Are you an avid Scrabble fan? Then play a game of Scrabble today with a bit of magic in your pocket! This site offers help with those tricky words by suggesting the best 3 letter words, words ending in ING, crazy consonant words, vowel only words, words with uncommon letters and more. You can even input your tiles from your hand and it will give you the best possible word. Enjoy increasing your vocabulary and beating your classmates in Scrabble!
How save are football helmets? Take a look this week! It's a great chance to study the critical equipment, of football helmets, that protect athletes from injury. Take a look at everything that goes into a football helmet and how chemistry helps keep players safe.
Summary: Collaborative tool lets kids annotate songs, literature, news
Pros: Educator's tools make this sprawling site more approachable; the wide range of offerings expose kids to an array of perspectives.
Cons: This self-moderated, mostly user-generated site is bound to have some iffy content outside the teacher-created sections.
Bottom Line:Students can collaboratively engage in the process of annotation and analysis with various texts.
Enter the virtual NOVA operating theatre, where you will be given a scalpel and perform a heart transplant of your own. Yes, the version of the operation has been greatly simplified. Nevertheless, all of the basic steps are outlined in this feature, and by the end of the operation, you will have a pretty good idea of what's involved in taking the heart of one human and making it work in another.
Summary: Advanced Q&A tool compels collaboration, higher-order thinking
Pros: Students are on the hook to not only understand, but explain what they know to others.
Cons: The site's design, some of its features, and the collaborative expectations may limit use to older or advanced students.
Bottom Line: Encourage collaborative, student-centered learning with this useful platform, but make sure it's the right fit for your students.
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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.