Wednesday, April 9, 2014

YoouKids app - Sync your kids-proof YouTube playlists

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/yooukids/id796212934?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

WHAT YOU'LL GET
  • Seamlessly synchronize your YouTube playlists of videos for children, or sync public playlists of your friends or children's teachers.
  • Clean interface for children, showing only videos, with no ads, no in-app purchase buttons, and no "related videos" feature.
  • Grown ups screens hidden behind a passcode, for management of children-proof videos and syncing playlists.
  • Local playlists, where videos synced from YouTube can be categorized for better visibility. Grown ups can disable editing local playlists. Educators will have full control over the playlists for the daycare or school classrooms.
  • Streaming to TV media adapters: Apple TV, Chromecast.
WE SPEAK YOUR KID'S LANGUAGE
YoouKids comes in English, Romanian, French, German, Italian and Spanish for a start.

PREREQUISITES
For listing, importing and syncing YouTube playlists, grown ups are required to own a YouTube/Google+ account.

SUPPORT
We urge you to send us feedback at hello@yooukids.com on various topics: technical support, new features ideas, improvement suggestions for the app.

YoouKids is not affiliated with YouTube.

Website Tool (Free) - Answer Garden

http://answergarden.ch/

AnswerGarden is a new minimalistic feedback tool. Use it as a tool for online brainstorming or embed it on your website or blog as a poll or guestbook.

Free iOS App Today: goodEar Scales - Ear Training

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id588126912?mt=8&src=af

Professional musicians know, that having a good trained ear is one of the most important skills, a musician should have. goodEar was made to increase those skills and bring you on a new musical level!

It is made for all musicians, whether you are beginner or professional.

Functions:
  • 38 different scales
  • All ionian scales (e.g. ionian, dorian...)
  • All harmonic-minor scales (e.g. Ionian #5)
  • All melodic-minor scales (e.g. Mixo #11)
  • 5 Pentatonic Scales (e.g. minor pentatonic)
  • 5 Hexatonic Scales (e.g. whole tone scale)
  • 7 Octatonic Scales (e.g. Bebop Dominant)
  • play them ascending or descending
  • Create your own exercises, depending on your personal approach
  • Play the exercises on piano or give the answer with multiple-choice
  • Watch your progress in statistics
  • Make highscores, and try to challenge yourself


goodEar was made with the knowledge of various professional musicians and teachers, for giving you high quality music education on the iPad.


Free iOS App today: ScoreCloud Express HD

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id763658394?mt=8&src=af

With this app you can:
• play, sing or whistle any monophonic melody and instantly turn it into music notation.
• edit score and change play back sound
• share results with your friends and synchronize it with ScoreCloud Studio on your computer in order to arrange or edit it further.

Tips for best results:
• Sing or play one note at a time
• Avoid chords, accompaniment or radio input
• Sing without lyrics and leave out ornaments
• Play a little slower
• Keep a steady tempo
• Try another microphone position
• Change the score detail settings

Free iOS App Today: Puppet Workshop - Creativity App for Kids

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id595970717?mt=8&src=af

Puppet Workshop was created to develop your child's creativity. Choose a sock or glove which will become a virtual puppet. Create the eyes, nose, mouth and hair using a variety of buttons, strands, ornaments, etc. Place the puppet on the background available in the app or upload your own background from camera roll on your iPad. Alternatively, your child may use some paper, markers, crayons and independently create his or her own background that you can use in Puppet Workshop.

Free iOS App Today: Voice Recorder PRО - record your voice and make it text

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id815595488?mt=8&src=af

Voice Recorder is a handy voice recording app for your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch.
• voice recording
• record editing
• convert voice recordings to text (!)
• convert text files to speech
• recognizes more than 30 languages
• split the recording into separate fragments
• simple design and a wide range of possibilities.

Unique functions:
• Built-in filter reduces the level of background noise
• Built-in function to convert voice to text

Ideal for students, business people, journalists, teachers, doctors, and anybody who makes voice notes and reminders. Taking lecture notes, conducting an interview or just immediately jotting down a good idea has never been easier!

Free iOS App Today: Fonta - Telling Stories With Photos

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id780458840?mt=8&src=af

Fonta is a Little Design Studio that allows you to create unique images with special effects.

"Fonta Can Add Stylish Text To Your Favorite Photographs" - Appadvice

Add Text Behind a Photo, Masking (Put your photos inside text), Collage, Frames,
Vintage Filters, Color Layers, Artworks, 3D Geometric Shapes, Blur Effect,
Various Font Style, Chat pack & More...

Use Fonta to :
- Put stylish text on anything! (Food & Travel & Friends Pics)
- Caption your pics for Instagram Direct or Christmas Greeting Cards
- Make your own stylish Photo Text Design Image for blog & website
- Turns Your Words into Beautiful Photo Text Design Pieces.
- Share on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook #Fontaapp

How to use :
1. Choose a photo from photo libarary or take a photo
2. Resize your photo and add various of filters.
3. Select Fonts [T] and add Artworks [A1] [A2]
4. Masking [M] on your Font add filters to make unique design.
5. Erase the parts of text & artworks to make unique images.
6. Share with your friends as Christmas cards or Instagram direct message.

Free iOS App Today: Music Tutor (Sight Reading Improver)

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id507691358?mt=8&src=af

Improve your sight-reading skills with Music Tutor. This is a perfect tool for people learning music. Choose to practice between treble, bass or both for a duration of 1, 5 or 10 minutes. After each test, you can review your mistakes and see your progress.

CorkboardMe - Corkboard Social Network

Link: https://noteapp.com/



Basic features - Free
Additional features - $4.99/month

Never lose information again.  Organize your thoughts visually and quickly add notes with one click. Easily find them again in seconds.

Your meeting notes, interactive.  Hold meetings across the globe and create a shared space for participants to collaborate.

Works with any management style.  Does your team use Scrum or Kanban? Bring your management style online and share notes with others.


Goalbook - Free tool helps educators track IEP Goals


Link: https://goalbookapp.com/

Goalbook empowers teachers to adapt instruction using research-based strategies.

Give every student ownership of their own personal learning plan. Students can develop their own goals, self-track progress, and collaborate with their teachers and parents every step along the way.



Goalbook Beta Overview from Daniel Yoo on Vimeo.

Free Browser Add-on - Awesome Screenshot

Awesome Screenshot

Link: http://awesomescreenshot.com/

Capture the whole page or any portion, annotate it with rectangles, circles, arrows, lines and text, one-click upload to share.

Capture
  • Capture or clip selected area, or all visible portion, or entire page
  • Support PNG format
  • Support horizontal scroll when capturing
  • Annotate & Edit
Annotate
  • Annotate it with rectangles, circles, arrows, lines and text
  • Crop and scroll & Show crop area dimension
  • Use eraser to hide sensitive information
  • Copy the screenshot and paste it to gmail etc. Support Windows and Linux.
  • Save & Share
Share
  • Save to Local
  • One-click to upload to awesomescreenshot.com and get a shareable link
  • Support Google Drive (Gdrive) Now.
  • Save very large image, by pass the 2M limit. No crash any more.

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching


The National Science Foundation is currently accepting nominations and applications for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, or PAEMST, program. PAEMST is the highest recognition that a K-12 mathematics or science (including computer science) teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States. Since 1983, more than 4,200 teachers have been recognized for their contributions to mathematics and science education. Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education. Up to 108 awardees may be recognized each year.

Presidential awardees receive a certificate signed by the president of the United States, a trip for two to Washington, D.C., to attend a series of recognition events and professional development opportunities, and a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation. The National Science Foundation administers PAEMST on the behalf of The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

The PAEMST program is open to outstanding mathematics and science teachers in the 50 states and the four U.S. jurisdictions (Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, Department of Defense education activity schools and the U.S. territories as a group). Anyone — principals, teachers, parents, students or members of the public — may nominate a teacher by completing the nomination form available on the PAEMST website. Teachers may also apply directly.

Nominations for elementary school teachers (grades K-6) are due April 15, 2014. Secondary school teachers (grades 7-12) are eligible to apply in 2015.

For more information, visit http://www.paemst.org/.


Please email any questions about this opportunity to info@paemst.org.

Free Program — Cubes in SpaceTM

The Rubik Learning Initiative™, the Colorado Space Grant Consortium and NASA’s Sounding Rocket Program is offering a free science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics focused education program for students ages 11-14. Cubes in Space™ provides students an opportunity to design and compete to launch an experiment into space.

Using formal or informal learning environments, students and educators will be exposed to engaging content and activities in preparation for the design and development of an experimental payload to be integrated into a small cube. These cubes will be launched via a Terrier-Orion sounding rocket from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va., in late June 2014.

Leveraging the excitement of space exploration, students and educators will learn about the methodology for taking an idea from design through the review process. Throughout the experience, students will acquire key 21st century skills necessary for success in a highly connected, global society.

The deadline for program registration is April 11, 2014.

For more information, visit http://www.CubesInSpace.com.

Questions about this program should be directed to info@cubesinspace.com.

Sunday, April 6, 2014