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Teacher Printables - FITC

Teacher Printables - FITC | Web-Ed Resources | Scoop.it
This comprehensive financial literacy and economic education website will help teachers, students, and parents gain extensive access to original lesson plans, student interactives, digital videos, and other resources—all age-appropriate and correlated to the State’s curriculum.  
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Money as You Grow

Money as You Grow | Web-Ed Resources | Scoop.it
20 things kids need to know to live financially smart
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Money As You Grow features lesson activities for students from pre-K through college. The interactive site outlines financial literacy milestones for each age group. Click on an age group and milestone to see a short list of activities that you can do with students to help them reach a new financial literacy milestone.

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Curriki Geometry Course | Curriki - Open Educational Resources

Curriki Geometry Course | Curriki - Open Educational Resources | Web-Ed Resources | Scoop.it
Today’s Students Are Tomorrow’s Innovators. Traditionally one of the loathsome subjects, math is often a stumbling block for students. Curriki’s
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Curriki's new geometry course features six PBL projects. Each of the projects is aligned to Common Core Standards. The course is not a self-directed course for students. The course is designed to be taught by mathematics teachers who want to incorporate PBL. The projects in the course can be used in sequence or used as stand-alone units. All materials needed for leading the projects are included available on the Curriki site. You will have to create an account and sign-in in order to access the materials. Curriki accounts are free.

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CrashCourse

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Six awesome courses in one awesome channel: John Green teaches you US History and Hank Green teaches you Chemistry. Check out the playlists for past courses ...
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Fantastic flipped lessons in both US History and Chemistry!

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Canva – Amazingly simple graphic design

Canva – Amazingly simple graphic design | Web-Ed Resources | Scoop.it
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Canva is a new service that makes it easy to create beautiful slides, flyers, posters, infographics, and photo collages. Creating these graphics on Canva is a drag-and-drop process.


Students could use Canva to design covers for slidedecks or covers for reports. Students could use Canva to create infographics. Creating flyers to advertise a school event is also a possible use of Canva by students.

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Google Cultural Institute

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The Google Cultural Institute brings together millions of artifacts from multiple partners, with the stories that bring them to life, in a virtual museum.
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The Google Cultural Institute is one of my favorite sites for students in history, geography, and art courses. The online exhibitions in the Google Cultural Institute feature images, videos, audio, and text about significant historical and cultural people, places, and events. Some of the exhibitions like theEiffel Tower Exhibition incorporate the use of Google Maps Street View imagery too.

Last week Google announced the addition of 5,400 new artifacts to the Cultural Institute. There is a strong emphasis on art and fashion in the new content added to the Cultural Institute. Some of the new content includes quilts from the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, kimonos from Japan, children's art from Norway, and interior tours of art museums in China.

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Collection (Getty Museum)

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Explore the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa.
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The Getty’s Open Content Program, has just made available over 4600 high-resolution images of the museum’s collection freely available in the public domain. You can download them, modify them, distribute them — do what you please with them.

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Gone Google Story Builder

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Collaboration has gone Google. Create a story and then share your video.
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Now, you and your students can also create Google Docs Stories using the Gone Google Story Builder.  With just a few simple steps, you can choose your characters, give them dialogue and produce your story - complete with backgroud music.  You don't even have to login with your Google account - just share out your story with a public link!

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Historical Thinking Matters: Why Historical Thinking Matters

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Historical Thinking Matters is a good resource for U.S. History teachers that I reviewed about a year ago. This afternoon I took another look at it and found a good interactive presentation titled Why Historical Thinking Matters. The ten part presentation starts out by explaining why historical thinking isn't just memorization of facts. The presentation walks viewers through a model of how to think and study like a historian who analyzes and compares information.

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40 Sources for Curated Educational Videos

40 Sources for Curated Educational Videos | Web-Ed Resources | Scoop.it
Fortunately, there are some great websites and services that take the guesswork out of finding and sorting educational video content. Here is the most updated list of some of the curated video site...
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Depression Quest: An Interactive (non)Fiction About Living with Depression

Depression Quest: An Interactive (non)Fiction About Living with Depression | Web-Ed Resources | Scoop.it
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Depression Quest is a website that features an interactive story designed to educate people about depression. The story puts you in the place of a twenty-something person that is struggling with depression. Throughout the story you are presented with choices to make that influence the next phase of the story. The story has 150 different scenarios and five possible outcomes at the end based on the choices you make as you read through the story. 

This is a site that I would love to see high school students use in their health classes. The scenarios are very realistic and I know that some students will relate very strongly to some of the scenarios. For other students the scenarios will provide them with some understanding of what depression sufferers feel. All students completing the story will learn about the signs of depression. 

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Shakespeare Uncovered : PBS LearningMedia

Shakespeare Uncovered : PBS LearningMedia | Web-Ed Resources | Scoop.it
PBS Learning Media Home Page
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Shakespeare Uncovered is a collection of videos and lesson plans hosted on PBS Learning Media. The collection is organized into twenty-one smaller, thematically collections. Some of the themes are "Shakespeare and History," "The Use of Soliloquy," and "Gender Roles in Shakespeare." Each collection includes short, documentary video clips, reading materials, and discussion questions. And like almost any new U.S.-based education site launching today, Shakespeare Uncovered includes a list of Common Core standards that can addressed through the use of the materials on the site. 

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Search Education – Google

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Web search can be a remarkable tool for students, and a bit of instruction in how to search for academic sources will help your students become critical thinkers and independent learners.

With the materials on this site, you can help your students become skilled searchers- whether they're just starting out with search, or ready for more advanced training.

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Oldest Living Things In the World

Vimeo is the home for high-quality videos and the people who love them.
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The Oldest Living Things In the World is a short video featuring images from Rachel Sussman's book, The Oldest Living Things In the World. The video features two dozen of Sussman's photographs along with her narration in which she explains the project. The video does a good job of highlighting the fragility of some of the world's oldest living things like lichen, coral, and microbial mats. The video is embedded below.

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Newsela | Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events

Newsela | Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events | Web-Ed Resources | Scoop.it
Unlimited access to hundreds of leveled news articles and Common Core–aligned quizzes, with new articles every day.
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Newsela builds close reading and critical thinking skills while giving your students a new way to climb the staircase of nonfiction reading comprehension, from fourth grade to college-ready. Articles are written at multiple levels of text complexity. Teachers simply click a button and the reading level is automatically adjusted.


Newsela makes it easy to assign articles, review student quizzes and track Common Core mastery. Teachers can create classes, assign articles and assign quizzes to measure comprehension. The teacher dashboard lets you track assigned articles, review quizzes and monitor standards mastery. Students register for Newsela and create an account using the class code - no email necessary. Students are able to adjust the reading level of the assigned article which can encourage re-reading.  Teachers are able to see at what level the student read the article and how they scored on the quiz.

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Kahoot! | Game-based blended learning & classroom response system

Kahoot! | Game-based blended learning & classroom response system | Web-Ed Resources | Scoop.it
Kahoot! is a classroom response system which creates an engaging learning space, through a game-based digital pedagogy. Kahoot!
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The premise of Kahoot is similar to that of Socrative and Infuse Learning. On Kahoot you create a quiz or survey that your students respond to through any device that has a web browser (iPad, Android device, Chromebook). Your Kahoot questions can include pictures and videos.

As the teacher you can control the pace of the Kahoot quiz or survey by imposing a time limit for each question. As students answer questions they are awarded points for correct answers and the timeliness of their answers. A scoreboard is displayed on the teacher's screen.


Students do not need to have a Kahoot account in order to participate in your activities. To participate they simply have to visit Kahoot.it then enter the PIN code that you give to them to join the activity. Using Kahoot, like Socrative and Infuse Learning, could be a good and fun way to conduct review sessions in your classroom. Using Kahoot could also be a good way to gather informal feedback from your students.

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The premise of Kahoot is similar to that of Socrative and Infuse Learning. On Kahoot you create a quiz or survey that your students respond to through any device that has a web browser (iPad, Android device, Chromebook). Your Kahoot questions can include pictures and videos.

As the teacher you can control the pace of the Kahoot quiz or survey by imposing a time limit for each question. As students answer questions they are awarded points for correct answers and the timeliness of their answers. A scoreboard is displayed on the teacher's screen.

 

Students do not need to have a Kahoot account in order to participate in your activities. To participate they simply have to visit Kahoot.it then enter the PIN code that you give to them to join the activity. Using Kahoot, like Socrative and Infuse Learning, could be a good and fun way to conduct review sessions in your classroom. Using Kahoot could also be a good way to gather informal feedback from your students.

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Otter

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Otter is a new service that makes it easy to create simple webpages on which you can distribute information and collect assignments from students. Otter provides four widgets that you can add to your page. Those widgets are announcements, calendar events, hosted documents, and homework uploads. The widgets appear in that order on your page. Hosted documents can be uploaded from your computer or imported from Google Drive, Box, and Dropbox. Students can upload their assignment submissions through your Otter page. 


Otter doesn't allow you to change layouts or customize color schemes. It's just a no nonsense tool for quickly building pages through which you can distribute information and collect assignments. If a simple tool is what you need in order to develop a web presence for your course, give Otter a try.

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OpenEd

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World's Largest Educational Resource Catalog More than a quarter million videos and games, all Common Core aligned.

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The biggest benefit of OpenEd seems to be found in the search tools. Rather than searching and hoping to find a video on YouTube that matches the standard(s) you're addressing in a lesson, you can start with the standard and have OpenEd locate videos for you.

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National Gallery of Art | NGA Images

National Gallery of Art | NGA Images | Web-Ed Resources | Scoop.it
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For those of you looking for free downloadable and re-usable images of art, the National Gallery of Art has more than 25.000 art images to offer you. Each image is accompanied by a snippet of information on the original artist behind it together with an option to browse through related works.

NGA Images is designed to facilitate learning, enrichment, enjoyment, and exploration.To start looking for art images you need to  enter a search term in the Quick Search box located in the upper right-hand corner of the homepage or browsethe regularly updated featured-image collections prepared by Gallery staff. Once you find the one you are looking for, click on the magnifying icon to make it larger and to access more information about it.

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Cartoons for the Classroom :: AAEC - Association of American Editorial Cartoonists

Cartoons for the Classroom :: AAEC - Association of American Editorial Cartoonists | Web-Ed Resources | Scoop.it
Cartoons for the Classroom. Cartoons and lesson plans based on cartoons by members of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC).
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Cartoons for the Classroom is a service of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. Cartoons in the Classroom offers more than one hundred lesson plans based on editorial cartoons created by the members of the AAEC. Each lesson plan is available as free pdf download. As you might expect, most of the lessons deal with current political and economic topics, but you will also find some lessons that are not time sensitive.

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The Economics of Seinfeld

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The Economics of Seinfeld is a neat concept for teaching economics lessons developed by economics professors from Eastern Illinois University and Baker University. The Economics of Seinfeld is a catalog of clips (sometimes entire episodes) from the hit sitcom Seinfeld that demonstrate various economics concepts. There are seven pages of clips that you can browse through. Alternatively, and more practically, you can search for clips by entering an economics term like "demand," "supply," and "substitute goods."

If you plan to use The Economics of Seinfeld, you should know that it doesn't host all of the video clips. In some cases you're just directed you to episodes and time-frames within episodes to find clips. You'll have to find the episodes on Hulu or acquire a copy of Seinfeld on DVD to use the clips in your classroom. (Seinfeld fanatics can get Seinfeld - The Complete Serieson DVD from Amazon).

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Backpack Practice

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Backpack Practice is new site from the creators of Backpack TV. The purpose of Backpack Practice is to provide a place on which students can practice basic skills and review facts in math, science, social studies, and language arts. On Backpack Practice rather than typing or dragging and dropping answers into place students speak their responses into their computers. Backpack Practice keeps track of the number of correct and incorrect responses throughout each activity that students use. 

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Newseum | Today's Front Pages

Newseum | Today's Front Pages | Web-Ed Resources | Scoop.it

See the front page of hundreds of newspapers from across the world. Another great tool to see up-to-date/current events in real time. Also extremely helpful for use in presentations, research projects, or perhaps to have students get up and share a specific date in time that they find interesting. They can then read parts of an article and share their thoughts / learn about the context the article was written in

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