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Science4Us Digital Science Curriculum: Includes Embedded PD Resources

28 Aug

Science4Us Digital Science Curriculum: Includes Embedded PD ResourcesScience4Us is a standards-based digital science curriculum that teaches science using the 5E inquiry-based instructional model. In addition to over 350 digital games and online activities, there are tons of offline experiments and hands-on projects to keep students engaged and excited about science.  It’s a great choice for teachers looking to include cross-curricular activities that connect science instruction to math and language arts. Students will also learn the importance of notetaking and observing, with their very own digital notebook.

One of Science4Us’ notable features for educators is embedded professional development.  This includes, step-by-step session guides that show how to approach each daily lesson and helpful teacher guides that explain the content and the importance of each activity.  There are also teaching strategies that help enhance your students’ learning experience and teacher lessons with additional content-specific information.

Visit Science4Us’ website to register for a free 60-day trial here!

Global Oneness Project: Free Multicultural Stories & Lesson Plans

12 Aug
Global Oneness Project: Free Mulitcultural Stories & Lesson PlansI love free resources and here’s one perfect for teachers of multiple disciplines!  The Global Oneness Project offers free multicultural stories and accompanying lesson plans for high school and college classrooms.  Their award-winning collection of films, photo essays, and articles explore cultural, social, and environmental issues from around the world with a humanistic lens.  Aligned to National and Common Core Standards, their curriculum content contains an interdisciplinary approach to learning and facilitates the development of active, critical thinking.
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Global Oneness Project: Free Mulitcultural Stories & Lesson PlansEach month, the Global Oneness Project release a new story and accompanying lesson plan.  All of their content and resources are available for free with no ads or subscriptions.
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Check out their story of the month or visit the Global Oneness Project website to learn more!

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Explore Congress on iPads: Multimedia, Facts & Local Reps

24 Jul

Explore Congress on iPads: Multimedia, Facts & Local RepsExplore Congress on iPads: Multimedia, Facts & Local RepsMyCongress is an iPad app that helps students and teachers learn more about the folks that represent each state.  Users can search and bookmark different representatives.  The information with each entry includes Twitter links, video clips and information on each person’s background.

This app could be used with students investigating their local representatives or learning more about a particular part of the country.  It’s an easy reference tool for students using mobile devices.  Whether students are composing letters to a Senator as part of a persuasive writing project or creating questions for mock interviews, MyCongress is worth exploring.

Visit the App Store to download this free app!

ModernChalkboard: SMART Board Lessons for the Elementary Classroom

19 Jul

ModernChalkboard: SMART Board Lessons for the Elementary ClassroomModernChalkboard.com has a large collections of SMART Board lessons for elementary school teachers.  Their Notebook lessons work with SMART Board interactive whiteboard systems and cover a variety of topics. Created by the same team as SuperTeacherWorksheets, ModernChalkboard has tons of resources for teachers looking to energize their SMART Board lessons.

ModernChalkboard: SMART Board Lessons for the Elementary ClassroomThere are plenty of interactive math activities on topics that include perimeter, telling time, counting money, and fractions.  Electricity, human body, and the solar system are just a few of the science topics you’ll find. ModernChalkboard also includes interactive classroom calendars, social studies topics, grammar lessons, and early literacy.

ModernChalkboard is offering two promotions: use the code TWENTY to save $20 on individual memberships or the code SMART for $100 off a school site license membership.

You can check out a some of ModernChalkboard’s free SMART Notebook files on their site!

Age of Explorers: iPad Game from the History Channel

18 Jul

Age of Explorers: iPad Game from the History Channel There are lots of great educational apps from the History Channel, and I’ve shared a few I like earlier this year.  The new app Age of Explorers lets students navigate the seas alongside famous historical figures.  Completely free and plenty of fun, Age of Explorers asks students to follow the journey of different explorers from Christopher Columbus to Vasco Da Gama.  They’ll earn points and unlock new levels as they make their way across the world.

Age of Explorers: iPad Game from the History ChannelThis iPad app might be something that you use to grab the attention of students before kicking off a new unit of study.  You might also add it to a parent newsletter to keep families aware of games that connect to your curriculum.

Visit the Apple App Store to download Age of Explorers!

3D Cell Simulation: Videos, Models and More

12 Jul

3D Cell Simulation: Videos, Models and More 3D Cell Simulation: Videos, Models and MoreWhether you have one teacher iPad to lead a demonstration or a handful to distribute to your students, there are powerful apps for the science classroom.  Students can explore cells with the 3D Cell Simulation and Stain Tool app for iPads.  In addition to accessing video content, users can create their own cell image.

This completely free app is full of interactive features that will complement instruction in the biology and life sciences classroom.  The colorful diagrams and easy to navigate interface make it a great resource for students exploring core content.

Visit the Apple App Store to download 3D Cell Simulation and Stain Tool for free!

Explore The Berlin Wall on iPads

11 Jul

Explore The Berlin Wall on iPads Explore The Berlin Wall on iPadsIn the Social Studies and English Language Arts classroom students can benefit from visuals and interactive text to help making meaning of the past.  The Berlin Wall HD is a free iPad app that presents informational text, primary source documents and interactive maps on the screen.  Students can tap, zoom and explore this period in history.

The Berlin Wall HD is a great choice for teachers introducing this time period to students.  Whether it’s a clear part of your curriculum or something that helps students better understand a piece of historical fiction, The Berlin Wall HD is worth checking out.

Visit the Apple App Store to download the The Berlin Wall HD for free!

 

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