news 09/08/2012

  • “Building sophisticated educational tools out of cheap parts, Johnny Lee demos his cool Wii Remote hacks, which turn the $40 video game controller into a digital whiteboard, a touchscreen and a head-mounted 3-D viewer.
    Researcher Johnny Lee became a YouTube star with his demo of Wii Remote hacks — bending the low-cost game piece to power an interactive whiteboard, a multitouch surface, a head-mounted display”

    tags: techstuff Interactive video k-8 teaching

  • “Fortunately, today’s students are standing up, speaking out, and, in many cases, using the technology and websites they do not have access to in school to do so. It’s time to listen to the students (and many of their parents and teachers) and shed light on misconceptions by dispelling common myths about bringing your own device (BYOD) to school. When we do, we can begin to move past the ignorance and toward breaking the ban.”

    tags: k-8 BYO..

  • “from Geek Kids. The app includes 9 vehicles and machines that students can assemble including: a car, washing machine, hair dryer, lawn mower, vacuum cleaner, rocket, steam engine, wind mill and pump. Not only do students get to see the inner workings of everyday machines and vehicles, they also get to learn how to put them together to make them work. The puzzles in How it Works: Machines are easy enough for young students to put together the major parts of the machine. When students complete the puzzle, their is a short animation that shows how those parts work together to make the machine operate.”

    tags: k-8 apps engineering physics learning

  • “5 Great Apps for Studying Botany”

    tags: k-8 apps biology

  • tags: k-8 resources guides

  • tags: k-8 resources free apps

  • “kid-friendly website to direct your students to during centers, tech tools to assign to your students who need extra help (or want extra work), or new tools to engage your students in learning, this website is for you!
    This website features a collection of free, kid-safe, online resources categorized by subject, grade level, and standard”

    tags: k-8 learning resources free

  • “give girls the skills and confidence they need to be successful in computer science and entrepreneurship.

    Girls are guided through an online curriculum and work in teams of five as they develop mobile phone applications, “apps”. The teams are paired with a female mentor who guides them through the curriculum and acts as a positive female role model.”

    tags: k-8 innovation activities learning Interactive course apps projects

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