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Apps for young readers

What are your favorite iPad apps for 4 - 7 year olds? [more inside]
posted by woodvine on Sep 26, 2014 - 8 answers

US 1970s educational/science TV series?

I'm trying to remember a series of shows broadcast in the late 1970s or maybe as late as 1980 or so. It explained science topics through the lens of recent discoveries or advancements. It might have been PBS but I think it was a "special broadcast" on network tv. I loved them and got all excited when one would be on, so I don't think it was regular or weekly. The only one I specifically remember was on the brain, told through the story of a little girl (?) who needed brain surgery. It wasn't for specifically for kids, but I recall them being very upbeat and "yay science!" They were broadcast in prime time, probably 8 PM. Also: it's definitely not Connections. Apologies - this may the the vaguest TV-related AskMe yet!
posted by JoanArkham on Apr 27, 2014 - 10 answers

Retro educational short about bees made by a Christian college.

On late night tv earlier this month I saw a 50s or 60s educational documentary about bees that was made in affiliation with a christian college in America. And it was hilarious. The first half was sort of straight-forward science about how bees work, and then toward the end it takes this turn about how we should all follow the old testament which would make us happy and productive like bees. And now I can't remember the name of the film company (which was named after the college) which apparently did many such educational shorts in that time (either 50s or 60s I don't remember which). Does this ring any bells with anyone?
posted by supercrayon on Mar 30, 2014 - 3 answers

What to do with hand made educational posters for primary school?

I have spent several hundred hours over the last six months creating A2 charts (420X594mm). They are about 50 in total, covering topics taught in Maths in Primary School. They are displayed in the Maths room in my school and I'm proud of the fact that the children constantly refer to them during lessons. I have been told by colleagues and visitors that they are very appealing. Unlike the laminated, commercial posters on the market which are rather tacky, these hand-made posters capture the essence of upper primary topics in very digestible chunks. I would love these posters to have a wider audience. How do I do this? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by ashawill on Mar 7, 2014 - 7 answers

Math game that featured Bach and Mozart

Around 1995 I played a game on the Mac in school that was for educational purposes, supposedly for the purposes of drilling math skills, and had Mozart Symphony no. 40 (1st movement and but I think 3rd as well), Bach BWV 999, and possibly some Paganini as well, as background music. Do you know what it was?
posted by Busoni on Oct 10, 2013 - 4 answers

Best Marine Biology Summer Camp for a 14 year old (in 2014)

I'm looking for the best marine biology summer camp for my sibling who will be 14 in the summer of 2014. Or the resources to find one. [more inside]
posted by ethidda on Jun 3, 2013 - 15 answers

What are some good free download games for young kids?

I'm gifting my laptop to my far-away sister, and want to pre-load it with some fun, free, friendly games she can use to entertain her live-in grandkids (ages 4 and 2). Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by The otter lady on Apr 27, 2013 - 2 answers

Help I'm stuck inside a computer!

Looking to learn the name of a BBC Micro (?) game where you went inside a computer and solved various puzzles to free (?) the computer from bugs or aliens. [more inside]
posted by Jehan on Apr 17, 2013 - 7 answers

Let me Lycos that for you.

Educational Internet scavenger hunt game from the late 1990s, with new questions and websites to explore each round. What early multiplayer web-based treasure hunt game thing was I playing? [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself on Mar 27, 2013 - 3 answers

Term time activities for 11-15 year olds near Slough?

We're about to have yet another spell of very cold weather in the south east so time to find more activies for school age children (11-15) that are either indoors or in sheltered areas outdoors. Can you recommend any? [more inside]
posted by humph on Mar 10, 2013 - 0 answers

THAT OCTOPUS LOOKS LIKE A PLANT!

Help me make my step son's brain explode with some amazing/cool/unbelievable videos on the internet! [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Feb 7, 2013 - 15 answers

Looking for cool stuff online for my four year olds.

I'm looking for websites that have cool, educational, entertaining and kid-safe stuff I can share with my two 4 year olds, perhaps similar to the kids should see this, and/or sites that suggest neat projects and how-to's my wife and I can work on with them to open their eyes to the wonders of the world around them. All suggestions welcome!
posted by zarq on Jun 10, 2012 - 4 answers

Edutainment about computers

What educational children's shows have an episode about the internet and or computers in general? Episode name or number a bonus! [more inside]
posted by chocolatemilkshakes on Apr 10, 2012 - 13 answers

A clever name for a kids geology website?

Please help me come up with a clever name for my 9 year old's geology-related web site which will feature his gem and mineral collection. THANKS!
posted by punkfloyd on Feb 26, 2012 - 11 answers

E-Text Research

Grad school (or possibly career)-related question: Do you know about research involving e-textbooks and how students and educators might best use them? [more inside]
posted by graphnerd on Feb 7, 2012 - 9 answers

Educational discounts for creative software if you're not in school

Is there some legitimate way to get discounts for software like Ableton Live or Photoshop? I was thinking I could take some online courses and get an educational discount this way. Any suggestions for such courses? Or other suggestions?
posted by Busoni on Jan 27, 2012 - 12 answers

A is for Android

What are some good educational Android apps for a 5 year old? Particularly ones involving reading or number skills.
posted by Artw on Jan 17, 2012 - 3 answers

Educational training--web marketing examples?

What are some successful, small organizations (with websites) that offer training to colleges and school districts in the U.S.? Looking for marketing inspiration, nothing specific subject-wise. [more inside]
posted by circular on Jan 12, 2012 - 2 answers

Memory Palace of Doom?

Memory Palace of Doom? [more inside]
posted by pracowity on Jan 10, 2012 - 6 answers

Does anyone remember this educational computer game?

Does anyone remember this educational computer game? [more inside]
posted by thebots on Dec 1, 2011 - 17 answers

Better living through audio

I am interested in hearing some historical and educational audiobooks/audiocasts. Anyone have any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by cloeburner on Nov 23, 2011 - 13 answers

Educational programs and movies

What are some cool kids movies or television programs that are not documentaries, are educational, engaging, and do not simply teach values & behavior? [more inside]
posted by crapmatic on Sep 13, 2011 - 32 answers

Educational Videogames for Grownups

Educational videogames tend to be aimed at children and/or not much fun to play (and/or both). "Typing of the Dead" is a great exception. Are there other truly addictive videogames a grownup can enjoy while learning something? The subject being taught is irrelevant-- I'd just love for my gaming time to result in some sort of useful skill. [more inside]
posted by yankeefog on Jul 6, 2011 - 13 answers

Oh, Shazbot.

Help identify an educational computer game from the nineties involving cartoon aliens, racing, skateboards, and science trivia. [more inside]
posted by cmyk on Dec 7, 2010 - 3 answers

Middle School Technology

Calling All Current Middle School Teachers and Parents of Middle Schoolers For Technology Information [more inside]
posted by Elsie on Sep 19, 2010 - 9 answers

What movies inspired you as a youngster?

Seeking suggestions for inspirational short films or videos appropriate for teens. [more inside]
posted by NoraCharles on Jul 28, 2010 - 11 answers

TV shows that I can learn something from?

What are some great, informative TV series? Carl Sagan's Cosmos, Ken Burns's Jazz, Matthew Colling's This Is Modern Art, Robert Winston's The Human Body--what else is in this vein? I'd much rather a recommendation of a series, as opposed to a single one-off documentary. What should I watch that is captivating and teaches me something?
posted by surenoproblem on Jul 26, 2010 - 72 answers

What was this 1980s tape with brain songs?

Help me identify and rediscover a tape of educational songs about the brain from the 1980s. [more inside]
posted by Faint of Butt on Jul 18, 2010 - 2 answers

Great iPad Apps for Kids?

iPad apps for kids? Especially for 4-10 year olds. [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on May 23, 2010 - 8 answers

Where should I host a video for schoolchildren?

What's a good video-hosting solution for a primary (elementary) school context? [more inside]
posted by klaatu on May 15, 2010 - 5 answers

Recommend nature / geography / anatomy quiz games!

Can you recommend any XBOX 360 (or PC/MAC/Linux for that matter) games that are more quiz / education oriented (not counting Trivial Pursuit). Specifically, I'm thinking of games that involve things like: naming / identifying countries / capitals / rivers / mountains etc; naming / identifying species of animals or plants; anatomy / medicine type stuff; physics simulators like Phun. [more inside]
posted by tkbarbarian on May 7, 2010 - 7 answers

Name of show where a robot teaches science to British kids?

Looking for the name of a science program we watched in class in elementary school. It was about British kids taught basic science lessons by a robot. [more inside]
posted by distracts on Feb 21, 2010 - 8 answers

What career/job should I pursue?

I've been teaching for a few years, and want to use my experience in technology, professional development, and education into a new job or career path. Here are the specifics... [more inside]
posted by jander03 on Feb 2, 2010 - 6 answers

Eductional film about outdoor survival

What was this educational film? [more inside]
posted by solmyjuice on Dec 30, 2009 - 6 answers

chinese language educational software for native chinese speaking kids

my kids (ages 3 and 6) are beginning to learn chinese. i am looking for useful materials and strategies to get them fluent. i don't speak chinese. one thing that helped a lot in learning spanish (their second language) was spanish language education software that targets native spanish speakers ages 3 to 5. does anyone have any recommendations both for the chinese educational software of this type and how to buy it when you don't speak chinese. there is absolutely nothing more daunting than a chinese language web site.
posted by alcahofa on Nov 21, 2009 - 20 answers

Walk from Moscow to Istanbul?

I am trying to remember the name of a board game I played as a child. I got it free in the mail, and it was a travel/geography game. [more inside]
posted by sandraregina on Jul 29, 2009 - 3 answers

Where can I find the educational film called "Everybody Works"?

Where can I find the educational film called "Everybody Works" (I think that's the name)? Preferably a clip on the Internet or a place to order it on-line. [more inside]
posted by bertrandom on Jul 17, 2009 - 3 answers

Best educational games for child???

What are the best kid games that are educational? [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Apr 6, 2009 - 13 answers

Ancient software for recent humans?

Can anyone recommend great Apple II software for a kindergartner? [more inside]
posted by Mr. Anthropomorphism on Jan 22, 2009 - 32 answers

Make this Mac interesting to kids!

My husband lucked in to a free iMac and we'd like to set it up for our neice who is 11. Can you help us trick it out? [more inside]
posted by amanda on Dec 4, 2008 - 10 answers

Good microscope for kids?

What's a decent microscope for a seven-year old boy? [more inside]
posted by Doofus Magoo on Nov 15, 2008 - 10 answers

Appealing, school-appropriate video game clip?

I would like to find a link for a short video clip of a video game that meets certain criteria. It will go into a presentation to elementary school teachers, as a quick backdrop to a point about interactive games that will be used in school, and that will be fun while challenging kids to think and learn. (It won't itself BE that game; it just has to plausibly look the part.) It needs to have some connection to an outer space theme. [more inside]
posted by daisyace on Jun 2, 2008 - 9 answers

Simple French-language booklets for Kenyan French teacher of elementary students?

On a recent trip to Kenya, we visited a school who is in need of simple French language instruction booklets for elementary-age children. [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold on May 23, 2008 - 3 answers

Help me find this flashcard program?

About a year ago, I installed a freeware program onto my Dell Axim to aid with learning. Since then, the program has been removed and I've forgotten what it was called. I'm hoping someone out there can help me. [more inside]
posted by Proginoskes on May 14, 2008 - 4 answers

Educational cartoon short about oil/petroleum?

I'm looking for a great short educational cartoon about oil and petroleum that may or may not have been posted in the blue a long time ago, definitely elsewhere on the net. My extensive searching has uncovered nothing and someone else may simply remember the title. It was 50's cartoony, obviously biased in favor of the industry, but seemed scientifically accurate. Any clue?
posted by BlackLeotardFront on Mar 17, 2008 - 7 answers

Bueller?

Kanji Sonomama Rakubiki Jiten, a DS lite "game," is apparently really useful for learning kanji. So much so that people in this thread recommended it over dedicated electronic dictionaries. Any other DS software you'd consider that useful? [more inside]
posted by trig on Feb 14, 2008 - 9 answers

Open Source Video

Who provides the best Open Source video editing? [more inside]
posted by McLir on Jan 5, 2008 - 7 answers

As inevitable as death…

Recommendations on a good online summary/overview of educational tax credits and deductions in the US? [more inside]
posted by NotMyselfRightNow on Dec 29, 2007 - 3 answers

Name that Apple //e edutainment software

Name that Apple //e edutainment software (Troll gems? Driving? Townhouses? Looking stuff up?) [more inside]
posted by Your Time Machine Sucks on Dec 12, 2007 - 11 answers

Please recommend informative documentaries or educational videos that can be found on-line

I like to learn stuff by watching videos. Please recommend informative documentaries or educational videos that can be found on-line. [more inside]
posted by MetaMonkey on Dec 8, 2007 - 15 answers

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