Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Day 26 of Lent: Giving Up Distraction

Life is filled with distractions that will take our eyes off the prize.


Reading Analysis Online

Literably listens to students read orally and scores reading assessments! It generates a full running record with miscue analysis, accuracy, rate and comprehension. The free version is limited to 10 students, but instead of a whole class, it might be beneficial for a few struggling readers, ELL, etc.


Science Adventure Game

This review was posted by D. Kapuler, on his blog, Technology Tidbits:

"Galxyz is a wonderful new that is ideal for the El Ed Science curriculum. Galxyz is a innovative game that takes students on a educational adventure that has them mastering scientific subjects such as: Matter, Energy, Ecosystems and more. Students will develop concepts such as scientific reasoning, scientific method, and even conduct experiments while having fun. Best of all, Galxyz is COPPA compliant, is aligned to Common Core standards, and has lots of assessing features for teachers and parents."


When is Everyone Available?

An easy way to find out when everyone is free for your next meeting or event.

Click the grid for all the times that are good for you - you get a link to email to your invitees.

They see your proposed times and click on when they are free. You visit your results page and see when everyone can do. No sign-up form. No password to choose!


Online Straightedge, Compass, and Protractor

Draw geometric constructions with the help of Robocompass's animated features. View ideas from the example list to understand how the site works. Stop the animation at any point and resume play when ready. In addition to using examples provided, create your own constructions using commands found in the "How to" link. This app works best in Crome.

This app works exactly like a a physical straightedge, compass and protractor!


From Atoms to Stars Infographic

This very cool interactive infographic accurately illustrates the scale of over 100 items within the observable universe ranging from galaxies to insects, nebulae and stars to molecules and atoms. Numerous points along the zoom slider allow for direct access to planets, animals, the hydrogen atom and more. As you scroll, a dial spins to show the magnification level.