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Notability Software

Title: Notability 2.2.0 Multilangual | MacOSX

Welcome to Notability: powerful, yet wonderfully simple note-taking and annotation. Students, teachers, and business professionals use Notability daily to take notes, sketch ideas, annotate PDFs, mark-up photos, record lectures, provide audio feedback and more. It is uniquely designed for each device to provide the best note taking experience at school, at home, and at work. And with iCloud, your notes are always up to date.

Notability is designed for Mac
– Quickly create notes by dragging documents, photos, or audio recordings from the desktop and dropping onto the library.
– Enhance notes by dragging photos, audio recordings, and PDFs from the desktop and dropping onto a note.
– Get more done with smart keyboard shortcuts.
– Handwriting and sketches can be scaled, transformed, free and constrained rotated, nudged (with arrow keys), and restyled.

Capture memorable notes with these essential features
– Type reports and outlines in a variety of fonts, sizes, colors and styles.
– Text automatically reflows around images.
– Highlight typed text.
– Handwriting has been fine-tuned to be smooth and expressive using a trackpad or mouse.
– Sketch and write using a variety of colors, line widths, and styles.
– Record audio during lectures and meetings to capture more detail.
– Import audio recordings from other sources.

Audio Recordings: Review and Give Feedback
– Get more out of your lectures and meetings when you record them.
– Notes automatically link to recordings, so during playback, you can watch your notes animate along with the recording, or tap them to get to the spot that needs clarifying.
– Teachers can also use these features to provide audio feedback to students.

Import and Annotate PDFs
– Highlight, Copy & Paste, and Search PDF text.
– Mark up lecture slides and meeting agendas or complete class assignments.
– Fill-out, sign, and send forms.
– Import doc and ppt files with the help of Google Drive.

All Electronic Workflow
– Create a paperless classroom – handout and collect assignments via the cloud.
– Speed-up feedback to students and colleagues using Notability.
– Complete, sign, and share documents in Notability.

Organize and Share Notes
– Create subjects and simply drag notes into them.
– Share your notes via email, AirDrop, printer, Dropbox, Google Drive, and more.
– Retrieve recently deleted notes from the Mac OS X Trash.

iCloud Sync
– iCloud automatically syncs all of your notes to iPad, iPhone, and Mac.

Auto-backup
– Dropbox and Google Drive can be used to backup your notes and are great for archiving or recovery.

What’s New in Version 2.2.0
– Copy and paste pages into another note.
– Define button for non-English languages.
– Improved Text Box insertion on PDFs.
– Bug fixes.

Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor
Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Turkish
Home Pagehttp://www.gingerlabs.com/

Apps · Math · Mobile · Software · Web Resources

Schoolhouse Math Resources

Schoolhouse Technologies Math Resource Studio v6.1.3.0

Title: Schoolhouse Technologies Math Resource Studio 6.1.3.0

Provide students with the precise skills development and math practice they need as part of a differentiated numeracy program. Create individual or class sets of professional worksheets, workbooks, or tests quickly and effortlessly saving valuable preparation time and resources.

New math worksheets in version 6
Mixed Basic Operations
Mixed Advanced Operations
Reading Thermometers
Temperature Conversion
Volume Cubes
Volume
Custom Word Problems
Custom Questions
Multiplication Word Problems
Time Conversions
Sudoku
Division Word Problems
Number Lines – Integers
Number Lines – Decimals
Number Lines – Fractions
Plot Lines
Slope Intercept
Inequalities
Sudoku

OS:Windows® 10, 8/8.1, 7, Vista, XP

Title: Graphing Calculator Mathlab PRO v4.6.121
Requirements: Android 2.3.3+

Graphing Calculator Mathlab PRO v4.6.121

Graphing calculator with algebra. Essential tool for school and college. Replaces bulky and expensive handheld graphing calculators.

If you’re looking for a graphing calculator app that works smoothly and seamlessly, you’ve found it! Graphing Calculator by Mathlab is a scientific graphing calculator integrated with algebra and is an indispensable mathematical tool for students in elementary school to those in college or graduate school, or just anyone who needs more than what a basic calculator offers. It is designed to replace bulky and costly handheld graphing calculators and works on virtually any Android phone or tablet.
Furthermore, Graphing Calculator by Mathlab displays calculations as it performs them on the high-quality display of the Android device, making it easier for the user to understand the calculations and see them clearly. This app has two great strengths. First, it acts as a fine scientific calculator, but, more than that, it displays the intermediate steps of the calculations as you type. It allows the students to both watch and learn how the calculations are made and how to find the final answer. Second, the graphing ability is absolutely stunning! Not only does the calculator beautifully display the graphs, but it automatically generates the x- and y- values and displays them as well.

PRO FEATURES
– 3D graphs
– Save constants, functions and expressions in the library
– Internet is not required
– No advertisements

SCIENTIFIC CALCULATOR
– Arithmetic expressions +, -, *, /, ?
– Square root, cube and higher roots (hold ‘v’ key)
– Exponent, logarithms (ln, log)
– Trigonometric functions sin ?/2, cos 30°, …
– Hyperbolic functions sinh, cosh, tanh, … (hold “e” key to switch)
– Inverse functions (hold direct function key)
– Complex numbers, all functions support complex arguments
– Derivatives sin x’ = cos x, … (hold x^n key)
– Scientific notation (enable in menu)
– Percent mode
– Save/load history

GRAPHING CALCULATOR
– Multiple functions graphing
– Implicit functions up to 2nd degree (ellipse 2x^2+3y^2=1, etc.)
– Parametric functions, enter each on new line (x=cos t, y=sin t)
– Funkcje roots i krytyczne punkty na wykresie. Zaznacz pole wyboru po lewej stronie od funkcji, aby ujrzec wspolrzedne na wykresie. Kliknij przycisk wykresu w gornym menu, aby wyswietlic wspolrzedne w postaci listy.
– Graph intersections (x^2=x+1)
– Tracing function values and slopes
– Dcrollable and resizable graphs
– Pinch to zoom
– Fullscreen graphs in landscape orientation
– Function tables
– Dave graphs as images
– Save tables as csv

FRACTION CALCULATOR
– Simple and complex fractions 1/2 + 1/3 = 5/6
– Mixed numbers, use space to enter values 3 1/2

ALGEBRA CALCULATOR
– Linear equations x+1=2 -> x=1
– Quadratic equations x^2-1=0 -> x=-1,1
– Approximate roots of higher polynomials
– Systems of linear equations, write one equation per line, x1+x2=1, x1-x2=2
– Polynomial long division
– Polynomial expansion, factoring

MATRIX CALCULATOR
– Matrix and vector operations
– Dot product (hold *), cross product
– Determinant, inverse, norm, transpose, trace

LIBRARY
– User defined constants and functions
– Save/load expressions

WHAT’S NEW:
Fractional part – frac(1.5) = 0.5
Gamma function and related –
gamma(x)/?(x), lngamma(x)/ln?(x), digamma(x)/?(x)
Limits, hold x^ key to enter
lim[x=0](sinx/x)=1
Partial derivatives
Statistics functions, hold n! key to enter.
A=[1 2 3 4 5]
B=[2 3 4 5 6]
sum(A) = 15
avg(A) = 3
median(A) = 3
var(A) = 2.5
varp(A) = 2
stdev(A) = 1.58…
stdevp(A) = 1.41…
cov(A,B) = 2.5
corr(A,B) = 1
More workspaces, workspace settings. Enable in Settings – General. [PRO]

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NAN Geometry Solver

Title: Geometry Solver Pro v1.31 | 7,1 MB

Requirements: Android 2.3 and up

NaN Geometry Solver is the most advanced application for solving geometry problems. There is a complete solution delivered for each issue to satisfy every teacher or student.

This version is ad free and also contains:

– Square pyramid – Triangular pyramid
– Thales’ theorem – Triangular prism
– Regular octagon – Regular dodecagon
– Hexagonal prism – Hexagonal pyramid

Languages: English, Deutsch, español, français, italiano, polski, português, русский,Türkçe,Nederlands

NaN Geometry Solver is the most advanced application for solving geometry problems. There is a complete solution delivered for each issue to satisfy every teacher or student.

The application solves every algebraic problem including those with:
– fractions

Geometry Solver Pro v1.31

– roots
– powers

you can also use parentheses, decimal numbers and Pi number.

An advanced validation of data entry allows you to find the errors quickly and corrects them for you immediately.

NaN Geometry Solver will calculate all the parameters of the figure, if you enter the necessary data. The order of data entry depends on you!

– Do you want to calculate a side of the square? No problem. Nan Geometry Solver will do it for you.
– Do you have an angle and a side of the right triangle? Perfect. Other values can be calculated.

None of your geometry tasks will be a problem now with NaN Geometry Solver. This application has very advanced, powerful and easy – to – use interface.

Additionally, it contains all the useful formulas which you will need to solve geometry tasks. But thats not enough! You do not have to figure it out how did you get a result. This application not only gives you the solution, it also shows you all the formulas which had been used. Pythagorean Theorem, sines and cosines are no longer a problem.

This application is able to do calculation on the following figures:

– square – rectangle
– rhombus – parallelogram
– triangle – equilateral triangle
– right triangle – isosceles triangle
– circle – annulus
– trapezoid – right trapezoid
– isosceles trapezoid – regular hexagon
– sphere – cylinder
– cone – regular tetrahedron
– cube – square prism
– cuboid – square pyramid
– triangular pyramid – thales’ theorem
– ellipse – regular Pentagon
– Kite – Triangular prism
– trigonometry – regular octagon
– regular dodecagon – hexagonal prism
– hexagonal pyramid

– You can calculate the inradius and circumradius on a square or an equilateral triangle
– Lots of formulas useful in solving tasks.

What’s new:
– Pythagorean theorem
– new language: Romanian

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Title: Physics Formulas v2.2 | 9.4 MB

From the success of Maths Formulas app, Physics Formulas has been developed and released to help users quickly refer to any Physics formulas for their study and work. This app displays most popular formulas in seven categories: Mechanics, Electricity, Thermal physics, Periodic motion, Optics, Atomic physics, Constants This is the essential app for everybody especially students, engineers and scientists.

This app has all functions to help users use the app conveniently
– Tools: users can input data and the app will calculate some popular physics problems.
– Supporting multiple languages: it’s the best to read in your mother language as well as in English to expand your language skills. In this version, there are 14 languages: English, Vietnamese, Chinese (Trad/Simp), Turkish, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, Russian, Indonesian, Persian, Italian and Hindi.
– Favorite folder: save frequently used formulas in a favorite folder to quickly access to them.
– Sharing: touch and share a formula to friends via message, email or facebook.
– Searching: users can type key words in top of the screen to quickly find a formula.
– Add your own formulas or notes in “Favorite” section.
– Add your own customised tools in “Tools” section.

What’s New
– Add 2 new languages: Italian and Hindi. Totally, there are 14 languages.
– Revise some minor errors.

Requires Android: 3.0 and up

Natural Scientific Calculator Premium v5.4

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Title: Natural Scientific Calculator Premium v5.4 | 1,8 MB

Requirements: Android 4.0.3 and up
Loved by thousands of users, Android’s highest rated scientific calculator.

Rove to navigate. Forget buttons
Natural Scientific Calculator utilizes Rove to allow to you edit wherever you need to. Unlike other calculators which make you mash buttons to move a cursor, our app allows you to simply swipe on the keyboard to get to where you need. You can also pinch to zoom and get an overview of complex equations.

Write as you would on paper
Other apps make you enter equations on a single line like something from the 1970s. Our Natural Input solves this problem by allowing you to enter equations as you’d write them on paper, using fractions, roots, exponents and more. It’s called a “natural display” and is a common feature on scientific calculators like the Casio fx-82 or TI-30XB, and we’ve finally brought it over to Android!

History and Favourites
Instead of having to type out long equations over and over, simply favourite them and retrieve them with a single tap. Guaranteed to speed up your workflow enormously.

Tackle problems together
Two minds are better than one. Send your equations to friends, classmates or co-workers to refine your approach to a difficult question.

Elegant and purposeful Material Design
A calculator app doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Let the subtle animations and vibrant colors guide you through the hardest of problems. If you’ve purchased the Productivity Pack, select from a variety of beautiful themes including our battery-saving “Starless Night” theme.

Fractions, exponents and surds
Confused when your equation looks like this? 50∗1/(0.05/12−0.08/12)[1−((1+0.08/12)/(1+0.05/12))^3]. We are too, so we’ve made structures like fractions display naturally as it does on paper.

Updates
For the last 8 months our team has worked day and night to implement new features and updates – we’re not going to stop anytime soon. Support us by leaving us a rating, review or by purchasing the Productivity Pack.

Fully featured scientific functionality:
– Radians and Degrees support
– Decimal to fraction conversion
– Mixed and improper fractions
– Permutations and combinations
– Precision to 2,048 decimal places (non-trigonometric/roots)
– Programmable roots, logarithms
– Programmable constants
– Trigonometric functions – sine, cosine, tangent
– And many more we can’t list because we’d be flagged for spamming this description!

What’s new:
– Performance improvements
– Optimised major beta feature – “Rove”
– Rove allows you to navigate your equations by swiping or pinching on the keys – replaces arrow keys
– Pinch in and out to zoom
– Swipe in direction (up, down, left or right) to “Rove” the cursor

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Must have Apps for School

As a student, you need to capitalize on all the great digital tools available to you. Because, as it happens, some of the best educational tools out there today can fit into the palm of your hand — right there on the home screen of your smartphone!

Here is a list of some of the best free apps available to students:

 

1.   Any.Do

Any.Do

Any.Do allows you to organise your tasks, create to-do lists, and keep your calendar synchronised across all your devices.  This app is great for students who need to balance the responsibilities of work, family, and studies.

Some cool features include that you can use voice-automation to create tasks, change the priority of your entries, and shake your device to remove all completed tasks from your lists.

Download for Android

Download for iOS

Use Online

 

2.   Dropbox

Dropbox

Dropbox revolutionised cloud-based document sharing. And now you can install it on your smartphone or tablet too!

Dropbox allows you to access any files saved to any of your Dropbox locations from anywhere in the world at any time. It is perfect for homework or assignments that you need to work on from different locations or devices, as well as for co-ordinating group projects.

What makes Dropbox unique is that it always keeps all your files locally updated with the latest saved version — regardless of where you saved it from.

Download for Android

Download for iOS

Download for Desktop

 

3. EasyBib

EasyBib

For those writing essays and struggling to get their bibliographies and citations in order, EasyBib is the perfect app.

You can enter the book’s title to get the citation you need and copy it directly into your bibliography. Some more features include that you can save and share citations and even scan book barcodes for instant reference generation.

Download for Android

Download for iOS

Use Online

 

4. Dictionary.com

Dictionary.com

As a student, you should always aim to use the correct words (and spell them correctly!). Dictionary.com is the perfect dictionary app. You can use it offline, expand your vocabulary with ‘Word of the Day’, or use the Thesaurus function to pick impressive synonyms and avoid repeating the same boring words in your assignments.

Download for Android

Download for iOS

Use Online

 

5. Forest

Forest

For those who get distracted by their phones when they need to study, Forest is a fresh and beautifully designed app. What does it do? Each time you sit down to study, you can plant a little tree in the Forest app to keep you from playing with your phone. The tree takes 30 minutes to grow, and if you try to exit the app (to use your phone) before the 30 minutes is over, your cute little tree will die!

Download for Android

Download for iOS (unfortunately the iPhone app costs $0.99)

 

6. Cram

Cram

Cram is an easy-to-use flashcard app that will help you study for your exams. You can download flashcard sets from the website, or create your own. A cool feature is that you can choose from two different study modes: Memorize, and Card mode. It even has a cram option to supercharge your study session.

Download for Android

Download for iOS

Use Online

 

7. RealCalc Scientific Calculator

RealCalc Scientific Calculator

Are you a mathematics, engineering, or science student? Now you never have to worry about forgetting your scientific calculator at home again! It even has features such as result history, built-in help, and physics constants tables.

Download for Android

Download an iOS alternative

 

8. Google Apps

Google Apps

You can’t get by without Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides. These are great cloud-based ‘Office’ apps accessible from any online device. You will be able to: take notes, draw diagrams, create spreadsheets or presentations, and share documents. And the great thing is that it will all be linked up with your G+ and Gmail accounts.

We’ve put together a whole guide to help you use Google Apps for studying. Simply click on the link below to download your FREE ‘Study with Google Apps’ e-book:

Download ‘Study with Google Apps’ e-book

 

9. Mint

Mint

Many students struggle to manage their money — especially those trying to fund their studies by taking on a part-time job! Mint is an awesome app to help you manage and track your budget on-the-go with your smartphone. Why is this so awesome? All your finances are in one place: your budget, your savings, and your bank account balance. It also automatically categorises your banking and credit card transactions and builds charts that show you how and where you are spending your money.

Download for Android

Download for iOS

Use Online

 

10. SimpleMind+

SimpleMind+

SimpleMind is a simple mind mapping app that lets you co-ordinate your mind maps between your computer and your smart device. The great thing about this app is that it is practical and simple to use.

Download for Android

Download for iOS

 

11. Evernote

Evernote

Evernote allows you to write notes; make checklists; organise articles, docs, and photos; and share all of this with other people. It really is an all-in-one workspace with countless features (though many of them are reserved for premium customers).

Download for Android

Download for iOS

Download for Desktop

 

12. GoConqr

GoConqr

GoConqr is a multi-dimensional learning app. It allows you to do everything from making mind maps, flashcards and quizzes, to taking notes.

Download for Android

Download for iOS

 

Bonus App!

Do you struggle to get up in the morning to study? Well, those days are over now! Sleep If U Can is an alarm clock that has been dubbed the “World’s Most Annoying Alarm App”. Why is this? Because to turn your alarm off, you have to go take a picture of a certain room in your house… and that does not include your bedroom.

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Download for Android

Download for iOS (Unfortunately the iPhone app costs $1.99)

 

 

Apps · General · Web Resources

Kahoot! Hands-on Quiz Website

kahootKahoot! is a fun website for students to create games, flashcards and quizzes to aid their learning. It is free to sign up and use as a teacher or student. Click on the image above or go to Kahoot.it and type in 246166 which is a game pin for a little quiz I made.

Bringing home Europe’s award for most innovative edtech company!

Kahoot! is always playful and innovating,. They won the European EdTech2o award and said this. “From awesome teachers to smart and collaborative peers, we’re really lucky – especially so when we have the honor of being congratulated for our efforts!”

While that’s not exactly Oscars speech material – we are very pleased to announce that Kahoot! are the winners of the EdTech20 this year.

Here are some neat things to do at this site.

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kahoot2

 

 

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Oxbridge has a list of Apps for Students

As a student, you need to capitalise on all the great digital tools available to you. Because, as it happens, some of the best educational tools out there today can fit into the palm of your hand — right there on the home screen of your smartphone!

Here is a list of some of the best free apps available to students:

 

1.   Any.Do

Any.Do

Any.Do allows you to organise your tasks, create to-do lists, and keep your calendar synchronised across all your devices.  This app is great for students who need to balance the responsibilities of work, family, and studies.

Some cool features include that you can use voice-automation to create tasks, change the priority of your entries, and shake your device to remove all completed tasks from your lists.

Download for Android

Download for iOS

Use Online

 

2.   Dropbox

Dropbox

Dropbox revolutionised cloud-based document sharing. And now you can install it on your smartphone or tablet too!

Dropbox allows you to access any files saved to any of your Dropbox locations from anywhere in the world at any time. It is perfect for homework or assignments that you need to work on from different locations or devices, as well as for co-ordinating group projects.

What makes Dropbox unique is that it always keeps all your files locally updated with the latest saved version — regardless of where you saved it from.

Download for Android

Download for iOS

Download for Desktop

 

3. EasyBib

EasyBib

For those writing essays and struggling to get their bibliographies and citations in order, EasyBib is the perfect app.

You can enter the book’s title to get the citation you need and copy it directly into your bibliography. Some more features include that you can save and share citations and even scan book barcodes for instant reference generation.

Download for Android

Download for iOS

Use Online

 

4. Dictionary.com

Dictionary.com

As a student, you should always aim to use the correct words (and spell them correctly!). Dictionary.com is the perfect dictionary app. You can use it offline, expand your vocabulary with ‘Word of the Day’, or use the Thesaurus function to pick impressive synonyms and avoid repeating the same boring words in your assignments.

Download for Android

Download for iOS

Use Online

 

5. Forest

Forest

For those who get distracted by their phones when they need to study, Forest is a fresh and beautifully designed app. What does it do? Each time you sit down to study, you can plant a little tree in the Forest app to keep you from playing with your phone. The tree takes 30 minutes to grow, and if you try to exit the app (to use your phone) before the 30 minutes is over, your cute little tree will die!

Download for Android

Download for iOS (unfortunately the iPhone app costs $0.99)

 

6. Cram

Cram

Cram is an easy-to-use flashcard app that will help you study for your exams. You can download flashcard sets from the website, or create your own. A cool feature is that you can choose from two different study modes: Memorize, and Card mode. It even has a cram option to supercharge your study session.

Download for Android

Download for iOS

Use Online

 

7. RealCalc Scientific Calculator

RealCalc Scientific Calculator

Are you a mathematics, engineering, or science student? Now you never have to worry about forgetting your scientific calculator at home again! It even has features such as result history, built-in help, and physics constants tables.

Download for Android

Download an iOS alternative

 

8. Google Apps

Google Apps

You can’t get by without Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides. These are great cloud-based ‘Office’ apps accessible from any online device. You will be able to: take notes, draw diagrams, create spreadsheets or presentations, and share documents. And the great thing is that it will all be linked up with your G+ and Gmail accounts.

We’ve put together a whole guide to help you use Google Apps for studying. Simply click on the link below to download your FREE ‘Study with Google Apps’ e-book:

Download ‘Study with Google Apps’ e-book

 

9. Mint

Mint

Many students struggle to manage their money — especially those trying to fund their studies by taking on a part-time job! Mint is an awesome app to help you manage and track your budget on-the-go with your smartphone. Why is this so awesome? All your finances are in one place: your budget, your savings, and your bank account balance. It also automatically categorises your banking and credit card transactions and builds charts that show you how and where you are spending your money.

Download for Android

Download for iOS

Use Online

 

10. SimpleMind+

SimpleMind+

SimpleMind is a simple mind mapping app that lets you co-ordinate your mind maps between your computer and your smart device. The great thing about this app is that it is practical and simple to use.

Download for Android

Download for iOS

 

11. Evernote

Evernote

Evernote allows you to write notes; make checklists; organise articles, docs, and photos; and share all of this with other people. It really is an all-in-one workspace with countless features (though many of them are reserved for premium customers).

Download for Android

Download for iOS

Download for Desktop

 

12. GoConqr

GoConqr

GoConqr is a multi-dimensional learning app. It allows you to do everything from making mind maps, flashcards and quizzes, to taking notes.

Download for Android

Download for iOS

 

Bonus App!

Do you struggle to get up in the morning to study? Well, those days are over now! Sleep If U Can is an alarm clock that has been dubbed the “World’s Most Annoying Alarm App”. Why is this? Because to turn your alarm off, you have to go take a picture of a certain room in your house… and that does not include your bedroom.

13_-_bonus_app_-_Sleep_if_u_can

Download for Android

Download for iOS (Unfortunately the iPhone app costs $1.99)

 

Want to receive more great study tips, tricks, advice, and resources? Make sure to scroll up and subscribe to this blog!

 

Source: Oxbridge Academy Blog in South Africa

Apps · Educational Philosophy · Emerging Trends · ICT · Mobile · Old School · Periodical · Teaching

No more Teachers, no more books

macworl_covMacworld Australia’s February 2016 issue has a very interesting review of educational technology. Their feature article is called “No more teachers, no more books?” (No more teachers from macworld-au-2016-feb) and it focuses on the question of whether recent advances in technology will irreparably change the nature of being a classroom teacher. It also does what these types of articles in Macworld try to do … “Sell Macs“!

This quote gives you the gist of the level of discourse. “Today’s educators have to walk a tightrope where they need to assist students in self-directed learning while teaching them discernment and the ability to recognise the different levels of veracity of the information they glean from the Internet.” (Caruana, 2016)

There is a great resource mentioned in this article as well. Apple released iBook Author, a free authoring tool just after it released iBook. This tool allows teachers to publish their own course material for students to view on their computers and mobile devices. It is a tool well worth exploring.ibookauth cov

 

 

Apps · Mobile · Science · Web Resources

More Top Free Android Apps for Science

NASA App

Android 4 or later, NASA, free  

Ever wanted to see what NASA is up to, right from your phone? With a growing collection of over 14,000 images and videos, you can see what’s happening in space, keeping your eye on current NASA missions and news. The app also features launch and mission information, a live stream of NASA TV, andit  connects to Facebook and Twitter, for easy sharing of exciting information.

 

Touch Surgery

Android 4.0 and above, Kinosis, free

Simulating real-life surgery, Touch Surgery lets you have a go at a variety of different operations, without the risk of harming a real person! Designed to aid those in the medical profession, the app uses Cognitive Task Simulation, breaking each surgery down into manageable and ordered steps. Although it won’t give you a medical qualification, this is a great way to learn about the human body and experience performing surgery for yourself.

Sky View

Android 4.0.3 or later, Terminal Eleven, free

This app is perfect for stargazers who don’t have the time to learn every constellation by heart. All you have to do is point the camera at the sky, and it will identify stars, constellations and planets, both day and night. You can even use the app to travel in time, seeing accurate images past skies, as well as how the sky will appear on future dates. What’s more, the app requires no Wi-Fi, meaning that it always works, no matter where you are.

BrainPOP

Android 2.3 and above, BrainPOP, £1.20-£4.22 

Each day, you can watch a new animated movie and then test yourself with a fun interactive quiz. Topics include science, maths, technology, health, music and social studies. This app is ideal for students, or simply for those who fancy learning something new and testing their knowledge. Each mini film is subtitled, allowing you to read along and take in the facts as you go.

Star Chart Infinite

Varies with device, Escapist Games Ltd, £1.99

Using specialised GPS technology, Star Chart provides you with an accurate 3D universe. Pointing it towards the sky will show you a precise image of where stars and planets are at that precise moment in time, even in broad daylight. Using your fingers you can explore the solar system by zooming in on specific planets and stars. The app even has a voice control function, meaning that you can travel round the galaxy singing “fly me to the moon”.

Amazing Science Facts

Android 4.0 and above, Movin’App, free

Containing thousands of facts, Amazing Science Facts gives you the chance to learn new information about any area of science that interests you. You can receive daily facts wherever you are – the app requires no Wi-Fi, even functioning on airplane mode. You can search specific topics and share your favourite facts by email, Facebook and Twitter.

Science Bank

Android 2.1 and above, JD Star, free

Filled with facts and definitions, Science Bank allows you to explore the worlds of biology, chemistry, physics, space and the environment. The app contains galleries of photographs and diagrams, bringing the facts to life. You can also save your favourite facts and pictures to return to later, even adding your own.

 

Brian Cox Wonders Compilation

Android 4.4 and above, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, £2.39

Professor Brian Cox takes you on a tour of a 3D Universe, from tiny sub-atomic particles to huge moons and galaxies. This compilation combines aspects of Professor Brian Cox’s ‘Wonders of’ books with elements from the BBC hit show ‘Wonders of the Universe’. The app contains a collection of high-resolution 3D images, with text, to guide you through the planets, moons, black holes and stars of the Universe.

Skeptical ScienceVaries with device, Shine technologies Pty Ltd, Free

 

Ever heard someone make false claims about global warming, but had no evidence to prove them wrong? Having Skeptical Science in your pocket gives you back up, with endless global warming facts and figures. The app also comes with a great deal of peer reviewed scientific information, giving you reliable evidence with which to prove your point.

 

3D Brain

Android 1.6 and later, DNA Learning Center, free

Allowing you to zoom in on different areas of the brain, 3D Brain encompasses 29 interactive cerebral structures. You can find out the structure and function of different parts of the brain and learn about what happens if each area is damaged. The app also highlights the role of different brain areas in mental illness, and includes links to case studies and new research.

Source: 2015 http://www.sciencefocus.com/feature/tech/10-best-android-science-apps

Apps · Hardware · Software · Teaching

Interactive Whiteboards

Smarttech

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Smarttech makes both hardware and software that can dramatically enhance your delivery workflow. Here is a fact sheet (ed_sls_factsheet_v6) that outlines the combination of the interactive whiteboard and the software called Notebook. I have used these whiteboard for 8 years and believe they are a critically important part of my presentation of information.

I prepare presentations (using Notebook software). I present them and interactively add to them during the lesson. I add words, highlight key points, captures screens from websites, attach files to the presentation and make a PDF of the final worked presentation available for students to take home.

I use the SmartTech Notebook software all the time when reading, using websites, watching video training and participating in webinars. Anytime I need to make notes, I can add notes to slides, or images, capture screenshots from the web or even record sound or video. All of the material can be packaged into Notebook (ed_notebook_factsheet_v6 ) presentation files for display on the whiteboard or saved out to PDF for lesson support material.

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There are a number of new combinations of hardware and software that are less expensive but personally I have found the best solution comes from Smarttech.

 

 

 

Apps · Mobile · Software

Mobile Apps – Math

Part of the effective integration of ICT is to be aware of the technological resources available for mobile devices. The Google Playstore (Android) and the Apple App Store (IOS) provide a wealth of academic teaching and learning resources. They can be comprehensive learning programs or trivial; (not much more educational than a cheap game).

Here are two paid apps that you can source that I recommend as great educational technologies. The first is for the Android and the second is for Apple IOS devices.

Math Helper - Algebra Calculus v4.0.1 Paid
Math Helper – Algebra Calculus v4.0.1

Overview: Universal application of higher mathematics, which helps you not only to solve the problem, but also to see and understand the process of solving it, step by step.

A COMPREHENSIVE AND UNIQUE CALCULATOR!
MathHelper’s marks of quality and excellence:
– The application is included in the Intel ® Learning Series Alliance software packs
– It is rated above 4.9 on Google Play with many positive reviews.
Here are just a few user reviews:
> “Perfect companion for the challenges on the linear and probability theories!”
> “Thanks to the authors, for a nominal fee I bought the app without thinking, it will probably cost more for the test for mathematics”
> “Great app. I bought it and don’t regret it. ”
This application is a universal assistant for those who deal with advanced mathematics. You can be a higher school student, a university student or even a graduate – If you need immediate mathematical assistance – MathHelper is always at hand!
You can forget about all the heavy books and numerous tricks with the tips, which in most cases do not guarantee that you’ll solve your maths problem.
MathHelper enables you to not only to solve the problem, but also to understand the process of solving it, step by step. This convenient multifunctional calculator includes an extensive theoretical guide in several languages. You’ll get an algebraic mini-laboratory that is stored conveniently and compactly on your Android!
Now, you can not only quickly find the answer, but also handle similar problems in the future. Your classmates and teachers will be very surprised with the results of your work.
MathHelper is indispensable during your math exams! And even if you have already grown out of school uniform and student’s jeans, you can always use a universal mathematical reference book calculator!
MathHelper allows calculating propositions and solving problems in linear and vector algebra in six sections at the moment:
1. Operations with matrices:
* Transpose of a Matrix
* Finding the determinant of a Matrix
* Finding the inverse of a Matrix
* Addition and subtraction of matrices
* Matrix multiplication
* Scalar multiplication of Matrices
* Calculating the rank of a matrix
2. Solving systems of linear equations:
* The Gauss method
* The Cramer’s method
* The Inverse Matrix method
3. Vectors:
* Finding the length (magnitude) of a vector
* Checking if two vectors are collinear
* Orthogonal vectors
* Sum, difference, scalar product
* Finding the cross product
* Finding the angle between two vectors
* Finding the cosine of the angle between two vectors
* Finding the projection of a vector onto another
* Coplanar vectors
4. Figures:
* Finding the area of a triangle
* Show that four points lie on the same plane
* Finding the volume of a tetrahedron (pyramid)
* Finding the volume and height of the tetrahedron (pyramid)
NEW! 5. Mathematical analysis – Derivatives:
* Derivative of the function
* Derivative of the function given parametrically
* The derivative of the implicit function
6. Probability theory:
* Finding expectation sample
* Finding the sampling variance
* Finding the number of permutations of a set of n elements
* Finding the number of placements and combinations (n, k)
7. Number theory and sequence:
* Prime factorization
* Finding GCD and LCM
* The least common multiple and greatest common divisor
* Complex numbers: Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
* Raising a complex number to a power
* The first terms of a progression (arithmetric and geometric)
* Finding Fibonacci numbers
* Solution of linear Diophantine equations
* Finding the values of Euler’s function
* The factorial n!
Learn math in a new way with MathHelper!

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The AlgebraPrep app series provides 24/7 algebra help through practice tests with embedded video solutions presented by award-winning instructor and best-selling mathematics author Elayn Martin-Gay. Martin-Gay’s math texts and videos have helped over 2 million students learn algebra.

Elayn Martin-Gay firmly believes that every student can succeed in mathematics, and the new AlgebraPrep apps will help students reinforce their learning anywhere, anytime. Each app in the AlgebraPrep series focuses on a key algebra topic and features a “Practice Test” to help students build skills and gain confidence. AlgebraPrep also offers “Mini-Tests,” intended to take about 10 minutes, that enable students to assess their progress and compare scores.

Features include:
•Practice Test mode to build skills and confidence
•Mini Tests to assess mastery of the concept
•Step-by-step solutions on video by Elayn Martin-Gay
•Saved scores for tracking progress and performance
Additional AlgebraPrep apps will soon be available on the following topics: Exponents, Rationals, Roots/Radicals, Quadratic Equations, and a Practice Final Exam. AlgebraPrep, produced by Modality, the premier mobile learning architect for iPhone and iPod touch, and Pearson, the leader in the personalization of education through the use of learning technology and informative assessment, helps students to learn math, and, in turn, accomplish their educational goals.