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Culturally-Situated Design Tools

Skateboards and buckeyballs in Math class? Students learn math and computing through object patterns from many cultures, while they reproduce original artifacts and create their own.

Convergence

Teaching math can be about more than numbers! We found this wealth of resources to help you teach mathematics using its history.

Article; Background Reading; Multimedia

Five Hundred And Seven Mechanical Movements

It's never too early to teach students that human ingenuity is unlimited. Use this prolific collection of mechanical drawings across the K-12 curriculum to prove it!

Article; Background Reading; Printable

Creative Learning Exchange Curriculum

Engage your K-12 learners in meaningful, real-world problem solving - across the curriculum - through the mastery of systems thinking and system dynamics modeling.

Article; Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Teacher's List: 11 Classroom Creativity Killers

Veteran art teacher Marvin Bartel lists 10 teacher behaviors that discourage student creativity and tells how to avoid them.

Article

In Motion: The African American Migration Experience

This web site presents tens of thousands of resources organized around thirteen defining migrations that have formed and transformed African America and the nation

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Teaching Resources (National Geographic)

From ideas & activites to online courses & professional development, this is a prolific set of resources for K-12 science and math educators and learners.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Professional Development Course

National Gallery of Art: Teachers

Bring art to your classroom with these lessons, activities, and interactives! Also browse teacher workshops and other professional development opportunities.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Professional Development Course

Statistics Education Web (STEW)

This award-winning web site offers teachers activities that are appropriate for different students' maturity levels and the ability to select relevant, useful, and meaningful statistics applications.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Mr. Ferris and His Wheel (book)

The world's most iconic amusement park attraction was invented in defiance of gravity and against the odds! Now see how the ferris wheel offers fun learning opportunities for your K-12 students across the curriculum.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

The Robot Book

Add a cool factor to your math and scienc curriculum! Introduce K-12 learners to robotics technology using use simple tools, recycled electornics, and household items with this book and additional resources.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

TryEngineering

Help your 2-12 learners understand better what engineering means, and how an engineering career can be a part of their future with these hands-on activities, referrals to summer opportunities, and search tools for schools offering engineering programs.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

Plus Magazine

Math is all around us and math is cool! Grade 6-12 students and teachers can celebrate mathematics with this online trove of of timely, relevant, and interesting contributions from the word's top mathematicians and scientists.

Background Reading

Numberphile

Numberphile is a series of short videos on mathematical topics and the application of math on relevant and topical themes such as sports, design and even social media.

Background Reading; Multimedia

Memorial Day Infographics

Students can use a variety of infographics to learn the history of Memorial Day and investigate wartime sacrifice. Resources also include suggestions for designing your own inofraphic, using readily available statistics and online tutorials.

Background Reading; Multimedia

Rice Virtual Lab in Statistics

Resources and tools that can be used as is or modified to teach statistics and probability. Materials can be used to supplement classroom texts.

Background Reading; Learning Game; Multimedia

92Y/The Paris Review: Interview Series

This site maintains an audio and video archive of interviews with writers, musicians, artists, scientists, and experts in other fields. Teachers and students across the curriculum can find resources by keyword, topic, date, artist or speaker.

Background Reading; Multimedia

Picture Book Month

Find dozens of classroom activities associated with popular picture books from more than 20 authors, plus a Teacher’s guide with suggestions for ELA, math, science, and social studies.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Highlights for High School: MIT OpenCourseWare

Enrichment courses and exam prep materials from MIT include video lectures, lecture notes, transcripts, assignments and solutions, and cover subjects ranging from biology and physics to writing, music and the arts.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Radical Cartography

Yale historian and cartographer Bill Rankin offers a unique approach to cartography with his website Radical Cartography. After exploring Radical Cartography, students can use other online map-making tools to create customized projects.

Background Reading; Multimedia

MinutePhysics

MinutePhysics is a YouTube-based collection of 56 brief animated videos explaining concepts in physics, mathematics, science, and other subjects. Students will appreciate that concepts are explained simply and succinctly.

Background Reading; Multimedia

Computer History Museum

The Computer History Museum maintains twelve online exhibits on a variety of topics related to the history of computing.

Background Reading

Curiosity: NASA’s Next Mars Rover

Curiosity: NASA’s Next Mars Rover is a NASA website that gathers mission information on Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory, which landed on Mars August 6th, 2012. Find lessons, activities and resources related to the event.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

HippoCampus

Free multimedia resources for middle school, high school, and college students on subjects like algebra, chemistry, history and government. Many of these resources would work well on an interactive whiteboard.

Background Reading; Multimedia

Exploring Space through Math

This website from NASA will help students in grades 7-12 develop a deeper understanding of key mathematical concepts, and learn how to apply those concepts in the context of space exploration.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan