December 28, 2007
Volume 12 No. 52

In This Issue

Reminder: NSDL Online Teacher Workshop


MathDL: Digital Classroom Resources

Cable's Leaders in Learning Awards


Free Online

For teachers of students in grades 3-5:
Tools for Building Math Concepts

For teachers of students in grades 5-9:
Using Technology and Problem Solving to Build Algebraic Reasoning

For all students:

For students in grades 9-10:
the MathMentor


Reminder: NSDL Online Teacher Workshop

Don't miss the deadline! Applications for our next workshop close on Monday, January 7, 2008. For more information:


Bill Ritchie and Andrea Barthello create games that build problem solving, critical thinking, strategy development, and logic and deductive reasoning skills.

On their site, categories of games include:

  • Mult-Challenge Strategy Games
  • Rush Hour Collection
  • Brainteasers
  • Spatial Reasoning Games
  • Younger Players, Age 4-7
  • Gifts for Grown-Ups
  • Marvel Heroes
  • Puzzles $5.00 and Under
  • Game Club

Use the "Play" link at the top of the page to get a feel for some of the games by playing two beginner and two intermediate challenges online.

  • River Crossing, The Perilous Plank Puzzle
  • Rush Hour, Traffic Jam Puzzle
  • TipOver, Crate Game

MathDL: Digital Classroom Resources

The Digital Classroom Resources (DCR) provides a select collection of free online learning materials which have been classroom tested and peer reviewed.

Many items in the library are posted with editorial reviews and a link to a moderated discussion group focused on the materials.

Featured items:

  • Simple 3D Drawing
  • Flash Fractal Maker
  • Flash Tools for Developers (AS3): Graphing Curves in the Plane
  • Biological ESTEEM
  • Flash Tools for Developers: 3D Graphers in ActionScript 3
  • Actionscript 3 Tutorials
  • MathDL Flash Forum

Cable's Leaders in Learning Awards

Cable's Leaders in Learning Awards recognizes outstanding educators, administrators, policymakers, and other community leaders at the forefront of innovation in education. This awards program administered by the cable industry and its national education foundation, Cable in the Classroom, is in its fourth year of operation.

Award categories include:

  • Cable Partnerships for Learning
  • Pushing the Envelope with Cable Technology and Programming
  • Media Literacy Education
  • General Excellence

Applications for the 2008 awards are now being accepted online through Wednesday, January 16, 2008.


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