Toca Builders Dear Parent, Meet the Builders! They’re a nifty bunch here to help you realize your wildest construction dreams and plans. Curriki WELCOME NEA MEMBERS! Find lesson plans, units, student games, interactive resources and more. Get started with a TOUR or search for materials below. Muzzy Lane - MiddWorld Online Muzzy Lane is partnering with Middlebury Interactive Languages (MIL) to create an innovative 3D language learning role-play game as part of MIL's online world language courses. The MIL courses will adapt the highly successful full-immersion formula modeled on the Middlebury College Language Schools for online delivery. Initially, Muzzy Lane will produce versions of the game to support French and Spanish languages, and each version will include a rich 3D environment specific to that culture.
Visualization of Mathematics An ongoing project to provide visualization tools to students in multivariable calculus has led to a broader interest in the visualization of mathematics. Lately I have been particularly interested in the GeoWall, a system which uses polarized filters to display stereo images in three dimensions. As the name implies, GeoWalls have largely been used by Earth Scientists, and we are just starting to explore its potential in mathematics. 5 Ed Tech Resources Low-Income Class This past year I worked for a public school in New Orleans. More than 80% of my students received free or reduced lunch and the school in general was under-resourced compared to the average U.S. public school district. Often times low-income classrooms lack resources that include anything from textbooks, to craft supplies, to a lack of technology. Here are five resources I used in my class last year that turned up my learning a notch, and saved me from extra hours of figuring things out for myself:
How To Gamify Your Classroom In my last post, Following the Oregon Trail: Why Gaming Prevails in Education, I discussed the rationale for including games in pedagogy. Games are engaging, promote retention, and provide students with a fail-safe environment in which to learn and grow, to name a few benefits. It is becoming common knowledge that games are an effective instructional tool. Still, many educators are intimidated. How does one go about incorporating a game into pedagogy? 15 essential mobile game development tools From all-in-one indie dev packages to plug-ins for improving player engagement, we bring you a guide to the best mobile game development tools available [This feature was published in the October 2013 edition of Develop magazine, which is available through your browser and on iPad] You’ve got to be in it to win it. And to win it in today’s market, you’ve got to be on mobile.
Bingo Card Generator Important Note: I have now made a much better bingo card generator. You can still use this one if you like (there are a couple of situations where it might be more useful) but the new bingo card generator makes much better looking bingo cards, and has a number of other advantages. This little app will create a set of bingo cards in no time - the keywords are automatically randomized for each card. Just enter the words for each box separated by a new line, select the number of cards, and hit "Make Bingo Cards!" Your bingo cards will then be downloaded as a pdf which you can print and save for future use. There are two A5 cards per sheet so you just need to chop them in half on a guillotine.
The 10 Free Tech Tools Your Class Should Be Using Classroom Tools | Feature The 10 Free Tech Tools Your Class Should Be Using By Andy Jeter07/22/13 Even the most tech savvy teachers face challenges when it comes to selecting and implementing the right tools to enhance instruction. Free Flash Jeopardy Review Game The Instant Jeopardy Review Game has been designed and dramatically improved to make it the perfect review game for a wide variety of classroom uses. This tool is a fun and interactive way to review content in your classroom, meeting, conference, or other group setting. The new and improved version of the Jeopardy Review Game includes the following features: Simple insertion of pictures on Question and/or Answer slides Full support for symbols, such as exponents and wingdings style fonts Better support for foreign language Question and/or Answer slides Simpler visual editing process Embed anything in your question slides, even Youtube videos, flash objects, etc.
Fluency 21 - Unit Planner Our cloud-app Fluency21 Unit Planner was created to help you make the shift to a learning environment where students use higher-level thinking to create products as solutions to relevant real-world problems. Aligned with the 21st Century Fluencies and the processes outlined in our book, Literacy is Not Enough , this tool will allow you to create units that develop the essential skills so that students will not only be prepared for the tests, but also be prepared for life. You're not alone, we designed this cloud-app so that you can collaborate and share with like-minded educators around the world that are also committed to making a difference. Standards are Standards We understand that every teacher, at every level is accountable for ensuring the curriculum standards are met.
Common Craft It's just too much. Did you know that there are over 15 billion web pages? To make sense of it all, we need to pluck out the best pages and save them for later. Tech&Learning Magazine March 31,2014 An independent study, published in theInternational Journal of Evaluation andResearch in Education and sponsored by theSchool Improvement Network, shows a directlink between professional development andgains in student achievement. More » The Flipped Learning Network recentlyreleased the following “Four Pillars” thatteachers must incorporate to create a“Flipped Learning” experience: More » President Obama’s new ConnectED initiatives hasthe following goals: