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5/16

Summer Reading Development Programs for Children and Adults

Programs on Campus and at Locations Throughout Georgia

Reading Programs
Reading Programs

Reading Development Programs for 4-Year-Olds Through Entering 2nd Graders

In these programs, your child will develop the essential reading skills and habits that lead to fluent reading, strong comprehension, and a love of books and reading. You will receive individualized guidance and materials to confidently support your child's reading practice and skill development over the next year.
Reading Programs
Reading Programs

Reading Development Programs for Entering 3rd Through 5th Graders

In these programs, your child will develop the reading comprehension and fluency required to read longer, more complex books with ease and absorption. This ability is the foundation for a lifelong love of reading and for academic success. You will receive individualized guidance and the materials you need to confidently support your child's reading practice and skill development throughout the next year.
Reading Programs
Reading Programs

Reading and Study Skills Programs for Middle School and High School Students

Students in these programs double reading speed, improve comprehension, and learn a step-by-step approach to reading, studying, and taking notes in fiction and non-fiction. They also develop the ability to become fully absorbed in books, which makes reading enjoyable and supports the habit of reading for pleasure.
Reading Programs
Reading Programs

Speed Reading and Comprehension Training Program for Adults, College Students, and Entering High School Seniors

In this class, you will learn to take control of your reading tasks and your time. You will read two to four times faster in any material you tackle, understand and retain what you read better, and take more organized, useful notes.
Enroll Online Now View Schedules & Locations
For more information or to enroll by phone call (800) 964-8888.

A few summers ago, Education World and Barnes and Noble joined forces to present a HOT, HOT summer reading program. Thanks to our readers' contributions, we have gathered summer reading lists by grade, along with reviews of new books, interviews with favorite authors, and lots of ideas for summer projects to extend reading -- projects for kids to do with friends or on their own and projects for families to do together!

Don't miss another Education World resource: Summer Reading Lists from schools around the world.


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SUMMER READING LISTS

* Kindergarten
* 3rd Grade
* 6th Grade


5/9Google earth lessons http://www.gelessons.com/lessons This is a free online resource by and for teachers. Check it out.


Highlights for High Schools: How to Bring MIT Curriculum to Your Classroom

Educators can access the prestigious university's free course materials on the Web.

by Sara Ring

High school teachers looking to reinforce their curriculum and knowledge base can now tap into the course materials faculty use at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A new online program called Highlights for High School -- part of the interdisciplinary OpenCourseWare system MIT launched six years ago -- gives educators and students free Web access to the esteemed university's introductory courses and related tools, such as Advanced Placement test preparation, video demonstrations, and lab experiments. High school teachers at any level may use these resources to supplement their lesson plans, in-class activities, homework assignments, and reading lists.
Highlights for High Schools: How to Bring MIT Curriculum to Your Classroom
Highlights for High Schools: How to Bring MIT Curriculum to Your Classroom

More with MIT:

Rebekka Stone uses Highlights for High Schools to inspire her students.
Credit: Courtesy of Alma Trinidad
Rebekka Stone, a tenth-grade biology teacher in Homestead, Florida, says she uses Highlights for High School to increase her students' science comprehension and to introduce them to the idea of higher learning. Less than half of Homestead's students graduate, and Stone thinks using the MIT materials will encourage more of them to continue their education. She says students who once assumed college isn't an option for them have gained confidence by doing college-level work.
"At a school like ours, it's great that the kids can see, 'Oh, college isn't that scary.' It's definitely breaking down some of the barriers that the kids feel would prevent them from going to college," Stone says. Once they get a taste of MIT, she adds, they come to realize, "Maybe that's for me. I could do that!"
Highlights for High School offers links to nearly seventy introductory courses, and new material is added twice a year. To help navigate the site, we've singled out some downloads teachers can easily incorporate into high school curriculum. (MIT asks teachers using any element of Highlights for High School to give credit to the university and to the faculty member who created the work.)

AP Test Prep

MIT originally created Highlights for High School with the goal of helping students prepare for AP exams in biology, calculus, and physics. To supplement high school AP-prep classes, the Web site compiles material relevant to all three subjects, including video clips, exam questions, and practice problems. Rosemary Cenci, a teacher at Schuylerville Junior-Senior High School, in Schuylerville, New York, assigns her AP biology students practice problems from the MIT site to complete as homework.
"The questions are so cute and novel compared with the textbook examples," she notes, citing a problem set that explores heredity in a family in which some members carry that pesky gene for X-ray vision.
Cenci says the site also helps her stay current with new developments in biology. When she attended college, "molecular biology was just an up-and-coming field," she explains. "In the last thirty to thirty-five years, it has gone leaps and bounds above what I learned in college. The lectures at MIT have been such a valuable resource in helping me fill in some of the gaps in knowledge that I have."

Video Demonstrations

MIT's video demonstrations can engage students in science coursework by providing fun multimedia explanations of heady concepts. In //Weightlessness During Free-Fall//, for example, MIT physics professor Walter Lewin shows one principle of Newton's law of motion -- in real time and slow motion -- by leaping off his desk while holding a jug of water and by dropping a weight attached to a scale.
Highlights for High Schools: How to Bring MIT Curriculum to Your Classroom
Highlights for High Schools: How to Bring MIT Curriculum to Your Classroom

Experiment in Terror:

MIT physics professor Walter Lewin brings physics alive -- at his own peril.
Credit: Courtesy of MIT
In Collisions in Free-fall, Lewin dons hiking shorts, a pith helmet, and sunglasses to conduct a projectile experiment by firing a ball at a monkey suspended from a pole. (No monkeys were harmed in the making of this video; the test subject is of the stuffed variety.)
Teachers can browse the demonstrations by category -- from Atomic Physics and Quantum Effects to Work, Energy, and Power -- and then show the videos in class using the RealPlayer media player. Stone says she uses the MIT videos in her classes to reinforce key concepts.
The vivid lecture included in the video //Teratogens//, in which biology professor Hazel Sive explains the effects of alcohol on a developing fetus, had particular resonance, Stone says, because her high school struggles with teen pregnancy. "It was a take-home message of what you don't want to be doing," she recalls. "You don't want to get pregnant in high school, but if you are pregnant, you don't want to drink."

Lab Experiments

MIT is known worldwide for its contributions to science, and now high school students may duplicate the lab work of their collegiate counterparts. The chemistry and physics labs, grouped together on the site, are downloadable as PDF files and provide detailed instructions. The files may also include color images and graphs, follow-up questions, and Microsoft Excel charts to track students' results. One electricity and magnetism experiment asks students to explore light diffraction by measuring the wavelength of a laser light, the spacing between tracks on a compact disc, and the thickness of a human hair (laser light, CD, and hair not included).

Practice Problems, Suggested Readings, and More

Teachers can find practice problems, suggested readings, and supplementary assignments for most courses offered by Highlights for High School. Michele Naber, who teaches regular and AP biology at Mission Viejo High School, in Mission Viejo, California, assigns MIT's practice problems to her students as in-class assignments and on tests. She appreciates how accessible the site is, despite its wealth of information. "It's easy to use," she notes. "I've been to some sites where they put everything on one big index page, and it takes you forever to read through it. The indexing they use on this site is very search friendly. It's easy to find a specific topic."
The site includes exams with many of the courses, particularly those dealing with science and math. Some tests and assignments include answer sets for teachers. Others do not, so that MIT professors may reuse questions for future classes.
Highlights for High School provides so much material, teachers can sometimes use it to teach an entire lesson. When Jeff Weitz, a high school physics teacher at Horace Mann School, in Riverdale, New York, had to miss class for a conference, he considered assigning his students a problem set to complete in his absence. Instead, he chose to have them watch a video lecture by the always dynamic Professor Lewin.
"He's the best sub on the planet for AP physics," Weitz reports. "Lewin discussed exactly the topic I would have, so my class didn't miss a beat. The video was just a tad longer than our class period, and I know for a fact that nearly all the kids went home and watched the end. They can't give feedback any more positive than that."
Sara Ring is a contributing writer for Edutopia.org. She lives in Los Angeles.

5/2 Using Audio

Public (Domain) Library: Free Downloadable Audiobooks Online

By Chris O’Neal

1/29/08
I'd like to share a Web site called LibriVox, which provides free, downloadable audiobooks from the public domain: Users download the audiobooks in MP3 format and listen to them on their computer or copy them onto an MP3 player. According to the site, "LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain and release the audio files back onto the Internet. Our goal is to make all public domain books available as free audiobooks." Users can take advantage of the full catalog of audiobooks -- about a thousand at the time of this writing.
Because the books are in the public domain, users may listen to them as many times as they want and share them with others. If your students have access to MP3 players, providing them with audiobooks is a great way to encourage their appreciation for some fantastic literature. In addition, you can sign up to be a volunteer reader: Find a book of your choosing in the public domain, and record yourself reading it. The site, started in 2005 for the sole purpose of sharing the love of reading, works on a volunteer basis.
LibriVox is a teacher's dream -- a fun tool to encourage the reluctant reader or inspire your already-addicted ones to explore even more great literature. You'll find Aesop's Fables and the works of Shakespeare, James Joyce, and Rudyard Kipling -- the list goes on and on. How about some Edgar Allan Poe to listen to on the way home from school each evening?
Go have a listen, and let us know what you think.

Podcasting can educate about copyright

Copyright issues are far more complex than the Business Software Alliance’s “Play It CyberSafe” website (www.playitcybersafe.com) and “Piracy Deepfreeze Game” might make them appear. As Lawrence Lessig memorably communicates in his web-archived presentation on “Free Culture” (http://lessig.org/freeculture/free.html), the creative ideas of today are often the result of synthesized ideas expressed by others in the past. When we are able to “stand on the shoulders of giants” who have gone before us, only then are we often empowered to make even greater strides in a particular area.
Downloading music to enjoy or reuse in a podcast is not an unconditionally illegal and punishable offense. A diverse array of copyright-friendly music files are available from sources like the Podsafe Music Network (http://music.podshow.com) and FreePlayMusic (www.freeplaymusic.com) which can be legally used in classroom podcasts. Producing a classroom podcast can provide contextual opportunities for teachers as well as students to learn about Creative Commons (http://creativecommons.org) licensing of works including songs, which permit artists to authorize the use of their musical creations in “derivative works” like podcasts. Podcasters can also learn about exciting, legal developments in online music publication and sharing. For more on these issues, refer to Stanford Law professor Lawrence Lessig’s blog at www.lessig.org/blog.

Using audio http://www.mpsomaha.org/willow/charactercounts/index.html This is


http://www.storylineonline.net/ Listen to movie stars read stories on line.

4/25 In honor of Earth Day...

Taking It to the Class: Green Projects for the Classroom

Try these great lesson ideas for environmentally conscious teachers (and their lucky students).

by Roberta Furger

Go Green: Taking It to the Class
Go Green: Taking It to the Class

Credit: Bart Nagel
An annual celebration of Earth Day should not be the only time during the school year when you devote significant classroom time to exploring issues of environmental awareness and stewardship. Whether you teach biology, history, or language arts, the Web is a rich and ever-growing resource, with curriculum ideas for integrating environmental issues into lesson plans. But where to begin? That will be your decision, but we'll help you get started.
We've compiled a cross section of lessons, with ideas for every grade level. Some can be completed within a single class period and others require more time, but all are sure to get your students -- and you -- thinking about what can be done to preserve our increasingly fragile planet.


Go Green Database
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Elementary School


The Life History of "Stuff"

By tracing the origins of everyday products -- the bikes they ride to school or their favorite sneakers -- students develop an understanding of the impact that the production, sale, and disposal of commonly used goods have on the environment.
Though no single lesson is likely to change students' consumption patterns completely, this one is sure to get them thinking about alternatives, like wearing shoes until they're outgrown or worn out, or donating still-usable items so they don't end up in a landfill prematurely.
Topics: Consumption, Waste Production
Teaching Level: Grades 2-3
Source: Education for Sustainable Development



Go Green: Taking It to the Class
Go Green: Taking It to the Class

Credit: Veer



From Farm to Table

Students (and adults, too) know surprisingly little about the origin of the food they eat every day. In this lesson, students compile lists of frequently eaten foods and then take a trip to the local supermarket to research their origin by analyzing food displays or speaking with the grocer.
What are the consequences of eating grapes from Chile or corn from Mexico? Are there economic or health advantages to eating locally grown fruits and vegetables? Should grocers provide origin information for the produce they sell? These are just a few of the issues students can explore in this lesson. There's also ample opportunity to extend the lesson through action, by visiting a local farmers' market and talking with growers or starting their own vegetable garden at school.
Topic: Food Sources
Teaching Level: Grades 4-6
Source: California School Garden Network


Go Green: Taking It to the Class
Go Green: Taking It to the Class

Credit: iStock

Go Fish

In this thirty-minute lesson for very young students, a simple bowl of goldfish crackers helps make concrete the concept of scarcity of resources. In the first part of the lesson, the bowl is passed around the room and students are allowed to take as many crackers as they'd like. In the second, each student receives an equal number of crackers.
The two scenarios serve as an excellent entrée into a discussion of uneven distribution of resources, as students discuss how it felt to get more (or fewer) fish than their classmates. The next step is to expand the discussion to resources in students' homes or in their community that everyone must share.
Topic: Scarcity of Resources
Grade Level: P-2
Source: Population Connection


Trip Tally: Discovering Environmental Solutions

What impact does car transportation have on the local environment? That's the key question this lesson aims to ask and answer as students conduct a simple air pollution experiment and analyze the findings in the context of their own weekly trip tally, which documents their comings and goings about town by car, foot, bike, and public transportation.
Students analyze their own travel data, as well as that of the whole class, and then explore strategies for reducing air pollution by choosing to ride their bike rather than drive, or by taking fewer trips.
Topic: Air Pollution
Teaching Level: Grades 3-6
Source: Northeast Sustainable Energy Association

Elementary and Middle School


Environmental Explorers

This lesson calls upon observation and analysis skills as students explore and then discuss the changes that have been made to the natural environment. Students observe and document natural and human features in their locale (during a walk around the neighborhood or a trip downtown, for example), and evaluate the impact of changes made by humans, such as the leveling of an area for a subdivision or the damming of a local stream or river.
As a culminating activity, students discuss local environmental and planning issues and then write letters to the local newspapers expressing their views and encouraging specific action.
Focus: Environmental Awareness
Teaching Level: Grades 3-8
Source: National Geographic Society


Go Green: Taking It to the Class
Go Green: Taking It to the Class

Credit: iStock

The Trash We Pass

A day's worth of classroom garbage becomes the basis for this lesson, which explores the amount of waste students (and their schools, families, and community) produce each day, and the impact of all this trash on the environment. Faced with the dirty truth about how much trash they accumulate, students are asked to brainstorm how to reduce their waste production (by using less, recycling more, and so on) and then to put their newfound knowledge to further use by taking action in their community.
The lesson includes ideas for extending their work beyond the classroom, pursuing activities such as researching local recycling options and advocating with city officials for improvements, or starting a compost pile at school or at home.
Topics: Consumption, Waste Production
Teaching Level: Grades 4-7
Source: Redefining Progress


We Are What We Drink

The writings of a Peace Corps volunteer from the Togolese Republic in Africa provide a developing-world context for the exploration of water consumption, water pollution, and the health of individuals and communities. Students explore their own water consumption (the amount of water used in everyday activities; the types of water -- filtered, bottled, and so on) they drink -- and compare this data with the experiences of residents in the Togolese Republic, where clean water is scarce and cholera is endemic.
Topics: Water Quality, Public Health
Teaching Level: Grades 3-8
Source: Peace Corps, Coverdell World Wise Schools

Middle and High School


Fishing for the Future

Through a simulation, students model several consecutive seasons of a fishery and explore how such variables as advances in technology, population growth, and attention to sustainable fishing practices impact fish catch and fisheries management. Over multiple "seasons," students confront the economic and environmental impact of overfishing. As the fish population is depleted in one area, for example, they must seek out sources elsewhere or explore more sustainable practices.
This engaging lesson includes thought-provoking writing and discussion prompts, and opportunities for students to extend what they've learned to their own community by exploring the status of commonly owned resources in their town or state.
Topic: Sustainability
Teaching Level: Grades 6-12
Source: Facing the Future: People and the Planet


How Big Is Your Footprint?

Using Web tools, students calculate their ecological footprints (the amount of natural resources they consume in a given year) and then, as a group, determine the footprint of the entire class. After creating graphs and finding the mean, the median, the mode, and the standard deviation for the class, students explore a range of discussion questions about reducing their footprint, their responsibility to subsequent generations, the impact of their consumption, and more.
Armed with this new knowledge and awareness, students are prompted to consider the size of their family's footprint, or that of the entire school. What steps might they each take to decrease their footprint? By taking the test again six months later, students will be able to assess the impact of their choices.
Topic: Consumption, Pollution
Teaching Level: Grades 8-12
Source: Alliance to Save Energy

High School


Water Walk

Building on the concept of a watershed, students use a field trip to a local body of water (a stream at a local park, for example) to conduct a detailed assessment of the water and surrounding land and then document their findings by mapping and profiling the water and the neighboring area.
This hands-on science lesson teaches students how to take standardized measurements of water characteristics, integrates writing activities as students describe the characteristics of the local watershed, and provides an excellent introduction to issues of water quality. There's also information about using data from, and sharing data with, the worldwide science and education program Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE).
Topic: Water Quality
Teaching Level: Grades 9-12
Source: Center for Environmental Education Online


Whose Resource Is It?

Environmental justice is the focus of this lesson, which integrates world history, geography, and government topics into a case study and a role-playing exercise. Students explore the impact of a plan to locate a new industry in a low-income neighborhood, then take on the roles of community members, business executives, and city officials as they advocate for and against building a power plant in a low-income minority neighborhood. Together, they assess the economic, environmental, and social consequences of their decisions.
Through these activities and supplemental readings, students gain a deeper understanding of the ways socioeconomic status impacts the number and types of businesses in a neighborhood -- and the impact these businesses have on residents' health and well-being.
Focus: Environmental Justice
Teaching Level: Grades 9-12
Source: Education for a Sustainable Development


Roberta Furger is a contributing writer to Edutopia.

This article was also published in Edutopia Magazine, October 2007



I came across this while looking for ways to display student work online. I just wanted to see what other schools are doing. Many teachers put up exhibits to reinforce everything from the big ideas of a discipline to classroom-management strategies. But how often do you step back and take a thoughtful look at what's on display?
Linda Hartley is an educator from the United Kingdom (a native of Scotland now living in London) who used that question as the starting point for an action research project. A former teaching assistant, she began conducting research as part of her studies at the United Kingdom's virtual-learning Ultraversity. By bringing Web 2.0 tools into project design, she has set off a global conversation.
This work is manifested on her site, Classroom Displays, which is both a Flickr group for photo sharing and a blog for reflection. (The Classroom Displays blog was nominated for an Edublogs Award in 2006.) The result is what Hartley calls "a visual conversation" about those ephemeral displays that come and go from classroom walls and school hallways. Some 270 educators from around the world have joined the Classroom Displays community, and many more regularly stop in for a look.
If you want to find an example close to home, you can click on the Flickr map. From Hannibal, Missouri, for example, Terry Smith's photos reveal a classroom where students regularly take on global projects with learning partners from around the world. (To learn more about Smith's project-based class, visit his Web site.) A teacher from the Bronx shares a picture showing what looks like an army of cockroaches; the caption reveals that the bugs are plastic. (Whew!) Students lined them up as math manipulatives to show their understanding of arrays.
Click on Kuwait, and you get a glimpse inside an international school where a husband-and-wife team from the United Kingdom are teaching. Photos typically include a link to the educator's profile on Flickr, which you can follow to learn more or make connections.

In The Air
The e-zine for online secondary English students
http://www.fvdes.com/intheair/intheairsummer2004.htm

TKI Student Gallery
The TKI Student Gallery showcases the work of New Zealand students in the arts. It gives teachers an online exhibition space for their students, where they can find inspiration and see what other schools have been creating.
The site currently features four collections. The Ministry of Education Online Galler is the most recent. It was initiated by Secondary School Arts Coordination Senior Project Officer Judy Matthew. She has been displaying student artworks in the head office buildings in Wellington. Ministry staff had been enjoying them and so Judy decided to find a way to share them with a greater number of people. This digital collection puts student art online, and gives more schools an opportunity to exhibit their talents and celebrate high quality artistic achievement.

www.tki.org.nz/r/arts/student_gallery/moe_exhibition/index_e.php


4/18

Olympics


An Olympic Adventure: The Lost Ring
http://www.thelostring.com/</span>
An Olympic (online) Adventure: The Lost Ring




Beijing 2008 - an Olympic OzProject
http://www.ozprojects.edu.au/course/view.php?id=20</span>
Beijing 2008 - an Olympic OzProject
This online project has interactive activities for students from all levels of schooling. Many activities are suitable for use on an interactive whiteboard. Use interactive maps to find out about China and Beijing and the route of the Olympic torch relay. Research an athlete and compare past and present Olympic achievements. Take part in online forum discussions about the Olympic Games and learn another language using the Language Phrases Calendar.




Timeline ... History of the Olympic Games
http://xtimeline.com/sports/History-of-the-Olympic-Games</span>
Timeline ... History of the Olympic Games




LONDON 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games
http://www.dfes.gov.uk/L2012/</span>
LONDON 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games
London will host the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in 2012. The Games will be a wonderful sporting and cultural festival - a spectacular series of events that will excite the nation.
The Department for Education and Skills (UK) is responsible for maximising the benefits of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in the field of education and skills, so that 2012 has a long-term impact on the lives of learners, particularly young people of the 2012 Olympic generation.
This website sets out the benefits that we think we can achieve by exploiting the opportunities offered by the Games, and indicates how we might do that, including working with various partners





Beijing Olympics 2008 : Official Website
http://en.beijing2008.com/</span>
Beijing Olympics 2008 : Official Website





Olympic Games
http://www.42explore2.com/olympics.htm</span>
Olympic Games
The Olympic Games are a competition in summer and winter sports held every four years for athletes from all over the world.




Mini Olympics Interactive Online Game
http://www.miniclip.com/minilympics.htm</span>
Mini Olympics Interactive Online Game




LII Theme Collection: The Olympic Games
http://lii.org/search/file/olympics</span>
LII Theme Collection: The Olympic Games
If you only have time to try one of these Olympics links on Shambles ... then try this first ... the Librarians' Index to the Internet.




The Olympic Museum in Lausanne
http://www.museum.olympic.org
The Olympic Museum in Lausanne
The Olympic Museum has created a collection of unique objects which recount the story of the Olympic Movement and the Olympic Games.
These objects are showcased as part of the major permanent exhibitions : Pierre de Coubertin, Summer Games, Winter Games and the Philately and Numismatics area.




Art at the Olympics
http://vs.eun.org/eun.org2/eun/en/vs-art/content.cfm?lang=en&ov=29894</span>
Art at the Olympics
As part of the Virtual School Olympics project, the Art department will feature around 100 ideas proposing and promoting collaborative, multicultural and cross-subject activities.




Marketing and investment in the Olympic Games
http://vs.eun.org/eun.org2/eun/en/vs-economics/sub_area.cfm?sa=5776</span>
Marketing and investment in the Olympic Games
The Economics & Business department offers teachers a set of resources and ideas for looking at the Olympics from four points of view: marketing, investment, development and accommodation structure.




Olympic Site for Youth
http://www.olympiceducation.gr/</span>
Olympic Site for Youth
This site has been officially implemented for young people who want to learn about the Olympic Games. It is very nicely made and provides information, activities, contacts.all you need to focus on the ancient games. A whole section is devoted to will power and the paralympic games.







The Ancient Olympics
http://tef.telecom.co.nz/wow/e1_1_1/g1_2_2_ancient_olympics.html</span>
The Ancient Olympics
Students hold an Ancient Olympic games in the classroom.
The ancient Olympics were very different from today's games. There were fewer events, and those which were contested were very different from the events held today.
Only free men who spoke Greek were allowed to compete and the games were always held in the Greek city of Olympia. Today, athletes from any country compete in the games and they are held at different sites around the world.




Drawing the Olympic Rings Logo
http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Museum/4140/olympic.htm
Drawing the Olympic Rings Logo ... lesson plan
The student will be able to:
Draw the Olympic Rings | Proper use a compass to draw repetitive circles | Measure in units | Recognize geometric logos in newspapers, etc. |



Olympic Leaders - Lesson Plans
http://www.teachervision.com/lesson-plans/</span>
Lots of lesson plans on the Olympics .. search the site.
For example
Olympic Leaders - Lesson Plan
Each student will research the accomplishments of one Olympic athlete.
- Students will write a one page description of the athlete. - Students will give an oral presentation about the athlete.
Grade Levels: 3 - 12




Olympic Games Lesson Plans
http://www.picadome.fcps.net/lab/teacherl/lesson_plans/olympics/default.htm</span>
Olympic Games Lesson Plans




National Geographic lesson plan on the olympics
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/17/gk2/olympic.html</span>
National Geographic lesson plans on the olympics
This lesson introduces students to the modern and ancient Olympic Games.
They will discuss the concept of competition, see pictures of people participating in Olympic sports, and compare and contrast ancient and modern sports.
Students will conclude by drawing pictures of themselves participating in both the ancient and the modern games.




United States Olympic Committee
http://www.usolympicteam.com/kids/</span>
United States Olympic Committee
U.S. Olympic Team Base Camp - is a section of usolympicteam.com designed specifically for kids. Actually, adults may enjoy it, too.
The site will encourage reading and learning about Olympic ideals and values in a fun way.
The section is interactive with vibrant colors, audio, cartoons, coloring pages, printables, a trivia game and more. It incorporates the off-ice talents of hockey's Cammi Granato, skiing's Caroline Lalive and skeleton's Lincoln DeWitt, plus a narration by four-time gold medal-winning swimmer Janet Evans. Check it out.




Olympic Curriculum Guide
http://www.aafla.com/6oic/curriculum2.htm</span>
Welcome to the Amateur Athletic Foundation's Learn & Play Olympic Sports Curriculum Guide. You are invited to share the Olympic excitement with our updated classroom lesson plans. This page contains links to HTML versions of the curriculum for those who are unable to download the PDF versions.
The Olympic Games concept is thematic and interdisciplinary. The curriculum guide provides flexible plans addressing the California State Education Framework for Grades 3, 4 and 5 in Language Arts, Social Studies and Geography, Mathematics and Science, and Physical Education and Health.





Olympic Games : 4 2 Explore
http://eduscapes.com/42explore/olympics.htm</span>
This web project provides "four to explore" for each topic.
On each page you'll find definitions, activities, 4 good starting points, and many more links and resources for the thematic topic.
In some cases, we've listed more than four websites on a particular topic. For example, we might provide a few for younger readers and others for more advanced learners.
Each school, classroom, and teacher is unique. As such we didn't try to provide specific activities for particular grade levels. Instead we suggest that teachers explore each link, then design specific, developmentally appropriate activities such as discussion questions, small group activities, or webquests to fit the needs of their curriculum.
The links on this site are safe for children.





Drug Use at the Olympics
http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/researchskills/drugQuest.htm</span>
The Olympic Motto is "Citius, Altius, Fortius".
It is Latin for "swifter, higher, stronger" expressing the athletes goal of running faster, jumping higher, and throwing more strongly.
What if performance enhancing drugs were used at the Olympics?
How does drug use affect competition and the notion of fairness?





International Olympic Committee
http://www.olympic.org/</span>
The International Olympic Committee.... the place to find out about the Olympic movement and the history of the Olympics.




Olympic Games Primer
http://www.aafla.org/OlympicInformationCenter/OlympicPrimer/OlympicPrimer_.htm</span>
The Sports Library of the Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles, legacy of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, has created this Olympic Games Primer for teachers, students, and interested individuals who want to learn and teach others about the world's great quadrennial celebration of sport and friendship: the Olympic Games.





Women in the Olympics
http://www.feminist.org/archive/olympics/intro.html</span>
Nineteen-ninety-six marked the 100th anniversary of the modern Olympics and the 96th anniversary of women in the Olympics. Women were not allowed to participate in the first Olympic games and, in 1900, women competed in just three sports: tennis, golf, and yachting.





Ancient Greek Olympic in the Classroom
http://members.aol.com/MrDonnUnits/GreekOlympics.html</span>
Mr. Donn's Simulation Unit
Positioning: This 4-5 day unit may be taught anytime during your study of ancient Greece, but works extremely well positioned immediately before any comparison of Athens and Sparta. At the conclusion of this unit, students will have a better understanding of five different Greek city-states. They are then more interested, and more easily motivated, to take a closer look at the Big 2, Athens & Sparta.





Measurement in Sport
http://www.science.org.au/nova/033/033key.htm</span>
Measurement is an essential element of all sports in two ways. First, measurements are taken to determine the outcome of an event, such as which runner was fastest or which pole-vaulter jumped highest. Second, measurements are used to communicate the agreed rules and regulations of a particular sport.






BrainPop Olympics Special
http://www.brainpop.com/specials/olympics/</span>
A short, but fun, animated movie explaining the history of the Olympic games




The Learning Network
http://www.teachervision.com/tv/theme.php?theme=Olympics</span>
Olympic Leaders / Reading Olympics / Write a Letter to Jesse Owens / Going for the Gold / Literature Tie-in / The Mud Flat Olympics / Way To Go Alex / The Amateurs / Hour of the Olympics /




The Real Story
http://www.upenn.edu/museum/Olympics/olympicintro.html</span>
Were the ancient games better than ours? More fair and square? More about sports and less about money? Are modern games more sexist? More political? Have we strayed from the ancient Olympic ideal?





4/11

FREE Resources in the Sciences

URL: http://www.techlearning.com/showArticle.php?articleID=196605125//f//rom Educators' eZine

More than 30 Federal agencies formed a working group in 1997 to make hundreds of federally supported teaching and learning resources easier to find. The result of that work is the FREE web site. FREE stands for Federal Resources for Educational Excellence. The web sites listed below are excerpted with permission from the FREE web site. This month, we highlight web sites for various sciences; in other months, we feature other subject areas. You can search our site for the word FREE to find them.
BioWorksU
introduces students to life science careers. It is set in a virtual university and uses games, experiments, and simulations to show jobs at a range of locations—a nurse's station, ambulance bay, diagnostic lab, pathology lab, radiology department, pharmacy, physical therapy room, dentist's office, and more. Watch videos of professionals describing what they do. Play the ambulance maze game. (IPIC, Department of Labor)
Computing Life
looks at ways physicists, biologists, and even artists are harnessing the power of computers to advance our understanding of biology and human health. Learn how computers are used to simulate the spread of flu through a school, the movement of cells in our bodies, and the beating of a heart. Find out how computers help in the search for gene variations that could lead to disease. (National Institutes of Health)
K-12 Energy Lesson Plans and Activities
offers 350 lessons on energy efficiency and renewable energy. They're organized by grade level and topic—biomass, geothermal, fuel cells, ocean energy, solar power, transportation fuels, wind energy, and energy efficiency and conservation. Learn about passive solar buildings, advanced photovoltaics, or basic wind turbines. Take an energy awareness quiz. Estimate your carbon footprint; find ways to reduce it. (Department of Energy)
Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure Movie provides photos and video clips from this movie about creatures that roamed the seas 82 million years ago. Discover sea monsters of the past and present using the interactive time line. Excavate fossils on a "virtual dig." See a video on how to survive a shark attack. (National Geographic, National Science Foundation)
Space Food and Nutrition Educator Guide
looks at the history of preparing and packaging foods that taste good, provide necessary nutrients, and travel well in space. The guide includes math and science activities in which students (K-8) classify space food, ripen fruits and vegetables using a chemical inhibitive, measure food packaging, determine the percentage of water reduction by dehydrating fresh food items, and plan a nutritionally balanced 5-day menu for astronauts. (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Suited for Spacewalking Educator Guide
examines the technology behind space suits. Students learn about the environment of space, the history of spacewalking, NASA's current space suit, future space suits, and work that astronauts do during spacewalks. Students (grades 5-12) are challenged to design and build a protective garment that will permit future space travelers to explore the surface of Mars. (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Voyages Through Time
is a year-long integrated science curriculum for 9th or 10th grade based on the theme of evolution. It is presented in six modules: cosmic evolution, planetary evolution, origin of life, evolution of Life, hominid evolution, and evolution of technology. Individual modules can be used in discipline-based science courses such as biology, earth science, geology, or astronomy. (Learning in Motion, National Science Foundation)
Planetary Photojournal
is a photo album of the universe. See images of the planets. Look through the Hubble telescope at nebulae far beyond our galaxy. Watch a video of the Mars rovers, or catch up on news about space surveillance technology. Use the solar system simulator to view celestial bodies from various perspectives: from above or below, from an orbiting spacecraft, or from another planet. (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Understanding Alcohol: Investigations into Biology and Behavior
provides simulations, videos, and lessons on the pharmacokinetics of alcohol, the biological and behavioral effects of alcohol, youth and alcohol, the consequences of alcohol abuse and alcoholism. Lessons focus on body type and a person's response to alcohol, factors that influence alcohol use and abuse, calculation of blood alcohol concentrations, and more. Discover how different doses affect the activity of mice. Experience a simulation of driving while intoxicated. (National Institutes of Health)
Brain: Our Sense of Self
helps middle school students understand basic scientific principles related to the brain and nervous system. Five lessons examine the structure and specialized regions of the brain, its diverse functions, how the body receives and delivers information through the nervous system, factors that affect learning, and our sense of self. Interactive web activities are included. (National Institutes of Health)
Materials World Modules Program
presents interdisciplinary modules on topics in materials science—composites, ceramics, concrete, biosensors, biodegradable materials, smart sensors, polymers, food packaging, and sports materials. Modules are inquiry based and hands-on. They incorporate concepts from chemistry, biology, physics, and mathematics. (Northwestern University, National Science Foundation)



4/4
Free and interactive timelines. See some, create some.
http://mnemograph.com/

The last site that caught my attention was science hack which shows science videos prescreened by scientists.
Currently the main categories for science videos are physics, chemistry, biology, space, green energy and mathematics. http://sciencehack.com/

OK, I know this is a little different but I really thought this page was the right one for this.

Bloom's Taxonomy Blooms Digitally

By Andrew Churches
April 1, 2008
URL: http://www.techlearning.com/showArticle.php?articleID=196605124


from Educators' eZine
Introduction and Background:
Bloom's Taxonomy
Bloom's Taxonomy
Bloom's Taxonomy

In the 1950's Benjamin Bloom developed his taxonomy of cognitive objectives, Bloom's Taxonomy. This categorized and ordered thinking skills and objectives. His taxonomy follows the thinking process. You can not understand a concept if you do not first remember it, similarly you can not apply knowledge and concepts if you do not understand them. It is a continuum from Lower Order Thinking Skills (LOTS) to Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS). Bloom labels each category with a gerund.
Bloom's Revised Taxonomy
Bloom's Revised Taxonomy
Bloom's Revised Taxonomy

In the 1990's, a former student of Bloom, Lorin Anderson, revised Bloom's Taxonomy and published this- Bloom's Revised Taxonomy in 2001.Key to this is the use of verbs rather than nouns for each of the categories and a rearrangement of the sequence within the taxonomy. They are arranged below in increasing order, from low to high.
Bloom's Revised Taxonomy Sub Categories
Each of the categories or taxonomic elements has a number of key verbs associated with it
Lower Order Thinking Skills (LOTS)
  • Remembering - Recognising, listing, describing, identifying, retrieving, naming, locating, finding
  • Understanding - Interpreting, Summarising, inferring, paraphrasing, classifying, comparing, explaining, exemplifying
  • Applying - Implementing, carrying out, using, executing
  • Analysing - Comparing, organising, deconstructing, Attributing, outlining, finding, structuring, integrating
  • Evaluating - Checking, hypothesising, critiquing, Experimenting, judging, testing, Detecting, Monitoring
  • Creating - designing, constructing, planning, producing, inventing, devising, making
Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS)
The elements cover many of the activities and objectives but they do not address the new objectives presented by the emergence and integration of Information and Communication Technologies into the classroom and the lives of our students.
Bloom's digital taxonomy map
Mind map of Bloom's Revised Digital Taxonomy
Mind map of Bloom's Revised Digital Taxonomy

Key:
Elements coloured in black are recognised and existing verbs, Elements coloured in blue are new digital verbs.
Remembering
This element of the taxonomy does infer the retrieval of material. This is a key element given the growth in knowledge and information.
The digital additions and their explanations are as follows:
  • Bullet pointing – This is analogous to listing but in a digital format.
  • Highlighting – This is a key element of most productivity suites; encouraging students to pick out and highlight key words and phrases is a technique for recall.
  • Bookmarking or favorite-ing – this is where the students mark for later use web sites, resources and files. Students can then organise these.
  • Social networking – this is where people develop networks of friends and associates. It forges and creates links between different people. Like social bookmarks (see below) a social network can form a key element of collaborating and networking.
  • Social bookmarking – this is an online version of local bookmarking or favorites, It is more advanced because you can draw on others' bookmarks and tags. While higher order thinking skills like collaborating and sharing, can and do make use of these skills, this is its simplest form - a simple list of sites saved to an online format rather than locally to the machine.
  • Searching or "Googling" - Search engines are now key elements of students' research. At its simplest the student is just entering a key word or phrase into the basic entry pane of the search engine. This skill does not refine the search beyond the key word or term.
Key Terms - Remembering:
Recognizing, listing, describing, identifying, retrieving, naming, locating, finding, Bullet pointing, highlighting, bookmarking, social networking, Social bookmarking, favorite-ing/local bookmarking, Searching, Googling.
Understanding
The digital additions and their explanations are as follows:
  • Advanced and Boolean Searching – This is a progression from the previous category. Students require a greater depth of understanding to be able to create, modify and refine searches to suit their search needs.
  • Blog Journaling – This is the simplest of the uses for a blog, where a student simply "talks" "writes" or "types" a daily- or task-specific journal. This shows a basic understanding of the activity reported upon. The blog can be used to develop higher level thinking when used for discussion and collaboration.
  • Twittering – The Twitter site's fundamental question is "what are you doing?" This can be, in its most simplistic form, a one or two word answer, but when developed this is a tool that lends itself to developing understanding and potentially starting collaboration.
  • Categorizing – digital classification - organizing and classifying files, web sites and materials using folders etc.
  • Commenting and annotating – a variety of tools exist that allow the user to comment and annotate on web pages, .pdf files and other documents. The user is developing understanding by simply commenting on the pages. This is analogous with writing notes on hand outs, but is potentially more powerful as you can link and index these.
  • Subscribing – Subscription takes bookmarking in its various forms and simplistic reading one level further. The act of subscription by itself does not show or develop understanding but often the process of reading and revisiting the subscribed-to feeds leads to greater understanding.
Key Terms - Understanding:
Interpreting, Summarizing, inferring, paraphrasing, classifying, comparing, explaining, exemplifying, Advanced searching, Boolean searching, blog journaling, twittering, categorising and tagging, commenting, annotating, subscribing.
Applying
The digital additions and their justifications are as follows:
  • Running and operating – This is the action of initiating a program or operating and manipulating hardware and applications to obtain a basic goal or objective.
  • Playing – The increasing emergence of games as a mode of education leads to the inclusion of this term in the list. Students who successfully play or operate a game are showing understanding of process and task and application of skills.
  • Uploading and Sharing - uploading materials to websites and the sharing of materials via sites like flickr etc. This is a simple form of collaboration, a higher order thinking skill.
  • Hacking – hacking in its simpler forms is applying a simple set of rules to achieve a goal or objective.
  • Editing – With most media, editing is a process or a procedure that the editor employs.
Key Terms - Applying:
Implementing, carrying out, using, executing, running, loading, playing, operating, hacking, uploading, sharing, editing.
Analysing
The digital additions and their explanations are as follows:
  • Mashing – mash ups are the integration of several data sources into a single resource. Mashing data currently is a complex process but as more options and sites evolve this will become an increasingly easy and accessible means of analysis.
  • Linking – this is establishing and building links within and outside of documents and web pages.
  • Reverse-engineering – this is analogous with deconstruction. It is also related to cracking often with out the negative implications associated with this.
  • Cracking – cracking requires the cracker to understand and operate the application or system being cracked, analyse its strengths and weaknesses and then exploit these.
  • Validating – With the wealth of information available to students combined with the lack of authentication of data, students of today and tomorrow must be able to validate the veracity of their information sources. To do this they must be able to analyse the data sources and make judgements based on these.
  • Tagging – This is organising, structuring and attributing online data, meta-tagging web pages etc. Students need to be able understand and analyse the content of the pages to be able to tag it.
Key Terms - Analysing:
Comparing, organising, deconstructing, Attributing, outlining, finding, structuring, integrating, Mashing, linking, reverse-engineering, cracking, mind-mapping, validating, tagging.
Evaluating
The digital additions and their explanations are as follows:
  • Blog/vlog commenting and reflecting – Constructive criticism and reflective practice are often facilitated by the use of blogs and video blogs. Students commenting and replying to postings have to evaluate the material in context and reply.
  • Posting – posting comments to blogs, discussion boards, threaded discussions. These are increasingly common elements of students' daily practice. Good postings like good comments, are not simple one-line answers but rather are structured and constructed to evaluate the topic or concept.
  • Moderating – This is high level evaluation; the moderator must be able to evaluate a posting or comment from a variety of perspectives, assessing its worth, value and appropriateness.
  • Collaborating and networking – Collaboration is an increasing feature of education. In a world increasingly focused on communication, collaboration leading to collective intelligence is a key aspect. Effective collaboration involves evaluating the strengths and abilities of the participants and evaluating the contribution they make. Networking is a feature of collaboration, contacting and communicating with relevant person via a network of associates.
  • Testing (Alpha and Beta) – Testing of applications, processes and procedures is a key element in the development of any tool. To be an effective tester you must have the ability to analyze the purpose of the tool or process, what its correct function should be and what its current function is.
Key Terms – Evaluating:
Checking, hypothesising, critiquing, experimenting, judging, testing, detecting, monitoring, (Blog/vlog) commenting, reviewing, posting, moderating, collaborating, networking, reflecting, (Alpha & beta) testing.
Creating
The digital additions and their explanations are as follows:
  • Programming – Whether it is creating their own applications, programming macros or developing games or multimedia applications within structured environments, students are routinely creating their own programs to suit their needs and goals.
  • Filming, animating, videocasting, podcasting, mixing and remixing – these relate to the increasing availability of multimedia and multimedia editing tools. Students frequently capture, create, mix and remix content to produce unique products.
  • Directing and producing – to directing or producing a product, performance or production is a highly creative process. It requires the student to have vision, understand the components and meld these into a coherent product.
  • Publishing – whether via the web or from home computers, publishing in text, media or digital formats is increasing. Again this requires a huge overview of not only the content being published, but the process and product. Related to this concept are also Video blogging – the production of video blogs, blogging and also wiki-ing - creating, adding to and modify content in wikis. Creating or building Mash ups would also fit here.
Key Terms – Creating:
designing, constructing, planning, producing, inventing, devising, making, programming, filming, animating, Blogging, Video blogging, mixing, remixing, wiki-ing, publishing, videocasting, podcasting, directing/producing, creating or building mash ups.
Bibliography
Churches, A. 2007, Educational Origami, Bloom's and ICT Tools
Anderson, L.W., and D. Krathwohl (Eds.) (2001). A Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching and Assessing: a Revision of Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives. Longman, New York.
Acknowledgements: For assistance, discussion and often punctuation:Miguel Guhlin, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, Alan Knightbridge, Sue Cattell, Raewyn Casey, Marg McLeod, Doug DeKock



3/28

In light of last week's storms, some resource materials for students to learn more about weather and other sciences:


external image mnote.gifMusical Meteorology from the Weather Dude external image sound01.gif(Audio)


[weather dude education]
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Weather Basics-an online book


external image up.gifNick's favorite weather books for kids


external image qstnmark.gifQuestions & Quizzes


external image duck.gifWeather Proverbs Nature's Forecasters


external image envelope.gifFree Stuff by Mail
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Schoolday Forecast from The Weather Channel


external image briefcse.gifCareers in Meteorology
external image testtube.gif Weather Student Resources from The Weather Channel


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University Weather Departments Where to get a degree in weather


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Making a Weather Station
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Fascinating Weather Facts


external image earths.gifWeather World from Penn State University
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Franklin's Forecast
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Weather Art from kids like you
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Weather Coloring Books Print them out!


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Climate Kids From Southeast Regional Climate Center


external image boxradio.gif Earth & Sky from the Radio Show


external image wizardht.gifScience Hobbyist Science Projects and More


3/21 Women's History Month
From ABC CLIO- available at high schools only As recently as the 1970s, women’s history was virtually unexplored in the classroom. But with the remarkable growth of the Women’s Movement of the 60s and 70s, which reminded everyone of the long struggle of women for equality in the U.S., that was about to change. In 1978, an education task force in Sonoma County, California, established "Women’s History Week." Within a few years, the week was being celebrated nationwide and in 1987, Congress expanded it by designating March "National Women’s History Month."
Students and library patrons looking to explore the scope and impact of the Women’s Movement in the U.S. will find a wealth of resources in ABC–CLIO’s American History database. The database spans the breadth of the struggle for equality for women from the 1848 Seneca Falls Conference and the Women’s Suffrage Movement to the beginnings of Feminist Movement in the 1960s and the first National Women’s Conference (1978), to the present.
From these features, readers can link to a range of resources, including speeches, statistical data and biographies of leading figures in the Women’s Movement, from Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, to Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan

Gateway to the Library of Congress' section on Women's History http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/awhhtml/index.html

2008 National Women’s History Month Honorees

Poster
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To honor the originality, beauty, imagination, and multiple dimensions of women’s lives, we have chosen Women’s Art: Women’s Vision as the 2008 theme for National Women’s History Month. Read more about the theme.
To ensure that a diversity of art and artists are represented, the 2008 Honorees were selected based on their art, their vision, their art form, their cultural background, the region in which they live and the quality and passion of the nomination submitted. Stay tuned for more information on the honorees.



Judy Chicago - 1939
Painter/Printmaker/Tapestry/Needlework
Learn more.
Harmony Hammond -1944
Painter
Learn more.
Edna Hibel – 1917
Colorist, Painter, Stone Lithographer, Serigrapher, Etcher, Sculptress, and Filmmaker
Learn more.
Lihua Lei – 1966
Multimedia Installation
Learn more.
Violet Oakley –1874-1961
Muralist, Stained Glass Artist
Learn more.
Rose Cecil O’Neill – 1874-1944
Painter, Illustrator, Sculptress
Learn more.
Faith Ringgold – 1930
Painter/Quilter
Learn more.
Miriam Schapiro – 1923
Print/ Painter
Learn more.
Lorna Simpson – 1960
Artist
Learn more.
Jaune Quick-To-See Smith –1940
Painter/Printmaker
Learn more.
Nancy Spero – 1926
Painter
Learn more.
June Claire Wayne – 1918
Painter/Lithographer
Learn more.




3/7
The popular NoveList and NoveList K-8 user interfaces will receive new looks this spring. In conjunction with the redesigns, many new features will be added to these trusted readers’ advisory resources.
NoveList:
The new NoveList home page will facilitate searches for new titles, and will provide instant access to all of NoveList's content rich features. Here is an example of the new home page design for NoveList:*
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A new, single Find field will let users simultaneously search by author, title, subject, and/or series, for example.
Note the removal of the tabs, which means that all of the content will be accessible directly from the new home page. Users will be able to browse Author Read-alikes, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks and awards lists, etc. without searching under tabs first. Access to hundreds of book lists will be available through the Recommended Reads link.
On the right side of the new home page, there will be an expanded, completely revamped Readers' Advisory section.
The Result List will be enhanced to include appropriate books and customized content, sorted by tabs for ease of retrieval. Note that in the example shown here, the Result List from a search for legal thrillers yielded a combined total of 525 book titles, Author Read-alikes, Recommended Reads and Series. Library administrators can include a link to their online library catalog in expanded Result List records:Result_List_for_RI.gif

NoveList K-8:
The new look for NoveList K-8 is even more intuitive, and includes all of the great new features in NoveList's new design.
The Working with Kids section from the Browse panel enables teachers, media specialists, childrens' librarians and parents to find quality content linked to curricular topics, organized by grade levels and filled with great ideas for young readers to explore.K-8_for_RI.gif



2/29
At www.FreeReading.net, educators everywhere can access a free, sequential, research-based reading intervention program for grades K-1. Open source and Web 2.0 technology enables educators to adapt FreeReading.net content to their needs, contribute their own lessons as supplements to the research-based 40-week scope and sequence, and participate in discussions about early literacy. A FreeReading Advisory Board of leading reading researchers has reviewed. The FreeReading program and is guiding the expansion of the content, as well as the creation of a strict quality review process for contributions. Because FreeReading.net is already available and doesn't require that textbooks be printed, some Florida schools are considering the program for use this spring. Free reading activities for grades k-1 http://www.freereading.net/index.php?title=Main_Page

In case you have not heard of this site.....This is a great project to celebrate Math Day on March 5th
http://www.worldmathsday.com

Their goal is to have over 50 million math questions answered correctly on math day. Students log in and play against other students of the same age from around the world. Up to the actual day the students can practice against others. It has promoted great interest at our school! We have also turned it into geography lesson using google earth. We are trying to play against as many countries as possible. Check it out! Great fun! World Math Day is now only 7 days away. Some figures:

  • 1 million students
  • Over 15,000 schools
  • 152 countries
  • 84,270,982 million practice questions already answered!!

From Kevin Smith: AT&T has an interesting educational site called “Filimentality”. It’s on online Web activity creator/sharing site for educators. The nice thing (in my opinion) is that teachers can share fact-finding projects (Hot lists and Scrapbooks) as well as higher-order thinking projects (WebQuests and Treasure Hunts).
The address is: http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/index.html



2/22 High School literature
A Different Way to Read Great Literature!

This site is an experiment in teaching great literature in a very different way. Using Google Earth, students discover where in the world the greatest road trip stories of all time took place... and so much more!
http://www.googlelittrips.com/

Cyber Guides
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Censorship theme) by Mark Twain
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Emancipation theme)
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Arthurian Legend
Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin (Virtual Museum)
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Brian's Song by William Blinn
The Buck Private by Luis Valdez
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
Chicano Literature: I am Joaquin by Corky Gonzales
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
Diego (Diego Rivera) by Jeanette and Jonah Winter--designed for Advanced Spanish
Farewell to Manzanar by Jean Houston and James D. Houston
The Glass Menagerie by Tenessee Williams
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
The Legend of La Llorona by Rudolfo Anaya
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Hamlet (from Bell High School) by William Shakespeare
I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calavaras County by Mark Twain
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
My Antonia by Willa Cather
Night by Elie Wiesel
1984 by George Orwell
The Odyssey by Homer (for ELD students)
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (for ELL students)
The Pearl by John Steinbeck
The Pigman by Paul Zindel
Edgar Allan Poe: An Author Unit
Poetry of the Great War
The Poetry of Langston Hughes
Reflections of the Harlem Renaissance (Langston Hughes)
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
The Tempest by William Shakespeare
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Virginia Woolf (Author study)

2/15 Change of seasons

Nice little activity for this topic.
http://www.fi.edu/time/Journey/JustInTime/seasons2.html

While based on Katrina data, talks about the impact of weather events on climate chanage. http://serc.carleton.edu/research_education/katrina/jigsaw.html

Tryng to connect with students in other areas? Check these projects out.
  • Global Thinking Project A "hands across the globe" education project providing a virtual environment for students and teachers to participate in environmental study with others around the world. Students learn to monitor air, water, soil and solid waste, and use the GTP-Website to discuss and compare their data.
  • SchoolWorld Internet Education This global Internet classroom for students and teachers in grades K-12 presents a variety of programs and projects in which students and teachers interact with other schools from around the world.
  • Intercultural E-Mail Classroom Connections Mailing lists (provided by St. Olaf College) that help teachers and classes link with others around the world for e-mail classroom pen-pal and project exchanges.

An explanation of what **seasons** are, and why they occur. With animations and images. with observatory shots. http://www.scienceu.com/observatory/articles/seasons/seasons.html

Have you ever wondered why the earth experiences Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer? Great site from NOAA.
http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/educate/seasons.shtml

The seasons are a powerful force in our lives. They affect the activities we do, the foods we crave, the clothes we wear — and quite often, the moods we are in. Early Saturday, winter officially starts in the Northern Hemisphere, bringing the longest night of the year. Meanwhile, summer begins in the Southern Hemisphere with the shortest night.
What is it that causes the change in seasons? And if you've never hit the MSNCB educational site, I think you'll be surprised. The seasons are a powerful force in our lives. They affect the activities we do, the foods we crave, the clothes we wear — and quite often, the moods we are in. Early Saturday, winter officially starts in the Northern Hemisphere, bringing the longest night of the year. Meanwhile, summer begins in the Southern Hemisphere with the shortest night.
What is it that causes the change in seasons? http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3077384/







2/8
It's International Polar Year! Teachers' Domain is pleased to announce our new Polar Sciences Special Collection, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, and offers 20 new resources about the Arctic and the Antarctic, plus resources from our existing collections, a lesson plan, and our newest feature, a student activity.

The Earth's polar regions may seem remote, but they are an integral part of the entire Earth system. Pollution from other areas affects Arctic and Antarctic ecosystems, and changes in the icy landscapes of the polar regions may influence global ocean circulation patterns and accelerate climate change.

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The fourth International Polar Year (IPY) is a 2007-2008 international campaign to advance polar science and better understand global climate change through an interdisciplinary approach. Learn about the importance of studying the poles through these media resources. Explore the polar regions, the changes they are experiencing, and their connections to the rest of the world. Engage with the quantitative and qualitative data in the new student activity feature, "Observations of Climate Change".

I've written about curriki before and if you haven't check it out..you need to.
Curriki kicked the year off by launching one new tool set to help educators work collaboratively, and another to evaluate materials posted on Curriki. We’re also looking for units or courses for middle and high school, with this month’s focus on Chemistry. Read on . . .
NEW CURRIKI “GROUPS” TOOL MAKES SOCIAL NETWORKING AND COLLABORATION EASY Whether you’d like to form a community of interest or a community of practice, you can now join a group or use Curriki tools to create one of your own! See the groups that some of our members have already started around adolescent literacy and middle-school science.
http://www.curriki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Groups/Browse?subject=all
CURRIKI REVIEW SYSTEM
Subject-area experts have begun to review and make constructive comments on Curriki lessons, units, and courses. Nominate resources to be reviewed by the Curriki Review Team, or add your own comments using the "comments tab.” Here's an example of a resource that the review team rated “exemplary” for content accuracy, pedagogy, and technical completeness.
http://www.curriki.org/xwiki/xwiki/view/Coll_Jander/CatcherintheRyeUnitPlan

CURRIKI SEEKS CHEMISTRY TEACHERS FOR A FUNDED PROJECT We are currently seeking content for middle school and high school Science and Math. This month, we focus on Chemistry! To see whether you could get your project funded by Curriki, look into our Curriki Master Units Grants program. Chemistry deadline February 15th. To learn more and for application guidelines, visit:
http://www.curriki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/
and more video to add to last week's comments....
Next Vista for Learning is an educational nonprofit (U.S. 501(c)3) dedicated to building a free, online library of videos by and for teachers and students everywhere. The library contains three collections: Light Bulbs (help with academic topics), Global Views (introductions of communities to help people learn about other parts of the world), and Seeing Service (profiles of those who in a big or small way make life better for others). There is no cost to use or submit to the site; the idea is to get good insights to people wherever good resources are in short supply. More information about the work of Next Vista for Learning is available at www.nextvista.org

Next Vista Featured Videos Collection

This collection of five videos is a sampling of the content available from Next Vista on Curriki. The Next Vista Featured Videos collection includes:
  • Considering Communism (a student's shot at a balanced exploration)
  • Newton's First Law, Part 1 (objects at rest and in motion)
  • Oceanographic Scientist (part of a careers series)
  • Primes StopAction (an unusual approach to prime numbers)
  • Mean Median and Mode (succinct explanation at a whiteboard)
To view these videos, go to the collection page.
To see all Next Vista videos available on Curriki go to Next Vista's MyCurriki page.

2/1 Looking for video and can't find it in either Montage or UnitedStreaming? I have the answer. My personal favorite is
blinkx, easy to use and you find what you want quickly and painlessly. blinkx is the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine.

Founded in 2004 by Suranga Chandratillake, the company completed a tremendously successful IPO on the London Stock Exchange (AIM) in May, 2007 and currently has a market capitalization of US$350M*, with headquarters in San Francisco, CA and the UK.

blinkx has built a reputation as the Remote Control for the Video Web. Now, with an index of over 18 million hours of searchable video and more than 200 media partnerships, including national broadcasters, commercial media giants, and private video libraries, it has cemented its position as the premier destination for online TV.

blinkx pioneered video search on the Internet, developing an engine based on technology that was conceived at Cambridge University, enhanced by $150M in R&D over 12 years, and is now protected by 111 patents.

Unlike other multimedia search engines that attempt to re-purpose technology built for the Text Web, blinkx uses a unique combination of patented conceptual search, speech recognition and video analysis software to efficiently, automatically and accurately find and qualify online video. Today, blinkx is the world’s largest single index of rich media content on the Web, delivering more content from a broader range of sources than either Google or Yahoo!

All of this content is now available to viewers around the world with an unprecedented degree of flexibility and personalization. At www.blinkx.com, users can search for video content, create personal video playlists, or build a customized Video Wall for their blog or MySpace page.

SchoolTube is available in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and US schools located across the world. SchoolTube’s mission is to educate and empower students and educators in safe, effective video production and online video sharing. SchoolTube is the only internet video publisher for teachers and students that combines dynamic curriculum and community outreach programs. All videos must be approved by registered teachers, follow local school guidelines, and adhere to our high standards.

SchoolTube Revolutionizes Internet Video for Students

SchoolTube’s partnership with The Student Television Network (STN) leverages a nationwide network of broadcast journalism teachers and students who share their expertise with each other in an effort to create quality student videos of all types.
Through this innovative private/public partnership, SchoolTube provides up-to-date information to SchoolTube members at the click of a mouse. So what are you waiting for? Join the SchoolTube revolution!

AOl VIdeo has a lot of stuff but it's not easy to find it all and they lean heavily towards entertainment but it is a great repository of stuff. http://video.aol.com/

1/25 Black History Month (from http://www.infoplease.com/spot/bhm1.html )

History and Timelines

Contemporary Issues

Special Features

Holidays

Education

Awards


Quizzes & Crosswords

Other Resources

1/18
Instructional Services has asked me to make the Write Source Software available to all 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade teachers in the district. They have also asked that I inform you of the correct installation procedure so you can pass this on to your teachers.
Instructions on how to add software from the Add/Remove Programs can be found here:
http://intranet/guides/addremoveprograms/
The three titles available are:
Write Source Interactive Writing Skills 3
Write Source Interactive Writing Skills 4
Write Source Interactive Writing Skills 5
Each piece of software has an answer key which is password protected. The passwords are are available from your coach or coordinator.
If anybody has any issues with the install, please ask them to fill out a Helpdesk ticket at http://help

Classroom Resources for Martin Luther King Jr. (from http://www.stanford.edu/group/King/liberation_curriculum/resources/index.htm )

Primary Sources

Secondary Sources

Lesson Plans

About Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. -- The Man:
Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Biographical Sketch Timeline of Events in Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Life
The King CenterAtlanta, Georgia
The Martin Luther King, Jr. HomePage
History of the National Martin Luther King, Jr. DayPresented by the Seattle Times Company
MLK Day.com
Martin Luther King, Jr.--His Writings.
The "I Have A Dream"Speech
Martin Luther King, Jr. Writings

African-American History Sources in the LSU Libraries

African-American History: A Guide to Selected Reference Sources Violence in the Community: A Guide to Selected Reference Sources
The Faces of Science: African-Americans in the Sciences
Profiles of African American scientists who have contributed to the development of chemistry, biochemistry, physics, mathematics, and medicine, both past and present.

LSU Virtual Library, Webliography, African-Americana
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African-American Women: A Selected Bibliography of LSU Resources.
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Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Biographical Sketch African-American History: A Guide to Selected Reference Sources. African American Biography Resources: A Guide to Selected Reference Sources. Violence in the Community: A Guide to Selected Reference Sources.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Sources in the LSU Libraries African American Women: A Selected Bibliography of LSU Resources. African American Biography Resources: A Guide to Selected Reference Sources. Children's and Young Adult Multicultural Literature; Afro-American Children's Literature; and Books About Martin Luther King, Jr.
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In Music Spiritual, Jazz & Blues Music
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Speeches: Letter from Birmingham City Jail (April 16, 1963) Timeline of Events in Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Life
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Minorities in the Sciences: A Guide to Selected Reference Sources.

CYBERCHASENational Council of Teachers of Mathematics

CYBERCHASE
  • to foster enthusiasm for math in the critical years when too many children decide they do not like or are not good at the subject;
  • to model math reasoning and help children improve their problem-solving skills;
  • to demonstrate the usefulness of math; and
  • to inspire all children to approach math with confidence and a "can-do" attitude.
CYBERCHASE's

CYBERCHASECYBERCHASECYBERCHASE's





A Maths **Dictionary** for Kids 2007 by Jenny Eather
dictionarymath
mathdictionarymathdictionarytml www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com/maths/dictionary.html

A+ **Math**
math
www.aplusmath.com/

**Math Baseball**
math
www.funbrain.com/math/index.html

Cool **math** 4 kids - **math** games, **math** puzzles, **math** lessons - designed ...
Mathmath
www.coolmath4kids.com

TIme and all that good stuff as we think of the New Year



Online Museum Educators
http://www.fi.edu/qa00/attic3/index.html


"Journey In Time" is a collection of exhibits that examines the history of telling time, as well as the evolution of timepieces, from ancient times to the present day. This collection features Franklin Institute timepieces, background information relating to the history of telling time and mechanical devices, interactive online activities and suggestions for classroom lessons, activities, and resources.
Journey in Time
Journey in Time

"Time Keepers" features a group of clocks housed at The Franklin Institute, several of which are currently not on display. An explanation of each clock provides a better understanding of its features and known history. Activities, resources, and links to more information are offered to help educators and interested visitors.
Time Keepers
Time Keepers



http://www.madison.k12.wi.us/planetarium/mooncal/daymoon.htm
How a Pope fixed the Calendar






WINTER HOLIDAYS

Websites for Teachers, Parents, and Students


  • [[#Chanukkah|Chanukkah]]
  • [[#Christmas|Christmas]]
  • [[#Kwanza|Kwanzaa]]
  • [[#Solstice|Winter Solstice]]

Chanukkah Resources on the Web
  • Practical Guide for Observance -Day by Day
  • Story: Light from Darkness
  • Dreidel - How to Play and Why
  • Insights into Chanukah
Happy Chanukah!Web Expedition: "Oh! to the World"Washington Post
  • History and Ritual
  • Hanukah Traditions: The Menorah, the Dreidel, and Favorite Foods
Yahoo listing: Society and Culture:Religion:Judaism:Holidays:Hanukkah

Christmas Around the World: A Photographic Christmas Around the WorldThe Christmas CalendarChristmas cookie jar: Christmas CraftsChristmas Traditions Around the WorldClaus.ComSend An Internet Christmas CardSend A Message To SantaA Victorian ChristmasYahoo listing: Society and Culture:Holidays:Christmas

Everyhting About KwanzaaKwanzaa Welcome PageYahoo listing: Society and Culture:Cultures:African American:Kwanzaa

Holiday Greetings - Ancient Origins of the Holidays - Winter Solstice

Geography

Welcome to Geography in the News

"A must for geographical learners and their teachers"http://www.geographyinthenews.rgs.org/

Visible Earth
Earthviewer
What You Need to Know About Maps
Maps and Globes
Mathematics of Cartography
Latitude and Longitude
Round Earth, Flat Maps
Lost at Sea: The Search for Longitude
Early Maps
Maps Planet
Topozone
Maps of Europe
United Nations Cartographic Section
Ask Asia Map and Timeline Library
Map Collections: 1597-1988
Oddens Bookmarks
Maps of the United States
United States Climate Page
Historical Maps
National Geographic Map Machine
Xpeditions
Maps and References
Earthshots
How Far is it?
The Great Globe Gallery
Maps in the News
Terry Fly



**Outline Maps**



click here!







http://science-n-technology.net/snt/Gaetcbyol.htm

http://www.chemsoc.org/viselements/pages/pertable_fla.htm

http://www.kidwings.com/index.htm

http://www.exploratorium.edu/imaging_station/index.php

http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/optics/intelplay/liveview/index.html

http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/electronmicroscopy/magnify1/index.html

http://www.smm.org/heart/heart/top.html

http://www.medtropolis.com/Vbody.asp

http://www.learner.org/interactives/

http://www.windows.ucar.edu/

http://www.permadi.com/java/spaint/spaint.html


Web Resources for Educators by Midge Frazel
Thanksgiving Resources on the Web for Educators

Part 1: Teacher's Guide: Professional Development
Getting Started: Stepping on Plymouth Rock
plimoth rock row
plimoth rock row
The Landing of the Pilgrims
http://www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/colonial/jb_colonial_subj_e.html
T//hat's Plymouth Rock?// Web Presentation
by Midge Frazel
That's Plymouth Rock? WebQuest
by Midge Frazel
The "First Thanksgiving": Fact or Myth?
Consider what you think you know or that what you were taught in school may not be correct!
Are You Teaching the Real Storyof the First Thanksgiving?
URL: http://www.education-world.com/a_curr/curr040.shtml

Rebuttal to the popular (and old) Internet Lesson Plan
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You Are the Historian! Investigating the First Thanksgiving
Plimoth Plantation's Learning Experience for the Classroom
[now a downloadable file for using on the desktop]
Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, MA
Homework Help for Students
(Teachers can use this too!)
All 'Bout Cranberries
a K-8 Curriculum Guide
available by mail
Teacher's Guide: Becoming a Historian
http://www.plimoth.org/education/olc/hpteachg.html
Just for Teachers
Plimouth Plantation Resources for Educators
look for maps, timeline and helpful hints
http://www.plimoth.org/education/teachers/
Massachusetts Frameworks Connection
The First Thanksgiving
http://teacher.scholastic.com/thanksgiving/
The Pilgrims 1621 Thanksgiving
by Caleb Johnson
Primary Resources for the "First Thanksgiving"
http://www.pilgrimhall.org/1stthnks.htm
The Genealogy of Thanksgiving
http://www.genealogyforum.com/
gfaol/Thanksgiving/index.html
The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth
By Jennie A. Brownscombe (1850-1936)
George Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation
URL: http://www.earlyamerica.com/earlyamerica/
firsts/thanksgiving/index.html
Thanksgiving in American Memory
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/
features/thanks/thanks.html
The Evolution of the Modern Thanksgiving
URL: http://www.pilgrimhall.org/thnkevol.htm
The First Thanksgiving Proclamation
URL: http://www.law.ou.edu/hist/thanksgiv.html
June 20, 1676
The University of Oklahoma Law Center
The National Day of Mourning
URL: http://www.pilgrimhall.org/daymourn.htm
...with commentary on the Native American position
Caleb Johnson's Information for Teachers
http://www.mayflowerhistory.com/Introduction/teachers.php
Essential Background Resources
Hands-on History: The Mayflower
from Grosse Point Public Schools, Michigan
...a 33 page, printable booklet for students or teachers of elementary students
Pilgrim Hall Museum
URL: http://www.pilgrimhall.org/
Beyond the Pilgrim Story
http://www.pilgrimhall.org/pilstory.htm
A Walking Tour of Plimoth Plantation
http://archnet.asu.edu/archives/
historic/plimoth/plimoth.html
Virtual Tour of Plimoth Plantation
URL: http://pilgrims.net/plimothplantation
/vtour/index.htm
The Pilgrims and Plymouth Colony 1620
http://www.rootsweb.com/~mosmd/
Study Guide
Wampanoag Indians: Boston's Children's Museum
http://www.bostonkids.org/educators/wampanoag.html
Departure from the Old World
Departure of the Pilgrims from Delft Haven
Painting by Charles Lucy, c1847
URL: http://www.pilgrimhall.org/hplucy.htm
Voyage of the Mayflower and the Speedwell
Use How far is it to find the distance between two places.
( e.g. Southampton, England, United Kingdom
and Plymouth, Massachusetts)
Caleb Johnson's Mayflower Web Pages
Caleb Johnson is a historian with a special interest in this topic.
URL: http://www.mayflowerhistory.com



  • Alice Meets the 4th Dimension external image ud.gif external image mov.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Four Dimensional Cube
  • AMS's Materials Organized by Mathematical Subject Classification external image gp.gif external image lnks.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Electronic Journals, Preprints, Web Sites, Databases
  • Border Pattern Gallery external image ud.gif external image img.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Symmetry
  • Cabri Java Project external image hs.gif external image java.gif external image int.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Examples, Animations, 3D geometry, Loci, Conics, Hyperbolic Geometry
    SOURCE: Cabri-géomètre
    TECHNOLOGY: Java applets
  • Combinatorial Tiling Theory: Theorems - Algorithms - Visualization external image gp.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Two Dimensional Tilings, Three Dimensional Tilings, Face-Transitive Tilings, Periodic Delone Tilings, Orbifold Graphs, Classification of 3-Dimensional Tilings, Tiling Space by Platonic Solids, Enumeration of Polyhedral Crystal Structures
  • The Computation of Certain Numbers Using a Ruler and Compass external image ud.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Article
  • Connected Geometry external image hs.gif external image java.gif external image int.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Books, Geometry Sketchpad Sketches
  • Connecting Geometry external image hs.gif external image lnks.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Course Materials, Communicating in Geometry, Symmetry & Transformations, Theorems in Geometry, Congruent Triangles, Triangle Properties, Right Triangles , Parallel Lines, Polygons, Similar Triangles, Circles, Perimeter & Area, Surface Areas & Volumes
    SOURCE: Cathi Sanders, Eschool
    TECHNOLOGY: Geometer's Sketchpad
  • Constructing Semi-Regular Tilings external image ud.gif
    SOURCE: Kevin J. Mitchell, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • Convex Hulls external image ld.gif external image int.gif external image java.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Graham's scan, Jarvis' march (gift-wrapping), Quick hull
    SOURCE: Alejo Hausner, Princeton University
    TECHNOLOGY: Java applets
  • Convex Uniform Polytopes in Four Dimensions external image ud.gif external image lnks.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Schläfli symbols, Wythoff symbols, Archimedean polyhedra, Platonic polyhedra, Uniform polyhedron, Symmetry groups, Coxeter-Dynkin graphs
  • CopyCat external image ld.gif external image int.gif external image java.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Game, 3D, Graphs, Cube, Octahedron
  • The Discontinuous Groups of Rotation and Translation in the Plane external image ud.gif external image lnks.gif external image img.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Tutorial, Derivation and Classification of Groups, Wallpaper Groups, Orbifolds, Crystallographic Notation, Bibliography
  • Easymaths external image hs.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Tutorials, Worksheets, Diagnostic tests
    SOURCE: Mathematics Web Association
  • Erich's Packing Center external image ud.gif external image img.gif external image mov.gif
  • The Euclid Project external image hs.gif external image img.gif external image mov.gif external image lnks.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Chaos Theory, Euclid's Constructions, History, Ptolemy's Voyage, Golden Ratio
  • EUROLOGO Web Server external image k6.gif external image lnks.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Logo, Bibliography
  • Flash Films external image k6.gif external image int.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Polygons, Exploring Halves, Tangrams, Tiles
    SOURCE: The Association of Teachers of Mathematics
    TECHNOLOGY: Macromedia Flash
  • Geometer's Sketchpad Labs by Mike Riedy external image hs.gif external image img.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Rotation & Translation Exploration, Cycloid, Area of a Parallelogram, Area of a Rectangle
  • Geometric dissections on the web external image lnks.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Animations of dissections, Dissections as puzzles, Paradoxes
    SOURCE: Greg Frederickson, Purdue University
  • Geometry external image ud.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Collection of articles, Constructing the Heptadecagon, Parabola Through Four Points, Curvature, Intrinsic and Extrinsic, Sphere Packing In Curved Space, Min-Energy Configurations of Electrons On A Sphere, Distinct Point Sets With Same Distances, Isospectral Sets In One Dimension, Generating Functions for Point Set Distances, Curvature of Linear Interpolation, Gravity Sextant, Platonic Solids and Plato's Theory of Everything, etc.
  • Geometry external image hs.gif
  • Geometry and the Imagination external image hs.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Course Materials, Bicycle tracks, Polyhedra, Knots, Surfaces, Mobius Band, Geometry on the sphere, Curvature of surfaces, Gaussian curvature, Symmetry and orbifolds, symmetry groups and orbifolds, Hyperbolic Geometry, Stereographic Projection
  • The Geometry Applet external image ld.gif external image java.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Euclid's Elements, history, interactive pages
  • Geometry in Motion external image hs.gif external image java.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Intersecting Circles, The Falling Ladder, The Sliding Triangle, The Bent Straw, The Folded Circle, Van Schooten's Ellipse, Congruent Triangles, Concentric Circles, The Taut String, Van Schooten's Parabola, The Expanding Circle, The Hanging String, The Taut String, Part 2, Van Schooten's Hyperbola, Congruent Triangles, Part 2, Pantograph of Sylvester, The Limacon
    SOURCE: Daniel Scher
    TECHNOLOGY: Java Sketchpad
  • The Geometry Junkyard external image hs.gif external image img.gif external image lnks.gif
  • Geometry Learning Project external image hs.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Curriculum Materials, NCTM Standards
  • Geometry Learning Units - Elementary School external image k6.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Lesson Plans, Measurement
  • Geometry Learning Units - Middle School external image k6.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Lesson Plans, Symmetry and Reflection
  • Geometry Learning Units - High School external image hs.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Lesson Plans, Geometer's Sketchpad, Center of Mass or Gravity
  • The Geometry of the Sphere external image ud.gif external image java.gif external image int.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Tutorial, Lunes, Area on the sphere, Spherical triangles, Girard's Theorem, Similarity, Euler's formula
    SOURCE: John C. Polking, Rice University
    TECHNOLOGY: Java applets
  • The Geometry of War, 1500-1750 external image hs.gif external image img.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Museum exhibition, Gunnery, Rangefinding and Surveying, and Fortification, Troop Formations and the Telescope, Bibliography
  • Geometry Online external image hs.gif external image int.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: History of Geometry, Hidden Polygons, Isosceles Triangle Puzzler, Circles and Pythagorus, The Golden Ratio, Experiment with Volume, School-Bus Geometry
  • Geometry Through Art external image k6.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Lesson Plans, Geometer's Sketchpad
  • Geometry Tutorials external image hs.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Ptolemy's inequality, Euler's theorem
    SOURCE: Arkadii Slinko, Mathematics Olympiad Learning Centre
    TECHNOLOGY: Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Geometry Web Page external image k6.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Lesson Plans, Tangrams, Golden Ratio, Geoboard, Polygons, Symmetry, Constructions, Polyominoes and Polyiamonds, Star Polygons, Special Points in Polygons, Polygon Tessellations, Kaleidoscope Tessellations, Escher Tessellations, Space Cubes, Polyhedra, Symmetry in Space, Topological Considerations
  • Golenor's Geometry Gala! external image hs.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Theorems about triangles
    SOURCE: Matt Golenor and Center for Technology and Teacher Education, University of Virginia
    TECHNOLOGY: Windows Media Player and Geometer's Sketchpad
  • GoMath Tutorials external image hs.gif external image int.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: SAT
  • Gomath.com - Geometry external image k6.gif external image hs.gif external image int.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Triangle, Parallelogram, Trapezoid, Rectangle, Square, Rhombus, Regular N-gon, Sphere, Cube, Cuboid, Pyramid, Rectangular Wedge, Circle, Sector of Circle, Segment of Circle, Annulus/Circular Ring, Sector of Circular Ring, Ellipse, Frustum of a Pyramid, Cone, Frustum of a Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Right Circular Cylinder with Oblique Face
    SOURCE: Cubic Science, Inc
    TECHNOLOGY: Server side programs
  • Harcourt Animated Math Glossary external image k6.gif external image int.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Shockwave
  • Hyperspace Structures external image hs.gif external image img.gif external image mov.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Hypercube, hypersphere, hyper-torus
  • Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles Geometry Page external image hs.gif external image mov.gif external image int.gif external image java.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Geometric Probability, Carnot's Theorem, Ceva's Theorem, Conic Sections, Euclid's Fifth Postulate, Fermat's Point and Generalizations, Ford's touching circles, Isoperimetric Theorem and Inequality, Fractals, Napoleon's Theorem, Ptolemy's Theorem, Regular polyhedra and Euler's Theorem, Steiner's Theorem, Three Circles and Common Tangents
  • An Introduction to the Works of Euclid With an Emphasis on the Elements external image hs.gif
  • Japanese Temple Geometry external image hs.gif
  • Japanese Temple Geometry Problem
  • Java Applets in Mathematics (in French) external image hs.gif external image int.gif external image java.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Regular Polyhedra, Crystallography
  • Java Applets on Mathematics external image hs.gif external image int.gif external image java.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Sum of Angles in a Triangle, Thales' Circle, Special Lines and Circles in a Triangle, Center of Mass in a Triangle, Cyclic Quadrilateral, Pythagorean Theorem, Platonic Solids, Spherical Triangle
  • JAVA Gallery of Geometric Algorithms external image gp.gif external image java.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Delaunary Triangulation, Edge Matching, Point Filter
  • Java Geometry Explorer external image hs.gif external image int.gif external image java.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Art, Cardioid, Nephroid, Ranunculoid, Chords
  • JavaSketchpad external image hs.gif external image img.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Software, WWW, Geometer's Sketchpad, Gallery
  • Jim Plank's Origami Page external image hs.gif external image img.gif external image lnks.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Dodecahedrons, Tetrahedrons, Octrahedrons, Snub Cube, Icosahedron, Polyhedrons, Rhombicuboctahedron, Modular Origami.
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    ADD. KEYWORDS: Articles, Geometer's Sketchpad, Capturing Area and A Solution, Orthotravels, Tangents Problem, Explorations with Heron's Formula, Witch of Agnesi, GLaD Construction, Ratio Result for Triangles, Partitioning a Line Segment
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  • Math Forum - Advanced Geometry external image ud.gif external image lnks.gif
  • Math Jeopardy external image k6.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Competition, Problem Solving, Estimation, Geometry, Patterns
    SOURCE: Dan Ashlock, Iowa State University
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    ADD. KEYWORDS: Tessellations, Perspective and Fractals
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    SOURCE: Math.com
    TECHNOLOGY: Javascript
  • A Mathematical Approach to Slicing Doughnuts external image ld.gif external image img.gif
  • Mathematical Cartography external image ld.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Map projections
    SOURCE: Hans Havlicek from the Technische Universität Wien
  • Mathematical Laboratory external image hs.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Pantographs, Symmetry to an axis, Symmetry to a point, Traslation, Rotation (Pantograph of Sylvester), Glide reflection, Homothety (Pantograph of Scheiner), Similariy (Pantograph of Sylvester), Affinity, Inversor of Peaucellier, Prospettograph of Lambert, Product of two central simmetries, Product of two reflections in intersecting lines
    SOURCE: University Museum of Natural History and Scientific Instruments
  • Mathematics of Cartography external image hs.gif
    SOURCE: Cynthia Lanius from Rice University
  • Mathworld - Geometry
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Definitions, List of Theorem
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    ADD. KEYWORDS: Circular Geoboard, Cob Web Plot, Golden Rectangle, Iterative Fractals, Mandelbrot and Julia Sets, Koch Triangle, Platonic Duals, Platonic Solids, Polygon Fractals, Geoboard, Slicing Solids, Tesselations, Pythagorean Theorem, Similar Triangles, Coordinate Geoboard, Isometry Transformations, Composition Transformations
    SOURCE: Lawrence O. Cannon, James T. Dorward, E. Robert Heal, Leo Edwards, Utah State University
    TECHNOLOGY: Java applets
  • Native American Geometry external image k6.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Lesson Plans
    SOURCE: Chris Hardaker
  • Neutral and Non-Euclidean Geometries external image ud.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Spherical Geometry, Logic and the Axiomatic Method Incidence Geometry, Betweenness Axioms, Congruence Theorems, Axioms of Continuity, Neutral Geometry, Hyperbolic Geometry, Classification of Parallels, Inversion in Euclidean Circles, Models of Hyperbolic Geometry, Hypercycles and Horocycles, The Pseudosphere, Hyperbolic Trigonometry, Hyperbolic Analytic Geometry
  • The Nine Point Circle external image ld.gif external image java.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Geometry, interactive pages
  • On-Line Math Learning Center - On-line Quizzes external image k6.gif external image int.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Lines, Angles, Squares and rectangles, Parallelograms, Trapezoids, Triangles, Circles, Volume, Pythagorean Theorem, Similar triangles
  • Open Problems external image gp.gif external image lnks.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Existence Problems, Combinatorial Problems, Algorithmic Problems
    SOURCE: Jeff Erickson, University of Illinois
  • Origami and Math external image k6.gif external image lnks.gif
  • Origami Mathematics external image ud.gif external image img.gif external image lnks.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Bibliography, Tutorial, Models
  • Partnership for Excellence - Rediscovering Geometry external image hs.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Lesson Plans, Course Materials
    SOURCE: Partnership for Excellence Project, University of South Carolina Spartanburg
  • Polyominoes external image k6.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Lesson Plans
  • Probability/Patterns Learning Units external image k6.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Lesson Plans
  • Project Interactivate - Activities - Geometry and Measurement Concepts external image k6.gif external image int.gif external image java.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Lines, Rays and planes, Working with tessellations, Fractals
    SOURCE: The Shodor Education Foundation, Inc.
    TECHNOLOGY: Java Applet
  • A Project to Transform 6-12 Mathematics Education: Vertically-Integrated, Inquiry-Based Geometry external image k6.gif external image hs.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: NSF Teacher Enhancement project, Teaching Scenarios
    SOURCE: Richard Allen, et al., St. Olaf College
  • Projective Geometry external image ud.gif external image img.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Tutorial, Proofs (using animated gifs)
  • Pythagoras' Theorem external image hs.gif external image java.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Geometry, history, interactive pages
  • Pythagorean Theorem external image hs.gif external image java.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: 8 Proofs, Bibliography
  • Pythagorean Theorem external image hs.gif
    SOURCE: Tom Richmond, Western Kentucky University
    TECHNOLOGY: Animated Gif
  • Seventeen Kinds of Wallpaper Patterns external image ud.gif external image img.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Traditional Japanese patterns, Group Theory
  • SMILE Program Mathematics Index external image k6.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Lesson Plans
  • Spatial Concepts external image ud.gif external image img.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Euler's Law (V+F=E+2), Descartes' Angular Deficit, Taxonomies of Polyvertexia (=polyhedra), Symmetry, Architecture
  • Symmetric Patterns at the Alhambra external image hs.gif external image img.gif
  • Symmetry and Pattern - The Art of Oriental Carpets external image hs.gif external image img.gif external image lnks.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Glossary, Bibliographies, Student Projects, Asymmetry and Symmetry-Breaking, The Four Basic Symmetries, Border Patterns, Field Patterns, Grids and Tessellations
  • Symmetry and the Shape of Space external image ld.gif external image img.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Isometries of the plane, Regular Patterns, Orbifolds, Software, Kali, Geometer's Sketchpad
  • Symmetry and Tessellations - ACTIVITY LINKS external image hs.gif external image lnks.gif
  • Taking Geometry Seriously! external image hs.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Applications
  • Tangrams external image k6.gif external image img.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Geometry, spatial-visualization skills, congruency, similarity, symmetry, area of polygons
  • Tangrams - An Introduction external image k6.gif external image img.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Bibliography, Puzzles
  • A Teacher's Guide to Building the Icosahedron as a Class Project external image k6.gif external image img.gif
    SOURCE: Frederick J. Wicklin, Geometry Center
  • Technology in the Geometry Classroom Course Materials external image hs.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Course Materials, Geometer's Sketchpad, Monge's Theorem, Peaucellier's Linkage, Dynamical systems lab, Symmetry and Patterns, Wallpaper Patterns, Orbifolds, Videotapes, Software, Student Projects
  • Tessellations Project external image k6.gif external image img.gif
  • Totally Tessellated external image hs.gif external image img.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Decorative Use, Ancient and Modern, Historical Image Gallery, Escher, Regular and Semiregular Tessallations, Mosaics, Tilings, Related Art Movements, Dissection Tiling, Packing, Penrose Tiles, Polynominoes, Tiling Dynamic Systems
  • Transformations external image hs.gif external image java.gif external image int.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Rotations, Reflections, Translations, Enlargements, Combinations
    SOURCE: MathsNet and AngliaCampus
    TECHNOLOGY: Java applets, Cinderella
  • Transformations external image hs.gif external image java.gif external image int.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Translations, Rotations, Reflections
  • Transformations external image hs.gif external image img.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Translations, Rotations, Reflections, Glide Reflections, Symmetry, Frieze Patterns, Escher
  • Triangle Centers external image hs.gif external image img.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Schiffler Point, Exeter Point, Parry Point, Congruent Isoscelizers Point, Yff Center of Congruence, Isoperimetric Point and Equal Detour Point, Ajima-Malfatti Points, Apollonius Point, Morley Centers, Hofstadter Points, Equal Parallelians Point, Centroid, Incenter, Circumcenter, Orthocenter, Fermat Point, Nine-point center, Symmedian point, Gergonne point, Nagel point, Mittenpunkt, Spieker center, Feuerbach point, Isodynamic points, Napoleon points
  • Triangle Geometers external image ud.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Napoleon theorem, Ceva's theorem, cevians, cevian triangle, Clawson point, Euler line, Feuerbach theorem, Gergonne point, Kiepert hyperbola, Lemoine point (or symmedian point), De Longchamps point, Malfatti problem, Morley triangle, Morley points, Nagel point, Neuberg circles, Schiffler point, Simson line, Soddy circles, Steiner ellipse, Steiner point
  • Triangle Geometry external image hs.gif external image java.gif external image int.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Angles, Right angles, Pythagorean Theorem, Compass and rule constructions
  • Triangles external image hs.gif external image java.gif external image int.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: The nine-point circle, Euler's line, Morley's theorem.
    SOURCE: Alejo Hausner, Princeton University
    TECHNOLOGY: Java applets
  • Visual Geometry Pages external image ud.gif external image java.gif external image int.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Platonic Solids, Surfaces, Curves, Minimal Surfaces, CMC Surfaces, Curvature Properties, Harmonic Maps
    SOURCE: Konrad Polthier, Technical University Berlin
    TECHNOLOGY: Java applets, JavaViewFrom http://archives.math.utk.edu/topics/geometry.html
http://archives.math.utk.edu/topics/geometry.html



11/2Carl E. Moon-- Vision Maker


http://www.silverplatter.com/catalog/bnna.htm


http://hsc.unm.edu/nhhd/


http://www.radcliffe.edu/schles/libcolls/bksper/bibs/native.htm


http://www.cr.nps.gov/history/catsig/ethind.htm


http://www.si.edu/resource/faq/nmai/start.htm


http://www.h-net.msu.edu/~amind/


http://trc2.ucdavis.edu/ssila/default.asp


http://www-lib.ou.edu/depts/west/namr.htm


http://www.state.tn.us/sos/statelib/pubsvs/cherokee.htm


http://www.nara.gov/publications/microfilm/amerindians/indians.html

10/26

http://www.storylineonline.net/





categories

10/19Long list of holidays and special days celebrated in October 2007.
by date
Month Long Observances

Week Long Observances

October 1st

October 2nd

October 3rd

October 4th

October 5th

October 6th

October 7th

October 8th

October 9th

October 10th

October 11th

October 12th

October 13th

October 14th

October 15th

October 16th

October 17th

  • Black Poetry Day
    Honoring the birthday of Jupiter Hammon. He was the first American black to publish his poetry.
October 18th

  • Alaska Day
    The anniversary of the transfer of the territory and the raising of the US. flag at Sitka on this day in 1867.
  • Little Orphan Annie's Birthday
    Comic strip character, in 1922.
  • Puerto Rico Became U.S. Colony
    In 1898.
October 19th

October 20th

  • Mickey Mantle's Birthday
    Born on this day in 1931 in Spavinaw, Oklahoma.
  • Monster Mash Day
    On this day in 1962 the Monster mash, by Bobby "Boris" Picket and the Crypt Kickers, reached number 1 in the music charts and stayed there for 2 weeks!.
  • Sweetest Day
    Third Saturday in October.
October 21st

  • Guggenheim Museum Opens
    The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of modern and contemporary art opened in New York City on October 21, 1959.
October 22nd

  • National Nut Day
October 23rd

October 24th

October 25th

October 26th

October 27th

October 28th

October 29th

October 30th

October 31st

10/12


Cool **Science for** Curious **Kids**
kidssciencescience

This site uses Flash
BrainPOP - Animated Educational Site **for Kids - Science**, Social ...
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**Science For Kids**
sciencekids

**Science** News **for Kids**
sciencesciencekids

**For Kids** Only - Earth **Science** Enterprise
sciencekids

Basic **Science for Kids**
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**Science** Friday **Kids** Connection Home
ScienceKidsSciencekids

This site uses Flash
NASA - **Kids** Club
Kidskids

NIEHS **Kids** Pages
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Reeko's Mad Scientist Lab - Educational **Science** Experiments for ...
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10/5Online Assessment System (OAS)





10/5Virtual Field Trips

Museums

Virtual Field Trip

Grade Range

URL
Why Visit Here?

SCIENCE RELATED FIELD TRIPS

Antarctica

7-12

http://www.tramline.com/sci/antarctic/
Explore the wonders of the coldest place on Earth. Learn about the native species, research efforts, and geography.

Baking Bread

4-6

http://www.tramline.com/sci/bake/
This field trip offers a convenient way to introduce scientific research to your students through measuring the results of their bread making experiments.

Deserts

5-12

http://www.tramline.com/sci/desert/
Students will be introduced to deserts in a number of environments, including Africa, North and South America, and Australia.

Dinosaurs

1-5

http://www.tramline.com/sci/dino/
The mystery of dinosaurs is what encourages us to learn about their amazing existence and their extinction, and therefore makes them an interesting and exciting topic on which to base learning across all areas of the curriculum.

Endangered Species

6-9

http://www.tramline.com/sci/endanger/
How many species have made their way onto the endangered species list and how many have completely disappeared in the past fifty years? What can you do to help?

Fierce Creatures

3-7

http://www.tramline.com/sci/fierce/
Explore creatures on this planet that have evolved elaborate means of defense.

Getting Green

4-9

http://www.tramline.com/sci/green/
Learn about simple things you can do to reduce waste and minimize a negative impact on your home planet.

Hurricanes

7-12

http://www.tramline.com/sci/hurricane/
Learn about one of the most extraordinary and destructive storms.

Insects & Minibeasts

1-6

http://www.tramline.com/sci/minibeast/
You will visit the Insectory,

Natural Wonders

All ages.

http://www.tramline.com/sci/natwon/
This field trip visits some of the fascinating natural wonders of this world.

Oceans

5-9

http://www.tramline.com/sci/oceank/
Students will be taken to various Web sites where they can research various types of information about oceans.

Rainforest

3-7

http://www.tramline.com/sci/rainforest/
This field trip takes a look at what a rainforest is and why it is an important ecosystem, the animals and peoples of the rainforest, what types of rainforests there are, and provides some ideas that students can do to actively participate in protecting the remaining rainforests.

Salt Marshes

http://www.tramline.com/sci/salt/
Students will be introduced to the coastal environment through participation in a field study of the beach, dunes, estuary, and salt marsh habitats.

Sharks

http://www.tramline.com/sci/sharks/
Sharks are found in all the oceans of the world, but there are only four species that are considered dangerous. Students will be introduced to sharks and their environment.

Teacher's Resource Tour

Educators

http://www.tramline.com/develop.htm
This field trip introduces teachers to a variety of fabulous online resources for teaching science topics.

Temperate Forest Biome

http://www.tramline.com/sci/forest/
This adventure will teach young children about the defining characteristics of a temperate forest biome. They will learn how and why deciduous trees change through the cycle of the seasons, and become familiar with the interdependence between people and the forest. Many of these sites are lessons just by themselves and many contain exciting interactive activities.

Tornadoes

http://www.tramline.com/sci/tornado/
In this field trip students will learn about the conditions that allow tornadoes to form, where these windstorms occur, how they're measured, myths about tornadoes, and how to prepare.

Volcanoes

2-5

http://www.tramline.com/sci/volcano/
How are volcanoes formed? How can they create islands? What kind of destruction can they cause? How do volcanoes affect our environment? Where in the earth can you find active volcanoes? Are there volcanoes on other planets? What are the different types of volcanoes?

Wildfires

5-9

http://www.tramline.com/sci/wildfire/
Students will learn about wildland fires and what causes them: How do wildland fires start? What 3 components are necessary for fire to exist? What possible benefits can result from wildfires?

LITERATURE RELATED FIELD TRIPS

Author, Author

2-6

http://www.tramline.com/lit/author/
Children usually encounter the steps in the process of writing at some point in their elementary experience, but they rarely apply that understanding to the work of real authors. This field trip introduces students to the writing process through the eyes of children's book authors.

Poet's Pantry

3-6

http://www.tramline.com/lit/poet/
This field trip introduces students to different types of poetry and a few well-known poets and their work in a fun and enjoyable way!

Shakespeare

9-12

http://www.tramline.com/lit/shake/
Shakespeare targets personalities and describes complex personal issues that are as important today as they were in the 16th century. His work has survived because it accurately describes human reactions to the world.

SOCIAL STUDIES RELATED FIELD TRIPS

American Presidency

9-12

http://www.tramline.com/ss/prez/
This trip includes a discussion of issues related to using the Internet in social studies classroom projects, as well as a listing of some related resources and activities teachers may use in their classrooms regarding U.S. presidents.

My America

4-7

http://www.tramline.com/ss/america/
This field trip is an exploration about "things American" and touches a little on history, whimsy, symbolism, and some of what it means to be American.

The Oregon Trail

4-8

http://www.tramline.com/ss/otrail/
This field trip takes you to background information sites for individual or class work as well as providing an online project for you to join.

Windows on the World

9-12

http://www.tramline.com/cross/world/
This trip provides teachers and students with the framework to study other countries and cultures from a personal perspective while incorporating a variety of subject areas such as reading, writing, math, and social studies (including geography, history and economics) into their VFT.

Women's History

9-12

http://www.tramline.com/ss/womhist/
This trip visits sites with links to individual biographies, primary sources and more.

OTHER FIELD TRIPS

Flight

3-6

http://www.tramline.com/cross/flight/
The study of flight crosses the disciplines and tickles the imagination of young and old alike. Visited sites in this adventure point out the scientific principles that make flight possible, as well as the fascinating history of its evolution. The people who made each step come to life are highlighted as well. Several of the sites are interactive and therefore invite students to be active participants in the learning experience.

Photography

2-5

http://www.tramline.com/cross/photo/
This inter-disciplinary module about Photography utilizes Internet resources to introduce the principles, tools, and techniques of photography to students.

Pi

9-12

http://www.tramline.com/math/pi/
Pi is a very important number in mathematics and has a very interesting history. It is much talked about, particularly on the web, and this trip visits some of the fascinating Pi sites.

TOUR ONLY- These trips do not include Introductory pages or additional teacher’s resources but are wonderful explorations regardless.

Filmmaking

http://www.tramline.com/trips.htm Scroll to the bottom of the page under Other Field Trips and click on the Filmmaking link.
This virtual field trip was created for the lover of independent film and filmmaking. Among the selected sites you will find information about editing, funding sources, and where to distribute your completed films.

Iditarod

http://www.tramline.com/trips.htm Scroll to the bottom of the page under Other Field Trips and click on the Iditarod link.
The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race takes place annually in March, beginning in the middle of downtown Anchorage and making its way through the Alaskan wilderness to Nome. You will learn more about this exciting race as you go through this tour.

Leonardo da Vinci

http://www.tramline.com/trips.htm Scroll to the bottom of the page under Other Field Trips and click on the Leonardo da Vinci link.
Leonardo was one of the greatest artists, inventors, and scientists that ever lived. In this trip you will visit sites about this renaissance man.

Smithsonian creates virtual museum
virtual versioneSchool News

9/28..
Anne Bradstreet Day (September 16)


http://learner.org/redirect/september/apas71.html.
http://learner.org/redirect/september/lv72.html

http://learner.org/redirect/september/vv73.html

National Punctuation Day (September 24)
http://learner.org/redirect/september/eng74.html


http://learner.org/redirect/september/apas78.htmlhttp:learner.org/redirect/september/apas79.html.

National Piano Month
http://learner.org/redirect/september/cwl85.html.


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http://learner.org/redirect/september/ell87.htmlhttp:
learner.org/redirect/september/pian88.html

http://learner.org/redirect/september/mus89.html

9/21
National Hispanic Heritage Week




Debating Luis Castro
Debating Luis Castro

**Debating Louis Castro**

Read more >>
Frida Kahlo
Frida Kahlo

**The Real Frida Kahlo**

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Kitchen Aid
Kitchen Aid

**Kitchen Aid**

Read more >>
Snapshot: Tikal
Snapshot: Tikal

**Snapshot: Tikal**



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http://learner.org/redirect/september/boa14.html.


http://learner.org/redirect/september/pop15.html.


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http://learner.org/redirect/september/woa22.html


http://learner.org/redirect/september/dest23.html


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General Foreign-Language Teaching Resources
http://www.cortland.edu/flteach/flteach-res.html)
MathRealm's
Activities
Angles Lesson
Measuring Angles
Skill Assessment

9/14
MAKE THE MOST OF CONSTITUTION DAY

http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/retrieve.html

  • This Constitution Day, watch "The Constitution: That Delicate Balance" <http://learner.org/redirect/september/con2.html>. The following programs air on the Channel prior to Constitution Day, if you wish to record them: Program 3, "Nomination, Election, and Succession of the President"; Program 4, "Criminal Justice and a Defendant's Right to a Fair Trial"; Program 5, "Crime and Insanity"; and Program 6, "Crime and Punishments." Click on "Broadcast Dates" for specifics.
  • In the roundtable discussions of "Ethics in America"
http://learner.org/redirect/september/eth3.html
  • "Ethics in America II"
http://learner.org/redirect/september/ethii4.html

  • "America's History in the Making" -- new this year -- looks at the historical role of Enlightenment thought, the rhetorical use of revolutionary discourse, and the early development of state versus federal government in Unit 4, "Revolutionary Perspectives"
http://learner.org/redirect/september/ahis5.html>.
  • "Democracy in America"
http://learner.org/redirect/september/dem7.html
  • "The Western Tradition"
http://learner.org/redirect/september/west8.html
  • Learn about the beginnings of the U.S. Constitution in "A New System of Government," Program 5 of "A Biography of America"
http://learner.org/redirect/september/boa9.html>.
http://learner.org/redirect/september/view11.html
http://www.justicelearning.org/constitutionday/index.asp>.

9/7:

Pronuniction:**http://phonetique.free.fr/**

Grammar:**http://globegate.utm.edu/french/globegate_mirror/gramm.html**

CCSD EBSCO Portal:bookmark this link http://search.ebscohost.com/Community.aspx?lp=login.asp&ref=&authtype=ip&ugt=723761366CC6652727E665D662156E9268E321E33313320330533453&return=y
so you and your students can access Online Reader and other EBSCO products at the CCSD Select New Service page. Please note:






http://www.usg.edu/galileo/about/planning/projects/upgrade/redesign.phtml
helpdesk@usg.edu

is one of the EBSCO databases recently added to GALILEO. To access this database, go to http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zbnf&rkey=kt and log in with your school’s GALILEO password.//



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The Phantom of the Optical: An Online Illustration Trove
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Maps 101
Best of History Web Sites
http://www.besthistorysites.net/
The Center for Teaching History with Technology
http://thwt.org/index.html

History Matters//
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/
The Geography Site
http://www.geography-site.co.uk/
Econ Ed Link
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Election TV
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Searchable PodCast Database
download iTunes
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Teacher Content

4/18 Math In Sports - a WebQuest Project


Introduction:

Math is all around us. It is in our lives every day, even in the games we play. You will be doing a research project to find out how math is related to a sport of your choice.


Task:

In pairs you should research a sport (baseball, soccer, football, bowling, etc.) and find out as many ways as you can that math relates to your sport. You will then:
  • construct a three-dimensional model of the playing field
  • write a short report on how math relates to your sport
  • present your model and report to the class in an oral report



Resources:

  • CNN/SI :News and links to many sports
  • Yahooligans Sports & Recreation :many links for sports related information
  • "Albuquerque Journal" daily and online
  • Books from the school and public libraries
  • Magazines such as Sports Illustrated for Kids
  • coaches, friends, and other students



Process:
1.You and your partner should decide which sport you would like to research.
2. Look online, in books, in magazines, and the newspaper for statistics, field dimensions, and other ways that math or numbers relate to your sport. Keep notes so that you will remember the ways.
3. Write a 2-3 page report on what you find. Write correctly - use good grammar, punctuation, etc.
4.Design a 3-D model of your playing field. Use poster board, cardboard, and other mediums. Make it attractive.
5.Decide how you will present your report to the class. Practice.
6.Present your findings to the class and describe your model.


Learning Advice:

How are numbers used in your sport?
  • Playing field dimensions
  • Statistics for the players
  • Rules of the game

Don't forget to include many kinds of math - geometry, addition, multiplication, fractions, decimals, etc.
Think about what you are learning about math as you do your research.


Conclusion:

There are many, many ways that math is used in sports. Just think how many ways we use math in our lives! What other areas can you think of that use math? Music, cooking, architecture, and driving are a few - I'd like to hear the others you think of!----
WebQuest by Shari Baze
4th Grade Teacher, Bellehaven Elementary School,
Albuquerque, NM


4/11

FREE Resources in the Sciences

URL: http://www.techlearning.com/showArticle.php?articleID=196605125//f//rom Educators' eZine
More than 30 Federal agencies formed a working group in 1997 to make hundreds of federally supported teaching and learning resources easier to find. The result of that work is the FREE web site. FREE stands for Federal Resources for Educational Excellence. The web sites listed below are excerpted with permission from the FREE web site. This month, we highlight web sites for various sciences; in other months, we feature other subject areas. You can search our site for the word FREE to find them.
BioWorksU
introduces students to life science careers. It is set in a virtual university and uses games, experiments, and simulations to show jobs at a range of locations—a nurse's station, ambulance bay, diagnostic lab, pathology lab, radiology department, pharmacy, physical therapy room, dentist's office, and more. Watch videos of professionals describing what they do. Play the ambulance maze game. (IPIC, Department of Labor)
Computing Life
looks at ways physicists, biologists, and even artists are harnessing the power of computers to advance our understanding of biology and human health. Learn how computers are used to simulate the spread of flu through a school, the movement of cells in our bodies, and the beating of a heart. Find out how computers help in the search for gene variations that could lead to disease. (National Institutes of Health)
K-12 Energy Lesson Plans and Activities
offers 350 lessons on energy efficiency and renewable energy. They're organized by grade level and topic—biomass, geothermal, fuel cells, ocean energy, solar power, transportation fuels, wind energy, and energy efficiency and conservation. Learn about passive solar buildings, advanced photovoltaics, or basic wind turbines. Take an energy awareness quiz. Estimate your carbon footprint; find ways to reduce it. (Department of Energy)
Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure Movie provides photos and video clips from this movie about creatures that roamed the seas 82 million years ago. Discover sea monsters of the past and present using the interactive time line. Excavate fossils on a "virtual dig." See a video on how to survive a shark attack. (National Geographic, National Science Foundation)
Space Food and Nutrition Educator Guide
looks at the history of preparing and packaging foods that taste good, provide necessary nutrients, and travel well in space. The guide includes math and science activities in which students (K-8) classify space food, ripen fruits and vegetables using a chemical inhibitive, measure food packaging, determine the percentage of water reduction by dehydrating fresh food items, and plan a nutritionally balanced 5-day menu for astronauts. (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Suited for Spacewalking Educator Guide
examines the technology behind space suits. Students learn about the environment of space, the history of spacewalking, NASA's current space suit, future space suits, and work that astronauts do during spacewalks. Students (grades 5-12) are challenged to design and build a protective garment that will permit future space travelers to explore the surface of Mars. (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Voyages Through Time
is a year-long integrated science curriculum for 9th or 10th grade based on the theme of evolution. It is presented in six modules: cosmic evolution, planetary evolution, origin of life, evolution of Life, hominid evolution, and evolution of technology. Individual modules can be used in discipline-based science courses such as biology, earth science, geology, or astronomy. (Learning in Motion, National Science Foundation)
Planetary Photojournal
is a photo album of the universe. See images of the planets. Look through the Hubble telescope at nebulae far beyond our galaxy. Watch a video of the Mars rovers, or catch up on news about space surveillance technology. Use the solar system simulator to view celestial bodies from various perspectives: from above or below, from an orbiting spacecraft, or from another planet. (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Understanding Alcohol: Investigations into Biology and Behavior
provides simulations, videos, and lessons on the pharmacokinetics of alcohol, the biological and behavioral effects of alcohol, youth and alcohol, the consequences of alcohol abuse and alcoholism. Lessons focus on body type and a person's response to alcohol, factors that influence alcohol use and abuse, calculation of blood alcohol concentrations, and more. Discover how different doses affect the activity of mice. Experience a simulation of driving while intoxicated. (National Institutes of Health)
Brain: Our Sense of Self
helps middle school students understand basic scientific principles related to the brain and nervous system. Five lessons examine the structure and specialized regions of the brain, its diverse functions, how the body receives and delivers information through the nervous system, factors that affect learning, and our sense of self. Interactive web activities are included. (National Institutes of Health)
Materials World Modules Program
presents interdisciplinary modules on topics in materials science—composites, ceramics, concrete, biosensors, biodegradable materials, smart sensors, polymers, food packaging, and sports materials. Modules are inquiry based and hands-on. They incorporate concepts from chemistry, biology, physics, and mathematics. (Northwestern University, National Science Foundation)



4/4
Free and interactive timelines. See some, create some.
http://mnemograph.com/

The last site that caught my attention was science hack which shows science videos prescreened by scientists.
Currently the main categories for science videos are physics, chemistry, biology, space, green energy and mathematics. http://sciencehack.com/

OK, I know this is a little different but I really thought this page was the right one for this.

Bloom's Taxonomy Blooms Digitally

By Andrew Churches
April 1, 2008
URL: http://www.techlearning.com/showArticle.php?articleID=196605124


from Educators' eZine
Introduction and Background:
Bloom's Taxonomy
Bloom's Taxonomy
Bloom's Taxonomy

In the 1950's Benjamin Bloom developed his taxonomy of cognitive objectives, Bloom's Taxonomy. This categorized and ordered thinking skills and objectives. His taxonomy follows the thinking process. You can not understand a concept if you do not first remember it, similarly you can not apply knowledge and concepts if you do not understand them. It is a continuum from Lower Order Thinking Skills (LOTS) to Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS). Bloom labels each category with a gerund.
Bloom's Revised Taxonomy
Bloom's Revised Taxonomy
Bloom's Revised Taxonomy

In the 1990's, a former student of Bloom, Lorin Anderson, revised Bloom's Taxonomy and published this- Bloom's Revised Taxonomy in 2001.Key to this is the use of verbs rather than nouns for each of the categories and a rearrangement of the sequence within the taxonomy. They are arranged below in increasing order, from low to high.
Bloom's Revised Taxonomy Sub Categories
Each of the categories or taxonomic elements has a number of key verbs associated with it
Lower Order Thinking Skills (LOTS)
  • Remembering - Recognising, listing, describing, identifying, retrieving, naming, locating, finding
  • Understanding - Interpreting, Summarising, inferring, paraphrasing, classifying, comparing, explaining, exemplifying
  • Applying - Implementing, carrying out, using, executing
  • Analysing - Comparing, organising, deconstructing, Attributing, outlining, finding, structuring, integrating
  • Evaluating - Checking, hypothesising, critiquing, Experimenting, judging, testing, Detecting, Monitoring
  • Creating - designing, constructing, planning, producing, inventing, devising, making
Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS)
The elements cover many of the activities and objectives but they do not address the new objectives presented by the emergence and integration of Information and Communication Technologies into the classroom and the lives of our students.
Bloom's digital taxonomy map
Mind map of Bloom's Revised Digital Taxonomy
Mind map of Bloom's Revised Digital Taxonomy

Key:
Elements coloured in black are recognised and existing verbs, Elements coloured in blue are new digital verbs.
Remembering
This element of the taxonomy does infer the retrieval of material. This is a key element given the growth in knowledge and information.
The digital additions and their explanations are as follows:
  • Bullet pointing – This is analogous to listing but in a digital format.
  • Highlighting – This is a key element of most productivity suites; encouraging students to pick out and highlight key words and phrases is a technique for recall.
  • Bookmarking or favorite-ing – this is where the students mark for later use web sites, resources and files. Students can then organise these.
  • Social networking – this is where people develop networks of friends and associates. It forges and creates links between different people. Like social bookmarks (see below) a social network can form a key element of collaborating and networking.
  • Social bookmarking – this is an online version of local bookmarking or favorites, It is more advanced because you can draw on others' bookmarks and tags. While higher order thinking skills like collaborating and sharing, can and do make use of these skills, this is its simplest form - a simple list of sites saved to an online format rather than locally to the machine.
  • Searching or "Googling" - Search engines are now key elements of students' research. At its simplest the student is just entering a key word or phrase into the basic entry pane of the search engine. This skill does not refine the search beyond the key word or term.
Key Terms - Remembering:
Recognizing, listing, describing, identifying, retrieving, naming, locating, finding, Bullet pointing, highlighting, bookmarking, social networking, Social bookmarking, favorite-ing/local bookmarking, Searching, Googling.
Understanding
The digital additions and their explanations are as follows:
  • Advanced and Boolean Searching – This is a progression from the previous category. Students require a greater depth of understanding to be able to create, modify and refine searches to suit their search needs.
  • Blog Journaling – This is the simplest of the uses for a blog, where a student simply "talks" "writes" or "types" a daily- or task-specific journal. This shows a basic understanding of the activity reported upon. The blog can be used to develop higher level thinking when used for discussion and collaboration.
  • Twittering – The Twitter site's fundamental question is "what are you doing?" This can be, in its most simplistic form, a one or two word answer, but when developed this is a tool that lends itself to developing understanding and potentially starting collaboration.
  • Categorizing – digital classification - organizing and classifying files, web sites and materials using folders etc.
  • Commenting and annotating – a variety of tools exist that allow the user to comment and annotate on web pages, .pdf files and other documents. The user is developing understanding by simply commenting on the pages. This is analogous with writing notes on hand outs, but is potentially more powerful as you can link and index these.
  • Subscribing – Subscription takes bookmarking in its various forms and simplistic reading one level further. The act of subscription by itself does not show or develop understanding but often the process of reading and revisiting the subscribed-to feeds leads to greater understanding.
Key Terms - Understanding:
Interpreting, Summarizing, inferring, paraphrasing, classifying, comparing, explaining, exemplifying, Advanced searching, Boolean searching, blog journaling, twittering, categorising and tagging, commenting, annotating, subscribing.
Applying
The digital additions and their justifications are as follows:
  • Running and operating – This is the action of initiating a program or operating and manipulating hardware and applications to obtain a basic goal or objective.
  • Playing – The increasing emergence of games as a mode of education leads to the inclusion of this term in the list. Students who successfully play or operate a game are showing understanding of process and task and application of skills.
  • Uploading and Sharing - uploading materials to websites and the sharing of materials via sites like flickr etc. This is a simple form of collaboration, a higher order thinking skill.
  • Hacking – hacking in its simpler forms is applying a simple set of rules to achieve a goal or objective.
  • Editing – With most media, editing is a process or a procedure that the editor employs.
Key Terms - Applying:
Implementing, carrying out, using, executing, running, loading, playing, operating, hacking, uploading, sharing, editing.
Analysing
The digital additions and their explanations are as follows:
  • Mashing – mash ups are the integration of several data sources into a single resource. Mashing data currently is a complex process but as more options and sites evolve this will become an increasingly easy and accessible means of analysis.
  • Linking – this is establishing and building links within and outside of documents and web pages.
  • Reverse-engineering – this is analogous with deconstruction. It is also related to cracking often with out the negative implications associated with this.
  • Cracking – cracking requires the cracker to understand and operate the application or system being cracked, analyse its strengths and weaknesses and then exploit these.
  • Validating – With the wealth of information available to students combined with the lack of authentication of data, students of today and tomorrow must be able to validate the veracity of their information sources. To do this they must be able to analyse the data sources and make judgements based on these.
  • Tagging – This is organising, structuring and attributing online data, meta-tagging web pages etc. Students need to be able understand and analyse the content of the pages to be able to tag it.
Key Terms - Analysing:
Comparing, organising, deconstructing, Attributing, outlining, finding, structuring, integrating, Mashing, linking, reverse-engineering, cracking, mind-mapping, validating, tagging.
Evaluating
The digital additions and their explanations are as follows:
  • Blog/vlog commenting and reflecting – Constructive criticism and reflective practice are often facilitated by the use of blogs and video blogs. Students commenting and replying to postings have to evaluate the material in context and reply.
  • Posting – posting comments to blogs, discussion boards, threaded discussions. These are increasingly common elements of students' daily practice. Good postings like good comments, are not simple one-line answers but rather are structured and constructed to evaluate the topic or concept.
  • Moderating – This is high level evaluation; the moderator must be able to evaluate a posting or comment from a variety of perspectives, assessing its worth, value and appropriateness.
  • Collaborating and networking – Collaboration is an increasing feature of education. In a world increasingly focused on communication, collaboration leading to collective intelligence is a key aspect. Effective collaboration involves evaluating the strengths and abilities of the participants and evaluating the contribution they make. Networking is a feature of collaboration, contacting and communicating with relevant person via a network of associates.
  • Testing (Alpha and Beta) – Testing of applications, processes and procedures is a key element in the development of any tool. To be an effective tester you must have the ability to analyze the purpose of the tool or process, what its correct function should be and what its current function is.
Key Terms – Evaluating:
Checking, hypothesising, critiquing, experimenting, judging, testing, detecting, monitoring, (Blog/vlog) commenting, reviewing, posting, moderating, collaborating, networking, reflecting, (Alpha & beta) testing.
Creating
The digital additions and their explanations are as follows:
  • Programming – Whether it is creating their own applications, programming macros or developing games or multimedia applications within structured environments, students are routinely creating their own programs to suit their needs and goals.
  • Filming, animating, videocasting, podcasting, mixing and remixing – these relate to the increasing availability of multimedia and multimedia editing tools. Students frequently capture, create, mix and remix content to produce unique products.
  • Directing and producing – to directing or producing a product, performance or production is a highly creative process. It requires the student to have vision, understand the components and meld these into a coherent product.
  • Publishing – whether via the web or from home computers, publishing in text, media or digital formats is increasing. Again this requires a huge overview of not only the content being published, but the process and product. Related to this concept are also Video blogging – the production of video blogs, blogging and also wiki-ing - creating, adding to and modify content in wikis. Creating or building Mash ups would also fit here.
Key Terms – Creating:
designing, constructing, planning, producing, inventing, devising, making, programming, filming, animating, Blogging, Video blogging, mixing, remixing, wiki-ing, publishing, videocasting, podcasting, directing/producing, creating or building mash ups.
Bibliography
Churches, A. 2007, Educational Origami, Bloom's and ICT Tools
Anderson, L.W., and D. Krathwohl (Eds.) (2001). A Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching and Assessing: a Revision of Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives. Longman, New York.
Acknowledgements: For assistance, discussion and often punctuation:Miguel Guhlin, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, Alan Knightbridge, Sue Cattell, Raewyn Casey, Marg McLeod, Doug DeKock



3/28

In light of last week's storms, some resource materials for students to learn more about weather and other sciences:


external image mnote.gifMusical Meteorology from the Weather Dude external image sound01.gif(Audio)


[weather dude education]
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Weather Basics-an online book


external image up.gifNick's favorite weather books for kids


external image qstnmark.gifQuestions & Quizzes


external image duck.gifWeather Proverbs Nature's Forecasters


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Schoolday Forecast from The Weather Channel


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external image testtube.gif Weather Student Resources from The Weather Channel


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University Weather Departments Where to get a degree in weather


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Making a Weather Station
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Fascinating Weather Facts


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Franklin's Forecast
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Weather Art from kids like you
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Weather Coloring Books Print them out!


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Climate Kids From Southeast Regional Climate Center


external image boxradio.gif Earth & Sky from the Radio Show


external image wizardht.gifScience Hobbyist Science Projects and More


3/21 Women's History Month
From ABC CLIO- available at high schools only As recently as the 1970s, women’s history was virtually unexplored in the classroom. But with the remarkable growth of the Women’s Movement of the 60s and 70s, which reminded everyone of the long struggle of women for equality in the U.S., that was about to change. In 1978, an education task force in Sonoma County, California, established "Women’s History Week." Within a few years, the week was being celebrated nationwide and in 1987, Congress expanded it by designating March "National Women’s History Month."
Students and library patrons looking to explore the scope and impact of the Women’s Movement in the U.S. will find a wealth of resources in ABC–CLIO’s American History database. The database spans the breadth of the struggle for equality for women from the 1848 Seneca Falls Conference and the Women’s Suffrage Movement to the beginnings of Feminist Movement in the 1960s and the first National Women’s Conference (1978), to the present.
From these features, readers can link to a range of resources, including speeches, statistical data and biographies of leading figures in the Women’s Movement, from Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, to Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan

Gateway to the Library of Congress' section on Women's History http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/awhhtml/index.html

2008 National Women’s History Month Honorees

Poster
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To honor the originality, beauty, imagination, and multiple dimensions of women’s lives, we have chosen Women’s Art: Women’s Vision as the 2008 theme for National Women’s History Month. Read more about the theme.
To ensure that a diversity of art and artists are represented, the 2008 Honorees were selected based on their art, their vision, their art form, their cultural background, the region in which they live and the quality and passion of the nomination submitted. Stay tuned for more information on the honorees.



Judy Chicago - 1939
Painter/Printmaker/Tapestry/Needlework
Learn more.
Harmony Hammond -1944
Painter
Learn more.
Edna Hibel – 1917
Colorist, Painter, Stone Lithographer, Serigrapher, Etcher, Sculptress, and Filmmaker
Learn more.
Lihua Lei – 1966
Multimedia Installation
Learn more.
Violet Oakley –1874-1961
Muralist, Stained Glass Artist
Learn more.
Rose Cecil O’Neill – 1874-1944
Painter, Illustrator, Sculptress
Learn more.
Faith Ringgold – 1930
Painter/Quilter
Learn more.
Miriam Schapiro – 1923
Print/ Painter
Learn more.
Lorna Simpson – 1960
Artist
Learn more.
Jaune Quick-To-See Smith –1940
Painter/Printmaker
Learn more.
Nancy Spero – 1926
Painter
Learn more.
June Claire Wayne – 1918
Painter/Lithographer
Learn more.




3/7
The popular NoveList and NoveList K-8 user interfaces will receive new looks this spring. In conjunction with the redesigns, many new features will be added to these trusted readers’ advisory resources.
NoveList:
The new NoveList home page will facilitate searches for new titles, and will provide instant access to all of NoveList's content rich features. Here is an example of the new home page design for NoveList:*
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A new, single Find field will let users simultaneously search by author, title, subject, and/or series, for example.
Note the removal of the tabs, which means that all of the content will be accessible directly from the new home page. Users will be able to browse Author Read-alikes, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks and awards lists, etc. without searching under tabs first. Access to hundreds of book lists will be available through the Recommended Reads link.
On the right side of the new home page, there will be an expanded, completely revamped Readers' Advisory section.
The Result List will be enhanced to include appropriate books and customized content, sorted by tabs for ease of retrieval. Note that in the example shown here, the Result List from a search for legal thrillers yielded a combined total of 525 book titles, Author Read-alikes, Recommended Reads and Series. Library administrators can include a link to their online library catalog in expanded Result List records:Result_List_for_RI.gif

NoveList K-8:
The new look for NoveList K-8 is even more intuitive, and includes all of the great new features in NoveList's new design.
The Working with Kids section from the Browse panel enables teachers, media specialists, childrens' librarians and parents to find quality content linked to curricular topics, organized by grade levels and filled with great ideas for young readers to explore.K-8_for_RI.gif



2/29
At www.FreeReading.net, educators everywhere can access a free, sequential, research-based reading intervention program for grades K-1. Open source and Web 2.0 technology enables educators to adapt FreeReading.net content to their needs, contribute their own lessons as supplements to the research-based 40-week scope and sequence, and participate in discussions about early literacy. A FreeReading Advisory Board of leading reading researchers has reviewed. The FreeReading program and is guiding the expansion of the content, as well as the creation of a strict quality review process for contributions. Because FreeReading.net is already available and doesn't require that textbooks be printed, some Florida schools are considering the program for use this spring. Free reading activities for grades k-1 http://www.freereading.net/index.php?title=Main_Page

In case you have not heard of this site.....This is a great project to celebrate Math Day on March 5th
http://www.worldmathsday.com

Their goal is to have over 50 million math questions answered correctly on math day. Students log in and play against other students of the same age from around the world. Up to the actual day the students can practice against others. It has promoted great interest at our school! We have also turned it into geography lesson using google earth. We are trying to play against as many countries as possible. Check it out! Great fun! World Math Day is now only 7 days away. Some figures:

  • 1 million students
  • Over 15,000 schools
  • 152 countries
  • 84,270,982 million practice questions already answered!!

From Kevin Smith: AT&T has an interesting educational site called “Filimentality”. It’s on online Web activity creator/sharing site for educators. The nice thing (in my opinion) is that teachers can share fact-finding projects (Hot lists and Scrapbooks) as well as higher-order thinking projects (WebQuests and Treasure Hunts).
The address is: http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/index.html



2/22 High School literature
A Different Way to Read Great Literature!

This site is an experiment in teaching great literature in a very different way. Using Google Earth, students discover where in the world the greatest road trip stories of all time took place... and so much more!
http://www.googlelittrips.com/

Cyber Guides
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Censorship theme) by Mark Twain
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Emancipation theme)
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Arthurian Legend
Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin (Virtual Museum)
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Brian's Song by William Blinn
The Buck Private by Luis Valdez
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
Chicano Literature: I am Joaquin by Corky Gonzales
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
Diego (Diego Rivera) by Jeanette and Jonah Winter--designed for Advanced Spanish
Farewell to Manzanar by Jean Houston and James D. Houston
The Glass Menagerie by Tenessee Williams
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
The Legend of La Llorona by Rudolfo Anaya
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Hamlet (from Bell High School) by William Shakespeare
I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calavaras County by Mark Twain
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
My Antonia by Willa Cather
Night by Elie Wiesel
1984 by George Orwell
The Odyssey by Homer (for ELD students)
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (for ELL students)
The Pearl by John Steinbeck
The Pigman by Paul Zindel
Edgar Allan Poe: An Author Unit
Poetry of the Great War
The Poetry of Langston Hughes
Reflections of the Harlem Renaissance (Langston Hughes)
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
The Tempest by William Shakespeare
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Virginia Woolf (Author study)

2/15 Change of seasons

Nice little activity for this topic.
http://www.fi.edu/time/Journey/JustInTime/seasons2.html

While based on Katrina data, talks about the impact of weather events on climate chanage. http://serc.carleton.edu/research_education/katrina/jigsaw.html

Tryng to connect with students in other areas? Check these projects out.
  • Global Thinking Project A "hands across the globe" education project providing a virtual environment for students and teachers to participate in environmental study with others around the world. Students learn to monitor air, water, soil and solid waste, and use the GTP-Website to discuss and compare their data.
  • SchoolWorld Internet Education This global Internet classroom for students and teachers in grades K-12 presents a variety of programs and projects in which students and teachers interact with other schools from around the world.
  • Intercultural E-Mail Classroom Connections Mailing lists (provided by St. Olaf College) that help teachers and classes link with others around the world for e-mail classroom pen-pal and project exchanges.

An explanation of what **seasons** are, and why they occur. With animations and images. with observatory shots. http://www.scienceu.com/observatory/articles/seasons/seasons.html

Have you ever wondered why the earth experiences Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer? Great site from NOAA.
http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/educate/seasons.shtml

The seasons are a powerful force in our lives. They affect the activities we do, the foods we crave, the clothes we wear — and quite often, the moods we are in. Early Saturday, winter officially starts in the Northern Hemisphere, bringing the longest night of the year. Meanwhile, summer begins in the Southern Hemisphere with the shortest night.
What is it that causes the change in seasons? And if you've never hit the MSNCB educational site, I think you'll be surprised. The seasons are a powerful force in our lives. They affect the activities we do, the foods we crave, the clothes we wear — and quite often, the moods we are in. Early Saturday, winter officially starts in the Northern Hemisphere, bringing the longest night of the year. Meanwhile, summer begins in the Southern Hemisphere with the shortest night.
What is it that causes the change in seasons? http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3077384/







2/8
It's International Polar Year! Teachers' Domain is pleased to announce our new Polar Sciences Special Collection, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, and offers 20 new resources about the Arctic and the Antarctic, plus resources from our existing collections, a lesson plan, and our newest feature, a student activity.

The Earth's polar regions may seem remote, but they are an integral part of the entire Earth system. Pollution from other areas affects Arctic and Antarctic ecosystems, and changes in the icy landscapes of the polar regions may influence global ocean circulation patterns and accelerate climate change.

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The fourth International Polar Year (IPY) is a 2007-2008 international campaign to advance polar science and better understand global climate change through an interdisciplinary approach. Learn about the importance of studying the poles through these media resources. Explore the polar regions, the changes they are experiencing, and their connections to the rest of the world. Engage with the quantitative and qualitative data in the new student activity feature, "Observations of Climate Change".

I've written about curriki before and if you haven't check it out..you need to.
Curriki kicked the year off by launching one new tool set to help educators work collaboratively, and another to evaluate materials posted on Curriki. We’re also looking for units or courses for middle and high school, with this month’s focus on Chemistry. Read on . . .
NEW CURRIKI “GROUPS” TOOL MAKES SOCIAL NETWORKING AND COLLABORATION EASY Whether you’d like to form a community of interest or a community of practice, you can now join a group or use Curriki tools to create one of your own! See the groups that some of our members have already started around adolescent literacy and middle-school science.
http://www.curriki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Groups/Browse?subject=all
CURRIKI REVIEW SYSTEM
Subject-area experts have begun to review and make constructive comments on Curriki lessons, units, and courses. Nominate resources to be reviewed by the Curriki Review Team, or add your own comments using the "comments tab.” Here's an example of a resource that the review team rated “exemplary” for content accuracy, pedagogy, and technical completeness.
http://www.curriki.org/xwiki/xwiki/view/Coll_Jander/CatcherintheRyeUnitPlan

CURRIKI SEEKS CHEMISTRY TEACHERS FOR A FUNDED PROJECT We are currently seeking content for middle school and high school Science and Math. This month, we focus on Chemistry! To see whether you could get your project funded by Curriki, look into our Curriki Master Units Grants program. Chemistry deadline February 15th. To learn more and for application guidelines, visit:
http://www.curriki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/
and more video to add to last week's comments....
Next Vista for Learning is an educational nonprofit (U.S. 501(c)3) dedicated to building a free, online library of videos by and for teachers and students everywhere. The library contains three collections: Light Bulbs (help with academic topics), Global Views (introductions of communities to help people learn about other parts of the world), and Seeing Service (profiles of those who in a big or small way make life better for others). There is no cost to use or submit to the site; the idea is to get good insights to people wherever good resources are in short supply. More information about the work of Next Vista for Learning is available at www.nextvista.org

Next Vista Featured Videos Collection

This collection of five videos is a sampling of the content available from Next Vista on Curriki. The Next Vista Featured Videos collection includes:
  • Considering Communism (a student's shot at a balanced exploration)
  • Newton's First Law, Part 1 (objects at rest and in motion)
  • Oceanographic Scientist (part of a careers series)
  • Primes StopAction (an unusual approach to prime numbers)
  • Mean Median and Mode (succinct explanation at a whiteboard)
To view these videos, go to the collection page.
To see all Next Vista videos available on Curriki go to Next Vista's MyCurriki page.

2/1 Looking for video and can't find it in either Montage or UnitedStreaming? I have the answer. My personal favorite is
blinkx, easy to use and you find what you want quickly and painlessly. blinkx is the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine.

Founded in 2004 by Suranga Chandratillake, the company completed a tremendously successful IPO on the London Stock Exchange (AIM) in May, 2007 and currently has a market capitalization of US$350M*, with headquarters in San Francisco, CA and the UK.

blinkx has built a reputation as the Remote Control for the Video Web. Now, with an index of over 18 million hours of searchable video and more than 200 media partnerships, including national broadcasters, commercial media giants, and private video libraries, it has cemented its position as the premier destination for online TV.

blinkx pioneered video search on the Internet, developing an engine based on technology that was conceived at Cambridge University, enhanced by $150M in R&D over 12 years, and is now protected by 111 patents.

Unlike other multimedia search engines that attempt to re-purpose technology built for the Text Web, blinkx uses a unique combination of patented conceptual search, speech recognition and video analysis software to efficiently, automatically and accurately find and qualify online video. Today, blinkx is the world’s largest single index of rich media content on the Web, delivering more content from a broader range of sources than either Google or Yahoo!

All of this content is now available to viewers around the world with an unprecedented degree of flexibility and personalization. At www.blinkx.com, users can search for video content, create personal video playlists, or build a customized Video Wall for their blog or MySpace page.

SchoolTube is available in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and US schools located across the world. SchoolTube’s mission is to educate and empower students and educators in safe, effective video production and online video sharing. SchoolTube is the only internet video publisher for teachers and students that combines dynamic curriculum and community outreach programs. All videos must be approved by registered teachers, follow local school guidelines, and adhere to our high standards.

SchoolTube Revolutionizes Internet Video for Students

SchoolTube’s partnership with The Student Television Network (STN) leverages a nationwide network of broadcast journalism teachers and students who share their expertise with each other in an effort to create quality student videos of all types.
Through this innovative private/public partnership, SchoolTube provides up-to-date information to SchoolTube members at the click of a mouse. So what are you waiting for? Join the SchoolTube revolution!

AOl VIdeo has a lot of stuff but it's not easy to find it all and they lean heavily towards entertainment but it is a great repository of stuff. http://video.aol.com/

1/25 Black History Month (from http://www.infoplease.com/spot/bhm1.html )

History and Timelines

Contemporary Issues

Special Features

Holidays

Education

Awards


Quizzes & Crosswords

Other Resources

1/18
Instructional Services has asked me to make the Write Source Software available to all 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade teachers in the district. They have also asked that I inform you of the correct installation procedure so you can pass this on to your teachers.
Instructions on how to add software from the Add/Remove Programs can be found here:
http://intranet/guides/addremoveprograms/
The three titles available are:
Write Source Interactive Writing Skills 3
Write Source Interactive Writing Skills 4
Write Source Interactive Writing Skills 5
Each piece of software has an answer key which is password protected. The passwords are are available from your coach or coordinator.
If anybody has any issues with the install, please ask them to fill out a Helpdesk ticket at http://help

Classroom Resources for Martin Luther King Jr. (from http://www.stanford.edu/group/King/liberation_curriculum/resources/index.htm )

Primary Sources

Secondary Sources

Lesson Plans

About Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. -- The Man:
Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Biographical Sketch Timeline of Events in Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Life
The King CenterAtlanta, Georgia
The Martin Luther King, Jr. HomePage
History of the National Martin Luther King, Jr. DayPresented by the Seattle Times Company
MLK Day.com
Martin Luther King, Jr.--His Writings.
The "I Have A Dream"Speech
Martin Luther King, Jr. Writings

African-American History Sources in the LSU Libraries

African-American History: A Guide to Selected Reference Sources Violence in the Community: A Guide to Selected Reference Sources
The Faces of Science: African-Americans in the Sciences
Profiles of African American scientists who have contributed to the development of chemistry, biochemistry, physics, mathematics, and medicine, both past and present.

LSU Virtual Library, Webliography, African-Americana
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African-American Women: A Selected Bibliography of LSU Resources.
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Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Biographical Sketch African-American History: A Guide to Selected Reference Sources. African American Biography Resources: A Guide to Selected Reference Sources. Violence in the Community: A Guide to Selected Reference Sources.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Sources in the LSU Libraries African American Women: A Selected Bibliography of LSU Resources. African American Biography Resources: A Guide to Selected Reference Sources. Children's and Young Adult Multicultural Literature; Afro-American Children's Literature; and Books About Martin Luther King, Jr.
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In Music Spiritual, Jazz & Blues Music
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Speeches: Letter from Birmingham City Jail (April 16, 1963) Timeline of Events in Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Life
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Minorities in the Sciences: A Guide to Selected Reference Sources.

CYBERCHASENational Council of Teachers of Mathematics

CYBERCHASE
  • to foster enthusiasm for math in the critical years when too many children decide they do not like or are not good at the subject;
  • to model math reasoning and help children improve their problem-solving skills;
  • to demonstrate the usefulness of math; and
  • to inspire all children to approach math with confidence and a "can-do" attitude.
CYBERCHASE's

CYBERCHASECYBERCHASECYBERCHASE's





A Maths **Dictionary** for Kids 2007 by Jenny Eather
dictionarymath
mathdictionarymathdictionarytml www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com/maths/dictionary.html

A+ **Math**
math
www.aplusmath.com/

**Math Baseball**
math
www.funbrain.com/math/index.html

Cool **math** 4 kids - **math** games, **math** puzzles, **math** lessons - designed ...
Mathmath
www.coolmath4kids.com

TIme and all that good stuff as we think of the New Year



Online Museum Educators
http://www.fi.edu/qa00/attic3/index.html


"Journey In Time" is a collection of exhibits that examines the history of telling time, as well as the evolution of timepieces, from ancient times to the present day. This collection features Franklin Institute timepieces, background information relating to the history of telling time and mechanical devices, interactive online activities and suggestions for classroom lessons, activities, and resources.
Journey in Time
Journey in Time

"Time Keepers" features a group of clocks housed at The Franklin Institute, several of which are currently not on display. An explanation of each clock provides a better understanding of its features and known history. Activities, resources, and links to more information are offered to help educators and interested visitors.
Time Keepers
Time Keepers



http://www.madison.k12.wi.us/planetarium/mooncal/daymoon.htm
How a Pope fixed the Calendar






WINTER HOLIDAYS

Websites for Teachers, Parents, and Students


  • [[#Chanukkah|Chanukkah]]
  • [[#Christmas|Christmas]]
  • [[#Kwanza|Kwanzaa]]
  • [[#Solstice|Winter Solstice]]

Chanukkah Resources on the Web
  • Practical Guide for Observance -Day by Day
  • Story: Light from Darkness
  • Dreidel - How to Play and Why
  • Insights into Chanukah
Happy Chanukah!Web Expedition: "Oh! to the World"Washington Post
  • History and Ritual
  • Hanukah Traditions: The Menorah, the Dreidel, and Favorite Foods
Yahoo listing: Society and Culture:Religion:Judaism:Holidays:Hanukkah

Christmas Around the World: A Photographic Christmas Around the WorldThe Christmas CalendarChristmas cookie jar: Christmas CraftsChristmas Traditions Around the WorldClaus.ComSend An Internet Christmas CardSend A Message To SantaA Victorian ChristmasYahoo listing: Society and Culture:Holidays:Christmas

Everyhting About KwanzaaKwanzaa Welcome PageYahoo listing: Society and Culture:Cultures:African American:Kwanzaa

Holiday Greetings - Ancient Origins of the Holidays - Winter Solstice

Geography

Welcome to Geography in the News

"A must for geographical learners and their teachers"http://www.geographyinthenews.rgs.org/

Visible Earth
Earthviewer
What You Need to Know About Maps
Maps and Globes
Mathematics of Cartography
Latitude and Longitude
Round Earth, Flat Maps
Lost at Sea: The Search for Longitude
Early Maps
Maps Planet
Topozone
Maps of Europe
United Nations Cartographic Section
Ask Asia Map and Timeline Library
Map Collections: 1597-1988
Oddens Bookmarks
Maps of the United States
United States Climate Page
Historical Maps
National Geographic Map Machine
Xpeditions
Maps and References
Earthshots
How Far is it?
The Great Globe Gallery
Maps in the News
Terry Fly



**Outline Maps**



click here!







http://science-n-technology.net/snt/Gaetcbyol.htm

http://www.chemsoc.org/viselements/pages/pertable_fla.htm

http://www.kidwings.com/index.htm

http://www.exploratorium.edu/imaging_station/index.php

http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/optics/intelplay/liveview/index.html

http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/electronmicroscopy/magnify1/index.html

http://www.smm.org/heart/heart/top.html

http://www.medtropolis.com/Vbody.asp

http://www.learner.org/interactives/

http://www.windows.ucar.edu/

http://www.permadi.com/java/spaint/spaint.html


Web Resources for Educators by Midge Frazel
Thanksgiving Resources on the Web for Educators

Part 1: Teacher's Guide: Professional Development
Getting Started: Stepping on Plymouth Rock
plimoth rock row
plimoth rock row
The Landing of the Pilgrims
http://www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/colonial/jb_colonial_subj_e.html
T//hat's Plymouth Rock?// Web Presentation
by Midge Frazel
That's Plymouth Rock? WebQuest
by Midge Frazel
The "First Thanksgiving": Fact or Myth?
Consider what you think you know or that what you were taught in school may not be correct!
Are You Teaching the Real Storyof the First Thanksgiving?
URL: http://www.education-world.com/a_curr/curr040.shtml

Rebuttal to the popular (and old) Internet Lesson Plan
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You Are the Historian! Investigating the First Thanksgiving
Plimoth Plantation's Learning Experience for the Classroom
[now a downloadable file for using on the desktop]
Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, MA
Homework Help for Students
(Teachers can use this too!)
All 'Bout Cranberries
a K-8 Curriculum Guide
available by mail
Teacher's Guide: Becoming a Historian
http://www.plimoth.org/education/olc/hpteachg.html
Just for Teachers
Plimouth Plantation Resources for Educators
look for maps, timeline and helpful hints
http://www.plimoth.org/education/teachers/
Massachusetts Frameworks Connection
The First Thanksgiving
http://teacher.scholastic.com/thanksgiving/
The Pilgrims 1621 Thanksgiving
by Caleb Johnson
Primary Resources for the "First Thanksgiving"
http://www.pilgrimhall.org/1stthnks.htm
The Genealogy of Thanksgiving
http://www.genealogyforum.com/
gfaol/Thanksgiving/index.html
The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth
By Jennie A. Brownscombe (1850-1936)
George Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation
URL: http://www.earlyamerica.com/earlyamerica/
firsts/thanksgiving/index.html
Thanksgiving in American Memory
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/
features/thanks/thanks.html
The Evolution of the Modern Thanksgiving
URL: http://www.pilgrimhall.org/thnkevol.htm
The First Thanksgiving Proclamation
URL: http://www.law.ou.edu/hist/thanksgiv.html
June 20, 1676
The University of Oklahoma Law Center
The National Day of Mourning
URL: http://www.pilgrimhall.org/daymourn.htm
...with commentary on the Native American position
Caleb Johnson's Information for Teachers
http://www.mayflowerhistory.com/Introduction/teachers.php
Essential Background Resources
Hands-on History: The Mayflower
from Grosse Point Public Schools, Michigan
...a 33 page, printable booklet for students or teachers of elementary students
Pilgrim Hall Museum
URL: http://www.pilgrimhall.org/
Beyond the Pilgrim Story
http://www.pilgrimhall.org/pilstory.htm
A Walking Tour of Plimoth Plantation
http://archnet.asu.edu/archives/
historic/plimoth/plimoth.html
Virtual Tour of Plimoth Plantation
URL: http://pilgrims.net/plimothplantation
/vtour/index.htm
The Pilgrims and Plymouth Colony 1620
http://www.rootsweb.com/~mosmd/
Study Guide
Wampanoag Indians: Boston's Children's Museum
http://www.bostonkids.org/educators/wampanoag.html
Departure from the Old World
Departure of the Pilgrims from Delft Haven
Painting by Charles Lucy, c1847
URL: http://www.pilgrimhall.org/hplucy.htm
Voyage of the Mayflower and the Speedwell
Use How far is it to find the distance between two places.
( e.g. Southampton, England, United Kingdom
and Plymouth, Massachusetts)
Caleb Johnson's Mayflower Web Pages
Caleb Johnson is a historian with a special interest in this topic.
URL: http://www.mayflowerhistory.com



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    SOURCE: Cabri-géomètre
    TECHNOLOGY: Java applets
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    SOURCE: Cathi Sanders, Eschool
    TECHNOLOGY: Geometer's Sketchpad
  • Constructing Semi-Regular Tilings external image ud.gif
    SOURCE: Kevin J. Mitchell, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
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    ADD. KEYWORDS: Graham's scan, Jarvis' march (gift-wrapping), Quick hull
    SOURCE: Alejo Hausner, Princeton University
    TECHNOLOGY: Java applets
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  • Easymaths external image hs.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Tutorials, Worksheets, Diagnostic tests
    SOURCE: Mathematics Web Association
  • Erich's Packing Center external image ud.gif external image img.gif external image mov.gif
  • The Euclid Project external image hs.gif external image img.gif external image mov.gif external image lnks.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Chaos Theory, Euclid's Constructions, History, Ptolemy's Voyage, Golden Ratio
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    ADD. KEYWORDS: Logo, Bibliography
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    ADD. KEYWORDS: Polygons, Exploring Halves, Tangrams, Tiles
    SOURCE: The Association of Teachers of Mathematics
    TECHNOLOGY: Macromedia Flash
  • Geometer's Sketchpad Labs by Mike Riedy external image hs.gif external image img.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Rotation & Translation Exploration, Cycloid, Area of a Parallelogram, Area of a Rectangle
  • Geometric dissections on the web external image lnks.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Animations of dissections, Dissections as puzzles, Paradoxes
    SOURCE: Greg Frederickson, Purdue University
  • Geometry external image ud.gif
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  • Geometry external image hs.gif
  • Geometry and the Imagination external image hs.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Course Materials, Bicycle tracks, Polyhedra, Knots, Surfaces, Mobius Band, Geometry on the sphere, Curvature of surfaces, Gaussian curvature, Symmetry and orbifolds, symmetry groups and orbifolds, Hyperbolic Geometry, Stereographic Projection
  • The Geometry Applet external image ld.gif external image java.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Euclid's Elements, history, interactive pages
  • Geometry in Motion external image hs.gif external image java.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Intersecting Circles, The Falling Ladder, The Sliding Triangle, The Bent Straw, The Folded Circle, Van Schooten's Ellipse, Congruent Triangles, Concentric Circles, The Taut String, Van Schooten's Parabola, The Expanding Circle, The Hanging String, The Taut String, Part 2, Van Schooten's Hyperbola, Congruent Triangles, Part 2, Pantograph of Sylvester, The Limacon
    SOURCE: Daniel Scher
    TECHNOLOGY: Java Sketchpad
  • The Geometry Junkyard external image hs.gif external image img.gif external image lnks.gif
  • Geometry Learning Project external image hs.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Curriculum Materials, NCTM Standards
  • Geometry Learning Units - Elementary School external image k6.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Lesson Plans, Measurement
  • Geometry Learning Units - Middle School external image k6.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Lesson Plans, Symmetry and Reflection
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    ADD. KEYWORDS: Lesson Plans, Geometer's Sketchpad, Center of Mass or Gravity
  • The Geometry of the Sphere external image ud.gif external image java.gif external image int.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Tutorial, Lunes, Area on the sphere, Spherical triangles, Girard's Theorem, Similarity, Euler's formula
    SOURCE: John C. Polking, Rice University
    TECHNOLOGY: Java applets
  • The Geometry of War, 1500-1750 external image hs.gif external image img.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Museum exhibition, Gunnery, Rangefinding and Surveying, and Fortification, Troop Formations and the Telescope, Bibliography
  • Geometry Online external image hs.gif external image int.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: History of Geometry, Hidden Polygons, Isosceles Triangle Puzzler, Circles and Pythagorus, The Golden Ratio, Experiment with Volume, School-Bus Geometry
  • Geometry Through Art external image k6.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Lesson Plans, Geometer's Sketchpad
  • Geometry Tutorials external image hs.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Ptolemy's inequality, Euler's theorem
    SOURCE: Arkadii Slinko, Mathematics Olympiad Learning Centre
    TECHNOLOGY: Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Geometry Web Page external image k6.gif
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  • Golenor's Geometry Gala! external image hs.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Theorems about triangles
    SOURCE: Matt Golenor and Center for Technology and Teacher Education, University of Virginia
    TECHNOLOGY: Windows Media Player and Geometer's Sketchpad
  • GoMath Tutorials external image hs.gif external image int.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: SAT
  • Gomath.com - Geometry external image k6.gif external image hs.gif external image int.gif
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    SOURCE: Cubic Science, Inc
    TECHNOLOGY: Server side programs
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    ADD. KEYWORDS: Hypercube, hypersphere, hyper-torus
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  • Japanese Temple Geometry Problem
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    SOURCE: Dan Ashlock, Iowa State University
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    SOURCE: Math.com
    TECHNOLOGY: Javascript
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    SOURCE: Hans Havlicek from the Technische Universität Wien
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    SOURCE: University Museum of Natural History and Scientific Instruments
  • Mathematics of Cartography external image hs.gif
    SOURCE: Cynthia Lanius from Rice University
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    SOURCE: Lawrence O. Cannon, James T. Dorward, E. Robert Heal, Leo Edwards, Utah State University
    TECHNOLOGY: Java applets
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    SOURCE: Chris Hardaker
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    SOURCE: The Shodor Education Foundation, Inc.
    TECHNOLOGY: Java Applet
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    SOURCE: Richard Allen, et al., St. Olaf College
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  • Pythagorean Theorem external image hs.gif external image java.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: 8 Proofs, Bibliography
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    SOURCE: Tom Richmond, Western Kentucky University
    TECHNOLOGY: Animated Gif
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  • SMILE Program Mathematics Index external image k6.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Lesson Plans
  • Spatial Concepts external image ud.gif external image img.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Euler's Law (V+F=E+2), Descartes' Angular Deficit, Taxonomies of Polyvertexia (=polyhedra), Symmetry, Architecture
  • Symmetric Patterns at the Alhambra external image hs.gif external image img.gif
  • Symmetry and Pattern - The Art of Oriental Carpets external image hs.gif external image img.gif external image lnks.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Glossary, Bibliographies, Student Projects, Asymmetry and Symmetry-Breaking, The Four Basic Symmetries, Border Patterns, Field Patterns, Grids and Tessellations
  • Symmetry and the Shape of Space external image ld.gif external image img.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Isometries of the plane, Regular Patterns, Orbifolds, Software, Kali, Geometer's Sketchpad
  • Symmetry and Tessellations - ACTIVITY LINKS external image hs.gif external image lnks.gif
  • Taking Geometry Seriously! external image hs.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Applications
  • Tangrams external image k6.gif external image img.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Geometry, spatial-visualization skills, congruency, similarity, symmetry, area of polygons
  • Tangrams - An Introduction external image k6.gif external image img.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Bibliography, Puzzles
  • A Teacher's Guide to Building the Icosahedron as a Class Project external image k6.gif external image img.gif
    SOURCE: Frederick J. Wicklin, Geometry Center
  • Technology in the Geometry Classroom Course Materials external image hs.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Course Materials, Geometer's Sketchpad, Monge's Theorem, Peaucellier's Linkage, Dynamical systems lab, Symmetry and Patterns, Wallpaper Patterns, Orbifolds, Videotapes, Software, Student Projects
  • Tessellations Project external image k6.gif external image img.gif
  • Totally Tessellated external image hs.gif external image img.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Decorative Use, Ancient and Modern, Historical Image Gallery, Escher, Regular and Semiregular Tessallations, Mosaics, Tilings, Related Art Movements, Dissection Tiling, Packing, Penrose Tiles, Polynominoes, Tiling Dynamic Systems
  • Transformations external image hs.gif external image java.gif external image int.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Rotations, Reflections, Translations, Enlargements, Combinations
    SOURCE: MathsNet and AngliaCampus
    TECHNOLOGY: Java applets, Cinderella
  • Transformations external image hs.gif external image java.gif external image int.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Translations, Rotations, Reflections
  • Transformations external image hs.gif external image img.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Translations, Rotations, Reflections, Glide Reflections, Symmetry, Frieze Patterns, Escher
  • Triangle Centers external image hs.gif external image img.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Schiffler Point, Exeter Point, Parry Point, Congruent Isoscelizers Point, Yff Center of Congruence, Isoperimetric Point and Equal Detour Point, Ajima-Malfatti Points, Apollonius Point, Morley Centers, Hofstadter Points, Equal Parallelians Point, Centroid, Incenter, Circumcenter, Orthocenter, Fermat Point, Nine-point center, Symmedian point, Gergonne point, Nagel point, Mittenpunkt, Spieker center, Feuerbach point, Isodynamic points, Napoleon points
  • Triangle Geometers external image ud.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Napoleon theorem, Ceva's theorem, cevians, cevian triangle, Clawson point, Euler line, Feuerbach theorem, Gergonne point, Kiepert hyperbola, Lemoine point (or symmedian point), De Longchamps point, Malfatti problem, Morley triangle, Morley points, Nagel point, Neuberg circles, Schiffler point, Simson line, Soddy circles, Steiner ellipse, Steiner point
  • Triangle Geometry external image hs.gif external image java.gif external image int.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Angles, Right angles, Pythagorean Theorem, Compass and rule constructions
  • Triangles external image hs.gif external image java.gif external image int.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: The nine-point circle, Euler's line, Morley's theorem.
    SOURCE: Alejo Hausner, Princeton University
    TECHNOLOGY: Java applets
  • Visual Geometry Pages external image ud.gif external image java.gif external image int.gif
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Platonic Solids, Surfaces, Curves, Minimal Surfaces, CMC Surfaces, Curvature Properties, Harmonic Maps
    SOURCE: Konrad Polthier, Technical University Berlin
    TECHNOLOGY: Java applets, JavaViewFrom http://archives.math.utk.edu/topics/geometry.html
http://archives.math.utk.edu/topics/geometry.html



11/2Carl E. Moon-- Vision Maker


http://www.silverplatter.com/catalog/bnna.htm


http://hsc.unm.edu/nhhd/


http://www.radcliffe.edu/schles/libcolls/bksper/bibs/native.htm


http://www.cr.nps.gov/history/catsig/ethind.htm


http://www.si.edu/resource/faq/nmai/start.htm


http://www.h-net.msu.edu/~amind/


http://trc2.ucdavis.edu/ssila/default.asp


http://www-lib.ou.edu/depts/west/namr.htm


http://www.state.tn.us/sos/statelib/pubsvs/cherokee.htm


http://www.nara.gov/publications/microfilm/amerindians/indians.html

10/26

http://www.storylineonline.net/





categories

10/19Long list of holidays and special days celebrated in October 2007.
by date
Month Long Observances

Week Long Observances

October 1st

October 2nd

October 3rd

October 4th

October 5th

October 6th

October 7th

October 8th

October 9th

October 10th

October 11th

October 12th

October 13th

October 14th

October 15th

October 16th

October 17th

  • Black Poetry Day
    Honoring the birthday of Jupiter Hammon. He was the first American black to publish his poetry.
October 18th

  • Alaska Day
    The anniversary of the transfer of the territory and the raising of the US. flag at Sitka on this day in 1867.
  • Little Orphan Annie's Birthday
    Comic strip character, in 1922.
  • Puerto Rico Became U.S. Colony
    In 1898.
October 19th

October 20th

  • Mickey Mantle's Birthday
    Born on this day in 1931 in Spavinaw, Oklahoma.
  • Monster Mash Day
    On this day in 1962 the Monster mash, by Bobby "Boris" Picket and the Crypt Kickers, reached number 1 in the music charts and stayed there for 2 weeks!.
  • Sweetest Day
    Third Saturday in October.
October 21st

  • Guggenheim Museum Opens
    The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of modern and contemporary art opened in New York City on October 21, 1959.
October 22nd

  • National Nut Day
October 23rd

October 24th

October 25th

October 26th

October 27th

October 28th

October 29th

October 30th

October 31st

10/12


Cool **Science for** Curious **Kids**
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This site uses Flash
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**Science For Kids**
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**For Kids** Only - Earth **Science** Enterprise
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Basic **Science for Kids**
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NASA - **Kids** Club
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10/5Online Assessment System (OAS)





10/5Virtual Field Trips

Museums

Virtual Field Trip

Grade Range

URL
Why Visit Here?

SCIENCE RELATED FIELD TRIPS

Antarctica

7-12

http://www.tramline.com/sci/antarctic/
Explore the wonders of the coldest place on Earth. Learn about the native species, research efforts, and geography.

Baking Bread

4-6

http://www.tramline.com/sci/bake/
This field trip offers a convenient way to introduce scientific research to your students through measuring the results of their bread making experiments.

Deserts

5-12

http://www.tramline.com/sci/desert/
Students will be introduced to deserts in a number of environments, including Africa, North and South America, and Australia.

Dinosaurs

1-5

http://www.tramline.com/sci/dino/
The mystery of dinosaurs is what encourages us to learn about their amazing existence and their extinction, and therefore makes them an interesting and exciting topic on which to base learning across all areas of the curriculum.

Endangered Species

6-9

http://www.tramline.com/sci/endanger/
How many species have made their way onto the endangered species list and how many have completely disappeared in the past fifty years? What can you do to help?

Fierce Creatures

3-7

http://www.tramline.com/sci/fierce/
Explore creatures on this planet that have evolved elaborate means of defense.

Getting Green

4-9

http://www.tramline.com/sci/green/
Learn about simple things you can do to reduce waste and minimize a negative impact on your home planet.

Hurricanes

7-12

http://www.tramline.com/sci/hurricane/
Learn about one of the most extraordinary and destructive storms.

Insects & Minibeasts

1-6

http://www.tramline.com/sci/minibeast/
You will visit the Insectory,

Natural Wonders

All ages.

http://www.tramline.com/sci/natwon/
This field trip visits some of the fascinating natural wonders of this world.

Oceans

5-9

http://www.tramline.com/sci/oceank/
Students will be taken to various Web sites where they can research various types of information about oceans.

Rainforest

3-7

http://www.tramline.com/sci/rainforest/
This field trip takes a look at what a rainforest is and why it is an important ecosystem, the animals and peoples of the rainforest, what types of rainforests there are, and provides some ideas that students can do to actively participate in protecting the remaining rainforests.

Salt Marshes

http://www.tramline.com/sci/salt/
Students will be introduced to the coastal environment through participation in a field study of the beach, dunes, estuary, and salt marsh habitats.

Sharks

http://www.tramline.com/sci/sharks/
Sharks are found in all the oceans of the world, but there are only four species that are considered dangerous. Students will be introduced to sharks and their environment.

Teacher's Resource Tour

Educators

http://www.tramline.com/develop.htm
This field trip introduces teachers to a variety of fabulous online resources for teaching science topics.

Temperate Forest Biome

http://www.tramline.com/sci/forest/
This adventure will teach young children about the defining characteristics of a temperate forest biome. They will learn how and why deciduous trees change through the cycle of the seasons, and become familiar with the interdependence between people and the forest. Many of these sites are lessons just by themselves and many contain exciting interactive activities.

Tornadoes

http://www.tramline.com/sci/tornado/
In this field trip students will learn about the conditions that allow tornadoes to form, where these windstorms occur, how they're measured, myths about tornadoes, and how to prepare.

Volcanoes

2-5

http://www.tramline.com/sci/volcano/
How are volcanoes formed? How can they create islands? What kind of destruction can they cause? How do volcanoes affect our environment? Where in the earth can you find active volcanoes? Are there volcanoes on other planets? What are the different types of volcanoes?

Wildfires

5-9

http://www.tramline.com/sci/wildfire/
Students will learn about wildland fires and what causes them: How do wildland fires start? What 3 components are necessary for fire to exist? What possible benefits can result from wildfires?

LITERATURE RELATED FIELD TRIPS

Author, Author

2-6

http://www.tramline.com/lit/author/
Children usually encounter the steps in the process of writing at some point in their elementary experience, but they rarely apply that understanding to the work of real authors. This field trip introduces students to the writing process through the eyes of children's book authors.

Poet's Pantry

3-6

http://www.tramline.com/lit/poet/
This field trip introduces students to different types of poetry and a few well-known poets and their work in a fun and enjoyable way!

Shakespeare

9-12

http://www.tramline.com/lit/shake/
Shakespeare targets personalities and describes complex personal issues that are as important today as they were in the 16th century. His work has survived because it accurately describes human reactions to the world.

SOCIAL STUDIES RELATED FIELD TRIPS

American Presidency

9-12

http://www.tramline.com/ss/prez/
This trip includes a discussion of issues related to using the Internet in social studies classroom projects, as well as a listing of some related resources and activities teachers may use in their classrooms regarding U.S. presidents.

My America

4-7

http://www.tramline.com/ss/america/
This field trip is an exploration about "things American" and touches a little on history, whimsy, symbolism, and some of what it means to be American.

The Oregon Trail

4-8

http://www.tramline.com/ss/otrail/
This field trip takes you to background information sites for individual or class work as well as providing an online project for you to join.

Windows on the World

9-12

http://www.tramline.com/cross/world/
This trip provides teachers and students with the framework to study other countries and cultures from a personal perspective while incorporating a variety of subject areas such as reading, writing, math, and social studies (including geography, history and economics) into their VFT.

Women's History

9-12

http://www.tramline.com/ss/womhist/
This trip visits sites with links to individual biographies, primary sources and more.

OTHER FIELD TRIPS

Flight

3-6

http://www.tramline.com/cross/flight/
The study of flight crosses the disciplines and tickles the imagination of young and old alike. Visited sites in this adventure point out the scientific principles that make flight possible, as well as the fascinating history of its evolution. The people who made each step come to life are highlighted as well. Several of the sites are interactive and therefore invite students to be active participants in the learning experience.

Photography

2-5

http://www.tramline.com/cross/photo/
This inter-disciplinary module about Photography utilizes Internet resources to introduce the principles, tools, and techniques of photography to students.

Pi

9-12

http://www.tramline.com/math/pi/
Pi is a very important number in mathematics and has a very interesting history. It is much talked about, particularly on the web, and this trip visits some of the fascinating Pi sites.

TOUR ONLY- These trips do not include Introductory pages or additional teacher’s resources but are wonderful explorations regardless.

Filmmaking

http://www.tramline.com/trips.htm Scroll to the bottom of the page under Other Field Trips and click on the Filmmaking link.
This virtual field trip was created for the lover of independent film and filmmaking. Among the selected sites you will find information about editing, funding sources, and where to distribute your completed films.

Iditarod

http://www.tramline.com/trips.htm Scroll to the bottom of the page under Other Field Trips and click on the Iditarod link.
The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race takes place annually in March, beginning in the middle of downtown Anchorage and making its way through the Alaskan wilderness to Nome. You will learn more about this exciting race as you go through this tour.

Leonardo da Vinci

http://www.tramline.com/trips.htm Scroll to the bottom of the page under Other Field Trips and click on the Leonardo da Vinci link.
Leonardo was one of the greatest artists, inventors, and scientists that ever lived. In this trip you will visit sites about this renaissance man.

Smithsonian creates virtual museum
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9/28..
Anne Bradstreet Day (September 16)


http://learner.org/redirect/september/apas71.html.
http://learner.org/redirect/september/lv72.html

http://learner.org/redirect/september/vv73.html

National Punctuation Day (September 24)
http://learner.org/redirect/september/eng74.html


http://learner.org/redirect/september/apas78.htmlhttp:learner.org/redirect/september/apas79.html.

National Piano Month
http://learner.org/redirect/september/cwl85.html.


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http://learner.org/redirect/september/ell87.htmlhttp:
learner.org/redirect/september/pian88.html

http://learner.org/redirect/september/mus89.html

9/21
National Hispanic Heritage Week




Debating Luis Castro
Debating Luis Castro

**Debating Louis Castro**

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Frida Kahlo
Frida Kahlo

**The Real Frida Kahlo**

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Kitchen Aid
Kitchen Aid

**Kitchen Aid**

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http://learner.org/redirect/september/woa22.html


http://learner.org/redirect/september/dest23.html


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General Foreign-Language Teaching Resources
http://www.cortland.edu/flteach/flteach-res.html)
MathRealm's
Activities
Angles Lesson
Measuring Angles
Skill Assessment

9/14
MAKE THE MOST OF CONSTITUTION DAY

http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/retrieve.html

  • This Constitution Day, watch "The Constitution: That Delicate Balance" <http://learner.org/redirect/september/con2.html>. The following programs air on the Channel prior to Constitution Day, if you wish to record them: Program 3, "Nomination, Election, and Succession of the President"; Program 4, "Criminal Justice and a Defendant's Right to a Fair Trial"; Program 5, "Crime and Insanity"; and Program 6, "Crime and Punishments." Click on "Broadcast Dates" for specifics.
  • In the roundtable discussions of "Ethics in America"
http://learner.org/redirect/september/eth3.html
  • "Ethics in America II"
http://learner.org/redirect/september/ethii4.html

  • "America's History in the Making" -- new this year -- looks at the historical role of Enlightenment thought, the rhetorical use of revolutionary discourse, and the early development of state versus federal government in Unit 4, "Revolutionary Perspectives"
http://learner.org/redirect/september/ahis5.html>.
  • "Democracy in America"
http://learner.org/redirect/september/dem7.html
  • "The Western Tradition"
http://learner.org/redirect/september/west8.html
  • Learn about the beginnings of the U.S. Constitution in "A New System of Government," Program 5 of "A Biography of America"
http://learner.org/redirect/september/boa9.html>.
http://learner.org/redirect/september/view11.html
http://www.justicelearning.org/constitutionday/index.asp>.

9/7:

Pronuniction:**http://phonetique.free.fr/**

Grammar:**http://globegate.utm.edu/french/globegate_mirror/gramm.html**

CCSD EBSCO Portal:bookmark this link http://search.ebscohost.com/Community.aspx?lp=login.asp&ref=&authtype=ip&ugt=723761366CC6652727E665D662156E9268E321E33313320330533453&return=y
so you and your students can access Online Reader and other EBSCO products at the CCSD Select New Service page. Please note:






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helpdesk@usg.edu

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Maps 101
Best of History Web Sites
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The Center for Teaching History with Technology
http://thwt.org/index.html

History Matters//
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The Geography Site
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Econ Ed Link
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Searchable PodCast Database
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