Free Interactive Science Simulations for Everyone

A colleague shared this amazing site with me this morning, and I think it might be my favorite site of the year! Created by the University of Colorado at Boulder, PhET has 60 million – yes, I said 60 MILLION interactive science simulators. There are simulators for all grade levels starting with Kindergarten, tons of languages available – and more than anything, the quality is superb. Check it out and tell me what you think.

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google rocks!

Here is a brief overview of what Google products have to offer for tech integration in the classroom.

GMAIL:

Ten Reasons to use Gmail

GOOGLE CALENDAR:

All About Google Calendar (printable!)

GOOGLE DOCS:

crock pot magic

It’s time to dust off that crock pot and put it to good use – all the time! Check out these awesome recipes that will save you time, money and the stress of meal planning. If you’ve never thought about using that crock pot for breakfast, appetizers and desserts, you’ll be amazed at many of these recipes and ideas:

Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole

Ingredients

  1. 12 eggs
  2. 1 (32 ounce) bags frozen hash brown potatoes
  3. 1 lb bacon, cut into small pieces -cooked and drained
  4. ½ cup onions, diced
  5. ¾ lb shredded cheddar cheese
  6. 1 cup milk
  7. ½ teaspoon dry mustard
  8. salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Layer the ingredients in your crock pot in this order-.
  2. 1/2 of the potatoes- on the bottom.
  3. 1/2 of the bacon.
  4. 1/2 of the onions.
  5. 1/2 of the cheese.
  6. potatoes.
  7. bacon.
  8. onions.
  9. cheese.
  10. Beat the eggs, milk, mustard, salt and pepper together. Pour this over the whole mixture. Cook on low for ten to twelve hours.

word processing

There is more than one way to skin a cat – or write a letter! Word Processing has grown up quite a bit since the olden days of ’95.  Although Microsoft Word remains the most commonly-used word processing software, there are many more to choose from – including open-source (free) choices. Check out a few of my favorites:

MICROSOFT WORD

OPENOFFICE WRITER

GOOGLE DOCS

THINKFREE