This is going to be an epic set of projects for your classroom. If you’re a tweeting teacher, listen up.
If you’ve ever tweeted something and it’s gotten retweeted a few times, you probably thought ‘hey that’s great, a few extra people saw what I wrote’ and patted yourself on the back.
That simple number of retweets doesn’t really tell the whole story. In fact, your tweet was likely seen by a plethora of people around the globe. They may not have retweeted you… but they saw what you wrote.
Until now, it’s been nearly impossible to know who saw what on Twitter. But now there’s a classroom-tastic new (free!) tool called ‘Where Does My Tweet Go?‘ and it’s a WebGL-powered site that lets you input a tweet and see on a 2D or 3D (!) visualization exactly where that tweet went. It’s an incredible tool that you have to see to believe. Important note: the site is preparing for launch and currently lets you view just a few samples. But be sure to bookmark this one.
JP-ik unveils a new retail brand - mymagaAfter years of experience providing ICT Education solutions with over 6 million netbooks delivered throughout the world, JP-ik has taken another step forward and created mymaga, a new brand that aims to form a new educational concept.
mymaga delivers portable solutions able to take learning anywhere, and powerful enough to perfom scientific assignments. A close relationship with Intel and the identification of new learning possibilities were the spark that created mymaga. The first line of devices is called FLUX and brings a 7 an 10-inch childproof tablets with some exclusive features that will be in the european market soon.
With round edges and a rugged surface, FLUXmini (7'') and FLUX (10'') are designed to keep up with the agitated pace of young learners. Packed with Intel Education Software and an exclusive Science Kit that includes a Microlens, a Thermal Probe and a mymaga Earphones, students get the resources they need t…
"President Obama has a goal that 100 percent of students should be college or career ready, and in the next decade, most jobs will require at least some post-high school education. The opportunities for high school graduates are declining and generally offer lower earning potential. But are we educating students with the right kind of post-secondary education to meet the demands of the workforce of the future?"
Interesting story about the origin of ‘+’ and ‘-’ signs in arithmetic
We can we never think of mathematics without the ‘+’ plus and ‘-’ minus signs. While we do have a plethora of mathematical symbols for division(÷), multiplication (×), integral (∫)etc, at its core its always the ‘+’ and ‘-’ symbols. From our elementary days, we’ve been taught about these two integral symbols. It could be considered as the ABC’s of mathematics and things wouldn't have been the same without them. The same symbols are used everywhere, around the world. A little curiosity to know how these originated and evolved to present form wouldn't hurt. The signs as used in the earliest civilizations The plus and minus signs (+ and −) are mathematical symbols used to represent operations of addition and subtraction as well as the notions of the positive and negative. Moreover, the Plus and Minus are Latin terms meaning "more" and "less", respectively…