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Mobile App Prototyping Made Easy 128 bit SSL encryption We take your privacy seriously. That's why we have integrated 128 bit SSL encryption, the most powerful security out there, into our app. Your ideas and data are safe with us. MASTER Tools Modeling And Simulation Tools for Education Reform MASTER Tools, developed by The Shodor Education Foundation, Inc. are the result of on-going collaborations with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), George Mason University, and other education organizations. They are designed to be interactive tools and simulation environments that enable and encourage exploration and discovery through observation, conjecture, and modeling activities. Our growing portfolio of MASTER tools will soon be fully integrated with new collaboration tools and online research facilities to create an authentic scientific experience. All of our simulations and supporting curriculum materials are designed in accordance with the new National Science Education Standards and the National Math Education Standards.

10 Things About Childhood Trauma Every Teacher Needs to Know This is the first blog in the Childhood Trauma Blog Series, sponsored by TLC. With grief, sadness is obvious. With trauma, the symptoms can go largely unrecognized because it shows up looking like other problems: frustration, acting out, difficulty concentrating, following directions or working in a group. Often students are misdiagnosed with anxiety, behavior disorders or attention disorders, rather than understanding the trauma that’s driving those symptoms and reactions. For children who have experienced trauma, learning can be a big struggle.

Ultimate 2015 Web Design Trends Guide (+Predictions) Posted on 02'15 Jan Posted on January 2, 2015 along with 34 JUST™ Creative Comments At the start of 2014, we posted our web design trend predictions for 2014 and then half way through the year we updated that list and it’s safe to say that a lot of those predictions held true and are actually continuing to evolve into 2015. So, let’s take a look at the what new technologies, practices and patterns we will be using in 2015. Enjoy and here’s to an awesome new year making things! Summary of Web Design Trends for 2015 The Rise of Flat & Material DesignBackground + Full Screen VideosMobile Apps & Social Sites will DominateInteractive Webgraphics Replace InfographicsMicro-interactionsLess Coding & More WebsitesBig Images / Video to Replace SlidersResponsive Design with Better PerformanceFunctional Web TypographyCard DesignAugmented RealitySubtle UI AnimationsSVG Will RiseResponsive IconsMore PersonalizationLess Clicks, More ScrollingLine Icons + Ghost ButtonsImproved Parallax (Less Is More)

Sparticl Sparticl is a new web and mobile service for teens, a collection of the very best the web has to offer in science, technology, engineering, and math or STEM. Sparticl includes answers to science questions, images, videos, games, and hands-on activities, all curated by a team of experts. But it's also a place where teens play a critical part – ranking content, sharing it, and recommending new content, all the while earning points and badges. Sparticl is created by the award-winning National Productions division of Twin Cities Public Television, and is made possible with the generous support of 3M. 10 Habits of Positive Educators – My mom is my role model for happiness. She taught me, years ago, that you do not just have good days, you CREATE them. Throughout the years, this quote has stuck with me and has shaped me into the person I am and the person I strive to be. This overarching idea of positivity has inspired me to create this post. Most people may not realize that positive educators are habitual in nature. Here are 10 Habits, of the many, that I have curated to help shape my own mindset.

A brief history of web design for designers. Explained with animations My interest in coding my designs was lost at the the moment I realized how much trickery had to be done to make it happen. Seemingly simple issues could be solved in so many ways. Yet it still might not have worked on some browsers. One thing that always made me wonder is why there's a division between design and code. Why difficult things become more simpler, but simple things become more difficult?

Catalyst Initiative Innovating approaches to STEM Education in science, technology, engineering, math, computer science, and other high tech 21st century skills (STEM+) is key to social innovation and economic opportunity. HP launched the Catalyst Initiative to explore how technology can be used to create powerful STEM+ learning experiences -- and the new HP Catalyst Academy offers a rich range of mini-courses that will assist teachers in implementing these innovations. Catalyst in action

8 interactive Google Slides activities for classroom excitement Google Slides isn’t just for delivering presentations to an audience. Here are eight activities that bring interactive learning to students. (Public domain image via So often, people think of presentation slides as just that: a visual aid for delivering a presentation in front of an audience. But these slide apps (like Google Slides and PowerPoint in Office 365) really are powerful tools for delivering interactive user experiences.

Is Your Responsive Design Working? Google Analytics Will Tell You Advertisement Responsive web design has become the dominant method of developing and designing websites. It makes it easier to think “mobile first” and to create a website that is viewable on mobile devices. In the early days of responsive web design, creating breakpoints in CSS for particular screen sizes was common, like 320 pixels for iPhone and 768 pixels for iPad, and then we tested and monitored those devices. As responsive design has evolved, we now more often start with the content and then set breakpoints when the content “breaks.” This means that you might end up with quite a few content-centric breakpoints and no particular devices or form factors on which to test your website.

Two Great Resources for Science Teachers March 10, 2015 Below are two interesting science websites we learned about from Graphite. Both teachers and students can use them to access a wide variety of science resources including: project ideas in different areas of science, interactives, games, activities, lessons and many more. 1- The Lawrence Hall of Science The Lawrence Hall of Science provides a rich library of interactives covering different scientific phenomena. Students can use them in hands-on activities to design, test, and discover amazing things about science. The resources in this website are arranged into different categories including: After School Kids Science (contains science activities specifically designed for kids in grades 3 and 5); Check out Science (You and your budding scientist read a nonfiction book from Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading curriculum, then follow the instructions on the included activity card), Explore the World (interactives to help you virtually discover the world) and many more.

Motivating the Unmotivated Here's an all-too-common scenario: A group of elementary or middle school students are unruly, disrespectful, and underperforming academically and socially in the classroom. They do not appreciate the value of education. The teacher, despite good intentions and passion, is viewed as an adversarial or irrelevant authority figure.

Dynamic buttons with Illustrator A few designers asked me how to create these dynamic buttons with Illustrator, that I have mentionned in my Speed Design with Illustrator website. Here is how: Select the text. In the Appearance panel add 2 new fill layers, using the icon at the bottom. 10 Great Android Science Apps for Students June 3 , 2015 Explore the wonders of science with these Android apps specifically curated for kids, young learners and science enthusiasts. We selectively compiled this list to comprise what we think are among the best science apps out there. Using these apps, kids will get to engage with a variety of learning tasks involving different science phenomenon and covering various disciplines including: astronomy, human anatomy,biology, and many more. 1- Kids Measurement Science Lite “Young scientists learn to analyse the physical world by measuring across a variety of domains - time, size, weight and money. 5-8 year old kids measure length, weight, time and money in this science app using a tape, a scale, a clock and coins in 20 exercises. Full version has 300+ exercises of increasing difficulty.”