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The Best of the Week: Volume 14

Posted by Marygrove MAT on Sep 5, 2014 2:27:53 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
5 Excuses Kids Give for Not Reading (and Ways to Respond)
Fairy Tales Gone Wild: 10 Creative Ways to Teach Fairy Tales
Lit Genius (an online community where you’ll find the work of scholars who have annotated anything from classic and contemporary literature, to spoken word and hip hop music)
Lincoln Elementary Turns Reluctant Boy Readers into Voracious Page Turners
The Best Places To Read & Write “Choose Your Own Adventure” Stories
Core Clicks
(a digital nonfiction program for K-5 students)
Newspaper Map (an interactive world map that allows users to click their way around the latest international news)

History and Social Studies
The Public Domain Review (excellent collection of public-domain artifacts)
HipHughs History (a YouTube channel that offers a series of upbeat history lessons)
A Global Guide to the First World War (an interactive documentary)
Made from History (an awesome collection of history-related videos, articles, and photos)
Some Things Never Change
Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Photos From the Ruins
Today I Found Out (a collection of quick facts that explain anything from why Michael Jackson’s skin turned white, to how dry cleaning works)

Random Reads for Educators
The Complete List of 80 Teacher Discounts
15 Things We Did At School That Future Students Will Never Understand
A Thought-Provoking Infographic on Poverty and Education in the United States
Museum of New Zealand (collection of over 30,000 free images)

STEM-Related
Distant Oasis (an infographic on Europa, the sixth-closest moon of the planet Jupiter)
Teach Math With Mondrian, Calder, Warhol and Others!
PhysicsGames.Net (nice collection of free physics games)

The Reading Playbook, a teachers guide to success

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