Sunday, January 25, 2015

ITL Wearable Technology: What are you wearing in 2015? Webinar

ITL Wearable Technology: What are you wearing in 2015?
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 8:00:00 PM EST - 9:00:00 PM EST

In January, Intel Engage welcomes Naomi Harm and Maya Georgieva as they showcase the latest and greatest wearable technology. Wearable tech is the hottest thing in technology today bringing together programming with "the Internet of Things" to allow you now to be a designer and a maker related to STEM, health, fashion and much more. Learn how you can make a fashion statement with innovative wearable technology.

Visit this link to register for this webinar

Saturday, January 24, 2015

BrainPop meets Primary Sources

Take a look at this post from BrainPop about how they are connecting primary sources to their movies.  Right now about 20 of their videos have primary sources attached to them, but more are being added.  To access the primary sources simply click on the activities icon from the main topic page and then you'll see a tab for primary sources.  Once you are on that page there is a worksheet that you can print out and then a link to the primary source.  If you take a look at the images below you will see the link on the Galileo page to the primary source, which in this case happens to be another quick video to watch.  I think this is a great way to connect subject areas.  Many students associate primary source documents with Social Studies, but now they can see that primary sources are in all subject areas

This post is cross posted on my science teaching blog Savvy Secondary Science

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Physics interactive simulations

I wanted to share an exciting new product launch on CK-12. They have taken the next step in digital learning by building high quality free Physics interactive simulations - all free! These simulations encourage students to explore, engage and learn by blending the physics, abstract and real world experiences around them. Check them out here:
You can also learn more about the free, editable textbooks that CK-12 offers by looking at this post.

What types of simulations do you use?

Friday, January 9, 2015

PDF to Word [video]

Last year I wrote a post about a site called PDF to Word and I wanted to remind people about it.  In addition, I made a quick video showing how this site works.  I hope this helps you out!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Top 10 Posts of December and what I've been up to

Happy 2015!  I hope that all of you enjoyed your winter vacation.  I had a nice couple of days off at home before I went away on vacation with family.  Now it's back to work time.  The only bad thing is that I have to wake up early again, LOL.  For 2015 I am going to continue working on new ways to integrate technology into my classroom.  I'll keep trying new things and sharing them with you!

Top 10 Posts of December
  1. PowToon - Animated Videos
  2. Online Planbooks
  3. StudyBlue Pro - give it a try!
  4. Bird Brain Science - science meets the common core
  5. URL shorteners
  6. PowToon Slides - Animated Slide Shows
  7. State Standards Reference Apps
  8. Top Posts of November and What I've been up to
  9. Remind 101 gave me a Badge!
  10. Bill Nye Worksheets