# Next Vista for Learning

Even though spring hasn't quite sprung yet, our spring contest, Super Thoughts, is here! With a deadline of Friday, April 25, there's lots of time for you to leap a tall building in a single bound and put your super thoughts into a video. The Super Thoughts Video Contest page comes to the rescue for all the details! Cool Designs now has some cool contest winners! The teacher winner is Crosswalk from Cove School teacher Erich Dressen in Oregon, USA. The collaboration winner is Allow Us to Illustrate, created by teacher Tricia Fuglestad and some Dryden Elementary School students.

Top 9 TED Talks on Information Overload 1inShare We are living in age of Big Data.We are constantly inundated by all kinds of information and from different and varied sources. No human beings before us ever dealt with the this amount of information we are dealing with now.

Old Man River Project: GPS and Place-based Learning The National Geodetic Survey was formed by Thomas Jefferson in 1807 to survey the US coastline. Geodesy – a science that involves measuring changes in the location of points on the Earth’s surface, Earth size and shape. Uses fixed locations (benchmarks), stable structures (monuments), multiple points (datum), along with triangulation, trigonometry, & GPS.

Johnnie's Math Page - The Best Math for Kids and their Teachers -Hundreds of Interactive Math Tools, Math Activities, and Math Games Johnnie's Math Page is the site to find fun math for kids, math games, and even a little math homework help. Interactive math activities from across the web have been organized by topic to make math learning enjoyable and interesting. These activities have been chosen to represent the range of math learned from kindergarten to middle school. I have put together resources for middle school math. In the middle school math section you will find fantastic models for all kinds of algebra- from linear equations to quadratics.

The Best of Free Technology for Teachers - Survey Results Last week I posted a Google Form in which I asked readers of Free Technology for Teachers to vote for their favorite ed tech tools. At midnight last night I closed the survey and Google Forms compiled the results for me. Below are the tools that were the most popular in each category. Video creation: iMovie for iPad (free with new iPads) won by a slight margin over Animoto and WeVideo. Audio creation/ editing:SoundCloud came out on top.