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More STEM Tools from Edshelf

More great STEM tools have been filling the edshelf directory  this past week. Here are six notable tools that range from websites to mobile apps to physical products. Many cross the boundary between real-world interactions and online simulations.

  • Project Noah – Give your learners a mission: Go find, photograph, and journal the local wildlife using this free crowdsourced resource.
  • goREACT – There are dozens of periodic table apps, but this one has a twist. Drag & drop elements together and watch the resulting chemical reactions.
  • Frog Dissection – If you don’t have access to frog dissection kits, here is a less messy alternative: an iPad app. No more cleaning frog intestines from desks and floors!
  • Money Math – A great way to learn the practicality of math is through money. Count US coins and calculate prices with this iPad game.
  • Raspberry Pi – This popular credit-card sized computer is a great tool for learning engineering and computer science concepts. Very versatile and used in lots of products.
  • QuadBlogging – What better way to show off your students’ STEM projects than through a class blog? This UK service uses an interesting collaborative process to encourage student comments & collaboration across schools.

Edshelf is a great place to share, categorize and apply educational apps, mobile or web. Sign up and join an active community of educators integrating technology into the classroom in meaningful and powerful ways!

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