Lidia Sevilla

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Wolfram Education Portal

In Classroom tools, Math, Technology on December 16, 2008 at 4:14 pm

Shared by Free4teachers.com

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Wolfram, produces  interactive demonstrations of mathematics concepts. The demonstrations can be viewed online, but to make to use the demonstrations interactively you need to download the free Mathematica Player from the Wolfram website. The Mathematica Player is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux environments. Installing the Mathematica Player allows users to download demonstrations and use them interactively on their local computer.

The Wolfram Education Portal for both students and educators,  contains a collection of resources spanning all precollege grade levels, including dynamic classroom Demonstrations from The Wolfram Demonstrations Project.

Web 2.0 Math Tools

In Math, Web 2.0 on October 28, 2008 at 4:08 pm

From the ITEC 2008 Conference a list of Web 2.0 Math tools available for teachers and students.

icharts

In tools on October 14, 2008 at 5:53 pm

From the Free Technology For Teachers Blog

iCharts users can create interactive bar graphs, line graphs, and pie charts. To create a chart users can import data from existing files or manually input data onto a chart. On many data charts the display is static, but in iCharts the display can become interactive. If the option is enabled, placing your cursor over the the data display will reveal more information about a particular data set. I think of this interactive option as being floating footnotes for your data display.

Charts created on iCharts can be shared publicly or privately. All publicly shared charts go into public galleries that anyone can search.

 

Applications for Education
Creating interactive charts with iCharts is rather simple. In fact, for most students learning to use iCharts will be easier than learning to use Excel or similar spreadsheet products. The advantage of iCharts is the ability to make more information available on each chart than can be included in a static chart.iCharts could be a useful tool for high school students in math, science, or social studies courses that require students create graphic displays of data sets. The option to embed an iChart into a wiki page is useful for classes that are collaboratively creating online content.