eLearning Tools for STEM

For anyone who has ever had trouble convincing your administration to give you the proper tools to teach online, I give you this little gift: eLearning Tools for STEM, published today in eLearning Magazine.

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The tools for STEM eLearning

  1. Tablets
  2. Recording & editing software
  3. Jing
  4. Equation software and training
  5. Synchronous communication system
  6. Online homework system

Other head-turning resources for STEM

  • Wolfram Demonstrations
  • Digital libraries (a lengthy list)
  • Video collections (another list)
  • TI-SmartView

Other tips (about accessibility, computer labs, etc) can be found at the end of the article.

You can read about all the tools, and why I recommend them, by going to the article, eLearning Tools for STEM.

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Field Trip to Wolfram Research

October was a busy month (I was out of town 3 out of 4 weekends), so now I’m catching up. One of my trips was to the Mathematica User Conference in Champaign, Illinois. While I was there I got a tour of Wolfram Research. Like other tech companies I’ve visited, they also have a “creativity” room – this one included comfy chairs, a wooden periodic [Read more…]

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An idea for Wolfram Demonstrations

I got this link from my Adobe Edge Newsletter to a site called Spectra Visual Newsreader and it looks like it is built by msn.com. You choose all the news bytes you are interested in, and it finds you the current news and builds you a “swirling” sky of stories. Grab a story to read a short description. Click on it to open the story in a separate browser. Did I say this is really cool yet?

Wouldn’t it be cool if we could browse Wolfram Demonstrations like this? For example, we would choose the categories we are interested in, then we would see the relevant demonstrations in a 3-D cloud, and select and play with the demos that look interesting to us.

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