Christmas Lights Math

It's time to put up the Christmas lights!

Let your students play “Christmas Lights Math” to solve Math equations and earn lights! The more equations they answer, the more lights they will earn. At the end of the game, they will decorate the house/building with the lights they collected and watch them lighting while listening to Christmas songs!

The game is about addition, subtraction, multiplication and division equations. It also has 3 levels of difficulty.

PLAY THE GAME: https://goo.gl/g8fxNF 

Enjoy and Merry Christmas! 🎄🎄


References:
ABCya.com

Keywords:
TechnologyEDUC, EdTech, Technology in Education, Education, Technology for Teachers, Technology for Students, Technology Tools, EdTech Tools, Christmas Game, Educational Christmas Game, Math Game, Christmas Lights Math, ABCya.com

I Just Sued The School System !!!

Prince Ea, I JUST SUED THE SCHOOL SYSTEM !!!, Prince Ea




"Albert Einstein once said: "Everyone's a genius But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, today on trial we have modern day schooling Glad you could come. Not only does he make fish climb trees, he also makes them climb down and make them do a 10 mile run Tell me, school, are you proud of the things you've done? Turning millions of people into robots Do you find that fun? Do you realize how many children relate to that fish swimming upstream in class believing they are useless? Well the time has come; no more excuses. I call school the to the stand and accuse him of killing creativity, individuality and being inequality abusive he’s ancient institution has outlived his usage So, your honor, this concludes my open statement and if I may present the opening of my case I will prove it

Proceed

Exhibit A: here's a modern day phone; recognize it? 
Now here's a phone from 150 years ago
Big difference, right?
Stay with me, all right
Here's a car today and here's a car from 150 years ago?
Big difference right?
Well get this: here's a classroom of today and here's a classroom we used 150 years ago
Now isn't that a shame
In literary over a century, nothing has changed
Yet you claim to prepare students for the future
But with evidence like that I must ask: do you prepare students for the future, or the past?

I did a background check on you and the records show that you were made to trade people to work in factories, which explains why you put students in straight rows nice and neat. Raise your hand if you want to speak, give them a short break to eat, and for eight hours a day tell them what to think
Oh, and make the compete to get an A a letter that determines a product quality hint grade A of meat

I get it, back then times were different
We all have a past; I myself am no Ghandi
But today, we don't need to make robot zombies
The world had progressed, and now we need people
Who think creatively, innovatively, critically, interdependently, with the ability to connect

You see, every scientist will tell you no two brains are the same
And every parents with two or more children will confirm that claim
So please explain why you treat students like cookie cutter frames
Or snap back caps, giving this one size fits all crap

Watch your language!

Sorry, your honor

But if a doctor prescribed the exact same medicine to all of his patients
The results would be tragic; so many people would get sick
Yet when it comes to school this is exactly what happens. This educational malpractice where one teacher stands in front of 20 children each one having different strengths different needs different gifts different dreams and you teach the same thing the same way. that's horrific lady gentlemen the defendant the gentlemen should not be acquitted
This may be one of the worst criminal offenses ever to be committed. And let’s mention the way you treat your employees

Objection!

Overruled I want to hear this!

It's a shame I mean teachers have the most important job on the planet yet they are underpaid no wonder why so many students are shortchanged. Let’s be honest teachers should earn just as much as doctors because a doctor can do heart surgery and save the life of a child. But a great teacher can reach the heart of that child and allow him to truly live
You see teachers are heroes that often get blamed. But they aren't the problem they work in a system with not many options or rights curriculum's are created by policy makers where most of them haven't taught a day in their life. Just obsessed with standardized tests they think bubbling in a multiple choice question will determine success

That's how outlandish in fact these test are to cruel to be used and should be abandoned. But don't take my word for it. take Fredrick J Keely and man who invented standardized testing who said and I quote "These tests are too crude to be used and should be abandoned" Ladies and gentlemen of the jury if we continue down this road the results will be literal
I don't have much faith in in school but I do have faith in people. and if we can customize health care, cars and Facebook pages then it is our duty to do the same for education to upgrade change and do way with school spirit. Because that's uses unless we are working to bring the spirit out of each and every student that should be our task. No more common core instead let’s reach the core of every heart in every class

Sure math is important but no more than art or dance let's give every gift an equal chance I know this sounds like a dream but countries like Finland are doing impressive things they have shorter days, teachers make a decent wage homework is non existent they focus on collaboration instead of competition. But here's the kicker boys and girls there educational outperforms every other country in the world. Other places like Singapore are succeeding rapidly schools like Montessori programs like Khan Academy there is no single solution

But let’s get moving because while students maybe 20% of our population
They are 100% of our future so let’s attend to their dreams and there's no telling what we can achieve this is a world in which I believe a world where fish are no longer forced to climb trees
I rest my case"

References

Genius
https://genius.com/Prince-ea-i-just-sued-the-school-system-lyrics

YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqTTojTija8

Keywords:
TechnologyEDUC, Prince Ea, Richard Williams, School System, School System Revolution, Finland Education, Teachers, Students

Animaker: Video Making Software

"Animaker is an online animated video making platform that allows users to create and share animated videos for free. Using this software, you can create 5 different video making styles starting from 2D, 2.5D, handcraft, typography & Infography."

Try Animaker here: https://www.animaker.com


What is Animaker?


References:
Animaker

YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_rLw2FoRbg&spfreload=5

Keywords:
TechnologyEDUC, EdTech, Technology in Education, Education, Technology for Teachers, Technology for Students, Technology Tools, EdTech Tools, Educational Videos, Animaker

VR - Human Body

"3D Organon VR Anatomy is the world’s first fully-featured virtual reality anatomy atlas. It is an immersive self-discovery experience into the human body. You can manipulate bones, muscles, vessels, organs and other anatomical structures in 3D space. Examine them closely from all angles, read or hear anatomical terminology and study descriptive texts. Delve into the body systems, peek under the skin, and see what you are made of. 3D Organon VR Anatomy is created for curious minds, medical and allied-health students, healthcare professionals, patients, and educators. With possibility to explore and study more than 4000 realistic anatomical structures and organs, it an engaging educational tool for experiential learning. The application has been featured in the keynote speech of Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of Facebook, in OC3 conference. It has been recommended by leading publications reporting on the future of science, education, and medicine, such as Huffington Post, Scimex, SBS, Futurism, and others. Educational advantages are the gamification of learning and that students are finding the experience stimulating, engaging, and fun. Also, it keeps distractors away due to high degree of immersion, and brings boredom factor out of the classroom. The 3D models on 3D Organon VR Anatomy can add important cognitive input for understanding key anatomical concepts, leading to an increased retention of knowledge. Can help doctors and healthcare practitioners educate patients on health matters."

3D Organon VR Anatomy | Medis Media

References:
VIVEPORT

YouTube
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5jStFXoO0M

Keywords:
TechnologyEDUC, EdTech, Technology in Education, Education, Technology for Teachers, Technology for Students, Technology Tools, EdTech Tools, Virtual Reality, Science, Biology, Anatomy

Hootsuite: Social Media Management System

Hootsuite is a social media management system where a user can manage several social media accounts from one dashboard. (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.)

Users can post and comment from a single dashboard instead of logging into multiple accounts and updating multiple posts. Moreover, Hootsuite allows users to schedule their posts and updates.


References:
Hootsuite

Keywords:
TechnologyEDUC, EdTech, Technology in Education, Education, Technology for Teachers, Technology for Students, Technology Tools, EdTech Tools, Hootsuite, Social Media

Trading Card Creator

Read Write Think allows students to create their own trading card about a real or fictional person, place, object, event, or abstract concept. Students can use this tool in history lessons to create cards about famous historical figures  or in geography lessons to create cards about interesting locations or touristic places.


How to use trading card creator from Read Write Think?


References: 
Read Write Think

Picture

YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ef0X5WiDszQ

Keywords:
TechnologyEDUC, EdTech, Technology in Education, Education, Technology for Teachers, Technology for Students, Technology Tools, EdTech Tools, Trading Cards, History, Geography

App: Animal 4D+

"Flashcards are no longer boring with Augmented Reality Cards. Animal 4D+ Cards is a collection of 26 animals, ascending from A-Z. Download the Animal 4D+ App for free on the App Store and Google Play Store, scan the flashcards to witness the animals come to life in 4D and even feed the virtual monkey!"

Get the cards here: https://bit.ly/2pWBYYx




References:
Octagon Studio
https://www.octagonstudio.com/

Video
https://bit.ly/2sgcfwx

Picture
https://bit.ly/2xdMSRP

Keywords:
TechnologyEDUC, EdTech, Technology in Education, Education, Technology for Teachers, Technology for Students, Technology Tools, EdTech Tools, Augmented Reality, Flashcards, AR Flashcards, AR Animals, Animal 4D+, Octagon Studio

Integration of technology in PE

This virtual throwing activity was created by Lindsay Dillon on PE Central. It's an app called Jitterbug by friskies. The game was projected from an iPhone using an Apple TV connected to the projector. Teachers controlled when the bugs blow up since it was projected on the wall and not on a touchable screen, but the kids didn't have to know that! They loved playing this game.



References: 
West Elementary School
https://www.facebook.com/153860381478391/videos/578597405671351/

Keywords:
TechnologyEDUC, EdTech, Technology in Education, Education, Technology for Teachers, Technology for Students, Technology Tools, EdTech Tools, Technology in PE, Physical Education, Technology in Sports, Educational Games