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Smithsonian's History Explorer

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Smithsonian's History Explorer was developed by the National Museum of American History in partnership with the Verizon Foundation to offer hundreds of free, innovative online resources for teaching and learning American history.

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“What If?” PowerPoints | Mr. Ferlazzo's U.S. History Classes Blog


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Dos and Don'ts for Project Based Learning - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Dos and Don'ts for Project Based Learning - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Social Studies Education Resources | Scoop.it
Here are some useful tips for a teacher. Take a look at these dos and don’ts for project based learning.

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ArcGIS Organizational Accounts for K-12 schools

ArcGIS Organizational Accounts for K-12 schools | Social Studies Education Resources | Scoop.it

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This is a big announcement from ESRI, home of ArcGIS online and other geospatial tools.  They are making ArcGIS online organizational accounts free for all K-12 schools in the United States.  As ESRI spokespeople have said, "this will open up ArcGIS Online far beyond just a public account, by permitting more control of sharing, access to more data, engaging much more powerful analyses, supporting apps like Collector or Explorer, integrating with ArcMap and Microsoft Office, enabling login to Community Analyst, and lots more, with still more on the way."  Click here to request an organizational account for your school. 


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This is a big announcement from ESRI, home of ArcGIS online and other geospatial tools.  They are making ArcGIS online organizational accounts free for all K-12 schools in the United States.  As ESRI spokespeople have said, "this will open up ArcGIS Online far beyond just a public account, by permitting more control of sharing, access to more data, engaging much more powerful analyses, supporting apps like Collector or Explorer, integrating with ArcMap and Microsoft Office, enabling login to Community Analyst, and lots more, with still more on the way."  Click here to request an organizational account for your school. 

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Sprites - Create Infographics

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Sprites is a free tool for creating beautiful animated infographics for the Web.

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Keep searching for a good free infographic tool, that will make my "life" easier. Today, Sprites is tested :) Brand new app, so let's criticize. :D

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Interesting variation on infographic creations.

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Easy to Use

With a good set of visual elements and built-in themes composing your infographic becomes super-easy.

Free and Open

The basic version of Sprites is absolutely free for everybody and all infographics are released under Creative Commons license.

Embracing the Web

Everything in Sprites is 100% HTML5-based and plugin-free. There's no Flash or any other proprietary technology used.

Fully Scalable

Sprites infographics utilize the newest responsive design techniques and should look good on pretty much any device.

Mobile-Ready

We try to make Sprites infographics shine on as many platforms as possible. You can already try it on your iPhone and iPad.

Developer-Friendly

The JavaScript SDK plus the guidelines on making your own themes are available atgithub.com/spritesapp.

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Critical Thinking Toolbox: How to Brainstorm

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Brainstorming is an essential part of critical thinking and a tool that people use to invent an idea, find a solution to a problem, or answer a question.


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5 Common Errors Made While Defining Learning Objectives

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Learning objectives are critical to course development. Let us learn the typical mistakes committed while defining learning objectives for the course.

 

Sometimes, learners may not understand the actual purpose of a course and wonder why they are doing this course in the first place. One of the reasons for learners to feel this way could be due to errors in developing learning objectives for the course. Let me share some of them here.

 

1. Abstract or Irrational Statements

2. Unclear Performance Goals

3. Misinterpreting the Conditions for Performance

4. Listing Instructor’s Performance

5. Focus on Teaching Methodology


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Preparing Students to Present

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Students will at some point be required to give a presentation. If the students are prepared, they are more likely to be comfortable. Here are 27 ways to help prepare students for successful presen...


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25 Sites For Creating Interesting Quote Images - Edudemic

25 Sites For Creating Interesting Quote Images - Edudemic | Social Studies Education Resources | Scoop.it
Here is a useful list of more than two dozen (and growing) sites that let you easily create interesting quote images. These can be useful for presentations or project-based learning in just about any classroom.
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Bibliography Tutorial

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Think homework can help your kid's grade? Think again : News

Think homework can help your kid's grade? Think again : News | Social Studies Education Resources | Scoop.it
Standards-based approach emphasizes mastery of subject matter, rather than homework.
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T3: How to initially approach a piece of art or writing

T3: How to initially approach a piece of art or writing | Social Studies Education Resources | Scoop.it
“Is anyone there?” “This is John Connor Crystal Peak” "Who’s in charge there?”     “I am.” The ending of Terminator 3 reminds me of the Nordic warrior mindset. In Nordic mythology even the great an...
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This blogger discusses the T3 method of critical reading: topic, tone, and theme.

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California Council for the Social Studies - Common Core & Social Studies Professional Development

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Classcraft makes the classroom a giant role-playing game

Classcraft makes the classroom a giant role-playing game | Social Studies Education Resources | Scoop.it
Eating in class, teleporting out of lectures, and asking for hints in exams. All perks for the students role-playing their way through school life with Classcraft.
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TeachUNICEF

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TeachUNICEF is a portfolio of free global education resources. Resources cover grades PK-12, are interdisciplinary (social studies, science, math, English/language arts, foreign/world languages), and align with standards.

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How To Gamify Your Classroom In 6 Easy Steps - Edudemic

How To Gamify Your Classroom In 6 Easy Steps - Edudemic | Social Studies Education Resources | Scoop.it

Gamification can be a great tool to incorporate into your classroom. Helping with student engagement and motivation, gamification is a growing trend. But for teachers who are new to gamification, incorporating it into your classroom may seem like a daunting task. Figuring out ahead of time how to introduce gamification concepts into your lessons and having specific goals in mind will make the experience a much richer one for you and your students than just gamifying concepts for the sake of it.

 

Take a look at the handy infographic below to learn more.


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A Great Poster on The 6 Questions Critical Thinker Asks ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Poster on The 6 Questions Critical Thinker Asks ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Social Studies Education Resources | Scoop.it

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Step B… Seven Steps To Website Evaluation For Students… Promoting Digital Citizens

Step B… Seven Steps To Website Evaluation For Students… Promoting Digital Citizens | Social Studies Education Resources | Scoop.it
Welcome to a this second in a summer series that is must read for any  educator wanting to facilitate web page evaluation by students.  It includes a new step in web evaluation information along wi...

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Tip of the Week: Graphic Notes

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It seems like every social studies teacher I talk to asks about reading and writing strategies. Everyone is freaking about Common Core ELA literacy skills for history / government. And I suppose th...

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The Teacher's Guide To Using Screencasts In The Classroom - Edudemic

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Screencasting is getting a lot of attention as a tool for teachers when using the flipped classroom model. Certainly, screencasts are a great tool for teachers to create presentations for their students to view at home.
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March Madness: Using Tournament Brackets to Debate Academic Questions

March Madness: Using Tournament Brackets to Debate Academic Questions | Social Studies Education Resources | Scoop.it
Lesson Plan | Adapting the bracket structure of the N.C.A.A. basketball tournament to consider issues in subjects across the curriculum.
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Eight Ways to Use Video With English-Language Learners

Eight Ways to Use Video With English-Language Learners | Social Studies Education Resources | Scoop.it
This blog was co-authored by Katie Hull Sypnieski. This post is excerpted from their new book, The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival Guide: Ready-to-Use Strategies, Tools, and Activities for Teaching Engli
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