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This interactive activity from the Adler Planetarium explains the "reasons for the seasons." Featured is a game in which Earth must be properly placed in its orbit in order to send Max, the host, to different parts of the world during particular...
"With so many free and user friendly tech tools available for teachers, it's hard to know where to begin to put together a list of the best tools for teaching and learning so I decided to take a look at my own resources to determine which tools I use the most. Rather than posting another running list of tools, features and uses, I decided to present the information visually, through an interactive ThingLink graphic. I used the new colored nubbins available to make it easier for visitors to explore areas of interest more efficiently. " - Susan Oxnevad
So what is a Content Trailer? Very simply, a Content Trailer is a short, 2- to 3-minute, media-rich experience from which a point of inquiry can begin. Content trailers are available on over 100 topics and are divided by grade level.
Thinking Blocks is a set of free online tools to use with students to model word problems. The Thinking Blocks approach uses brightly colored blocks to teach students how to break down the problems and visualize what the words mean. The website is divided into specific math content areas like addition, multiplication, fractions, and ratios. You'll find tutorial videos to show you how to use the online tools. This site would be perfect for teachers who have interactive whiteboards, and it can also be used for tutoring or math centers. You owe it to yourself to check out this awesome website!
The website is a partnership between PAWS (the global headquarters for Garfield the Cat), Ball State University, and other top-notch partners. It's visually appealing and you could probably spend awhile looking around. Check out the math games. Lots of possibilities.
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