www. wanna' share 3/11/13

A Weekly Reader of Learning Apps, Ideas, Events & Articles

Literacy Lessons fron PBS Learning Media
"These self-paced online lessons are designed to enhance the literacy skills of struggling readers in grades 5–8. Each uses videos, interactive activities, note taking, reading, and writing to present students with an engaging science, social studies, mathematics, or English language arts topic."
Tales from the Glovebox
"Created to foster a love of reading and an appreciation for stories and books in the nations' children." Cool Site maybe good for Center based activities.
Find the Data
"a powerful tool for making quick and informed decisions" Gathered sources for data.
"Learn about any topic by exploring connections between concepts/facts on an interactive concept map, which you can customize and share!" This Search portal has been around for a while. Not all the sites it links to are completely credible resources, however, it's great for breaking down topics. I've yet to figure out how students can customize.
The Grant Channel
A great place to find out about available grants and best practices for applying.

Smithsonian Quests
Badging System for Environmental Ed. Need to set up an acct, easy to do, to see details. Looks cool,
Code Academy
No plans for Spring Break? How about learning computer language. I realize that this is a long shot for most of us, but if you, or any of your students, are interested, these tutorials are awesome and free.