Friday, January 31, 2014
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
- Type textbook expressions without any need for specialized syntax.
- Use drag-and-drop expressions to easily build 2-D and 3-D graphs.
- Enrich your math worksheet with rich multimedia, such as image effects and videos.
- Explore and correlate math and physics.
- Use step-by-step animation with narration to explain complex concepts.
- Easily share or embed worksheets online.
Monday, January 27, 2014
- Students engage with materials that are information-rich and highly compelling.
- Difficult concepts are made easier by exceeding the limitations of illustration and video to interact with the human body.
- Customize state-of-the-art 3-D lessons, share them with a few clicks of the mouse, and collaborate with peers.
The virtual body is completely free to explore, over 5,000 anatomical objects and animations are openly available. There is a paid version, which provides access to a suite of interactive tools, including saving and sharing functions.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
For those of you who may have missed an EDge21 featured post or who didn't have the opportunity to look at some of them during this past week, here's a second chance.
Haiku Deck is a free iPad app that offers a simple new way to create inspired presentations for teaching a lesson or telling a story.
The free DIY Nano app for iPad allows anyone to experience and learn about nanoscale science, engineering, and technology anywhere.
StrataLogica brings maps, globes, atlases, and charts to life in an environment where teachers and students can "actively engage with our multi-layered world and easily share content and collaborate in ways never before imagined."
News-O-Matic from Press4Kids offers children aged 7 to 11 their first daily newspaper. News-O-Matic produces five news stories each day, covering world news, science, sports, and more.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
- Tools (marker, symbols, text labels and pushpins) to add your own content onto geography, history, and earth science layers.
- Save and share custom views or presentations with school or district students or colleagues.
- Share content with anyone in the world via Twitter, Facebook, or e-mail.
- Teachers can initiate dynamic collaborative projects with students.
- Access e-book atlases and related student activities.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Monday, January 20, 2014
- Choose from a range of stylish, professionally designed themes.
- Multiline text layouts and font color choices for flexibility and variety.
- Powerful image search puts millions of images at your fingertips.
- Create beautiful pie charts, bar charts, and stat charts.
- Streamlined numbered and bulleted list templates.
- Import, crop, and reposition images from your iPad, Flickr, Instagram, Facebook, Dropbox, Google Drive, or Picasa.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Build and share interactive video lessons using [*eduCanon*](http://cffmv.blogspot.com/2014/01/featured-1-13-2014-educanon.html). Students can now become actively involved in what has traditionally been a passive experience.
[*Nutmeg Education*](http://cffmv.blogspot.com/2014/01/featured-1-14-2014-nutmeg-education.html) is designed to give teachers an easy way to assess, track and improve student performance and build better Common Core assessments.
[*Mission US*](http://cffmv.blogspot.com/2014/01/featured-1-15-2014-mission-us.html) is a multimedia project that immerses players in US history content through free interactive games.
[*Gibbon*](http://cffmv.blogspot.com/2014/01/featured-1-16-2014-gibbon.html) is a tool that enables its users to collect and share knowledge from the web. Easily curate articles, links, videos, and books to create a playlist to learn anything.
Friday, January 17, 2014
You begin by answering a few questions, more than 100,000 questions have been created to help you learn words. A model of your knowledge is built and the more you play, the more Vocabulary.com learns about your vocabulary knowledge.
They can predict which vocabulary words you don’t know and teach them to you. If you get a question wrong, Review and Progress questions are scheduled to help you learn the word, and remember it in the future.
Vocabulary.com can track your progress as you quickly learn useful words and improve your vocabulary.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
- Mission 1: “For Crown or Colony?” puts players in the shoes of Nat Wheeler, a printer’s apprentice in 1770 Boston. They encounter both Patriots and Loyalists, and when rising tensions result in the Boston Massacre, they must choose where their loyalties lie.
- In Mission 2: “Flight to Freedom,” players take on the role of Lucy, a 14-year-old slave in Kentucky. As they navigate her escape and journey to Ohio, they discover that life in the “free” North is dangerous and difficult. In 1850, the Fugitive Slave Act brings disaster. Will Lucy ever truly be free?
- In Mission 3: “A Cheyenne Odyssey,” players become Little Fox, a Northern Cheyenne boy whose life is changed by the encroachment of white settlers, railroads, and U.S. military expeditions. As buffalo diminish and the US expands westward, players experience the Cheyenne's persistence through conflict and national transformation.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Create assessments with questions from Nutmeg Education's repository, or create your own questions. Pick from or create multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank or true/false questions. In the works are auto-generated questions and “interactive” questions, such as responding by clicking on a point in the coordinate plan.
Students with access to an iOS device can use this free Nutmeg Education app to take your assessments. Students get immediate feedback and access to free tutorials and resources to improve.