Category Archives: Technology
Science involves the use of a lot of technology. Much of what we know about the world today would still be a mystery if not for a few simple inventions, like the microscope. One of the most famous pioneers in microscopy is Anton Van Leewenhoek, who was developing lenses capable of observing single celled organisms … Read more
Looking for a free software to help improve your student’s math skills? Well, look no further, you can use SMART Number Cruncher Log in to the SMART Exchange website to download the software for free.
As the teacher, you are able to pick either addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division type of questions. You are even … Read more
We are pleased to announce that our Spring 2014 course catalog is now available! Our newest courses reflect the cyclical nature of education and aim to eliminate the challenges that teachers face on a daily basis with “newer” technologies. These workshops have been developed with research from the early 80s and 90s in mind, and … Read more
Many of us use touch technology everyday, whether it be on our smartphones or SMART Boards. Some of us have gotten so used to screens responding to our commands that we instinctively touch all screens expecting to get a reaction. Although touch screens are an extremely widely used part of technology, much like coding, few … Read more
Aurasma is an augmented reality application that allows you to overlay any video or image on top of anything that your tablet, cell phone, or any other mobile device can scan with its camera. Using Aurasma is very much like using a QR code reader. In order to activate the overlayed image or video, the … Read more
Sharing is a vital part of learning and collaboration. It’s something that was built in to iOS 7 via AirDrop. But, the use of AirDrop is limited to iPhone 5 or later, the 4th generation iPad, iPad mini, and 5th generation iPod Touch. What can we use for quick sharing if we have other iOS … Read more
QR codes are going to be integrated in many events that are being planned for Digital Learning Day. Many teachers are using these two-dimensional codes as a learning tool in the classroom. To use QR Codes, you need to have a tool to create them and a tool to read them using a mobile device.… Read more
Digital Learning Day, coming up on February 5, 2014, is “about giving every child the opportunity to learn in a robust digital environment everyday, with the goal of success in college and a career.” The Digital Learning Day website is a great place to start where you’ll find exemplary models, toolkits, lessons, and many more … Read more
More and more Jewish educators are working with iPads to better engage their students. Here is a sampling of apps that have Hebrew content or can be applied well in Hebrew studies.
Hebrew Lesson, by Vannala Mobile Apps, LLC, helps new language learners (kids to adult) to learn Hebrew words easily. Builds … Read more
Finding informational text for the many and varied levels of student reading abilities in any classroom can be a challenge. Having a source that allows teachers to track student progress by Common Core Standards is even more difficult to find. That’s where Newsela comes in. Newsela is a website that offers students in grades … Read more