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When you just need the facts

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

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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

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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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Spelling Bee goes digital!

November 19th, 2014 · No Comments · Content - Language Arts

Spelling Bee the Game

Being a poor speller- grade school spelling bees were never my thing.  But Spelling Bee the Game ( based on the Broadway play) might have helped.  Select a character and let the bee begin!


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Afterschool webinars

November 18th, 2014 · No Comments · Professional Development

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If you are looking for some after school webinars, you might want to check out the Blackboard Fall sessions.  These are free and held after school (please see site for dates).  The topics looked fascinating.

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