" Sitegeist helps people access public information about their current whereabouts. Want to know a neighborhood's average rents? Find a nearby restaurant? See how local residents commute? Sitegeist presents this and other location-based data in an easy-to-digest, at-a-glance format. The app is available free of charge for iOS and Android devices and works everywhere in the United States."
This is a continuing series on Web2.0 and other web-based tools for educators. This information is specific to math educators, but there is some crossover into ccience. Math educators will find a large number of useable interactive companion web sites for the teaching of math concepts and skills.
The NSDL Middle School Portal project is evolving! You can still rely on the NSDL Middle School Portal web site for high-quality resources but now through the Middle School Portal 2: Math & Science Pathways (MSP2) social network you can connect to colleagues and share knowledge within and beyond the MSP2 community.
"Thinking Blocks is a suite of learning tools designed to help students solve math word problems accurately and efficiently. Using brightly colored blocks, students model mathematical relationships and identify known and unknown quantities. The model provides students with a powerful image that organizes information and simplifies the problem solving process. By modeling increasingly complex word problems, students develop strong reasoning skills which will facilitate the transition from arithmetic to algebra."
What started out as Sal making a few algebra videos for his cousins has grown to over 2,100 videos and 100 self-paced exercises and assessments covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history.
H.E.A.T. stands for Higher-order thinking, Engaged learning, Authentic Connections, and Technology use. The H.E.A.T. Framework measures the integration of these four factors in classroom instruction.