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Virulent Is An Infectiously Engaging Simulation | Audio Review # 126

Overview Virulent is an iTunes app simulation of virus behavior that incorporates gamification elements to engage students from grades 4-12 in exploring the microscopic world. The player becomes the “mind” of the viral invader, seeking to combat the defenses of the host in order to not only survive, but to thrive. The graphics are crisp, […]

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Audio Review #115 | Touch Physics Lets Students Digitally Interact With Pushes and Pulls

Touch Physics is an iPad or Android app.  It’s designed to teach students physics through challenges that become increasingly harder the more they solve.  Each challenge requires students to apply the concepts of force and motion to solve.  In order to solve the challenges students draw shapes on the screen to cause actions.  For example […]

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Audio Review # 60 | The NSTA Learning Center is your go resources for the NGSS.

Overview I am incredibly excited about this resources.  If you are one of the schools who have adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) then you know that good resources that truly align to the curriculum are hard to find.  The NSTA learning center has published a series of webinars on the NGSS walking through […]

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Audio Review # 29 PhET Your Way to Create Science Simulations

PhET provides fun, free, interactive, research-based science and mathematics simulations. The simulations are written in Java, Flash or HTML5, and can be run online or downloaded to your computer. All simulations are open source and can be used at any level of science instruction up through college. There are over 110 million simulations available for […]

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