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Curriculum Pathways focuses on curriculum that is difficult to explain to students. They provide online curriculum resources that may be easily sorted according to discipline, grade level, or standards for free to grades K-12.  They feature over 1700 resources, including many inter-actives and primary sources. Be sure to take a look at the SAS Writing Reviser. It is a Google Doc add-on.

 

The Creative Educator  gave this great list of children's books and ideas for using them to create student books and projects. If you need help in finding ways to implement these projects, contact your Technology Resource Teacher.

Five Creatures. Emily Jenkins

Have students write and illustrate their own Five Creatures story using the members of their family. Print the files as a booklet to take home or export as an HTML storybook.

The Grapes of Math. Greg Tang

Have students write and illustrate their own math rhyming riddles. Combine all of the class riddles into one book and export to HTML to share online.

Bunches and Bunches of Bunnies. Louise Matthews

Explore multiplication with this fun book. Then, have students combine artwork and text to write their own multiplication stories.

The Greedy Triangle. Marilyn Burns

Have students write their own story about a geometric shape. Using the ideas in the book, encourage them to make connections to where the shape is found in the real world.

The Math Curse. Jon Scieszka

Have students write their own stories about the problems they encounter during a typical school day or the problems encountered by a fire fighter, police officer, doctor, etc.

The Best of Times. Greg Tang and Harry Briggs

Have students create their own simple rhymes to help them memorize basic facts. Students may use stickers and paint tools to illustrate each rhyme.

The Shape of Things. Dayle Ann Dodds and Julie Lacome

Have students compose images from 2 dimensional shapes and complete a sentence that describes their composite to create their own version of the book. (lesson plan)

Math for All Seasons: Mind Stretching Math Riddles. Greg Tang and Harry Briggs

Have students create their own unique counting book with patterns using stickers and pictures. Student may publish their stories as short movies to share with others.

Math Fables. Greg Tang

Have students create their own counting fable using scenes and characters from familiar stories they have read. Print their stories to place in classroom library.

Marvelous Math: A Book of Poems. Lee Bennett Hopkins and Karen Barbour

Have students create their own math limerick poem for students to share. Compile each student’s poem as a class book.

Pigs Will Be Pigs. Amy Axelrod and Sharon McGinley

Have students create their own comic strip using basic money concepts for counting and making change. Other books in this series can help students explore math through travel, cooking, sports, and more!

Polar Bear Math: Learning about Fractions from the Klondike and Snow. Amy Whitehead Naqda and Cindy Bickel

Have students choose a daily concept like making lunch or time spent on homework to illustrate daily fractions found in the day. Student can create an HTML project to share with others.

Last to Finish: A Story About the Smartest Boy in Math Class. Barbara Esham, Mike Gordo and Carl Gordo

Have students create a step-by-step guide for problem solving. This guide could be shared with others for future problem solving situations.

According to Common Sense Education: "CommonLit's adaptive reading toolbar makes text accessible for students at a variety of reading levels and language abilities. It's perfect for English language learners and struggling readers. Every passage -- printed in PDF format or accessed online -- includes footnotes with vocabulary words and essential background information that is critical for kids to understand when reading a passage. The included discussion questions get students thinking critically about text during independent reading and beyond. Thinking about reading is further encouraged by text-dependent questions that are included with each passage."

https://www.commonlit.org/

Khan Academy is filled with useful tools to help students of all ages learn all types of things. Just this week, a free storytelling class from Pixar was added that many should be able to use: creative writing to digital storytelling.

https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/pixar/storytelling

This infographic will lead you to many useful sites related to English grammar. Fromgrammarpic basic rules and phrases to hundreds of words to use instead of "very" or "said." Lots of lists that will be useful to anyone who teaches (or uses) English grammar.

http://www.grammarcheck.net/infographics/

 

Nearpod is an interactive presentation and assessment tool for your classroom. nearpod1The teacher can develop presentations that can contain Quiz's, Polls, Videos, Images, Drawing-Boards, and direct links to Web Content. Many ready-to-teach lessons are also available. It is great for small-group or whole-class activities. Each child must have their own device. The free version is sufficient for most, but a more expanded version is available for an annual fee.

https://nearpod.comnearpod

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Kahoot! is a must-have tool for classrooms that are BYOD or 1:1. Sign up for your FREE account, then create your quiz, discussion, or survey using any device - laptop, iPad, iPhone, Chromebook, or Android. Participants join your Kahoot! without needing an account, so all students can participate with a device and connection. Kahoot! provides a fun and simple way to give formative assessments in real time and get feedback on student learning.

Kahoot!

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If you teach history from any period of time, you need to check out the extensive list from Internet4Classrooms. Some of the sections include: Black History, American History, World & Ancient History and even Jewish History.

http://www.internet4classrooms.com/social_history.htm