Friday, August 21, 2009

Five For Friday: Back to School Edition #3

  1. 100 Totally Fun and Weird College Courses You Can Now Take for Free - Looking for a way to get students interested in college? Or for some unconventional PD for yourself? This is a good place to start.
  2. "What Do You Do On The First Day of School?" [@Larry Ferlazzo] - Ideas from Larry and many others all in one place.
  3. VLC 1.0 Records Video from DVDs [@Lifehacker] - VLC is a free, open source DVD player that you need on your school computer ASAP because it will play almost anything, even when other software doesn't work. If that's not a good enough reason, here's another: you can save video clips as a file on your computer, which means you have easy access to the scene(s) you wants. Here's a clip of it in action.
  4. Real World Math: Using Google Earth in the Classroom - This site is fully devoted to making this technology applicable and accessible for you and your students. Read the FAQ. to answer all of the questions I'm sure you're having. If this topic intrigues you, read more about connecting mapping and classroom learning here.
  5. Texas Instruments Math Mailing List - TI will send you lesson plans and resources every week of the school year if you sign-up on this page.