Friday, August 29, 2014

Free Word Lens App - Translates signage into another language on the fly



See the world in your language: instantly translate printed words using your built-in video camera, in real time! (PLEASE NOTE: language packs must be purchased separately from within the app.)
Buy language pairs using in-app purchase (I noticed today all the languages are FREE to download!!!):

+ English ⇆ Russian
+ English ⇆ Portuguese
+ English ⇆ German
+ English ⇆ Italian
+ English ⇆ French
+ English ⇆ Spanish

Try out the included modes first so you can see the technology in action:
- Reverse Words (spell all words backwards)
- Erase Words (digital white-out)
Word Lens gives you translation on the go:

- NO NETWORK required - results appear immediately on your video screen when you need it, anywhere in the world.
- Easy to use, like the regular camera.
- Also look up translations by typing them in.
Get the best quality out of your translations:
- Best used on clearly printed text (e.g. signs, menus).
- Does NOT recognize handwriting or stylized fonts.
- It's not perfect, but you can get the general meaning!
- Keep text in focus by holding it at least one hand-length away
(or even further for iPod and iPad owners).

iOS device support:
*** iPhone 3gs and old iPod Touch do not have zoom or flash light features.
*** old iPod Touch and iPad 2 cameras do not have auto-focus feature, which will result in reduced translation quality.

Having trouble? We want to hear from you! Email us at:
support@questvisual.com
 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Launch Opportunity: RockSat-C and RockSat-X Programs

NASA, in partnership with the Colorado Space Grant Consortium, is offering the opportunity for university instructors and students to participate in three programs designed for everyone from the novice to the more experienced space researcher.
RockSat-C is a competitive program for university and community college students to design and build a sounding rocket payload, and then launch the payload on a sounding rocket at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The program actively engages students through full design-process mentoring, with assistance through the design phase throughout the fall semester. During the spring semester, teams are lead through testing and integration reviews, along with a launch readiness review.
RockSat-X pushes the RockSat-C concept to new extremes by providing participants with full access to the space environment, more in-flight resources and less restrictive design space. Deployable items are even allowed. In addition, payloads will be provided power and a live telemetry feed for real-time data acquisition during the flight. These amenities allow experimenters to focus more on the science and leave power and data handling to the Wallops rocket team.
Selected RockSat-C experiments will launch in June 2015. RockSat-X experiments are expected to launch later in the summer.
Student teams who are up to the challenge are invited to submit an intent to fly form beforeSept. 19, 2014.
To learn more about Rocket-C and to see experiments selected for previous flights, visithttp://spacegrant.colorado.edu/national-programs/rs-c-2015-home.
Questions about the RockSat-C program should be directed to Becca Lidvall by email at rocksatprogram@gmail.com.
To learn more about RockSat-X and to see experiments selected for previous flights, visithttp://spacegrant.colorado.edu/national-programs/rs-x-2015-home.
Questions about the RockSat-X program should be directed to Jesse Austin by email at rocksatx@gmail.com.

Free Webinar — Secrets to Fundraising for Competing in NASA Challenges

NASA has several exciting technical challenges open for universities and colleges. The challenges include the Student Launch, the Robotic Mining Competition, the Human Exploration Rover Challenge, the X-Hab Academic Innovation Challenge, as well other challenges. In order to be successful, teams not only need to master engineering and technical obstacles, they must also raise the funding necessary for equipment and travel expenses.
To help all universities and colleges interested in competing, the NASA Minority Innovation Challenges Institute, or MICI, is hosting a free webinar on Sept. 10, 2014, at 3 p.m. EDT. Topics covered during the session will include:
– Fundraising practices utilized by teams that competed in the 2014 NASA Robotic Mining Competition.
– How to locate potential donors, and the best way to land contributions.
– How to use crowdfunding websites to expand fundraising efforts to regional and national levels.
– Grant opportunities that are open and receptive to funding university teams.
The webinar will be hosted by a certified fundraising executive along with two certified grant writers.
To sign up for this webinar and gain access to MICI’s other free webinars, visit http://nasamici.com/upcoming-sessions.
Questions about this opportunity should be directed to Mary Baker at mary@nasamici.com.

International Observe the Moon Night

On Sept. 6, 2014, the whole world has the chance to admire and celebrate our moon on International Observe the Moon Night. And you can join in the fun!
Check the map of registered observation events at http://observethemoonnight.org to see if there is an event being held near you. If not, please consider registering and hosting one and inviting your family, friends or neighbors.
Don’t know where to start?This link walks you through the process of planning an event of any size. How to host an event in six easy steps: http://observethemoonnight.org/getInvolved/.
Need suggestions for hands-on activities?Visit http://observethemoonnight.org/activities/ for ideas.
Worried about cloudy weather obscuring your view of the moon?The “Moon as Art” collection, chosen by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, team, gives the public the opportunity to see the moon as others have seen it for centuries — as an inspirational muse — but this time from the perspective of being in orbit with a series of eyes that see in different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. Learn more at http://lunar.gsfc.nasa.gov/moonartgallery.html.
Additional beautiful, high-resolution images of the moon’s surface taken by LRO’s cameras are available at http://lroc.sese.asu.edu.
Questions about this opportunity should be directed to Lora.V.Bleacher@nasa.gov.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

TED Talks Education

Hear inspiring leaders on the topic of learning in this TED project hosted by John Legend.

Hear inspiring and forward-looking leaders and thinkers on the topic of learning, including Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth, Bill Gates, Rita F. Pierson, Sir Ken Robinson and Geoffrey Canada, among others. Hosted by John Legend, this special focused solely on education marks the first TED project produced specifically for television.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dilnw_dP3xk


Monday, August 18, 2014

Free Course: Introduction to Psychology (Yale University)

https://itunes.apple.com/us/course/introduction-to-psychology/id897495476?enlh=2.500044.500043.500037.1.&mt=10&ls=1

What do your dreams mean? Do men and women differ in the nature and intensity of their sexual desires? Can apes learn sign language? Why can’t we tickle ourselves? This course tries to answer these questions and many others, providing a comprehensive overview of the scientific study of thought and behavior. It explores topics such as perception, communication, learning, memory, decision-making, religion, persuasion, love, lust, hunger, art, fiction, and dreams.

We will look at how these aspects of the mind develop in children, how they differ across people, how they are wired-up in the brain, and how they break down due to illness and injury.

Free Course - Earth: Science in Action

by California Academy of Sciences California Academy of Sciences


"Science in Action" at the California Academy of Sciences strives to make science accessible. Through media screens and live chats on the museum floor, the Science Today website, podcasts, and monthly programming, "Science in Action" gathers and disseminates science-focused content through our partners, local programs, other media and Academy staff. "Science in Action" at the California Academy of Sciences strives to make science accessible. Through media screens and live chats on the museum floor, the Science Today website, podcasts, and monthly programming, "Science in Action" gathers and disseminates science-focused content through our partners, local programs, other media and Academy staff.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/earth-science-in-action/id416250394?enlh=3.500044.500043.500037.1.&mt=10&ls=1

Monday, August 4, 2014

52 Tips and Tricks for Google Docs in the Classroom

A nice write up on helpful tips and tricks you can use with Google Docs - courtesy of TeachThought.


Free iOS App Today: Math is Easy - Prime Factorization and Equation Solver

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id488574860?mt=8&src=af

Description

Math is Easy - Change Math into Fun , now add Equation Sovler function!

Prime Factorization is the best tool to find prime factors of any number .

It's super fast , you can get result while typing !

Additional functions :
1. Can calculate The Greatest Common Factor .
2. Can calculate The Least Common Multiple .
3. Can generate Random numbers , it can be used for bet , password generator , and decision maker .

Free iOS App Today: Grammar Wonderland (Elementary) from McGraw-Hill

DESCRIPTION

Fly, swim, feed, and toss your way to grammar mastery. Who knew grammar practice could be so much fun?

Lead your character through many wonderful adventures as you practice using nouns, verbs, adjectives, and more!


Free iOS App Today: Whiteboard for iPhone

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id496465537?mt=8&src=af

Description

1. This is a kind of dead-simple whiteboard which is convenient for your work, study and life. You can use the whiteboard to prepare a draft, draw pictures, set an example, writing or doodled and it can also be used as your note paper or blotter.

The White board is widely used in the classroom by school teachers as well as the home by parents' family education, conference room by the boss or others, the field by football coach or basketball coach and other coach to set an example, Art Studio for children to draw pictures, ......etc.

2. Simple operation

You can use only one finger to write, two fingers' gently touched can play a role of an eraser.

If you choose the trimmed-down version, three fingers' gently sweep can clean the screen easily.

Try to snake it, you can find the pictures are saved and you can save the pictures by press the saving button as well.

3. Concise user interface

There are three colors and three types of brush size for you to choose and it is very simple and convenient.

4. After you finish drawing, you can save your pictures as high-resolution images to your album directly or you can print it as well as share it to the SMS, email or SNS (only suitable for IOS6.0 or greater ).

Just so easy. Nothing more, nothing less, Super Simple. Super Excellent.let's download it quickly.

5. Frequently Asked Questions

Question 1: Where are the saving pictures?

Answer: They are saved in the albums of your iPhone or iPad.

Question 2: Hello, why can't I save the pictures? The whiteboard I used before have a health store, but after I upgrading it into 6.0 or 7.0, the storage card couldn't work. I need your help, thanks a lot.

Answer: The errors are caused by the newly increasing privacy mechanism of Apple IOS6 or IOS7. Please open up: Settings–》 Privacy –》Photo, then select to allow the whiteboard to visit your photos.

6.Contact us:
1)Email:readpad@126.com 

Free iOS App Today: Giggle Ghosts (Preschool Counting and Numbers)

DESCRIPTION

A counting game for ages 2-4 – get ready for some numbers fun!

Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers learning counting and numbers, this game also helps practice hand-eye coordination.

Help the Giggle Ghosts get to the party on time! Bounce, drag and giggle away as you try to get all 20 ghosts to the house – then see what surprises await you once you’re there!

Keep an eye on a ghost’s path as it falls, and try to anticipate which chimney it will land on. Then bounce the ghost across the rooftops by touching the chimneys for a musical ‘toot’. Count each ghost as you rescue them – rescue all 20 ghosts, and you earn even more fun at the interactive Ghost Party!

The game features 4 levels that teach basic math skills (counting and numbers) and simple physical science (anticipating a trajectory) while they have fun with the bouncing, laughing ghosts, plus the musical chimneys and all the surprises that await them at the Ghost Party.

Features colorful art, engaging music, brand-new giggles and a unique, fun game play!

From the makers of the award-winning preschool apps "Zoo Train," "Bug Games" and the "Even Monsters" series of interactive books!

***QUESTIONS? CONCERNS?***
We have no way to contact you via a review – if you have any issues or questions, please contact us at preschoolgames@busybeestudios.com!

Questions? Comments? Please drop us a line at preschoolgames@busybeestudios.com, or visit us at http://www.busybeestudios.com/games.

***PRIVACY AND SAFETY***
This app contains NO ads, in-app purchases, push notifications, tracking, or any data collection whatsoever.

This app does contain a link to our website for more information, and links to the iTunes app store in reference to our other games; these links are found only in one contained Parent screen which is separate from the game play screens.

Busy Bee Studios is a member of Moms with Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families.

Free iOS App Today: K-3 Sight Words

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id359068230?mt=8&src=af

Description

Teach Your Kids To Read With Sight Words.

Reading is the most important skill a child will ever have. In most schools children are expected to be able to read short stories by the end of the first grade. Many of the words can not be sounded out they have to be memorized.
A list of words called the “Dolch Sight Words” was compiled to help memorize the most important words need to be able to achieve this task. The list is separated into five groups.

I have included all five levels in the newest version for the same low price.

Why buy all five levels separate when you can get them all here!!!

Free iOS App Today: Grammar Wonderland (Primary) - McGraw-Hill

DESCRIPTION

Fly, swim, feed, and toss your way to grammar mastery. Who knew grammar practice could be so much fun?

Lead your character through many wonderful adventures as you practice using nouns, verbs, adjectives, and more!

Free iOS App Today: ELL Teacher GPS (McGraw-Hill)

DESCRIPTION

The ELL Teacher GPS helps you expand your understanding of English language learners by explaining through videos, tips, and templates about language proficiency levels, classroom strategies, and examining cultural considerations that influence teaching.