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Published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 09:13:15 -0800


An Interview with Rosa Parks

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 17:05:09 GMT

The Women Who Changed a Nation. The Mother of the Civil Rights Movement. These honorable titles are attributed to Rosa Parks. In honor of Rosa Parks Day on 12/1, watch an interview with Rosa Parks as she describes her role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Support materials for teachers are included, such as background information, discussion questions, and a student handout.  [...]

youth Radio: Hear It From Your Peers

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 16:57:13 GMT

Title: Youth RadioSummary: A stellar take on the news from diverse kid journalistsPros: The content is top-notch, and the kids are guided by professionals to make compelling radio.Cons: It's slightly difficult to navigate the website; some reorganization for clarity would help.Bottom Line:An outstanding place to find fresh voices and NPR-quality content created by kids. [...]

History of Western Philosophy

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 14:56:51 GMT

Follow the links on this website to learn all about Western Philosophy. Ancient and Medieval Philosophy contains information about Plato, Aristotle, and various ideas of thought. Then move onto Early Modern Philosophy with the Renaissance, Descartes, Locke, and more. Recent Modern Philosophy includes the Enlightenment, Kant, Idealism, and Pragmatism among other things. And, finally, Contemporary Philosophy ideas including existentialism, Postmodernism, feminism, and more. Other links a [...]

Spark Creativity

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 14:45:27 GMT

Title: KidsThinkDesign Summary: Projects inspire creativity; a place for kids' sharing would boost funPros: Clean design and sophisticated resources make for a unique collection of projects to get kids thinking and innovating.Cons: An online community space where kids could share creative ideas would boost engagement, especially for older kids.Bottom Line: A go-to site for teachers looking for well-presented project ideas; kids will need opportunities to share work [...]

Sesame Street Online Games

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 17:01:31 GMT

Join Elmo, Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, and many more characters as you find your way to Sesame Street. Celebrate Sesame Street by playing games that reinforce the colors, shapes, letters, sounds, and basic math concepts. Additional links to videos and art will provide an opportunity to fully observe the show that was first broadcast in 1969 by the Children's Television Workshop.amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0";amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true";amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "mywebsite504d-20";a [...]

Student Writer Reinforcement

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 16:55:03 GMT

Title: CitelighterSummary: Substantial all-in-one tool scaffolds the research and writing processPros: It's like a one-stop shop for research and writing, from gathering sources to organizing research and outlining a workable draft.Cons: The automatically compiled bibliography could potentially encourage student passivity rather than inquiry into why citation is important.Bottom Line: This smart, intuitive system supports students in every step of the writing process.amzn_assoc_pl [...]

The Magic of Harry Potter

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:56:14 GMT

Are you a Harry Potter fan? Then click on Scholastic's Potter exploration. Explore each of the seven Harry Potter novels with this complete interactive experience. Unlock the magic with mind-bending tasks, participate in trivia challenges, practice all things Potter pronunciation, read about the books’ illustrators, or find out what your Patronus is! Read provided chapter excerpts of each book, or even listen to an audio read-aloud of each installment’s first chapter. This Har [...]

Native Heritage Month

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:49:10 GMT

November is a month to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures and traditions of Native Americans. With this website you can take a virtual tour of eighteen totem poles along the Totem Trail is Sitka National Historical Park. Click through exhibits and collections from the Library of Congress, the National Archives, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Gallery of Art, the National Park Service, the Smithsonian Institution, and the World Digital Library. Watch videos [...]

Teaching Videos For Math and Language Arts

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 16:00:53 GMT

Title: LearnZillionSummary: Quality Common Core-aligned lessons with great modeling for teachersPros: It's super customizable, which means you can assign kids the lessons they need to work on most.Cons: Lacks an element of fun, which could make using the site feel like work for some kids.Bottom Line: An innovative way to enhance lessons and tailor learning for individual needsamzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0";amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true";amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "mywebsite504d-20 [...]

Kid's Health: Learn About the Tongue

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 15:54:02 GMT

With the holidays coming up how much do you know about your tongue? Well, get on board by learning more about the tongue and sense of taste. Salty, sweet, sour - you couldn't taste any of that without a tongue. Check out the entertaining video, read more and do taste-y activities to explore these sweetest and sourest ideas.amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0";amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true";amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "mywebsite504d-20";amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual";amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart [...]