Apps That Rise to the Top: Tested and Approved By Teachers Michelle Luhtala/Edshelf With the thousands of educational apps vying for the attention of busy teachers, it can be hard to sift for the gold. Michelle Luhtala, a savvy librarian from New Canaan High School in Connecticut has crowd-sourced the best, most extensive list of apps voted on by educators around the country. “I wanted to make sure we had some flexibility because there’s no one app that’s better than all the others,” Luhtala said. Some apps are best for younger students, others are more complicated, better suited for high school students.
Storyline 2 - Online Training Software Feel like a pro even if you’re a beginner with Storyline’s familiar, intuitive user interface. No training required. Make your workspace your own. Description and Lesson plan for the Base 10 Blocks Program It is believed that the Base 10 Blocks were developed by the Hungarian Mathematician Dr. Zoltan Paul Dienes. If you want to know more about himself, you can visit his web site. This page is specifically for teachers and describes a complete lesson plan on how to teach base 10 place value as well as basic arithmetic operations using this online version of the base 10 blocks manipulatives.
Best torrent sites: Pirate Bay alternatives With The Pirate Bay still down for the count, sad pirates can take solace in the fact that there are actually plenty of other great torrent sites out there. Below we’ve listed four popular alternatives that TorrentFreak earlier this year listed as the most used in the world after The Pirate Bay. RELATED: Why one of The Pirate Bay’s cofounders hopes the site stays dead KickassTorrents Welcome To The Web "Welcome to the Web" is an interactive set of web pages which can be used to teach children (and adults) about the Internet. They can be used in the classroom / computer room and children are welcome to explore them as they wish (although they have been designed to use in sequence). The resources are in split into seven sections: The Beginning - explains how to use the site. Getting Started Online - teaches children about the basic concepts involved in the Internet (World Wide Web, Hyperlinks, Back button etc).
CristinaSkyBox: Revision with Games Revising is an integral part of learning and can be fun when games are used. I have already mentioned how Kahoot.it,Flip Quiz and Socrative are great resources to use in lessons, as well as how Edmodo's Quiz feature saves teachers time and gives students the chance to do the quiz either in class or within a certain time frame chosen by the teacher. As you can see below, you can name the quiz, set the time limit and choose the format of the quiz, i.e. Multiple Choice, True/False, Short Answer, Fill in the Blank, and Matching. Dashboard Questionform is a web application for creating, publishing and analyzing online surveys and forms (learn more). Build It is easy and fun, with drag and drop and a few clicks, you can build powerful online surveys in no time.
Bar modelling- a powerful visual approach for introducing number topics Building on my recent post about a taxonomy for deep learning in maths, I have been trying to think a bit deeper myself about what each type of ‘deep learning link’ might look like. In particular, I have been researching and putting a lot of thought into what effective ‘visual models’ look like for the ‘key nodes’ I have previously identified as the most important foundation maths knowledge for students to master before starting their GCSE maths course. These are principally number topics. Last year I became aware of the Singapore Maths Bar Modelling approached have recently found the time to research it further. I bought some Singapore textbooks and read about the work of Dr Yeap Ban Har. This video, featuring Dr Ban Har shows an exemplification of the approach for a typical functional maths problem:
Fixing the error: “OneNote needs a password to sync this notebook. Click here to enter your password.” // February 5th, 2014 // Technology, Tutorial I have found Microsoft OneNote to be one of the most effective tools for note-taking while doing 1st year medical science courses. It allows me to easily search old lectures on the fly, and even create links between information so that I am constantly reinforcing my understanding of past and present material. But even more importantly, it allows me to sync across computers, my phone, and even online so I can read my notes when I am away from home.
Basic Search Education Lesson Plans - GoogleWebSearchEducation Web search can be a remarkable research tool for students - and we've heard from educators that they could use some help to teach better search skills in their classroom. The following Search Education lessons were developed by Google Certified Teachers and the Search Education team to help you do just that. The lessons are short, modular and not specific to any discipline so you can mix and match to what best fits the needs of your classroom. Additionally, all lessons come with a companion set of slides (and some with additional resources) to help you guide your in-class discussions.