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iOS is a mobile operating system developed and distributed by Apple Inc.  The iPad, iPod Touch and the iPhone use iOS.  The Field Data Collector and the Field Data Collector HD, developed in the ICCARS Project, use iOS.  All participants in the ICCARS Project were given iPads, for classroom use. 

David Bydlowski and Andy Henry presented "Using iOS Devices to Study Climate Change and Remote Sensing," at the Michigan Science Teachers Conference at Eastern Michigan University, in Ypsilanti, MI.  Here are highlights of the presentation:
  • Social Networking - Twitter: Twitter, Tweetbot, Echophon, Facebook, Google+, Skype
  • iPad Tips:  4 Finger Swipe, One Tap Home Screen, Two Tap Search Screen, Screen Shots, Find My iPhone
  • NSTA Journals:  Science and Children, Science Scope, Science Teacher
  • ICCARS Developed:  ICCARS, ICCARS HD 
  • Bookmarking Websites:  Open Safari, Visit Website, Share Button, Add to Home Screen
  • List of Climate Change Apps:  Our Choice, CliMate, Negotiator, Skeptical Science, Climate Change News, Satellite Tracker, Earth-Now, Facts of Global Warming, World Bank Climate Change Datafinder, Climate Change, Satellites, Earth, JustScience, ClimateCounts, Fragile Earth, Global Warming Prediction Project, Legal Planet, Arctic Watch, SatCam
  • List of NASA Apps:  NASA Now, NASA, Spaced, NASA Visualization, NASA, Satellite Insight, NASA Space Weather Media Viewer, NASA TV; NetworkKing
  • List of Astronomy Apps:  SkySafari, Star Walk, GoSkyWatch Planetarium, SpacePlace, Emerald Observatory, Solar Walk, National Air and Space Museum, SpacePlace
  • List of Field Guide Apps: Audubon-Amphibians, Birds, Wildflowers, Trees, iBird Lite, Chirp! USA, Nature Tap
  • List of Tools Apps: MotionX GPS HD, TiltMeter, Gaia GPS, iGIS, ArcGIS, Clinometer, Commander Compass, Knots 3D, Wind Tunnel



In 2012 CIMSS (Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison) launched a new initiative to engage teachers and students in data acquisition and regional climate studies. The CIMSS iPad Library loans iPads to science teachers for an entire school year! The first units were distributed at the ESIP Teacher Workshop where participants learned about several climate-related Apps, including SatCam, an application for iOS devices where users collect observations of cloud and surface conditions coordinated with an overpass of the Terra, Aqua, or Suomi NPP satellite. Please CLICK HERE to visit their website and view their resources on iOS Apps dealing with science, NASA, and Climate Change.


David and Andy Henry presented "The iPad and Science," at the Metropolitan Detroit Science Teachers Association / Detroit Area Council of Teachers of Mathematics Fall Conference at Woodhaven High School, in Brownstown Township, MI.  Here are highlights of the presentation:
  • Social Networking - Twitter: Twitter, Tweetbot, Echophon
  • iPad Tips:  4 Finger Swipe, One Tap Home Screen, Two Tap Search Screen, Screen Shots, Find My iPhone
  • NSTA Journals:  Science and Children, Science Scope, Science Teacher
  • Interactives:  ICCARS, ICCARS HD, Graphical, SparkVue
  • Bookmarking Websites:  Open Safari, Visit Website, Share Button, Add to Home Screen
  • List of Climate Change Apps:  Our Choice, CliMate, Negotiator, Satellite Tracker, Earth-Now, NASA Visualization Explorer, World Bank Climate Change Datafinder, Climate Changes, NASA, Satellites, Earth, JustScience, ClimateCounts, Fragile Earth
  • List of Astronomy Apps:  SkySafari, Star Walk, GoSkyWatch Planetarium, SpacePlace, Emerald Observatory, Solar Walk, National Air and Space Museum, NASA Space Weather Media Viewer, SpacePlace
  • List of Biology Apps: Owls, BioKids, PocketZoo, Body Scientific, Virulent, LeafSnap, E.O. Wilson Biology Textbook, Optical Illusions, H20 Calc, 7 Billion, Population, GenomeCache, HudsonAlpha iCell
  • List of Chemistry Apps: Elements App, NOVA Elements, Chemistry Brothers, EMD PTE, Lewis Dots
  • List of Earth Science Apps: Timeline Eons, SoilWeb, EarthObserver, Geocaching, Dinosaurs iPad, PlanetEarth 3D
  • List of Physics Apps: Vernier Video Physics, SimplePhysics, MagnetMeter, Color, Electronics Toolkit, Loughborough Wave Lab, Fourier Touch, Wind Tunnel
  • List of General Apps: Science Friday, Detroit Zoo, Science 360, WolframAlpha, POMT, Event Observer, VideoScience, Video Time Machine, WatchNow
  • List of Field Guide Apps: Audubon-Amphibians, Birds, Wildflowers, Trees, iBird Lite, Chirp! USA, Nature Tap
  • List of Tools Apps: MotionX GPS HD, TiltMeter, Gaia GPS, iGIS, ArcGIS, Clinometer, Commander Compass, Knots 3D
The full PowerPoint presentation can be found by scrolling to the bottom of this page.  


David Bydlowski and Andy Henry presented "ICCARS" at the National Science Teachers Association Conference in Indianapolis, IN and they also presented "The iPad and Climate Change," at the Michigan Science Teachers Association Conference in Lansing, MI.  Here are highlighted apps from the presentations:
  • Built-In Features:  Accelerometers, Camera, FaceTime, Maps (GPS), Notes, Photos
  • Modeling Apps:  Arctic Watch, CliMate, Climate Changes, Earth Now, Earth Observer, NASA HD, NASA Vis, Orbit Architect, Satellites, Wind Tunnel
  • Portable Library:  7 Billion, Climate Counts, Dropbox, Early Edition, ePubs, Flipboard, iBooks, pdf Reader Pro, Negotiator, Noteshelf, Our Choice, Planet Earth 3D, Population, Science 360, Skeptical Science, TED, The Lorax, WolframAlpha, World Fact Book, Zite
  • Basic Necessities:  Pages, Keynote, Numbers, and the technique of Saving Websites to the Home Screen
  • Social Networking:  Early Edition, Facebook, Flipboard, Friendly Facebook, iMessage, Twitter
  • Field Data Collection:  Clinometer, Common Compass/Compass Pro, GPS HD, Gaia GPS, GISRoam, ICCARS Field Data Collector, Leafsnap HD, Weather Channel
  • Additional Resources can be found in the Lifelines PLC on the iPad and Climate Change.  Please click HERE to visit the site.  


David and Andy Henry presented "The iPad and Science," at the Metropolitan Detroit Science Teachers Association / Detroit Area Council of Teachers of Mathematics Fall Conference at Lamphere High School, in Madison Heights, MI.  Here are highlights of the presentation:
  • Climate Change Minute Podcasts were produced using GarageBand.
  • List of Science Websites:  RESA Science; RESA Climate Change; My NASA Data; The Periodic Table of Videos.
  • List of Life Science Apps:  Leafspan HD, iBird Lite; 7 Billion; Powers of Minus 10
  • List of Physical Science Apps:  Wind Tunnel; Earth Observer; EMD PTE; Molecules
  • List of Earth Science Apps:  NASA HD; Sky Safari; Sun Viewer; iSeismograph; Earth Observer
  • List of General Science Apps:  TED; Our Choice; WolframAlpha; Planet Earth 3D
  • List of Must Have Apps:  GarageBand; iWork - Pages, Keynote, Numbers; PDF Reader Pro; Early Edition; Noteshelf; Soundnote
  • List of Science Apps in the MACUL Article by Stephen Best - "Sci-Pad: Using the iPad to Investigate Science" (Please click HERE to view the article in its entirety): iBooks; Kindle; The Elements: Our Choice; Starwalk; Sky View; Orbits HD; Seismometer; Quakewatch; Folds and Faults HD; Wundermap; Weather Channel Max+; WeatherGeek Pro; Vervier Video Physics; Videoscience; Science360; Brain Pro; Leafsnap; iBirdPro; Frog Dissection


David Bydlowski and Andy Henry presented "The iPad and Climate Change" at the iPads in the Classroom Conference, hosted by MACUL.  Please feel free to use the following resources that were used at the presentation:
  • Please scroll down to the attachments section to download the presentation in KeyNote and PowerPoint format.
  • Climate Change Minute Podcasts were produced using GarageBand.
  • List of Climate Change WebsitesEMU ICCARS Project; RESA Climate Change; ICCARS eCollaboratory; Climate Change Minute Podcasts; Student Guide to Climate Change; Climate Change Training Modules; Songs about Climate Change; RESA iPad Training; GLOBE Student Climate Research Campaign
  • List of Climate Change Apps-Information:  Climate Change News; Negotiator; CliMate; Skeptical Science; Climate A2Z; Early Edition; Earth Observer; NASA Now; Our Choice; Spaced; Nature Conservancy Magazine; NASA Viz; Facts about Global Warming; Planet Earth 3D; iRecycle; Science360; Satellites; NASA; TED; Climate Counts
  • List of Climate Change Apps-Tools:  TiltMeterE; Wind Tunnel; GPS HD; Gaia GPS; IGIS; GISRoam; ICCARS Field Data Collector App; Clinometer; Compass; LeafsnapHD; Protractor; Commander Compass Lite; 360; Inclinometer; Compass Pro; Knots 3D; iNaturalist; TASA Geology
  • List of Social Networking Apps:  Facebook; Twitter; FlipBoard; Blogspot; Picasa; iMessage
  • List of Climate Change Apps-Reading:  iBooks; PDF Reader Pro; Kindle Reader


Steve Dickie, ICCARS teacher from Divine Child, is integrating the iPad into instruction at Divine Child High School.  He has a wealth of resources, as well as tutorial videos that he has produced himself.  You can view these resources by clicking HERE.  He not only provides resources, but he helps his students create apps.  Here are some of the apps that have been created by Divine Child HS students:
Monarch Express for iPad (free) -- Post to Blogger, Twitter, Picasa, Facebook all from one app.
Verbosify (free) -- Type something in and have it translated to sound more erudite.
Dotsy (.99) -- Easy game to learn, tough to master.
iLogFitness (.99) -- Workout planner and tracker.



Participants in the ICCARS Project have been provided with the following apps:
Clinometer (land and slope finder)
Commander Compass (compass and GPS)
GarageBand (voice and music recording, podcasting)
Keynote (slide presentations, powerpoints)
MotionX HD GPS (GPS)
Numbers (spreadsheet)
Pages (word processing)
PDF Reader Pro (pdf reader)
Soundnote (recorder and note taker)
The Early Edition (RSS reader)

Participants in the ICCARS Project should also be using the following apps:
AppTracker (deals on apps)
CliMate (temperature plots, weather updates, climate analyzer, arctic ice cover, atmospheric CO2, solar activity)
Climate A2Z (a kid's guide to saving the planet)
Climate Change (climate change news reader)
EarthObserver (earth observatory)
EMD PTE (periodic table)
Facebook (social networking)
FlipBoard (social networking)
Gaia GPS (maps and GPS)
GISRoam (digitizer and editor for shapefiles)
GoodReader (pdf reader)
Howcast (how to videos)
iBooks (book reader)
ICCARS (field data app designed for the project)
iGIS (GIS tool)
iMatter (student action app)
LeafsnapHD (tree identifier)
NASA App HD (complete NASA resources)
NASA Now (NASA RSS reader)
Negotiator (UN climate change conference app)
NFB (videos from the National Film Board of Canada)
NPR (audio and video resources from National Public Radio)
Our Choice (climate change book by Al Gore)
PBS (collection of PBS videos)
Protractor (slope finder)
Satellites (provides location of the International Space Station)
Science360 (videos from the National Science Foundation)
Skeptical Science (getting skeptical about global warming skepticism)
Spaced (space education)
TED (ideas worth spreading on technology, entertainment and design)
TiltMeterE (slope finder)
TWC Max+ (weather app)
Twitter (social networking)


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Oct 31, 2012, 12:31 PM
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