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Canva Storyboard Templates - Canva

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The Canva storyboard templates page offers many different designs to help you plan stories or projects. You can change these templates however you like by adding pictures, text, and...more
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The Canva storyboard templates page offers many different designs to help you plan stories or projects. You can change these templates however you like by adding pictures, text, and more to bring your ideas to life. It's a helpful one-stop shop for storyboard templates.

tag(s): digital storytelling (144), graphic design (48), graphic organizers (50), stories and storytelling (42)

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Storyboards don't have to just be for storytelling. Have students pick a historical event or era they have studied or are interested in exploring further and use the templates to create a graphic novel-style storyboard that narrates the event. Have students select a social issue they are passionate about, such as bullying, mental health awareness, or digital citizenship, and have them choose a template to create a comic book. These can be printed and hung around the school. For younger students, customize a template and print it for offline use. It can be used for any sequencing concept, like life cycles or moon phases. Discuss the idea of daily routines with the class, talking about different activities they do from morning to night.

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Ted Talks Daily - TED

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Ted Talks Daily produces episodes each weekday that provide thought-provoking discussions on many topics from A to Z. Most episodes run approximately twenty minutes or less, although...more
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Ted Talks Daily produces episodes each weekday that provide thought-provoking discussions on many topics from A to Z. Most episodes run approximately twenty minutes or less, although occasionally longer episodes of up to forty-five minutes are produced. Recent topics include conservation, politics, education, AI, and more. Listen to podcasts on most popular platforms, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify, reviewed here.
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tag(s): journalism (72), listening (73), logic (165), news (229), podcasts (81)

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Subscribe to this podcast and listen together as a class. This format provides many opportunities to develop listening and problem-solving skills and to discuss current events. After listening to several podcasts, encourage students to create a podcast program using a similar format. First, replace paper notecards and pens and have students plan the podcast using Notejoy, reviewed here, where students collaborate on a script and move the notecards around until they have their podcast. Strengthen learning by recording and publishing their podcast using Buzzsprout, reviewed here.

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Speechify - Speechify Inc.

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Speechify uses AI to convert text to speech and works in many different formats, including web pages, PDF documents, Microsoft Word, emails, and texts. The free plan offers a choice...more
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Speechify uses AI to convert text to speech and works in many different formats, including web pages, PDF documents, Microsoft Word, emails, and texts. The free plan offers a choice of ten voices and allows you limited options for controlling text speed. Register to create an account; when you reach the page that asks for billing information, do not add this information. Here is how you can get the site for free. Without clicking the page closed, return to the home page by opening a new window and clicking on "Speechify" in the title of this review. You will see a link to the web app materialize; click that, and your account dashboard will appear. Follow the directions to select a document or web page. After the information loads, click play on any text portion to listen. Options on the left side of the page allow you to change voices, adjust the speed, and change options for the page's appearance, including highlighting, scrolling, and dark mode.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (111), listening (73), text to speech (19)

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Use Speechify as a helpful tool to increase reading comprehension, support English language learners, and help students with dyslexia and other special needs. Upload tests, worksheets, and other assessment documents to support students who have materials read to them. Share Speechify with parents and students for use at home. When sharing Speechify, consider making a short tutorial video using Free Screen Recorder Online, reviewed here to demonstrate how to create a free account, where to find the dashboard, and how to upload and view reading materials.
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40 Amazing Educational Virtual Field Trips: No Permission Slips Needed - Kimmie Fink

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On this We Are Teachers page, find a curated list of virtual field trip resources to enhance students' learning experiences. These virtual experiences allow students to explore museums,...more
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On this We Are Teachers page, find a curated list of virtual field trip resources to enhance students' learning experiences. These virtual experiences allow students to explore museums, historical sites, natural wonders, and other educational destinations from the comfort of their classrooms or homes! On this site, you'll find descriptions and links to various virtual field trip opportunities, and some resources provide tips for integrating them into lesson plans and activities. Many of these virtual trips are available on multiple YouTube channels. If your district blocks YouTube, the videos may not be viewable. In addition, some of these virtual field trips are sourced from several other sites and organizations; we advise that you review the privacy policies of these external sites to ensure compliance with their district's privacy policies.

tag(s): virtual field trips (80)

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Virtual field trips can immerse students in diverse learning experiences that allow teachers to go beyond the boundaries of their classroom. Find a virtual field trip that is relevant or connected to an upcoming unit. Begin by conducting an anonymous poll using a tool like Poll Everywhere, reviewed here or Mentimeter, reviewed here showing images from one of the virtual field trips you've chosen. Display images showcasing significant landmarks, main attractions, or features of the location. Students can post their wonderings, insights, or prior knowledge about the destination based solely on the images. This can ignite curiosity and generate excitement as students speculate about where the destination is. After gathering students' responses, announce that you'll be "taking them there" virtually through an upcoming virtual field trip! During the virtual field trip, integrate presentation tools using Pear Deck, reviewed here. Incorporate interactive question slides throughout the virtual field trip to prompt students to reflect on their learning, make connections, and apply their knowledge. You can even intersperse the presentation with interactive quizzes, polls, or collaborative brainstorming sessions. You can use this to keep the field trip active and engaging rather than a passive sit-and-get activity. Wrap it up by challenging students to become virtual field trip creators! Let them select a destination they want to "visit" and design an ideal virtual field trip experience for their peers. You can provide a template or criteria for students to consider when planning their virtual field trips. Students can use creation tools such as Google Slides, reviewed here or Canva Education Templates, reviewed here to create brochures or presentations that outline the details of their virtual field trip. Then, set a time for their "field trip pitch day," where students present their virtual field trip proposals to their classmates!

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Unscreen - Unscreen

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Unscreen quickly removes the background from your videos and inserts a new background if desired, all without requiring registration. Upload your video clip or search Unscreen's GIF...more
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Unscreen quickly removes the background from your videos and inserts a new background if desired, all without requiring registration. Upload your video clip or search Unscreen's GIF library to begin. Once the background is removed, click the link under the image to change the background by selecting from the image library or uploading a photo from your device. When finished, download your video clip as a PNG, animated PNG, or single frame. Free accounts limit clip lengths to five seconds.

tag(s): editing (90), images (257), video (260)

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Bookmark this site for many classroom uses. Combine a video clip of students with other resources using various tools, including Google Slides, reviewed here. Choose a background image of a city being studied, a different historical period, or a far-away setting like the moon, then place your student video on top. Include your new slide as a starter for class projects. Use images on top of book covers for book talks, create images for story characters and heroes, or use them to create local weather reports. The ideas for using this tool are only limited by your imagination and that of your students.

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Free Infographic Maker - Adobe Express

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Adobe Express brings you this free infographic Maker. Design a professional-looking infographic with the look you want in just minutes. Choose from one of their many templates and adapt...more
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Adobe Express brings you this free infographic Maker. Design a professional-looking infographic with the look you want in just minutes. Choose from one of their many templates and adapt it with images, icons, and more, or create an original. After you've made a free account, click Create Now. Next, you'll choose a template or create a unique design from the blank on the right. Add your title and choose from the items on the left menu to complete your infographic. To save, click share or download.

tag(s): infographics (57)

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Introduce students to the Adobe Infographic Creator by creating an infographic to start a new unit and add to it as you instruct and students learn. Next, have them select a template to use as a review for a concept just learned. Once they are familiar with creating an infographic, they can create one for a book report, organize a research paper or presentation, show what they know after a science or math lesson, as a literature circle presentation, and much more. Infographics are flexible and helpful for teachers and students.

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OK2Ask: Tech Tools Smackdown: AI Tools - TeachersFirst

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

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The bots are battling it out in this AI-themed Tech Smackdown! Our TeachersFirst contributors will showcase their favorite classroom AI assistants in an epic showdown. From creative bots, to time-saving bots, to student-engaging bots, to organizing bots, these artificial intelligence dynamos will digitally duel for the title of most valuable AI. With new AI tools emerging faster than you can say "machine learning," finding the top tech can be a challenge. Let our tech-wise teachers be your guides in this fast-paced, fun session! The future is now - come see which classroom AI education tool will be crowned king! As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Compare and contrast the most popular AI-powered education tools to discover which ones are most effective for classroom use. 2. Evaluate the strengths and limitations of leading AI learning tools to determine which provide the greatest benefits for students. 3. Discuss implementation strategies and best practices for leveraging AI tools to enhance teaching and optimize student outcomes. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (111), professional development (395)

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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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Twitter Chat: Harnessing AI for Classroom Succes - TeachersFirst

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This archived Twitter chat is from March 2024 and will open in Wakelet. The title of this chat is: Harnessing AI for Classroom Success. During this chat, participants: 1. Discussed...more
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This archived Twitter chat is from March 2024 and will open in Wakelet. The title of this chat is: Harnessing AI for Classroom Success. During this chat, participants: 1. Discussed the importance of formative and summative assessments in the learning process, 2. Explored different AI-based tools and technologies that can enhance formative and summative assessments, and 3. Reflected on the future implications of AI in formative and summative assessments.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (111), twitterchatarchive (175)

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Find resources and information about harnessing AI for classroom success. Share this chat with your colleagues looking for strategies and resources for integrating AI in the classroom.

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Litmaps - Litmaps Ltd

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Litmaps offers tools to search and discover relevant academic papers and visualization of the results using literature maps. The literature seed maps display relationships between articles...more
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Litmaps offers tools to search and discover relevant academic papers and visualization of the results using literature maps. The literature seed maps display relationships between articles in the visualization and trace cited materials. Choose any cited article to view the author(s) and abstract. Free accounts allow for up to 20 search inputs and include 1 Litmap visualization with a maximum of 100 articles.

tag(s): professional development (395), Research (83)

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Use Litmaps as a professional tool for researching current teaching frameworks and strategies. For example, if you are investigating the Science of Reading, search for that term to learn more about the academic research done on this topic.

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Suno AI Song Creator - Suno

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If you believe you are not musically inclined but still want to produce music for any subject, Suno AI Song Creator is for you! Choose "Make a Song" and log ...more
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If you believe you are not musically inclined but still want to produce music for any subject, Suno AI Song Creator is for you! Choose "Make a Song" and log into your free account. Use the explore area to find songs produced by other creators, or select Create to have Suno make a song based on your prompt. Add a description for your song that includes information such as the topic, type of music, and any specific words to include. When ready, click Create and wait a few seconds for a few songs to appear. The standard song length is up to one minute and twenty seconds; visit the FAQ section for instructions for extending the length. When finished, share your song using the link or download it to your device as a video or audio file. Free accounts offer 50 credits daily (10 songs).

tag(s): artificial intelligence (111), lyrics (15), preK (258), songs (44)

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Use this song generator to engage students in any subject. For example, ask Suno to create lyrics and music to coincide with upcoming holidays and classroom events. Try asking Suno to make an upbeat song about your field trip to the zoo or a jazz song that includes information about New Orleans, and play the song for students as a schema activator for your lesson. Create songs with specific vocabulary terms for students to use as a learning aid or produce songs that assist multilingual learners in learning English. App smash Suno with MagicSchool's Song Generator, reviewed here by asking MagicSchool to create a song using any topic and details, then copy the lyrics into Suno to turn the lyrics into any genre desired. Ask students to use Suno to make a song that accompanies a research project or multimedia presentation, then include the song with other presentation elements built into a simple website created with edublogs, reviewed here or another free website builder like Strikingly, reviewed here.

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GenAI Chatbot Prompt Library for Educators - AI for Education

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Designing effective and productive chatbot prompts requires understanding how generative AI tools work. This site provides many time-saving prompts for educators' and students' needs....more
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Designing effective and productive chatbot prompts requires understanding how generative AI tools work. This site provides many time-saving prompts for educators' and students' needs. The prompt library is broken into several categories: assessment, lesson planning, and communication, and the prompts work with GenAI chatbots, including ChatGPT, reviewed here, Claude, reviewed here Perplexity reviewed here, and others. Each suggested prompt also includes examples and suggestions for modifying the prompt to fit individual needs.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (111), assessment (146), behavior (43), blooms taxonomy (7), chat (41), gamification (75), multilingual (67), parent conferences (21), professional development (395), quizzes (89), rubrics (34), social and emotional learning (84), Special Needs (54), Teacher Utilities (150), thanksgiving (24)

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Bookmark and save this terrific prompt library for any number of uses when using generative AI chat tools. Find ideas and activities for lessons, quickly create and edit assessments, and develop rubrics. Consider using a curation tool such as Wakelet, reviewed here to bookmark this site and others that provide AI resources and to collaborate with peers on how to use AI resources. Be sure to visit the student prompts on this site that share resources for creating flashcards, translating text for multilingual learners, and other helpful study resources. Consider sharing some student prompts, such as the flashcard or "explain it to me like..." with parents for at-home practice and to reinforce classroom content.

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1865 - Wondery

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1865 is a thirty-seven-episode podcast provided over two seasons that begins in 1865 with the country in turmoil over the death of Abraham Lincoln. Season one tells the story of ...more
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1865 is a thirty-seven-episode podcast provided over two seasons that begins in 1865 with the country in turmoil over the death of Abraham Lincoln. Season one tells the story of the manhunt for John Wilkes Booth and takes listeners up to the trial of Mary Surratt. The second season guides listeners through the conflicts between Edward Stanton and Andrew Johnson. The final three bonus episodes tell the final story of John Wilkes Booth and contain adult themes and strong language.

tag(s): 1800s (73), lincoln (60), podcasts (81), presidents (122)

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Engage students in American history by sharing some or all of the podcast episodes as an introduction to the events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln; however, verify that the final three episodes are appropriate for your students before assigning them. Share a visual timeline from Lincoln's Assination (Ford's Theatre), reviewed here as an interactive look at the events leading up to and after Lincoln's assassination. Encourage students to extend learning using materials available at Project Zero's Thinking Routine Toolbox, reviewed here. For example, use the Unveiling Stories activity in the Digging Deeper section to ask students to reflect upon the untold stories from the podcast.

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OK2Ask: Tech Made EZ with Twee - TeachersFirst

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K to 12
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Twee is an AI-powered edtech tool that makes it easy for teachers to create engaging, differentiated instructional materials. In this workshop, participants will learn how Twee can help them quickly generate customized lessons, assignments, and activities tailored to their students' needs and learning styles. Educators teaching almost any subject area or grade level will discover how to leverage Twee to accommodate learner variability through differentiated content and authentic learner-driven experiences. You'll leave ready to use this powerful tool to save time while designing interactive, student-centered learning. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Understand how to use Twee to plan instruction. 2. Explore strategies to differentiate instruction using Twee. 2. Create learning materials appropriate for the classroom. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (111), professional development (395), Teacher Utilities (150)

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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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Young Ben Franklin - Gen-Z Media

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Young Ben Franklin is a ten-episode podcast that introduces listeners to 13-year-old Ben Franklin as a spirited young boy living in colonial Boston. Ben and his friends solve mysteries...more
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Young Ben Franklin is a ten-episode podcast that introduces listeners to 13-year-old Ben Franklin as a spirited young boy living in colonial Boston. Ben and his friends solve mysteries and conduct investigations in each episode as he develops his leadership skills. Visit the section for educators to find a listening guide, explore and choice boards, and video explanations of how to use the accompanying materials in any classroom. Also included is a PDF document that shares the correlation of the materials to reading, speaking, listening, and writing standards.

tag(s): colonial america (95), constitution (88), declaration of independence (15), franklin (11), inventors and inventions (71), podcasts (81)

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Take advantage of the many free materials available on this site to engage students when learning about Benjamin Franklin, American History, or inventors. Adapt the choice and explore boards to fit your student's interests and abilities. For example, replace the timeline on the choice board with one created using MyLens, reviewed here. If time isn't available to complete the entire listening guide, copy individual slides to use as part of a listening or writing center. As a culminating activity, extend learning by asking students to use the podcast as a model for researching and learning about other famous Americans. Have them share their learning as part of a multimedia presentation created using Canva Docs, reviewed here or by creating a comic strip presentation using Canva's Comic Strip Templates, reviewed here.
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Overheard at National Geographic - National Geographic Partners, LLC

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Overheard at National Geographic shares weekly podcast episodes from 2019-2023 featuring a range of topics related to the world around us. Episodes feature conversations with National...more
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Overheard at National Geographic shares weekly podcast episodes from 2019-2023 featuring a range of topics related to the world around us. Episodes feature conversations with National Geographic photographers, explorers, and scientists with hosts Peter Gwyn and Amy Briggs. Podcasts run from approximately thirty to forty-five minutes and are available on most podcast-hosting platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and iHeartRadio.

tag(s): africa (139), animals (284), anne frank (10), china (62), explorers (66), native americans (91), oceans (149), photography (118), podcasts (81)

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Incorporate relevant podcasts into classroom lessons to enhance learning and engage student interest. For example, have students listen to the podcast of how Anne Frank's Diary survived when reading the Diary of Anne Frank or learning about the holocaust or include A Skeptic's Guide to Loving Bats during your studies of animals. Visit the archive of OK2Ask: Podcasting 101: Using Podcasts in the Classroom, reviewed here to learn more about using podcasts to improve students' listening comprehension, build academic vocabulary, and strengthen literacy skills.

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An Educator's Guide to Orange County Diversity - Heritage Museum of Orange County

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An Educator's Guide to Orange County provides many lesson plans and resources based upon Orange County's efforts to share information responsibly and work towards social justice. Although...more
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An Educator's Guide to Orange County provides many lesson plans and resources based upon Orange County's efforts to share information responsibly and work towards social justice. Although created with a focus on Orange County, many lessons are adaptable for use with students in any location. In contrast, other lesson plans can be used without adapting to local needs. Most lessons include a PDF containing lesson information and a slide presentation; others include graphic organizers and student handouts. The resource portion of the site consists of walking maps, links to local archives, and social media projects. Lesson plans include correlations to Common Core and Social Justice standards.

tag(s): 1800s (73), 1900s (73), agriculture (48), california (16), climate change (88), commoncore (75), cross cultural understanding (155), cultures (132), diversity (38), gold rush (15), immigrants (33), railroads (14), westward expansion (38)

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Use these guides as created or adapt the lesson plans to develop social justice lessons based on your local history. Visit the OK2Ask archive of Jumpstart Student Research Projects with the Edge Browser, reviewed here to learn tips and tricks to support students when conducting research using the Edge Browser. As a final project, ask students to use Google My Maps, reviewed here to create a virtual field trip through your town or state that includes links to videos and images that share the story of your location.
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Elicit - Andreas Stuhlmuller and Jungwon Byun

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Elicit offers tools to analyze research papers, summarize data, and synthesize research findings. Create an account to begin, then select from three tabs to find and analyze information....more
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Elicit offers tools to analyze research papers, summarize data, and synthesize research findings. Create an account to begin, then select from three tabs to find and analyze information. Choose "find papers" to ask a research question and receive results that include a summary and links to supporting facts. Select "Extract data from PDFs" to upload a document from your device, then select the document(s) to view a summary. The final tab allows you to search papers to find a list of concepts, such as solutions to damage to the rainforest from climate change. Free plans offer members 5,000 one-time credits. Elicit uses artificial intelligence (AI) as part of its information-gathering process; be sure to verify the results for accuracy.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (111), Research (83), summarizing (22)

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Use this site as a starting point for more extensive research projects or as a tool for summarizing large documents. For example, if students are studying climate change, use the final tab to find a list of concepts related to climate change solutions, then ask students to choose one concept to develop into a research project. After selecting an idea to explore, ask students to use Mind Map Generator, reviewed here to create an interactive mind map with additional topics to consider. Have students use Canva Docs, reviewed here to share their findings, then use the convert to presentation option to automatically convert the document to a slide presentation.

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invideo AI - invideo AI

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Imagine automatically creating a video from a written description. That's a fantastic prospect, and it is now possible using the magic of Invideo AI. invideo AI turns your ideas into...more
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Imagine automatically creating a video from a written description. That's a fantastic prospect, and it is now possible using the magic of Invideo AI. invideo AI turns your ideas into videos in just a few short minutes. After creating an account, select the link to make a video. In the chat space, describe in detail and provide instructions for completing the video using up to 3600 characters. After adding the description, choose the button to generate the video and wait for the magic to happen. Creating videos will take a few minutes. Once your video is generated, use the available tools to regenerate if changes are desired, or choose to export the video when ready. Download the video to your device in mp4 format and select from the available options for video quality. Share videos with students from your device, using the provided link, or export videos to YouTube, reviewed here. Free accounts offer ten minutes per week of video generation, 10 GB of storage, and four exports weekly with the invideo logo. As always, when using artificial intelligence (AI) tools, verify that all information is accurate before sharing it with students.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (111), tutorials (54), video (260)

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Create videos for many classroom purposes by writing prompts clearly stating your needs. For example, include the topic, age or grade of students, type of voice (male or female) if desired, and specific vocabulary or information to include. Use invideo AI to differentiate content for your students' varying needs by creating videos on similar topics but with different levels of vocabulary and information. Embed your videos into multimedia tools such as Sway, reviewed here and NearPod, reviewed here to include additional elements of any lesson. Share a link to your video with students to view as a schema activator before a lesson or as a flipped learning activity before introducing new content.

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Mizou - Mizou

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Create and customize artificial intelligence (AI) chatbots in a secure, COPPA-compliant setting with Mizou. Customize chatbots using your materials, instructions, and rubrics and share...more
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Create and customize artificial intelligence (AI) chatbots in a secure, COPPA-compliant setting with Mizou. Customize chatbots using your materials, instructions, and rubrics and share them securely with students. Personalize the appearance as desired and include text, audio, and images. Receive instant feedback that identifies areas of students' strengths and weaknesses of the content. Mizou also offers a searchable library of content available to add to your workspace to use as is or to edit to fit your needs. Share chatbots with students by launching a new session and providing students with the URL or QR code. Students share their names to access the chat; directions and responses are available as text or audio.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (111), chat (41)

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Use Mizou in many different ways to engage students in learning. For example, when teaching the novel 1984, use the chat in Mizou's library with George Orwell to engage in critical thinking activities that explore the themes and ties to the modern world shared in the novel. Use the chats to assist students in reviewing vocabulary by selecting the Spreadsheet Vocabulary Review chat and modifying the language to fit your needs. Search by grade level or topic to find options for almost any subject and topic. Extend learning by asking students to reflect upon their discussions in Mizou by creating a short explanatory video using Animate from Audio, reviewed here.

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Kentucky Text Sets - Daviess County Public Schools

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This helpful site supports learning about and using text sets in the classroom for all grades. Enroll in the free, self-paced course to learn about text set design and how ...more
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This helpful site supports learning about and using text sets in the classroom for all grades. Enroll in the free, self-paced course to learn about text set design and how to use text sets to build student knowledge and vocabulary in any subject. Visit the links at the top of the site to find downloadable text sets categorized by elementary, middle, and high school. Within each category, the text sets are then organized into grade levels. Download a planning guide with links to resources and activities for each text set offered. In addition, each set includes separate links to additional resources such as student work samples, KWL charts, and more. Remember to visit the Support for Struggling Readers section to access rubrics and ideas to teach text structure, language features, knowledge demands, and purpose/meaning.

tag(s): animals (284), anne frank (10), arctic (40), authors (105), black history (128), civil rights (198), climate (81), climate change (88), colonial america (95), communities (36), cross cultural understanding (155), cultures (132), earth (184), earth day (60), energy (130), explorers (66), figurative language (15), fossils (39), great depression (29), greeks (32), heart (27), heroes (24), holocaust (41), immigration (63), inventors and inventions (71), ireland (10), national parks (27), native americans (91), novels (31), nutrition (135), oceans (149), poetry (190), professional development (395), senses (20), social and emotional learning (84), solar energy (34), world war 2 (151)

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This site is worthy of inclusion in virtually all teachers' toolboxes. Use the text sets to support literature instruction using the resources provided. Find materials to differentiate learning for all students by browsing through the different grade-level offerings to find materials that meet the needs of students who need additional support and resources that challenge gifted learners. Learn more about multimedia text sets by watching the archive of OK2Ask: Using Multimedia Text Sets for Student Knowledge Construction,reviewed here. As you and your peers build text sets, share your materials on a website using Google Sites, reviewed here using Kentucky Text Sites as a model of what to include.
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