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Cyber Monday Feb 28 2012

So every Monday I meet with my elementary teachers and I share 5-10 resources with them that I have found or we talk about possible ideas they want to implement. I figured I would do a quick blog post recording these so they can go back and see what we went over in case they miss it.

The first site I showed was the scale of the universe. This site offers a way for students to help conceptualize the size of the universe with the slide of a button! http://htwins.net/scale2/scale2.swf

 

The next site I talked about was http://www.freemathhelp.com/ . Free math help is a site of math tutorials and tools that are aimed at all different age and skill levels!

Scratch! Scratch is a project from MIT that teaches students how to program. There are also several different lesson plans that go along with scratch to help integrate the tool in your classroom. When I was at #oetc12 I learned a lot about scratch and people start integrating scratch at 1st grade and go all the way through 9th grade. You can find scratch at: http://scratch.mit.edu/

You can find lessons here: http://cratched.media.mit.edu

While at #oetc12 I also stumbled upon Oak Hills learning blog, here you can find various information about technology integration as well as some ipad apps that they use. http://ohlsd.org/blogs/elearning/

Screencast-o-matic is a free cross platform screen recorder that runs in your web browser (No software install needed!) Screencast-o-matic allows you to record videos or lessons from your computer and upload them directly to Youtube or save them to your computer. You can find screencast-o-matic at http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/

I learn Technology Blog is a website that is frequently updated with new tools to use in the classroom for all ages, http://ilearntechnology.com/

During the session we talked about reflection and how we could get students writing more. http://kidblog.org/ is built for kids and teachers to safely blog about what they are doing in the classroom. We also shared 10 reasons you should be blogging in your classroom: http://www.creativeeducation.co.uk/blog/index.php/2010/12/10-reasons-you-should-get-your-class-blogging/

The last site we shared was http://www.iear.org/ which is a site of educational app reviews. On this site you can find several apps that are used in educators that have been vetted by students and other educators.

 

Thanks!

TJ