Learning’s Greatest Hits from 2013

Thanks to the Internet, teachers and students have access to an unprecedented number of high quality learning resources. Each day I post the best that I find thanks to the people I follow in Twitter. Some of the best from this year are available as part of this post. By far, my best source for this material is Richard Byrne who tweets as @rmbyrne. I suggest you consider subscribing to his blog at freetech4teachers.com. Also, be sure to share post this with any teachers you know and thanks again for your support.

11/26 Learn algebra in 42 minutes with video games. @locotech @Forbes

11/23 Thirty apps that have promise in the classroom – Have your students check them out and report back. @Edudemic

11/22 How pain works. Is is a good short lesson [4:04] for upper elementary on up. @TED_ED @rmbyrne

11/18 Changing the teaching of history one byte at a time – Just because you find in on the Internet doesn’t mean it happened. @mcleod @edutopia

11/15 What Project-Based Learning Looks Like in Math – @posickj

11/14 What parents need to know about distance learning – @onlinecourse

11/12 Ten Online Activities for Geography Awareness Week – @rmbyrne

11/11 The Magic of Fibonacci Numbers [6:25] – Arthur Benjamin @tedtalks

11/11 Fifteen Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers – Most teachers can probably learn something from these lessons. @Edudemic

11/11 Five Rules of Story Telling – Teachers should consider printing this and putting it where students can read it. Better yet, give each student a copy for their wall at home. @colonelb

11/10 Music lessons are shown to give your brain a boost. @bbcnews @DrEscotet

11/10 A graphic that features the importance of music in education – @DrSpikeCook

11/8 Periods 101 – This is good sex education for young men and even younger women. High school boys should read this along with girls before they have one. @howaboutwe

11/6 Eight Videos That Prove Math is Awesome – @ccscharger

11/1 Project-Based Learning Activities for Geometry From @Curriki – They are free and look interesting. @rmbyrne

10/30 Why Children Should Learn How to Program – @Independent @SchoolsImprove

10/28 Five excellent short videos to teach your students about digital citizenship – These are very good. Principals should figure out which classes should show them. @s_bearden

10/27 Figure This: Math challenges for the family from the National Counsel of Mathematics Teachers – These look like fun. @rmbyrne

10/24 How much can Minecraft Steve bench press? This is an interesting physics lesson using the popular game. More to come.

10/22 Keeping Fit Helps Academic Success. @TheScotsman @SchoolsImprove

10/18 Five Research-Driven Educational Trends in Use in the Classroom – @MindShiftKQED

10/16 Math Live features animated math lessons and activities. @rmbyrne

12/2 Kids Like to Learn Algebra, if It Comes in the Right App. @wired

12/4 The Chemistry of Cookies – This is good for middle school on up. [4:50] @TED_ED @digg

12/5 Twenty things you need to know to financially smart – This includes activities sorted by age for kids from 3 to 18. @rmbyrne @BethKobliner

12/6 Why Students Need to Fail – @UA_magazine @zecool

12/9 Six Ideas for Practical Math Lessons – @GuardianEdu

12/11 The Physics and History of skiing. @rmbyrne

12/12 What causes the lowest temperatures on Earth? animation [1:00] Share with any science teachers/students you know. @digg

12/13 Fifteen Ways of Teaching Kids to Code – This is a key skill for the 21st century. @coolcatteacher @Edutopia

12/17 An Interactive Map of the Odyssey – I wish I had this when I read the book. @rmbyrne

12/22 Biology Pop offers many kinds of resources for teachers and students. @rmbyrne

12/23 Five tools to help students plan story writing @rmbyrne

12/25 Online Fitness Courses – See if you can try some of these with your students/kids. @onlinecourse

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