Thursday, November 20, 2014

Uses for World Clouds

On his blog, 21st Century Technology, Michael Gorman lists 170 ways to use word clouds, (Wordle, Tagxedo, etc) in general, but also in all content areas.

Multi-Disciplinary Content with CCSS, STEM and Bloom's Tax.

Wonderopolis has collection of multi-disciplinary content is aligned to Common Core State Standards (CCSS), the STEM Educational Quality Framework, and Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy. The daily Wonder encourages students’ critical thinking,


3 Films about Globalization and Modernization

Three outstanding films, suitable for secondary classrooms, will engage students, teach them about three great traditional cultures, and illustrate the impact of globalization and modernization. Journeys in Film, a nonprofit educational publisher, has created interdisciplinary lesson plans aligned with the Common Core and available as free downloads to help you share these films with your students..
The Cup - Tibet
Lesson plan and trailer:
Children of Heaven - Iran
Lesson plan and trailer:
The Way Home - So. Korea
Lesson plan and trailer:

Differentiation and Curriculum Ladders

For the Teachers has a great flow chart on the three aspects of differentiation: Content, Process, and product. It also has sections on instruction strategies, lesson planning pages, and reading for "big kids." There is an interesting section on curriculum ladders which are a visual representation of the range of complexity for a set of skills.
Link for Differentiation:
Link for Curriculum Ladders :

Illuminated Math

Illuminations is "a project designed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and also supported by the Verizon Foundation. Discover the right formula that will connect students with math content and real world understanding."

There are lessons, activities, and interactives. It is possible to search by grade level, subject, and CCSS along with NCTM standards.


Change the Equation: STEM

At Change The Equation" you will have the opportunity to allow your students to see STEM connections to the real world and possibly their future occupation."

The STEMspirations include Road Trip Nation, STEM is Cool, and iON Future!

The site also includes information on advocacy, programs, statistics, and STEM news.


Netlinks for Science (K-12)

Science NetLinks is a K-12 science education resource created by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. It has teaching tools, interactives, podcasts, and hands-on activities.