Monthly Archives: November 2011

Steve Dembo: “iThink iNeed iPads in the Classroom”

Steve Dembo: “iThink iNeed iPads in the Classroom”

According to Steve Dembo: Sure they’re bright and shiny, but are they really learning devices? We’ll take a close look at how exactly these technologies are being leveraged in the classroom and what the best Apps are for educational purposes. We’ll also explore some creative ways that you can fund your own i-initiative! Siemens STEM

An iPad for Every Classroom

With the advent of the iPad and other tablet computing devices, the physical textbook’s days are seemingly numbered. The iPad offers the ability to store multiple digital textbooks and resources on a single, portable device. Not only are these resources concentrated in one place and easily accessibly, the actual cost of holding these textbooks on

Daily Dose of DEN Diigo 11/30/2011

SMARTInclusion – IPOD, IPAD Resources Tags: ipad, apps, resources, mlearning, ipads, SMARTInclusion, research Ipad: the Basics Resources TheConsultantsE created this Edmodo folder sharing apps by curriculum and project based topics.  Very nice use of symbaloo to share the curriculum area apps. Tags: ipad, apps, resources, mlearning, ipads, Edmodo – By Dean Mantz Posted from Diigo.

Molecular Workbench – free visual, interactive science experiments and lessons

by David Andrade,     Molecular Workbench is a free and open source system that provides visual, interactive simulations for science. The simulations are in lesson format, with embedded assessments and the ability to change variables and see what happens. There are hundreds of free simulations in physics, chemistry, biology, biotech and nanotech.   Some are

Today’s Seasonal Science Stream Has Been Rescheduled

Did you get snow yesterday? Those of us in the midwest certainly did! Schools in the area are out today, so we’re rescheduling our Seasonal Science Stream for next week. Join us Wednesday, December, 7th at 1PM ET for the Seasonal Science Stream.  The topic is electricity and we will be demonstrating some amazing hands-on

Blogging Around the Christmas Tree

by Christine Cote   After spending the long weekend cooking and shopping, I was eager to settle down and get into a good book. However, in today’s digital age, I found myself catching up on some interesting blog sites.  Blogs are such a fascinating way to share a message or information. They are so easy

Cool Winter? Check out the Iowa Hot Topics Webinar Series!

Join Discovery Education as we explore “Hot Topics” in instructional strategies and educational technology. From Language Learners to Digital Storytelling, these are the stories that are making headlines.  Register today Join us as we take a deep dive into each of these topics. Back to Basics with Discovery Education STREAMING Monday, December 5 @ 3:30 PM

A Great Tool on Sale

If you have not seen the Livescribe Eco Smart Pen, you have to at least read about it. I was introduced to it during the summer and it has become one of the most used tools in my classroom. This pen records every stroke you make while writing and anything you hear and say and

More free classroom guides for educators from Edutopia

by David Andrade,   Edutopia, the George Lucas Educational Foundation, is an excellent resource for educators. Their site has a huge variety of resources, tips, and research on education and is accessible for free. They are a big proponent of Project Based Learning and also have a lot of resources on best practices in education.  They have a

Some More Ideas for getting students engaged in STEM subjects

by David Andrade,   Engineering is a passion of mine. I have a BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering-Aerospace, from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and worked for 10 years as an engineer before making a career change to education. I still do some engineering consulting work also. I use engineering concepts and ideas in my physics class,