Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 by Jane Heart

For those who want to learn new appls and tools and want to integrate them in their class or personal learning, check out the latest Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 below compiled by Jane Hart. Jane Hart lists the top 100 tools every year since 2007 based on votes of educators, students, and technology enthusiasts around the world. Browse the presentation below to see if your favorite tools are on the list.

I am currently using 27 out of the Top 100 tools listed above including the 9 out of the top 10. How about you?

Prepare for Math Contests with MATHCOUNTS Trainer App

For math contest enthusiasts, if you are preparing for MATHCOUNTS or other middle school and high school math contests, then the MATHCOUNTS Trainer App is a good app that you can try. The app contains thousand of problems from previous School, Chapters, and National Mathcounts. Note that all problems in this app have full solutions. For those who are not familiar with MATHCOUNTS, it is a nationwide mathematics competitions for middle school students in the United States.


In using this app, you can track your progress, compete with other players, and climb the Leaderboard.

The MATHCOUNTS Trainer app is FREE and available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. It also works offline.

Lesson Study Book 2: Learning More Together

Two years ago, our institute, the University of the Philippines National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (UP NISMED) published Lesson Study Book 1  which details our involvement in Lesson Study in the Philippines. Last year, when I was in Japan, we also published the sequel of this book titled “Lesson Study Book 2: Learning More Together, Growing in Practice.” The chapters in this book document the actual study experiences of teachers and students that highlight teaching and learning of science and mathematics through inquiry based problem-solving approaches from elementary and high school levels. It also discusses some research results.

Below are the titles of the chapters in this book.   » Read more

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