Diigo and Prezi | Quite Useful
It’s also a great way to collaborate on resources. I often find great websites that my colleagues may find useful, though I’m never quite sure if they are worthy of clogging their inboxes. With diigo I can just add to a group list and then everyone can access them.
Effects of Technology on Classrooms and Students
When students are using technology as a tool or a support for communicating with others, they are in an active role rather than the passive role of recipient of information transmitted by a teacher, textbook, or broadcast. The student is actively making choices about how to generate, obtain, manipulate, or display information. Technology use allows many more students to be actively thinking about information, making choices, and executing skills than is typical in teacher-led lessons. Moreover, when technology is used as a tool to support students in performing authentic tasks, the students are in the position of defining their goals, making design decisions, and evaluating their progress.
Powerpoint Schmowerpoint: Teach kids to create really engaging presentations
In the past several years, I have developed a deep and intimate loathing of PowerPoint. Don’t judge me just yet – I have my reasons. To be honest, I understand the appeal of PowerPoint. It’s a quick and easy way to get your point across using text and photos. I get it. But it’s just so hard to create an interesting PowerPoint presentation that most of them bore me to tears.
YouTube Blog: Opening up a world of educational content with YouTube for Schools
When I was in school during the 90s, watching videos in the classroom was a highlight of any week. The teacher would roll in a television on a cart, pop in a VHS tape, and then we’d enjoy whatever scratchy science video my teacher had checked out from the school video library that week. Sight, sound and motion have always had the power to engage students and complement classroom instruction by bringing educational topics to life.
IXL – Algebra Math Practice
Here is a list of all of the skills students learn in Algebra! The skills are organized into categories, and you can move your mouse over any skill name to see a sample question. To start practicing, just click on any link. IXL will track your score, and the questions will even increase in difficulty as you improve!
EDU – YouTube
Youtube.com site aimed for educational use
Free online Logo Maker
Math Stories at Oak-Land Jr. High on Vimeo
Real world math concepts taught through a process of story telling and video creation. Intended to be created by students for students.
Interactive understanding of how the brain reada
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