Killing two birds with one stone. Here are some interesting facts about social networking and use among 35-54 yo age group growing by 60% recently according to Forrester. Also, if you are looking for a read-aloud to do with math students, here's a great example to use with them. The topic is social media, the content is proportional reasoning, data analysis, and interpreting real-world data. For example if usage among 35-54 yos has grown by 60% what does that mean among the sample of 4500, what does that mean among the sample of the US population, if previous usage was 15% of that age group, what percentage of that age group now use it? Etc. Good math/science reading is as close as your local USA Today/Yahoo homepage/iGoogle/news RSS
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If you use Google tools a lot then this is a great place to go to get some tips/tricks. I learned two things about Google Calendar that I wasn't aware of: attaching Google docs to items and showing free/busy as my status.
These templates require the Smart Notebook software, Kidspiration. Inspiration,Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer and KidPix to use. Most have a preview for you to decide if it is something you would like. I would suggest creating folders on your desktop called SmartNoteBookTemplates, InspirationTemplates, and KidspirationTemplates. You can then save the templates in the appropriate folder for later use.
Creating stories using web tools is fun and engaging for student while also teaching them new skills. Best of all you can embed them in blog posts to grab readers; including something a bit different makes reading posts more interesting.
If you are looking for an activity to have your students investigate, then this is a great little activity. Let them investigate (try a couple of examples), look for a pattern with the numbers (any two digit number minus the sum of the digits will produce a number with some very identifiable characteristics), then explore the second page of the challenge for what happens each time regarding those numbers... great fun, very educational, great way for students to look for patterns/make observations.
If looking for a system or classroom routine to develop student eportfolio this mosdel is a nice way of organizing the 'tech' aspect of the routine. Have students write blog posts as writing to learn component, get feedback for editing, organize them according theme/topic (allows for cross-referencing), post final products as portfolio pieces. Very transparent, easy to track, allows for built-in feedback/reflection.
A very simple poll generating tool. Doodle helps finding suitable dates and times for group events, e.g., an appointment, a conference call, a family reunion, etc. In addition to scheduling events, Doodle also supports polls in general. That is, groups can conveniently decide on options other than dates. - comment by Rob Reynolds
FROM the Creator/Owner of WORDLE: "I’m happy to announce that from now on, the Wordle front page will never feature images or links that are inappropriate for classroom use. It's now possible to configure an institution's "site-blocking" software to keep Wordle safe for classroom use." Simply have your networking administrator block the following base URLs1: * http://www.wordle.net/gallery * http://www.wordle.net/next * http://www.wordle.net/random -
As we further incorporate technology and online tools into content literacy. Here is a great set of tools/resources from Vicky Davis on using a wiki in your classroom. She even goes so far as to include a rubric, lesson planning ideas, and examples.
Thought I would share this with you. I like it because it uses a simple way of sharing the document: tweeted it to her students as well as shared on a Ning link, great assignment, they can all see as well as parents can see it and didn't kill a tree. Deborah, this is the kind of use of technology that NAEP is looking for.
that over 700,000 historical images from The New York Public Library's Digital Gallery are now freely and instantly available whenever you're creating a VoiceThread. Our new Media Browser allows you to search or browse these primary source materials - maps, photos, drawings, paintings, posters and more, and then import them directly into any VoiceThread. Links back to the original location of the images on the web are automatically inserted to make citing and attribution easier for you and your students.
A discussion draft of the framework for the national assessment of technological literacy, the first to gauge students’ understanding of and skill in using a range of tools, has been presented to theboard that oversees the testing program.
Google comes up with yet another great way of helping new users (who happen to be teachers) to use their product. Create some templates, package them in one location with some tutorials, and make EASY to use! Yeah for Google.
This wiki is a collaborative project for Science teachers to share resources and anecdotes about what has worked and what hasn't in their classroom. Please read at your leisure and join the wiki to post comments and participate in discussions.
Anything from NASA will be slick. I'm a little disappointed in the videos about proportion. A 2 minute video and the mathematics is washed over in 13 seconds, and on top of that it's all procedural in nature (cross-multiply) with no explanation as to why it works. Other resources look more promising to me, but hope NASA looks into doing a better job of incorporating more conceptual development/understanding/explanation.
Help embedding equations into text on web pages. I haven't been able to get it to work on wikispaces, yet, but it does work with as a gif file there. It's a step in the right direction for creating better use of symbolic representation in web pages.
Pattern blocks are great tools for developing conceptual understanding. I hope to continue to see them used in classrooms, but the virtual kind can allow students to share their thinking with other students virtually. I like using screen capture, cut/paste, upload to a wiki, comment on characteristics/size/description of '1'/and sharing with students so that their thikning can be revisited from multiple venues (home, classroom, internet-broader audience).
The Middle School Portal 2: Math and Science Pathways project (MSP2) is a component of the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) that supports middle school educators and youth by offering contextualized, high-quality resources and promotes interactivity, collaboration, and knowledge-sharing among its users.
I like Dave's blog for several reasons. He gives his students voice, he uses technology well, and he seems to find some interesting activities for his students. This post is right up my alley; he uses data that is relevent to his students, has them do some basic analysis and then in explore other data and compare/analyze the data with the original (relevant) data!