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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.

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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
#2 Can't Stop Dancing
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Coders use the repeat block to repeat a silly dance for Scratch Cat using motion blocks. The purpose of this project is to introduce young coders to repeating algorithmic sequences in ScratchJr.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Provider:
Boot Up PD
Author:
Boot Up PD
Date Added:
09/19/2019
3-2-1 Vocabulary: Learning Filmmaking Vocabulary by Making Films
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Bring the vocabulary of film to life through the processes of filmmaking. Students learn terminology and techniques simultaneously as they plan, film, and edit a short video.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Film and Music Production
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
08/23/2013
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3.MD.C.7d  Area & 3.MD.D.8 Perimeter of a Rectilinear Figure-Dog Park REMIX
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This task requires students to find the area and perimeter of a rectilinear figure and model their thinking through multiple equations. This task relates to the Common Core State Standards: 3.MD.C.7d, 3.MD.D.8, and 3.OA.D.8.

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Education
Mathematics
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Heather Bolles
Date Added:
05/06/2020
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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:
06/16/2018
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.

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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.

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Ratios and Proportions
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
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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.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Justin Lewis
Date Added:
05/30/2018
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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
Date Added:
05/22/2018
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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
Date Added:
05/30/2018
AP World History: Japanese Internment Project
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Created by NHPRC Teacher Participant/Creator David Richman for his AP World History course. Adaptable to US History. Adaptable to other grades. Assignments ask students research the effects Executive Order 9066 had on families of Japanese descent, to analyze primary sources, and to create an illustrated story book detailing Ms. Wakatsuki’s time spent at Manzanar, a Japanese internment camp.

Subject:
U.S. History
World History
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Kathryn Shaughnessy
Date Added:
09/30/2019
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
Date Added:
05/22/2018
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Adding & Subtracting Polynomials - Online
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It is important to understand polynomials and to be able to classify them based on the number of terms, as well as recognize the coefficients, and degrees. You must also understand how to perform mathematical operations on them. This seminar will focus on combining polynomials using addition and subtraction. It will be important to understand the rules to make sure you are combining only like terms. You will apply techniques you have learned involving exponents and general addition and subtraction rules. You will use the techniques learned in this seminar to verify solutions to various other types of polynomial problems as you move forward. When adding and subtracting polynomials, you will first identify the like terms to combine polynomials to their simplest form.StandardsCC.2.2.HS.D.3Extend the knowledge of arithmetic operations and apply to polynomials.

Subject:
Mathematics
Algebra
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture Notes
Author:
Maggie Elgert
Date Added:
07/23/2020