Watch a webcast of teachers learning how to teach the properties of
. The introduction explains the general
overview of the webcast, and the succeeding segments go into deep detail of why
paper folding helps students understand geometric figures, and how to use paper
as a visual and kinesthetic tool. One segment goes through the van Hiele
Taxonomy of Geometric Thinking as a way to follow a student’s progress through
the steps of understanding. After the lecture segments, watch students in
classrooms working with paper and compasses as they explain what they are
If your student needs a review on statistics for the elementary set then use the ideas from this site
to help your child understand how probability and statistics work in the real life. There are 17 objectives on the site and each is accompanied by a problem. For more enrichment, each has an activity that uses manipulatives, and a game. If an activity requires special cards or spinners, they are provided in PDF files to print off. Students will learn the vocabulary needed to describe the outcomes. There are even sections that require a sentence or two explaining higher order thinking skills like problem solving. Each game along with suggested adaptations reinforces the objective in a way that helps students understand that learning probability can be fun.
Does your child need review on the meaning of mean, median and mode? These mathematical terms are used for analyzing data in different ways and times can be a bit confusing. But, by doing the three activities on this interactive site
, your child will be able to differentiate between the three quickly and easily. In the first activity, he will review the meanings of the three words and solve the problems that ask him to calculate each. In the next activity he'll learn to identify each word with the correct data sets. Finally, he'll evaluate data using mean, median, or mode.
Is your child enrolled in a trigonometry class and need a little review on measuring an angle? This site
describes the process of expressing a real number as
the radian measure of an angle. It takes a little depth explaining how angles are expressed in degrees, minutes, and seconds. Three examples show how to express an angle in degree-minute-second notation, in radians, and how to find the length of an arc on a circle. Furthermore, there are three exercises with solutions are provided.
Unit on money got you a bit down? Well, there's no better way to sharpen your child's money skills than the realistic site of Ed's Bank
. Sharpen your savings and budgeting skills with this fast-paced interactive game
. Try to deposit
as much money as possible within sixty seconds into Ed's piggy bank. Then go to
the store to buy something for Ed without overspending. This engaging game has
great animation and audio and would be also ideal for reviewing coin values and
coin recognition skills. Dragging the coins into the bank can be challenging,
and you might not save as much as you would like the first time through. But no worries, just begin the game over and
Tech and Learning has just posted a wonderful article concerning Internet Gaming. With school starting up, make sure you have your resources available to help that special student of yours make the grade. Read on, and check out the hotest sites available for online learners.40 Sites for Educational
- ABCya - A great site for games and mobile apps
for elementary students.
- Academic Skill Builders - A wonderful site with
learning through the use of multi-player games. Also, there is an educational
portal which allows for student tracking.
- Arcoiris - A nice site for educational games in
English and Spanish.
- Braineos - Games based on flash card in a wide
variety of subjects.
- BrainNook - A fun site for students that focuses
on English & Math. Also, there is a teacher portal with lots of resources
- Bubbabrain - Lots of game for all grade levels
that allows teachers to create games too.
- Cackleberries - A virtual world filled with
educational games for kids 3-7 yrs old in a safe environment.
Island - Excellent games for kids 3-8 yrs old in a wide variety
subjects such as: Math, Reading, Spelling, etc.
- Cookie - A great site for educational games and
Games - Learn through the use of creativity brain training
Music - A fun site for learning music through the use of
educational games and other online activities.
- An innovative site for learning math in a 3D virtual world.
Smarty - Excellent site for online learning through the use of
educational games. There is an educational portal for student tracking as
- Fuel the
Brain - A wonderful site to learn elementary skills such as math,
science and reading. Lots of educational resources too!
- Funbrain - One of the most popular sites for
educational games for kids K-8 yrs old.
- Funschool - A wide variety of games, activities,
and videos for kids.
Classroom - Games for students K-6th grade in math and LA with
lots of resources such as: worksheets, videos, and more.
- Gamequarium - A popular site with lots of games
in a wide variety of subject areas.
- GameUp - A innovative site from the creators of
BrainPop where the games are based on their interactive animated videos.
Page - A fun site for educational games PreK-8th grade.
- Learning Games for Kids - A great site for
educational games on lots of different subject areas.
of the Labyrinth - An innovative game for middle school
- Magnahigh - Math games for K-12 with educational
- MinecraftEdu - A unique game based on the popular
PC designed for schools.
- PhyFun - Physics-based games for all grade
Games - A nice site for educational games for ages 3-12 yrs. A
paid site unlocks all the features.
Brighter - A fantastic site filled with educational games on a
wide variety of subjects, built on its unique anime style interface.
- Play Kids
Games - A fun site for educational games in subject areas such as
math, vocabulary and geography.
- Power My
Learning - A great all-in-one site for education filled with
games, videos, resources and more.
Software - A nice site with lots of games on different subject
- Skoolbo - Wonderful educational games for core
skills in the primary grade levels.
Connections - A cool site for spelling and vocabulary games with
with Portals - A very innovative game based on the popular
console/PC game Portal, with lots of lesson plans to be found.
- Tucoola - A great site for skill-building games
for the younger kids with student tracking.
- Tutpup - A cool site for math and spelling where
kids compete against each other.
- Vedoque - A nice site for educational games PreK
- 8th grade.
- What2Learn - A excellent site for educational
games where teachers can create games and track students with a paid
- Yogome -
A great site/company with lots of innovative games and mobile apps on recycling
- Interesting games that support learning and can be embedded into a site.
- ZooWhiz - A fun site for kids 5 - 15 yrs to
develop Math and Reading skills by creating their own virtual
- - David Kapuler
If you are not familiar with word clouds, than here is a new idea to add pizzazz
to projects that will be upcoming this year. Wordle
offers Free software than can be utilized by teachers, academic learning coaches, or students. What a great way to use an unique idea for all types of reinforcement.
You simply input a bunch of text, URL, or del.icio.us tag and Wordle creates the word cloud for you. Simple, easy, and fun! What a wonderful way to incorporate technology into your various lesson activities."Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide.
The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the
source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color
schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like.
You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with
your friends." - Wordle
The Amazing Mathematical Object Factory
allows you to review many
combinatorial objects by producing lists of mathematical objects. This game
helps make discrete mathematics more accessible. There is a brief but thorough
description of what a combinatorial object is, such as permutations and subsets.
It also discusses the role of combinatorial objects in discrete mathematics.
AMOF, the Amazing Mathematical Object Factory produces lists of mathematical objects in response to customer orders. You pretend to be the customer, and you must tell AMOF what you want produced. This factory is totally non-polluting and the objects produced are absolutely free! So get busy and learn about combinat
is an online learning platform that offers thousands of ready-to-use
activities, motivating games, avatar features, online homework access with
automatic grading, in-classroom review modes, and the ability for educators and academic learning coaches to use 'as is' or completely customize the learning experience. And, it's FREE. I used this site numerous times as an educator when I wanted to enrich certain subject areas.
The online learning platform gives students access to thousands of ready-to-use activities, motivational games, avatar features, online homework access with auto-grading, in-class review models, and more. Judges appreciated the easy teacher and student interfaces. Just get on, type in a subject area, and learn!
PBS KIDS Lab
is a great new site available that focuses on using new technology to enhance learning. PBS KIDS is already well-known to parents who favor PBS when it comes to fun and learning for thier kids. The lab was built due to a recently funded grant and offers a new opportunity for technology learning. PBS works closely with advisers and researchers ensuring a well-built curriculum every step of the way.
Characters such as Curious George, the Cat in the Hat, Buddy from Dinosaur Train, and Sid the Science Kid can be found in the online games. The company has announced 60 new cross-platform games that will help children age two to eight build critical math skills. Available FREE on the website, these games feature a colorful cast of characters. Each game suite links to a set of games that are accessible through computers, mobile devices, and interactive whiteboards.