MediaShift Idea Lab . Public Lab Uses Kickstarter to Bring DIY Spectrometry to the Masses | PBS
“spectrometers into people’s hands — lots of them. For as little as $35, you can now get your own kit and start scanning different materials in your backyard, neighborhood, or household. With one of our latest prototypes — a spectrometer that attaches to your smartphone (see above) — we hope to make spectrometry available to anyone,”
Class, Turn On Your Cell Phones: It’s Time to Text | MindShift
“text-messaging has other benefits as well. Unlike apps that are only available on certain smartphones or mobile websites that are only accessible on Internet-enabled devices, text-messaging is widely available. This makes it an important and accessible communication tool, one that can meet the needs of schools and communities.”
Sage Garden Project
“The Sage Garden Project makes it possible for schools to bring together the elements to help students really learn the “how and why” of nutrition, as well as the joy of good eating and good health. The program gets schools started, with facilities and staff for hands-on lessons during the school year. There is also opportunity to use the garden and cooking classroom for after-school programs and summer sessions.”
Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.