| | The link to the site is http://aplusmath.com
This site is a great site for learning many things. On it, it has a homework helper that your students could use if they were stuck on an assignment. Also, if you are working on flashcards, you could go to this site because it has a flashcard game on it. In the flashcard game, you can study adding, subtracting, square roots, division, multiplication, rounding, or analog clock. You can also use the flashcards creator or the custom flashcards if you want to mix it up or create your own. There is also a game room that has a wide variety of different games to help your students learn while having fun. Their are a few more little things on the site, but one of the cool things is that they have a place where teachers or students can go and get worksheets for assignments or just to practice.
From Kellie Smith:
Here is a free, excellent site to use for your classes or for your own
It is not complex to use but here is a demo of how the site works, showing
different resources it has to offer:
>From their site:
"Reliability, not popularity, is the criterion for our answers. Answers.com
contains only up-to-date, accurate definitions and explanations from
authoritative sources like Houghton-Mifflin, Columbia University Press, Merriam
Webster, MarketWatch, Investopedia and Who2. In addition, you can trust your
children with Answers.com content, eliminating the need to do research in
potentially out-of-date or unsafe sites on the Web."
This site helps put together information better than search engines. You can
research topics, weather, people, definitions, etc. For teachers who do
research projects and have their students use this site to gather information
it will help the students with the different citations needed for their papers.
It is has a teacher toolkit that shows what is going on for the current day and
how this site can be beneficial for ESL and EFL students. I hope that you take
the time to check this site out.
| |Computers in the High School Classroom (recommended by the KSDE Technology Assistance Team)
From the website:
"High school teachers face enormous pressure to prepare students for
state standardized tests, college admissions tests, and AP exams. Do computers
"get in the way" of teaching in such an environment or can technology
improve achievement without taking time away from the curriculum? Education
World's Tech Team offers opinions on the reality and possibilities of
"teching" in high school. Included: Nine easy ways
to integrate technology in high school and links to technology in action
at high schools across America."
These pages on the American Library Association (ALA) website regarding the Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization Act (TEACH Act) explain copyright as it relates to distance education (online learning).
Distance Education and the TEACH Act
TEACH Act Best Practices using Blackboard--Note: Blackboard is another course management system, like Moodle; the examples provided here transfer nicely to Moodle.
| |The Email ABC's (recommended by KSDE Technology Assistance Team)
From the website:
"Most of today's students grew up with e-mail. Many believe that
e-mail is a totally different kind of medium, unfettered by the rules
that govern letter writing. Most classroom teachers didn't grow up
using e-mail. They believe that e-mail should adhere to the same rules
of grammar and style as snail mail. Who's right?
Let's take a look at the ABCs of e-mail etiquette. Included:
Twenty-six tips for composing and sending e-mail."
| |Learning Games for Students in Grades 3-5 (recommended by KSDE Technology Assistance Team)
From the website:
"Education World searched the Web for interactive
learning games for students in the elementary grades. The sites
below represent some of the best we found. Keep them in mind when
you're looking for a way to engage students' interest while increasing
their knowledge or enhancing their skills!
Included: Ten sites that offer a variety of online learning games."