Free Education Webinar Series From NASA Educator Professional Development

Written by Nathan Smith on . Posted in STEM and STEAM

NASA Educator Professional Development is presenting a free series of webinars designed to help teachers incorporate engineering design as a problem-solving method. Join NASA education specialists to learn about activities, lesson plans, educator guides and resources to bring NASA into your classroom.

Engineering in the Classroom Part 1: Introduction to Engineering Design
Audience: 
Pre-service, In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades K-12
Event Date: Aug. 5, 2014, at 7 p.m. EDT
During this 60-minute webinar, participants will focus on an Introduction to Engineering Design.

Engineering in the Classroom Part 2: Single-Class Projects
Audience: 
Pre-service and In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades K-12
Event Date: Aug. 6, 2014, at 7 p.m. EDT
During this 60-minute webinar, participants will focus on a single-class project — ‘Water Filtration.’

Engineering in the Classroom Part 3: Long-Term Projects
Audience: 
Pre-service and In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades K-12
Event Date: Aug. 7, 2014, at 7 p.m. EDT
During this 60-minute webinar, participants will focus on long-term engineering projects.

For more information about these webinars and to register online, visithttps://paragon-tec.adobeconnect.com/admin/show-event-catalog.

Questions about this series of webinars should be directed to Phyllis Alford at palford@paragon-tec.com .

Free iOS App Today: Sago Mini Doodlecast

Written by Nathan Smith on . Posted in iOS Apps, Mobile Apps

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id469487373?mt=8

Description

Sago Mini Doodlecast

App Store Best of 2013! Sago Mini Doodlecast is a unique drawing app that records your voice as you draw. Capture every stroke, word and giggle. Perfect for children ages 2-6. Play back your drawings and share them with friends and family. 

Sago Mini Doodlecast comes with more than 30 drawing prompts – simple questions designed to inspire your child’s imagination. Choose a prompt or start from scratch. The app records the entire drawing process along with audio from the microphone to create short videos. The videos are as fun to watch as they are to create.

Sago Mini Doodlecast is a fun creative activity and a valuable teaching aid. It’s a great way for kids to express themselves through art and conversation. Families can use the app for everything from practicing counting and letters to talking about experiences and feelings.

Features
• Great learning activity
• More than 30 storyte

lling prompts
• Easy-to-use drawing tools
• Records every stroke, word and giggle
• Automatically saves your movies
• Export videos to your camera roll
• Supports more than 14 languages including Spanish, French, German, Russian, Japanese and Mandarin.
• No in-app purchases or third-party advertising, so you and your child can play without interruptions!

Our team of designers and developers create apps that children love and parents trust. We build on kids' natural sense of wonder, creativity and curiosity to make apps that are safe, positive and fun. Sago Mini are the ideal first apps for your little one.

 

Planning for the 2015 Conference

Written by Cody Plumhof on . Posted in 2015 Conference, Website

The UCET Board will be meeting this upcoming week to plan out the 2015 Conference which will be held at a school district and school within the Salt Lake City valley. This meeting is important to hash out all the details so that we can make the conference a benefical and fun time for all those in attendance.

Check back here at www.ucet.org for details beginning at the first of August.