Math will come alive in your classroom using the interactive resources available at Illuminations. There are more than 600 lessons searchable by grade level, topic, and standard. There are more than 100 interactive online activities such as data graphers, dynamic paper (create 3-D images), a fractal tool, a tessellation creator, and algebra tiles that you can use with a smartboard to illustrate complex math concepts in the classroom. Illuminations was created by the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics.
July 4, 2011
July 1, 2011
Written by Melanie Bacon
It is summertime, the opportunity to take a break, reflect on the past year, dream about what could be done in the classroom, and explore new resources to weave into the curriculum next year. One of the latest and greatest tools for the classroom is the iPad 2, a mobile solution to provide students the capacity to engage activities at every level of Bloom’s Taxonomy, even hitting the highest level of creation. (more…)
June 25, 2011
Brightstorm provides high-quality study resources for high school students. There are over 2500 free math and science videos of teachers teaching every topic in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Precalculus, Calculus, Trigonometry, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. The paid parts of the Web site include additional study and homework help tools to help student prepare for the ACT, SAT, PSAT, and AP.
June 20, 2011
Physics for Kids
This site explains basic physics concepts in a fun and interactive way. Concepts such as motion, heat and thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, light, and modern physics are clearly explained and illustrated. Students can then test their knowledge of each topic with a 10 question quiz. Physics for kids is part of a network of high-quality educational Web sites including Chem4Kids, Geography4Kids, Biology4Kids, Cosmos4Kids, and NumberNut.com.
June 13, 2011
THE JASON PROJECT
Science comes to life as students and teachers have access to real world science experiences, online curriculum, animations, online games, virtual classrooms, discussion boards, and more. The Jason Mission Control Center was designed for students to explore powerful storms, study sea life, work with real scientific research to complete digital labs, design roller coasters, compete in online science fairs, and interact with real scientists. The Immersion program includes videos of ocean life around the world, photos, and interviews with explorers. Students can create their own Titanic movie using real footage, map shipwrecks using real photos from shipwrecks, learn about dolphin behavior, diagnose rescued seals, and more. Jason also offers core curricula that is completely free to use, standards aligned, and centers around four main areas: weather, ecology, energy, and geology.
June 6, 2011
Writing Fix has hundreds of high-quality writing lessons created by Nevada Educators. You will read thousands of student writing samples submitted by teachers, a Journal Prompt Generator with 570 topics, Picture Book Lessons Grades 3-12 created using a $25,000 grant, writing prompts for right and left brain, narrative, persuasive, notebook, lyrics, and chapter book inspired writing lessons and teaching tips. This site is well organized and a valuable resource for all teachers grades K-12. Writing Fix was originally created as a resource for Nevada Educators completing their inservice training and has expanded to be used by thousands of educators all over the world.