TeenCoder: Windows Programming teaches the fundamentals of writing computer programs. The course uses the Microsoft C# programming language. It is designed for high-school students who want to learn computer programming. Microsoft C# is a leading edge programming language. It is designed for building applications to run on Microsoft’s .Net platform. The C# language is an International Standards Organization (ISO) approved standard programming language. ~Don’t miss
How to Teach About Electricity by Susan Kilbride aims to do what the description says: “to make teaching science easy for parents and teachers, and fun for kids.” If you want to teach electricity using items you probably already have around the house, then this ebook is for you. Using regular household items, Susan Kilbride presents eight lessons on electricity and magnetism. The simple circuits
This month, we have two new apps by Sprout Labs. Recycle HD Travel into the world of recycling. Recycle HD covers the 3R’s; Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Why should we buy in bulk? What are the plastic identification codes, and why are they important? These and other questions are answered by Recycle HD. The app’s opening screen presents the 3R’s (pictured at top).
I have a confession to make. I no longer carry a Bible with me to church. We have discovered a stunning Bible application. The Glo Bible, by Immersion Digital. Glo is an interactive digital Bible that brings to life the scriptures with high resolution images, HD video, maps, virtual tours, and customizable reading plans. Glo also has social media features, so you can share your
This month, we have a trio of apps by Sprout Labs. Butterfly HD An amazing journey into the world of butterflies. Butterfly HD covers the complete lifecycle of these insects; from egg, to caterpillar, to chrysalis, to butterfly. The transformation from caterpillar to butterfly through metamorphosis is brought to life through photos, animations, and videos. The app’s opening screen presents the life cycle of the
Born in 1800, William McGuffey was a philosopher, philanthropist, and public-school teacher. In 1836, he wrote a series of reading textbooks that would be used primarily in public schools during the 1800s. The McGuffey Readers have since undergone a series of revisions, but they are still extremely popular, particularly with homeschooling families. They teach phonics simply and are filled with high-quality literary works. The McGuffey primers have
It’s always amazing what the four-year-old can find in the iTunes App Store. This month, in the arithmetic/mathematics category, we have Rocket Math, by Dan Russell-Pinson. In Rocket Math, you build your own rockets from the ground up. As you build a rocket, you have to earn money for parts by doing math problems. There are over 90 colorful pieces and parts from which you can build your own
As part of our 10 Days of Lasagna Learning: Teaching Multiple Ages at Hodgepodge, I shared a post called Technology for All Ages. A few readers were particularly interested in a resource I mentioned called Lynda.com, so I thought I would share a little more here. Lynda.com is a subscription online training library. For $25.00 monthly, over one thousand courses can be viewed online. There