Multiply is a social networking service with an emphasis on allowing users to share media – such as photos, videos and blogentries – with their "real-world" network. The website was launched in March 2004
online homework toolkit from the Discovery Channel for kids in grades K-12. It includes over 30,000 videos and math tutorials, close to 150,000 reference articles and entertaining, but always educational, interactive games.The math tutorial combines animation and participation with clear and colorful directions, and the articles all seem to have a fun spin to them.
Education.com The recently launched Education.com fills a need as a one- stop educational online resource for parents, and it has a strong community aspect too. It includes more than 4 ,000 reference articles from reliable sources such as education Ph.D.s and government agency studies. The site still has a way to go, but we cant wait for it to fully grow up. The social-networking model with discussion boards, tag- based search features and recommendations are all excellent -- and its all presented in a safe, parents-only space. The site encourages parents to contribute to real discussions, sharing advice on everything from camping trips to attention deficit disorder .
Teachers, do you need lesson plans or guidelines on how to teach a segment on Romeo & Juliet? Check out Curriki.org, a nonprofit site that aims to do for school curricula what Linux did for operating systems: Create a freely accessible, open-source alternative. The site is continually updated with input from educators and parents. Teachers have free access to add lesson plans and the more knowledgeable educators become involved, the more they improve each lesson plan. Its a wiki, which means content is continually updated. Theres a high level of participation among users.
Kiddix is a good start. Its colorful, simplified interface. itis easier for kids to pick up on their own than Windows or OS X. The Linux-based OS is secure, so malware wont get in the way of your kids computer learning experiences. And its got built-in parental monitoring tools too. Packed with kid-appropriate software: A safe browser , an illustration-heavy word processor e-mail and several , instructive, just plain-wacky games starring the famedTux penguin.
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A blog is a discussion or information sitepublished on the World Wide Web consistingof discrete entries ("posts") typicallydisplayed in reverse chronological order sothe most recent post appears first. Until2009 blogs were usually the work of a singleindividual, occasionally of a small group, andoften were themed on a single sub ject.
Computing Technology for Math E xcellence is devoted toresources for teaching and learning mathematics (K-12and calculus), technology integration, and the standardsmovement in education. Math resources include links tosites for basic skills mastery problem solving and critical ,thinking, using data, homework assistance, games,simulations, virtual math manipulatives, pro ject-basedlearning, field trips for math, standardized testing, andmore. Over 90 software products that have potential toraise achievement levels of students are included.