Great New Math Aggregator. One of the most important resources I've found in the last two months. A must for all math teachers looking for real-world connections, rigorous problems, insights from other teachers, any thing mathematics!
Another potential tool to use with your students. It's like twitter in that it is a microblogging tool, but is meant solely for educators and students. You create an account and a group that your students join. I don't know how to use it yet but it does seem to have potential.
Anytime you have students using the internet for research then you 'should' be teaching about copyright. It is something that we as teachers often ignore, but it's an important lesson to learn and to share with our students. This is a recorded presentation by Wes Fryer. Worth a listen, some simple applicable points that you can immediately incorporate into your classroom.
"In our district, especially at high school, students have a cellphone on them at all times, just like a pencil—it's an underused tool,"I like this quote because it's about possibilities. Later in the article the appropriate use policies are discussed and understood in light of this approach. Cell phones (like calculators) are here to stay, how can we maximize what we want to do through cell phone use?
I don't know if there are any funding sources in this but there are some interesting applications of mobile technology from around the world. I didn't see too many education (actually I didn't see any), so I think that might be in our favor. Even if we don't get any funding from this it will be useful in identifying other innovative uses that we can utilize.
I don't mention Google Docs very often, but it's a great tool for creating all kinds of collaborative documents. Here's a wonderful example of how you could create a self grading quiz for your students using Google docs.
If you don't use or think about using Google Earth in your classroom, then you may want to consider addding this tool to your arsenal. It's flexible, rigorous, and oh yes, FUN! Now, you can get the PRO version free if you are an educator. I think GE is in my top five web 2.0 applications because it makes what you are studying come to life for students like no other tool.
A wonderful example of a teacher who gets it. This teacher has a system established for how and why he is doing what he is doing. I'm not sure I agree with all of his approaches, but that's the great thing, it works for him, but I do love the structure that he has developed here. I encourage you to look at his Quadratic review lesson on the 11th of February (it might be the 12th) because it uses the tech, to support the work his sub has to do while he's out. Great idea.
I don't use twitter this extensively, but if I were, then tweetdeck would be a must. I am going to explore and would love some ideas for why I should use this in my educational learning community? I need the value added. I can track stock quotes through other apps that are more effective, what do I need tweetdeck for?
A blog about the use of the Smartboard in the classroom. So not only a good place for generic ideas, but as in this post specific ideas to incorporate into the classroom in specific courses, i.e. Algebra II.
"Free online diagramming application"... Create flowcharts that look professional and colorful. I haven't explored the site all the way to create anything yet, but wanted to capture the concept before I lost it.
Another educational use for twitter. Create a poll, tweet your question, gather your data, explore the data. Could be a social studies tool, a psychology tool, an English tool, a math tool, or science tool. I guess if you analyze the data you receive all the questions would be a math tool.
An idea that can be used to contribute to professional learning or for use with your students- Create a collaborative book online. The topic in this case is another way to explore/discover uses for twitter in education. Learn to take advantage of the things students are doing, teach them how to do things responsibly online, share your content, etc.
Want a reason to have your students doodle, then this is for you. The best thing is that this lets them doodle around a positive theme. I hope you will share with your art teachers, world civ, or current issues teachers. Heck share with your environmental science teachers too. We can all use a little thinking about "What I wish for the world" in our classrooms.
"That's why we're here," she said. "So I can show you not only what's out there but also how other educators are using these resources to teach their students right now." That quote from the post says it all. It's not about technology but about how teachers and students are using it to enhance learning.
A simulation of the stock market. A great running application to use in algebra classes, as it allows students to use algebraic concepts to manage their portfolio. Not directly skill or concept related, but can utilize graphing, formula use (as simple as P/E ratio, to regression analysis, to derivatives). For those teachers who think a little outside the box. I would be glad to hear how others might envision using this in their classroom.
Use of an iPod for instructional purposes is cool, but for the work we are doing in Africa this kind of thinking becomes important. The iPod/iPhone can become a way for sharing/organizing/storing documents. Teachers can use the wireless component of the tool to share materials when they have opportunities to gather.
Great set of resources that might be interesting to people who want to explore some topics on their own, or want to include some aspects of the lectures in their classes. I think there is a HUGE potential for using this content some how.
I think this post or article is incredibly flawed and lacks a lot of basis for the positions being advicated, but if you have a Diigo account, it is a great example of participatory nature of the internet. You can leave a note for other Diigo users. It would be a fantastic way for students to read something, include their notes, respond to each other, and discuss in class the next day.
The Cassirpeia Project is an effort to make science education videos available for free to anyone who wants them. Each video can act as a stand-alone content video or the underlying plot that threads through can be used to contribute to student engagement/learning.