20 Google Doc Templates for use in Science and Math Classrooms

20 Google Doc Templates for use in Science and Math Classrooms

I’ve listed a few examples below, but please click the above link for the full post with the complete list.

Science:

Math:

  • Math Content Vocabulary Cards – students complete these cards by providing symbols, definitions, math representations, and synonyms for math terms.
  • Math Quiz – generates problems automatically and you can even set the ranges of the numbers to generate in hidden fields (addition, subtraction, multiplication, operators, and facts.
  • Spreadsheets – a simple document to kick start your use of Google Docs in class.

General Math or Science:

10 Interactive Learning Websites For Some Fun & Games With Music

10 Interactive Learning Websites For Some Fun & Games With Music

“learning music is often recommended for developing creative intelligence. The ability to sense and visualize the world comes naturally from a deep appreciation of the arts.

Playing interactive musical games on the web could be a stepping stone to find out if your child has an ability for music. If the enthusiasm to learn about music is there, deciding on a more specific musical education becomes easy. Leaving aside all these serious thoughts on musical education, let’s also note that music is great fun. In tune or out of it, it is a way of self expression. Play on these ten interactive learning websites that feature fun and games with music.”


31 Cool Ways to Use Google Stuff in Education

This is a google presentation, you can create your own and embed them in your blogs just as I have done here. One of the fun things you can do is share the presentation with your students and then you can have them make comments in a ‘chat’ window. Click the “open in a new window button” (next to the page counter) and then click “View Together” (which appears at the right hand side of the bottom tool bar.)

(Incidentally, this presentation is embedded using the “Embed Iframe” plugin.)

Twurdy: Search engine for students

Twurdy is a great search tool for students, providing results from Google based on readability and age-level appropriate content.

From their about page:

“The philosophy

Everyone has different reading abilities. Some people searching the web are university professors and others are 5 year old children. Twurdy has been created to provide people with access to search results that suit their own readability level.

What does it do?

Twurdy uses text analysis software to “read” each page before it is displayed in the results. Then Twurdy gives each page a readability level. Twurdy then shows the readability level of the page along with a color coded system to help users determine how easy the page will be to understand.

The Goal

Twurdy’s goal is to provide web searchers with information that is most appropriate for them. This will mean that 10 year olds doing school assignments don’t have to click through difficult material to find something they can use. It will also mean that phd students do not have to click through websites designed for kids in order to find what they are looking for.”

AnswerGarden

AnswerGarden is a great tool for getting quick feedback from your blog audience.  This tool is completely free and does not require an account in order to create your AnswerGarden. Give it a try.  Type the answer to the question and press SUBMIT.

If you would like to embed your own AnswerGarden, go to the site, type your question, and the press the CREATE button.  Copy and paste the coded under the heading EMBED NORMAL SIZE.

If you encounter any problems, make sure you activate the ADDITIONAL TAGS plugin.  If you still encounter problems, go to Settings (in your dashboard), select EXTEND KSES, and then make sure all of the boxes are ticked.

How can you use AnswerGarden with your students?… at AnswerGarden.ch.