Five-Minute Film Festival: 8 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners It's no secret that I am a passionate advocate for using video in the classroom. When used well, videos can help students make connections to people and ideas beyond their usual frame of reference. That's why I've been really excited to see a wave of new (and mostly free or low-cost!) tech tools recently that enable teachers to take favorite clips and make them more valuable for educational use. Famous People Lesson Activities Interactive lessons plans have taken another leap forward with the new, easy-to-use tools available in Notebook 10 collaborative learning software—the latest software update from SMART Technologies. Teachers can easily design dynamic lesson activities using Notebook 10 software and deliver those lessons on their SMART Board interactive whiteboards. Notebook 10 software now includes new and improved features such as the Table tool to create tables quickly and easily, the Magic Pen to magnify objects, Object Animation, and Shape Recognition.
About Us PortfolioGen started as a project between two dedicated teachers from New Jersey. We were looking for way to create an online presence that would allow us to share our skills and achievements with our peers and administrators. Sure, there were options available to build webpages and share documents but nothing that gave the features, customization and simplicity that we were looking for. At first, this was a very basic site that we both used for our academic advancement but soon grew into a labor of love and pride as we noticed more and more people inquiring about the site, sending positive feedback and offering up suggestions. We quickly embraced the idea of building a great product that our users find a valuable resource. With over 37,000 teachers, students, educators and professionals from all over the world using PortfolioGen, we are more dedicated than ever in providing a great resource.
6th Grade Math Games Are you looking for free 6th grade math games? These fun games offer an opportunity for kids to enjoy themselves while reviewing important math concepts. Here are some important 6th grade math topics: Factors and Multiples This is an entertaining math jeopardy game about factors, multiples, prime factorization, GCF (greatest common factor), and LCM (least common multiple). One-Step Equations Math Racing Game
ePortfolios with GoogleApps This Google Site has been set up by Dr. Helen Barrett to focus on the use of Google Apps to create ePortfolios. On this site, there are instructions on how to use the different elements of Google Apps to maintain e-portfolios. Talented Math Teachers + TpT = Something Great - Teachers Pay Teachers What is the future of teaching math? And what tools will teachers need to engage students and help them truly understand the concepts at hand? Tune in as some of TpT’s terrific math Teacher-Authors answer these questions. Find out what they’re doing in their own classrooms to bring math to life and what TpT resources they recommend to harness the future of math today.
Cool Math Games NaviPaw Cool Math Games Whole Number Operations Math Fact Practice Balloon Invaders Flash Cards Math Lines (Add to 10) Number Twins (Add to 10) Subtraction Blast Math Man Make 15 Short Division Game Da Numba Order of Operations The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now) You've got every device under the sun in front of you. Now what apps are you going to use? Here are the apps or app categories that I recommend you test for your school.
Making Subitizing Cards and Double Flap Cards with First Graders Here is a peak inside one of my favorite boxes It is simply a pencil box, blank index cards,dot stickers and binder rings . I use these to create subitizing cards and other projects with K-2 kids. High School Math Adventures with Mrs. B: Pythagorean Theorem Board Game This fun board game is a great way to to have student actively practice using the Pythagorean Theorem. The rules are printed right on to the game board so each group of student always have the rules in case they need to reference them throughout the game. I changed the rules a bit from the picture above. In the PDF version below the procedure changes slightly when you go around the board the second time.