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BrainPOP Free Stuff - BrainPop

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K to 12
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Visit this fabulously FREE site, created by BrainPop, to find a wealth of interactives, videos, lesson plans, and more. Wow - doesn't even begin to describe the wide array of ...more
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Visit this fabulously FREE site, created by BrainPop, to find a wealth of interactives, videos, lesson plans, and more. Wow - doesn't even begin to describe the wide array of topics and subjects. The best part is the FREE stuff for BrainPop Espanol, BrainPop Jr, and BrainPop ESL. Some of the specific topics include: Harlem Renaissance, Civil War, Blogs, Angles, DNA, Stocks & Shares, Digital Animation, and MANY others. These were the FREE topics at the time of this review, and of course is subject to change.

tag(s): angles (87), blogs (83), charts and graphs (199), civil war (140), digital storytelling (151), dna (64), energy (210), grammar (208), harlem (8), internet safety (116), main idea (8), mars (41), martin luther king (35), nutrition (157), shakespeare (110), stock market (14), women (99)

In the Classroom

Use this tool to find lessons and/or animations in a variety of topic areas. There are "ready to go" movies and more in health, social studies, art & music, engineering & technology, and other topics. Share the sites on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Provide this link on your class website for students to access both in and out of the class. Save this link in your favorites and check back to see "what's new."
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Stossel in the Classroom - Center for Independent Thought

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5 to 12
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Find Streaming Videos from John Stossel to engage your students in discussions about interesting and thought-provoking issues. Each month this site posts a new video for your use, and...more
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Find Streaming Videos from John Stossel to engage your students in discussions about interesting and thought-provoking issues. Each month this site posts a new video for your use, and all videos come with suggested discussion questions. Also, you will find lots of discussion topics in the archived section titled with categories like the environment, celebrities, and consumer issues, just to name a few. You don't even have to register to view the videos and discussion questions!

There are some items of interest on the top menu bar: Teacher Ideas to Share, Teacher Guides, and More Teacher Resources. You might be interested in their offer of a free DVD with selected, edited for the classroom, programs from the 20/20 T. V. series.

tag(s): endangered species (41), financial literacy (91), foreign policy (15), news (258), politics (102)

In the Classroom

Use these streaming videos to help create "background knowledge" for your student, and improve listening and note taking skills. Small groups of students could rotate through stations with the video, or you can use it with the whole class. Either way, students can practice their two column (Cornell) note taking skills using the left column for keywords and/or questions and the right side of the paper for important information about the topic they are viewing. Have students discuss and look up answers to their questions.

If using the videos as a whole class, you may want to use a discussion program that allows "backchanneling" such as Socrative,reviewed here, so everyone can comment on the issue(s) presented and see each other thoughts.

Another idea is to use the videos as a jump-off point for research by small groups. There are many huge topics you can break into parts for small groups to investigate after watching Stossel's take on it. Then challenge the groups to create a multimedia presentation using one of many TeachersFirst Edge tools reviewed here.
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I found lots of interesting information here. Great work Thanks for the share loved reading the article, please do share more like this with us . Temple, TAMPS, Grades: 0 - 12

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DNA Tube - DNAtube.com

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Looking for a great resource site that offers visualizations of complex cellular activities? Use DNA Tube as your visual scientific resource. This non-profit scientific site provides...more
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Looking for a great resource site that offers visualizations of complex cellular activities? Use DNA Tube as your visual scientific resource. This non-profit scientific site provides video based studies, lectures, and seminars that are for more advanced and motivated students. Use the video-based explanations of a large variety of biological concepts to remove barriers of understanding from students. Click "watch" to see thumbnails of videos. Use the search bar at the top to find relevant videos. Use the Category tab to search among various categories such as lectures, experiments, ecology, genetics, and many others. Sign up with the site to be able to download videos after entering login information. Along the bottom of each video page, find thumbnails of related videos as well as related topics. Topics include various areas of science and math. This site does allow you to upload your own videos. Uploading videos required registration.
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tag(s): cells (101), dna (64)

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Find great videos to use as an introduction to a unit or to help clarify how a certain process occurs using these visualizations. Use videos on an interactive whiteboard or with a projector. Pause through the video to ask questions about what is happening in the process, explain processes, or have students be able to use appropriate vocabulary to explain. This site is excellent for enrichment. Include it on your class web page for students to access both in and out of class. Challenge students to create their own simple videos to help explain a science concept. Share the videos using using a tool such as SchoolTube reviewed here.
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