January 17, 1929: Edwin Hubble publishes the paper that first showed that the universe is expanding. The Hubble Space Telescope has helped formulate our knowledge of the universe. The telescope will soon be retired and replaced by a newer, more powerful telescope.
K-2 literacy program offers comprehensive, adaptive activities
Pros: Focused design. Great skills coverage. Offers student-driven, adaptive learning with at-a-glance data.
Cons: Activities could use text instructions and better modeling. More support videos would help. No placement test (yet).
Bottom Line: An easy-to-recommend tool thanks to its broad coverage of key skills and nice balance of student-driven and teacher-differentiated learning.
Learn about the "art theft of the century," the 1911 theft of the Mona Lisa, in this exploration of the crime, the investigation of the suspects, and the return of the masterpiece to the Louvre.
Discover the importance of time and the calendar, and how they each bring order to life. Understand the passage of time, how to keep time, time zones, and more.
Celebrate Your Roots Day by following featured stories of Americans with different backgrounds who wanted to know more about their ancestors' journeys to America. Each used immigration and genealogy records to complete their family histories.
Machine Learning for Kids offers projects that combine machine learning and artificial intelligence with Scratch and App Inventor.
Pros: Fun and exciting projects illustrate exactly how machine learning is being applied in the real world.
Cons: Setup takes some time and patience.
Bottom Line: It takes a topic that would be difficult to teach in any practical way and makes it accessible for the classroom.
Are you a Crossword Puzzle addict? Check out these 53 themed puzzles. Test your knowledge on themes and word knowledge. Challenge yourself to do all 53 puzzles for each level. Have a great time puzzling!
What better way to acknowledge the beauty of string instruments than to access the collection of stringed musical instruments housed at the Library of Congress? The photographs, construction details, recordings, articles, and related resources will be music to your ears.
Modern, minimalist fake news game has players be the bad guys
Pros: Supports multiple languages and the minimalist design makes it very easy to follow.
Cons: The emphasis on how Twitter might not be relatable to students; choices tend to lead to similar outcomes.
Bottom Line: Quick, fun, and to-the-point, this game gets at the social mechanics behind viral falsehoods.
The 5th of December is recognized as the day we celebrate the repeal of the 18th Amendment. The National Humanities Center presents collections of primary resources compatible with the Common Core State Standards - historical documents, literary texts, and works of art - thematically organized with notes and discussion questions. Topics discussed in this unit include the following: Becoming Modern: America in the 1920s: Wets & Drys. Includes news items on Prohibition, political cartoons, art work, and newsreels of the day.
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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.