Ptable is an interactive Web 2.0 periodic table. It provides dynamic layouts, property trend visualization, orbitals, thousands of isotopes, and 5 writeup sources. The application uses no Flash or images, giving all the scalability and accessibility of a normal web page (it can be viewed on any kind of computer and device).
The layout, unless differently specified by the user, automatically switch to fit the width of the screen. Using the check boxes at the top of the page allows to dynamically switch between various configurations (simple, with names, with electron configuration, and inline inner transition metals).
In addition to Wikipedia descriptions in all languages, write-ups, photos, videos, and even podcasts are offered in the first tab's dropdown. Write-up windows can even be torn off or docked to the edges to allow simultaneous use of the table while reading.
Data is acquired from primary sources and curated libraries. Layout and presentation were reviewed by the world's foremost periodic table academic, Eric Scerri. Translations and non-English element names, however, should be considered no more reliable than Wikipedia.
Search (into the box at the top right) can be performed by name, symbol, or atomic number. Advanced searches work, for example, on the atomic weight, number of orbitals, etc.
Most browsers, tablets, and phones can store the site and its data for use offline. Firefox prompts you with a notification bar at the top while Chrome and Safari directly save it.
Full descriptions in 40 languages from Wikipedia.
Tux Paint is a free drawing program for children (3 to 12) that combines an easy-to-use interface, fun sound effects, and an encouraging cartoon mascot who guides children as they use the program. It is used in schools around the world as a computer literacy drawing activity.
The program runs on multiple platforms. It’s simple interface presents a number of useful drawing tools and at the same time relieve the user of the need to think about the technical details.
Sound and visual helps are available: fun sound effects are played when tools are selected and used and a cartoon mascot appears at the bottom to give tips, hints and information.
Parts of Tux Paint have currently been translated into almost 100 languages.
Stamps, starters and brushes are stored using popular open formats (PNG, SVG, Ogg Vorbis, etc.) allowing parents and teachers to create their own content for use at home or in the classroom - even using completely free tools.
The 'Tux Paint Config.' program allows parents, teachers, and school technicians to alter Tux Paint's behaviour using a simple, easy-to-use graphical interface.
Alberoventi is a social networking platform developed within an extensive communication research project with the aim of helping teachers and educators of all levels to use new educational resources and methodologies, taking particular advantage of the resources of the Web.
Alberoventi offers a variety of different experimentations and services through protected autonomous platforms where members can get into action individually or (mainly) in groups and interacting with the others in order to achieve goals, thus developing at the same time the tools to use and their own knowledge on the selected topic. These platforms are partially designed on the characteristics and necessities of each single group and the possibilities made available for each of them depend on the particular collaborative education methodology chosen or developed specifically for that group.
Alberoventi is currently in Beta version. Its present projects are aimed at the training of high school and university students and of teachers. At present among its activities there are collaborative writing, web tv productions and foreign languages teaching.
Alberoventi's activity also include a big effort to constitute a network of schools and teachers interested in the use of the new methods offered through the online platform.
Mappe della mente - Maps of the mind
This e-book aims at providing the reader with the ability to manage on sight complex situations or information flows and to define problems or logical paths. It contains a collection of visualization tools: mental maps, various kinds of graphics and charts, treemaps, interactive dynamic maps, etc.
In this book the author explains the characteristics, the functions and the use of various visualization tools. Knowing the best mental tool for something and using it well is the best way to improve and simplify our understanding of what we read and learn. This enhances our information organization skills providing an easier way to learn and it also eases communication.
Questo e-book ha lo scopo di fornire al lettore l’abilità di gestire a vista situazioni complesse o flussi di informazione e definire problemi e percorsi logici. Contiene una raccolta di strumenti di visualizzazione: mappe mentali, vari tipi di grafici, mappe ad albero, mappe dinamiche interattive, ecc.
In questo libro l’autore spiega le caratteristiche, le funzioni e l’uso di vari strumenti di visualizzazione. Conoscere il miglior strumento mentale per qualcosa e saperlo usare bene è la maniera più efficace per affinare e semplificare la comprensione di ciò che viene letto e imparato. Tutto questo migliora le abilità di organizzazione dell’informazione, facilitando l’apprendimento e la comunicazione.
MEDEA2020 Workshop about use and reuse of video in learning and teaching
These are the recordings of the MEDEA2020 Workshop on use and reuse of video in learning and teaching. It took place in Turin on 20th-21st April 2012. The workshop was aimed at teachers and others interested in the topic. Some videos are in English, some in Italian.
Different experiences were shown during the workshop, as well as use and good practices of European media archives and elements about the policy of reutilization of video packs.
Queste sono le registrazioni del workshop MEDEA2020 sull'uso e il riutilizzo del video nell’apprendimento e nell’insegnamento. Il workshop ha avuto luogo a Torino dal 20 al 21 aprile 2012 ed era rivolto a insegnanti e altre persone interessate al tema. Alcuni video sono in inglese, gli altri in italiano.
Durante il workshop sono state mostrate esperienze diverse, le buone pratiche di utilizzo degli archivi mediatici europei ed alcuni elementi in merito alla politica di riutilizzo degli imballaggi video.
Summary of MEDEA2020 workshop in Torino
• Introduction to the MEDEA Awards - Sally Reynolds, ATiT, Belgium (MEDEA2020 partner)
• Making video in school - Antonio Mandarano, Istituto Avogadro,Torino, Italy (MEDEA Awards 2011 Finalist)
• Creating and Using video in school - Cinzia Chelo, Scuola Media Brofferio, Asti (MEDEA Awards 2011 Finalist)
• Making creative use of news to build media literacy with school children, making your own news, young people presenting their own news - Helen Shreeve, BBC, UK (MEDEA Awards 2010 Winner)
• Unlocking the European media archives, what can users find and what can't they find? Examples of good practice - Marco Rendina, Cinecittà LUCE, Italy (EUscreen and Europeana project partner)
• Policy of re-use - Eleonora Pantò, CSP, Italy (MEDEA2020 partner) and Alessandro Bernard (videomaker)
• The use of moving images in education: examples of past and present - Mathy Vanbuel, ATiT, Belgium (co-founder MEDEA Awards and EUscreen project partner)
Story is Adobe’s script-creation tool which can help new and experienced film and video writers to create scripts with correct formatting in various ways (film, video, 2-colum) as well as outputting it into practical schedules. Story was introduced in Adobe's Creative Suite 5 but from now on, it is available only online for free or Adobe Story Plus, a paid version that offers integrated scheduling and scriptwriting. The free version formats as you type, includes script templates, and lets you access your scripts from an iPhone. Teams should look to Adobe Story Plus, which lets you collaborate with team members, work offline, and assign roles. It also includes project management and scheduling tools that help turn a finished script into a finished video.
The collaborative paid version is part of the Creative Cloud, a subscription service that lets people access Adobe tools for a monthly price, to be released in May 2012.
The Story tool is a very handy but also a very powerful tool for script and scenario creation.
LearnBoost’s is a free all-in-one solution allowing teachers to manage their classroom by offering a gradebook, a software for managing and creating lesson plans, tracking attendance, maintaining schedules, sharing contents with parents or students, integrating Google Apps including calendars, tagging of Common Core Standards, and more. It is available in 11 different languages.
Chemistry: All About You
Çhemistry: All About You - Teach chemistry in a fun and innovative way is a website whereteachers can find chemistry resources to organise activities in the classroom around the video "Chemistry: All About You" developed by the European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) in partnership with UNESCO and IUPAC. The objective is to propose tools for an innovative and multi-disciplinary approach of chemistry teaching.
Video, teachers'guidelines, lesson plans, documents and experiment modules are available on the website.
LRE - Learning Resource Exchange
The Learning Resource Exchange (LRE) for schools is developed and coordinated by European Schoolnet (EUN, http://www.eun.org) and enables schools to find educational content from many different countries and providers. Anyone is able to browse content in the LRE federation of repositories and teachers that register can also use LRE social tagging tools, rate LRE content, save their Favourite resources and share links to these resources with their friends.
Other info about the project at http://fire.eun.org.
e-Bug is a free educational resource for classroom and home use that makes learning about micro-organisms, the spread, prevention and treatment of infection fun and accessible for all students.
The website is divided in three sections for Junior Students, Senior Students and for Teachers, where lesson plans, student worksheets, activities and presentations are available. All activities and plans have been designed to complement the National Curriculum. The student pages complement the teacher resources by providing online games, revision pages and more to continue the learning experience at home.