Ever wonder what your rights would have been if you were a woman in Victorian England?. Students can learn about changes in women’s rights from 1840 through 1929 by answering true and false questions in the areas of divorce, job, study, money, vote, and children. A summary is provided to let students know the various acts that brought about these changes It is quite amazing to see how we have evolved to today. Thank goodness for woman's rights!
Delight in the fresh colors, sights, and sounds of this dynamic site on the ocean. Discover the sea through media gallery videos while exploring ocean life and amazing ocean photos. New information on sharks, a slideshow on "What Lives in the Sea?", ocean news, videos, and steps to healthier oceans are just a fraction of the information stored here. Site constantly updates with new articles concerning the ocean and its teeming life. Under the Educator's Corner, check-out lessons plans for all grades. - tech and learning
We are all so technology savvy that a "new" alphabet song added to our digital, visual library is a must for early education. If you are you looking for another way to visually and musically teach the alphabet check out "You're Adorable". It shows each letter of the alphabet with flashing pictures and words to accompany each image to help students with phonemic awareness.
April 15th, Tax Day, is here tomorrow! In the United States most people relate April 15th to something dreaded. Taxes affect us all. How much should each of us pay really? How should the money be spent? This website contains an elementary lesson that explores different types of taxes that are collected, what level of government collects them, and the many ways that they are spent. Learn why goods and services are taxed through this article. After completing several activities, play a tic tac toe game to test your knowledge of taxes.
Need a one-stop to the complete works of William Shakespeare? Check out this user-friendly format at the Open Source Shakespeare. With special features like a concordance, keyword searches, advanced searches, side-by-side sonnet comparisons and more, this site
makes it easy to find anything you need throughout Shakespeare’s complete body of works
Hidden Heroes is a fascinating interactive site that allows the user to create an exhibit of "ordinary" objects from among 40+ items available. Once items have been selected for an exhibit, the user can examine the items chosen to learn about their origins, unusual uses, and often about how they have been altered or improved upon over time. These "hidden heroes" run the gamut from chopsticks to lipsticks, and from flip-flops to bottle caps. It's fun to learn quirky facts about these everyday items, as well as learning about their inventors. Once students learn about the backgrounds of these simple objects, they might be challenged to come up with simple solutions to everyday 21st century problems. The site is available in German, Spanish, and Chinese as well as English. - tech and learning
Learning how to cope can be a great advantage in an overwhelming world. Learn how the brain works and how it attempts to define coping skills in the pre-teen brain. On
this web site you'll find information which includes how teachers can help students develop brain-based coping skills— and why this topic belongs in the classroom.
Explore the several types of food chains that exist in the world today. Place the given species in the correct order to determine that particular food chain. If you try the first one and think it's too easy, no worries; the challenge will increase with each new chain. This is a great interactive site for primary learners. Learn the food chain having such fun!
Are you wondering if climate change is real? There’s no better time to take a climate change experience! In this highly interactive simulation, you'll examine and analyze two sets of fossils leaves from prehistoric trees found at actual archaeological sites in Wyoming. Using a leaf margin analysis method, you'll compare several specimens, and record the data to determine the average temperature of the time period. This authentic data leads concern into climate study, or way to deepen learning about climate science.
You need to check out this online video that has a collection of science and engineering careers that are sure to inspire you. The videos profile the careers of young people who are working on amazing projects that can potentially change the world or dramatically improve people’s lives. This particular video looks at a virtual reality scientist who works on creating large 3-D virtual models of nanoscale-size proteins and x-ray images, and on brain research studying a person’s navigational abilities.
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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.