Pitsco Education has launched
Signature Math, a tech-based
program that offers individual
lessons, whole-class presentations, and small-group activities.
Signature uses 180 individualized
lessons and 35 group activities
to teach learners in grades 7 through 10 pre-algebra and
Algebra I concepts. The program assesses students’ grasp
of core math concepts, prescribes lessons, and then gauges
students’ comprehension with mastery tests.
MORE INFO: http://tinyurl.com/3pmszwf
PBS has created
LearningMedia, a free
multimedia portal that
features photos, maps,
videos, and lesson
plans from organizations such as the U.S.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the U.S.
Library of Congress, and the U.S. National Archives. The
LearningMedia portal’s library contains curricula for math,
science, reading/language arts, social studies, health,
physical education, and world languages. LearningMedia
also allows users to search, save, and share content.
MORE INFO: www.pbslearningmedia.org
Audrey Watters, who writes the Hack Education blog, and
Steve Hargadon, a pioneer in using social networking tools
in education, have started a weekly ed tech podcast. The
Hack Education podcast is a conversation about trends
and controversies in educational technology. Watters, former-
ly the special interest group project manager for ISTE, con-
tributes to several blogs, including NPR’s MindShift, Edutopia,
Read Write Web, and O’Reilly Media’s Radar. Hargadon is the
social learning consultant for Elluminate/Blackboard Collabo-
rate and the founder of Web 2.0 Labs. Listen to the podcast
MORE INFO: www.hackeducation.com/2011/10/17/a-new-ed-tech-podcast
Dictionary.com has launched Word Dynamo, an online and
mobile learning experience that combines the engagement
of gaming with study techniques. Word Dynamo lets students take full control of their education with tailored study
programs they can access anywhere, anytime. It features a
game-based assessment that estimates each player’s vocabulary size and skill level; sequenced challenges that offer
20 levels of skill-building word games as well as organized
sets for subject-focused learning; and a study dashboard
that allows students to track their learning levels, monitor
progress, and create their own word lists to review.
MORE INFO: http://tinyurl.com/3g2n7l7
APTE has released a portable scanner that is no bigger
than a ruler and weighs less than a tube of toothpaste.
The APTE Handheld Scanner Bundle can scan paper, photos, artwork, wallpaper, and fabric. To operate,
just run the scanner over what you want to scan.
MORE INFO: www.apte.com/proddetail.
Moodle for Dummies is a new book by
Radana Dvorak that uses simple language
and humor to tackle the intricate world of
Moodle e-learning and e-training. Moodle
for Dummies provides instructors with the
resources they need to maximize their Moodle experience.
The book costs $29 and is published by For Dummies.
MORE INFO: www.dummies.com/how-to/content/moodle-for-dummies-cheat-sheet.html
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