How to Use Scratch for Digital Storytelling Digital storytelling involves combining digital media (images, voice narration, music, text, or motion) to tell a story. Over the past few years, digital storytelling has become an increasingly popular and effective way for students to meet a range of learning goals in the classroom. Scratch, a programming project from the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab, might be an unexpected tool for digital storytelling. But using Scratch to tell a story is a “twofer”: Students practice important ELA skills and at the same time use computational thinking. As students build their stories in Scratch, their work aligns with ISTE's definition of computational thinking.
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The 5 Best Calendar Apps For 2014 While we often struggle to find the best email app, in many cases finding the best calendar app has a bigger impact on how we stay productive. From apps that will find documents for your upcoming appointment to apps that will notify attendees how many minutes late you'll be for your meeting, calendar apps are becoming smarter and more functional. Here are five solid solutions for better calendar management on your smartphone (iOS and Android). If you have others you love, please let us know in the comments. Sunrise (iOS--FREE)--For the everyday professional
IBM Neurosynaptic Chip Mirrors Human Brain IBM continues to develop its computer chip expertise with a new ‘neurosynaptic’ processor that Big Blue says can mimic the human brain. This second generation chip is the result of a decade worth of research, and comes after IBM revealed the first hardware prototype in August 2011, which featured a single core. Neural Networks IBM believes that the second generation of this technology could open up the era of vast neural networks. The new chip, developed in conjunction with Cornell Tech and iniLabs, has a brain-inspired non-von Neumann computer architecture that boasts one million neurons and 256 million synapses. IBM said that it has built the chip on Samsung’s 28nm process technology.
App Creator, App Generator, Mobile App Creator Software Business Information Entertainment Online Business Photography Kojo Home Kojo is an open source App that runs on Linux, Windows, and Mac. It is a Learning Environment – with many different features that enable play, exploration, discovery, creation, and learning in the areas of: Computer Programming and Computational thinking. Math and Science. Sketching & Drawing Lessons : Getting started - Lines, Points, Squares, Circles and Triangles Don't go out and buy loads of equipment - Buying the best football boots doesn't make you David Beckham! You will need : A ballpoint pen (any colour will do) A piece of paper or An old envelope (This is what junk mail is really for - free paper) The key to drawing at this stage is Lines
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