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Virtual Field Trips—LDS Homeschooling in California—and everywhere!

Virtual Field Trips—LDS Homeschooling in California—and everywhere!
These links feature wonderful sites that explore places in the world that you may never be able to visit in person. Even if you have been able to visit some of the places in person, you will still enjoy re-living the experience and sharing it with your families through the text, photos, videos and live web cameras on these websites. It is my hope that parents and children will sit down together to explore the world through these virtual field trips, whether or not they homeschool. A few of the field trips were hard to categorize. Museums and Other Buildings LDS Church History and Art MuseumLDS Temple Square TourHistoric Cove FortMissionary Training Center Virtual TourPassing Through St. Related:  camillebourguignon

Leading Sites for Elementary Educators » Elementary Education Degree Today’s elementary school kids grew up in the digital age, and they love computer-based activities and learn from them easily. Learning and sharing online isn’t just for students though. There are hundreds of fantastic sites online to help elementary educators do their jobs as well. The sites here aren’t listed in ranking order, as they all have different strengths and will meet different readers’ needs. Many sites on elementary education do a good job of pulling together info from every class subject or just sharing advice on how teachers can work with the education system to provide the best learning experience to their youngsters. Edutopia Edutopia helps Identify trends in education and what methods are currently working. 4th Grade Frolics is a useful site that helps 4th grade teachers with the particular challenges people confront when working with that specific age group. There’s hardly a better place to learn about elementary education than from an actual working professional.

An OOPS Virtual Field Trips Page! The "OOPS" Virtual Field Trip Page! A virtual field trip is the next best thing to being there! Choose a destination below and click your trip into action. Vacation Planner So You're Planning A Trip Planner Happy Travels! Return to the OOPS Web Page: Iroquoi Longhouse Jet Propulsion Lab Virtual Field Trip Kennebunk, Maine WebCam Kid's Guide to the Smithsonian Kids Dig Reed: Reed Farmstead Archaeological Site,West Virginia Kokomo Opalescent Glass Co. Return to the OOPS Web Page Science Learning Network Online Science Exhibits Scholastic Field Trips Seven Wonders of the Ancient World (New) Seven Wonders of the World Ships of Travel Sistine Chapel Skyscrapers The Smithsonian Museum Sonora Desert Hottest Desert in North America South Carolina's River Venture Spain St. Teaching Tips for Taking Field Trips:1. OOPS is: Our Overnight Planning System Email your great ideas for inclusion on this page! Last Update: 4/4/2012

s Guide Virtual Fieldtrips Virtual Fieldtrips, Virtual Tours Virtual Tours of Museums and Exhibits Tour The American Museum of Natural History You can find 360 degree tours of dioramas, pictures, and video. Tour an Ancient Roman Villa In this virtual tour, you can see the villa from all sides and enter the inside rooms. Tour The Collection at The National Gallery of Art You can perform a search by artist, title, or subject. Museo Galileo Institute and Museum of the History of Science The Online Catalogue of the museum presents the more than 1,200 objects on permanent exhibition through color images and detailed descriptions. Holocaust Museum Tour Find pictures, video, and art from the Holcaust Museum. Tour The Museum of Unnatural Mystery Tour the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, learn about geology, and some strange things. Online Exhibitions from the Natural History Museum in London Explore art themes, botanical illustrations, and save images of your favorite exhibits. Virtual Gettysburg

The Vampires of the real world.....TVD_fanatic Anchor Charts Here are some other Pinterest ideas that I have made into small anchor charts. I don't know about you, but my classroom is limited on space to display all the charts that I would like to. I made this alphabet because I'm tired of the one in my classroom that takes up so much space. I hope this will be a better fit and give me room to display my sound cards as well. I got this idea from Pinterest a couple weeks ago. Wanted I just finished reading Daily 5 and I'm gearing up to start it at the beginning of next school year. Good Fit Book

Floating University How Leadership Can Make or Break Classroom Innovation The leaders of a school or school district play a big role in setting the culture and work environment for teachers. And when it comes to trying new things, the attitude of principals and superintendents can sometimes make or break a teacher’s willingness and ability to weave new ideas and methods into the teaching practice. In most schools, strong, effective leaders can make all the difference. In addition to setting the tone for nimble and progressive teaching that’s geared towards what students need most, school leaders can also find ways to integrate technology in smart ways that work on the same goals. And they can help to remove roadblocks when necessary. “A key leadership role is to try to build a shared vision for blended learning,” said Eric Williams, Superintendent York County School Division in Virginia. Williams also tries to model blended learning for his staff, to help them get acclimated to an idea that didn’t exist throughout most of their careers. Related

5 Design Tips to Boost Blog Conversions Educational and inspirational content has a powerful impact on your audience, but design plays a huge role in your blog's performance. How your readers experience content on your site directly affects social shares, newsletter subscribers and even sales (if that's your goal). If you’re serious about building an audience through blogging, it's important to optimize your blog to convert visitors into regular readers, subscribers and customers. Quite a few design considerations come into play when optimizing your audience’s experience on your blog. This article covers five design tips to help you improve the overall blog experience and, in turn, increase conversions. 1. If you aren't already collecting email addresses through your blog, you should be. Most blog owners place a callout to their newsletter signup at the top of the sidebar, which is a good idea — that's where most visitors will expect it to be. Image: HitTail 2. Don't go overboard. Image: Buffer 3. 4. Image: Nathan Barry 5.

Movies and famous people lesson plans Page Design Peter Snashall Copyright 1999 ESL Lessons for Teaching Movies/Theatre <span><a target="_blank" href="/search.html">Search</a> | <a target="_blank" href="/PreIntermediateLessonPlans.html">Past, Present,Future</a> | <a target="_blank" href="/describingplaces.html">Lifestyles/cities/houses</a> | <a target="_blank" href="/futuretenselessonplans.html">Plans/Predictions</a> | <a target="_blank" href="/complaintsandrequestslessonplans.html">Complaints/Requests</a> | <a target="_blank" href="/interculturalcommunication.html">Intercultural Comm. Movie worksheets and exercises Famous people/celebrity lessons for ESL students

PHD Comics Coming Soon - Stay tuned for a BIG announcement about an awesome project Jorge is working on! PHD Store - Our store was down for a while, but now it is back! Free excerpt from The PHD Movie 2! - Watch this free clip from the movie that Nature called "Astute, funny"! Watch the new movie! - The PHD Movie 2 screenings are in full swing! Filming is done! Coming to Campuses this Fall! The Science Gap - Watch Jorge's TEDx Talk: ESL Classroom Fun Teaching Tools - Game Count Down timers Free ESL/EFL Online & Classroom Games ESL Games World is the ultimate English learning fun lab with lots of interactive exercises for teachers and students of English. This site is brought to you free of charge by the same team that brought you the ESL-galaxy.com, englishmedialab.com and esltower.com. We are committed to making teachers' & students' lives a lot easier by providing useful free esl resources for teaching and learning English as a Foreign or Second Language. We have no doubt that you will find this website a handy tool for your teaching and learning of English. ESL Powerpoint (PPT) Games If you are the type of person who prefers to have games on powerpoint or as printable handouts, we have been thinking of you. It is total fun and highly engaging fun lessons with these resources. Printable ESL Board and Card Games We offer a variety of printable ESL board games and card games to help give your students lots of communicative practice.

Hyperbole and a Half Curriculum Guides Featured Curriculum: Understanding News Media The goal of Understanding News Media is to help young people think critically and act responsibly as they navigate communication media. The features and graphic organizers were created for middle school students but with modification could be used by younger or older students. Courtesy of the New York News Publishers Association NIE Program. New York Times NIE Curriculum Guides These New York Times curriculum resources are made to be used with any daily issue of The Times. English Language ArtsWriting Skills and StrategiesGrammar RulesThe Careful ReaderCurtain Up, Teaching About TheaterSAT Success History, Government, Social StudiesGlobal EconomicsChecks and BalancesGeography ThemesHuman Rights in History and Today ScienceCurrent Knowledge InterdisciplinaryLiteracy Skills Across the CurriculumElementary Enrichment Document-Based Units of Study Developed with CUNY and LaGuardia Community College

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