Explore, Play, Discover: Websites, Activities & More Search form Search Low-cost, teacher-tested activities for the classroom and the curious. Science of Cooking • Explore the science behind food and cooking with recipes, activities, and Webcasts.PreviousNext Explore, Play, Discover: Websites, Activities, and More Learning will get more hands-on, technology-based at Ypsilanti Middle School New Tech High School Director Cory McElmeel talks during an assembly of 10th-graders on the first day of class on Sept. 6 at New Tech High School in Ypsilanti. Angela J. Cesere | AnnArbor.com Ypsilanti Middle School students will have the option to participate in a more hands-on, project- and technology-based curriculum this fall. YMS will be among the first middle schools in the nation to adopt New Tech Network’s national education model, which is the model used at Ypsilanti’s New Tech High School at Ardis.
The Visual Way to Explore and Understand Data Students use InspireData® to investigate, analyze, and represent data and information in dynamic graphs and charts. InspireData tools make it easy to change variables and plot types so students can explore data in multiple, meaningful ways. This encourages them to investigate data analytically, ask more questions, and apply their understanding of the data to form better conclusions and continue exploration. Download a free 30-day trial of InspireData today! InspireData helps students to successfully: Build data literacy Develop analytical skills Strengthen critical thinking
TED offers free video lessons for high school and college students TED, a nonprofit organization that produces a popular annual conference on ideas, is launching TED-Ed, an online collection of lessons it hopes will bring the best educators to any classroom with an Internet connection. “Right now there’s a teacher somewhere out there delivering a mind-altering lesson and the frustrating thing is, it only reaches the students in that class,” said TED-Ed project director Logan Smalley. “We’re trying to figure out how to capture that lesson and pair it with professional animators to make that lesson more vivid and put it in a place where teachers all over the world can share it.” TED-Ed is the latest wave in a growing trend of free online education. With offerings from the Khan Academy, founded in 2004 when Salman Khan began posting math tutorials on YouTube, and undergraduate courses from prestigious universities such as Yale and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, free classes and lectures are proliferating on the Web.
Google Earth Lessons Lesson Organization: Google Earth How To's - Learn how to do the basics so you are comfortable teaching with Google Earth Student Controlled - Where the student controls Google Earth. Suitable for labs, mini-labs, home school, etc. Teacher Controlled - Suitable for Lectures, Presentations, whole class discussions, etc. Mini-Lessons - Lesson starters for looking at various topics Icon Legend Found or developed a Lesson that uses Google Earth? 50 Awesome Chemistry Videos For The Busy Science Teacher Though we don’t often recognize it, chemistry defines nearly every element of our everyday lives. From the reactions that fuel the sun to the biology of our bodies to the technology in our gadgets, chemistry is at the heart of everything we do and is the central science that unites biology, physics, geology, astronomy, medicine, and countless other fields. Yet chemistry doesn’t always get the credit and recognition it deserves for playing such an awesome role in, well, everything. If you’ve been slighting chemistry, there’s no better time to give the field the credit it deserves than National Chemistry Week.
Create Your Own eBooks - Richard Byrne Yudu is a free service that allows you to upload PDF, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint files to create online magazines. The page turning effect and the zoom options are all built into the technology of Yudu and automatically activated. When your Yudu online magazine is created you can embed it into a blog, wiki, or website. The only drawback to Yudu is that the download option can be hard to find when viewing a document full screen and the download file is a zip file which is a turn-off for some people. Issuu, like Yudu, offers the option to display your documents with page-turning effects. 7 Great YouTube Channels for Science Below are some great YouTube channels for science. If you are a science teacher and you need some useful resources where you can search for and find educational science videos, then the list below would be of great help. Some of the channels listed below have thousands of subscribers featuring some of the best science videos online. This is one of the gifted science teachers who shares highly educational videos showing students and learners how to integrate science into day to day life.
34 Assistive Technology Apps From edshelf by edshelf: Reviews & recommendations of tools for education Do you have students with disabilities or special needs? Then you may need an assistive technology: a technology used by an individual with a disability to perform a function that might otherwise be difficult or impossible. Samantha Thomas, a student, future librarian, and educator at Kutztown University, created this handy collection of assistive technologies that you may find helpful. Reed Hastings And John Doerr Put $11M In Adaptive Online Math Learning Platform DreamBox DreamBox Learning, an adaptive e-learning platform for students, has raised $11 million in new funding led by Netflix CEO Reed Hastings (who is investing through the Charter School Growth Fund), and Kleiner Perkins partner John Doerr (this is a personal investment for Doerr). GSV Capital Corp. and Deborah Quazzo also participated round. This brings DreamBox’s total funding to $18 million. Launched in 2008, DreamBox Learning offers more than 500 online math lessons, puzzles, games and curriculums for schools and home schools, targeting young students in kindergarten through fifth grade. DreamBox assesses each student’s mathematical understanding on an ongoing basis, providing the most suitable hints and encouragement at the right pace for that child, and offers the next personally appropriate activities as subsequent choices.
30 Ways Google Glass Can Innovate the Classroom [INFOGRAPHIC] Google Glass has huge potential to innovate many industries, but many believe it could truly flourish as a learning tool in the classroom. The high-tech specs have much to offer the sphere of education, from adding augmented reality to class trips to helping teachers recall students' names via facial recognition technology. Australia-based online learning service Open Colleges compiled an infographic detailing how Google Glass could be used to help facilitate learning in the future. Check out the graphic below and let us know if you think Glass could take off in the classroom. What are some other ways it could be used in education? Image: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
- Connecting PBL and STEM… 40 Free Engaging Resources To Use In The Classroom by Michael Gorman Welcome to one of my most resource-filled posts ever! One that is dedicated to highlighting some amazing free resources that will help support STEM-based PBL in the classroom . Before introducing this goldmine of resources… I want to thank you for continuing to return and for continuing to sharing my blog 21centuryedtech with others. If you haven’t subscribed, please visit 21centuryedtech and subscribe by RSS or Email. You will be guaranteed future posts by subscribing by either RSS or email. I also invite you to follow me on Twitter at mjgormans.
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