Monday, February 28, 2011

Weekly Core Subjects Resources

Here is another edition of Weekly Core Subjects Resources. 

English
1.) The Poe in the Pit is an interactive comic that allows you to click on icons to view images, videos, and information about Edgar Allen Poe. 

2.) Vocab Genii is a site that offers users the ability to play a game to learn vocabulary.  The game will switch up the letters and you have to put them in the right order based on the definition provided.

3.) Grammar Bytes has several features for teaching grammar.  You will find detailed definitions, exercises, handouts, presentations, and tips and rules about grammar.

4.) Creative Writing Prompts provides just what you think; prompts to help write stories, poems, blogs, etc.  There are over 300 possible prompts...almost enough for every day of the year.


5.) The National Writing Project focuses the knowledge, expertise, and leadership of our nation's educators on sustained efforts to improve writing and learning for all learners.

6.) The Poetry Archive exists to help make poetry accessible, relevant and enjoyable to a wide audience.You will find resources for teachers and students as well as valuable resources for teaching poetry.

7.) Poetry 180 is designed to make it easy for students to hear or read a poem on each of the 180 days of the school year.  

Mathematics
1.) Math Learning Games for Kids is more of a site for elementary and middle school teachers.  It seemed promising so I thought that I would share it here.  Some interesting games to learn about common math
concepts.

2.) Real World Math is designed for educators who wish to extend the concepts of the math curriculum beyond the pages of the text. Within this site you will find lesson ideas, examples, and downloads for mathematics that embrace active learning, constructivism, and project-based learning while remaining true to the standards and all while using Google Earth.

3.) That Quiz are math activities for students and teachers to help prepare for various math tests and learn various math concepts.

Science
1.) DNA from PBS is a great site to learn about DNA.  The site has videos separated into five sections.  There is also a section for Teachers with resources for using the site. 

2.) 3D Solar System Simulation is a simple simulator to learn about the location of the planets and other aspects of the solar system.

3.) The Molecular Workbench is a free, open-source tool that creates and delivers visual, interactive simulations for teaching and learning science and engineering.

Social Studies
1.) European History Interactive Map is a great way to see how the continent of Europe changed over time.  There is also a lot of statistical data available for those changes as well.  A great resource. 

2.) Teachinghistory.org is designed to help K–12 history teachers access resources and materials to improve U.S. history education in the classroom.  Resources are available for K-12 classrooms.

3.) History Matters serves as a gateway to web resources and offers other useful materials for teaching U.S. history and is designed for high school and college teachers and students,

4.) HyperHistory is an expanding scientific project presenting 3,000 years of world history with an interactive combination of synchronoptic lifelines, timelines, and maps.
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