Grades9 to 12
In the ClassroomTeachers can deal with the content at several levels, and the model itself is worth a try.
Grades4 to 8
tag(s): money (182)
In the ClassroomUse this site as a learning center or station during a lesson on supply and demand! The site could take up to 20 minutes, so be sure to pair it with other centers that could last equally long. This site would also be better in partners, allowing for student discussion along the way.
Grades6 to 12
tag(s): supply and demand (5)
In the ClassroomUse this site as a classroom activity during a lesson on supply and demand. Have students work on the activity in pairs or cooperative learning groups. Even if you do not have time to do the entire webquest, the links provide good background information for shorter investigations.
Grades6 to 12
tag(s): money (182)
In the ClassroomUse this site as a learning center or station during a lesson on the currency debates that have existed in the American Economy. To assess student learning have students create concept maps emphasizing what they learned from the interactive tour. Use a tool such as bubbl.us (reviewed here) to create and share the concept maps.
GradesK to 12
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In the ClassroomUse this tool to find lessons and/or animations in a variety of topic areas. There are "ready to go" movies and more in health, social studies, art & music, engineering & technology, and other topics. Share the sites on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Provide this link on your class website for students to access both in and out of the class. Save this link in your favorites and check back to see "what's new."
Grades8 to 12
In the ClassroomCreate a classroom twitter account and choose feeds to follow that relate to classroom studies. Assign different students to follow the feed each week to summarize and review. Challenge students to find other history Twitter feeds to follow. Have students create a Twitter account as a historical figure as part of research projects. Looking for more ways to use twitter in the classroom? Read more about Twitter from TeachersFirst's Twitter for Teachers page.
Grades4 to 12
In the ClassroomStudents learning graphing have an opportunity to both understand and create their own graphs in response to this site. Have students in teams create a survey they can use to interview other class members about their families. Teams can then create an online graph using Tabblo reviewed here.
Grades5 to 12
There are some items of interest on the top menu bar: Teacher Ideas to Share, Teacher Guides, and More Teacher Resources. You might be interested in their offer of a free DVD with selected, edited for the classroom, programs from the 20/20 T. V. series.
In the ClassroomUse these streaming videos to help create "background knowledge" for your student, and improve listening and note taking skills. Small groups of students could rotate through stations with the video, or you can use it with the whole class. Either way, students can practice their two column (Cornell) note taking skills using the left column for keywords and/or questions and the right side of the paper for important information about the topic they are viewing. Have students discuss and look up answers to their questions.
If using the videos as a whole class, you may want to use a discussion program that allows "backchanneling" such as Socrative,reviewed here, so everyone can comment on the issue(s) presented and see each other thoughts.
Another idea is to use the videos as a jump-off point for research by small groups. There are many huge topics you can break into parts for small groups to investigate after watching Stossel's take on it. Then challenge the groups to create a multimedia presentation using one of many TeachersFirst Edge tools reviewed here.
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