The 55 best free education apps for ipad

The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad

Finding apps isn’t difficult. Finding education apps is only a bit more challenging. Finding free education apps is also possible. Finding free education apps worth downloading is a different story entirely.

The following is our list for the 55 best apps for learning we can find. Some are formal learning–math drilling and phonics, for example–while others are RSS readers, social media platforms, and the like. These are purposely not all purely academic, “training” apps that focus on individual skills, but rather the an array of apps students could use daily to improve their ability to think, connect, and use information.

A few notes:

1. Some may require in-app purchases, but we tried to limit these. We also tried to limit how many “lite/free” versions of more robust paid apps we included. We wanted the list to be as truly free as possible for you to use.

2. Some of these we included a brief statement of why you should use the app, while others we included developer commentary.

3. They are numbered, but are in no certain order.

4. We tried to included a wide variety of apps. It might be that 25 of the best 50 are phonics instruction, but we didn’t want the list dominated by any single grade level or content area.

5. We’ve got an Android version coming in the next few days.

The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad

Developer Description: View 360-degree panoramas of places around the globe with Street View; View high resolution satellite imagery of locations around the world.

Developer Description: “… explore more than 750 Science, Math, Social Studies, English, Engineering & Tech, Arts & Music, and Health subjects right on their mobile devices. All movies are close captioned, so it’s easy for them to read along.”

Developer Description: “This app is a fun way for parents, teachers, librarians, and readers to get more information about top rated books at the fifth and sixth grade level. Tag a book as “I want this” or “I’ve read this” to add it to your list. You can email your list out for an easy way to show which books you’re interested in getting and which books you’ve already completed.”

This app is a fun way for parents, teachers, librarians, and readers to get more information about top rated books at the fifth and sixth grade level. Tag a book as “I want this” or “I’ve read this” to add it to your list. You can email your list out for an easy way to show which books you’re interested in getting and which books you’ve already completed.

Developer Description: “(This) full body app, with its elegant design and nine layers of musculoskeletal, neurovascular, and internal organ visual content, contains over 70,000 words of learning material.”

Developer Description: “ A growing library of over 80 hands-on Science lessons that are great for home and the classroom. These short videos demonstrate inexpensive and easy to recreate experiments that are designed to inspire and excite kids of all ages.”

Developer Description: “Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organized, save your ideas and improve productivity. Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders–and makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go.”

Developer Description: See.Touch.Learn. to build custom picture card lessons and automatically track their child’s responses. Includes a starter set of stunning, high-quality images and 60 exercises created by a certified assistant behavior analyst!

Developer Description: “This app helps students learn sight words, the most common words in children’s literature. It covers a few words from both the Fry’s and Dolch lists. Words are presented in context in fun videos. This helps learners understand the meaning of the words, which aids in reading comprehension.”

Developer Description: “Instant access to all the media, news, events, and information you need.”

Developer Description: “When you find an interesting article, video or web page that you want to read, watch or view later, put it in Pocket. Once it’s in Pocket, it automatically syncs across to your phone, tablet and computer so you can view it anytime on any device, even without an internet connection.”

Developer Description: “Adobe® Inspire Magazine is a free publication that contains original content geared toward informing, enlightening, and inspiring creative professionals and hobbyists. Documenting the best of web and interaction design practices for over 10 years, each bimonthly issue features articles, tutorials, and videos by experts about new and emerging technologies as well as best practices to help you excel at your job.”

Developer Description: “The NETS video library is a collection of video of actual classrooms, enriched by additional material such as lesson context, teacher handouts and even student work, accessible alongside the video.”

Developer Description: “What did Earth’s continents and oceans look like 250 million years ago, or 1 billion years ago for that matter? Can we say anything about Earth’s climate as far back as our planet’s origin? Use your fingertips to scroll through Earth history for the last 4.5 billion years.”

Developer Description: “At Cambridge University Press, we know that Phrasal verbs are complicated for non-native English speakers to learn and use. We also know that it’s essential to use them if we want our writing and speaking to sound natural. However, studying unending lists doesn’t seem to be the best way to learn and use them efficiently. Phrasal verbs are, more than anything, action. And action must be visual. The more visually stimulating the learning, the better we will understand and assimilate the phrasal verbs.”

Developer Description: “SkyORB features many functions as a 3D real-time representation of the planets position around the sun, the ability to hold your device and point toward a visible star and planet and reveal the name by tracking the GPS position, compass orientation, the elevation from the gyroscope, warn the user when a phenomenon is occurs as a full moon, a planet really visible, which is worth the observation.”

SkyORB features many functions as a 3D real-time representation of the planets position around the sun, the ability to hold your device and point toward a visible star and planet and reveal the name by tracking the GPS position, compass orientation, the elevation from the gyroscope, warn the user when a phenomenon is occurs as a full moon, a planet really visible, which is worth the observation.

Developer Description: “Edmodo makes it easy for teachers and students to stay connected and share information. Use your iOS device to send notes, submit assignments, post replies, and check messages and upcoming events while away from the classroom.

Developer Description: “Give a non-verbal child or adult a voice! TapToTalk turns an iPhone™, iPad™ or iPod touch® into an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device. TapToTalk makes communication fun, like another “game” on this cool device. Just tap a picture and TapToTalk speaks. Each picture can lead to another screen of pictures.”

Developer Description: “The Kindle app is optimized for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, giving users the ability to read Kindle books, newspapers, magazines, textbooks and PDFs on a beautiful, easy-to-use interface.

Developer Description: “With Duolingo, you learn a language completely free, without ads or hidden charges. You have fun while you learn, leveling up and competing with friends. You have the opportunity to translate real-world texts in the language you are learning, and in doing so, help us translate the Web into other languages”

Why You Should Try It: Math with visual, digital objects that represent meaning!

Why You Should Try It: It’s among the most elegant and what-you’d-expect-a-kid’s-book-on-the-ipad-to-look-like examples of an “iBook” we’ve seen.

Developer Description: “Fly around the planet with a swipe of your finger with Google Earth for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Explore distant lands or reacquaint yourself with your childhood home. Search for cities, places, and businesses. Browse layers including roads, borders, places, photos and more. Visit the Earth Gallery to find exciting maps such as real-time earthquakes, planes in flight, hiking trails, city tours, and more.”

Developer Description: “Sign in to sync your personalized Chrome experience from your computer, and bring it with you anywhere you go.”

Why You Should Try It: You probably already have, but this is native way to view a wide variety of documents on the iPad.

Why You Should Try It: TED Talks consistently delivers passionate arguments from people that love learning. Whether or not they’ve oversaturated the market or jumped the shark entirely, they’re a must-have resource for the progressive educator.

Developer Description: “Soar through the universe with the Hubble Space Telescope, exploring discoveries from dark energy to colliding galaxies. This highly interactive eBook features video, image galleries and more to reveal the record of scientific breakthroughs behind Hubble’s stunning images of the cosmos.”

Why You Should Try It: Great for letter recognition practice for pre-school and Kindergarten.

Developer Description: “Four math games allow children to experience math concepts through manipulation. Rods is an addition/subtraction game that uses different sized rods side by side to show how two numbers make up another one. The child selects the rod that makes up the missing piece.”

Developer Description: “View the Common Core State Standards in one convenient FREE app! A great reference for students, parents, and teachers to easily read and understand the core standards. Quickly find standards by subject, grade, and subject category (domain/cluster). This app includes Math standards K-12 and Language Arts standards K-12. Math standards include both traditional and integrated pathways (as outlined in Appendix A of the common core) and synthesizes Language Arts standards with the Corresponding College and Career Readiness Standards (CCR’s).”

Developer Description: “History Line is a collaborative learning game for the iPad focusing on US History. The game can be played by 1-6 players. As a single player game, a series of historical events are presented on the screen and the goal of the game is to place the events onto a timeline at the bottom of the screen in the correct sequence. When the event placed on the line is correct the date appears below.”

Why You Should Try it: This is an extremely well-produced science show–typical for NOVA and their other media.

Why You Should Try It: It’s not exactly free, as it depends on in-app purchases, but for both students and teachers, these guides (at $2 a pop) are useful study companions.

Why You Should Try It: A decent, free test-prep app that isn’t innovative or engaging in the least, but may prove easier on the students than teacher-led drill-and-kill.

Why You Should Try It: It’s a stunning and visually engaging RSS reader for the iPad–possibly the best.

Developer Description: “The Exoplanet app is a highly visual and interactive catalogue of all known exoplanets. Exoplanets are planets orbiting stars beyond our own Solar System. It is frequently updated whenever new discoveries are confirmed. An amazing model of the Milky Way lets you explore our universe all the way from the Solar System to the cosmic microwave background.”

Developer Description: “This app will help your child learn the sounds of the letters of the alphabet, which are necessary for reading. Learning the sounds of the letters gives your child the tools for reading and helps them become better readers. A matching phonetic photo image is matched with each letter to help your child learn the sound of each letter.”

Developer Description: “ Easy, simple and intuitive, just write the mathematical expression on the screen then let MyScript technology perform its magic converting symbols and numbers to digital text and delivering the result in real time.”

Why You Should Try It: Grid-style RSS reader makes processing large amounts of information a breeze.

Why You Should Try It: Foundational document of the United States that’s surprisingly misunderstood.

Why You Should Try It: Don’t look now, but Google+ is not only alive, but just might be the social media platform out there. (Now, if we can just get everyone to start using it.)

Why You Should Try It: Skim, curate, share, and publish on the go.

Developer Description: It doesn’t matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology; Khan Academy’s materials and resources (over 3500 videos) are available to you completely free of charge.”

Why You Should Try It: Visual browsing of tweets. Not only cool, but adds additional function and meaning to the tweets as well.

Why You Should Try It: Probably the most underrated resource Apple provides.

Developer Description: “Experience NPR as a delightful magazine! The NPR iPad app presents our award-winning storytelling as a seamless mix of audio, text and images in a clean visual design. With a focus on News, Arts & Life, and Music, the app gives you content that’s broad, deep and timely.”

Why You Should Try It: Visual and social news browsing for the win.

Why You Should Try It: Free PBS video content to your lap.

Why You Should Try It: This is the quickest way to search the most powerful search engine on the planet from your iPad.

Developer Description: “Motion Math Zoom’s zoomable, stretchable number line is missing some numbers – it’s up to your child to put the numbers back where they belong. The new game uses concrete objects to represent abstract numbers: from dinosaurs in the thousands down to amoebas in the thousandths. Fun animal animations and sound effects help elementary school children master the number line.”

Developer Description: “Orbit Architect allows you to interactively design and explore satellite orbital geometry through the multi-touch interface of the iPad. You can manipulate a satellite orbit using pinch and rotate multi-touch gestures, see the effects on the orbit and its ground track in real-time, and animate the results. As you change the orbit, dynamic diagrams will illuminate the meaning of each orbital parameter.”

Developer Description: “Numbler is a game where players build math equations in a familiar crossword style board. All the mental fun of popular board and online word games, but with numbers instead of letters.”

Why You Should Try It: Foundational early learning skills through play.

Developer Description: TeacherKit is a personal organizer for the teacher. It enables the teacher to organize classes, and students. Its simple and intuitive interface enables teachers to track the attendance, grades and behavior of students.

Developer Description: “Get clues, analyze data, solve the case, and save lives! In this fun app, you get to be the Disease Detective. Do you quarantine the village? Talk to people who are sick? Ask for more lab results? The better your answers, the higher your score – and the more quickly you’ll save lives. You’ll start out as a Trainee and can earn badges by solving cases, with the goal of earning the top rank: Disease Detective.”

Why You Should Try It: If you’re a teacher, you don’t need this one explained.

The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad

13 top schools for teaching amp education degrees online

Find a School Online Now

We need more teachers in the US, there’s no question about that. As the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics  states, the need for teachers across all levels will only increase. And with technology continuing to evolve, we need them to be as tech saavy as their students need to be (and probably already are!) Whether you’re completely new to teaching, a new teacher looking to complete your Master’s degree, or you want to further your education or get a certificate in a certain area, an online teaching degree might be a good option for you.

Especially if you’re working full-time, moving to a place with a good program and losing your income might not be feasible.

We write a lot about some of the online learning options available these days. These range from online tutors (both long term tutors and someone to whom you can pose a quick question or two) to MOOCs, free and paid online classes, certificates, and full degree programs. While you might still need to figure out if online learning is a good choice for you. taking a look at some of the options for enriching your own education as a teacher can help you see what’s out there.

Not all of the programs have the same offerings and rules, so you might be able to test out a course from one school without fully enrolling in the program to see if it is a good fit for you. Many of the schools we’ve listed below that offer teaching degrees online also offer teaching degrees in an on-campus format as well, and hybrid formats may be available, too.

Schools Offering Teaching Degrees Online

Walden University

Northcentral University

Welcome to catholic education in tasmania mdash tasmanian catholic education office

Welcome to Catholic Education in Tasmania

“I came that they may have life, and have it to the full” John 10:10

We are a community of thirty-seven schools and colleges serving almost 16,000 students and their families across Tasmania. Our schools aim to be centres of excellence where students are offered opportunities to fully develop and learn to integrate their gifts of body, mind and spirit in a challenging learning environment within a caring community, a community based on Gospel values.

Catholic Education in Tasmania continues the proud tradition of providing an education which is mandated by the Catholic Church and centred on the Person of Jesus Christ. Catholic education continues to build on the great tradition of the religious who staffed our schools for over a hundred and fifty years, devoting their lives to the education of children and young people, especially those who were poor or in need. It is this legacy of commitment and generosity that continues to inspire our educational communities.

Religious Education is foundational to the life of Catholic schooling and our programs are based on the Tasmanian Religious Education curriculum Good News for Living. Our schools offer a comprehensive and contemporary curriculum covering each of the Key Learning Areas that develop Literacy, Numeracy, Science, Technology, the Arts, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences. We have extensive programs for Vocational Education and Training.

Our schools are approximately 80% publicly funded through combined federal and state government funding, and 20% through fees and community contributions. No family who aspires to a Catholic Education is excluded from enrolment on the basis of economic hardship.

We invite you to learn more about our system of schools as you explore this website.

The Tasmanian Catholic Education Office acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Tasmania and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to them and their cultures, and to the elders past and present.

Youth and education opportunities in kenya

Youth and Education Opportunities in Kenya

Kenya’s education system is based on an 8-4-4 system, which is eight years in primary school, four years in secondary school, and four years in tertiary education. Despite the Kenyan government’s declaration of a Free Primary Education (FPE) policy, over 1.7 million children still remain out of school, the majority of whom are street children living in slums or in marginalized pastoralist communities.

To read more about Youth and Education issues in Kenya, click here .

To support local youth care and education programs, FSD interns, volunteers, and donors work with community-based organizations in Kakamega and Mombasa to:

  • Teach core subjects in English to primary and secondary school students. Subjects include mathematics, business education, biology, chemistry, physics, English, music, art and design, history and civics, HIV/AIDS education, and geography.
  • Provide resources for a care center for orphaned children (3-4 years of age) that provide nutrition, care, and recreational activities.
  • Organize recreational activities for students, such as soccer, netball, basketball, volleyball, music, dance, drama, choir, boy/girl scouts, field trips (to local forests, prisons, and hospitals), farming activities (e.g. gathering crops), and/or horticulture.
  • Provide counseling, tutoring, and recreational activities to primary school children who have been orphaned—generally due to HIV/AIDS—and are at severe risk of dropping out of school.
  • Support a community youth center’s initiatives aimed at providing families with the information and tools they need to avoid and remove themselves from common poverty traps. Initiatives include educational theatre productions, group discussions with peer educators, counseling, and training toward income-generating activities.
  • Teach a variety of vocational subjects to children and adolescents, such as carpentry, masonry, tailoring, and basic construction techniques appropriate to the region.

Read more about Youth and Education programs and opportunities initiated by our Community Partners in Kenya.

For a description of the Youth and Education opportunities available in each country, click on the links below:

Click here to return back to the Youth and Education home page.

Sites for students

American Field Guide Video clips and information about ecosystems, earth and space, plants, and more.

Atoms Family

BrainPOP Check out the free movies section.

Building Big Explore large structures and what it takes to build them. Companion to the PBS series.

Changing the Face of Medicine: Women Physicians Resources, games, more. Grades: 6 and up.

ChemiCool Periodic Table

Darwin American Museum of Natural History. A plethora of information about Charles Darwin.

Darwin 200 Natural History Museum.

EIA’s Kids Page: Energy

Energy Quest

Exploratorium: The Museum of Science, Art, and Human Perception

EurekAlert! Science News and Resources for Kids

Exploring Time Time-lapse videos of a wide variety of events: glacier retreats, gymnast, seasons, and more. Franklin Institute Online

National Geographic for Kids

Neuroscience for Kids

Simply Science Resources, information, "flash bits," and more.

Sodaconstructor Use digital soda straws to construct models.

Understanding Evolution One-stop source of information on evolution.

Get real an english major’s guide to internships heidelberg university

Get Real! An English Major’s Guide to Internships

Apr 24, 2013

By Laura Van Valkenburgh ‘13

Have your parents ever asked you how you’re ever going to get a job with your English degree? Do you find that question annoying, yet you’re sort of wondering about it yourself?

Many of us at Heidelberg have found that a helpful way to answer this question is by obtaining an internship. I was originally an English education major; with that choice, there is an obvious career path. That’s why when I switched to English as my major, I knew I had to dig a little deeper to discover what I could do.

Initially, I went to my advisor in the English department asking what my best choice would be. I was immediately told that I should try to find an internship. Now, that immediately sounded scary to me, but I knew it would be beneficial. I was always told that internships give you a leg up on the competition in the job world.

I went to Kristen Lindsay, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs for Student Success and Director of the Academic & Career Support Center (see contact info at the bottom of this article), to ask for advice on how to find an internship. The first piece of information she told me was that I had to write and/or update my resume. She showed me how to format it so that it would please a potential employer. She explained that looking for internship is essentially the same process as looking for a job.

After she helped me with my resume, I started searching online for internships. The Heidelberg website has links to different internship databases, but Kristen Lindsay told me I should ask places that haven’t actually posted information about them. I did just that. Since I’m from a suburb of Cleveland, I started asking places around there so that I could live at home while interning. I e-mailed inquiries to places like chambers of commerce, local newspapers, and libraries.

In the end, I got an overwhelmingly positive response from the Cuyahoga County Public Library. I didn’t actually have to interview with them, but they had me send my resume and some other publications to show my writing ability. They asked me what kind of work I would like to do, so I explained that I had an English writing major and would like experience in technical writing and other areas. The CCPL crafted an internship just for me, and I got to write, implement, and co-lead different youth writing programs. It was a lot more fun than sitting at a desk all day! But I also did write guidebooks, I worked on a grant, I worked with the Marketing Division, and I gathered information from various employees for a research project. I received plenty of valuable information and experience in diverse areas of writing.

However, the CCPL could only offer 5 hours of credit for an internship, so if you wanted to inquire with them, I would suggest you only do so if you live in the Cleveland area. I drove back and forth to Heidelberg every Friday since I was no longer living on campus but still needed course credits to be considered a full-time student. It was tiresome, but I definitely believe it was worth it – because while I learned so much at my internship, I also had fun meeting all the new people and learning how to work in the “real world.”

I also talked to some other Heidelberg English majors who obtained internships. Jackie Stanziano and Clayton Burke both worked with the Habitat for Humanity located in Tiffin. Clay also said he did not need to interview there; Dr. Kimmel works on the Habitat for Humanity board, so he acted as a recommender for Clay. Clay said he gained valuable experience in grant-writing and advertising techniques – which are both very viable paths for an English major. Clay said, “People on the line between an internship: DO IT. You won’t regret it and neither will your resume.”

Jackie agreed, saying, “I feel like the degree itself is abstract, and internships allow a person to show on a resume applicable skills and time worked.” She said Dr. Kimmel recommended her to the Habitat for Humanity internship, so if gaining experience in technical writing and grant-writing sounds beneficial for you, you should ask him about it. Plus, Jackie said Joe Swora, the executive director of the Seneca Habitat, is very flexible and will work with you to find the right credit hours.

Logan Burd obtained an internship at Community Hospice Care in Tiffin. He says he had a “painless” interview with them – he said they both wanted the same things out of the experience, so he was offered the internship. He said that unfortunately he wasn’t able to work a lot with writing, but he still feels that working in a non-profit organization will always look good on a resume. He says that as English major you should try to get one, two, or three internships in your time in college!

He’s probably right. Any writing work you can do will set you apart as an English major. There’s tons of work out there that you would be able to do – prove it to potential employers by snagging an internship!

To ask for advice on obtaining an internship, please visit The Academic and Career Support Center in Campus Center 315.

Or contact Kristen Lindsay:

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Promotional Slogans to Educate the Public

Health

If your business is health-oriented, you legitimately can develop slogans that promote your products and business while educating the public on health topics. For example, oatmeal has many health benefits, such as adding healthy fiber and lowering cholesterol. If you carry oatmeal products, slogans could incorporate low cholesterol messages such as “Keep Numbers Low to Aim High” or “A Day’s Fiber in One Bowl.” You also can broaden slogans to cover lifestyles that your business promotes, such as low-sodium or low-sugar. Display a teaspoon of salt with a slogan “Stop at a Teaspoon; Start a Healthy Life.” This educates the public that one teaspoon provides enough daily salt.

Fitness

Businesses that cater to fitness and sports, such as clothing and equipment companies, are also ideal for educational messages in promotional slogans. Promote pedometers with slogans about the benefits of walking 10,000 steps a day, boiling that number into meaningful recommendations. For example, “Park 5 Minutes Away for 10,000 A Day” demonstrates that just parking farther from the store or office can add more steps than people realize. Other fitness topics to consider are protective headgear for activities such as horseback riding or bicycling.

Safety

Many businesses cater to individual safety, some more obviously than others. Home security systems are logical choices, but so are door and window locks, stair railings, fire extinguishers and garage door openers. Portable flashlights and reflective tape are important for individuals traveling at night. You can incorporate safety messages with many products, from weather tips when selling rain or snow gear, to dryer vent care with laundry supplies. For example, a poster showing a woman’s midsection in a bikini can have a slogan: “There are two places where lint should never accumulate. Can you guess the other one?” Then a reminder of “Once a Year, Clean it Here!” with a picture of a dryer vent.

Public and Private Partnerships

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Find Fashion Internships

Fashion internships allow you to get up close and personal with more than clothing and models. Through a fashion internship, you can learn about business-to-business transactions between suppliers and distributors; clothing and style design processs, production cycles, and budgets; marketing and cross-promotion campaigns; multimedia coverage of the fashion industry; international and public relations; photography and graphic design; and style and pop culture.

Marketing your product line to your target audience is the most important part of the fashion design industry. For young professionals looking for a career in this segment of the industry, fashion internships are a perfect stepping stone. As interns with fashion houses, candidates earn valuable real world experience in the fashion industry with the overall understanding of the fashion marketing process. Working in coordination with fashion designers, interns can learn how to first fabricate designs that are appealing to the target audience and then promote the product line with complimenting campaigns. The internship requires the candidates to be passionate about the fashion world and have a solid understanding of the prevailing trends in the industry.

Introduction sustainable development education learning teaching and assessment

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The goal of sustainable development is to enable all people throughout the world to satisfy their basic needs and improve the quality of their lives without compromising the quality of life for future generations.

Delivering the curriculum through sustainable development education

Developing our children and young people as global citizens through sustainable development education is a key context for learning within Curriculum for Excellence. Sustainability issues feature prominently in the experiences and outcomes and offer learners an opportunity to engage with complex ethical issues relating to climate change, social justice, interdependence, health and wellbeing and biodiversity.

In this regard sustainable development education is an ideal vehicle for interdisciplinary learning and can be used to bring relevance, depth, challenge and breadth to learning.

Embedding themes relating to sustainability within the curriculum, and in the life of the school, develops our children and young people as global citizens and equips them with skills, values and attributes for learning, life and work. It is estimated that 130,000 new jobs will be created in the next 10 to 15 years as Scotland makes a transition to a low carbon economy – up to 95,000 of these will be in the energy sector .

Using sustainable development education as a context for learning empowers learners to contribute to this process of change within society and also helps them to develop the skills required to access exciting career opportunities.

If Scotland is to realise its ambitions to move towards a low carbon, zero waste future and deliver on the commitments outlined in Learning for Change: Scotland’s action plan for the second half of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development then it is also important that we promote effective collaboration between all education sectors including schools, youth and community learning, and further and higher education.

What is sustainable development education?

Software for education

Software for Education

Electronics Tutorials (UK AQA Exam Board)

On-Line Text Book (reviseOmatic) An on-line text book for Electronics.

This is based on the UK AQA Electronics GCSE and GCE A Level specifications.

reviseOmatic Login On-line revision and test questions for Electronics.

Over 400 AS and 400 A2 on-line electronics test and revision questions based on the British AQA GCSE and GCE AS and A Level specifications. Most questions have an on-line help link. The help links can be temporarily disabled by the teacher for class tests.

Microprocessor Simulator – GNU/GPL

If you are looking for Neil’s simulator for the AQA Electronics A Level, it’s here with the documentation here .

This completely different simulator uses an instruction set similar to the Intel 8086 chips. The machine language is invented and no hardware exists to run it. The program was originally created because real assembly code run on the old MS DOS machines crashed if there was the smallest error in the code.

  • Learn about microprocessors using a simplified 8 bit machine.
  • Write assembly code programs using commands similar to the Intel 8086 family of chips.
  • Run or single step programs and see the CPU registers and RAM changing.
  • Learn about control systems and program simulated input and output peripherals.
  • Learn about polling and interrupts.