Education Links

thinglink

An interactive format for connecting to photographs, maps, images, etc.https://www.thinglink.com/edu

Khan Academy

The flipped classroom is here! As of Friday, February 7th all of my enrolled students were sent an invitation email which provides them free access to the Khan academy website.The week of February 10th will be used as an opportunity to finish the signing up processhttps://www.khanacademy.org/

Voki based projects

http://www.voki.com/http://www.voki.com/

CNN Student News

Daily we will be watching CNN Student News.  This is a daily news program geared towards middle and high schoolers.  Topics range from politics, natural disasters, human interest, and others.  The stories are written in a sensitive manner and are focused towards the adolescent.  Please feel free to watch this regularly to know what your child is watching and discussing in class.  Always following the news we have a question and answer session to clarify any story that may seem confusing.
http://www.cnn.com/studentnews/

Symbaloo Web. 2.0 tools

This is a chart of Web 2.0 tools with YouTube 'how to' videos (to help get you start using the tools) linked below.http://edu.symbaloo.com/

Top 100 Tools for Learning

Here are the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012. A learning tool is a tool to create or deliver learning content/solutions for others, or a tool for your own personal or professional learning.
http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/

Brainpop

our login name and password are the same...  feel free to copy and paste to ensure accuracy!                     owenmiddlehttp://www.brainpop.com/

Fakebook

 A good interactive sight to create a "fakebook" page for historical figureshttp://www.classtools.net/fb/home/page

Popplet

A nice site for creating graphic organizers with a 'pop'.http://popplet.com/app/index.php#/home

Historical scenes Investigations

Historical scenes investigations.  Investigations into primary documentshttp://web.wm.edu/hsi/cases.html

Videoscribe

http://www.sparkol.com/videoscribe.php

Bio-Cube

Use the following site to create a digital cube.
http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/cube_creator/

Zeen

Make It Shine. Your zeen can include words, images, galleries, links, music, videos, maps and lots more.
http://zeen.com/search

World War I Scavenger Hunt

Investigate or refresh your memory of the Great War in Europe.
http://iss.gstboces.org/ctice/k12/wwi/

Children of World War II BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/world_war2/http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/world_war2/

History Timeline of the 20th Century

Browse through this history timeline of the 20th century to examine each decade within this amazing century.
http://history1900s.about.com/od/timelines/tp/timeline.htm

Children in the Industrial Revolution

http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=13501&title=Children_in_the_Industrial_Revolution

It's No Laughing Matter: Analyzing Political Cartoons

All cartoonists have access to a collection of tools that help them get their point across. Some of these techniques work "behind the scenes." You might not even notice them unless you know what you are looking for. In this activity, you'll get to take apart real-world cartoons--and learn how to spot the methods behind the message.
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/activities/political-cartoon/

21st Century Tools for Educators

Vocapp - This browser and IOS app based flashcard utility allows you to create multiple flashcard sets, and it will translate English to other languages. It will also say the flashcards aloud with great accuracy.

 

Vextab Music Notation - This chrome browser add-on allows users to create music notations in a Google Doc. You can view a tutorial on how to use Vextab here.

 

World Digital Library - This online digital repository has thousands of primary source documents and images. You can search by subject, country, etc. as well as explore interactive maps and timelines.

 

National Archives Experience - This primary source archive displays its documents and images in connected clouds that students can navigate. Students can also save documents to view later and then use them to create digital posters complete with text and clip art.

 

Quizalize - Welcome to the new and improved Kahoot! This online quiz tool is as easy to use as Kahoot but offers new features that take student interaction and feedback to the next level. Students compete as teams and race toward the finish line. Also, teachers get an in-depth analysis of which students need more help on specific questions. This video does a fantastic job of explaining how to use Quizalize in your classroom.

Goformative - This webtool allows teachers to see students answers to questions in real time so feedback can be given while the student is working on the question. Great opportunity with this tool to stop bad habits when solving a problem before they begin

http://www.technologybitsbytesnibbles.info/archives/675

Seeing What's on the Map

Every map was made by someone. The mapmaker had to choose what to put on the map, and what to leave off: rivers, roads, buildings, borders, flags, and more. Discover a new way of looking at maps that will help you find clues about what the mapmaker thought was important.
http://myloc.gov/Education/OnlineActivities/Pages/onlineactivities/mapmaking/index.html

Alternatives to WallWisher

http://www.technologybitsbytesnibbles.info/archives/2219

Map Creation Tools for Students

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2012/06/21-map-creation-tools-for-students-and.html#.URqa-x1Fmb5http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2012/06/21-map-creation-tools-for-students-and.html#.URqa-x1Fmb5

Six Multimedia Timeline Creation tools for Students

http://www.technologybitsbytesnibbles.info/archives/2219http://www.technologybitsbytesnibbles.info/archives/2219

sheppardsoftware.com

this is a fun and FREE web-based geography game
               http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/Geography.htm

pbskids.org How does government affect me?

http://pbskids.org/democracy/