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September 2012 Blog Posts (97)

MEEGENIUS! DIGITAL BOOKS FOR KIDS

MeeGenius is a reading application for the iPhone, iPad, iTouch, Google TV, Google Chrome Web Store, and the Web. Launched in April 2010 by Wandy Yeap Hoh and David Park after 16 months of research and development, …

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Added by Gianfranco D'Aversa on September 6, 2012 at 2:26am — No Comments

PIXORIAL: A VIDEO STORYTELLING PLATFORM

Pixorial was created to liberate the world’s video – to empower people of all ages to share, create and connect with friends and family through video. Pixorial is a video storytelling platform that…

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Added by Gianfranco D'Aversa on September 6, 2012 at 2:25am — No Comments

KODU: A VISUAL PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE FOR CREATING GAMES

Kodu is a new visual programming language made specifically for creating games. It is designed to be accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone. The visual nature of the language allows for rapid design iteration using only an Xbox game…

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Added by Gianfranco D'Aversa on September 6, 2012 at 2:24am — No Comments

UNCHARTED.FM OFFERS GREAT GEOGRAPHY LESSONS

Uncharted.fm offers a series of progressively more difficult geography lessons and quizzes. In the beginning you’re limited to one region and or continent at a time. As you master each region or continent you earn badges and unlock new…

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Added by Gianfranco D'Aversa on September 6, 2012 at 2:23am — No Comments

CHEM REFERENCE: AN ONLINE PERIODIC TABLE

Chem Reference is an online periodic table of elements that offers a couple of handy features for students. Students can select an element on the table to open a list of key facts about that element. Additionally,…

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Added by Gianfranco D'Aversa on September 6, 2012 at 2:21am — No Comments

CLIP CHOOSE: CREATE & VOTE ON FUN VIDEO POLLS

Creating and taking polls is great fun. You can use creating a poll to find out what people think about a certain subject. You can take polls to let your voice be heard. Clip Choose takes the idea of polling people to a new level by…

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Added by Gianfranco D'Aversa on September 6, 2012 at 2:20am — No Comments

2012 ICT Training Events

Added by Gianfranco D'Aversa on September 4, 2012 at 6:35am — No Comments

Managing Challenging Behaviour: Podcast interview with Nancy Rappaport

Just listened to an interesting podcast interview with Nancy Rappaport on how to deal with challenging students. Nancy and her co-author have come with practical advice for teachers on how to try and handle the four types of challenging students they have identified: Anxious, Oppositional, Withdrawn and Sexualised…

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Added by Richard Nelson on September 4, 2012 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

50 Apps for Lifelong Learning

Long after degrees have been conferred and careers have been launched, many folks just can’t seem to quit school. For them, life provides an overstuffed cornucopia of educational opportunities that don’t necessarily require hefty loans and navigating different professorial strategies. Those with a lust for…

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Added by Gianfranco D'Aversa on September 3, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

ANNOTARY: A NICE BOOKMARKING SERVICE

Annotary lets you bookmark, highlight, and take notes while you read online. It’s the easiest way to remember everything you read and research. Web pages stay highlighted, thoughts stay organized. New users can sign up for an account at …

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Added by Gianfranco D'Aversa on September 1, 2012 at 12:05pm — No Comments

POLL EVERYWHERE: A MOBILE PRESENTER TOOLS

Poll Everywhere provides a great selection of question styles and feedback formats to fit any audience. But until now a presenter using Poll Everywhere was tied to his or her laptop for poll…

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Added by Gianfranco D'Aversa on September 1, 2012 at 12:05pm — No Comments

RECORDING AND GENERATING DATA ABOUT YOUR STUDENTS’ BEHAVIORS

Class DoJo is a free online service for recording and generating data about your students’ behaviors. To get started using Class DoJo you create class lists and select the behaviors that you want to track. Then assign each behavior as a negative or…

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Added by Gianfranco D'Aversa on September 1, 2012 at 12:04pm — No Comments

A GREAT PLACE TO FIND EDUCATIONAL IPAD APPS

We Want Apps is a free iPad and iPhone app for discovering new apps for kids. With We Want Apps installed on your iPad you can search for apps according to the age of…

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Added by Gianfranco D'Aversa on September 1, 2012 at 12:03pm — No Comments

A+ CLICK: MATHEMATICS GAMES FOR ALL GRADES

A+ Click is a free site full of online mathematics games for students at all grade levels. You can find games on A+ Click by selecting a grade level then selecting a topic.…

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Added by Gianfranco D'Aversa on September 1, 2012 at 12:02pm — No Comments

VISUAL ANATOMY: AN APP FOR ANATOMY STUDENTS

Visual Anatomy is an iPad app designed to help students learn the names of muscles, bones, organs, and systems in the human body. To use the app students select a system then click on the pinmarks in each…

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Added by Gianfranco D'Aversa on September 1, 2012 at 12:01pm — No Comments

MATH MOVES U: A FUN MATH VIDEO GAME SITE

Math Moves U is a fun math video game site. Math Moves U has three levels of difficulty; grade 6 or lower, grade 7, and grade 8 or higher. To play the games students first choose from one of…

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Added by Gianfranco D'Aversa on September 1, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

MYHISTRO: A TIMELINE AND MAPPING TOOL IN ONE

myHistro is a timeline builder and map creation tool rolled into one nice package. On myHistro you can build a personal timeline or build a timeline about a theme or event in history. Each event that you place on your timeline can be geolocated using…

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Added by Gianfranco D'Aversa on September 1, 2012 at 11:59am — No Comments

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Track Android device

Apps can secretly track an Android phone’s whereabouts and traffic patterns without needing access to GPS or WiFi, researchers have found.Researchers from Northeastern University in the US found that instead of using those features, you could do similar tracking by using a phone’s sensors, most of which don’t require permissions to use.Such sensors include the accelerometer and pedometer,…See More
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10 Effective Tips To Teach Math For Slow Learner

Teaching math to the slow learner is a challenging task for many parents and tutors. Math may be challenging for slow learner, but not impossible. Students who are slow learner are not learning disabled. They are also like normal students, even slow learners also want to solve math problems but lack of ability and the system of math education made them slow. There are few techniques which can help slow learning students.…See More
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