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Upschool - Richard Mills and Gavin McCormack

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Upschool provides many free learning opportunities aligned with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The core of Upschool's content includes a selection of 10-week and short courses...more
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Upschool provides many free learning opportunities aligned with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The core of Upschool's content includes a selection of 10-week and short courses with topics such as The Solar System and Beyond and The Importance of Mountains. Additional learning opportunities include Social Scenarios, Comprehension Corner, SDG Challenges, and Teacher Training. Upschool also has a library of over one hundred books submitted by authors with a special message to share. Read the books online or download them as a PDF for free. Many of the books also include teaching resources such as task cards.

tag(s): animals (275), antarctica (28), careers (138), climate (79), earth (184), explorers (62), food chains (17), gifted (63), glaciers (17), journalism (70), mountains (10), oceans (144), Online Learning (39), photography (130), planets (111), plants (140), rainforests (17), social and emotional learning (74), solar system (108), sustainability (44), weather (163), writing (315)

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Share Upschools 10-week and short courses with students to complete as individualized learning projects. Encourage gifted students to select courses that meet their interests and develop a personal learning plan based on the content. Each course includes accompanying materials for parents and teachers to support student learning. Use Whiteboard.chat, reviewed here as a collaboration tool for students while taking courses provided on the site. Create a board for each "cohort" to share ideas, ask questions, and add resources. After completing courses, ask students to share their learning through a method of their choosing. Examples might include podcasts shared using Spotify for Podcasters, reviewed here or videos created with Typito, reviewed here.
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Kente Cloth Lesson Plan - William Kodzo

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Kentecloth.net is an online platform dedicated to showcasing the beauty and cultural significance of Kente cloth, a traditional handwoven fabric from Ghana, West Africa. The website...more
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Kentecloth.net is an online platform dedicated to showcasing the beauty and cultural significance of Kente cloth, a traditional handwoven fabric from Ghana, West Africa. The website offers many Kente designs symbolizing various cultural values, stories, and historical events. It serves as a resource to learn more about the history, symbolism, and artistry behind this well-known textile. Additionally, the site provides insights into the weaving process, highlighting the skill and craftsmanship of the Kente weavers, a downloadable coloring book, and an eBook. The site does embed YouTube videos, so if your district blocks YouTube, you may not be able to access some of the videos.

tag(s): africa (136), black history (120), clothing (5), cross cultural understanding (154), cultures (130)

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Students can create a digital story or a short documentary using a movie program like Adobe Express Video Maker, reviewed here to narrate a story or a theme represented in a specific Kente pattern they choose from the website. Students can study the geometric patterns in Kente designs on the website and then use a tool like GeoGebra to create similar geometric patterns, exploring concepts like symmetry, shapes, and tessellation. They can use the website to explore different Kente cloth designs and then use a drawing app like Tux Paint, reviewed here to create their own digital Kente patterns, focusing on the colors and geometric shapes. After exploring the history section on Kentecloth.net, students can create a multimedia presentation using Google Slides, reviewed here or Microsoft PowerPoint Online, reviewed here detailing the origin, evolution, and cultural importance of Kente cloth.
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Virginia Geographic Alliance - Radford University

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The Virginia Geographic Alliance provides teaching resources for all educators focusing on Virginia history and geography. Visit the teaching resources dropdown link to choose from...more
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The Virginia Geographic Alliance provides teaching resources for all educators focusing on Virginia history and geography. Visit the teaching resources dropdown link to choose from many different categories of information, including Virginia Studies, African-Americans in the Atlantic world of the 1700s, and world geography. The site includes many lesson plans, resource documents, and links to outside resources. Lesson plans are shared as downloadable Microsoft Word documents.

tag(s): maps (208), virginia (14)

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Visit the Virginia Geographic Alliance to find teaching materials that provide information specific to Virginia and the Atlantic coast to include when teaching geography, states, and American history lessons. Curate and organize your teaching resources into collections using Wakelet, reviewed here. As you gather resources and include them in your lessons, consider ways to incorporate technology to enhance instruction. For example, engage students in lessons by creating quizzes using Quizziz, reviewed here. Create a quiz as an introductory activity for use as a preassessment before introducing a new unit on American states. Enhance learning using Pear Deck, reviewed here to create interactive and engaging content. As a final assessment, provide choices for students to demonstrate understanding using technology tools such as Site 123, reviewed here, to create an informational website or Animaker, reviewed here to design an animated video.

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Retro Report Education - Retro Report

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Retro Report is an independent, non-profit newsroom sharing over three hundred videos and lessons focusing on bringing history to life for students. Browse through the home page to...more
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Retro Report is an independent, non-profit newsroom sharing over three hundred videos and lessons focusing on bringing history to life for students. Browse through the home page to explore by subject or periods including America's Rise to Power 1890-1945, The Postwar Era 1945- 1980, and The Modern Era 1980- present. Visit the link on the home page to explore all topics, then use the options to search for specific terms, filter options by type of activity, or select from tagged subjects and topics. Another helpful option is the collections; choose this link to find collections curated for AP classes, topics such as 9/11 and The Supreme Court, and current topics including political ads and extremism. The lesson plans include links to all materials, including handouts, videos, and primary source documents. Lessons also correlate with Social Studies and Common Core Literacy Standards. The videos are hosted on YouTube. If your district blocks YouTube, then they may not be viewable.

tag(s): 20th century (59), advanced placement (26), bill of rights (28), black history (120), civil rights (192), cross cultural understanding (154), cultures (130), difficult conversations (58), drugs and alcohol (27), environment (237), freedom of speech (13), media literacy (102), native americans (89), news (228), politics (113), primary sources (113), psychology (67), sept11 (18), supreme court (27), terrorism (41), world war 1 (72), world war 2 (148)

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High school social studies teachers will want to bookmark and save this site as an excellent resource for lessons and videos to accompany current lessons. Use the lessons to differentiate activities based on student interests. For example, when teaching about the Bill of Rights, offer groups of students different topics to explore from the provided lessons, including the Pentagon Papers, evolution in science class, conspiracy theories, and Waco as a 2nd amendment battleground. Use Padlet, reviewed here, or Wakelet, reviewed here as a curation tool for you and students to gather resources related to their topic. Ask students to share their findings using a presentation tool like the ones found at Canva Edu, reviewed here, which includes options for adding links to resources shared.

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Virtual Yosemite - Virtual Yosemite

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If visiting Yosemite National Park isn't possible, a virtual visit is the next best thing! Virtual Yosemite offers interactive park visits to dozens of locations around the park. After...more
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If visiting Yosemite National Park isn't possible, a virtual visit is the next best thing! Virtual Yosemite offers interactive park visits to dozens of locations around the park. After selecting a location, use your computer's controls to move the viewing area around for a complete 360-degree look at the site. Click on the regions featured within each location to view a pop-up description of the featured area or to move to a new location. Find complete information on using the tools available on the site by selecting the Tour Instructions link at the bottom of each page. Visit the education link for examples of integrating Virtual Yosemite into classroom lessons.

tag(s): glaciers (17), landforms (38), mountains (10), national parks (26), virtual field trips (79)

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Offer students time to explore Virtual Yosemite on their own. After some exploration, use Google Jamboard, reviewed here to encourage students to share information they discovered by adding notes to the Jamboard. Add categories to Jamboard slides to encourage students to think about different features of locations they found, or add the name of specific areas and ask students to share what is shown on the virtual tour at that location. Ask students to create interactive images containing information about Yosemite National Park using the free creation tools available from Genially, reviewed here. Find many other ideas for virtual field trips at the TeachersFirst Special Topics Page, reviewed here.

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Africa Access - Africa Access

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Founded in 1989, Africa Access provides information and resources for schools, public libraries, and parents to improve the quality of book collections about Africa. Begin exploring...more
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Founded in 1989, Africa Access provides information and resources for schools, public libraries, and parents to improve the quality of book collections about Africa. Begin exploring book titles on the home page, and select any book image to view a summary of the content, author information, and rating. Additional links on the site include lesson starter suggestions and Read Africa recommendations for picture and chapter books.

tag(s): africa (136), african american (109), black history (120), book lists (158)

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Use this book list as a starting point for finding books to add to your classroom or school library for students to learn about Africa's many diverse areas and people. Begin a class project using Google My Maps, reviewed here, to share the settings of books about Africa. Ask students to include a short book review for each location added. Extend learning by creating a class podcast that discusses books read by students using Buzzsprout, reviewed here. In addition to the book review, ask students to discuss information about highlighted books' locations, such as geography, agriculture, and culture.

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25 Best Parks in the United States - Anna Smith, HTownBest

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Do you have a favorite US national park? Did it make this list? This article shares the author's top 25 national parks and briefly introduces what makes them great. In ...more
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Do you have a favorite US national park? Did it make this list? This article shares the author's top 25 national parks and briefly introduces what makes them great. In addition to information about the top parks, this article also shares some general tips to follow when planning a visit to a national park. Be sure to scroll down to near the bottom of the page to find an interactive map of the parks created with Thinglink, reviewed here. Click the map image to open and access in Thinglink.

tag(s): geology (64), national parks (26), states (122)

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Share this article to engage students as they learn about the states and geographic features of the United States. Start with either the descriptions in the article or the interactive map as an introduction to your unit. Using the interactive map, take students on a virtual trip around the country by visiting the links shared to the national parks. If using the descriptions, use Google Earth, reviewed here, to locate each park. Many of the parks offer virtual tours provided by Google Earth. After introducing students to the parks, ask students to choose a national park that interests them as a starting point for a research project. Share resources with students on a curation tool such as Padlet, reviewed here. As students gather information, ask them to use Ideaboardz, reviewed here, to organize information. For example, have students create three sections on their Ideaboardz to organize information by animals, plants, and geography facts about the location. Extend learning by asking students to become national park project creators and share information from their research. Offer various multimedia options for student presentations, such as creating an interactive image using Genially, reviewed here, or video presentation created with Clipchamp, reviewed here. Once students' national parks projects are completed, use Google My Maps, reviewed here, to create a virtual class visit to the featured parks.

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earth.fm - Catalin Zorzini

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Natural soundscapes of the earth come in many different forms. earth.fm shares these sounds as inspiration for protecting natural ecosystems and as a means for listeners to connect...more
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Natural soundscapes of the earth come in many different forms. earth.fm shares these sounds as inspiration for protecting natural ecosystems and as a means for listeners to connect to the natural world. Choose from the many available sounds through several different methods. Click on the world map to find sounds by location, or use the dropdown boxes to narrow selections differently. Options include browsing by mood, duration, prominent sound, habitat, or recordist.

tag(s): animals (275), earth (184), habitats (87), sounds (44)

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Bookmark and save this site to your favorites to use as background sound when students work. For example, choose a calm mood and select a time for the sounds to play that matches your work time. Use earth.fm during your study of habitats; select a habitat (for example, polar) and explore the different sounds that correlate to that habit as you engage students in exploring the habitat further. Extend student learning by asking them to create an animal or habitat trading card using Big Huge Labs Trading Card Creator, reviewed here. Add images and descriptions, and download trading cards as images. Use the images to create a class book using Write Reader, reviewed here, or print and share images for students to trade.

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OK2Ask: TeachersFirst Tech Tools Smackdown - TeachersFirst

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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session is from January 2023. You can register and immediately view the archive of the session.

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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session is from January 2023. You can register and immediately view the archive of the session.

Many technology tools are available for classroom use, but which are teachers' favorites? This session will share and compare some of TeachersFirst contributors' favorite resources. Help us decide which tool is this session's winner of our Smackdown! As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Learn about and compare some of TeachersFirst contributors' favorite technology tools; 2. Evaluate uses for one or more tools for classroom use; and 3. Share ideas for using resources with other participants. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): classroom management (127), professional development (379)

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The archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.

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Felt - Interactive Map Creator - felt.com

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Felt is a free map creator that makes it easy for anyone to create and work with maps. Under the Use Cases tab on the top right, you'll find Education ...more
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Felt is a free map creator that makes it easy for anyone to create and work with maps. Under the Use Cases tab on the top right, you'll find Education with ideas for teaching with Felt. Easily share your maps with others by sharing a link or embedding them in another tool. Felt's simple toolbar makes it easy to map data or routes and add notes, links, or images. Pinning locations, adding notes, coloring specific areas, clipping out any location to emphasize, and adding layers to your maps allows you to map just about anything you could imagine! You must be at least thirteen years old to create a free account to create maps. This site is currently in a public beta version.

tag(s): map skills (56), maps (208)

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Visualizing data and creating maps just became easier for teachers and students. Help your students understand current events worldwide by creating a map and embedding it on your classroom website or learning management system. For example, use maps in science to track migration patterns, explore climates, or map weather events. Teachers of students aged 13+ years can have students create and edit maps in real-time from anywhere. Build upon your student's knowledge by adding layers to your maps to show new information. Teachers of younger students can create maps for student viewing to map a story or show animal habitats.

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TEACHFLIX - Ditch That Textbook

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Teaching with videos engages and excites students, but finding the right video takes time. TEACHFLIX is a curated collection of videos shared by classroom teachers to put to immediate...more
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Teaching with videos engages and excites students, but finding the right video takes time. TEACHFLIX is a curated collection of videos shared by classroom teachers to put to immediate use in class. Begin by browsing by grade level or content area. If browsing by grade level, open up your choice to view all videos or narrow your selection by specific topics. No registration is required; however, sign up with your email to receive the Teaching with TEACHFLIX ebook to download, which includes suggestions and activities to use with videos. 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), digital citizenship (83), engineering (117), problem solving (225), social and emotional learning (74), STEM (255), video (253), virtual field trips (79)

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Use this curated collection of videos to engage students in lessons in all subjects. Use EdPuzzle, reviewed here, to enhance the video content by adding comments, questions, and more within the video. Create interactive lessons with videos from this collection, formative assessments, and other interactive content using Pear Deck, reviewed here, to present material in a deeper, more robust manner. Upon completion of your lesson, extend learning by asking students to share their learning using a simple web page builder such as Straw.Page, reviewed here.

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Geo-fs Flight Simulator - GeoFS

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Teachers can take a trip around the world without leaving their classrooms! Geo-fs.com is a free online flight simulator with an open-source platform to render the global landscape...more
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Teachers can take a trip around the world without leaving their classrooms! Geo-fs.com is a free online flight simulator with an open-source platform to render the global landscape you can fly over. This free site will work on any modern web browser, including Chromebooks! You can choose to control your plane with keyboard controls, a mouse, or a joystick. A large ad on the center of the home screen looks like it will run the game. Read the screen carefully to ensure you are not clicking on an ad. A chat feature on the site may cause the site to be blocked at your school. Always test resources before using them in the classroom to be sure they function and are appropriate for your students.
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tag(s): aviation (38), virtual field trips (79)

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There are various uses for this flight simulator, from a simple flight for exploring the land below to learning more advanced aviation skills. Your students can experience different parts of the world using the Geo-fs flight simulator. Use this site to learn the geography of a region or study various landscapes. Teachers can create a virtual field or lit trips by making a flight plan for their students to follow. Create a challenge or virtual race for your students to complete; the possibilities are endless!

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Educational Podcasts for Students - TeachersFirst

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In this collection, we share many educational podcasts for students of all ages in various subject areas. The act of listening to podcasts offers many benefits to our students. The...more
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In this collection, we share many educational podcasts for students of all ages in various subject areas. The act of listening to podcasts offers many benefits to our students. The podcasts are available anytime, making them ideal for in-person, remote, blended, and flipped instruction. Students can listen a second time to deepen their understanding.

tag(s): podcasts (69)

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Share these podcasts with your students to use when learning related material. Share a link to this collection on your school web page and in your school newsletter (or email). Find podcasts to incorporate into your lessons.

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The Gold Road Project - Howard University Center for African Studies

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The Gold Road Project features an interactive map spotlighting the medieval Sudanic empires of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai. Use the icons at the top of the map to view the ...more
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The Gold Road Project features an interactive map spotlighting the medieval Sudanic empires of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai. Use the icons at the top of the map to view the information by selected periods or categories that include landscapes, places, people, trade/artifacts, and architecture. An additional option offers the ability to view trade routes containing information that identifies the main and important axis of trade and sources of gold, copper, and salt.

tag(s): africa (136), medieval (31)

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Introduce this map to students as you begin your studies of medieval Africa. Allow them time to explore the map independently, then share ideas and questions created from their explorations. Use Google Jamboard, reviewed here, to gather students' thoughts. For example, within one Jamboard, create frames (slides) for students to post questions, another for important information found, and another for comparisons between medieval Africa and contemporary Africa. Extend learning by asking students to share their understanding by creating maps made with Google My Maps, reviewed here. Use Google My Maps to create virtual field trips that feature links, images, and videos to tell the story of Africa.

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Africa in the K-16 Classroom Online Resources - Boston University African Studies Center

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Boston University's Pardee School of Global Studies shares many free resources for teaching about Africa in all grade-level classrooms. Follow the links to access featured resources,...more
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Boston University's Pardee School of Global Studies shares many free resources for teaching about Africa in all grade-level classrooms. Follow the links to access featured resources, podcasts, teaching tips, and more. In addition, there is an extensive library for educators divided into grade-level categories. Each category includes resources for pedagogy, children's literature, lesson plans and activities, and additional classroom resources. Also, this website provides links to teaching about Africa divided into topics that include climate change, geography, literature and language, and others.

tag(s): africa (136), continents (31), countries (69)

In the Classroom

Add this excellent site to your other resources for teaching about the continent of Africa. Consider using a curation tool such as Milanote, reviewed here, to organize your ideas and projects into one location. Add links, notes, images, and more onto one Milanote vision board to make it easy to find and view your resources and ideas. As you implement and teach lessons found on the site, ask students to share their learning using multimedia presentation tools such as Sway, reviewed here, and Adobe Express for Education, reviewed here. Find culturally appropriate images for student use at Fresh Folk, reviewed here, and Unsplash, reviewed here.
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Take a Virtual Field Trip - Google Arts and Culture

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Where do you want to go, and what would you like to learn? The choice is yours at this virtual field trip offering from Google Arts and Culture. Start by ...more
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Where do you want to go, and what would you like to learn? The choice is yours at this virtual field trip offering from Google Arts and Culture. Start by selecting a subject, exploring all tours, or selecting a country to visit. Other options encourage you to search for answers to life's many questions, see iconic sites, or visit nature. Each field trip is easy to follow; scroll through the site for the information and images.

tag(s): adaptations (14), africa (136), amazon (10), animals (275), archeology (24), architecture (65), aviation (38), california (15), central america (15), chemicals (39), climate change (85), colors (65), coral (10), dinosaurs (38), earth (184), earthquakes (44), ecosystems (70), endangered species (28), evolution (87), first ladies (4), flight (31), fossils (38), france (37), insects (67), inventors and inventions (69), italy (16), machines (14), magnetism (36), martin luther king (43), medieval (31), mexico (29), migration (44), molecules (40), moon (70), peru (6), presidents (119), railroads (13), rainforests (17), respiration (10), romans (33), shakespeare (94), south africa (11), van gogh (8), virtual field trips (79), volcanoes (55), women (136), world war 1 (72)

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Be sure to take advantage of the guide included on this site on how to take a virtual field trip. In addition, the guide offers suggestions and lesson plans for making the most of virtual field trips. Use any of the included field trips as an engaging introduction to many different topics. For example, several different field trips take viewers under the oceans and use these excursions to introduce a unit on ocean animals, climate change, or oceans worldwide. Use Google Jamboard, reviewed here, for students to share notes, questions, and information learned throughout the activity. Instead of assigning a typical research project, ask students to create a virtual field trip using Google My Maps, reviewed here. Learn the basics of creating with Google My Maps by viewing the archive of a November 2021 OK2Ask virtual workshop, reviewed here.

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Georgia Virtual Learning Shared Resources - Georgia Virtual Learning

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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.

tag(s): art history (85), body systems (40), business (48), chinese (44), drawing (60), environment (237), financial literacy (92), french (73), geology (64), japanese (47), latin (22), music theory (45), narrative (15), novels (30), nutrition (133), oceans (144), OER (43), photography (130), plagiarism (32), poetry (187), psychology (67), robotics (22), romeo & juliet (8), short stories (18), sociology (22), space (211), spanish (104), STEM (255), writers workshop (31)

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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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OK2Ask: Transform Your Lesson Plans with Triple E and TeachersFirst, Part 1 - TeachersFirst

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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session is from March 2022. You can register and immediately view the archive of the session.

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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session is from March 2022. You can register and immediately view the archive of the session.

Want to use technology with your students while maintaining good instructional practices? Then this session is for you! Learn to use the Triple E Framework to select tools from the TeachersFirst database that match your objectives. Technology is not a magic bullet, but you can increase the positive impact of technology in your class using this simple framework and appropriate instructional strategies. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Understand how to use the Triple E Framework; 2. Explore digital resources and tools for learning; and 3. Plan a technology-integrated activity for the classroom using the Triple E Framework. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): frameworks (2), professional development (379)

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The archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.

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Global Citizenship Resources - TeachersFirst

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Encourage your students to be global citizens with the resources shared in this collection. Global citizenship helps students to understand both world events and their role within the...more
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Encourage your students to be global citizens with the resources shared in this collection. Global citizenship helps students to understand both world events and their role within the international community. When students begin to become global citizens, they learn to respect universal values such as peace and the human rights of all people. Use this curated list to start your class discussion of global citizenship.

tag(s): collaboration (85), cross cultural understanding (154)

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Help your students to become global citizens using these engaging resources. Find ways to connect with other schools around the country or even around the world. Share these resources with your colleagues and school parents by emailing the page or sharing the link from your school web page and in your school newsletter.

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City Guesser - virtualvacations.us

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How well can you guess the name of a city based on audio and street scenes within a video? Play City Guesser as an individual or in a multi-player scenario ...more
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How well can you guess the name of a city based on audio and street scenes within a video? Play City Guesser as an individual or in a multi-player scenario to see how well you know your geography. Start by selecting from different world areas, or try your hand anywhere in the world as your starting point. When you think you know where it is, click the link to start guessing. Drop a pin on the map's location of your guess, then click to see how close you are! Once you become a pro, try the advanced challenges that test your radius streak and ability to find locations without audio clues or within a predetermined time limit. Compete with friends using the multi-player option to create a private room, join a random room (not recommended), or use a code provided by a friend.

tag(s): cities (16), maps (208)

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City Guesser is an excellent resource to use together as a class on your whiteboard, at computer centers, or as a quick learning activity to teach students about using visual cues and critical thinking skills. Before placing a guess, ask students to share the clues they saw in the video that led to their suggestion. Use City Guesser as an ongoing estimation activity in math class. Create a chart to show the average distance between guesses and actual locations, then challenge students to become more accurate with their guesses. As students discover interesting places, encourage them to research and learn more about the location. Use Google My Maps, reviewed here to create virtual field trips around the world based on locations previewed in City Guesser.

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