There is nothing more frustrating than hearing, "I need an annotated bibliography for this report". Especially when you have no idea what the teacher is talking about. This site pilots its reader through the process in a breeze. The step-by-step guide explains the purpose of each component for flawless entry and the correct procedure. Each module includes a sample and a sample entry. The modules include “What is an Annotated Bibliography?” “Purposes of Preparing an Annotated Bibliography,” “Choosing Sources for your Bibliography,” “Format of the Bibliographic Entry,” “Writing Critical Commentary,” and “Sample Annotated Bibliography Entries.”
Having issues dreaming up factors? In this game
players are given a number, and they determine what each factor of that number is by eating all the factors of that number. Watch out for the purple monster that will try to throw players off course and attack them before they can eat all the factors. Each level of the game increases with intensity, and students have the opportunity to share their scores with friends if so desired.
How far under the earth is nuclear waste buried? How deep in the ocean was the deepest underwater wedding?
Climb into one of the exploration vessels and discover the answers to these questions. Challenge a friend to find out the depth at which diamonds form or what resides on the ocean floor. Find out what lies beneath in this highly interactive experience that travels almost four thousand miles inside the Earth all the way to the inner core. Have fun exploring Earth’s layers and oceans without getting wet or getting too hot! -tech and learning
Dollar General Foundation can aid you in understanding how to manage money.
This site will build interest by helping students through different financial scenarios and activities. You'll learn how to budget and prioritize your wants and needs, how to plan before you shop, how to make wise spending decisions, and how to save money for the more expensive things you may want.
Are you an avid nutrition label watcher on food packages for healthy eating? In this virtual lab, you'll create your own nutritious daily menu and learn to read those labels so you can make healthy food choices. The lab requires that you create a menu where values fall within the U.S. government’s daily guidelines. All you need to do is select foods for your menu to complete the requirements of calories, fats, cholesterol, carbohydrates, protein, and sodium.
Are you looking for performance tasks that offer real-world experiences and are also creative and fun? If so, then Illustrative Math is for you. On this site students explore a performance task that focuses on the concept of proportional relationships by examining the results of a walk-a-thon for cancer. Students create tables, graphs and equations as they explore the data and answer questions about the results. Take real life issues into the classroom and see associations made!
Seeing is believing, right? Not always. Video accounts seem like a true and accurate resource for learning about history. This website, however, teaches otherwise. It teaches viewers to ask the right questions, look for bias and propaganda, and pay close attention to camera angles, editing, and other techniques that can cause video accounts to be unreliable. Look at several different types of historical videos including Dramatic Reconstruction, News Film—Independent and Government Controlled, Information Films, and Actuality Films. A series of activities, film archives, and editor’s room features will teach viewers how to be more careful about the information they are receiving through historical video. Seeing shouldn’t always be believing. - tech and learning
Take a moment out of your day to visit Time and learn a bit of history this Memorial Day. Before you get to enjoying the day's fesitivities take time and click on the following sites to pay your respects to the military past and present.
Memorial Day Activities
Gamequarium Memorial Day
History Channel Memorial Day
Memorial Day 2015
Get on board learning different types of money with this online activity from the Federal Reserve Bank. Then learn about different currencies from around the world with visual interaction. By clicking around, you'll learn about the country's culture, economy, sports, values, people, and history too. Find out which country’s money honors a great chess champion and which depicts the dangerous sport of land diving, among other interesting tidbits.
Trying to teach parts of speech and pulling your hair out? Try this interactive site that allows students a chance to place in correct grammar and out pops a wacky story to share. The Houghton Mifflin Company’s Education Place offers Wacky Web Tales
a site offering a variety of stories for students grade three and above. This site can be a formative assessment, reinforcement of sentence structures, or parts of speech review.You'll love this one!
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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.