Friday, January 31, 2014
CoolToolsforSchools is an exceptional site with resources for online learning. It has links to literally hundreds of educational tools for teachers and students. If you are looking for video tools, presentation tools, content resources, almost anything - this site is for you. It won the 2011 Merlot Award for Exemplary online learning resources. Each resource has a brief description and if it is an "app" it tells you whether it is free or has a cost.
Reading Rockets offers a wealth of reading strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn how to read better. These resources assist parents and educators in building fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.
Graph functions, plot tables of data, evaluate equations, explore transformations, and much more - for FREE! Desmos is the next generation of graphing calculator: in browser, beautiful, and free! Use their calculator to instantly plot any equation, from lines and parabolas up through derivatives and Fourier series.
This website was developed to support the integration of technology for Florida's schools. It has an unbelievable number of technology resources organized by subject area and grade level configuration! Tons of links and lesson plan resources. You have to check it out!
Ten years ago, Greg Tang was looking for a better way to teach math to his kids. He wound up creating a groundbreaking series of picture books that included the New York Times best seller The Grapes of Math. His books quickly became staples in school libraries and university teacher training programs, garnering numerous awards and selling over a million copies.
Greg Tang's website has great resources to engage K-6 students in math. In the past, you were required to have a subscription but now all the resources are free! This is a great website to share with students. There are many games and activities that can be done at home.