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Top 10 Best Free Math Resources on the Web | Edudemic

Top 10 Best Free Math Resources on the Web | Edudemic | K-6 Science Resources | Scoop.it
“Math is often thought of as a dry subject, but math lovers have been working to show the more interesting side of math to students in many formats.”
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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 17, 2015 5:43 AM

If you are looking for some websites that provide math resources check out this post from Edudemic. Ten sites are listed with descriptions and they cover math from elementary through high school. The sites are listed below with more information found in the post.

* TEDEd Math Videos

* Yummy Math

* Mathsframe

* PBS Learning Media (a great resource for all subjects!)

* Absurd Math

* Illuminations

* Get the Math

* Multiplication.com

* Johnie's Math Page

* Mathdude Podcast

As an example, here is part of the description for Yummy Math:

"All math teachers have heard the common complaint: “but how will I ever use this in the real world?” Yummy Math is one of a few sites on our list that addresses that question in a way meant to keep students interested.

The site mixes videos, images, and real-world challenges that get students thinking about where math fits into their day-to-day lives. The site divides posts by age group, genre, and the type of math on display."

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Beth Dichter's insight:

If you are looking for some websites that provide math resources check out this post from Edudemic. Ten sites are listed with descriptions and they cover math from elementary through high school. The sites are listed below with more information found in the post.

* TEDEd Math Videos

* Yummy Math

* Mathsframe

* PBS Learning Media (a great resource for all subjects!)

* Absurd Math

* Illuminations

* Get the Math

* Multiplication.com

* Johnie's Math Page

* Mathdude Podcast

As an example, here is part of the description for Yummy Math: 

"All math teachers have heard the common complaint: “but how will I ever use this in the real world?” Yummy Math is one of a few sites on our list that addresses that question in a way meant to keep students interested.

The site mixes videos, images, and real-world challenges that get students thinking about where math fits into their day-to-day lives. The site divides posts by age group, genre, and the type of math on display."

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Best Sources of Science News for Kids

Best Sources of Science News for Kids | K-6 Science Resources | Scoop.it
“Reading science news has many benefits for kids, where do you find age appropriate science news for kids? Look no further, here are the best 11 sources.”
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Best 11 sources - Reading science news has many benefits for kids

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Free Technology for Teachers: Twenty Educational Games About Marine Life

Free Technology for Teachers: Twenty Educational Games About Marine Life | K-6 Science Resources | Scoop.it

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Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, June 26, 2014 11:05 PM

Marine Science resources

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HOME - GENERAL: Citing Sources - LibGuides at Miss Porter's School

HOME - GENERAL: Citing Sources - LibGuides at Miss Porter's School | K-6 Science Resources | Scoop.it
“LibGuides. GENERAL: Citing Sources. HOME.”
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Karen E Smith's curator insight, March 20, 2014 8:28 AM

Good graphic to pull it together visually.

Karen E Smith's curator insight, March 20, 2014 8:29 AM

Good use of a graphic to pull plagiarism together visually.

Helen Lynch's curator insight, April 9, 2014 5:08 AM

Easy to understand guide to avoiding plagiarism

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A Great Resource of Science Lesson Plans and Activities for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Resource of Science Lesson Plans and Activities for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | K-6 Science Resources | Scoop.it
"Science Netlinks is a great resource website for science teachers. I came across it while I was compiling a list of the best science games for students. Science NetLinks is a project of the Directorate for Education and Human Resources Programs of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. At Science NetLinks, you'll find teaching tools, interactives, podcasts, and hands-on activities, and all of it is free! Science Netlinks provides a wide variety of science lesson plans and other materials that teachers can use with their students in class."
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Science resources - earth science, life science, plants, space, and much more...

Science resources - earth science, life science, plants, space, and much more... | K-6 Science Resources | Scoop.it
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Stop Disasters - A Game with Teaching Resources

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, May 3, 2014 7:16 AM

Natural hazards and what to do to prevent them turning into disasters. 


Teaching Resources

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Students must try to save as many lives as possible

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Researchers Clone Cells From Two Adult Men

Researchers Clone Cells From Two Adult Men | K-6 Science Resources | Scoop.it
“After years of failed attempts, researchers have successfully generated stem cells from adults. The process could provide a new way for scientists to generate healthy replacements for diseased or damaged cells in patients”After years of failed attempts, researchers have finally generated stem cells from adults using the same cloning technique that produced Dolly the sheep in 1996.
A previous claim that Korean investigators had succeeded in the feat turned out to be fraudulent. Then last year, a group at Oregon Health & Science University generated stem cells using the Dolly technique, but with cells from fetuses and infants.In this case, cells from a 35-year-old man and a 75-year-old man were used to generate two separate lines of stem cells.
The process, known as nuclear transfer, involves taking the DNA from a donor and inserting it into an egg that has been stripped of its DNA. The resulting hybrid is stimulated to fuse and start dividing; after a few days the “embryo” creates a lining of stem cells that are destined to develop into all of the cells and tissues in the human body. Researchers extract these cells and grow them in the lab, where they are treated with the appropriate growth factors and other agents to develop into specific types of cells, like neurons, muscle, or insulin-producing cells.
Reporting in the journal Cell Stem Cell, Dr. Robert Lanza, chief scientific officer at biotechnology company Advanced Cell Technology, and his colleagues found that tweaking the Oregon team’s process was the key to success with reprogramming the older cells. Like the earlier team, Lanza’s group used caffeine to prevent the fused egg from dividing prematurely. Rather than leaving the egg with its newly introduced DNA for 30 minutes before activating the dividing stage, they let the eggs rest for about two hours. This gave the DNA enough time to acclimate to its new environment and interact with the egg’s development factors, which erased each of the donor cell’s existing history and reprogrammed it to act like a brand new cell in an embryo.
The team, which included an international group of stem cell scientists, used 77 eggs from four different donors. They tested their new method by waiting for 30 minutes before activating 38 of the resulting embryos, and waiting two hours before triggering 39 of them. None of the 38 developed into the next stage, while two of the embryos getting extended time did. “There is a massive molecular change occurring. You are taking a fully differentiated cell, and you need to have the egg do its magic,” says Lanza. “You need to extend the reprogramming time before you can force the cell to divide.”While a 5% efficiency may not seem laudable, Lanza says that it’s not so bad given that the stem cells appear to have had their genetic history completely erased and returned to that of a blank slate. “This procedure works well, and works with adult cells,” says Lanza.The results also teach stem cell scientists some important lessons. First, that the nuclear transfer method that the Oregon team used is valid, and that with some changes it can be replicated using older adult cells. “It looks like the protocols we described are real, they are universal, they work in different hands, in different labs and with different cells,” says Shoukhrat Mitalopov, director of the center for embryonic cell and gene therapy at Oregon Health & Science University, and lead investigator of that study.
VIDEO: Breakthrough in Cloning Human Stem Cells: ExplainerMORE: Stem-Cell Research: The Quest Resumes
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What If You Stopped Drinking Water via AsapScience and @ViralVideos

What If You Stopped Drinking Water via AsapScience and @ViralVideos | K-6 Science Resources | Scoop.it
Every living organism required water. So what happens if you stopped drinking H2O completely? Read more at http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2014/03/23/what-if-you-stopped-drinking-water/#M2VviR7UB4xGPU7t.99"Every living organism required water. So what happens if you stopped drinking H2O completely? Read more at http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2014/03/23/what-if-you-stopped-drinking-water/#M2VviR7UB4xGPU7t.99""Every living organism required water. So what happens if you stopped drinking H2O completely?" Every living organism required water. So what happens if you stopped drinking H2O completely? Read more at http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2014/03/23/what-if-you-stopped-drinking-water/#M2VviR7UB4xGPU7t.99"
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4 Terrific iPad Apps for Watching the Sky and Stars ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

4 Terrific iPad Apps for Watching the Sky and Stars ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | K-6 Science Resources | Scoop.it
"Do you love watching starts at night? How about some iPad apps that can render your star gazing a wonderful and informative experience? Below are some of the popular apps I would recommend for you. With these apps installed on your device, you will be able to explore the marvels of the sky and delve into the secrets of planets without having to be an astronomer."
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Learning Never Stops: 8 (free) websites to create cool student projects online

Learning Never Stops: 8 (free) websites to create cool student projects online | K-6 Science Resources | Scoop.it

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Learning Never Stops: 3 great science sites and thousands of FREE educational resources

Learning Never Stops: 3 great science sites and thousands of FREE educational resources | K-6 Science Resources | Scoop.it

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Ideas for supporting Teacher Effectiveness with Technology

Ideas for supporting Teacher Effectiveness with Technology | K-6 Science Resources | Scoop.it

"Technology provides teachers with a great way to provide evidence with artifacts of their effective practice. Across the country this has been a priority for schools that are incorporating a teacher evaluation based on the Danielson Framework. The model contains various components organized into the following four domains."


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Mary Cunningham's curator insight, October 26, 2013 12:33 PM

This blog features prezi switch more details about what effective  tech use looks like in practice.

LundTechIntegration's curator insight, October 27, 2013 1:41 PM

Great resource. 

Drora Arussy's curator insight, October 28, 2013 4:09 PM

Watch the Prezi's and see how to share. However, remember, it is a tool, technology is not the be all an end all, although it is a wonderful tool.

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Goleman’s ET | Emotional Intelligence | EDUcation4.0

Goleman’s ET | Emotional Intelligence | EDUcation4.0 | K-6 Science Resources | Scoop.it

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- http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Ethics

- http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=EQ


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Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, April 2, 2015 9:45 AM

The academic achievement gap in poverty schools coupled with the pressure of school ranking based upon standardized tests causes many educators to focus mainly on the academic needs of students.  many of our poverty students lack the Emotional Intelligence that provides an avenue for academic success.  We must build an awareness of emotional intelligence and then build this in our students just as we build their cognitive intelligence

Denver Leigh Watson, M.Ed, LDTC's curator insight, April 2, 2015 11:26 AM

How does this fit into your leadership framework? Do your arrows flow in the same direction? Does it matter? I believe self-management is the key to the flow, impact, and goal of change for leadership. For me, this is box #1 ... where's yours? 

Philippe-Didier Gauthier's curator insight, April 16, 2015 2:23 AM

#Reflexivité  Une ressource pour penser l'autodirection de son parcours professionnel.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Thinking Blocks - Model Math Problems on iPads, Interactive Whiteboards, and in Your Browser

Free Technology for Teachers: Thinking Blocks - Model Math Problems on iPads, Interactive Whiteboards, and in Your Browser | K-6 Science Resources | Scoop.it
"Thinking Blocks is a nice site for elementary and middle school mathematics teachers. Thinking Blocks provides interactive templates in which students use brightly colored blocks to model and solve problems. As students work through the problems they are provided with feedback as to whether or not they are using the correct sequence to solve each problem. There are templates and problems for addition, multiplication, fractions, and ratios. You can also develop your own problems using the modeling tool."
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The 100 Best Science Books of All Time - Listmuse.com

The 100 Best Science Books of All Time - Listmuse.com | K-6 Science Resources | Scoop.it
The 100 Greatest Science Books list contains a mixture of classic and popular works, chosen for their accessibility and relevance. Most of the books selected are suitable for a well educated layman with only a few being for a more serious reader. The list covers the obvious subjects: biology, chemistry, and physics, as well as mathematics, the philosophy of science, and the history of science. It also includes several biographies.
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Hubble's Most Spectacular Photo Ever Shows 10,000 Galaxies

Hubble's Most Spectacular Photo Ever Shows 10,000 Galaxies | K-6 Science Resources | Scoop.it
NASA calls it the most colorful image ever captured by the Hubble Space Telescope--and the most comprehensive. It has to be one of the most spectacular.But the image--the remarkable payoff of a new survey called the Ultraviolet Coverage of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field--is more than merely beautiful. It may also help fill in some gaps in our understanding of how stars form.Previous versions of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field captured wavelengths of light from visible and near-infrared as well as the far-ultraviolet (UV), Alan Boyle wrote on the NBC News website. But near-ultraviolet light wasn't covered nearly as well.When you add the UV light, you get quite a view. And what a view it is! The new image, a false-color compilation of shots taken during the course of 841 orbits of Hubble between 2003 and 2012, contains roughly 10,000 galaxies in a vast variety of shapes and sizes."The galaxies show every possible shape and size, astronomer Phil Plait wrote on Slate. "Many are distorted, victims of collisions with other galaxies, their mutual gravity pulling them into weird shapes like taffy quadrillions of kilometers across. Many are very blue, showing active star formation, while others are exceedingly red, probably galaxies much farther away, their light taking far longer to reach us. Note that most of the very red galaxies are smaller dots, another indication of their tremendous distance."Named after astronomer Edwin Hubble, the Hubble Space Telescope is a venture of NASA and the European Space Agency. It was launched in 1990 and has been wowing us ever since.
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Hundreds of Free Science eBooks for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Hundreds of Free Science eBooks for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | K-6 Science Resources | Scoop.it

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Steve Vaitl's curator insight, May 26, 2014 12:04 PM

There appear to be some very useful ones on this list of links. Some do seem to be outdated though.

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Free Game Design Curriculum Invades Math Classes -- THE Journal

Free Game Design Curriculum Invades Math Classes -- THE Journal | K-6 Science Resources | Scoop.it
"A long-tested curriculum for middle schoolers that blends algebra and geometry concepts with the programming of games is getting a new boost. Bootstrap, which has been around for about six years, is teaming up with Code.org and the New York City Foundation for Computer Science Education (CSNYC) to help educators learn how to teach students algebraic and geometric concepts with computer programming. The middle school curriculum http://bit.ly/1mvgIVV developed by Bootstrap, is free and aligns with the Common Core math standards. The organization also offers paid professional development workshops at locations around the country."
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Krysta Hammond's curator insight, May 5, 2014 11:59 AM

Great resource! Will definitely be using in my middle school classroom!

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Science is Fun - Ideas & Resources for Hands-on Science Lessons

Science is Fun - Ideas & Resources for Hands-on Science Lessons | K-6 Science Resources | Scoop.it
"Throughout middle school and high school conducting lab experiments was my favorite part of every science class that I took. There was something about the hands-on aspect of science labs that always got me excited about learning."
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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 29, 2014 9:50 PM

Richard Byrne provides a number of links to websites that have great hands-on activities for students to learn science. The sites include:

* Science is Fun - 25 chemistry experiments geared to students in grades 4 - 9

* Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago has activities in twelve topics. You will find experiments for students preK through grade 12.

* Discover the World is from NOAA. A total of 43 experiments which are probably best for grades 4 - 8.

* Squishy Circuits. Learn how to create the "dough" to create these circuits and watch a TedEd to learn more.

There are many ideas to be found in this post and lots of fun for your students to experience while they explore and learn science!

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Interactive Science Software | CyberScience3D

Interactive Science Software | CyberScience3D | K-6 Science Resources | Scoop.it
“ CyberScience3D™ is 3D interactive science software for learning and exploring Human Anatomy, Botany, Zoology, Earth Science, Microbiology, Chemistry, Engineering, and Paleontology”
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The case of the vanishing honeybees - TED-Ed

The case of the vanishing honeybees - TED-Ed | K-6 Science Resources | Scoop.it
“In the past decade, the US honeybee population has been decreasing at an alarming and unprecedented rate. While this is obviously bad news for honeypots everywhere, bees also help feed us in a bigger way -- by pollinating our nation's crops. Emma Bryce investigates potential causes for this widespread colony collapse disorder.”
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Learning Never Stops: 50 websites that help make learning science fun

Learning Never Stops: 50 websites that help make learning science fun | K-6 Science Resources | Scoop.it

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Learning Never Stops: 7 science websites for students of any age

Learning Never Stops: 7 science websites for students of any age | K-6 Science Resources | Scoop.it

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