Friday, March 26, 2010

Fractal Doritos, Math Interventions & Safe Surfing [Five for Friday]

Popling Takes Studying Out of Learning, Regularly Prompts You with Flash Cards [Lifehacker] - This free program makes your cards will pop up randomly while you're doing other things on your computer, making this a great new addition to my list of free flash card and study help applications.

To Blog or Not to Blog [The Innovative Educator] - Jacob Gutnicki makes the case for starting sooner rather than later.

Net Cetera: Chatting With Kids About Being Online - This free report from the Federal Trade Commission can help you start a conversation with your favorite young people about staying safe online.

Math Intervention Blog - This new blog is designed as a go-to resource for math teachers whose students are really struggling, offering new approaches and ideas for everything from lesson plans to assessments.  It's worth a look.

And finally, what happens when a high school math class takes over their football field and makes a gigantic fractal out of Doritos?  Sheer awesomeness:

Read more about the kids and their project here.