Pocket Universe is an easy-to-use app that will help you learn constellations, bright stars and planets. You hold up your iPad in front of you, and the app will use the built-in compass to display the same view of the sky you see - but one that's complete with names and information.
Stanford researchers found that walking boosts creative inspiration. They examined creativity levels of people while they walked versus while they sat. A person's creative output increased by an average of 60 percent when walking. Many people claim they do their best thinking while walking. A new study finds that walking indeed boosts creative inspiration. Steve Jobs, the late co-founder of Apple, was known for his walking meetings. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has also been seen holding meetings on foot. And perhaps you've paced back and forth on occasion to drum up ideas. A new study by Stanford researchers provides an explanation for this.
"Did you ever click the bright red "New" button inside your Google Drive?
"Google Drawings isn't at the forefront of tools. The limelight is reserved for Docs, Sheets, and Slides. But let's do a reawakening of sorts and click on More to go to the "neglected" siblings. We have seen the usefulness of Google Forms. It's time to appreciate the versatility of Google Drawings.
"Google Drawings is the freshest among all Google Drive tools. It is not a full-blownimage editor like MS Paint. But the graphic editor is more powerful for one simple fact – it is a real-time collaborative application."
Jim Lerman's insight:
EXCELLENT suggestions and tips for how to use Google Drawings. Well worth the time to investigate.
Google Drive has become an indispensable tool in my digital toolbox. There are so many great tips and tricks to share! Today I have put together a list of five tips to help teachers, students, and other users make the most of Google Drive.
Ready to Get Google Certified? Many of you have been waiting for this! I get countless emails every day about the course and when the updates will be ready. Well, the day is finally here!!! Ever dream about becoming a Google Certified Trainer? Don’t miss this opportunity! There’s still time for a little professional …
So, why just use technology, when you can build it, right? But first—students need the programming know-how in order to do so… And that begins with you!
Whether you choose to embrace the concept or not, it’s becoming more and more important to equip students with coding skills. It’s the new literacy for a generation of students growing up in a digitally-connected world. Having this knowledge not only strengthens general skills such as critical thinking and problem solving, but it will become invaluable in their future as a wide range of industries are eager to hire individuals with programming abilities.
ICT in Practice Festival of Learning with Technology in collobaration with the WOWZone will take place on Saturday 10th of October at the WOWZone. We want you to have fun, make things, break things, re-make them, then break them again! Basically just explore the world of learning with technology through play. This event will also mark the start of CodeWeek EU in the UK. We will have amazing people running hands-on workshops for children, parents and teachers. Come along and have fun! From making your own robots to creating animations, there is something for everyone. You get not one, but four workshops in one day! There is a lovely cafe at the WOWZone for refreshments should you need them. Once you have purchased your tickets you will receive an email giving you the opportunity to select up to 4 workshops that you wish to attend from the list below. Please read the detailed information about each workshop on http://festivaloflearningwithtechnology.ictinpractice.com before you make your selection.
Making, Tinkering, Coding in Minecraft Hacking and creating the Web Inventors – Bring drawings to life Creating 2D Games in Python Using Pygame and PGZero Amazing animations using iPad Apps Using Minecraft and Python on the Raspberry PiAnimation using Stykz 2D Animations using Stykz Learning with Augmented Reality Design Your Dream Home using CAD Computing with vegetables: A hands on session using Makey Makeys and Scratch Bringing anything to life with an iPad Lego computing A fun workshop using Lego, Lego WeDo motors and free to download Scratch Shoebox Set Design and Stop Motion Animation CodeBug is a cute, fun, easy to program wearable with simple inputs and a grid of lights Make your own paper cup robots using RaspberryPi Living with Technology – Are you eSafe?
* The money raised from ticket sales will be given to the WOWZone to organise workshops for children coming from disatvantaged backgrounds.
How to facilitate such discussions is confusing to many teachers, and online discussion threads and chatrooms may be seen as a poor substitute for the “real” thing, an evil necessity of the online class. However, although there are some barriers such as its more decontextualized nature, in comparison to face-to-face discussion, there are advantages that are unique to the online discussion that can be built on by the instructor while the drawbacks are minimized.
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