Posts Tagged "history"
“There’s an app for that.” – Socrates
Obviously, that’s not a true quote, but…. what if?
If history’s renowned “thinkers” and philosophers- Socrates, Plato, religious leaders, etc. – had mobile devices to use on a consistent basis, what apps and services would they have employed? We can’t say with certainty, but we can have fun speculating. One thing is conclusive: we are the generation that can use these amazing tools to reference and renew the thoughts and intellect from yesterday.
The apps listed below are widely known; framing their use from this perspective renews respect for what may be normally take for granted.
For those who really like to speculate, here’s a thought to chew on while you’re reading: if yesterday’s innovative thinkers had access to these apps, do you think we would have progressed towards peace and prosperity or regressed to further corruption?
This is intended to be a lighthearted post; I encourage you to post your thoughts and ideas (however “out of the box” they may be) in the comments section at the end of this post or on the K12 Mobile Learning Facebook page.
Here are four apps and services that I think some of the greatest thinkers of all time would have appreciated:
1. TEDRead More
The augmented reality manipulatives section of my blog will provide you with many augmented reality resources to use in your classroom as I’ve done in the video below:
On that page, you’ll find augmented reality resources for the following content areas:Read More
I never knew this until now, but Texas Instruments provides “Study Cards” that can be downloaded for pretty much any content area. This includes:
- SAT Prep
- and of course, math
All you’ll need is a TI-83 Plus calculator and the TI Graphlink USB cable adapter to connect the calculator to your computer so that you can download the study cards. The cable also comes with bundled software that will get you started transferring files from your computer to your calculator. This cable also works with the older (but cheaper) TI-73 calculators.
Click the links below for a complete list of study cards and the downloadable files from Texas Instrument:
Please note that the study cards are compatible with the Ti-83 Plus family and the Ti-84 Plus, but the Graphlink adapter mentioned above doesn’t mention the Ti-84 Plus.
Looks like we may have found a reason to keep those old TI-83 calculators around a little bit longer!Read More
With the launch of the new T-mobile G2 Android phone comes the release of Wolfram Alpha for Android. Wolfram Alpha gives users the ability to search its database of knowledge by using your voice. It provides extensive data on a variety of subjects, including (but not limited to) math, science, history, health, engineering, sports, and music.
Like the iPhone version of Wolfram Alpha, it’s available for the Android for $1.99Read More