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Amelia Earhart Reenactment Flight - The Amelia Project

Amelia Earhart Reenactment Flight - The Amelia Project | Closing the Effort Gap: Getting the Learner into the Learning | Scoop.it
Amelia Rose Earhart will complete the flight her namesake never finished in her Pilatus PC-12 NG around the globe. Follow Amelia on her historic flight.
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Top 100 Speeches of the 20th Century by Rank - American Rhetoric

Full text and audio database of Top 100 American Speeches by Rank Order
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Pattern Blocks

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Build patterns, create and solve critical thinking problems, and model various math concepts with pattern blocks.
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Adventure Island

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Explore maps and map symbols while helping a tour bus driver navigate Adventure Island.
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Funny Movie Maker - Replace Your Face

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Get Funny Movie Maker - Replace Your Face on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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Great resource for making student reports novel. Imagine having a photo of Abraham Lincoln reading his bio.

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7 Wonders Panoramas - The New 7 Wonders -Travel Great Wall, Taj Mahal, Machu Picchu - 360 degree Panoramas

7 Wonders Panoramas - The New 7 Wonders -Travel Great Wall, Taj Mahal, Machu Picchu - 360 degree Panoramas | Closing the Effort Gap: Getting the Learner into the Learning | Scoop.it
Travel the World for free. Visit Paris - London - Rome - New York etc. Fly in a minute to Australia and Brazil by 360 degree panoramas
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Gamestar Mechanic

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Gamestar Mechanic is part of a growing field of game-based learning. The game features a unique public-private partnership that crosses leading foundations, non-profits, academia and the game industry.Gamestar Mechanic is currently supported by a partnership between the Institute of Play and E-Line Media. The game was originally developed by Gamelab in partnership with the Institute of Play and the Academic Advanced Distributed Learning Co-Lab (AADLC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Initial funding for the game and companion learning guides came from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

The design of the game is based on research by some of the leading academics in the field including Katie Salen (Executive Director of the Institute of Play and curriculum author for the New York City Public School Quest To Learn) and James Paul Gee (author of What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy).

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Math game for middle school kids,high school students online

Math game for middle school kids, high school students online
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Teaching With Documents

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The National Archives Digital Classroom: Primary Sources, Activities and Training for Educators and Students.

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Storyline Online

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Storyline Online: Streaming video program featuring famous people reading children's books aloud.
Short stories and novels for children, a multimedia reading community for children and parents. Children can read, hear and see stories before them.


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iPad App: Creatures of Light

This companion app for the popular new exhibition Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence offers a close look at some of the extraordinary organisms that produce light. Enjoy interactive animations, photo galleries, and videos that reveal the beauty of this amazing natural phenomenon, how it works, and how scientists study it. Each chapter of the app, which is adapted from the iPad content featured throughout the exhibition gallery, is set to a symphonic soundtrack composed exclusively for Creatures of Light.

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Socrative | Student Response System | Audience Response Systems | Clicker | Clickers | Student Clickers | ARS | Mobile Clicker | Software Clicker

Socrative | Student Response System | Audience Response Systems | Clicker | Clickers | Student Clickers | ARS | Mobile Clicker | Software Clicker | Closing the Effort Gap: Getting the Learner into the Learning | Scoop.it

Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational games and exercises via smartphones and tablets. The apps are super simple and take seconds to load and run.

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Web Tool: Storybird - Artful storytelling

Web Tool: Storybird - Artful storytelling | Closing the Effort Gap: Getting the Learner into the Learning | Scoop.it

A new literacy tool for a new generation. In just one year, over 45,000 schools from K–12 chose
Storybird to inspire students to write and read better. Inspire your most reluctant writers and readers.
They’ll inspire you.

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Snapshot

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Algebra Balance Scales - Negatives - NLVM

Solve simple linear equations using a balance beam representation.
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Curious George . Bug Catcher | PBS KIDS

Curious George . Bug Catcher | PBS KIDS | Closing the Effort Gap: Getting the Learner into the Learning | Scoop.it
Use math skills and estimate the number of bugs. Help George cath the bugs to find out the answer!
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Common Core Videos, Games and Assessments

Largest collection of K-12 videos, games and assessments for all Common Core State Standards, flipped classroom LMS. All open source and Open API.
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BigHugeLabs and Education

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Great digital photo projects.

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Between the Lions | PBS KIDS!

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Atlantis Remixed

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Atlantis Remixed (ARX) is an international learning and teaching project that uses a 3D multi-user environments to immerse children, ages 9-16, in educational tasks. ARX combines strategies used in commercial games with lessons from educational research on learning and motivation.With an ARX Guest Account and loaded software Windows | Mac, you can explore the virtual worlds of New Atlantis and try out some of our introductory missions and Quests

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Free Online Adventure Games | The Travels of Wiglington and Wenks Virtual World

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The Travels of Wiglington and Wenks Virtual World is an exciting new massive online virtual world for kids aged 7 to 14.
It promises an experience in which players will be able to travel to places around the world, through time and space, meet famous historical people, play dozens of fun enriching games, make new friends, buy exotic islands, build culture-inspired houses, wear clothes from different countries, explore secret locations, solve mysteries and become a legendary traveler!


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Paper Rater: Free Online Grammar Checker, Proofreader, and More

Paper Rater: Free Online Grammar Checker, Proofreader, and More | Closing the Effort Gap: Getting the Learner into the Learning | Scoop.it

Have your paper reviewed BEFORE you turn it in.Paper Rater instantly evaluates the paper for plagiarism, grammar, style, word choice and vocabulary.


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Web Tool: WorldWide Telescope

Web Tool: WorldWide Telescope | Closing the Effort Gap: Getting the Learner into the Learning | Scoop.it

From web to desktop to full dome planetarium, WorldWide Telescope (WWT) enables you to explore the universe, bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world and combining it with 3D navigation. Experience narrated guided tours from astronomers and educators featuring interesting places in the sky. You can research and import your own data and visualize it, then create a tour to share with others.

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Web 2.0 Tool: Math Snacks

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Educational tools that help mid-school learners better understand math concepts through short animations and mini-games.

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Web Tool: Create your own fun newspaper

Web Tool: Create your own fun newspaper | Closing the Effort Gap: Getting the Learner into the Learning | Scoop.it

Make a newspaper clipping with your own headline and story. Easy to use, no sign up required. Click the save button to convert to a downloadable adobe document.

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