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Grading Standards Can Elevate Teaching

Commentary<p>With the common-core transition in full swing, we are in the midst of a radical shift in how we think about our K-12 standards, curriculum, …

Apple’s web-based office software will force Google and Microsoft to up their game

Software developers who have early access to Apple’s competitor for office software programs like Google Drive and Microsoft Office are tripping over themselves to sing its praises.<p>Apple’s solution, named (awkwardly) iWork for iCloud, was built with one goal in mind, apparently: to make a web-based …

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Awesome Chart for Teachers- Alternatives to Traditional Homework

The chart below is created by connectedprincipals and features some alternative ways to do "traditional' homework. I am not really sure the labelling …

It Only Takes About 42 Minutes To Learn Algebra With Video Games

On average, it took 41 minutes and 44 seconds for students to master Algebra skills during the Washington State Algebra Challenge using the DragonBox App.<p>The Challenge, co-sponsored by Washington University’s Center for Game Science and the Technology Alliance included 4,192 K-12 students. …

Dropbox Blows Up the Box, Connecting Every App, File, and Device | WIRED

In the vast San Francisco loft that Dropbox calls home, there’s a Lego room, a life-size plastic shark, and a Golden Gate Bridge mosaic made from …

Printable Paper

Printable Paper has been featured by LifeHacker, Kim Komando, Woman's World magazine, and the Today Show.<p>Here are the 15 most popular printable …

Top 50 Math Sites and Apps

Throughout the last few years I've compiled quite a few lists of my favorite sites for a variety of subjects. Over the last year and a half one might …

Letterpress, Evernote, Procreate top Apple’s list of best-designed apps of 2013

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>As part of its role as a design-centric company and so it can continue to encourage the best practices of appmakers, Apple(s …

15 Tools For Better Project-Based Learning

Project-Based Learning is a 21st century approach to learning that acts both as a curriculum and instruction tool, as well as a new way for students …

The "Must Have" app for your classroom this year is...

.....YOU! You are awesome at what you do! Don't get me wrong, I am an app lover. Apps are a huge part of my job. My district went 1:1 in grades 6-12 …

30 Ways to Use Chromebook in Education

To help you learn more about how Chromebooks can be used in education, here is a great slide from Tom Gierke and Becky Evans that features 30 ways …

A Bloom's Digital Taxonomy For Evaluating Digital Tasks

<b>A Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy For Evaluating Digital Tasks</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>What makes <b>Bloom’s Taxonomy</b> such a power tool is its flexibility in framing …

Visualizing the Infinite Beauty of Pi and Other Numbers Math and art may appear, superficially, like two disparate fields, but they’ve been in conversation for millennia. One recent example of the synergistic possibilities between the two comes from Canadian scientists Christian Ilies Vasile and Martin Kryzwinski. The pair have utilized the data visualization software Circos to create beautiful and colorful visual representations of mathematical constants π (pi), φ (phi), and eusing transition probabilities and color-coded digits on Archimedean spirals. Given the endless nature of π, φ andethe task of representing them visually in a simplified form could seem daunting. However, thanks to new infographic technology and the natural form of the Archimedean spiral understanding pi’s sequencing (for the layperson anyway) becomes a thing of beauty rather than outright confusion—the technicolored vastness evoking an almost spiritual quality. For the technical deets on how the pair created the visuals, check out the project page on Kryzwinski’s site. Photos shown: Progression of the first 10,000 digits of π By Cristian Ilies Vasile. Progression and transition for the first 1,000 digits of e. Progression and transition for the first 1,000 digits of π, φ and e. Progression and transition for the first 2,000 digits of e. Progression and transition for the first 1,000 digits of the accidental similarity number. Progression and transition for the first 1,000 digits of φ. Numbers like π (pi), φ (phi), and e are inherently free of patterns. As a quantity to themselves, they represent a specific, finite relationship between two measurements, such as the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Yet, pull on the thread and those numerical tapestries unravel into an irrational soup of nonrepeating chaos, a true example of randomness. That doesn’t mean they don’t make great visualizations, though. Christian Ilies Vasile and Martin Kryzwinski converted these numbers into the beautiful representations above. The techniques are a little complicated, but the ones with lines bascially represent pairs of digits as they are found next to each other, the ones with various sized dots show how often digits are found next to each other, and the bead-like rosettes represent pairs of digits with an additional coordinate based on their order (so some out-of-order order). You really don’t want to miss their Archimedean spiral, either: To dig in to the tech a little more, visit their website. This kind of thing is readily doable with today’s software, so get crackin’! (Via The Creators Project and myampgoesto11)

Math and art may appear, superficially, like two disparate fields, but they’ve been in conversation for millennia. One recent example of the …

50 Chrome Extensions for Educators

Here is a list of fifty or so Chrome extensions that I feel are helpful for teachers and students. You can make a copy of this document to add your …

10 Tips for Getting Started With Edmodo

<i>This is a guest post from Vance Kite, a science teacher at City of Medicine Academy in Durham, North Carolina. If you are interested in contributing</i> …

The iPad as a Tool for Creation to Strengthen Learning

Seymour Papert, the developer of the LOGO computing language, begins his landmark book Mindstorms with a story about gears he played with as a child. …

8 Classroom Apps To Try This Fall

Despite my best efforts to slow down time, summer break is quickly drawing to a close. And, while summer break is obviously one of the best things …

L.A. teachers give their new iPads a test drive

LAUSD instructors gather at six schools this week to train on iPads, which 31,000 students and 1,500 teachers in 47 schools will begin using this year.<p>August 06, 2013|By Howard Blume<p>Teachers returned to school Monday to work with the Apple iPads that could soon be in the hands of every student in …