Sunday, July 14, 2013

100+ GeoGebra Tutorial Videos

Recently, a reader emailed me looking for some GeoGebra resources to share with her colleagues. My first recommendation was the GeoGebra Wiki and the GeoGebra quickstart guide and introductory ebooks. Finally, the GeoGebra YouTube Channel has more than 100 tutorial videos. Get started with the GeoGebra Tips playlist.

Plus Magazine - Math Puzzles and More

Plus Magazine is a free online publication dedicated to introducing readers to practical applications of mathematics. Plus Magazine strives to reach that goal through the publication of mathematics-related news articles, podcasts, and mathematics puzzles designed around "real-life" scenarios.

Applications for Education
Plus Magazine's mathematics puzzles provide students with challenges of varying difficulty. Most of the puzzles include some type of real-world scenario as a framework for the challenge. The puzzles could make excellent extra credit problems at the end of a mathematics test. 

DropTask - Visual Task Management for Individuals and Groups

DropTask is a task management service that has a neat user interface. To create a task in DropTask you drag a "task bubble" onto a blank canvas where you. Each task bubble can be dragged and dropped into a task group bubble. Each of your tasks can have a due date assigned to, files attached to it, and be given a priority status.

DropTask can be used individually or with a group. Group members can sign into DropTask to check on the status of a task and to assign new tasks to the group.

Learn more about DropTask in the video below.

Applications for Education
DropTask could be a great tool for students to use to organize group projects. Ask your students to add you to their DropTask groups so that you can see how they've divided tasks amongst themselves and see how they're progressing toward completing those tasks.