Look what I found! 06/25/2009

  • Scribble Maps is the quick and easy way to rapidly make and share maps! With Scribble Maps you can:
    -Draw shapes and Scribble!
    -Please Markers and text
    -Create a Custom Widget
    -Save as KML/GPX
    -Send maps to friends
    Whether it is planning a vacation, or plotting a hiking trail, Scribble Maps can help you out!

    tags: maps, googlemaps, geography, google, scribble, google maps, tools

  • In a learning community, ice breaker activities loosens the group dynamic with an engaging activity that pertains to the topic being studied or a topic that is completely irrelevant to the learning material. It causes people’s shoulders to relax, mouths to grin, and warms up the room and provides a segue to the task or topic for discussion. Whether you are in a traditional classroom setting, or an online learning community, ice-breakers play a vital role in developing a sense of community in a learning environment

    tags: icebreaker, activities, presentations, ice-breaker, technology

  • True tech integrators know the digital projector can be used for much more than projecting. Here is a sampling of some creative ways to use your projector in any curriculum.

    tags: powerpoint, projectors, ideas, presentation

  • FREE makes it easier to find teaching and learning resources from the federal government.

    More than 1,500 federally supported teaching and learning resources are included from dozens of federal agencies. New sites are added regularly.

    tags: resources, education, curriculum, teaching, science, lessonplans, math, lessons

  • ll About Explorers was developed by a group of teachers as a means of teaching students about the Internet. Although the Internet can be a tremendous resource for gathering information about a topic, we found that students often did not have the skills to discern useful information from worthless data.

    So we set out to develop a series of lessons for elementary age students in which we would demonstrate that just because it is out there for the searching does not mean it is worthwhile.

    tags: explorers, history, socialstudies, teaching, information_literacy, research, resources

  • One of the major benefits of using technology in the classroom is the ability to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of every student in every lesson. Just as every student grows and develops at different rates, they learn in different ways and at different speeds. Technology makes it possible to pace lessons appropriately for each student’s learning level and can be used to promote learning in the multiple intelligences.

    Below you will find website suggestions that address the different learning styles in your classroom with the help of technology:

    tags: differentiation, technology, differentiatedinstruction, edtech, theapple

  • Teaching and learning math with SMART Notebook software is now easier, more interactive and, of course, more fun.

    That’s because the SMART Notebook Math beta is now available to download. SMART Notebook Math extends the capabilities of SMART Notebook software with a dynamic set of math-specific tools and features, so when you create and explore lessons on your SMART Board interactive whiteboard, you only need one application.

    Designed specifically for middle and high school math classrooms, SMART Notebook Math has built-in features such as an equation editor and custom graph builder. You can manipulate shapes, use interactive measurement tools and even launch your Texas Instruments brand emulator from right within the software. SMART Notebook Math is also the first interactive whiteboard application to have handwriting recognition for mathematical symbols.

    Try the beta today, and you’ll discover that everything you need to make math more interactive is in the software you already love. The beta ends October 1, 2009, and the Microsoft Windows version will be available to purchase in fall 2009.

    tags: math, smartboard, smart, smartnotebook

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