Thursday, April 12, 2007

Flashcards: The world's largest library of printable flash cards

What a great study resource. There are two membership levels. Yes, a free membership will not let you download or print your custom cards. But, just practicing is valuable. You decide:

Flashcards: The world's largest library of printable flash cards

FYI:

The Service

Flashcards are study tools. Think of a small 3×5 index card with a question on one side and an answer on the other side. This web site is an internet application where you can create, study, print and download flashcards. See the introduction for more details.

The Company

Flashcard Exchange founded in January 2001 by Culley Harrelson. Since that time the web site has grown into a thriving community of educators, students and all types of enthusiastic learners. Culley still owns and maintains the web site. He does all of the development, answers all the emails and pays all the bills. He lives in northern California with his family. In January 2005 Culley formed Tuolumne Technology Group, Inc. to encompass Flashcard Exchange and his consulting business.

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Sunday, April 01, 2007

BBC - Science & Nature - Human Body and Mind - TV Programmes - Human Senses

The BBC, well known for it's great educational television, has a terrific TV program in it's Science & Nature section.

BBC - Science & Nature - Human Body and Mind -
TV Programmes - Human Senses


mouth Are you a supertaster?
Does everything on the menu sound unappealing or delicious? Take our test to find out if you're a supertaster.
Supertaster | Science of Supertasters


Nose Sniffing the decades
See if we can predict which decade you were born in from the smells that remind you of your childhood.
Sniffing the Decades | Nostalgic smells


Fingers Nervous system game
Wire up the body parts to the correct nerves in our nervous system game.
Nervous System Game
Eye Brain map
Use our brain map to navigate your way to the part of your brain you use to see.
Brain Map
The above is just a sample of what they have to offer. Enjoy!

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200+ Titles in Memorization Software, Reviewed

This is a nice site that reviews software, free and for pay, to help you memorize information. Most are in flash card format. However, this site gives a pretty fair description of the formats offered by each program. Some of the links are dead, but this site is still very worth look!

200+ Titles in Memorization Software, Reviewed

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Illegal Immigration


The Median Sib has a very interesting article on Illegal Immigration. It would be nice to be able to let anyone, from anywhere hop over the fence and grab a little piece of the American Dream for themselves, but it is just not that simple. So hop over to The Median Sib and broaden your horizons.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Check out the 60th Carnival of Homeschooling!

The 60th Carnival of Homeschooling is up here: http://homeschoolhacks.com/2007/02/20/carnival-of-homeschooling-60-presidential-trivia. Make sure to check it out. There are loads of great posts this week.

Enjoy!

~JRY

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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

The 106th Carnival of Education is up!

The 106th Carnival of Education is up and running for all to review: http://educationwonk.blogspot.com/2007/02/carnival-of-education-week-106.html A Valentine must read!

Enjoy!

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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Guidance Counselors- Not Just For Struggling Students Anymore!

Bobby Pham of www.jobprofiles.org referred me to the following article (snippet below,) which I find rather interesting.

Back in my day, the only students who went to the Guidance Counselor were those who needed program changes, were "referred" by teachers or Deans, or who needed college admissions help. The rich kids had their own private shrinks, the ones with really big problems had their juvi parole officers.



Today, the modern health conscious high school student (yes, there are some,) has another reason to go to the guidance counselor- for guidance! Peer pressure, being worse (if possible) than in my day, leaves teens in quandries where parents and friends are not necessarily the student's preferred sources of information. Stress causes various physical and emotional problems, and so the wise student seeks to remove stress wherever possible.

Enter the Guidance Counselor. For more on this topic read on:

44 Reasons to Listen to Your High School Guidance Counselor

Published on Friday January 5th , 2007

"Whether you realize it or not, you local high school guidance counselor plays a very important role in your life. Not just as a counselor, but as a life guide. They instill stability within the high school student's path of life, and also provide a much-needed light for their path. High school guidance counselors are truly the eyes and ears for students for every preparatory educational institution."

www.jobprofiles.org is a good starting point for information on careers, and job seeking, maintaining and advancement.

When you are ready for more information, try these links:

School Counselor Resources
Counselor Companion
School counselor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
School Guidance Counselors
The American Counseling Association


Enjoy!

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Monday, February 05, 2007

NUMB3RS-We All Use Math Every Day!

I clearly remember sitting in geometry class bemoaning my fate, having to spend 40 minutes a day learning Pythagorean theory. When would any one ever have to use this stuff? I had better things to so with my time, like, um, anything else! No doubt there are many such musings going on in high schools across the USA this very day. How do we reach these students and bring math to life? Yes, you guessed it, TELEVISION!

Humbug you say? Relax. The ole boob tube has another winner for us. The TV show NUMB3RS rises to the occasion, paired with Texas Instruments. Read on...


***** We All Use Math Every Day - Home



I've loved the CBS TV show NUMB3RS from it's first episode. I'm hooked to the point that I replay it during the week to glean as much from it as my weak math mind can get. I even mused on how cool it would be to have a web site that spun off it to help students understand how We All Use Math Every Day.

Well, Texas Instruments read my mind and stole my idea through cosmic telepathy. On the up side, they probably did a better job of it than I would have :)

"Texas Instruments is proud to be again partnering with CBS, in association with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), to bring you educational resources based on the hit series "NUMB3RS." You'll find great classroom activities based on the mathematics from each episode, as well as the inside scoop on the program and the people behind it.

You can begin by viewing any of this week's activities, or using the tabs to find more resources. And, make sure to come back for new information and activities each week."

Teachers can use a special link on the site to download the current week's episode to show in class, and then use activities provided on the site. This is great for classrooms and homeschooling alike.

Bill Nye, The Science Guy demonstrates how math and science work together when he guest stars on the television show NUMB3RS. Nye portrays a professor at Cal Sci who helps Charlie and Dr. Larry Fleinhart recreate a backdraft in order to help the FBI determine who has been starting a series of deadly fires in LA.

The theme music is an arrangement of an excerpt from the song "Once In A Lifetime" by the '80s band Talking Heads.

Check out Wikipedia's NUMB3RS Entries!

Oh, just in case you are looking to get really obsessed with the show, you'll be pleased to know that it has a HUGE following, with web sites and forums that dissect each show, parody them, an in addition to the CBS show pages, also offer replays. Hooked? Do a Google!

Here are a few of my picks for How We All Use Math Every Day!

* Apples4theteacher.com

This web site includes interactive learning games, quizzes, and worksheet generator tools by subject (creative arts, foreign languages, language arts, math, science, social studies), articles, literacy coloring pages and more.

* Math help from Math Goodies

They have provided free interactive lessons, worksheets and puzzles since 1998. Math Goodies was a pioneer of free math homework help.

* Math in Daily Life

This site explores how math can help us in our daily lives. In this exhibit, you'll look at the language of numbers through common situations, such as playing games or cooking. Put your decision-making skills to the test by deciding whether buying or leasing a new car is right for you, and predict how much money you can save for your retirement by using an interest calculator.

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Everyday Math Resources

The Center School District has adopted the Everyday Math Series for grades K-5. Interactive Resources (these are demos, but worth checking out!)

*LESD VTC:Using the Internet in Mathematics Instruction

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives for Interactive Math An ... Everyday Math Resources — This site has resources for grades K-5 organized by strand.

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Math-Net Links: Collection math.edu

Goodies is a From elementary and everyday math to algebra and beyond, Math.com offers ...free educational site featuring free interactive math lessons.

* MathRoom Freebies

Learning math from MathRoom Lessons will be easier and more fun than you ever imagined it could be. Every lesson comes with clear user instructions called "The MathRoom Method". Follow the instructions carefully and you can't help but succeed! It may sound like madness at first, but if you try it -- you'll see it works!

Please leave your comments links to web sites you think bring math to life!

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Thursday, February 01, 2007

The 104th Carnival of Education is Up!

The 104th Carnival of Education

The Median Sib did beautiful work on this carnival! They've been Blogrolled!

Enjoy the great articles everyone. I'm looking forward to next weeks offerings :)

~JRY

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Battle Over School Bus Service in New York - New York Times

Way to Go Bloomberg!

Children first? According to Bloomberg?


Does = ?


Put the tiniest, most helpless children on public transportation- and in the freezing cold. I guess this is why Mayor Bloomberg felt he was the best person in NYC to be in "complete charge" of the NYC Dept of Education. He has done such a great job, that it the DOE) needs to be completely revamped again, or should I say reinvented (as in the wheel) again. The money this city has dished out to reinventing, and reinventing, and reinventing, instead of taking what works and building on it is disgraceful. The company that was selected by Mayor B, with tax payer money, did some bamboozle of a job on our children. I hope they get letters in their files!

Yes, you guessed it, the children are, as usual, not first.


Oy...

Battle Over School Bus Service in New York - New York Times

Published: February 1, 2007

"It seemed like an easy way to save millions of dollars: consolidate yellow school bus routes so New York City was no longer paying for buses for hundreds, if not thousands, of children who never actually rode them.

But when the plan — engineered by private consultants hired to rethink the city Education Department’s finances — went into effect this week, halfway through the school year and in the bitter cold, it left parents raging at Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.

“I think they’re in their own little bubble-world,” said Jennifer M. Larrea, a substitute teacher from Flushing, Queens, whose son, Kevin, 11, is being denied yellow bus service because he lives too far from a school bus stop. “It’s not just that you can catch the 1, the 9, the 2, the 3,” she said, referring to Manhattan subway lines. “In Queens that’s not an option.”


Let's compound the insult by not even sending notification home in the parent's native language, and you have cold, indifferent treatment of students and their parents. Kind hearted Mayor Mike. Please fix this travesty.

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