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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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The Best of the Week: Volume 16

Posted by Marygrove MAT on Sep 19, 2014 9:58:00 AM

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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
10 Questions Students Should Never Ask Their English Teacher
21 Charts to Help You Teach Close Reading
The New Teachers' Aides: Superman and Iron Man
(interesting article from The Atlantic on comic books in the classroom)
Dream Reader (free online English reading practice for students)
If Edgar Allan Poe Were a Teacher (hilarious article from Buzzfeed)

History and Social Studies
Mr. Betts Class (a comedic and informative YouTube channel that covers all-things social studies)
What Does Scottish Independence Mean? (video)
The Difference Between the United Kingdom, Great Britain, and England Explained (video)
Schiphol Destination Unknown (interactive geography game that uses Instagram)

Random Reads / Random Apps
Arts Integration: Resource Roundup (nice collection of arts integration resources from Edutopia)
Power My Learning (thousands of FREE games, videos, and interactives in all major K-12 subjects and aligned to the Common Core)
How to Make the Most of Your 10 Minutes with Teacher
Free Photo Site, Pixabay, Makes It Easier to Find Quality Public Domain Images
One Teacher’s Sixth Sense: I See Dead Dogs (hilarious article by one of my favorite bloggers)
22 Ways Teachers and Students Aren’t That Different After All
93 Real-Life Thoughts I Had During Back-to-School Night
Rethinking a Fall Classic: The Parent-Teacher Conference
Q&A: Dana Goldstein, Author, The Teacher Wars
“A” is for Apps: Teachers Share Top Digital Tolls of the Trade

STEM-Related
NRICH (free math resources for students and teachers from University of Cambridge)
Save the Apples (math game to help students practice addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication)


The Essentials: A No-Nonsense Guide to Back to School Night

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The Best of the Week: Volume 10

Posted by Marygrove MAT on Jun 13, 2014 11:00:46 AM

best_of_the_week-3There’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
15 sharp-witted, reading-themed cartoons from an Iranian comic contest
The 7 Deadly Sins of Writing
Books in the Home Strongly Linked to Academic Achievement
What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades?

Random Education Links
5 Ways to Say Goodbye to Your Graduating Students
3 Ways of Getting Student Feedback to Improve Your Teaching
How to Raise Money for Your School Using Crowdfunding
Summer Matters: How Parents Can Keep Their Children Learning All Summer Long
Students Learn Best When You Do This
50 Ways to Empower Students in a Connected World
12 Top Education Resources to Teach at the End of the Year

Useful Apps and Websites
Photo Mapo: Transform your photos into mapped masterpieces (app is free for a limited time)
Blank on Blank (a nice collection of “lost” interviews sponsored by PBS)
The Museum of Endangered Sounds
Coffivity (a “white-noise” generator that simulates the ambiance of a coffee shop)
What Was There (ties historical photos to Google Maps)
Sepia Town (another cool photo mapping app)
81 Dash (a communication platform for educators)
Piktochart (a cool infographic generator)
The Pulp-O-Mizer (create your own pulp magazine cover)
Historvius (a community-based historic destinations directory)


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The Best of the Week: Volume 4

Posted by Ryan O'Rourke on Apr 17, 2014 3:42:00 PM

Best of the WeekThere’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.

Classroom Management/ Student Engagement
The Difference Between Praise and Feedback
More Than Half of Students 'Engaged' in School, Says Poll

Reading and Language Arts
74 Books to Read if You Love the Hunger Games
Planet E-Book: 80+ free classics for download

STEM-Related
22 Interactive Lessons to Bring Earth Day to Life
Reactions: a YouTube channel that uncovers the chemistry in everyday life
Astronomy Picture of the Day Archive
Universe Sandbox: an interactive space simulator
Bright Idea: Creating a School-Wide Recycle Center
A virtual tour of Space Shuttle Discovery

History and Social Studies
Unlikely simultaneous historical events
Watch as 1000 years of European borders change (timelapse map)
10 Bold Battlefield Deceptions That Actually Worked
Eye-Opening Photos Juxtapose Images of Present-Day and WWI-Era Europe
American Officer Writes a Letter to His Son on Hitler's Personal Stationery

Random Links
Before you judge others or claim any absolute truth consider that…
39 Test Answers That Are 100% Wrong But Totally Genius At The Same Time
Does the Universe Have a Purpose?
Is It a Mistake to Try to Teach Financial Literacy in High School?



36 Brain Breaks for Students

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The Best of the Week: Volume 2

Posted by Ryan O'Rourke on Mar 22, 2014 6:00:00 AM

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Classroom Management

Reading and Language Arts

Technology in the Classroom

Current Events & Random Links

 

 

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The Best of the Week: Volume 1

Posted by Ryan O'Rourke on Mar 7, 2014 9:46:00 AM

best of the weekThere’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.

Classroom Management


Reading and Language Arts


Technology in the Classroom


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