Wordle is a free word mapping tool on the web that has lots of fun possibilities for the start of the school year. 46 Interesting Ways to Use Wordle in the Classroom has suggestions for using Wordle as a tool for building curriculum and community with colleagues and students.
Whole Class Interviews: Building Community in Writing Workshop (TEMPLATE)
Franki Sibberson uses whole-class interviews in writing workshop to build community, and finds the interviews are a great assessment tool early in the year. The article includes templates.
Writing to Reflect: Quotes for Quick Writing, Reflection, and Discussion (E-GUIDE)
Our E-Guide on Writing to Reflect contains terrific quotes with prompts for writing and discussion you might use at first study groups and staff meetings. These literacy icebreaker activities can help colleagues think through goals together, as well as reflect on the learning from the previous year:
- Handbook of Biological Statistics: Introduction
“Welcome to the Handbook of Biological Statistics! This online textbook evolved from a set of notes for my Biological Data Analysis class at the University of Delaware. My main goal in that class is to teach biology students how to choose the appropriate statistical test for a particular experiment, then apply that test and interpret the results….I have provided a spreadsheet to perform almost every statistical test. Each comes with sample data already entered; just download the program, replace the sample data with your data, and you’ll have your answer. The spreadsheets were written for Excel, but they should also work using the free program Calc, part of the OpenOffice.org suite of programs.”
VassarStats: Statistical Computation Web Site
Welcome to the VassarStats website, which I hope you will find to be a useful and user-friendly tool for performing statistical computation. Each of the links in white text in the panel on the left will show an annotated list of the statistical procedures available under that rubric. The «Site Map» display below will show a complete list of all available items.
GraphPad QuickCalcs: free statistical calculators
Dozens of free online calculators for radioactivity calculations, detecting outliers, t tests, ANOVA post tests, and much more.
IFA Services: Statistics, Overview of tests
Simple Interactive Statistical Analysis SISA
SISA allows you to do statistical analysis directly on the Internet. Click on one of the procedure names, fill in the form, click the button, and the analysis will take place on the spot. Study the user friendly guides to statistical procedures to see what procedure is appropriate for your problem.
Create To Learn – home
“Modern technologies have changed the way we produce, consume, work, play, and think. What would happen if we embraced those in the classroom to support student created wikis, blogs, app reviews, 3D models, and help and how-to resources? My students did all that and more–even presenting at a national conference! Come hear how we did it!
The Learning Cube: Engaging the Whole Child, Every Child by John Antonetti