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The ReDistricting Game

The ReDistricting Game

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Animated interactive of the history of the Atlantic slave trade. Source: slavevoyages.org For the full interactive version, use a larger device. Interactive by Andrew Kahn. Background image by Tim Jones. Usually, when we say “American slavery” or the “American slave trade,” we mean the American colonies or, later, the United States. Cyberchase Shape Quest Mobile Downloads Buzz and Delete are back in Botopolis for another fun-filled adventure. Play with them and their animal friends through three math-based games focused on geometry, spatial reasoning and problem solving. Download the game board here: Full Color Game Board Black & White Game Board Help your animal friends return to their homes in this augmented-reality game, which uses a tablet’s camera to combine the real world with digital content.

The War in Vietnam: 50 Years Later – Amit Shah The following introduction was developed by Amit Shah, Managing Director of Green Comma, as a prologue to the chronological middle and high school text by Tom Barber. Tom is a veteran in education publishing and has been the publisher and editorial director for social studies at the nation’s leading US textbook publishing companies. The material is being offered, free, as a teaching and discussion resource in middle, high school, and freshman college classrooms. WE REQUEST THAT CREDIT IS CITED FOR ANY REUSE.

FETCH! Lunch Rush Mobile Downloads Help Ruff Ruffman keep up with lunch orders from Ruff’s movie crew. More + Hello, Hollywood! In case you hadn’t heard, Ruff Ruffman, canine host of the PBS KIDS TV series, FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman, is making a movie! Resources for Teaching about Veterans Day Veterans Day is next weekend which means this upcoming week will be a great opportunity to visit with students about the meaning of this federal holiday. These resources have suggestions for how students of all ages can honor veterans as well as some activities that can be done schoolwide.Veterans Day Teacher Guide- This 35 page guide is filled with ideas for ways to honor veterans. There are suggestions for what schools can do as a whole as well as activities that individual students can complete.PBS News Hour- 45-minute lesson plan for middle and high school students. Veterans Day Activities- Numerous activities for students elementary students including printouts, worksheets, and poetry activities.Veterans Day FAQ's- Answers about the most common questions regarding Veterans Day.Veterans Day from the History Channel- Articles, speeches, videos, and pictures about Veterans Day.Operation We are Here- Numerous ideas for students of all ages for how to honor veterans.

The Math Learning Center The Number Rack (also known as Rekenrek) facilitates the natural development of children’s number sense. Rows of moveable, colored beads encourage learners to think in groups of fives and tens, helping them to explore and discover a variety of addition and subtraction strategies. This virtual version of the manipulative is an open-ended educational tool, ideal for elementary classrooms and other learning environments that use laptops, iPads, or Chromebooks. To purchase Student Number Racks, click here. The Number Rack is a key component of Bridges in Mathematics, second edition. Online preview available. Current Events Sites for Students CNN Student News, now called CNN 10, is one of the most popular sites for student news and current events, but there are many other sites out there that are worth taking a look at. Here are some of the ones that I have used over the last couple of years.KidsPost- This is associated with the Washington Post. This site focuses on important events, but has plenty of fun and entertaining articles as well. PBS NewsHour Extra- News site for students in grades 7-12. This site also includes a searchable database of articles based on topic as well as lesson plans for teachers.

How FOSS Works - Delta Education More than a Program, It's a Philosophy. YouTube video: FOSS Next Generation on NSTA.tv The Full Option Science System™ (FOSS) philosophy is to engage students in science through active learning. Exploring the World in Your Class In the past several years, the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) has supported and funded digital games, including Mission US: City of Immigrants, a game about the immigrant experience. You play as Lena Brodsky, a Jewish immigrant in 1907 New York. It’s a great teaching tool: Students quickly realize how difficult it can be to assimilate to a new country. The game includes an Educator Guide with lesson plans and primary sources. I recently spoke with Marc Ruppel, senior program officer at the NEH. Ruppel’s vision of games in classrooms happens to align with my findings in field research: Games—particularly those in the humanities (social studies, English language arts)—can be the hub, or centerpiece, of learning in a classroom.

‎Spacecraft 3D on the App Store This app essentially puts the holder of their phone or tablet into the powers of all the instruments that are off exploring the universe. First and foremost, it teaches them about the abilities of the different instruments we have in space for exploration and research and it allows them to research the environments that they are currently researching in space. This allows students an insight and as realistic as way as possible to be in space and viewing what is out their in this augmented reality app. Newspaper Map We have indexed all newspapers and plotted their correct locations, in 39 countries. Might have missed some. And most newspapers in another 199 countries, a bunch of them not in their correct locations. Add new ones here: add/correct

ecoMUVE Overview EcoMUVE is a curriculum that was developed at the Harvard Graduate School of Education that uses immersive virtual environments to teach middle school students about ecosystems and causal patterns. EcoMUVE was developed with funding from the Institute of Educational Science (IES), U.S. Department of Education. The goal of the EcoMUVE project is to help students develop a deeper understanding of ecosystems and causal patterns with a curriculum that uses Multi-User Virtual Environments (MUVEs). MUVEs are 3-D virtual worlds that have a look and feel similar to videogames.

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