Invite entrepeneurs to develop a collection of free apps for education (iPad, Android, other tablets).
In Maine, my school piloted a program that integrated professional development and assessments (both formative and summative) of high school reading comprehension and writing. It was the best thing to happen to my classroom. The Professional Development piece, FineTune, helped me to better assess student writing. As a result when I used the summative assessments of Assessment21, I could focus on how my students were ...more »
Combine on-demand segments of video, tv program recordings, PDFs, documents and presentations to provide students with a complete learning environment. Include Copyright, TEACH Act and Fair Use tools to ensure district compliance. Allow students access to grade appropriate media from a variety of high-quality publishers from home. Connect digital media with iPads so students can continue learning when not connected ...more »
Our company has a mobile learning product (the app is free) which enables students to download educational material to their devices while connected, which can later be accessed when offline. Students can even take quizzes, and play interactive learning exercises without being connected. Educators therefore don't have to worry about "dog ate my net connection" homework excuses, and parents don't pay anything additional ...more »
We are presenting our 3D virtual environments to CAA2012 as a potential tool for recreating archaeological reconstructions. We have a 3D test environment running at present at http://wa692.avayalive.com When you click on this link you will be asked to download a plugin (agree to ActiveEx control) and you will appear in the environment as an avatar. This environment will allow for the simultaneous entry of 30 avatars. ...more »
I am a clinical neuropsychologist from a family of teachers and have developed a fun reading program for grades K-3 that systematically develops reading skills. It has become clear to me that children from K to 3rd grade must learn to read, because from 4th grade on they must read to learn. In order to achieve this goal the TNT Reading software first tests a student's skills and then develops a targeted training program ...more »
This 4 island virtual environment lets students not just learn about history, but to get a minds eye view of it using avatars and digitally recreated historical landmarks and simulations. We have created an Understanding the Holocaust area where students can walk the streets of Amsterdam in 1944 and interact with the area and get a tour of the Secret Annex, detailed in Anne Frank's heartwrenching diary. Students are ...more »
A compliment to Brick and Mortar education, where virtual classrooms and satellite campus allow for equitable education throughout entire regions. Students use 1:1 technology to enter "Learning Hot-Spots" that allow for virtual face time classes, online curriculum, and assisted lab/testing environments so students can create, participate in, and graduate from a program that gears them towards success in post secondary ...more »
I just helped write a grant through the MSET organization for money for a Mimio Teach Interactive System. It's an interactive whiteboard without the board. A magnetic bar is placed on any magnetic surface and comes with an interactive pen that works with your computer to make it function. I am excited to use it with my Geometry unit I'm about to begin. Through the software and learning community I've found plane and ...more »
My students are my district's pilot program for using iPads in the classroom. When Apple introduced iBooks author, I reinvented a project that I had assigned in the past and it turned out to be outstanding. Using iBooks Author, I was able to have students each create a chapter of a book that was compiled and shared with the class and their parents. This technology enabled students to really bring mathematics to ...more »
Open source project to combine solar panel + tablet computer + speakers + SlideSpeech content to deliver off-line, off-grid interactive presentations at classroom-volume powered by sunlight. Kit costs under US$300. http://code.google.com/p/slidespeech-solar
Bluffton Elementary School’s Animate Me program is the implementation of an additional avenue for students to demonstrate their understanding of their grade-level curriculum content through the use of visual arts in the area of animation. It serves as an ultimate in integrated technology across all content areas. The Animate Me program utilizes computer animation software and additional support products that have been ...more »
If any of you are interested in a unique video platform that engages students using interactive navigation tools and allows them to "ask questions" as they view a tutorial, you're invited to sign up for a free educator account at www.virtualnerd.com. If your school wants to pilot our "School Edition" Platform, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An electronic scheme of work to replace the familiar paper course planning grid. It is called a learning portal and topic by topic promotes and supports self paced and independent learning. Visit www.collegenet.co.uk to view an exemplar.
Our company is thinking of holding a weekly educational lottery where students who perform well with our online software will be entered into a drawing to win $100. Students would work through several educational tasks until they master each task. At that point their name would be put in a database and a student name would be drawn at random. We would not collect students' email addresses. Rather, we would mail the check ...more »