Neat Stuff: 8-9-11

August 9, 2011

in EdTech, Neat Stuff

Neat StuffA Maths Dictionary for Kidshttp://amathsdictionaryforkids.com/dictionary.html – Over 600 math terms in an easy to use format.

GoogleCorrelatehttp://correlate.googlelabs.com – I can see how this could lead to some interesting class discussions in a variety of subject areas. It also provides a real-world context for interpreting line charts and scatter plots. Google Correlate is an experimental new tool on Google Labs which enables you to find queries with a similar pattern to a target data series. The target can either be a real-world trend that you provide (e.g., a data set of event counts over time) or a query that you enter. Here are a couple of examples:

Google Image Chart Editor (Beta)http://imagecharteditor.appspot.com – There is a blog post here (http://www.callingallgeeks.org/google-image-chart-creator-create-and-embed-a-variety-of-graphs-and-charts) explaining the site.

Isle of Tunehttp://www.isleoftune.com – This is more of a stress-reliever than an educational tool. Create musical journeys from street layouts. You can view (and listen to) other people’s islands. Here are a few samples:

Hitting the Targethttp://www.hittingthetarget.com/flash/v1.swf – Learning angles  through sports.

Spirograph Mathhttp://www.mathplayground.com/Spiromath.html – From the MathPlayground.com website.

Verbs with prepositionshttp://visually.visually.netdna-cdn.com/Verbsandtheirprepositions_4e20484e3ef6b.png – A very cool and education info-graphic. Creating info-graphics as a project might be a neat idea.

Writing a Research Paperhttp://k12opened.com/ebooks/ela/ebook-writingaresearchpaper/index.html – Developed in conjunction with Seaford Public Schools. Information regarding each step of writing a research paper.

How To Teach With GoogleEarthhttp://serc.carleton.edu/sp/library/google_earth/how.html – Lots of neat ideas. On the “Pedagogy in Action” website. Main website also has ideas for teaching with simulations and spreadsheets, using issues to teach science, using media to enhance teaching and learning.

Test Your Vocabularyhttp://www.testyourvocab.com – A quick three-part test: the first part with a handful of words to determine the general vocabulary level, a second part with a larger but narrower selection of words to determine the vocabulary level with greater precision, and a final (optional) survey to collect statistical information.

“The Best Online Sources of Images”http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2008/10/11/the-best-online-sources-for-images – A blog article with a collection of great links.

Open ClipArthttp://openclipart.org – Free clip art.

20 Commonly Misused English Words and Phraseshttp://www.altalang.com/beyond-words/2009/05/13/egregious-english-20-commonly-misused-words-and-phrases

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