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Teachers, Ideas and Mark Cuban: Adapting 'Shark Tanks' In Your School. Shark Tanks are making their way from the television screen to conferences and….schools? At the CUE National Conference in Palm Springs, Calif. on March 17-19, six teachers pitched their big lesson ideas as part of “LeRoy’s Big Idea Challenge.” Up for grabs: a $2,500 grant. One of the key criteria used by judges to evaluate each idea was whether it was innovative, relevant and replicable. But you don’t have to wait for big education conferences to watch—or participate. Developing a Shark Tank or Big Ideas competition in your school can help educators feel safer to test and try new and innovative teaching models. Asking teachers tough questions at the beginning of the ideation process—such as whether an idea can scale beyond their classrooms—can very well increase the chances that their ideas can spread. Want to create your own challenge? 1. Teachers often preach to their students that there are “no stupid questions.” 2.

All presentations should ideally address the following elements: 3. 5 Resources to Help Students Learn about the World. Young writers showcase imagination. Gastonia Advertising Subscribe Newsletters e-edition Young writers showcase imagination Comment 0 0 You Might Be Interested In From Around the Web Recommended by by Taboola by Taboola Sponsored Links Sponsored Links Promoted Links Promoted Links You May Like AdRoll Facebook By The Numbers: World’s Largest Social Network DissectedAdRoll Undo $13.89 - $13.89 Green Lapel Preppy Appropriately Checks Plaid Buttons ...$13.89 - Careers And Education | Ryerson University Continuing Education: The Best Way To Grow Your Career In Today's Competitive Job MarketCareers And Education | Ryerson University Grammarly Write Emails Like a Pro with This New AppGrammarly BookBub Read Ebooks?

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Through this tool we discovered some very good resources where history teachers or anyone else interested in past cartography can access a plethora of historical maps. Some of these maps are copyright friendly and you can download and use them with your students in class. We invite you to check them out and share with us if you have other suggestions to add to this list. Enjoy 1- New York Public Library Map Warper NYPL Map Warper features a wide collection of historical maps licensed under a Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. 2- Historical USGC Maps This is another great resource of historical maps to use in your instruction. 3- University of Texas Historical Map Collection University of Texas Libraries has this handy resource where they have curated a huge collection of historical map websites.

Interactive Writing and Grammar. Explore, Play, Discover: Websites, Activities, and More. Search form Search Low-cost, teacher-tested activities for the classroom and the curious. Science of Cooking • Explore the science behind food and cooking with recipes, activities, and Webcasts.PreviousNext Explore, Play, Discover: Websites, Activities, and More Auroras: Paintings in the Sky Far north in the night sky, a faint glow appears on the horizon. Feeling Pressured Feel atmospheric pressure changes by stepping into a garbage bag. Camera Obscura Take the Beat Back Uncover the everyday origins of some extraordinary instruments. The Cold Water Candy Test Science of Baseball What's the science behind a home run? Arctic Seals These unique – and uniquely beautiful – seal species spend their lives amid the sea ice Plant Hybrids If you're a patient gardener, you can grow your own hybrid flowers. 2016 Total Solar Eclipse Telescope View Watch the telescope view of the entire 2016 total solar eclipse in Micronesia.

Energy from Death Slinky in Hand Make waves without getting wet. Cheshire Cat Pages explore Connect. STEM Camps : resources, hands-on activities, and oh so much! This is great! #ncties16 Check it out #k12 #STEM. Where was this when I taught physics? Great read: 11 class activities with sensors you didn't know your phone had. Mobile devices can do more than we imagine! Rebecca and Chrystian Vieyra developed apps for classrooms to tap into their sensors. (Google Hangout screenshot) Smartphones and tablets are powerful devices that people use every day to make their lives easier. They’re even smarter than we give them credit for. Most of them have sensors we never knew they had. For example, many devices have: an accelerometer that measures acceleration forcesa magnetometer that measures magnetization/magnetic fieldsa light sensor that measures the strength of lighta gyroscope that measures orientationa hygrometer that measures moisture in the atmospherea thermometer that measures ambient temperaturea barometer that measures atmospheric pressurea proximeter that detects when something is close Try to put a series of instruments together like that in your classroom and the price tag will make it next to impossible.

That’s where Rebecca Vieyra and her husband, Chrystian, come in. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Great age-appropriate lessons for #digitalliteracy and #digitalcitizenship via Common Sense Media! Get Trained Use our professional development resources to learn best practices for teaching digital citizenship to your students.

Onboard Students: Digital Passport Introduce students in grades 3-5 to Digital Passport, our award-winning suite of games that help onboard students to the foundational skills of digital citizenship and Internet safety. Teach Lessons: Unit 1 Teach Lessons: Unit 2 5 - Picture Perfect How can photos be changed on the computer, and how can that affect your feelings about the way you look?

Teach Lessons: Unit 3 Extend Learning: Digital Bytes Challenge teens to take a real-world look at digital citizenship through student-directed, media-rich activities in Digital Bytes. Give Assessment Assess your students’ learning of lesson objectives and gauge their understanding and attitudes through interactive unit-level assessments.

Engage Families Invite parents into the conversation with our Connecting Families program and resources. Great ideas! Soon, your school will be celebrating 100th Day of School. Help your school celebrate the 100 days of school milestone with literally hundreds of best-of-the-best resources and ideas. Head over to the 100th Day of School page on SimplyCircle, and read these great posts: And last but not least, don’t forget to download our 100th Day of School freebies, like stickers, crowns and bookmarks. The sticker PDF files are formatted to be printed on these 2 1/2 inch round sticker sheets from Amazon. The sticker sheets are just $6.99 for a set of 300, so that’s about $0.02 per sticker.

All other freebies can be printed out on regular 8 1/2 x 11 sheet paper. Just scroll to the bottom of the page and download away! Don’t forget to visit our other pages for upcoming holidays, such as Valentine’s Day, the Super Bowl, and Chinese New Year. Some Very Good iPad Apps Activities and Lesson Ideas to Use in Class with Your Students. January 11, 2016 It’s not only about apps but what you can do with these apps in your classroom that matter more and this is where Apps in the Classroom series comes in handy. This is basically a collection of some interactive short guides available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Apps in The Classroom series is created by Apple to help teachers better integrate iPad in their classroom.

The series feature a number of key educational iPad apps together with lesson ideas and activities on how to use each of the featured apps. We have put together this poster embedding some of the guides we have reviewed in previous posts. The guides will provide you with a variety of lesson ideas on the following apps: : Explain Everything, SketchBook Express, Skitch, Puppet Pals HD, Stop Motion Studio, Hopscotch, Aurasma, and Scoodle, and Art Authority.

Enjoying this: StoryBoard That with writing prompts and suggested activities featured daily for student creation! Got it! This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website More info You Teach. They Create. Everyone Learns. Try Our 14-Day Free Trial * No Credit Card Required Start My Free Trial Bring the world’s best storyboard creator into your classroom! From first grade to graduation, Storyboard That engages students with digital storytelling in the classroom. English (ELA) Class Assess and reinforce student comprehension of literature with storyboards! Diagram Narrative Structures Study Literary Elements Visualize Symbolism Check out a few of our favorite teacher guides ELA like To Kill a Mockingbird, Romeo and Juliet, or Wonder. Elementary School Break down lessons and keep the kids engaged while they learn with storyboards!

Teach Cyber Safety Create Story Sequences Reinforce Vocabulary, Grammar, & Spelling Check out a few of our favorite teacher guides like Anti-Bullying Education, Holes, or 8 Parts of Speech. History Class & Social Studies Lesson Plans Language Class Pricing. Excited for session 2 at UNCC #STEM conference: best of the best activities for EACH 5th grade essential standard!