Five Quick Classroom Ideas

I’m not sure if I’ve been absolutely clear on this or not, but my lack of posting lately can be attributed to the fact that I’m now posting a majority of the links I find now on my Scoop.it page (http://bit.ly/mathnews).  Nevertheless, here are five quick ideas that just didn’t fit in over there:

1.  Create a Magazine Cover (http://bighugelabs.com/magazine.php) — In one of my Pre-Algebra courses last year I had students create a magazine about a chapter in the textbook.  This website would have helped the groups easily make a professional looking magazine cover for their project.

2.  Create Printable Posters (http://www.blockposters.com/) and (http://homokaasu.org/rasterbator/gallery.gas?937) — In one of my Beginning Algebra courses last year I had students create math ‘movie posters’.  Since I was working at a design school at the time, the students had the luxury of having access to industrial poster printers.  These websites would help in cases where students do not have access to those.

3.  Free Podcast Hosting (http://www.podomatic.com/login) — You would not believe how many times I have said that I want to start podcasting my classes, but I did not have a place to host them.  I think that I will definitely be checking this website out in the near future.

4.  Math Games for Developmental Math (http://www.aplusmath.com/Games/index.html) — Personally, I loved the MATHO game so much the first time I played it on the web that I was willing to pay $0.99 for the APP to entertain myself on my Android Phone.  But that may be because I’m really just not an Angry Birds kind of guy.

5.  Math in Everyday Life Videos (http://www.gamequarium.org/dir/SqoolTube_Videos/Math/) — Yes, I know, the last thing we all need is a link to more math videos.  The only reason that I thought that this site stood out is because of the organization of the categories, including a category for ‘Math in Everyday Life’.