Foundations of Flipping is a blog post on Kleinspiration that has practical advice, videos, infographs, and resources to help you “FLIP” your classroom instruction.
The 8+1 Science is a new way of thinking about and teaching science, not a new set of science standards. It supports basic concepts included in most sets of standards and can be implemented with existing curriculum, textbooks, and equipment. Teachers are being trained on how to incorporate 8+1 Science in their classroom as they teach their curriculum. By helping students apply what they are learning in science and make connections to the world around them, teachers are becoming more effective in what they teach and students learn creative and critical thinking skills.
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Thinking Blocks is aligned with Common Core and provides teachers the visualization component often lacking in math instruction. Using brightly colored blocks, students model mathematical relationships and identify known and unknown quantities. The model provides students with apowerful image that organizes information and simplifies the problem
solving process. By modeling increasingly complex word problems, students develop strong reasoning skills which will facilitate the transition from arithmetic to algebra.
Keybr.com is very straightforward. You can choose from three basic lessons that start with a certain number of keys on the keyboard, and then, as you progress through the lessons, more keys are introduced to the mix to make things a little tougher. As an added bonus, our software keeps track of all your mistakes and your words–per–minute (wpm) — and even creates graphs of your day–by–day performance.
is a search engine that compares topics by placing information into a graphic organizer.
gives even the youngest students the ability to explore various career choices with “PAWS” as their guide.
is a You Tube channel with “crash courses” on world history and biology topics by John & Hank Green. These videos are great to use as an activating strategy or students could model video productions on historical and scientific content using this format.
This is a fun, interactive site where students can learn healthy eating habits. There is a section for teachers and parents to help maximize the gaming side of the kids’ site.
is a site that helps students learn about forensic science. The site is funded by a great from the National Science Foundation and hosted by Rice University. Students explore, experiment and solve forensic mysteries.
From the web site…Welcome to ScienceFix.com! Your place to get your science fix! It is a resource for middle school science teachers. It has resources (created by me, Darren Fix), that teachers can use such as lessons, science links, video demonstrations and web projects/webquests. There are original resources and of course customized (teaching is all about taking other teachers creations and modifying and tailoring it to your classroom).
This site hosts dozens of videos related to math and numbers. This could tie in with Common Core in setting up project based learning ideas for your math classroom. Using some of these videos as a model, students could create their own Numberphile video.
Lead your students in learning about natural resources used in common packaging materials. Challenge your students to conserve natural resources through their lunch choices.
Appearing in over 500 newspapers weekly, The Mini Page is loved by children, parents, teachers, and anyone who wants to learn a little more while having a lot of fun. You can click here to search hundreds of archived articles. With Common Core and the need for more content area reading practice, this could be a great classroom tool.
My Web Wardrobe Wiki is a fabulous idea for organizing all the Web 2.0 Resources used in the classroom. Hats off to Jennifer Barnett on this great site. You might also like her Digital Sewing Kit with all the basic downloads and plug ins to help you operate efficiently. And there’s more – a page of Technology Tutorials and Tips and her Friday Five Newsletters sent to teachers each week.
The Resource Room has several lesson ideas for strengthening reading comprehension strategies.
Road to Grammar is a site for ESL, TESL, EFL, TEFL, TOEFL, grammar and vocabulary practice.
Top 10 Ways to Embed Video in a Web Page has the best ways to embed to blogs, wikis, etc…
Defined STEM Defined STEM is a web-based application designed to promote rigorous and relevant connections between classroom content, highlighting STEM content and real-world applications including career pathways, thus providing learning opportunities for students. Defined STEM provides teachers a resource where they can access highly effective media content and valuable resources to enhance the teaching and learning within the classroom. These resources and materials allow teachers to connect STEM with existing lessons, interdisciplinary content, and standards-based curriculum.
Collection of Common Core Livebinders has links to resources from different states and school districts compiled into Livebinders.
Next Generation Science Standards at TN Curriculum Center has a preview of new science standards being looked at in 26 Common Core states.
Wondering which cloud storage site to use? Here’s an article that compares the major players.
Differentiating Instruction Using Keys for Learning is a presentation that helps teachers increase the rigor of their questions and probes deeper into the learning standards using “Keys”.