|08-Mar-2011||WISE4 New and Improved|
|26-Aug-2010||Introducing WISE4 Beta|
|09-Nov-2009||Server downtime Nov. 12,2009 6am-6:30am PST|
|20-Jan-2009||Server downtime 5pm-6pm Jan 21 2009|
|12-Nov-2008||User Support problems|
|05-Jun-2008||Thanks for a great year!|
|13-Dec-2007||Brief Server Down Time|
|14-Nov-2007||Server Down Time|
|09-Oct-2007||WISE Server Downtime!|
|13-Apr-2007||New Projects Available|
|03-Feb-2007||NSTA: St Louis|
|26-Jan-2007||What Teachers Say About WISE|
|23-Oct-2006||California Science Teachers Conference|
|31-Aug-2006||REMINDER! Detach students from last year|
|12-Jul-2006||WISE scheduled downtime|
|04-Jan-2006||Temporary error in creating accounts|
|17-Oct-2005||Representative George Miller meets with WISE and TELS|
|07-Jun-2005||Simpler signup process|
|03-May-2005||National Teacher Day|
|09-Mar-2005||New projects from TELS|
|21-Feb-2005||New server and new look!|
|03-Feb-2005||WISE remembers you|
|19-Jan-2005||New Curriculum added from TELS center|
|17-Dec-2004||Intermittent service Dec 25-30|
|13-Dec-2004||Database upgrade difficulties|
|28-Jun-2004||WISE Educator Honored|
"As a teacher, there is nothing better than seeing and feeling the excitement of a student’s discovery process ignited. Utilizing this technology has helped me to grow as a teacher."
Priscilla Robinson, middle school science teacher.
"My students respond well to how these projects visualize complex scientific processes, and they appreciate the projects' relevancy to current controversies and health-related issues."
Kathy Benemann, high school biology teacher
"The Wise projects have added a spark to my curriculum, a change from the traditional 'read a chapter, take notes' format."
Ellen Fasman, high school biology teacher
"WISE has been a very effective and outstanding addition to my classroom teaching. The highly motivating programs have provided meaningful and practical answers to science questions that have always mystified my students. My students have made the important connections to big ideas and show a true, deeper understanding of the concepts. Every school science program should complement instruction with the power of WISE."
Tom Castro, middle school earth science teacher
"My students are more engaged and help each other learn challenging concepts such as genetics and evolution."
David Mathers, high school biology teacher
We've added some new features to the grading system. If your browser has trouble with them, first try refreshing the page while holding shift.
Holding down the Shift key tells your browser that you want it to download new instructions that it might assume it has already.
Around noon (Pacific time) on Tuesday Jan 3 the server WISE runs on received a timed update to a component it depends on. This introduced a problem in the creation of teacher accounts, which now has been solved.
If you created an account during this period, please try again. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Congressman Miller attended Martinez Junior High School. On October 14th he came to Berkeley and met with 6 students and teacher Priscilla Robinson from his alma mater to hear how science is taught today. As the students said, "With WISE, we learn more and we are more interested in science." Miller has championed innovation in education and fought tirelessly for improved public education.
It's now easier than ever to join WISE.
On National Teacher Day WISE would like to recognize the hundreds of great teachers who are dedicated to challenging students with science inquiry projects. We know that your hard work and dedication is a key to student learning. We greatly appreciate your role in our growing the WISE community.
Our TELS family of projects is growing. Check out what is new in the WISE Library of projects. We would welcome feedback if you use one of these new projects with your students.
When we decided to upgrade our server we thought to also update our look. The server upgrade is now complete and with it we offer a new front page to WISE. We'll be gradually updating the look and feel of other parts of the site. Keep an eye out!
The login screen now prefills the "username" field with the last successful login from your computer. This is only for non-student accounts.
A new family of Web-based inquiry projects has been developed by the TELS. We invite you to explore the new family of projects
We plan to take advantage of the lull in use of WISE during the last week of the year to complete the transition to an automatic failover system. Service may come and go during this time.
As part of our transition to an automatic failover system, we had to upgrade the database software. We did this last Friday night and handled the fallout over the weekend. Users who logged in during that time may have had trouble with their passwords.
Mr. Earl Walls was honored with the 2004 Prudential Foundation Fellowship for outstanding contributions to education. Here he is pictured with Ms. Michelle Williams who nominated him for the award. Mr. Walls uses WISE projects in his fifth grade classroom.