Archive for May, 2013

Free Online Math Courses from Major Universities

Openculture.com has complied a list of free online courses offered by top universities, including UC Berkely, UCLA, and MIT. These courses are offered at no cost and you can work at your own pace. Find the complete list of there free online math courses here: http://www.openculture.com/math_free_courses The majority of these courses are not intended to be […]

Study: What Teens Actually Share on Social Media

This information was retrieved from edudemic.com on May 29, 2013 Find the complete article here: What Teens Actually Share on Social Media Ever wondered how students really act online? What they’re actually sharing with their friends? Heck, if they’re even using their real name and other information? Chances are good about 1 of every 4 […]

Think Through Math: Summer Edition

The information below was provided by TEA. Texas public school students in grades 3–8 will continue to have access all summer long to the adaptive content and support provided by Istation Reading and Think Through Math through Texas SUCCESS.   Just for educators – a Texas Summer SUCCESS Toolkit has been created to help get […]

New TEKS Documents Available on Project Share

The following information was shared by TEA New TEKS Documents on Project Share The side-by-side TEKS comparison and vertical alignment charts for the new math TEKS (scheduled for implementation in 2014-2015) are now available on-line through Project Share. Both documents can be opened in PDF format. The side-by-side TEKS comparison document compares the current TEKS […]

Article: Rethinking How We Use Calculators

This article was retrieved from edutopia.org (http://www.edutopia.org/blog/rethinking-how-we-use-calculators-jose-vilson) If ever you come across a set of math teachers, whether at a common planning meeting or a bar during happy hour, bring up the conversation of calculators and watch the sparks fly. The arguments for and against calculators have the spirited vigor of a Red Sox vs. […]

81 Ways Teachers Can Use Google Forms with their Students

This article was retrieved from www.educatorstechnology.com Find the original article here: http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/11/81-ways-teachers-can-use-google-forms.html   Google Apps is one of the powerful digital toolkit for teachers. It is packed with all kinds of apps you can use both  in your teaching and for your professional growth . Think about services such as Gmail, Google Docs, Presentations, Forms, Google […]

TCEE Smarter Texas Confreence

The Texas Council on Economic Education’s Smarter Texas Conference June 20-21, 2013      Hotel Contessa on the San Antonio Riverwalk The TCEE  Smarter Texas summer conference offers a unique setting along the San Antonio Riverwalk in a four diamond all-suite hotel that provides beautiful views of and access to the river.   Educators will find that the […]

TRC: Geometry in Construction

The Texas Regional Collaboratives for Math is pleased to announce that the Texas Education Agency has provided the TRC with funding to offer a week long Geometry in Construction Institute on August 5-9, 2013. Normally, registration for this training would cost $1,500 per participant, but we are able to provide Texas high school mathematics and CTE teachers […]

Online Tool to Assist in Integrating Technology for Students with Dyslexia

The following information was retrieved from TEA (http://www.tea.state.tx.us/) Find the original article here: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=25769804880 The purpose of this letter is to inform school districts and open-enrollment charter schools of a new online tool available to assist Texas teachers of all grades and courses in integrating technology to accommodate students with dyslexia. In accordance with Texas Education […]

The 100 Best Video Sites for Educators

The information below was taken from edudemic.com. To read the complete article click here: http://edudemic.com/2012/08/best-video-sites-for-teachers/ Bringing multimedia into the classroom is a great way to engage students in learning. Supplementing lessons, opening up new interests, and offering inspiration, online videos make for an incredible teaching tool. In 2010, we covered our favorite 100 video sites for […]