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In the information age of today education, learning and teaching is changing fast. The technology that is being used in and outside of the classroom is everywhere. Almost every student has a cell phone with access to the Internet. Even with out Internet access there are educational applications for iPhone, iPad and so on. The methods for teaching students and special needs students are expanding. Some schools are going all iPad. Meaning all students will have iPads with digital textbooks and new learning tools.
For students these types of applications can be very useful. The student who cannot focus on one type of learning at a time can flip back and fourth through the app to stay focused. The student who is an extremely visual learner will be attracted to the devices colorful screen of pictures in the lesson. The student who has trouble writing notes or preparing them self for a test can simply open up previous lessons and practice on the interactive quizzes of the apps. The student who is a auditory learner can listen to nature sounds while reviewing topics or watch videos related to each topic. The very high performing student can find interesting topic related daily news and summarize it for the class. All of these options can be utilized through one educational app.
Earth Science Regents Buddy is the ultimate tool for learning Earth Science. This app was designed by a teacher who has used all possible multimedia resources in the classroom for teaching regents curriculum. Earth Science Regents Buddy is not only an app for learning Earth Science, but also an app for teachers. The features of this app makes studying extremely convenient.
The features of this app include everything you need to prepare for the Earth science regents exam and learn Earth Science.
1. This app includes attractive lessons on all topics below.
2. Earth Science Regents interactive Fun quizzes by topic (with real regents questions)
3. Daily Earth Science and science news updates.
4. Regents exams with the key.
5. Fun videos from youtube.
6. Flash cards by topic.
The topics covered are:
A major understandings, skills, and real-world applications drawn from the following 8 subject areas:
1. Size, Shape, and Composition of Earth
3. Rocks and Minerals
4. Weathering, Erosion, Deposition, and Landforms
5. Earthquakes and Plate Tectonics
6. Earth History
7. Meteorology and Climate
This app would be ideal for classrooms with iPads because it has the resources to prepare for a regents or to present a lesson. All the regents buddy apps are available on the app store and have been helping teachers and students since their release.
More content will be added on a regular basis so please check for updates.
***** Best Elementary APP Award Nominee for 2011 *****
*All states curriculum is taken in to consideration.
*Maintained high standards and framed good quality questions in all subjects.
*Some questions follow True or False pattern to explain the concepts.
*Explanations are provided for some hard questions to guide the kid in learning the concepts.
*Performance card is provided to keep track of each subject score. It helps parents to easily analyze which subjects the kid excels and subjects that have scope to improve.
-Additions(Easy number additions to Hard word problems).
-Subtractions(Easy number subtractions to Hard word problems).
-Geometry(Identify shapes, Number of sides and vertices from Triangle to Decagon).
-Fractions(Different geometry shapes in fractions to understand the concepts).
-Time(Reading different clocks, Hours and minutes concepts).
-General(Concepts Even numbers, Odd numbers and Number patterns).
-Grammar(Punctuations, Compound words, Nouns, Verbs, Adverbs and Adjectives).
-Sentence(Fill in the blanks, Complete sentences).
-Spelling(Identify the correct spelled word).
-General(Plurals, Antonyms, Synonyms).
-Life science (Basic understanding of Plants and Animals).
-Earth Science (Measuring concepts like Pounds, Fahrenheit, Miles and Gallons).
-Physical Science(Concepts for material states like Solids, Liquids and Gases).
-Geography(States, Capitals, State Nicknames, and Outline Maps).
-Civics (Basic functionality of Government branches Legislative, Judicial and Executive).
-History(American History and Historic Places).
-General(Time Zones like EST, CST and PST).
Practicing more number of times will give enough information for a second grader.
Some questions may look high standards for a second grader but we have taken different U.S. states curriculum into consideration while preparing them.
Please check the website for more app screens and YouTube video.
We value your feedback, so please email us at email@example.com for suggestions on improving our Second Grade App.
This application places the ISS on the map in real time.
Calculate the orbit from the current time of device and TLE data, which obtained www.celestrak.com.
Green line is drawn 50 minutes before and after the current position of the ISS.
The user's position is marked with an android with the arm held high, surrounded by a semi-transparent red circle.
The red circle indicates approximately the area where the ISS would be visible by the user. That is, if the ISS is inside the circle, in theory, you could watch it at the sky. Remember, NEVER LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN!
Internet access is used to obtain maps and update once a day TLE data. More zoom means more data traffic.
From the preferences menu you can enable/disable automatic tracking on the map.
The local time Can also be superimposed on the map.
Although you can get to see the ISS for the day is much easier to see at night, because in the night sky is the second brightest object after the Moon and before of Venus.
But to be visible at night must be some circumstances:
-The ISS must be illuminated by the sun, ie outside the cone of shadow of the Earth.
-The sun must be at least 10 degrees below the horizon or, in other words, must have had at least 40 minutes before or must miss more than 40 minutes to come out.
-In its pass, the ISS must rise more than 5 degrees above the horizon. Less than 5 degrees is not visible by the distortion generated by the atmosphere.
From the main application window, pressing the menu key you can select "Visible Pass".
From this screen we have the date, time and position of the observer and a refresh button (circular arrow).
Pressing the button proceed to calculate the visible pass for the next 2 days (changeable in preferences screen).
The result is a list of steps visible. Each step consists of:
-Day and month.
-Initial instant. Time, altitude in degrees, azimuth in degrees (cardinal point equivalent)
-Instant of Maximum altitude. Time, altitude in degrees, azimuth in degrees (cardinal point equivalent)
-Final instant. Time, altitude in degrees, azimuth in degrees (cardinal point equivalent)
Alarms: You can on/off pressing alarm button (top-left icon).
The locator uses accelerometer, the compass of the device and the calculated data to show the position of the ISS on sky from observer's position.
That is, when we moves the device to the sky shows a red triangle in the position of the ISS and a green dotted line showing the visible pass.
It also includes a positioning aid, based vibration:
- Hold the device pointing to the horizon, turn on your feet so as to vary only the azimuth (N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW). When the azimuth differs from the ISS in less than 10 ° there is a vibration.
- Now vary the altitude, vibration intensifies as it approaches the ISS and will be greatest when the red triangle is displayed.
- You can activate / deactivate the vibration by touching the screen.
Altitude: The angle of a celestial object measured upward from the horizon of the observer. An object on the horizon has altitude 0 ° while one directly overhead the observer is 90 °.
Azimuth: The direction of celestial object measured along the direction of clockwise from the northern horizon of the observer. An object in the north has azimuth 0 °, east 90 °, south 180 ° and 270 ° west
If you like the app you can donate to developer from Extensions menu.