Molecules | Sunset Lake Software Molecules is an application for the iPhone, iPod touch, and now iPad that allows you to view three-dimensional renderings of molecules and manipulate them using your fingers. You can rotate the molecules by moving your finger across the display, zoom in or out by using two-finger pinch gestures, or pan the molecule by moving two fingers across the screen at once. The combination of the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad's unique multitouch input system and the built-in OpenGL ES 3-D graphics capabilities enable you to feel like you are manipulating the molecules themselves with your fingers. New molecules can be downloaded from the RCSB Protein Data Bank ( an international repository of biological molecules and their 3-D structures, or NCBI's PubChem, a public database of compounds. Molecules can be downloaded directly to your handheld device and stored there for later viewing. Molecules is free and its source code is available under the BSD license. Related posts
The iPad Comes Alive with Augmented Reality What Students Can Actually DO With An iPad Online, in workshops, and even with friends, I frequently get asked What can the iPad actually do? as a sort of challenge to the worth of the device. I would rather that they ask, What can you actually do with an iPad? So last week, in preparing for the New England Reading Association Conference and the NYSCATE Mobile Learning Summit , I decided to change my approach. However, before addressing that question, I asked not only WHY iPads but WHY Technology ? I want my students to communicate in complex and modern ways. What does this tangibly look like in the classroom? I want my students to demonstrate their knowledge of the parts of a story. Learning Objectives: In addition to learning the story elements, students learn… To write a constructive review To assess the credibility of an author or source To create a sense of visual hierarchy for their information To document their sources Project: Book Posters – students create a movie-style poster to advertise their book.
2013 iPad App Lists – v1.0 | iPads 4 Learning @ Manor Lakes P-12 College Finally. After weeks of deliberation. After weeks of deleting, adding, changing, swapping, etc… We’re done! Below you will find our 3 Application Lists for our iPad Programs in 2013. The lists have been designed with student learning in mind with focuses being placed on creativity, collaboration, modification and redefinition. If you have any suggestions to these app lists, we’d love to hear from you. In the mean time… happy viewing! MLP12C EY iPad App List 2013 MLP12C MY iPad App List 2013 MLP12C SCMY iPad App List 2013 10 Important Questions To Ask Before Using iPads in Class Digital Tools Teaching Strategies Lenny Gonzales By Terry Heick When it comes to deciding how or whether to use iPads, schools typically focus on budget issues, apps, networking logistics, check-in and check-out procedures, school and district tech-use policies, hardware precautions, and aspects of classroom management. But it’s also important to think about instructional use, and to that end, consider the following questions. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Also worth considering: How can parents, families, and local businesses be involved in procuring, managing, or integrating iPads in the classroom? These kinds of questions can help you get the most out of the iPad’s use in your classroom. This post originally appeared on TeachThought, where Terry Heick is the director of curriculum. Related Explore: iPad, Mobile Learning
iPad App Evaluation for the Classroom I Education Apps Review - I Education Apps Review PrometheanPlanet This article was originally written in Spanish by Andrés Carlos López Herrero and is translated by Leysi Ortiz. An app (short for "application") is a computer program designed to allow the user to perform specific tasks. In general, the term applies to program apps for new mobile devices, tablets and smartphones. The above diagram shows the location and relationship of the front end user, applications and other existing software. (Source: adapted from an image from Wikipedia.) Students can reinforce their learning with the many free or low cost educational applications available each day in greater numbers in the market. One of the main features of next generation mobile and multi-touch tablets is that their use and handling is extremely simple and attractive to the younger audience. Eduapps: recommended web with over 28,000 educational apps for teachers and students, all classified by educational levels. Enjoyed this?
Five Awesome (and Educational) iPad Apps for Kids Five Awesome (and Educational) iPad Apps for Kids Posted by Heather Liban on Sept. 19, 2012 I have an iPad. I must say, it is one of the favorite gadgets I have ever, ever, ever owned. I use it for email. I use it to read books. My kids also play with the iPad. Here are some of my favorite (education) iPad/iPod Touch/iPhone apps for kids. Stack the States (.99 iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone) Geography has always been difficult to teach my kids. Bobo and Light (4.99 iPad) This is a awesome science interactive book that takes iPad’s amazing graphic capabilities and turns them into a roller-coaster ride of science! Oregon Trail (.99, iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone) Did you play this game as a kid? Presidents Vs Aliens (.99, iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone) This game makes learning about the president's so much fun! Chicktionary (.99, iPad) My eight year old came home from school talking about this game.
20+ Classroom Blogs to Enjoy I spent today working with staff at Christ Church Primary School in Brixton, South London – and we were predominantly talking about the use of classroom blogging to support learning. During the day I was tweeting to ask people to share their own class blogs as I was working with different year groups and it was lovely to look back this evening and find so many all across the world that people sent me – so a big thanks to those of you in this list. I have gathered them up and indictaed where the cass blogs are from and thought I would share in a post for everyone to benefit from. And here are the class blogs from Christ Church Priary School too – they would be so pleased if you and your classes dropped by and added a comment or two. Make sure you spend some time exploring the different blogs and look for links to other school blogs they have displayed and I hope you perhaps find a class to link to and share some stories with. Please share your class blog in the comments below
How One Classroom Actually Used iPads To Go Paperless (Part 1: Research) Last year, with a fearless group of 10th graders in Katrina Kennett’s English class at Plymouth South High School , we attempted to transform the traditional research process to a completely paperless one using a fresh new cart of iPads. As I have written previously about iPads in the classroom, our decision to use iPads did not start with iPads, it started with learning goals and objectives. We later determined that iPads would fit into the equation. The 4 Goals A few of the goals that we outlined prior to the research process included: - Students will crowd-source their research to a collective research group. - Students will incorporate varied media types into their research: web based text, traditional text, audio and video. - Students will work collaboratively with their teacher and classmates on their research and writing process. - Students will become proficient researching and writing in a digital environment. Going Paperless – The Process “ Definitely keep doing this!