Donny Khalaf

Archive for November, 2012|Monthly archive page

Want to be familiar with Earth’s Moon?

In Website on November 30, 2012 at 2:35 pm

If you are teaching or learning about the moon, this tool will help enhance your understanding about what is on the moon.

With Google Moon, you can see tours of lunar landings, 3D models of rovers and landers, 360-degree photo panoramas, and footage of Apollo missions.

Check out the URL at http://www.google.com/moon

Enjoy!

Donny 🙂

Want to explore the far reaches of our Universe online?

In Website on November 30, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Look no further. To help you explore the far reaches of our universe, Google has teamed up with astronomers at some of the largest observatories in the world to bring you a new view of the sky.

Using Google Maps, this tool provides an exciting way to browse and explore the universe. You can find the positions of the planets and constellations in the sky and even watch the birth of distant galaxies as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope.

Check out the URL link: http://www.google.com/sky/

Enjoy!

Donny 🙂

Connect Your Classroom to the World using Skype

In Software, Technology on November 6, 2012 at 8:06 am

Connect Your Classroom to the World

Skype in the Classroom is a free service that provides resources and tools for teachers to use in their classrooms. The service includes more than 2,000 projects from Skype in the Classroom partners and other teachers. The projects are categorized by subject and student age group. Check out the URL: https://education.skype.com/

Projects recently added to the service include:

  • NASA’s Digital Learning Center, which provides opportunities for students to learn how to prepare a space vehicle for liftoff, help scientists and engineers explore the basic principles of matter, design their own spacesuit mission patch,  discover what it’s like to live and work in space, and learn the basics of robotics.
  • The National Museum of the Royal Navy provides mini-tours of the ship HMS Victory, from Admiral Nelson’s cabin to the quarterdeck, and lets students see and discuss artifacts related to the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
  • The British Council has created opportunities for students in developing countries to interact with students in the rest of the world.
  • And Choose2Matter asks schools and teachers to share examples of creative ways of learning with one another.

New projects add to existing Skype in the Classroom projects from Penguin Books, Science Museum London, Microsoft, New York Philharmonic, Peace One Day Education, VerbalizeIt, and more. Teachers can find additional information and sign up for Skype in the Classroom for free on Skype’s education website.

Check it out and ask your Technology Department if they can use the Skype in Classroom.

Enjoy!

Donny 🙂

Free SketchUp Program – Fun and free

In Software, Technology on November 6, 2012 at 7:39 am

SketchUp is a 3D modeling program optimized for a broad range of applications such as architectural, civil, mechanical, film as well as video game design. The best part, it is free.

The program highlights its ease of use, and an online repository of model assemblies and includes a drawing layout functionality, allows surface rendering in variable “styles,” accommodates third-party “plug-in” programs enabling other capabilities.

As a previous owner from Google, it sold to Trimble, a company best known for GPS location services.

Check it out the SketchUp Pro K-12 Statewide License Grant to apply for free softwares below:

https://sites.google.com/site/sketchupprok12statewidegrant/home?utm_source=TechNotes+11-06-12&utm_campaign=TechNotes+11-06-12&utm_medium=email

If you want to download and try the software, click the URL below:

http://www.sketchup.com/intl/en/

Enjoy!

Donny 🙂

My favorite Kindergarten website of the day:

In Technology, Website on November 5, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Yes, it is Dr. Seuss website. Since my childhood, I have always love to read book from Dr. Seuss. Check out the URL link below:

http://www.seussville.com/

It has all the information you need like Video and Games/Activities.

Check it out!!!

Enjoy!

Donny 🙂

Wonder if you should upgrade to Windows 8? Look no further…

In Technology, Website on November 5, 2012 at 3:48 pm

For anyone who wants to fully understand the Windows 8 and what it offers as the next Microsoft Operating System, here is the URL link below:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2013528/free-ebook-teaches-it-pros-the-windows-8-basics.html#tk.nl_today

I have been testing out Windows 8 since beginning of summer 2012 and really like the way it operate and allow you to see the home screen of your favorite program at glance.

Check it out for yourself and you can get 3/4 of the full 200 page book at no cost.

Enjoy!

Donny 🙂