Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Math Lessons Collaboration Daily 08/24/2010

Scientific American: 60Second Science
Great weekly 60 second podcast that can be used as an incredible starter. I just listened to three podcasts that involved solar power, Mars, laughter and morality, and regressions to liars. If you can't start a conversation or class with those topics you aren't very imaginative!

Another site to access already made charts/graphs or to have students create and share their own visual displays of information.
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Monday, August 16, 2010
Math Lessons Collaboration Daily 08/17/2010

Problem Based Learning Academy is a well designed wiki with lots of interesting links/resources if you are interested in learning more about problem based learning.

Free Technology for Teachers: 11 Techy Things for Teachers to Try This Year
11 Techy Things for Teachers to Try This Year
The new school year is here for many teachers. For those who haven't started school yet, the new school year will be here soon. If you've set the goal of trying something new in your classroom this year (shouldn't that always be one of our goals), here are eleven techy things teachers should try this year.
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Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Math Lessons Collaboration Daily 08/11/2010

Common Core State Standards Initiative  The Standards
The Common Core State Standards focus on core conceptual understandings and procedures starting in the early grades, thus enabling teachers to take the time needed to teach core concepts and procedures well—and to give students the opportunity to master them.

Diigo V5: Collect and Highlight, Then Remember! on Vimeo
Uses for Diigo as a classroom research tool.
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Monday, August 9, 2010
Math Lessons Collaboration Daily 08/10/2010

10 Things You Didn't Know About the Brain  LiveScience
Interesting article on the brain. Worth reading, it is insightful that many decisions we make are influenced by what we think is brain research. Always interesting to get more information.
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Friday, August 6, 2010
Math Lessons Collaboration Daily 08/07/2010

Bibliography for Mathematics Knowledge of Middle School Teachers — University of Louisville
Bibliography for diagnostic for teacher mathematics from UofL

The New CCSSO Mathematics Standards are Here! « CoCreating Solutions: A Blog by CTL

Reading is a Problem–Solving Process. Why Not Try the Thumb Method?
New blog post by Denise Finley about supporting students while they learn to read scientifically!
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Thursday, August 5, 2010
Math Lessons Collaboration Daily 08/06/2010

How Important is Teaching Literacy in All Content Areas?  Edutopia
Edutopia is just confirming what we all know and believe. Why is it such a hard thing to implement well in the classroom?
We need to continue fighting for the chance for every student to have opportunities and expectations for communicating in class everyday as a regular/routine part of their learning. 
Arcademic Skill Builders: Online Educational Games
The website says: "THE Place For Educational Games!Our researchbased and standardsaligned free educational math games and language arts games will engage, motivate, and help teach students. Click a button below to play our free multiplayer and singleplayer games! In the future we'll add features enabling you to save records, tailor content for differentiated instruction, and pinpoint student problem areas."
I think using the games in conjunction with a holistic approach to developing skills would make for a great way of getting students to practices some skills. Let students play, set goals, monitor those goals, reflect on their progress, and apply strategies/heuristics to specific problems they struggle with would create an environment in the classroom where learning was fun, selfmonitored, and successful. 
ISTE NETS ePortfolio Templates
National Educational Technology Standards, Electronic Portfolio Templates
Some interesting things to think about collecting and organizing for an eportfolio.
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Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Math Lessons Collaboration Daily 08/04/2010

KELOLAND.com  Vodcasting: Education Of The Future
Interesting article that highlights teachers using vodcasting as a tool for extending instruction and working with students in a variety of media. I believe the model could work very well with the BMS iPod Touch project if teachers were interested in creating short videos of lecture that students could acces outside of class.
Mathematics is an easy course to consider. The teacher can model solving a problem, or applying an estimation technique that students could watch, create their own example applying the strategy, and turn in the product to the teacher.
the model produces a nice intersection of consumption of content, with using the tool for creation of content as well.
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Monday, August 2, 2010
Math Lessons Collaboration Daily 08/03/2010

Set Up Multiple Twitter Accounts One Email Address  The Social Media Guide
How to Setup Multiple Twitter Accounts with One Email Address
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