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The Achievery - AT&T

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The Achievery is a free digital learning platform created by AT&T in collaboration with Warner Brothers that pairs video clips with lessons to engage students in learning across seven...more
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The Achievery is a free digital learning platform created by AT&T in collaboration with Warner Brothers that pairs video clips with lessons to engage students in learning across seven subject areas. Create an account to access activities such as a poetry scavenger hunt with Amanda Gorman or learn reading and writing skills from Wonder Woman video clips. Begin at the "All Units" link to find content by grade level, standards, subject, and additional filters. Most lessons are part of a larger learning unit; however, they are ready to use as individual teaching activities. Each lesson includes correlations to teaching and CASEL standards (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning), highlights relevant vocabulary, activity directions, and links to the featured video, and is available in PDF format. The Achievery lessons and activities are available in English and Spanish. This site would be a good one to leave for your substitute to use; it's high interest, no sign-in, and has lesson plans & video clips.

tag(s): blended learning (16), coding (88), digital citizenship (89), engineering (119), environment (240), equations (119), geometric shapes (136), graphic design (50), internet safety (113), literature (217), map skills (56), measurement (126), media literacy (102), narrative (14), numbers (119), operations (72), order of operations (28), problem solving (226), remote learning (61), Research (83), social and emotional learning (81), spanish (105), STEM (262), substitutes (27), writing (315)

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Bookmark and save this site as a resource for lessons in many content areas to engage students using popular video clips. All lessons are created as remote learning activities making them easily adaptable for both in-class and out-of-class assignments. Easily find activities to differentiate instruction for different student ability levels by browsing options below or above the student's current grade level. Many lessons include worksheets in PDF format, turn these activities into a digital format by taking a screenshot of the document, then save as the background on Google Slides, reviewed here. Add text boxes in the appropriate place on the slide for students to add responses. Use Pear Deck Flashcard Factory, reviewed here, to create flashcards for students to practice the vocabulary highlighted in each lesson.
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Chemistry Education Resources - ACS

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ACS shares educational resources for parents and teachers to learn and practice chemistry skills. Find content by grade levels, including elementary and middle school chemistry and...more
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ACS shares educational resources for parents and teachers to learn and practice chemistry skills. Find content by grade levels, including elementary and middle school chemistry and high school chemistry. The site's elementary and middle school portion offers lesson plans, classroom activities, videos, and more. The high school section includes links to lessons and safety resources; scroll further down the high school page to find links to resources sorted by five topic categories. Activities in both grade levels include correlation to Next Generation Science Standards.

tag(s): body systems (40), colors (65), earth (185), energy (130), experiments (52), molecules (40), motion (49), nutrition (134), periodic table (44), water (101)

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Bookmark this site to save with your other chemistry resources to find activities to include with your current lessons. For example, use the elementary and middle school activities and games as part of computer centers or a station rotation learning activity. Use a curation tool such as 3X3 Links, reviewed here to engage student interest and share student activities and links. For example, include a link to a game found on the Chemistry Education Resources, an article from Newsela, reviewed here, and an explanatory video from YouTube. Share a link to the 3X3 Links curation with students to complete as a flipped learning activity. Extend learning after completing lessons and activities on this site; ask students to share their learning by creating a simple explainer video using FlexClip, reviewed here.

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Citizen Science for Educators - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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Citizen Science for Educators shares many low or no-cost ideas for collecting and interpreting data as a citizen scientist. Click the Resources tab at the top to find resource collections...more
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Citizen Science for Educators shares many low or no-cost ideas for collecting and interpreting data as a citizen scientist. Click the Resources tab at the top to find resource collections by topic. This list shares ideas that include transcribing historic ship logs, measuring magnetic data, and tracking weather conditions as a backyard weather observer. Select the link to any project to find additional information and requirements to join. These pages may no longer be updated, but they still have plenty of valuable resources to explore.

tag(s): citizen science (25), environment (240), fish (18), magnetism (36), oceans (146), STEM (262), weather (163), whales (11)

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Use this site and others to find potential citizen science projects for your students. Ask students to select projects by area of interest and work together as groups to gather and share information. Have students share data and updates using Padlet, reviewed here, or Wakelet, reviewed here. For example, create a Padlet with a column for each project, then ask students to add their data and observations in the appropriate column. When using Wakelet, create a collection for each observation group for students to add data and share information in their chosen project. To enhance learning, as a final project, ask students to share their completed project with the class by creating a website using a free website creation tool like Site123, reviewed here, or with a video made with Animoto, reviewed here.

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20 Citizen Science Projects for Students of All Ages - Eperiential Learning Depot

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This blog post provides resources for educators, parents, and students interested in exploring science through hands-on, real-world experiences featuring projects that cover various...more
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This blog post provides resources for educators, parents, and students interested in exploring science through hands-on, real-world experiences featuring projects that cover various scientific disciplines, from astronomy to zoology. The featured projects include a range of ideas for students of all ages, ranging from tracking bird populations to studying the effects of light pollution on fireflies. Select the link to any featured project to find a list of materials, instructions, and additional information for participating.
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tag(s): birds (43), butterflies (13), citizen science (25), climate (80), habitats (87), insects (69), migration (44), plants (144), STEM (262), water (101)

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Browse through this list of citizen science projects to find classroom science projects, then work together to choose the project that interests your students. Consider using Google Jamboard, reviewed here, as a starting point to engage students and share information about potential projects. For example, create a Jamboard slide for each possible project, add important information, then ask students to add sticky notes with their ideas. After choosing a project, work together to make science journals that detail your work. Gather and share data using an easy chart-creation tool like Livegap Charts, reviewed here, as you analyze information. Use the tools found at Canva for Education, reviewed here, to share your results with timelines, infographics, and posters.

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Citizen Science Platforms & Organizations - Science Literacy Foundation

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Are you ready to join the citizen science community but need help knowing where to start? Then, this site is for you! First, browse this curated list of citizen science ...more
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Are you ready to join the citizen science community but need help knowing where to start? Then, this site is for you! First, browse this curated list of citizen science platforms and organizations to find your perfect match. Next, use this list to find information from government resources, crowd-sourcing media, global community connections, and more. In addition to links to resources, each item on the list includes a summary of the project or resource.

tag(s): animals (280), citizen science (25), data (147), ecology (100), environment (240), habitats (87), space (213), STEM (262)

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Take advantage of the information on this site to introduce your students to the concept of citizen science. Brainstorm together to develop a list of ideas for a citizen science class project, then use a polling tool such as Dotstorming, reviewed here, to vote on your final choice. Instead of using written journals throughout your unit, ask students to replace these and enhance learning by keeping online journals with Microsoft Word or Google Documents: alternatively, have students use a blog tool such as Telegra.ph, reviewed here. This blog creator requires no registration. With Telegra.ph have students click on an icon to upload related images and add YouTube, Vimeo, or Twitter links. Throughout your research, ask students to highlight and share important information, add annotations, and add links to additional information. As you add student resources, use Wakelet, reviewed here, to share information on your website or blog. Ask students to enhance their learning and create personal Wakelets, including images from projects and their journal entries.

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Citizen Community Science for Bees - The Bee Conservancy

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Join scientists in advancing bee research as citizen scientists with a snap of a picture. Using the iNaturalist app, citizen scientists find and photograph pollinators, then share their...more
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Join scientists in advancing bee research as citizen scientists with a snap of a picture. Using the iNaturalist app, citizen scientists find and photograph pollinators, then share their images with millions of scientists. Begin by downloading the app from Google Play or the Apple App store for free, then create an account. Next, create a free account with the Bee Conservancy to receive updates and helpful tips. After taking pictures, upload and share your images with bee experts.

tag(s): citizen science (25), habitats (87), insects (69)

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Share the Bee Conservancy project with students to participate in at home or join as a class. Be sure to take appropriate precautions when photographing bees and identify students who are allergic. Add your images to a class website created with Webnode, reviewed here or any other free and simple website creator. In addition to student images, add descriptions of the bees' locations; then, as students become more proficient in recognizing the different types of bees, add labels to share the name of the species in the image. Finally, extend student learning using Microsoft PowerPoint Online, reviewed here, to create interactive lessons about bees and their habits, including videos, articles, and quizzes.

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Community Science Opportunities - The Maritime Aquarium

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Become a citizen scientist by participating in one or more community science opportunities the Maritime Aquarium shares. Projects include a City Nature Challenge, Frog Watch USA, The...more
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Become a citizen scientist by participating in one or more community science opportunities the Maritime Aquarium shares. Projects include a City Nature Challenge, Frog Watch USA, The Great Backyard Bird Count, and others. Most activities are available for anyone in the international community; view the information to learn about dates and ways to become involved.

tag(s): animals (280), birds (43), citizen science (25), data (147), environment (240)

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Consider participating in one of the community science opportunities shared on this site as an investigative science project, even if the actual date of the event has passed. For example, The Great Backyard Bird Count takes place in February; however, any student or class can complete it over four days without concerns about grade level. After tallying your bird count, create an easy graph using the Data Gif Maker, reviewed here. Extend student learning by completing another bird count at a different time of the year, then have students analyze and compare their graphs and data collection information. Use one of the many tools found at Canva Edu, reviewed here to create and share presentations, images, or videos.

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Citizen Science Month - Arizona State University and SciStarter

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Learn the basics of citizen science and find ideas for projects and events for beginners and experienced scientists at the Citizen Science Month site. Begin by scrolling down to the...more
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Learn the basics of citizen science and find ideas for projects and events for beginners and experienced scientists at the Citizen Science Month site. Begin by scrolling down to the Foundations of Citizen Science Tutorial to learn the basics of citizen science and earn a digital badge upon completing the module. Follow-up modules are available to extend learning in data literacy, using libraries as hubs, and more. Other information on this site includes a database of science projects, a library network with free resources for creating an event, and a calendar of upcoming events. Registration isn't required to view information on the site; however, creating a free account is required to complete the tutorials and access the complete database of science projects.

tag(s): citizen science (25), data (147), ecology (100), engineering (119), genetics (76), inquiry (24), medicine (55), psychology (67), statistics (114), STEM (262)

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Explore the many free projects Citizen Science offers to engage students in scientific exploration and inquiry that match your curriculum. Consider working together as a class to complete the Citizen Science Tutorial and earn the digital badge. As students work together to collect and analyze data, use Livegap Charts, reviewed here, to enter data and create customized charts. After working in groups or together as a class, to analyze the information learned, create a presentation to share with parents and peers during a Citizen Science night event. Use presentation tools such as Bulb, reviewed here, to create portfolios or Slidestory, reviewed here, to create and share audio slide presentations.
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earth.fm - Catalin Zorzini

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Natural soundscapes of the earth come in many different forms. earth.fm shares these sounds as inspiration for protecting natural ecosystems and as a means for listeners to connect...more
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Natural soundscapes of the earth come in many different forms. earth.fm shares these sounds as inspiration for protecting natural ecosystems and as a means for listeners to connect to the natural world. Choose from the many available sounds through several different methods. Click on the world map to find sounds by location, or use the dropdown boxes to narrow selections differently. Options include browsing by mood, duration, prominent sound, habitat, or recordist.

tag(s): animals (280), earth (185), habitats (87), sounds (43)

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Bookmark and save this site to your favorites to use as background sound when students work. For example, choose a calm mood and select a time for the sounds to play that matches your work time. Use earth.fm during your study of habitats; select a habitat (for example, polar) and explore the different sounds that correlate to that habit as you engage students in exploring the habitat further. Extend student learning by asking them to create an animal or habitat trading card using Big Huge Labs Trading Card Creator, reviewed here. Add images and descriptions, and download trading cards as images. Use the images to create a class book using Write Reader, reviewed here, or print and share images for students to trade.

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BioMotion Lab Walker - BioMotion Lab

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Walker is an interactive demo demonstrating human walking patterns based on walking data from 50 male and 50 female walkers. Dropdown controls offer options for viewing patterns in...more
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Walker is an interactive demo demonstrating human walking patterns based on walking data from 50 male and 50 female walkers. Dropdown controls offer options for viewing patterns in several areas, including gender, weight, nervousness, and state of happiness. Additional options include adding lines or pausing the walking pattern at any time in the demo.

tag(s): animation (62), human body (93), inferencing (7)

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This site isn't just for use by scientists; it provides an excellent interactive for students to use to promote inferencing skills. For example, the model defaults to a combination of male and female walkers, showing students the male-only pattern and then the female-only pattern. Use these differences to compare and contrast the different models. Encourage students to consider why they are different based on gender or why they are different based on the person's state of mind. Ask students to record examples of their gait in similar situations, then share their findings using a presentation tool such as Google Slides, reviewed here, or Animaker, reviewed here. Use this animation as a starting point for an independent research project with gifted students, ask them to compare the gaits of humans vs. animals, and analyze differences and similarities.

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Felt - Interactive Map Creator - felt.com

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Felt is a free map creator that makes it easy for anyone to create and work with maps. Under the Use Cases tab on the top right, you'll find Education ...more
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Felt is a free map creator that makes it easy for anyone to create and work with maps. Under the Use Cases tab on the top right, you'll find Education with ideas for teaching with Felt. Easily share your maps with others by sharing a link or embedding them in another tool. Felt's simple toolbar makes it easy to map data or routes and add notes, links, or images. Pinning locations, adding notes, coloring specific areas, clipping out any location to emphasize, and adding layers to your maps allows you to map just about anything you could imagine! You must be at least thirteen years old to create a free account to create maps. This site is currently in a public beta version.

tag(s): map skills (56), maps (207)

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Visualizing data and creating maps just became easier for teachers and students. Help your students understand current events worldwide by creating a map and embedding it on your classroom website or learning management system. For example, use maps in science to track migration patterns, explore climates, or map weather events. Teachers of students aged 13+ years can have students create and edit maps in real-time from anywhere. Build upon your student's knowledge by adding layers to your maps to show new information. Teachers of younger students can create maps for student viewing to map a story or show animal habitats.

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TEACHFLIX - Ditch That Textbook

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Teaching with videos engages and excites students, but finding the right video takes time. TEACHFLIX is a curated collection of videos shared by classroom teachers to put to immediate...more
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Teaching with videos engages and excites students, but finding the right video takes time. TEACHFLIX is a curated collection of videos shared by classroom teachers to put to immediate use in class. Begin by browsing by grade level or content area. If browsing by grade level, open up your choice to view all videos or narrow your selection by specific topics. No registration is required; however, sign up with your email to receive the Teaching with TEACHFLIX ebook to download, which includes suggestions and activities to use with videos. The videos are hosted on YouTube. If your district blocks YouTube, then they may not be viewable.

tag(s): coding (88), computational thinking (42), computers (106), digital citizenship (89), engineering (119), problem solving (226), social and emotional learning (81), STEM (262), video (257), virtual field trips (80)

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Use this curated collection of videos to engage students in lessons in all subjects. Use EdPuzzle, reviewed here, to enhance the video content by adding comments, questions, and more within the video. Create interactive lessons with videos from this collection, formative assessments, and other interactive content using Pear Deck, reviewed here, to present material in a deeper, more robust manner. Upon completion of your lesson, extend learning by asking students to share their learning using a simple web page builder such as Straw.Page, reviewed here.

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National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): Lesson Plans and Activities - National Institute on Drug Abuse

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The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) shares valuable lesson plans and activities in both English and Spanish that teach about the dangers of drug and alcohol use for grades ...more
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The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) shares valuable lesson plans and activities in both English and Spanish that teach about the dangers of drug and alcohol use for grades 5-12. Lessons cover topics including opioids, prescription drugs, and the effect of drugs on the brain. Links include access to teachers' guides, student handouts, and any additional required materials. In addition to the lessons, other links provide conversation starters for parents, classroom resources for teachers on the effects of drugs, and supporting information for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, commemorated annually in March.

tag(s): drugs and alcohol (27), mental health (34), red ribbon week (9)

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Use lessons provided by NIDA to supplement your current Red Ribbon Week teaching resources. Begin by engaging students in lessons using a resource such as IdeaBoardz, reviewed here, to identify students' knowledge of the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. For example, create a chart with two sections - one for drugs and the other for alcohol, and ask students to share information about each. Enhance knowledge using Pear Deck, reviewed here, to create real-time, interactive formative assessments that offer the ability to create quizzes in various formats. Extend learning by asking students to become creators and share their learning through a choice of multimedia resources. Some examples include using Scratch, reviewed here, to create a game teaching about the effects of drug abuse or write an interactive story using inklewriter, reviewed here. inklewriter's easy-to-use features allow students to write a choose-your-own-adventure story and share the finished product using the URL created when published.
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Science with the Amoeba Sisters - Sarina Peterson and Brianna Rapini

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Science with the Amoeba Sisters provides high school biology resources for educators, including videos, comics, and instructions for collaborative teacher-student video creation. The...more
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Science with the Amoeba Sisters provides high school biology resources for educators, including videos, comics, and instructions for collaborative teacher-student video creation. The most robust offerings are the many videos on the Amoeba Sister's YouTube channel. Each video is less than ten minutes long; view the playlist to find content sorted by topic. Many videos are available in Portuguese and Spanish. Several videos also include downloadable recap handouts. The recap handouts are printable worksheets for students that complement each video. Find these handouts by selecting from the box for educators at the top of each video when available. If your district blocks YouTube, the videos may not be available to you.

tag(s): body systems (40), cells (80), ecology (100), genetics (76), human body (93), mitosis (8)

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Biology teachers will want to book this site for use throughout the school year! Use the videos as a schema activator to engage students as you introduce new concepts. Add questions and comments to videos using edPuzzle, reviewed here, to enhance learning and student focus. Add your video and additional teaching materials to Microsoft PowerPoint Online, reviewed here, to create interactive lessons that include links to videos, handouts, interactive simulations, and images. Ask students to share their learning by offering a variety of multimedia options. For example, ask students to use Genially, reviewed here, to create an interactive diagram, or create an explainer video using a video creation tool such as Powtoon, reviewed here.
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Educational Podcasts for Students - TeachersFirst

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In this collection, we share many educational podcasts for students of all ages in various subject areas. The act of listening to podcasts offers many benefits to our students. The...more
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In this collection, we share many educational podcasts for students of all ages in various subject areas. The act of listening to podcasts offers many benefits to our students. The podcasts are available anytime, making them ideal for in-person, remote, blended, and flipped instruction. Students can listen a second time to deepen their understanding.

tag(s): podcasts (73)

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Share these podcasts with your students to use when learning related material. Share a link to this collection on your school web page and in your school newsletter (or email). Find podcasts to incorporate into your lessons.

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Georgia Virtual Learning Shared Resources - Georgia Virtual Learning

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Georgia Virtual Learning is the online education headquarters for the Georgia Department of Education and offers over 100 virtual courses for middle and high school students. Choose...more
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Georgia Virtual Learning is the online education headquarters for the Georgia Department of Education and offers over 100 virtual courses for middle and high school students. Choose from studies in all core content areas and the fine arts and world languages. An additional option features courses in CTAE/Electives. These offerings include classes in finance, computer science, fitness, and more. After selecting a course to view, use the module to proceed through the contents. Each module includes an introduction featuring essential questions and interactive content and concludes with final assessments and a module test.

tag(s): art history (86), body systems (40), business (47), chinese (44), drawing (59), environment (240), financial literacy (92), french (74), geology (64), japanese (47), latin (22), music theory (45), narrative (14), novels (31), nutrition (134), oceans (146), OER (43), photography (126), plagiarism (34), poetry (189), psychology (67), robotics (22), romeo & juliet (7), short stories (18), sociology (22), space (213), spanish (105), STEM (262), writers workshop (31)

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Bookmark and save this site as a supplemental resource for your current lessons, as a resource for students to learn about subjects not covered in their current courses, and to differentiate learning for students. For example, provide remediation to high school students by sharing the 9th or 10th-grade literature and composition courses as a review activity or enhance your British Literature unit by assigning a module that focuses specifically on 17th, 18th, or 19th-century British literature. Consider assigning different activities to groups of students to present to their peers. Ask them to use an infographic creator such as the Canva Infographic Creator, reviewed here, as a tool for sharing important information. As a final learning extension, create a digital class book using Ourboox, reviewed here, to share understanding of the content learned. Include text, images, maps, and more in the student-created books.

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Science at Home - Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

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Find ideas for science activities using everyday household items, learn from engaging videos, play games, and complete professional development courses at this fantastic site offered...more
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Find ideas for science activities using everyday household items, learn from engaging videos, play games, and complete professional development courses at this fantastic site offered by the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. Choose the Science at Home activities to find engaging activities to complete at home, such as making slime or creating a rubber band bungee cord to drop an egg safely. Each activity includes a list of items needed, instructions, and a simple explanation of the science concept. Many activities also include video demonstrations. The video portion of the site shares information on various topics such as hatching baby chicks and understanding forces used in elevators. Be sure to visit the educators' part of the site that includes directions for learning labs, science education webinars, and Jr. Science Cafes, sharing discussions with professionals in the medical field and the impact of COVID.

tag(s): architecture (64), circuits (20), dna (44), energy (130), engineering (119), forces (37), gravity (42), light (52), natural resources (37), plants (144), recycling (46), solar energy (34), sounds (43), STEM (262), water cycle (22), weather (163)

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This site is a must-have for all teachers of science. Bookmark the resources found on the site to use when planning science lessons. Share the science education webinars with your peers for professional development sessions. Share the at-home lessons with parents in your classroom newsletters or updates; consider sharing a monthly activity for students to complete at home. If necessary, create travel kits for students who don't have the needed resources at home. Another option is to ask a volunteer to conduct labs and experiments with students during center time at school. Engage students using Flip, reviewed here, to provide a prompt for students to respond on a video sharing the results of their experiments. Extend learning by asking students to create infographics using Canva Infographic Maker, reviewed here, to explain their understanding of the science concepts explored.

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Ask Dr. Universe - Washington State University

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K to 8
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We all have questions about the world around us. Dr. Universe investigates those tough questions submitted by elementary and middle school students and teams up with professors, researchers,...more
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We all have questions about the world around us. Dr. Universe investigates those tough questions submitted by elementary and middle school students and teams up with professors, researchers, and other experts to provide fact-based answers. Each week she posts one big question to answer. Additional information on the site includes student polls, videos, a podcast, and downloadable activities. Don't miss the downloadable field guide provided by Dr. Universe that offers many ideas and guidance to promote scientific learning in young scientists. The videos are hosted on YouTube. If your district blocks YouTube, then they may not be viewable.

tag(s): animals (280), cells (80), nutrition (134), planets (111), plants (144), podcasts (73), space (213), STEM (262)

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Download the field guide and print copies for students to take notes and record their questions about the world around us. Submit questions to Dr. Universe to see if she will respond to your questions. Include the podcast as part of a learning or computer center in your classroom. Explore previous questions together as a class to find out answers to common questions such as "Why Do Leaves fall in the fall?" or "Why can't we breathe in space?" Include Dr. Universe's response within science lessons created using Curipod, reviewed here. Create and share interactive self-paced lessons in Curipod, including videos, quizzes, podcasts, and more. Have students extend learning by creating explainer videos using Kizoa, reviewed here about topics researched.
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Verizon Innotive Learning HQ - Verizon

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Innovative Learning HQ shares professional development resources in technology for educators, classroom lessons designed to bring STEM education to bridge the digital divide across...more
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Innovative Learning HQ shares professional development resources in technology for educators, classroom lessons designed to bring STEM education to bridge the digital divide across under-resourced communities, and various AR/VR apps. Create a free account to access over 100 lesson plans and professional development sessions that provide micro-credentials. Browse the featured resources or select activities by content area. Most activities provide a focus on virtual reality or augmented reality and include a facilitator's guide, introductory videos, and student activity worksheets. In addition, lessons offer options for teaching to different grade level bands that form a progression of learning. Tasks include correlation to Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core Standards, and ISTE Standards. Finally, professional development courses provide coaching, collaboration, blended learning, and more learning opportunities. The on-demand modules are approximately 3-4 hours in length and offer the chance to apply for a micro-credential certificate upon completion.

tag(s): animals (280), animation (62), augmented reality (7), biographies (93), cells (80), coding (88), digital storytelling (140), engineering (119), graphic design (50), maps (207), musical notation (35), Problem Based Learning (13), problem solving (226), robotics (22), STEM (262), sustainability (44), Teacher Utilities (146)

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Discover the many ready-to-go free resources offered through Innovative Learning HQ in classroom lessons and for your professional development needs. If unsure of how to find assignments for your grade level, visit your dashboard to find recommended activities. After selecting tasks for students, use the provided modules to deliver instruction. Most activities are perfect for use in computer labs, a computer center, or a blended learning activity.
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Arctic and Antarctic Classroom Resources - National Science Foundation

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Arctic and Antarctic Classroom Resources shares a variety of lessons and activities for all ages. View videos of scientists who explore the math of sea ice, study the Arctic marine...more
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Arctic and Antarctic Classroom Resources shares a variety of lessons and activities for all ages. View videos of scientists who explore the math of sea ice, study the Arctic marine food web, and more in the multimedia gallery. Other classroom offerings include a timeline of South Pole telescopes, a free online magazine connecting polar science to literacy, and links to games, puzzles, and songs. This site is a must-add to include when teaching about animals or the arctic regions!

tag(s): animal homes (56), animals (280), antarctica (28), arctic (40), scientists (62)

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This site contains many excellent resources to include within units on animals, plants, or geographic regions. Add the videos or activities within learning activities created using Curipod, reviewed here. In addition to resources found on this site, add links to articles, websites, and quizzes to create a complete learning unit. Use Baamboozle, reviewed here, to create quick and easy learning games to use as a formative assessment or to review materials at the end of your unit. Extend learning by asking students to use Wakelet, reviewed here, to share their learning. Create a template in Wakelet to share with students that include categories for their research reports. For example, if researching an arctic animal, create categories for the student to share information on their home, food, upload images, impact from humans, etc.

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