Tech Tip Thursday #13

Week of December 4, 2014

Punkin Chunkin

Over the holiday break, while resting on the couch, I noticed my husband watching the show, Punkin Chunkin on the Science Channel. Every year people get together to create and engineer a contraption that will cast a pumpkin the farthest distance. It came to me to discuss some great technology resources for Math this week that involve real-world problem solving.

For those Google Chromebook Users!

Desmos Graphing Calculator

Explore math with Desmos! Plot functions, create tables, add sliders, animate your graphs, and more -- all for free. There are also activities for teachers.

Angry Birds, Go Create

Angry Birds, Go Create allows users to place objects like cars and checkpoints, modify the playground using a terrain editor and play around with a physic engine to create gravity in game. A simple visual-scripting tool is available to modify how objects interact with each other and to script how they react.

Fast Fig

Math solved for you in an intelligent, beautiful environment. Save solutions and share with anyone in the world, all with FastFig.

Two Teachers I Would Definitely Follow...great resource!

Tonia McMillan, Technology Coordinator

Next Week! Join the Hour of Code December 8-14, 2014.