Mar 102010

Dinosaurs The American Museum of Natural History Collections

Dinosaurs: The American Museum of Natural History Collections: This app may just have the longest title of any app, but that is no slant on its usefulness. This app gives you access to the world’s largest collection of dinosaur fossils as photos and recreations, and that adds up to hundreds of individual images. Zoom in on photos, or flip them over to reveal a collection of dinosaur facts. You can even create mosaic pictures of dinosaurs! There is a lot of fun to be had here for any class that is working on a dinosaur or fossil topic.



The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel: Every good Science and Social teacher needs a decent weather app, and this one falls neatly into that category. This app is packed with features such as local and national weather alerts, customizable radar maps, location based forecasts, and video of local, national and international weather. You can view hourly, daily or even 10 day forecasts. The 200,000 downloads of this app confirm that this really is one of the top Apple iPod touch apps available.

As educators, we need to constantly keep looking for ways to engage our students… Whenever, wherever, on whatever topic. Keep apps like these coming!

Mar 012010

Thanks for participating today in the MyUEN Web Page & Online Portfolio training today. Below you will find helpful links and resources that we used in the session today, and that will provide some assistance after today when you get back to your computer and ask yourself, “How did he do that again???”:

Some additional questions and How-To’s have come up since the last training in Cedar City.

Working with documents: Uploading photos and video to My Documents, making them public, and linking to your photos:

Inserting images into your ‘Announcements’ or Lesson Plans portlets:

Using Flickr to make photo slideshows and embedding those slideshows in MyUEN:

Using Flickr to upload videos and embed the video and player in MyUEN:

Uploading .AVI Files from your Flip Camera to Flickr: