Real-World Math Problems? Try Google Earth! One of the most common questions math teachers hear from their students is, “why does this matter?” They are constantly trying to convince students that math is useful and could help them in their everyday lives. But it can be a tough sell. Games and Simulations Thrill of the Catch Description: learn about water quality, create custom fish, and go virtual... Spark Games, Simulations and Virtual Labs Description: games and simulations covering weather, climate, atmospheric science, and... SimScientists Favorite Web Tools of 2014 Just before the year finishes, here are my favorite web tools in 2014. Evernote should certainly be the first on this list! I have been using it as my e-notebook for a long time. Also, the students in my 1:1 iPad class are using it as their electronic portfolios. They take their notes on the lessons, write their reflections, and keep their products online.
HyperPhysics Concepts About HyperPhysics Rationale for Development HyperPhysics is an exploration environment for concepts in physics which employs concept maps and other linking strategies to facilitate smooth navigation. For the most part, it is laid out in small segments or "cards", true to its original development in HyperCard. The entire environment is interconnected with thousands of links, reminiscent of a neural network. The bottom bar of each card contains links to major concept maps for divisions of physics, plus a "go back" feature to allow you to retrace the path of an exploration.
Algodoo: Art and Physics Algodoo is a unique 2D-simulation software from Algoryx Simulation AB. Algodoo is designed in a playful, cartoony manner, making it a perfect tool for creating interactive scenes. Explore physics, build amazing inventions, design cool games or experiment with Algodoo in your science classes. Algodoo encourages students and children’s own creativity, ability and motivation to construct knowledge while having fun. Making it as entertaining as it is educational. Algodoo is also a perfect aid for children to learn and practice physics at home. Game-Based Learning Units for the Everyday Teacher Game-based learning (GBL) is getting a lot press. It is an innovative practice that is working to engage kids in learning important 21st century skills and content. Dr.
Free Web Tools to Support CCSS Reading & Literacy - TeachingForward Many of us remember the excitement for the arrival of our Scholastic Weekly Reader magazines in the classroom. These days, with increasing emphasis on non-fiction, informational texts, teachers need high-interest, timely reading materials for use in the classroom now more than ever. The internet is full of these resources, but few teachers have time to comb through to look for the gems. As part of a recent workshop “Free Web Tools to Support CCSS Reading and Literacy” I compiled a list of websites and summarized each one to make your search a bit easier. These sites were selected because of their ease of use and searching as well as the quality of the reading material. TweenTribune and NewsELA both offer the ability to adjust the Lexile reading level for all of their articles so that you can easily adjust the text complexity to suit a diverse student population while ensuring all of your students are reading and discussing the “same” article.
Calgary Applets Calgary, Alberta, December 9, 2010 The applets and Flash animations listed below are part of the MAP (Modular Approach to Physics) tutorial at MAP can be used at the high-school, and first and second-year university levels. A password may be required to access the MAP tutorial. Please get in touch with Hans Laue (email@example.com) if you require the password. The listing below provides direct links (without password protection) to individual applets and FLASH animations from the MAP tutorial.
The 25 Must Have Resources for Science Teachers Here is what I have been preparing for you over this weekend. Below is a list featuring some great resources for science teachers. These resources provide a wide variety of materials for teaching science from lesson plans, printables, activities, technology resources and many more. I invite you to have a look and share with your colleagues. This is a periodic table of chemical elements ( around 180 ) with an illustrative video around each element. Epic Guide To Game Based Learning Games are fun. We can use them to teach. It isn’t that hard. Game based learning excites learning in my classroom. What’s Up with QR Codes: Best Tools & Some Clever Ideas A Word About Creating QR Codes I almost always create QR codes on a desktop or laptop computer. That’s because I usually like to display them on a project screen, and my laptop is already connected to that. If I want to print or incorporate the QR code into a document, I’ll probably be doing that from my desktop or laptop. If you make your code on your iPad and want to save it, there’s not a good way to name it, which can be problem since all QR codes look similar.
Physics 121.6 Applets The following is a list of applet collections that you may find useful. In the table above however I have links to a few of the many applets available on the web that I think are most useful in illustrating the concepts of this course. Applets 1 - Graphs of Position and Velocity This Applet shows a cow on roller skates! You can give the cow an initial position, an initial velocity and an initial acceleration and then you can see what happened when you click on "RUN". The applet then draws a position verses time graph and a velocity verses time graph of the motion.