MobyMax

MobyMax

MobyMax is a K-8 learning platform (and Chrome app) for math, literacy, science, and social studies equipped with adaptive tests, test-prep lessons, and motivational tools such as games and badges.

http://www.mobymax.com/ 

 

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Google’s great free coding app

Google’s great free coding app

“Google CS First is an online platform for creating, managing, and teaching a middle school computer science (CS) program. There are currently 72 programming explorations and lessons across nine domains (such as arts, gaming, sports, storytelling, and social media). Each lesson is ready to go out of the box and includes a minute-by-minute teacher script, student instructions, example projects, materials (with solution guides), and more. The site also features comprehensive help guides for everything from setting up and maintaining a club to tips for classroom management and discipline issues.

Price: Free

Grades: 4-8

Rating: 4/5″

http://www.eschoolnews.com/2016/08/15/app-week-googles-great-free-coding-app 

https://www.commonsense.org/education/website/google-cs-first 

Find it here Google CS First – coding app 

VR, AR and Immersive Tech Links

VR, AR and Immersive Tech Links

Here are some links to articles and website in the VR, AR and immersive tech area.

https://touchstoneresearch.com/the-top-10-companies-working-on-education-in-virtual-reality-and-augmented-reality/ 

Answerables – Create immersive virtual classrooms

FluidMath – Bring your handwritten math to life with FluidMath! FluidMath is the first handwriting-based educational math app designed for teachers and students in grades 6-12

New immersive and inclusive learning experiences for Windows 10

BlippAR – Blippar is the leading ar app using the most advanced mobile augmented reality and artificial intelligence technology used for marketing and visual search.

Wallame – Hide messages in the real world using augmented reality. Leave a message on the wall, or somewhere in a real place, that can be seen only by those you want.

Will be updated as I find more great links.

Using Snapchat in Education

Using Snapchat in Education

I was spending time some 1 to 1 with my son on the weekenbucsnfl-snapcoded and saw him using Snapchat. I asked him what he was putting on Snapchat and he said he was build his story for the day. I complimented him on doing that and encouraged him to make good choices on the content he was putting online (in a “hidden veggies in your food” way).

I kept thinking of this idea that kids are “documenting” their days in the way that we may have written things in a diary. And I started wondering if there is a place in the classroom for this app.

I have found a few articles that show how this is being used already and hopefully can inspire you to try it in your classroom.

I’m really excited about this opportunity that educators from Primary to Tertiary have with this app.

Snapchat 101

Article and Video about how Snapchat is being used by youth 

http://ajjuliani.com/the-complete-guide-to-snapchat-for-teachers-and-parents/

http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/high-school-notes/2016/03/14/high-schools-experiment-with-snapchat-to-reach-teens

http://www.educationpost.com.hk/resources/education/140604-insight-six-snapchat-experiments-to-engage-students

http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/03/29/467091289/how-teachers-are-using-snapchat

http://www.isocialfanz.com/5-ways-use-snapchat-teaching-learning-tool-higher-education/

 

Adobe Spark offers visual storytelling capability

Adobe Spark offers visual storytelling capability

Adobe has launched Adobe Spark, an integrated web and mobile solution for creating and sharing impactful visual stories.

Free and designed for everyday communications, Adobe Spark empowers anyone – including small businesses, social marketers and students – to create stunning visual content that engages audiences across multiple channels and looks great on any device.

Read more here… http://www.eschoolnews.com/2016/05/24/adobe-spark-offers-visual-storytelling-capability/