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Paris Olympics 2024 - CNN

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CNN brings the story of the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics to readers through up-to-date stories, athlete pictures, and spotlight information that takes you behind the scenes to explore...more
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CNN brings the story of the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics to readers through up-to-date stories, athlete pictures, and spotlight information that takes you behind the scenes to explore controversy and human interest articles. Be sure to include this site as part of your Olympics resources for you and your students.
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tag(s): france (40), olympics (41), sports (81)

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Engage students in learning about athletes from around the world and the countries they represent through the eyes of the Summer Olympic Games using this site and others as they follow the course of the Olympic Games. Visit SchoolAI, reviewed here to find many teacher-created Olympics chatbots that guide students into self-directed learning activities focusing on literacy, Olympic math, and the science behind the Olympics. As students explore the athletes and sports of the Olympics, ask students to share their learning and observations by creating a simple class blog using Telegraph, reviewed here.

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ISTE Digital Citizenship Lessons - ISTE

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ISTE & ASCD presents these lessons and activities for students of all ages in the five Digital Citizenship competencies (inclusive, engaged, balanced, alert, and informed). Click ...more
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ISTE & ASCD presents these lessons and activities for students of all ages in the five Digital Citizenship competencies (inclusive, engaged, balanced, alert, and informed). Click here to read more about each competency and see a video. Each lesson is in PDF format and includes vocabulary, ISTE standards alignment, learning objectives, materials list, and engaging classroom activities.

tag(s): digital citizenship (91), internet safety (114)

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For younger students, you could present one lesson every couple of weeks, reviewing the previous lesson first. For older students, you might consider teaching these lessons as a unit at the beginning of the year to set the tone and expectations in your classroom for using the Internet.

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Backdrop! Exploring the World One Click at a Time - TripGeo

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Test your visual knowledge of the world by choosing from various geography games. Ultimate Backdrop asks participants to locate places on a map using artwork, Cat Explorer places cats...more
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Test your visual knowledge of the world by choosing from various geography games. Ultimate Backdrop asks participants to locate places on a map using artwork, Cat Explorer places cats in well-known locations, and other games use movie scenes, vintage photos, and more to challenge players. Select any game to begin, then drop a pin on the map where you think the image belongs and click submit to earn points.
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tag(s): countries (73), game based learning (174), maps (208)

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Share these games on classroom computers to use as a geography center. If you teach young students, make sure to demonstrate how to avoid advertisements and also how to enlarge and navigate the maps. Challenge students to track their scores and improve their performance as they learn how to calculate various areas on maps. After students have time to play different games, enhance learning by asking them to choose one location to learn about in depth. Ask them to share their learning by creating an interactive image made with Genially, reviewed here or with an interactive report created with Sway, reviewed here.

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The State of AI in Education [+AI Trends for 2024] - Daleska Pedriquez and Caktus

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This blog post uses information from a survey of active AI users to provide insight into the current uses of AI in today's classrooms. The infographics share details on how ...more
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This blog post uses information from a survey of active AI users to provide insight into the current uses of AI in today's classrooms. The infographics share details on how students use AI, how often students use AI for schoolwork, and other AI-related questions. This post also includes a short analysis of the results of each survey question. A glimpse into the future applications of AI reveals its expanding role in interactive games, adaptive learning platforms, tutoring, and grading to support educators.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (115), parents (59), professional development (388)

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Include this post as part of your professional discussions about the use of AI by educators and students. Consider taking a survey of parents, students, and educators in your school or district to learn more about the use of AI locally using PollMaker, reviewed here. Select the survey creator and add questions similar to those in the blog post, or use the AI tool to generate questions for your survey. Share the results with your school community as they learn about AI and how to adapt the use of artificial intelligence in classrooms.

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Napkin AI - Napkin AI

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Napkin AI uses artificial intelligence to generate visuals based on your text or generate text with AI. Copy and paste any text into the chat box, then click to create ...more
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Napkin AI uses artificial intelligence to generate visuals based on your text or generate text with AI. Copy and paste any text into the chat box, then click to create timelines, infographics, flow charts, and more. Choose from the provided images, then edit if desired by changing color, font, and other options. Save your finished visual as a URL link, PDF, PNG image file, or SVG. Share using the URL link to allow others to view or edit your project.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (115), data (148), infographics (58), problem solving (226), timelines (52), visualizations (12)

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Add this handy resource to your teacher toolbox for many classroom uses for you and your students. Paste instructions for lab activities into Napkin AI and add a timeline to accompany step-by-step instructions, create visuals to accompany problem-solving tasks, or add infographics to social studies reports. Share the link to the project built with Napkin AI or save the images to include with slide presentations or other multimedia presentations.

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TeachingLab.ai - Teaching Lab Coherence Innovation Studio

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TeachingLab.ai offers a selection of AI resources for creating assessments, generating text, and planning lessons. Most tools require registration using your email; registering accounts...more
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TeachingLab.ai offers a selection of AI resources for creating assessments, generating text, and planning lessons. Most tools require registration using your email; registering accounts allows members to access their previous history and make new AI tools. After registering, select a tool and provide the required information in the chat box, then click generate to produce the response. In addition to accessing your history on the site, additional options allow you to copy and paste output into a document or export the product into a Google Doc. When using AI tools, always verify the output for accuracy.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (115), assessment (146), differentiation (85), Teacher Utilities (149)

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Use TeachingLab.ai to increase productivity and creativity with classroom content. Use the provided tools to generate lesson plans, modify activities to differentiate learning, and create quick formative assessments. Be sure to include prompts as specific as possible to receive the best results, then use the chat bar to provide additional input to for the desired results. Use TeachingLab.ai to generate ideas for introducing new vocabulary to students or as a tool to support multilingual learners in your classroom. After generating vocabulary lists and content ideas, use the information to create interactive games and activities using Wordwall, reviewed here.

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Assemblr EDU - Assemblr

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Assemblr EDU provides tools for educators and students to learn with interactive 3D/augmented reality models and lessons. Free plans include access to 400 3D objects and limited access...more
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Assemblr EDU provides tools for educators and students to learn with interactive 3D/augmented reality models and lessons. Free plans include access to 400 3D objects and limited access to topics and EDU Kits. EDU Kits include bundles and individual objects such as science models, inventions, and more. Choose the editor to create a model using images from the site's library or uploading an image from your device. Learn more about Assemblr EDU tools and abilities by watching tutorial videos found on their YouTube Channel, found here.

tag(s): augmented reality (7), DAT device agnostic tool (143)

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Share 3D models found on Assemblr EDU with students to visualize complex concepts like anatomy, physics, or geography. Share Assemblr EDU with tech-savvy students and ask them to use the editor to create 3D objects to share with the classroom or to create tutorials on how to use the editor to create models. Use Free Screen Recorder Online, reviewed here to record and share tutorials.

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TriviaMaker - Redwood Pro Media, LLC

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Turn lessons into a game show with TriviaMaker. Create an account to create trivia games or select games from the included library. Visit the Teacher's Channel to search and explore...more
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Turn lessons into a game show with TriviaMaker. Create an account to create trivia games or select games from the included library. Visit the Teacher's Channel to search and explore available games by subject, grade level, and type of game. Game options include grids (similar to Jeopardy), lists (similar to Family Feud), and Trivia. Choose from several play options including student devices, basic screen presentation, and solo trivia. The basic free plan allows members to participate with two teams and crowd options of up to twenty players.

tag(s): assessment (146), Formative Assessment (68), gamification (76), quiz (66), trivia (20)

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Create and play trivia games in a variety of ways. Introduce a new unit by playing a game as a schema activator and as an informal assessment tool to assess students' prior knowledge. Use the single-player activity as a tool for personalized learning. Begin using games from TriviaMaker's Teacher's Channel, then create games to fit the individual needs of your students. If devices are unavailable, use the print option to print the quiz questions, then use this option for students to play individually or compete in teams. Enhance learning by asking students to select a question they got wrong or one they would like to research further, then share additional facts and information by creating a short animated video using Animate from Audio, reviewed here.

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Olympic Games Paris 2024 - Paris 2024

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This official Olympics site includes everything you need to know to follow the 2024 Olympic Games and learn about the event's history, the participants, and the stories behind each...more
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This official Olympics site includes everything you need to know to follow the 2024 Olympic Games and learn about the event's history, the participants, and the stories behind each sport. Membership isn't required; however, free registration allows you to stream live events, follow the journey of favorite athletes and teams, and access exclusive Olympic news.

tag(s): countries (73), france (40), olympics (41), sports (81)

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Share this site with students and encourage them to learn more about the Olympics by reading informative articles and playing Olympic trivia games. Curate and share articles using Symbaloo, reviewed here or 3X3 Links, reviewed here. Ask students to research and share information about their favorite athletes or teams, then share it using one of the many tools found at Adobe Express for Education, reviewed here, such as posters, videos, resumes, and more. Integrate learning about the Olympics with your studies of countries worldwide as you learn about athletes and the country they represent.

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Going for the Gold - United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee

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Follow the United States Olympic athletes at this interactive website, including those participating in the Paralympics. Find current news about the athletes and discover athletes who...more
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Follow the United States Olympic athletes at this interactive website, including those participating in the Paralympics. Find current news about the athletes and discover athletes who qualify from your state. Use the links at the top of the site to quickly sort information by athletes, schedule, news, and sport.
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tag(s): disabilities (30), france (40), olympics (41), sports (81)

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Share this site with students as an exciting way to learn about the sports and athletes participating in the Olympic Games. Find other Olympics resources to share with students on TeachersFirst's Olympics Resources, reviewed here. Use Netboard, reviewed here to create an interactive board of resources for students to explore by adding this site along with other favorite sites, YouTube videos, articles, and other Olympic resources. Ask students to create magazine covers featuring their favorite athletes or sports using Big Huge Lab's Magazine Cover Maker, reviewed here. Find free copyright-free images to use at Pixabay, reviewed here and Pexels, reviewed here. As you and your students follow the Olympic Games, use ChartGizmo, reviewed here to graph the number of medals collected by each country.

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OK2Ask: Engage & Inspire: Gamification in the Classroom - TeachersFirst

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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session is from July 2024. You can register and immediately view the archive of the session.

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Are you looking for ways to boost student engagement and motivation? This session delves into the exciting world of gamification in the classroom! Learn how to harness the power of game design principles to create dynamic learning experiences that foster a love of learning. We'll explore the difference between gamification and game-based learning, and equip you with practical strategies and templates you can use to design engaging, independent, and group activities that seamlessly integrate game elements with authentic learning objectives. Discover resources to get you started and unlock the potential of gamified learning in your classroom! As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Understand the difference between gamification and game-based learning approaches. 2. Identify resources that support the implementation of gamification in your classroom. 3. Develop a plan to integrate gamification into your curriculum. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): gamification (76)

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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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OK2Ask: 3 Cool Tools for Images in the Classroom - TeachersFirst

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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session is from July 2024. You can register and immediately view the archive of the session.

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Unlock the power of copyright-friendly images in student projects! In this engaging workshop, we'll explore innovative ways to integrate visually stunning, legally compliant images into your lessons. Dive into the world of digital literacy and learn how to equip your students with the knowledge and skills they need to navigate copyright laws and make ethical choices when using images. We'll introduce you to three amazing online tools brimming with high-quality, copyright-friendly images that are perfect for enhancing student projects and presentations. Discover how to leverage these resources to enhance your lessons while fostering critical thinking about copyright and fair use. As a result of this session, teachers will 1. Identify and learn how to utilize copyright-friendly images. 2. Explain copyright concepts to students. 3. Integrate copyright-friendly tools into lesson plans. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): copyright (45), images (257)

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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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TeachersFirst: Differentiated Instruction Professional Learning Module - TeachersFirst

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This five-part learning model provides guidance and support to educators as they tailor instruction to meet the many differing needs of their students. Module one begins with a short...more
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This five-part learning model provides guidance and support to educators as they tailor instruction to meet the many differing needs of their students. Module one begins with a short overview of differentiating the learning process and shares several technology tools to support successful differentiation. Other models discuss differentiating the learning environment, products, and content; the final module helps pull all the information together as part of a cohesive learning unit. Professional learning credits are available; follow the provided link to receive a link to the course assessment.

tag(s): differentiation (85), professional development (388)

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Take advantage of the many instructional ideas and resources to support differentiation in your classroom. Visit TeachersFirst to find many other resources for classroom differentiation, such as the archives of online professional learning sessions, OK2Ask: Playlists to Personalize Learning, reviewed here and OK2Ask: Engage & Inspire: Choice Boards for Differentiation Pt. 2, reviewed here.

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Nelson Mandela - Fought for All Children - The World's Children Prize

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The World's Children Prize Foundation page about Nelson Mandela shares how he fought for all children not to have to live under apartheid. Read about how he went to prison ...more
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The World's Children Prize Foundation page about Nelson Mandela shares how he fought for all children not to have to live under apartheid. Read about how he went to prison over this, won the Nobel Peace Prize, and became President of South Africa after his release.

tag(s): 20th century (61), black history (128), civil rights (198), heroes (24), Nelson Mandela (7), south africa (13)

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Share this site on your interactive whiteboard or projector as an introduction to your Civil Rights, Black History, or Heroes unit. To allow students to explore on their own, you may want to create a guided reading activity using Read Ahead, reviewed here. Enhance learning by having students create an infographic using Free Infographic Maker, reviewed here about Nelson Mandela's life using this article and others.

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The Power of Great Apps and Google - Google for Education

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Explore the many apps that integrate with Google to save time and increase productivity. Use the included filters to find apps by topic, age range, categories, and languages. Many resources...more
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Explore the many apps that integrate with Google to save time and increase productivity. Use the included filters to find apps by topic, age range, categories, and languages. Many resources are Google Classroom add-ons, allowing teachers and students to use the tool within Google Classroom. Not all tools are free; however, most offer a free component.

tag(s): Teacher Utilities (149)

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Take advantage of the many apps available for integration with Google to enhance current tech tools used in your classroom. Use the provided filters to find "just right" resources for your grade level and content and to provide support for multilingual learners.

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Father's Day May Not Be Easy For Some Students - Share My Lesson

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Not all children have fathers in their daily lives, and Father's Day can be difficult for them. This PDF resource shares ways to present Father's Day activities that are less ...more
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Not all children have fathers in their daily lives, and Father's Day can be difficult for them. This PDF resource shares ways to present Father's Day activities that are less likely to be difficult for students without fathers.

tag(s): fathers day (11), holidays (167), professional development (388)

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Share this resource or the PDF with fellow teachers, staff, and your administrators. You must be logged in and then click the download arrow on the right under Resources.

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Father's Day Activities - Share My Lesson

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Share My Lesson presents several activities to honor fathers, father figures, or other significant persons in students' lives. Each lesson has the suggested grade level, and titles...more
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Share My Lesson presents several activities to honor fathers, father figures, or other significant persons in students' lives. Each lesson has the suggested grade level, and titles include Father's Day Fun Facts, Kid Lit Crafts and Activities for Father's Day, a writing activity, and more.

tag(s): fathers day (11), holidays (167)

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Choose an age-appropriate activity for your class and introduce it on your whiteboard. Include the activity on your webpage so parents can help students with ideas for the project.

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Origins of Father's Day - History

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See the left menu on this page and click Origins of Father's Day to learn the history of this holiday. Learn why it took 58 years after Mother's Day became ...more
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See the left menu on this page and click Origins of Father's Day to learn the history of this holiday. Learn why it took 58 years after Mother's Day became an official holiday for Father's Day to become an official holiday.

tag(s): fathers day (11), holidays (167)

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First, create a reading guide for your younger students and weaker readers using Read Ahead, reviewed here. Next, introduce this article to the class on your whiteboard. Engage students by reading the title Father's Day: Controversy and Commercialism. Then, pair stronger readers with a weaker reader to read both articles and create a timeline using one of Canva's Timeline Infographic Templates, reviewed here. For older students, you could also have them create an AI timeline using MyLens, reviewed hereto compare their timeline to the MyLens timeline.

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5 Father's Day Ideas for Elementary Students - HMH

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Find a variety of Father's Day activities and lesson plans, including a list of books featuring fathers. These are intended for K-5 students but can easily be adapted for students ...more
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Find a variety of Father's Day activities and lesson plans, including a list of books featuring fathers. These are intended for K-5 students but can easily be adapted for students up to grade 8.

tag(s): fathers day (11), holidays (167), summer (30)

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Before school concludes, introduce this site to the class and let them know the link will be on your class website to share with their families after school is out. Try suggesting something interactive for the students to create besides the paper craft. For example, have students create online books about their fathers using Bookemon, reviewed here.

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Humy - Humy.ai

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Chat with over 1,000 historical figures, from Tutankhamun to Michael Jackson, with Humy's chatbots, or Humies. Create an account, then visit the Humies to search for specific characters...more
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Chat with over 1,000 historical figures, from Tutankhamun to Michael Jackson, with Humy's chatbots, or Humies. Create an account, then visit the Humies to search for specific characters or scroll through options that include diverse groups such as Greek Gods and Space Exploration. Select a character to begin your conversation and ask questions. Additional tools found on Humy include lesson planning and question generation tools. Visit the collections to find options to edit and share curated collections. The free subscription consists of 300 credits (approximately 25-30 chat conversations) and access to over 40 history collections; however, activating a collection uses many more credits than individual chat conversations.

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In the Classroom

Take advantage of the free account provided by Humy to generate conversations on your interactive whiteboard with historical figures to introduce new lessons and units and engage students in upcoming activities. For example, before reading The Giver by Lois Lowry, select her name from the Humies to have a conversation to learn about her inspiration for writing the book and allow students to ask questions about her writing style and how she developed her storytelling skills. Use the chat conversations as a starting point for research projects on historical figures or periods. Ask students to share their projects by creating websites with Google Sites, reviewed here or by using Google My Maps, reviewed here to create an interactive story based on locations on the map.

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