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Animagraffs - Animated infographics by Jacob O'Neal

Animagraffs - Animated infographics by Jacob O'Neal | technologies | Scoop.it
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Have you searched websites for resources, to show learners how something works?
Are you looking for resources that allows users to dismantle something just to look inside and see all the moving parts?
If so, you will like Animagraffs.
It's a website that shows visitors how something works, by going inside the object.
It includes how a car engine works, and Inside a Jet Engine.

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Aspire to Inspire

Aspire to Inspire | technologies | Scoop.it
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A must view resource for Equality & Diversity from NASA. Women in...

     - Science
     - Technology
     - Engineering and
     - Maths

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Voices of Science - The British Library

Voices of Science - The British Library | technologies | Scoop.it
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This is a new section on the British Library website that features...
- videos and
- audio clips
...charting scientific and engineering discoveries.
Interviews are professionally recorded and there are also full transcripts available.

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Explain 3D: Interactive educational simulations

Explain 3D: Interactive educational simulations | technologies | Scoop.it
Explain in 3D environment, how things work. Learn with interactive simulations that supports creativity and learning process.
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Explain 3D is a free site that offers a small of collection of 3D animations of simple machines. While the animations are free to view, users do have to register in order to see them.
The animations use the Unity web player which enables viewers to zoom-in, zoom-out, and rotate animations 360 degrees; this has to be downloaded and added to the computer being used.
The simulations are built in 3D environment, where users can rotate and play with them. The main advantage is interactivity, which supports educational engagement.
These interactive simulations can help practitioners explain and/or learners understand, how things work.
Currently there are eight Explain 3D animations.

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Engineering for Change

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Engineering for Change connects a growing community of engineers, technologists, social scientists, NGOs, local governments and community advocates, who are dedicated to improving the quality of life all over the world.
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There are a wealth of initiatives in underserved communities throughout the world focused on increasing access to...

food and clean water,effective sanitation,energy,housing andother basic needs.

Often, technologies intended for these communities fail due to lack of communication and access to information. As a result, there’s a growing need for a centralized collaboration hub where knowledge and experience can be captured, shared and leveraged.

E4C Mission Engineering for Change (E4C) is a growing community of engineers, technologists, social scientists, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and local community advocates who are passionate about improving quality of life. E4C seeks to enable this growing community to design, apply and share appropriate and sustainable technical solutions to achieve transformational results for humanitarian and global development challenges.

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Upverter

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Here is one for engineering/electronics learners looking for applications that let them create electronic circuit diagrams and schematics.

 

Upverter offers users a wide variety of electrical components including opamps, relays, antennas, power supplies, microcontrollers, and a lot more.

 

They can use either generic components or real part models. Each real part model is accompanied by details such as pin labels. 

 

Users can download the schematic files for their project to use with a PCB creation program or simply to get the circuit’s image file in the PNG file format.

 

Upverter offers a free account that lets users have unlimited public projects and up to three private projects.

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CircuitLab - online schematic editor & circuit simulator

CircuitLab - online schematic editor & circuit simulator | technologies | Scoop.it

Sketch, simulate, and share circuits, entirely in your browser -- no install required.

 

CircuitLab enables practitioners and learners to sketch out circuit designs rapidly, cleanly, and on the web or an iPad.

 

CircuitLab, a free tool, includes...

- an easy drag-and-drop interface,

- circuit analysis,

- easy printing, and more.

 

Take a look at the video to see the creators of CircuitLab creating a simple circuit to showcase the application.

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Daum Equation Editor

Daum Equation Editor | technologies | Scoop.it
Thinking of using Google Chrome? Well this could convince many of you.


The Daum Equation Editor is a free, online tool for quickly writing equations that can then be saved as text or images to use in documents.


Practitioners and/or learners can use the equation editor by typing on their keyboard and or selecting symbols from the Daum Equation Editor's menu.


Essential for STEM subjects where there is a greater need to write-out equations on a computer.

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Discover Engineering

Discover Engineering | technologies | Scoop.it
Discover Engineering provides a portal to...
* hundreds of websites for young engineers. Here they'll find everything they need to know about how to become an engineer; and
* resources for practitioners and advisers.
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Engineering for Change

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Engineering for Change connects a growing community of engineers, technologists, social scientists, NGOs, local governments and community advocates, who are dedicated to improving the quality of life all over the world.
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On the Engineering for Change website there's a regular live, interactive webcast permitting participants to learn and interrelate with others in engineering, rather than a conventional learning site with videos, courses and lessons. < http://engineeringforchange-webinars.org/ >
By signing up they'll automatically receive an email link to the next event. They’ll also earn one Professional Development Hour (PDH) for every webinar they attend – allthey have to do is fill out and submit a PDH Form and e-mail a completed Webinar Evaluation Form (located on the individual webinar page) to eab-ceuadmin@IEEE.ORG. Their certificate request will then be completed within 5-7 business days.
A fresh topic is suggested each month.

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Research at Google

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Google has an extensive research and development initiative on topics related to computer science and engineering.
At their research site, learners and practitioners can select a topic and view a list of abstracts, most of which are highly academic.
The breadth of research is impressive.

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Tomorrow's Engineers 4th-8th November 2013

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Tomorrow’s Engineers Week (4-8 November 2013) is an opportunity to find out more about the exciting careers available in engineering.


It aims to change perceptions of engineering among young people, their parents and teachers.


The campaign will challenge outdated negative perceptions about engineering careers, particularly amongst women, and demonstrate the relevance of engineering to young people’s everyday lives.

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National STEM Centre

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The National STEM Centre in York is building the largest collections of resources for teachers of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in the UK.
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The National STEM Centre hosts a collection of STEM teaching and learning resources, providing practitioners, of STEM subjects, with access to a wide range of high-quality support materials.

 

The National STEM Centre works with business, industry, charitable organisations, professional bodies and others with an interest in STEM education to facilitate closer collaboration and more effective support for schools and the FE & Skills Sector, and promotion of STEM careers awareness.

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IITs and IISc elearning Courses in Engineering and Science under NPTEL

The NPTEL (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning) Website, like their peer institutions in the USA, are making a point of putting free courses on the internet.

 

There are 268 courses, providing anyone with an internet connection access to 10,000+ video lectures.

 

Courses are bias heavily toward science and technology – Introduction to Basic Electronics, High Performance Computer Architecture, Space Flight Mechanics, Steel Making, etc.

 

The NPTEL website allows visitors to download videos straight to their computer.

 

Another resource learners and practitioners should take a closer look at.

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ecDB - electronics component DataBase

ecDB, short for Electronic Component Database is an online website that every mechanic and electrical engineering learner/practitioner will like.

 

ecDB...

- allows users to keep their electronic inventory organized,

- gives users the option to keep a track of...

- the items they currently own

- the items required for different projects.

 

Items can be further organized into different categories allowing users to filter them and sort them accordingly.

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Physics Games - online physics-based games

A collection of physics-based games that can be played online and embedded into a course VLE, blog or website.

 

The games are based on simple physics concepts and although they target secondary or middle school learners, remember it isn't the games it is how they are used that enhances teaching & learning.

 

Can learners explain the science concepts, discuss the strategies they employ, etc.

 

The one downfall of the site is that before each game starts there is a short commercial. However I've not seen any advertising that would be unacceptable in a learning environment.

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Engineering Interact - Interactive science & engineering for 9-11 year olds

Engineering Interact - Interactive science & engineering for 9-11 year olds | technologies | Scoop.it

Engineering Interact is a site for younger learners designed by the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge.

 

Engineering Interact offers five games designed to teach students physics concepts. The games address concepts related to light, sound, motion, electricity, and space travel. Each of the five games presents students with a scenario in which they have to "help" someone solve a problem.

 

The games require learners to learn and analyze the information presented to them.

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Online Latex Equation Editor - Sciweavers

Online Latex Equation Editor - Sciweavers | technologies | Scoop.it
Tex2Img is a free online Latex equation editor that converts Latex equations to high resolution images to embed in documents and presentations. Render Latex equations into plain text ASCII to insert as comments in source-code, e-mail, or forum. You can also use Tex2Img to learn Latex by trial and error. You can change the equation background color, text color, transparency, font size, and output image format (PNG, GIF, JPG, TIF, BMP, PNM, FIG, PS). Unlimited uploads and no registration or email is needed.
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