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100 Free Web Tools for Elementary Teachers
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This article includes the URL and description of 100 free web tools that can be used by all teachers. The tools are categorized into search engines, math and science, games, templates and lesson plans, and more.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
John Costilla
Date Added:
10/17/2014
Arabic Teaching Resources
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This site contains classroom materials and resources produced for high school Arabic teachers, as well as professional development resources for teachers and administrators. These materials were produced and reviewed by teachers! The site includes thematic units and activities, professional development resources, and links for Arabic teachers.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Game
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
National Middle East Language Resource Center
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Author:
NMELRC
Date Added:
05/19/2014
Arctic Survival Skills: Traditional Inuit Games
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This article describes several traditional Inuit games and provides background information and resources for incorporating them into a lesson or unit on Inuit culture.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Date Added:
10/17/2014
Area Builder
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Create your own shapes using colorful blocks and explore the relationship between perimeter and area. Compare the area and perimeter of two shapes side-by-side. Challenge yourself in the game screen to build shapes or find the area of funky figures. Try to collect lots of stars!

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Amanda McGarry
Ariel Paul
Beth Stade
Bryce Gruneich
John Blanco
Karina Hensberry (lead)
Kathy Perkins
Date Added:
01/08/2018
Area Model Algebra
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Build rectangles of various sizes and relate multiplication to area. Discover new strategies for multiplying algebraic expressions. Use the game screen to test your multiplication and factoring skills!

Subject:
Algebra
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Game
Interactive
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Amanda McGarry (co-lead)
Amy Hanson (lead designer)
Ariel Paul
Diana Lopez Tavares (artwork)
Jonathan Olson (developer)
Karina Hensberry
Kathy Perkins
Mariah Hermsmeyer (artwork)
Susan Miller
Date Added:
05/09/2018
Area Model Multiplication
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Build rectangles of various sizes and relate multiplication to area. Discover new strategies for multiplying large numbers. Use the game screen to test your problem solving strategies!

Subject:
Elementary Education
Algebra
Numbers and Operations
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Game
Interactive
Simulation
Author:
Amanda McGarry (co-lead)
Amy Hanson (lead designer)
Ariel Paul
Diana Lopez Tavares (artwork)
Jonathan Olson (developer)
Karina Hensberry
Kathy Perkins
Mariah Hermsmeyer (artwork)
Susan Miller
Date Added:
05/15/2018
The Art of Serious Game Design: A hands-on workshop for developing educational games: Facilitator guide
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The materials within this guide are intended to support multidisciplinary teams in or during the pre-production phase of serious game design as they collaborate in a facilitated workshop. It is critical that the workshop facilitators are familiar with the conceptual framework and proposed methodology in order to better support participants as they collaborate in the game design brainstorming and protoyping steps.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Ryerson University
Author:
The Chang School
Date Added:
03/06/2019
Balancing Chemical Equations
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How do you know if a chemical equation is balanced? What can you change to balance an equation? Play a game to test your ideas!

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Chris Malley
Emily Moore
Kathy Perkins
Kelly Lancaster
Patricia Loeblein
Robert Parson
Date Added:
08/15/2011
Behavioral Economics and Finance, Spring 2004
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Surveys research which incorporates psychological evidence into economics. Prospect theory. Biases in probabilistic judgment. Self-control and mental accounting with implications for consumption and savings. Fairness, altruism, and public goods contributions. Financial market anomalies and theories. Impact of markets, learning, and incentives. Some evidence on memory, attention, categorization, and the thinking process.

Subject:
Finance
Economics
Psychology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Gabaix, Xavier
Date Added:
01/01/2004
Calculez votre empreinte Ãcologique!: A Content-based Language Activity
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This online game activity allows the learners to calculate their carbon footprint using a French language calculator developed by a Swiss environmental organization. Students will describe their results in French and engage in related expansion activities for the language class.

Subject:
Languages
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Laura Franklin
Date Added:
11/06/2014
Circuit Arcade
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In this project students gain an understanding of the engineering design process by building a cardboard arcade game where winning or losing completes an electrical circuit. Students will present their arcade game to an audience of middle school or elementary school students. This project was developed by Allen Distinguished Educators Rob Rambach and Patrick Dempsey.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Allen Distinguished Educators
Date Added:
07/27/2016
Construisez la pyramide du dÃveloppement durable! - An Online Game on Sustainable Development
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This online quiz on sustainable development can be used in French language classes to prepare intermediate-level students for discussions on environmental topics. The resource is excellent for immersion and content-based instruction.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Languages
Ecology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Laura Franklin
Date Added:
11/06/2014
Decision Making in Large Scale Systems, Spring 2004
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Introduction to the theory and application of large-scale dynamic programming. Markov decision processes. Dynamic programming algorithms. Simulation-based algorithms. Theory and algorithms for value function approximation. Policy search methods. Games. Applications in areas such as dynamic resource allocation, finance and queueing networks, among others.

Subject:
Finance
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Pucci De Farias, Daniela
Date Added:
01/01/2004
Decisions, Games, and Rational Choice, Spring 2008
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Foundations and philosophical applications of Bayesian decision theory, game theory and theory of collective choice. Why should degrees of belief be probabilities? Is it always rational to maximize expected utility? If so, why and what is its utility? What is a solution to a game? What does a game-theoretic solution concept such as Nash equilibrium say about how rational players will, or should, act in a game? How are the values and the actions of groups, institutions and societies related to the values and actions of the individuals that constitute them?

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Stalnaker, Robert
Date Added:
01/01/2008
An Experiential Pedagogy for Sustainability Ethics: The Externalities Game
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The Externalities Game is a non-cooperative game that teaches students about the concept of environmental externalities and allows them to directly experience the moral dimensions of collective action problems. It has been particularly effective for teaching students about the moral aspects of the climate change. Grades are used to create the tension between earning individual grade points at the expense of group benefit. This is part of a research project funded by the National Science Foundation.

Subject:
Ecology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Susan Spierre
Date Added:
11/06/2014
Finite State Automata
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Finite state automata (FSAs) sound complicated, but the basic idea is as simple as drawing a map.

This fun activity is based around a fictitious pirate story which leads to the unlikely topic of reasoning about patterns in sequences of characters.

Subject:
Computer Science
Information Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Lesson Plan
Simulation
Provider:
Computer Science Unplugged
Provider Set:
Computer Science Unplugged
Date Added:
06/03/2013
Flyswatter Review Game, Mandarin Chinese, Novice-Low/Mid
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In this activity students will play the flyswatter game to review vocabulary and phrases covered in their Chinese classes. Students will be given a short clue, and they will have to use flyswatters to identify the vocabulary word or phrase.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Amber Hoye
Hannah Steiner
Camille Daw
Mimi Fahnstrom
Date Added:
12/16/2019
Flyswatter Vocabulary, Intermediate-Low, ASL
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With this activity students get the chance to have casual conversation in the warm up, about their favorite sports teams, players and influential commercials. The main activity is centered around numerical signs, getting familiar with different types of measurement (time, amount, etc.)

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Amber Hoye
Delaney Lyon
Camille Daw
Mimi Fahnstrom
Date Added:
01/29/2020