Links You’ll Love
Eyewitness To History is an ad-supported site where you can browse by event and then read first person accounts. Because of the ads, I found the site to be a little distracting, so you may not want to have students use it, but it could be a great resource for you to find supporting documents or photos.
Interested in learning more about blended learning? According to the Christensen Institute, blended learning “involves leveraging the Internet to afford each student a more personalized learning experience, including increased student control over the time, place, path, and/or pace of learning.” Their website offers videos, articles and resources.
Lots of teachers are surprised to find that what they think is project-based learning isn’t really PBL. Read more here.
Move over, Steven Spielberg…now everyone can build their own dinosaur (I hope that reference is clear…). BrainPop Jr’s Contruct-a-Saurus site gives you the tools to build a dinosaur by choosing a head, body, tail, etc. You then test the beast to see if it’ll stand up – and get feedback from the site as to what needs to be changed. This is a great site for young kids, and there are lessons plans for teachers, too.
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