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Archive for September, 2013

I really like to use timelines when teaching the history of scientific discovery. I think that it allows students to see the progression of scientific ideas, and how discoveries build on top of each other. I also would require students to include other historical events that were going on at the time, so that they […]

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Please join me in welcoming the incomparable Susan Hennessey back to the blogosphere, with her new blog Curativity. Her first post looks at Aurasma and other augmented reality apps in the classroom: Seeing these examples of AR in the classroom, I couldn’t help but be intrigued by how these students are experiencing worlds within worlds, […]

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In a nutshell, Aurasma’s augmented reality images are called auras. You make them with Aurasma Studio, which runs in your web browser. An aura consists of two parts: A trigger image, aka the image viewers will point their device at to trigger the content; and an overlay, or the hidden content that will be triggered. […]

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Augmented reality apps allow users to experience a layer of additional information — usually visual or auditory — meshed with everyday objects and surroundings. Here’s a look at one of our favorites. Aurasma is a free, powerful augmented reality app for iOS and Android devices. It allows you to embed media items — videos, links, […]

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Scientific Method

Hi there! My name is Mark Olofson, and I am a new research fellow here at TIIE. I worked for a number of years as a science educator, and I’m going to use this space to share some of the things I learned in the field related to using technological tools to teach science. I’m […]

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“I noticed something recently when I was at a workshop or a meeting or something. I was with a colleague who had to leave early and he said, ‘Keep me posted on what happens.’ So I kept tweeting all day, and what I found was I was remembering a lot more of the presentation.”

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Okay, so I’m a few months early but oy, this weather, #btv. Brought to you by AR DinoPark, a free augmented reality app that let’s you plunk one solitary triceratops into your real-world location. Such as the Tarrant Institute office. Unfortunately, that’s all it seems to do. Your triceratops makes a little squeak and does […]

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Susan Hennessey takes you through some tools educators can use to curate — rather than simply collect — compelling content for the classroom. (Dynamic Landscapes, 2012).

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As a follow-up to our post on how teachers are using Touchcast, here’s an example of how students are using Touchcast from Westville High School in Oklahoma: to create interactive welcome videos! Touchcast is a free iOS app where users can create interactive videos including linked websites, live polls, images and other videos. You can […]

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