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Get on the grid and celebrate the brave suffragette, Susan B. Anthony. Learn all about her life and her efforts to win voting rights for women. Learn how Susan got into trouble, her early training, casting her ballot, and her subsequent arrest and trial.
Pop culture plus solid content equals legit learning
Pros: Well-written, engaging material that uses humor and teen-friendly lingo to clearly convey concepts.
Cons: Students can't record quiz scores or easily track progress through most of the site -- and teachers can't do much without shelling out some cash, either.
Bottom Line: Cleverly written content divided into digestible sections offers solid educational value.
Bring real-world stories from public radio into the classroom
Pros: Vast range of solid current event info and historical stories from public radio let students make genuine connections.
Cons: Audio-focused site could use a few more videos and images to entice kids used to snazzier visual content.
Bottom Line: A fantastic resource that brings both historical and current event public radio stories into the classroom.
Celebrate National Weatherman's Day on the 5th by learning from Nick Walker, the weather dude, how meteorologists predict the weather. Sing along with his song, find out the different methods to forecast weather, and complete weather based activities.
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Valerie Bourbour is a certified educator and past Co-Director of The Academy of Ormond Beach. Ms. Bourbour has experience in online learning platforms and aims for student success.