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Keeping your electronics organized

November 22nd, 2014 · No Comments · Classroom

Many of you know I am a big Harry Wong fan- so I thought I would share his recent column on electronic organization.  For the complete post from TeachersNet, please click here.

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Ebola for kids

November 22nd, 2014 · No Comments · Content - Science


Ebola

The other week I was working with classes on current events topics- I was overwhelmed by the number of news stories I saw regarding Ebola.  For a nice kid’s view of the topic, visit  the Kids’ Health Ebola.

For the complete post from TeachersFirst, please click here.

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When you just need the facts

November 21st, 2014 · No Comments · Content - Social Studies

World and regional statistics  national data  maps  rankings

While I was a big user of the CIA World Factbook when working with geography classes, I think Knoema’s Data Atlas might be easier to use.  Just search for your country and find the key metrics- from agriculture to world rankings- this site has it all!
For the complete post from TeachersFirst, please click here.

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Political Cartoons

November 20th, 2014 · No Comments · Content - Social Studies

www.nieonline.com cftc pdfs 20141110 elephantblank.pdf

Looking for another way to help your middle and high school students understand current events?  Try Cartoons for the Classroom.  There is a new lesson each week with a chance to add your own captions!
For the complete post from TeachersFirst, please click here.

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