25 Apr

The Why? Files: The Science Behind the News #scichat…

The Why? Files: The Science Behind the News

#scichat  #sschat

“The mission of The Why Files is to explore the science, math and technology behind the news of the day, and to present those topics in a clear, accessible and accurate manner.” University of Wisconsin-Madison

A new story is added each week.

Excellent resource that also includes:

  1. Classroom Activity Pages
  2. The Weather Guys
  3. Virtual Science (interactives)
  4. Archives

Included in News 4 Kids and Sensational Science Sites

You may also like…

The Science Spot

Wonderville

Wonderopolis

22 Apr

Great Source iwrite – Free writing resources for teachers,…

Great Source iwrite – Free writing resources for teachers, students and parents. (gr. 5-12)

#literacy #writing

For Educators — Quick access to powerful writing lessons and assessments 
For Students — Step-by-step support for completing writing assignments
For Parents — Tips for helping your child become a better writer, thinker, and learner

Includes step-by-step tutorials, graphic organizers, templates as well as links to sites where student work can be published.
Nice resource!

Included in   Write On! for Kids
You may also like…
17 Apr

“As you may have read, there’s been a recent uptick in large-scale security attacks aimed at U.S….”

“As you may have read, there’s been a recent uptick in large-scale security attacks aimed at U.S. technology and media companies. Within the last two weeks, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal have chronicled breaches of their systems, and Apple and Mozilla have turned off Java by default in their browsers. This week, we detected unusual access patterns that led to us identifying unauthorized access attempts to Twitter user data. We discovered one live attack and were able to shut it down in process moments later. However, our investigation has thus far indicated that the attackers may have had access to limited user information – usernames, email addresses, session tokens and encrypted/salted versions of passwords – for approximately 250,000 users.”

Twitter Blog: Keeping our users secure

I got a Twitter password reset email, and a whole bunch of people replied the same. Twitter says the attack was quite sophisticated and believes that more companies beyond the New York Times and Wall Street Journal were hit. This is getting even bigger.

(via chartier)

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers: