Little Bird Tales - Home Little Bird Tales is a storytelling and e-learning tool that can be implemented in hundreds of ways, and is great for kids of all ages, even for children who can't read and write! "Little bird tales is an exciting Web site...In the school setting the possibilities are endless." Lawrence Armstrong, DiscoveryEducation.com "Little Bird Tales is a brilliant option for digital storytelling in the primary classroom." iLearnTechnology.com "I love this site!! It is user friendly, ad-free, and will be great for fostering creativity in students!"
How to Teach with Technology: Science and Math Students fire off ideas for using digital tools to teach scientific and mathematical concepts. Check out these tips from students and educators for high tech teaching: Science In former teacher T.J. Does Khan Academy Help Kids Learn Math? With ten million unique users each month and the financial backing of some of the world's wealthiest people, perhaps no education organization has more pressure to show results than Khan Academy. The renowned research institution, SRI International, published a detailed report on how schools are using Khan for their math classes. The study, funded by the Gates Foundation, spans two school years from 2011 to 2013 and covers nine sites that encompass 20 public, charter and independent schools. Over 70 teachers and 2,000 students in grades 5-10 participated each year.
3 Tools to Tackle Common Core Math Standards - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad - CCSS, common core, EdTech, teachers Summer is a time for teachers to take a break from the rigorous demands of day to day teaching, relax, and enjoy a change of pace. For many dedicated educators, it’s also a time to learn some new skills, develop some new teaching strategies and find some solutions to managing our full plates. On our plates this fall is the expectation of fully implementing the Common Core Standards in the 2013-14 school year. As we dig deeper into the Common Core Math Standards it’s clear that whole group instruction guided by the scripted curriculum of a math textbook is not going to be enough to provide students with the types of targeted instruction needed to help each individual student meet the standards. Fortunately there is a rapidly growing set of digital tools and resources available to help individualize instruction. Web Based Platforms for Individualized Instruction
48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Kids and Teachers A good majority of northern hemisphere and international schools are winding down the 2011-2012 school year and doors will be closing as the students and teachers take off on their summer adventures. Here is a list of great sites for kids and teachers to keep you happily productive and learning this summer. These are in no way in any order of personal preference or coolness. Happy summer! 1. Magic Tree House Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes Make mobile learning awesome! Student creation Share materials Free! Get our new app! Factors and Multiples Jeopardy Game Factors and Multiples Jeopardy is a free online game for middle school students and teachers. The questions in this game focus on important concepts such as factors, multiples, prime factorization, GCF, and LCM. Important facts you should know that will help with this game.
Foundation Courses EdisonLearning Foundation eCourses™ are designed to ensure that students master foundational skills and knowledge that are critical building blocks for upper level courses in each core academic area. Foundation eCourses provide the structure and multimedia tools to ensure student engagement and success, making them suitable for high achieving and struggling students alike. The mastery based structure of Foundation eCourses provides a guided learning path for students as they progress through lessons and assessments. Get Content From new releases to timeless classics, Subtext offers access to one of the largest collections of ebooks in the world. And books are only the beginning. Now you can read news articles and blog posts in Subtext—so you can explore everything from the road to the White House to the Mars Rover’s latest discovery with your class. To add content to your Subtext library, you can: Buy books through Subtext Learn how »Download a public domain (free) book Learn how »Add web articles using the ‘Save to Subtext’ feature Learn how »Import any PDF or ePub file Learn how »Pull in leveled content from our ‘Curated Collections’ (premium) Learn how »Share content from a Subtext Group Library Learn how »Borrow an e-book from your local library Learn how » Purchasing books is easy with Subtext.
MathVIDS! Home Welcome to MathVIDS! A Resource for Teaching Mathematics to Struggling Learners MathVIDS is an interactive website for teachers who are teaching mathematics to struggling learners made possible through funding by the Virginia Department of Education. The primary theme of MathVIDS is to help educators connect why struggling learners have difficutly learning matheamtics to effective instructional practices for these students. Use the navigation menus and links at the top of the page to explore the MathVIDS website and find information and resources pertinent to your interests and needs or click on "site index " at the top right hand corner for a quick overview of the website.
5 Great Google Drive Video Tutorials for Teachers February19, 2014 Today I am sharing with you a slew of interesting Google Drive video tutorials that are created by Anson Alexander. I came across these tutorials while I was browsing through this wonderful site called Working at The Edge. I thought about tweeting this resource without having to post it here but I know 15 thousands of email subscribers to this blog will probably miss them. These tutorials will help you get to know some of the features and functions of Google Drive that you might probably be missing.
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