Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Daum Equation Editor - An Equation Editor in Your Browser

On the home page of the Google Chrome Web Store this morning I saw the Daum Equation Editor. The Daum Equation Editor is a free, online tool for quickly writing equations that you can save as text or images to use in documents. You can use the equation editor by typing on your keyboard and or selecting symbols from the Daum Equation Editor's menu.

Here is a short video demonstration of the Daum Equation Editor.

Applications for Education
If you or your students need to write-out equations on a computer, but you're not sure which keyboard combinations produce which symbols, the Daum Equation Editor could be a handy tool for you.

Full-length Movies - Animal Farm and 1984

Here is some more evidence of why Open Culture is one of my favorite blogs to read. This morning they posted two great YouTube discoveries; full-length productions of George Orwell's 1984 and Animal Farm. I've embedded Animal Farm below.

Open Culture has included both works as free ebooks and audiobooks in their collections.

Applications for Education
If you use either 1984 or Animal Farm in your classroom (I had to read both in high school), you might want to show parts or all of these videos to your students after they have read the books. If you want to use just a part of one of the videos you might want to try using one of these tools to clip the section that you need.

My IEP Meeting - An App for IEP Meetings

Update: Yikes! The pricing of this app has changed since I wrote this post. Thanks to Olga LaPlante for pointing that out. 

My IEP is an iPhone and iPad app designed to help parents and guardians to gather and organize information before, during, and after IEP meetings. (For those unfamiliar with the term IEP, in the US, means Individualized Education Program. IEP meetings are held with parents and teachers of students in special education programs). My IEP offers tools for categorized note-taking, creating checklists, behavior tracking tools, calendar sync, and file storage. Users of My IEP can take pictures of meeting documents and store them in their My IEP files folders.

Applications for Education
My IEP could be a good app for parents to use not only during meetings, but also throughout the school year to keep track of important information and questions that they want to share during an IEP meeting. I think that classroom teachers could also use the app for recording information to share during IEP meetings.

H/T to Suzanne Bartel for sharing My IEP on Twitter. 

SmarTots - Reviews of iPad & iPhone Apps for Kids

SmarTots is a website that hosts reviews of iPad & iPhone apps for young students. App reviews on SmarTots are written by teachers and parents. The reviews are arranged according to content area and age of the intended users. To find an app for your students go to SmarTots then select an age or content area. Unfortunately, it seems that you cannot combine the two filters. SmarTots reviews both free and paid apps.

Applications for Education
SmarTots could be a time-saver the next time you're looking for a new app to use in your pre-K or elementary school classroom.

H/T to Vicki Davis