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World History Activities. Animated Atlas of American History. Europe - Map Game, Geography online games. Eastern Hemisphere Map - Geography Printable (3rd-8th Grade. Find the State -- Play Kids Games! Westerlies. Promethean Planet. Welcome to Discovery Education Player.

Teaching materials. Teaching materials Evolution is essential to our curriculum and to scientific literacy. Imagine teaching social science without teaching history; students would lack perspective on events going on today. Similarly, to understand the big picture of biology, students need to understand life on Earth in terms of its history and its future — the changing life forms and ecosystems that have arisen and changed over billions of years, as well as the mechanisms that have brought about those changes.

The Understanding Evolution project aims to help instructors develop student understanding of: We've assembled a variety of resources to help you increase student understanding of evolution. To improve your own content knowledge, explore Evolution 101 and our resource library. To prepare yourself with lesson plans, teaching tips, and pedagogical strategies, visit a Teacher's Lounge or explore the all-level resources listed below and to the right. Search Free Printable Maps.

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Fun Kids Online Math Games. "Sheppard offers everything from early math to pre-algebra. The lessons include interactive activities to practice concepts. Students can shoot fruit, pop balloons, and even play math man (the math version of pac man!). Fractions, place value, money, and basic operations are some of the areas that are covered. Check it out at " --Shannon Jakeman , "Online math games, like the ones that you'll find for free at Sheppard Software, provide a valuable opportunity for children to learn a great deal while they're having fun. The games at Sheppard Software are well written, interactive and very fun to play. It can be very difficult for parents to find productive and worthwhile activities for children on the Internet; however fun online math games do offer a wonderful alternative.

This free section of Sheppard Software was written for children. Sheppard Software offers a couple of cute games for the youngest math students. Multiplication station. Learning. Teacher Jobs Portal. Brainteasers -- Rebus Puzzles (Word Picture Puzzles), NIEHS Kids Page. Scientists get to solve puzzles every day, because science and research involve finding solutions from the clues that we are given. Just like with brainteasers (or brain teasers) and riddles, the answers to science mysteries are not always easy to see at first. With time and effort, they eventually become clear. But before solving the hundreds of brainteasers and riddles below, why not learn more about your brain by viewing the parts of the brain and what they do. And then have some fun with all our brainteasers and riddles below. We give you the answers for every one so you can check to see how well you did.

Palindromes A palindrome is a word, phrase, verse, or sentence that reads the same backward or forward. Not So Hard Riddles Warm up with some easy riddles. Tuff Stuff Riddles Some of these riddles are difficult Rebus Puzzles Word picture puzzles Frog Leap Brainteaser Help six little frogs get across their pond. Puzzling Proverbs New twists on old sayings Puzzling Numbers Numbers games. AAA Math. Teaching with Smartboard - Math Emphasis. SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard Lessons and Resources for Teachers ... Top 20 Websites No Teacher Should Start the 2010-2011 Year Without.

I have to tell you that it was a tough call to make these decisions, especially when we’re talking every teacher no matter what grade level or subject, but I hope that you find a couple of gems to put away in your virtual treasure box. You may have others you’d like to add to the list. Please post them in the comments for all of us to explore. A great photo editing tool is a must for teachers and I recommend Aviary, LunaPic, Picnik, or BeFunky with some being simpler than others, but all having unique features.

Explore all the tools and choose the best option for your skill level. Creaza and Jaycut are answers to the Windows XP Movie Maker and Flipcam problem. Both of these sites have online video editing tools where Flip videos can be uploaded for easy manipulation. Delicious or Diigo are online bookmarking networks teachers need. Doodle is a groovy scheduling tool teachers can use when setting up a collaborative work meeting or building social committee event. 10 Microsoft Word Tricks Every Teacher Should Know. We all know that Word does a whole heap for the business world, but there are some features that work great for educators. Whether you are creating a test or worksheet, or helping your students format a formal paper, these tricks should make things easier.

Plus, I just love easy, don't you? Yes, there are more tricks up my nerdy little sleeve, but today I'm going to start with my top ten. Master this list and your nerd points will increase enough to handle my future posts. Alphabetizing a List – When you create a bulleted or numbered list, Word can alphabetize them quickly. 2003 and earlier click Table – Sort – ascending2007 click Home Tab – icon(Paragraph Dialogue Box) – ascending Basic Shortcuts – Cut (Ctrl+X ) Copy (Ctrl+C) Paste (Ctrl-V) Undo (Ctrl+Z) Create a customized bulleted list with happy faces or check marks as the bullet.

Creating a Hyperlink – As an alternative to pasting an entire website address (URL) do the following. Tables are your friend. Xtranormal | Text-to-Movie. Purchasing Supplies Sites. 10 Rules for Writing Numbers and Numerals. Neil Jakson Great post but Writing Numbers. Except for a few basic rules, spelling out numbers vs. using figures (also called numerals) is largely a matter of writers’ preference. Again, consistency is the key. Policies and philosophies vary from medium to medium Sara I’ve always spelled out any number less than ten, since that is what I was definitely taught by my wonderful journalism teacher in high school.

What I’m curious about today, is how to correctly write “3+” as in you need three or more years of experience. (Did I just answer my own question? Ha!) Vivian Also, when expressing whole dollar values, you do not add the decimal sign with two zeros. Interactive Mathematics Activities. Quicktime Movie - Robin Bryson. Quicktime Movie - Robin Bryson. Quicktime Movie - Robin Bryson. Quicktime Movie - Robin Bryson. Quicktime Movie - Robin Bryson.

Quicktime Movie - Robin Bryson. OCSD Interactive Games. Design Your Own Games Pre-Made Games Matching Game Directions- In this game you can match up words. You have two columns to work in . Type in your words in the first column and the matching words in the second column. Type in a Title for your game. Editing Your Matching Games If you need to edit your game open up the matching game and type in the filename in the box and then hit load. Term Matching Game- In this game you can put in terms and definitions.

Type in a Title for your game. Graphic Matching Game- In this game you can match up words with graphics or use all graphics. Email me a page (either a web page or a word document) that has the images you want to use. Drag Matching Game Directions- In this game you can match up words by dragging them. Type in a Title for your game. Drag Term Matching Game- In this game you can put in terms and definitions.

Type in a Title for your game. Quiz Time- This will allow you to create an interactive multiple choice quiz for your students. English Exercises Online! (by Lilliam Hurst) Make your own word search puzzle. You can use this page to create your own word search puzzle with your own list of words. These puzzles are popular with different groups of people, especially teachers and students. Please enter a set of words. When you are done, hit the "Make Puzzle" button to generate a word search puzzle.

Once the puzzle is displayed, you can use the "Printable HTML" or "Printable PDF" buttons to get a clean page suitable for printing with your web browser. The puzzle that is generated will remain on this server for about two months. Some users list their puzzles for all to see. If you want help with international characters, you can call up an Alphabet chart to use for cutting and pasting letters that are hard to type.

Some people find this word list form too small, or want to have hidden words. Over the years, I've received many messages from students, teachers, and parents who have used the program for school work as well as a way to give a pleasant diversion from the normal grind. Poetry Sites. Pragmatic language and the school-age child. Pragmatic language:I remember an informal interview I once conducted with a 5 year old boy. I asked this boy, 'what should you do when you feel sick? ' The most common response is usually 'tell Mummy' or 'get a doctor,' 'go to the hospital,' etc. This child's response was, 'get a bucket and a towel.' A very practical child indeed!

The above example is a child's perfectly reasonable response to my question. He was using social language in a way that, though perhaps not expected, was an appropriate interpretation of my question about what to do when sick. The boy's response is a good example of social language. Language is mostly a social instrument and consists of a set of symbols and rules. Some of the organising principles of pragmatic language include the rule of turn taking, knowing how to open a conversation, and how to end it. Also, being able to establish and maintain a topic that is of interest to a conversational partner (the person you talk to) is an important skill. References. Writing Sites. Groove to English - ESL activities. BibMe: Fast & Easy Bibliography Maker - MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian - Free.

Books for 6 to 9 Years Old - 2010 Kids' Reading List. 12 Ways to Create Videos Without a Camera or Software. It wasn't that long ago that creating videos in your classroom meant that you had to have access to cameras and editing software. That is no longer the case. Now with nothing more than a reliable Internet connection you and your students can create all kinds of documentary, entertainment, and how-to videos.

Some of the resources listed below are also featured in my free guide Making Videos on the Web where you will find how-to directions with annotated screen captures. JayCut is a free, online, video editing service. To use JayCut online you will need to join the JayCut community. Masher is a great, free, tool for creating video mash-ups. Animoto makes it possible to quickly create a video using still images, music, and text. Flixtime is a video creation service that is quite similar to Animoto and Stupeflix. Photo Peach is a new service that allows you to quickly and easily create an audio slideshow, with captions, from images in your Flickr, Picassa, or Facebook account. Search Results. PD ToGo - Professional Dvelopment for Busy Educators. Activities. Pics4Learning | Free photos for education. K-2 Student Interactives. K-2 My World Interactives. Home. My eCoach Pre-K-12 Technology Scope and Sequence. FINAL Top 100 Tools for Learning 2010.

Scrabble Pendant Tutorial! Hi everyone! I've had a lot of people ask me how to make my scrabble pendants, so I thought I'd just make a little tutorial for you. It took me quite a while to figure it out myself, gathering bits and pieces of information here and there. This is my first tutorial ever, so I'll give it my best shot! Here we go! First I'll go through all the things you'll need. Scrabble pieces of course! Jewelry Bails I got mine off of Ebay, from Art Glass Decor. Diamond Glaze I also got mine from ebay. Mod Podge You'll need this to coat your little pictures that go on the scrabble piece. Gorilla Super GlueThis is what I've been using lately, but there are plenty of other adhesives that will work. Now that you know what you'll need, on with the actual process.

First you will need your image. Now you're going to give your picture a protective coating of Mod Podge. Now attach your picture to the scrabble piece. Center the picture and press down all edges. Fill in the middle with Diamond Glaze. Enjoy! Doing What Works - Home. Search Result. Top 3 Ways to Make Your Search More Accurate Most of the time, you just want to find content that has a particular phrase. Here are the three easiest steps to get what you want: Enclose your search phrase in quotes. A search for "black cat" is going to return content with the phrase "black cat". More Advanced Help Here are a few more tips for getting the most out of your searches. You can exclude certain words. You can also: Search for content that has certain words, but not necessarily all of the words in order. This is the most basic search. Black cat adoption This will search for documents containing the words black, cat and adoption.

Search for content that has certain words in a certain order. To search for a particular phrase, enclose your phrase in quotation marks: "black cat" Search will try to find content with those words in the order you enclosed them. Search for content with words that have certain letters in them. Use "wildcards" to search parts of words.

Te? Test* te*t foam~ "new car"~5. Software training online-tutorials for Adobe, Microsoft, Apple &. PowerPoint Games. Fonts - Cool Fonts. Stuff for Classroom Teachers. 5 Innovative Classroom Management Tools for Teachers. The Smarter Products Series is supported by IBM. Find out more about how IBM is working to create a Smarter Planet. Few teachers are drawn to the profession for its administrative duties. But the reality of attendance taking, lesson planning, grading and parental communications is that they're a big part of the job. These tasks, however, need not take over.

Here are five of our favorite virtual tools for tackling some of the most common classroom chores. 1. SchoolCircuit won us over by making its online gradebook easy to access for parents and students, and easy to manage for teachers. The interface makes it easy to create classes and notifies the teacher when students and parents create their accounts. Another similar free option is Engrade, which also includes options to build online quizzes and create class wikis. 2. As more students complete their work on computers, why not skip the paper drafts and give input online? 3. 4. 5. Series Supported by IBM. Education 2.0 ? Social Networking and Education | Knowledge Is Social. In the last decade, the Internet has changed how teachers and students learn in the classroom. Companies like Google, Wikipedia, and WordPress have opened the door to instant exploration of subjects and questions that haven’t been available in the classroom before.

Students are now able to explore the ancient Egyptian pyramids using Google Maps, see updated facts and information on a wiki, or read a famous explorer’s blog posts on their expeditions, all safely from their desks. Classrooms, schools and even districts are able to share and collaborate in private social networks, expanding collective knowledge and relationships to new horizons. The Internet has allowed education to expand past local resources, and draw from a vast library of knowledge that organizations and businesses are actively contributing to everyday. With our culture’s shift to “social,” companies have created tools that offer free platforms for blogs, wikis and private social networking sites.

Welcome to OCSD Interactive Games. Lesson Plans on Promethean Planet. Educational Games. EDU 2.0 for school: the free, easy way to teach and learn online. Learning Styles - Learning Effectively by Understanding Your Learning Preferences. Understanding Learning Preferences Identifying your preferred style of learning can make gaining new knowledge and skills easier. Have you ever tried to learn something fairly simple, yet failed to grasp the key ideas? Or tried to teach people and found that some were overwhelmed or confused by something quite basic? If so, you may have experienced a clash of learning styles: your learning preferences and those of your instructor or audience may not have been aligned. Once you know your own natural learning preference, you can work on expanding the way you learn, so that you can learn in other ways, not just in your preferred style.

And, by understanding learning styles, you can learn to create an environment in which everyone can learn from you, not just those who use your preferred style. The Index of Learning Styles™ According to this model (which Felder revised in 2002) there are four dimensions of learning styles. You can see these in figure 1, below. Figure 1: Index of Learning Styles. Memory Improvement Techniques - Improve Your Memory with MindToo. Ideas For Great Lessons | An Expat Educator in Asia. Tagul - Gorgeous tag clouds. Welcome. Photography Sites.