Saturday, October 11, 2008

Think Pair Share - A Timer

Michael M. Grant has sent in this elegant sprout that any teacher can use to motivate their students during a Think-Pair-Share activity.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Allowing people to contact you but defeating spammers

If you will look to the right, you will see my 'About' box in the sidebar. Pretty standard right? The only thing is that usually people don't put in their email address without disguising it like edusprouts (at) gmail (dot) com which is just a pain if someone wants a no-fuss way to contact the blogger. The box is actually a Sprout and I have linked the text to a "mail to:" URL reference. Because the Sprout is in flash I am thinking that spambots arent going to be able to harvest the address. (Attention: If you are a spam bot, I really don't need any pharmaceuticals!)

Parts of a Bicycle

Here is a sprout by Joey Mucha. I obtained it from the Sproutbuilder Forum which is a good place to look for ideas. The design is great, it looks very smooth and well composed.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Directed numbers practise

This sprout was a bit painful to build. Thirty-two pages and over two hundred buttons! I don't know if I will make many more like it however I could use it as a template for additional negative number practise sprouts which would be pretty easy. Keep an eye out for more of those. 

It is my first time incorporating sound in a sprout and I know it can be annoying but there is always the option to turn off the speakers. Incidentally Sproutbuilder only accepts MP3 sound files and one of the best places to find sound effects was at Soundsnap, a community of sound effect sharers.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Microscope review

This sprout is to help students revise the parts of a compound microscope. It is pretty simple and students will find its use self-explanatory