The Japanese Science and Technology (JST) Center offers nine virtual science lessons that cover topics in physics, biology, psychology, geography and space science. Each virtual lesson presents a manageable chunk of information followed by activities in which students apply what they have learned. Each lesson also has multiple parts (some have more than 20 parts) and multiple activities.
One of JST’s virtual lessons is Earth Guide, an eight-part lesson about Earth’s place in the Solar System and Earth’s environment. Each of the eight parts features multiple forms of information.
Mind Lab focuses on biology and psychology. The lesson is designed to engage students in thinking about the ways in which they perceive what they see. Mind Lab has four introductory videos about the way in which we absorb information and how perceptions may not be reali ty. For example, one activity from Mind Lab helps students discover their “blind spots” and teaches them how people sometimes become oblivious to their blind spots.
Other virtual lessons include:
A New Door to the Future – The Human Genome
The Mysteries of the Body – What Is This “I”?
The Search for ET! – Are Humans Alone in the Universe?
The Search for Energy Transmission in Sports
The Physics of the Amusement Park
Look into the World of Rust
How Optical Communication Works
Five Ways Graphite Helps Teachers Implement Common Core State Standards
Follow the Graphite Blog for Apps and Ideas
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Read this article, "Now Teachers Encourage Computer Games in Class", from the Wall Street Journal and see how Angry Birds and Guild Wars 2 are used in physics, writing, and other subjects.
"MasteryConnect has created a new education service that takes a pinboard-based approach to social sharing, with a focus on tools and tips for teaching Common Core State Standards.
The service, Resource Pins, is a free tool for K-12 teachers modeled on Pinterest. It allows teachers to create and share individual teaching resources and build collections of tools like lesson plans, visual aids, tips and techniques and a range of other materials. The service had been running a limited pilot prior to this rollout. According to the company, more than 10,000 posts had been made within the first few weeks of the pilot."
You can experiment and find which resources work best with your students. You can share resources for specific standards, thus making it so much easier to find the lesson materials you're looking for without sifting through endless resources. You now have a social platform just for you and for your fellow teachers. You can narrow your search down by grade and subject, and then to the individual standard,
From their website, grab the bookmarklet below and pin from anywhere on the web to your account.
ManyThings.org is "for people studying English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL). There are quizzes, word games, word puzzles, proverbs, slang expressions, anagrams, a random-sentence generator and other computer assisted language learning activities. Even though the primary focus is for ESL, native English speakers may also find some interesting things on this site. This site is non-commercial and has no advertising. TESL/TEFL teachers may want to recommend this site to their students."
Teachers Stuck on Pinterest - "Teachers have a new obsession: Pinterest. With over 500,000 education pins pinned daily and 48.7 million users each month, Pinterest is fast becoming a go-to site for busy educators in search of lesson plans, book recommendations, classroom organization ideas and more."
Reading Skills and Stategies - AMAZING!! - filled with engaging images and is used to teach reading skills and strategies - Suzy Brooks
37 Ways Teachers Should Use Pinterest
Edutopia's Pinterest Board: Inspiration and Information for What Works in Education
5-Minute Pinterest Film Festival - includes 10 5-minute or less videos on Pinterest in the classroom
30 Inspiring Pinterest Pins for Teachers
Teachers Stuck on Pinterest, including a list of the top K-12 education pins
"Pinterest addresses copyright concerns," by Hayley Tsukayama, The Washington Post
Livebinder (online collection) of resources/examples on How to use Social Media in Your Classroom
Atlanta Public Schools' Pinterest Board
A Principal's Reflection on Pinterest in Education
Ed Tech Magazine Infographic: 16 Ways Educators Use Pinterest by Online Universities
Pinterest for Teachers
"Teachers Pin With Their Students," by Kris Holt, from Mashable
"How Educators Are Using Pinterest for Showcasing, Curation," by A. Adam Glenn, from PBS MediaShift
"25 Great Educators To Follow On Pinterest," from Edudemic
10 Ways to Use Pinterest in the Classroom
Pinterest - Turning Procrastination into Classroom Participation
15 Creative (and Pinspired) Ways to use Pinterest in the Classroom
Pinterest Resources for Education - Complete how-to's
Pinterest for Educators
"What Makes Education So Pinteresting?" by Corey Murray
Teachers' Manual on the Use of Pinterest in Education
Educational Pins to Follow
Tina Wahlert @twahlert
Tracee Orman @mrsorman
Sharon Matney @SharonMatney
Julie O’Neill - literacy
Melissa Techman @mtechman - library
Julie D. Ramsey
Kristen Robertson - classroom
Kala Butler - library/school
Nikki McCullor - 1st grade
Teaching Toddlers to Tweet? Introducing Social Media to Elementary Students - "Beth Holland, communication coordinator and instructor at EdTech Teacher, gives three age-appropriate examples of introducing social media to children in the lower elementary grades."
The goal of Edudemic is to connect teachers, administrators, students, and just about everyone else with the best technology on the planet. A modest goal, to be sure. Started in April 2010 by Jeff Dunn, Edudemic has grown to become one of the leading education technology sites on the web. With more than 1,000,000 monthly visitors, it’s become a vibrant forum of discussion, discovery, and knowledge. In fact, Edudemic is officially* one of the largest education websites in the world.