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the Best of the Week: Volume 13

Posted by Marygrove MAT on Jul 3, 2014 2:44:51 PM

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There’s never enough time to blog and reblog all of the interesting resources we find during the week, so we decided to start a Best of the Week List where we share all of the education-related blogs, articles, apps and resources we come across every week.

Reading and Language Arts
Six Word Stories (A nice collection of stories all written in only six words)
The Top 10 Most Read Books in the World
Vocab Monk (free vocabulary-building app)
Write About This (An iPad app designed to encourage creative writing as well as prompting narrative and opinion pieces)

History and Social Studies-Related Links
Timelines: Sources from History (A collection of timelines from medieval era to the present day)
Vintage Everyday (a neat collection of colorized photos from the first half of the 20th century)
60 Historical Oddities You Probably Don't Know
Chart Showing How 25 American Presidents are Related
99 Incredible YouTube Channels for History Buffs
40 Maps that Explain WWI
100 Legacies from World War I that Continue to Shape Our Lives Today
Smarty Pins (free geography and trivia game that uses Google Maps)
History of the 4th of July: Crash Course US History Special (a new Crash Course video on John Green’s YouTube channel)
Map of the Languages of Europe
Ready, Aim, Fire: Scenes From Early American Dueling
The Decade in Seven Minutes (video)

Classroom Management
Using Dialogue Circles to Support Classroom Management
Give Your Space the Right Design: Feng Shui Principles Transform a Classroom

STEM-Related Links
The Cause Of Mediocre U.S. Math Scores
What If Other Planets Orbited at the Same Distance as The Moon
Try Engineering (a nice collection of science/engineering games for students)

Technology in the Classroom
Edmodo Snapshot (A free tool that lets you mold Common Core to your standards)
The Digital Lives of Teens: "If You Don't Have a Plan for Them, They Will Have a Plan for You"
10 Good Ways to Integrate Mobile Phones in Class

Uncategorized
5 Ways to Make the Most of Non-Teaching Time
Big Think (a YouTube channel full of short, thought-provoking videos)
Here’s How You Spend Your Days, America — in 10 Charts
Where Are the Hardest Places to Live in the U.S.? (an interactive map)
Developing Good Credit Habits - A Game for Teaching Students Personal Financial Responsibility


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