10 Potentially Helpful Resources

Here is the most recent set of helpful resources that I have sort of stumbled upon out of well over 200 hundred that I've looked at today: 1.  Broad Texter - This is a service that allows you to create a group so that your students can join so that they can receive text messages from you.  In fact, I've set up one for my students that I hope to use in the near future.  Feel free to sign up at the top of the page if you're so inclined. 2.  Smart Teaching Blog - My biggest advice when looking at this blog is to start scrolling down and to not get overwhelmed, as there are probably 1000s of resources listed, including this list of the 100 Best YouTube Videos for Teachers. 3.  Get the Math - This the link to 'Get the Math, an initiative out of the PBS Station in NYC, which has challenges related to fields such...
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Get Creative!

Sometimes a search for the weirdest things will bring you some of the the most useful things, like this, a link from Panola College of dozens of Free Web-based tools that can be used to spice up an on-line class.  So, do you really want to know what I was searching for?  It was a Google Image search of "Online Learning and Teaching in Comic," where the following, quite interesting image popped up: ...
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Math Comic Strips

One point this semester I wanted to have students create comic strips about math.  I tried creating one of my own one morning at 4 AM, but was unsuccessful.  My first attempt at a good one came just a few minutes ago, and I thought that I would post it here for inspiration of what can be done with http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/.  I think what would be even better is to make a whole bunch of these comics and then shove them into http://animoto.com/ or http://prezi.com/.  What do you think? ...
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Math Manga

I was talking with some of my students this afternoon who asked me about my interest in Anime and Manga.  Of course, I immediately was intrigued by the possibility of combining Math and Manga and did a Google search (I'm really trying to avoid using Google as a verb these days) for "Math Manga".  Well, apparently Lerner Publishing Group has a series on Manga Math Mysteries.  And then there are the Math Games from Manga High, which include the ever so popular "Ice Ice Maybe," a wonderful game for teaching students estimation.  It actually has taught me a few things on estimation as well, such as I have to get a little faster at it, and I can't look away from the computer or 3 penguins will die by the next time I look back at the screen.  Maybe I can have some of my students build on these thoughts next semester and create something for College Mathematics....
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