September 30, 2011

5 Graphing Calculator Tutorial Sites I'm Recommending to Our Students

Mr. Wilson, our Math department chair, asked about graphing calculator tutorials for his students.

Here are 5 graphing calculator tutorial websites I recommend:
Using the TI-83/84 Calculator, a tutorial designed 'with the student in mind,' from Prentice-Hall

Free Getting Started Movies and Practice Exercises for TI Graphing Calculators from Hotmath.com

TI-83 Plus Multimedia Tutorial from WatchMe Ware. You can download and install the free QuickStart version.

TI-84 Silver Edition Calculator Tutorial - short videos from Atomic Learning (no password needed on campus - see Tech Staff or your teacher for User ID and password for off-campus use)

tiSkills - a tutorial site maintained by a permanently certified New York mathematics teacher
Here's the permanent link to these recommendations, located on our library's website.

Other recommendations to add to this list are welcome!

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Wish List: LIKE & RECEIVED buttons in my email program

Wouldn't it be fantastic to have LIKE and RECEIVED buttons to respond to an email?

They'd be perfect for those times when an auto-response seems too impersonal, and a full email is either unnecessary or too time-consuming.

Of course, I'm not the first to think about this. The concept is controversial one, as noted in this GMail Help forum.

Okay, so I concede that these buttons would be too invasive for personal emails, but they would be very handy for doing business, I think. I would definitely use them!

Google, are you listening?

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September 01, 2011

Olinda Dirt Wreaks Havoc on this Library PC

Mr. Toda says this is the dirtiest he's ever seen a computer.

"It's a record." Mr. Toda announced.

Click on photo twice to get an extreme closeup :/

Mr. Toda cleaned it up, added more memory, and it's good to go.  Thanks, Mr. Toda!

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