Think Different #49
Resources for the Week of Jan 29, 2018
Chatting with speakers of other languages just got a whole lot easier.
iTranslate Converse turns your iPhone into a real-time translation device
iTranslate has long been the best way to communicate with foreign speakers using a smartphone, and the company's newest app enables you to translate conversations in real time.
iTranslate Converse prompts you to hold your iPhone upside-down so you’re speaking directly into the microphone for more accurate results. After selecting a pair of languages from 38 available options, the first person taps and holds on the screen, speaks in their own language, then lifts their finger to view and listen to the results. The results aren’t always perfect – and can occasionally be comical – but this is the closest we’ve come to translating a bilingual conversation in real time.
EDpuzzle: Make any video your lesson
Additionally, there are tons lessons and resources available for students & teachers. You can search through subjects and grade levels to see how best EDpuzzle can work for your classroom.
And a bonus feature, EDpuzzle is available as a browser plugin as well as free app for iOS.
Static Charged Dry-Erase Sticky Notes
Whether you’re making a to-do list or brainstorming with a team, ideas are bound to change and get moved around. These Made in the USA dry erase sticky notes know that. They use static energy, not glue, to stick to most clean, smooth surfaces. Plus, they’re double-sided. One side is a regular, permanent writing surface, the other is dry erase.
Math Science Music: Thoughtful tools teach STEM skills through music and creativity
Tips and Tricks: Creating and Marking Up PDFs in iOS 11
Apple FINALLY added a comprehensive set of tools to allow users to create and annotate PDF files in iOS 11. If you have never tried this feature out, this a great time to dig in and get familiar with it.
QuakeAlert is one of the few ways Americans can get advance notice of an impending quake.
Lesson Ideas and Tools for Secret message with your Students
"Students are solving problems all day. They are true detectives. Wouldn't it be fun to encourage that even more?"
- My Rebus is a secret code maker website
- Create a Morse code out of a sentence.
- UV marking pens to write down invisible messages
- Xnote, your students go on a virtual treasure hunt to find your hidden message.
- Take a look at these 8 secret code examples. All the hard work has already been done for you. Just download the files
Holocaust Remembrance Day: Teaching Resources
January 27th marks the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. In 2005, the United Nations established International Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorating the tragedy of the Holocaust that occurred during the Second World War.
And while you may not be teaching a class that specifically focuses on the events of 1941-1945 and earlier persecution under the Nazi government, it does provide a chance to connect those events to similar genocides both past and present. And to other acts of discrimination and persecution happening around the world and in the United States.
Check out the full story and all the resources: https://historytech.wordpress.com/2018/01/25/holocaust-remembrance-day/