Week of: April 28, 2008
- What's New
The SPARK Science Learning System PASCO Scientific ($299, available fall 2008) wants to put the whole lab in students' hands—from data collection to teacher assessment. The device combines PASCO probeware with a Linux mobile operating system that will run more than 60 pre-installed SPARKlabs, standards-based science curricula guides. The high-resolution screen will show results in multiple formats at the same time. The rugged and simple device is ready for outdoor use with minimal training.
- Web 2.0
Check out Exhibit, the latest in online applications that make it easy and fun to create interactive, graphical models.
- The Next Dimension
No doubt you've dabbled with simulations like SimCity, played a computer game or two, and even remember donning funny glasses to watch 3-D movies. What's new is the merging of these technologies to make possible new kinds of collaboration—even in education.
- The Age of Assessment
Incorporating technology tools into your formative assessment process provides additional opportunities for providing students with feedback.
- What's New
Web 2.0 learning platform Kidthing, which serves children, parents, and teachers, has announced a content distribution partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises that will bring enhanced digital versions of all Seuss books to the kidthing platform. In addition, a line of interactive learning activities and games will be created using Kidthing's proprietary technologies. Find titles in the site's online store and download them on kidthing's free, digital media player. This spring, Kidthing and Dr. Seuss Enterprises offer teachers and classrooms a digital read-along version of The Lorax as part of the National Educational Association's Read Across America program.