The Common Core State Math standards emphasize conceptual knowledge over procedure. This video could be used as an engaging introduction to a discussion about why "Ours is not to wonder why, just invert and multiply" approaches to math instruction are not encouraged with the new standards.
Raytheon's MathMovesU program is an innovative initiative designed to engage middle school students in math by illustrating the connection between math, their passions and interests and 'cool' careers.
According to Mr. Meyer, today's math curriculum is teaching students to expect -- and excel at -- paint-by-numbers classwork, robbing kids of a skill more important than solving problems: formulating them. At TEDxNYED, Dan Meyer shows classroom-tested math exercises that prompt students to stop and think.
Wordia is a free games-based learning platform - built on the foundations of a dictionary - that blends word-based learning games with interactive video vocabulary. Wordia encourages students to learn through play - building subject ‘Word Banks’ as they compete with classmates and other schools in a fun, competition-led, learning environment. Educators can set school tournaments, and students can play fun learning games challenging classmates and other schools.
A new literacy tool for a new generation. In just one year, over 45,000 schools from K–12 chose Storybird to inspire students to write and read better. Inspire your most reluctant writers and readers. They’ll inspire you.
ABCya.com is the leader in free educational kids computer games and activities for elementary students to learn on the web. All children's educational computer activities were created or approved by certified school teachers. All educational games are free and are modeled from primary grade lessons and enhanced to provide an interactive way for children to learn. Grade level lessons incorporate areas such as math and language arts while introducing basic computer skills. Many of the kindergarten and first grade activities are equipped with sound to enhance understanding.
A Companion to Comic Master, Graphics 4 Me explores how graphic novels work so students become familiar with the medium and develop and understanding of the complexity. Links to additional Reading for Me resources are available at the bottom of the screen.
A generator to create a fake Facebook profile for a literary/historical figure or even a concept/theme. Excellent writing resource to get students involved in the process. Who would Thomas Jefferson have friended? Unfriended? When and why?
The Gilder Lehrman Collection is a unique archive of primary sources in American history. Owned by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and located at the New-York Historical Society, the Collection includes more than 60,000 letters, diaries, maps, pamphlets, printed books, newspapers, photographs, and ephemera that document the political, social, and economic history of the United States. An extensive resource for educators, students, and scholars, the Collection ranges from 1493 through the twentieth century and is widely considered one of the nation’s great archives in the Revolutionary, early national, antebellum, and Civil War periods.
ScootPad is a leading math and reading practice platform. Kids are motivated to practice math and reading with ScootPad, gaining confidence and a desire to learn rapidly. ScootPad is easy, fun and FREE! Currently available for K-3 Reading and Mathematics. Great resources for supplemental instruction, homework, intervention and enrichment.
This is the most complete 4-d view of the universe. Since 1998, the American Museum of Natural History and the Hayden Planetarium have engaged in the three-dimensional mapping of the Universe. This cosmic cartography brings a new perspective to our place in the Universe and will redefine your sense of home.
Incredible resource for all ages! Look up words in the Visuwords online graphical dictionary and thesaurus to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts. Produce diagrams reminiscent of a neural net. Learn how words associate.
This creative website allows you to create musical journeys from street layouts. Roadside elements are your instruments and the cars are the players. Check out the hall of fame for inspiration! Could be a useful springboard for a lesson on fractions.