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Fly Girls - American Experience PBS

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Learn about America's World War II Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), who changed how we view women in the military. This site includes links to primary source documents, including...more
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Learn about America's World War II Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), who changed how we view women in the military. This site includes links to primary source documents, including a WASP songbook, letters and articles from the women pilots, official duty records, and more. Additional information shares the story of these women through images, short videos, and biographical information.

tag(s): aviation (38), primary sources (113), women (136), womenchangemaker (18), world war 2 (148)

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Include the information on this site with your resources for you and your students to use when studying about World War II or women changemakers. Consider using Milanote, reviewed here to collaborate and share ideas using visual note boards. Add images, notes, and web links when brainstorming ideas and gathering information. Extend learning by asking students to create blogs using edublogs, reviewed here that shares what it was like to live the life of a Fly Girl based upon information gathered from this site and others. Blogs might include short journal entries, images, letters to loved ones at home, and video diaries.

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The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth - National Museum of African American History & Culture

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This site is dedicated to the historical legacy of Juneteenth and offers an in-depth exploration of this significant date in American history. It provides a comprehensive overview of...more
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This site is dedicated to the historical legacy of Juneteenth and offers an in-depth exploration of this significant date in American history. It provides a comprehensive overview of Juneteenth, marking the end of slavery in the United States, and delves into its historical context and significance. The site features a rich collection of articles, photographs, and educational resources that shed light on the events leading up to June 19, 1865, and this day's ongoing impact and celebration. Additionally, it includes personal narratives and historical documents that offer insights into the African American experience and the struggle for freedom and equality. This resource serves as an educational tool for understanding the importance of Juneteenth in American history and its relevance today.

tag(s): african american (109), black history (120), civil war (133), holidays (159), Juneteenth (22), slavery (75)

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Have students express their understanding of Juneteenth through creative art by exploring the different themes of Juneteenth. After students explore the toolkit, they can create artwork or digital posters representing what Juneteenth means to them, using multimdia software like Canva, reviewed here. They can use the shareable graphics as inspiration. Facilitate a class discussion or debate on the impact of Juneteenth today, using resources from the toolkit to start the conversation. Students can use digital platforms like Flip, reviewed here, to share their thoughts and responses. To enhance your study on black history, have your students research the history of Juneteenth and its significance. They can then create a digital timeline using a tool like Padlet, reviewed here showing key events that led up to Juneteenth and what happened afterward.
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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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Canva Education Templates - Canva

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Canva has colorful, attractive templates for all subjects and many topics within each subject. Select by Grade level, Subject, or Resource Type. Under Resource Type you can also select...more
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Canva has colorful, attractive templates for all subjects and many topics within each subject. Select by Grade level, Subject, or Resource Type. Under Resource Type you can also select Lessons, Presentations, Posters, Infographics, Newsletters, Storyboards, Graphic Organizers, and anything else needed in a classroom. Also discover templates for many other valuable skills in Future Skills, including Becoming a Critical Thinker, Becoming a Money Ninja, Student Guide to Protecting the Ocean, The Curiosity Chronicles, Be the Change, and others.

tag(s): antonyms (14), art history (85), collages (20), colors (65), coordinates (15), factors (29), fractions (163), human body (93), multiplication (124), oceans (144), paragraph writing (15), perimeter (20), plants (140), pythagorean theorem (20), solar system (108), synonyms (17), verbs (28), waves (15), writing (315)

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Set aside time to look through these attractive templates to add to your current lesson plans or create a new unit. Students with a specific interest and want to know more about a topic could look through the templates to see what they could learn. Think about creating a Wakelet, reviewed here to share this addition resource for the topics you study in class with students. They can use the Wakelet for review or further information.

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OK2Ask: Engage & Inspire with Fake Websites - TeachersFirst

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

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Misinformation is rampant online. As educators, how can we prepare students to navigate this landscape? In this interactive workshop, participants will explore techniques for leveraging fake websites to build essential media literacy skills. Join us to explore this engaging approach to promoting digital citizenship and critical thinking. Leave equipped with practical strategies for developing media-savvy students through authentic learning experiences that incorporate analyzing fake websites. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Evaluate fake websites and identify specific indicators of misinformation, such as biased language, questionable sources, and misleading visuals. 2. Learn strategies for responsibly incorporating fake websites into instruction to foster critical thinking. 3. Plan to implement activities using fake websites in instruction. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): digital citizenship (83), media literacy (102), 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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Twitter Chat: Reading Reimagined in the Digital Era - TeachersFirst

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This archived Twitter chat is from February 2024 and will open in Wakelet. The title of this chat is: Reading Reimagined in the Digital Era. During this chat, participants: 1. ...more
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This archived Twitter chat is from February 2024 and will open in Wakelet. The title of this chat is: Reading Reimagined in the Digital Era. During this chat, participants: 1. Explored digital reading tools that meet diverse learning needs, 2. Discussed strategies for integrating digital reading resources into your existing curriculum, and 3. Gained insights into how digital reading resources can be used to differentiate instruction.

tag(s): digital reading (15), independent reading (84), reading comprehension (142), reading strategies (96), science of reading (31), twitterchatarchive (171)

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Find resources and information about reading reimagined in the digital era. Share this chat with your colleagues looking for strategies and resources for reading in the digital era.

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OK2Ask: Google My Maps Basics - TeachersFirst

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

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Google Maps is a familiar tool for finding directions, but it has so much more potential for dynamic learning in the classroom. Google My Maps allows educators to create customized, interactive maps to engage students with location-based projects across subjects and grades. In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of building customized maps and explore examples of how other teachers have used My Maps to enhance instruction, collaboration, and student projects. Learn strategies for using My Maps to allow students to guide their own explorations, tell location-based stories, visualize data, and demonstrate their learning. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Build a customized My Maps demo map incorporating markers, shapes, and multimedia elements. 2. Explore examples of My Maps projects and reflect on potential connections to their own instruction. 3. Plan for their own instructional My Maps project to try with students. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): map skills (56), maps (208), 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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OK2Ask: Save Time, Enhance Learning, and Maximize Resources with TeachersFirst - TeachersFirst

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K to 12
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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session is from January 2024. You can register and immediately view the archive of the session.

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Spend less time searching and more time teaching with TeachersFirst.org! This workshop will empower educators by introducing them to the thousands of original and curated classroom resources on the site--all reviewed and rated by real teachers. You'll learn how to enrich instruction by taking advantage of lesson plan ideas and explanations of how to integrate top-rated resources into your classroom. You'll also discover how to stay on top of education trends through TeachersFirst's blogs, workshops, and weekly newsletter. Maximize your time and resources by finding everything you need in one place. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Discover time-saving strategies for finding top-rated teaching resources reviewed by real educators. 2. Learn how to integrate TeachersFirst's highly-rated resources into engaging and effective lesson plans. 3. Gain access to a network of support through TeachersFirst's blogs, workshops, and newsletter to stay on top of education trends. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): professional development (379), resources (87)

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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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BBC Bitesize Secondary Homework Help - BBC

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6 to 12
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BBC Bitesize for Secondary is an extensive online resource designed specifically for secondary students. The site offers a wide range of learning materials for all subjects including,...more
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BBC Bitesize for Secondary is an extensive online resource designed specifically for secondary students. The site offers a wide range of learning materials for all subjects including, Mathematics, English, Science, Geography, History, and more. Each subject is broken down into manageable topics, featuring easy-to-understand notes, interactive activities, and quizzes to reinforce learning and test understanding. The site includes animations and graphics to explain complex concepts, particularly useful in subjects like Science and Math. Additionally, guides and articles offer study and revision tips, exam preparation strategies, and advice on coping with school-related stress. While this site is focused on UK studies, the content can easily be used by any country; just use the search feature to find content. Students can save content, which requires account creation. Please be mindful of your district's policy on student account creation before having students sign up. The videos on this site are only available if you reside in the UK, however there are interactives and a lot of content to help your students understand the concepts.

tag(s): careers (138), homework (34), organizational skills (92), quizzes (88), resources (87)

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Utilize the quizzes on BBC Bitesize as a fun and interactive way to assess students' understanding of a topic. These can be done individually or in groups. Project them on your whiteboard or take the questions and gamify them utilizing a program like Kahoot, reviewed here. Assign students to work in groups to explore a topic on BBC Bitesize and then create a presentation or project based on their learning. This is a good way to expose students to events happening in other countries. Use the site's resources to supplement your lessons in various subjects. For example, in a Science class, you could use their interactive content to explain a complex concept like photosynthesis or the periodic table. In English, their literature resources can help analyze texts or improve writing skills.

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Who Runs the World? Girls - Women as Changemakers - TeachersFirst

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This page is part of the TeachersFirst Help! I Lost My Library/Media Specialist series reviewed here and shares activities and book lists for teaching...more
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This page is part of the TeachersFirst Help! I Lost My Library/Media Specialist series reviewed here and shares activities and book lists for teaching about women as changemakers. After viewing a short introduction and background information, visit the activities portion of the site to Read and Do activities based on books featuring Malala Yousafzai, Jane Goodall, Greta Thunberg, and other women changemakers. Extension ideas include how to become a changemaker, a biographer, compare women changemakers, and learn about good trouble. Information includes correlation to ISTE and AASL standards.

tag(s): book lists (158), women (136)

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Take advantage of the book suggestions on this page to find additions to your classroom library. Consider adding women as changemakers at one of the stations when doing station rotations. View the archive of OK2Ask: 3 Cool Tools for Station Rotations, reviewed here to learn more about using station rotations in your teaching strategies. Extend learning using the 4-Circle Venn Diagram Creator provided by Canva, reviewed here. Canva shares many templates and ideas for different versions of Venn Diagrams to compare and contrast information. Use these ideas to compare and contrast women changemakers' actions, background, and information.
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America's Second Independence Day - Juneteenth - TeachersFirst

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America's Second Independence Day - Juneteenth is part of the TeachersFirst Help! I Lost My Library/Media Specialist series reviewed here that shares book ideas and resources for teaching about Juneteenth. This resource includes background knowledge information, activities, book suggestions, and ideas for extending learning. Information includes correlation to ISTE and AASL standards.

tag(s): black history (120), book lists (158), civil rights (192), emancipation proclamation (11), Juneteenth (22), slavery (75), texas (7)

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Use the suggested activities and book lists to find resources for teaching about Juneteenth in your classroom. Include these lessons as part of Black History Month and when teaching about United States history and civil rights. Engage students in learning about Juneteenth by asking them to create interactive presentations using Genially, reviewed here. Search for Juneteenth on Genially to find a template to use when presenting Juneteenth to students or for students to use to share their knowledge on this topic. Extend learning using Figjam, an online interactive whiteboard part of Figma, reviewed here to share additional resources, add polls, diagrams, sketches, and more using Figjam.
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U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center Academic Resources Toolkit - U.S. Army

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This academic toolkit contains curated lesson plans, student resources, and research links related to the U.S. Army. Lesson plans are available for history, math, science, language,...more
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This academic toolkit contains curated lesson plans, student resources, and research links related to the U.S. Army. Lesson plans are available for history, math, science, language, and art relating to the history of different eras of the Army. Browse the educator resources by era, subject, and field trips. The student section includes project starter ideas organized by era, beginning with the Revolutionary War and continuing through the War on Terror in the 21st century. Research resources include books, primary source documents, and training publications.

tag(s): 1700s (36), 1800s (70), 1900s (72), 20th century (59), american revolution (82), civil rights (192), civil war (133), cold war (30), national anthem (3), vietnam (35), war of 1812 (14), world war 1 (72), world war 2 (148)

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Include this site to find engaging supplemental materials for you and your students to use when studying American history. Consider curating, organizing, and sharing resources using Wakelet, reviewed here. Use Wakelet collections. Extend learning by asking groups of students to research the role of different military branches during the historical eras studied, then have groups compare and contrast these roles and their impact on the event. Ask students to use one of the Venn Diagram templates on Canva's Venn Diagram Creator, reviewed here to share their observations.
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Naval History and Heritage Command - U.S. Navy

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Naval History and Heritage Command contains various information about the U.S. Navy, including information about the history of the Navy, links to Navy-related blogs and articles, archival...more
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Naval History and Heritage Command contains various information about the U.S. Navy, including information about the history of the Navy, links to Navy-related blogs and articles, archival records, and much more. Use the dropdown links at the top of the page to access content with labels, including research, collections, and museum links. Browse topics such as notable ships, people, and exploration and innovation. Use the site's search bar to find information on any navy-related topics.

tag(s): korea (19), navy (8), vietnam (35), world war 1 (72), world war 2 (148)

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Include this site for you and your students to use when researching historical events that involve the U.S. Navy. For example, search for World War 2 to find links sharing information about aircraft, training, notable personnel, and the flag. Consider using ActivelyLearn, reviewed here to enhance learning by sharing articles with students on ActivelyLearn. ActivelyLearn allows students to read articles, take notes, and take assessments on the website. Extend learning by asking students to share their research by creating websites using Carrd, reviewed here or another free website creation tool.

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230+ Accessibility Improvements Added to Book Creator - Book Creator/Dan Kemp

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This article shares many accessibility features added to Book Creator, reviewed here that offers options that make it easier for all students to access...more
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This article shares many accessibility features added to Book Creator, reviewed here that offers options that make it easier for all students to access and use Book Creator. Highlights include dictation support for over 120 languages, video captions, and transcripts to audio recordings. Other additions include features that improve color contrast to make reading more accessible for all and screen reader support. Learn more about how this supports educators by watching the included video that shares the updated features and has suggestions for differentiating lessons using Book Creator.

tag(s): Accessibility (9), differentiation (83), ebooks (38), professional development (379), Special Needs (52)

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Bookmark and save this article to support your use of Book Creator in your classroom and develop your understanding of how to use this resource to differentiate learning for all students. Learn how to use Book Creator in your classroom by visiting Supporting Language Learners with Book Creator, reviewed here and completing the Book Creator Certified Author course, Book Creator, reviewed here.

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The Gilder Lehrman Collection - The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

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The Gilder Lehrman Collection, hosted by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, is a remarkable online archive offering access to a vast array of primary sources in American...more
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The Gilder Lehrman Collection, hosted by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, is a remarkable online archive offering access to a vast array of primary sources in American history. Its collection encompasses more than 70,000 items, ranging from artifacts to documents, covering important moments and figures in American history from the 16th century to the present. This resource is an invaluable tool for educators and students, providing a deep dive into the events, figures, and themes that have shaped the United States. Accounts are needed to use some aspects of the site. Please check your district's policies before having students create accounts.

tag(s): 1900s (72), 20th century (59), bill of rights (28), civil rights (192), civil war (133), cold war (30), constitution (85), elections (80), electoral college (22), Juneteenth (22), maps (208), native americans (89), presidents (119), primary sources (113), railroads (13), slavery (75), supreme court (27), war of 1812 (14), women (136), world war 1 (72), world war 2 (148)

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Teachers use the provided discussion questions to enhance your unit of study. Use the questions to activate knowledge or to assess students. Students can search the site for primary sources that can be downloaded and used in reports or presentations. Display maps on whiteboards to show students important places in history. Have students view the online exhibitions centered around historical figures and events. English teachers can use the primary source documents to discuss writing structures and illustrate how written English has changed over the years.

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In Pieces - 30 Endangered Species, 30 Pieces. - Bryan James

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In Pieces is an interactive exhibition of 30 of the world's most interesting but unfortunately endangered species, portrayed through fragmented geometric art. Each species has a dedicated...more
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In Pieces is an interactive exhibition of 30 of the world's most interesting but unfortunately endangered species, portrayed through fragmented geometric art. Each species has a dedicated page with an animation and a brief, informative description highlighting its danger and the need for conservation. This artistic website aims to raise awareness about endangered species and illustrate how people can help with conservation. Each animal has statistics, a video, and a link to ways to help. The videos are housed in YouTube. If your district blocks YouTube, the videos may not be viewable. Be sure to view the linked resources to ensure they are appropriate for your students.

tag(s): animals (275), conservation (82), endangered species (28), extinction (3), origami (15), statistics (116), tangrams (8)

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This resource would be great in art, math, or science. Download the images and have students use a drawing program to cut out shapes or use pattern blocks to replicate the downloaded image. Use this site in math class to enhance your statistics unit. The information is shown in various ways and provides students with a real-world connection on how statistics can be used to communicate information. Have students research a different endangered animal not shown and create a statistic presentation. In science, use this site to engage students in a unit on conservation. Have students view the site and record facts or statistics they found interesting. They could utilize a KWL to chart and record their thoughts. You can find many different graphic organizers at Freeology - Free Printable Graphic Organizers, reviewed here.

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ReadTheory Reading Passage Generator - ReadTheory

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ReadTheory's Reading Passage Generator is a quick and easy tool for generating reading passages and questions for any topic and grade level. Enter your topic in the chat box, then ...more
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ReadTheory's Reading Passage Generator is a quick and easy tool for generating reading passages and questions for any topic and grade level. Enter your topic in the chat box, then move to the next step to select a grade level, and then generate text. Within about a minute, your reading passage is created. Use the edit button in the title or reading passage to tweak the contents as desired. When satisfied, choose the looking good link to generate multiple choice questions based upon the text. Enter your email to receive the passage and questions, or download them as a PDF document.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (79), differentiation (83), reading comprehension (142), worksheets (71)

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Use this reading passage generator to create introductory and review passages for any subject; no registration is required. Differentiate for student ability levels by selecting different grade levels while providing all students the same information. Take some time to practice generating texts and questions to understand different ways to create questions that meet your needs. For example, when choosing lower elementary grades, sometimes the passages are too short in length. When entering the topic for your prompt, include guidelines for the passage length to create. If you want a passage about stars and planets, have the instructions to make the passage longer than 100 words. Extend learning using other AI tools such as MagicSchool, reviewed here by copying your prompt into one of the many tools available. Use MagicSchool's translator tool to translate for multilanguage learners, generate a list of vocabulary words, or create a science lab activity to accompany your chosen text and topic.
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Twitter Chat: Winter Wellness Wonderland - TeachersFirst

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This archived Twitter chat is from January 2024 and will open in Wakelet. The title of this chat is Winter Wellness Wonderland. During this chat, participants: 1. Shared winter wellness...more
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This archived Twitter chat is from January 2024 and will open in Wakelet. The title of this chat is Winter Wellness Wonderland. During this chat, participants: 1. Shared winter wellness tips to help maintain students' and teachers' physical and mental health, 2. Collaborated on ideas to create a wellness-focused culture within their classrooms, and 3. Explored innovative ways to incorporate short wellness breaks, movement activities, and mindfulness exercises to enhance the overall learning environment.

tag(s): mental health (33), twitterchatarchive (171)

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Find resources and information about winter wellness tips for teachers and students. Share this chat with your colleagues looking for strategies and resources for creating conversations in the classroom.

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Summarize.tech - Summarize, LLC

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Summarize.tech saves you and your students time using artificial intelligence (AI) to summarize long YouTube videos. Paste the YouTube URL and submit it to view a video summary. Most...more
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Summarize.tech saves you and your students time using artificial intelligence (AI) to summarize long YouTube videos. Paste the YouTube URL and submit it to view a video summary. Most summaries include an option to expand the summary to view more information. Use the shared examples to see how Summarize.tech works with a State of the Union Speech, San Francisco School Board Meeting, and other videos. When using AI tools, always check the results for accuracy.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (79), summarizing (20), video (253)

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Use Summarize.tech as a time-saving tool when searching for YouTube videos in your classroom to get a quick overview of the video's content. Before sharing videos with students, provide a summary of the contents to give direction when students are viewing the video. Copy the summary onto a Google Document, then ask students to share information from the original video that provides additional information. Use the provided summaries as examples of how to write a summary, then ask students to summarize a video and compare their results to those given by this site.

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Using Photographs and Cartoons to Teach About Eleanor Roosevelt - Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

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These lesson plans provide directions and instructional materials for students to learn about Eleanor Roosevelt using photographs and cartoons. Lessons should take two forty-five-minute...more
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These lesson plans provide directions and instructional materials for students to learn about Eleanor Roosevelt using photographs and cartoons. Lessons should take two forty-five-minute class periods. All resources are included; however, some links to the National Archives don't work. Visit the National Archives: Educator Resources, reviewed here to search and find the document analysis worksheets shared in the lesson. Sample rubrics for the thematic essay are provided as an assessment for the lesson.

tag(s): 1900s (72), comics and cartoons (54), primary sources (113), roosevelt (12), women (136), womens suffrage (43)

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Include this lesson plan as a resource to engage and introduce students to the role of Eleanor Roosevelt in her husband's administration and public reaction to her activities. Find additional primary source documents to use in your lessons at Eleanor Roosevelt: An American Visionary provided by the National Park Service, reviewed here and Children of the Great Depression, reviewed here that includes letters written to Mrs. Roosevelt by children. Find additional resources for teaching with cartoons at Thomas Nast's Political Cartoons, reviewed here and by watching the archive of OK2Ask: Engage & Inspire: Comics in the Classroom, reviewed here. As an alternative assessment to a written essay, ask students to design a political cartoon using the comic strip templates provided by Canva, reviewed here.
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