Archive for May, 2013

World Time Change

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

http://world.time.com/timelapse

Take a look at geographic locations and see how they have changed in 30 years!

FastFig

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

https://www.fastfig.com/pad/

“FastFig takes a powerful math engine and pairs it with a proprietary, patent-pending UI that intelligently determines if a user is typing math or text and formats it accordingly. Collaborative tools allow any users to save their notes on any device, share them with other users around the world, and print or export easily. FastFig is the lead consumer product ofFigLabs, Inc., and was funded by the prestigious DreamIt Ventures as part of their inaugural Austin program in 2013. We’ve been featured in stories by outlets like Business Insider andTechnically Philly.”

The Good Project

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

http://www.thegoodproject.org/

From the Harvard Graduate School of Education, The Good Project is a large scale effort to identify individuals and institutions that exemplify good work – work that is excellent in quality, socially responsible, and meaningful to its practitioners – and to determine how best to increase the incidence of good work in our society.

Education Galaxy

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

http://educationgalaxy.com/features

Education Galaxy was created to allow great teachers to collaborate with content items that will allow them to help prepare students for state test while mastering specific skills. Millions of educators across the United States currently spend billions each year on educational content that can be suspect on quality. We do this because we currently do not have a way to share the things we are doing in our classrooms easily with others. This site is designed to start that collaboration process to allow teachers to share content questions and provide a delivery system for teachers to assess students by standard.

Quite simply, we are passionate about education and passionate about providing highly effective and affordable tools to teachers.”

SafeShare for YouTube Videos

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

http://www.safeshare.tv/

Tired of the distracting advertisements surounding your Youtube videos you share with students? This little utility will eliminate them and provide you a clean interface for sharing Youtube videos.

Typing Club

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

http://typingclub.com/

A free touch typing tool for students. This is also available in the Chrome Web Store and the price is right, Free!

Soometa

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

http://www.soometa.com/

Soometa allows you to combine multimedia resources (Youtube, images, text…) and build curriculum content which includes interactive feedback from students.

iCivics

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

http://www.icivics.org/

iCivics prepares young Americans to become knowledgeable, engaged 21st century citizens by creating free and innovative educational materials.

College Abacus

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

https://collegeabacus.com/

A nice tool to share with parents related to the cost of college for their children. Provides a clear picture of the what the expenses are, currently, for prospective colleges.

Essay Tagger

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

http://www.essaytagger.com/



What So Proudly We Hail

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

http://www.whatsoproudlywehail.org/

“Created under the notion that “developing robust American citizens is a matter of the heart as well as the mind,” the curriculum is largely centered around classic American short stories and intended for inquiry-based learning environments.”

Boom Writer

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

http://boomwriter.com/Home/Schools

Students use technology to write stories collaboratively, discuss their work, vote on work  until ultimately you end up with a published book.

In Bloom’s Taxonomy of cognition, the highest levels of thinking and learning are “Creating” and “Evaluating.” BoomWriter guides students to do both… and have fun in the process!

The educational benefits of BoomWriter are seemingly endless.

BoomWriter can serve as an incredibly helpful tool for any balanced literacy program, and teachers already using the program instantly recognize the levels of investment and engagement demonstrated by their students.

Teachers also have the option of providing instruction for students in the form of “Guiding Notes” prior to the creation of each new chapter.

BoomWriter is standards-based and can be used for “in action” practice of specific genres (from Science Fiction to Drama), and even for test preparation: collaboratively creating a top-scoring essay.