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Acid Lake
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Add acidity to a healthy lake and see what happens to the plants and animals in this interactive activity adapted from EcoKids.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
08/09/2007
An Alaska Native Community Helps Seals
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This video from First Alaskans Institute spotlights the Alaska Native community of St. Paul and its hands-on commitment to care for the land and animals on which it depends.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
11/04/2008
Approaching ELA with the Open Access Common Core Course Collection
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Routines and subroutines are the core of the lesson structure in Open Access Common Core Course Collection. Teachers use these routines repeatedly, so they become habits for students. In this way, teachers are able to spend less time on classroom management and more time on learning.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Melinda Boland
Date Added:
01/28/2016
Assignments for Strategies and Instruction
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Several assignments are used for this course, including writing lesson plans, writing a unit plan, creating supplemental items for the unit plan, and designing a classroom management plan. In my course, I assign two units with three lesson plans included in each unit. This is designed for Early Childhood, but it can be edited for secondary. 

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Jeanne Burth
Date Added:
06/24/2019
Bears' Lunch Counter
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This Nature video segment explores how the relationship between humans and grizzly bears has changed over the course of American History, and it describes the closing of the Yellowstone National Park garbage dumps in the 1970s.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
Canon
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
SC Johnson
WNET
Date Added:
11/11/2008
Bears in the Schoolyard
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Learn about the precautions humans must take in the face of a growing grizzly bear population in this video from Nature.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
Canon
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
SC Johnson
WNET
Date Added:
11/12/2008
Blueprint for Success in College: Indispensable Study Skills and Time Management Strategies
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A free, Open Educational Resource, Blueprint for Success in College: Indispensable Study Skills and Time Management Strategies is a students' guide for classroom success. This text, designed to show how to be successful in college focuses on study skills and time management.

The Blueprint for Success series comprises three books for the College Success and FYE (First-Year Experience) genre. The central text, Blueprint for Success in College and Career (https://press.rebus.community/blueprint2/), is designed to show how to be successful in college and in career preparation. In addition, targeted sections on Study Skills and Time Management, and Career and Decision Making are available separately as Blueprint for Success in College: Indispensable Study Skills (https://press.rebus.community/blueprint1/) and Time Management Strategies, and Blueprint for Success in Career Decision Making (https://press.rebus.community/blueprint3/).

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Dave Dillon
Date Added:
07/06/2018
Blueprint for Success in College and Career
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A free, Open Educational Resource, Blueprint for Success in College and Career is a students' guide for classroom and career success. This text, designed to show how to be successful in college and in career preparation focuses on study skills, time management, career exploration, health, and financial literacy.

The Blueprint for Success series comprises three books for the College Success and FYE (First-Year Experience) genre. The central text, Blueprint for Success in College and Career, is designed to show how to be successful in college and in career preparation. In addition, targeted sections on Study Skills and Time Management, and Career and Decision Making are available separately as Blueprint for Success in College: Indispensable Study Skills (https://press.rebus.community/blueprint1/) and Time Management Strategies, and Blueprint for Success in Career Decision Making (https://press.rebus.community/blueprint3/).

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Dave Dillon
Date Added:
07/06/2018
Bowhead Whaling and Its Impact
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This interactive activity, adapted from material provided by the ECHO partners, explores the history of whaling in the Arctic and introduces a landmark study of whale populations.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
Education through Cultural and Historical Organizations
U.S. Department of Education
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
02/12/2007
Breaking the Attention-Seeking Habit: The Power of Random Positive Teacher Attention
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Some students misbehave because they are trying to attract teacher attention. Surprisingly, many students who value adult attention don't really care if it is positive (praise) or negative attention (reprimands)--they just want attention!
Unfortunately, instructors with students who thrive on teacher attention can easily fall into a 'reprimand trap.' The scenario might unfold much like this: First, the student misbehaves. Then the teacher approaches the student and reprimands him or her for misbehaving. Because the student finds the negative teacher attention to be reinforcing, he or she continues to misbehave-and the teacher naturally responds by reprimanding the student more often! An escalating, predictable cycle is established, with the student repeatedly acting-out and teacher reprimanding him or her.
Teachers can break out of this cycle, though, by using 'random positive attention' with students. Essentially, the instructor starts to ignore student attention-seeking behaviors, while at the same time 'randomly' giving the student positive attention. That is, the student receives regular positive teacher attention but at times unconnected to misbehavior. So the student still gets the adult attention that he or she craves. More importantly, the link between student misbehavior and resulting negative teacher attention is broken.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Intervention Central
Author:
Jim Wright
Date Added:
02/10/2014
Build a Student Motivation Trap to Increase Academic Engagement
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Motivating a reluctant student to complete schoolwork is not easy. In a typical classroom, students can choose from a number of sources of potential reinforcement (Billington & DiTommaso, 2003)--and academic tasks often take a back seat to competing behaviors such as talking with peers. One way that teachers can increase the attractiveness of schoolwork is by structuring lessons or assignments around topics or activities of high interest to the student (Miller et al., 2003).In fact, with planning, the teacher can set up a 'trap' that uses motivating elements to capture a student's attention to complete academic tasks (Alber & Heward, 1996). Here is a 6-step blue-print for building an academic 'motivation trap' (adapted from Alber & Heward, 1996).

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Intervention Central
Author:
Jim Wright
Date Added:
02/10/2014
CAT to Bb LMS Map
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This is an adaption of Angelo and Cross' book Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers. The book provides fifty practical and innovative assessment techniques for use in the classroom. This adaptation lists the fifty techniques and provides a map to the current tools available in the online learning management system Blackboard. With this tool, faculty can identify how they would like to assess students, then choose the best tool for the task from the available options in Blackboard.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Business and Communication
Mathematics
Social Science
Material Type:
Assessment
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Terry Pollard
Date Added:
01/28/2016
CO2 Concentrations at Mauna Loa Observatory, Hawaii
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This resource, adapted from the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, provides a graph of monthly average carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration from 1958 to 2000 at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Astronomy
Atmospheric Science
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Data Set
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
10/21/2005
CTE Agribusiness & Food Products and Processes: Dairy Barn
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This task was developed by high school and postsecondary mathematics and agriculture sciences educators, and validated by content experts in the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and the National Career Clusters Knowledge & Skills Statements. It was developed with the purpose of demonstrating how the Common Core and CTE Knowledge & Skills Statements can be integrated into classroom learning - and to provide classroom teachers with a truly authentic task for either mathematics or CTE courses.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Management
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium
Provider Set:
Career Technical Education
Date Added:
07/26/2012
CTE Agribusiness & Food Products and Processes: Greenhouse Management
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This task was developed by high school and postsecondary mathematics and agriculture sciences educators, and validated by content experts in the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and the National Career Clusters Knowledge & Skills Statements. It was developed with the purpose of demonstrating how the Common Core and CTE Knowledge & Skills Statements can be integrated into classroom learning - and to provide classroom teachers with a truly authentic task for either mathematics or CTE courses.

Subject:
Management
Geometry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium
Provider Set:
Career Technical Education
Date Added:
07/26/2012
CTE Health Sciences: Dental Impressions
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This task was developed by high school and postsecondary mathematics and health sciences educators, and validated by content experts in the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and the National Career Clusters Knowledge & Skills Statements. It was developed with the purpose of demonstrating how the Common Core and CTE Knowledge & Skills Statements can be integrated into classroom learning - and to provide classroom teachers with a truly authentic task for either mathematics or CTE courses.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Business and Communication
Algebra
Ratios and Proportions
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium
Provider Set:
Career Technical Education
Date Added:
07/27/2012
Calling All Students using Musication
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The Music teacher has found a unique way to incorporate the Calling All Students Tool in her classroom. With all of the Lower Primary Grades, she has been using Musication. This is a photo of her class participating in a Musication lesson. The company's videos can be found on YouTube and the videos are percussion play alongs used with instruments or body percussion. Not only is it exposing students to a variety of music, but it is helping them develop key music skills through play. As the students age, the expectation and objective becomes more specific and complex. She has found that these lessons have increased student engagement and have made quick assessments much more manageable to obtain with larger class sizes.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Elizabeth Privitera
Date Added:
06/12/2019
Calming the Agitated Student
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Students can sometimes have emotional outbursts in school settings. This fact will not surprise many teachers, who have had repeated experience in responding to serious classroom episodes of student agitation. Such outbursts can be attributed in part to the relatively high incidence of mental health issues among children and youth. It is estimated, for example, that at least one in five students in American schools will experience a mental health disorder by adolescence (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1999). But even students not identified as having behavioral or emotional disorders may occasionally have episodes of agitation triggered by situational factors such as peer bullying, frustration over poor academic performance, stressful family relationships, or perceived mistreatment by educators.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Intervention Central
Author:
Jim Wright
Date Added:
02/10/2014
Capturing Carbon: Where Do We Put It?
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In this interactive activity from NOVA scienceNOW, explore options for storing carbon dioxide in order to prevent further global warming.

Subject:
Engineering
Environmental Science
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
HHMI
National Science Foundation
Public Television Viewers
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
08/20/2008