Friday, August 31, 2012

LearnersTV - Free Video Lectures

http://www.learnerstv.com/

Welcome to Learnerstv.com. This is a comprehensive site providing thousands of downloadable Video lectures, Live Online Tests,etc in the fields of Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, Medicine, Management and Accounting, Dentistry, Nursing, Psychology, History, Language Training, Literature, Law, Economics, Philosophy,Astronomy, Political Science etc FREE to its visitors... This site provides free video and audio lectures of whole courses conducted by faculty from reputed universities around the world. Science Animations provide students with fun and innovative ways of learning. Free live timed online tests with instant feedback and explanations will help you refine your test taking skills. Most of the materials offered are licensed by the respective institutes under a Creative Commons License.

Video Lecture Courses
Science Animations
Lecture notes
Live Online Test
Free Magazines

Learn It In 5 - How-To Videos for the Technology Classroom

http://learnitin5.com/


Knowmia - Thousands of Video Lessons on Every Subject

http://www.knowmia.com/

Do you remember your favorite teachers? We do. We remember how they inspired us and how good we felt about learning something new.

Knowmia is a destination for learning that features short video lessons from great teachers everywhere. We help you to find what you need to succeed in school in a personal, affordable, and time-efficient way. By bringing together a wide range of video lessons and making it easy to find what you need, we help you with challenging topics, prepare you for an upcoming test or new course, and find the right teacher for your style of learning.

Knowmia's initial focus is on helping high school students and we plan on expanding to other grade levels over time.


Woopid Video Tutorials - Technology Training Videos

http://www.woopid.com/

Watch free technology training videos! Get help and answer your computer and gadget questions with thousands of video tutorials for PCs, Macs, and tons of different applications.

Find a quick answer or learn something new.


Explania - Animated Video Explanations - a learning site

http://www.explania.com/en

Welcome to Explania! Watch hundreds of animated explanations, interactive tutorials and instructional videos, and feel free to embed them on your own web pages.

Free iOS App Today - MyBrushes for iPad

http://itunes.apple.com/app/id448080369

Description

Free for a limited time !
If you would like to use it on iPhone, please download "My brush for iPhone" which works on iPhone and iPad.
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MyBrushes is a unique painting application designed to create images and playback the whole painting process. It has 100 kinds of realistic brush styles to simulate the effect of Brush painting, Watercolor painting, Oil painting, Chinese painting, Drawing, Chinese Calligraphy etc.

MyBrushes features highlights:

➤Playback anywhere anytime. Previous painting and undo action was saved. You can enjoy it or re-edit it during the playback.

➤Share your art to facebook,twitter,email etc.

➤Undo / Redo function (10 steps !).

➤Background style templates (50 kinds).

➤Various types of high-quality natural brushes: brush, pencil, pen, airbrush, watercolor brush, chalk, charcoal, neon pens, special effect pens.

➤Brush size adjustment slider.

➤Eraser tool to correct possible mistakes.

➤Export to image file.

MyBrushes comes with a large brush collection, more important that the highly configurable brush engine allows you to experiment with your own brushes with not-quite-natural painting. It is capable both of mimicking “real” media all the way to producing very “digital” style artwork. It aims to be simple and fast at what it does.

MyBrushes has a simple and easy interface that you don't need knowledge of color system such as RGB, HSV and others. It allows anyone to easily create works by choosing the best background template from the large collection.

To use this application, you can draw, paint and share artwork easily everywhere and always with other art enthusiasts.

What's New in Version 1.30

Share your art to Facebook,Twitter,Email etc.

iPad Screenshots

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Customer Reviews

I LOVE THIS!
WOW!!!!! this is sooooooo awesome! i've been looking for an app to do sketches and artwork on. this is the best ive seen... I've tried so many sketch pads, but none of the ones I like that much.
Love the brushes
Obviously the best and user friendly drawing apps so far. sketchbook pro is too advance, but mybrushes is for all types & ages of users. lots of brushes which makes this apps win.
BEST PAINTING APP EVER!
MyBrushes is the best painting app ever. The pictures you can make are amazing and the brushes are spectacular!!!!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

NASA’s Glenn Research Center's High School Shadowing Project

NASA's Glenn Research Center, or GRC, in Cleveland, Ohio, is accepting applications for its High School Shadowing Project sessions for the 2012-2013 school year. This opportunity provides students with a one- to five-day career exploration experience at Glenn Research Center.

The project provides high school students with an opportunity to explore career possibilities in a research and development environment while under the guidance of a NASA scientist, engineer, technician or administrative professional that serves as the student’s mentor. Students are provided information about various careers, career paths and Glenn Research Center educational resources and programs.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and at least 16 years old by the application deadline. Four sessions are scheduled for the 2012-2013 school year.

Session I --
Application Deadline: Nov. 2, 2012
Session Date: Dec. 4, 2012

Session II --
Application Deadline: Jan. 25, 2013
Session Date: Feb. 27, 2013

Session III --
Application Deadline: Feb. 22, 2013
Session Date: March 26, 2013

Session IV --
Application Deadline: Feb. 22, 2013
Session Date: April 24, 2013

For more information about this opportunity, please visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/education/ShadowingProgram_GRC.html.

Questions about the GRC High School Shadowing Project should be directed by email to GRC-Intern@mail.nasa.gov or by telephone to 216-433-6656.

2013 NASA's Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program

NASA is offering undergraduate students an opportunity to test experiments in microgravity aboard NASA's reduced gravity aircraft.

The opportunity is part of NASA's Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program, which gives aspiring explorers a chance to propose, design and fabricate a reduced-gravity experiment. Selected teams will test and evaluate their experiment aboard NASA's reduced-gravity airplane. The aircraft flies about 30 roller-coaster-like climbs and dips during experiment flights to produce periods of weightlessness and hypergravity ranging from 0 g to 2 g.

Proposals are due Oct. 24, 2012.

Interested students also should submit a letter of intent by Sept. 12, 2012. This step is optional but serves as an introductory notice that a team plans to submit a proposal for the upcoming competition.

NASA will announce selected teams Dec. 5, 2012. The teams will fly in the summer of 2013. Once selected, teams also may invite a full-time, accredited journalist to fly with them and document the team's experiment and experiences. All applicants must be full-time undergraduate students, U.S. citizens and at least 18 years old.

For more information about the opportunity and instructions for submitting a proposal, visit http://microgravityuniversity.jsc.nasa.gov.

Please email any questions about this opportunity to jsc-reducedgravity@nasa.gov.

REGISTRATION OPEN: Zero Robotics High School Tournament 2012

NASA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology's, or MIT's, Space Systems Laboratory are proud to announce that the next Zero Robotics High School Tournament will take place this fall, offering high school students the opportunity to design experiments that will be tested in space.

Zero Robotics challenges high school student teams to write their own algorithms to fly the Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites, or SPHERES. The competition starts online where teams compete to solve an annual challenge guided by mentors. Students can create, edit, share, save, simulate and submit code, all from a Web browser. After several phases of virtual competition, finalists are selected to compete in a live championship aboard the International Space Station!

Teams may register now:
1) Go to http://zerorobotics.mit.edu/.
2) Log In or Create an Account. (Note: You can start programming in the online integrated development environment at this point!)
3) Click "Tournaments" and register for the High School Tournament.
4) Create a team and invite other users.
5) Visit Resources to get started.

The competition starts on Sept. 8, 2012 with a live webcast kickoff, and you can try out the site right now just by creating an account.

The Zero Robotics High School Tournament 2012 is brought to you by NASA and DARPA, and facilitated by the MIT Space Systems Laboratory, TopCoder and Aurora Flight Sciences.

To see a promotional video for the competition, visit http://www.youtube.com/roboticsinspace.

Please email any questions about this opportunity to zerorobotics@mit.edu.

Presenters Needed for 2013 Space Exploration Educators Conference

The 19th Annual Space Exploration Educators Conference, or SEEC, is taking place Feb. 7-9, 2013, at Space Center Houston. The goal of SEEC is to encourage K-12 educators to use space to teach all subjects in their classrooms. Over 700 educators gather for this event each year.

Conference organizers are looking for 170 interactive sessions that present exciting classroom activities. All sessions must have a hands-on component; lecture sessions will not be accepted. Proposals are due Sept. 6, 2012.

For more information, visit http://spacecenter.org/TeachersSEEC.html.

If you have any questions about the conference, please call 281-244-2149 or email seec@spacecenter.org.

NASA's Digital Learning Network Presents "Roving on Mars With Curiosity"

Join NASA's Digital Learning Network, or DLN, on Sept. 6, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. EDT for a special event to launch the newly updated "Next Step Mars" module. Help your students get a closer look at Mars by studying alongside the Curiosity rover. See how Curiosity made its way to the Red Planet, and engage in the data that comes from approximately 78 million kilometers (48,360,000 miles) away.

This webcast launch is part of the Rockets to Racecars activities taking place at Richmond International Raceway. After this kick-off event, the module will be available online for teacher use.

For more information and to watch the webcast online, visit the DLN website at http://dln.nasa.gov.

Inquiries about this webcast should be directed to Bonnie Murray at bonnie.murray@nasa.gov.

NASA’s Glenn Research Center's Exploring Project

NASA's Glenn Research Center, or GRC, in Cleveland, Ohio, is accepting applications for the Exploring Project. This opportunity allows students to explore the variety of science, technology, engineering and mathematics career choices available at NASA and at Glenn Research Center.

During the months of October through April, participants spend two hours after school, once per week, meeting with Exploring advisors to take part in activities relating to one of five tracks. Applicants can choose from focus areas in Aeronautics, Computer Technology, Balloon Sat Technology, Human Space Flight and eXtreme Green.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and between the ages of 14 and 20. Applications are due Sept. 5, 2012.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/education/NASAExplorers_GRC.html.

Questions about the GRC Exploring Project should be directed by email to GRC-Intern@mail.nasa.gov or by telephone to 216-433-6656.

'Blast Back to School' International Space Station Downlink and Webcast

Join astronauts Suni Williams and Joe Acaba live from the International Space Station, orbiting 250 miles above Earth for a downlink on Sept. 4, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. EDT.

During this hour webcast presented by NASA Explorer Schools, students and the public will learn about life aboard the space station, current research, and the path to becoming a NASA scientist, engineer or astronaut. Also featured in the program are Ray Lugo, director of NASA’s Glenn Research Center, and astronaut Greg (Box) Johnson.

For more information, visit http://go.nasa.gov/OJQtav.

Please email any questions about this opportunity to NASA-Explorer-Schools@mail.nasa.gov.

2012-2013 NASA’s University Student Launch Initiative

NASA’s University Student Launch Initiative, or USLI, is a competition that challenges university-level students to design, build and launch a reusable rocket with a scientific or engineering payload to one mile above ground level. The project engages students in scientific research and real-world engineering processes with NASA engineers.

Once selected, teams design their rockets and payloads throughout the academic year. USLI requires a NASA review of the teams' preliminary and critical designs. The project also requires flight and launch readiness reviews before the rockets and payloads are approved for launch. Teams complete a Post-Launch Assessment Review to include conclusions from their science or engineering experiment and the overall flight performance. The Preliminary Design Review, Critical Design Review and Flight Readiness Review are conducted by a panel of scientists and engineers from NASA, NASA contactors and external partners.

NASA’s Student Launch Projects are sponsored by ATK Aerospace Systems. The annual launch event is hosted at Bragg Farms in Toney, Ala., and launch services are provided by the National Association of Rocketry. The 2012-2013 launch will be on April 20, 2013. Proposals are due Aug. 31, 2012.

The Statement of Work and instructions for submitting a proposal can be found on the USLI website at http://education.msfc.nasa.gov/usli.

Questions about this opportunity should be directed to Julie Clift at julie.d.clift@nasa.gov.

iPad Academy - Learn How to Use the iPad - Tutorials, Tips, and Training

http://ipadacademy.com/

iPad Academy will help you master the Apple iPad. Get valuable iPad tips and tutorials. Find easy-to-follow instructions for making the most of the iPad, apps and accessories. Learn how to turn your iPad into a practical and purposeful tool. The original & genuine iPad Academy, teaching on site and online.
 
 

Free iOS Apps Today - August 30, 2012

Piano Prodigy - EDUCATION
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id541381733?mt=8&src=af&ign-mpt=uo%3D6
  • Free just this weekend!!! Support iPad retina display!!!! Piano prodigy can make you and your children fall in love with the piano! ◎Song mode: beautiful rainbow keys, built-in classic songs, colorful pattern scores.So that you and your children can play beautiful melodies in a simple and interesting way, and fell in love with the piano. ◎Training mode: Use your ears to distinguish the tones, call out the key name without thinking. Can you do that?Original training mode provide you the most simple way to learn these, Help you and your children one step further!

Everyday Mathematics® Divisibility Dash™ - EDUCATION
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id428594346?mt=8&src=af&ign-mpt=uo%3D6
  • The Divisibility Dash game by McGraw-Hill offers a quick and easy way to practice recognizing multiples of a number and applying divisibility tests. This fast-paced computation game runs on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.

Everyday Mathematics® Monster Squeeze™ - EDUCATION
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id414294235?mt=8&src=af&ign-mpt=uo%3D6
  • McGraw-Hill’s Monster Squeeze game reinforces number recognition and offers a quick and easy way to practice number line concepts and number comparisons. This two-player game runs on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.

Everyday Mathematics® Beat the Computer™ Multiplication - EDUCATION
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id413518042?mt=8&src=af&ign-mpt=uo%3D6
  • McGraw-Hill’s Beat the Computer game offers a quick and easy way to practice and reinforce basic multiplication facts (0–10). This facts practice game runs on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.

Everyday Mathematics® Equivalent Fractions™ - EDUCATION
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id417016316?mt=8&src=af&ign-mpt=uo%3D6
  • The Equivalent Fractions game by McGraw Hill offers a quick and easy way to practice and reinforce fraction concepts and relationships. This game runs on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.

Everyday Mathematics® Addition Top It - EDUCATION
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id413312885?mt=8&src=af&ign-mpt=uo%3D6
  • McGraw-Hill’s Addition Top-It game offers a quick and easy way to practice and reinforce basic addition facts (0–10) and number comparisons. This two-player game runs on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.

Intro to Geography - North America, by Montessorium - EDUCATION
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id488561535?mt=8&src=af&ign-mpt=uo%3D6
  • Learn the shapes, names, flags and geographical locations of the countries in North America, through puzzles, challenges and drawing exercises.

Team Time Tracker - BUSINESS
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id499845459?mt=8&src=af&ign-mpt=uo%3D6
  • Team Time Tracker is a powerful, flexible and intuitive time and expense tracker with integrated business management features. Designed to meet the professional needs of companies and freelancers working in law, accountancy, consultancy and contracting.

BBboard - SPORTS
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id516594718?mt=8&src=af&ign-mpt=uo%3D6
  • Basketball Editor Playbook Clipboard. Prepare your game ,training sessions or tactics in seconds. Editor Mode --> Professional playbook designer,editor. Draw Mode --> Use your table or mobile as a coach board. Change your court (only iPad) to your street image or all star court. Prepare your drills, exercises and games.

American McGee Presents Akaniero: A Red Riding Hood Tale - BOOKS
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id411625322?mt=8&src=af&ign-mpt=uo%3D6
  • Akaneiro is an interactive dark fairy tale set in the dreamlike world of Little Red Riding Hood in feudal Japan. When Red, called Akaneiro, discovers a magic scroll she is pulled into the story of the Big Bad Wolf trying to trap her once again. Akaneiro provides a stylized continuation of the classic fairy tale in the form of an interactive multi-threaded story that offers mini-games, physics driven animation, and a stylized narrative. The tale is divided into 4 Chapters with each offering hidden interactions to drive the story and provide fun challenges.
Tinman Arts-The Story Of The Matchmaker - BOOKS
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id450112733?mt=8&src=af&ign-mpt=uo%3D6
  • Tinman-China Arts "fairy tale" book series animation emphasizes wonderful story and interesting interaction, give full play to the new media ebook function, let the reading become no longer drab!!!!! The beautiful animation to your reading bring experience personally feeling; Touch screen any one place, can give you unlimited surprise!!!!
Snowman - Story of the Dopey Bear - BOOKS
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id419712591?mt=8&src=af&ign-mpt=uo%3D6
  • The story has fun, imagination and more need your child to discover himself. With this App, you can record your own voice to replay with your kids, also mini fun games inside and 6 different language version supported... all in this totally special book for you now!
Little Red Riding Hood HD (3D Pop-up Book) - BOOKS
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id442932127?mt=8&src=af&ign-mpt=uo%3D6
   
A Not So Fading Light - BOOKS
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id547207335?mt=8&src=af&ign-mpt=uo%3D6
  • A little boy and his sister sat down for breakfast. The news said the sun would only last another 4.8 billion years. The boy thought this didn't sound like a lot. He looked at his sister.....They had to help.
Bean Bag Kids present Little Red Riding Hood - BOOKS
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id435025920?mt=8&src=af&ign-mpt=uo%3D6
  • The first of many 3D interactive fables, performed by the Bean Bag Kids®. Pea, Pinto, Cocoa, Jack and Vanilla have made a show for you and your kids. Interact with them as they perform their play. By tapping each character you'll help them act even better! Enjoy the beautiful scenes of this classic bed time story, told in an absolutely new way, that will amaze babies, toddlers, kids and parents.
The Crankamacallit - BOOKS
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id439519153?mt=8&src=af&ign-mpt=uo%3D6
  • Are you looking for highly interactive iPad apps for kids? The Crankamacallit is a children’s story about building an imaginary vehicle. 
Weigo • The Fisherman and Monster - BOOKS
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id526321084?mt=8&src=af&ign-mpt=uo%3D6
  • Once upon a time,a fisherman lived by fishing.He had a habbit that he only cast fishnet four times a day,no matter how much fish he got,he would drew in net to go home......
Audiobooks - Sci Fi - BOOKS
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id524304270?mt=8&src=af&ign-mpt=uo%3D6
  • Audiobooks - Sci Fi is a collection of more than =30= classic science-fiction audiobooks. With authors like Jules Verne, Kurt Vonnegut and Edgar Rice Burroughs, you’ll get dozens of hours of science fiction. Just download the stories and you are ready to go. Listen on a road trip, waiting rooms, carpool – any time is a great time to listen to audiobooks.
Hiding Hannah - BOOKS
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id476237347?mt=8&src=af&ign-mpt=uo%3D6
  • Hiding Hannah is an interactive book for children aged 2 and up.
A+ Children sing along songs- Full Nursery Rhyme music collection - MUSIC
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id527670253?mt=8&src=af&ign-mpt=uo%3D6
  • Kids Music Collection of all the old traditional Classics!  Great for preschool, babies and children of all ages. 
Mini Zither - MUSIC
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id527119772?mt=8&src=af&ign-mpt=uo%3D6
  • Mini Zither is an app for zither’s lover or learner in the first stage. It can be used to practice and recreation.  99¢ to unlock songs.
Classical Music Radio  - MUSIC
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id454379623?mt=8&src=af&ign-mpt=uo%3D6
  • Listen to the great composers of classical music like: Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frideric Handel, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Gioachino Rossini, Felix Mendelssohn, Frédéric Chopin, Richard Wagner, Giuseppe Verdi,Johann Strauss II, Johannes Brahms, Georges Bizet, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Antonín Dvořák, Edvard Grieg, Edward Elgar, Sergei Rachmaninoff, George Gershwin, Aram Khachaturian,…
iShowScore - Best ScorePad Bluetooth Enabled App - PRODUCTIVITY
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id489427988?mt=8&src=af&ign-mpt=uo%3D6
  • This is a handy app that simply displays up to 8 scores on the screen. It's usability is very broad. You can use it for any games that keep score.
Grafikal - PRODUCTIVITY
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id519933025?mt=8&src=af&ign-mpt=uo%3D6
  • The graphing calculator for iOS 5.  Made for engineers and normal people alike.
iNotes assistant - PRODUCTIVITY
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id547434238?mt=8&src=af&ign-mpt=uo%3D6
  • Here’s another amazing way to get things done: just use the many features that we included in this app to completely replace your basic Notes app.

    iNotes Assistant supports a multitude of sharing option, you can automatically share your notes with:

    ❖Pages
    ❖QuickOffice
    ❖DropBox
    ❖Documents To Go
    ❖Email
    ❖etc.
Tod Calc -PRODUCTIVITY
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id526496827?mt=8&src=af&ign-mpt=uo%3D6
  • Tod Calc is more than just an incredible calculator — it’s a powerful calculator construction kit. Change fonts, colors, functions, sizes, buttons, and more. Miss your favorite old pocket calculator? Recreate it. Need a certain button? Put it where you want. Share and download more layouts for free. You’ll never need another calculator, because Tod Calc can be anything and everything you want.  Watch the demo video here: http://tod.fm/tod-calc/video/
Cubetto Mind - PRODUCTIVITY
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id546599242?mt=8&src=af&ign-mpt=uo%3D6
  • Cubetto Mind is an iPad mindmap app. It supports fast structuring of your thoughts. Three different node and edge types help you to a clear hierarchy. With automated layout and the creation assistant you thoughts are put "on paper" more easily.
1ST To-Do Map for iPad - PRODUCTIVITY
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id412035057?mt=8&src=af&ign-mpt=uo%3D6
  • "1ST To-Do Map" is simple and easy to use application, helping you in your daily task management. Unlike other task management applications, "1ST To-Do Map" is oriented to to extensive use of Google Maps service. 
Paper Notes - PRODUCTIVITY
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id528460221?mt=8&src=af&ign-mpt=uo%3D6
  • Paper Notes allows you to capture handwritten notes using the back camera of your iPad. Pages are saved in notebooks and you can create your own categories and subcategories to keep your notebooks organized. 
Photo Splash FX - With multiple effects to splash and recoloring - PHOTO & VIDEO
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id482487175?mt=8&src=af&ign-mpt=uo%3D6
  • This application proves that how artistic your finger can be!!! Photo Splash FX quickly and easily amplify your photos by applying filters, while keeping your chosen details in the color. Intuitive and responsive user interface make it super easy and fun to use. Just select the effect and use your finger as a brush to bring back the applied effect from regions of your image. In order to bring back the applied effect from minute areas, you can zoom in, zoom out and pan the image.
Magic Hair Color HD - PHOTO & VIDEO
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id548994388?mt=8&src=af&ign-mpt=uo%3D6
  • Ever wonder what you'd look like with colorful hair? Try Magic Hair Color HD so your pictures will look the best!  Magic Hair Color HD makes it easy to digitally dye your hair that color you've always wanted to! Give yourself colorful hair before uploading your next photo to Facebook or Twitter! Or send MMS or Email to your friends with your beautiful perfect photo!
Doodlecast Pro - PRODUCTIVITY
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id469486202?mt=8&src=af&ign-mpt=uo%3D6
  • ★ FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME ★ Doodlecast Pro is the easiest way to create presentations on your iPad. The app records your voice as you draw to create quick presentations. Doodlecast Pro saves videos to the camera roll making it easy to import them into popular video editors or presentation tools such as iMovie, Keynote, or iBooks Author. Perfect for teachers, students, business people and anyone needing an elegant way to share ideas.
iColorama - PHOTO & VIDEO
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id490528854?mt=8&src=af&ign-mpt=uo%3D6
  • The last touch for your images: enhance colors and apply many filters and image settings.


NASA Educators Online Network - NEON

NASA Educators Online Network - NEON - http://neon.psu.edu/
NASA Educators Online Network is a professional learning community, open to elementary teachers, STEM teachers, future elementary and STEM teachers, scientists, engineers, and other professionals who want to support STEM teachers in their important work.

The purpose of NEON is to help K-12 teachers and STEM professionals:
  • Find each other based on areas of expertise, interests, and needs
  • Develop effective collaborations
  • Learn from and support each other, and
  • Find teaching, learning, and professional development resources.

› Go to the NASA Educators Online Network Website →

For a couple of introductory videos (how to register, and a quick tour of NEON) use the following link...

http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/national/nes2/home/NEON.html


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

TED Reveals Top 20 Most-Watched Talks, Sir Ken Robinson Tops The List

Source:  http://blog.ted.com/2012/08/21/the-20-most-watched-ted-talks-to-date/
  1. Sir Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity (2006): 13,409,417 views
  2. Jill Bolte Taylor‘s stroke of insight (2008): 10,409,851
  3. Pranav Mistry on the thrilling potential of SixthSense (2009): 9,223,263
  4. David Gallo‘s underwater astonishments (2007): 7,879,541
  5. Pattie Maes and Pranav Mistry demo SixthSense (2009): 7,467,580
  6. Tony Robbins asks Why we do what we do (2006): 6,879,488
  7. Simon Sinek on how great leaders inspire action (2010): 6,050,294
  8. Steve Jobs on how to live before you die (2005): 5,444,022
  9. Hans Rosling shows the best stats you’ve ever seen (2006): 4,966,643
  10. Brene Brown talks about the power of vulnerability (2010): 4,763,038
  11. Daniel Pink on the surprising science of motivation (2009): 4,706,241
  12. Arthur Benjamin does mathemagic (2005): 4,658,425
  13. Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing your genius (2009): 4,538,037
  14. Dan Gilbert asks: Why are we happy? (2004): 4,269,082
  15. Stephen Hawking asks big questions about the universe (2008): 4,153,105
  16. Jeff Han demos his breakthrough multi-touchscreen (2006): 3,891,251
  17. Johnny Lee shows Wii Remote hacks for educators (2008): 3,869,417
  18. Keith Barry does brain magic (2004): 3,847,893
  19. Mary Roach 10 things you didn’t know about orgasm (2009): 3,810,630  (This talk is aimed at adults. Viewer discretion advised.)
  20. Vijay Kumar demos robots that fly like birds (2012): 3,535,340

KQED Mindshift - Best Practices for Deploying iPads in Schools

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2012/08/best-practices-for-deploying-ipads-in-schools/#more-23534

"As schools get ready to deploy iPads this year, each one is scrambling to figure out how to develop an efficient and effective system that works. With no standardized system or uniform roadmap to follow, at the moment, it’s up to individual schools to reach out through their networks to find information about best practices and smooth, streamlined service.

Without professional development and a set plan in place, educators in individual classes might be stumped by how to set up iPads for different uses. But once a system is in place, educators will intuitively be able to move on with the business of guiding student learning.

To that end, here are some ideas about how to put a system in place for iPad use in classrooms:"

Click here to read the article and suggested practices...


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Mars Exploration Student Data Teams Applications Being Accepted Until October 1

The Mars Exploration Student Data Teams (MESDT--http://mesdt.asu.edu) is looking for teams of students to participate in a free program for the 2012-13 school year, where student teams work with scientists, mission planners, and educators on the CRISM (Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars) team through the Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory.  Student teams research images of Mars using the CRISM instrument (http://crism.jhuapl.edu/), which is currently on-board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), where they will work with real data from the CRISM instrument to assist with future mission landing sites, finding mineral traces associated with certain surface features, and in some cases, submit targeted observations of the surface of Mars!  This opportunity will help build confidence and STEM related skills for students to prepare them for future careers in STEM related fields.

MESDT has developed curriculum and activities that are aligned with the National Science Education Standards.  This program is free of charge and is open to teams from grades 9-college aged students across the U.S.

Applications are being accepted now through Oct 1st, 2012.

For more information please visit http://mesdt.asu.edu or, e-mail Brian Grigsby, coordinator at bgrigsby@suhsd.net. or Brian.Grigsby@asu.edu

For an application to participate, complete the form at http://marsed.mars.asu.edu/mesdt-5.

Free iOS App - Movie Creator Free

http://itunes.apple.com/app/movie-creator-free/id553203533?mt=8

A unique application that can help you to create amateur video from photos in your device.

Movie Creator Free shall offer you vast possibilities for realization of your ideas.

■ » High quality of video clips – up to 720 p.
■ » Upgraded interface with new functions that guarantee a comfortable and calm work process.
■ » Ability to share your creative results with your friends and with the whole world through social networks.

□□□ Making your own video with Movie Creator Free is very easy. All you need is to combine suitable photos, music and text using beautiful effects and setting transitions between the slides. You can shoes any topic for your clip: love story, school years, and ecological problems, commercial of a product, politic life of a country or heroes of your favorite series.

Movie Creator Free shall offer you the most convenient functions and set-ups:

• Importing photos from the device’s galleries + photo camera.
• Inserting text on the photos.
• Choosing songs or sounds.
• Creation of personal image. Background + Text.
• Multiple effects for photo editing.
• Correction of letters’ color.
• Setting of temporary space between the slides.
• Creation of transitions between the video fragments.
• High video quality support (720 PHD)
• Video clip saving in the device’s library.
• Wi-Fi synchronization.
• Sharing on:
- Youtube
- Twitter
- Facebook
- Tumblr



Free iOS App - EAC Echo Lite (Vowel Sounds Game)

http://itunes.apple.com/app/eac-echo-lite/id552815129?mt=8

Description

An exciting twist on the classic SIMON game. Improve your ability to hear English vowels with this addictive memory game. Choose four vowels you want to learn. EAC Echo will randomly play a vowel and flash a colored button. You must touch the colored vowel buttons to repeat what you just heard. EAC Echo starts with one sound and increases the number of sounds in the sequence you must repeat each time - until you make a mistake!

English Accent Coach (EAC) Echo Lite is the free version of our popular accent coach memory game.


25 Terrific Online Games for English Language Learners

Site suggestion from Rosa Ray from Onlinecollegecourses.com

Link:  http://www.onlinecollegecourses.com/2012/08/27/25-terrific-online-games-for-english-language-learners/

"English language learners fall into two categories — native speakers and those pursuing it via ESL/EFL instruction (or self-instruction!). But both demographics can build up their skills, no matter their age or proficiency, through game-based learning. The Internet, in its infinite providence, does not disappoint when it comes to hosting effective resources for teaching and reviewing the core components of the English language. Here’s a few particularly useful games or, more accurately in most cases, suites of games."

Click here to read the entire article...

Summary of the sites mentioned in the article...

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Showbie - Assignment workflow for iPad

From
"Showbie - http://www.showbie.com/


Sick of iPad workflow issues? Tired of having kids upload all their docs to a Dropbox account, only to delete each other's work? Or getting 100 emails everyday with kids turning in Keynotes or Pages docs -- only to email the work back with feedback and encounter version control issues? Not to fear! Showbie is here! It creates a WebDav server and gives each of your students a unique login. (The process seems similar to that of Edmodo, for those who are familiar with this site.) Once the kids create any product in an iWorks app (Pages, Keynote, Numbers) or any app that allows for WebDav upload (iAnnotate, iThoughtsHD, etc), they login with their username and can upload the file. Teachers can then see each student's work on their teacher laptop or iPad, make audio or written feedback and return the file. There is automatic copy control, so teachers don't overwrite student work. The student will see a partitioned file folder with their work separate from teacher comments. So. Cool. Thank you to John Shoemaker for this little gem!"

Swivl - Your remote cameraman for iOS devices

It was only a matter of time before someone came up with the idea of how to use your iPhone, iPod Touch camera in a way similar to the expensive tracking cameras in distance education classrooms.  It's called Swivl.

http://www.swivl.com/


Saturday, August 25, 2012

Free iOS App Today - Michelangelo

http://itunes.apple.com/app/michelangelo./id519417516?mt=8

Welcome to the collection of HD Michelangelo's Work, we collected many pieces of masterpieces, with high resolution which allows you to explore the very detail of Michelangelo's work.

★ iPad/iPhone/iTouch Compatible! Retina iPad3 enhanced art works! Zoom in to discover every detail of a masterpiece.

Free iOS App Today - Mr. Bumblebee Learning

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mr.-bumblebee-learning/id545186110?mt=8

Description

"Mr. Bumblebee Learning Is The Bee's Knees For Kids" - 5/5 - AppAdvice.com

Mr. Bumblebee is a fun and easy way to teach your children about colors, numbers, counting, shapes and basic abstract thinking.

Built specifically with children ages 2 to 6 in mind, Mr. Bumblebee features an intuitive picture-only menu, playful graphics and professional child-friendly voice acting.

Further, all configuration options and outgoing links are securely hidden away in the specially secured parents' area.

Mr. Bumblebee was developed with the assistance of education professionals and under continuous play testing done by parents and their children.

For more details, visit:
http://mrbumblebeeapp.com

Free iOS App Today - Ace Recorder (Learn to play the recorder flute)

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ace-recorder/id477373186?mt=8

ACE RECORDER™ is a dynamic 3-in-1 guide for beginner recorder players. Get immediate feedback on every note you play with Pierre’s Tuner (TUNER FUN). Learn correct finger positions (FINGER CHART). Watch the notes you play appear on the staff — and listen as David plays them back to you (YOU PLAY, WE’LL WRITE). Learn 5 popular recorder tunes and earn a personalized ACE RECORDER Certificate (PLAY ALONG)! It's practice made fun.

Glovebox is proud to support David Coffin's FREE Ace Recorder APP in schools through the generosity of the Godley Family Foundation.


Thursday, August 23, 2012

What's New at NASA's Space Place Website

NASA’s Curiosity rover gears up to begin its study of Mars just in time for the start of school. Following Curiosity’s adventures of exploration can help keep kids excited about science and space. The Space Place, along with our new mobile applications, can help too.

Introducing Space Place Prime!

Space Place Prime is a spinoff of The Space Place, but for the iPad and a multigenerational audience. It is a content presentation app, updated daily via wireless connection, which gathers some of the best and most recent offerings from NASA. It taps timely educational and easy-to-read articles from the website, as well as daily updates of NASA space and Earth images and the latest informative videos.

The interface is a grid of images, which you can slide with your finger any which way to your heart’s content. Each feature is represented by a unique image, labeled with an icon to show whether it is an image, video, article or activity. Tapping on the image takes you to the feature.

For a more organized view, a list mode presents separate menus of images, videos and articles (including activity articles).

You can share the images and short videos with your class using a digital projector and a high-definition multimedia interface adapter for the iPad.

Space Place Prime is available free in the Apple App Store. See iTunes preview at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/space-place-prime/id543935008?mt=8.

New Resource for Space Place en Español

This year has been an amazing one for daytime sky watchers. On May 20, we had a solar eclipse, partial or annular, depending on your viewing location. And on June 5 (or 6), a very rare Venus transit occurred, which is similar to an eclipse. Both of these events and the basic concept of eclipses are explained in a new “Explore” page in both English and Spanish on The Space Place. Check it out at http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/sp/venus-transit/.

Spotlight on Mars

“Let’s go to Mars!” The Mars adventure game gives kids the task of picking items that would be useful to take on a long trip to Mars. The player’s game success depends on the usefulness and practicality of the items chosen. For example, dumb-bells wouldn’t be very useful for exercising in a weightless environment. And potato chips take up too much space. But notepaper and some crayons might come in handy, as would a first-aid kit. Blast off at http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/mars-adventure/.

For the Classroom

What’s the difference between a comet and an asteroid? Most of us know that a comet has a tail and maybe a certain level of predictability. But what, fundamentally, distinguishes one from the other? Or is there a fuzzy area where either term could apply? Our new “Comets vs. Asteroids” four-page flyer tells all with pictures, easy explanations, fun facts and even a word search puzzle. Download and print it at http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/posters/#asteroids.

For out-of-school time

Make Space Place t-shirts. Print our beautiful Space Place art on iron-on transfer paper you can buy at a crafts store. Iron the transfer onto any t-shirt, old or new. You can also iron a colorful solar system transfer graphic onto the back of the shirt to help students (either the ones wearing the shirt or the ones looking at their backs) learn the names of the planets.

Alternatively, Lands’ End® has created an embroidered Space Place insignia, which you can order on any Lands’ End® shirt, hat, bag or other product. Either way, go to http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/t-shirt/ to get started.

Special Days

Sept. 15: Respect for the Aged Day in Japan
(Why don’t we have such a holiday in the U.S.?) A fun way to observe this day is to play the “How Old Do I Look?” game. Go to http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/whats-older/.

Sept. 16: Collect Rocks Day
You never know when the rock you pick up might have fallen from Mars or another extraterrestrial locale. See what rock collecting did for one NASA scientist by watching a Space Place Live episode at http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/space-place-live/#burnett.

Sept. 23, 1846: Johan G. Galle Discovered Neptune
This smallest of the gas giants would still hold 60 Earths! Find out more about Neptune and all the other planets by reading the interactive or .pdf storybook, “The First Annual Planet Awards!” It’s at http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/story-planet-awards/.

October: Energy Awareness Month

The “Power Up!” game on our sister website, NASA’s Climate Kids, will help students become more aware of renewable energy sources. Go to http://climate.nasa.gov/kids/powerupcleanly/.

Oct. 13: Train Your Brain Day
Flex your memory muscles by playing “Spitzer Concentration.” Match space images from the Spitzer Space Telescope. Go to http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/spitzer-concentration/.

Oct. 21: Orionids Meteor Shower Peaks
Find out all about meteor showers and the best way to watch them at http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/meteor-shower/.

A Reminder…
The Space Place monthly wall calendar for this school year is available to print at http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/calendar/. Also, back issues of this newsletter are available, with timeless suggestions on using The Space Place to enrich classroom and out-of-school experiences for students. Check them out at http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/educator-newsletter/.

iPad and iTunes are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.

New NASA eClips Videos Available

Check out the new videos that NASA eClips™ has rolled out for August.

-- Real World: NASA Harnesses Half Life (Grades 6-8) -- Learn about isotopes and radioactive decay. See how NASA uses the predictable decay of certain elements to power spacecraft in remote locations. Find out why a Radioisotope Power System, or RPS, provides dependable energy for the Mars Science Laboratory.

-- Launchpad: What Are Radioisotope Power Systems? (Grades 9-12) -- NASA uses Radioisotope Power Systems, or RPS, to convert heat from radioactive decay to electricity, creating predictable, continuous power for long missions in extreme environments. But learn how a next generation Radioisotope Stirling Engine will perform four times more efficiently and help NASA use even less of a precious resource.

-- Launchpad: History, Benefits and Safety of Radioisotope Power Systems (Grades 9-12) -- With safety designed from inside out and outside in, see how NASA has used Radioisotope Power Systems, or RPS, for more than 20 missions over the last 50 years. Discover the advantages of an RPS that allow spacecraft like Voyager to do important scientific maneuvers even after being in the extreme environment of space for 30 years! Find out where an RPS could take us in the future.

To learn more about NASA eClips, visit www.nasa.gov/nasaeclips or on TeacherLINK at http://teacherlink.ed.usu.edu/tlnasa/videos/dnmovies/index.html

New DIY Podcast Module Available -- Recycling

NASA’s Do-It-Yourself Podcast offers resources for educators and students to create podcasts using free NASA images, video footage and audio clips. The newest DIY Podcast topic module focuses on recycling. While recycling may be a relatively new task for humans, it is common practice for Mother Nature. Air and water are constantly recycled by nature for use on Earth. NASA recycles too, on Earth and in space.

NASA centers recycle paper, plastic, batteries, excess materials from construction and demolition projects, and other items. But what does NASA recycle in space?

NASA uses special purification systems on the space station to recycle water, sweat, urine and air so that astronauts have clean water to drink and use and have fresh air to breathe.

Challenge your students to brainstorm about how to make recycling a common part of their lives. And then visit NASA’s DIY Podcast site today to integrate podcasting into your classroom. Encourage your students to mashup audio and video clips to develop informative and creative podcasts about recycling. Video and audio clips feature interviews with astronauts and NASA specialists. The site also provides background information on recycling.

Additionally, educators may visit the DIY Podcast blog for tips and ideas on how to use podcasting in your lessons.

For more information and to access the Recycling topic module, visit NASA’s DIY Podcast site today at http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/diypodcast/index.html.

If you have questions or comments about NASA’s DIY Podcast, please email educationpodcast@nasa.gov.

Green Strides Webinar Series

The U.S. Department of Education presents the Green Strides Webinar Series. These webinars feature experts from various federal programs. The webinars are free, and events are scheduled through the end of the 2012-2013 school year.

For more information and registration, visit http://www2.ed.gov/programs/green-ribbon-schools/webinar-series.doc.

Questions about this opportunity should be directed to Green.Ribbon.Schools@ed.gov.

2013 NASA Lunabotics Mining Competition

NASA is challenging U.S. and international undergraduate and graduate student teams to design and build a telerobotic or autonomous excavator, called a Lunabot, that may result in clever ideas and solutions which could be applied to an actual lunar excavation device or payload. The lunabot must be able to mine and deposit a minimum of 10 kilograms (22 pounds) of lunar simulant in 10 minutes.

Design teams must include one faculty advisor from a college or university and at least two undergraduate or graduate students. Universities may work in collaboration, and multidisciplinary teams are encouraged.

Selected teams will compete in the Lunabotics Mining Competition at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 20-24, 2013. Registration is limited to the first 50 approved teams. Registration is limited to one team per university campus. Internationally, registration is limited to five teams per country.

Registration will end when NASA approves 50 applications.

For more information about the competition and to apply online, visit http://www.nasa.gov/lunabotics.

Please email any questions about this opportunity to Susan Sawyer at Susan.G.Sawyer@nasa.gov.

Like NASA Lunabotics on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Lunabotics.
Watch Lunabotics videos on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/Lunabotics.
Follow Lunabotics on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/NASALunabotics.

Presenters Needed for 2013 Space Exploration Educators Conference

The 19th Annual Space Exploration Educators Conference, or SEEC, is taking place Feb. 7-9, 2013, at Space Center Houston. The goal of SEEC is to encourage K-12 educators to use space to teach all subjects in their classrooms. Over 700 educators gather for this event each year.

Conference organizers are looking for 170 interactive sessions that present exciting classroom activities. All sessions must have a hands-on component; lecture sessions will not be accepted. Proposals are due Sept. 6, 2012.

For more information, visit http://spacecenter.org/TeachersSEEC.html.

If you have any questions about the conference, please call 281-244-2149 or email seec@spacecenter.org.

Minorities Striving and Pursuing Higher Degrees of Success in Earth System Science

The Minorities Striving and Pursuing Higher Degrees of Success in Earth System Science, or MS PHD’S, initiative was developed by and for underrepresented minorities to facilitate increased participation in earth system science. Each year, the initiative engages approximately 25 minority undergraduate and graduate students in a series of activities.

The project starts with orientation and a broad earth system science and engineering exposure during MS PHD’S community-building activities at the American Geophysical Union fall meeting in San Francisco, Calif.

Participants will engage in additional professional development activities at one of the MS PHD'S organizational partners' meetings. These activities could include attending meetings of the American Meteorological Society, the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, the National Association of Black Geologists and Geophysicists, and the Ecological Society of America, among others. Each participant will attend the meeting that most closely aligns with his or her specific academic and professional interests.

The final phase will occur at the National Academies in Washington, D.C., where participants will visit government agencies and engage in dialogs with professional society and foundation representatives. Each student will also receive a scholarship award of up to $1,000 and participate in a tour of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

The deadline for submitting the online application is Aug. 31, 2012.

For more information about the MS PHD’S initiative and how to apply, visit http://www.msphds.org/.

Questions about this opportunity should be emailed to pdp@msphds.org.

Become a NASA Galileo Educator Network Fellow

The NASA Galileo Educator Network is accepting applications for a professional development institute in September 2012, at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, Ill.

The 15-hour institute will focus on the integration of science content, science practices and the nature of science as outlined in the national Framework for K–12 Science Education. The goal of this program is to train participants to assist K-12 teachers with the implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards, in the context of astronomy and space science.

Lodging support for out-of-town participants and stipends for all participants are available.

Applications are due Aug. 31, 2012.

For more information about the NASA Galileo Educator Network and to apply for the professional development institute online, visit http://astrosociety.org/education/GEN/index.html.

Questions about this opportunity should be emailed to Brian Kruse at bkruse@astrosociety.org.

2012-2013 NASA’s University Student Launch Initiative

NASA’s University Student Launch Initiative, or USLI, is a competition that challenges university-level students to design, build and launch a reusable rocket with a scientific or engineering payload to one mile above ground level. The project engages students in scientific research and real-world engineering processes with NASA engineers.

Once selected, teams design their rockets and payloads throughout the academic year. USLI requires a NASA review of the teams' preliminary and critical designs. The project also requires flight and launch readiness reviews before the rockets and payloads are approved for launch. Teams complete a Post-Launch Assessment Review to include conclusions from their science or engineering experiment and the overall flight performance. The Preliminary Design Review, Critical Design Review and Flight Readiness Review are conducted by a panel of scientists and engineers from NASA, NASA contactors and external partners.

NASA’s Student Launch Projects are sponsored by ATK Aerospace Systems. The annual launch event is hosted at Bragg Farms in Toney, Ala., and launch services are provided by the National Association of Rocketry. The 2012-2013 launch will be on April 20, 2013. Proposals are due Aug. 31, 2012.

The Statement of Work and instructions for submitting a proposal can be found on the USLI website at http://education.msfc.nasa.gov/usli.

Questions about this opportunity should be directed to Julie Clift at julie.d.clift@nasa.gov.

Free iPad App - Space Place Prime

We are proud to unveil our long-anticipated iPad app, ‘Space Place Prime.’ This brand new app gathers some of the best and most recent web offerings from NASA. It taps engrossing articles from The Space Place website, enlightening NASA videos, and daily images such as the Astronomy Picture of the Day and the NASA Earth Observatory Image of the Day.

Space Place Prime targets a multigenerational audience. Kids, teachers, parents, space enthusiasts, and everyone in between will find fascinating features on this new, free NASA app. Find it in the Apple Store.  http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/ios

Distributed by Laura K. Lincoln, on behalf of the Space Place Team.

Check out our great sites for kids:
http://climate.nasa.gov/kids
http://scijinks.gov
http://spaceplace.nasa.gov


Infographic - The Flipped Classroom

Flipped Classroom

Created by Knewton and Column Five Media

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

K-12 teacher professional development survey from the NASA Science Mission Directorate

NASA SMD E/PO Professional Development Survey

Welcome and thank you for sharing your comments.

The NASA's Science Mission Directorate is committed to enhancing the nation's science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. In an effort to continue offering you the most valuable professional development experience possible, the NASA Science Education and Public Outreach (E/PO) Forums are seeking your expert input.The Forums are teams of scientists and educators that support and coordinate their E/PO activities -- from missions and programs, to contractors and grantees funded to conduct E/PO activities using NASA science content, expertise, and facilities.

Please help the NASA Science Mission Directorate design their teacher professional development programs to fit your needs by filling out this quick online survey:

http://bit.ly/NASAscienceteacher

The survey takes less than 20 minutes to complete. This survey has a 'Save and Resume' feature which allows you to save an incomplete response and return later.

Thank you very much for your contribution to NASA Science E/PO Forums!

The NASA Science E/PO Forums:

Cassie Soeffing, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Earth Science Forum

Rachel Zimmerman-Brachmann, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Planetary Science Forum

Lindsay Bartolone, Adler Planetarium
Astrophysics Forum

Ruth Paglierani, University of California, Berkeley
Heliophysics Forum

Sheri Klug-Boonstra, Arizona State University
Planetary Science Forum

Liz Burck, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Earth Science Forum

$2,500 for outstanding science teachers - 2013 Gustav Ohaus Award

Read more by eSchool News Staff
 
This award honors one deserving educator who demonstrates excellence in science teaching in the form of curricula design, teaching strategies, administrative and/or organizational patterns, and laboratory utilization with emphasis on measurement activities.
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Free iOS App Today - Math (Timed Math Game)

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id393772005?mt=8&src=af&ign-mpt=uo%3D6

Description

★★ FREE TODAY! ★★ (Normally $4.99) REACTION TIME GAME: How fast are you? How smart are you? Math Racer knows the answer! Compete for the fastest times against friends and family, stamp your initials on the high-score board for all to see. Seven games with four levels each for 28 separate high-score boards!

Math Racer is by far the fastest Math Speed Testing App on the App Store. Our simple interface removes all possible barriers between your brain and your reaction time. All times are measured to the hundredth of a second for even more fun.

What users are saying about Math ®:

★ "An app game I actually use" - Kuto
★ "This is an excellent tool I use in my classroom" - Ktoens
★ "This is a really great concept" - MM38866
★ "I love this app" - Asweetswweta

Each user can enter their own initials like in the arcades to keep track of high-scores and game details like exactly how long each problem took and which problems were missed. All user misses are tracked and organized to highlight areas for improvement.

Whether you are 99, 3+1 or 36/2 years old, there is a game and a level that will challenge your skills and push you to become faster than you ever thought you could be.

Math Racer... Race against TIME!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

50 Impressive iPad Apps to Fuel Lifelong Learners

Thanks to Larry Dignan from Onlinecollegecourses.com

http://www.onlinecollegecourses.com/2012/08/12/50-impressive-ipad-apps-to-fuel-lifelong-learners/

"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 learning who happen to also enjoy testing the limits of what the iPad offers definitely don’t have to worry about finding resources to pique their fancy. Hundreds, if not thousands, of apps are out there just twitching for users to fire them up and absorb a mental nugget or two."

Click the link above to read the article.  Below is a summary of the apps...

History and Geography

  1. World Atlas HD:
  2. MyCongress:
  3. National Geographic Today:
  4. WORLD BOOK – This Day in History for iPad:
  5. History: Maps of the World:
  6. Constitution and Federalist Papers:
  7. Google Earth:
  8. World History Atlas for iPad:
  9. 205 National Anthems, Maps, Flags, Facts:
  10. Top 100 – People in History:

Language, Reading, and Writing

  1. British Library: Treasures HD:
  2. iTranslate:
  3. iBooks:
  4. Instapaper:
  5. Penultimate:
  6. Goodreader:
  7. TOTALe Studio HD:
  8. Reading Rainbow:
  9. Chronicle for iPad – a personal journal:
  10. Goodreads:

Open Source and General Learning

  1. TED:
  2. Khan Academy:
  3. iTunes U:
  4. Flashcards:
  5. PBS:
  6. iMovie:
  7. BrainPOP Featured Movie:
  8. Wikipedia:
  9. AskPhil:
  10. NPR:

Reference

  1. Dictionary.com – Dictionary & Thesaurus for iPad:
  2. eHow:
  3. Encyclopaedia Britannica:
  4. Musee de Louvre:
  5. Wolfram Alpha:
  6. Ask.com:
  7. Guinness World Records: At Your Fingertips:
  8. First Aid by American Red Cross:
  9. 2012 World Factbook:
  10. Articles for iPad:

Science and Math

  1. Star Walk:
  2. The Elements:
  3. MathBoard:
  4. MathStudio:
  5. Popular Science+:
  6. Frog Dissection:
  7. Math Ref Free:
  8. Math Formulas – Reference Guide:
  9. Mythbusters HD:
  10. PLoS Reader:

25 Tools That Take Tutoring To a New Level

Thanks to Larry Dignan from www.onlinecollegecourses.com.

http://www.onlinecollegecourses.com/2012/08/20/25-tools-that-take-tutoring-to-a-new-level/ 

"Like other areas of education, tutoring has seen some radical changes in the past decade courtesy of new and increasingly innovative technologies. Students and their tutors can now interact at any time and from anywhere in the world, and tutors can create and share educational resources with their students in minutes using high-quality and often low-cost online tools. Learn more about some of the websites and resources that are helping to define the new face of tutoring by reading about a few of the best of these new tools that we've collected here."

Click the link to read the article.  Below is a summary of the tools...