Fun Kids Online Math Games "Sheppard offers everything from early math to pre-algebra. The lessons include interactive activities to practice concepts. Students can shoot fruit, pop balloons, and even play math man (the math version of pac man!). Fractions, place value, money, and basic operations are some of the areas that are covered. 75 digital tools and apps teachers can use to support formative assessment in the classroom There is no shortage of formative assessment strategies, techniques, and tools available to teachers who use formative instructional practice in their classrooms. Here is an extensive list of 75 digital tools, apps, and platforms that can help you and your students use formative assessment to elicit evidence of learning. We didn’t just add any old tool to this list. Here are the criteria we used for those that made the cut: Supports formative instructional strategies and ways to activate learners to be resources for themselves and peersIs free or awful close to it (under $10 per year, where possible)When possible, both students and teachers can take the activator role (sometimes teachers need to get things started) The tools
Transition to Algebra The iPuzzle project is developing apps for mobile devices for students and other puzzle-players to explore, in an interactive format, the logic-building, mathematical puzzles of the Transition to Algebra curriculum. View our Puzzles page on this website or printable Sample Puzzles PDF for more information about the puzzles. Visit solveme.edc.org to play SolveMe Mobiles, SolveMe Who Am I?, and SolveMe MysteryGrid. SolveMe Mobiles is also available for the iPad. Below are two versions of a Collaborative SolveMe Mobiles paper-based game.
50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved. Yet as with anything related to technology, new tools are hitting the market constantly and older ones rising to prominence, broadening their scope, or just adding new features that make them better matches for education, which can make it hard to keep up with the newest and most useful tools even for the most tech-savvy teachers. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the tech tools, including some that are becoming increasingly popular and widely used, that should be part of any teacher’s tech tool arsenal this year, whether for their own personal use or as educational aids in the classroom. Social Learning These tools use the power of social media to help students learn and teachers connect. Learning
Puzzles Zoo Solutions We recieved the canary, the cat, dog 3, the hedgehogs, the monkey, the turtle 1 and 2, and the elephant 2 from Roel Huisman – The Netherlands. Ostrich 2, the crocodile and the squirrel are from Ekkehard Künzell - Germany. Ekkehard Künzell is the creator of "Reservat" with pentacubes. Eagle 1 and 2, the rabbit, turtle 3 and the fish is from Aurore Dedecker, student KSO Glorieux Ronse - Belgium.
10 Free Web 2.0 Tools And How To Easily Use Them In Your Classroom Earlier this week I had the opportunity to attend the first Ozarks Education Research Initiative (OERI) Teacher Technology Conference at Willard High School (MO). The learning sessions I attended were all very good and I am going to share 10 of the FREE tools I learned about below. I will be incorporating them into how I teach and hopefully by using these tools during faculty meetings, PD sessions, and other opportunities as they arise, this will help us all to find ways to incorporate them into the classroom to engage our students even more. This quote from last week has stuck with me ever since it was spoken – “Date the tool.
Scaffolded Math and Science: Math Pennants “My students absolutely LOVE these pennants. And I hate decorating bulletin boards, so this is a painless way to keep [things] looking festive!" - iheartmath “It all started with your free download of your order of operations pennant. My students really enjoyed doing these last school year. So, in planning for the beginning of this new school year (our beginning unit is exponents /sci notation) I was dismayed in the fact that I could not find anything on Sci Notation. The Hat - Random Name Generator Current version: 22.214.171.124License: Freeware "I'm first!" "No I'm first!"" Egyptian Hieroglyphics You can now download the popular iPad app (with extra print features) for Windows. There are more than 1000 Hieroglyphic illustrations including 400 Egyptian word examples and over 500 hieroglyphs from the Gardiner list. The app includes detailed information on the history of Egyptian writing and mathematics, the use of the different types of symbols, how to write your name, how to recognize kings names and the story of the scribe with a video showing how papyrus is made.
6 Great Note-Taking Tools for Students and Teachers One of the best things about education technology is that it has allowed students and teachers alike to turn to online annotation and records, making hastily scrawled, illegible scribbles and coffee-stained pages a thing of the past. From university students keeping track of lectures to young students making plans and mind maps, there is an online note-taking tool to suit everyone… 1.