Showing posts with label Sophia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sophia. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

How Big Is A Mole? - And Other Mole Day Resources

Tomorrow is Mole Day. No, not the kind in the picture rather we're talking about the number. Sophia Learning has put together a small set of Mole Day activities that you can do with your students. Included on Sophia Learning's Mole Day page is the following TED-Ed lesson How Big Is A Mole?

For more serious lessons about moles you may want to direct students to Sophia Learning's fifteen part course on moles.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sophia - Social Teaching and Learning

There are a lot of places on the web where students can find free homework help. Some of those places are better than others, Sophia is one that falls into the "better" category. Sophia is a free platform on which teachers can publish packets of information about any academic topic they choose. Packets can include text, images, and videos to explain and illustrate information. Published packets are reviewed and rated by the Sophia community. A green check mark emblem on a packet signifies that the Sophia community has rated that packet as "academically sound."

Students can access Sophia information packets without signing up for an account, but signing up for an account is free and provides access to some extra benefits. Students who register for a Sophia account can "follow" packets of information to be informed of updates. Registered students can also create private study groups where they can share information and ask questions of those in their groups. 

Applications for Education
Sophia could be a good platform for providing students with online materials to supplement your classroom instruction. The option to create private groups provides students with a place to ask clarifying questions of you and their classmates.