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CK-12 Plix - CK-12

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Plix (Play, Learn, Interact, and eXplore) shares over 1,000 interactives, providing practice and exploring math and science concepts. Math topics range from adding whole numbers to...more
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Plix (Play, Learn, Interact, and eXplore) shares over 1,000 interactives, providing practice and exploring math and science concepts. Math topics range from adding whole numbers to calculus concepts; science content includes biology, physics, earth, and life science, among others. Follow the directions found in each interactive to move the slider to show changes in each story problem or question. Plix integrates with several learning management systems, including Google Classroom, Schoology, and Canvas. Share Plix activities by creating a new class on the Plix site or assigning it to your learning management system.

tag(s): angles (52), area (52), atoms (42), charts and graphs (169), data (145), decimals (87), earth (185), earthquakes (44), equations (120), fractions (163), geometric shapes (135), integers (23), latitude (10), magnetism (36), molecules (40), oceans (146), planets (111), plate tectonics (20), prime numbers (26), probability (97), rock cycle (12), rocks (36), scientific method (47), seasons (36), simulations (8), solar system (108), statistics (116), STEM (256), Teacher Utilities (145), volume (34), water (101)

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Use Plix interactives as warm-up activities when teaching new concepts, as a computer center activity, or as an exploration activity for homework. If you are not using a learning management system, use the three dots located on the top bar to find different share options and embed code to use on websites. After providing exploration time, ask students to share their understanding of content in interactives using Flip, reviewed here. Create a topic for students to add a video response that might include a demonstration of their computer screen as they discuss how the interactive works and share their understanding of the concept they explored.

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Coding for Climate - Take Action Global

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Join classrooms worldwide for a three-week event teaching computer science foundational skills to K-12 students. Register your class to receive information and participate in the activities...more
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Join classrooms worldwide for a three-week event teaching computer science foundational skills to K-12 students. Register your class to receive information and participate in the activities delivered to your inbox during April. Week 1 introduces the challenge, and classes select their project using the options that address climate problems such as pollution, deforestation, etc. It is time for coding. During Week 2, students explore topics and work together to create a plan based on their target problem. Week 3 is all about collaboration. Meet with class partners in a global virtual exchange to discuss ideas. When complete, submit student projects and view other participants' solutions in May. Suggested tools for projects include Scratch reviewed here, Minecraft, Python, Lego Education reviewed here, Micro:bit, and HTML.

tag(s): climate change (87), coding (87), collaboration (85), seasonal (16), STEM (256)

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Register your class and join classes from over 150 countries to participate in Coding for Climate activities. Engage and prepare your students to participate by creating Multimedia Text Sets for exploration that include climate awareness activities and information. Learn more about Multimedia Text Sets by viewing the archive of OK2Ask: Using Multimedia Text Sets for Student Knowledge Construction, reviewed here. Encourage students to learn more about coding by offering time to explore different coding platforms. Visit the TeachersFirst Edge coding category found here to find many different options for coding.

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Google Lens - Google

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K to 12
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Have you ever seen a picture and wanted to know where it was taken or what the object was in the image? Google Lens does this and much more. Use ...more
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Have you ever seen a picture and wanted to know where it was taken or what the object was in the image? Google Lens does this and much more. Use Google Lens to identify objects, translate text, find information, and guide you toward action based on the image's content. Click the image icon (small square) in Google's search bar on your computer or app to drag an image, upload a file, or paste an image link to begin. Search the highlighted area on the image to find places, shop for items, extract text, or translate text. Scan a flyer and add a date to your calendar, find visually similar items, or scan a business card to automatically convert the image into a digital contact and add the information to your phone's address book.

tag(s): DAT device agnostic tool (142), images (268), multilingual (62)

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Include Google Lens in your teacher toolbox for many uses by you and your students. Use this tool to identify plants and leaves near your school during science lessons, quickly translate information for multilingual learners using images, or identify unknown places or items in pictures. Google Lens suggests similar images; use this information to expand and find pictures to include with student projects. Ask older students to search for news articles from different countries and then translate the information to compare with articles from their local news organizations. Use Lens for scavenger hunts or quizzes, where students must identify objects or translate text in real-time, promoting engagement and making learning more interactive. Add images for your scavenger hunts to Quizziz, reviewed here or create an interactive hunt with GooseChase Edu, reviewed here.

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Day of AI Curriculum - Day of AI and Massachussets Institute of Technology

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K to 12
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AI (artificial intelligence) is all around us and an ever-growing part of our culture. Day of AI provides lessons for students of all ages that teach the basics of AI ...more
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AI (artificial intelligence) is all around us and an ever-growing part of our culture. Day of AI provides lessons for students of all ages that teach the basics of AI and introduce students to the different uses of AI. In addition, this site includes an introductory course for students of all grades that introduces them to the basics of ChatGPT, reviewed here and includes different prompts and activities for different grade levels. Free registration is required to access all of the activities. Teachers who register for Day of AI get access to the curriculum, lesson plans, and optional free professional development training on the materials, with a certificate of completion that may be used for PD credits. Student materials are available in other languages by contacting Day of AI.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (85), computers (105), digital citizenship (84), internet safety (112), media literacy (102), STEM (256), Teacher Utilities (145)

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Include these lessons as part of your computer science program to introduce AI to students and provide them with information on using this technology appropriately. Share the lessons with parents as a valuable resource for understanding AI and how it works in both positive and negative ways. Use Google Forms to assess student understanding, then use Certify'em, reviewed here, a forms add-on to generate personalized certificates of completion for students. Extend learning by asking students to share their understanding of AI using Canva for Education, reviewed here by creating presentations, infographics, or posters to share on your class website.
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We should always be cautious when giving our students access to things like AI. However, with the expanding knowledge of technology in the classroom, teachers can use it as a teaching tool. This provides limitless opportunities to introduce our children to new topics that interest them within the safe space of a classroom. Bekkah, IN, Grades: 0 - 5

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Love Letters for Computers - Hello Ruby

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K to 4
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Love Letters for Computers is a free resource for kindergarten and early elementary teachers that shares materials for integrating computer science into any curriculum. Materials shared...more
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Love Letters for Computers is a free resource for kindergarten and early elementary teachers that shares materials for integrating computer science into any curriculum. Materials shared include videos, teacher and student journals, assessments, and links to related materials. Each lesson offers options for flexibility in length, from teaching forty-five-minute lessons to providing more robust interactions that extend over several weeks. Topics begin with an introduction to computer science, then build with more advanced concepts, including computer software, networks, and AI. If your district blocks YouTube, then the videos may not be viewable.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (85), coding (87), computational thinking (41), computers (105), diversity (38)

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Use the free lessons and activities to supplement your current computer science curriculum or as a stand-alone curriculum if you don't have one. Even if you don't use all of the activities provided on this site, consider using the downloadable student passport to engage students while developing an understanding of computer science concepts. Create class books using the pages from the passport that share completed student responses and ideas to the featured prompts using PDF to Flipbook Converter, reviewed here.
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Math World - Math World

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Take a worldwide adventure as you learn and practice math concepts. The map defaults to lessons for first grade; use the options on the left side of the main page ...more
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Take a worldwide adventure as you learn and practice math concepts. The map defaults to lessons for first grade; use the options on the left side of the main page or in the title section of the map near the starting point to change to other grade levels, beginning with kindergarten through sixth grade. Each lesson includes animated videos that explain math concepts and interactive activities for students that allow students to collect stars. To find exercises on specific content, use the Open list view on the main page to see all available lessons for each grade level, including themes for each assignment and the location on the map where the activity occurs. Lessons are available in English and Spanish. Use the provided link to find additional information and suggestions for using the site for parents and teachers.

tag(s): addition (130), angles (52), area (52), calendars (40), colors (65), counting (61), data (145), division (100), estimation (35), fractions (163), geometric shapes (135), measurement (127), money (120), multiplication (124), patterns (63), percent (59), perimeter (20), place value (35), probability (97), roman numerals (8), subtraction (111), symmetry (28), time (94), volume (34)

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Include Math World as part of a computer science center activity. As a class, use Google My Maps, reviewed here to create a virtual tour of locations visited during your Math World lessons and activities. Find additional information to share on your maps, including pictures and articles with other information. Use Symbaloo, reviewed here to create links to Math World and additional math activities and games for students to access all resources through one location. Add your chosen activities to Curipod, reviewed here and create an interactive lesson that includes videos, articles, quizzes, and more.

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Science World - Science World

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Science World takes students on an adventure worldwide to learn science concepts by grade level. The map defaults to lessons for first grade; use the options on the left side ...more
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Science World takes students on an adventure worldwide to learn science concepts by grade level. The map defaults to lessons for first grade; use the options on the left side of the main page or in the title section of the map near the starting point to change to other grade levels, beginning with kindergarten through sixth grade. Each lesson includes animated videos that explain science concepts and interactive activities for students that allow students to collect stars. To find lessons on specific science concepts, use the Open list view on the main page to see all available lessons for each grade level, including themes for each lesson and the location on the map where the activity occurs. Lessons are available in English and Spanish.

tag(s): adaptations (14), animals (277), bacteria (21), cells (80), circuits (20), colors (65), earth (185), electricity (60), energy (131), environment (237), forces (37), habitats (87), human body (93), light (52), magnetism (36), matter (47), moon (70), motion (48), nutrition (134), oceans (146), plants (140), rocks (36), senses (21), solar system (108), stars (65), sun (69), volcanoes (55), water (101), water cycle (22), weather (163)

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Share a link on classroom computers to include Science World in a computer science center activity. As a class, use Google My Maps, reviewed here to create a virtual tour of locations visited during your Science World lessons and activities. Find additional information to share on your maps, including pictures and articles with other information. Use Symbaloo, reviewed here to create links to Science World and other science activities for students to access all resources through one location. Add your chosen activities to Curipod, reviewed here and create an interactive lesson that includes videos, articles, quizzes, and more.

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Superheroes of Science - Purdue University College of Science

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Discover the wonders of science from the experts at Purdue University by tuning in to their podcasts and watching their educational video lessons on YouTube. Visit the podcast channel...more
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Discover the wonders of science from the experts at Purdue University by tuning in to their podcasts and watching their educational video lessons on YouTube. Visit the podcast channel for episodes covering various science topics, including agriculture, space, weather, and more. Superheroes of Science's YouTube Channel includes close to eight hundred videos (with new episodes added weekly) available in several different categories. Visit the channel for science demos and information about the Kids STEM degree program reviewed here, STEM careers, science for kids, and many other topics. If your district blocks YouTube, then the videos may not be viewable.

tag(s): agriculture (49), engineering (117), friction (9), gravity (42), oceans (146), podcasts (71), rivers (13), solar system (108), sound (74), STEM (256), sun (69), water (101)

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Bookmark and save this site to find engaging science videos and podcasts for virtually any topic. Use the search features found in the Superheroes of Science YouTube channel and podcast page to search for episodes related to your current topic. Share a link to episodes with students to introduce a new topic, as a computer station activity, or as part of a flipped learning lesson. Include videos in lessons created with NearPod, reviewed here and add questions to the videos to enhance student understanding; include short questions in your slide presentation as a formative assessment and a quick option for creating differentiated learning activities. After watching videos and conducting your experiments and lab activities, ask students to create learning videos and podcasts to share with peers demonstrating the science content learned. Buzzsprout, reviewed here is an easy-to-use tool for creating and sharing podcasts, while moovly, reviewed here offers many free resources for creating and sharing engaging videos.

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AI is for Everyone, Everywhere - EdSurge

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K to 12
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"AI is for Everyone, Everywhere" is a teacher research guide on integrating artificial intelligence into education. The research handbook includes webinars and The Hands-On AI Projects...more
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"AI is for Everyone, Everywhere" is a teacher research guide on integrating artificial intelligence into education. The research handbook includes webinars and The Hands-On AI Projects for the Classroom guide are from ISTE and GM. Guides contain innovative, student-driven projects that meet subject area standards while teaching students the foundations of AI and how it impacts our society. This research guide includes an extensive, downloadable document with in-depth projects and lesson plans to teach students about artificial intelligence. Separate guides are available for elementary, secondary, electives, computer science, and ethics and are available in multiple languages, including; English, Spanish, and Arabic. Look at the projects by scrolling down the page and finding the section that says 1. Select a group, 2. Select a Language. Then you download the PDF Guide.
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tag(s): artificial intelligence (85), Research (82)

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Read over the guide deciding which parts need to be shared with the class. Introduce the guide and the projects to students on an interactive whiteboard or with a projector through the part "activate prior knowledge." Then pair more computer savvy students with novice computer users or weak readers with stronger readers as needed. Next, the student-driven approach to the projects includes "Take a Closer Look" activities are scaffolded, guided learning activities that connect subject-area content and artificial intelligence concepts. "Culminating Performances" are meaningful performance tasks that challenge students to synthesize their learning and reflect on what they have learned. Once students have finished the first project, consider setting up computer stations for students to try out the different AI projects. Allow partners to work together.

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Purdue University Kids STEM Degree - Purdue University

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Purdue University offers STEM "degrees" for kindergarten through middle school students available for completion individually or as a class. Select a grade level band from the six options...more
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Purdue University offers STEM "degrees" for kindergarten through middle school students available for completion individually or as a class. Select a grade level band from the six options to access the ten videos required. After watching the short videos, complete the accompanying quiz to receive a code. Collect all ten codes and complete the form to request your certificate of completion. Videos cover various STEM topics, such as seasons, fossils, and the environment. The videos are hosted on YouTube. If your district blocks YouTube, then they may not be viewable.

tag(s): adaptations (14), colors (65), energy (131), environment (237), forces (37), fossils (39), habitats (87), mass (19), number sense (72), plants (140), seasons (36), soil (16), sound (74), space (211), STEM (256), summer (27), sun (69), tides (6), volcanoes (55), water cycle (22), weather (163)

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Use this site to offer your students STEM "degrees" in several ways. As a class, complete an activity weekly as an introduction and review of science content by including the video as part of a computer center activity. Work together to complete the quiz for each video, then request a certificate to recognize your class's accomplishment. Another option is for students to work toward achieving certifications on their own. Share this site on your class newsletter for students to complete over the summer as an exciting way to engage in science activities and earn a STEM degree. One benefit of having the option to choose from different grade levels is the ability to differentiate learning by offering various courses to students based on their interests and abilities. Some students may choose to earn several degrees in different grade levels. Support and encourage students to pursue STEM degrees by taking pictures of completed degrees and adding them to your class website. Extend learning by asking students to research one of the topics, then share a presentation with peers using Canva Edu, reviewed here. Canva Edu offers many options for creating and personalizing presentations including slides, infographics, and flyers.

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Real World Exploration - Amazon Future Engineer

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K to 12
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Discover the possibilities available in computer science careers through exploration activities and courses found on Real World Exploration. Visit the Real World Exploration section...more
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Discover the possibilities available in computer science careers through exploration activities and courses found on Real World Exploration. Visit the Real World Exploration section to enroll high school students in three lessons to teach an hour of AI with Amazon's Alexa, take virtual field trips to explore careers of the future, or sign up for class chats with Amazon professionals. In addition, take advantage of the computer science curriculum for elementary through high school students and teacher training found under the Computer Science Courses section of the website. Some courses include self-guided options for students.

tag(s): careers (137), coding (87), computers (105), engineering (117), STEM (256), virtual field trips (79)

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Take advantage of the free materials shared on this site to introduce and develop your students' computer science skills. Learn more about computer science by taking the professional development activities provided by Amazon Future Engineer. Use the timeline on the home page to select materials appropriate for your students and differentiate options for advanced students. Share the self-guided options with students interested in computer science careers and those who already understand coding and want to develop higher-level skills. Ask students to make simple explainer videos using AnyRec Screen Recorder, reviewed here, to show others how to create code. After taking virtual field trips to see the work of computer science engineers or participating in a class chat, ask students to explore other STEM careers. Find many ideas at these resources that include the career tag on TeachersFirst.

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Chemistry Education Resources - ACS

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ACS shares educational resources for parents and teachers to learn and practice chemistry skills. Find content by grade levels, including elementary and middle school chemistry and...more
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ACS shares educational resources for parents and teachers to learn and practice chemistry skills. Find content by grade levels, including elementary and middle school chemistry and high school chemistry. The site's elementary and middle school portion offers lesson plans, classroom activities, videos, and more. The high school section includes links to lessons and safety resources; scroll further down the high school page to find links to resources sorted by five topic categories. Activities in both grade levels include correlation to Next Generation Science Standards.

tag(s): body systems (40), colors (65), earth (185), energy (131), experiments (52), molecules (40), motion (48), nutrition (134), periodic table (44), water (101)

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Bookmark this site to save with your other chemistry resources to find activities to include with your current lessons. For example, use the elementary and middle school activities and games as part of computer centers or a station rotation learning activity. Use a curation tool such as 3X3 Links, reviewed here to engage student interest and share student activities and links. For example, include a link to a game found on the Chemistry Education Resources, an article from Newsela, reviewed here, and an explanatory video from YouTube. Share a link to the 3X3 Links curation with students to complete as a flipped learning activity. Extend learning after completing lessons and activities on this site; ask students to share their learning by creating a simple explainer video using FlexClip, reviewed here.

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Science Games - Crazy Games

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Science Games shares several interesting science games that cover many topics. For example, discover the scale of the universe, interact with a skeleton simulator, or scope out the...more
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Science Games shares several interesting science games that cover many topics. For example, discover the scale of the universe, interact with a skeleton simulator, or scope out the solar system, among other activities. Hover over the thumbnails to view the titles of the games, then click on your choice to access the activity. Game-play is different for each activity; some are interactive, while others are more typical games that earn points for the players.
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tag(s): body systems (40), earth (185), game based learning (171), human body (93), mitosis (8), planets (111), solar system (108), space (211)

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Be sure to take some time to explore this site before sharing it with students due to the different kinds of activities available. You may want to share specific games with tech-savvy students first, then let them be the teacher to show classmates how to play. Include games as part of blended learning activities, computer centers, or online lessons. For example, use Symbaloo Learning Paths, reviewed here, to create a lesson incorporating one or more science games, video tutorials, quizzes, and additional activities. Enhance learning by asking students to work in groups to create science games using Scratch, reviewed here. Many examples and tutorials are available on Scratch to get you started.

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Hour of Code - Code.org

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Join students around the globe each December to participate in Hour of Code activities. This year, Hour of Code is incorporating AI (Artificial Intelligence) with Non-AI into the program;...more
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Join students around the globe each December to participate in Hour of Code activities. This year, Hour of Code is incorporating AI (Artificial Intelligence) with Non-AI into the program; it's your choice which one in which to participate. This site provides all the information needed to get started and join the annual celebration. Register your event to be included in the global map of events, receive updates, and obtain help finding a local software engineer to inspire students. View the activities area to find beginner and "comfortable" coding activities for preschool through high school-aged students. Use filters to find exercises by content area, type of coding language, and lesson length, and choose from self-led activities or lesson plans. Additional options found at Hour of Code provide detailed information on planning and promoting your Hour of Code event to encourage participation and excitement within your classroom. The videos are hosted on YouTube. If your district blocks YouTube, then they may not be viewable.

tag(s): coding (87), computational thinking (41), computers (105), preK (254), problem solving (225), STEM (256), Teacher Utilities (145)

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Use information on this site to plan and prepare for Hour of Code events at school and within your classroom. Create excitement for your upcoming event by engaging students during the days leading up to your Hour of Code by asking them to share ideas about coding using a word cloud created with Answer Garden, reviewed here. For example, create a word cloud that asks students to provide a short response to the question, "What is Creativity?" Extend student learning after your Hour of Code by providing various coding resources to try during computer centers or as an at-home activity. Ask students to reflect upon their coding experience using Canva Comic Strip Templates, reviewed here, to share their feelings about participating in Hour of Code. Extend learning by creating infographics and asking students to create and share information about coding and computer science careers. Infogram, reviewed here, and Genially, reviewed here, provide easy-to-use infographic creators that include many templates to use as a starting point.

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Georgia Virtual Learning Shared Resources - Georgia Virtual Learning

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5 to 12
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Georgia Virtual Learning is the online education headquarters for the Georgia Department of Education and offers over 100 virtual courses for middle and high school students. Choose...more
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Georgia Virtual Learning is the online education headquarters for the Georgia Department of Education and offers over 100 virtual courses for middle and high school students. Choose from studies in all core content areas and the fine arts and world languages. An additional option features courses in CTAE/Electives. These offerings include classes in finance, computer science, fitness, and more. After selecting a course to view, use the module to proceed through the contents. Each module includes an introduction featuring essential questions and interactive content and concludes with final assessments and a module test.

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Bookmark and save this site as a supplemental resource for your current lessons, as a resource for students to learn about subjects not covered in their current courses, and to differentiate learning for students. For example, provide remediation to high school students by sharing the 9th or 10th-grade literature and composition courses as a review activity or enhance your British Literature unit by assigning a module that focuses specifically on 17th, 18th, or 19th-century British literature. Consider assigning different activities to groups of students to present to their peers. Ask them to use an infographic creator such as the Canva Infographic Creator, reviewed here, as a tool for sharing important information. As a final learning extension, create a digital class book using Ourboox, reviewed here, to share understanding of the content learned. Include text, images, maps, and more in the student-created books.

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My Wordle - Pallav Agarwal and Pulkit Agarwal

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K to 12
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Customize and share personalized Wordles based upon the popular word game, Wordle, reviewed here using Make a Custom Wordle. Enter a word of any length...more
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Customize and share personalized Wordles based upon the popular word game, Wordle, reviewed here using Make a Custom Wordle. Enter a word of any length (unlike the original word for five-letter words only) to generate a shareable link for your word. Make a Custom Wordle also offers the option to create words in several languages, including Spanish, French, Hindi, and German. Share the link with students using email, classroom management system, or class website. When complete, copy the URL to share by pasting it into an email or your blog or classroom website.

tag(s): game based learning (171), sight words (22), spelling (95), vocabulary (234)

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Use this Wordle generator in various ways in any classroom for increasing problem-solving and strategy skills. When using with young students, generate three or four-letter Wordles for students to attempt with partners. Provide a list of sight words if needed to avoid frustration. When teaching older students, develop Wordles to solve using vocabulary words, weekly spelling lists, science terms, or historical characters. Provide this site to students and create Wordles to share with their peers. Include a link on classroom computers during computer centers or as an activity when finished with daily assignments. Using this site is an excellent way to include ENL/ESL students in classroom activities by creating a word from their native language. Include others in your school community or parents by developing and sharing Wordles for your school or classroom site. Your imagination only limits the possibilities of creating and sharing personalized Wordles!

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LiveGAP Free Online Web Tools - Omar Hamed Sedki

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K to 12
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LiveGap offers a suite of three online web tools, all available without registration. The first is LiveGap Charts, reviewed here. This chart creation...more
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LiveGap offers a suite of three online web tools, all available without registration. The first is LiveGap Charts, reviewed here. This chart creation tool is a very easy-to-use resource for creating and personalizing charts and graphs in several formats. The second resource is an editor for creating and testing HTML, Javascript, and CSS documents. The third tool is called an Icon Matrix. The Icon Matrix is a pictograph creator offered in several different formats. Each tool includes options to customize color, text, information, and more. Use the share icon found in each tool to download or share your work.

tag(s): charts and graphs (169), data (145), infographics (54)

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Bookmark and save LiveGap for a variety of classroom uses. Quickly create charts and graphs to represent information found in math problems, science experiments, or any other time you gather information. Share how to represent information in different ways by changing graph styles. Ask groups of students to create different kinds of graphs, then share their work with the class to compare the visual appearance of the information and determine the best format for sharing that type of information. Include the LiveGap Editor with your other resources for students to access during computer and coding lessons. The Icon Matrix is an excellent tool for creating infographics and pictographs that provide visual representations of data. This resource may take a little more practice to understand how to personalize the icons and graphics. Consider creating a tutorial to share with your students using Screen Cast-O-Matic, reviewed here. Ask students to include charts and pictographs as part of multimedia presentations using Sway, reviewed here.

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Ask Dr. Universe - Washington State University

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We all have questions about the world around us. Dr. Universe investigates those tough questions submitted by elementary and middle school students and teams up with professors, researchers,...more
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We all have questions about the world around us. Dr. Universe investigates those tough questions submitted by elementary and middle school students and teams up with professors, researchers, and other experts to provide fact-based answers. Each week she posts one big question to answer. Additional information on the site includes student polls, videos, a podcast, and downloadable activities. Don't miss the downloadable field guide provided by Dr. Universe that offers many ideas and guidance to promote scientific learning in young scientists. The videos are hosted on YouTube. If your district blocks YouTube, then they may not be viewable.

tag(s): animals (277), cells (80), nutrition (134), planets (111), plants (140), podcasts (71), space (211), STEM (256)

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Download the field guide and print copies for students to take notes and record their questions about the world around us. Submit questions to Dr. Universe to see if she will respond to your questions. Include the podcast as part of a learning or computer center in your classroom. Explore previous questions together as a class to find out answers to common questions such as "Why Do Leaves fall in the fall?" or "Why can't we breathe in space?" Include Dr. Universe's response within science lessons created using Curipod, reviewed here. Create and share interactive self-paced lessons in Curipod, including videos, quizzes, podcasts, and more. Have students extend learning by creating explainer videos using Kizoa, reviewed here about topics researched.
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Verizon Innotive Learning HQ - Verizon

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Innovative Learning HQ shares professional development resources in technology for educators, classroom lessons designed to bring STEM education to bridge the digital divide across...more
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Innovative Learning HQ shares professional development resources in technology for educators, classroom lessons designed to bring STEM education to bridge the digital divide across under-resourced communities, and various AR/VR apps. Create a free account to access over 100 lesson plans and professional development sessions that provide micro-credentials. Browse the featured resources or select activities by content area. Most activities provide a focus on virtual reality or augmented reality and include a facilitator's guide, introductory videos, and student activity worksheets. In addition, lessons offer options for teaching to different grade level bands that form a progression of learning. Tasks include correlation to Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core Standards, and ISTE Standards. Finally, professional development courses provide coaching, collaboration, blended learning, and more learning opportunities. The on-demand modules are approximately 3-4 hours in length and offer the chance to apply for a micro-credential certificate upon completion.

tag(s): animals (277), animation (62), augmented reality (7), biographies (93), cells (80), coding (87), digital storytelling (140), engineering (117), graphic design (50), maps (208), musical notation (35), Problem Based Learning (13), problem solving (225), robotics (22), STEM (256), sustainability (44), Teacher Utilities (145)

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Discover the many ready-to-go free resources offered through Innovative Learning HQ in classroom lessons and for your professional development needs. If unsure of how to find assignments for your grade level, visit your dashboard to find recommended activities. After selecting tasks for students, use the provided modules to deliver instruction. Most activities are perfect for use in computer labs, a computer center, or a blended learning activity.
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Graspable Math - David Landy, Erik Weitnauer, & Erin Ottmar

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Put down the pencil and paper and bring algebra to life with Graspable Math. Use the site's activities, or open the whiteboard to create algebra expressions. Use visual gestures to...more
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Put down the pencil and paper and bring algebra to life with Graspable Math. Use the site's activities, or open the whiteboard to create algebra expressions. Use visual gestures to drag or tap parts of the expression and move to the other side of the equation. Follow the directions to move multiple terms with one move. Use the dropdown boxes within the workspace to add videos, insert commonly-used formulas, and share with students. Take advantage of Graspable Math's tutorial videos to learn more about the many features available with this site. Creating an account isn't required; however, it allows members to save and share boards. Share boards within Google Classroom, by email, embed into a website, or use the unique URL provided.

tag(s): equations (120), iwb (32), problem solving (225), quadratics (26)

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This site is a must-have for use in pre-algebra, algebra, and high school math classrooms! Science teachers will also find many uses for this interactive math board. Use Graspable Math to demo equations and formulas with students in several different ways. Share a link with students to use on their personal devices or classroom computers and allow them time to explore and experiment with the different options. This site includes many features that may take time to learn and understand. Start slowly with simple problems and take advantage of the video tutorials to become familiar with the many different uses. Ask students to create explainer videos to share with peers using Adobe Express Video Maker, reviewed here. Save and share boards for students to view or for students who were not in class during lessons. Ask students to create and share demo boards that feature different methods for solving equations.

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