In the ClassroomUse the Desmos calculator in place of expensive graphing calculators that many students may not have. Be sure to provide the link on your teacher page or wiki for easy access. Before assigning tasks in your 1:1 classroom, check for access on devices. Some tasks work on all devices; others may not work on mobile devices. These activities are perfect to accompany any graphing tasks. Assign more difficult tasks to higher achieving students, then ask them to create video explanations of their work using an online tool such as Free Screen Recorder Online, reviewed here, or Rooclick, reviewed here, and share them on a site such as SchoolTube, reviewed here. Visual learners will love the activities on this site as they learn math vocabulary and concepts.
GradesK to 12
In the ClassroomThe archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.
Grades6 to 8
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In the ClassroomKeep this site in your professional favorites to find supporting technology and lessons for teaching numbers and operations. As you find practice or extension ideas for student use or at home reinforcement, share specific links on your class web page or classroom computer center for students to access independently or as you assign them for needed practice. The full site is overwhelming for most parents, so share the specific areas that fit your curriculum.
GradesK to 12
In the ClassroomDo you teach STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)? Check out this archived chat for tools and tips to use in your classroom. Share this tool with your colleagues interested in learning more tips and tools to use in STEM lessons.
Grades3 to 5
In the ClassroomShare these resources on your interactive whiteboard (or projector) for group instruction. Some tools are also ideal for learning stations or individual devices. Use these tools for acceleration of your gifted students. Share these resources with students on your class website. Share these tools with families for at-home practice.
Grades6 to 8
In the ClassroomIntroduce these resources on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Share the resources on your class website for students to use for remediation or review. Share tools on your interactive whiteboard or in your BYOD classroom. Use these sites to differentiate for students in pre-algebra and algebra.
GradesK to 8
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In the ClassroomCreate your classroom account and add rosters manually or give students a class code to join your class. Next, introduce this site on an interactive whiteboard or with a projector. If you are lucky enough to have a class set of mobile devices, allow students to use PracTutor while you work directly with individuals or small groups of students. PracTutor is an excellent way to supplement instruction for both gifted and special needs students. Visit the bottom of the pricing and overview sections for ideas for implementing this site in your classroom. Be sure to share login information with parents for student practice at home.
Grades8 to 12
In the ClassroomShare these resources on your class website for students to use for remediation or review. Share tools on your interactive whiteboard or in your BYOD classroom. Use these sites to differentiate.
Grades8 to 12
In the ClassroomKeep this site with your professional favorites to find supporting technology and lessons for teaching algebra. As you find practice or extension ideas for student use or at home reinforcement, share specific links on your class web page or classroom computer center for students to access independently or as you assign them for needed practice. The full site is overwhelming for most parents, so share the specific areas that fit your curriculum.
Grades10 to 12
In the ClassroomDisplay the concept map on an interactive whiteboard, or with a projector, and explore the complex interactions between math and science together. Focus on one specific topic, such as population growth patterns to find sub-topics for further exploration. Have students choose a topic for further research then present their findings using a tool like Zoho Show, reviewed here, which is similar to Powerpoint, but easier and free. This site is perfect for use with gifted students to find and learn more about specific math and science content.
Grades6 to 12
In the ClassroomTake advantage of CK-12 for finding standards-aligned lessons and interactives for math lessons. Create an account and upload your own resources and activities to create your own Flexbooks for use with students. CK-12 is available in many languages. Use this site with your ESL/ELL students as a supplement to classroom resources. Share CK-12 lessons with other teachers as you collaborate on lesson planning. Share a link on your class web page for students to use as extra practice at home.
Grades3 to 9
In the ClassroomTake advantage of these entertaining videos to introduce science concepts. Share interactives on classroom computers or embed on your class web page for students to use at home. After exploring videos and interactives on the site, have students create a multimedia presentation using Slidestory, reviewed here. This site allows you to narrate a picture. Challenge students to find a photo (legally permitted to be reproduced), and then narrate the photo as if it is a news report.
Grades7 to 12
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In the ClassroomTake advantage of the many free calculators for use in your math class; display on your interactive whiteboard or with a projector as you work through problems and see how to solve them. Share a link to this site on your class website for students to use as a resource for homework help. Challenge cooperative learning groups to create math explanation videos using Powtoons, reviewed here, and share them on a site such as TeacherTube, reviewed here.
GradesK to 8
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In the ClassroomMathGames is perfect for practice with many different math concepts. Include a link to games on your class website or classroom computers. Be sure to share games with parents for play at home. Take advantage of the free registration to register your class to follow student progress and challenge students to increase scores. Ask students to write blog entries replacing pen and paper and sharing their learning and understanding for each game using Telegra.ph, reviewed here. This blog creator requires no registration. If you are teaching younger students and looking for an easy way to integrate technology and check for understanding, challenge your students to create a blog using Edublog, reviewed here. Take this a step further enhance students' learning by to picking the game they learned the most from and make a feature video about it using Biteable, reviewed here. Biteable claims to be "the world's simplest video maker," and they may be right. If you teach using Common Core Standards, this site is excellent for finding practice activities aligned to the standards. Measure student growth for Common Core Standards using Edulastic, reviewed here.
Grades5 to 9
In the ClassroomIf you teach Algebra, you will want to take advantage of the many free resources on this site. Share resources with colleagues as part of your professional development activities. Use printable resources from this site to encourage and develop problem-solving flexibility with students. Create videos of students explaining different methods for solving problems and share them on a site such as TeacherTube, reviewed here. Have cooperative learning groups create podcasts demonstrating a problem-solving method using a site such as podOmatic, reviewed here.
Grades5 to 12
In the ClassroomMathPapa is an excellent addition to any Algebra classroom. Provide a link on classroom computers for students to use to solve problems and view the step-by-step process. Share on an interactive whiteboard as you discuss steps for solving Algebra problems. Share a link to MathPapa on your class web page for student use at home. If you are beginning the process of integrating technology, replace paper and pen by having students create blogs sharing their learning and understanding using Loose Leaves, reviewed here. Take this a step further enhancing students' learning, and challenge pairs or small groups to create a screencast with audio for how they solved the "problem of the week." Use a tool like Free Screen Recorder, reviewed here. Share MathPapa with younger students who have mastered basic math facts and are ready to learn basic Algebra.
GradesK to 12
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In the ClassroomTake advantage of the many free lesson plans and activities to incorporate STEM activities and Maker projects into your classroom. Ask a parent volunteer, local contractor, or naturalist to come in and help with activities. If you are beginning the process of integrating technology, have students create blogs sharing their learning and understanding using Loose Leaves, reviewed here. This blog creator requires no registration.
Grades2 to 12
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