NASA @ Home and City is a virtual tour of NASA-related science that is everywhere we look. Students visiting NASA @ Home and City can rotate buildings and take a look inside to discover everyday items, the development of which has been influenced by space exploration. Each item within a building has a narrated explanation of how that item was influenced by NASA technology. For example, students can take a look inside the bathroom of a house to learn how technology used at NASA has had an impact on the development of cosmetics and toothpaste.
I have been running around with my head cut off lately, but the joy in all that running is that I have been able to see some amazing classrooms, and some powerful learning happening within those classrooms.
iBooks Author is a great tool for creating interactive ebooks. Unfortunately, creating content with iBooks Author isn't always as easy as you might hope it is. Back in June I shared a free 110 page book about using iBooks Author. However, if video tutorials are more helpful to you I have found twenty six videos that you should look at.
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Thanks to Aurasma, every image, object and even place can have its own Aura. Auras can be as simple as a video and a link to a web page or as complex as a lifelike 3D animation. Use the Aurasma app to unlock Auras and share the experience with friends. Or get experimenting and use the simple tools within the app to create and share your own Auras.
Laura Spencer's insight:
This would be a great way to add valuable learning to the posters and other static objects in your classrooms.
Edcanvas is a free web tool that allows teachers to create multimedia-rich lessons and share them with their students. These lessons may include YouTube videos, slides, files, text and images. With Edcanvas, you have the ability to arrange all lesson items in one board that is easily navigable and that students can access even on their iPads.
The purpose of the app is to provide students with a place to practice and develop their understanding of the order of operations.
The 5 Dice app presents students with a number that they have to write an equation for using all of the dice presented to them. When students think that they have created an equation that will result in the number given to them, they click "shoot" to hit the target number.
If students have written a correct equation, 5 Dice will show them other equations that will also work. If they have not written a correct equation they will be prompted to try again.
I saw the most engagement and excitement I think I have ever seen for a math quiz today! In a second grade classroom, students had a five problem math quiz. Usually, this is accompanied by moans and whines.