editor: Max Sklar
We reviewed several Game of Life Simulators, but these three have some unique attributes are worth looking into. Each of them is free and runs either on the web or on the desktop. See this post for more information.
Alan Hensel's Game of Life Applet, 1999
This applet was created over ten years ago, but it is still a classic. Even though the internet and process...
edLab Review: National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
editor: Max Sklar
The NLVM is a large set of simple online apps designed to supplement material in math classrooms from K through 12. These Java applets were built over a long period of time at Utah State University (funded by the NSF), with development starting in 1999 and updates all the way through 2008. They divide the applications into 5 categories of learning: Numbers/Operations, Algebra, Geometry, Measurement, and Data Analysis/Probability.
For more on our ratings, download our rubric
[Pros] Variety of topics; highly educational; easy to get started
[Cons] Minor flaws in user interface
[The Bottom Line] Great for supplementing math lessons; read directions
Edlab review: TheBrain
Visual Information Management
Download software here.
TheBrain is a dynamic mind mapping software that lets you link your ideas, files and web pages the way you think. You can visualize thinking, conceptualize ideas, take notes, and brainstorm by dragging and dropping. You can also create and share a context-rich information environment that reflects the way you think.
PersonalBrain 5 Pro ...
Levine, T. H. (2010). Tools for the Study and Design of Collaborative Teacher Learning: The Affordances of Different Conceptions of Teacher Community and Activity Theory. Teacher Education Quarterly, 37.
Teacher professional community has been advocated by scholars in the field of education as a vehicle for professional development and growth. Inquiry communities (Cochran-Smith...
Gus and I recently finished the "Yell and Sell" project at Brooklyn International High School. Overall, it was an incredibly positive and productive experience. Chris (the media teacher) summed it up well when reflecting with the students: "You did a lot of work in short amount of time with something that was a completely new process for you." All told, Gus and I visited Chris' class five times--about a week of classes--and the students were able to deliver some pretty terrific content in that period of time. As a part of the case study, I hope these four videos show the process of using the Media Show as a viable and motivating platform for teaching and learning media production. Thanks for watching!
Werner, S., Krieg-BrÃ¼ckner, B., Mallot, H. A., Schweizer, K., & Freksa, C. (1997). Spatial Cognition: The role of landmark, route, and survey knowledge in ...
EdLab review: Freemind
Freemind is a mind mapping application with which users can visualize their ideas.
Download software: http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Download
Freemind is a mind visualizing tool with which users can conceptualize ideas, take notes, and brainstorm. It can be used for keeping track of projects, including subtasks, state of subtasks, and keeping a ...
Stoddard, J. D. (2009). The Ideological Implications of Using "Educational" Film to Teach Controversial Events. Curriculum Inquiry, 39.
Edlab review: Snapsurveys
A single software solution supporting all survey modes, in any language for all market sectors.
Snapsurveys is a survey software that covers both online and paper survey solution. Snapsurveys provides various types of survey mode and it includes online, paper, PDA, mobile, kiosk, and phone. It also provides simultaneous multilingual services.
In the survey mode, pictures or diagrams can be used. Throughout a web hosting, it can also collect a huge samp...
EdLab Review- Atlas Systems, Inc. ILLiadâ„¢
A single interface for a more efficient interlibrary Loan
See it here.
OCLC ILLiad is a model, implemented in software, of the Interlibrary loan process. Developed in the ILL Department at Virginia Tech, it is the only ILL product created as a result of ILL staff review of the entire ILL operation. The system environment was designed to enhance customer service while reducing costs and staff workload.
Price: Not specified*
* It seems to vary depending on ILL's volum...