This morning, I headed across town to the Twin Rivers School District to attend a 3-day training sponsored (sort of) by Intel: Transforming Learning with One to One.
Here are my take-aways from Day 1:
- Algebra Help – “a collection of lessons, calculators, and worksheets created to assist students and teachers of algebra” – and then some.
- Calculation Nation – From the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics – And my friend Alex Peshette, who is also attending the workshop, guarantees students – and teachers – will find Ker-Splash “addicting.”
- Showing Evidence – A great free “Thinking Tool” from Intel to provide the scaffolding students need to “construct well-reasoned arguments supported by evidence, using a visual framework.”
- Visual Ranking Tool -Also from Intel’s Thinking Tools collection: “Identify and refine criteria for assigning a ranking to a list. Then debate differences, reach consensus, and organize ideas.” Note: Be sure to save your Visual Ranking to http://educate.intel.com/workspace/student so your students can access it from the login page.
- Cacoo – Love this free, extremely user-friendly online drawing! Cacoo’s main selling point is that it allows multiple users to create and edit designs collaboratively and in real-time. Way cool!
I’ll be back tomorrow with more cool tools and strategies from the One to One workshop:-)