Electronic Resources for Science
The electronic resources listed below will help you beter manage your learning this year. Here, you'll find a list of Web 2.0 tools to use to collect, curate, and create resources. You will be sharing your work this year online, with an audience of your choosing, so think about this as you investigate the resources available.
DO NOT use your full name on anything until you bring back a signed release from your parents with permission to do so!
Web 2.0 accounts to create:
- Evernote: It's the completely private place you can store information that you can access again any place, any time, anywhere you have a device. Your information is stored both in the Evernote cloud and on any device so long as you are logged in. In Evernote, you can store most and information such as class notes in the form of text, photos, images, links, and audio recordings, video recordings that you produce. You can acess them from any computer of device that has WIFI or a data plan.
- Open Safari. Create an account at www.evernote.com . Use an email that is not a Newberg Schools email so you can get the confirmation email.
- Once your Evernote account is ready, make a note titled Chemistry - logins (or Biology - logins). To this note, you will add the link and the login information for anything you access today.
- Go to the Evernote app on your iPad and log in. The app is much more friendly on the iPad than the web version. **Remember to log out when you are finished today!**
- Download the Evernote app on any phone, tablet, laptop, or computer that you use regularly.
- Figure out how to create a NOTEBOOK for each of your classes.
Postach.io: You will have photos and other information from class to share with your lab partners. Postach.io lets you publish a note in Evernote to the web. Go toPostach.io.
- Create an account and link it to your Evernote account. A folder labaled Postach.io (plus whatever you name it, so be careful here) will be created in your Evernote account.
- Choose Create a New Site. You get this page. Fill in the pink boxes. The subdomain is what you will type in to the web browser to get to your site. The Site Name is like the title of your page. Use your full name ONLY if you have returned the parent permission form stating that you may do so.
Scroll down and click FINISHED.
- Write a post in the Postach.io notebook on Evernote, tag it with the tag published, sync, and your note will be visible on the web to anyone with the link. This is valuable for sharing your note with someone else.
Blogger - Blogger access is provided for you with your Newberg Google Apps account. You will use this account to publish an e-portfolio contaiing some of your work to share with parents and classmates.
- When logged in to your Newberg mail, find a pull-down menu at the top and choose Blogger.
- Choose New Blog to create a blog to use in Chemistry. Be careful NOT to use your full name.
- Add me as an administrator, so I can easily read new work when you update.
- Paste the link to your blog (NOT the login page!) on this spreadsheet.
- When you finish viewing the class website, return to Blogger to write your first post. Click New Post. Write a title related to the resources you've looked at today. Describe a few resources you viewed and tell how they will be useful to you.
Class website: www.chemistar.com
On the class website, click Chemistry. You will be taken to a page containing class resources and downloads. Add this link to your Evernote page. The entire website is mobile-friendly, so you should be able to access any part through your phone, iPod, or tablet.
- Find the class calendar. If you're absent, or forgot a paper that you need, you can likely get it here. The calendar is protected only to keep search engines from finding it. The access code is ssscience.
- Find and click the link titled What We Did Today for a brief recap, including anything pertinant that was on the board, from a particular day.
- Use the login info you were given to access the electronic textbook site. You can't read the book on an iPad, iPhone, and some other devices because it requires Flash, but you can log in and find the site today. Place your login info in Evernote, in your Chemistry Logins note. If you've downloaded the Evernote app to your device, you can go to the note and take a photo of your info right from the note.
- Check out the Links page. When you're tempted to randomly Google some info, remember that I've already done that and selected sites where you will likely find what you need. Start with the Links page.
- On the LINKS page, find the MSDS section. Select a link and search for a chemical (try sodium chloride). You'll need to be able to look up MSDS information for each chemical you use this year, so get very familiar with a site. I recommend the first link to Flinn. We purchase most chemicals from Flinn and their MSDS are short and sweet - like the one we used in class.
- Under Units of Study, you will find a page for each project/unit we will work with this year. Have a look to see what we've alsready done and where we will be going. What information can you find on this page?
- Once StudentVue and ParentVue are ready for you, they will be linked here as well.
© L. C. Lee 1990-2013
This work by Luann Christensen Lee is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at www.chemistar.com.