Why is Morse Code Still Used? Short article explains the technical, economical, and cultural advantages of Morse code ("CW"). Also introduces QRP (" low powered stations"). "Morse code remains the simplest and most efficient way known to send messages via radio." It cuts through interference and is easier for non-English speakers to understand. Reasons to Continue using Morse Code restates the advantages of Morse code in a different way. Going in Technology > Morse Code and Cryptology…
CardKiwi | create flashcards together with your friends and save a ton of time. With CardKiwi you can do it online! The principle of Spaced Repetition is the key. "The application is so simple to use, we even have kids in grade 2 using it." In Life Skills, Miscellaneous, Teachers and Parents and Technology.
Safe Food Handling Here's "... a complete resource on Safe Food Handling. This resource contains statistics and links to the best sources on the subject, and is monitored regularly for obsolete links." An institutional chef was kind enough to check this page over, and she said it's good legit info, the same rules she uses. There are more facts, tips, and stats here than we could enumerate in less than a page! Going in Health, Life Skills, and Teachers & Parents.
How an engine works - comprehensive tutorial animation featuring Toyota engine technologies. This YouTube video (8 minutes) is simple and fairly easy to understand. The graphics are well done and easy to follow. It was designed to train new Toyota sales staff who don't know engines. Guess what? It works just fine for explaining auto engines to anybody! Going in Life Skills and in Technology.
Helping With Horsepower™ Bike Rebuild Program "We work individually with each child to help them heal and most importantly, to help them find hope." "A different way of learning", Read the article from Oprah: "I used motorcycles to teach them things I couldn't have otherwise," says Klock. "To challenge themselves, to work as a team." "If kids can learn to repair a damaged motorcycle," says Klock, "maybe they can also repair their lives." Going in Life Skills and Technology.
Camera in the dishwasher (As submitted to ScienceDump. This was on YouTube first, and is also up on AsapScience.) "Always wanted to see what happens in your dishwasher after you close the door? Now is your chance. Bito has created a video showcasing a full wash cycle inside a dishwasher using a GoPro Hero3 camera." Watch it, and you'll gain an appreciation for the technology designed into a dishwasher. Going in Technology.
Scratch is a free programming language primarily for 8 to 16 year olds. It has an online community where kids can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with others from all over the world. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically. Scratch is provided free of charge Going in Challenges, Downloads, Homeschool, Life Skills, Teachers Parents, and Technology.
Animated Knots by Grog™ Well over 100 different knots, sorted by use: e.g. Arborist Knots, Boating, Climbing, Fishing, et c.; plus rope care, terminology, safety, and what's good rope for which job. Each know has a step by step slide show of how it's done, plus a video from YouTube. Now there's an app for most knots, too: Android, iPad, and iPhone. All the YouTube videos are organized into a channel. Going in Life Skills.