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Miscellaneous Educational Resources 10-8-12

Monday, October 8, 2012

Math Calculators and resources: 
Eight Alternatives to Buying Scientific Calculators
Microsoft Mathematics is an amazing FREE math calculator!  If you ae a Norris teacher... it's on your start menu.  If not, download it from here

Some great web sites and tools: 
Seven Whiteboard Tools for Teachers & Students  (Remember, last week I just shared the tutorial document on Educrations for the IOS (iPad) devices.)  

This site has everything from a great elementary typing game so some awesome ABC activities.  (I am pretty sure I have mentioned this one int he past.) 

60 Second Economics Lessons

A Nice Word Cloud Generator from ABCya!

Study Champs offers online interactive quizzes for math, English, science, and social studies:   They have great printable worksheets and more!  If you are an Elementary Teacher... you need to check it out! 

7 Services for Sending Group Texts to Parents and Students   I know I have promoted REmind101 before  but there are a lot of other services that offer some great features. 

So you want some apps.....
(I know I have shared this one before, but it may be the bets one for iPad apps and applications for education: )
Need some great apps for your iPad? Check out this recommended list of more than 1,400 at

Sumo Paint  A free drawing app.

Have you updated your iPad to IOS 6?
The best new iOS 6 feature that you don't know about:

Have you tried Dictation on your iPad? Fast way to input text using your voice. Tips here: 

New, interesting way for students to create slide shows on the ipad:…

Are you and your students just going to Google and typing your Question?  Shame on you!  

Need public data? Type in "population" or "unemployment rate" plus a state or county in Google search to find the information.

Google search offers a calculator function, so you can type any equation into Google's search box and get an answer.

Need a graph? Plot mathematical functions into the Google search bar and you'll get an interactive graph.

Great tips on how to better use Google search:  - Cover one a day with students?

How good a searcher are you? Try these Google challenges and find out. Also great for your students to attempt: 


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