107 Favorite iPad Apps for K-8

Here is a post from Ask a Tech Teacher’s blog.  This is a great resource to access…from health to math, we got an app for that!  Check it out!

107 Favorite iPad Apps for K-8 « Ask a Tech Teacher.

The 50 Best Sources of Free STEM Education Online | Edudemic

With the advent of the wireless community, we see that more and more reputable sources are providing free professional development tools for our teachers.  The following is a list of 50 FREE opportunities to deepen your STEM content knowledge online.  Again, IT’S FREE!

The 50 Best Sources of Free STEM Education Online | Edudemic.

Create Custom Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry Worksheets

Good resource for math teachers…Get your free trial now 🙂

Create Custom Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry Worksheets.

ShowMe App for the iPad!

This app has incredible opportunity for teachers and students!

This is one of my visions for the future of our classrooms.  In this video, I was in my office recording…I was trying to keep my voice quiet so the people around me didn’t think I was talking to myself (a few word fumbles, but you get the idea).  Ultimately, I would love to start a library of student ShowMe’s in my district.  This collection would highlight students solving interesting problems in interesting ways.

Problem #1 Irregular Figure- Area | ShowMe.

Great App: ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard for iPad on the iTunes App Store.

New Opportunities from the Common Core Curriculum Mapping Project

It is very exciting to be an educator now!  This is so true!  With the Common Core State Standards Initiative, the United States (most of the states have adopted them) have these common standards.  The best part is the opportunity to come together with a common goal, college and career ready students by 12th grade.  But what does this mean for the teacher?  Well the first thing that comes to mind is planning…we now will be planning and collaborating with many teachers from all over the states.  This will bloom into more collaboration and ability to share lessons with rigorous grade level standards.

Check out the following press release, the first step in aligning to these rigorous set of standards:

Common Core is developing new curriculum maps in Mathematics and in History/Geography. 

 
Mathematics
As you know, Common Core has been developing a set of CCSS-based curriculum maps in mathematics.  Now the New York State Education Department has awarded Common Core two contracts to create pre-kindergarten through 5th grade mathematics curriculum modules aligned to NY state’s Common Core Learning Standards (based on the CCSS).  Common Core also will be supporting teachers throughout the state during the implementation process through curriculum-based professional development. In addition to the CCLS-based maps for New York state, Common Core will continue creating a set of national CCSS-based curriculum maps.  Click here for a Press Advisory.

New Opportunities from the Common Core Curriculum Mapping Project.

Thank You! :)

Thanks, @JenniferOrmerod for sending me some great resources for the elementary grades.  More to post, soon the apps will be up. 🙂

“In the Long History…” Darwin on Collaboration

“It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” – Charles Darwin