October 11, 2013 | Posted At: 06:39 AM | Author: Brian Nadel | Category: Free Stuff
While taking a citizenship test is a big deal for
immigrants, any history or social studies class can do it as well. The
Christian Science Monitor has compiled 100 questions that could be on the
typical citizen’s test of American history, values and government. From the
number of Constitutional amendments (27) to where the Statue of Liberty is (New
York harbor), it’s a great mix of the easy and though-provoking questions that
will take a class period to go through.
October 11, 2013 | Posted At: 06:33 AM | Author: Brian Nadel | Category: Free Stuff
were at last year’s TEDYouth event in New York City or watched the videos
afterwards will be happy to know that there will be a follow-on student
TEDYouth conference at the New Orleans civic Theatre on November 16. The theme of TEDYouth this year is Spark and the ability to
open a mind with a simple idea or concept. Over the day, there will also be
more than 100 TEDxYouthDay events around the world.
August 30, 2013 | Posted At: 06:04 PM | Author: Brian Nadel | Category: Free Stuff
Why waste money on lined paper, graph paper
or even music paper, when you can make it yourself. The Web site Printable
Paper has dozens of standard paper types that you can make with any inkjet or
laser printer. From grade sheets, checklists and calendars to penmanship forms,
the site has it all. All of the downloadable forms are Acrobat files and
they’re all free, although some are available as editable Word files for a few
July 5, 2013 | Posted At: 08:34 AM | Author: Brian Nadel | Category: Free Stuff
CoolStreet software teaches about business by simulating how a pizza parlor
works with kids adjusting the restaurants variables while the game tabulates
sales, profit and loss and produces financial statements along the way. It’s
more than a fun diversion because CoolStreet can teach about economics and math
as well as valuable skills like chart reading. It’s a freebee for Windows 8.
May 10, 2013 | Posted At: 09:49 AM | Author: Brian Nadel | Category: Free Stuff
See.Touch.Learn is a great way for coaxing Autistic kids to come out of their
shells and start learning. Picture-based, the free app runs on the iPad and replaces
clunky static flash cards with groups of pictures shown on the pad's screen. The latest
version provides access to visual libraries and lessons. You can even create
your own lesson for special cases. It’s available as a free download from the
iTunes App store.
May 3, 2013 | Posted At: 06:16 AM | Author: Brian Nadel | Category: Free Stuff
feel they’ve entered hell when they need to create their own worksheets.
Freeology can help with a wide assortment of worksheets for everything from
organizers to Word Searches to analyzing the narrative flow of a short story.
With nearly 500 to choose from, there’re even sheets that can help teach out to
efficiently take class notes.
February 22, 2013 | Posted At: 07:20 AM | Author: Brian Nadel | Category: Free Stuff
When it comes
to your broadband provider, the grass is always greener on the other side, but
according to the FCC, ISPs deliver 96 percent of their advertised bandwidth
last fall. The 2013 Measuring Broadband America report looks at the top 15 ISPs
and compares their speed during last September with respect to what they
promise they’ll provide. The results show that five providers delivered at
least double what they said they would and others, well, didn’t measure up to
February 22, 2013 | Posted At: 07:18 AM | Author: Brian Nadel | Category: Free Stuff
Need an expert to build a Civil War lesson round? The Smithsonian Center
for Education and Museum Studies is hosting the webinar: A Will of Their
Own: Judith Murray and Women of Achievement in the Early Republic.
It’s set up for March 13, at 4 p.m., eastern time and the online presentation
will examine seven remarkable women and their achievements from the 19th
century to today.
February 15, 2013 | Posted At: 07:23 AM | Author: Brian Nadel | Category: Free Stuff
historical volumes on tap, Project Gutenberg has more books available than the
typical school library, and they’re all free. Stanza lets you download and read
any of them along with a variety of more recent works with an iPhone, iPad or
recent iPod Touch model.
January 18, 2013 | Posted At: 11:11 AM | Author: Brian Nadel | Category: Free Stuff
HP is giving
away some of the IT gear that was used for this summer’s Democratic convention
in Charlotte, NC. Edgecombe County Public Schools and three North Carolina
community colleges will get lightly used 161 notebooks and 13 printers that are
worth about $300,000.