Desmos Graphing Caluclator

Desmos Graphing Caluclator

Desmos Graphing Caluclator Desmos is an education startup, currently with one major offering – an online graphing calculator. Graph any equation, cartesian or polar coordinates, exponential and trigonometric functions, and multiple equations at the same time. Using MathQuill (a what-you-see-is-what-you-get LaTeX editor for HTML5) and/or a built-in key pad users can easily enter and seamlessly edit any equation. Users … Continue reading

Khan Academy

Khan Academy

I almost feel like reviewing Khan Academy is unnecessary, it has been so prominent over the past few years. However, it is one of the most impressive online resources for learning, and I like it, so this site would be incomplete without it. Khan Academy is an enormous, diverse, and free collection of online lectures … Continue reading

CellCraft

CellCraft

CellCraft is a free cell biology game available online (full screen swf) or for download/offline. The game covers the very basics of cell function and organelles, at about the level I learned in middle school. Terms that were well covered include nucleus, ribosomes, RNA, ER (Endoplasmic Reticulum), peroxisome, lysosome, Golgi body, vesicle, fatty acid, amino acid, glucose, nucleic acid, … Continue reading

Seterra

Seterra

Seterra is a geography quiz game. With quizzes spanning geographic features, countries, capitals  and cities Seterra knows a lot more about world geography than I do, but it’s a great teacher. It is available for download or online, the primary difference being the volume of advertisements (3 online vs. 1 offline). Ease of use/intuitiveness: 9 Aesthetics:6 … Continue reading

Xtramath

Xtramath

My first recommendation is Xtramath.org, for memorizing basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts. Entertainment: 6/10 Ease: 9/10 Aesthetics: 8/10 Intended users: Teachers, Students, Parents – separate interface for each. Designed for both at home and computer lab use. This website does one thing, and it does it exceptionally well: fact fluency.  Fact fluency is the ability to … Continue reading