Monday, November 1, 2010

Weekly Core Subjects Resources

I got a lot of good resources over the past week.  You can see my previous post of Math Resources to share with your math teachers.  I also plan on having a Music and EdTech Resource post later today as well.  For now, here are some resources for across the curriculum.

Science
Virtual Cell Animations is a site that offers visitors the ability to view and display animations of working Cells.  There are over 15 different animations available for you to view.  If the online video player does not work, then you can download the videos as well.  There is also a guided "fly through" to get a complete understanding of cells.  Highly recommend that you share this with your science teachers. 

Social Studies
- Playing History is a site that offers users the ability to learn history through playing video games.  There is a big movement in video games in education and Playing History might be a great option for your students.  I am impressed with many of the options available. 

- The Living Room Candidate is a museum of media that provides archive footage of U.S. President's campaign commercials.  The commercials date back to the 1950's. 

- Avalon Project, shared by Free Technology for Teachers, is a site that provides links to various primary source documents in law, history, and diplomacy dating back all the way to before medieval times.  The project is by students at Yale University. 

- You might be interested in viewing If It Were My Home, which I did a blog post about last week.  Very interesting resource for Geography teachers.

Math
Another great resource shared by Free Technology for Teachers is the Math Open Reference site that provides resources and manipulatives for Geometry.  If you have access to a SMARTBoard or Airliner, this site would be a great addition to your lessons.

English
Lexipedia is a site that creates an interactive diagram for synonyms.  It is a fancy Thesaurus.  At the same time though it provides definitions and allows you to see the synonyms for different parts of grammar.  Lexipedia would be a fun way for students to learn synonyms. 

Vocab Sushi is a site that allows students to log in and learn words that repeatedly on the SAT, GRE, and ACT.  There is a video on the front page that does a great job of explaining how the site works and ways that students and teachers could use it in the classroom.  The site does a good job of updating based on a students level of understanding. 

Art
Art-Cyclopedia is kind of like a Wikipedia for Art.  It has tons of information and could be very useful in learning about artists, styles, and techniques.  ArtLex Art Dictionary is another site that allows students to search for anything related to art broken down alphabetically. 

Hope you find some useful resources!
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