Standards for the 21st-Century Learner
1.3.4 Contribute to the exchange of ideas within a learning community.
3.1.2 Participate and collaborate as members of a social and intellectual network of learners.
3.1.4 Use technology and other information tools to organize and display knowledge and understanding in ways that others can view, use, and assess.
- 4.3.1 Participate in the social exchange of ideas, both electronically and in person.
Gooru is a free, educational search engine for online resources and lesson plans in science, math, social studies and language arts. Teachers and students can search for and curate collections of multimedia resources, digital textbooks, videos, handouts, games, and quizzes. Collect and gather information into “My Collections” and “My Classes” categories. Grades: K-12.
Tip: You and your students can customize an existing collection or create your own “playlist of learning resources.”
Molecular Workbench is a free, open source environment providing visual, interactive computational experiments for teaching and learning science. Even though there are many simulations ready for use in the classroom, teachers can also create simulations based on their specific curricular needs and share them with other teachers. Grades: 9-12.
Tip: Have students browse through the Simulation Showcase or Library of Models for Science Fair project ideas.
Knowmia is a web location that features short video lessons from teachers around the globe. The lessons cover a wide range of topics, having trouble teaching a difficult subject or concept Knowmia is here to help. Over 30,000 video lessons are available to users. Search for topics using an easy, simple search tool. There is a teacher, style, subject, and lesson for every style of educator and classroom. Don't see what you're looking for, add a lesson of your own and help other educators in the field. Grades: 4th-12th
Tip: Check out the myriad of videos on digital citizenship, information literacy, and enhance your library instruction with these great tools.
Hstry is a multimedia timeline creation tool that will work on your laptop, Chromebook, iPad or tablet. Students can interact and comment on peer timelines. Use a variety of media to highlight important biographical, historical, or literary events in chronological order. Add in video, images, audio, and text to the events these engaging timeline. Grades: 3-12
Tip: Have your students create timelines as a project or review to check for understanding of their civil war unit.
Engineering is Elementary
Engineering is Elementary uses children’s love for building things to engage them in real-world engineering design challenges. The hands-on projects integrate an elementary school science topic with a specific field of engineering. A searchable database is included. Projects combine science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to encourage problem-solving, inquiry, and innovation. Units include lesson plans, assessment tools, and a wealth of multimedia resources to assist teachers before and during the projects. Grades: 1-8
Tip: Display finished engineering projects in the library, along with related books, to promote STEM topics and this great website to students and teachers.
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