Author Topic: Anyone know of any good interactive Math or Science applications?  (Read 10536 times)

Offline bokubokuboku

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Hi. I work in a private (i.e. financially needy) K-12 school and have recently introduced a few of the tech-savvy faculty to the power of the Wii-IWB. Needless to say- they were amazed!  The setup I'm using currently is WiimoteConnect (with the windowsXP bluetooth stack) launching the latest Smooth-board. This works great and is a surprisingly easy process to show someone from power-on to connected.

Anyway:

The board works great and we've been having a great time using MSPaint- but that's about it. (I've shown them VirtualBoard too)
Anyone know of any free or otherwise applications that could help visualize math or science concepts? I realize this is a bit vague but I am really open to any input.

TIA







Offline richwhite

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Might give these a look:

http://kindlelab.com
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http://edusim3d.com


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http://edusim3d.com


Offline bokubokuboku

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Might give these a look:

http://kindlelab.com
&
http://edusim3d.com


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Kindlelab seems promising but I think the VirtualBoard takes care of most of the needs we would have for writing over graphics.

I did try to install edusim a while ago but received some error. After that I did not follow my curiosity any further. It looks primarily geared towards younger children. Is this the case?

Thanks for the info.



Offline benpaddlejones

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bok.....
I'm a Health & PE teacher that was helping tutor some of our support students with their maths.

I collected a whole range of interactive modules: http://www.delicious.com/rhhsmathslinks

I found them awesome, but I'm not a Maths teacher.

benpaddlejones :)


See my full profile and links on my Google Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/benpaddlejones


Offline taitrt

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I teach honors chemistry and I constantly use this program from texas instruments: http://education.ti.com/educationportal/downloadcenter/SoftwareDetail.do?website=US&appId=177

It is a flash debugger for the TI-83.  It's designed to help write programs for the calculator, but it essentially allows you to use the TI-83 projected onto the computer screen.  Used in conjunction with the wiimote whiteboard it allows students to learn which buttons to press and when, instead of just saying it to them, you can show them.



Offline bokubokuboku

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Wow. I clearly wasn't using delicious properly before. I did always wonder why people were so into that.
Lot's of good links there- nothing I've found that's -outstanding though-

That TI SDK looks great. I was thinking back to those projectors that attached to the TI's screen for an overhead. Kind of the same idea.

thanks




Offline bubka

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OneNote is awesome for importing PDF or Word documents and being able to write on them.  Also great for just writing notes too!


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Reply #8 on: December 21, 2008, 12:38:17 PM
hi try these free applications:
http://www.gcompris.net/
A free collection of educational software in many subjects for children in 40 languages.

http://www.skoool.com
free science and math interactive lessons for different countries and langauges.

Ahmed Khalil