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Miscellaneous Educational Resources 10-8-12

Monday, October 8, 2012




Math Calculators and resources: 
Eight Alternatives to Buying Scientific Calculators http://ow.ly/e8AIj
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 goo.gl/fb/ti8Mg  (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.  http://www.abcya.com/  (I am pretty sure I have mentioned this one int he past.) 

60 Second Economics Lessons http://ow.ly/e8dAO

A Nice Word Cloud Generator from ABCya! http://ow.ly/e8NPf

Study Champs offers online interactive quizzes for math, English, science, and social studies: http://www.studychamps.com/#   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 http://goo.gl/LQ9AS   I know I have promoted REmind101 before https://www.remind101.com/  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 tcea.org/ipad.

Sumo Paint http://bit.ly/VaFqvP  A free drawing app.

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

Have you tried Dictation on your iPad? Fast way to input text using your voice. Tips here: http://bit.ly/QJ0sfs 

New, interesting way for students to create slide shows on the ipad: itunes.apple.com/us/app/haiku-d…



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:http://www.google.com/intl/en/help/features.html  - 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: http://bit.ly/Q5kbad 

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