2006 - July/Aug 2006 Issue

Discovery Education’s Cosmeo Helps Kids Explore the Fun of Summer

The online learning service is designed to provide engaging summer activities for kids of all ages.
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Jun 2006

SirsiDynix K-12 SchoolRooms Project

SirsiDynix and INFOhio, the Information Network for Ohio Schools, announced that 140 librarians and educators in Ohio are creating content for SirsiDynix SchoolRooms.
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Jun 2006

Free Resources: NOAA Ocean Explorer

The Ocean Explorer, which we heard about through The Scout Report, has ongoing explorations you/your students can join; a gallery of maps plus photos, audio clips, and writings gathered under headings such as Explorers, Technology, History, Cultural Heritage; and loads more, including a For Fun section.
News/Free Resources - Posted 16 Jun 2006

Frogwatch USA

For June 15, 2006: Kids looking for a fun summer science activity? Frogwatch USA is a frog and toad monitoring program managed by the National Wildlife Federation in partnership with the United States Geological Survey. Go on! Wade in!
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Discovery Education Launches the Next Generation of unitedstreaming

The newly updated unitedstreaming video-on-demand service will include new multimedia assets, live curriculum-based Web seminars led by education technology experts, and hundreds of additional educational video titles.
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Jun 2006

Science Reference Center Now Available From EBSCO

EBSCO’s Science Reference Center is a resource designed to support middle and high school curriculum by encompassing all disciplines of science.
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Jun 2006

BrainPOP Releases Titles on Leonardo da Vinci and the Fibonacci Sequence

The animated films are meant to separate myth from reality and provide kid-friendly perspectives on topics now making the headlines, according to the announcement. (Yes, they’re talking about “The da Vinci Code” book and movie! Note that you can watch "The Fibonacci Sequence" free for a limited time.)
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Jun 2006

Free Resources: World Book’s “Hurricanes!” Feature

World Book’s hurricane feature offers a comprehensive overview of hurricanes, including how they originate and travel as well as their impact on both the coastal and marine ecosystems.
News/Free Resources - Posted 05 Jun 2006


For June 1, 2006: The USDA's Sci4Kids Web site is a series of stories for students ages 8-13 illustrating the work of the Agriculture Department scientists. Learn how satellites determine where cows Moo-ve (roam) and why that is important, how food might be grown in space, and lots more.
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World Book Announces New Online Reference Center Special Feature—Mars: Exploring the Red Planet

The new feature taps NASA and many leading experts in space exploration to provide a detailed overview of Mars.
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 May 2006

Kids in the Creek

For May 1, 2006: Gear up for a day at the creek with help and guidance from the Kids in the Creek Web site. You and your students will soon be testing Ph, water temperature, and dissolved oxygen, as well as collecting aquatic insects.
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Science Diagrams

Science Diagrams is a drawing program that provides access to more than 200 pre-constructed and edit-ready science-related diagrams, as well as the tools to create new diagrams.
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CYBERBEE: Creekin’

This month, Cyberbee sets his and your sites on water, streams, and creeks, where your students can experience great adventures. Discover all sorts of creatures and plants that live in this aquatic habitat, investigate the health of the creek and its impact on the overall environment, and lots more. Prepare for your journey by visiting these Web sites for information and lesson ideas.
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BrainPOP! Brings on Science Movies, BrainPOP! en Español

Twenty new science movies and a Spanish version of BrainPOP are currently launching.
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Apr 2006

Holt Science Texts to Include New

Teachers using science textbooks published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston will have free access to online science resources from New Scientist magazine.
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Apr 2006

Ohio Peregrine Falcons

For April 1, 2006: Each spring when the falcons nest, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources sets up the Ohio Peregrine Falcons site, using a live cam on the 41st floor of the Rhodes Tower in Columbus.
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Cool Links: The Exploratorium’s Solar Eclipse Webcast

The Exploratorium had the March 29 solar eclipse covered, with scientists on the scene in Turkey, squarely in the path of totality. We’ve sampled the Webcast via the archive, and it’s really quite dramatic.
News/Cool Links - Posted 31 Mar 2006

Questia Launches Lesson Plans for Teachers

Questia Lesson Plans are the latest addition to Questia Classroom, the teacher and student resource center that integrates the company’s digital library content into class instruction.
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Mar 2006

Discovery Communications Launches COSMEO Online Homework Help Tool

The broadband educational video service has been designed for “kids who live and learn online.”
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Mar 2006

Discovery Education Expands unitedstreaming Resources

One thousand new video titles and major feature enhancements help teachers improve student achievement, the announcement states.
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Mar 2006

Something Froggy!

For March 15, 2006: Life re-emerges as we spring into spring! Take frogs, for instance. At the Something Froggy Web site, choose from the Primary (K-3) or the Junior (4-8) version to learn about frogs and their life cycle.
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Free Resources: Thomson Gale Offers Earth Day Materials

Thomson Gale provides free online access to a variety of Earth Day-related materials, including experiments, information on the environment, related Web links, tools for teachers and parents, and environment-focused Thomson Gale titles.
News/Free Resources - Posted 12 Mar 2006

Free Resources: BrainPOP's Earth Day Videos

BrainPOP offers free online movies on topics related to Earth Day throughout the month of April.
News/Free Resources - Posted 10 Mar 2006

K8AIT's Kite Flying

For March 1, 2006: Ah, yes. March! That transitional, traditionally windy month. What you need is Kite Flying, a complete lesson on kite flying for all age levels.
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CYBERBEE: Flying High into the Sky with Math and Science

Linda Joseph's CyberBee this month helps you and your students transform your schoolyard into a launchpad; experiment with aerodynamics, Newton's laws, and Bernoulli's principle; create geometric kites and sleek paper airplanes; measure distances; determine the best flying designs and discover why they were successful; and more ... by guiding you to some terrific kite- and paper-airplane-related math and science Web sites.
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Free Resources: Brainy Kids

Brainy Kids, from the Dana Foundation, is a comprehensive Web site offering children, parents, and teachers selected science-related links to games, labs, science fair ideas, educational resources, and lesson plans.
News/Free Resources - Posted 17 Feb 2006

Electric Universe: The Power of Learning!

For February 15, 2006: Electric Universe is "a universe of information about electricity, how it affects our lives, and how to harness its power safely." Check out "Louie's Space" and other electrifying spots on the site!
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Raptors in the City: An Online Falcon Study Project

The Raptors in the City program resumes in February with the start of the nesting season of the Peregrine Falcon.
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Jan 2006

PLATO Learning Releases Online Courses

The semester courses are designed to help schools meet diverse learning needs for distance learning and credit recovery.
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Jan 2006

National Science Foundation Launches New Web Portal for International Polar Year

The NSF site will provide access to classroom resources, news releases, listings of museum and gallery exhibits, and catalogs of relevant video and still images and other materials.
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Jan 2006

Go! Motion

Sally Finley takes a lookat Go! Motion, a motion detector that connects directly to a computer's USB port to collect position, velocity and acceleration data for moving objects.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Jan 2006 - Jan/Feb 2006 Issue By

Standard Deviants School Teaching Systems

The Standard Deviants School Teaching Systems provide multimedia programs and classroom materials in 10 subject areas: Algebra, American Government, Biology, Chemistry, English Grammar, Physics, Basic Math, Nutrition, Shakespeare, and Spanish.
Archives/In the Spotlight - Posted 01 Jan 2006 - Jan/Feb 2006 Issue

First Technology Forum on STEM Instruction

The National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training (NCTET) held its first critical issues forum in December in Washington, D.C. to address the innovations in technology that can inspire the nation’s K-12 students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Dec 2005

Northwest Evaluation Association Introduces State-Standards-Aligned Science Tests

The growth measure informs instruction and prepares districts and states for upcoming NCLB accountability provisions, according to the announcement.
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 Dec 2005

Northwest Evaluation Association and CompassLearning Announce Alliance

The link between NWEA’s assessment products and CompassLearning’s instructional resources will enhance educators’ ability to tie assessments to instructional content.
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Nov 2005

How Stuff Works

For November 15, 2005: Have you ever wondered "How Stuff Works?" ... as in how a microwave heats food or why a phone can still work when the electricity goes out? ...
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Free Resources: iEARN-USA’s Teachers’ Guide to International Collaboration on the Internet, Direct from the DOE

The new Teachers’ Guide provides tutorials, tips, online and print resources, and specific curriculum-based projects in which U.S. teachers can participate to establish school-to-school global interaction on the Internet.
News/Free Resources - Posted 15 Nov 2005

Free Resources: ScienCentral, Inc. Video Stories

ScienCentral is currently providing their video stories free to educators who wish to use them as teaching tools or in presentations. A sampling from today’s home page: Remote Control Flies, Defeating Dyslexia, Spider Silk Strength, Alzheimer’s Eye Test, and Living to 100.
News/Free Resources - Posted 04 Nov 2005

Newton's Castle

For November 1, 2005: Explore Newton’s Castle, a “stimulating journey into the revelations of Sir Isaac Newton,” where you can learn about his discoveries … and secret life! Learn about color, optical illusions, and lots more ... such as why dogs chase cars! (Did they have cars in Newton's day??)
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A LOOK AT ... Building the Perfect computer Lab

Charlie Doe looks at everything from computers, projectors, and printers to curriculum, tool, and security software in his latest Look At ... roundup.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Nov 2005 - Nov/Dec 2005 Issue By

CYBERBEE: Handy Reference Tools

Linda Joseph's CyberBee this month offers a wide assortment of reference resources including online almanacs, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and map and statistics collections.
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Discovery Education Announces Discovery Health Connection Updates

Discovery Health Connection now includes 16 curriculum programs, three Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) Model Programs, correlations to every state’s educational standards, and more than 100 new literacy lessons, according to the announcement.
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Oct 2005

PLATO Learning Launches Third Curriculum in the PLATO Middle School Science Series

PLATO Earth and Space Science includes multimedia lessons and activities that use animation, experiments, investigations, video, and audio to bring science concepts to life, according to the announcement.
News/Breaking News - Posted 17 Oct 2005

The Atoms Family

For October 15, 2005: Miami Museum of Science's Atoms Family Web site presents a seasonal way to explore energy forms, hosted by the likes of Wolfman, Count Dracula, and their ilk.
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Thomson Gale Announces Launch of ClassTrac

The Web-enabled resource delivers timely content to K-12 classroom, is aligned to state standards, correlated to adopted textbooks, and extends the life of those textbooks, according to the announcement.
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Oct 2005

The Ultimate Science Fair Resource

For October 1, 2005: Here's a quick reference on organizing a science fair project for your students to use.
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Online Tsunami Science Project Needs U.S. High School Science Teachers

iEARN-USA is recruiting American high school science teachers to work online with peers in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand on an English-language project appropriate for science and geography classes or after school and community programs.
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Sep 2005

Free Resources: Teacher’s Domain, Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development

From Boston-based PBS station WGBH, “Teachers' Domain is a multimedia digital library for the classroom that provides learning experiences in ways no textbook can.”
News/Free Resources - Posted 16 Sep 2005

Free Resources: Bringing Hurricane Katrina Into the Classroom, from the Alliance for a Media Literate America

The AMLA’s Web site offers “a basic set of media literacy activities and suggestions … for educators who want to help students analyze, understand, and cope with Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.”
News/Free Resources - Posted 07 Sep 2005

Free Resources: CNN Student News Resources On Hurricane Katrina and Its Aftermath

CNN Student News has many educational resources available to assist educators teach the destruction and aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Check out these links.
News/Free Resources - Posted 07 Sep 2005

Free Resources: Hurricane Video from BrainPOP

BrainPOP's hurricane video and accompanying quiz questions are meant to help students understand the science behind the havoc wrought by Katrina.
News/Free Resources - Posted 06 Sep 2005

EcoLog XL

Sally Finley reviews the EcoLog XL portable data logger.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Sep 2005 - Sep/Oct 2005 Issue By

A LOOK AT ... Products for Science Teachers

The very nature of science as an ever-changing discipline requires timely and updated tools to deliver instruction within the science classroom. Technology programs provide the perfect solution to engage today’s students in scientific inquiry. This article covers science software in the categories of standards-driven teaching, simulations, inquiry, and science tools.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Sep 2005 - Sep/Oct 2005 Issue By

NBII’s Children’s Butterfly Web site

For August 1, 2005: Glorious to look at and a breeze to navigate, the Children’s Butterfly Web site is a great exploration starting point for students.
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JASON Foundation Develops Multimedia Deep-Sea Expedition Curriculum

JASON Adventure: Lost City Hydrothermal Vents will be available this fall.
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Jul 2005

The San Diego Zoo Webcams

For July 1, 2005: Too hot? Check out polar bears and other critters cooling it in their simulated natural habitats at the San Diego zoo.
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DATABASE NEWS: What’s There and What’s Coming Up in the World of K–12 Content, Part 2

In Part 2 of his Database News series, Robert Congleton looks at the products offered by Facts On File, Greenwood Electronic Publishing, netTrekker, NewsBank, and World Book.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Jul 2005 - Jul/Aug 2005 Issue By

E-Book Resources for the School Library [Available Full-Text, Free]

For this article, Audrey Church surveyed a number of e-book providers about their offerings to demonstrate the breadth and depth of the free and fee-based e-book content that's available today, as well as the sophisticated ways that content can be presented, searched, and otherwise worked with. Read on to see what's available from Project Gutenberg, Great Books Online, International Children's Digital Library, Gale Virtual Reference Library, Greenwood Publishing Group-eBooks, Follett Library Resource Company, Questia, and more.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Jul 2005 - Jul/Aug 2005 Issue By

News@NECC: Discovery Education Announces New Discovery School Multimedia Learning Products

Over 150 new video, DVD, and CD-ROM titles for grades K-12 have been added to the Discovery School line.
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Jun 2005

Scholastic Library Publishing Unveils Enhanced Grolier Online

There are new, age-specific home pages and more powerful search capabilities in this latest Grolier, according to the announcement.
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Jun 2005

Free Resources: The Newberry Library’s Historic Maps in K-12 Classrooms

Librarian Marylaine Block’s Neat New Stuff I Found This Week was our tip-off to this quality teacher resource of historical maps and excellent accompanying lesson plans.
News/Free Resources - Posted 08 Jun 2005

Discovery Education Adds Content, Features to unitedstreaming

Additions include Assignment Discovery titles, new digital images, and classroom integration ideas.
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Jun 2005

Free Resources: National Geographic’s Strange Days on Planet Earth Web Site

National Geographic and PBS have created a series of four television documentaries and a complementary Web site, all under the moniker Strange Days on Planet Earth, that make for a riveting 21st-century media approach to studying environmental issues.
News/Free Resources - Posted 18 May 2005

Dino Russ’s Lair

For May 15, 2005: Time-warp back 65 million years with Dino Russ (aka geologist Russ Jacobson) to the age of dinosaurs.
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Discovery Health Connection

Discovery Health Connection is a Web-based subscription service that provides a digital library of health and prevention resources for K-12 teachers including curriculum guides, worksheets, videos, and extension activities that address nine health and prevention issues for students.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 May 2005 - May/Jun 2005 Issue By


In this issue, CyberBee has hunted down a collection of zoo Websites comprising a treasure-trove of educational information that will captivate kids for hours.
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Discovery Education Acquires Health and Prevention Curriculum Programs

Discovery Education’s acquisition of health and prevention curriculum programs from the Comprehensive Health Education Foundation is intended to enhance its Discovery Health Connection—a new online library of K-12 health and prevention content.
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Apr 2005

EBSCO Publishing Introduces Advanced Placement Source

EBSCO's new database is designed to provide high school students with resources for advanced studies.
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Apr 2005

Geology at the Rock Hounds Web site

For April 15, 2005: Get ready for a summer geology adventure. Your budding rock hounds won't want to miss the Rock Hounds Web site ...
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Facts On File’s Health Reference Center Gets New Content and Layout

News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Mar 2005

Free Resources: Thomson Gale Database Promotion for National Library Week

News/Free Resources - Posted 18 Mar 2005

A Weather Lesson from Edheads

For March 15, 2005: Swing into spring with a fantastic weather lesson from Edheads.
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ProQuest Adds ExploreLearning Math, Science Simulations to Online Education Support Materials

News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Mar 2005

DATABASE NEWS: What's There, and What's Coming Up, in the World of K-12 Content­, Part 1

To give MMIS readers a baseline on K-12 database content and an idea of what's coming up, the author recently spoke with representatives of a number of major vendors about the K-12 products they currently offer, as well as what's planned for release in the near future. The five covered in this article are ABC-CLIO Schools, EBSCO Publishing, ProQuest Information and Learning, Thomson Gale, and H.W. Wilson. But note that this article is listed as Part 1, as there are other resources to cover. Watch for Part 2 in an upcoming issue of MMIS.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Mar 2005 - Mar/Apr 2005 Issue By

Free Resources: Monterey Bay Aquarium Online Video Library

News/Free Resources - Posted 24 Feb 2005

Discovery Education Introduces Latest Version of unitedstreaming

News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Jan 2005


BrainPOP is a subscription-based Web site that provides standards-based animated educational videos on a variety of topics in Math, English, Science, Health, Technology, and Social Studies.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Jan 2005 - Jan/Feb 2005 Issue By

Science CSI

The Science CSI kit is a collection of digital science tools accompanied by a science curriculum.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Jan 2005 - Jan/Feb 2005 Issue By

Holt Middle School Science and Technology

Earth Science, Life Science, Physical Science
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Nov 2004 - Nov/Dec 2004 Issue By

Free and Fee-Based Online Science Resources for the K-12 Community [Available Full-Text, Free]

Searching the Web may seem an easy task. Just type in your terms and look at all the results—until, of course, you are engulfed in your hits, drowning in the inevitable consequences of a bad keyword search. A more efficient, viable alternative is to search combinations of superb free Web directories/portals and free/fee-based vendor resources, with an emphasis on quality over quantity.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Nov 2004 - Nov/Dec 2004 Issue By ,

CYBERBEE: Science Fair Fundamentals

Science Fair programs are awesome and can generate all sorts of amazing results from inspiring and engaging projects. Finding good resources that outline the process and suggest age-appropriate topics is a key component for getting students started. Another important factor is to involve parents so that they can assist their children throughout the process. Be sure to visit these CyberBee-selected Web sites for resources, tips, and experiments that will help jump-start your science fair program.
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