Einstein is often quoted as having said "If I have an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes." Clearly Einstein understood how to attack puzzling problems. As teachers we face a host of puzzles on a daily basis. Every student we teach, thanks to their idiosyncrasies presents a unique puzzle. The interactions between students further complicates things. Our goals for our learners, their learning needs, the demands of the curriculum, pressures from beyond the classroom all result in puzzles for us to manage and to solve.
Valve, a game developer has released their hit game Portal for free with a series of educational resources targeted at teaching Senior Physics and Maths. Will be checking this one out over the holidays, but so far looks excellent.
Get your class to help with real micro biology science by playing this fun folding game. Download the programme and follow the on-screen instructions to get playing in no time.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Science
A simple site with well written explanations, examples worksheets and games of maths topics from across the curriculum.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Maths