Innovative Technologies to Improve Teaching and Learning

ALTEC Online Resources

The following resources were developed by ALTEC at the University of Kansas.  Copyright 1995-2016, University of Kansas. All rights reserved.

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Reason Racer

Reason Racer is an online, rate-based, multiplayer game that applies specific game features in order to engage secondary students in introductory knowledge of and thinking related to Scientific Argumentation. This game is available for free and includes a variety of teacher support materials/resources through a project wiki and YouTube channel. 

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Educational Games

Single- and multiplayer games to develop academic skills and fluency. Basic games include Ratio Martian, Vocabulary Stars, Ratio Blaster, Equation Training, and Definition Training. Students can practice using a protractor with Laser Sonic Spy and coordinates with Plotter the Penguin! 

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RubiStar

Online rubric creation software that provides over 60 templates that teachers can edit to create rubrics in support of project- and problem-based instruction. 

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QuizStar

A popular online quizzing software that provides item and student metrics. Use QuizStar to create online quizzes for your students, disseminate quizzes to students, automatically grade quizzes and view quiz results online. 

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4Teachers

Expand your curriculum with our timesaving educational resources that use technology to improve instruction across all content areas and grade levels. Find current resources that align with standards, promote higher-order thinking, and support the development of writing skills. Monitor student research and writing, evaluate student performance, and create bilingual online lessons, classroom calendars, and quizzes in less time than traditional methods. 

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4Kids

4Kids.org is a weekly newspaper feature and website produced to promote reading and intellectual interests by providing children and parents a variety of high-quality websites that demonstrate learning can be a safe, fun and adventurous activity. We also encourage children to communicate with us about future publications, and the popular “Ask Amy” column responds to questions submitted about technology and the Internet. 

 

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