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Judy Robison

Free Practice Tests - Varsity Tutors - 44 views

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    Assessment | News
    Varsity Tutors Debuts Free Test Question Site

    By Dian Schaffhauser
    11/07/13

    Varsity Tutors, a providor of private tutoring to students online, has launched a new, free service with the intention of becoming the "Khan Academy" of practice tests. The company has introduced a Web-based assessment system intended to replace other forms of educational content such as SAT or ACT preparation books or online subscriptions to assessment materials.

    Varsity Learning Tools, as it's called, makes hundreds of free practice tests available in 95 subjects. Currently in open beta testing, the site lists assessment tests by subject and allows the user to choose to answer a single test, flashcards, or a question of the day.

    Each question can be shared through social network services. When the student answers it, a second page displays with an assessment and explanation and data on how much time was spent on the question, and how many others answered it correctly."
    (Read more at http://thejournal.com/articles/2013/11/07/varsity-tutors-launches-free-test-question-site.aspx?=THEEL#8hQzr0oig6X2IZmS.99)
Michele Brown

Keith Hughes - YouTube - 48 views

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    Presents short overviews of key concepts and events in U.S. history and government. Engaging and fun.
massicg

MrNussbaum.com - FREE Math Games | Spelling Games | Teacher Tools | Printables and Much... - 45 views

  • Featuring over 3,500 content pages, MrNussbaum.com is one of the most popular destinations on the internet for parents, homeschoolers, teachers, and students. MrNussbaum.com was created by Greg Nussbaum, a Virginia public school teacher with experience teaching 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade classrooms.
Glenn Hervieux

KerryHawk02: Teaching HistoryTech: Looking Back at My First Backchannel Experience - 56 views

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    Backchanneling has a lot of promise with students in many different content areas. Here is a Social Studies teacher who shared her first experience using Today's Meet as a tool for doing formative assessment and teaching critical thinking skills during a film she showed students. Check out the learning process she shares in her reflection.
Deborah Baillesderr

Avalon Project - Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy - 39 views

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    A great site that provides documents in law, history and diplomacy to use as primary-source-based conversation starters.
Tricia Hunt

How to Teach with Technology: Social Studies | Edutopia - 74 views

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      I find that having a "back channel" conversation during a presentation to actually do the opposite.  I am so busy commenting on what was just presented that I miss what is being talked about next.
  • "I think it's a good idea to use Skype (10) for learning about other states and countries.
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      I like the idea of Skyping with people from other countries.  I could get the kids to come up with a list of questions first.  My biggest question is HOW do I connect/find someone from another country?
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  • For more information on Lykowski's Global Explorers Project (including rubrics and other resources), go to Global Explorers (13).
  • FreePoverty is a geography game that presents you with a city or landmark. You have a short amount of time (5-10 seconds) to locate it on a map. The closer you are to the target, the more cups of water are donated to people in need around the world. (FreePoverty is seeking a nonprofit organization to work with to help turn the site's revenues into water donations.)
Lisa Francine

Home - Global Online Academy - 26 views

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    Share with John and Steve
Gerald Carey

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World «TwistedSifter - 74 views

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    "40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World" but you wouldn't want to use all of them in the classroom!
Courtney Cozzy

Fakebook - 90 views

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    Create a fake profile for a fictional/historical character. site is improved and much easier to use.
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    Create a fake profile for a fictional/historical character
Stacy Olson

Historical Dictionary | History Today - 10 views

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    The dictionary is a compendium of facts, figures, mini-biographies and definitions of historical terms. It covers people, places, key events and epochs. Each entry is concise and expertly written, and the dictionary is ideal as a study tool or to improve your knowledge of history.
Stacy Olson

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Virtual Tour - 4 views

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    Browse the museum...almost feels like you are there.  Works on iPad too.
Clint Heitz

Primary Source Analysis Tool - Library of Congress - 76 views

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    Web tool form recording responses to a primary source.
Carmen Marty

Google Cultural Institute - 22 views

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    One word..Awesome!
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    Collections from museums around the world.
Stacy Olson

Mapping History - 121 views

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    interactive and animated site to illustrate historical events.  Currently features maps, modules, other  material on American, European, Latin American, and African history.
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    Interactive and animated representations of fundamental historical problems and illustrations of historical events.
Stacy Olson

World History | Student Handouts - 7 views

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    World history resources
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