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Published: Sun, 13 Aug 2017 09:12:15 -0700


Science Friday: Cooking with Geeks

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 16:06:19 GMT

Looking for some extra fun to enhance your curriculum on Friday? Are you a geek? Do you like to cook? Check out this Science Friday radio program with guest Jeff Potter, a software engineer and author of Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food. Learn about food chemistry, what equipment can improve your cooking, and the impact of temperature on a variety of foods.Best of all they have an archive! So you can pick old broadcasts to share.   [...]

Need an Easy Way to Align Your Lesson Plan?

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 15:58:51 GMT

Title: BetterLessonSummary: Exemplary Common Core-aligned lessons from rock star peers at largePros: All lessons are classroom-ready; they're aligned directly to the ELA and Math Common Core standards, and include teachers' notes and reflections.Cons: Lessons are often presented as a series, sometimes making it harder to teach them individually.Bottom Line: Get a head start on the Common Core transition with this professional community for great classroom-ready lessons. [...]

Why Do We Wear Sunscreen?

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 13:26:29 GMT

If you've been at the beach all summer have you been lathering on your sunscreen? You already know that a trip to the beach can give you a nasty sunburn, but the nitty gritty of sun safety is actually much more complex. Wrinkle-causing UVA rays and burn-inducing UVB's can pose a serious risk to your health (and good looks). [...]

Lesson Planning Resource Hub

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 13:16:18 GMT

Title: OgmentSummary:Get beyond binders with digital, remixable lesson-planning toolPros: Endlessly customizable features make it easy for teachers to remix content and share it efficiently with their students.Cons: Some teachers and administrators might balk at having to start from scratch.Bottom Line:If you invest some serious time in preloading your content, this is an exceptional tool for building and using your lesson plans. [...]

What is the Proper Handshake?

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 15:45:22 GMT

Did you know you can communicate volumes of information in a simple handshake? Here's a great opportunity to learn more about this often misunderstood skill. Become more effective and learn to avoid handshake traps in this great resource. [...]

Communication Tool:  Google Hangouts

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 15:35:59 GMT

Title: Google HangoutsSummary: Communication, learning, and fun converge nicely in Google's slick platformPros: It's easy to use, versatile, and can keep kids communicating and building skills outside of class time.Cons: As there aren't any kid safety rules here, highly supervised use is recommended.Bottom Line: It runs like a dream, works on all devices, and can be used in so many ways to enhance interactive learning. [...]

What is Juneteenth?

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 15:51:58 GMT

Here's an interesting one I came across the other day:What exactly is Juneteenth? Learn more about June 19th, its history, and its celebration. Content includes a look at why June 19, 1865 signifies the end of slavery in America, as opposed to Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863. [...]

Lessons on Differentiated Science Instruction

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:13:16 GMT

Title: KoantumSummary: Engage young scientists with the 5E model, kid-friendly lessonsPros: Lesson plans are very detailed and incorporate a variety of worksheets, digital activities, videos, and hands-on classroom activities.Cons: Assessment is limited to basic multiple-choice quizzes, and standards alignment could be stronger.Bottom Line: Engaging, interactive lesson plans help students grasp elementary science concepts. [...]

How Well Do You Know the Flag?

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:43:29 GMT

How well do you know the history of the flag that was the inspiration for our national anthem? Take the  interactive quiz and test your knowledge of the American flag by earning stars and a certificate showing off your skills. Also highlighted is information about the War of 1812 and the "Key" players in the creation of the national anthem. [...]

African-American D-Day Survivor Stories

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:47:49 GMT

Teach your students to understand more about the events of that day from an entirely different perspective - African-American veterans telling of their experiences during and after the invasion on Normandy Beach June 6, 1944. This video clip [2:11] from History Channel's "A Distant Shore: African Americans of D-day" highlights how the soldiers were amazed they were able to accomplish their mission despite the formidable German defenses. [...]