10 Great You Tube Channels You Don’t Know About from NCCE Blog
This really is a good list with some unique finds – check it out.
Dive into a colourful and engaging world, discovering some of the most exciting and curious mathematical ideas. Using interactive games, animations and countless illustrations, advanced mathematics becomes accessible to both children and adults.
Topics range from fractals to infinity, prime numbers, game theory, group theory and quantum mechanics.
Addressing the CCSS with the Use of Infographics is a nice resource from Kathy Schrock.
Snowman/Winter Interactive Whiteboard Resources is a nifty little Livebinder with seasonal resources.
10 Reasons Edmodo is an Excellent Educational Platform Great article. We have Edmodo in Loudon County district and it is an exceptional platform for teaching and learning.
nRich Math Resources
NRICH aims to:
- Enrich the experience of the mathematics curriculum for all learners
- Offer challenging and engaging activities
- Develop mathematical thinking and problem-solving skills
- Show rich mathematics in meaningful contexts
- Work in partnership with teachers, schools and other educational settings
For teachers of mathematics, we:
- Offer FREE enrichment material (Problems, Articles and Games) for all ages that really can help to inspire and engage learners and embed RICH tasks into everyday practice.
- Help to promote RICH thinking in classrooms by offering on-line and face-to-face support at Primary and Secondary level.
- Deliver professional development courses and workshops in rich mathematics.
- Help teachers to think strategically about ‘next steps’ and progression in problem solving.
10+1 Steps to Meaningful Student Blogging is a great article on the Blogging Through the Fourth Dimension blog about the benefits as well as “how tos” of student blogging.
Get the Math is about algebra in the real world. See how professionals use math in music, fashion, videogames, restaurants, basketball, and special effects. Then take on interactive challenges related to those careers.
11 Free Online Typing Programs for Students (from Richard Byrnes Free Technology for Teachers blog)
This is a list of some of the best free typing programs for students. With online Common Core testing looming, this provides keyboarding practice for students.
Secret Millionaires Club
The Secret Millionaires Club is an animated series that features Warren Buffett as a mentor to a group of entrepreneurial kids whose adventures lead them to encounter financial and business problems to solve. The program teaches the basic of good financial decision making and some of the basic lessons of starting a business. The animated series has 26 online short webisodes and TV specials featured on the HUB cable network. The animated series is created by A Squared Entertainment. – See more at: http://www.smckids.com/about.php#sthash.dRL7Cghr.dpuf
Nanoogo is an online platform used by kids to write stories, create original artwork, and express their unique talents! It is meant to be fun, but we are serious about its educational value. Teachers are using Nanoogo in many ways to enhance classroom engagement while addressing the core curriculum.
Figure This has math challenges for middle school students that families can work on together at home. Quality activities developed by NCTM.
PBS Math Club Videos is a great You Tube channel to access high quality math instructional videos produced by PBS.
Math Live is a Canadian web site with cartoon like videos of math lessons. Not an extensive collection, but what is here is good.
Ed Tech Challenge This a self-paced, scaffolded technology integration course for educators. This course was the collaborative effort of school districts all over the nation- and the content for this course was created by technology integrators, classroom teachers, Google Apps Certified Trainers and Teachers, and ISTE award winners. All of the suggestions we give are grounded in practice- they are techniques we actually use and we know work! We’ve flipped this course so that you can learn when you have time, and we’ve created templates, videos, and resources so that you can start using those tools right away.
AppoLearning iPad App
The appoLearning iPad app features the best apps across more than 165 categories handpicked by more than 65 educational experts and scored using a transparent methodology.
Open Ed – World’s Largest Educational Resource Catalog claims to have more than one quarter million videos and resources aligned to Common Core State Standards. You can create a free account to store your playlists and favorites.
TN LEAD Conference Resources has all the conference presentations and handouts organized on a wiki page. Lots of great information on how TN is leading the way in raising student achievement.
STEM in Sports is a site which ties the science of sports to STEM instruction in the classroom. Included are videos and lesson plans.
Power Up What Works is a web site from the US Dept. of Education to help teachers with various professional development needs including Common Core Standards implementation and technology integration.
7 outstanding science based websites you may not know is from the Learning Never Stops blog. Great links to science sites.
7 tools to present a Twitter stream at your event
- Before the event, it is a great tool to spread the word about the contents of your event (speakers, topics etc.), to engage and to connect with potential attendees.
- During the event, it is perfect to add a virtual component to your conference or meeting, by linking the real life audience with the tweeps out there.
- It is also great to collect feedback, questions, do polls during the event.
- After the event, it allows you to refer back to useful content like slides, videos, blog summaries etc. You can also track and analyze who took part in the discussions, what the sentiment was, what you can improve and what was particularly appreciated.
- It is a perfect foundation to create a post-conference review, using Storify. Check out this example from the Emerge Conference 2011 in Oxford.