Nobel Prizes

Free! Noble Prizes contains short encyclopedic entries about Noble Prize winners in physics, chemistry, medicine, economics, and literature. To engage its contents, users must launch the app and then tap the category they wish to view. The app will then show all the individuals who won a Nobel Prize in that category. When users find a Noble Prize winner of interest, they can tap on the winner’s now to access additional information. Instructional Ideas Teachers can assign students to review 5-10 noble prizewinners for one category using this app. While reviewing the winners’ entries, students can see if they share…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 4.6
B. Design - 8.8
C. Engagement - 5.7

6.4

Nobel Prizes: An App for the Sciences

Summary : A Quick Reference Guide for Noble Prize Winners!

Noble Prizes contains short encyclopedic entries about Noble Prize winners in physics, chemistry, medicine, economics, and literature. To engage its contents, users must launch the app and then tap the category they wish to view. The app will then show all the individuals who won a Nobel Prize in that category. When users find a Noble Prize winner of interest, they can tap on the winner’s now to access additional information.

Instructional Ideas

  1. Teachers can assign students to review 5-10 noble prizewinners for one category using this app. While reviewing the winners’ entries, students can see if they share any similarities regarding their “Prize Motivation.” If so, students can compose a paragraph using an office app such as Quip to explain the similarities they found.
  2. When researching Noble Prize winners, teachers can have students first read about the winner by accessing information from this app. This information will be foundational as they conduct additional research. Plus, this information can be cited in their report.
  3. If given a biographical research assignment, teachers can use this app as a model for how students are to present their work.
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility

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