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RESOURCES

This page has a number of resources that may help you with in-class assignments.  Let Mr. Valdez know if you have any problems with them.
 

GOOGLE APPS - We are using a lot of Google applications in the classroom, including Google Sites, Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Docs.  Please feel free to ask Mr. Valdez if you are have any questions.  I would encourage you to sign up for a free Gmail account if you don't have one already.
 
 
Google Search Engine Help - learn about new tools to help refine searches
 
 
Biological Animations - short animations of biological processes like:
  • Water/Buffers, Metabolism, Cell Division
  • Lipids, Enzymes, Proteins, Carbohydrates
  • Cell Structures, Membrane Transport 
Body Links -  visual examples of Human Anatomy and Physiology like:
  • Skeletal System, Muscular System, Nervous System, Urinary System
  • Muscle/Tissue Physiology
  • Circular/Cardiovascular System, Respiratory System 

History of the Computer - everything you wanted to know about the computer

 
 ONLINE GRAPHING/SCIENTIFIC CALCULATOR
Web 2.0 scientific calculator


Here is another Graphing Calculator resource call Graph.tk

Graph.tk is an online and open-source graphing utility. It's very easy to use. Use the "+" button to create a new equation. Use "/" for fractions, "^" for exponentials, and "*" for multiplication. To type special characters use "\name". For example, "\sqrt" yields √, and \pi produces a π.

Click "Console" in the app to get a calculator

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Text 2 Mind MapIt takes a structured list of words or sentences, interprets it, and draws a mind map out of them
 
 
Class Tools - educational games, activities and diagrams in a Flash!
 
 
CANADIAN POPULATION CLOCK - learn new things like the next census will be held in May 2011 and:
  • Canada's population is growing by one unit every minute and 16 seconds
  • One birth every one minute and 23 seconds
  • One death every two minutes and 10 seconds
 
E-STAT Lesson Plan - Calculating Population Growth in any region
 
E-STAT Lesson Plan - the difference in the incomes of males and females
                                - student worksheet can be found here
 
Canadian Atlas - track various geographical statistics of Canada
 
Bitstrip for Schools - create comic strips for school
 
MATHRUN - try this new game to practice your math skills!
 
MarkUp - want to draw on a page? xpress thoughts quickly and easily on any webpage.  Since MarkUp works in your browser, so there’s nothing to download and install. Just drag the Get MarkUp icon into your bookmarks bar.  Publish when you’re ready to share your thoughts.