This is a website (Part of Project Zero at Harvard) that helps teachers and students build skills in creativity. Listed here are a number of exercises that promote creative thought, collaboration and problem solving. I have also included the Map of Understanding which is a graphic from the same project, that diagrams the different ways we come to understand a concept.
This is a great starting place for teachers to begin thinking about where to engage students when the wave of NGL iPads is coming your way. The blogger gives some frame to the first five minutes, hours, days etc…. A good place to begin planning.
This is a Math website that offers variety of thought-provoking questions for math students at all levels. The premise is that students are provided with four options (shapes, lines, numbers, equations etc…); they choose the one they thing does not belong. These are open questions that push students to think and engender conversation…and learning.
Although I haven’t explored all 321 tools, I think this is a great place to start browsing for some free stuff for the classroom. I like that the tools are organized into useful topic areas. Enjoy. Enjoy…..
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide can find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction. (Purdue University)
This is a great resource for teachers that offers content, support and a structure to organize course materials. Go to the site….
The Fast Scanner app gets the job done. This app uses the camera on your phone or tablet to scan documents and export them into PDFs that you can email or print. Fast Scanner also allows you to crop and color-change your images before you export them into PDFs.
This app for students, replaces a paper planner by keeping track of your workload across multiple platforms and devices. Manage your classes with week and day timetables, keep track of tasks and exams in the cloud and receive notifications to keep you up to date for exams and classes. A clean interface and the ability to color code your classes make the calendar easy to read.
This site has more than 4,200 educational videos that help you to learn a variety of topics, from math and computing to music and there is also a new Ontario Curriculum Math Grade 6 section. An excellent resource for students who want to be exposed to a variety of different approaches to understanding a concept.
A great feature of the free app is the ability to download any of the videos to view later.
The University of Waterloo posts weekly Math problems for Grades 5-12. They also archive previous questions and previous years are organized by strand.