I think I have shared this with you all before, but I am going to share it again. This is a top resource created by Christy Cate and Myra Rains at ESC 14. This Prezi includes links to Free Technology Resources that are perfect for the Performance Indicators in CSCOPE. It is definitely worth taking the time to look. You can view this presentation in the player below or by clicking the link below the player to see it in full screen.
We all know that math is a difficult subject for our students. We also know that today’s learner is inundated with media. Enter the Khan Academy. Salman Khan is a graduate of MIT and his mission is to “provide a high quality education to anyone, anywhere” through his website of videos on many subjects and many levels. Students can even work through practice problems after viewing a lesson. Khan Academy is a MUST SEE, a game changer…especially in math that continues to be difficult to teach to the twenty-first century learner. See for yourself at khanacademy.org.
National Geographic Education is a something I found this week. It’s in Beta testing. (Beta means that it’s still in a trial stage, still developing content, changing things and working out the bugs etc…) It looks like it has the potential to benefit many people in our district.
This program is designed to bring the world into U.S. schools and includes free standards-based classroom resources and programs which allow students to see, hear, and interact with globally-relevant content that supports educators’ targeted learning objectives. For over 20 years, Peace Corps Volunteers have formally serverd as a window for U.S. students to view and experience new countries and cultures through CWWS materials that heighten cross-cultural understanding in the classroom and encourage service.
Ways to use in the classroom beyond curriculum materials:
1. Correspondence Match: Connect a classroom with a Peace Corps Volunteer overseas or Speakers
2. Speakers Match: Invite a returned Peace Corps Volunteer into your classroom
To find out more go to www.peacecorps.gov/wws or click on the image above.
Skype is a great way to communicate with people around the world, and many teachers are integrating this tool into their curriculum, so Skype is launching a directory this month that will help teachers to connect with other teachers world wide to help facilitate an incredible global learning experience.