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Education Week on the Web

"America's Education Newspaper of Record" now publishes a Web edition. The full text of the print version is available online, as well as the monthly Teacher Magazine. The site is in final testing, so not all areas are fully functional; however, the depth of material already available makes it worthwhile to check out now. Content is divided into general categories: This Week's News offers...

https://www.edweek.org/
TableDrum

Do you like to drum? Well, if you have been dabbling in a bit of drumming with your iPhone, this application may be just what you are looking for. The application allows users to sync the sound of just about any object to their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and link it to high quality drum samples. The site has a helpful video to help first-time users get started, and it's very easy to use. Users...

https://www.tabledrum.com/
Biomolecules at Kenyon: Molecular Tutorials by Students

Working with funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a team of students and professors at Kenyon College has created a set of great educational resources for people interested in molecular biology. On the site, visitors will find 30 different tutorials, all of which were created with Jmol, which is a visualization tool. The tutorials are organized chronologically by year of their...

https://biology.kenyon.edu/BMB/biomolecules.htm
Designing Conference Posters

In a previous life, Colin Purrington taught evolutionary biology at Hudson University for fourteen years. Today, he engages in a wide range of pursuits, including offering high-quality tips on designing conference posters. He bills his suggestions as "gratuitous advice on how to prepare posters for scientific meetings, research conferences, and similar gathering of nerds." His humorous tone belies...

https://colinpurrington.com/tips/poster-design/
CancerQuest: Cancer Education Curriculum

The Cancer Education Curriculum section of the CancerQuest website provides complete curricular units about cervical cancer and skin cancer. These units are part of their "Educator Resources" area, which also includes downloadable posters, interactive educational games about cancer, and video interviews with cancer survivors and clinicians. Visitors to the site will note that each unit has an...

https://www.cancerquest.org/media-center/educator-resources/...
Digital Dictionaries of South Asia

Based at the University of Chicago, the Digital Dictionaries of South Asia (DDSA) project was funded with monies provided by the Office of International Education and Graduate Programs at the US Department of Education. The goal of the project was bring together a range of South Asian dictionaries for scholars and others working with documents of all types. Currently, there are over 25...

https://dsal.uchicago.edu/dictionaries/list.html
Alpine Wildflowers of Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Park

The University of Montana has a number of great digitization projects under its belt, and this particular one is worth a look for anyone with an interest in botany or alpine landscapes. On this site visitors will find a complete version of the book "Alpine Wildflowers of Glacier National Park, Montana, and Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta" by Jerry DeSanto. DeSanto was a former Glacier...

https://www.lib.umt.edu/research-find/digital-collections/al...
MathBench Biology Modules

Created by a group of educators at the University of Maryland, the goal of the MathBench Biology Modules is "to integrate quantitative approaches and mathematics more deeply into the undergraduate curriculum." As they note on their website "the modules are not full of equations and proofs. Instead we try to bring math to life using intuitive approaches, everyday situations, and even humor."...

https://mathbench.umd.edu/
The X Prize Foundation issues a new challenge to the scientific community

An X Prize for faster human genome sequencing http://articles.latimes.com/2011/oct/28/science/la-sci-venter-q-a-20111029 The X Prize Foundation: Now count to a hundred http://www.economist.com/node/21534747 California Foundation Announces $10 Million Genetic Prize http://www.voanews.com/english/news/usa/Calfornia-Foundation-Announces-10-Million-Genetics-Prize-132802208.html X PRIZE...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2011/1104
PicsLikeThat

Scrambling through the Internet for a particular image can be time-consuming and tedious. PicsLikeThat offers a visually delightful way to look for images that will be most useful. Visitors just need to enter a search term into their search engine, and they will have a grid display of relevant images returned to their computer screen. Visitors can click on each result to find out more information...

http://picslikethat.visual-computing.com/
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