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Suzie Nestico

Education Week: District Leaders Get Dose of Teaching Common Core - 8 views

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    Focus on close reading in Common Core.  Many fear teachers are not prepared for this dramatic a shift where the textbook is the first, sole focus.  
Vicki Davis

PBS LearningMedia - 4 views

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    PBS Learning media has some cool resources and games for kids including a new PBS Math club to help kids with math. You can sign up for free for these resources. There is a middle school history game and also a virtual underwater tour you can use as well.
Ruth Howard

tiltfactor » THE LAB - 6 views

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    Games lab focussed on socially responsible game design for social change.
Ty Hoggins

Qwiki - 10 views

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    Qwiki's goal is to forever improve the way people experience information. Whether you're planning a vacation on the web, evaluating restaurants on your phone, or helping with homework in front of the family Google TV, Qwiki is working to deliver information in a format that's quintessentially human - via storytelling instead of search. We are the first to turn information into an experience. We believe that just because data is stored by machines doesn't mean it should be presented as a machine-readable list. Let's try harder.
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    an online encyclopedia complete with sounds, beautiful images...
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    Great new tool - Facebook, meets Google, meets Wikipedia
Ted Sakshaug

Educational Videos | Teacher Videos for Students | SnagLearning - 9 views

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    High quality documentary films. Various grade levels and classes
Ted Sakshaug

Shorpy Historic Photo Archive | Vintage Fine Art Prints - 9 views

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    historical photos. Might be good for writing prompts
Vicki Davis

Program « Problem Solving with Smithsonian Experts - 3 views

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    Cool webinars and expert activities. I just love these -- go to this website and sign up! Dr. Wayne Clough, former president of Georgia Tech (my alma mater) now runs the smithsonian and they are doing some of the coolest things! Here is a list, but go to the website to join in. " Day One: Understanding the American Experience Tuesday, 13 April 2010 11:00 to 11:50 am EDT How do we change a stereotype? 12:00 to 12:50 pm EDT What can science tell us about American history? 2:00 to 2:50 pm EDT What does clothing communicate? Day Two: Valuing World Cultures Wednesday, 14 April 2010 11:00 to 11:50 am EDT Who owns music? 12:00 to 12:50 pm EDT What happens when a people meets its past? 2:00 to 2:50 pm EDT How does design solve everyday problems? Day Three: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe Wednesday, 28 April 2010 11:00 to 11:50 am EDT Are there other worlds out there? 12:00 to 12:50 pm EDT How have we imagined other worlds? 2:00 to 2:50 pm EDT How do we grasp the vastness of the universe? Day Four: Understanding and Sustaining a Biodiverse Planet Thursday, 29 April 2010 11:00 to 11:50 am EDT What do modern animal bones tell us about biodiversity? 12:00 to 12:50 pm EDT How can we learn about nature's most elusive animals? 2:00 to 2:50 pm EDT How (and why) do we count living things?"
Julie Altmark

Coudal Partners | The Museum of Online Museums | MoOM - 6 views

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    listing and guide to on line museums
David Hilton

School:Education - Wikiversity - 10 views

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    I know wikis are as popular with some educators as Al-Qaeda is with the CIA, however sometimes these portals and schools on Wikimedia sites can contain some interesting and useful information. I think so, anyway.
Ted Sakshaug

Shmoop: Study Guides for Literature, US History, Poems, & Essays - Homework Help & Teac... - 0 views

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    history and literature explained in an interesting way
Felix Gryffeth

In Tough Times, the Humanities Must Justify Their Worth - NYTimes.com - 0 views

  • The study of the humanities evolved during the 20th century “to focus almost entirely on personal intellectual development,” said Richard M. Freeland, the Massachusetts commissioner of higher education. “But what we haven’t paid a lot of attention to is how students can put those abilities effectively to use in the world. We’ve created a disjunction between the liberal arts and sciences and our role as citizens and professionals.”Mr. Freeland is part of what he calls a revolutionary movement to close the “chasm in higher education between the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs.” The Association of American Colleges and Universities recently issued a report arguing the humanities should abandon the “old Ivory Tower view of liberal education” and instead emphasize its practical and economic value.
  • Derek Bok, a former president of Harvard and the author of several books on higher education, argues, “The humanities has a lot to contribute to the preparation of students for their vocational lives.” He said he was referring not only to writing and analytical skills but also to the type of ethical issues raised by new technology like stem-cell research. But he added: “There’s a lot more to a liberal education than improving the economy. I think that is one of the worst mistakes that policy makers often make — not being able to see beyond that.” Anthony T. Kronman, a professor of law at Yale and the author of “Education’s End: Why Our Colleges and Universities Have Given Up on the Meaning of Life,” goes further. Summing up the benefits of exploring what’s called “a life worth living” in a consumable sound bite is not easy, Mr. Kronman said. But “the need for my older view of the humanities is, if anything, more urgent today,” he added, referring to the widespread indictment of greed, irresponsibility and fraud that led to the financial meltdown. In his view this is the time to re-examine “what we care about and what we value,” a problem the humanities “are extremely well-equipped to address.”
Jenny Gilbert

Teachers' TV Australia - 1 views

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    aussie Teachers TV and Video channel -
Dean Mantz

A Study Community for Homework Help in Physics, Math, Science, and Engineering - 0 views

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    Online homework support community.
Dean Mantz

SMART Board Revolution - A Revolution in Education - 0 views

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    This ning community is composed of SMART Board users.
Vicki Davis

Globaloria: Social Networks for Global Learning - 0 views

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    Excellent open source curriculum and tools.
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    Open source curriculum and spaces for creating programs in all subjects! From our speaker at necc.
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