Web 2.0 Science Tools By Laura Turner The following web2.0 sites would be useful for science educators at the high school and middle school level. Some would also be appropriate for higher elementary grade levels. There are many new ‘tools’ or websites that take advantage of the higher speed and bandwidth of today’s Internet. Web 1.0 tools/websites were text based and web2.0 tools/websites are designed for full-motion video, 3D animations and are generally interactive in some manner. Web 2.0 can also be described as the second round of new technology development and adoption. Web 2.0 Tools for Math Educators By Laura Turner This is a continuing series on Web2.0 and other web-based tools for educators. This information is specific to math educators, but there is some crossover into science. Math educators will find a large number of useable interactive companion web sites for the teaching of math concepts and skills. 3Dvinci 3D design is a great motivational and instructional tool.
Parents wary to embrace iPads in school The Government is considering giving more money to schools for smart devices after a Bay of Plenty school dished out iPad minis to pupils. But some teachers and parents have concerns about the effect on children's basic skills, like writing. Notebooks and pencil cases are fast being wiped out, and at Te Akau ki Papamoa Primary School in the Bay of Plenty pupils are swiping and tapping their way through class, each provided with a $450 iPad mini. "It allows us greater access to the curriculum, instantaneously," says principal Bruce Jepsen. "With the diverse make-up of our school and its community, possibly not all people would be able to afford an iPad mini." Mr Jepsen says it's about preparing children equally for the future.
Exploring Failure - Getting Large Videos Off Your #iPad Wondering how to get all that student work or long videos (30+ minutes) off your 16gig iPad? That's a question I spent 3 hours on yesterday, and fellow teammate Mary Ray also spent her share of time. Believe it or not, about 9gigs of video content on a 16gig iPad doesn't leave much space...we could only load one app at a time in addition to the stock Apple apps. Mary was kind enough to write up an email to teachers (included below) who use iPads as their new video cameras--and why not, they work great in classroom environments?--offering tips and tricks. However, the one tip Mary didn't share was the one that actually worked--Using BitTorrent Sync ("btsync" for short) to make a backup of all images/videos in the Camera Roll on your iPad to your computer (the option also exists to send files to another device running BTSync).
Cmap Cloud Cmap Cloud: Shared Resources and concept mapping on the Web The Cmap Cloud enables the construction and sharing of concept maps using Web browsers, and the sharing of these concept maps with other users. The Cmap Cloud provides a centralized sharing site for users to store and share their concept maps and access them from the three versions of CmapTools: CmapTools (for Desktop), CmapTools for iPad and CmapTools in the Cloud. The Cmap Cloud site is also hosts CmapTools in the Cloud, the Web-based version of CmapTools. CmapTools in the Cloud: Web-based, online version of CmapTools
Edutech for Teachers » Tech Tip of the Week Gooru: Science & Math Resources February7 Resource: Gooru is new service whose mission is to provide teachers and students with a variety of multimedia resources – videos, diagrams, interactive displays, documents and quizzes – related to 5th–12th grade science and math topics. School and Education Technology Webinars eSchool News is proud to present a variety of webinars on the hottest topics in education technology. Our webinars are a great place to learn about new technologies, how your colleagues are solving concerns you may have and more. All of our webinars are free, just click on the links below to register. All you’ll need on the day of the event is internet access. After you register, you’ll be supplied with a link to log-in at the scheduled time. Can’t make the date or missed a previous webinar — don’t worry, our webinars are also recorded and archived.
The Best Resources For Beginning iPad Users Though I haven’t gotten an iPad yet (NOTE: Now I have!), we did get one for my mother-in-law. So, with an eye towards helping her now, and me in the future, I put out a call to readers to their suggested resources as well as hunting for them on my own. You might also be interested in The Best Sites For Beginning iPhone Users Like Me. iLearn Technology It’s hard to describe to people all of the magic that happens at Anastasis on a daily basis. It really does feel like something special, a magical quality of falling down the rabbit hole into another world where school is fun and challenging and wonderful. The learning that happens here is very organic, it lacks a formulaic approach. So when people ask us how they can do what we do, it isn’t a simple answer. Anastasis learners are in a continual state of growth, discovery, and creativity. We are just wrapping up an Inquiry unit about “How the World Works.”
How to Set Up iCloud on an iPad Video The iCloud on your iPad allows you to back up and share your files through virtual storage. Be sure to set up you iCloud account and watch this how-to video from About.com to learn how to use the iCloud with the iPad.See Transcript This is Jesse with About.com and today i’m going to show you how to set up iCloud on your iPad. What is the iCloud iCloud is backup virtual storage for files that are on your apple devices. It not only stores your files but you can send them to any and all of your apple devices so you never have to be without a file you want, as long as you have set-up and enabled iCloud to do backup. Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes Make mobile learning awesome! Student creation Share materials Free! Get our new app!
Forms - Kern Kelley Google Form Templates If you are logged into your Google Account, these form templates will automatically copy into your Google Docs Dashboard. Many of the forms are designed to work with an iPod Touch.