"This lesson introduces students to the Dewey Decimal System, helping students to understand how non-fiction books are organized in school and public libraries. Best used by teacher librarians as a part of their orientation."
LearnNowBC has updated some of the Facebook videos and also added a few new ones. The new videos focus on social media and provide teachers and parents with a better understanding of what to look for and how to protect children in the digital age.
Science Sampler: The Octet Rules—A Dating Game for Atoms
To develop student interest in the periodic table, try incorporating this simple, but fun, role-playing activity that follows a game-show format into your science curriculum. This play is used after students have learned the basic structure of atoms and the general layout of the periodic table. It also comes after students have learned the basics of ionic and covalent bonding. The entire script is included.
Science Sampler: Building Student Mental Constructs of Particle Theory
That Is Not Where That Element Goes… Ah, the Nature of Science
Here's a list of some of the more popular emagazine sites. (In most cases, they have extra web-content that works with the print version, but there are often videos and other bonus materials that are fun to explore. Engaging content, on topics students find interesting, and best of all, the articles are short enough that reading them fits into a class period (unlike a book). Some of the magazines are aimed more at teens, while others work for any age. (Preview them first!)
Time For Kids Online version of the kid's version of Time Magazine with news, specials, homework help and games.
World Magazine The online magazine for National Geographic's Kids is full of fun facts, news, stories and games.
SIKIDS This online version of Sports Illustrated for Kids magazine is crammed full of sports stuff with some cool games on site.
Boys' Life Take a look at this online version of the popular magazine for features, workshops, jokes and games from the Boy Scouts!
Girls' Life Girls' Life is packed with articles for girls including advice, real life information, celebrity interviews and stories about girls' facing challenges of being a teen.
Yes Mag Online version of this science magazine is filled with fun facts, projects, reviews and all kinds of features.
Here's a place to pick up some tech tips and tricks.
The SIG (Special Interest Group) for Innovative Learning Technology and SIG for Media Specialists have joined forces to provide One Tool at a Time Webinar Series http://1toolatatime.wikispaces.com/. "One Tool at a Time: Build Your Toolbelt" is a monthly webinar series brought to you by ISTE's SIGMS and SIGILT. Each webinar will last 30 minutes and will focus on a particular tool. Classroom integration strategies will be highlighted. Past webinars are archived on the wikispaces page. This series has just begun, but promises to be a great "tech integration" pro-D opportunity.
Founded in 2003 by Jenny M. Buccos, ProjectExplorer.org is a nonprofit organization that produces free, online global travel series. Designed for family and classroom, ProjectExplorer.org provides students with access to peoples and places they may never have seen or knew existed.