Field Protractor is an app that allows you to measure angles in a photograph. Take a photo of an angle and line up the protractor arms on the screen to tell you the angle.
It also allows you to measure the length of an object in the photograph by setting the scale against another object of known length. Overlay the scale line to an object you know the length of and you can set the scale to find the length of any object at the same distance from the camera.
Tablet devices and the publishing they enable are leading us to reconsider what constitutes a textbook, and they certainly change the landscape of what it has traditionally meant to write and publish one. A new breed of rich-media publishing tools offers an evolving set of opportunities both for the creation process and for the kinds of resources that can be produced. These resources could include 3D charts and tables, interactive maps, continual updates, and quizzes with instant feedback.
Date: Wednesday 23 May, 2012 Time: 2.30pm-3.30pm, followed by discussion. Venue: FTLR 0.040, 4th floor NW Library (Murdoch University) Developing the Scalable Open-Access Digital Textbook for Marine Science Join us for a special seminar presented by Dr. David Johnston
Duke University has recently developed a marine science digital textbook – called Cachalot – that employs marine megafauna examples as a pedagogical hook. This textbook integrates the use of text-based, photo, video and audio teaching materials and delivers them to students in a freely downloadable application optimized for the Apple iPad.
Cachalot represents a new form of digital textbook, one that is completely open access and populated with current content written by experts in the field. As a textbook, Cachalot sits at the intersection of transformative philosophy (e.g. it is open access and crowd-sourced), pedagogy (e.g. it provides for location independent and just-in-time learning that can fully exploit multimedia) and technology (exploits new hand-held devices that integrate computational, communication and visualization capabilities).
About the presenter David is Research Scientist at Duke University and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Murdoch University. He has active projects involving the oceanographic drivers of foraging ecology in marine vertebrates, the design and utility of marine protected areas; the effects of climate change on marine animals and the sustainability of incidental mortality and directed harvests of marine animals. David has a strong interest in the use of citizen science which enables individuals and local organizations to participate directly in scientific research.
In just a few years, handheld computers like smartphones and tablets have gone from niche items to the primary way many people use the Internet. Their popularity has led some supporters to predict that the devices will revolutionize how college students learn and experience college. Seton Hill University, in Pennsylvania, has branded itself as "the leader in mobile learning" and heavily advertises its iPad program as a way to reel in prospective students.
iPads and other tablet devices have dominated technology news in recent years. The devices have inevitably found their way into educational settings as educators globally seek ways to leverage the interest in new technology towards improved pedagogy.
The TIPS Project uses iPads to implement learning challenges in classrooms. This blog is designed to guide and support teachers and pre-service teachers as they explore ways of using iPads in classrooms.
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The iPad may only be two years old, but it's already begun to change many things. Reading is one of them. Work is another. It is selling like crazy, but it will be some time before most of the people you know own a tablet.
Video Physics brings complex video analysis to iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and into the hands of the students. The app allows students to take a video of any object in motion and then by marking its position frame by frame analyse the motion graphically to scale. Video Physics draws trajectory, position, and velocity graphs for the object. Videos can then be shared with Facebook, YouTube and the Camera Roll, which includes the video with markers showing the motion and also the graphs produced from the data collected. Video Physics will display the path of the ball and provide graphs of Y vs X as well as the X and Y position and velocity as a function of time.
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Within two and a half years, the E. O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, named after the naturalist and founder, hopes to complete a 59-chapter digital textbook about biology called Life on Earth. As each chapter is finished, the foundation plans to put it into the hands of anyone who wants it. For free.
iTunes U is a free service hosted by Apple that allows instructors, administrators, and affiliates to manage, distribute, and control access to educational audio and video content for students within a college or university.
iTunes U Course Manager is a web-based tool that allows instructors to create and distribute courses on iTunes U. Instructors at K12 school districts as well as colleges and universities whose institutions have an iTunes U site can get access to iTunes U Course Manager through their iTunes U Public Site Manager administrator.
Turn your new tablet into a handy extra screen. Now more than ever—in an era where a 60 open-tabbed window is nothing to write home about— desktop retail is a valuable commodity.
The benefits of having an extra monitor almost go without saying: Maybe you need to camp an extra window for reference, or maybe you like having your email client open for easy access—the possibilities are all there!
Here are two options, one for Mac users and another for PC users.
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