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Robert Kaplinsky - Glenrock Consulting. Bird’s eye of activities. Sample Benchmarks. One way to ensure your students have a positive experience doing History Fair is to establish benchmarks at the very beginning for the entire process.

Sample Benchmarks

Communicating clear expectations and fostering a culture that rewards questioning, digging, drafting, and improvement also is a vital feature. The benchmark models are contributed by veteran History Fair teachers. You are free to adapt them. Please note: we have left in the actual dates to help you gauge the length of time given between each deadline. Junior High Teacher Model Submitted by: Pat Duffy, Lincoln Elementary All 6th, 7th & 8th graders will participate in the History Fair at some level.All 6th, 7th & 8th graders may select their own category.All 6th, 7th & 8th graders may select their own teammates.All 6th, 7th & 8th graders may select their own level of competition.

PDSB Portal1 Log On. OESSTA - Junior. The 2015 Google Science Fair Is Open. The 2015 Google Science Fair is now open.

The 2015 Google Science Fair Is Open

This annual event asks thirteen to eighteen year old students to carry out a test or experiment on a subject they’re passionate about, and submit their projects online. This year submissions will be accepted in fourteen languages from students all over the world. To help students develop project ideas the Google Science Fair website offers an idea springboard.

The idea springboard asks students to complete the phrases "I love," "I'm good at," and "I want to explore. " From the students' responses to these questions the idea springboard generates a collection of videos and websites that could spark project ideas in their minds. Applications for Education The Google Science Fair website includes a section for teachers in which you will find lesson plans addressing the topics of how science changes the world and what good science looks like. Doctopus - New Visions CloudLab. Doctopus allows you to easily set and control access levels for individuals and for the whole class on assignments. Create student assignments templates in Google Drive, and then distribute them based on individual student level and need.

Doctopus allows the teacher to set student access permissions to assignments on a whole class level(student to student) as well as an individual level. Create assignments that grant view-only or comment-only privileges to the rest of the class for peer review protocols. Celebrate student work by enabling view-only access to all student assignments where students can view without editing their classmates work. When assigning a due date, use Doctopus to set it and forget it! Technology Integration Matrix.

The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) illustrates how teachers can use technology to enhance learning for K-12 students.

Technology Integration Matrix

The TIM incorporates five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments: active, constructive, goal directed (i.e., reflective), authentic, and collaborative (Jonassen, Howland, Moore, & Marra, 2003). The TIM associates five levels of technology integration (i.e., entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation) with each of the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments. Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells as illustrated below. Animal Family Trees. 10 clever tips for users of Google's Chrome browser. According to StatCounter, the most widely used browser during 2014 was Google Chrome, which promises speed, simplicity and security for its users.

10 clever tips for users of Google's Chrome browser

You can do a lot more with Chrome than just visit your favorite websites though. This article takes a look at some of its clever functionality. View all Sign in with multiple profiles It used to be the case that users with multiple Google accounts, like a personal account and a work account, would have to sign out of one to use the other. 5 Games and Apps That Build Math and English Skills. By Tanner Higgin, Graphite For educators who are interested in using games for learning – specifically towards developing skills as they relate to the Common Core State Standards — here are five games students can enjoy that we’ve found sync with standards. 1.

5 Games and Apps That Build Math and English Skills

DragonBox Algebra 5+ DragonBox features an exceptionally clever design that’s so fun, and so elegantly accomplished that kids don’t realize they’re learning core concepts of algebra. The start is simple enough: students move colorful cards around a screen to solve puzzles; there are no numbers in sight. 2. It’s not easy to make a game about reading critically — one of the key CCSS skills — but The Sports Network 2 pulls it off. 3. Another comprehensive game for elementary grades, Prodigy fuses math with tried-and-true role-playing mechanics. 4.

If you’ve got students struggling with vocabulary, Word Raider is a good option especially for English language learners. 5 Things Every Teacher Should Be Able to Do On YouTube. January, 2015 After the post I shared here on how to create flipped videos via the use of annotations and other interactivity features on YouTube, I received a couple of emails from fellow teachers asking about certain functionalities on YouTube.

5 Things Every Teacher Should Be Able to Do On YouTube

Educational Hash Tags. 6th Grade: Google Map preview: Explore 3 of the sites posted below: Classroom Resources - Google Earth for Educators. Some of My Favorite Resources for Introducing Google Earth & Maps Beyond Social Studies. Google Earth and Google Maps has always been a natural fit in social studies classrooms.

Some of My Favorite Resources for Introducing Google Earth & Maps Beyond Social Studies

But Google Earth and Maps can also be powerful tools in other content areas. The resources below represent some of my favorite resources for introducing Google Earth and Maps in areas outside of social studies. Science - Climate Change, Flooding, Volcanoes - Google Earth Outreach - Shark Tracking - Wildlife Tracking - U.S. Quebec Vacation Travel Guide. 7 Habits Activities. DSC 0895.