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7 Sites for Helping Students Learn About Wildlife

Earth Day is coming up next week on April 22nd. This week before Earth Day is a good time for lessons about the wildlife that can benefit from the conservation efforts promoted through Earth Day. 

Arkive.org
Polar Bears International
WWF Together
Explore.org
Wild Earth 
WWF Wildfinder
NOAA’s Games Planet Arcade 
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7 Sites for Helping Students Learn About Wildlife

Earth Day is coming up next week on April 22nd. This week before Earth Day is a good time for lessons about the wildlife that can benefit from the conservation efforts promoted through Earth Day.

  1. Arkive.org
  2. Polar Bears International
  3. WWF Together
  4. Explore.org
  5. Wild Earth
  6. WWF Wildfinder
  7. NOAA’s Games Planet Arcade

image via flickr:CC | Cowgirl111

Free Touch Typing Software

Want to be a better typer? Want a free resource for students to improve their typing skills?

Check out TypingClub - free lessons that will teach you how to type and get you to 10-12wpm. Or, try the more advanced lessons to improve your wpm (words per minute) skills.

One thing I like is that you don’t need an account to use it - perfect for adult learners or very young students. Creating account has advantages, it tracks your progress over time and remembers where you’ve left off.

If you’re curious, take one of the wpm lessons and check out the statistics when you’re done - it keeps track of how fast, accurate, and proficient you are down to the letter (so you know which letters might need more work).

Free Virtual Financial Event for Recent College Graduates

usagov:

If you’re new to the workforce or graduating college this spring, attend a free webinar sponsored by the Department of Labor where you’ll learn to plan for your financial future.

You’ll learn about tools for budgeting, student loan repayment options and how to make the most of employer-provided retirement and health benefits.   

Sign up now and join the event Friday at 1 p.m. ET.

5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices

Here are the free ones:

  1. iMotion HD (iOS: Free, Upgrade Available)
  2. Magisto Video Editor & Maker (Android: Free)
  3. Andromedia Video Editor (Android: Free)

And pay:

  1. iMovie (iOS: $4.99)
  2. PicPlayPost (iOS: $1.99)
Curriki Geometry Goes Mobile

This month Curriki revamped their geometry site to accommodate viewing on mobile phones, iPads, and Android tablets. Curriki’s geometry course features six PBL projects. Each of the projects is aligned to Common Core Standards. The course is not a self-directed course for students. The course is designed to be taught by mathematics teachers who want to incorporate PBL.
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Curriki Geometry Goes Mobile

This month Curriki revamped their geometry site to accommodate viewing on mobile phones, iPads, and Android tablets.

Curriki’s geometry course features six PBL projects. Each of the projects is aligned to Common Core Standards. The course is not a self-directed course for students. The course is designed to be taught by mathematics teachers who want to incorporate PBL.

Find Science Lesson Plans, Videos, and Animations on BioInteractive

HHMI’s BioInteractive is a good place for science teachers to search for science lesson plans, videos, animations, and slideshows to use with students.

The resources available through HHMI’s BioInteractive appears to be best suited for high school settings. The “click and learn” activities available on BioInteractive could be good to assign to students to view as homework prior to a lesson on the topic.

Google Lit Trips

Looking for level-based virtual literary trips? Google Lit Trips is your site to bookmark!

Google Lit Trips are free downloadable files that mark the journeys of characters from famous literature on the surface of Google Earth. At each location along the journey there are placemarks with pop-up windows containing a variety of resources including relevant media, thought provoking discussion starters, and links to supplementary information about “real world” references made in that particular portion of the story.

When Do Students Love Homework?

Students should be directed to reliable sources, because getting essay ideas from Wikipedia or answers to a test from a Facebook group is not necessarily the tried-and-true way to go. But fear not, there are plenty of options to choose from. Teachers’ blogs, online courses and trustworthy knowledge sources. As for the practice, the peer support social networks provide the solution. An example is Brainly.
This global social learning network embraces the idea of using new technologies in education. With successful local versions of the platform in Europe, Asia and South America, the launch of Brainly.com, the social network’s English version, introduces the concept to American students. Additionally to its peer-to-peer platform, Brainly gets involved in educational initiatives. Brainly CEO Michał Borkowski explains: “Our vision is to see students from all over the world benefiting from our educational peer support system.”  The launch of Brainly.com, the company’s new English version, coincides with the release of mobile applications for iOS and Android.

When Do Students Love Homework?

Students should be directed to reliable sources, because getting essay ideas from Wikipedia or answers to a test from a Facebook group is not necessarily the tried-and-true way to go. But fear not, there are plenty of options to choose from. Teachers’ blogs, online courses and trustworthy knowledge sources. As for the practice, the peer support social networks provide the solution. An example is Brainly.

This global social learning network embraces the idea of using new technologies in education. With successful local versions of the platform in Europe, Asia and South America, the launch of Brainly.com, the social network’s English version, introduces the concept to American students. Additionally to its peer-to-peer platform, Brainly gets involved in educational initiatives. Brainly CEO Michał Borkowski explains: “Our vision is to see students from all over the world benefiting from our educational peer support system.”  The launch of Brainly.com, the company’s new English version, coincides with the release of mobile applications for iOS and Android.