for Faculty/Staff - April 2015
Resources to Celebrate National Poetry Month
- 5 Steps to Writing a Poem (PDF)
- 6 Technology-Based Poetry Ideas for Students that Think They Hate Poetry
- 8 Good iPad Poetry Apps
- 30 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month
- Shel Silverstein's Learning Resources
10 Intriguing Photographs to Teach Close Reading and Visual Thinking Skills
"Closely reading any text, whether written or visual, requires that students proceed more slowly and methodically, noticing details, making connections and asking questions. This takes practice. But it certainly helps when students want to read the text." The New York Times Learning Network has selected ten of their most popular images to spark curiosity and make students want to dig deeper. They also offer ideas from students and teachers who have engaged with these images ways to use them, or images like them, to teach close reading and visual thinking skills.
The Growth and Decline of US Newspapers 1690-2011
7 Learning Zones... Every Classroom Must Have!
Money Math: Lessons for Life
Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Exploring Ecosystems and Endangered Animals
- Ecosystem Explorer - Produced by PBS Learning Media, this is a nice collection videos, images, and games designed to help students learn about the roles of predators and scavengers in ecosystems.
- In Pieces - Features the stories of 30 endangered animals around the world. Each animal's story is told with text, images, and video. You'll learn about the threats to each animal, its native habit, and efforts to save each animal. Love the origami!
- Journey North - A global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change, including sunlight, plants, and migrations.
- WWF Together - This free app by the World Wildlife Fund teaches students about the world's most amazing animals. Stunning!
Resources for History Teachers
Resources for History Teachers is a collection of multimedia/multicultural history learning resource for teachers, students and schools.
Ripped Apart (free Civil War iPad App)
Also on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-l-9WA-55s