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BestWebQuests.com

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WebQuests: Explanation What are the essential parts of a WebQuest? There are six critical components in a WebQuest: Introduction: The introduction section provides background information and motivational scenarios like giving students roles to play: "You are an underwater research scientist," or "You are an astronaut planning a trip to the moon." It also provides an overview of the learning goals to students. . The goal of the introduction is to make the activity desirable and fun for students. Bloc de l'Aula d'Anglès de l'Escola del Parc, El Prat de Llobregat THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM 3r The respiratory system is a group of organs that work together to help us breathe. + We breathe in air through our nose and mouth. + The air goes down into our lungs. + Oxygen is passed to the circulatory system, where it moves around the body. + We breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide.

Visible Thinking VisibleThinking In Action Every committed educator wants better learning and more thoughtful students. Visible Thinking is a way of helping to achieve that without a separate ‘thinking skills' course or fixed lessons. Visible Thinking is a broad and flexible framework for enriching classroom learning in the content areas and fostering students' intellectual development at the same time. Here are some of its key goals:

Triton - Kroc Elementary School Making Technology Educational Part of the Integrated Technology Support Services Department, the Educational Technology (Ed Tech) team seeks to improve student achievement through seamless integration of the district's Common Core Curriculum with a suite of i21 technologies designed to create an engaging and personalized learning environment. The Integrated 21st Century (i21) Interactive Classroom The i21 classroom is an engaging and personalized learning environment designed to optimize teaching and learning through the interconnected use of mobile computing, audio, visual and formative assessment technologies across the curriculum. With this vision and funding through Propositions S and Z, San Diego Unified has taken a bold step toward transforming the learning environment in each of its 7,000 classrooms.

A WebQuest about WebQuests Introduction Since early in 1995, teachers everywhere have learned how to use the web well by adopting the WebQuest format to create inquiry-oriented lessons. But what exactly is a WebQuest? What does it feel like to do one? Internet Scavenger Hunts To make it easier for teachers to search our archive of Internet Scavenger Hunts, we have reorganized them by month. Click a month below for Internet Scavenger Hunts that are appropriate for that month. Click the "Anytime Scavenger Hunts" link to search out Internet Scavenger Hunts that might be used at any time during the year. (Note: We are aware that some of these scavenger hunts include inactive links. We are repairing those links as we find replacements, but we advise you to check each hunt's links before using the activity with your students.)

Kidspace Kids -- Reference 84 resources Cancellations.Com Wondering if you get to stay home from school tomorrow for a snow day? Check here! Best free courses & lectures Updated June 29, 2012 Not every teacher is a great teacher. Not every course is a great course. Multimedia Seeds: Collection Use: Learning: WebQuests and Lesson Plans Audio and video can be integrated into activities across the curriculum. Why reinvent the wheel? You can find lots of units, lessons, and webquests on the Internet to explore and adapt.

Useful Links AA Foundation for Road Safety Research www.aatrust.com Arrive Alive www.arrivealive.info Association of Industrial Road Safety officers (AIRSO) www.airso.org.uk Bicycle Helmet Initiative Trust www.bhit.org Edublogs Tutorials This blog is designed to get you started in blogging with simple tips and hints on how to improve what you are doing. I have also begun looking at more advanced ideas for the integration of the blog into the digital lives of our students. This includes adding video and audio which is accessible via iTunes – this allows media to be downloaded and accessed on mobile (cell) phones etc Guide to the OER (Open Educational Resources) for CLIL in primary schools - Clil To use the hyperlinks of this report, you have to unzip the file using the “extract here” command: you have to mantein the same directory structure contained in the zipfile. The Guide to OERs for CLIL in Primary Schools – ZipFile 22 MB If you have not an unzip software installed in your computer, you can download the open source 7-zip software here. The Guide to OERs for CLIL in Primary Schools is a kit of contents resulted from the combined effort of four C4C partners to collect and census 90 Open Educational Resources (OERs) to teach English through CLIL in primary schools (ages 5 to 12 or grades 1 to 6) in a series of European countries, namely: Czech Republic, Italy, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Romania, and Spain. C4C partners surveyed CLIL OERs of good quality in the areas of Science, Mathematics and Geography in order to establish a sound baseline from which to develop the following products targeted at primary school teachers:

The Do It Yourself Scholar Updated June. 5, 2012 At last count there were more than 150 colleges and universities featured on iTunes U, the section of Apple’s iTunes music store devoted to higher education. There’s great free downloadable content here — lots of lectures and entire courses, but sorting through all this material can be daunting. Sadly, many of the colleges offer little more than online brochures, with virtual campus tours and the like. (Newcomers can get up to speed by reading Getting started.) So here is a guide to the good stuff. 5 social media uses we must teach in schools – Digital Learning – Medium Gallup conducted a poll titled “21st Century Skills and the Workplace” and found that 59% of the workforce “developed most of the skills they use in their current job outside of school.” This disconnect between schooling and practice calls into question the fundamental direction of education. In fact, it suggests that schools might be flying a little too close to the trees. The reality of this is that if our current education system does not adjust its direction and altitude, then it might crash and burn. If the divide between educational theory and workplace application continues to grow, then this will be the case. What if we are looking at a 75% discrepancy by 2020?

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