Grades6 to 12
tag(s): atoms (41), cells (81), charts and graphs (164), decimals (89), earth (173), electricity (61), equations (121), fractions (164), magnetism (33), molecules (38), number lines (33), number sense (70), planets (109), ratios (52), space (204), stars (60), STEM (226), sun (59), transformations (12), variables (14)
In the ClassroomInclude Expii with your links for students to use at home and in class. Expii is an excellent way to provide content explanation through the voice of many different speakers, allowing the opportunity to increase student understanding. To enhance learning, ask groups of students to view lessons provided by the different contributors, then ask them to compare and contrast information by creating a concept map or Venn Diagram using Canva, reviewed here. At the end of a teaching unit, ask students to redefine what they learned using a multimedia tool like Adobe Creative Cloud Express for Education, reviewed here, or Sway, reviewed here, to share their learning. Be sure to have them include their own video explanation of the content.
GradesK to 12
tag(s): animals (265), cells (81), earthquakes (44), engineering (109), equations (121), measurement (129), plants (136), pollution (48), problem solving (219), space (204), stars (60), STEM (226), temperature (32), weather (156)
In the ClassroomBe sure to bookmark this site as a resource for many interactives and activities for teaching STEM topics. Place students in cooperative groups to complete activities or share ideas from this site for science fair projects. Ask students to share their research and projects and extend their learning using a tool like bulb, reviewed here. bulb offers a variety of options for building a personalized webpage without knowledge of coding.
Grades5 to 8
tag(s): commoncore (79), decimals (89), equations (121), exponents (36), fractions (164), functions (52), geometric shapes (133), mass (18), measurement (129), operations (75), order of operations (28), place value (36), ratios (52), volume (33)
In the ClassroomBookmark and save this site as a resource for math lessons and activities throughout the year. Consider using a collaborative bookmarking tool like Papaly, reviewed here, and include Math at the Core with your other math resources to share with fellow educators. Papaly offers the ability to collaborate and share bookmarks with others and also add comments. Incorporate lessons from Math at the Core and your own resources into an interactive learning tool like playposit, reviewed here. Personalize your resources using PlayPosit to create lessons with video, questions, polls, and more.
GradesK to 12
In the ClassroomAre you ready to infuse STEM into your classroom? Learn new STEM trends and tools for your classroom. Share this chat with your colleagues looking for sites and information about infusing STEM into the classroom. Explore the various tools that are shared.
Grades6 to 8
tag(s): data (132), equations (121), exponents (36), factoring (25), factors (28), fractions (164), geometric shapes (133), measurement (129), OER (40), percent (58), probability (94), pythagorean theorem (21), ratios (52), transformations (12), volume (33)
In the ClassroomInclude this site to supplement your current grade 6-8 math curriculum. Use the resources to differentiate instruction for gifted students in lower grades or as remediation for struggling students in older grades. Be sure to take advantage of the family materials providing explanations of math content and strategies for problem-solving. Use the student materials for differentiating instruction or as homework. Have students share their math explanations and strategies with video explanations using a tool like FlipGrid, reviewed here. FlipGrid provides a tool for video responses to a question along with comments from peers. Take student learning a step further and ask them to create and share their own math problems along with suggestions for learning. Use a tool like Sway, reviewed here. Sway is a presentation tool that offers multimedia options including text, video, and images.
Grades4 to 12
In the ClassroomShare problems on your interactive whiteboard or with a projector for use as class starters, or provide a link on your class website for homework. Use the sample sheet provided on this site as an example to create your own student response template using Google Forms, reviewed here. After collecting responses, create a 2-column Padlet, reviewed here, and ask students to share their solution in the appropriate column. Padlet allows users to add comments; turn this feature on and ask students to respond to the solutions provided by their peers. Have students use Flipgrid, reviewed here, to create their own Would You Rather...? question and collect video responses from peers.
Grades6 to 12
tag(s): angles (50), charts and graphs (164), data (132), decimals (89), equations (121), fractions (164), geometric shapes (133), inequalities (22), logic (165), mean (20), median (16), mode (13), percent (58), problem solving (219), square roots (16), test prep (69), video (243)
In the ClassroomBookmark this site to view individual episodes together as a class, or use in centers for students to view videos on classroom computers. When using for centers use a site such as MoocNote, reviewed here, to insert comments and questions into any of the videos as part of the student viewing process. Instead of written responses about what they learned or questions they may still have, instruct students share their responses and discussion through video using Flipgrid, reviewed here. Challenge cooperative learning groups to create their own video tutorials using playposit, reviewed here, and share them on a site such as TeacherTube, reviewed here.
GradesK to 12
tag(s): charts and graphs (164), data (132), equations (121), estimation (34), exponents (36), geometric shapes (133), integers (22), measurement (129), number lines (33), number sense (70), numbers (120), operations (75), order of operations (28), probability (94), sequences (11), sequencing (17), vectors (16)
In the ClassroomSave this list for when teaching any math class in grades K-12. Many of the resources would work in a BYOD environment. Share these lists on your class website for students to access for additional practice.
Grades9 to 12
In the ClassroomBookmark these interactives for use during your unit on data and probability or to provide hands-on activities throughout the year. Share interactives on your whiteboard or during small group lessons and discuss problem-solving ideas with students. Add a link to interactives along with other online games to your class website for game play at home. Consider adding favorite links from this site to a bookmarking tool for student use. Padlet, (reviewed here), offers several options for sharing and organizing bookmarks. After completing activities, ask students to reflect upon their learning and share problem solving ideas through a blog post. Telegra.ph, , reviewed here, creates "quick and easy" blogs to be used one time only. A unique URL is provided, and with Telegra.ph you just click on an icon to upload images from your computer, add a YouTube or Vimeo, or Twitter links. It's as easy as using a basic Word program!
Grades9 to 12
In the ClassroomBookmark this interactive for use when teaching different types of measurement. Share Dynamic Paper on your whiteboard or during small group lessons and discuss problem-solving ideas with students. Add a link to this interactive, along with other online games, to your class website for game play at home. Consider using a site like Symbaloo, reviewed here, as an excellent way to organize and share your resources. Extend learning and ask your students create videos sharing problem solving techniques used during these lessons. Use a video creation tool such as Vibby, reviewed here, to create interactive lessons (can add quizzes and questions). Share the videos using a tool such as SchoolTube, reviewed here.
Grades5 to 9
In the ClassroomKeep this site in your professional favorites to find supporting technology 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 could be overwhelming for most parents, so share the specific areas that fit your curriculum.
Grades7 to 12
In the ClassroomThis site began with the owner's desire to share lessons with homebound students making it a perfect accompaniment to classroom instruction. Be sure to take advantage of the free worksheets and resources to use with your students. Share a link to videos on your class website for students to view at home. Ask them to watch videos before you teach content in class. If you typically view videos then discuss questions in class, try using Flipgrid, reviewed here, to take questioning and collaboration to a new level. Upload a WooTube video to your Flipgrid account, then have students record their questions and thoughts. Have students respond to comments made by peers, then discuss both content and student responses in the classroom.
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 Vibby, 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.
Grades6 to 8
tag(s): area (50), estimation (34), factors (28), multiplication (123), number sense (70), numbers (120), operations (75), order of operations (28), perimeter (18), problem solving (219), ratios (52), statistics (109), time (92), venn diagrams (14), volume (33)