This site contains over 2400 free videos that will explain topics from basic arithmetic to calculus. biology, chemistry, physics, electrical engineering, health, finance, civics, art, us and world history, test prep and computer science, programming, animation, and Hour of Code. There are also practice exercises that will help you work your way through each subject.
We all love google for finding information – it just turns out that they’ve made some information SUPER easy to find! I mentioned using Google as a “Timer” or “5 minute timer” in a previous post, but this article suggests “flip a coin” or “roll a die” (perhaps when studying probability?) Don’t bother locating an online dictionary when you can simply type “define [word]” and any type of conversion from units “ml in 3 oz” or “how many ounces in a pound” to “how many euros in a dollar.” Let Google graph a line by entering the formula or find the area of a geometric shape. For younger children, try “what does the [animal] say.” There are 20 different ways listed in this article that you’ll want to check out, including a few that are just for fun, such as “do a barrel roll” or “zerg rush.”
20 Instant Google Searches your Students Need to Know
Would you or your students like more in-depth instruction on coding? Try Codecademy. It offers instruction on making a website, Ruby on Rails, AngularJS , Jave, SQL, and more. They add new content often. So go try a lesson or two. It is all free.
It is important for students to know how to correctly give credit when they use someone else’s work. This article provides a complete infographic of all the different types of licenses, what each allows, and how to give the proper credit for each type.
How to Attribute Creative Commons Photos
Symbaloo for Education
This site works well for elementary or high school teachers and students. It is a wonderful way to share resources or organize them for yourself. Make your own page or you can use pages made by others. These pages are collections of websites on particular subjects with each site represented by its own icon. Click on the icon to go to the actual site. You can make one for your students to use or have the students make one of their research sites to go with a paper or project.
This is an excellent site for making rubrics. You can create a free account and access it from anywhere you have an Internet connection. You can use one of their templates to create your own very quickly or search for one that is already made for you. Their templates cover numerous topics.
Here is an interesting article on using iPads in the classroom. Make sure you are using them to their best advantage or see if you find new ways to use them.
What does research really say about iPads in the classroom?
Kasey Bell, of Shake Up Learning, has written a four-part series on how to stay abreast of Google’s latest updates. They are very helpful for those wanting to keep up.