Bibliography of Online Resources

This is a dynamic list that will be updated over time, as I encounter and investigate more resources.

  1. – This is a daily blog that includes posts about technologies available to teachers.  There are also discussions about the use of technology, and when it may or may not be appropriate.
  2. – A personal blog written by a graduate student in education.  It is aimed at education topics in general, but touching regularly in technology.  The topics are sometimes more expressive, and often thought-provoking.  Not exactly a resource to be used in the classroom, but one that might help a teacher keep herself out of an intellectual rut.
  3. – Interactive dictionary of mathematical terms that illustrates many concepts concretely.  Although the theme is a little cartoonish, I like that it goes beyond simple statements and often attempts to demonstrate the meaning.
  4. – PBworks wiki of useful sites from the author of the Free Tech for Teachers blog, Richard Byrne.  This is the math page, but he provides resources for all major subject areas.
  5. – Free online tool, similar to a simplified GSP, that allows you to do basic graphing, reflections, etc.  Work with lines, circles, and angles.
  6. – Site centered around music and education, but there is a large emphasis on technology.  I think there is a strong connection between math and music, so I am curious to find ways to integrate music into a math classroom.
  7. – Very cool interactive map-based display of geographic information including things like fossil fuel usage.  You can compare different countries and parameters.
  8. – A second math dictionary.  This one appears to be aimed at a more advanced audience, as it’s less cartoonish and more abstract.
  9. – Yet another online math dictionary.  This one has links to longer explanation of mathematical concepts, like this one about Pascal’s Triangle and binomial theorem.
  10. – This page at the US Department of Education serves as a starting point for a collection of lesson plans and resources produced by educators during workshops and other events sponsored by the federal government.  Some of these lessons are complete units, including all worksheets and answer keys.
  11. – Site run by Maryland Public Television and Johns Hopkins University Center for Technology in Education.  Provides resources on the use of ed tech, including free online games like Lure of the Labyrinth.
  12. – Home for educational game research being done by folks at MIT and their colleagues.  From their website: “The Education Arcade was established by leading scholars of digital games and education. Researchers at MIT explored key issues in the use of a wide variety of media in teaching and learning through the Games-to-Teach Project, a Microsoft-funded initiative with MIT Comparative Media Studies that ran between 2001 and 2003. The project resulted in a suite of conceptual frameworks designed to support learning across math, science, engineering, and humanities curricula. Working with top game designers from industry and with faculty across MIT’s five schools, researchers produced 15 game concepts with supporting pedagogy that showed how advanced math, science and humanities content could be uniquely blended with state-of-the-art game play.”
  13. – A list of voicethread projects being put together by teachers who are looking for collaborators.  The list includes the kind of school, description of the project, and contact information.

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