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Students as Creators: Exploring Copyright - ReadWriteThink and Cassandra Love

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Students as Creators offers a five-lesson series that provides middle school students with a foundation for the ethical use of copyright materials. This site's information includes...more
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Students as Creators offers a five-lesson series that provides middle school students with a foundation for the ethical use of copyright materials. This site's information includes correlations to state and national standards. The resources and preparation section includes printouts, supplemental websites, and educator preparation suggestions. Visit the Instructional Plan to find all of the lessons and student objectives.

tag(s): copyright (45), digital citizenship (92), plagiarism (34)

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The lessons are designed to be co-planned and co-taught by a classroom teacher and school media specialist. If this isn't possible in your current situation, consider asking another classroom teacher to collaborate with you on teaching this unit, or break the lessons into smaller pieces and prepare portions of the lesson in your school library as needed. If you cannot teach all of the lessons, review and save the printouts for use by students throughout the year to determine how to address copyright issues with classroom projects. Save copies of the printouts for students to access on your LMS or class website.
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Let's Listen to a Podcast - Shanon McClintock Miller

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1 to 5
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Dive into a curated collection of captivating podcasts handpicked by Shannon McClintock Miller, a distinguished District Teacher Librarian at Van Meter School in Iowa. This resource...more
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Dive into a curated collection of captivating podcasts handpicked by Shannon McClintock Miller, a distinguished District Teacher Librarian at Van Meter School in Iowa. This resource offers an array of podcasts carefully selected to engage and enlighten listeners across various interests and topics. Shannon collected these podcasts from reputable sources such as Common Sense Media and the World Read Aloud Day site. Additionally, she visited Jeff Glade Tech, whose exceptional curated lists of podcasts cover every age level, topic, and occasion. This choice board will be updated regularly, but you may encounter occasional broken links due to the dynamic nature of online content.

tag(s): listening (77)

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Integrating Shannon McClintock Miller's Choice Board for Podcasts into the elementary classroom can significantly enhance listening comprehension skills and encourage literacy development (read more about podcasts in the classroom here). Introduce the choice board of podcasts to students and encourage students to explore the podcasts based on their interests. Facilitate discussions about the podcasts, allowing students to share their favorite episodes and insights with their peers. You can use a tool like Padlet, reviewed here which offers a digital bulletin board for students to share insights and reflections or students can record video responses discussing their favorite podcast episodes. This is a link to Padlet's Help section for posting video or an image. Integrate some of the podcasts into existing units of study as supplemental resources. For example, assign a relevant podcast fromlibraryshow.org/episodes"> Julie's Library to complement a reading lesson. You can then provide guiding questions or reflection prompts to help students make connections between the podcast content and what they're learning in class. Here's a great blog post on Questioning Strateties that can help you craft those. Wrap it all up by giving students an opportunity to create their own podcasts. Choose from several free resources to create your podcasts. Spotify for Podcasters (was Anchor), reviewed here, Buzzsprout, reviewed here, and PodOmatic, reviewed here. This can be a great collaborative project where students work together to produce podcasts on topics of their choice or related to the unit of study. Find opportunities for students to share their podcasts with a wider audience, such as the school community or caregivers!

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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 (116), womenchangemaker (28), womens suffrage (44)

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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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Upschool - Richard Mills and Gavin McCormack

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K to 12
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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 (284), antarctica (29), careers (139), climate (81), earth (184), explorers (66), food chains (17), gifted (65), glaciers (17), journalism (72), mountains (10), oceans (149), Online Learning (42), photography (118), planets (112), plants (147), rainforests (18), social and emotional learning (86), solar system (109), sustainability (43), weather (165), writing (318)

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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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Propello - NE USA

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Propello offers a standards-based middle school science curriculum based upon Next Generation Science Standards that includes tools that make it easy to personalize content through...more
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Propello offers a standards-based middle school science curriculum based upon Next Generation Science Standards that includes tools that make it easy to personalize content through engaging tools and materials. Begin by creating a course by choosing from the library of materials that include activities, projects, assessments, and more. Use the drag-and-drop features to customize content to add to a learning path. Share lessons with students easily via Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, or with a shared link. Use Propello's formative, summative, and project-based assessments to guide lessons and adjust content as needed. Propello materials include support for all learners, such as translation to over 100 languages using Immersive Reader, leveled readings, text-to-speech features, and visuals. Registration is required using an educator's email address.

tag(s): adaptations (14), animals (284), biodiversity (31), cells (81), chemicals (39), climate (81), climate change (88), conservation (86), differentiation (85), earth (184), ecosystems (73), energy (130), evolution (85), forces (37), genetics (76), light (51), mass (19), matter (46), moon (71), motion (49), natural resources (38), oceans (149), organisms (16), solar system (109), space (214), stars (68), sun (70), Teacher Utilities (149), temperature (35), water cycle (22), weather (165)

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Use Propello's library of materials to supplement your current science curriculum by creating customized learning paths for students. Differentiate content based on student's abilities and interests. Propello's built-in assessments provide real-time feedback on student understanding and use that data to adapt instruction as needed. In addition to sharing activities on this site, engage students in science instruction using interactive simulations such as those found at phET, reviewed here. Instead of administering a paper and pencil test at the end of your teaching unit, enhance student learning by asking them to demonstrate learning by creating videos using Animoto, reviewed here or interactive presentations made with Genially, reviewed here.

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Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Teaching and Learning - U.S. Department of Education Office of Educational Technology

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This document shares information and recommendations for educators to consider and implement as part of their understanding and use of artificial intelligence (AI) in education. The...more
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This document shares information and recommendations for educators to consider and implement as part of their understanding and use of artificial intelligence (AI) in education. The document includes chapters on ethics, a sense of AI, teaching and learning, formative assessment, and more. The final chapter consists of a series of recommendations based on two guiding questions in the document: What is our collective vision of a desirable and achievable educational system that leverages automation while protecting and centering human agency? On what timeline will we be ready with the necessary guidelines and guardrails along with convincing evidence of positive impacts so that we can ethically and equitably implement this vision widely?

tag(s): artificial intelligence (116), professional development (392)

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Include this document as part of your research and understanding of how to address the use of AI in education. Consider including the document as part of your professional development activities within your school or district. For example, use Fiskkit, reviewed here to begin discussions virtually. Begin by adding the link to Fiskkit to create a shareable document that allows you to add highlights to important text, rate or tag information, and discuss the contents virtually. Create a professional library of information related to AI using Padlet, reviewed here. Include professional articles, classroom use suggestions, and online AI tools in your Padlet.
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There is No Planet B - Climate Change and its Impact on the Earth - TeachersFirst

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There is No Planet B - Climate Change and its Impact on the Earth is part of the TeachersFirst Help! I Lost My Library/Media Specialist series reviewed...more
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There is No Planet B - Climate Change and its Impact on the Earth is part of the TeachersFirst Help! I Lost My Library/Media Specialist series reviewed here. This article includes Background Information on discussions and research about climate change that began in the 1800s and continues through current times. The activities include a list of books related to climate change and suggested classroom activities. Also included are suggestions for extension activities, such as using gamification activities to learn about climate change. Information includes correlation to ISTE and AASL standards.

tag(s): book lists (162), climate (81), climate change (88), earth (184), earth day (60), environment (238), planets (112), STEM (265)

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Use the suggested book list to find ideas for books to share with students in your classroom library. Engage students in learning about climate change by including additional activities at Ted-Ed's Earth School reviewed here. For example, search Earth School for lessons on wildlife adaptations to climate change, how food waste contributes to climate change, and many other engaging lessons. Extend student learning by asking them to research climate change's before and after effects for specific locations, then use Juxtapose reviewed here to create a single image to compare and contrast the two images using a slider bar.
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Bookopolis Summer Reading Headquarters - Bookopolis

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Get reading this summer by participating in activities shared by Bookopolis, reviewed here. Play Read-O to earn a free book by completing a Bingo...more
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Get reading this summer by participating in activities shared by Bookopolis, reviewed here. Play Read-O to earn a free book by completing a Bingo card and emailing a picture of the five in a row Bingo completion to Bookopolis. Take the summer reading challenge to read ten books or 10,000 pages to earn a badge and a free book. Second through eighth graders can join virtual book clubs that meet by Zoom over the summer. The book clubs are divided into two grade levels: second through fourth grade and fourth through eighth grade. In addition to the summer activities, check out the suggested book lists available for all grade levels.

tag(s): book lists (162), seasonal (18), summer (30)

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Include information and links to Bookopolis Summer Reading Activities in your end-of-year newsletter to parents. Encourage students to participate in the activities by sharing and discussing the information before the school year ends. Use Symbaloo, reviewed here to create a curation of summer reading links and activities for families, then share the link to your Symbaloo collection for families to find all options in one location. Encourage students to read and share their reading over the summer by creating a topic on Flip, reviewed here. Find example topics on Flip's Discovery library, such as the one located here that encourages students to share and discuss their summer reading titles. Sign in to Flip to view the previous link. Share the link to your Flip topic on your class website and newsletter.
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If You Build It: Engineering in the Classroom - TeachersFirst

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If You Build It: Engineering in the Classroom is part of TeachersFirst Help! I Lost My Library/Media Specialist series reviewed here. This article...more
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If You Build It: Engineering in the Classroom is part of TeachersFirst Help! I Lost My Library/Media Specialist series reviewed here. This article includes background knowledge that discusses the evolution of engineering from the development of simple machines through modern times. In addition, this section also provides a short introduction to the components of the engineering process. Activities provided include a list of picture books related to engineering and suggestions for student activities. Additional extension activities include ideas for incorporating coding and design into STEM lessons. Content on this site includes correlations to ISTE and AASL standards.

tag(s): book lists (162), coding (90), problem solving (226), STEM (265)

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Bookmark and save this article as a resource for incorporating literature into STEM lessons. Find many more resources at the TeachersFirst STEM-STEAM-STREAM Special Topics Page found here. Engage younger students in learning about the engineering design process by including the BrainPop activity reviewed here as part of a computer learning center. Extend learning for upper elementary and older students by asking them to complete activities found at Teaching NGSS Engineering Design Through Media, reviewed here. This collection includes lessons that include age-appropriate topics, such as how to keep lemonade cool for younger students and designing a smart power grid for high school students.
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A Giant Step for Small Feet - TeachersFirst

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A Giant Step for Small Feet is part of the TeachersFirst Help! I Lost My Library/Media Specialist series reviewed here and shares ideas and resources...more
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A Giant Step for Small Feet is part of the TeachersFirst Help! I Lost My Library/Media Specialist series reviewed here and shares ideas and resources for introducing research to primary students. This article begins with some background knowledge information and then shares many ideas for conducting an animal research project with students. In addition, several extension activities are included. Finally, alignment to ISTE and AASL standards is provided.

tag(s): animal homes (56), animals (284), Research (83)

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Bookmark and save this article as a reference for teaching research to young students or as a resource for activities to supplement your animal unit. Use Symbaloo, reviewed here, to create and share online information with students to use with their research. The introductory activity teaches students to go beyond "asking Google." Use technology to engage students during your in-house field trip with a digital field trip using Goosechase Edu, reviewed here. Use Goosechase to create a digital scavenger hunt for students to use when locating different areas of the school or classroom library to find research materials.

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What Do Snowmen Do In Summer? - TeachersFirst

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What Do Snowmen Do In Summer? - is one of the TeachersFirst Help! I lost my media/library specialist collection found here that...more
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What Do Snowmen Do In Summer? - is one of the TeachersFirst Help! I lost my media/library specialist collection found here that features topics and resources that focus on integrating literacy with technology. The Introduction and Background Knowledge discuss how important it is, yet how hard it is, to keep children engaged in literacy once summer vacation arrives and the weather gets nice. The Activities suggest how to get books into kid's hands with links and ideas for where to find them. Some exciting ideas for activities are offered, such as Camp Book-it, Chuck E Cheese Reward Calendar, and a few others. The last section of the article suggests Extension activities you may not have thought about regarding summer literacy. Ideas found on this resource include correlation to ISTE and AASL National School Library Standards.

tag(s): commoncore (75), literacy (110), summer (30)

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Browse through the suggested activities found in this article. Then, create a Wakelet, reviewed here, page of books and ideas, and post it on your teacher or school webpage. If the school library is open during the summer, ask them to post your Wakelet page, too. Wakelet gives you the ability to have a cover image and background for your wakes, which makes them much more engaging and easily identifiable, especially for young or visual students!

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Africa Access - Africa Access

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Founded in 1989, Africa Access provides information and resources for schools, public libraries, and parents to improve the quality of book collections about Africa. Begin exploring...more
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Founded in 1989, Africa Access provides information and resources for schools, public libraries, and parents to improve the quality of book collections about Africa. Begin exploring book titles on the home page, and select any book image to view a summary of the content, author information, and rating. Additional links on the site include lesson starter suggestions and Read Africa recommendations for picture and chapter books.

tag(s): africa (139), african american (110), black history (127), book lists (162)

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Use this book list as a starting point for finding books to add to your classroom or school library for students to learn about Africa's many diverse areas and people. Begin a class project using Google My Maps, reviewed here, to share the settings of books about Africa. Ask students to include a short book review for each location added. Extend learning by creating a class podcast that discusses books read by students using Buzzsprout, reviewed here. In addition to the book review, ask students to discuss information about highlighted books' locations, such as geography, agriculture, and culture.

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Overcoming Obstacles K-12 Curriculum - Community for Education Foundation, Inc.

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Overcoming Obstacles free curriculum shares hundreds of lessons based upon a foundation of thirty life skills. Skills include effective communication, making informed decisions, setting...more
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Overcoming Obstacles free curriculum shares hundreds of lessons based upon a foundation of thirty life skills. Skills include effective communication, making informed decisions, setting goals, respecting one another, and more. Find content organized into four grade bands, beginning with kindergarten through second grade and finishing with high school. Each printable lesson starts with a plan that includes goals, objectives, and a materials list. In addition to specific lesson instructions, each activity includes additional extensions to practice and reinforce skills taught. All information is available without registration; however, registering on the site allows you to customize lessons before downloading and saving. In addition, student activity sheets are available for download in 25 languages.

tag(s): communication (133), conflict resolution (9), OER (43), problem solving (226), social and emotional learning (86)

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Use the Overcoming Obstacles curriculum as a stand-alone life-skills curriculum or as a supplement to your current social-emotional learning (SEL) teaching materials. If you cannot take advantage of the complete curriculum, use the site's library to find lessons and activities on specific topics to address in your classroom as needed. For example, if peer pressure is a concern, select that activity to include in classroom lessons. Many of the activities include role-playing, extend these activities by creating student-led podcasts using Buzzsprout, reviewed here. Create podcasts with different scenarios for students to role-play appropriate and inappropriate responses, including suggestions for making informed decisions.
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SchoolStack - Sarah Schwartz and Hal Schwartz

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SchoolStack is an instructional design system that provides tools for personalized learning options for students. After creating an account, the first step is designing or choosing...more
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SchoolStack is an instructional design system that provides tools for personalized learning options for students. After creating an account, the first step is designing or choosing lessons from SchoolStack's library. Lesson options include adding exit tickets or making tasks optional or required. Next, add assignments to a "stack," like creating a choice board of activities. Then, assign stacks to a whole class, groups, or individuals. Dashboards for students, teachers, and caregivers track students' progress throughout their lessons. Free accounts offer limited stack creation, limited access to the lesson library, and the ability to add one teacher collaborator.

tag(s): differentiation (85), personalized learning (9), playlists (10), remote learning (55), Teacher Utilities (149)

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Use SchoolStack to differentiate learning for different student needs and abilities by quickly modifying lesson activities to share with individual students or groups. Replace your current homework activities using SchoolStack to provide students with various options for completing learning activities. Offer activities that meet student interests and learning styles within each stack to encourage student interest and participation. When teaching blended learning or remote learning activities, use SchoolStack to share information with students and gather data and feedback from their participation in the lessons.

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Africa in the K-16 Classroom Online Resources - Boston University African Studies Center

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Boston University's Pardee School of Global Studies shares many free resources for teaching about Africa in all grade-level classrooms. Follow the links to access featured resources,...more
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Boston University's Pardee School of Global Studies shares many free resources for teaching about Africa in all grade-level classrooms. Follow the links to access featured resources, podcasts, teaching tips, and more. In addition, there is an extensive library for educators divided into grade-level categories. Each category includes resources for pedagogy, children's literature, lesson plans and activities, and additional classroom resources. Also, this website provides links to teaching about Africa divided into topics that include climate change, geography, literature and language, and others.

tag(s): africa (139), continents (32), countries (73)

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Add this excellent site to your other resources for teaching about the continent of Africa. Consider using a curation tool such as Milanote, reviewed here, to organize your ideas and projects into one location. Add links, notes, images, and more onto one Milanote vision board to make it easy to find and view your resources and ideas. As you implement and teach lessons found on the site, ask students to share their learning using multimedia presentation tools such as Sway, reviewed here, and Adobe Express for Education, reviewed here. Find culturally appropriate images for student use at Fresh Folk, reviewed here, and Unsplash, reviewed here.
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Tales from the Griots - The Mali Empire - TeachersFirst

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Tales from the Griots - Mali Empire is part of the TeachersFirst Help! I lost my media/library specialist collection found here...more
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Tales from the Griots - Mali Empire is part of the TeachersFirst Help! I lost my media/library specialist collection found here that features topics and resources that focus on integrating research with technology. This resource begins with introducing the Mali Empire that existed in Africa for over 400 years and continues with additional background information. Following the background information is a list of book suggestions and videos that include suggested classroom teaching ideas. The included extension activity suggests comparing and contrasting the Mali Empire with other civilizations.

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Use the ideas and resources found in this article to enhance your lessons on ancient civilizations or provide information for a new teaching unit. In addition to the suggestions already seen on the article, consider using technology tools to help students curate resources, organize information, and share their learning. Wakelet, reviewed here, is an excellent tool for curating resources into shareable collections. Use Wakelet individually or collaboratively when working on research projects. Use CirclyApp, reviewed here, as a graphic organizer to help students understand and compare the Mali Empire with other civilizations. CirclyApp is an excellent visual tool that includes several useful templates to compare and contrast information easily. As students prepare to share their learning, consider the options found at Genially, reviewed here, for students to create interactive presentations, infographics, charts, and more. Resources correlate to ISTE and AASL National School Library Standards.
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Votes for Women - The 19th Amendment - TeachersFirst

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Votes for Women - The 19th Amendment is part of the TeachersFirst Help! I lost my media/library specialist collection found here...more
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Votes for Women - The 19th Amendment is part of the TeachersFirst Help! I lost my media/library specialist collection found here that features topics and resources that focus on integrating research with technology. Information begins with a short introductory paragraph about the 19th Amendment and extensive background information. The Activities section shares suggested book lists, primary sources, and a WebQuest research project. Continue down the site to find Extension activities that incorporate research skills into additional classroom opportunities such as debates and documentary creation. Ideas found on this resource include correlation to ISTE and AASL National School Library Standards.

tag(s): 1900s (73), constitution (88), women (137), womens suffrage (44)

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Begin by browsing through the many suggested classroom activities found in this resource. Organize a suggested book list or research resources for students using a curation tool like Symbaloo, reviewed here, as means for organizing information into one place. Sort items in your Symbaloo by using the color-coding option for the icons. For example, make book suggestions blue, primary source links yellow, etc. As students prepare to share their research and final projects, provide options for sharing information. Suggest students make a presentation with Google Slides, reviewed here, a video using Adobe Creative Cloud Express Video Maker, reviewed here, or a multimedia presentation created with Sway, reviewed here.
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Open-Ended Social Studies - Thomas Kenning

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Open-Ended Social Studies is an Open Educational Resource (OER) textbook designed to foster critical and historical thinking skills through interactive content. Find resources related...more
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Open-Ended Social Studies is an Open Educational Resource (OER) textbook designed to foster critical and historical thinking skills through interactive content. Find resources related to the United States and World History in many ways: browse lessons by concept, country, films, travel writing, or search the library of lessons by keyword. The lessons are designed to be used by students and include many hyperlinks, images, and videos that support the included content. In addition to the teaching materials, this site contains a beneficial blog with content that supports the site's philosophy, which is to teach students through a broader world lens.

tag(s): 1600s (20), 1700s (36), 1800s (73), 20th century (61), american revolution (83), civil war (135), colonial america (95), colonization (20), gettysburg (15), gettysburg address (11), native americans (91), OER (43), washington (25), westward expansion (38)

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This site is an excellent addition to any middle or high school social studies curriculum. Bookmark this site to include with your other lesson resources. Use individual lessons to supplement your lessons through a new viewpoint since many of the tasks encourage students to think of history through the eyes of a traveler. Each lesson begins with a series of focus questions to keep in mind throughout the article. Engage students in learning and provide support for focusing on important information using Read Ahead, reviewed here. This handy tool lets you transform any text into a guided reading activity that highlights critical components of the text. As students collaborate on learning activities, enhance learning by using Notejoy, reviewed here, as a collaborative note-taking tool. Ask students to add the preview questions listed before the lesson and any other focus points, then share ideas and responses in Notejoy throughout the reading and discussions of the content. As a final learning extension, ask students to use Open-Ended Social Studies as a model for telling history through the eyes of a storyteller or from the perspective of one location. Use Vizzio, reviewed here, to create interactive timelines using animated maps. Include text descriptions, images, and videos as part of your interactive timelines.
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Unlocking Time - Always Be Learning, Inc.

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This open-source tool provides strategies and insights for considering ways to structure school schedules to fit values and resources. Begin by looking at recent surveys that share...more
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This open-source tool provides strategies and insights for considering ways to structure school schedules to fit values and resources. Begin by looking at recent surveys that share information from almost 4,000 school leaders. The survey looks at schedules, length of class periods, and collaboration time provided to educators. Next, visit the Schedule Library to find several examples of traditional, block, and flexible schedule options. Each sample includes a description and a look at the pros and cons of the model. In addition, these examples provide support materials to dig deeper into each concept. Next, try the free Schedule Builder to experiment and explore options that fit your school's needs. Then, visit the Time Strategies tab to learn how schools use innovative methods to make the most of their school day. Finally, the Tools & Resources portion of the site includes professional development videos, digital tools to explore time management options, and publications that share information on reimagining time.

tag(s): classroom management (125), professional development (392)

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Share this resource with your school's administrators and planning teams to use when discussing time management in your school and district. Consider browsing through the site to find options that fit your needs, then share the research and ideas to support your proposals.
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War to End All Wars: Looking at World War 1 Through the Eyes of Literature - TeachersFirst

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Discover and learn about events leading up to and including World War 1 by incorporating the many activities and literature suggestions found within this portion of TeachersFirst's...more
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Discover and learn about events leading up to and including World War 1 by incorporating the many activities and literature suggestions found within this portion of TeachersFirst's Help! I Lost My Media Specialist page. Begin with the Background Knowledge information to understand the events leading up to the World War and follow through to the global impact of the war. Next, choose from the shared book list to find books to share during your lessons, along with suggested teaching activities. Additional suggestions include extension lessons to enhance learning. All information correlates to AASL National School Library Standards.

tag(s): 1900s (73), 1910s (7), 1920s (7), europe (75), primary sources (116), veterans (20), world war 1 (73)

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Be sure to see all of the many ideas and activities shared on this site to engage students as they learn about World War 1. Organize and share resources with students using a curation tool such as Netboard, reviewed here. Netboard makes it easy to share links, documents, text, and more into one easily accessible location. Extend learning by asking students to share their knowledge using the tools found at Adobe Creative Cloud Express for Education, reviewed here. Options include tools for creating videos, web pages, and graphics to demonstrate understanding of learning objectives.
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