October 27, 2006
Volume 11 No. 43

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Interactivate 2.0

Science NetLinks

Creative Ideas from Ellison: Math


Interactivate 2.0


Shodor has released a huge upgrade to Interactivate, a set of free, online courseware for exploration in science and mathematics. Regular users of the previous version of the website will notice a number of changes, ranging from a new look to a number of new options for locating materials based on subject, audience, or even similarity to other materials.

Read more here:


Science NetLinks


Science NetLinks' provides standards-based resources for K-12 science educators. The site's features include:

  • Lessons
  • Resources
  • Benchmarks
  • Science Updates
  • Site Tools, download links to recommended plug-ins

Science NetLinks is part of MarcoPolo, a partnership between the Verizon Foundation and eight premier educational organizations. The MarcoPolo partners include the AAAS, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Council on Economic Education, the National Geographic Society, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the International Reading Association, the National Council of Teachers of English, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Creative Ideas from Ellison: Math


Many school sites and/or district offices have the Ellison die-cutting systems. Visit their site to find ideas for math manipulatives, games, and activities created from Ellison dies.

Each illustrated idea page includes:

  • Recommended Grade Level
  • Objective
  • Ellison Equipment Required
  • Ellison Dies Used
  • Materials and Tools Used
  • Other Items Used

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