Larry Ferlazzo recommends this collection of science games from the British Science Musuem. Students can create a sort of video game (and learn scientific concepts in the process), title it, and post the URL.
Larry Ferlazzo reviews this game as "an online video game from the BBC where players have to answer questions related to English, Science and Math. As you answer the questions correctly, a little “questionaut” in a balloon gets to continue on his journey."
Headline Clues from Michigan State University is a great idea that can be adapted for using in the classroom with paper and pen. In the game, you’re shown the lead paragraph, but letters from two words in the headline are missing. Players have to use clues in the first paragraph to identify what the missing words should be. As you play the online version, you can ask for clues. One of the great things about using this game in the classroom is that students can create their own and have classmates trying to figure out the answers, as well as giving them clues if needed."
Teaching spelling and vocabulary is easy with VocabularySpellingCity! Students can study and learn their word lists using vocabulary and spelling learning activities and games. Students can take final or practice spelling and vocabulary tests right on this engaging site. Premium games and automated student record keeping are available to Premium Members.
A MOOC is a online class you take that might have 100's or 1000's of people are participating at a time. They can be a great way to learn new skills while connecting with lots of other people with similar interests. The Friday Institute at NCSU has developed 3 MOOCs that might be of interest to educators.
Organized into thematic units, each grade-level-specific lesson plan focuses on a single work of art and can be executed within one to two class periods. These lessons meet National Art Education Association (NAEA) Visual Arts curriculum standards.
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The Guide to Grammar and Writing is sponsored by the Capital Community College Foundation, a nonprofit 501 c-3 organization that supports scholarships, faculty development, and curriculum innovation.
Christine Bushong's insight:
This is a comprehensive English grammar and writing resource for students and teachers.Word & Sentence Level; Paragraph Level; Essay & Research Paper Level; Ask Grammar, Quizzes, Search Devices;Peripherals & PowerPoints; GrammarPoll, Guestbook, and Awards.
Larry Ferlazzo reviews this game as one of the all-time best. "
Mia Cadaver’s Tombstone Timeout is a BBC game that asks questions related to Math, Science and English, and you can choose which subject you want to use. The Math and Science sections are divided into levels of difficulty. That makes it more accessible to a larger number of students. In “Mia Cadaver” you can create a private “virtual room” where only your students compete against each other. Everybody just types in the name you’ve given the room, and the questions begin. After each question is answered the screen shows the overall ranking of everybody in the room. Students love it!"
Larry Ferlazzo reviews this game site as "a pretty darn impressive for online learning games. It has tons of content in different subjects, and, if you can’t find what you need, it’s easy to just add your own. The ingenious part is that once you pick the topic you study, you have the option of studying the info in forty different games! Plus, teachers can create their own virtual classroom and track student progress. And, it’s free."
PBL-related resources created by the Buck Institute for Education (BIE) and collected from fellow PBL travelers. The resources are organized into three broad categories: things to read, to watch, or to interact with.
Things to read - blogs, books, articles, and research about PBL, and also written documents that can be used such as rubrics, project planning forms, student handouts, and other materials for planning, assessing, and managing projects.Things to watch - videos curated by BIE to showcase particular projects and PBL schools or to explain PBL. You will find recorded webinars, Google Hangouts, and Twitter Chats on various PBL topics.Things to interact - While the above area has recorded items you may enjoy live interaction at the next Google Hangout or Twitter Chat. Perhaps you wish to join online classes, attend a conference, or find websites to visit. One area I enjoy is the Project Search tool with over 500 curated projects, and an online Project Planner.Note that you can check out these resources through link filters using the categories of teachers, coaches, principals, and district leaders.
Are you looking to create something new? Design a project for school for a club? Whether you are a beginner or an expert, Autodesk has resources to get you started with 3D design and computer animation.
Christine Bushong's insight:
"Digital STEAM projects are designed by Autodesk’s network of expert educators, designers and student alumni as exciting complements to core Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Art (STEAM) curriculum. Each project aligns with common core and national standards, and delivers measurable learning while using free software." - Michael Gorman
The Exploratorium is a twenty-first-century learning laboratory, an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker. For more than forty years, we’ve built creative, thought-provoking exhibits, tools, programs, and experiences that ignite curiosity, encourage exploration, and lead to profound learning.