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Virginia Meadow

eChalk: Teaching resources for interactive whiteboards and data projectors - 2 views

    Powerful interactive resources designed for whole-class teaching. Online educational games, classroom resources and lesson activities for interactive whiteboards and data projectors. Put some fun into your lessons with our exceptional science, maths, English language, literature, history, music physical education and modern foreign languages software." />/css/resourceList.css
Martin Burrett

Study finds cash and coins help engage primary maths students - 9 views

    "Primary school students are more likely to understand and engage with maths if classes use real money and real-life projects, according to a Western Sydney University pilot study. The findings come as Australian students lag behind other countries in maths, with Year 4 students dropping from 18th to 28th out of 49 countries in year 4 maths in the latest Trends in International mathematics and math study."
Martin Burrett

Positive Attitude Toward Maths Predicts Maths Achievement in Children - 10 views

    "For the first time, scientists have identified the brain pathway that links a positive attitude toward maths to achievement in the subject. In a study of elementary school students, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine found that having a positive attitude about maths was connected to the better function of the hippocampus, an important memory centre in the brain, during the performance of arithmetic problems. The findings will be published online Jan. 24 in Psychological math."
Amy Burns

Math Poems, Math Songs, Math Stories, Math Videos, Common Core Math - 47 views

    Fun collection of math and math lessons and videos. Aimed for younger students, but might be a fun review for others as well.
Jay Swan

Interactive Science Simulations - 91 views

    Simulations for science and science. (Physics, biology, chemistry, earth science, and science.) Also divided by grade level.
Steve Kelly

What would an exceptional middle and high school computer science curriculum include? - Quora - 48 views

  • What would an exceptional middle and high school computer science curriculum include?
  • This isn't a complete answer, but one thing the very first introductory classes should require is that the students turn off all their electronic computers and actually learn to walk through  algorithms with a computer that exists only on paper. (Or, I suppose, a whiteboard or a simulator.) This exercise would give the students a grounding in what is going on inside the computer as a very low level.My first computer programming class in my Freshman year of high school was completely on paper. Although it was done because the school didn't have much money, it turned out to be very beneficial.Another class I had in high school, that wouldn't normally be lumped into a Computer Science curriculum but has been a boon to my career, was good old Typing 101.
  • If you followed the CS Unplugged curriculum your students would know more about CS than most CS grads:http://csunplugged.orgIt's a really great intro to basic computer science concepts and very easy for students to understand.  Best of all you don't even need a computer per student if your school doesn't have the budget,
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  • For younger students, I think that the ability to make something professional-looking, like a real grown-up would, is paramount.  Sadly, I think this means that LOGO and BASIC aren't much use any more*.
  • So, we have a few choices.  You can try to write phone apps that look just like real phone apps, design interactive websites that look just like real interactive websites, or do something with embedded systems / robotics.  Avoid the temptation to make these things into group projects; the main thing every student needs to experience is the process of writing code, running it, debugging it, and watching the machine react to every command.
  • It is important to consider what an 11 to 18-year old is familiar with in terms of mathematics and logical thinking. An average 11-year old is probably learning about fractions, simple cartesian geometry, the concept of units, and mathematical expressions. By 15, the average student will be taking algebra, and hopefully will have the all-important concept of variables under his/her belt. So much in CS is dependent on solid understanding that symbols and tokens can represent abstract concepts, values, or algorithms. Without it, it's still possible to teach CS, but it must be done in a very different way (see Scratch).
  • At this point, concepts such as variables, parenthesis matching, and functions (of the mathematical variety) are within easy reach. Concepts like parameter passing, strings and collections, and program flow should be teachable. More advanced concepts such as recursion, references and pointers, certain data structures, and big-O may be very difficult to teach without first going through some more foundational math.
  • I tend to agree strongly with those that believe a foundational education should inspire interest and enforce concepts and critical thinking over teaching any specific language, framework, system, or dogma.
  • The key is that the concepts in CS aren't just there for the hell of it. Everything was motivated by a real problem, and few things are more satisfying than fixing something you really want to work with a cool technique or concept you just learned.
    Great resource for teachers (especially those of us not initially trained in Computer Science) about what should 'count' as Computer Science.  Worth the read!

Education Apps: SmartStudy - Revision for GCSE Sciences and Foundation Sciences - 24 views

    Science and Sciences revision apps

Maths and Sport: Countdown to the Games | Maths and Sport: Countdown to the Games - 4 views

    Free online mathematical resources exploring maths and math through the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Marc Patton

Cash Grants for Science and Science Programs from Intel Corporation - 0 views

    Every year, Intel honors U.S. schools demonstrating excellence in math and math education through innovative teaching and learning environments. To be considered as an Intel School of Distinction, schools must develop an environment and curricula that meet or exceed benchmarks put forth by national mathematics and math content standards.
Steve Gall

Math - PhET Simulations - 55 views

    Math and Math simulations.
Roland Gesthuizen

Sudden interest in math -- how teachers can motivate pupils - 25 views

    "The lack of interest in math or natural maths is one of the most frequently voiced causes for concern in the debate surrounding education, at least in Germany. It has been seen time and again that pupils lose their enthusiasm for physics, chemistry and math once they reach eighth or ninth grade. But is this inevitable? And if not, how can teachers steer a different course?"
Tricia Hunt

How to Teach with Technology: Science and Science | Edutopia - 107 views

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      I am IN LOVE with this idea!  And now that I know about Remind101, I can actually communicate via text WITHOUT giving out my own cell phone number!
  • Disposable fun "An idea for teaching kids about angles in math class is having a scavenger hunt and giving them a disposable camera so they can take pictures of different angles."
  • For math, I would use a Voki to explain the problems to my class.
Martin Burrett

When fish come to school, kids get hooked on science - 14 views

    "A programme that brings live fish into classrooms to teach the fundamentals of biology not only helps students learn, but improves their attitudes about science, a new study finds. The study of nearly 20,000 K-12 students, who raised zebrafish from embryos over the course of a week, found that kids at all grade levels showed significant learning gains. They also responded more positively to statements such as "I know what it's like to be a scientist." The results, to be published by the journal PLOS Biology, suggest that an immersive experience with a living creature can be a particularly successful strategy to engage young people in science, technology, engineering and sciences."
Lee-Anne Patterson

Middle School Portal - the network for middle school math and math teachers - 1 views

    Ning site that is dedicated to providing professional development for Maths and Math teachers
Maria Kilgore

Algebra 1 Teachers: How to put math/math symbols and equations (almost) anywhere - 99 views

    Shortcuts to math/math symbols and equations.
Martin Burrett

World's Greatest Math and Math Rap - 177 views

    A collection of maths and math rap videos aimed at secondary topics.
    Hilarious! I passed this along to my daughter-in-law, the high school bio and chem teacher.
Michael Sheehan

Learning Never Stops: Math, Math, Writing, and Great Recipes - 5 views

    Brain Genie, a great site to help students with math and math plus a writing site called 750 Words.

How I Rewired My Brain to Become Fluent in Math - Issue 17: Big Bangs - Nautilus - 2 views

  • By championing the importance of understanding, teachers can inadvertently set their students up for failure as those students blunder in illusions of competence. As one (failing) engineering student recently told me: “I just don’t see how I could have done so poorly. I understood it when you taught it in class.” My student may have thought he’d understood it at the time, and perhaps he did, but he’d never practiced using the concept to truly internalize it. He had not developed any kind of procedural fluency or ability to apply what he thought he understood.
  • Time after time, professors in mathematics and the maths have told me that building well-ingrained chunks of expertise through practice and repetition was absolutely vital to their success. Understanding doesn’t build fluency; instead, fluency builds understanding. In fact, I believe that true understanding of a complex subject comes only from fluency.
    "How I Rewired My Brain to Become Fluent in Math Sorry, education reformers, it's still memorization and repetition we need."
Michael Sheehan

Learning Never Stops: Science (and More) to Music - 75 views

    Songs based on science, social studies, and science concepts.
Jean Potter

Fuel the Brain | Educational Resources and Games - 74 views

    math games, interactives, printables, and teacher guides - math now but plans to add math and social studies, elementary and maybe middle school. mostly free
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