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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Posters for the Classroom

If you are trying to spruce up your classroom to cure the winter blues, perhaps some new posters will help:

Eerie Photos as Writing Prompts

Mikaela Rakos, on Dashburst.com compiled these photos from the popular Twitter account, Abandoned Places. Of these photos, Rakos writes:

Kings, queens, empires, cities and even architecture and infrastructure can fade from fame and glory as the years pass. These photos of abandoned places remind us that nothing is everlasting or indestructible. They are proof that deserted buildings break down, and unused roads vanish as the earth reclaims what was once hers. So much of what’s man-made will eventually surrender to the greatest force around us, the force of nature.

Link: http://bit.ly/1K3FCEd

Human Rights Watch 2015

World Report 2015 is Human Rights Watch’s 25th annual review of human rights practices around the globe. It summarizes key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide. The whole report is over 600 pages long, but you can click to individual countries you want to research without going through the whole report.

Link: http://www.hrw.org/world-report/2015

Short Videos on Writing Genres

Larry Ferlazzo posted these links below to 1-3 minutes videos on various genres.

Links:

When to Use JPEG, GIF and PNG

If you have trouble with getting images to do what you want them to do, maybe this infographic will help explain the uses and differences of types of images.

Link: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/171207223310669322/

PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia now offers 100,000 curriculum-aligned digital resources in science, math, language arts, social studies, and the arts! New resources include video shorts and support materials from Odd Squad, 60-Second Presidents, and Crash Course. Check out the "Digital Resources" section for more!
Link: http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/