Code Clinic: Go Released Successful programmers know more than a computer language. They also know how to think about solving problems. Code Clinic is a series of 11 courses where our authors solve the same problems using different programming languages. Here Todd McLeod works with Go, Google's open-source programming language. Todd introduces challenges and then provides overviews of his solutions in Go.
21 Tips For Taking Incredible Cat Photos Zoran Milutinovic is a professional pet photographer based in Serbia. As a lover of cats himself, he specializes in photographing cats in their natural environment, capturing all their quirks, habits, and facial expressions. His photos have been published in magazines, virtual galleries, greeting cards, calendars, mobile apps, wallpapers, posters, and book covers. Curious about capturing great images of cats? In this tutorial, he shares some of his expert tips on photographing fascinating felines! by Zoran Milutinovic
100+ STEM iPad Apps For Learning 100+ STEM iPad Apps For Learning STEM education is “an interdisciplinary approach to learning where rigorous academic concepts are coupled with real-world lessons as students apply Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in contexts that make connections between school, community, work, and the global enterprise enabling the development of STEM literacy and with it the ability to compete in the new economy. (Tsupros, Kohler, & Hallinen, 2009) The Lexile® Framework for Reading There is no direct correspondence between a specific Lexile measure and a specific grade level. Within any classroom or grade, there will be a range of readers and a range of reading materials. For example, in a fifth-grade classroom there will be some readers who are ahead of the typical reader (about 250L above) and some readers who are behind the typical reader (about 250L below). To say that some books are "just right" for fifth graders assumes that all fifth graders are reading at the same level. The Lexile® Framework for Reading is intended to match readers with texts at whatever level the reader is reading. MetaMetrics® has studied the ranges of Lexile reader measures and Lexile text measures at specific grades in an effort to describe the typical Lexile measures of texts and the typical Lexile measures of students of a given grade level.
Cool Tools to Help Kids Learn to Code When your kid starts talking about loops, go-to commands, and branches, it probably means she's learning to code, and that's a very good thing. In a technology-fueled world, coding is quickly becoming a prized, 21st-century skill. Plus, it encourages kids to become creators, not just consumers, of the technology they use. Coding apps come in a range of formats designed for different ages and abilities. Digital cameras: what the manual doesn't teach you Here on Digital Camera World we get lots of emails from readers who are daunted by the complexity of their new digital cameras, unsure of the best way to capture the best shots, and confused about which settings to use. Considering the plethora of buttons and functions packed into today’s cameras, this is totally understandable. Even getting the strap onto your new bundle of joy can sometimes seem like mission impossible! Well fret no more; below we’ll guide you through the process of getting to know your digital camera beyond what the manual teaches you.
7 STEM Apps for Students Like everything else, technology has transformed education. Students’ backpacks don’t just include pencils and notebooks anymore, but also chromebooks and tablets. Although some parents may argue those gadgets are distracting them from their studies, there is no denying that technology is also enabling greater learning for kids of all ages. There are hundreds of apps available on iPhones and Android devices that are making science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fun for kids. Although apps can’t replace traditional teaching methods, they represent the kind of self-paced learning that’s guided by technology.
Using a Project Wall to Support Gold Standard Project Based Teaching Moving from good to great Project Based Learning involves being aware of the specific, intentional “teacher moves” you make that drive student inquiry, engagement, and excitement for learning. One “move” I made that enhanced my PBL teaching was developing the classroom project wall into an active teaching tool, rather than a bulletin board. The project wall is the visual space in the classroom that helps manage information, project questions, calendars, standards, assessments, and resources that guide student learning during the project. 1. Design and Plan: One of the ironies of PBL done well is that the best projects arise not from spontaneous decision-making but from detailed planning.
6 Educational STEM Apps for Kids (Image: File) Whether it’s teaching science using multimedia “Jeopardy” like games, or math with step-by-step animation of complex problems, the iPad has proven to be an incredible learning tool for children of all ages. The device not only offers children the ability to practice hands on learning, but the various types of game based learning activities makes science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) engaging and fun for students. Here are a few educational STEM apps to consider: Sid’s Science Fair - The app designed by PBS and the Jim Henson Company is designed for kid’s ages 3 to 6.
The Hub - The Queen of Blood is the first book in Sarah Beth Durst’s Queens of Renthia series and one of the winner’s of YALSA’s 2017 Alex Awards. Today I’m thrilled to have Sarah Beth Durst here on the Hub to answer some questions about the book. Congratulations on The Queen of Blood’s selection as a 2017 Alex Award finalist! Framework When high quality teaching is infused with the dynamic use of technology, personalized student learning becomes possible. The Future Ready District Pledge is designed to set out a roadmap to achieve that success and to commit districts to move as quickly as possible towards a shared vision of preparing students for success in college, career, and citizenship. This roadmap can only be accomplished through a systemic approach to change, as outlined in the Future Ready Framework.
What is ISO: camera sensitivity settings (and the best ways to use them) What is ISO? Discover how your camera’s sensitivity to light is measured and when you should increase your camera’s ISO setting. Click on the infographic to see the larger version. What is ISO? The camera’s ISO setting is its sensitivity to light.