Monthly Archives: May 2016

Tool Tip Tuesday: Meta Calculator

Meta calculator is a great tool to use when students don't have access to a graphing calculator.  I actually prefer it to a traditional graphing calculator because the interface is much more intuitive and simpler to use.  Meta calculator has four modes: graphing (which shows graphs of equations, intersections, and function tables), scientific (which calculates [...]

By | 2017-09-12T11:15:34+00:00 May 31st, 2016|ePortal|0 Comments

ePortal for Chromebooks

Google recently announced that they will be supporting Android apps on their Chromebooks, which is good news for ePortal users.  One of the next projects in ePortal development is an ePortal app for Chromebooks that will allow teachers to use the same content management and distribution systems while using their own hardware.  Because of the [...]

By | 2017-09-12T11:15:53+00:00 May 26th, 2016|ePortal|0 Comments

Tool Tip Tuesday: WorldWideScience

Great databases can be hard to come by, especially ones that don't cost an arm and a leg to subscribe to.  WorldWideScience allows students to search hundreds of international scientific databases at once and provides links to the full text of the articles or a comprehensive citation when the full text is unavailable.  Students can [...]

By | 2017-09-12T11:16:44+00:00 May 24th, 2016|ePortal|0 Comments

Tool Tip Tuesday: Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is a great resource to use for giving students access to out of copyright works easily and for free. The books can either be displayed as HTML pages or downloaded as PDFs to put onto the bookshelf for students to download on their devices. All the books available are out of copyright, however, [...]

By | 2017-09-12T09:44:08+00:00 May 17th, 2016|ePortal|0 Comments

Five Technology Myths

EdSurge has put together a list of the top five technology myths and their refutations.  To read the whole article, follow this link but here are the top five myths about using technology for education that you might encounter: #1: Technology can fix all your instructional problems #2: Technology is dangerous, so student access needs [...]

By | 2017-09-12T11:16:55+00:00 May 12th, 2016|ePortal|0 Comments

Tool Tip Tuesday: Kahoot

Kahoot is a great way to create interactive lessons and sneak in some just-in-time assessments as well.  With Kahoot, teachers create a multiple choice quiz that students can join by entering a unique PIN on their devices.  The teacher controls the display of questions and all students have to do on their device is select [...]

By | 2017-09-12T11:17:08+00:00 May 10th, 2016|ePortal|0 Comments

Teacher Appreciation

Teacher appreciation day was Tuesday, and I'd just like to take the chance to say thanks to all the teachers who work with MXN.  Thank you for all you do and we certainly wouldn't be able to do it without you!

By | 2017-09-12T11:17:17+00:00 May 5th, 2016|ePortal|0 Comments

Tool Tip Tuesday: Cool Science GIFs

When teaching science, the phrase "a picture is worth a thousand words" has never been more true.  Cool Science GIFs is a great place to find a repository of science gifs, videos, and illuminating explanations.  Subjects range from astrophysics to chemistry and everything in between.  This is a tumblr site, so be judicious when linking [...]

By | 2017-09-12T11:17:36+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|ePortal|0 Comments