Monthly Archives: May 2006

Mental Math Skills

Ambleweb Function Machine – This site provides students the skills to develop the proper strategies on how to learn to predict, or mentally calculate, the proper answers to basic math questions. The“Function Machine Ideas” page offers a “human calculator” excercise … Continue reading

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Harcourt Math Advantage grades K-8

Harcourt publishing provides fastloading online Flash and Shockwave math programs.  These activities could be used on your teacher station as a whole class activity or in the computer lab to provide individual students extra practice.  Also, check out the E-lab … Continue reading

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Google Maps Mashups

Mashups, a web application that combines content from more than one source, is becoming more popular on the Internet. Google maps is one application that is getting quite a bit of attention… Gmaps pedometer – Allows you to map out … Continue reading

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How to Make a Podcast

A Vodcast (Video Podcast) given by 3rd and 4th grade students in Bob Sprankle's class.

Posted in Podcast | Leave a comment – Free Poster Center offers teachers free poster downloads on the following topics – Bibliographies (Citing Sources) Student Jounalists for High School & College (Write Right) Etymology (Breakin' it Down)

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Why Americans are doomed

Interesting commentary on why Americans are falling behind other countries (China, India, Pakistan, and Singapore) when in comes to technology, politics and education. Time magazine's April 2006 issue examines why increasing numbers of students are dropping out of high school.

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IMAGES Improving Measurement and Geometry in Elementary Schools (IMAGES) is an initiative of the Pennsylvania State Team of the Mid-Atlantic Eisenhower Consortium for Mathematics and Science Education at Research for Better Schools (RBS). This web site provides information and resources … Continue reading

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