Think Different #48

Resources for the Week of Jan 21, 2018

Here's and old but goodie, remember Oregon Trail?

Thanks to Rachelle Corry from Deer Park, Tx for this tip

Remember The Oregon Trail? Did your game ever end due to dysentery? Technology has come a LONG way with graphics and virtual and augmented reality, but you can find some of the "Oldies but goodies" for free online. Of course, the Oregon Trail app has "In-App Purchases" even though it's "Free". Feeling nostalgic? Click HERE to play Oregon Trail.

Click HERE for a list and more information about AUGMENTED REALITY APPS for education!

In the App Store:

Storyboard That's Illustrated Guides

Storyboard That is an amazing site. Educators use it to creating timelines, graphic organizers, digital stories, storyboards, project-based learning, and more.

Recently they released Illustrated Guides. These one-cell storyboards are great for teaching any number of subjects such as: Literature, Science, Biographies, History, and more.

Check it out

Link Art to Historical Events

Google Arts & Culture

Excellent curation and an unmatched art collection invites exploration

Engagement: The compelling collections will appeal to art and history lovers. Students will enjoy exploring museums around the world, and the well-curated collections will add new dimensions to learning.

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17 Insanely Clever Hacks For Teachers, By Teachers

Prepare to save time and money. Inspired by this thread. Clisk the button to see the list.

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I am not a big on worksheets, but sometimes you need one!!

Super Teacher Worksheets is a pretty good site for educators looking for printables, worksheets, puzzles, activities, and more. All items are labeled if they are aligned to Common Core Standards and there are even generators/wizards for users to create their very own worksheets/puzzles/etc. Best of all, teachers can use STW for any subject and browse through 1000's of educational resources that can work for them.

Check them out

Learn About Ed Research At The “Learning Zone”

I learned about this through a blog post by Larry Ferlazzo about the Learning Zone.

A UK-based site that offers information about education research. Here’s an excerpt from their site:

On the site we have researchers who carry out research on a variety of topics including literacy, language, maths, music, sleep, autism, dyslexia, memory and many more.

Whatever your question they are here to speak with you about the latest discoveries in the science of learning.

Remember – if you don’t understand something, want further clarification or don’t feel they have fully answered your question do reply and say so. Answers to questions tend to develop over time as more scientists and teachers add responses to the conversation.

Check out Surf the Net with Kids

Barbara Feldman says about her site: Welcome to my vision of what’s wonderful on the Web. Welcome parents, kids, teens, grandparents, teachers, librarians and the incurably curious. I am a syndicated newspaper columnist, mother, wife and Net surfer supreme (not listed in order of importance, of course). My weekly newspaper column Surfing the Net with Kids appears in newspapers across the country.

If you are interested in educational activities for your family or students, this is the place to be. Come join me as we maneuver through the always fascinating, and occasionally spectacular, Internet. Send me your ideas for interesting topics, your site recommendations and stories about your own Internet explorations.

For educators interested in integrating technology into their curriculum, I offer my Surfnetkids Printables Club and my Tech Tips blog. If you are interested in the technical, marketing or business side of online publishing, please visit me at my personal blog or Word Her.

This week she has great resources on Edgar Allen Poe: