Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Who Am I: History Mystery

Who Am I? is an activity developed by the Smithsonian Museum to help students learn about US History. It features 6 prominent historical figures in US history, and students have to use clues to uncover the identity of the individual. I really like this site because it encourages problem solving and synthesis. Plus, the visuals are engaging to students. Thanks to Richard Byrne for sharing this resource.
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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Math Worksheet

Math Worksheet Generator creates both interactive quizzes (with one-click scoring) and printable math worksheets.

Math Worksheet Generator creates an unlimited number of math worksheets, both interactive and printable. Choose from addition, subtraction, multiplication or division. Or generate combo worksheets with multiplication/division or addition/subtraction. Interactive worksheets let you solve the problems online, and will score your quiz with a single click. Printable worksheets and answer keys are created the same way, simply click the Print button on your generated worksheet.

Hope this helps!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Poetry 180

For high school students, check out Poetry 180, a collection specifically created to bring poetry to high school classrooms each day of the school year: 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Digital Images of Yale’s Vast Cultural Collections Now Available for Free

New Haven, Conn. — Scholars, artists and other individuals around the world will enjoy free access to online images of millions of objects housed in Yale's museums, archives, and libraries thanks to a new "Open Access" policy that the University announced today. Yale is the first Ivy League university to make its collections accessible in this fashion, and already more than 250,000 images are available through a newly developed collective catalog.
The goal of the new policy is to make high quality digital images of Yale's vast cultural heritage collections in the public domain openly and freely available.
As works in these collections become digitized, the museums and libraries will make those images that are in the public domain freely accessible. In a departure from established convention, no license will be required for the transmission of the images and no limitations will be imposed on their use. The result is that scholars, artists, students, and citizens the world over will be able to use these collections for study, publication, teaching and inspiration.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Google Map Maker


If you’re in the U.S., you can now add your expert local knowledge to
Google Maps with Google Map Maker for the United States. For example,
you can get started by adding the outline of the soccer field at your
local park, or marking that a local two-way street recently changed to
a one-way thoroughfare. Each edit in Map Maker is reviewed, and after
approval, will appear in Google Maps within minutes. Using Map Maker,
people have built out and edited the maps for 183 countries and
regions around the world; now you can ensure the places you care about
in the U.S. are richly represented on the map.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Top TEN TIPS for Assessing PBL's

At Edutopia, they value an authentic learning process that nurtures 21st-century skills such as collaboration, critical thinking, and global awareness, which is why they promote project-based learning (PBL). But how do educators assess learning when implementing PBL? This crucial and frequently asked question led us to create our latest classroom guide: "Top Ten Tips for Assessing Project-Based Learning."

This free download is full of hands-on advice and resources from around the Web. From tips on how to "Keep It Real with Authentic Products" to "Use Formative Strategies to Keep Projects on Track," our new guide is full of strategies to help you assess K-12 classroom projects like a pro.

So please take a moment to download our "Top Ten Tips for Assessing Project-Based Learning," and share it with your colleagues, classroom parents, and district leaders. You can also download our guide to your iPad and other mobile devices, making it easy to have the tips and tools you need at your fingertips! 

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Magnetic Poetry

Magnetic Poetry online. Drag and drop words directly onto the virtual refrigerator! Students can choose from an assortment of kits from which to create! 

Monday, May 2, 2011

Rapid Release from Google!

Posted: 29 Apr 2011 11:46 AM PDT

We’ve released the following improvements to Google Docs file uploads:

- Folder uploads that maintain the folder structure
- An upload page that’s integrated into the Docs List
- Settings that remember your conversion and OCR preferences
- The ability to drag-and-drop files to the Docs List for upload

Release track:
Rapid Release*