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Poll Everywhere

On the surface, Poll Everywhere is a simple application that works well for live audiences using mobile devices like phones. People participate by visiting a fast mobile-friendly web page for your event, sending text messages, or using Twitter. Instructions are displayed on-screen. The poll that is embedded within the presentation or web page will update in real time. Advanced uses include texting comments to a presentation, texting questions to a presenter, responding via the web, and SMS interactivity in print, radio, and TV.

Name Picker Ninja

An easy way to add names and then randomly pick from the list.

Climate Change Impacts by State

As our climate changes, every state will become warmer. Aside from rising temperatures, the impacts of climate change are likely to be very different from state to state. Increased rainfall intensity will cause more flooding in some states, while increasingly severe droughts may threaten water supplies in other states. Farms and forests will be less productive in some states, but warmer temperatures may extend growing seasons in others. To learn more about the likely impacts of climate change where you live, click on your state or territory below.

Engineering Education and Project-Based Learning

An interview with Richard K. Miller, Olin College President, on how engineering education needs a fundamental change in how it's taught.

Blank Report Forms for Crime and CSI Reports.

Students can use these generic forms to record their criminal investigation exercises.


A form used to document when people enter of leave a crime scene during an investigation. (Teachers may put the name of their school or class in the blank space next to "Police Department."

Reshaping Engineering Education with Richard K Miller

His ambitions started out modest enough: Growing up in the small farming community of Tranquillity, California, he thought that bridges were the pinnacle of engineering and that the people who designed them must be brilliant beyond imagining. As an engineering college student, he landed a summer internship for the Fresno County public works department, where someone explained to him that bridges were usually designed, not from scratch, but by choosing parts out of a catalog. -Richard K Miller's journey to reshape Engineering education.


If you are looking for a new way to get kids excited about "taking a test, " this might be a good delivery! I have just discovered it and am certainly not an expert, but it is very easy to use. Kahoot! is a free game-based learning platform that makes it fun to learn – any subject, in any language, on any device, for all ages! Rather than administering quizzes, try Kahoot.It is free to educators.Students have to download the Kahoot AP on their phone.You develop a specific quiz topic, the questions and a provide students with the key pin.Students log into the Kahoots with pin.You serve up the questions for students and they answer the question by pressing a particular symbol.Scores are assigned by the amount of time it takes a student to respond and whether they select the accurate answer.

8 Essentials for Project-Based Learning

What is it? Here’s an article by BIE, updated from its original appearance in the September 2010 issue of Educational Leadership magazine from ASCD. Good for general audiences as well as educators, it explains the essential elements that make rigorous PBL different from “doing projects.”

Why do we like it? This article was written because some teachers say they "do projects" already (so why learn more about PBL) and some educators and members of the general public may have negative stereotypes of PBL as merely a "fun" or "hands-on" activity.

How can you use it? Share this article with anyone, from teachers to parents to administrators, to explain PBL and provide a common framework for projects. The 8 Essential Elements are the basis of BIE's Project Design Rubric and PBL 101 Workshop.

Some Food for Thought About Careers

Think about careers -- Agriculture

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