Cool Tools and Sites:

Please use this page to post any useful cool tools and sites that you find on the web.

How to Study - This website contains information on basic study skills that all middle schoolers need. It gives explanations and tips for skills from avoiding procrastination to figuring out your learning style. I found it very useful with my Learning Strategies class.

Virtual Mathematics Manipulaties - This is the website for the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives. It has a variety of interactive manipulatives and concept tutorials for every grade level.
Free Math Videos Online - This website has a large collection of free animated math videos.

Social Bookmarking
You may find social bookmarking to be a useful tool that saves you time and allows you access to many sites and links related to areas of interest. For example, when you are looking for web sites or content about a specific topic you can visit a social bookmarking site and search a particular topic. You will be able to see links and sites that have been identified or "tagged" by everyone else using this search engine to find information about this topic. This allows everyone on the web that is searching for a particular topic to work together to through a social bookmarking site to save links on a topic. "Tag" your own sites and begin an interesting new way of finding information on the web by collaborating with others. Some useful sites are listed below.

Furl - Furl allows you to set up an account and actually save the content of a web page you use. Have you ever developed a lesson plan based on a web site that disappeared? Save the content on furl and prevent this problem.

Connotea - Connotea is aimed at scientists and researchers.

Bibsonomy - A system for sharing lists of literature and bookmarks.

Complore - A site that is applying tagging to specific disciplines.

Zotero - Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. It lives right where you do your work — in the web browser itself. - A great site with tags on many subjects.

Enjoy the world of social bookmarking!

Explore Learning - Use interactive online "gizmos" to enhance inquiry and understanding in mathematics and science classes.