Archive for February, 2013

Use Google Sites To Mashup Learning Resources

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

https://sites.google.com/a/sylvan.k12.ca.us/landsat8/

Google Sites can be used to combine instructional resources, videos, social media streams, images, and student input into single cohesive learning modules.

Find out more here: http://support.google.com/sites/?hl=en

The Basal Alignment Project (BAP) on Edmodo

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

http://www.achievethecore.org/basal-alignment-project

Free, Common Core-aligned replacement lessons for 3rd-5th grade Basal reading series.

The Basal Alignment Project (BAP) builds district capacity to better align existing materials to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts and Literacy while new CCSS-aligned materials are developed and published. School districts, publishers, education organizations and others can link to the site or download and adapt materials that can be widely available to teachers and students. On this site you can learn more about the BAP and how to access these resources.

The Edmodo group code to join is: etuyrm   (http://www.edmodo.com)

Scratch 2.0

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

http://scratch.mit.edu/


Scratch 2.0 from ScratchEd

Using Google Sites for Class Blog Projects

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1u14ZgVOC3-aBF0o8OhD8rJmFQK93dU-AZPeAyjB9ESs/edit?usp=sharing

A shared Google doc on how to create a Google Site for projects where students are writing for a broader audience.

Google Treks

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

http://googletreks.org/index.html

Enabled by Web 2.0 tools, GoogleTreks™ allows teachers and students to synthesize information in one easy-to-use map that places text, pictures, audio files, video files, and much more in one central location.

Magical Maths

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

http://www.magicalmaths.org/

A nice educators blog on teaching, learning, and math.

Evernote Portfolios for Student Assessment

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

http://edudemic.com/2013/01/create-digital-portfolios/

As iPads proliferate in schools around the world, and students as well as teachers create more and more content, questions about what to do with all of those learning objects have arisen. In other words, how can we curate this content into portfolios for assessment as well as reflection…

We Can Change The World Challenge

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

http://www.wecanchange.com/elementary-school/about-challenge/2012-challenge-winners/2012-3-5-national-winners/#california

The Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge offers students the opportunity to use science, math, and reading/language arts concepts and skills to create sustainable, reproducible environmental improvements. For example, students utilize their comprehension skills by reading and summarizing non-fiction texts.  Then they use their writing skills to write an action plan to solve a local environmental issue based on what they have learned.

Tineye CreativeCommons Image Search by Color

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

http://labs.tineye.com/multicolr

We have shared TinEye in the past. It was a while ago though, so it’s worth a second look.

Mindmup

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

http://www.mindmup.com/

An OpenSource graphic organizer tool similar to Inspiration.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

http://macaulaylibrary.org/browse/taxa/animalia

Cornell Lab of Ornithology is “the world’s largest and oldest scientific archive of biodiversity audio and video recordings.

Wonderopolis

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

http://wonderopolis.org/

Visit Wonderopolis®. It’s a place where wonder and learning are nurtured through the power of discovery, creativity and imagination. Wonderopolis is brought to life by the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) and supported by our philanthropic partners listed below.

Wonderopolis from NCFL on Vimeo.