Category Archives: STEM

STEM, Politicians and Listening Tours


So on Thursday when I posted my shameless self-promotion post I promised a “real” post today. Here it is (finally). I wanted to have a conversation with you all about an experience I had last week. Balefire Labs was invited … Continue reading

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A Physics Education App that Teaches!


One of the complaints I frequently hear from teachers is that there just aren’t very many good high school level science instruction apps out there. And from what I’ve seen, they’re right. There are plenty of science tool apps…like interactive periodic … Continue reading

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Geeky Science Valentines! Woot!


Well, I’m a day late on this, but this was too good not to share….who doesn’t love geeky science Valentines??  Happy One-Day-Late Valentine’s Day and Happy Friday!

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Numerosity: review of a new Math app from ThoughtBox!


Today I’m so fortunate to be blogging to you from the West Indian island of Grenada…the Spice Island…where there are frequent reminders of the fact that the issues we debate here on this blog truly are “first-world problems.” This week … Continue reading

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Algebra, Chocolate-Covered Broccoli and Insanity


As all of you know by now, I spend quite a bit of my time reviewing ed tech products.  And as I’ve been reviewing educational apps I’ve always wondered what would happen when the day came when the material got … Continue reading

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Man, I Love Science!


I’m a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (aaas.org).  The AAAS, for those who are unfamiliar, is an international non-profit whose mission is to advance science throughout the world.  The AAAS has been in existence since … Continue reading

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Bizarro World: Is Algebra Necessary?


I had a whole other post planned for today, but it got bumped because yesterday I, like many of you, read the strangest op/ed piece that I think I’ve ever read in the NY Times.  And that’s saying something.  In … Continue reading

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The Flame Challenge – an awesome STEM project for kids!


If you don’t listen to ScienceFriday on NPR, then you may not know about The Flame Challenge. The Flame Challenge is a contest, launched by actor and science advocate Alan Alda, to answer the question that he had as an … Continue reading

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