Monthly Archives: June 2011
This one’s for all of you iOS users out there (iPod touch, iPhone, iPad) who are always on the look for the best deals on apps. McGraw Hill has made their Everyday Mathematics apps free during the ISTE conference. There’s about a dozen free apps, but today is the last day to download them … Read more
The Math Open Reference Project is a free interactive math textbook on the web. It provides High School Geometry Teachers with amazingly smooth animations, often with draggable items, to demonstrate a variety of Geometric concepts. For an example of this, check out this animation of The Euler Line and the 9-Point Incircle.
June 25 is the birthday of beloved children’s author Eric Carle. He will be 82 years old. This is a great excuse to have a party with your students and explore some of Carle’s most beloved characters.
Twurdy is an excellent search engine (powered by Google) that provides access to search results suited to a readability level. Every page is given a color coded “reading level score” that will make it easy to find appropriate results.
Here are 4 search results for a search of the water cycle using Twurdy. Note the … Read more
The Newbery Medal for Children’s Literature is awarded by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC). Each year, since 1922, the Association chooses one author who is believed to have made the most notable contribution to American Literature for children. The first award was given in 1922, to Hendrik Willem van Loonfor for his … Read more
Are you teaching the U.S. States in your classroom? Are your students learning the famous states song, The Fifty Nifty United States? If you answered “Yes,” then this is the website for you! State Abbreviations is a fun game for teaching and reviewing the States. Students will be given the abbreviation of the State, … Read more
Thanks to everyone who participated in today’s webinar: Prezi: Connecting Students, Teachers, and Professionals. We’d love to get your feedback, and hear your suggestions for future topics.
On FactDash, you have six types of activities for reviewing the four basic mathematical operations. After selecting the type of operation, you pick the group of facts you would like to practice, and how you would like the equation displayed, horizontally or verticalyl. You are also able to time yourself! This website works wonderfully … Read more
Check out these vocabulary sites:
VocabAhead provides students with a variety (myriad) of opportunities to improve (ameliorate) their vocabulary (lexiconical) skills. The site offers many (copious) videos to assist students learn words geared towards SAT and ACT content.
Remember when there weren’t computers in the classroom? I can, but maybe that’s TMI. Anyway… young or old, can you remember using flashcards to help you remember definitions, dates, or any information for that matter? You wrote a word, math sentence, or drew a picture on one side, and the definition, answer, or explanation on … Read more