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Live Science - Bring Science Courses to life

For anyone who ever wondered 'why', Live Science makes every day a little more interesting by illuminating the amazing world around us
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Live Science launched in 2004, offers a fascinating window into the natural and technological world, delivering comprehensive and compelling news and analysis on everything from dinosaur discoveries, archaeological finds and amazing animals to health, innovation and wearable technology. 
A STEM/STEAM Portal where Educational Practitioners and Learners can access tons of interactive activities, video tutorials, guides, lesson plans, and news articles covering the latest in the world of science. 
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GeoGebra | Powerful, Free Online Graphing Calculator and Interactive Geometry

GeoGebra | Powerful, Free Online Graphing Calculator and Interactive Geometry | technologies | Scoop.it
Discover math on geogebra.org, the home of our free online graphing calculator, geometry calculator, 3D calculator, spreadsheet, CAS, probability calculator and classroom activities
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GeoGebra - free dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package. Interactive learning, teaching and evaluation resources created with GeoGebra can be shared and used by everyone 
GeoGebra is available as an app for... 
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ExploreLearning Gizmos: Math and Science Simulations That Power Inquiry and Understanding

Hundreds of online simulations with lesson materials, supporting research-based strategies to build deep conceptual understanding in math and science.
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ExploreLearning's Gizmos provides over 400 STEM on-line simulations that power inquiry and understanding. 
It has a free Gizmos account, available for science and math educators, with a curated collection of Gizmos that change every January/July. 
Each Gizmo comes with practitioner guides and customisable lesson materials to help practitioners and learners delve deeper into the resources. 
Some of the major features of Gizmos include... 
  - interactive design which allows for extensive manipulation of variables and ‘what-if’ experimentation; 
  - visualisations and graphing tools help capture and compare results from experiments; 
  - in-depth activities creating moments to explore, discover and apply new concepts. 
To learn more about Gizmos, watch the "Introduction to Gizmos" video on the home page. 
Must be a "Should Look" for all STEM Practitioners!
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'FMath Editor' Docs add-on - build equations and insert the resulting image(s) into documents

'FMath Editor' Docs add-on - build equations and insert the resulting image(s) into documents | technologies | Scoop.it
Professional 'Math Editor' used to insert equations into documents.
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FMath Editor is a professional 'Mathematics Editor' used to build equations and insert the resulting image(s) into documents. Users can easily add... 
► variables, 
► constants, 
► operators, 
► fractions, 
► exponents, 
► logarithms, 
► limits, 
► integrals, 
► derivatives and 
► matrix. 
Also the Editor has a built in Wizard to build complex equation. 
One for STEM Practitioners and/or Learners. 
Oh yes - it is also FREE!
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Fraction Mash on the App Store

Fraction Mash on the App Store | technologies | Scoop.it
Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Fraction Mash. Download Fraction Mash and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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Fraction Mash is a free iPad app that provides a fun way for learners to learn about fractions. 
The app lets learners insert two pictures then divide those pictures into... 
► grids, 
► columns, 
► pie slices, 
► triangles, or 
► rows. 
Once their pictures have been divided learners select the portions of one picture that they want to combine with the other picture. Learners' selections of image portions must equal 1 when the two images are combined. 
Fraction Mash lets learners choose how many pieces each picture is divided into. 
Completed image-based fractions problems can be saved to the camera rolls on their iPads. 
They, in turn, can share them with their practitioners in a variety of ways including through Google Classroom. 
Fraction Mash also includes an option for learners to write 'reports' about their fraction mashes. 
The reports templates let learners insert the images and the fraction problems they created into their reports. 
Those reports can be saved and shared with others.
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graph.tk - On-line graph sketching app

Online graph sketching app that can graph functions and numerically solve differential equations. Requires Javascript HTML 5.
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Graph.tk... 
● is easy and fast to use, 
● runs straight from within the browser using the new HTML5 features, 
● can still save all the graphs, and it still works when you're not even connected to the net! 
Just... 
1: Visit http://graph.tk 
2: Click the "+" button to add a new function 
3: Type the equation using 
    * for multiplication, 
    / for division and  
    ^ for exponentiation. 
NOTE: To type special characters use "\name". 
For example, \sqrt" yields √ and 
\pi produces a π.
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Science360 on the App Store

Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots and learn more about Science360. Download Science360 and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
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The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Science360 for iPad provides easy access to engaging science and engineering images and video from around the globe and a news feed featuring breaking news from NSF-funded institutions. Content is either produced by NSF or gathered from... 
► scientists, 
► colleges
► universities, and 
► NSF science and engineering centres.
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Playground Physics

Playground Physics | technologies | Scoop.it
Fun video app lets students track motion to explore physics concepts
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Playground Physics is an inexpensive, intuitive way to get learners out of their chairs and learning about physics in real and tangible ways. 
Using an iPad learners can shoot video of any motion, whether it’s their friends running around, or tennis balls flying across the schoolyard.  
The program then measures variables like... 
● speed, 
● position, 
● direction, 
● energy, and 
● force. 
Any controlled experiment is possible, with the potential to empower learners’ learning and encouraging curiosity. 
Younger learners can have fun tracing motion, while older ones can work out the calculus involved.
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Science in the Classroom

Science in the Classroom | technologies | Scoop.it
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Science in the Classroom is a free resource for practitioners from Science Magazine. 
On the Science in the Classroom website, users will find research papers containing interactive annotations to help learners understand the content of the papers. 
In the right hand margin of each paper they will find a section called "learning lens." 
Learning lens offers seven types of interactive annotations that learners can enable. 
Of those seven types of annotations, the glossary annotation is the one that learners will probably use most often. 
The glossary annotations highlight key words and terms in the article. 
Clicking on a highlighted annotation reveals a definition. 
In addition to the interactive annotations, Science in the Classroom provides practitioners with... 
 ► discussion and reading comprehension questions and 
 ► a list of suggested learning activities.
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Illustrated Mathematics Dictionary

Illustrated Mathematics Dictionary | technologies | Scoop.it
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For many learners one of the obstacles to understanding how to solve a mathematics problem is understanding the vocabulary used in the problem.
Once they understand the meaning of terms they have an easier time understanding and solving the problems.
Having a glossary of terms often helps learners get to the heart of a mathematics problem.
Math is Fun is a free website that offers...
     ► math games,
     ► puzzles, and
     ► tutorials.
This tutorial resources, the Math is Fun dictionary, offers more than 700 definitions of mathematics terms.
     ► All of the definitions include an illustration.
     ► Nearly 200 of the definitions include an animation.
     ► Some of the animations are interactive tutorials.

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Measure Yourself - Functional Maths

Measure Yourself - Functional Maths | technologies | Scoop.it
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Measure Yourself, a fun, educational activity featured on the Lawrence Hall of Science website, could be a fun way to support Functional Skills (Maths) learners with measurement using the metric system.
The activity provides learners with some familiar animals by which to gauge metric measurements.
Learners are asked to measure the size of their...
● ears,
● feet, and
● overall height
...in centimeters
They're then are shown a list of animals that have similar dimensions.
Well worth trying it out yourself; also a good resource for younger learners.

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Click2Map - On-line Map Creator

Click2Map - On-line Map Creator | technologies | Scoop.it
Click2Map is a mapping software that allows you to make maps quickly and easily.
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Click2Map is a web application that enables users to easily create maps and add points of interest to any geographic location of their choosing.
Click2Map allows users to...
   · import data,
   · geocode multiple addresses,
   · perform batch updates,
   · display directions,
   · customize their own database.
When their map is complete, they can download and use it on their own website and/or blog and/or other web presences.

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National Geographic Education

National Geographic Education | technologies | Scoop.it
National Geographic Education brings geography, social studies and science to life. Using real-world examples and National Geographic's rich media, educators, families, and students learn about the world and the people in it.
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National Geographic Education provides a treasure trove of educational resources to use with learners.
The content provided aims to enhance geo-literacy learning among learners and raise their ecological awareness of a variety of ecological topics.
The resources and programs featured in the site are about wide-ranging topics in geography, social studies, and science and the learners' roles as global citizens.

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Math Arcade Games

Math Arcade Games | technologies | Scoop.it
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Math Arcade Games can help improve learners math skills and let them have arcade style fun at the same time. 
Learners can blast their way through wave after wave of attacking alien space ships. 
This is one for your learners to have fun with over holiday periods!
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Google Street View – Oceans - Explore natural wonders and world landmarks

Google Street View – Oceans - Explore natural wonders and world landmarks | technologies | Scoop.it
Explore world landmarks, discover natural wonders, and step inside locations such as museums, arenas, parks and transport hubs.
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Exploring the deep underwater confines of the world's oceans was a place reserved for the elite few. 
Google Underwater Street View opens up a new world of possibilities for learners and education practitioners alike. 
Simply visit Google Underwater Street View to go on a virtual dive of some of the most famous underwater places and life forms on earth. 
Google Underwater Street View provides users with the opportunity to explore... 
  - reefs, 
  - life forms, 
  - wreckage sites, and 
  - the impact of climate change 
NOTE: This is just a taste of whats available within Google Street View - https://www.google.com/streetview/ ;
An interactive resource not to be missed!
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I saw this on Coral Hunters, a documentary on NETFLIX -  just gorgeous but also really sad! We need to do more to save our oceans! Share this with your Science team! 

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World of Phenomena - naturally occurring events in our world, solar system and universe

World of Phenomena - naturally occurring events in our world, solar system and universe | technologies | Scoop.it
Facts and information about different types of natural phenomena found in the world and universe. Includes weather, geology, space and other types of phenomena.
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Phenomena can be broken down into various categories. 
The World of Phenomena website breaks them down into six main categories: Geological, Weather, Oceanic, Electromagnetic, Space and Physical. 
These categories are subjective and at times an event could be placed into another category. 
The World of Phenomena website is designed to be an easy to use website for learners and anyone interested in the subject matter. 
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Digital Explorer - real science and exploration live in the learning environment

Digital Explorer - real science and exploration live in the learning environment | technologies | Scoop.it
Engaging young people in global issues for a better future. Our projects provide inspirational lessons and resources direct from the world to your classroom.
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Digital Explorer brings real science and exploration live to the learning environment through: 
♥ robust and engaging curriculum-based resources, for use inside and outside the learning environments; 
♥ inspiring and spirited youth expeditions, which are curriculum-linked and facilitate peer-to-peer learning; 
♥ linking expeditions in the field live with learning environments;
♥ in-field education support for research, scientific and exploratory expeditions; 
♥ face-to-face visits with explorers and scientists, talks and engagement days; 
♥ practical training sessions for teachers and educators led by leaders in appropriate fields. 
Digital Explorer's unique projects provides practitioners with inspirational lessons and resources direct from the world to their learning environments. 
Resources can be filtered by... 
♥ Subject - currently 11 subjects to choose from and/or Age - 07-11, 11-14, 16-16 16+ and/or 
♥ Format - e.g. Experiments, Google Earth Files, Lesson booklets, Slideshows, Student Sheets, Subject Updates and Teacher manuals; and/or 
Topic 
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Venn Diagram Maker On line

Venn Diagram Maker On line | technologies | Scoop.it
Create Venn diagrams for download or sharing online quicker and easier than ever. Begin from scratch or use our templates. Start with a FREE account today!
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Venn Diagram Maker is a web tool that allows users to easily create and share Venn diagrams. 
The process is very simple and no software download is required. Using an intuitive interface with drag and drop editor, users can easily get started creating their diagrams right away. 
Users can customise their diagrams the way they want; they can... 
► adjust the size of the circle, 
► add colour and 
► add context 
...and much more. 
Venn Maker also supports collaborative diagramming enabling users to comment and engage in conversations with their collaborators in real-time. 
Venn diagram templates are also available to choose from and then edit and add content. 
 Once completed, users can save their work as an image and/or export it as a printable Venn diagram. 
NOTE:- Lucidchart offers free accounts to "students and teachers" with their Lucidchart for Education program -https://www.lucidchart.com/pages/usecase/education ;
Introduce your STEM Course Learners and/or others, to this on-line Venn diagram software to make learning faster and more fun, without worrying about cost.
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Science Journal App - a digital science notebook to inspire learners to explore the world around them

Science Journal App - a digital science notebook to inspire learners to explore the world around them | technologies | Scoop.it
Check out Science Journal-- a digital science notebook to inspire kids and adults explore the world around them using sensors and data!
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The "Science Journal" app, currently available for Android users only, allows users to gather data from the world around them. The on-board sensors of a users phone helps them collect, analyse and conduct experiments on the world around them; turning a phone into 'a pocket science laboratory' to measure... 
► light, 
► motion, 
► sound 
 ...and more. 
Science Journal empowers users with a set of built-in features that turns it into a lab notebook. 
Users can use these features to... 
► record their data, 
► visualise their data into charts and diagrams, 
► take notes including voice notes, 
► organise their data into projects, 
► collect data in multiple trials, 
► annotate and explore their results
...and much more. 
Science Journal has also partnered with Exploratorium to provide users with third party tools and materials to utilise in different science experiments. 
There is also an activity section ( ideal for STEM Practitioners) featuring a variety of activities for learners (ages 10 and up) to help them tap into the educational potential of Science Journal. Each activity comes with a set of instructions and guidelines to print out and use with learners.
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Bouncy Balls - a free on-line noise meter!

Make all kinds of bouncy balls react to sounds from your microphone. A great sound/noise monitor for classrooms and a fun way to visualize music.
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Bouncy Balls is a free on-line noise meter that shows learners the volume of the noise in their learning environment. 
Bouncy Balls does this by displaying a set of... 
♥ colourful bouncing plastic balls or 
♥ bouncing Emojis or 
♥ bouncing Bubbles or 
♥ bouncing eyeballs 
...on a screen or interactive white-board etc. 
The louder learners are, the higher and more frequently the selected images will bounce. 
Visually sharing Bouncy Balls with learners, could be a good way to help them understand the appropriate volume for conversations while working on group activities in their learning environment. 
It could also be used to visualise music and/or other sounds.
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Ready Jet Go! Space Explorer

Ready Jet Go! Space Explorer | technologies | Scoop.it
Super cool to see real sky, yet astronomy info just scratches surface
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Ready Jet Go! introduces learners to planets and constellations. Users can turn on location services to have the app generate a virtual sky to match the sky seen from any location. 
Learners will be able to see the stars above them even when not visible by day. 
While it is magical to see the real sky on the screen, going outdoors and pointing the app toward the sky is what will really keeps learners engaged.
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BioDigital: 3D Human Visualization Platform for Anatomy and Disease

BioDigital: 3D Human Visualization Platform for Anatomy and Disease | technologies | Scoop.it
The BioDigital Human is a virtual 3D body that brings to life thousands of medically accurate anatomy objects and health conditions in an interactive Web-based platform
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BioDigital Human lets users check out every inch of the human body in a Google Maps-like interface. 
It’s a fascinating, detailed look at every nook and cranny of the male or female body, including... 
■ a bare-bones skeletal body, 
■ individual organs, 
■ muscles, 
■ veins and arteries, 
 ...to a fully fleshed out body. 
From a menu on the left, users can choose what system they want to look at (like the respiratory system or the cardiovascular system) and only that will be highlighted, along with a clear explanation of what it does. 
 In the same way, the “Conditions” tab highlights common ailments or medical procedures like an angioplasty or diabetic kidney problems, complete with a detailed explanation. 
NOTE: BioDigital Human has a premium version, but the free version will, for most users, be good enough.
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Engage - Engaging Science

Engage - Engaging Science | technologies | Scoop.it
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ENGAGE is part of the EU Science in society agenda to promote more Responsible Research and Innovation’ (RRI)
ENGAGE focuses on a more inquiry-based methodology,
which gives learners opportunity for self-expression and responsibility for coming to informed decisions.
ENGAGE builds on a range of:
     ► research-informed pedagogies
     ► guided inquiry
     ► explicit skills teaching

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Scribble Maps - draw on maps and/or make them.

Scribble Maps - draw on maps and/or make them. | technologies | Scoop.it
Easily Create and Share Maps. Share with friends, embed maps on websites, and create images or pdf.
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Scribble Maps lets users create and customize their maps the way they want.
When using Scribble Maps users will be able to...
   · embed images,
   · add text and markers,
   · create custom widgets and
   · share their final product with their peers and/or Assessor/tutor/practitioner etc.
NOTE: - The Pro version of Scribble Maps has the added features of publishing maps with no adverts.

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ZeeMaps - An on-line Map creator

ZeeMaps - An on-line Map creator | technologies | Scoop.it
Create a map from location list, crowd source, spreadsheets, etc. Publish, share interactive maps. Mapping of radius, administrative, and other regions. Map images.
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ZeeMaps...
   · is a great tool for creating interactive maps.
   · provides unlimited markers per map and
   · has 3 level access control for each map: viewer, member and admin.
   · allows users to add video, photo or audio with their markers.
There are many other features provided by this tool.
Well worth a closer look!

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Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, June 28, 2015 4:17 AM
Pour créer des cartes interactives. On peut ajouter de l'audio, de la vidéo, des photos.