Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Vetting Resources, CSUnplugged and More!

There are a multitude of resources on the web but how do you determine what are good and useful and what are not.  Here are a few resources that may inspire and intrigue you and your students as well as some sites to help you vet your own materials:

Camp Google  

A Series Of Free Science Activities And Videos From Google.

Chrome Music Lab

Chrome Music Lab is a collection of experiments that let anyone, at any age, explore how music works. They're collaborations between musicians and coders, all built with the freely available Web Audio API. http://googleforeducation.blogspot.com/2016/03/introducing-chrome-music-lab.html

CSunplugged.org

The Unplugged project is to promote Computer Science (and computing in general) to young people as an interesting, engaging, and intellectually stimulating discipline. We want to capture people’s imagination and address common misconceptions about what it means to be a computer scientist.

EdSurge Product Index

The community-driven database of educational technology products on the EdSurge site allows teachers to search for products by category, grade level, and learning needs.

Graphite

Common Sense Media’s Graphite combines ratings from educators with reviews from its own expert team of editors and reviewers.

LearnTrials

LearnTrials provides teachers and districts a way to grade digital tools using a research-based rubric, then applies algorithms to provide additional context for each tool and how it is used, providing differentiated ratings based on a specific classroom setting or instructional need.

Learning Assembly

This collaborative network of educators and innovators focuses on piloting and scaling education technology solutions in schools across the country in ways that can transform teaching and learning.