Do you need help with understanding the parts of speech? Are you confusing adverbs with prepositions? Then Houghton Mifflin’s Grammar Blast can help. Grammar Blast allows you to work independently or with others as you view adverbs and prepositions in the context of sentences. Use the assorted questions as a means to review and assess you understanding of adverbs and prepositions.
Are you an artist dying to print in 3-D? Would you like a car that drives itself? How about wireless chargers for all your gadgets? All of these devices and much more were unveiled in Las Vegas at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). This article describes advances in new technologies that will soon be available to you including Internet TV allowing you to wirelessly stream your favorite shows through your Xbox, iPad, or Kindle Fire for $20 a month and a glasses-free 3-D, AK television over 100 inches wide. Four techies discuss their favorites in a YouTube Video on the site. You don’t want to miss this one!
This resource gives you a chance to
focus on the rights of citizens in the United States as a lawyer. You will enter a virtual world as an attorney who runs a new law firm concentrating on constitutional rights of citizens. Meet with several clients and listen to the cases of each. Decide if their rights have been violated, then match them with lawyers within the firm to take their cases to court. The more successful the firm is at winning cases, the more it will grow. Earn prestige points to upgrade the firm to be the best in town.
Understanding the modern civil rights movement, a difficult and turbulent time in our nation’s history, may help us better understand and address many of our society’s current problems. Read here about those African Americans who put their families and loved ones on the front lines in the struggle for their freedom. This impressive site provides a map and detailed explanation of the major historic places of the Civil Rights Movement. These sites are also provided on a list, and you can learn more about the Civil Right Movement by perusing the "Learn More" section which contains memoirs, autobiographies, biographies and more.
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allows several math standards to be addressed at one place. Students will be able to work on multiplication facts as well as area and perimeter. In addition, they can create arrays that will help them determine the area of a square. Once students determine the area they can also determine the perimeter of that square. Students can then make the connection as to the relationship between the size of squares and what happens to the area and perimeter. For example, when the square doubles, the area increases by four times and the perimeter doubles.
I tell you teaching just gets easier and easier with that lovely tool called the Internet. Did you know that tables charting all the chemical elements have been made and shared since the nineteenth century? And get this, the Periodic video team at University of Nottingham has created a TED-Ed Lesson for every element of the periodic table. In this modern, interactive version that should be every chemistry class’s fundamental tool, students can browse through the full display of the elements, choose ones to watch, and then opt to explore further with a full Ted-Ed lesson module linked directly to the video. The creators of this tool are continually updating videos with new stories, better samples, and bigger experiments.
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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.