Lab4U’sLab4Physics lets students turn their smartphone into a sensor for physics experiments. This iOSapp uses the accelerometers, gyroscopes, and magnetometers built into smartphones to measure, graph, and analyze physical properties and their changes. Students and teachers can then export the data. Lab4U’s Teacher Portal includes documents created by scientists and science educators who are using Lab4Physics to explore the world around them. The information is intended to help teachers get started experimenting with their students using the app. Cost: Free
Through relevant webinars on topics such as “Teaching with Technology,” “Tech As a Learning Tool,” and “Creating Brain-Friendly Classrooms,” Quill reaches out to educators to support their daily needs. Quill.com’s Education Resource Center puts teachers in touch with grants to expand their special programs, awards to recognize their efforts, and sources to enrich STEM programs. Bookmark this growing resource as a daily companion, as well as a source to explore more than 85,000 classroom essentials.
Tune in live to “You Bring the Q’s, We’ll Bring the Hacks,” a free online event sponsored by Microsoft, to see how small changes can have huge student impact. The event will take place on June 27, 2017, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (CT).
RobotLAB has launched Engage! K12, a platform that provides robot-based lessons for a range of subjects and age levels. Engage! K12’s interactive and hands-on learningexperiences are organized by high-interest topics, such as soccer-playing robots or autonomous cars.