TCEA 2015 - What I Learned

A Week of Learning From the Best Tech Nerds in the State

Augmented Reality Sandbox

This sandbox created out of sand, a Kinect, a projector and a free downloadable software made topography come to life. Students can see, feel and create all geological formations. Information about the project is available at http://idav.ucdavis.edu/%7Eokreylos/ResDev/SARndbox/.


Watch the video below to see the sandbox in action.

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New Great Apps

Below is a list of new apps that could be used in the classroom.


Color Splash - 1.99 - this app allows you to turn your picture into a black and white photo and then keep your chosen details in color.


Chatterpix Kids - Free - this app allows you to turn any picture into a talking picture. Great for student showing their understanding in a fun way.


Vidra - Free - Make slides and record your voice to each one. Choose cool background music and set the theme for your story. Your slides content is going to be animated automatically.


TEKS - Free - Quickly find and search standards by subject, grade level. and key word.


Baiboard - Free - This is a cloud based collaboration app that enables users to create and collaborate on educational content, through the use of collaborative whiteboard.


Clyp - Free - Clyp is a simple way to record, discover, and share the sounds in your life. Another great way to check for understanding.

Great Websites

Symmetry Activity - have your students create a pattern that has symmetry - http://www.haelmedia.com/OnlineActivities_txh/mc_txh3_001.html


Jeopardylabs.com - Create your own Jeopardy Template online or browse Jeopardy Templates created by others. https://jeopardylabs.com


Inspiring Students with Inquiry-Driven Workshop - This is a collection of resources, examples, and activities based on Understanding by Design. The workshop was delivered by three high school teachers who teach at a Project Based Learning HS in Philadelphia.

https://sites.google.com/site/tceainquiry/