Archive for the ‘February 6, 2012’ Category

Build A Body App

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Build A Body is a free app in the iOS App Store that allows you to construct, and in the process, learn about the human body. It was created by SpongeLab and has links to their interactive SpongeLab web site.

Get the iOS App here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/build-a-body/id489938737?mt=8

Physics of Mindcraft

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Last year I posted a short description and link to Minecraft. Here in this YouTube video, listen to learn about the physics of Mindcraft.

Wisconsin Resources Online

Monday, February 6th, 2012

http://www.wisc-online.com/

A collection of resources targeting post secondary education but there are more than a few gems that would be useful grades 6-12.

Here’s one for example on heat transfer: http://www.wisc-online.com/Objects/ViewObject.aspx?ID=SCE304

Teaching Physics Via The Circus

Monday, February 6th, 2012

http://www.pbs.org/opb/circus/classroom/circus-physics/

“The Big Apple Circus’ jugglers, clowns and high-flying acrobats provide an entertaining and engaging way to introduce basic physics concepts to high school students. Eight videos feature footage from the series and interviews with the performers to illustrate the laws of physics at work. For deeper exploration, each video has  a corresponding Study Guide for students and an Activity Guide for teachers, as well as raw video clips of performances which can be used for analysis in the classroom.”


Twine – Digital Story Telling Tool

Monday, February 6th, 2012

http://gimcrackd.com/etc/src/

Creating A Simple Story from Chris Klimas on Vimeo.

A Better Calculator – Desmos

Monday, February 6th, 2012

https://www.abettercalculator.com/

“This is beautiful, powerful, intuitive math that lives in your browser. Graph multiple functions in vivid color and watch them update as you type. Save your work to the cloud or share it with friends. Transform your computer or tablet into a math engine. This is just the beginning—and it’s all completely free.”

Google’s Good To Know

Monday, February 6th, 2012

http://www.google.com/goodtoknow/

A new informative Google site that provides information related to staying safe online, your data on the web, your data a Google, and managing your data. Thought this site’s targeted audience is the general public, it may be a nice site to share with students too.

TrakQR (Dynamic QR Codes)

Monday, February 6th, 2012

http://trakqr.com

Trakqr gives you the ability to make your QR codes dynamic. That means that the content that is attached to them can be changed, and you could essentially reuse the QR code. In addition, Trakqr also gives you the ability to get analytics on your QR codes. That means you could find out who’s using them and when.  These capabilities may be very useful in an education environment.

YouTube For Schools

Monday, February 6th, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/schools

For schools that currently block YouTube, Google has recently announced YouTube For Schools.


Challenge Based Learning Model

Monday, February 6th, 2012

http://www.apple.com/education/challenge-based-learning/

http://images.apple.com/education/docs/Apple-ChallengedBasedLearning.pdf

Research on Challenge Based Learning models utilizing current tools and global resources.

Beautiful Curves (Just for Fun)

Monday, February 6th, 2012

http://tholman.com/experiments/html5/beautiful-curves/

Just a fun little HTML5 painting app.

Saylor – OpenSource College Courses

Monday, February 6th, 2012

http://www.saylor.org/

Curious about all the recent talk about open sourcing higher education? Take a peek at some of their courses and curriculum.