Photomath (for iOS and Android devices). For high-school students who just need a bit more guidance on how to isolate “x” in their algebra homework, Photomath is essentially your math buddy that can instantly solve and explain every answer. Simply snap a photo of the question (you can also write or type), and the app will break down the solution into separate steps with helpful play-by-play, so that you can apply the same principles to the rest of your homework. (Digital Trends)
Google Slides: Feature Update
A Q&A feature was added to Google Slides in May of last year. The Q&A feature lets your audience submit questions to you. Check it out in a video posted at FreeTech4Teachers.
David Rumsey Map Collection
The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection and Blog. Run out of Stanford, the database has many viewers and the Blog has numerous categories. The historical map collection has over 67,000 maps and images online. The collection includes rare 16th through 21st century maps of America, North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Pacific and the World.
Toontastic 3D is the latest version of the popular Toontastic animation app. The free app is available on the iOS, Android, and Chrome platforms. Learn more in this posting at FreeTech4Teachers. Read a review at Common Sense Media.
edX Online Course
edX: Launching Innovation in Schools. A Free online course hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The course is designed to allow you to become a change leader and take the first step in launching instructional improvement initiatives in schools to improve teaching and learning. Starts January 17th.
Seeing as we just got in our latest bunch of Chromebooks last week, this was most timely when it cam through my inbox: How to Record a Webcam Video on Your Chromebook.
Google Earth Timelapse
From the website: In 2013, we released Google Earth Timelapse, our most comprehensive picture of the Earth’s changing surface. This interactive experience enabled people to explore these changes like never before—to watch the sprouting of Dubai’s artificial Palm Islands, the retreat of Alaska’s Columbia Glacier, and the impressive urban expansion of Las Vegas, Nevada. Today, we’re making our largest update to Timelapse yet, with four additional years of imagery, petabytes of new data, and a sharper view of the Earth from 1984 to 2016. We’ve even teamed up again with our friends at TIME to give you an updated take on compelling locations.
Vizia allows you to create markable online quizzes to accompany any YouTube video. Great for checking comprehension or highlighting key points. Collect responses in a Google Sheet and you can mark it using Flubaroo (Y/N, T/F, multiple choice only). Learn more in this posting at FreeTech4Teachers.
Creating a Google Earth Tour
This is something I get asked about periodically. Here is a handy dandy video tour on just this topic, from FreeTech4Teachers.
Geography Awareness Week
Celebrate Geography Awareness Week with five map creation activities that your students can do to increase their understanding of geography. Learn more in this posting at Free Tech For Teachers. (Reminder that this Wednesday, November 16th is GIS Day).