Statistics Made Fun!

Mark Moore (from the WVDE Office of Instructional Technology) sent me this and I thought I would post it here for you to view… 
Hans Rosling, a favorite presenter at TED, had a very difficult challenge.  How can he make statistical data interesting
Keep two things in mind while watching:
1) The content of the speech and
2) how he is presenting the material without using traditional methods.


WVDE’s Mark Moore items to help you…


Filmed with a real camera, on Cassini.  No computer graphics, no 3D Models,
Just real.

Learning Infinite Series using doodles

Notice that I used a YouTube link.  It should work at your school even
though the YouTube website is blocked.  Watch this short tutorial to see how
we accomplished this:

For more tutorial videos about educational technologies in West Virginia
schools, please visit:

Women in History

Celebrate the great achievements and discoveries made by women throughout history with lesson plans, activities and interactives from

Recommended Resources
• Understand the changing role of women in politics by examining their lives and political networks with Eleanor Roosevelt and the Rise of Social Reform (9-12)
• Learn about the contributions of Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs) during WWII inWomen Aviators of WWII: “Fly Girls” (6-8)

Black History Month Resources

Here are some helpful tools from Mark Moore at the WVDE…
Celebrate Black History Month with your students by sharing the hard work, struggles and successes of African Americans throughout history.  This extensive collection of resources from Thinkfinity offers lessons, activities and primary source items that range from W.E.B Du Bois, the NAACP, National African American Read-in, Brown v. Board of Education and many more.  Explore the Black History Month collection below.
• Share the achievements of great African Americans with your students.  Explore EDSITEment’s collection of 23 Black History lessons. (Grades: 6-12)
• For science students, show the impact of African American scientists in the areas of science, technology, engineering and medicine. (Grades: 6-12)
• Help your students experience the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education and understand how the case impacts their education today. (Grades: 6-12)
Are you part of the Thinkfinity Community?  Visit us today and see what other educators are discussing about Black History Month.

Memorial Day Resources

Memorial Day is a time to honor those who died while serving our nation and celebrate their brave achievements. Share the stories of war, sacrifice and honor of these heroic women and men with your students with this special collection of lessons, interactives and resources.

Thinkfinity Recommended Resources for Memorial Day:

Thanks WVDE Mark Moore!