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Entries from February 13th, 2014

Teaching the Olympics in every class

February 13th, 2014 · No Comments · Classroom, Content - Language Arts, Content - Math, Content - Science, Content - Social Studies, Content-Art

I will admit- while I am not a big sports person, somehow I do get involved in the Olympics.  No matter what subject you teach, the New York Times in their The Learning Network has lesson plans for every disciple.  From art to science (including health and journalism), there are lesson plans here for you.

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But did they really watch the video?

February 13th, 2014 · No Comments · Classroom, Content- Cross Discipline

And did they really understand what they saw?  EDpuzzle is a free site that allows you to take a video (YouTube, Khan, National Geographic just to name a few or you can upload your own) and add a quiz (either multiple choice or open ended).  You can then assign the video/quiz to your class. Your […]

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The Common Core for parents (and others)

February 13th, 2014 · No Comments · Classroom

In these two (or four) page summaries, the National PTA has condensed the Common Core standards into a readable format.  Based on grade levels (and in both English and Spanish) these PDF files might be useful in helping folks understand exactly what their child will be learning.  Special thanks to Katie Llera for sharing.

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STEM movies (Future Channel)

February 13th, 2014 · No Comments · STEM

While the Future Channel makes videos available for sale, they also spotlight free videos on their website.  Visit now for brief videos on : 1.  Underground Engineering 2.  Measuring Length, Capacity & Temperature 3.  Maglev Trains

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