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OK2Ask: 3 Cool Tools for Digital Reading - TeachersFirst

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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session is from February 2024. You can register and immediately view the archive of the session.

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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session is from February 2024. You can register and immediately view the archive of the session.

Digital or online reading is different from reading print. Digital reading often includes a research component that is not linear, so when reading online, students need to clarify their purpose and then evaluate and synthesize information. Come learn about the processes involved in digital reading and explore three tools that will help you teach critical strategies to your students. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Understand skills and processes involved in digital reading. 2. Explore tools that help students find, evaluate, and synthesize what they read. 3. Plan for digital reading instruction in the classroom. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): digital reading (15), professional development (379), reading strategies (96)

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The archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.

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Marley Dias - Marley Dias

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This website showcases young activist Marley Dias' who started #1000BlackGirlBooks, a project to collect books with Black girl heroes. On her site, you can learn about her book drives...more
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This website showcases young activist Marley Dias' who started #1000BlackGirlBooks, a project to collect books with Black girl heroes. On her site, you can learn about her book drives and her own book, "Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You!" There's also a blog where Marley talks about why it's important to have diverse books and how everyone can help make a change. Plus, there are tips for teachers and parents finding and using books that show different kinds of people.

tag(s): diversity (37), identity (28), women (132), womenchangemaker (14)

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Have students explore Marley Dias' website to learn about the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign and the importance of diversity in literature. Use a program like Book Creator, reviewed here where students can create their own digital book that showcases a diverse figure. Students can then share their digital books with classmates and discuss the importance of seeing diverse literary characters. Organize a school-wide or classroom reading challenge where students read books from a list inspired by #1000BlackGirlBooks. Use a program like Padlet, reviewed here to track the books read, and share reviews with peers using Flip, reviewed here. Have students select a book from the #1000BlackGirlBooks list to read. After reading, have students write a letter to the author of the book they chose, expressing their thoughts on the story, its characters, and how it helped them understand a new perspective or experience.

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Meet the Changemakers: Marley Dias - Youth Collective

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This YouTube video introduces you to Marley Dias, founder of the 1,000 Black Girl Books Campaign. In the video, she explains why she started her campaign and the impact she ...more
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This YouTube video introduces you to Marley Dias, founder of the 1,000 Black Girl Books Campaign. In the video, she explains why she started her campaign and the impact she hopes to achieve; the video is a little over 3 minutes long. The video is hosted on YouTube. If your district blocks YouTube, then this video may not be viewable.

tag(s): black history (120), women (132), womenchangemaker (14)

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Using the themes of empowerment, empathy, diversity, and inclusion that Marley spoke about in the video, have students brainstorm issues they feel passionate about. They can outline a short video project that addresses one of those issues using Canva Education Templates, reviewed here (specifically the Storyboard Templates here) focusing on how they can educate and inspire action. Use a program like Animoto, reviewed here to create the videos. Using PlayPosit (formerly eduCanon) reviewed here, create a video quiz for students so they can learn more about the stated themes. After viewing the video, organize "Empathy Circles" where students can reflect on what they heard and express their feelings. Students can draw pictures or write short paragraphs about how learning about Marley's experiences affects their understanding of diversity and empathy.

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Coretta Scott King - The National Woman's Hall of Fame

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The National Women's Hall of Fame page about Coretta Scott King shares her story as a leader in the fight for civil rights, peace, and equality. It talks about how ...more
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The National Women's Hall of Fame page about Coretta Scott King shares her story as a leader in the fight for civil rights, peace, and equality. It talks about how she worked to keep her husband, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s, dream alive and her efforts in important causes like fighting against apartheid and supporting LGBTQ+ rights.

tag(s): black history (120), civil rights (191), women (132), womenchangemaker (14)

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Have students use this site for a research project. Ask them to create a presentation using Google Slides, reviewed hereor Microsoft Power Point Online, reviewed here. Use this site to talk about what qualities make a good leader. Use Wordsift, reviewed here to create a word cloud with the qualities that the students chose. After reading about Coretta Scott King on the site, have students choose a current social issue that they feel connects to King's activism and have them write a reflective essay discussing what impact Coretta Scott King's legacy has had on modern social issues. Ask them to use gotFeedback, reviewed hereto submit their final copy and to share the results with you.

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Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote - The History Channel

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The History.com page "Women Who Fought for the Vote" tells the story of how women in the U.S. fought to be allowed to vote. It talks about important women and ...more
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The History.com page "Women Who Fought for the Vote" tells the story of how women in the U.S. fought to be allowed to vote. It talks about important women and significant moments in the women's voting rights movement, illustrating this through articles, pictures, and videos. This website is a great place to learn how women won the right to vote with the 19th Amendment.

tag(s): elections (80), women (132), womenchangemaker (14), womens suffrage (41)

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Use the videos on this site to introduce a unit on the suffrage movement. Use this site as part of a larger unit of study on voting rights. Host a "living museum" in the classroom where students, in character, share their figures' stories with visitors. Introduce students to the key symbols and slogans of the women's suffrage movement. Then, have them create their own suffrage posters using art supplies or Canva Edu, reviewed here, incorporating symbols, slogans, and images they learned about. Using the posters, have a voting rights march around the school.

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Flaticon - Flaticon

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Flaticon offers an extensive repository of free icons and stickers for use with any project. Free accounts allow you to download icons in PNG format. Browse the home page to ...more
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Flaticon offers an extensive repository of free icons and stickers for use with any project. Free accounts allow you to download icons in PNG format. Browse the home page to find the top icons and stickers, or use the search bar to locate specific icons. Click on the icon to download or add to a collection. A free account is required to create up to three collections with up to 256 icons per collection.

tag(s): images (268), preK (254), presentations (15), symbols (15)

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Use images from this collection with any digital projects, and be sure to share them with students to use with their digital creations. These images are perfect for many projects, including book reports, newsletters, multimedia presentations, etc. Use images in various ways, such as to include in explainer videos created with Adobe Creative Cloud Express, reviewed here, in digital books made with Imagine Forest, reviewed here, and in multimedia presentations made with Sway, reviewed here.

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Women in the Civil Rights Movement - Library of Congress

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The Library of Congress site on the women of the Civil Rights Movement shares stories and information about how these women helped fight for equal rights in America. You can ...more
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The Library of Congress site on the women of the Civil Rights Movement shares stories and information about how these women helped fight for equal rights in America. You can read articles and see interviews of the many women who helped make significant changes. This website helps us learn more about the different ways women contributed to making history during the civil rights era.

tag(s): black history (120), civil rights (191), women (132), womenchangemaker (14)

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Have students work in six groups and assign each group one of the featured speakers from the site. Using the website, have them create a presentation using Google Slides, reviewed here. Then jigsaw the students and let them teach each other about what they learned. If you need a refresher for the cooperative learning technique Jigsaw, it's reviewed here. Have students watch the interviews on the website and have them make a comparison on what commonalities they heard. Have them create WordClouds, reviewed here to see what the speakers have in common.

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Mary Ann Shadd Cary - National Park Service

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The National Park Service (NPS) website features a dedicated page on Mary Ann Shadd Cary, an African American activist, educator, and journalist. This page provides a concise overview...more
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The National Park Service (NPS) website features a dedicated page on Mary Ann Shadd Cary, an African American activist, educator, and journalist. This page provides a concise overview of her life, highlighting her role as the first female African American newspaper editor in North America and her activism for abolition and women's suffrage. It highlights key moments in her life, including her work establishing schools for African Americans and her legal career after being one of the first women to attend Howard University Law School. There is a link at the bottom to an article about her house. It contains a complete lesson plan.

tag(s): black history (120), slavery (75), underground railroad (12), womenchangemaker (14)

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Have students gather facts about Mary Ann Shadd Cary from the NPS page to understand her significance in history and using a simulated social media platform like Fakebook, reviewed here have students create hashtags and digital posts that could have supported Cary's advocacy work, focusing on her key messages. Utilizing the essential question: Were free African Americans living in the US before the Civil War truly "free"? Use the lesson plan at the bottom of the page to have students learn about her home in Washington, DC. Using a drawing program like Google Drawings, reviewed here have students draw their own historical house and add one fact that they learned.

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Ida B. Wells and the Activism of Investigative Journalism - Library of Congress

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The "Headlines and Heroes" blog by the Library of Congress spotlights Ida B. Wells, a key figure in early investigative journalism who fought against lynching in the late 1800s and...more
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The "Headlines and Heroes" blog by the Library of Congress spotlights Ida B. Wells, a key figure in early investigative journalism who fought against lynching in the late 1800s and early 1900s. It talks about how Wells used her research and writing to reveal the truth about lynching to the world. The post shows her important role in the fight for civil rights and how her work helped shape journalism. It uses old documents and stories to make Wells' achievements and the challenges she faced clear to readers. Clicking on the images and links will open historical documents.

tag(s): black history (120), civil rights (191), journalism (70), womenchangemaker (14)

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Using a podcasting tool like Podcast Generator, reviewed here have students produce a podcast episode that discusses Wells' life. Have students pretend to interview Wells for the podcast. Create stories using Book Creator, reviewed here that highlights Wells' major achievements, the challenges she overcame, and her impact on civil rights and journalism. Share those those stories with another classroom or post them on your class webpage. Create a timeline of important events from Wells' life. Choose a timeline creation tool located here.
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Becoming a Changemaker - Shiloh Devadas/Tedx Talks

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Learn about becoming a changemaker by watching this video presentation by Shiloh Devadas, a 5th-grade student in Texas. During the presentation, Shiloh focuses on our changing world,...more
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Learn about becoming a changemaker by watching this video presentation by Shiloh Devadas, a 5th-grade student in Texas. During the presentation, Shiloh focuses on our changing world, famous changemakers, and her story as a changemaker by painting and sharing inspirational words on rocks distributed within her community. The videos are hosted on YouTube. If your district blocks YouTube, then they may not be viewable.

tag(s): womenchangemaker (14)

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Introduce the concept of changemakers to students using this video. It will help them understand that even small actions can make a difference. Use Figjam, which is part of Figma, reviewed here to share and curate ideas during your discussion of changemakers. For example, use the Frayer Model template to organize and clarify the meaning of the term changemaker, add charts such as "See, Think, and Wonder," and add students' questions and comments using sticky notes and stickers.

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Women Techmakers - Google for Developers

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Google's Women Techmakers program shares resources, tells the stories of women techmakers, and provides visibility to events and tools for women interested in technology. Sign up to...more
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Google's Women Techmakers program shares resources, tells the stories of women techmakers, and provides visibility to events and tools for women interested in technology. Sign up to receive notifications for enrollment in the Ambassador program, which includes over 1000 women who champion diversity and inclusion in technology. Create a profile to join Google's Women Techmakers program to receive updates and early access to workshops and events. Visit the initiatives portion of the site to learn about Black Women in Tech, International Women's Day, and Hackathon, as well as tools and training for improving women's online safety. The videos are hosted on YouTube. If your district blocks YouTube, then they may not be viewable.

tag(s): careers (138), professional development (379), STEM (254), women (132), womenchangemaker (14)

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Take advantage of the resources on this site to learn more about women in technology professionally and to share with students. Share stories on this site about women changemakers with students as part of career day activities or include them with studies on technology. Use Netboard, reviewed here to curate information to share with students, including videos from this site as well as other resources such as quizzes, Google Forms, reviewed here , and Genially interactives, reviewed here.

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Belva Lockwood: Suffragist, Lawyer, and Presidential Candidate - Library of Congress

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The "Headlines and Heroes" blog from the Library of Congress shines a spotlight on Belva Lockwood, an extraordinary woman who broke barriers as a suffragist, lawyer, and the first woman...more
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The "Headlines and Heroes" blog from the Library of Congress shines a spotlight on Belva Lockwood, an extraordinary woman who broke barriers as a suffragist, lawyer, and the first woman to officially run for President of the United States. Through this blog, you can explore Lockwood's remarkable journey, highlighting her fight for women's rights and her candidacy in the 1884 and 1888 presidential elections. The blog not only dives into Lockwood's achievements and challenges but also showcases a collection of historical documents, photographs, and newspaper clippings that bring her story to life. Clicking on the images and links will open historical documents.

tag(s): primary sources (113), womenchangemaker (14), womens suffrage (41)

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Using a platform like Padlet, reviewed here have students create a virtual museum exhibit that showcases artifacts, photographs, and documents related to Lockwood's life, including her campaigns for women's suffrage and her presidential runs. With a tool like Snappa, reviewed here have students design infographics that highlight Lockwood's major accomplishments, the challenges she faced, and her contributions to women's rights. These infographics can be shared on social media or displayed around the school to educate others about Lockwood's contributions to women's history. Use the newspaper primary resources to introduce students to Lockwood. Have students download the newspaper PDFs and annotate the article, highlighting items they find interesting. Use the tools found at SmallPDF, reviewed here for the annotating.
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Shirley Chisholm - National Women's History Museum

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This site helps people learn about Shirley Chisholm's significant role in American politics and how she broke new ground for women and people of color in government. The site from ...more
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This site helps people learn about Shirley Chisholm's significant role in American politics and how she broke new ground for women and people of color in government. The site from the National Women's History Museum tells the story of an important woman in politics. It talks about her life from the beginning, how she became the first African American woman in the U.S. Congress, and her presidential run in 1972. The page shows how she worked hard for education and jobs for minorities.

tag(s): black history (120), pioneers (9), politics (113), women (132), womenchangemaker (14)

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Using a tool like Adobe Express Video, reviewed here, have students create short digital biographies of Shirley Chisholm, incorporating images, text, and voice narration to share her story. Have students use the website to gather facts about Shirley Chisholm's campaigns and her efforts to bring about social change. Then, using a tool like Canva Education Templates, reviewed here have them choose an issue and create their political poster. To extend learning, have students research current politicians who embody Chisholm's legacy and prepare presentations on how these figures continue to fight for equality and justice.

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Upschool - Richard Mills and Gavin McCormack

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Upschool provides many free learning opportunities aligned with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The core of Upschool's content includes a selection of 10-week and short courses...more
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Upschool provides many free learning opportunities aligned with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The core of Upschool's content includes a selection of 10-week and short courses with topics such as The Solar System and Beyond and The Importance of Mountains. Additional learning opportunities include Social Scenarios, Comprehension Corner, SDG Challenges, and Teacher Training. Upschool also has a library of over one hundred books submitted by authors with a special message to share. Read the books online or download them as a PDF for free. Many of the books also include teaching resources such as task cards.

tag(s): animals (275), antarctica (28), careers (138), climate (79), earth (184), explorers (62), food chains (17), gifted (63), glaciers (17), journalism (70), mountains (10), oceans (144), Online Learning (39), photography (130), planets (111), plants (140), rainforests (17), social and emotional learning (74), solar system (108), sustainability (44), weather (163), writing (315)

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Share Upschools 10-week and short courses with students to complete as individualized learning projects. Encourage gifted students to select courses that meet their interests and develop a personal learning plan based on the content. Each course includes accompanying materials for parents and teachers to support student learning. Use Whiteboard.chat, reviewed here as a collaboration tool for students while taking courses provided on the site. Create a board for each "cohort" to share ideas, ask questions, and add resources. After completing courses, ask students to share their learning through a method of their choosing. Examples might include podcasts shared using Spotify for Podcasters, reviewed here or videos created with Typito, reviewed here.
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Sembl - Dan Finkel

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Sembl is a platform that shares curated tasks to teach and practice math skills in grades K-6. Create an account using your email and select the grades you teach. Find ...more
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Sembl is a platform that shares curated tasks to teach and practice math skills in grades K-6. Create an account using your email and select the grades you teach. Find available tasks in many ways, including by grade, type of task, math content, and task creator. Example tasks include slow reveal graphs, 3-act math problems, and puzzles. Select a task to open and view directions for use and launch the activity. Add any activity to your account as a favorite to find and use anytime.

tag(s): addition (130), charts and graphs (169), counting (61), critical thinking (112), decimals (87), estimation (35), fractions (163), geometric shapes (134), measurement (126), number sense (72), patterns (63), problem solving (225)

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Add Sembl to your teacher's toolbox of activities to support math instruction. Most tasks include links to extended directions and additional enhancements to extend student learning. Share activities on this site with parents to practice math skills at home with their child. Use Free Online Screen Recorder, reviewed here to create a short tutorial on completing the task and sharing it with parents. Extend student learning by recreating tasks using student examples or data. For example, the 3-act math problem Lil' Sister asks students to compare the heights of sisters, recreate this activity using two students, and share on a simple website created using a simple one-page website maker such as Caard, reviewed here. Many activities share links to Google Slides, reviewed here, after opening the slides, choose to copy the file and change information to create a new activity that includes different data. Choose tasks found on Sembl to use during math station rotations, math family nights, or as homework activities.
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CK-12 Plix - CK-12

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Plix (Play, Learn, Interact, and eXplore) shares over 1,000 interactives, providing practice and exploring math and science concepts. Math topics range from adding whole numbers to...more
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Plix (Play, Learn, Interact, and eXplore) shares over 1,000 interactives, providing practice and exploring math and science concepts. Math topics range from adding whole numbers to calculus concepts; science content includes biology, physics, earth, and life science, among others. Follow the directions found in each interactive to move the slider to show changes in each story problem or question. Plix integrates with several learning management systems, including Google Classroom, Schoology, and Canvas. Share Plix activities by creating a new class on the Plix site or assigning it to your learning management system.

tag(s): angles (52), area (52), atoms (42), charts and graphs (169), data (144), decimals (87), earth (184), earthquakes (44), equations (120), fractions (163), geometric shapes (134), integers (23), latitude (10), magnetism (36), molecules (40), oceans (144), planets (111), plate tectonics (20), prime numbers (26), probability (97), rock cycle (12), rocks (36), scientific method (47), seasons (36), simulations (8), solar system (108), statistics (116), STEM (254), Teacher Utilities (143), volume (34), water (101)

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Use Plix interactives as warm-up activities when teaching new concepts, as a computer center activity, or as an exploration activity for homework. If you are not using a learning management system, use the three dots located on the top bar to find different share options and embed code to use on websites. After providing exploration time, ask students to share their understanding of content in interactives using Flip, reviewed here. Create a topic for students to add a video response that might include a demonstration of their computer screen as they discuss how the interactive works and share their understanding of the concept they explored.

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Pear Practice - Pear Deck

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Pear Practice is a gamified learning experience that promotes collaborative learning and independent practice using tools provided by Pear Deck, reviewed...more
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Pear Practice is a gamified learning experience that promotes collaborative learning and independent practice using tools provided by Pear Deck, reviewed here. Use Pear Practice to create learning experiences or choose from the large selection of activities in the practice sets. When creating a set, Pear Practice allows members to create multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, drawing, and drag-and-drop questions. Once a practice set is chosen, create an assignment for individual practice or start a live practice by choosing one of the game mode options. Options within live practice activities allow educators to set time limits for questions, allow guest students not in Pear Deck classrooms, and create random groups. Students join activities using the unique code or by sharing a link. When sharing as an assignment, specify a start and ending date and assign an accuracy goal for students to achieve. Students can retake the assignment as often as needed to meet the accuracy goal. Many activities in Pear Practice's public library correlate to Common Core Standards.

tag(s): assessment (145), differentiation (83), quiz (66), quizzes (88), Teacher Utilities (143)

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Include Pear Practice as part of your ongoing practice and formative assessment activities. Browse the site's public library to find many activities for all grade levels and subjects, then edit questions to fit your needs. Use this feature to differentiate practice materials and games to accommodate the different needs of your students. Create sets that meet your specific needs as you become comfortable using Pear Practice. For example, generate practice sets for multilingual learners to learn vocabulary before beginning a new unit or make a set for students needing additional math facts practice. Include a link to assigned Pear Practice activities on your class website or parent newsletter for at-home practice.

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Florence Nightingale - The National Archives

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4 to 8
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Why do we remember Florence Nightingale? This essential question is addressed using primary source documents for elementary and middle school students in this lesson. The lesson includes...more
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Why do we remember Florence Nightingale? This essential question is addressed using primary source documents for elementary and middle school students in this lesson. The lesson includes a series of tasks in which students view maps, images, and documents to explore and discuss the work of Florence Nightingale. Additional links are provided to outside resources to find other resources and extension activities.

tag(s): 1800s (70), biographies (93), heroes (21), women (132), womenchangemaker (14)

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Include this site with your other resources when teaching about women as changemakers or after reading a biography of Florence Nightingale. Introduce Florence Nightingale to students by creating a timeline of her life using MyLens, reviewed here or by having an online "chat" with Florence Nightingale using Character.ai, reviewed here . This lesson includes seven tasks that explore a different primary source document; divide students into seven groups to each complete a task, then share their discoveries through class presentations. For example, use Google Slides, reviewed here to create a collaborative presentation by adding each task to a different slide. Ask each group to use their slide to respond to the exploration questions provided in their task and share their responses with the class. As a final assessment, use the Choice Board Creation tool found at MagicSchool.ai, reviewed here to find suggestions to include in choice board activities, such as creating a travel brochure from Florence's hometown, writing a news article about Florence, or designing an infographic that presents key facts on Florence Nightingale's life.

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Reading Coach - Microsoft

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K to 8
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Reading Coach uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help students improve reading fluency and comprehension through personalized practice. It incentivizes learners to earn achievements...more
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Reading Coach uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help students improve reading fluency and comprehension through personalized practice. It incentivizes learners to earn achievements and unlock new story elements through enhanced reading skills. Multilingual support is included in over 100 languages. View Reading Coach by entering as a parent, educator, or administrator. For a quick preview, choose the parent option. Begin by selecting from the options to create a story using AI, read a passage from the library, or add a passage of your own. Options in the resource library allow you to select passages from eight levels, including beginning readers through readers comfortable with complex text. After allowing microphone access, readers read aloud for up to ten minutes, then stop to get feedback and suggested practice steps. Results provide feedback on pronunciation accuracy, reading time, and words to practice.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (79), fluency (24), literacy (106), multilingual (62), reading comprehension (142), reading strategies (96), Teacher Utilities (143)

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Share Reading Coach with students and parents to use as a support tool for improving reading skills independently. Reading Coach includes support from Immersive Reader, reviewed here, making it perfect for use with multilingual learners. Demonstrate how to use Immersive Reader to view text in different languages, hear passages read, and display text broken into syllables. Be sure to watch for additional updates to Reading Coach, which include integration with learning management systems and feedback on prosody (reading with expression).

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Mind Map Generator - mymap.ai

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The Mind Map Generator quickly creates mindmaps from your prompt using artificial intelligence (AI) without requiring registration. Describe an idea or topic in the chat box, then click...more
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The Mind Map Generator quickly creates mindmaps from your prompt using artificial intelligence (AI) without requiring registration. Describe an idea or topic in the chat box, then click the arrow to continue. Information is produced in a flow chart that includes colored labels. The chart offers options to edit your mind map's style and content and look by clicking each card containing information. Additional features allow you to "ask AI" to add supplemental content such as maps and images. When finished, use the provided links to export your mind map to the web as a PNG file, generate a link for others to access and edit the information, and publish it as a web page.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (79), mind map (25)

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Although the interface for this mind map tool appears to be very simple, it offers many opportunities to create and share complex results. Begin by making simple mind maps such as themes found in novels your class reads or features of a state you study. After creating a mind map, ask this tool to build a visual story, for example, of the events leading up to the Civil War, then use the presentation feature to share and view with your students. As you become more familiar with the available features, modify the mind maps created to produce a personalized visual representation that fits your needs and includes links to additional information. Use the chat feature to make images and maps to supplement students' learning. Share mind maps you create as you begin a new unit as a helpful visual tool for students to understand the different components to recognize in your studies. Extend learning by developing a simple mind map of your topic and sharing it with students. Ask students to contribute information to the mind map that correlates to the information already included. Because this tool contains many features, it might be helpful to ask tech-savvy students to create video tutorials sharing how to use and modify the mind maps created. For example, make videos using the AI chat feature to produce images and maps or share a tutorial on adding links to portions of your mind map.

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