The Top 10 iPod Touch Apps to Use in Math Class

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Finding free iPod Touch apps and games to use in Math classes can be a frustrating and time consuming venture. Many have limited functionality or are littered with ads for the paid versions. However, not all apps are like that. The following are my pick for the top 10 iPod Touch apps. All of them are free, and all have legitimate uses for Math teachers and their students. Read More…

You know about ebooks, but have you heard of dbook?

Two years ago, I attended a lecture of Professor Masami Isoda about dbook, a flash-based software developed by CRICED at the University of Tsukuba in Japan used for creating interactive digital textbooks.  The usual practice in dbook is taking a picture (or scanning) of book pages and embedding ready-made tools to construct an interactive worksheets.

The mathematics electronic whiteboard that I have posted here was an empty file of dbook. If you want to know more about dbook, and download the software, click here.

I will make a tutorial about dbook soon, so keep posted.

Free tools every math blogger should learn

Although the list below is specialized for math bloggers, they can be used by bloggers of any field. I have used all the software below,

  • WordPress. WordPress is a free blogging site. Upgrade is available (for a fee) for larger storage and domain name customization.  I chose WordPress to host Mathematics and Multimedia mainly because of its Latex support. As of this writing, as far as I know, two of its top competitors, Blogspot and Typepad, do not support Latex yet.

  • Blogger/Blogspot. Blogger is also a blogging website that is included in Google Applications.  Once you have a Google Account, you already have a blogspot account, you just need to activate it. I use Blogger to embed GeoGebra applets since JavaScript embedding is not allowed in
  • Google Docs. Google Docs can be used to store and share documents online. It has its own word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation software. It has currently released a new drawing software.  You can use Google Docs to store your documents and link your blog to it.

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