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The Best of the Week: Volume 17

Posted by Marygrove MAT on Sep 26, 2014 2:25:34 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.

History and Social Studies
Your Ancestors Didn’t Sleep Like You Do
Underwater City Ruins: 7 Submerged Wonders of the World
Deathbed Quotes and Epitaphs
11 Historical Myths We Need to Stop Believing
5 Medical Innovations of the Civil War
World War I Photos: Introduction
Back to the Future (an infographic about the amount of income controlled by the top 1 percent)

Random Reads
What to Do With That Awkward 5 or 10 Minutes of Class You Have Left
5 Simple Tricks to Invigorate Learning in Your Classroom Today
Teacher Helpline: Cheap (or Free!) Virtual Field Trips
10 Rejection Letters Sent to Famous People
Global Poverty (an interactive lesson on, you guessed it, global poverty)
Your Teacher Was Right (an infographic)
The Vault (a coffee shop in North Dakota that runs on an “honor system”)

Random Apps
5 Good Educational iPad Apps that Have Gone Free
Class Messenger (a new app that helps connect parents and teachers)

STEM-Related
You Are Here (a photo taken by the Spirit Rover that puts “it all” into perspective)
Meteor Over Canada (video taken from a patrol car that captures a falling meteor)
Apollo 11 Launch (video taken at 500 frames per second)
Visible Body (nice collection of anatomy apps)
Tons of Free Textbooks and Interactive Simulations for Physics and Science Teachers

Reading and Language Arts
12 Old Words that Survived by Getting Fossilized in Idioms
Habits of the Common Bookworm
21 Books That Changed Science Fiction And Fantasy Forever
How a Struggling Reader’s Brain Works Differently
Six Alternatives to Book Reports

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