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How simple ideas lead to scientific discoveries - Adam Savage

How simple ideas lead to scientific discoveries - Adam Savage

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10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators 1- Select and SpeakSelect and Speak uses iSpeech's human-quality text-to-speech (TTS) reads selected text. It includes 43 iSpeech text to speech voices. You can configure the voice and speed option by changing the settings at options page. ( This is a chrome extension ) 2- QR Voice QR Code allows users to converts text-to-speech, generates QR Code for speech URL and Simplifies share text-to-speech files. 3- AnnouncifyAnnouncify reads out loud every website you want. 4- Chrome speakChrome speak provides native support for speech on Windows (using SAPI 5), Mac OS X, and Chrome OS, using speech synthesis capabilities provided by the operating system. 5- Text to Voice'Text to Voice' or 'Text to Speech' is one of the coolest add-ons. 6- Blind SpeakBlindSpeak is a new text to voice email application that lets you convert text into speech and then forward it to any email address. 8- SpokenTextSpokenText lets you easily convert text into speech.

25 TED Talks Perfect For Classrooms The 50 Best Sources of Free STEM Education Online 12.05K Views 0 Likes Colleges, universities, and other educational forums in your community can be excellent places to learn more about a variety of STEM topics, but there is also a wealth of educational material available on the web for those who prefer to learn at their own pace or take a more individual approach. 5 Web Tools to Add Comments and Questions to Educational Videos February 8, 2014 If you are looking for web tools to create video lessons or platforms to help you flip your classroom , the tools below are probably what you need. These are the tools I have already covered in separate posts here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. I invite you to check them out and share with your colleagues. 1- Blubbr Blubbr is a cool web tool that allows users to create quizzes around YouTube videos. 2- Teachem Teachem is a web service that allows teachers to create lessons around YouTube videos. 3- Educanon Educanon is another powerful tool that teachers can use to design lessons based on videos from both YouTube and Vimeo. 4- VideoNotes VideoNotes is a free web tool that allows students to take notes on a video they are watching. TED Ed is a website that allows teachers to create lessons around YouTube videos. 5- Edpuzzle This is a web tool I have just learned about from my colleague David Kapuler.

Spindeln - söktjänst för skolan Spindeln är en söktjänst som är speciellt framtagen för att pedagoger och elever lätt ska kunna söka efter digitalt material för skolarbete. Du kan infoga Spindeln på din webbplats. Infoga Spindeln på din webbplats Den som vill kan infoga Spindeln på sin webbplats. Här finns intruktioner för hur du infogar Spinden Har du frågor om hur man infogar Spindeln kan du kontakta Fredrik Pausson på Umeå universitet. Material från flera arkiv Spindeln söker i flera arkiv men är begränsad till de arkiv som innehåller material för skolarbete. Samarbete med flera aktörer Tekniken bakom Spindeln har utvecklats av Umeå universitet i samarbete med Skolverket.

The Ten Most Disturbing Scientific Discoveries Science can be glorious; it can bring clarity to a chaotic world. But big scientific discoveries are by nature counterintuitive and sometimes shocking. Here are ten of the biggest threats to our peace of mind. 1. The Earth is not the center of the universe. We’ve had more than 400 years to get used to the idea, but it’s still a little unsettling. … his contemporaries found his massive logical leap “patently absurd,” says Owen Gingerich of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Galileo got more grief for the idea than Copernicus did. 2. Antibiotics and vaccines have saved millions of lives; without these wonders of modern medicine, many of us would have died in childhood of polio, mumps or smallpox. The influenza virus mutates so quickly that last year’s vaccination is usually ineffective against this year’s bug. 3. The concept of extinction took a while to sink in. Today, according to many biologists, we’re in the midst of a sixth great extinction.

50 Really Cool Online Tools for Science Teachers A 21st-century education revolves around the Internet for everything from collaboration, tools, lessons, and even earning degrees online. If you are looking for ways to integrate online learning into your science class or science degree programs, then take a look at these cool online tools that are just perfect for both teachers and students. Science Tools to Use with Students These tools offer opportunities for learning about climate, cells, the human body, nature, and more. ChemiCool. AP Tools Whether you are setting up a new AP curriculum or are just looking for additional material to use with your AP science students, these tools will help. Advanced Placement Biology. Websites and Resources for Science Teachers These websites are chock full of amazing resources and tools for science teachers. Discovery Education. Calculators Use these informative environmental calculators with your students. Ecological Footprint Quiz. Online Games Online Science Games. Google Earth Google Earth Ocean.

Länkskafferiet - ARKive - Extensive Animal Encyclopedia Wildscreen's Arkive project was launched in 2003 and grew to become the world's biggest encyclopaedia of life on Earth. With the help of over 7,000 of the world’s best wildlife filmmakers and photographers, conservationists and scientists, featured multi-media fact-files for more than 16,000 endangered species. Freely accessible to everyone, over half a million people every month, from over 200 countries, used Arkive to learn and discover the wonders of the natural world. Since 2013 Wildscreen was unable to raise sufficient funds from trusts, foundations, corporates and individual donors to support the year-round costs of keeping Arkive online. Therefore, the charity had been using its reserves to keep the project online and was unable to fund any dedicated staff to maintain Arkive, let alone future-proof it, for over half a decade. Therefore, a very hard decision was made to take the website offline in February 2019.

HowStuffWorks "Learn How Everything Works!" Science, ICT, and the Global Classroom (Crowd-Sourced Notes) MadSciNet: The 24-hour exploding laboratory. 12 NASA Apps for Students to Learn about Space April 16, 2014 Last night while I was watching the total lunar eclipse " Blood Moon", it dawned on me to compile a list of iPad apps that students can use to learn more about space. Of course there are no better apps to recommend than NASA's. I have gone through all the apps NASA offers and picked out for you the ones below. Have a look and share with your colleages. 1- Spacecraft 3D NASA's Spacecraft 3D is an augmented reality (AR) application that lets you learn about and interact with a variety of spacecraft that are used to explore our solar system, study Earth, and observe the universe. 2- Moon Tours Moon Tours is the mobile version of the NASA's Lunar Mapping and Modeling Portal (LMMP). 3- 3D Sun "3D Sun" lets you carry a virtual window onto today's sun, right in your pocket. 4- NASA Lunar Electric Rover Simulation Welcome to the NASA Lunar Electric Rover (LER) Simulator. 5- Images of Change 6- NASA App 7- Cassini 8- Space Junk Spammy 9- Space Place Prime 10- NASA Television