Mr. Fawzi Recommends …
Looking for great applications or Websites to explore with your kids?
Mr. Fawzi, teacher at Al Khaleej National School, sends us his top 20 apps and sites every month. We’d love to hear your feedback or suggestions.
Fawzi’s Top 20 for June 2012
1. Building Serial Circuits
Using 3D graphics and 2D electronic symbols, you will assemble different types of series circuits using wires, switches, batteries, and light bulbs. In order to better understand the difference between a series and a parallel circuit, build a circuit that illuminates two bulbs and observe what happens when one light bulb is removed.
2. Building Parallel Circuits
Using 3D graphics and 2D electronic symbols, you will build simple parallel circuits by using wires, batteries, switches, and light bulbs. By constructing their own closed circuit with two light bulbs, you will develop a deeper understanding of series and parallel circuits and discover that electricity follows the path of least resistance.
3. Leaf Snap HD
Leaf Snap is the first in a series of electronic field guides being developed by researchers from Columbia University, the University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian Institution. This free mobile app uses visual recognition software to help identify tree species from photographs of their leaves.
4. Science 360
The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Science360 for iPad provides easy access to engaging science and engineering images and video from around the globe and a news feed featuring breaking news from NSF-funded institutions. Content is either produced by NSF or gathered from scientists, colleges and universities.
5. Math Magic LE
Math Magic uses a combination of your choice of vibrant colors, simple interface and a reward system of stars to encourage and teach kids between the ages of 3 and 8. It’s really easy to use. The child simply has to tap on an answer to solve the problem. Whether they get the answer right or not, a real voice expresses appreciation for the child choosing a response.
Ingenious board game for the iPad! The much larger screen of the iPad is perfectly suited to Ingenious’ brightly coloured tile laying game action, and in this version there is a special mode which allows two players to play the game opposite each other, just like in a real board game.
7. Quick Graph
Quick Graph is a powerful, high quality, graphic calculator that takes full advantage of the multi-touch display and the powerful graphic capabilities of the iPad and iPhone, both in 2D and 3D. A simple, yet intuitive interface, that makes it easy to enter and/or edit equations and visualizes them in mathematical notation.
8. Science Hub
Explore this free SciTV education app and discover New Zealand's innovative science and technology through video clips and images featured on the NZ Science Learning Hub (www.sciencelearn.org.nz) where you will find more learning resources, interactive, people profiles and stories.
The exact math lessons you need for the CLEP Test! YourTeacher's CLEP Math App offers 98 CLEP Math lessons featuring your personal math teacher in every lesson!
10. Gas Laws HD
Beginning chemistry students can use this app to study the various relationships that exist between pressure, volume, temperature and number of particles of a gas.
Calculus has been known to bring students to tears. Now you have an expert in your corner. This application contains a rich collection of examples, tutorials, and solvutions for Derivatives of Inverse Functions and many more Calculus topics.
12. Elevated Math
Elevated Math provides initial instruction or intervention on math topics that cover place value, estimation, and large digit addition all the way through Algebra.
13. Math Trig
Math Trig is great for students learning how to solve triangles with its simple interface, clear, brightly colored diagrams and explanations.
Understanding science through textbooks can be difficult. Making science fun and interactive, Xperica HD for the iPad, brings the experience of touch to various science experiments to foster better understanding. Users can interact with various elements to see how the experiment as a whole reacts.
15. Thomas Heatherwick: Building Seed Cathedral
TED Talks: Ideas Worth Spreading!
16. Mayan Math - Incredible!