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Teachers and teachers aides / Home - SPECIAL EDUCATION ONLINE. Reading Challenge 2016 | POPSUGAR Love & Sex. If you're truly book obsessed, this ultimate reading challenge will be right up your alley. Looking to broaden the scope of your reading in 2016? We will help you read a variety of books this year. Whether you want to transport yourself to a distant country or learn something new about a time period, this challenge will make you grow both as a reader and as a person. This challenge is particularly great because we aren't providing you with specific books, just different kinds of books you can try to read. Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Children's books. 215 Young-Adult Books.

Goodreads' Top 100 Best Young Adults Books. British Museum - Google Cultural Institute. How to Trigger Students’ Inquiry Through Projects | PROJECT BASED LEARNING. By Jane Krauss and Suzie Boss Excerpt from Thinking Through Project-Based Learning: Guiding Deeper Inquiry, published by Corwin, 2013. When students engage in quality projects, they develop knowledge, skills, and dispositions that serve them in the moment and in the long term. Unfortunately, not all projects live up to their potential. Sometimes the problem lies in the design process. It’s easy to jump directly into planning the activities students will engage in without addressing important elements that will affect the overall quality of the project.

With more intentional planning, we can design projects that get at the universal themes that have explicit value to our students and to others. We can design projects to be rigorous, so students’ actions mirror the efforts of accomplished adults. There are several ways to start designing projects. We have condensed the project design process into six steps. Step 1—Identify Project-worthy Concepts Step 3—Find Real-Life Contexts Project title. Soar | Teaching Ideas. Genre(s): Adventure A young girl helps a tiny boy to fly home before it's too late! Use this delightful animated film in your classroom with our collection of cross-curricular teaching ideas and activities! English The title of this film is 'Soar'. Can you think of synonyms for this word? Would any of them make a better film title in your opinion? Science Describe the forces that are involved in the flight of an object.Lucas places a star in the sky at the end of the film.

Computing Make a trailer / website / poster to promote the film. Design Technology Design and build (if possible) a new flying machine for Lucas. Art Look at the storyboards and designs shown in the credits. Music Listen to the soundtrack (without watching the video). History Find out about the history of flight.

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The Best Online Geography Games. As regular readers know, in addition to teaching mainstream English classes and to Beginning and Intermediate English Language Learners, I also teach a Geography class to ELLs (as well as an IB Theory of Knowledge class). I thought it might be useful to create a “The Best” list just focused on Geography games as a supplement to these other lists: The Best Websites For Learning & Teaching Geography The Best Geography Sites For Beginning & Intermediate English Language Learners Here are my choices for The Best Online Geography Games: I was prompted to make this list today after I learned about a particularly good new game called Map Race.

It shows you views from the air of different cities, and you have to pick which city it is. You can put it in multiple choice mode or harder ones. Scribble States is fun. The Traveler IQ Challenge is probably going to be just about the most difficult map game you’ll ever play. Placespotting is number four. LocateStreet is a similar game using Street View.

The Best & Worst Teachers in Movies. Over the years, the film industry has shown us a number of memorable teachers, some whose classrooms we wished we could walk into every day and some who terrified us to our very core. While the profession may be noble, the cinema does seem to love showing us the light and dark sides of teaching while reminding us how important the teachers in our lives truly are. In films like Teachers, To Sir with Love, and Up the Down Staircase, we have seen some of the most inspirational stories related to the hard work our teachers do for us every day, and it reminds us of how much we would be missing in our lives without their significant influence. Sometimes, though, we see our worst teachers mirrored on the silver screen, either played for laughs or chills, and the reach of an educator may be made even clearer by these films.

Considering this, we at ScreenRant decided to put together a list of the Best and Worst Teachers in Film (along with one bonus best/worst teacher). The Rules In Mr.

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The British Museum Is Now Open To Everyone: Take a Virtual Tour and See 4,634 Artifacts. “I met a girl at the British Museum once,” a fellow said to me at a party last weekend. “Her name was Rosetta. Rosetta Stone.” A groaner indeed, but also a reminder of how far we’ve come: whereas you once really would have had to go all the way to the British Museum (in London) to run into good old Rosetta, now you can get acquainted with her, and 4,633 of the other fascinating artifacts of human civilization held there, without even stepping away from your computer. The British Museum charges nothing for admission, of course, but now the internet has freed it in the geographical sense as well.

“The British Museum recently unveiled the results of its partnership with the Google Cultural Institute (GCI),” writes National Geographic‘s Kristin Romney, “the world’s largest Google Street View of an interior space, covering nine floors and 85 permanent galleries of the museum.” After you’ve enjoyed this Street View stroll, you’ll surely want to examine some of these items in greater depth.

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Design and Build a Rube Goldberg. Summary In this two-part activity, students design and build Rube Goldberg machines. This open-ended challenge employs the engineering design process and may have a pre-determined purpose, such as rolling a marble into a cup from a distance, or let students decide the purposes. Engineering Connection Designing and building is essential to engineering. Engineers follow the steps of the design process to help them create the best possible solutions to real-world problems. These challenges may be simple or complex and the wide variety of solutions can also cover a range of effort for the user. In general, complex designs require more effort to develop than simple ones. Educational Standards Each TeachEngineering lesson or activity is correlated to one or more K-12 science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) educational standards. Click on the standard groupings to explore this hierarchy as it applies to this document.

Pre-Req Knowledge Learning Objectives Materials List Introduction/Motivation. Official Google Blog. Cultural Institute. Rube Goldberg | Home of the Official Rube Goldberg Machine Contests.