Author Archives: David Andrade

Chrome OS – Great for Education

Chrome OS – Great for Education

Yesterday, Google debuted Chrome OS, their operating system for computers. Chrome OS is based on the Chrome browser. Your apps are available from the Chrome Web Store. There are already a lot of apps available. You will have the ability to work offline also. What I like about Chrome OS is that this is a very lightweight

Science NetLinks

Science NetLinks is a great resource for science teachers (and any other teacher looking for science information and resources). They have resources for grades K-12. Resources include lesson plans, online resources, lesson tools, and more. It is all free! The resources are all standards based, internet activities. I have been using a few of them and

Cybraryman’s Educational Web Sites

Cybrary Man’s Educational Web Sites – Cybraryman has a great site with over 20,000 links to educational resources. The site is organized by Educators, Parents, Students and sub categories. He even has lists of educational hashtags for Twitter. It is an excellent site and I’ve nominated it for an Edublog Award. The site has information for

The Physics Behind “Unstoppable”

The Physics Behind “Unstoppable” is a great piece I found on Open Culture’s website. The article starts with the plot of the movie and a trailer for it and then has a video from Emory physics professor Sidney Perkowitz explaining the physics part of this. Professor Perkowitz has also authored books and articles on physics and science in

Crocodoc – markup and edit files on line

Crocodoc is a free, online service that allows you to upload and markup documents, including PDF files. You can not actually edit the PDF file, but can add text, highlight, draw, and even strikeout text. When you strikeout text, it opens a new text box above the strikeout for you to edit. I used it

20 Things I learned about Browsers and the Web

20 Things I Learned about Browsers and the Web is a online “book” from Google that describes 20 different things about the internet, web browsers, and online applications. The book is well written, easy to understand, and nicely designed. Some of the “things” are: the internet, cloud computing, web apps, html/javascript/css, HTML5, 3D in the

Differentiating with Web 2.0 Technologies

In an earlier post, I showed how to use Discovery Education resources to differentiate. Here are some more ideas on differentiating teaching and learning. Project Based Learning is also another great way to differentiate teaching and learning. Project Based Learning (PBL) is a great way to teach students content, 21st century skills, and engage them

Differentiating with Discovery Education Resources

Differentiation is a very important tool for educators to use in their classrooms to help students learn and succeed. Differentiation is a teacher’s response to learner’s needs and a recognition that all students learn differently, have differing backgrounds and varying levels of skills and knowledge. To differentiate learning means to create different paths for students

Great Web 2.0 Resources for students

There are some really great Web 2.0 Resources for Students out there that can help students with their school work, getting organized, and using other Web 2.0 resources. Here is a list of some of my favorites. TRACKCLASS: Trackclass is a great, free resource for students. The site allows students to track their classes and assignments,