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Learning Technology & Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague


Differentiating Math Lessons for a Range of Learners

Just a reminder that PBS TeacherLine is offering teachers a 30% discount on PBS TeacherLine’s newest math course, “Differentiating Math Lessons for a Range of Learners.” To save your spot, enroll by 11:59 PDT on 5/31 using promo code “PBS+MATH”. (NOTE: Applies only to the course starting 6/14.) http://to.pbs.org/2o9vPrn


Math Conversations Go Global

Would you get up at 2:00am to discuss math concepts? Students in Kenya did tonight! They slept at their school in order to participate in an online, global Fuze meet-up w/ high school math students from two schools in California. This project is under the supervision of Dr. Eric Hamilton of Pepperdine University.

All students’ insightful, engaging conversations and discussions of their STEM projects were illuminating for me. “Illuminating” is a word of hyperbole but it fits tonight after listening to these insightful students. Boundaries can be shattered from just these types of conversations!



Read more about this project at these links:






Top 10 Books to Teach Fractions

pie cut into fractionsI learned about fractions when my teacher, Miss Wolf brought pies into class everyday for a week at Marine View Elemenary. Each day, she cut the pie into different segments to represent numbers and fractional increments. My love of pie and fractional math was born all those decades ago!

This website continues in the tradition Miss Wolf began all those decades short years ago.

Top 10 books to teach fractions to kids



Picture Books Across the Curriculum and Curriculum Topic Connections

Picture Books Across the Curriculum Including Curriculum Topic Connections
(Feel free to copy and distribute)

Chin-Lee, Cynthia.  A is for AmericasSpainsh culture,language
Louie, Ai-Ling.  Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China. Chinese culture, lanugage
Pricemen, Marjorie.  How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World. Mapping skills

Cronin, Doreen.  Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type. Labor union, negotiation tactics

Ahlberg, Janet.  The Baby’s Catalogue. Family roles
Freymann,Saxton.  How are you Peeling? : Foods with moods. Emotions

Home Arts
Ahlberg, Janet.  The Baby’s Catalogue. Family roles
Pricemen, Marjorie.  How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World. Recipes, ingredients

Language Arts
Atwood, Margaret, 1939-.  Princess Prunella and the Purple Peanut. Alliteration
Briggs, Raymond.  Snowman. Creative writing
Cronin, Doreen.  Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type. Personification
Day, Alexandra.  Good Dog, Carl. Creative writing
Howe, James.  I Wish I Were a Butterfly. Theme
Innocenti, Roberto. Rose Blanche. Foreshadowing
Martin, Bill. The Ghost-eye Tree.  Tone
McKissack, Patricia.  Mirandy and Brother Wind. Personification, onomatopoeia
Minters, Frances.  Sleepless Beauty. Fractured fairy tale
Pilkey, Dave.  Kat Kong: Starring Flash, Rabies, and Dwayne and Introducing Blueberry as the Monster. Pun, onomatopoeia
Polacco, Patricia.  Just Plain Fancy.  Pun, foreshadowing
Nickle, John. The Ant Bully. Theme
Ringgold, Faith.  The Invisible Princess.  Allusion
Rosenberg, Liz.  Monster Mama. Theme
Say, Allen.  Grandfather’s Journey. Simile,methaphor,foreshadowing
Schroeder, Alan.  Smoky Mountain Rose: An Appalachian Cinderella. Regional history
Scieszka, Jon.  The Stinky Cheese Man. Fractured fairy tale
Scieszka, Jon.  The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. Point of view
Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894.  A Child’s Garden of Verses. Poetry
Turkle, Brinton.  Deep in the Forest.  Point of View      

Birch, David.  The King’s Chessboard. Number Patterns
Clement, Rod.  Counting on Frank. Metric measurement
Friedman, Aileen.  The King’s Commissioners. Place Value
Leedy, Loreen.  Fraction Action. Fractions
Mahy, Margaret.  17 Kings and 42 Elephants. Division
Schwartz, David M.  G is for Googol: A Math Alphabet Book. Math terms
Schwartz, David M.  If You Made a Million. Finance
Tompert, Ann.  Grandfather Tang’s Story. Geometry

Chocolate, Debbi.  The Piano Man.  Vaudeville music
London, Jonathan.  Hip Cat. Jazz
Moss, Lloyd.  Zin!zin!zin! : A Violin. Musical instruments
Winter, Jeanette.  Follow the Drinking Gourd. Underground Railroad

Freymann,Saxton.  How are you Peeling? : Foods with Moods. Emotions
Liersch, Anne.  A House is not a Home. Relationships
Lionni, Leo, 1910-.  Swimmy.  Relationships, self-esteem
Porter-Gaylord, Laurel.  I Love My Daddy Because…  Family roles, relationships
Porter-Gaylord, Laurel.  I Love My Mommy Because…Family roles, relationships
Ross, Tom.  Eggbert, the Slightly Cracked Egg. Relationships, self-esteem
Sendak, Maurice.  Where the Wild Things Are. Dreams

Science Earth Science
Baylor, Byrd.  Everybody Needs a Rock.  Geology
Kathryn Lasky.  Science Fair Bunnies.  Scientific method
Tresselt, Alvin R.  White Snow, Bright Snow.Weatherz

Environmental Sciences

Briggs, Raymond.  When the Wind Blows. Nuclear effects
Cherry, Lynne.  The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rainforest. Conservation

Life Science
Cherry, Lynne.  The Armadillo from Amarillo.  Plant, animal life, regional animals
Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-.  Ape in a Cape: An Alphabet of Odd Animals. Zoology,taxonomy
Kathryn Lasky.  Science Fair Bunnies.  Scientific method
Lionni, Leo, 1910-.  Swimmy.  Mimicry
Ross, Tom.  Eggbert, the Slightly Cracked Egg.  Camouflage
Schwartz, David M.  If You Hopped Like a Frog.  Animal physiology

Physical Science
Briggs, Raymond.  When the Wind Blows.  Nuclear effects
Kathryn Lasky.  Science Fair Bunnies.  Scientific method

Chin-Lee, Cynthia.  A is for Americas.  Vocabulary,culture

Munsch, Robert N. Jonathan Cleaned Up His Room —Then He Heard a Noise. Computer error effects

US History
Eve Bunting.  The Wall. Vietnam Memorial
Innocenti, Roberto. Rose Blanche. World War II in Germany
Mochizuki, Ken.  Baseball Saved Us. Japanese internment camps
Polacco, Patricia.  Just Plain Fancy. Amish culture
Polacco, Patricia.  Pink and Say. Civil War
Say, Allen.  Grandfather’s Journey. Immigration
Seuss, Dr. The Butter Battle Book. War
Uchida, Yoshiko. The Bracelet .Japanese internment camps
Winter, Jeanette.  Follow the Drinking Gourd. Song about Underground Railroad, African-American history


Lure of the Labyrinth Math Challenge

The Education Arcade at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
has announced the Lure of the Labyrinth
, a free online math challenge for grades 6-8.

While playing Lure of the Labyrinth, students use mathematical thinking skills to progress through a compelling graphic-novel story.  Students and educators have many chances to win prizes such as Lenovo ThinkPad Tablets, books, and
technology tools like subscriptions to BrainPop just for playing.

There is no cost involved to participate in the challenge, which runs through June 15, 2012.  Since the game is web-based, students can play at home or at school, in the classroom, computer lab, library, or after-school program. Teachers have the
option of integrating corresponding lessons into their classroom activities but it is not required. Students can play as little or as much as they want-and best of all, they will have continued access to the game over the summer to help avoid that inevitable “brain drain.”

Visit http://lureofthelabyrinth.net to sign-up for the Challenge!

To learn more, join the Lure of the Labyrinth Community on edWeb.net.

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