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11/15 New and Notables – LearnZillion

This week’s New and Notables features LearnZillion.  LearnZillion features high quality lessons you can use for free by signing up for a free account . As I was exploring the site for the first time, I felt like LearnZillion was where the Khan Academy meets the Common Core.

There are short videos that demonstrate a skill in Math or ELA and give an example problems.  A narrators takes you through the video explaining the process to solve the problem.  You can either watch the videos or download the slide to use in your classroom.  You can star lessons to make them as your favorite so you can easily find them the next time you are looking. You can search by grade level, domain, standard, or keyword.  My FAVORITE part of LearnZillion was the page entitled “Common Core” where you can actually click on the grade and band of the specific skill that you want to find resources for.

By click on the grade band you will find specific lessons for each standard and folders with lessons.

LearnZillion can be a great resource for reteaching concepts in the classroom.  They continue to add new content every day; so if what you are looking for is not there today, check back tomorrow!

GeoGebra

In the world of math technology, GeoGebra has been all the talk lately.  GeoGebra is free  software for all levels of education that joins geometry, algebra, tables, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package. I was excited to all sorts of resources related to GeoGebra. Here is what I found:

Check out some of these resources as you start to use this mathematics technology!

Khan Academy

Some of you may have already heard of Khan Academy, maybe even downloaded the app or bookmarked the website.  If you haven’t had a chance to check out the Khan Academy I highly suggest that you should.  My disclaimer – it will suck you in and you can get lost in the website for hours because of its fantastic content.

Want the overview? Here is how the website sells itself:

How it works for students –

Students can make use of our extensive video library, practice exercises, and assessments from any computer with access to the web.

  1. Complete custom self-paced learning tool
  2. A dynamic system for getting help
  3. A custom profile, points, and badges to measure progress

Coaches, parents, and teachers –

Coaches, parents, and teachers have unprecedented visibility into what their students are learning and doing on the Khan Academy.

  1. Ability to see any student in detail
  2. A real-time class report for all students
  3. Better intelligence for doing targeted interventions

Our library of videos covers K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history. Each video is a digestible chunk, approximately 10 minutes long, and especially purposed for viewing on the computer.

Practice math at your own pace with our adaptive assessment exercises. You can start at 1+1 and work your way into calculus or jump right into whatever topic needs some brushing up.

Each problem is randomly generated, so you never run out of practice material. If you need a hint, every single problem can be broken down, step-by-step, with one click. If you need more help, you can always watch a related video.

Want to know more???? Here is a Ted Talks video from the creator talking about how he created the Khan Academy

http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf