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Published: Sat, 07 Oct 2017 07:00:43 -0700


Pirate Legends for Kids

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 13:56:22 GMT

AARRGGHH. Here's a great pirate site that discusses myths and legends for kids. Get to know several infamous pirates, the treasures they sought, the myths and legends of their voyages. Explore the interactive maps highlighting where the pirates were active and check out the learning activities. [...]

Create Kid Friendly Slide Show Presentations

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 13:42:44 GMT

Title: BiteslideSummary: Great kid-friendly tool for research and multimedia slideshow creationPros: Accessible and easy to use, the multiple-editor option allows for collaborative projects and slideshows.Cons: Kids can't create their own drawings, video, or audio content within the tool.Bottom Line: Engaging presentation tool allows teachers, individual students, and collaborative groups to create effective multimedia presentations. [...]

Real World Based STEM Projects

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 13:34:26 GMT

Title: Defined STEMSummary: Stellar collection of STEM resources supports project-based learningPros: The performance tasks are extremely thorough, result in student products, and cover key concepts in science and math.Cons: Individualized student progress tracking and remediation tools are lacking.Bottom Line: Excellent, well-thought-out resources for developing problem-solving skills in the classroom. [...]

How Do they Develop NEW Anti-Cancer Drugs?

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 14:47:44 GMT

Ever wonder how they develop new anti-cancer drugs? See how teams of doctors, biologists, and chemists work together to discover new drugs to fight cancer and show how they are effective in treating the disease. Students can be assigned careers and work in groups to analyze data obtained during the drug discovery process and determining the most effective inhibitors of cancer cell growth. [...]

Class Charts Behavioral Made Simple

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 14:36:35 GMT

Title: Class ChartsSummary: Seating chart system makes managing classroom behavior simplePros: Design is great, it's easy to set up, and reports are thorough.Cons: Ultimately, it may be more helpful for teachers than students -- as an organizational tool, it's great, but kids may not learn the right lessons.Bottom Line: It's an easy-to-use, engaging tool for managing and tracking student behavior and participation, but does employ carrot-and-stick-style rewards. [...]

Whale Sharks!

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 15:24:45 GMT

Did you know that not all sharks are dangerous? Aid your students  with self-discovering the docile nature of the whale shark species. Through numerous videos, a slideshow, photo collections, and an immense collection of researched content, students will learn the true peaceful nature of the endangered whale sharks.  [...]

Get Your Classroom Organized

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 15:13:19 GMT

Title: LiveBindersSummary: Cool organization and eportfolio tool; watch out for privacy featuresPros: Nice features for creating eportfolios, sharing class materials, and finding student and teacher resources.Cons: Sometimes-complex tools and limited visual appeal might hinder interest, and binders are public with a free account.Bottom Line: A good tool for its organizational, storage, and digital publishing features [...]

Try Out These Tongue Twisters

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 16:03:29 GMT

Need a little educational fun added to your Fun Friday? Sometimes studying language can be a bore, but bring on Babbel's bucketful of boisterous tongue twisters to tempt teachers to torment their students success with figurative language. Learners lament loudly when led to learn languages, especially when they are tongue twisters in a variety of languages! Go beyond the popular "Sally sells seashells" or "Peter Piper picked a peck" with these worldly twisters to tangle the tongues [...]

Kids Learn Fractions with Bizarre Game

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 14:40:45 GMT

Title: Fun virtual world builds deep understanding of fractionsPros: Carefully crafted games ensure long-term retention and conceptual understanding of fractions.Cons: Each time kids begin the game, plan on several minutes for it to load.Bottom Line: A 3D world that uses adaptive computer manipulatives to build important fractions concepts. [...]

How much Energy is in a Roller Coaster Ride?

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 14:35:03 GMT

Take a trip on a virtual roller coaster while learning the science behind the highlight of major amusement parks. Students will learn about gravitational potential energy and kinetic energy through a virtual interactive roller coaster. Students will enjoy supplementary videos that will help students travel on on a virtual roller coaster as they experience centripetal force and other physical science topics. Investigate the importance of forces on their lives as while students enjoy thi [...]