Join Elmo, Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, and many more characters as you find your way to Sesame Street. Celebrate Sesame Street by playing games that reinforce the colors, shapes, letters, sounds, and basic math concepts. Additional links to videos and art will provide an opportunity to fully observe the show that was first broadcast in 1969 by the Children's Television Workshop.
Summary: Substantial all-in-one tool scaffolds the research and writing process
Pros: It's like a one-stop shop for research and writing, from gathering sources to organizing research and outlining a workable draft.
Cons: The automatically compiled bibliography could potentially encourage student passivity rather than inquiry into why citation is important.
Bottom Line: This smart, intuitive system supports students in every step of the writing process.
Are you a Harry Potter fan? Then click on Scholastic's Potter exploration. Explore each of the seven Harry Potter novels with this complete interactive experience. Unlock the magic with mind-bending tasks, participate in trivia challenges, practice all things Potter pronunciation, read about the books’ illustrators, or find out what your Patronus is! Read provided chapter excerpts of each book, or even listen to an audio read-aloud of each installment’s first chapter. This Harry Potter exhibit will leave you immersed in JK Rowling’s imaginative world.
November is a month to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures and traditions of Native Americans. With this website you can take a virtual tour of eighteen totem poles along the Totem Trail is Sitka National Historical Park. Click through exhibits and collections from the Library of Congress, the National Archives, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Gallery of Art, the National Park Service, the Smithsonian Institution, and the World Digital Library. Watch videos of Native American speakers, look through teaching resources, and view a collection of images
Summary: Quality Common Core-aligned lessons with great modeling for teachers
Pros: It's super customizable, which means you can assign kids the lessons they need to work on most.
Cons: Lacks an element of fun, which could make using the site feel like work for some kids.
Bottom Line: An innovative way to enhance lessons and tailor learning for individual needs
With the holidays coming up how much do you know about your tongue? Well, get on board by learning more about the tongue and sense of taste. Salty, sweet, sour - you couldn't taste any of that without a tongue. Check out the entertaining video, read more and do taste-y activities to explore these sweetest and sourest ideas.
Summary: Good stepping stone to LMS classes
Pros: This safe platform lets you and your students post, collaborate on, and annotate assignments, projects, quizzes, and other classroom work. It's FREE.
Cons: The parent view is not as full-featured as the student view, and teachers must monitor frequently.
Bottom Line: Make all your classroom communications digital and trackable, but be prepared to supervise.
Celebrate the achievements of women in STEM. These stories focus on increasing the awareness of women in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematical field. This article discusses how research is showing an increase of women working in the science fields. Learn how women are bridging the gap but there is still room for improvement.
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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.