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John Evans

The Student-Centered Math Class | Edutopia - 0 views

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    "Close your eyes and picture the most recent math class you taught. Who is doing the math? Who is doing the talking? Who is doing the thinking? Three years ago, my answer would have been "me"-the teacher. My students were doing math, but I was probably telling them how to think and what to do most of the time.

    My big aha moment was being introduced to the research of Peter Liljedahl, a professor at Simon Fraser University. Liljedahl proposes three strategies that you can implement in order to create what he calls the thinking classroom: Start with good problems, use visibly random groups, and work regularly on vertical nonpermanent surfaces. I started using these three strategies in my math classes, and they have been an absolute game-changer. I can confidently say that my students now do most of the thinking and talking in my classroom."
John Evans

Free Technology for Teachers: GE Teach Tour Builder - Create Google Earth Tours for the... - 1 views

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    "GE Teach Tour is a free tool that you and your students can use to create tours to play in the new web version of Google Earth. To get started head to geteach.com/tour/ then enter a title for your tour. The next step is to give your first placemark a title and to enter a description of the location you're featuring with that placemark. To place your placemarks in your tour you can either manually enter latitude and longitude coordinates or you can click on the map to insert your placemarks. Finally, to add images to your placemarks you will have to link to publicly available images that are in your Google Drive account or on another image hosting service like Flickr (by the way, linking to images found on sites that prevent hotlinking won't work)."
John Evans

6 Great Apps for Teaching Kids About Important Health Topics | Emerging Education Techn... - 2 views

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    "Health education is one of the most important parts of schooling, but current techniques and curriculum tend to be a bit outdated - old books and even older information is being reiterated over and over, teaching the next generation dated science about how the body works.

    Even when the info was current, these old teaching methods go in one ear and out the other for many in this generation - they're immersed in technology from a very young age, often before they're old enough to speak or walk. Health apps are the best high-tech way to teach kids about their bodies and how to keep them in shape. What are the best health apps for teaching K-12 students about health?"
John Evans

6 Best Financial Literacy Smartphone Apps for Students | Emerging Education Technologies - 1 views

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    "Today children of all ages have access smartphones or tablets, and this reality makes mobile apps one of the best avenues for teaching kids and young adults important concepts about financial literacy. These apps can help students to quickly understand money, and the consequences of their financial decisions."
John Evans

Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Math Tutorial YouTube Channels Not Named Khan Academy - 2 views

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    "One of the most popular posts of all time on this blog featured math tutorial YouTube channels for high school and college students. That post was originally created as a response to an email from a reader who was seeking suggestions for math videos that were not on Khan Academy. This evening I took some time to update my list of math tutorial channels on YouTube that are not Khan Academy. Here's the new list."
John Evans

Free Technology for Teachers: Kitchen Science - Let's Make Butter - 0 views

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    "SciShow Kids recently released a new video titled Let's Make Butter. The video provides directions for making butter in your kitchen then goes on to explain the science of what happens in the process of making butter."
John Evans

NASA makes their entire media library publicly accessible and copyright free - DIY Phot... - 0 views

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    "No matter if you enjoy taking or just watching images of space, NASA has a treat for you. They have made their entire collection of images, sounds, and video available and publicly searchable online. It's 140,000 photos and other resources available for you to see, or even download and use it any way you like."
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