Technology Tool Archive - Page 2
NSDL Science Literacy Maps - Oct 15, 2012
This powerful tool displays concept connections among all the major strands of science, plus mathematics and engineering. Also shows how the concepts build upon each other across grade bands. Based on Benchmarks for Science Literacy
Graph Matching Motion Model - Oct 15, 2012
This inquiry-based simulation offers a powerful platform for helping students understand the shape and slope of motion graphs and how to interpret them. Your students will be doing a form of modeling as they "match" the motion of a red ball to that of a blue ball. Be careful -- this activity can be addictive!
ALTEC: The Advanced Learning Technologies Project - Jun 25, 2012
This is a collection of tools developed by ALTEC partner 4Teachers.org, offering ready-to-use quizzes, rubrics, checklists, video scripting/editing, research organizers, and exportable note-taking for students.
CSERD: Interactivate - Jun 25, 2012
Does the word "computational" scare your students? It shouldn't. Check out this set of free Java-based lessons and activities, all built around interactive tools that let kids deeply explore the math behind the concept. Examples: Rabbits & Wolves to learn about probability; Plop It! is a graph plotter.
Periodic Table Live! - Mar 26, 2012
Excellent interactive resource for exploring the Periodic Table through image sets, videos, and 3D illustrations. Covers a broad range of information about the elements and their properties.
Rubistar: Creating Rubrics for Project-Based Learning - Mar 26, 2012
This free tool helps you create high-quality rubrics in a short amount of time. Templates are available for: science experiments, verbal reports, multimedia presentations, and more.
Planning a unit on Astronomy? Don't miss these simulation-based modules. Superior quality, fun, and adaptable for grades 8-12. Includes assessments.
4 Teachers: Family of Tools - Nov 16, 2011
15 cost-free tools offer time-saving ways to monitor research projects, create online lessons, quizzes, classroom calendars, and customized rubrics.
Science Buddies - Science Fair Project Resources - Jul 9, 2011
AAAS has developed "Science Buddies" to help teachers and students develop science fair projects. There is a host of online tools to use on this site. So, if you are a new (and not so new) teacher charged with science fair participation, look at this resource for help and guidance.
Tracker Video Analysis gives students a real edge over traditional video modeling. First, capture a digital file, calibrate scale, and define axes. Now the fun part: students define force expressions & initial conditions, then watch the model draw and overlay itself on the video. Great way to directly compare the model with real-world motion!