Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup Resources by Topic: OER, a part of the global open content movement, are shared teaching, learning, and research resources available under legally recognized open licenses -- free for people to reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute. Why are OER important? High-quality OER can save teachers significant time and effort on resource development and advance student learning inside and outside the classroom. Further, open sharing of resources has the potential to fuel collaboration, encourage the improvement of available materials, and aid in the dissemination of best practices. For more about the potential of OER, check out "5-Minute Film Festival: Why Open Education Matters," by Edutopia's VideoAmy. Getting Started Sharing Resources The nonprofit Creative Commons offers free, easy-to-use copyright licenses that allow you to specify which rights to your works you want to reserve and which rights you'd like to waive. Quality Considerations With all the promise of OER, some challenges remain.
10 Wonderful Virtual Field Trips for your Students It's Spring now, flowers are coming out and the weather is getting better, hopefully no more snow. Teachers are getting ready for field trips and students are over excited about them. Unfortunately, there are times when taking a field trip with students is not possible and in cases such as these, technology can compensate for it. Using the websites below, teachers will be able to take their students on wonderful virtual trips to see and visit places that could not probably visit in real. 1-Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History This comprehensive virtual tour allows visitors using a desktop computer (Windows, Mac, Linux) or a mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Android) to take a virtual, self-guided, room-by-room walking tour of the whole museum. 2- Arctic Tour 3- Moon Tour 4- Google Art Project Explore the site by selecting an art collection, an artist or an artwork. 5- Planet in Action Google Earth is a highly detailed 3D representation of our entire planet. 6- World Wonders Project
DIY U Environmental Education Lesson Plans Skip to main navigation The lesson plans and accompanying activity sheets provided here were developed by DEC environmental educators. They have proven to be successful at environmental education centers, natural areas, and visits to classrooms These education tools bring young people in touch with the natural world and build their understanding of environmental issues. The lessons, which are divided into topic themes, are grouped by grade level: preK-3, 3-6 and 6-12. The links below lead to descriptions of the downloadable lessons and student activity sheets. Grades PreK- 3 Lesson Plans - lessons and activity sheets on insects, mammals, reptiles,wildlife, and waterGrades 3 - 6 Lesson Plans - lessons and activity sheets on insects, mammals, reptiles, wildlife, recycling, conservation, and waterGrades 6 - 12 Lesson Plans - lessons on mammals, wildlife, recycling, conservation, and water topics
Amazingly Creative Drawing Vs Photography This wonderful work has done by a very talented Belgian painter, illustrator, portraitist, caricaturist and photographer Ben Heine. This creative artist was born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. He Studied graphic arts and sculpture and I also have a degree in journalism. Lets take a look at some of his awesome works that he calls “Drawing Vs Photography” or “Imagination Vs Reality”. OER Commons Essay Map Expository writing is an increasingly important skill for elementary, middle, and high school students to master. This interactive graphic organizer helps students develop an outline that includes an introductory statement, main ideas they want to discuss or describe, supporting details, and a conclusion that summarizes the main ideas. The tool offers multiple ways to navigate information including a graphic in the upper right-hand corner that allows students to move around the map without having to work in a linear fashion. The finished map can be saved, e-mailed, or printed. Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Unit Modeling Academic Writing Through Scholarly Article Presentations Students prepare an already published scholarly article for presentation, with an emphasis on identification of the author’s thesis and argument structure. Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson I Have a Dream: Exploring Nonviolence in Young Adult Texts Students will identify how Martin Luther King Jr.'
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LibriVox Forum • Index page Tom March :: Thesis Builder - The Original Persuasive Essay Maker ElectraGuide is a tool that wants to help high school students: find a topic (see example topic questions?)create a good thesis statement (see an example?)and generate an outline (see an example?) To use Thesis Builder, you'll need: a topic opinions about the topic reasons for your opinion and a main reason others might disagree Let's get started! What's the topic you want to write about? What's your main opinion on this topic? What's the strongest argument supporting your opinion? What's a second good argument that supports your opinion? What's the main argument against your opinion? What's a possible title for your Essay? Once you are happy with your thesis statement,you can crank out a quicky outline by clicking the button below.