ELL - Independent vs. Dependent Variables In my last post I included some samples of student work (mini-posters). I decided to make a separate post to highlight the two mini-posters from my ELL students. These two students started out the semester and I was super worried about having them in my class. As best as I could tell, they weren't able to speak any English. I'm glad I was semi-wrong. Landforms and Bodies of Water STW Filing Cabinet Logged in members can use the Super Teacher Worksheets filing cabinet to save their favorite worksheets. Quickly access your most commonly used files AND your custom generated worksheets!
Game-based Learning Tools a... May 9, 2014 Immersive environments can be good learning vehicles if constructed and used correctly. Here are a set of virtual worlds that use the latest in game mechanics to deliver instruction in fun and interactive ways. Consider them as a supplement to a classroom or for use with students that respond well to such immersion. Dora's Great Big World Enlearn The Enlearn Platform is a self-adaptive, curriculum agnostic platform that provides personalized and adaptive pathways through digital courseware, games, and other learning tools – pathways that optimize both engagement and mastery for each learner. The data from this optimization process provides a continuous formative assessment loop to help teachers target and refine their instruction to best meet individual student learning needs, and to inform product enhancements for curricula and tools developers to help maximize the learning impact of their products. As a self-adaptive system, the platform's adaptation improves and accelerates with every moment-by-moment learning experience. Students
Math in the News This is the archive of our "Math in the News" current events weekly series. These presentations can be viewed as PowerPoint presentations from Slideshare, as videos from YouTube, or as iPad-compatible presentations. Click on the appropriate link to see the Math in the News presentation. Math in the News: 2/25/13. n this issue of Math in the News we look at statistics related to Russian meteor that recently crash-landed. Know Your Rights Game - Children's Commissioner for Wales This is an interactive game about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Every child and young person under 18 has rights. These rights are in one big list called the UNCRC. Your challenge is to explore the community map collecting all your rights along the way.
5 Tools to Introduce Programming to Kids Digital Tools Arduino It’s hard to argue with the importance of teaching students how to use computers — how to turn on, log on, search the Web, and use applications. 90 Minutes to master algebra? There’s no quick fix September 16th, 2013 – By @DocHudsonMath in Math Learning The ability to think algebraically and understand algebra is critical. Given that many students find algebra to be challenging to learn – and many adults don’t have fond memories of their own high school algebra classes – it makes sense to develop new technologies that can be leveraged to help all students succeed in algebra. Echoing a Forbes article from July 1 (link here), last week a radio station interviewed Zoran Popović from the University of Washington Center for Game Design to discuss the claim that first graders can master algebra in 90 minutes by playing an “adaptive” video game called Dragonbox (link here).
Making Math Meaningful Again After writing the post this morning about math and writing, I essentially told myself I would forget about the time constraints, the curriculum map or the tests and just teach it in a way that makes sense. I combined three standards on linear equations, graphing, tables and problem-solving. I pretty-much taught math the way that I did back when I taught a higher-level eighth grade class: I front-loaded the vocabulary using a TPR for variable, equation, graph, table and linear relationships. They used social media to discuss things in life that have linear relationships.
The Internet Arcade : Free Software Internet Arcade by Sega software eye favorite 124 Games Enjoy Human rights education by playing our online games We offer a wide range of educational games provided by the United Nations and its Agencies, but also from Partners to our Campaign. Darfur is Dying Darfur is Dying is a viral video game for change that provides a window into the experience of the 2.5 million refugees in the Darfur region of Sudan. Creative Computing This guide was developed by members of the ScratchEd research team at the Harvard Graduate School of Education: Christan Balch, Michelle Chung, and Karen Brennan. We encourage you to use as much or as little of the guide as you like, to design new activities, and to remix the included activities. No matter your prior experience or expertise, we think of every educator as a co-designer of the Creative Computing experience. We would love to learn about what you’re doing, so we encourage you to document and share your experiences with us and with other educators via the ScratchEd community at We are releasing this guide under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license, which means that you are completely free to use, change, and share this work, as long as you provide appropriate attribution and give others access to any derivative works.