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!
Need a primary historical print for a project or prose? This Library of Congress online catalog offers millions of primary sources including photographs, paintings, cartoons, drawings, posters, and much more. Search using names, subjects, formats, time periods, places, numbers, or collections. It offers tips for searching, downloading, file formats, image resolution, and saving or printing images.
Try this finance management game where you will learn about the importance of paying off debt and saving for retirement by assuming the role of a Vampire club owner. You'll understand about different types of debt, and the advantages of paying off one type more quickly than another. You'll learn entrepreneurial skills as you try to provide the highest level of service for the most customers. You'll also learn how and why to put money aside early in your work life to prepare for eventual retirement.
This highly interactive site pro
vides descriptions for each form of intelligence, including kinesthetic, logical, intrapersonal, visual/spatial, linguistic, interpersonal, musical and naturalistic. After reading about each form of learning, take the interactive quiz to discover your greatest and least effective learning styles. This will better equip you to understand your individual style of learning.
This is a fantastic review for decimals. Students will also enjoy practicing how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals with this learning game. For each problem solved, players are closer and closer to getting that perfect field goal shot. Isolate each skill or change the level to easy, medium, hard, or superbrain.
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.