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There’s an abundance of science videos on the internet, but not all equally amazing. Offering an eclectic mix of cool science videos, Science Today producer Molly Michelson recommends five of her favorite clips.
Resources from The Food Project, based in the Boston area, focus on sustainable agriculture and youth leadership. TFP graciously shares many of its manuals, activities, and curriculum for free (downloadable).
This is a list of websites that Eric Brunsell either uses on a regular basis or just finds interesting. From teaching resources for the nature of science and authentic field journals to wacky videos about numbers,
The collection of iPad apps I have for you today will enable you to create, organize, and maintain a virtual classroom library. Using these apps will also help you track your personal book collection for both physical and digital versions. Besides the refreshingly neat organizational aspect of these virtual libraries, they also offer a wide variety of useful functionalities to help you and your students search for books, set reminders , and get recommendations on the best places to buy new books.
Years ago when VoiceThread had a substantial free option, I asked students in one of my U.S. History classes to have a parent, an aunt or uncle, or a grandparent share a favorite memory about growing up in our area. The project worked fairly well and we collected some nice stories. I never upgraded my VoiceThread plan and those stories are long gone. But the same type of project could be undertaken by using a combination of Google Maps and YouTube or a combination of ThingLink and SoundCloud.
This resource deals with the definition, purpose, process and features of a quality thesis and critical analysis. It also: -Comes with a glossary of rarely identified literary devices -Clarifies the difference between interpretation and analysis -Outlines the features of a quality thesis and analysis -Takes the students step by step through the analytical process
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The Literature strand in the Australian Curriculum: English Foundation to Year 10 aims to engage students in the study of literary texts of personal, cultural, social and aesthetic value.
These texts include some that are recognised as having enduring social and artistic value and some that attract contemporary attention. Texts are chosen because they are judged to have potential for enriching the lives of students and expanding the scope of their experience, and because they represent effective and interesting features of form and style.
This page lists print and online resources to support the understanding and development of international capabilities. Schools can use the resources to help design a curriculum that enables students to be active and effective members of intercultural and international communities.
Presentation by Pru Mitchell for the School Library Association of Victoria (SLAV) conference held 28 February 2014. An introduction to a range of selection tools for locating quality resources aligned to the curriculum. Through a workshop participants explore the role of the library in curating balanced collections of digital and physical resources based on expertise in searching, tagging and knowledge management. They look at practical strategies which allow library staff to develop and promote services built on their knowledge of the curriculum and their community.
Support is growing among the state and territory governments for the Daniel Morcombe child safety course to be included in the national curriculum, with a majority of education ministers backing the idea.
Perhaps the greatest reason that creating a STEM-educated generation is so important is the fast-approaching gap of workers in STEM-related fields. The baby boomers, those Americans born in the post-WWII era, are retiring en masse over the next few years, and there is a dearth of qualified labor to replace them in the science and engineering fields.
Karen Bonanno's insight:
Check out job ads and you will find the need for students to be engaging in STEM
The ongoing changes in technology and the way it is used means all staff, students, and the wider community need to know how to model responsible behaviours as successful digital citizens in real-world contexts.
One of the key content areas where technology is making such a tremendous contribution is in the teaching of music. There are now a wide variety of web tools and mobile apps that teachers can use in their class to instruct their students on the various musical concepts from composition to distribution.
With the adoption of the Common Core State Standards in 2010 for English Language Arts and Mathematics, New Jersey as well as 45 other states and the District of Columbia have embarked on more rigorous standards so that students graduate high school ready for college and career. New Jersey also has standards in place for Health & Physical Education, Science, Social Studies, Visual & Performing Arts, and World Languages (NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards, 2009). All resources on this site are aligned to New Jersey's state-adopted standards and are intended to support educators implementing these standards in their classrooms.