Archive for July, 2013

Family Develops iPad Game to Inspire Young Girls to Love Math

From venturebeat.com, click here for the original article. Kathryn and David Clarke got the idea for a math practice game when their daughters were in middle school, and struggling with numbers. Decades later, they have released the game on the App Store, and it’s designed for every young girl to excel in science and math. […]

15 Great Google Extensions for Teachers

From educatorstechnology.com (http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/05/15-great-chrome-extensions-for-teachers.html) I was asked several times to share Chrome extensions that can be of some help to teachers. I have actually shared some titles that I included in Educational Chrome Extensions section here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning but I have never compiled an extensive list as is the one below. The thing about Chrome extensions […]

Eliminate Youtube Ads!

Many of us from time-to-time like to play videos from Youtube.com as a tool for student learning, however the ads that appear might not be appropriate for viewing in the classroom. Ad Block Plus is a free extension for Firefox and Google Chrome that eliminates the ads that appear before a video and under the […]

Create posters using Recitethis.com

Create quotation posters for your classroom or have your students make their own using Recitethis.com.

Continuation of Texas SUCCESS-Student Success Initiative Online Reading and Math Resources

The existing online mathematics and reading resources currently available through TEA’s Texas SUCCESS (Students Using Curriculum Content to Ensure Sustained Success) initiative will be continued for the 2013-2014 school year. Texas SUCCESS is designed to provide Texas public school students with access to interactive math and reading programs in grades 3-8 under the Student Success […]

20 Movies Every Educator Should See

From edutopia.org (http://www.edutopia.org/blog/20-must-see-movies-educators-nicholas-provenzano) These are the top 20 movies every educator should watch. While every movie is not specifically about educators, there is definitely something to take away from each. These movies are not listed in order of importance, just the order they came to me. Each title is linked to their IMDB page. Summer […]

48 Ultra Cool Sites for Kids and Teachers

From edutopia.org (http://www.edutopia.org/blog/48-summer-websites-kids-teachers-keith-ferrell) A good majority of northern hemisphere and international schools are winding down the 2011-12 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. […]

13 Free Web Tools that Teachers and Students Should Know About

The following article was retrieved from http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/07/13-free-web-tools-students-and-teachers-should-know-about/ Web-based tools continue to proliferate, giving teachers more to add to their arsenal, but it can be hard to determine which resources are worth spending time exploring. At the International Society of  Technology in Education (ISTE) conference this year, Adam Bellow, founder of EduClipper, and Steve Dembo, Online Community Manager for Discovery Education […]