For Teachers – Gapminder.org Teacher information and facts on how to use google docs to import data into Gapminder to plot it yourself. Statistics teachers may find this very useful. tag
Does Windows 7 Make Up for Vista? Lifehacker cites a report that says that customer satisfaction with Microsoft is “at an all time high” mostly because of Windows 7. Would be interested to hear from someone using it. I have to admit that the snapping windows look very cool.
Steam punk – RN Book Show – 30 December 2008 Thomas Pynchon, Jules Verne or HG Wells as punk icons, or punk authors for that matter? It sounds bizarre, but steam punk enthusiasts have embraced their work as part of the genre. Steam punk is a sub-genre of science fiction. It usually takes place in a Victorian setting, involving industrial inventions such as steam powered engines.
4 Tips for Integrating Social Media Into the Classroom Social networks are here to stay, and with or without rules, kids are going to use them. Here are four tips for educators on how to develop a technology policy that seizes on social networking as a learning tool and teaches children how to use it responsibly.
The Book Zone Reviews of books that may appeal to boys – by an teacher in a UK school.