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iPads in Education

iPads in Education | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it
We can provide assistance throughout all phases of an iPad initiative covering the initial decision making process, staff professional development, as well as more in depth training designed to maximize student use within the classroom and community.
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Web tools to support inquiry-based learning | Eduwebinar

Web tools to support inquiry-based learning | Eduwebinar | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it

Inquiry based learning is an active learning process, based on identifying relevant questions to research so that the student can develop knowledge about or create solutions to issues and problems.

Web tools allow students to engage in collaborative and interactive learning. All phases of inquiry learning can be adequately addressed through a wide variety of web-based tools and applications.

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Karen Bonanno's comment, December 12, 2012 3:20 PM
This page hosts a list of web tools that can be embedded in classroom programs to help students work through the phases of inquiry based learning. The tools can also be used by the teachers to provide an information rich environment for student access.
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Adding 'connectivity' into the learning!

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A list of web tools which can be used during each stage of Kuhlthau's Guided Inquiry model. There is a brief explanation of each tool and a direct link. This resource offers fantastic support for teacher librarian's in their role as integrators of information communication technology tools into inquiry learning. 

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STEM in 30 | National Air and Space Museum

STEM in 30 | National Air and Space Museum | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it

STEM in 30, an interactive classroom program consisting of 30-minute live webcasts that engage middle school students in STEM topics ranging from WWI airplanes to rovers on Mars.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Who Owns Antarctica? - A Political Geography Lesson

Free Technology for Teachers: Who Owns Antarctica? - A Political Geography Lesson | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it
RT @rmbyrne: Who Owns Antarctica? - A Political Geography Lesson via Free Technology for Teachers - Who owns ... https://t.co/n9yPCoyWc7
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A global guide to the first world war - interactive documentary

A global guide to the first world war - interactive documentary | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it
Ten historians from 10 countries give a brief history of the first world war through a global lens. Using original news reports, interactive maps and rarely seen footage, including extraordinary shots of troops crossing Mesopotamia on camels and Italians fighting high up in the Alps, the half hour film explores the war and its effect from many different perspectives. Watch the documentary in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Hindi.
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STEAM up the curriculum

STEAM up the curriculum | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it
3000+ educational games, videos and teaching resources for schools and students. Free Primary and Secondary resources covering history, science, English, maths and more
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Tour Buckingham Palace In Virtual Reality

Tour Buckingham Palace In Virtual Reality | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it

Last week Google opened up a beta program for schools that want to use Google Expeditions on Android devices.

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 26 Resources for Teaching About Climate Change

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 26 Resources for Teaching About Climate Change | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it

Resources and lesson plans for teaching about climate change. 

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10 Good Video Sources for Social Studies Teachers and Students

10 Good Video Sources for Social Studies Teachers and Students | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it

Last week I shared a list of good sources for mathematics videos. That post was one of the most popular posts of the month despite being published during a school vacation week.

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Stretching Your Curriculum Canvas: Reading the World Through Art

Stretching Your Curriculum Canvas: Reading the World Through Art | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it

An effective art museum visit begins with teaching students art history, getting them to consider multiple perspectives, and applying the idea of close reading to visual literacy.

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Science Snacks - Fun, Hands-on Science Lessons

Science Snacks - Fun, Hands-on Science Lessons | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it
Science Snacks from Exploratorium is a great collection of hands-on science lessons for middle school and high school students. Science Snacks features activities that can be conducted with inexpensive and readily available materials.
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5 Good Health & Fitness Apps for Students

5 Good Health & Fitness Apps for Students | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it
A few years ago my school district received a grant to purchase exercise and sports equipment used in lifelong fitness activities like biking and snowshoeing.
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Free Health Lesson Plans, Quizzes, and Educational Games

Free Health Lesson Plans, Quizzes, and Educational Games | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it
Yesterday's post about health and fitness apps for students prompted one reader to ask for health and fitness lesson plan resources. The first resource that came to my mind was Kids Health in the Classroom.
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Free Technology for Teachers: An Animated Tour of the Water Cycle and Water Treatment

Free Technology for Teachers: An Animated Tour of the Water Cycle and Water Treatment | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it

The US Environmental Protection Agency offers some nice resources for teaching about the water cycle and water treatment.

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Teaching Strategies | Facing History and Ourselves

Teaching Strategies | Facing History and Ourselves | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it

We encourage teachers to use student-centered teaching strategies that nurture students' literacy and critical thinking skills within a respectful classroom climate. The strategies suggested here can be used with students of all ages with any academic content.

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The Contest for Human Flight - Interactive Timeline:Free Technology for Teachers

The Contest for Human Flight - Interactive Timeline:Free Technology for Teachers | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it

Last night I started watching American Genius on Netflix. American Genius, produced by National Geographic, features the stories of American inventors and innovators who were competing in the same field.

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Free Technology for Teachers: How Big Is The Sun? - And Five Other Lessons on the Size of the Universe

Free Technology for Teachers: How Big Is The Sun? - And Five Other Lessons on the Size of the Universe | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it
We had a beautiful winter sunset here in Woodstock, Maine tonight. It was a nice ending to a relaxing weekend.
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Resources and lessons to explore the solar system and universe

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Free Technology for Teachers: How do Solar Panels Work? - A TED-Ed Lesson

Free Technology for Teachers: How do Solar Panels Work? - A TED-Ed Lesson | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it

One of the ways that my local school district has tried to reduce oil dependence is to use burning wood chips to heat some school buildings. We do this because solar panels aren't a great option where we live.

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Virtual Expedition and Ecotourism in Africa

Virtual Expedition and Ecotourism in Africa | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it
Join us as we embark on a virtual journey throughout Africa exploring geography & ecotourism.
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Online Museums You Can Explore for Free

Online Museums You Can Explore for Free | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it
Museums are great places to explore, learn, and combat the summer slide. However, it's not always feasible to visit a museum in person. Technology makes it easier to re-create the rich experience of a museum visit -- all you (or your students) need is a computer and Internet access. Online...
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PBS World Explorers - The Lives & Journeys of Famous Explorers

PBS World Explorers - The Lives & Journeys of Famous Explorers | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it

PBS World Explorers is a new collection of videos from PBS Learning Media. The PBS World Explorers collection includes sixteen short videos about famous explorers throughout history.

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Go Green in Your Classroom: 16 Resources for Environmental Lessons | Edudemic

Go Green in Your Classroom: 16 Resources for Environmental Lessons | Edudemic | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it

How can you help students love the environment and inspire them to help to build a sustainable, clean future? The following resources may fit the bill.

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15 Tips and Tools for Teaching Grammar | Edudemic

15 Tips and Tools for Teaching Grammar | Edudemic | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it

Here are a few ideas and resources that can help you make one of the most dreaded classroom subjects one that students actually look forward to.

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A New Collection of Web Tools for Social Studies Teachers

A New Collection of Web Tools for Social Studies Teachers | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it

From lesson plans and classroom resources to interactive games to engage students in learning about the world, these platforms are definitely worth your attention.

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Polar Bears in Street View, Polar Bear Tracker, and Polar Bear Lesson Plans

Polar Bears in Street View, Polar Bear Tracker, and Polar Bear Lesson Plans | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it
Earlier today the Google Maps Blog featured Street View imagery captured by conservation organizations that are studying the effects of climate change on plants and animals. One of those organizations is Polar Bears International.
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GrammarFlip - Online Grammar Lessons for Students

GrammarFlip - Online Grammar Lessons for Students | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it

GrammarFlip is a free service that offers an extensive set of grammar lessons. The basic format of the lessons in GrammarFlip is a video and slideshow followed by a couple of review exercises.

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