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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Current Site and App of the Week - eSchool News August 20, 2014

Current Site of the Week   

Give engineering education a boost.
" is a collaborative project between faculty, students and teachers associated with five founding partner universities, with National Science Foundation funding." continues eSchool News.

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The collection continues to grow and evolve with new additions submitted from more than 50 additional contributors, a cadre of volunteer teacher and engineer reviewers, and feedback from teachers who use the curricula in their classrooms. is a searchable, web-based digital library collection populated with standards-based engineering curricula for use by K-12 teachers and engineering faculty to make applied science and math (engineering) come alive in K-12 settings. The TeachEngineering collection provides educators with *free* access to a growing curricular resource of multi-week units, lessons, activities and living labs.
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Apps of the Week

Math app helps young students develop addition, subtraction skills.

Name: Mathcubes

What is it? This app helps children enjoy and learn math in an entertaining and fun way. In a short amount of time they will control numbers and solve addition and subtraction challenges
Best for: Students 6-8
Price: $0.99
Requirements: iOS 6.0 or later

Features: The exercises that can be found in Mathcubes Addition and Subtraction cover a range of ages that go from 3 years old, to help students become familiar with numbers, up to 8 years old, with combined sums and subtraction operations. In Mathcubes children will see cubes jumping and bouncing around them, they will be able to throw them against each other, pile them up and drop them, interacting at a level never seen before.
Other features include:
  • Adapted to encourage learning through experimentation.
  • Intelligent system of exercises that allows adapting the difficulty to the child’s level.
  • Prizes and rewards to motivate children and encourage its usage.
  • All the exercises are strengthen by a system of utterances that works in several languages: English, French, German, Spanish and Italian.
  • Alternative graphic set prepared especially for children with learning difficulties or visual challenges.
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Source: eSchool News