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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
Provider Set:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
John Costilla
Date Added:
10/17/2014
3 - Nuclear Change
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In the Nuclear Change unit, students will learn about nuclear change through examining the phenomena of radon. Three questions that students will answer at the end of the unit are:  is air we breathe in buildings radioactive and what is Radon and how does it affect health? First, student will investigate what is radon. Next, students will build a atom to learn how atoms can exist in stable and unstable isotopes. Students learn about types of radiation and then complete an inquiry about half-life of atoms. Half lifes can be used to map geology and assess danger timelines. Next, students learn how nuclear change occurs through fusion or fission. Additionally, students learn that the high energy released has military/commercial uses, and the legacy of cosmic, geologic and human events and activities has impacted where radioactivity exists on the earth. Students end the unit with a cumulative Socratic seminar about Hanford while assessing risk and benefits of using nuclear reactions and recovering sites contaminated by radioactive materials is complex. At the end of the unit students discuss the following question: should parts of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation be opened as a recreation area or returned to Native Americans?

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Chemistry
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Portland Metro STEM Partnership
Provider Set:
NGSS Chemistry
Date Added:
08/02/2018
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4 C's Activity for Biology Cancer
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This is an extension activity after discussing cancer or lead into discussing about student choices. Essential QuestionsStudents will be able to to describe behaviors lead to skin cancer and how can it be prevented.Students will be able to explain the risk and reward behaviors.  

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Educational Technology
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Doug Mossengren
Date Added:
06/21/2018
53a. McCarthyism
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Senator Joseph McCarthy rose to national prominence by initiating a probe to ferret out communists holding prominent positions. During his investigations, safeguards promised by the Constitution were trampled.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Independence Hall Association
Provider Set:
US History
Date Added:
12/03/2014
5.NF Cornbread Fundraiser
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important aspects of the task and its potential use.

Subject:
Ratios and Proportions
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Date Added:
08/06/2015
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AP Computer Science Activity: Chalk Talk - Why Do We Create Instances Of Classes?
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A modified version of a Chalk Talk routine in which the educator provides a prompt for students to put forth ideas, questions, and further develop ideas of others in an effort to advance understanding in relation to a topic.

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Educational Technology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Justin Lewis
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AP Computer Science Activity: Claim-Support-Question - Enhancing Classes - Interface Design and Implementation
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This activity utilizes a Claim-Support-Question framework that allows students to draw on prior knowledge, investigation, and questioning. Designed to be placed within a Java context of enhancing object-oriented programming classes using interfaceses, students will analyze, implement, and support claims regarding three separate interfaces while moving between analysis and program implementation.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Justin Lewis
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AP Computer Science Activity: I Used To Think, Now I Think:
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This activity is utilized as a method for students to commuincate their current learning, progress their understanding, and then reflect on their current understanding of a topic and share what they now think and the connections they have built.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Justin Lewis
Accessing Complex Text Through Structured Conversations
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In this lesson students use a structured format (an adaptation of Think-Pair-Share) to discuss and deconstruct complex text. The new core standards emphasize the importance of developing students' speaking and listening skills as well as helping them access complex text through reading, re-reading, re-thinking, and re-examining.The purpose of this lesson is to get the students to focus and stay on topic while they talk. As a result, students are required to think more extensively about a topic by repeatedly reading and discussing with others.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Utah Education Network
Date Added:
08/12/2013
Action Is Character: Exploring Character Traits with Adjectives
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Students must "become" a character in a novel in order to describe themselves and other characters using powerful adjectives.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
09/25/2013
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Activity: "Unpacking Standards"
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This can be an activity to use with your colleagues in assessing your unit design with the new Iowa Social Studies standards or with students as an intro (or closing) activity for a "Atlantic Revolutions" unit. A teacher could use SS-WH.9-12.14. Compare various systems of government, such as monarchies, democracies/republics, empires, and dictatorships, and their methods of maintaining order and/or control.SS-WH.9-12.23. Critique primary and secondary sources of information with attention to the source of the document, its context, accuracy, and usefulness of sources throughout world historySS-WH.9-12.20. Evaluate methods used to change or expand systems of power and/or authority.or choose from: https://iowacore.gov/sites/default/files/k-12_socialstudies.pdf 

Subject:
World History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Mark Augspurger
Algebra I Module 4: Polynomial and Quadratic Expressions, Equations, and Functions
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In earlier modules, students analyze the process of solving equations and developing fluency in writing, interpreting, and translating between various forms of linear equations (Module 1) and linear and exponential functions (Module 3). These experiences combined with modeling with data (Module 2), set the stage for Module 4. Here students continue to interpret expressions, create equations, rewrite equations and functions in different but equivalent forms, and graph and interpret functions, but this time using polynomial functions, and more specifically quadratic functions, as well as square root and cube root functions.

Subject:
Algebra
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Date Added:
09/17/2013
Alliteration in Headline Poems
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Students will be introduced to the term alliteration and create a headline poem consisting of 25 words that contain at least three examples of alliteration.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
09/25/2013
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Analyzin
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This lesson guides students through analysis of non-print media as a vehicle for argument.
Added to this are Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographs for them to pick from.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Kris Farrar
Date Added:
08/08/2019