TeachersFirst - Featured Sites: Week of Nov 11, 2012
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Grades4 to 12
In the ClassroomBookmark and save this site as a resource for Native American, American History, health, and other units. View videos on your interactive whiteboard (or projector) together. Have groups of students view videos on individual tribes, then challenge students to create a newspaper article using the Newspaper Clipping Generator or use an online tool such as Interactive Two Circle Venn Diagram, reviewed here, to create a visual comparison of tribal beliefs-- or perhaps comparing with "mainstream" beliefs in their own culture.
Grades6 to 12
In the ClassroomThis is a tremendously rich resource for bringing home the reality of the Holocaust using the words and images of survivors. The number of Holocaust Survivors is dwindling, and we risk losing the full impact of their experience without sites like IWitness. Search the interview archives by keyword or subject and view individual stories. Use the editing tools to collect portions of interviews into a new video presentation. Create class projects and group them by classroom section and collect multiple student presentations. The site is flexible and geared toward educators. Because it is in Beta, feedback is actively solicited, and teachers can help shape how the site can be used. Don't miss the lesson plans and activity plans as well as a good collection of other resources. The site has clearly delineated technology requirements; it would be wise to consult those prior to planning an activity.
Grades3 to 8
In the ClassroomUse this full site as a free mini-curriculum on cyber-safety, possibly using it in all grades at your school. For the blended learning class, enroll your class and assign students to complete the activities and exams for homework. Share the SOS on your class website for parents and students to access at home. Display the site on your interactive whiteboard (or projector) and complete activities together as a class. Share with other teachers who are teaching units on online safety. Have students create a printed simple comic or rough draft with one or two characters using Printable Comic Strip Templates, reviewed here. Extend learning by using an online comic creator with ToonyTool, reviewed here, for one or two characters, or create a comic strip using Make Beliefs Comix, reviewed here, to show what they've learned about cyber-safey.
Grades3 to 12
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In the ClassroomBookmark and save this site for use when discussing well-known places around the world. View 3D panoramic images on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Take your students to Moscow, Paris, Vietnam, the Grand Canyon, on a hot air balloon, or many other options. This tool could be useful in science, social studies, and current event classes. Share these panoramas with world language and world cultures classes as well as when literature settings include some of these famous sites. Have students give a class :tour", explaining as they navigate on an interactive whiteboard or projector. Use the embed function to embed panoramas on your website or blog for student use at home. Share this site with students to use for research projects.
GradesK to 2
In the ClassroomShare this site with parents for fun at-home reading practice. Introduce this site on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Create an account for each student. Use this site as a reading center on classroom computers. Don't forget headsets!
Grades1 to 12
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