Top 100 Tools for Learning for 2014

Every year, Jane Hart provides a list of the top 100 software used by professionals around the world. The result last year came from 1038 respondents from 61 countries around the world.  Twitter, Google Drive and Youtube still retained their positions as Top 1, 2, and 3 in the list. Powerpoint is on the fourth and Google Search is on the fifth. The free blogging platform WordPress (used by Math and Multimedia) is on the sixth. To know more about the list, explore the slide share below.

The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014

Some of the FREE software/website on the list that you might want to explore are the following:

  • Haiku Deck (67) – a presentation, quiz and report software
  • IFTTT (67)- If this then that is an if then software which let’s you set conditions that will trigger actions.
  • Kahoot (81) – a game based classroom response system
  • Edpuzzle (90)- a presentation and quiz tool that let’s you crop, annotate, embed quizzes on videos from popular sources such as Youtube.

Enjoy learning!

Great Read: Teaching Guide for Japanese Math Curriculum

Japan has been well-known for its high achievement in Mathematics, particularly in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS).

I had been in Japan for the past one year  and had been studying their curriculum, observing classes, as well as reading elementary school textbooks (yes, I can read and understand Japanese a bit.) Since some of the books have English translations, I was able to have a glimpse at how they develop mathematical concepts.  I can say, that their textbooks are the best among all that I have read so far.

For teachers who want to take a look at how Japan develop mathematical concepts, I strongly recommend that you read the following Teaching Guides for the Japanese Course of Study (the term used for curriculum). You may not agree with me, but I believe that can learn a lot from these documents.  » Read more

Einstein’s Documents now Online at Digital Einstein

Starting today, you can now access some of the many papers left by Albert Einstein at Digital Einstein, an open access website for the collected papers of the man himself. This website publishes papers from the Einstein Papers Project edited by Diana Kormos-Buchwald, a professor of Physics and the history of science at the California Institute of Technology.

digital einstein

Albert Einstein (via Wikipedia)

Currently, the website contains about 7,000 pages of 2,900 unique papers (13 volumes, also published already in print) written in the original language and with English annotations. The documents include his scientific papers as well as his personal life such as letters, postcards, notebooks, and even diaries.

According to the website, Project Einstein is planning to present subsequent volumes two years after publishing the books.

H/T: NY Times

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