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Learn physics with Portal for free (but hurry!)

You know how I’m saying the best games for learning aren’t the quote-unquote educational games? If you hurry up, you can pick up one of the best examples of such a game for free. Through September 20 (that’s tomorrow) you … Read

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Maker Faire: Science, technology, art, and craft get a big dose of fun

Are you a Maker? That’s the question Dale Dougherty asks in his TED talk from last January. Dougherty is one of the folks leading the charge in today’s do-it-yourself movement. In his talk, he shares his thoughts on the importance … Read

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Using games and peer mentors to teach STEM

Here’s a video of a neat project from a couple of years ago. Be the Game, an educational program in Washington, D.C., used video games to teach science, technology, engineering, and math. There were a couple of twists: First, kids … Read

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Researchers using social networking, iPhone-bearing citizen scientists to collect data

CNN reports that technologies like social networks and iPhones are helping “citizen scientists” collect data on climate change. As photographs and other data are collected, they are sent in real-time to researchers, complete with GPS coordinates. In addition, the article … Read

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