Archive for the ‘October 6, 2011’ Category

5 Awesome Things You Can Do With an iPad and LCD Projector

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

http://www.classroominthecloud.net/2011/10/5-awesome-things-you-can-do-with-ipad.html

Some creative ideas on using your iPad with an LCD projector from the ClassroomInTheCloud blog!

$35 7inch Android Tablets – How Low Can They Go?!

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/a-35-android-tablet-becomes-reality/15246

Article reports that company is preparing to begin selling Android 7 inch tablets to schools in India and abroad. What does this mean for the future of this type of technology in education? These reports are still very preliminary, but at that cost it’s almost as cheap as a 16GB USB drive!

A bit more info about the device if you’re interested here: http://www.ubislate.com/

PollToGo

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

http://polltogo.com/info/

PollToGo is a web app designed specifically for mobile devices. It allows you to create surveys, questions, feedback requests all accessible through mobile devices.

BP (Energy) Education Resources

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

http://www.bp.com/bpes

The energy giant, BP, has a collection of educational resources and tools to help teachers and students learn about the sciences.

TES – “Largest Network of Teachers in the World”

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

http://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resources/

This site is focused mainly on our neighbors ‘cross the pond, in Europe, but many resources and discussions related to education and learning found on TES are relevant here in the United States too.

Education Nation

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

http://www.educationnation.com/

Education Nation is NBC news’s resource dedicated to education in the United States. Reports and news related to education are posted on this site in addition to resources related to their annual education summit.

Microsoft Build Conference 2011

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/BUILD/BUILD2011?sort=status&direction=asc#tab_sortBy_status

Interested in the “nuts and bolts” of Microsoft’s next operating system, and development tools. Build appears to be Microsoft’s equivalent of Apple’s Developer Conference. Check out the recorded sessions from the most recent conference here!

Mission Explore

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

http://www.missionexplore.net

This site, currently in beta, allows individuals to essentially create their own game or challenge that takes place in the real, physical world. Participants earn recognition for completing challenges and for designing challenges.  In one game example, participants are asked to document all the non-native plant species in their area. Participants are required identify and share there discoveries via a photograph.

How could this site, or one similar, be used by teachers to engage students in the learning process?

Draw Stickman – “Just For Fun”

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

http://www.drawastickman.com

I posted this one just for fun. This site demonstrates some creativity in the process of telling a story and turning the viewer into a participant. How else could this strategy be used in fostering engagement?